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Stories from Thursday, July 29, 2004

Women found after six-hour search (07/29/04)
COTTONWOOD POINT -- An early morning call for help on Wednesday had officers out in force for over six hours looking for two females. According to Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell, deputies were called to a Cottonwood Point residence just before 2 a.m. Wednesday after an 80-year-old man knocked on a door at the residence for help. Upon arrival, deputies learned the man had driven his car off in a cotton field ditch...
Morning accident (07/29/04)
Emergency personnel works to remove a woman from a vehicle involved in an accident Wednesday morning. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 8:45 a.m. in Scott County at Missouri Highway 114 and Route BB, three miles west of Sikeston, as motorist Reshawn A. ...
All but one race in New Madrid County will be decided in Tuesday's primary (07/29/04)
NEW MADRID - Those New Madrid County residents picking up a Democratic ballot in the Aug. 3 election will decide who will be in office next January in all but one countywide race. The only local candidate on the Republican ticket is for the office of public administrator while no one filed locally as a Libertarian...
Band camp (07/29/04)
Members of the Sikeston Senior High School Marching Bulldogs practice a routine Wednesday during their annual band camp. Over 120 members are preparing for the upcoming season which begins Sept. 17.
Local cities join annual Scott County tax sale (07/29/04)
BENTON - The list of cities participating in the Scott County collector's annual delinquent tax certificate sale is slowly but surely growing. "This year apparently I've got several new cities coming on board," said Mark Hensley, collector of revenue for Scott County. ...
Gideon man killed in crash (07/29/04)
CLARKTON -- A Gideon resident was killed in a two-vehicle collision Wednesday morning in New Madrid County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 10:25 a.m., four miles southeast of Clarkton, an accident occurred as the one-ton truck driven by Clyde D. ...
Fund raiser may help keep local extension office (07/29/04)
NEW MADRID -- Since Feb. 1, 1918, an agent with the New Madrid County University Extension has always been on hand to assist local farmers in their daily tasks or work with the county's 4-H group. But that could all change soon. In 2003, for to budgeting reasons, the New Madrid County Commission reduced the New Madrid County Extension Council's funding from $34,000 to $10,000 -- which is the minimum amount of funding required by the state...
Sikeston Legion hosting zone tourney (07/29/04)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Senior American Legion Post 114 baseball team will take on the Jackson Legion team for the sixth time this season when they open the Zone 14 Tournament tonight at VFW Stadium. The two will play at 8:30 p.m. following the opening game between Imperial and Brentwood at 5:30 p.m...
Dement takes first in BassBuster tourney (07/29/04)
LAKE MARINA, Ky. -- The Bootheel BassBusters held their sixth tournament of the year on July 18th out of KenLake Marina on Kentucky Lake. Kenny Dement won the tournament with a six fish limit weighing 12 lbs. 12 oz. Leven Cox was second with a six fish limit weighing 11 lbs. 13 oz. and Travis Garrett was third with four fish weighing 8 lbs. 6 oz...
Sikeston 14-year-old team headed to state tourney (07/29/04)
DEXTER - The Sikeston 14-year-old All-Star team advanced to state by winning their district tournament in Dexter on July 19. Sikeston defeated the New Madrid County All-Stars 12-5 and 19-0 to qualify for the state tournament in Boonville. The Sikeston team in the first game was led by the pitching of Tyler Ramey and Timmy Bell. ...
Keenan touchdown sparks East to 21-14 win in Lions All-Star Game (07/29/04)
WARRENSBURG -- Sikeston High School record-setting wide receiver Scotty Keenan provided the eventual game-winning touchdown in the 28th Annual Missouri Lions All-Star Football Game here on Saturday. Keenan, who broke two 30-year-old records last fall in high school, caught a 47-yard touchdown reception to propel his East team to a 21-14 win against the West...
