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Stories from Thursday, August 18, 2005

Trooper struck by vehicle, killed (08/18/05)
STRAFFORD -- A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper, who formerly lived in Sikeston, died Wednesday morning after he was hit by a vehicle on Interstate 44 near Strafford. Patrol spokesman Capt. Chris Ricks said Cpl. John A. "Jay" Sampietro Jr. was struck while doing an accident reconstruction report at the scene of a Monday night crash that killed two adults and two children from Indianapolis. They were in a car that was hit by a tractor-trailer that crossed the median on I-44...
Back to school (08/18/05)
Chance Wheetley, a Matthews Elementary School first grade student, walks with his mother, Kristi, while his father, Tim, videos his first day of school this morning.
Rainfall answers some of farmers' prayers (08/18/05)
SIKESTON -- Sporadic rainfall across the drought-stricken region this week is answering the prayers of some farmers -- but not all of them. "It's too late for corn, but there were some fields of soybeans hurting quite badly, and this rain helped pull them out and increase the yields," said Kenny Vowels, executive director of Scott County Farm Service Agency in Benton...
Golf Glance: Sikeston Country Club (08/18/05)
RESULTS: Ladies Golf Association Ch Flight - Debbie Bard, 79 A Flight - Linda Underwood/Saralyn Boyer, 88 B Flight - Paulette Boardman, 101 C Flight - Janice Hay, 106 SCC Senior Association 1st Low Gross - Ron Underwood, 70 2nd Low Net - Jack Lopp, 67...
Golfer takes fourth (08/18/05)
Zach Downing of East Prairie, placed fourth in the 10-12 year old division at the 3rd Annual Cape Jaycees Junior Golf Tournament. The 10-12 division boasted the largest field of the junior tournament. Zach is the 10-year-old son of Scott and Cathy Downing...
Mike Cowan (08/18/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at funeral services at 2 p.m. Friday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Terry Michael Cowan, 56, who died Aug. 16, 2005, will be: Bob McCord, Tom Ryan, David Moyers, Steve Jones, Jasper Grant and Charlie Riddle. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel...
Leona Patterson (08/18/05)
GRAYRIDGE -- Leona May Patterson, 91, died Aug. 16, 2005, at Beverly Health and Rehab Center in Bloomfield. Born June 11, 1914, in Johnson County, Ark., to the late Joe Cecil and Beulah Smith Hyatt, she had lived in the Grayridge area most of her life...
Pauline Terry (08/18/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Venious Pauline Barnes Terry, 83, died Aug. 15, 2005, at McNeal Hospital in Berwen, Ill., following an extended illness. Born Sept. 10, 1921, in Moulton, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Rufus and Victoria Gillespie Barnes. On Feb. 2, 1942, she married Luke Terry who preceded her in death in 1986...
Sylvester Hamilton (08/18/05)
CHARLESTON - Sylvester Hamilton, 52, died Aug. 17, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center from an apparent heart attack. Born Oct. 12, 1952, in Charleston, son of Lue Bertha Snell Hamilton of Charleston and the late Lee Virgil Hamilton, he attended Kelly School in Benton and Lincoln School in Charleston. A member of the Mercy Seat Baptist Church, he served as a Sunday school teacher...
Looking Back 8/18 (08/18/05)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Harry Harty were business visitors in Kansas City last weekend. SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Withrows observed their 39th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at their home on Dorothy Street last Sunday. SIKESTON - A new stop light has been added to the corner of Malone Street and Kingshighway for the convenience of motorists...
We are in a pickle for pickers, packers (08/18/05)
While perusing a printed product this week, I came upon a problem of potentially prodigious proportions. It seems there is a problem with pickle packers and pickers. The pickers and packers normally produce enough product but the problem is that pickers and packers are plying their profession in other areas of prime agriculture...
Speakout 8/18 (08/18/05)
I'm tired of all the people calling in on Social Security for disabled. I live in a $24,000 house. My son is disabled. We got a letter in. They took the dental, so much medical off, doctor's foot care, you name it - breathing things, wheelchairs, crutches for the poor and disabled. ...