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Stories from Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Murder charges filed (07/12/05)
CASSVILLE -- A former Southeast Missouri resident is charged with the murder of man whose body was found near Commerce last week. According to Barry County Prosecuting Attorney Johnnie Cox, Dennis Ray Bisher, 37, currently of Shell Knob, was formally charged Friday with armed criminal action and the first degree murder William "Bill" Nance of Shell Knob. Bisher is scheduled to make his first appearance on the murder charges today in the 39th Circuit Associate Court in Cassvillle...
Water works (07/12/05)
Darren Martin, a Sikeston Public Works employee, cleans the grates along the intersection of Powers and Kramer Monday. According to the Board of Municipal Utilities Power Plant between 7 a.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Tuesday, 3.93 inches of rain had fallen in Sikeston...
While students play, workers renovate and repair buildings (07/12/05)
SIKESTON -- As mid-July approaches some students and teachers may be reaching a point of summer boredom -- a problem those who keep their schools in top condition never seem to have. Since school let out May 27, the Sikeston R-6 maintenance workers have tackled their major summer project -- renovating the Fifth Grade Center. "This is a lot bigger than anything we've ever done," said Terry Bryant, director of Sikeston R-6 maintenance, about the renovation...
Section 8 housing area restricted (07/12/05)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Housing Authority has expanded the area restricted from Section 8. During their regular meeting Monday, the Housing Authority's board members voted unanimously to restrict structures on the 1000 block of Ruth Street and the 500 blocks of Coleman, Malcolm and Clayton from participating in the Section 8 program...
Josephine Hendrix (07/12/05)
KENNETT - Josephine Mae Hendrix, 86, formerly of East Prairie, died at 10:20 p.m. July 11, 2005, at her home. Born Nov. 16, 1918, in Mississippi County, daughter of the late Harvey Lee and Lula Janie Christ Arington, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County, where she was a member of the First Church of God in East Prairie...
Louise Patterson (07/12/05)
NEW MADRID - Louise Patterson, 78, died at 5:30 a.m. July 12, 2005, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Tim Rodgers (07/12/05)
PARMA - Tim Rodgers, 37, died July 8, 2005, in the emergency room of the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Jan. 1, 1968, in Dexter, son of Larry Dale Rogers of Circle City and the late Geneva Edmonds Rodgers, he was a technician/mechanic for Autry Morlan Chevrolet-Cadillac in Dexter...
Randy Leek (07/12/05)
DEXTER - Randy Alan Leek, 48, died July 9, 2005, at his home. Born June 16, 1957, in Flint, Mich., son of Irene Christian Leek of Dexter and the late Harold Amos Leek, he had lived in Michigan for many years before living in Dexter for the past several years. He had worked in landscaping...
Dale Pixley (07/12/05)
DEXTER - Dale Pixley, 65, died July 11, 2005, at his home. Born Aug. 19, 1939, in Dexter, son of Bernard Pixley of Dexter and the late Mary Beckham Pixley, he had worked in auto body repair most of his life. A former member of the National Guard, he was a lifelong resident of Dexter...
Births (Published 7/12) (07/12/05)
SIKESTON - Leslie and Scott Ellison are the parents of their fourth child, third son, born at 11:53 a.m. May 16, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Kyle Mathew Ellison arrived weighing 9 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. Mrs. Ellison, daughter of Jerry Williford of Dexter and Don and Cathy Bruce of Sikeston, is employed by Health Care Solutions...
Looking Back 7/12 (07/12/05)
SIKESTON - Mrs. J.E. Emerson of St. Louis is visiting her sister, Mrs. Joe Mathis, and husband this week. SIKESTON - Ruth Garnettea is the name given to the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Byrd at their home on Greer Street July 8. SIKESTON - There is a party scheduled for 7 o'clock tonight for the Jaycees at the rodeo grounds. President Paul Slinkerd urged all Jaycees to attend...
Mob violence ruins Fourth of July fun (07/12/05)
Maybe it's just a coincidence but did you notice that 4th of July fireworks seemed to cause more than their share of concerns this year? In St. Louis, a police officer was killed when he responded to a dispute between neighbors over fireworks. In Atlanta, a now-famous incident involved thugs firing fireworks into passing vehicles. ...
Speakout 7/12 (07/12/05)
I'm calling concerning, I agree with this poor man in the paper. It seems like all the big shots get all the money and all the little shots get none. I feel sorry for this poor man. I think Blunt ought to walk in his shoes just one day. He would then realize what it would be like to be without doctor's care, food and clothing as well...