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Stories from Wednesday, June 22, 2005

County addresses railroad concerns (06/22/05)
BENTON - Scott County officials are contacting the Union Pacific Railroad with safety concerns related to an imminent increase in train traffic through the county. During the regular county commission meeting Tuesday, Joel Evans, county developer, presented commissioners with a draft of a letter to be sent to the railroad...
Corpse may be missing (06/22/05)
BENTON - The Scott County Sheriff's Department is investigating what appears to be the theft of a human corpse from a century-old grave. The investigation is related to a large hole dug in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery located off a rural road north of Route HH several miles east of Miner...
Driver rescued (06/22/05)
The Sikeston Department of Public Safety's Rescue Squad responded to a single-vehicle accident Tuesday on State Highway CC. The accident occurred when the driver, Terrie Sisk, 43, of East Prairie, exited the west side of the roadway , overcorrected causing the vehicle to go off the roadway and overturn. Sisk was extricated from the vehicle and transferred to St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau by Air Evac where she was treated for moderate injuries...
Teaching art (06/22/05)
Elizabeth Thomas, a teacher for the Sikeston Public Schools, instructs first and second grade students about architectural drawing. The class will be drawing different homes and business within walking distance of Lee Hunter Elementary School.
Event changes to a memorial for organizer (06/22/05)
DEXTER - Scott Kruse loves sharing the story of how the Ben Kruse 18 FORE Life Charity Golf Event began. It all started late one night when Kruse, his brother, Ben, and their friends Jake Barge and Kip Musgrave were standing in the kitchen after watching a football game...
Post 114 rallies to beat Jackson (06/22/05)
SIKESTON - Down 3-1 to Jackson Post 158 with two outs and one base runner in the bottom of the ninth, Sikeston Ladies Auxiliary Senior Legion Post 114 was down to its final breath on Tuesday at VFW Stadium. But after a run on a wild pitch and a walk, Jordan Kimball, who started the game on the mound for Sikeston, got the clutch two-run single that gave his team the come-from-behind 4-3 victory. The big district win put Sikeston at 5-9 overall on the season and 3-1 in district play...
Junior Legion wins slugfest with Jackson (06/22/05)
JACKSON -- Sikeston's junior American Legion baseball team parlayed two big innings into an 11-8 win over district opponent Jackson at Legion Field on Tuesday. "It was a good win, good district win," said Sikeston assistant coach Kelly Campbell. "Jackson's a good team and it's always a good win when we can beat them."...
Cox takes first in BassBuster tournament (06/22/05)
BUCKHORN BAY, Ky. -- The Bootheel BassBusters held their fourth tournament of the year, a two-day event, on June 11th and 12th on Kentucky Lake out of Buckhorn Bay. Leven Cox won the tournament with 22 lbs. 4 oz. Leon Miller was second with 22 lbs. 3 oz. and Mike Estes was third with 21 lbs. 7 oz...
Bombers lose on the road to Fulton (06/22/05)
FULTON, Ky. -- The Bootheel Bombers dropped their first game in four decisions to the Fulton Railroaders, losing 4-2 on Monday at Fulton. Thomas Harrison picked up the win, Fulton's first in six outings, giving up one run in seven innings. Nick Latimer relieved and earned the save...
Parris takes first in Super Pro (06/22/05)
SIKESTON -- Eric Parris of Dexter won the Super Pro and two Sikeston drivers finished second in their respective classes at the Sikeston Drag Strip on Saturday. Parris averaged 129.68 mph on his winning run with an elapsed time of 5.320 with a dial-in of 5.30 and a reaction time of .525...
Winifred Guthrie (06/22/05)
SIKESTON - Winifred G. Guthrie, 95, died June 20, 2005, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Aug. 4, 1909, in Tamms, Ill., daughter of the late William and Margie Hargis Hulen, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston and served as a volunteer Gray Lady at Missouri Delta Medical Center for many years...
Edward M. Harris Jr. (06/22/05)
GOLDSTON, N.C. -- Edward Milton Harris Jr., 85, died June 17, 2005. He was preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years, Evelyn Klein Harris, who was from Sikeston, Mo. Born July 28, 1919, in Goldston, he graduated from Campbell College in 1938. He then attended North Carolina State College in Raleigh, taking aeronautical engineering and King's Business College, taking accounting. ...
Leroy Spicer (06/22/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Leroy Spicer, 45, died June 21, 2005, at his residence near East Prairie. Shelby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Births (Published 6/22) (06/22/05)
SIKESTON - Brad and Tracy Cookson are the parents of their second child, second daughter, born at 8:26 a.m. April 18, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Reese Caroline Cookson weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 18 inches long. Tracy Cookson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Lee of East Prairie, is employed by Division of Senior Services in Sikeston...
Looking Back 6/22 (06/22/05)
SIKESTON - W. U. Meyers, insurance merchant, was elected president of the Sikeston Lions Club at the organization's luncheon meeting at the Dunn Hotel. ORAN - Sunday, the Oran Chamber of Commerce invites the people of Oran and area to attend the dedicatory exercise at the George Tilles Jr. Memorial Park. Speakers will be Mrs. P.G. Fisher of Sullivan, president of the Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri, and Lee C. Fine, director of parks, Missouri State Park Board, Jefferson City...
Don't look to stars for your role model (06/22/05)
Here's a real shocker - most Americans think movie stars are poor role models. Amazingly a new poll out this week has announced the results as if it were breaking news. I just assumed that most people recognized that the Hollywood elite were dismal role models. In fact many are poster children for what is wrong with society...
Your view: Meet Mr. and Mrs. Crystal Meth (06/22/05)
I destroy homes -- I tear families apart I take your children and that's just a start. I'm more valued than diamonds, more precious than gold. The sorrow that I bring is a sight to behold. If you need me, remember, I'm easily found. I live all around you, in school and in town...
Speakout 6/22 (06/22/05)
It amazes me how some rules in this community apply to some and not others. For example, I was out at the YMCA swim lessons session this morning and I saw a woman who had both of her children out there. Her children are 2 and right around five or six years old. I thought that the rules at the YMCA for swimming stated that the child had to be at least three years old. Did she lie on the application? I don't understand why her child is allowed to swim and others are not...