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Stories from Thursday, August 4, 2005

Down it goes (08/04/05)
Jeff Bricker, of Bricker Excavating in Quincy Il., removes bricks from the old Coca-Cola building Wednesday. The company is currently removing the building from the property which will be turned into a parking lot.
Feathered friend finds new shelter (08/04/05)
SIKESTON - Wanted: one pigeon hole. Or a birdhouse with a pigeon-sized hole. Staff at the Sikeston Area Humane Society have recently acquired a pigeon, but not a homing pigeon. It's more of a won't-go-home pigeon. "He was brought in to us last month after one of the storms," said Lanette Baker, director of the humane society. "He doesn't want to go anywhere. We turned him loose a couple of times; he just hangs around the front door. He decided he likes it here I guess."...
Fake name may result in fraud charges (08/04/05)
SIKESTON -- Two Charleston residents were arrested after Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers discovered they were attempting to defraud the state Medicaid system. After responding to a report of a disturbance at the Missouri Delta Medical Center emergency room Monday evening, DPS officers began questioning the offender causing the disturbance and discovered that the identity she was using was that of a wanted person. ...
Drought ups average daily water flow (08/04/05)
SIKESTON -- With Mother Nature not giving an inch in the rain department, many area residents have resorted to manually supplying water to their lawns, trees and shrubs. "The drought has upped the average daily flow," assured Wayne McSpadden, operations manager of the Sikeston Board of Municipalities. "We do have more and more people putting in lawn irrigation systems, and that's driving it up."...
Mississippi County boxing team competes in St. Louis (08/04/05)
ST. LOUIS -- The Mississippi County Boxing Team traveled to St. Louis Thursday to compete in a Club Show at Sharp's Tavern. Competing this weekend from M.C.B. were Phillip Latamondeer, Matt Gephart and Chris Gephart. Phillip Latamondeer started the evening for the M.C.B. ...
Former Sikeston resident is member of top coaching staff (08/04/05)
LEITCHFIELD - Former Sikeston "Lady Bulldog" athlete standout Nancy Miles spurred the Grayson County High School "Lady Cougars" softball team to a first-in-state ranking as the team's assistant coach. During the regional championship, the Cougars lost 2-1 against the Owensboro Catholic High School. Owensoboro would go on to win the state tournament...
David Patterson (08/04/05)
NEW MADRID -- David Allen Patterson, 49, died Aug. 2, 2005, at his home in New Madrid. Born Dec. 28, 1955, in Sikeston, to Ruth Hardin Clark of New Madrid and the late Arnold Patterson, he was a member of the New Madrid Eagles Aerie 420 and attended the New Life Assembly Church in New Madrid...
Donald Ray (08/04/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers are services Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter for Donald Ray, 64, who died July 31, 2005, were: Von Baker, Wayne Baker, Jerry Baker, Gary Baker, Glen Watkins and Danny Miller.
Ruby Uthoff (08/04/05)
COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. - Ruby Uthoff, 91, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Aug. 4, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital at Collierville. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Births (Published 8/4) (08/04/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Stephanie Powers is the parent of her second child, both daughters, born at 8:24 a.m. June 17, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Madison Raye Durbin weighed 8 pounds and was 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Paula Copeland and Wade Ramsey...
Looking Back 8/4 (08/04/05)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Hunter accompanied Boy Scouts Fred Stone, John Nickens, Joe Bacher and Ross Stowe, the latter of Matthews, to Camp Luwallen last Sunday. LILBOURN - A $9,000 bond issue to construct a waterworks system was passed Saturday 17-0. Included in the area where the system will be put into operation are Lilbourn, Delmo, Howardville and the rural area between water sales to consumers...
Students' attitudes begin with parents (08/04/05)
With school just around the corner, parents should immediately begin preparing their youngsters for that first day of classes. Teachers and administrators will tell you that far too many kids come to school unprepared for the discipline and routine of classroom work. And the blame for that issue falls squarely on the parents...
Your view: Enjoy holiday (08/04/05)
Missouri families can save money this weekend. Last year for the first time, shoppers saved on back-to-school supplies, computers, and clothes, thanks to the Sales Tax Holiday. My three-year effort to pass this measure was crowned with success in 2003, and the result was so positive that the General Assembly and Governor Blunt made the Sales Tax Holiday permanent this year...
Speakout 8/4 (08/04/05)
I was reading in your July 27 paper where somebody was talking about Oprah Winfrey and Michael Jackson not paying for anything and the things that they do. They should just be worried about something else because who cares anyway. So many times we complain about bad things people do, but seldom do we make mention of the good things people do. ...