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Stories from Tuesday, August 2, 2005

Sprinklers may soon be required (08/02/05)
SIKESTON - Fire protection sprinkler systems for residential care facilities may be made a city requirement. The discussion on amending city code to require the sprinkler systems was opened during the regular Sikeston City Council meeting Monday. Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden confirmed the idea for such an amendment was a result of the July 20 fire at Green Meadows Retirement Home at 411 N. Kingshighway...
Sikeston landlord voices his concern (08/02/05)
SIKESTON - A Sikeston landlord voiced concerns about the city's code enforcement and the Land Clearance Redevelopment Authority during Monday's regular City Council meeting. Jim Brown said his burned-out house on Agnes was included in the list of 10 structures the Council approved for emergency demolition in their July meeting after it was determined the buildings were public health and safety hazards...
City cleaning up for rodeo (08/02/05)
SIKESTON - With only a little over a week before the 53rd Annual Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, the city's Department of Public Works is working to make Sikeston look its best. "We're wanting to put a little extra touch on things for the rodeo and encourage everybody to do the same," said Steve Lee, street superintendent...
No foul play was involved in fatal fire (08/02/05)
COOTER - The State Fire Marshal's office is continuing its investigation into a fatal fire. Bill Robinson Jr., 36, was found in the living room of the burning mobile home at 436 Childers Drive by members of the Cooter Fire Department at approximately 5:40 p.m. Sunday. According to Fire Chief Charles Barger, Robinson was unresponsive and members of the department attempted to revive him...
Accident is fatal (08/02/05)
RISCO -- A Kentucky woman sustained fatal injuries after the vehicle she was traveling in was struck by a dump truck Monday in New Madrid County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports at 10:05 a.m. on Highway 62 at Risco, an accident occurred as motorist Curtis R. Eller, 56, of Wingo, Ky., failed to yield at stop sign and was struck broadside by a freightliner dump truck driven by Troy L. Chaffin, 53, of Poplar Bluff...
Puckett drives in game-winning run for Bombers (08/02/05)
FARMINGTON -- Sikeston High product Jamie Puckett drove home the winning run in the 10th inning to lift the Bootheel Bombers to a 9-8 win over Kitty League leader Farmington on Sunday. The Bombers saw an 8-1 lead dwindle in the late innings as the Firebirds tied the game with two runs in the bottom of the ninth...
Big winner (08/02/05)
Derrick Garner, 9, of Sikeston competed in the State Games of America at Colorado Springs July 28-31. He won first place in discus, first in the 4 by 400 relay and third in shot put. Olympic gold medalist Rulon Gardner was the spokesman for the event. Derrick also placed first in discus, third in the long jump and fourth in the 5K at the Show Me Games. He is the son of Mike and Patricia Garner and will be a fourth grader at Kelly Elementary School...
Marge Sikes (08/02/05)
ST. JOSEPH -- Hazel "Marge" Sikes, 86, died July 27, 2005, at a local health care center. Born in Sikeston to the late Ross and Mary McGee Sikes, she retired from Lever Brothers in St. Louis. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Barbra Hitchcock...
Vernon Teeters (08/02/05)
BERNIE -- Vernon Teeters, 84, died Aug. 1, 2005, at his home in Bernie. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Theresia Whitworth (08/02/05)
SELMER, Tenn. - Theresia Ann Whitworth, 51, formerly of Parma, Mo., died July 30, 2005, in Selmer. The daughter of the late Opal and Lucille Wakefield, she moved from Parma to Selmer a few years ago. Survivors include: one sister, Francis Fay Pipkins of Selmer; and several nieces and nephews...
Jack Pirtle (08/02/05)
CHARLESTON -- Jackson R. "Jack" Pirtle, 74, died at 9 p.m. July 30, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 17, 1930, in the state of Indiana, he had lived in the Charleston area for a number of years and was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Effie Falkoff (08/02/05)
ST. LOUIS - Effie Mae Falkoff, 100, formerly of East Prairie, died July 7, 2005. Born April 22, 1905, in Arkansas to the late Andrew J. and Martha Ann Ryker, she was a well-known teacher of dance, piano and the social graces for more than 80 years in East Prairie and the surrounding communities and Creve Coeur. She was the queen at the opening of the Mississippi River Bridge at Cairo. She moved to St. Louis 25 years ago to live with her daughter...
Donald Ray (08/02/05)
DEXTER - Donald Ray, 64, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died July 31, 2005, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter. Born April 29, 1941, in Manila, Ark., son of the late James Henry and Violet Cook Ray, he had lived in Cape Girardeau for 30 years and had resided in Dexter for the past 17 months. A U.S. Army veteran, he was retired from Sams Club 6479 in Cape Girardeau and was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Cape Girardeau...
Douglas Hendrix (08/02/05)
NEW MADRID - Douglas "Dougie Do-Rite" M. Hendrix Jr., 40, died Aug. 1, 2005, at his home in New Madrid. Born June 21, 1965, to Patsy S. Clark Ray of Lilbourn and the late Douglas McAuther Hendrix, he was a member of the New Madrid Eagles Aerie and a member of the New Madrid Sportsman's Hunting Club...
Larry Yeargain (08/02/05)
EAST WANATCHEE, Wash. -- Larry Q. Yeargain, 71, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died July 30, 2005, at his home. Born July 16, 1934, he was the son of the late Thadeaus and Annie Yeargain. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one daughter, Teresa...
Sammy Robbins (08/02/05)
SIKESTON - Sammy L. Robbins, 56, died July 31, 2005, at the Miner Nursing Facility in Miner. He was born Oct. 11, 1948, in Sikeston, son of the late James William and Juanita Hampton Robbins. On Oct. 11, 1974, in Sikeston, he married Ruth Wells Robbins who survives of the home...
Looking Back 8/2 (08/02/05)
SIKESTON - At the Rex Theatre, "Nightmare" with Brian Dupevy and Diana Barrymore, also "Unknown Guest" with Pamela Blake and Victor Jory, are playing. SIKESTON - The Sikeston Junior Chamber of Commerce has been singled out this week for two awards from the U. S. Junior Chamber of Commerce...
Correspondent's bias making news (08/02/05)
If you've ever seen a White House press conference, you probably have seen and heard longtime reporter Helen Thomas. Thomas is a bitter witch who has covered the White House since the Civil War. She has been a thorn in the side of every Republican president since Eisenhower. She doesn't ask questions but rather vents her political rantings in the form of a question...
Speakout 8/2 (08/02/05)
Just once Mike I can think of a really, really good way that you probably haven't thought of, at least you haven't put it in your paper yet, to keep these unwed mothers from having all these babies. All we got to do is allow them one mistake. If they make another one they pay for it themselves. ...