Fostine Fugate (07/29/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Fostine B. Fugate, 89, died July 28, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 6, 1914, in Sugartree Ridge, daughter of the late Joseph B. and Perneitha Lindley Bard, she was a member of the First Christian Church in East Prairie...
Abe Boyts (07/29/04)
CHAFFEE - Stirling H. "Abe" Boyts, 81, died July 23, 2004, in a one-vehicle traffic accident on Highway 77 near Blomeyer. Born Aug. 23, 1922, in Chaffee, son of the late John U. and Marie May Harbin Boyts, he retired as a railroad conductor for Frisco and Burlington Northern Railway. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the First Baptist Church and life member of VFW Post 3127 of Chaffee...
Thelma Wilburn (07/29/04)
DEXTER - Thelma Gaines Wilburn, 68, died July 26, 2004, at Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter. Born Oct. 29, 1935, in Bernie, daughter of the late Charles and Dovie Forkum Kinser, she lived in Dexter for many years, where she retired from the International Hat Factory and attended Sweet Prospect General Baptist Church...
Donna Lasters (07/29/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Ponder Funeral Home for Donna J. Kenser Lasters, 65, of Bertrand, who died July 27, 2004, will be: Doug Wilkerson, Jerry Wilkerson, Ron Robey, Dale Kenser, Richard Daniel and Mike Daniel...
Bertha Savage (07/29/04)
SIKESTON - Bertha Savage, 99, died at 4:40 a.m. July 29, 2004, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
George Wright (07/29/04)
BERNIE - George Lewis Wright, 88, died July 27, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Nov. 9, 1915, at Manila, Ark., son of the late Jasper Newton and Laura Stone Wright, he attended Cornerstone Tabernacle in Poplar Bluff. He had also worked as a farmer, a painter and at IXL Manufacturing in Bernie...
Births (published 7/29) (07/29/04)
Hux SIKESTON - Jeff James and Tara Hux are the parents of their second son, born at 7:50 p.m. June 21, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Jeffrey Connor Hux weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long. The former Tara Nicholas, Mrs. Hux is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Lowell Nicholas of Sherwood, Ark., and is self-employed...
Lambert - Peery (07/29/04)
SIKESTON -- Marilyn Lambert and Doug Lambert have announced the engagement of their daughter, Stacie Elizabeth, to Jason James Peery, son of Paula Heckel and David Peery. A 1995 graduate of Sikeston High School, the future bride graduated in 1999 from Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield. She is employed by Omni Hotels in Richmond, Va...
Gage - 50th (07/29/04)
BERTRAND -- Richard and Betty Gage of Bertrand will be guests of honor for an anniversary reception at 4 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Bertrand First Baptist Church. They were married in 1954 at West Plains and the golden anniversary celebration is being hosted by their daughters, Kathy Arnett of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Africa, Karen Chronister of Sikeston and Cindy Silman of Scott City. Mr. and Mrs. Gage also have eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren...
Looking Back in Time at July 29 (07/29/04)
VANDUSER - Mr. and Mrs. Ray Woodward left for their home in Washington Tuesday after a two week visit here with relatives. SIKESTON - The Stan Musical League closed shop last night at Farris Field with a four-way tie developing for second place between John Deere, Malone and Hyde, KSIM and Collins Construction, all with 7-8 records...
Edwards, not Kerry, wanted in Missouri (07/29/04)
Some Missouri delegates to the national Democratic convention want the presidential race to come to Missouri. But they're less interested in having John Kerry than they are at having John Edwards, the vice presidential nominee. I understand their reasoning but I'm not sure what it says about Kerry...
SpeakOut 7/29 (07/29/04)
John Kerry offers a health care plan that would extend coverage to most of those now uninsured, paid for by rolling back tax cuts for those with incomes over $200,000. George Bush offers a tax credit that would extend coverage to fewer than 5 percent of the uninsured, plus a new tax break for the affluent that would actually increase the number of uninsured. I don't see how Bush can win this debate...