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Stories from Wednesday, August 24, 2005

New family life center (08/24/05)
A Building Group employee lays out brick on the front of the First United Methodist Church's Family Life Center Tuesday. The new addition will be over 10,000 square feet and will be completed in late fall.
Warning issued by patrol (08/24/05)
JEFFERSON CITY - A recent series of illegal non-U.S. Lottery notification announcements has prompted a warning from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Only state-run lotteries are legal in Missouri, said. Capt. Ronald K. Replogle, director of the Division of Drug and Crime Control. Any lottery announcements a Missouri resident receives by mail that are identified outside of the United States should be considered scams, he added...
New assistant prosecutor begins work (08/24/05)
CHARLESTON - Guns and children will be the focus for Mississippi County's new assistant prosecuting attorney. Ken Richardson, a Cape Girardeau native who received his law degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Ill., began working in the Mississippi County prosecuting attorney's office Aug. 1. "I'm working with some wonderful people and I intend to give it 110 percent," he said about his new position...
DPS looks into telemarketers in the area (08/24/05)
SIKESTON -- Recent complaints about telemarketers soliciting the area for donations are under investigation by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. DPS Director Drew Juden said according to the complaints, the telemarketers have identified themselves as being from the Public Awareness Office or the Police Detective's Association. ...
Scott County sticking by policy (08/24/05)
BENTON - Scott County commissioners are sticking by their "no new blacktop" policy. Linda Taylor asked commissioners during their regular meeting Tuesday if the county could put blacktop on Deer Run, a road off Highway 61 south of Benton. "We all pay thousands of dollars in taxes," Taylor said of those living on the road...
Federal fugitive caught in area (08/24/05)
BENTON - A federal fugitive and his wife are in custody in the Scott County Jail after being arrested by sheriff's deputies Saturday. The couple are also being charged with possession of a controlled substance, according to Sheriff Rick Walter. Eddie Boyer, 45, of Scott City was wanted by U.S. ...
Dawgs take fifth (08/24/05)
The Diamond Dawgs, a Sikeston-based 9-year-old baseball team, won their third straight championship at the Kentucky Freedom Fest. The Dawgs also finished fifth at the 2005 World Series held in July at Owensboro, Ky. The Dawgs are coached by Jason Erwin, Pete Kennard, Jeff Harrison, Phil Black and Steve Ressel. ...
Nobody asked me but . . . (08/24/05)
Nobody asked me but...the Sikeston High School football team is playing with fire by continuing to play the annual "soap game." The argument to get the kids ready for contact under the lights is negated by the possibility of injury to a player. For instance, in Sikeston's 1994 football season, star wideout, Steven Geralds, was lost for seven regular season games after suffering a broken collarbone in the '94 "soap game."...
SHS wins home opener (08/24/05)
SIKESTON - Excellent pitching and aggressive base running were a winning combination for the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs softball team as they handed the Twin Rivers Lady Royals a 10-0 defeat at Sikeston on Tuesday. Molly Brinkmeyer struck out 10 Lady Royal batters while allowing only one base hit and shortstop Paige Silverthorn stole three bases and scored three runs to lead the Lady Bulldogs in a convincing win...
Diamond Dawgs runner-up (08/24/05)
The Diamond Dawgs, a Sikeston-based 6-year-old baseball team, was the runner-up in a 7-and-under tournament held in Kentucky. Pictured are: (front row) Jason Erwin, Camden Sapp, Zach Potts, Austin Dill and Austin Green; (middle row) Wyatt Pratt, Trey Smith, Gavin Turner and Ty Householder; (back row) coaches Tim Rodgers, Mark Householder and Randy Dill. Players not pictured were Peyton Kennard, Steven Holman, Josh Stinnett, Sam Cox and Jared Sandlin...
Jay Sempietro (08/24/05)
SIKESTON -- A memorial service for Cpl. John Anthony "Jay" Sampietro Jr., 36, who died Aug. 17, 2005, in Springfield will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Sikeston Field House. The service is a collaboration of the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Sikeston Department of Public Safety...
Births (Published 8/24) (08/24/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Joseph and Melissa Bostic are the parents of their second son, born at 8:52 p.m. July 15, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Gaven Joseph Bostic weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 inches long. Mrs. Bostic is the daughter of James and Dovie Haynes of Essex...
Looking Back 8/24 (08/24/05)
SIKESTON - One of Sikeston's most modern businesses - and one that is characteristic of the postwar world that has become a reality so suddenly - is the Robinson Airport, located just west of Harvey Parks Airport and owned by Don Robinson. SIKESTON - The first bale of cotton from the Allen-Davis Gin Company was received Friday. It was grown by Bill Williams on the Thomas B. Allen Farm, and is a Fox four variety, planted the first week in April...
Name of the game isn't always winning (08/24/05)
When Lawrence Phillips was a star running back for the University of Nebraska, he was clearly trouble looking for a place to happen. Fast-forward a decade or so and little has changed for Phillips. He's still a troubled man with a checkered past. The problem is that Phillips should be in prison and he should remain there for a very long time. His latest episode may make prison a reality...
Speakout 8/24 (08/24/05)
I would like to very much to agree with anything and everything Diane Chappell put in the paper about hospice. I don't think anyone realizes what this is all about unless you have had the experience of their help. I have been fortunate enough to have them there for me at three different times in my life. ...