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Stories from Friday, October 28, 2005

Return to brick streets is attempt to revitalize downtown (10/28/05)
SIKESTON -- While the city is embracing the future and the technology it brings in most departments, the street department is digging up a piece of the past. Instead of laying fresh blacktop over exposed brick on streets in the downtown area, city street department crews are removing the pavement and uncovering the original brick...
Both education and healthcare are keys to prosperity (10/28/05)
SIKESTON - The Mississippi River Delta is known for its music, its food, its culture and most recently for the devastation it received from Hurricane Katrina. Now the area must use this focus to its advantage said Rex Nelson. Nelson, recently appointed by President George Bush as the alternate federal co-chairman for the Delta Regional Authority, was the guest speaker at Thursday's monthly Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon...
Juden is appointed by Blunt (10/28/05)
JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Matt Blunt has appointed Sikesteston's Department of Public Safety chief to a state commission. Charles A. "Drew" Juden, 48, was named to the Seismic Safety Commission. The appointment is subject to Senate confirmation for a term ending on July 1, 2008...
Two arrested for smuggling drugs into jail (10/28/05)
BENTON - Two people are in custody and charges are pending against two more in separate incidents involving attempts to smuggle contraband into the Scott County Jail. In custody is Dustin Sitzes, 29, of Cape Girardeau, who was already an inmate at the Scott County Jail. Sitzes is charged with failure to appear on a possession of a controlled substance charge, when the new offense was committed...
What's on tap 10/28 (10/28/05)
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Fantasy forecast: Week 8 (10/28/05)
So, how did your fantasy team fare in Week 7? I was fortunate enough to win for the second week in a row and hope that your fortune was as good as mine. Let's get to it. Always remember, before making the difficult lineup decisions, you should make the easy ones; benching the players on your roster who will be off due to a bye week. ...
Juanita Halter (10/28/05)
CHARLESTON - Juanita Boeker Halter, 83, died at 10 a.m. Oct. 27, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 4, 1922, in Dorena, daughter of the late Samuel and Aurora Kendall Tanner, she had lived in Mississippi County most of her life and was a member of the Concordia Lutheran Church in Sikeston. ...
Evelyn Howlett (10/28/05)
MONROE, La. - Evelyn Rytter Howlett, 97, formerly of Charleston, died at 8:20 a.m. Oct. 27, 2005, at Avalon Place in Monroe, La. Born Jan. 21, 1908, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Charles William and Eliza Mae Anderson Rytter, she had lived in Charleston most of her life where she was a member of the United Methodist Church. For 25 years she had served as Mississippi County Magistrate and Probate clerk and was a member and Past Worthy Matron of the Charleston Chapter of Eastern Star...
Mattie Moring (10/28/05)
SIKESTON - Mattie Lee McConnell Moring, 98, died Oct. 27, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 6, 1907, in Lynnville, Tenn., daughter of the late Eddie and Beulah Stephenson McConnell, she had been a resident of Sikeston for over 60 years. She taught Sunday school and was a member of North Acres General Baptist Church in Sikeston. She had worked at Nancy's Sweet Shop, Airport Elementary School and later the Sikeston Regional Center for many years before retiring...
Gladys Novy (10/28/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted Thursday for Gladys Pauline Novy, who died Oct. 24, 2005, were: Chad Woollums, Eric Woollums, Tony Beeson, J.D. Clark, Verlin Hill and Chris Wood. Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel of Dexter was in charge of arrangements...
Births (Published 10/28) (10/28/05)
SIKESTON -- Jamie and Scott Welton are the parents of their fourth child, third son, born at 8:04 p.m. Sept. 15, 2005, at St. Mary's Health Center in St. Louis. Stephen Eldredge Welton weighed 7 pounds 5 ounces and was 20 and 1/4 inches long. Mrs. Welton is the daughter of Sue Hoskins of Brighton, Ill., and the late James Hoskins...
Looking Back 10/28 (10/28/05)
SIKESTON - Mrs. Kendall Sikes received word recently of her husbandt. Sgt. Sikes is serving with the armed forces on Luzon in the Phillipines. SIKESTON - Several hundred children of Sikeston will band together Saturday between 5 and 7 p.m. in the Halloween "trick or treat" for a house-to-house collection. It will be the 15th annual drive for the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund...
Speakout 10/28 (10/28/05)
I took an elderly lady in a wheelchair shopping at the Outlet Mall and out of all the stores, there was only one store employee that helped us with the door. Employees were all standing at the door and telling us to have a good day and to come back, but couldn't they see that we could have used some help? What has happened to America today offering to help someone who needs some help?...