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Stories from Wednesday, July 13, 2005

'Junky' signs prompt review (07/13/05)
MINER - Residents may face restrictions when hanging signs in Miner in the future. "I have received a complaint about signs on the easement and right of ways," said Mayor Mitch Thompson during the regular Miner Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday. "They said it looks junky and asked if we can do anything about it."...
Quilters' Guild creates friendships, heirlooms (07/13/05)
SIKESTON - The Bootheel Quilters' Guild formed in 1989, so quilters could learn from each other and enjoy their company. Today, the group has the same purpose. Just ask Barbara Curtis, president of the group, who joined soon after it was formed. "I just went for the fun of it and we all had so much fun," Curtis recalled of her first meeting...
Manager will oversee school construction (07/13/05)
SIKESTON -- Members of the Sikeston R-6 Board of Education Tuesday opted to hire a construction manager versus a traditional general contractor for the district's math and science center -- but not without discussion by the board. Recently the board appointed a committee to consider whether or not to undertake a different approach to the construction of the high school facility. ...
Senior centers facing budget crunch (07/13/05)
SIKESTON -- By mid-morning each weekday Harold Hodge makes his way over to the Senior OAKS Center on Cresap Street in Sikeston. He arrives just in time to help his peers piece together a giant jigsaw puzzle. And after working up an appetite, Hodges enjoys the company of others while taking in a hot meal...
Scott County plans improvements to Web site (07/13/05)
BENTON - Scott County's Web site will soon be sporting a new look. "We're going to make a few changes to the county Web site," said Joel Evans, county developer, during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday. Evans said he had consulted with the Web site's vendor, Creative Design Group, regarding a downturn in the site's usage...
In-person checking stations have been eliminated (07/13/05)
SIKESTON -- In-person checking of deer and turkey is the thing of the past in Missouri. Telechecking has made it more convenient for hunters to report their harvest in Missouri. All deer and turkey must be checked via Telecheck by 10:00 p.m. on the day taken. ...
Catfishing on the Mississippi (07/13/05)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Southeast Missouri catfish anglers have no shortage of places to wet their lines. Ponds, lakes and streams abound and all are great places to catch a mess of fish. But, for those seeking catfish, there is one great fishing spot frequently overlooked -- the Mississippi River...
Farmer scores 15 in All-Star Game (07/13/05)
SPRINGFIELD -- Charleston all-stater Ashton Farmer participated in the St. Johns Midwest Sports Medicine/Missouri Baptist All-Star Games on Friday. Charleston's head basketball coach Danny Farmer, Ashton's father, led the Class 1-3 Blue team to a 64-58 win over the White squad in the event held at the Hammons Center in Springfield, Mo...
Sikeston 10-year-olds win second straight district title (07/13/05)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston 10-year-old All-Stars won the first 10-year-old district championship playing as 9-year-olds in 2004. This year proved to be a repeat performance as they won the district championship last weekend. The team combined for a total of 77 runs scored and held their opponents to 0 runs the entire tournament...
Simmons takes first in Super Pro (07/13/05)
SIKESTON - Ron Simmons of Gape Girardeau placed first in the Super Pro race at the Sikeston Drag Strip on Saturday. Simmons gave an elapsed time of 6.147 seconds with a dial-in of 6.13 at 110.02 mph and a reaction time of .531 seconds. Ken Parris of Dexter was runner-up with an elapsed time of 5.112 and a dial-in of 5.12 at 135.17 mph. His reaction time was .516...
Russie Hardin (07/13/05)
CANTON, Texas -- Russie Hardin, 82, died at 12:51 p.m. July 12, 2005, at Heritage Manor in Canton. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Samuel Bowman (07/13/05)
PUEBLO, Colo. -- Samuel S. Bowman, 90, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Feb. 25, 2005, at the Presbyterian Towers in Pueblo. Born Feb. 5, 1915, in Sikeston, son of the late Ila Mae and Samuel Bowman Sr., he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and retired from Texaco Oil Co...
