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Stories from Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Oran resident wins Sikeston art contest (06/06/06)
ORAN - If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Cleda Curtis-Neal has 3,000 words to describe how she has become one of the premier artists in the Bootheel area. Curtis entered three paintings in the Sikeston Bootheel Regional Art Guild (B.R.A.G.) art show and came out with a Best of Show, first place in portraits, and first place in still life...
Council hears monkey business (06/06/06)
SIKESTON -- Residents of the Aspen Trace neighborhood are tired of putting up with monkey attacks. During the regular Sikeston City Council meeting Monday, Peggy Bearden, a resident on that street, showed council members a shirt belonging to her grandson that she said was damaged by the monkey during an attack...
Contract is approved (06/06/06)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston will jump on the Enhanced Enterprise Zone bandwagon. During their regular meeting Monday, council members approved a $15,000 contract with the Bootheel Regional Planning Commission for services related to establishing an Enhanced Enterprise Zone in the city...
Problems plaguing pools (06/06/06)
CHARLESTON -- From a shallow pool of lifeguards to maintenance problems with aging facilities, nearby public swimming pools are having trouble staying afloat this summer. "We just can't get lifeguards -- nobody's interested," said Mike McIlroy, Charleston parks director. "We ran an ad in the paper for at least two weeks."...
Corporate Games under way (06/06/06)
June Pullum, a Missouri Department of Transportation Corporate Games player, lines up a shot during the eight-ball tournament Monday night at the Clinton Building.
Baseball dance (06/06/06)
Two youngsters do the "chicken dance" in between innings at Monday night's Sikeston Bulls baseball game. The Bulls won the game 8-7.
Bulls rally for victory (06/06/06)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulls ended a three-game losing streak in dramatic fashion at VFW Stadium on Monday night, with an 8-7 come from behind victory over the Tennessee T's. "It was just a real impressive win for the guys," said Bulls manager Matt Marshall. ...
Locals dominate 16th Nunnelee Tournament (06/06/06)
SIKESTON -- Local talent performed admirably at the 16th annual Ed Nunnelee Memorial Tennis Tournament, contested this past weekend on Sikeston High School, Sikeston Sports Complex and Sikeston Country Club courts. Jenni DeWitt, No. 1 player on the Sikeston High School girls team, shared honors as the tournament's most prolific winner along with Mike Ashley of Newburgh, Ind. Both claimed three championships...
Sikeston Sharks (06/06/06)
A Sikeston Shark swimmer competes in the backstroke in a swim meet Monday afternoon at the YMCA pool. Results from the meet were unavailable at press time.
Steven Cooper (06/06/06)
DEXTER - Steven Cooper, 52, died June 5, 2006, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Opal Noisworthy (06/06/06)
CHARLESTON - Opal Gertrude Noisworthy, 85, died at 10:25 p.m. June 5, 2006, at her home in Charleston. Born Nov. 18, 1920, in Miller City, Ill., to the late Leslie E. and Gertrude Josephine Childers Bowers, she had lived in Mississippi County since 1932. She was employed with Knights Department Store and Duenne Fabric Shop in Charleston until her retirement and was a longtime member of the Wyatt United Methodist Church and then became a member of the United Methodist Church in Charleston...
James Canoy (06/06/06)
DEXTER - James Ray Daniel Canoy, 69, died June 4, 2006, at his home. Born Dec. 26, 1936, in Wardell, he was he son of the late Archie Culin and Dollie Mae Thomas Canoy. On Nov. 2, 1984, at Dexter, he was united in marriage to Eva May Smiley who survives of the home...
Looking Back 6/6 (06/06/06)
SIKESTON - For the first time this year the mercury topped the 90-degree mark in the Sikeston area Saturday. The top mark was 93 and Sunday it was 92. SIKESTON - The Travelers, a folk singing quartet from Sikeston, was one of four groups chosen to appear on the Ted Mack Amateur Hour in auditions held at New York City yesterday. About 200 acts auditioned for the chance to perform on the CBS network show. That group will tape the show Friday and it may be aired by Sunday...
Eating away at our own responsibility (06/06/06)
Since the federal government has learned long ago that you can't motivate personal responsibility, our friendly health officials are now aiming for the restaurant industry in their attempt to encourage a lean and mean America. The feds want the restaurant industry to down-size, not super-size your portions at the drive-through windows of America...
SpeakOut 6/6 (06/06/06)
I seen on the news where they were trying to raise minimum wage up to $6.50 an hour but it should be $7. Something has got to break with the working class people. You almost have to be dead before you can see a doctor these days. It's not like it was back in Laura Ingall's days in "Little House on the Prairie" when the doctor came out to your house. ...