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Stories from Sunday, August 29, 2004

Hays new director of Humane Society (08/29/04)
SIKESTON - After his first couple weeks on the job, the Bootheel Humane Society's new shelter director is settling in well. "Monday (Aug. 9) was my first day," said Jack Hays, shelter director. "I was animal control officer in the city of Morehouse. My main job there was city superintendent. I was there probably about four and a half years."...
Four are arrested for rash of robberies (08/29/04)
SIKESTON --Two adults and two juveniles were taken into custody after a two week investigation into a number of burglaries, according to Sikeston Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden. Jason Gary, 23, and Eric Greer, 21, of Sikeston, are charged with multiple counts of burglaries, possession of stolen property and two counts of endangering the welfare of children used to help in the burglaries. ...
Track removal idea causing stir (08/29/04)
SIKESTON - Over the years urban planning specialists and even casual observers have occasionally discussed how getting rid of the railroad tracks alongside Malone Avenue would benefit Sikeston and its potential for growth. But then, there is the other side of the story: Jobs...
Teams see first action in jamboree (08/29/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Friday night marked the first time high school football teams could square off against someone wearing a different jersey as Sikeston, New Madrid County Central and Perryville visited East Prairie for a jamboree scrimmage. Each team ran 12 plays on offense and defense against each other in the full contact event...
Sikeston volleyball looking to fill holes left from graduation (08/29/04)
SIKESTON -- The loss of three key players left some big shoes to fill on the Sikeston Lady Bulldog volleyball team. Sikeston coach Steve Beydler refrains from using the term "rebuilding," but admits his team is "young." A varsity contingent of three seniors, three juniors and three sophomores will attempt to step into the roles vacated by two-time all-conference, all-district outside hitter Rachael Vining, outside hitter Paige Kaiser and setter and floor leader Erin Box. ...
Dexter looks sharp in jamboree (08/29/04)
DEXTER -- The Dexter Bearcats hosted a four-team jamboree for the fifth straight year Friday night and looked almost invincible. In Dexter's first contest they shut out Scott City's Rams three touchdowns to none while dominating in every phase of the game...
Sikeston softball sufers first defeat against PB (08/29/04)
SIKESTON -- Defensive mistakes proved costly to the Sikeston Lady Bulldog softball team in a 12-1 loss to Poplar Bluff on Friday at the Sikeston Sports Complex. Sikeston committed eight physical errors and several more of the mental variety in a six-inning run-rule defeat at the hands of the SEMO Conference rival Lady Mules...
Charleston Lady Bluejays tennis wins season opener (08/29/04)
CHARLESTON - The Charleston Lady Bluejays tennis team started the season off on the right foot with a 9-0 win against Chaffee on Thursday. In singles play Charleston's No. 1 player Kara True beat Shelby Rice 8-1; Laura Burton beat Stephanie Whitaker 8-1; Kamyia Sager beat Tara Pobst 8-1; Katie Luehmann beat Brittney Koch 8-0; Rebecca Rolwing beat Amber Rhoda 8-0; and Ashley Shands beat Amber Burton 8-0...
Sikeston Volleyball Schedule (08/29/04)
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Sportsman's paradise (08/29/04)
SIKESTON - At a time when most are giving up business for retirement and hobbies, Joe Gooch is giving up retirement to create a new business from his hobby. And together, Gooch and his brother, Jim, intend to create a complete shop for sportsmen from throughout Southeast Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois and Arkansas...
Jeffrey Martin (08/29/04)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Jeffrey Ray Martin, 14, who died Aug. 24, 2004, were: Coty Neighbors, Scotty Norman, Bruce Richmond, Joshua Smith, Dustin Pardue and Billy Terrell.
Ellen Denton Blankenship (08/29/04)
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Ellee Denton Coulter-Blankenship, 60, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Aug. 27, 2004, at Hot Springs following a brief illness. Born March 25, 1944, in Sikeston, daughter of the late William and Bess Denton, she was a 1962 graduate of Sikeston High School where she was drum major of the Sikeston Bulldogs Marching Band, a member of the Red Peppers and very active in many school activities...
Lesley Lancaster (08/29/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Lesley Jean Lancaster, 57, died Aug. 27, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 13, 1947, at Painton, son of Clarisa Stewart Lancaster of Randles and the late Robert Lancaster, he graduated in 1965 from Bell City High School. A U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he retired as an assembler for the Chrysler Corporation in St. Louis after 30 years of service...
Tommy McClain (08/29/04)
HAYTI - Thomas Lee "Tommy" McClain, 37, died Aug. 25, 2004, of injuries sustained in a pedestrian-vehicle traffic accident in Miner. Born Feb. 18, 1967, in Hayti, son of David J. McClain of Hayti and Lillian Brewer Evett of Caruthersville, he was a service manager for the Flying "J" Truck Stop in Matthews...
Mildred McMackins (08/29/04)
SIKESTON - Mildred McMackins, 86, died Aug. 27, 2004, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel.
William Filliangim (08/29/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - William Filliangim, 63, died Aug. 27, 2004, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Opal Harlan (08/29/04)
ST. CHARLES - Opal Harlan, 89, formerly of Grayridge, died Aug. 27, 2004, in St. Charles. Born Aug. 16, 1915, in Grayridge, she was the daughter of the late Wiley and Effie Garner. Her husband, Edmond H. Harlan, preceded her in death. Survivors include: two daughters, Helen Martin and Karen Wynne Davis of St. Charles; two sisters, Leo Lasater and Nola Pattengill of St. Louis; three brothers, Russ Garner, Carroll Garner and Loman Garner of Sikeston; and two grandchildren and one great-grandchild...
Bill Acord (08/29/04)
SIKESTON - Earnest A. "Bill" Acord, 95, died Aug. 22, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 18, 1909, in Greenbriar to the late Burgess Franklin "B.F." and Mittie Frances Jeffries Acord, he was a self-employed farmer for over 60 years before retiring. He was a member of the First Christian Church...
Births (Published 8/29) (08/29/04)
SIKESTON - Joseph J. and Darcee L. Sauceda Jr. are the parents of their third child, second son, born at 5:27 p.m. July 11, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Joseph Jesse Sauceda III weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces and was 18-inches long...
Looking back 8/29 (08/29/04)
SIKESTON - Trooper Lloyd L. Murphy has been transferred to Fredericktown from the Sikeston area after serving here for two years. SIKESTON - All sophomores and their parents are invited to visit the senior high school Thursday. The guidance department, in cooperation with the student council, will give each student a copy of his class schedule. The open house will provide an opportunity for students and their parents to meet the teachers, who will be in their classrooms...
Changes to Social Security are needed (08/29/04)
When Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan speaks, people listen. And well they should. Greenspan is a powerful and respected official who signals in many ways what our financial future will bring. This week Greenspan repeated what he's been saying for a while - the Social Security system is promising more than it can deliver for millions of Americans nearing retirement age. His words and the reality of Social Security will undoubtedly bring some radical changes in the not too distant future...
Your view: Keep the tracks (08/29/04)
I used to think that I was keeping abreast of the latest news and events happening in Sikeston concerning business and business developments. But I find that I have been badly negligent in this recently. I just learned that the Union Pacific Railroad is planning to abandon its rail track through Sikeston, which services several industries on the east side of Sikeston. ...
Speakout 8/29 (08/29/04)
To the person who is always writing in talking about Kerry and what all he stands for, Bush has been in there for four years and has had a Republican Congress. He didn't get rid of abortion. What do they think about that? And as far as driving with your headlights off at night if you're voting for Kerry, that idiot probably does drive that way...