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Stories from Wednesday, June 8, 2005

Dangerous interesection will become safer soon (06/08/05)
SIKESTON - The long-awaited traffic signal at the intersection of Route 61 and highways HH and ZZ will make things safer for area motorists, according to local officials. Officials from the city of Sikeston, Scott County, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Missouri Department of Transportation gathered at the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center near the intersection Tuesday to commemorate the start of work on the project...
Charges filed over drug bust (06/08/05)
CARUTHERSVILLE - Charges were officially filed against four persons following a raid on a residence. On Monday agents with the Bootheel Drug Task Force, assisted by agents from the SEMO Drug Task Force and Pemiscot County Sheriff''s deputies, served a search warrant at a house on County Highway 553 in the Cottonwood Point community. During the search officers found methamphetamine, several ingredients used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia...
Tweens receive hands-on training for baby-sitting (06/08/05)
SIKESTON -- Without thinking, Logan Hamra snatched her "baby" up and held it in mid-air as she attempted to place a diaper underneath the doll. "Would you hold a baby like that?" questioned her instructor Kylie Wibbenmeyer. The 11-year-old quickly realized her mistake and proceeded to correctly change the doll on a flat surface...
County residents reject tax increase (06/08/05)
NEW MADRID - New Madrid County voters said no Tuesday to a sales tax proposal which would have benefited law enforcement. A countywide one-half of 1 percent sales tax was defeated by just over 70 votes with 576 no votes and 502 persons casting yes votes, according to unofficial tallies from the office of New Madrid County Clerk Clement Cravens...
Gilmore wins featured race at SEMO Raceway (06/08/05)
SIKESTON -- SEMO Raceway held their 3rd points race of the 2005 season Saturday night June 4th. Featured winner this week is John Curtis Gilmore of Poplar Bluff who picked up his 2nd feature win in the Rookie Class for 8-12 year olds this 2005 racing season...
SAYB results 6/8 (06/08/05)
SAYB RESULTS Sikeston Area Youth Baseball NATIONAL SAS 1, KSIM 0 WP - Zack Partin (10 stikeouts) LP - Nick Bird (16 strikeouts) Lewis 7, American Legion 4 WP - Ben Freed (16 strikeouts) LP - Paul Fox (6 strikeouts) HR - Ben Freed Lions 10, Elks 5 WP - Ian Householder...
New team comes to Sikeston (06/08/05)
SIKESTON -- The Bombers have arrived. The Bootheel Bombers, a Sikeston-based baseball team in a start-up independent league, opens the season Thursday at V.F.W. Memorial Stadium. The Bombers represent the culmination of a long-rumored minor-league franchise coming to Sikeston. ...
Junior Legion Unit 114 routs Scott County (06/08/05)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Ladies Auxiliary Unit 114 Junior Legion baseball team routed district foe Scott County in the first of two meetings at VFW Stadium on Tuesday, beating them 28-5. The game was over in the fifth inning due to the 10-run mercy rule...
Tripp captures first place at drag strip (06/08/05)
SIKESTON -- Roger Tripp of Fredericktown captured the Super Pro division at the Sikeston Drag Strip on Saturday. Tripp averaged 134.24 mph in an elapsed time of 5.212 seconds with a dial- in of 5.21 and a reaction time of .535 seconds Jack Maupin of Cape Girardeau finished second in 6.020 seconds with a dial-...
Gloria Pratcher (06/08/05)
LILBOURN -- Gloria Dean Tillman Pratcher, 52, died May 31, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Born June 6, 1952, in Jaywye, daughter of Mattie Johnson of Lilbourn and the late Tom Johnson, she attended Howardville High School and was employed by Missouri Delta Medical Center for over 23 years and was currently serving as a surgical technician. She was a member of New Jerusalem Ministries of Parma...
Glenn Collins (06/08/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Glenn Wesley Collins, 42, died at 9:15 p.m. June 6, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 22, 1963, in Cairo, Ill., son of Thomas Everett and Marilyn Joyce Adkisson Collins of East Prairie, he was a computer technician and a member of the First Church of God in East Prairie...
Carrie Dickerson (06/08/05)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Carrie G. Dickerson, 84, who died June 4, 2005, were: Mike Bartlett, Tom Godwin, Jim Godwin and Ray Haley.
Mary Springs (06/08/05)
SIKESTON - Mary Alice Springs, 82, died June 7, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Norma Mitchem (06/08/05)
SIKESTON - Norma Jean Mitchem, 58, died June 7, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Looking Back 6/8 (06/08/05)
SIKESTON - Only the clothing that members of the family were wearing was saved early yesterday morning when fire destroyed the Fred Dumey residence, six miles north of Sikeston. MORLEY - Donald F. Rogers has been elected principal of Scott Central High School for 1965-66. ...
It's time to remove the troublemakers (06/08/05)
On Sunday night, Sikeston Public Safety officers responded to a fight near the corner of Ruth and Branum streets. When they arrived, they were met with an attack of rocks and bottles by a crowd estimated at 80. The scene was repeated Monday afternoon near the same location. In all, 14 were arrested. Welcome to summertime...
Speakout 6/8 (06/08/05)
I would like to know if there is anyone out there who has a big burning barrel. I need one real bad. If someone has one for sale would you please put your phone number in the paper. I am someone who is of age, probably older than most, and I have just been told by the doctor that have not long to live. ...