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Stories from Sunday, August 7, 2005

The General Lee rides again (08/07/05)
BENTON -- After sitting nearly 16 years in storage, the dust came off, and Don Scherer's 1969 Charger transformed, once again, into the General Lee. Scherer purchased the "The Dukes of Hazzard" look-alike car back in 1987 when he was 23. "I liked the show. I liked that model of car, and the person selling it just wanted to get rid of it," recalled Scherer, now 41...
Bootheel farmers, ag groups offer input to the nation's 2008 farm bill (08/07/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - After expressing concerns ranging from the drought Missouri is suffering to encouraging young Missourians to farm, area farmers and representatives of commodity groups were quite pleased with the answers they received from Eighth District Rep. Jo Ann Emerson and Rep. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, at a round table discussion Friday at the Delta Center...
Future fire station (08/07/05)
Will Sharp, an employee of Bruce Martin Construction, installs the roof of the new Morehouse Fire Station. The new 60 by 80-foot station will house the town's fire engines and supplies.
Around the campfire with Troy Gentry (08/07/05)
HORNTAGGER: Welcome to the Missouri Sportsmen, my special outdoor guest this week is country music star Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry. How are you doing today Troy? TROY GENTRY: Doing pretty good my man, sittin' back relaxing little bit, watching a little Outdoor Channel...
Sikeston 10-year-olds fall; 14-year-olds win (08/07/05)
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. -- The Sikeston 10-year-old all-stars lost in the first round of the Cal Ripken World Series to the host team Russellville, 14-4 in four innings. It's Sikeston's first loss since the team was formed. Russellville scored five runs in the second inning and eight more in the third to pull out to a commanding 13-0 lead...
Cowboy Classic returns (08/07/05)
SIKESTON - As the 53rd Annual Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo approaches, along with it comes the 2nd Annual Cowboy/Cowgirl Classic at the Bootheel Golf Club. Health Facilities Rehab will once again sponsor the event -- a golf scramble in which the proceeds benefit the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund (JCCF)...
Local softball team headed to World Series (08/07/05)
KELSO -- The Heartland Nationals, a local 12-and-under girls fastpitch team, have earned a return trip to the Babe Ruth Softball World Series to be held at Cherry Hill, N.J. The Nationals, comprised of Babe Ruth League all-stars from Oran, Scott City, New Hamburg, Benton and Kelso, were a first-time participant in the 2004 Series...
Are you ready for some football? (08/07/05)
Tomorrow marks the first day of fall sports practices and to me, this is one of the most exciting times of the year. Every summer I can't wait until football practices start up. I don't think any high school sport beats the atmosphere and the excitement of "Football Friday."...
Wuz-zat? It's barbecue fun! (08/07/05)
It's rodeo time and that means the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce's 11th Annual Redneck Barbecue is right around the corner on Saturday, Aug. 13. The barbecue contest and related events will be held at the Sikeston Sports Complex around the Clinton Building. ...
New Aldi's takes shape (08/07/05)
G.P. Glueck and David Yount, employees of Fronabarger Concrete, work on the curb and gutters on the parking lot of the new Aldi's store. The grocery store is relocating from Malone Avenue to South Main Street at Plantation Drive. Work began in July with the demolition of an old building and site improvements before construction could begin on a new facility...
Audiologist relocates office (08/07/05)
SIKESTON - Listen up, Sikeston. Area audiologist Ken Rubenacker, MS, CCC- A, is on the move. Rubenacker and his wife and office manager, Vicki, have relocated his practice to 417B South Kingshighway. Rubenacker has created a professional office space complete with waiting room, administrative office, testing area and plenty of space for his St. Louis Cardinals memorabilia...
Business briefcase 8/7 (08/07/05)
SIKESTON -- Regions Bank has appointed Keith Parker as business banking relationship manager for the bank's location in Sikeston. His office is located at 425 North Main. Parker, a lifelong resident of Sikeston, joined Regions Bank in 2003 and has most recently served as a mortgage loan originator. He graduated from Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance...
Punkin Schott (08/07/05)
PERKINS - Carl "Punkin" Schott, 55, died Aug. 5, 2005, at his home. Born April 24, 1950, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Leo and Faye McDaniel Schott, he was a farmer and owner of Schott Trucking Co. in Advance. A 1968 graduate of Oran High School, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army 25th Infantry in Vietnam...
