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Stories from Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Livingston will speak on Monday (05/24/06)
SIKESTON - Monday, the Sikeston community will observe Memorial Day, a day of remembrance for those who have died in service to the United States. In a service beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Sikeston Veterans Park, Major Gen. James S. Livingston, a retired member of the U.S. Marine Corps and a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, will be the guest speaker...
Voter photo ID requirement could be confusing (05/24/06)
SIKESTON -- Local county clerks predict the new voter photo identification requirement will create confusion and frustration for voters and election officials in the November election. "It's going to anger voters, particularly in rural areas and small communities, where they've gone to the same polling place (since they could vote) and the election judges know them," Mississippi County Clerk Junior DeLay said...
Seniors say goodbye (05/24/06)
SIKESTON - It was their time. Their moment to shine, revel in their accomplishments over the past 13 years, savor memories and reflect on relationships they had formed. Last night, over 210 Sikeston Senior High School seniors moved their tassels from right to left at the school's 105th annual commencement program, preparing to continue on their journey through life...
Scott County agencies given grants (05/24/06)
BENTON -- Over $225,000 in Homeland Security interoperable communications grants were awarded to Scott County agencies to help them meet requirements by the Federal Communications Commission. County Developer Joel Evans reported on the grant awards to Scott County commissioners during their regular meeting Tuesday...
Nobody asked me but ... (05/24/06)
Nobody asked me but...former Sikeston assistant football coach and head track coach Kevin Collier led his Malden Green Wave boys track team to a Class 2 state title. Collier is a quality coach and an even better individual. As I have preached about before, if you want passion for sports and the kids that are involved, it's hard to beat Collier...
Cyclewerx finishes strong (05/24/06)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Twelve members of Team Cyclewerx competed in the 24th annual Memphis in May Triathlon Sunday. This year over 1,500 competitors from all over the US, Canada, British Columbia, and Australia competed. The triathlon consisted of a 1 mile lake swim, a 40k (24.8 mile) bike, and a 10k (6.2mile) run...
Whitaker wins Super Pro class at Drag Strip (05/24/06)
SIKESTON -- After four consecutive weeks, we have a new winner in the Junior Dragster class. For the first time in four weeks, Brett Castro was not featured in the final round of the young racer class. Taylor Bowman raced to the final in his first race of the season after pushing their work beyond their limits to get their car put back together before the race started...
Netters gear up for state (05/24/06)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston tennis team will be sending three players to the Class 1 state tennis tournament at the Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield Thursday through Saturday. Sikeston singles player Chris Matthews will be competing as well as the Class 1, District 1 doubles champion tandem of Clayton Matthews and Sam Zhao...
East Prairie duo to play at next level (05/24/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Two East Prairie athletes have committed to play football and basketball in college next year. R.C. Strand and Mitchell Winchester have signed to play at Central Methodist and Missouri Valley respectively next school year. Strand, a 6-foot-2, 210 pound offensive and defensive lineman for East Prairie last football season, led the Eagles to a 5-4 record. That was East Prairie's first winning season since 1994...
'Idol' times for U.S. politics (05/24/06)
Tonight is the night. All across the country people will be tuned into their television awaiting the results. Of course, not the results of some election that might change the country. Nope. People will be tuning in tonight to see whether Katharine or Taylor is the next winner of "American Idol."...
Carl Carrier (05/24/06)
BLOOMFIELD - Carl Eugene Carrier, 74, died May 20, 2006, at his home. Born May 13, 1932, at Bell City, son of the late John and Bessie Smith Carrier, he retired from the United States Army after 23 years of service where he spent two tours in Vietnam. ...
Ozell Jones Sr. (05/24/06)
CHARLESTON - Ozell Jones Sr., 64, died May 21, 2006, at his home. Born Sept. 10, 1941, in Forrest City, Ark., to the late John and Essie Lee Ford Jones Sr., he lived over 46 years in the state of Missouri. Survivors include: his wife, Joyce J. Jones, of the home; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Rodney and Pam Jones of Charleston, Ozell and Lisa Jones Jr. of Pulaski, Ill. and Allan Jones of Peoria, Ill.; five daughters and two sons-...
Maerene Parks (05/24/06)
MOREHOUSE - Pallbearers for services scheduled for Thursday at Ponder Funeral Home for Maerene Parks, who died May 22, 2006, will be: Brian Curry, Lester Draper, George Gross, Jackie Hayes Sr., Jackie Hayes Jr. and Allen Williams.
John Clubbs (05/24/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - John Clubbs, 65, died May 23, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Births (Published 5/24) (05/24/06)
SIKESTON - Sarah and Michael Mitzlaff are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 10:45 a.m. April 24, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Aubrey Lynn Mitzlaff weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 19 inches long...
Looking Back 5/24 (05/24/06)
SIKESTON - At the Malone Theater, "Frontier Gal" with Rod Cameron and Yvonne de Carlo. At the Rex, "Abbott and Costello in Society." EAST PRAIRIE - Graduating exercises for 93 high school seniors will be held here Friday night in the gymnasium at 7:30 p.m. Members of the senior class will present the program. Principal speakers will be Jeanette Butler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.I. Butler, and Sheri Lea Hogan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hogan...
Finding a solution for poor parenting (05/24/06)
Missouri and other states will soon jump head first into a new national education approach called PK-3 which begins with a voluntary, full-school- day prekindergarten for 3 and 4 year olds. This is not a new idea. Our school district and many others have experimented with the early learning program as a way to bring young kids into the learning process before kindergarten...
Your view: Stand up now (05/24/06)
Immigrants must adapt to American Immigration policies already on the books. America must enforce those laws already on the books. Why do we keep ignoring the simple message in the "ill" part of the word "illegal?" When you break down "ILL" -- "Egal" you hear the phonetic pronunciation of "ILL -- Eagle." America is being over-run by a bunch of sick birds, because America has been over-taken by a bunch of "left wing birds" that hate what the "American Eagle" traditionally stood for. ...
Speakout 5/24 (05/24/06)
Hey Mike, what's up? Tell Don I said, "Hi!" I'm calling about the article in your Sunday paper called Hogwash. That's a true statement about the illegal aliens, I don't care if they are Mexicans or what. I work for a company, it has been almost 10 years. ...