Ruby Hammond (07/13/05)
BERNIE -- Ruby N. Hammond, 94, died July 11, 2005, at Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter. Born Oct. 20, 1910, in Idalia, daughter of the late Joseph and Molly Corbin Bess, she had lived in Bernie since 1965 and was a former resident of Dexter for 26 years. She was a member of the Beach Grove General Baptist Church near Bloomfield...
Jerry Grisham (07/13/05)
FLORENCE, Ala. -- James "Jerry" Grisham, 66, formerly of Vanduser, Mo., died July 11, 2005, at ECM Hospital in Florence. Born Dec. 12, 1938, son of the late Jack and Vernice Grisham, he was a retired truck driver. Survivors include: three daughters, Shawne Howell of Patton, Mo., Rhonda McGee of Florence and Tammy Green of Bell City, Mo.; three sisters, Brenda Risner of Elkhart, Ind., and Sharon McMullen and Janice Jarrison of Florence; and eight grandchildren, eight nephews and two nieces...
Emmanuel Caldwell (07/13/05)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Emmanuel Caldwell, 81, died July 8, 2005, at Portageville Nursing Center. Born Oct. 10, 1923, in Arkansas, son of the late Tisha and Sidney Caldwell, he was a deacon and Sunday school teacher at Zion Rock Missionary Baptist Church. He had retired from the City of Portageville Street Department...
Alice Patterson (07/13/05)
NEW MADRID -- Alice Louise Hockersmith Patterson, 78, died at 5:30 a.m. July 12, 2005, at her residence near New Madrid. Born March 25, 1927, at Charleston, daughter of the late Willard Thomas and Effie Mae Mansfield Hockersmith, she lived most of her life in New Madrid County. She was a homemaker, seamstress, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and the best friend anyone could have. She was also a member of the Lilbourn Baptist Church...
Charlie Wade (07/13/05)
TEXARKANA, Texas -- Charlie Thomas Wade, 68, died July 10, 2005, at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock, Ark. Born Jan. 1, 1937, in Luxora, Ark., son of the late Rice William and Anna Lucille Reynolds Wade, he was a self-employed farmer and a member of the Church of Christ...
Harry Turner (07/13/05)
LILBOURN - Harry Turner, 80, died July 9, 2005, at his home in Lilbourn. Born Aug. 6, 1924, in Portageville to the late William and Dorothy Dowdy Turner, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force serving during World War II. In 1944, he moved to Lilbourn where he managed the Rex Theatre and later worked as a lineman for the Missouri Utilities - Ameren UE for over 30 years until his retirement...
Births (Published 7/13) (07/13/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - James and Susan Frakes are the parents of their third child, first son, born at 9:43 p.m. May 17, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Thomas Hayes Frakes weighed 10 pounds and was 21 inches long. Mrs. Frakes is the daughter of Jerry and Carolyn Hayes of Marston...
Looking Back 7/13 (07/13/05)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Earl Sindle of Matthews are the parents of a daughter born July 6 at the Sikeston hospital. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Humphreys at the local hospital July 6. SIKESTON - Absentee ballots are available for the special water and sewage bond issue July 27 at the South Kingshighway. The Sikeston Board of Public Realtors have sent letters to Mayor Sikes and City Council members endorsing the bond issue...
Solution is found right under our feet (07/13/05)
I'm an advocate of the procrastinator's creed - if you wait long enough, a solution will find you. OK, so I made that up. But in some cases, it truly applies. I've followed the discussions among downtown merchants and businesses recently concerning the possibility of changing Center Street to a one-way route. I have serious reservations about the plan but I'll accept that wiser heads will prevail...
Your view: Sikeston proud (07/13/05)
As a former Sikeston resident and graduate, I was proud to see both Sikeston's coach and heavyweight wrestler represented on Missouri's first national championship wrestling team. Ivan Robison and Robert Madison were both huge factors in the team's success...
Speakout 7/13 (07/13/05)
After reading your story on the number of complaints you had concerning the Garden of memories owners not complying with the contracts of headstones and other things going on. Our mother passed away on October 18, 2004, and they haven't to this date put in the things needed on her headstone. You think that these people would have more compassion for the families and not...