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Stories from Friday, June 3, 2005

Candidate sought for emergency management job (06/03/05)
CHARLESTON - Being in charge of managing county emergencies is getting more and more complicated. Mississippi County commissioners reviewed a letter addressed to Presiding Commissioner Jim Blumenberg from Ronald M. Reynolds, director of the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency, during their regular meeting Thursday...
Ready to ride (06/03/05)
Members of the Sikeston Jaycee Professional Bull Riding Committee move bulls through the chutes at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Grounds Thursday afternoon. Tonight, the first annual Health Facilities Rehab Services Sikeston Jaycee Professional Bull Riding will start at 7 p.m. The Jaycee PBR will conclude Saturday night. Gates open at 6 p.m. both days...
New vaccine prevents aggressive disease (06/03/05)
SIKESTON - It can appear in an instant, and result in disabilities or death. Meningococcal meningitis may only affect about 2,600 people nationwide during a year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but it kills a fifth of the people who get it...
Meningitis facts (06/03/05)
What is meningitis? Meningitis is an infection of a person's spinal cord and the fluid that surrounds the brain. It is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection. What are the signs and symptoms? For anyone over 2, high fever, headache and stiff neck are common symptoms, which can develop over several hours, or one to two days. ...
Young adults included in Sikeston summer reading program (06/03/05)
SIKESTON " It's true readers of all ages exist, but there can also come a time when readers " often teenagers " loses interest in reading. "After they get their (driver's) licenses, I hardly see them in here," admitted Sikeston Public Library's children's librarian Ann Thompson about teenagers...
Local summer reading programs (06/03/05)
Who: Preschool, ages 2-5 When: 10 a.m. Wednesdays, June 29-July 27 What: June 29- The Magic Storyteller July 6 - The Kiss That Missed July 13 - Where's the Dragon? July 20 - The Magic Hat July 27 - Summer reading party Who: Entering grades K-2 When: 1:30-3 p.m. Mondays, June 27-Aug. 1...
SAYB results (06/03/05)
SAYB RESULTS Sikeston Area Youth Baseball JUNIOR BABE RUTH Noranda 19, Montgomery Bank 0 WP - Timmy Bell LP - Jake Pewitt Multiple hits - Noranda: McDowell (3-4), Glaus (2-4, 2 doubles), Issacs (3-4), Bizzell (2-4), Mhoen (2-4). Montgomery Bank: Jake Pewitt (2-2)...
Nunnelee tourney kicks off today (06/03/05)
SIKESTON ? The Ed Nunnelee Memorial Tennis Tournament not only showcases some of the area?s best tennis talent, but also benefits a great cause. Tournament organizer Tom Nunnelee started the event 15 years ago in memory of deceased brother Ed, a former Sikeston High School tennis and basketball player...
Eye on the ball (06/03/05)
Austin Dill of Rick Leonard Heating and Air in the 6-year old Sikeston Area Youth Baseball League swings at a pitch during a recent game. Check the scoreboard on page 7 for SAYB scores and statistics.
Sarah Smith (06/03/05)
SIKESTON - Sarah E. Smith, 77, died June 2, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Marvin Overby (06/03/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Marvin Overby died June 2, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are pending at Shelby Funeral Home, where visitation begins at 5 p.m. Sunday and services will be conducted on Monday.
Harold Miller (06/03/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Harold Miller, 79, died June 2, 2005, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. Visitation begins at 5 p.m. today at DeLisle Funeral Home, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Annie Shrout (06/03/05)
CLEVELAND -- Annie Shrout, formerly of New Madrid, Mo., died May 26, 2005. Visitation is from 11 a.m. Saturday until time for services at noon at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery at New Madrid.
Earl Eakins (06/03/05)
DELTA -- Earl A. Eakins, 85, died at 1:49 p.m. June 1, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 26, 1920, in Allenville, son of the late Robert and Louise Diamond Eakins, he was a self-employed farmer and ranger. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a Purple Heart recipient. ...
Ronnie King (06/03/05)
NEW MADRID -- Ronnie King, 40, died May 29, 2005. Born Oct. 4, 1964, in Chicago, he was the son of Edward and Georgia Mae Wilderness King. Survivors include: three sons, Matthew King of Sikeston and Ronnie King Jr. and Keith King of New Madrid; one daughter, Brittney R. ...
Pearl Whitney (06/03/05)
CHARLESTON - Pearl Mae Whitney, 64, died May 31, 2005, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born April 9, 1941, in Clarksdale, Miss., daughter of the late Walter and Susie Mix Whitney, she lived in Missouri since 1946. She was a member of the Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church in Wyatt...
David Brinkman (06/03/05)
MARION, Ill. - The Rev. David Brinkman, 58, died May 26, 2005, at his home. Born Aug. 29, 1946, in Indianapolis, son of Ritta Elizabeth Stafford Brinkman of Sikeston, Mo., and Marvin Roy Brinkman, who died in 1996, he served with the U.S. Army from 1967-70 and was a Vietnam War veteran. ...
Richard Breland (06/03/05)
DEXTER - Richard Malcolm Breland, 52, died June 1, 2005, at his home. Born July 31, 1952, at Willow Springs, son of Bonnie Johnson Crayne of Russellville, Ark., and the late Richard C. Breland, he had been employed by the Chrisman Art Gallery in Dexter...
Looking Back 6/3 (06/03/05)
SIKESTON - Mrs. J.R. Harwell was in charge of the first Story Hour at the Sikeston Public Library last Saturday morning when more than 30 children were present. Mrs. W. H. Martin will have charge of the program next Saturday. SIKESTON - The Sikeston-Teen Town held election of officers recently and chose the following: Allen Crites, president, Johnny Waters, Travis Jackson, Alfred Bach, Bob Foley and Bob Deneke, vice presidents; Emma Lee Nicholson, secretary; and Billy Joe Greer, treasurer...
Your view: Information needed (06/03/05)
There is place on the map between Kelly High School and Dielstadt called Austin Switch. In some references it is listed as historically significant. I am wondering why it is historically significant and also if you could find out who it was named for. My grandfather was the station master at Blodgett one time and I suspect he may have been involved...
Speakout 6/3 (06/03/05)
I would like to Speakout on the skateboard issue. I would like to know if you could find out what is the deal with it? A bunch of the kids have said they can?t skateboard anymore in Sikeston or you get a fine. What is up with this? What is going to be next? Not being able to ride your bicycle in Sikeston? It is bad enough that you can?t have a soda can in your yard without getting a fine for that, now the kids can?t ride their skateboard. ...