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Stories from Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Filling the boot (08/25/04)
Sikeston Department of Public Safety PSO Ryan Dennis collects a donation from a child for the 2004 Fill the Boot campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The money received will be donated to the MDA during the annual Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon which is Labor Day weekend...
Family searches for some closure (08/25/04)
NEW MADRID - In a small way, the Minner family considers themselves lucky. Their last memories of Claude DeLaney Minner Edwards are surprising him with a 43rd birthday celebration. The day after his birthday, though, the family's luck took a drastic turn for the worse. DeLaney Minner was struck and killed while riding his bicycle...
MAP scores not all that clear cut (08/25/04)
SIKESTON -- When it comes to analyzing the Missouri Assessment Program Test results released nearly a week ago by the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, several local school officials admit it's not as clear-cut as one may think...
Trees being to show their colors (08/25/04)
SIKESTON -- The first day of autumn may be a month away, but some trees are already beginning to show their fall colors. "It's been a strange year -- I think the trees are a little confused," said Mary Kroening, University of Missouri extension horticulturist...
Malden group will design Web site (08/25/04)
BENTON - Creative Design Group of Malden will be responsible for presenting Scott County to the world after being awarded the bid to produce the county's Web site. County commissioners awarded the bid during their regular meeting Tuesday accepting as the best bid the group's offer to establish the site for a total project cost of $5,050 plus $60 monthly to host the site...
Golf glance: Sikeston Country Club (08/25/04)
RESULTS: Men's Golf Association Thursday Night League Play (8-19) First place Team: Galen Kruger Jr., John Jackovic, Barry Cook, Gary Rhynerson, 9 under par -26 Twilight Golf (8-20: C Flight: Membership information:...
SHS tennis faces inexperience (08/25/04)
SIKESTON -- Gone through graduation are five of the top six varsity girls tennis players at Sikeston High School. Longtime Sikeston coach Lynne DeWitt replaces them with players short on experience at the varsity high school level. "But even though they're inexperienced," said DeWitt, "they've all been playing the game for quite a while."...
2004 Deer Activity Index (08/25/04)
Pre-rut starts from the second full moon from the fall equinox and last for about 8 days with the Main Rut starting at the last quarter moon phase and lasting 7 more days to the New Moon with the Post Rut lasting for 7 more days during the New Moon...
Hills rolls to first place at drag strip (08/25/04)
SIKESTON - Here are the results from Saturday's Sikeston Drag Strip action. In the Super Pro class, Linden Hills took first place when he dialed 5.26 and ran 5.257. He ran 130 mph with a reaction time of .536. Jeremy Wells took second when he dialed 4.99 and ran 4.985. He ran 135 mph with a .531 reaction time...
Jamboree Friday (08/25/04)
Sikeston Bulldog football player Gerald Winfield attempts to intercept a pass during a recent practice. Sikeston will participate in a jamboree scrimmage on Friday at East Prairie starting at 6:30 p.m.
Bonnie Sliger (08/25/04)
DeSOTO - Bonnie Sliger, 63, formerly of East Prairie, died Aug. 24, 2004, at the Baisch Nursing Home in DeSoto. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Vikki Voliva (08/25/04)
HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. - Vikki Lynn Harris Voliva, 50, died Aug. 24, 2004, at her home in Hendersonville, following a two-year battle with breast cancer. Born Sept. 29, 1953, in Sikeston, Mo., she was the daughter of Sgt. Eugene and Marie Harris. She graduated in 1972 from Sikeston High School and attended Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau...
Walter Leisure (08/25/04)
SIKESTON - Walter John Leisure, 60, formerly of Sikeston and Lawrence, Kan., died Aug. 5, 2004, in Carriacou, Grenada, West Indies, while aboard his sailboat, of an apparent heart attack. Born March 22, 1944, in Wichita, Kan., son of the late Walter Leisure and Blanche and Glenn Replogle, he had been employed with Associated Electric Cooperative in New Madrid. Following his retirement, he and his wife cruised the Caribbean aboard their sailboat, Illusions...
Ernest Poole (08/25/04)
BENTON - Ernest R. Poole, 73, died Aug. 16, 2004, at the Monticello House in Jackson. Born Nov. 21, 1930, in Tamms, Ill., son of the late Elmer and Esther McCoy Poole, he was a cab driver for 24 years in Cape Girardeau and member of Smith Avenue Church of God in Sikeston...
Births (Published 8/25) (08/25/04)
LILBOURN - Brad and LeighAnn Blakey are the parents of their second son, born at 10:33 a.m. July 9, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Ty Bradley Blakey weighed 10 pounds, 1 ounce. Mrs. Blakey, daughter of David and Linda Porter and Theresa Lynch, is a teacher for the New Madrid County R-1 School District...
Looking Back 8/25 (08/25/04)
SIKESTON - Four men from Sikeston were inducted at Jefferson Barracks Aug. 10. They were: James Clarence Vinson, Billy Charles Ryan, Paul Eugene Cope and James Howard Hayden. VANDUSER - A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Luber of Vanduser Tuesday at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau...
Political speeches lack real substance (08/25/04)
I was reading early this morning some of the national wire service news about the presidential campaign. The wires are understandably packed with political news these days and will be for a couple of months. And here's a brief wrap-up on the discussions. ...
Your view: Job well done (08/25/04)
I am a proud grandfather of one the members of the Scott County 4-H club. This weekend they held their rodeo at the Sikeston Bootheel Rodeo Ground. I am writing to highly commend all the leaders and volunteers who help these kids both out front and behind the scenes. It takes a great deal of time and effort to make it successful and I think it was...
Speakout 8/25 (08/25/04)
Does the City of Sikeston own the wheat fields off Ables Road? I'm curious because for the last month or so I've seen a SBMU tanker truck and what looks like some sort of soil injector, putting chemicals in the soil out there. If the City of Sikeston doesn't own that property, what is the city charging the property owner for the work they're doing out there? If they're not charging the owner, I want to know who has authorized all this stuff at the taxpayers' expense...