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Stories from Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Children get boost from state legislature (05/30/06)
SIKESTON - Seven-year-old Brian Harris hasn't sat in a booster seat since his parents, John and Terri, recently disposed of his when they traded in their vehicle. But because of a law set to take effect in August, the Harris' will need to buy a new seat for Brian...
Memorial Day service (05/30/06)
Above: A large crowd attended Sikeston's Memorial Day Ceremony held Monday morning. Right: Retired Major General James S. Livingston was the guest speaker for Memorial Day Services at Sikeston's Veterans Park Monday. In his remarks, Livingston touched on the origins of the day and added: "Since our nation's beginning, a great many Americans have given their lives for our country. ...
Workshops to focus on preventing suicides (05/30/06)
SIKESTON -- Through a state grant Bootheel Counseling Services is working to decrease the number of young people who die by suicide -- the third leading cause of death among youth ages 15 to 24. Two youth suicide prevention workshops are scheduled for June 7 at Bootheel Counseling Services in Sikeston. The first will be from 8 a.m. to noon and the other from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Another workshop is also planned from 8 a.m. to noon June 5 at the Bootheel Counseling facility in Bloomfield...
Morley resident injured (05/30/06)
MORLEY -- A Morley resident was seriously injured after her leg got caught in the tire of the all-terrain vehicle she was riding Monday evening in Scott County. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 6:20 p.m., Richard R. Reeves, 39, of Morley was operating an ATV and traveling west on county road 431 south of Morley, when the leg of his passenger, 20-year-old Christina A. Patrick of Morley, came in contact with the right rear tire and was thrown from the ATV...
Fondon's sixth place leap highlights SHS tracksters (05/30/06)
JEFFERSON CITY -- The Sikeston track and field team concluded its season on Saturday on the final day of the MSHSAA Class 3 State Championships at Dwight T. Reed Stadium in Jefferson City. All of Sikeston's athletes competed on Friday except for junior shot put thrower Salamar Cox...
Oran seeks title (05/30/06)
ORAN -- The Oran Eagles have knocked on the door of a Class 1 state baseball championship several times, but never quite stepped across the threshold. Now, the Eagles return to Columbia with the talent, mindset and resolve to capture that first state title to go with three second-places and four thirds...
Jimmy Henry (05/30/06)
WILLIAMSVILLE - Jimmy Dale Henry, 69, died May 26, 2006, at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 10, 1936, in Lilbourn, to the late James Welton and Lillie Mae (Foster) Henry, he was a member of the United States Navy from 1955 to 1968...
David Watkins Sr. (05/30/06)
MORLEY - David Michael Watkins Sr., 55, died May 27, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 17, 1950, in Sikeston, son of Norella Marie Graham Watkins of Morley and the late Elmer Clifton Watkins, he was a member of the Cowboy Church in Sikeston and had been a truck driver...
Betty Hardesty (05/30/06)
PARMA - Betty Louise Meier Hardesty, 78, died May 29, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 24, 1927, in Parma, to the late Harry J. and Welta Lewis Meier, she was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Malden and had lived in Parma most of her life except for two and a half years spent in Gulf Port, Miss...
Leonard Barnes (05/30/06)
DEXTER - Leonard Travis Barnes, 90, formerly of Anniston, died at 2:15 a.m., May 29, 2006, in the John J. Persing V.A. Medical Center at Poplar Bluff. Born May 26, 1919, in Medina, Tenn., to the late Frank and Cleva Ann King Barnes, he lived most of his life in Wolf Island and Anniston, where he was a retired farmer. He was a veteran of the Unites States Army, having served during World War II, and was awarded the Purple Heart, two Silver Stars and four Bronze Stars...
Virginia Geer (05/30/06)
WESTVILLE, Fla. -- Virginia Geer, 92, formerly of rural Oran, Mo., died at 11: 35 p.m. May 25, 2006, at Wiregrass Medical Center in Geneva, Ala. Born May 9, 1914, in Morley, Mo., daughter of the late Fred Emerson and Mabel Tomlinson Black, she was a housewife and homemaker. A member of First Baptist Church in Vanduser, Mo., she also taught Sunday school and was a member of the Women's Missionary Union...
Rita Church (05/30/06)
POCAHONTAS, Ill. - Rita R. Church, 85, died at 11:45 a.m. May 25, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Highland. Born March 21, 1921, in Charleston, Mo., she was the daughter of the late William and Louise Halter Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters...
Jack Thompson (05/30/06)
BLOOMFIELD -- Pallbearers at services conducted today at Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield for Aron "Jack" Thompson, who died May 23, 2006, were: Kenneth Edgeston, Gary Edgeston, Calvin Grayson, Warren Whitaker, Lawrence Jacobs and James Durden...
Bill Hornburg (05/30/06)
NEW MADRID -- William "Bill" Hornburg, 55, died May 29, 2006, at Portageville. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Lowell Hawkins (05/30/06)
O'FALLON - Lowell Hawkins, 94, formerly of Sikeston, died May 29, 2006, at Garden View Care Center in O'Fallon. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Looking Back 5/30 (05/30/06)
SIKESTON - The city council, in special session last Wednesday, gave serious consideration to the proposition of installing parking meters in the Sikeston business district. EAST PRAIRIE - Sam Tanksley, energetic trucker and produce raiser of Mississippi and the surrounding counties, stands to lose the majority of this garden produce for the year, following the torrential rains. ...
Speakout 5/30 (05/30/06)
My son has free lunches. They denied him his free lunch today because he owed 30 cents for a milk. In front of the whole class, they made him go sit some where else, gave him a peanut butter sandwich and glass of milk. I think that is clearly, clearly unlawful and unjust. ...