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Stories from Tuesday, August 23, 2005

MoDOT counting local traffic (08/23/05)
SIKESTON - Those rubber tubes crossing the road at various places around town will provide the Missouri Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration will valuable data. Traffic counts in Sikeston are done every three years, according to Tim Bowman, intermediate field technician for MoDOT's Jefferson City office...
East Prairie soldier is killed (08/23/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Spc. Blake Hall was a lot more than the good ol' country boy whose wardrobe once consisted of only white T-shirts, overalls and lace-up boots. Just ask those who knew him. "He was a super, well-liked student. You just couldn't keep from liking the boy -- he was that type of kid," said Mike Miles, who was Hall's industrial arts teacher from seventh through 12th grade...
SHS softball gets blanked by Farmington in opener (08/23/05)
FARMINGTON -- The Sikeston High School softball team opened the season on the short end of a 3-0 score against Farmington on Tuesday. Losing pitcher Molly Brinkmeyer went the distance, allowing four hits with four strikeouts and no walks...
Ducks Unlimited meeting (08/23/05)
The Ducks Unlimited Planning Committee met in preparations for the Ducks Unlimited Banquet on Sept. 24. Seated from left are: Darrin Johnson and Darrell Weems; standing: Patrick Douglas, Nathan Lorenz, George W. Bush cutout, Blake Pearson, Kevin Willsey, Kyle Alcorn and Larry Eby. ...
Martha Hood (08/23/05)
MATTHEWS - Martha J. Hood, 75, died at 9:05 p.m. Aug. 18, 2005, at Sells Rest Home from an extended illness. Born March 13, 1930, in New Madrid County, she was adopted by the Sells family and lived in the boarding and rest home for the past 54 years...
Iva Harty (08/23/05)
WAPPAPELLO - Pallbearers at funeral services conducted today at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Puxico for Iva Louise Harty, 85, who died Aug. 20, 2005, were: Ricky Crawford, Stanley Lawrence, Kyle Lawrence, Shawn Harty, Justin Harty, Clay Harty and Cody Clark...
Margaret Mast (08/23/05)
BLOOMFIELD -- Margaret Mast, 47, died Aug. 22, 2005, at her home in Bloomfield. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
John Nelson Jr. (08/23/05)
LILBOURN -- John Nelson Jr., 64, died Aug. 19, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 14, 1941, in Arkansas, son of the late John and Inora Nelson Sr., he was a farm laborer for Raymond Atchley Farms before retiring. Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Otis and Margaret Nelson of Oswego, Ill.; one sister, Bertha Mae Rise of Parma; and five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren...
Births (Published 8/23) (08/23/05)
DELTA - Nicole Schrum and William Kinder Sr. are the parents of their second child, second son, born July 13, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Nicholas James Kinder weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces and 18.5 inches long. Schrum, employed by Delta Quick Mart, is the daughter of Kathleen Curneal and Ron Schrum of Delta...
Looking Back 8/23 (08/23/05)
SIKESTON - LT. Harold L. Swanagon has been awarded the Air Medal, it is reported from the Air Transport Command Base in India. The award was made upon completion of 250 hours of operational flight in the transport aircraft over the dangerous and difficult India-China air routes...
School improvements begin with parents (08/23/05)
With school now under way, a friend sent an interesting article from the Elks magazine that concerns the American education system. To be real honest, it just reinforces much of what I've said for years. Microsoft's Bill Gates - who is one gazillionaire who puts his money where his mouth is - says that in many ways, high schools in this country are obsolete. He and many others are calling for both a reform and a redesign of the traditional high school education...
Speakout 8/23 (08/23/05)
We live in the vicinity of 700 block of East Gladys. We have lost a little dog. He is black and brown. He looks like a wienie dog but he is part Chihuahua and miniature Doberman and he answers to the name of Buster. If anyone has found him please bring him home. His owner has been out looking for him for two days. We miss him a lot...