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Stories from Wednesday, July 6, 2005

Area escapes holiday with zero fatalities (07/06/05)
POPLAR BLUFF -- No fatalities were reported in the area over the Fourth of July holiday; however, several other types of accidents. On Tuesday Capt. George Ridens, commanding officer for Troop E, released the Combined Accident Reduction Effort, or C.A.R.E., totals for the 13-county region of Southeast Missouri during the holiday counting period, which began at 6 p.m. Friday and continued through 11:59 p.m. Monday...
Tearing down of buildings is OK'd (07/06/05)
SIKESTON - A resolution authorizing the emergency demolition of 10 structures found to be health and safety hazards was approved by the City Council during their regular meeting Tuesday. City Manager Doug Friend said these buildings are within the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority's initial target area...
As the smoke clears, stands are dismantled (07/06/05)
SIKESTON -- Once the smoke cleared from the previous night's Fourth of July festivities, local fireworks stand workers didn't waste time Tuesday morning dismantling their places of business. After putting in a long day Monday, working until 11 p.m. or 11:30 p.m., Kevin Self and other workers at Groner's Fireworks City started cleaning up around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday...
Sharing the Gospel and some hard work (07/06/05)
NEW MADRID - Alicia Robinson wearing a paper plate mask adorned with bright red, yellow, green and orange feathers followed her new friends out the door of the O'Bannon Community Building. Pushing up her mask, the 7-year-old revealed a bright smile as she spoke about the crafts, songs and games which made up her afternoon with the participants of YouthWorks. "It's fun," she said with an emphatic nod, bringing the mask back over her face...
A fresh, new look (07/06/05)
Jeremy Naile, left, of Naile Painting and Gerard Glastetter of Glastetter Construction paint the lobby of the Scott County Courthouse Tuesday. The painting is the last step in the interior renovation at the courthouse.
Two jailed on drug charges (07/06/05)
BENTON - Two Kansas City men are in custody in the Scott County Jail for drug and drug trafficking charges. Calvin Robinson and Alvin Curry were arrested after a vehicle stop by Scott County Sheriff's Deputy Paul Dirden near the 71 mile marker on Interstate 55 at approximately 4:41 a.m. Monday...
Grant will help county get a milling company (07/06/05)
BENTON - The Missouri Department of Economic Development is committed to funding up to $750,000 for machinery and equipment to allow a milling company to locate in Scott City. Joel Evans, county developer for Scott County, reviewed a letter from Greg Steinhoff, director of the DED, with Scott County commissioners during their regular meeting Tuesday...
Mississippi County Boxing finishes hectic month of June schedule (07/06/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Over the past month of June, the Mississippi County Boxing Team stayed quite busy, traveling on the road for competition and also completing their home show in East Prairie. "The past month has been full of surprises," explains Coach Brad Wick...
Brewster takes first at SEMO (07/06/05)
SIKESTON - Featured driver this week is Trevor Brewster of St. Mary, Mo. who picked up his very first feature win in the Rookie Class for 8-12 year olds at SEMO Raceway in Sikeston Saturday, June 25. Brewster received the fastest qualifying time award with a 15.961 second lap placing him on pole for his heat race which he dominated and won, sending him to the feature event where he held off the #03 kart driven by Dalton Freed of Sikeston to grab his first checkered flag finish...
Missouri Bulls named 'Wrestlers of Week' (07/06/05)
KANSAS CITY -- The Missouri Bulls, the 2005 Cadet Dual Freestyle National Champions, have been named Wrestlers of the Week for the week of June 21 -27 by the USA Wrestling website, TheMat.com. This is the first time an entire team has been selected for this honor...
Johnson competes in national event (07/06/05)
ENID, Okla. -- Sikeston heavyweight Joe Johnson recently competed in the National Junior Duals Championships for the Missouri Ramrods, who finished fifth in the Greco-Roman competition. Johnson won five of eight matches, winning his first five by pin fall before losing by a decision and two pins. In the fifth-place match, he lost to Erik Nye of California, a second-place finisher in the 215-pound class at the 2004 Junior Nationals. Johnson defeated Nye in an earlier round...
Basketball winners (07/06/05)
Pictured are the winners from a recent 5-on-5 youth basketball tournament held in Sikeston. Sikeston AAU "A" team which took first place. The Bootheel Ballers, which took second place, Sikeston AAU "B" team, which took third place.
Bombers even record against Union City (07/06/05)
SIKESTON -- The Bootheel Bombers waited through a 40-minute rain delay, then went on to defeat the Union City (Tenn.) Greyhounds 5-3 on Monday. The third win in four games evened the Bombers' record at 9-9, just 2 1/2 games behind Union City (9-6) for second place in the Kitty League standings...
