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Stories from Friday, July 9, 2004

Driver facing charges (07/09/04)
CHARLESTON - A Kentucky man faces several charges following a June 27 traffic accident which resulted in the deaths of two children. Christopher C. Wyland, 50, of Hickman, Ky., faces two charges of vehicular involuntary manslaughter and three counts of second degree vehicular assault. He will appear before Judge T. Lynn Brown at 10 a.m. Aug. 11 in the Mississippi County Circuit Court...
New bill will aid county (07/09/04)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County commissioners may finally be able to do something about illegal dumping and animal control in the county. During their regular meeting Thursday, commissioners reviewed a "MAC E-Mail" from Dick Burke, executive director of the Missouri Association of Counties, advising all county clerks that Gov. Bob Holden signed House Bill 795 into law July 2. This gives third-class counties the authority to adopt ordinances and resolutions...
Rinehart case is resolved (07/09/04)
BLOOMFIELD - The criminal case against former Dexter Police Chief Kenny Rinehart "has been resolved," according to Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Briney Welborn. "In return for Kenny Rinehart admitting the allegations of the grand jury indictment, charging him with the Class D felony of hindering prosecution, the state has agreed to defer prosecution of the matter at this time," Welborn said in his statement...
Conn new city fire marshal (07/09/04)
SIKESTON - He won't be a new face at fires, but his point of view will be different: July 1, Sgt. Tom Conn of the Sikeston Department of Public Safety was appointed to the position of city fire marshal. "He'll have a different role," said Capt. Jim Hailey, fire division commander for DPS. Instead of being there to put the fire out, he said, Conn's job will be to focus on figuring out the fire's cause and origin...
Warm temperatures dangerous to some (07/09/04)
SIKESTON - As Southeast Missouri enters the dog days of summer, temperatures are steadily increasing, along with the risk of heat-related illnesses. Tom Robert, a registered nurse at Missouri Delta Medical Center, said that trips to the hospital rise as heat and humidity levels soar. "It (the number of patients) depends, of course, on the heat. Obviously, long periods with temperatures from 95 to 100 degrees will bring more people in," he stated...
Sikeston Legion rips Fulton Co. (07/09/04)
FULTON, Ky. -- The Sikeston Senior American Legion Post 114 baseball team improved to 13-8 on the season with a 9-5 victory against Fulton County (Ky.) on Thursday in Fulton. Sikeston used four different pitchers in the game to defeat the Kentuckians...
Richard Dillender (07/09/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Richard Dillender, 77, formerly of Sikeston, died July 8, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Pauline Baldwin (07/09/04)
CHAFFEE - Alberta "Pauline" Baldwin, 87, died at 12:28 a.m. July 8, 2004, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born May 28, 1917, in Chaffee, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Tava Brown Snider. Survivors include: one son, Bill Baldwin of Chesterfield; one daughter, Betty Jo Rector of Santa Fe, Texas; and five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren...
Frances Potashnick (07/09/04)
SIKESTON - Frances Vivian Potashnick, 61, died at 12:30 p.m. July 8, 2004, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Born April 18, 1943, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Ralph and Vivian Jackson Potashnick, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church, loved music and books and was an accomplished pianist...
Ricky Taylor (07/09/04)
MATTHEWS - Ricky Taylor, 53, formerly of Lilbourn, died July 9, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday at Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn, where funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday.
Jack Jennings (07/09/04)
DEXTER - Jack Jennings, 72, died July 8, 2004, at his home. Born Feb. 1, 1932, at Newtonia, son of the late B.W. and Mattie Murr Jennings, he was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Dexter. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and had been an electronic specialist for the Federal Aviation Administration at Lambert Field in St. Louis...
Eddie Laws Sr. (07/09/04)
SCOTT CITY - Eddie Earl Laws Sr., 53, died at 2:25 p.m. July 7, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 31 1950, in Portageville, son of Mildred Lovell of Portageville and the late Lee Laws, he retired as a plant supervisor for Industrial Fuels and Resources. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Council 6420 in Scott City...
Looking Back 7/9 (07/09/04)
SIKESTON - Sgt. Charles Clore, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Clore, formerly of Sikeston, and brother of Mrs. May Parker, who lives in Sikeston, was killed in an accident in France July 14. His wife, Freda Clore of Gape Girardeau was informed Saturday by the War Department...
Learn from the kids: Keep fun in the game (07/09/04)
You can almost set your clock by it. This time of year, our popular Speakout column receives calls from parents complaining about how their child was treated in the summer baseball programs. Invariably, the parent is saying a coach is showing favoritism toward his child or the child of some "prominent" person in town. We run a sprinkling of these comments and kill many more than we publish...
Speakout 7/9 (07/09/04)
According to the news, people continue to worship at the feet of the intellectuals of Southeast Missouri State University who feel that, because they are an official state "think tank," they don't have to provide a cost-effective service. One alumnus is being praised for making the change of the school's trademark less traumatic. ...