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Stories from Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Electrical system upgrade begins (07/20/05)
NEW MADRID - A power outage last Christmas Eve left many New Madrid residents looking for extra blankets and candles. A power outage on the Fourth of July put them searching for a way to stay cool in the summer's sweltering heat. But in between those power outages, the New Madrid City Council began searching for a way to keep citizens out of the dark and the town at full power. ...
Delinquent taxes (07/20/05)
Sikeston City Manager Doug Friend and Account Clerk Marie Walton look over the list for delinquent Sikeston personal property taxes. For property owners to have their names removed from the list, they must pay their delinquent taxes by July 29. The city will be publishing the list on Aug. 10...
Containers on back roads may contain meth-making chemicals (07/20/05)
SIKESTON -- What may appear to be a harmless container lying along a back road may be full of harmful toxins and corrosives used to make methamphetamine. That's why landowners and motorists are encouraged to be suspicious of any jugs or containers found on the roadways...
Road work (07/20/05)
Employees of Lappe Construction work on Virginia Street. The construction work is between Pine Street and S. Main Street. Traffic is limited to one lane there. Pine Street at the Virginia intersection is closed to through traffic at this time, according to Street Superintendent Steve Lee. The project, which is a priority so it is finished before school starts, is on schedule...
Sewer project moving ahead (07/20/05)
BENTON - With cooperation from the Scott County Commission, a sewer project can skip one step. Engineer Norman Lambert said during the regular Scott County Commission meeting Tuesday that a proposed sewer district to be located east of Miner would serve about 200 homes...
Sikeston All-Stars capture state crown (07/20/05)
SIKESTON -- The 10-year-old Sikeston All-Stars clinched the Cal Ripken Missouri State Championship with an 8-2 win over Mineral Area in Boonville, Mo., on Monday. The victory marked the second over Mineral Area, a team Sikeston had pushed into the losers bracket in an earlier round...
Post 114 falls to Jackson in first round of tourney (07/20/05)
SENATH -- Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons and Jackson both turned in shutouts Tuesday night to advance to the winners bracket final of the American Legion District 14 Tournament. Cape, seeded fifth in the six-team event, knocked off top-seeded Dunklin County 4-0...
Buttrum takes checkered flag at strip (07/20/05)
SIKESTON -- Mark Buttrum of Murphysboro, Ill., claimed first place in the Super Pro division at the Sikeston Drag Strip on Saturday. Buttrum ran an elapsed time of 5.898 seconds at 83.31 mph with an dial-in of 5.10 seconds and a reaction time of .522 seconds...
Local youth to compete at AAU Jr. Olympics (07/20/05)
SIKESTON -- Seven-year-old Tristin Zimmerman (at left in photo), son of Matt and Lori Zimmerman of Sikeston, and 14-year-old Zane Riley, son of Mike and Gail Riley of Blodgett, will compete in the 2005 AAU Junior Olympic Games in New Orleans, La., on July 30-August 2...
Bombers lose to Farmington in extra innings (07/20/05)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bootheel Bombers fell one run short in extra innings of Tuesday's contest at VFW Stadium against the Farmington Firebirds to lose 4-3. With the game tied 3-3 in the top of the 10th, Farmington pinch-hitter Aaron Bynington sent a shot up the middle off pitcher Dan Robbins that scored left fielder Travis Thurston for the go-ahead and eventual game-winning run...
L.F. McClellon (07/20/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Lee Frank "L.F." McClellon, 68, formerly of Sikeston, died at 11:30 a.m. July 17, 2005, at Southeast Hospital. Born Aug. 19, 1936, in Sikeston, son of the late Lee Frank Sr. and Eloise McClellon, he lived in Chicago, Ill., for many years, returning to this year 25 years ago. He was a Golden Gloves boxer in southeast Missouri before going professional in Chicago...
Hazel Mikulin (07/20/05)
SIKESTON - Hazel A. Schwob Mikulin, 90, formerly of Lemay and Ferguson, died July 17, 2005, in the Sikeston Convalescent Center. A member of Zion Lutheran Church and Zion Women's Guild, she was active in Girl and Boy Scouts and a volunteer at James S. McDonnel USO with 2,000 hours of service...
Eugene Green (07/20/05)
SIKESTON - Eugene Green, 77, died at 6:35 p.m. July 19, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Bernadine Chartrau (07/20/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services held Tuesday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Bernadine Chartrau, 77, who died July 16, 2005, were: Bruce Hiller, Kalvin Hiller, Neal Wojtowicz, Ed Robertson, Doug Robertson and William Devenney.
Gene Rudd (07/20/05)
WEST MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Eugene "Gene" Lee Rudd, 73, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died July 8, 2005. Born March 26, 1932, in Marshall, Mo., son of the late Forest L. and Lottie Rudd, he was a U.S. Army veteran and a 1950 graduate of Sikeston High School, where he was an all-conference football player, lettered in basketball and baseball and was the holder of the school shot put record in track for several years. ...
Martin Grayson (07/20/05)
SIKESTON - Martin Grayson, 42, died at 12:59 a.m. July 20, 2005, at his home in Sikeston. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Tialisa Shelquist (07/20/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Tialisa Shelquist, 21, died 1:10 a.m. July 20, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Shelby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Walter Hedrick (07/20/05)
KANSAS CITY - Walter N. Hedrick, 89, formerly of Sikeston, died July 18, 2005, at his home in Kansas City. Born May 13, 1916, in Davis, W.Va., son of the late Rose Belle and Samuel L. Hedrick, he graduated from Frostburg State Teachers College in Frostburg, Md., and taught in Luke, Md., before serving as a naval lieutenant commander during World War II. ...
Births (Published 7/20) (07/20/05)
O'FALLON - Neil and Jennifer Caskey are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 7:36 p.m. July 6, 2005, at St. John's Mercy Hospital. Chloe Elizabeth arrived weighing 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. Mrs. Caskey, the daughter of Michael and Cheryl Jensen of Sikeston, is a pharmaceutical sales representative for Boehrineger-Ingelheim...
Looking Back 7/20 (07/20/05)
SIKESTON - Sgt. William Hahs has arrived in the Hawaiian Islands, he notified Mrs. Hahs in a letter received here Tuesday. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Otto Hahs. BENTON - The Scott County School Board will meet Thursday night at the courthouse to explore possibilities of dividing the county into two school districts. G.K. Patterson, president of the county board, said that a plan has not been submitted to the county board on the division...
When wasting time, Missouri is No. 1 (07/20/05)
Missourians have long suffered from a hillbilly reputation especially from our friends out east. We tend to rank in the middle of most categories of education, transportation spending, crime ... you name it. Well, finally the Show-Me state has hit the top of one category. Workers in Missouri, according to a new national poll, waste more time per day at their jobs than any workers in America!...
Your view: Government too big (07/20/05)
Are we now communist? Eminent Domain is the Devil's Advocate! It is nothing new. Look at Bridgeton Missouri. Churches, homes, schools, all in the way of the runway expansion at Lambert Airfield. Cemeteries are not safe from Eminent Domain. Landfills, can cause million-...
Speakout 7/20 (07/20/05)
Somebody on North Kingshighway or Baker Lane or Circle Drive has cats and I'm tired of having to run them away from my house. They kill the birds and people that have cats should keep them up just like people who have dogs. At one time the city said they had cages that they could put out. I ask them to put some in my back yard to catch the cats. But of course they never did have any that they could bring. Would you please keep your cats at home? And if you a female cat please have it neutered...