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Stories from Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Extrication effort (06/23/04)
Members of the Sikeston Department of Public Safety extricate a driver from a vehicle Tuesday afternoon on Highway 60 and Harlene Street. Two vehicles were involved in the accident which occurred around 3:15 p.m.
Four face burglary charges (06/23/04)
BENTON -- Four Scott County men are charged in connection with weekend burglaries at a New Hamburg business. Mitchell A. Bryant, 18, of Chaffee; Brant J. Heuring, 18, of Benton; and Heath M. Watkins, 19, and Lee D. Ziegler, 18, of Sikeston are charged with two counts of second-degree burglary and two counts of stealing...
Beating victim recovers (06/23/04)
CHICAGO -- Due to inquiries from the community, a memorial fund was established by the family of the Charleston, Mo., woman and her child who were beaten to death last Thursday at their home. Lazan T. Balentine, 32, and her 4-year-old son, Kyri Balentine, were found dead in their home at 802 South Grand St. ...
Youth join Sikeston's efforts to clean up (06/23/04)
SIKESTON -- Professionals and their machines aren't the only ones revamping Sikeston as part of the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority -- members of Sikeston's youth are also making it happen. Every first and third Saturday from now through Sept. 30, approximately 20 youngsters ages 13-17 are mowing grass and maintaining 40 vacant lots targeted as depressed neighborhoods by the LCRA. The young adults are part of the Business Research Institute's summer youth program...
County seeks storage solution (06/23/04)
BENTON - Even after shredding thousands of records, Scott County officials are still looking for both long- and short-term solutions to the shortage of storage space. County Collector Mark Hensley met with commissioners during their regular meeting to discuss where tax record books can be moved. The books are being moved so the room they presently occupy can be renovated for other uses...
DeWitt named to the first team by Baseball America (06/23/04)
SIKESTON - Former Sikeston High School standout Blake DeWitt keeps piling up the awards after his phenomenal high school career. DeWitt, now playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers' Rookie League team in Ogden (UT), was named a first team All-American by Baseball America...
Sikeston Legion falls to Southern Illinois (06/23/04)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Senior Legion Post 114 baseball team suffered an 8-4 loss to the Southern Illinois Bullets on Tuesday at VFW Stadium. Post 114 rotated three pitchers and substituted liberally as they were playing with their first full roster in a number of games...
Pobst excels in classroom and on court (06/23/04)
SIKESTON -- Stephen Pobst, former Sikeston High School tennis standout, earned Academic All-Conference status as a sophomore at the University of Missouri-St. Louis for the 2003-04 academic year. Pobst, a biological anthropology major, made the list released by the Great Lakes Valley Conference for the second consecutive year...
Stallings' three hits propel Jim Wilson to 11-3 win (06/23/04)
SIKESTON -- Results of late Monday and Tuesday's Sikeston Area Youth Baseball games were as follows. Jim Wilson vaulted to a 7-0 lead, then coasted to its win over First Midwest. Ben Stallings led Jim Wilson with three hits, while teammates Lucas Williams, Kaleb Newton, James Hawkins and Zach Sims added two hits apiece...
Jones takes first in O'Reilly 100 (06/23/04)
SIKESTON -- SEMO Raceway in Sikeston hosted its 2nd annual O'Reilly 100-Lap Kart Race on Saturday. Seasoned driver Ty Jones found himself taking the victory lap around the 1/5-mile dirt oval. Ty and his crew showed speed on the track and in the pits in the endurance race of the year where teams were required to make "Nascar-like" pit stops for fuel, oil changes and other adjustments...
Athletes honored (06/23/04)
Sikeston youths, Demetrious Jackson (left) and Dominic Fondon, who both shined in the Hershey Track Meet in Cape Girardeau, recently received high marks in the Mule Basketball Camp in Poplar Bluff. Both were sponsored by the Rainbow Daycare of Sikeston in the five-day camp for youths in grades 1-8...
Dale Lane (06/23/04)
SIKESTON - Dale Lane, 55, died June 21, 2004, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Born Feb. 11, 1949, son of Mary Duncan Lane of Dexter and the late Walter Eugene Lane, he was a truck driver for Schneider Transport and member of Tanner Street Church of God in Sikeston...
Sue Ford (06/23/04)
ADVANCE - Marilyn "Sue" Ford, 56, died June 21, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 16, 1947, in Wayne County, daughter of the late Earnest and Etta Marie Hovis Abernathy, she was a cook for Advance Schools and member of Bethel General Baptist Church near Advance...
Lenora Smith (06/23/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Lenora Smith, 85, who died June 19, 2004, were: Johnny Bunch, Steven Bunch, Brandon Bunch, Todd Payne, Kent Noyes and Roger Jordan.
Lee Davis (06/23/04)
CHARLESTON - Lee Henry "Duck" Davis, 68, died June 19, 2004, at his home. Born June 27, 1935, in Wyatt, son of the late Solomon and Maggie Ingram Davis, he was a retired farmer and lifelong resident of Mississippi County. He was a member of the House of Prayer World Outreach Center in Charleston...
Marina Klipfel (06/23/04)
ORAN - Marina Klipfel, 82, died June 23, 2004, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Looking Back 6/23 (06/23/04)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Guy Carter departed Wednesday for Glendale, Calif., to make their home. They will reside with their daughter, Mrs. Forrest Higgins, who is a trained nurse in the employ of the government. SIKESTON - Jim Watson, president of the Sikeston Senior High School Student Body, was elected president of his council during the Missouri Student Council Leadership Workshop at Missouri University...
Business practices should be checked (06/23/04)
Former Kansas City Mayor Emanuel Cleaver is running for Congress in the upcoming Democratic primary. But Cleaver is again in hot water over his financial picture. And this time, Gov. Bob Holden should be forced to call an investigation into allegations that first surfaced this week...
Your view: Leadership shown (06/23/04)
Elected officials often get criticism leveled against them. It comes with the territory. When one of them takes a courageous stand knowing that criticism could soon follow, that's known as leadership. Missouri's unemployment insurance fund went bankrupt in March 2003 and by this May, the debt had grown to $288 million. ...
Speakout 6/23 (06/23/04)
I haven't read or seen anything in the paper about the farmer's market that used to be on Saturdays. Is it in operation, or will it be this year? The farmer's market is open Saturdays until noon. I am a Mississippi County resident calling to voice my opinion and disgust about the Mississippi County Courthouse staying open June 11 while other counties closed in honor of our 40th President Ronald Reagan's funeral. ...