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Stories from Friday, July 16, 2004

Portageville mayor puts in resignation (07/16/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Citing health problems and false allegations, the mayor of Portageville has resigned his position. Portageville Mayor Henry Maclin submitted his resignation to the Portageville City Council Monday evening. Maclin, who did not attend the meeting, had his letter read by alderman Lynn Doering, the mayor pro tem...
Commissioners report 'chip and seal is a pretty good deal' (07/16/04)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County's chip-and-seal blacktop process still needs some fine tuning, but appears to be getting good results so far. Presiding Commissioner Jim Blumenberg asked the district commissioners what they thought of the new blacktopping method during their regular meeting Thursday...
Low ISO will cut costs for insurance (07/16/04)
MINER - With a new, lower ISO rating, Miner residents should see lower home insurance rates soon, but Fire Chief Benny Thurston isn't satisfied yet. A Public Protection Classification survey conducted by ISO in March found enough improvements in Miner to lower the city's classification from 7 to 6. "This helps the insurance rates for the residents of Miner," Thurston said...
Quake shakes area (07/16/04)
ST. LOUIS -- A minor earthquake sent trembles over parts of southeast Missouri, southern Illinois and western Kentucky on Thursday night. A preliminary measurement indicated the quake was 3.5 on the Richter scale, according to Bruce Presgrave, a geophysicist at the U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center...
Low-carb sweet treats popular with consumers (07/16/04)
SIKESTON -- While hot and humid weather often signal a soar in ice cream sales, this year the big scoop is on the low-carb versions of everyone's favorite summer treat. In 2000, there were no low-carb ice creams on the market. Last year only 19 reduced carbohydrate ice cream products were available for consumers, and in 2004, there are over 60 different low-carb ice creams. The Productscan Online reports that number will probably reach 100 before year's end...
Michelob Ultra balloon stolen (07/16/04)
SIKESTON - Police are looking for those responsible for taking "souvenir" from the National Golf Association/Hooters Golf Tournament: the huge Michelob Ultra promotional balloon and inflation blower. According to the Department of Public Safety, the promotional balloon and blower were reported stolen from the Bootheel Golf Club on North Ingram by Jeff Ketterman, golf professional and general manager of the club...
Summer fun (07/16/04)
'Elisabeth Burke Howe, 2, fills a dump truck with sand Thursday afternoon. Elisabeth, who was visiting with her grandparents, was enjoying the slight break in temperatures Thursday. Temperatures should remain in the mid 80s in Southeast Missouri with a chance of rain on Saturday and Sunday...
Sikeston Legion Post 114 falls to Paragould (07/16/04)
PARAGOULD, Ark. -- The Sikeston Senior American Legion Post 114 dropped a road game to Paragould (Ark.) 7-4 on Thursday night. Ross Merideth threw five innings for Sikeston and was the losing pitcher. Josh Miller threw four innings of relief. Sikeston scored three runs in the top of the first inning only to see Paragould respond with four runs...
Hooters tour gets under way (07/16/04)
SIKESTON - The 2004 Health Facilities Rehab Center Classic teed off at the Bootheel Golf Club on Thursday, with 137 golfers shooting for Sunday's first place check of $24,000. The total purse for the tournament is $145,000. When the action was done on Thursday 32-year-old Brent Winston out of Sheridan, Ark., was in first place with a 10-under par, 62...
Clara Grissom (07/16/04)
DEXTER - Clara Mabel Grissom, 86, died July 14, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 2, 1917, in Evening Shade, Ark., daughter of the late Homer and Pearl Rogers McGuire, she was a member of Faith Fellowship in Dexter. On Jan. 31, 1941, at Melbourne, Ark., she married Floyd Edmond Grissom who preceded her in death on Feb. 7, 2002...
Tommy Dunn (07/16/04)
NEW MADRID - Tommy A. Dunn, 67, died July 14, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 24, 1936, in New Madrid County, son of the late Leslie "Coonie" and Bertha Wisdom Dunn, he was a member of the Freedom of the Road Riders Motorcycle Club and Marston Liars' Club...
Bill Shain (07/16/04)
FESTUS - John W. "Bill" Shain, 80, died July 14, 2004, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Crystal City. Born April 5, 1924, in Farmington, son of the late Willard "Bill" and Violet Hitt Shain, he was a 1942 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School and member of the First United Methodist Church in Festus-Crystal City. ...
Mark Arnold (07/16/04)
SIKESTON - Mark Edward Arnold, 36, died July 16, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, where visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home...
Dorothy Clapp (07/16/04)
MOREHOUSE - Dorothy Mae Clapp, 66, died July 13, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 10, 1938, in Braggadocio, daughter of the late Cecil and Gladys Norwood Corbin, she was a member of the Morehouse Assembly of God Church and attended school in Pemiscot County...
Looking Back 7/16 (07/16/04)
SIKESTON - Pvt. William Harvey Thurman is now a full fledged Marine. He is stationed in San Diego, Calif. NEW MADRID - The New Madrid County 4H Club Fair concluded a two-day 15th annual session Thursday after county winners were chosen to take part in the district fair at Dexter Aug. ...
Your view: Work appreciated (07/16/04)
We would like to thank the Scott County Sheriff's Department for their hard work and dedication on Cheryl Anne Scherer's case. For the past 25 years the staff have shown professionalism in finding Cheryl after she disappeared from the Scott City gas station where she worked. It is evident this case has become a personal commitment to each of them and we are pleased with the work they have done and will continue to do...
Speakout 7/16 (07/16/04)
I just want all the used car dealers to know that when I see a commercial where they yell and scream, I change the channel. I don't know who they are because I never see them after the first few seconds of the commercial. This is on TV and radio and there is one particularly obnoxious one that I've been hearing recently. It's ridiculous. Stop yelling in your commercials. It's disrespectful...