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Stories from Friday, June 10, 2005

Peak time for snakes in the area is now (06/10/05)
SIKESTON -- Plan on taking a nature walk, going fishing or camping this summer? Then prepare to see a snake or two, nature officials say. "This is the peak time for snakes," said Missouri Department of Conservation agent Leother Branch Jr. "It's mating season, and it's not uncommon to see a snake in towns and in your garden and if you're hiking and fishing,"...
Snake Facts (06/10/05)
Encounters with venomous snakes can be prevented if you follow these simple rules: -- Stay away from areas where there may be a concentration of venomous snakes, such as swamps, marshes and bluffs. -- Wear protective footwear in areas where there are likely to be snakes. Thick leather or rubber boots or hightop hiking shoes will protect feet, ankles and lower legs...
Springfest fun (06/10/05)
Children ride a roller coaster at Springfest at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Grounds. Springfest is sponsored by the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce and the final day is Saturday.
Two are handed jail time (06/10/05)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- Two Pemiscot County men pled guilty on first degree sexual charges and were sentenced to prison Thursday. According to Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell, after a change of venue from Pemiscot County to Dunklin County, 30-year-old Doyal Jackson of Steele pled guilty to charges of statutory sodomy involving an 8-year-old female who is formerly of Steele. ...
County awards bridge contract (06/10/05)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County commissioners awarded the contract for building the new Four Mile Pond bridge on County Road 518 during their regular meeting Thursday. The contract was awarded to the low bidder for the project, J.W. Githens Co. of Poplar Bluff, which offered to build the bridge for $289,918...
Sikeston Junior Legion beats Dunklin County (06/10/05)
KENNETT -- The Sikeston Junior Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 114 baseball team defeated Dunklin County in a rain-shortened game in Kennett on Thursday, 9-1 as it was called after the sixth inning. Chase Seyer was the winning pitcher, allowing one run off three hits and one walk while striking out six in six innings...
Sliding in safely (06/10/05)
Regal's Tyler Anderson slides in safely to home plate as Kirby's Trey Tigart defends on the play in American League action on Thursday. Results from Thursday's games were not available at press time.
Bombers drop opening game (06/10/05)
SIKESTON -- The newest addition to the Sikeston baseball scene, the Bootheel Bombers, made their debut appearance in a competitive effort against the Farmington Firebirds at V.F.W. Stadium on Thursday. The Firebirds held on to win a 5-3 decision in the well-played contest, the first-ever for the newly-formed Kitty League, an independent college baseball league...
Colton Blankenship (06/10/05)
SIKESTON - Colton Erwin Blankenship, 74, died June 9, 2005 at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Bonnie Christman (06/10/05)
DEXTER -- Bonnie Christman, 78, died June 8, 2005, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Nov. 29, 1926, in Bloomfield, daughter of the late Emmett and Ora Sager Parks, she had lived in the Dudley and Dexter communities most of her life. On Oct. 4, 1953, at Dexter, she married William Christman who preceded her in death on Jan. 10, 1989...
Elsie Mae Ridenour (06/10/05)
DEXTER -- Elsie Mae Ridenour, 90, died June 9, 2005, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born May 25, 1915, near Dexter, daughter of the late Oscar Edward and Betty E. Jarrells Masterson, she had lived in the Dexter community most of her life. She was a homemaker and member of the Sadlers Chapel United Methodist Church near Dexter...
Robert Whitfield (06/10/05)
CHICAGO -- Robert Earl Whitfield, 61, died June 6, 2005, at Oak Park. Born March 9, 1944, in Charleston, Mo., to Charlene Whitfield Mead of Lilbourn, Mo., and the late Jenneta Whitfield, he graduated from Howardville (Mo.) High School in 1965 and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army after serving from 1968-1974...
Evelyn Mitchem (06/10/05)
ORAN -- Evelyn Mitchem, 92, died at 3 a.m. June 10, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, where services will be held Monday with the time to be announced later...
Flat Brown (06/10/05)
WYATT - John O. "Flat" Brown, 81, died at 12:25 p.m. June 9, 2005, at his home. Born Aug. 27, 1923, in Mississippi County, son of the late Samuel Oscar "S.O." and Gertrude Caldwell Brown, he had lived most of his life in the Wyatt community where he was a farmer. He was of the Baptist belief...
Maggie Sauls (06/10/05)
SIKESTON - Magalene "Maggie" Sauls, 76, died at 6:40 a.m. June 8, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 12, 1929, in Risco, daughter of Ethel Fuwell Rose of Fulton, Miss., and the late Luther Rose, she worked for Lambert's Cafe since 1967 for a total of 38 years...
Birth (Published 6/10) (06/10/05)
Hendrix MOREHOUSE - Natasha Lee Hendrix is the mother of her first child, a son, born at 3:08 p.m. April 6, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Nevyn Anthony Hendrix arrived weighing 8 pounds and 5 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Arlene Sweeney and Kevin Hendrix...
Looking Back in Time at June 10 (06/10/05)
SIKESTON - Bill Scarbrough, who had been in attendance at the Officers' Candidate School in Fountain Beau, France, received his commission as second lieutenant in the infantry May 14. SIKESTON - In order to meet the needs and demands of a prosperous and progressive community, the city council and board of public works of Sikeston have proposed $1,200,000 worth of improvements to be made in the municipally-owned water and sewage works. ...
Speakout 6/10 (06/10/05)
I would like to Speakout about the city of Matthews. I read today in the people where these people were upset about the Gemeinhardt Gin being torn down. That gin was in bad shape and the people of Matthews are trying to improve their city. They are doing a wonderful job of cleaning up eyesores. ...