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Stories from Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Emergency curfew ordinance proposed (08/30/05)
SIKESTON - Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden has proposed an ordinance which would enable officials to declare emergency curfews for situations in which unruly crowds refuse to disperse. Juden presented the idea to the Sikeston City Council during their special meeting Monday morning...
Cell phone registry not required (08/30/05)
SIKESTON -- E-mails stating telemarketers would soon start calling cell phones began circulating months ago, but many cell phone users are just now receiving the messages for the first time. Meanwhile cell phone providers continue to insist there's nothing to worry about...
Grant awarded for bomb team (08/30/05)
SIKESTON - A $1.3 million grant from the State Emergency Management Agency has been awarded for a regional bomb team. "It's federal money that is passed through at the state level," said Drew Juden, director of the Sikeston Department of Public Safety...
Monday accident (08/30/05)
The Sikeston Rescue Squad responded to a one-vehicle accident at 1:40 p.m. Monday on Highway 60, one mile west of Sikeston. Also responding were members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Morehouse Fire Department. According to Patrol reports, the accident occurred as Kenneth R. ...
Lady 'Dogs nip Fredericktown (08/30/05)
FREDERICKTOWN -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs softball team scored a late unearned run to top Fredericktown on Monday. Sikeston (2-1), behind the shutout pitching of Molly Brinkmeyer, nipped the Lady Blackcats 1-0 for its second straight win. The Lady Bulldogs' Emily Coffee laid down a drag bunt single with two outs in the top of the seventh inning, then tallied the gamewinner on a wild throw on Ashley Kalina's bunt attempt...
Leotis "T" Odom (08/30/05)
ESSEX -- Leotis "T" Odom, 92, died Aug. 29, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Oct. 20, 1912, in Giltedge, Tenn., son of the late George Buchanan and Vera Rebecca Turnage Odom, he moved to Southeast Missouri in 1924 when he was 12 years old. He had lived Essex most of his life. A retired farmer, he had also worked for McMullin Asphalt for several years and served on the Road District for many years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Essex...
Lowell Finley (08/30/05)
SIKESTON -- Lowell Eugene Finley, 66, died Aug. 26, 2005, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Born Aug. 28, 1938, in Charleston, son of the late Ike and Ruby Brown Webb Finley, he was a retired U.S. Air Force tech sergeant having served during the Vietnam War...
Lillie Dillon (08/30/05)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Libbie Dillon, 93, who died Aug. 26, 2005, were: Russell Ryan, Charles Holifield, Dennis Tidwell, Ralph Tidwell, Brad Ryan and Phil Tidwell.
Pansy Jones (08/30/05)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Pansy P. Jones, who died Aug. 26, 2005, were: Dallas Berry, Steve Underwood, Doran Vancil, Sherman Berry, Rick Smelser and Brandon Wilson.
Billy Dunn (08/30/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Billy Earnest Dunn, 65, died at 7:35 a.m. Aug. 29, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born May 7, 1940, at Dorena to the late Everett and Alta Voner Brown Dunn, he lived all his life in Mississippi County where he operated Bill Dunn Farms Inc. He was of the Baptist faith...
Junior Durham (08/30/05)
MARION, Ill. -- Junior Durham, 71, died Aug. 30, 2005, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Marion. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie, Mo.
Elsie Johnson (08/30/05)
ALAMOSA, Colo. -- Elsie Perry Johnson, 78, died Aug. 4, 2005, in Alamosa. Born March 24, 1927, in New Madrid, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Herbert Perry and Mary Alice Perry Holland. One brother also preceded her in death. Survivors include: one brother, Niles Perry of Sanford; one stepsister, Betty Moore of Matthews, Mo.; and one stepbrother, Bobby Holland of Pekin, Ill...
Births (Published 8/30) (08/30/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Michael and Veronica Foster are the parents of their fourth child, fourth son, born at 5:22 p.m. July 27, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Eli Nathaniel Foster weighed 8 pounds and was 19.5 inches long. Mrs. Foster, a housewife, is the daughter of Pauline Gilder and Charles and Jane Lingle...
Looking Back 8/30 (08/30/05)
SIKESTON - Spraying of Sikeston School buildings with DDT is expected to be completed by noon Saturday, State Health Department workers said this morning. HAYTI - Missouri' first bale of cotton was picked in Dunklin County and ginned Aug. 13 at the Arbyrd Gin Co. Pemiscot County's first bale was ginned Aug. 17 at the Crews Reynolds Gin Co...
Where is the aid for our disasters? (08/30/05)
As I, like most Americans, watched Hurricane Katrina unfold Monday, I couldn't help but wonder if other governments were volunteering manpower or financial assistance to come to our aid? I wondered if the Mexican government was sending medical personnel or heavy equipment to assist in the aftermath...
Speakout 8/30 (08/30/05)
I would like to Speakout about the terrible drought we are having here in Southeast Missouri. I have lived in Southeast Missouri most of my life and the Mississippi River has always been a headache for the engineers and barge people but I would like to see the governors of Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee about five or six states here tackle this thing of low water in the Mississippi River here in the real dry years. ...