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Stories from Thursday, August 25, 2005

Enrollment fluctuates at local schools (08/25/05)
SIKESTON -- As the new school year gets under way, local school officials are experiencing the usual ups and downs of enrollment. When school started last week for Sikeston R-6, enrollment for students in grades K-12 was slightly down from last year at 3,700, superintendent Steve Borgsmiller said...
Monitoring speed (08/25/05)
The speed of a vehicle traveling in a school zone is displayed on a radar cart Wednesday morning on Ables Road. The Sikeston Department of Public Safety borrowed the cart from the Troop E of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The cart will be located in different school zones throughout the month...
Three arrested for driving through field (08/25/05)
CARUTHERSVILLE - Three persons were arrested after a farmer observed their vehicle driving through a soybean field. After the incident was reported, Pemiscot County deputies and the Missouri State Highway Patrol located the vehicle south of Caruthersville Wednesday. Three individuals were taken into custody for property damage to four individual farm fields...
Opening day finds Nance as superintendent (08/25/05)
NEW MADRID - Bill Nance has been a part of the first day of school in the New Madrid County R-1 School District for 26 years. But this year's opening day was different. This year he is the superintendent. So Nance, formerly the assistant superintendent, spent his day traveling from school to school throughout the district. He said he was pleased with the enthusiasm for learning he saw in teachers and students alike. Also he wanted to use the opportunity to make students feel at ease...
New staff joins New Madrid County R-1 District (08/25/05)
NEW MADRID - Bill Nance's move to the superintendent's job isn't the only change students discovered when they returned to class last week. Several other new staff members have joined the R-1 district for the coming year. John Garner is the new principal at New Madrid County Central High School. Garner, who has been involved in education for 10 years, formerly served as principal at Portageville High School...
Optimism high for netters (08/25/05)
SIKESTON - Hoping to improve on last year's record, optimism is in the air for the Sikeston High School girls tennis team. The Lady Bulldogs have their rackets aimed for a spot in sectionals on a team level and hope to have more ladies qualify individually for state...
Herbert Rhine (08/25/05)
BLOOMFIELD -- Herbert Cleo Rhine, 56, died Aug. 18, 2005, at his home in Bloomfield. Born Aug. 18, 1949, in Mount Clements, Mich., son of Elsie Bolden Rhine of Dexter and the late Cleo "Joe" Rhine, he was a carpenter and had lived in Bloomfied all of his life. He was a member of the Eagles Aerie and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, where he was highly decorated...
Margaret Mast (08/25/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Margaret Elizabeth Mast, 47, died Aug. 22, 2005, at her residence near Bloomfield after a brief illness of cancer. Born March 4, 1958, at Virginia Beach, Va., to the late Joseph Overholt and Mary Ann Hershberger Overholt, she was a homemaker and a member of the Crowley's Ridge Mennonite Church in Bell City...
Virginia Roe (08/25/05)
SIKESTON - Virginia "Ginny" Roe, 60, formerly of Lilbourn, died Aug. 22, 2005, at the Green Meadows Retirement Home. Born Jan. 17,1945, in Ellington, daughter of the late Lonel and Clearcy Johnson Collins, she was a member of the Smith Street Temple of Life in Sikeston...
Christina Lowe (08/25/05)
SIKESTON -- Christina "Tina" Lowe, 93, died Aug. 24, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Jetessa Gordon (08/25/05)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Jetessa Gordon, infant daughter of Jessica Gordon, died Aug. 25, 2005, at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Births (Published 8/25) (08/25/05)
SIKESTON - Trey and Lela Riley are the parents of their second daughter, born at 9:52 a.m. July 20, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Emily Grace Riley weighed 10 pounds and 11 ounces. Mrs. Riley, daughter of the late Gene Glass and Linda Glass, is employed by Wal-Mart...
Looking Back 8/25 (08/25/05)
60 years ago Aug. 25, 1945 SIKESTON - F.D. Lair, who is slowly convalescing from months of illness and surgery, is now able to leave his bed part of each day. CHARLESTON - Sheriff W.J. "Pedro" Simmons was elected president of the Missouri Sheriff's Association for the coming year...
Murderer attempts to delay inevitable (08/25/05)
A Missouri inmate awaiting execution next week says the way Missouri administers the lethal injection is cruel and unusual punishment. This comes from a man who beat his wife to death. Timothy Johnston wants the state to delay his execution because he's afraid the three-drug combination used in Missouri's executions may cause him pain. He's afraid he'll suffocate instead of simply drifting off to his death...
Speakout 8/25 (08/25/05)
The gases prices are up to $2.30 per gallon now. Some towns it's almost up to $3 per gallon. You know, I think the simplest solution sometimes works for the better good of the people. I think that solution would be, to stop buying all of our oil from all these countries that have proven over and over they are not trustworthy, and start using the oil right here in the U.S.. ...