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Stories from Thursday, June 16, 2005

School funding formula examined (06/16/05)
SIKESTON -- Members of the Sikeston R-6 Board of Education quickly learned it may be a cruel summer this year, especially when it comes to the school funding formula recently passed by the Legislature. During the board's regular meeting Wednesday, Sikeston R-6 Superintendent Steve Borgsmiller and business manager Lori Boardman briefed the board on a meeting they attended Tuesday in Jefferson County. ...
Community service (06/16/05)
Shamu Wims picks up trash in a vacant lot on Ruth Street. Wims along with the other residents involved in the June 5 disturbance were doing community service as part of their sentence.
Bid is awarded for new DPS cameras (06/16/05)
SIKESTON - Smile, scofflaws, when you break the law in Sikeston: you may soon appear on public safety surveillance cameras. City Council members awarded the bid for a surveillance camera system and installation to Hi-Tech Communications in Sikeston during their special meeting Wednesday...
Council approves fiscal year 2006 budget (06/16/05)
SIKESTON - With money now coming in from the one-cent sales tax, Sikeston's budget is larger for fiscal year 2006 on both the revenue and expenditure sides of the ledger. City Council members approved the FY-06 budget and staffing and compensation ordinance during the special Sikeston City Council meeting Wednesday following a public hearing which City Manager Doug Friend described as the "final opportunity for the public to comment on any aspect of the budget."...
Sharks compete (06/16/05)
JACKSON - The Sikeston Sharks Swim team placed third at the Jackson Swim Meet, Saturday at Jackson. The meet included 194 Swimmers from Cape Girardeau, Farmington, Jackson and Sikeston. Mary Anne Kendig had three first place finishes in the 11 and 12 year old 50-...
Junior legion falls to Cape (06/16/05)
SIKESTON - Sikeston Ladies Auxilary Junior Legion Unit 114 baseball was dealt a 7-6 defeat in the first of two district games against Cape Girardeau Post 63 on Wednesday. For Sikeston, it was a heartbreaking loss in an important district game after letting a two-run lead in the final inning slip away...
Andrea Burford (06/16/05)
BENTON - Andrea Burford, 16, daughter of Paul and Marilyn Burford of Benton, died June 16, 2005, at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton.
Madalyn Wheetley (06/16/05)
BENTON -- Madalyn Marie Wheetley, daughter of Derick Wayne Wheetley and Melissa Marie Zimmerman of Benton, died at birth at 5:20 p.m. June 14, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. In addition to her parents, survivors include: one brother, Jordan James Zimmerman of the home; maternal grandparents, Roy and Jane Butler of Benton; paternal grandparents, Darrell and Lisa Wheetley of Benton; maternal great-grandmother, Betty Bashem of Barlow, Ky.; paternal great-...
Hugh Woods (06/16/05)
MARQUAND - Hugh Lambert Woods, 87, died June 14, 2005, at Madison Memorial Hospital in Fredericktown. Born Aug. 20, 1917, at Hunter, son of the late Otto and May Lambert Woods, he grew up in Bollinger County. Serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a pilot instructor during World War II, he and his brother established Woods Lumber Company in Portageville after the war. ...
Mary Drake (06/16/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Mary Drake, 101, died June 14, 2005, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 7, 1903, in Charleston, she was the daughter of the late John Daniel and Ella Minnie Goodin Deal. On May 6, 1933, in Charleston, she married Harvey Ernest Drake, who preceded her in death in June 1973...
Clara Blackwell (06/16/05)
BOURBON -- Clara Jane Cullins Blackwell, 63, formerly of Washington, died June 8, 2005, at her home. Born June 6, 1942, in Morehouse, daughter of the late Allison and Wilma Stone Cullins, she completed her schooling in Sikeston. A member of the St. ...
Chlora Gilmer (06/16/05)
PARMA - Chlora E. Gilmer, 91, died on June 15, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 27, 1914, in Formosa, Ark., daughter of the late Scott and Nettie Jones, she had lived in Parma for the past 65 years. She was a dedicated believer in God and served Him faithfully at the First Baptist Church of Parma and in the community...
Looking Back in Time at June 16 (06/16/05)
SIKESTON - Miss Mary Emma Donnell will entertain with a party at her home on Tanner Street June 21 in honor of Rose Mary Putman, who will become the bride of William S. Vandivort of Cape Girardeau on June 28. SIKESTON - James Hewitt, son of James C. Hewitt of Morehouse, has been elected Linn County administrator at Boys State. Sylvia Noles, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Noles of Sikeston, has been elected councilman at Girls State...
More communication can help save money (06/16/05)
It's a small example of government savings but it's the lesson that the conservatives in Jefferson City have been promoting for years. A new audit released Wednesday shows that the state could save substantial money by coordinating purchases of big trucks and heavy equipment. Now that audit announcement isn't necessarily something that would grab your attention. But step-by-step, an analysis of state spending will continue to uncover examples of potential savings...
Speakout 6/16 (06/16/05)
I just heard the news commentator report that the United States is a rich nation. What a joke that is. George Sr. and Ronald Reagan run us as far in debt as had every been done and Bill Clinton with all of his faults got rid of the debt and got a surplus. ...