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Stories from Friday, July 29, 2005

Sikeston man is convicted Thursday (07/29/05)
SIKESTON - A Sikeston man accused of molesting children was convicted Thursday in Cape Girardeau. Following the Tuesday and Wednesday trial in Cape County under Judge Benjamin Lewis, Jack Pruitt was found guilty of four counts of sodomy in the first degree and one count of molestation, according to Sikeston Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden...
Home destroyed (07/29/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- A fire destroyed a Mississippi County residence Thursday evening. According to the City of East Prairie Police Department, officers responded to a fire on Atlantic Lane near East Prairie around 9:50 p.m. No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation...
SACC Ag Day (07/29/05)
The Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual Ag Appreciation Day at Aufdenberg Equipment Company in Miner Thursday. The Sikeston Kiwanis Club cooked catfish dinners for the agricultural community and awards were presented.
Commission gets preview of legislation (07/29/05)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County commissioners received a preview of federal legislation during their regular meeting Thursday. Jeff W. Glenn, director of the Southeast Missouri District for U.S. Sen. Jim Talent, first fielded questions from commissioners regarding the St. John's Bayou and New Madrid Floodway Project which has been held up recently by challenges to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' mitigation figures...
Tourney good for business (07/29/05)
SIKESTON - When Sikeston hosts a state athletic tournament, it's a chance not only to show off local sports teams, but the community as well. "It's part of creating a good impression of our communities - both Sikeston and Miner," said Missy Marshall, executive director of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce. ...
Bombers fall to Greyhounds (07/29/05)
SIKESTON -- The Union City (Tenn.) Greyhounds remained in hot pursuit of Kitty League leader Farmington with a 13-3 win over the Sikeston Bootheel Bombers on Thursday at V.F.W. Stadium. The Bombers (11-17) never got it going against the Greyhounds (21-7), who led throughout...
Sikeston wins first game (07/29/05)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston 14-year-old all-stars advanced to the semifinals with a 10-0, five-inning victory against Mississippi County on Thursday in the Missouri State Tournament at VFW Stadium. Sikeston jumped in the lead early in the game and was never threatened...
Earl Johnson (07/29/05)
MATTHEWS -- Earl Johnson, 89, died July 28, 2005, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Pat Robards (07/29/05)
BROSELEY - Rathree "Pat" Robards, 54, formerly of Marble Hill and Bell City, died July 26, 2005, at Poplar Bluff Regional Hospital. Born Oct. 14, 1950, in Bangkok, Thailand, she was a homemaker. On June 17, 1999, in Piggott, Ark., she married Charles Robards who survives of the home...
Allie Merritt (07/29/05)
SIKESTON -- Allie Merritt, 90, died July 27, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 22, 1915, in Blue Springs, Ark., daughter of the late Law and Helen Rice Bratton, she was a retired nurse and member of Berean Missionary Baptist Church in North Little Rock Arkansas for many years. She had been a lifelong resident of North Little Rock until she moved to Sikeston in 2004...
Beverly Thompson (07/29/05)
LONGVIEW, Texas -- Beverly Beck Thompson, 74, died July 28, 2005, at a local hospital. Born Aug. 28, 1930, in Sikeston, Mo., son of Blanche Thompson and the late Bevly Thompson, he served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1954 and retired from his job as a safety engineer for McDonnell-Douglas in St. Louis, Mo., in 1985...
Luther Lee (07/29/05)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Luther Lee, 81, who died July 25, 2005, were: Charles Fuller, Kenneth Lee, James Lee, Danny Lee, Darrell Penberthy and Steve Watkins.
Bobby Thomas (07/29/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services conducted Thursday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Bobby Joe Thomas, 76, who died July 25, 2005, were: Jesse Thomas, Gary Thomas, Matthews Thomas, Brian Thomas, Kevin Thomas and Garrison Thomas.
Charles McGowen (07/29/05)
DEXTER -- Charles L. McGowen, 82, died July 28, 2005, at his residence in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Iva Park (07/29/05)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Iva Louise Park, 74, formerly of Bernie, Mo., died July 28, 2005, in Little Rock. Graveside services are scheduled at 10 a.m. Monday in the Chalk Bluff Cemetery near Dexter. Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Dexter is in charge of all arrangements...
Looking Back 7/29 (07/29/05)
SIKESTON - Albert George Layton has been nominated by President Harry S. Truman as the Vanduser postmaster. The nomination must be approved by the senate. --- BENTON - Final reports on the Seventh War Loan, received this morning by Chairman C.R. Butler, show that Scott County, buying a total of $1,313,708 of bonds during the drive, topped its quota by 228.3 percent...
Speakout 7/29 (07/29/05)
I was reading in the July 20 Speakout about some caller who called in about bin Laden. We all know that bin Laden is supposed to have that kidney disease and I agree with this caller 100 percent because if he's got this kidney disease as bad as we understand it, he wouldn't be living up there in the mountains. ...