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Stories from Wednesday, August 27, 2003

Residents cook up way to pay for signs (08/27/03)
BENTON - Having received the go-ahead from Scott County commissioners in July to lower speed limits in their subdivision, the Mini Farms Homeowners Association has cooked up a way to pay for the signs they need. "We're raising money for our homeowners association," said Donna Morris, secretary of the Mini Farms Homeowners Association during Tuesday's county commission meeting...
New building (08/27/03)
Steven Quick and Denson Boner of Boner Masonry tool the joints of the brick at the new South Scott County Ambulance District building. Sides Construction Company is the general contractor for the building.
Officers look for answers in shooting (08/27/03)
SIKESTON -- Officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety are still looking for the answers to a Monday night double shooting, where neither witnesses or victims can provide much information. DPS Director Drew Juden said a gunfight erupted on the corner of Branum and William Streets Monday at about 6 p.m. ...
Community prepares for 35th annual Benton Neighbor Days (08/27/03)
BENTON -- Since Monday members of the Benton Chamber of Commerce and community have been setting up for the 35th annual Benton Neighbor Days which will be Friday and Saturday at the Benton ballpark. "There's a lot going on (at Neighbor Days), and it's different than other area events. There's more than food, beer and a queen contest," noted Christy Mothershead, Benton Chamber member...
Flood control project gets OK (08/27/03)
WASHINGTON - With the flourish of an ink pen, a long-awaited flood control project could soon get under way in Southeast Missouri. Brigadier General Don T. Riley, president designee of the Mississippi River Commission and Commander of the Mississippi Valley Division of the U.S. ...
Sikeston tennis returns everything (08/27/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston girls tennis team returns every player from last year's 7-6 squad, which could make the Lady Bulldogs a team to be reckoned with this season. Although no player from the team advanced past district play last year, head coach Lynne DeWitt is hoping that will change this season...
Cox wins tournament (08/27/03)
SIKESTON - The Bootheel Bassbusters held their eighth tournament of the year on Aug. 17 on Lake Barkley out of Devil's Elbow. Leven Cox won the tournament with a six-fish limit of bass weighing 13 lbs., 4 oz. Jim Sindle was second with 4 lbs., 9 oz., and Jim Davis took third place honors with 4 lbs., 8 oz. Davis also won the "Lucky Drawing."...
Hills drives into second place in points championship race (08/27/03)
Here are the weekend race results from tracks around the area. SIKESTON DRAG STRIP SIKESTON - In Super Pro, Linden Hills drove himself into second place in the points championship race. Hills was put into the right lane several times Saturday, as left is his lane of choice, but this didn't alter his driving ability as he came out victorious. Second place went to Gary Summers...
Local football teams to play in jamboree scrimmages on Friday (08/27/03)
NEW MADRID -- Local high school football teams will be on display Friday night, participating in one of several preseason jamboree scrimmages across the state. New Madrid County Central will host Sikeston, East Prairie and Jennings in a scrimmage scheduled for 6:30 p.m...
Lottie Sibole (08/27/03)
DEXTER - Lottie Mae Sibole, 95, died Aug. 25, 2003, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born Nov. 7, 1907, at Malden, daughter of the late Thomas Henry and Rebecca Campbell Bowman, she was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter. She was a former store clerk at Gamble's and Stovall's Department Store...
Wanda Wolfe (08/27/03)
ALLENVILLE - Wanda Jewell Wolfe, 74, died at 4:50 a.m. Aug. 24, 2003, at her home. Born July 28, 1929, in Chaffee, daughter of the late Marvin Eldridge and Goldia Rister Bishop, she worked for Thorngate Ltd. in Chaffee before retiring. She was a member of the Allenville Baptist Church and served as treasurer of the Allenville Park Board...
James West (08/27/03)
DALLAS, Texas - James Crawford "Bud" West, 29, died Aug. 21, 2003, in Dallas. Born Feb. 16, 1974, in Dexter, Mo., he was the son of Iva Jane "Peanut" Owens of Lilbourn, Mo., and the late Maurice "Bud" West. Survivors in addition to his mother include: his grandmother, Mary Ada Ervin of Lilbourn; one brother and sister-in-law, Hubert and Teresa Nelson of Bonham; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Mary "Penny" Randolph of Lake Tawakoni, Sarah "Nickie" and Gary Rudd of Sherman and Cordie Janette "Twinky" and Timmy Farmer of Lilbourn; one stepbrother and sister-in-law, Christopher and Cynthia Owen of Dexter; two nieces, Jamie Rudd of Dennison and Maria Randolph of Lake Tawakoni; four nephews, Roy Rudd of Sherman, Allen Randolph of Dallas and Roy Dean Randolph, Michael Randolph and Matthew Randolph of Lake Tawakoni; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, loved ones, friends and acquaintances.. ...
Theodore Gregory (08/27/03)
SAN DIEGO - Theodore Gregory, 50, died Aug. 24, 2003, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, Mo., where visitation is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Slick Williams (08/27/03)
CHARLESTON - Denise René "Slick" Williams, 38, died Aug. 23, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 21, 1965, in Charleston, daughter of Earnestine Williams Anderson of Charleston and the late Booker Woods, she attended Charleston Public Schools and was a 1983 graduate of Charleston High School. She was employed by Starks Manufacturing Company in Charleston...
Charles Reaves (08/27/03)
SIKESTON - Charles Melburn Reaves, 55, died at 4:55 a.m. Aug. 26, 2003, at Forest Park Hospital in St. Louis. Born Jan. 1, 1948, in the Cotton Hill Township of Dunklin County, he was the son of Melburn J. and Dorothy Watson Reaves of Searcy, Ark., and a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ. ...
Looking Back in Time at Aug. 27 (08/27/03)
SIKESTON - Paul Rose of Sikeston was taken to St Mary's Hospital in Cairo, Ill., Monday and on Tuesday underwent an operation for the removal of his foot. ST. LOUIS - A record-breaking heat wave that has sent temperatures to 100 degrees or more in 18 cities held on today across the Midwest with no relief in sight, baking crops, closing schools and causing at least 12 deaths. 10 years ago: Aug. 27, 1993 ...
The argument isn't just over monument (08/27/03)
Why are some so fearful of a simple monument containing the Ten Commandments that happens to be located in a judicial building in Alabama? The irony to me at least is not the opposition to the monument itself but rather its location. By its location, there are those who interpret this as some form of religious connection or mandate to the people who enter that building. ...
SpeakOut 8/27 (08/27/03)
For the person who called in fear of snakes getting into her house, she can throw moth balls all around her house and under her house, she will not be bothered with snakes. She will find that will certainly help her. I would like to know why the Murray Lane veterinarians aren't in. I took my animal there and they were closed. Why is the Murray Lane Animal Hospital closed?...