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Stories from Friday, May 26, 2006

Woman drives through Benton antique store (05/26/06)
BENTON - Phyllis Schwartz, owner and manager of the Antique Centre in Benton, was shocked around 2:20 p.m. Thursday when she felt her building shake and saw a cloud of dust rise from the back of the store. Schwartz and the other customers at the store were even more surprised when they realized the damage was caused by a Dodge Stratus that had driven through the wall and 42 feet into the store...
YMCA swimming pool set to open on Saturday (05/26/06)
SIKESTON - The summer is finally heating up and the YMCA of Sikeston is answering the call, literally. The YMCA has answered a number calls from people wanting to know when the YMCA pool will open. On Saturday, the wait is over. The pool will be open seven days a week with open swim from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays, and 1 to 3 p.m. on Sundays. During this time, anybody can swim and those under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult...
DPS arrests 12 on variety of warrants (05/26/06)
SIKESTON - Twelve persons were swept up off the streets of Sikeston early Thursday in the Sikeston Department of Public Safety's version of a spring cleanup. Knocking on doors, officers arrested the individuals wanted on a variety of warrants from Scott County, New Madrid County and the city of Sikeston...
Man charged in stabbing (05/26/06)
SIKESTON - A Howardville man is charged with the stabbing of a Charleston woman. Alex Hamilton, 29, was charged by New Madrid County Prosecutor Lewie Recker with first degree assault and armed criminal action. He is currently in custody of the New Madrid Sheriff's Department and scheduled to be arraigned before Associate Circuit Judge Charles Spitler...
YMCA expansion plans presented (05/26/06)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston YMCA is gearing up for its building campaign by first building support. Addressing the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce membership during their May monthly meeting at noon Thursday, Jeff Partridge, executive director of the YMCA, vowed a new, expanded YMCA was "going to happen." Early this summer, he continued, the YMCA would announce its campaign funding goals...
Corporation forms to handle grants (05/26/06)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County has a new not-for-profit corporation to handle grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development division. Mississippi County commissioners approved the formation of the Mississippi County Development Corporation and adopted its bylaws during their regular meeting Thursday...
Railroad work (05/26/06)
Union Pacific employees attach two pieces of track together Thursday morning. The company was picking up the additional track along Malone.
SHS tracksters ready for state (05/26/06)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston boys and girls track and field team will have 14 athletes competing at the MSHSAA Class 3 Track and Field State Championships in Jefferson City this weekend. The boys team, which has placed in the top 10 in the state for five straight years has eight competitors while the girls team is sending six...
G.H. Parsons (05/26/06)
DEXTER - G.H. Parsons, 72, died May 25, 2006, in the Heartland Care and Rehab Center at Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Jack Thompson (05/26/06)
ESSEX - Aron "Jack" Thompson, 87, died May 23, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 20, 1918, in Rosston, Ark., he was the son of the late Jeff and Dessie Mae Young Thompson. Formerly of California, he lived in Essex for the past 33 years, where he was a member of the New Mt. ...
Eathel Wilson (05/26/06)
BERNIE - Eathel Wilson, 90, formerly of Bernie, died May 25, 2006, in the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Bernie.
Looking Back 5/26 (05/26/06)
SIKESTON - Will W. Horton, city editor of the Sikeston Daily Standard, has been appointed Savings Bonds Committee Chairman for Scott County. --- SIKESTON - The Scott Gin Company has announced plans to construct a new warehouse on part of out block number 34. The estimated cost is $10,000...
Your view: Giving life (05/26/06)
Thank you to all the heroes that came out to the Methodist Church on May 18th and gave a part of themselves-a vital part without substitution -a part that will save lives! If we had a medal you would deserve it, a gold ribbon, a trophy -but there is no award suitable for to us saving a life is the academy award!...
Speakout 5/26 (05/26/06)
In today's newspaper, there was an article called Crazy drivers. I, in terms do agree with what they said. I have a 4-month old baby and every time I leave my house, within five minutes after being gone, I almost get hit by at least two drivers. I believe something needs to be done about the way people are driving now days. ...