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Stories from Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Railroad responds to area concerns (07/27/05)
BENTON - Scott County Commissioners don't have much to say yet about a response from the Union Pacific Railroad. During their regular meeting Tuesday, commissioners reviewed a letter from the railroad responding to the county's letter sent in late June regarding safety concerns related to the proposed increase in train traffic through the county...
Cemetery saga continues (07/27/05)
SIKESTON - A local cemetery bought by an out-of-state holding company has seen better days. Since being purchased by Mike Graham and Associates of Houston, Texas, maintenance of the Garden of Memories Cemetery has not been satisfactory, according to Charles Campbell of Sikeston. "The grass is not mowed - it looks horrible," he said after a recent visit...
Seed program is now sprouting in Bertrand (07/27/05)
BERTRAND - A seed program is sprouting in Bertrand, with the mission of providing seeds and agricultural support to missionaries and mission teams. Hope Seeds was founded seven years ago by Mike and Jean Mueller, who moved from the Sikeston area to Florida in 1982. They grow vegetables for seed, which is then sent to third-world countries. The program started in Florida and is spreading to Bertrand...
Cox takes lead in BassBuster standings (07/27/05)
LAKE BARKLEY, Ky. -- The Bootheel BassBusters held their fifth tournament of the year on July 17th on Lake Barkley out of the Devil's Elbow ramp. Leven Cox won the tournament with a six-fish limit weighing 13 lbs. 4 oz. Jerry Dement was second with four fish weighing 8 lbs. 1 oz. and Leon Miller was third with 5 lbs. 2 oz. which included the tournament big bass of 3 lbs. 4 oz...
That karate stuff don't work! (07/27/05)
I've come to the conclusion that when it comes to martial arts, people generally either overestimate or underestimate their effectiveness. At one extreme are those who have watched far too many movies and video games and fail to realize that, hey: those are just movies and video games!...
Sikeston All-Stars headed to World Series (07/27/05)
BAXTER, Minn. - The Sikeston 10-year-old all-stars captured the Midwest Plains Regional championship by defeating the host team Baxter (Minn.) on Tuesday, 10-0. Sikeston will advance to the World Series in Russellville (Ark.) where they will play the host team Russellville on Friday, Aug. 5 at 8 p.m...
Murakami captures Super Pro feature at Sikeston Drag Strip (07/27/05)
SIKESTON -- Mark Murakimi of Cape Girardeau edged Royce Thomason of Malden to win the Super Pro division at the Sikeston Drag Strip on Saturday. Murakami ran at an average speed of 110.24 mph with an elapsed time of 6.181 on a 6.18 dial-in. His reaction time was .504 seconds...
Bobby Thomas (07/27/05)
ADVANCE - Bobby Joe Thomas, 76, formerly of Sikeston, died at 11:25 p.m. July 25, 2005 at the Advance Nursing Center. Born Jan. 3, 1929, in Kingsland, Ark., son of the late Jesse Hugh Thomas and Grace Hanshew Thomas Rhodes, he had worked as a service station attendant for the 76 Truck Stop in Matthews...
Lee Evans (07/27/05)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Lee Ottis Evans, 53, died July 22, 2005, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Born Sept. 30 1951, in Marston, son of Prentiss Adams of Chicago, Ill., and the late Julia Evans, he attended public school in St. Louis and was a construction worker. He was also of the Baptist belief...
Lula Cooper (07/27/05)
BERNIE - Lula Luvenia Cooper, 94, died July 25, 2005, in the emergency room of the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Jan. 2, 1911, in Malden, daughter of the late James Cleveland and Lydia Gulledge Moore, she was a homemaker and member of the Lone Oak General Baptist Church near Malden...
Mary Margaret Yarbrough (07/27/05)
SIKESTON -- Mary Margaret Yarbrough, 25, died at 5:30 a.m. July 27, 2005, at St. Louis University Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home.
Dan Russell (07/27/05)
SIKESTON -- James Daniel "Dan" Russell, 51, died July 25, 2005, at his home. Born Aug. 18, 1953, in Sikeston, son of the late Clifford Daniel and Vivian Parish Russell, he was a 1971 graduate of Sikeston High School and worked for Noranda from 1977 to 1998. A former T-ball and Little League baseball coach, he had been a paper carrier for the Standard Democrat since 1982...
Gloriaetta Beaird (07/27/05)
BERNIE - Gloriaetta Beaird, 74, died July 25, 2005, in the Malden Nursing Center at Malden. Born Feb. 23, 1931, at Bernie, daughter of the late Lloyal and Dawsey McMillion Cooper, she was a lifelong resident of Bernie. A homemaker, she was a member of the Bernie Church of Christ...
Luther Lee (07/27/05)
DEXTER -- Luther Anderson Lee, 81, died July 25, 2005, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born April 8, 1924, in Tennessee, he was a retired mechanic and member of the Baptist Church in Dudley. He had lived in Dexter since 1996. On June 24, 1988, at Milan, Tenn., he married Frances J. Sylvester who survives of the home...
Mildred Schwettman (07/27/05)
SCOTT CITY - Mildred Trucks Schwettman, 94, formerly of Scott City, died July 26, 2005, at Point Lookout Health Care in Hollister. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel.
Births (Published 7/27) (07/27/05)
CHARLESTON - Alex and Stacy Gaines are the parents of their third child, all sons, born June 3, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Nathaniel James- Lee Gaines weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19-3/4 inches long. Mrs. Gaines, daughter of Alice and Henry Decatur, is a homemaker...
Looking Back 7/27 (07/27/05)
SIKESTON - Born to Mr. and Mrs. James French of Sikeston on July 22 at the local hospital, a son. SIKESTON - Tomorrow residents of Sikeston will vote on a 1.2 million bond issue for Board of Public Works water and sewer improvements. City Clerk John Vaughn predicted that 1,000 votes will be cast...
Missouri snubbed by Money magazine (07/27/05)
Money magazine has just released their annual list of the 100 most livable towns in the United States. The magazine each year uses a complex formula of their own design to identify the best towns in the U.S. They gauge education, income, house prices, medical facilities and a whole host of other methods for making their selections. Of course their system is subjective and is more for bragging rights than any other reason...
Speakout 7/27 (07/27/05)
I really like the comment the person called in about Oprah Winfrey not being let in the store. I read in one tabloid she said "I wasn't even going to ask for my discount" just like she was suppose to get a discount every place. But, she had the big car giveaway on her show and she announced she was giving away free cars. ...