Leah Eskew (08/07/05)
LILBOURN -- Leah Rashae Mainord, 30, died Aug. 1, 2005, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Born Aug. 7 ,1974, in Rockford, Ill., daughter of Debbie Baldwin and Jimmie "Duke" Mainord Jr. of Lilbourn, she lived and worked in Colorado Springs as a consultant...
Rosann Mansker (08/07/05)
SHINER, Texas - Rosann Mansker, 57, died Aug. 5, 2005, at Geary Community Hospital in Geary, Kan. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Eugene Slayden (08/07/05)
CHARLESTON - Eugene Slayden, 72, of Charleston died 8:30 a.m. Aug. 6, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. McMikle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Orion Baker (08/07/05)
SIKESTON - Orion Markell Baker, infant son of Diann Graham and Torress Baker of Sikeston, died at birth Aug. 4, 2005, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Survivors in addition to his parents include: two half-brothers, Damarlon Baker and Nicco Houston of Sikeston; maternal grandparents, T.W. and Linda Graham of Sikeston; paternal grandparents Kim Baker of Sikeston and Lee Allen Jones of Sikeston; and paternal step-grandfather, Elex McKracken of Sikeston...
Terry McClendon (08/07/05)
ANNISTON - Terry Gilbert McClendon, 51, died Aug. 5, 2005, at his home. Born Aug. 28, 1953, in Anniston, to the late Henry "Pete" and Elva Justine Williams McClendon, Terry lived all his life in Anniston. He was employed at Alan Wire and Cable in Sikeston...
Margaret Ward (08/07/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Margaret Ward, 88, died at 5:25 a.m. Aug. 6, 2005, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Glen Duckworth (08/07/05)
DEXTER - Glen Duckworth, 70, died Aug. 5, 2005, at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Births (Published 8/7) (08/07/05)
SIKESTON - Brandy Gonzales and Timothy Emerson are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 1:28 p.m. June 27, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Braxton Taylor Emerson weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. Gonzales, office assistant for Grand Development, is the daughter of David and Brenda Gonzales of Sikeston...
Wright - Dodds (08/07/05)
SIKESTON -- Kristin Nicole Wright and Micahel Allen Dodds exchanged wedding vows in a 3 p.m. ceremony April 9, 2005, at the Sikeston First Church of the Nazarene. The Rev. Chris Launius, uncle of the bride, and the Rev. John Bouldrey performed the ceremony...
Bom - Miller (08/07/05)
SIKESTON -- Charles and Dorothy Bom have announced the engagement of their daughter, Heather Nicole, to Robert Spencer Miller, son of Alvin and Cindy Miller of rural Marston. A 2002 graduate of New Madrid County Central High School, the future bride is a senior psychology major at Truman State University in Kirksville. She is the granddaughter of Betsy Hampton of Sikeston and Robert and Jean Bom of Benton...
Looking Back 8/7 (08/07/05)
SIKESTON - Forest L. Rudd of Washington, Mo., this week assumed the new duties as assistant superintendent of the Sikeston factory of the International Shoe Co. Rudd has been associated with the company for many years. BENTON - In Scott County, 14,915 people are registered to vote in the Aug. 17 election. Of those registered, 7,351 are from Sikeston. The deadline for registration for voting was July 20...
Rodeo is Sikeston's chance to shine (08/07/05)
Traffic will be congested and you'll see ample new faces in town this week. The rodeo has arrived and with it, the opportunity to display some southern hospitality to the thousands of visitors this week. This community can never fully thank the Sikeston Jaycees for staging the Bootheel Rodeo each year. ...
Your view: Take action (08/07/05)
To: The owners of cemetery plots at the Garden of Memories and Memorial Park Cemeteries, Sikeston. If anyone wants to file an official complaint about the cemeteries, it will be necessary to place it in writing and send it to the Missouri Attorney General's Office and the Missouri Office of Endowed Care. I have called both offices and the following procedure must be followed according to them:...
Speakout 8/7 (08/07/05)
Yes, I'm calling about the flowers that are being stolen of f the graves at the IOOF Cemetery in Charleston. If you would, please stop stealing the flowers off of the graves. We know who you are and if you don't stop, you will be arrested. Please stop...