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Stories from Wednesday, August 3, 2005

Area school enrollment dates (08/03/05)
First day of school: Aug. 18 KINDERGARTEN: The Sikeston Kindergarten Center began taking appointments for its late kindergarten enrollment set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 11. Parents should bring the child along with a state-issued birth certificate, shot record, Social Security card and Medicaid card (if applicable) to the enrollment. Children who were 5 by July 31 are eligible for kindergarten...
Schools prepare for new year (08/03/05)
SIKESTON -- School officials are preparing for the start of the new school year with several enrollments and screenings planned over the next week. For example, on Aug. 11 the Sikeston Kindergarten Center is conducting a late enrollment/screening for its new kindergartners...
Miner voters reject tax (08/03/05)
MINER - Voters in Miner soundly rejected the establishment of a 5 percent franchise tax on telephone and telecommunication services within the city with only 18 votes in support of the tax and 120 against it. "That's about as clear as you can get," said County Clerk Rita Milam...
Voter turnout very weak in New Madrid County (08/03/05)
NEW MADRID - Although voter turnout was weak, opinions were strong in Tuesday's election. In the only countywide issue, New Madrid County residents voted to make the prosecutor's position full-time. There were 557 ballots cast in favor of the issue, just over 57 percent, compared to 411 no votes or just over 42 percent...
Funding is secured for outer road (08/03/05)
BENTON - After a wait spanning decades, funding is finally secured for an outer road between Nash Road and Scott City. Scott County commissioners confirmed during their regular meeting Tuesday that funding for the Scott City project was included in the federal transportation bill recently passed by Congress. The transportation bill commits $5 million for the project in addition to the $100,000 in Delta Regional Authority funding previously approved...
Golf glance: Bootheel Golf Club (08/03/05)
Sunday Points Game First place team: 1st - Troy Dooley, Gary Harper Sr. 2nd - Jeff Ketterman, Bill King 3rd - Gary Harper Jr., Bob Andrews 4th - Ken Curry, Larry Davidson 5th - Geo Glasscock, Roger Parker Tuesday Senior League: First place team: Huff, Estes, Boyer, Gilmer (58)...
Sibyl Wilson (08/03/05)
MOREHOUSE -- Pallbearers at services held Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Morehouse for Sibyl Wilson, 89, who died July 30, 2005, were: Mike Dillard, Neal Hahn, Brent Hahn, Mike Boshell, Larry Boshell and Terry Cagle. Honorary pallbearers were: Garod Brooks, Nicholes Brooks, Hayden Brooks, Brandon Wilson, Matthew Wilson and Jacob Wilson...
Vernon Teeters (08/03/05)
BERNIE -- Vernon P. Teeters, 84, died Aug. 1, 2005, at his home in Bernie. Born March 29, 1921, at Leachville, Ark., son of the late Jacob A. and Cora Herring Teeters, he was a veteran of the United States Army having served in Word War II. He had been a salesman during his life and was a member of the Sunnyvale General Baptist Church of rural Malden and The Gideons International...
Jewel Wright (08/03/05)
RIPLEY -- Jewel Francis Wright, 95, died July 29, 2005, at the Beverly Healthcare Center in Ripley. Daughter of the late Daniel and Dora Street Shelton, she was a homemaker and a member of the North Ripley Baptist Church. Her husband, Billy C. "Bill" Wright, preceded her in death...
Looking Back 8/3 (08/03/05)
SIKESTON - Mrs. Wendall Hall is recovering nicely after an emergency appendectomy at the Jewish Hospital in St. Louis last Saturday. SIKESTON - In a triple header Saturday night at Puckett Field, the Little League Invitational Tournament moved into full swing with New Madrid trouncing Morehouse, Oran defeating Sikeston and Portageville edging Bertrand...
No mercy is needed for this murderer (08/03/05)
I'm sitting here reading the most repulsive story I've seen in quite a while. The story makes you realize that there are some among us who should be treated very differently and there are some among us who deserve absolutely no mercy. Convicted sex offender Joseph Duncan is the scumbag who killed three members of an Idaho family in May and then abducted their two small children. ...
Speakout 8/3 (08/03/05)
On July 9 an accident occurred in front of the Quick Chek, between 5 and 5: 15 p.m. A white van parked in front of the ice machine backed into a black car in line for gas. Unfortunately the police weren't called due to a private property policy of the store. If anyone saw this accident, please call 472-2631 as the insurance company won't pay without a witness besides the drivers. Thank you. Word of advice: Call the police no matter how minor the accident seems to be...