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Stories from Wednesday, June 7, 2006

County now getting money for memorial (06/07/06)
BENTON -- Donations for the renovation of the Scott County war memorial have started to arrive. Scott County commissioners received a call during their regular meeting Tuesday advising the Cape Girardeau Veteran of Foreign Wars post will donate $100 toward the renovation project...
Sikeston library awarded grant for summer outreach (06/07/06)
SIKESTON -- Summer school for some Sikeston Middle School students is taking a "monstrous" approach to reading this year. From Sasquatch and the Loch Ness Monster to the Abominable Snowman, sixth and seventh graders attending Sikeston Middle School's summer school session are learning about the different creatures through Sikeston Public Library's first outreach summer reading program...
'Pirates of Penzance' popular with public (06/07/06)
Jake Marsh Standard Democrat SIKESTON - Anyone traveling by the Sikeston Little Theater may have noticed that the theater's new youth production of the "Pirates of Penzance" begins this weekend. They may also have noticed that instead of a number to call to purchase tickets to the play, there are only two words: sold out...
Armed robbery is investigated in Caruthersville (06/07/06)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- Police are searching for a man who allegedly robbed a Caruthersville man and his friend at gunpoint early today. About 1 a.m., the Caruthersville Police Department was dispatched to a residence on Washington Street in Caruthersville in reference to an armed robbery that reportedly occurred in an apartment on Fourth Street...
Kelso Klassic set for this weekend (06/07/06)
KELSO -- It's that time of the year for fastpitch softball enthusiasts. The 22nd annual Kelso Klassic Men's Fastpitch Tournament opens on Friday and runs through Sunday at the Kelso City Park. "This is a highlight for area fastpitch fans and should be another outstanding tournament," said Rick Heuring, assistant tournament director...
Nobody asked me but ... (06/07/06)
Nobody asked me but...I have enjoyed my early tours of the high school football camps at Dexter and East Prairie. I am telling you, football just has a different type of smell. I don't know what it is, the air seems cleaner, crisp in a way. The grass is at its aromatic best. Football has a way of firing up the kids that no other sport can. It is a game of controlled aggression. A primal instinct of survival of the fittest and I love it...
Eagles looking to '06 (06/07/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - The East Prairie football team is getting a leg-up on most area teams by having camp in the first part of June. Coming off their first winning season since 1994, anticipation is high for the 2006 Eagle squad. "Last year is in the past," said East Prairie head coach Corey Adkisson, "but what they did for us was create a buzz about this year's team. ...
Buttrum wins Super Pro (06/07/06)
SIKESTON -- The Junior Dragsters were gearing up for their big race on Sunday by getting a "practice" race in on Saturday night during our regular program. Almost 20 of the youngsters showed up to race and test the track for their big race the following day...
Redhawk coaches speak in Sikeston (06/07/06)
SIKESTON -- Southeast Missouri State University introduced its two new coaches and returning women's basketball coach B.J. Smith to a large group of Redhawk boosters and fans at the Sikeston Country Club on Tuesday afternoon. Smith, along with new men's basketball coach Scott Edgar and new football coach Tony Samuel, spoke to the group on their expectations at Southeast and encouraged financial support from the boosters...
Bullish about Sikeston's team (06/07/06)
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. OK, I may have borrowed that but it describes my trip to two baseball games recently. I enjoy baseball, especially games played with real wood. There is something about the sound of the ball coming off of a wood bat that is pleasing to the ear unlike the annoying ping of the ball coming off of an aluminum bat...
Zetta Mae Jackson (06/07/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Zetta Mae Jackson, 77, died June 2, 2006, at the Charleston Manor Skilled Nursing Center. Born Aug. 8, 1928, in Osceola, Ark., she was a member of the Union Baptist Church in Pin Hook. Survivors include: four sons, James Jackson of Michigan City, Ind., Bobby Hines of Cairo, Ill., Elmer Jackson of Pin Hook and Kenneth Jackson of East Prairie; 11 daughters, Lillie Lawrence of Pin Hook, Leona Scott of East Prairie, Ruby Scott and Ella Jackson of Charleston, and Martha Phillips, Dorothy Phillips, Loretta Phillips, Jeanette Phillips, Laura Phillips, Bertha Phillips and Jodie Phillips of Michigan, Ind.; two sisters, Georgia Dobson of Paducah, Ky., and Viola Dixon of Memphis, Tenn.; and 55 grandchildren and 30 great-. ...
Dorothy Alley (06/07/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for the funeral services held Saturday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Dorothy E. Alley, 96, who died June 1, 2006, were: John Campbell, Mike Hopper, Don Hastings, Wallace Hastings, Steve Johnson and Gerald Settles.
Opal Noisworthy (06/07/06)
CHARLESTON -- Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church in Charleston for Opal G. Noisworthy, 85, who died June 5, 2006, will be: Mike Haas, John Haas, Mike Grimes, Chuck Simmons, Wallace Reeves and Terry A. Parker...
Jack Petrovich III (06/07/06)
NIXA - Jack Peter Petrovich III, 24, died June 3, 2006, at his home. Born March 26, 1982, at St. Louis, son of Jack and June Petrovich of Kansas City, he was an avid sports fan and attended St. Eustachius Church in Portageville. On June 5, 2004, in Portageville, he married Sara Gee who survives of the home...
Jessie Williams (06/07/06)
CHARLESTON - Jessie Mae Williams, 57, died June 2, 2006, at her home in Charleston. Born Jan. 3, 1949, at Charleston to James Lula Clark Williams of Charleston and the late Johnnie Lee Williams, she was a 1967 graduate of Lincoln High School and employed by the Burke family for over 33 years. A member of the St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, she served on the Usher Board, Pastor's Aid Committee and the Poor Saints Committee...
Imogene Phillips (06/07/06)
ORAN - Imogene Veleta Phillips, 91, died at 11:20 a.m. June 5, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 26, 1914, in Grant City, daughter of the late Gilbert Silas and Jessie Abis Unsell Stacy, she was a retired machine operator for the Florsheim Shoe Company in Chaffee...
Steven Cooper (06/07/06)
DEXTER -- Steven Eugene Cooper, 52, died June 5, 2006, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Nov. 8, 1953, at Poplar Bluff, son of Elmer Eugene Cooper of Spanaway, Wash., and the late Betty Zimmerman Cooper, he was a former supervisor at the Brown Shoe Company at Farmington and had been a line worker at ArvinMeritor. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and attended the First General Baptist Church of Dexter...
Looking Back 6/7 (06/07/06)
SIKESTON - The Scott-New Madrid-Mississippi Cooperative Association, an REA organization with headquarters in Sikeston, has been awarded a grant from the federal government to the tune of $296,000 to construct 200 miles of new line that will serve an additional 662 persons...
Let's not take stock of one man's words (06/07/06)
You could easily put my knowledge of economic policy in a teaspoon and have room to spare. I know when my bank account is overdrawn and I have a 401K retirement plan that will fully fund my retirement for up to two weeks. Beyond that, my economic depth is on the shallow end of the pool...
SpeakOut 6/7 (06/07/06)
My family was grocery shopping on May 27th at a Sikeston grocery store and the woman working check out did not want to do her job. She was charging people double and she did not want to work. If people don't want to work then let them sit at home and starve and open the jobs up to the ones of us that want to work. ...