Julia Evans (07/06/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Julia M. Evans, 69, died at 11:30 p.m. July 2, 2005, at Kindred Hospital in St. Louis. Born Nov. 12, 1935, in Point Pleasant, to the late Dewey and Araie Johnson Evans, she was a lifelong resident of Missouri and a member of the Christian Faith Center of St. Louis...
Florence Howard (07/06/05)
SIKESTON -- Florence Lee Williams Howard, 79, died July 3, 2005, at her home in Sikeston, following an extended illness. Born Aug. 6, 1925, in Huntianna, Miss., to the late Rodger and Mamie Williams, she was a member of the Divine Second Chance Church...
Jimmy Quinn (07/06/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Jimmy Lewis Quinn, 42, formerly of Charleston, died June 28, 2005, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born March 15, 1963, in Marston, to the late Roosevelt and Minnie Woods Quinn, he was a lifelong resident of Missouri and attended Mississippi County schools. He was of the Baptist belief...
Jay House Jr. (07/06/05)
CHAFFEE - Luther "Jay" House Jr., 60, died July 3, 2005, at Sikeston. He was born June 2, 1945, at Point Pleasant to the late Luther H. and Lucille Wagoner House. Survivors include: three sons, David House of Louisville, Ky., Joel House of St. Louis and Jason House of Seattle, Wash.; four sisters, Shelby Hones of Yoakum, Texas, Carolyn Anderson of Searcy, Ark., Brenda Crowe of Longmont, Colo., and Teresa House of Louisville, Colo.; and three grandchildren, Lauren House and Jacob and Alex House.. ...
Christena Pobst (07/06/05)
ORAN - Christena Marie Pobst, 86, died at 2:45 p.m. July 5, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Born July 25, 1918, in Oran to the late Joseph and Mary Gosche Hahn, she was a homemaker. A member of the Guardian Angel Catholic Church at Oran, she belonged to the St. Ann Sodality, KC'ettes and the Oran Senior Citizens...
Nancy Sutherland (07/06/05)
CHARLESTON -- Nancy M. Sutherland, 58, died July 4, 2005, at her home in Charleston. Born Jan. 2, 1947, in Tacoma, Wash., to Maureen Cox Sutherland of Charleston and the late Harry H. Sutherland, she had lived most of her life in Mississippi County, where she was a member of the United Methodist Church in Charleston...
Inez Askew (07/06/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Inez Askew, 88, died June 30, 2005, at Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems. Born Oct. 5, 1916, in Greenwood, Miss., daughter of the late Eddie and Blanche Webb Rucker, she was a member of the Zion Rock Missionary Church where she participated in many church functions. She was also a substitute teacher...
J.R. Lee Jr. (07/06/05)
MORLEY - Pallbearers for J.R. Lee, Jr., 93, who died July 2, 2005, will be: Trey Taylor, Randy Conn, Joe Williams, Cameron Godwin, Chris Lee and Roger Casey. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston and from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Morley Baptist Church...
Beatrice Shannon (07/06/05)
SIKESTON -- Beatrice Shannon, 79, died July 2, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 19, 1925, in Earl, Ark., she was a resident of Missouri for many years and was a member of St. John's Missionary Baptist Church. Her husband, Elbert Shannon, preceded her in death...
Wanda Rudd (07/06/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Wanda Elaine Rudd, 48, died July 4, 2005, at the Portageville Nursing Center. She was born Oct. 23, 1956, at Lilbourn to the late Herbert and Emma Boyer Jolly. Survivors include: two sons, Jimmy Rudd and Brian Rudd of Caruthersville; one daughter, Wendy Partin of Portageville; three sisters, Linda Gooch and Donna Torrey of Portageville and Eva Campbell of Ste. ...
Willie Vines (07/06/05)
BERNIE -- Willie Lee Vines, 68, died July 4, 2005, at his home in Bernie. Born Aug. 22, 1936, in Vanduser, son of the late William and Uler Hampton Vines, he was a former truck driver for Valley Steel. Survivors include: one sister, Sharon Passley of Bernie; and several nieces and nephews...
Looking Back 7/6 (07/06/05)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Sikes are in receipt of a letter from their son, Billy Sikes, Seaman 2/c, stating he is now located in Guam. SIKESTON - Capt. Daniel Malone, who has been overseas for the past nine months, telephoned his mother, Mrs. Ruth Malone, Sunday night that he had landed in New York and would be home within a few days...
Time to put an end to today's pirates (07/06/05)
Can you imagine that in the year 2005, a warning has been issued for pirates off the coast of Africa? Pirates! It seems that modern-day pirates - most equipped with automatic weapons and high-speed boats - are targeting shipping vessels off the coast of Africa. Some of the ships are carrying food aid for the tsunami victims...
Speakout 7/6 (07/06/05)
I, too, want to Speakout about the riots that went on Sunday night. I think the punishment finally fit the crime. These people I recognized in the newspaper have already got fines on the record where they are paying measly $5 or $10 a month to stay out of jail. ...