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Stories from Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Renovation bids approved (07/14/04)
BENTON - Scott County Commissioners awarded the bid to supply materials for the renovation of courthouse to the apparent low bidder, Kelso Supply in Kelso. Commissioners reviewed the three bids received for materials during their regular meeting Tuesday. The other two bidders were Morley Building Supply in Morley and House of Color in Sikeston...
Eye on the ball (07/14/04)
Ron Payne putts as team members Chance Hunter, Colleen Hunter-Pearson and Brad Bedell look on Tuesday afternoon. The team was playing in the NGA/Hooters Health Facilities Rehab Center Classic Pro-Am Scramble at the Bootheel Golf Club. Today is a practice round for the professionals followed by the Pro Long Drive Contest that starts at 5:30 p.m...
Miner OKs ordinance on yard maintenance (07/14/04)
MINER - Derelict vehicles owners can scratch Miner off their list of places to move their cars to. After some final tweaks, the Miner Board of Aldermen passed an ordinance relating to yard maintenance during their regular meeting Tuesday. The ordinance addresses junk, trash, tall grass and weeds, unlicensed vehicles and vehicle accessories...
Benton teenager seeks to ride his way too National High School Rodeo title (07/14/04)
BENTON - As Southeast Missouri gears up for the annual Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, Josh Milam is getting ready for a rodeo of his own. This Thursday, the 18-year-old Kelly High School student and his family will begin their trip to Gillette, Wyo., for his competition in the National High School Rodeo Association's bull riding event for national competition...
School board approves pay raises (07/14/04)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston R-6 employees will receive a slight increase in their paychecks for the 2004-2005 school year. Members of the Sikeston R-6 Board of Education voted in favor of amending the district's budget to include a 1 percent across the board raise for its certified and noncertified staff...
Sikeston Legion falls to Cape (07/14/04)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Senior American Legion Post 114 baseball team dropped a tough district game to Cape Ford & Sons Legion, falling 7-5 on Tuesday at VFW Stadium. The win by Ford & Sons ties them for first place in the district. Sikeston falls to 3-3 in the district...
Distracted putter (07/14/04)
Judson Naifeh putts on the No. 18 hole at the Sikeston Bootheel Golf Course during Tuesday's Health Facilities Rehab Classic Pro-Am while Randy Ring (left) and a "Hooters girl" look on. Find results from Tuesday's Pro-Am in the scoreboard on page 12. The NGA/Hooters Tour will continue today with the long drive competition at 5:30 p.m...
Local racing results (07/14/04)
LOCAL RACING SEMO Raceway Racing Scoreboard Yard Karts 1. Elijah King of Risco 2. Derrick Garner of Blodgett 3. Cade McClellan of Jackson Senior Champ 1. Jason Holt of Sikeston 2. Dale Pressler of Boaz,KY Rookies 1. Alex Case of Bardwell,KY 2. Shawn Knuckles of Poplar Bluff...
Case takes checkered flag in Rookie Class at SEMO Raceway (07/14/04)
SIKESTON - In the Rookie Class Saturday night, Alex Case, 11, of Bardwell, Ky., took the lead on the white flag lap with some three wide racing in the corners of turn 3 on the 1/5 mile clay oval and wins the checkered. This race was one of those where you did not know who would take the checkered flag as the last four laps where filled with swapping leaders between the pole sitter, Mason Oberkramer of Broseley (who led eight of the 12 lap feature), Shawn Knuckles of Poplar Bluff and Cameron Stewart of Paducah, Ky.. ...
Pool sharks (07/14/04)
Three area pool teams qualified recently for a Las Vegas pool tournament in August. The left picture is the "Wild Bunch," where they qualified at the Billiard Center in Cape Girardeau in 9-ball. They will compete in Las Vegas on Aug. 19-24. Pictured front from left are: Donna Graviett, Myra Lancaster and JoAnn Maddox. ...
Hooters Tour results (07/14/04)
HOOTERS TOUR Health Facilities Rehab Classic Pro-Am Bootheel Golf Club...
Calvin Britt (07/14/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Calvin Berl Britt, 78, died at 4:50 p.m. July 13, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Martha Young (07/14/04)
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Martha Young, 70, loving mother, wife and grandmother, formerly of Morehouse Mo., went home at last on July 9, 2004, in San Jose. Born Feb. 21, 1934, in Morehouse, she moved to California in 1952 with her husband and childhood sweetheart, John Young, who preceded her in death in January 2001. ...
Richard Watson (07/14/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Richard W. Watson, 38, died July 13, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born July 17, 1965, in St. Louis, son of Brenda Case Watson of Bloomfield and Charles Watson, who died in 1991, he had worked for Tyson Foods and lived in Bloomfield for several years...
Charlotte Kowell (07/14/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Charlotte Kowell, 74, who died July 12, 2004, will be: Don Waters, Don Pratt, Stacy Pratt, Bill Marcum, Jonathan Marcum and Jason Thomas. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home...
Births (Published 7/14) (07/14/04)
CHARLESTON - Kevin and Carrie Renaud are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 3:39 p.m. June 1, 2004, at St. Mary's Health Center in St. Louis. Marianne Alexis Renaud weighed 4 pounds, 7 ounces and was 18-inches long. Mrs. Renaud is the former Carrie Schwendemann, daughter of Ann Schwendemann of Portageville and the late Robert Schwendemann...
Looking Back 7/14 (07/14/04)
SIKESTON - Taxicab rates in the city will be increased effective July 15, according to a joint statement made by the four cab companies in Sikeston. The fare within the city as been increased to 25 cents and outside of the town the charge is 30 cents a mile. The old rates were 20 cents and 25 cents respectively...
Stemming the flow of illegal immigrants (07/14/04)
I have long argued that illegal immigration would be the greatest obstacle facing society in the next decade. There is no way to call for a complete halt on immigration because our nation needs workers. You can argue that we have sufficient numbers of potential workers but if you can't get them to do the job, then someone has to...
Your view: A deeper look (07/14/04)
Many have often claimed that tax cuts (particularly during the Bush administration) are only "for the wealthy." To an extent this may be true. However, the so-called wealthy are the ones who pay most of the taxes. This rhetoric is only a deft ploy by the left to create a nebulous view of the truth...
Speakout 7/14 (07/14/04)
I would like to give some advice to all owners, managers and employees of all the food places in the area. Kill your flies! It's very disgusting to eat with flies around your food. I would consider it much less of a problem for you to come out and swat the flies with a 95-cent fly swatter than for me to try to eat and swat flies the whole time I'm there. ...