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Stories from Sunday, June 5, 2005

Sales tax issue decided Tuesday (06/05/05)
NEW MADRID - New Madrid County voters will be asked Tuesday to approve a sales tax to fund law enforcement services. Polls will open at 6 a.m. Tuesday for voters throughout the county to decide whether to impose a one-half of 1 percent countywide sales tax for law enforcement. Polls close at 7 p.m...
Dexter man pushes farm trade issues (06/05/05)
DEXTER - A Stoddard County man is on a committee that works with U.S. trade and directly advises President Bush on trade issues. Charles Kruse has been a member of the President?s Advisory Committee for Trade and Policy Negotiations since its beginning in April 2003...
Relay For Life (06/05/05)
Cancer survivors walk during the opening lap of the Scott County Relay For Life Friday night at the Sikeston Sports Complex. The annual event seeks to raise funds to fight cancer and assist those battling cancer in Scott County. The walk continued until 6 a.m. Saturday...
Sikeston graduate competes for national honors in FFA for Landscape Management (06/05/05)
SIKESTON ? Rain clouds loomed over his head Thursday afternoon ? but there was no rain, and Cody Ryan was determined to do his job. So the 18-year-old landscaping manager at Maingate Condominiums in Sikeston proceeded to mow the giant piece of land...
Kelly's Beggs signs with TRCC (06/05/05)
POPLAR BLUFF -- The Three Rivers softball team is replacing one departing ace with another. The Lady Raiders, who are saying good-bye to NFPCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association) All-American and all-time great Heather Robey, took a step toward filling the void by signing Kelly right-hander Whitney Beggs to a letter of intent on Thursday...
McFarland racks up big points at state meet (06/05/05)
NEW MADRID - One of the top performers at last week's Class 3 MSHSAA Track and Field State Championships was New Madrid County Central sprinter Jeffrey McFarland. McFarland, a senior, racked up 17 individual points in the 100, 200 and 400 meter dashes and he also ran a leg on the Eagles' seventh place 4 x 200 meter relay team, for an additional two points...
The Area's Best (06/05/05)
Top Hitter: J.R. Bizzell, Sikeston --------------------------------------------------- Top Defensive Player: Richard Landers, Sikeston --------------------------------------------------- Best Clutch Performer: Richard Landers, Sikeston ---------------------------------------------------...
All SD Second Team (06/05/05)
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Off-season work paid dividends for Sikeston's J.R. Bizzell (06/05/05)
For Sikeston senior J.R. Bizzell, defense has always been the strongest part of his game for the Bulldog baseball team. But this year, he turned himself into arguably the best hitter in Southeast Missouri while routinely turning in dazzling plays at shortstop...
All S-D First Team (06/05/05)
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Nunnelee Tourney under way (06/05/05)
Mike Ashley, of Newburgh, Ind., captured first place in the singles 15-16- year-old division in the Ed Nunnelee Memorial Tennis Tournament Friday. The three-day tournament was scheduled to conclude today. Ashley is pictured here while serving in a match...
NMCC grad Robey's star continues to rise at TRCC (06/05/05)
POPLAR BLUFF ? Jack Childress remembers the first time he saw Heather Robey. He wasn?t too impressed. ?When she first walked in here, I was just so-so about her,? Childress recalled, ?until I heard the mitt pop.? It was a sound Childress became accustomed to hearing...
Open up to some summer reading (06/05/05)
Whether relaxing poolside or curled up on the couch in the comfort of an air- conditioned room, few will argue there's no better time to read a good book than in the summer. The latest release of the "Star Wars" saga has sparked a surge in Star Wars books by local readers, noted Joyce Hagy, owner of The Book Bug in Miner...
Historic Midtown Development Group established (06/05/05)
I have a variety of items to touch on this month, but I want to first congratulate our high school graduates and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors. If you are leaving the Sikeston/Miner area to attend school remember there is always a place in your community for you to return to. As you begin your new journey keep this in mind: "It's not what you did, it's what you do next." A statement I think we all should remember...
Walgreens opens Sikeston store (06/05/05)
SIKESTON - Day after day in late May, customers tried to walk into the new Walgreens at 175 N. Main St. Store clerks would pause from their work, smile, and shake their heads no, not open yet. On May 27 the wait came to an end as Sikeston city officials along with members of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce and the personnel at Walgreens officially cut the ribbon, opening the new store...
First State Bank and Trust Co. announces local promotions (06/05/05)
SIKESTON - A series of promotions at the First State Bank and Trust Co. were announced by Mike Marshall, Sikeston?s community bank president. Donna Tippy and Jan Slusher were named vice presidents for the company. Robin Hough will serve as assistant vice president and Sharon Duncan is the new assistant cashier...
