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Stories from Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Retention and dropout rates are consistent (08/10/05)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston R-6 schools' retention and dropout rates for the 2004 -2005 school year showed no alarming trends, school officials said Tuesday during the regular Board of Education meeting. Fifty-two students were retained in kindergarten through eighth grade last school year -- down from 55 in 2003-2004, noted Cindy Griffin, assistant superintendent of elementary education and special services. In 2002-2003, 51 students were retained in the same grades...
Two-way traffic returns (08/10/05)
City crews rearranged the traffic barriers on Malone Avenue Tuesday afternoon to allow thru-traffic. According to City Manager Doug Friend, the owner of the building which had structural damage has submitted a plan of action for repairs, which should be completed in seven to 10 days. Friend noted the lanes are constricted so drivers should approach the area with caution and observe the speed limit...
Miner noise ordinance put on hold (08/10/05)
MINER - A proposed noise ordinance for the city of Miner will go back to the drawing board. Mayor Mitch Thompson voted no to break the 2-2 tie vote during the regular Miner Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday and suggested the ordinance needs further study by the Board...
Slacking (08/10/05)
A cowboy grabs a steer by the horns in the steer wrestling event Tuesday night at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo. Tonight officially begins the start of rodeo activities with more action followed by Montgomery Gentry taking the stage at around 9 p.m...
'Flag girls' help kick off rodeo (08/10/05)
SIKESTON -- When it comes to being a rodeo flag girl, it's not about whether the job is easy or hard -- it's about putting on a good show. "People expect you to perform a certain way, but it doesn't always work out the way you want," flag girl Shelley Martini said. "You have to make the ride smooth and stay in control of the horse. It's a lot of work, but well worth it."...
Board close to renewing library pact (08/10/05)
BENTON - The contract to renew the agreement between the Sikeston Public Library and the Riverside Regional Library District has finally been received by the Sikeston library's board, according to Scott County commissioners. "They have it in their hands," said Commissioner Dennis Ziegenhorn during the regular Scott County Commission meeting Tuesday...
Diamond Dawgs (08/10/05)
These four members of the 9-year-old Diamond Dawgs baseball team took second place in the base running competition at the USSSA World Series in Owensboro, Ky., held July 19-24. They are from left: Seth Ressel, Dylan Mason, Gavin O'Brien and Zach Harrison...
Local golfers qualified for the Buick Scramble Championship in Orlando (08/10/05)
SIKESTON - Five local golfers will be traveling to Florida this fall to tee off on a national stage. Sikeston Country Club golf pro Kevin Collins, along with amateurs Galen Kruger Sr., Galen Kruger Jr., James Kruger and Jeff Williams, are heading to Orlando in October to participate in the Buick Scramble National Championship...
Denied (08/10/05)
Sikeston goalkeeper Scott Droddy prepares to stop a kick at the goal during a recent Bulldog soccer practice. Fall sports began practice on Monday with the typical sweltering August heat.
Miranda Dowdy (08/10/05)
POPLAR BLUFF - Miranda Celeste Dowdy, 12, died Aug. 7, 2005, near Acorn Ridge in Stoddard County. Born Jan. 8, 1993, at Poplar Bluff to Cynthia Dowdy of Polar Bluff, she attended the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses at Poplar Bluff and had completed her sixth grade year in the Poplar Bluff School District...
Criss Ward (08/10/05)
JEFFERSON CITY - Master Sergeant Criss Ward, 56, formerly of Dexter, died Aug. 8, 2005, at the residence of his mother-in-law in Dexter. Born Nov. 4, 1948, at Piggott, Ark., to Joyce McComb Ward of Cherokee Village, Ark., and the late James Eugene Ward, he was affiliated with the Baptist Church and on active duty with the Missouri National Guard in Jefferson City...
Lena Carter (08/10/05)
SIKESTON - Lena Fitzgerald Carter, 101, died Aug. 7, 2005, at her home in Sikeston. Born April 25, 1904, in Horn Lake, Miss., to the late James and Cora Holloway Fitzgerald, she moved to Sikeston in 1946, where she joined Traveler's Baptist Church for many years. In 1961 she became a member of St. John's Baptist Church in Sikeston where she served in the choir and was a member of the Mother's Board...
Births (Published 8/10) (08/10/05)
CHARLESTON - Gina Johnson and Bernard Betts are the parents of their second child, both daughters, born at 10:56 a.m. June 30, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Bernasjha Lashaye Betts weighed 4 pounds, 15 ounces and was 17.75 inches long. Maternal Grandparents are Moursanne Johnson and Vernon Evans...
Looking Back 8/10 (08/10/05)
SIKESTON - Fred Cole has purchased the property on South Prairie Street, formerly known as the Hudson Cafe, from John Hudson, who has been conducting it as a rooming house. It is understood that Mr. Cole will continue his work. SIKESTON - The Sikeston Aces will face a strong Portageville nine tonight at Puckett Field for the championship finals of Sikeston's 10th Annual League Tournament...
What isn't reported should be headlines (08/10/05)
Members of the media - primarily the national press - are guilty of reporting the news but not taking the time to see if that news is truthful. Call it laziness or prejudice or whatever you like. The fact of the matter is many news outlets accurately report the news but rarely do any homework to determine if what is said is actually the truth...
Your view: Lock them away (08/10/05)
Lots of people don't listen to the evening news anymore, because it is too sickening and depressing. It would be much nicer if they talked more about Habitat for Humanity, heroes that lived, this week's best parent and things like that. But some of us simply must face the evils that surround us, and work to correct those evils, your help is needed...
Your view: Good deed noted (08/10/05)
I'm one of those people that believe 90 percent of people are truly good. Out of that 90 percent there are those who go above and beyond being truly good to out of this world good. Unfortunately we hear more about the other 10 percent. Well Sikeston, Missouri you have some out of this world good people and I want you to hear about them...
Speakout 8/10 (08/10/05)
I'm curious to know what is the policy or guideline at Sikeston Public Schools about boys playing sports. About the haircuts, if they have to have mo- haircuts or what is the big deal about them wearing braids? If that is the case that you have to have your hair cut, a lot won't play sports for Sikeston Public Schools. ...