Royal Signs & Graphics (06/05/05)
The Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon cutting at Royal Signs and Graphics, located at 900 E. Malone Ave. The business is owned by Greg and Amy King. Pictured cutting the ribbon are Cam King and Bayleah James.
Bill Stinnett (06/05/05)
HOUSE SPRINGS - William "Bill" Stinnett, 73, formerly of East Prairie, died at 5 p.m. June 2, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. Born Aug. 4, 1931, in Ridgely, Tenn., son of the late E.B. and Cleone Lynch Stinnett, he retired from General Motors and lived in House Springs for the past 20 years...
Marvin Overby (06/05/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Marvin Lee Overby, 68, died at 1:13 p.m. June 2, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 22, 1936, at Salem, son of the late Fred and Floy Light Overby, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life, where he owned and operated the Overby Auto Body Shop. He was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church near Charleston and a veteran of the U.S. Navy...
Ruby Triplett (06/05/05)
SIKESTON - Ruby Story Triplett, 83, died June 3, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 29, 1922, in Sikeston, daughter of the late William and Etta Barnett Henley, she was a member of the East Side Church of the Nazarene. She had been a secretary for Righter Truck and a sales clerk for Graber's before retiring...
Lindell Hitchcock (06/05/05)
SHORELINE, Wash. - Lindell B. Hitchcock, 80, formerly of Charleston and Sikeston, Mo., died June 2, 2005, at Shoreline. Born Jan. 10, 1925, in Charleston, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J.N. Hitchcock, he was a graduate of Sikeston High School. A World War II veteran, serving in the Battle of the Bulge where he was wounded in Luxembourg, he was the recipient of two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star. ...
Bud Miller (06/05/05)
POINT PLEASANT - Harold "Bud" Miller Sr., 79, died June 2, 2005, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. Born June 7, 1926, in Wardell, son of the late Fred and Pearly Rose Miller, he was a farmer for many years. On Sept. 8, 1951, at Osceola, Ark., he married Mary Birdwell who survives of the home...
Sarah Smith (06/05/05)
SIKESTON - Sarah E. Smith, 77, died at 12:55 p.m. June 2, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Jan. 2, 1928, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Elmer and Nora Couch, she worked for the International Shoe Factory in Sikeston and retired from the Florsheim Shoe Factory in Cape Girardeau...
Russell Stilts (06/05/05)
WEATHERFORD, Texas - Russell O. Stilts, 82, formerly of Advance, Mo., died June 2, 2005, at the Campbell Health Systems in Weatherford. Born Sept. 22, 1922, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., son of the late Joseph Frederick and Pearl Marie Stilts Cato, he retired as a machinist from Wagner Electric Corporation in St. Louis County...
Drake - Ressel (06/05/05)
SIKESTON ? Carroll and Jane Drake have announced the engagement of their daughter, Crystal Lynn, to Robert Charles Ressel, son of Robert and Betty Ressel of Kelso. A graduate of Sikeston Senior High School and Southeast Missouri State University, the future bride is a teacher with Sikeston R-6 Schools...
Crowe - Northcutt (06/05/05)
BLOOMFIELD -- Danny and Donna Nelson have announced the engagement of their daughter, Teri Ladawn Crowe, to Scott Granville Northcutt, son of Ruth Ann Northcutt of Bloomfield and Charles Northcutt of Cape Girardeau. Crowe is also the daughter of the late Terry Dennis Crowe...
McCoy - Carmack (06/05/05)
SIKESTON " Darren and Lisa Dial have announced the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Diane McCoy, to Dustin Michael Carmack, son of Danny and Patricia Carmack of Sikeston. A 2005 graduate of Richland High School, the future bride works as a pharmacy technician at Super D Drugs and attends Southeast Missouri State University...
Looking Back 6/5 (06/05/05)
SIKESTON - Lt. A.F. Lindsay Jr. and bride, who have been guests of the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.F. Lindsay, and his sister, Mrs. F.A. Bell, have gone to San Diego, Calif, where the former will receive further training with the Navy. --- SIKESTON - Thatcher Scism, who has been employed by the Southeast Missouri Health Service here for the past several years, has been employed as secretary-treasurer of the Sikeston Production Credit Association and will assume his new position when he can be released from the FSA-sponsored agency.. ...
I'm out of the loop with my TV viewing (06/05/05)
I pride myself in being fairly well-versed in modern culture. As a member of the media, I tend to read perhaps a bit more than the average and even someone dim-witted as myself has got to pick up some current information through that process. Until this week I assumed my television watching habits were also fairly mainstream. ...
Speakout 6/5 (06/05/05)
I need help in finding sheets of plexiglass for craft projects if anyone has some for sale or knows what businesses have it I would appreciate it if they would call 620-1056. In Tuesday's paper, the gentleman that killed his wife got 15 years for the murder after leaving the country. ...