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Stories from Thursday, June 8, 2006

Community support is needed for fireworks (06/08/06)
SIKESTON -- Community support -- not tax dollars -- are the bucks behind Sikeston's Fourth of July celebration bangs. For nearly 20 years, Sikeston Elks Lodge 2319 members have kept up the tradition of putting on one of the biggest Independence Day fireworks shows in Southeast Missouri...
Farmer's Market to open (06/08/06)
SIKESTON - The downtown Sikeston area will again host a farmer's market. Starting this Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon, local farmers, gardeners and producers from across the Bootheel area will join together at the Sikeston Depot to offer their products to local consumers...
Meals will be served to children in area (06/08/06)
SIKESTON -- Finding ways to keep busy are the least of worries this summer for those children who depend on the school cafeteria for meals throughout the school year. As a result, hundreds of local community organizations across the state -- and several throughout Southeast Missouri -- will provide lunch as well as breakfast to children in their area through the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services' Summer Food Service Program...
Power outage (06/08/06)
At about 10 a.m., the entire city of Sikeston experienced a power outage. Bill Culp, customer service representative for the Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities said a capacitor bank blew up in the SPA substation by the power plant. Power was out for approximately 15 minutes...
Building for the future (06/08/06)
Sikeston Bulldog varsity boys basketball coach Gregg Holifield (right) goes over drills with campers during his basketball camp for eighth and ninth graders at the Sikeston Field House. Coming off a second place finish at the Class 4 State Championships in March, basketball interest is high among young athletes in Sikeston...
Building for the future (06/08/06)
Sikeston Bulldog varsity boys basketball coach Gregg Holifield (right) goes over drills with campers during his basketball camp for eighth and ninth graders at the Sikeston Field House. Coming off a second place finish at the Class 4 State Championships in March, basketball interest is high among young athletes in Sikeston...
Dennis McCoy (06/08/06)
DEXTER - Dennis Wayne McCoy, 59, died June 7, 2006, in the Clearview Nursing Center at Sikeston. Born Dec. 24, 1946, at Dexter, son of Mildred Purcell McCoy of Dexter and the late Leon McCoy, he worked in construction as a floor installer. On June 5, 2000, he married Sheila Minks Burns, who survives of the home...
Arthur Hendrix Jr. (06/08/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Arthur Franklin Hendrix Jr., 78, died at 1 a.m., June 8, 2006, at his home. Born Aug. 3, 1927, in Flint, Mich., son of the late Arthur Franklin and Opal Howard Hendrix, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County, where he was a retired mechanic and truck driver. He was a member of the Gravel Ridge Baptist Church and a veteran of the Army Air Force, having served during World War II...
Jerry Tittle (06/08/06)
LILBOURN - Jerry Tittle, 51, died June 6, 2006, at his home in Lilbourn. Born March 27, 1955, in Hayti, he was the son of the late Tilley B. Vires and James Oscar Tittle. Two stepbrothers, Adgar Tittle and Warren Tittle; and three stepsisters, Earlene Baker, Lucille Burleson and Odean Roberts also preceded him in death...
Emma Glenn (06/08/06)
DEXTER - Emma Glenn, 89, died June 7, 2006, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Born Sept. 10, 1916, at Dexter, daughter of the late Ervin and Sarah Howell Trammell, she was a homemaker and a member of the Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter...
Helen Bond (06/08/06)
SCOTT CITY - Helen Irene Bond, 84, died at 7 a.m. June 7, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 22, 1922, in Randles, daughter of the late Jesse and Essie Hendrickson Beklund, she was a homemaker and a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Scott City...
Marvin Lafferty (06/08/06)
ADVANCE - Marvin D. Lafferty, 54, died June 7, 2006, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 16, 1952, in Gatewood, son of Goldie Gipson Lafferty of Bloomfield and the late Orvel Lafferty, he was raised in Southeast Missouri and moved to Houston, where he was manager at Triple D Uniforms. After 20 years in Houston, he returned to Advance in 1992 and was a member of the Mt. Pisgah General Baptist Church in Aquilla...
Births (Published 6/8) (06/08/06)
SIKESTON - Tanya Standridge and Bobby Kindred are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 9:45 a.m. May 14, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Cody Ray Kindred weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Diane Hull of Jackson and Terry and Debra Standridge of Sikeston...
Looking Back 6/8 (06/08/06)
SIKESTON - Malone Theater June 28, "Blue Dahlia," with Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake. Rex, "Crimson Canary" with Noah Barry Jr. and Lois Collier, plus "Come Out Fighting." WASHINGTON D.C. - Information was released from U.S. Sen. Stuart Symington's office today that final approval has been made for a $219,717 federal grant for the Sikeston Regional Diagnostic and Evaluation Center...
Support Elks annual fireworks display (06/08/06)
Before you know it, the 4th of July will roll around with all of the patriotic flurry that we would expect. That special time for Americans is perhaps a bit more special this year as American troops battle on foreign lands. Locally, Sikeston, just like countless other communities, will host a wide array of July 4th activities - a special tradition that we have come to expect and enjoy. But staging local festivities for the 4th of July holiday is an expensive venture...
Speakout 6/8 (06/08/06)
I would like to comment on "Simply being kids." Can my kids come to your house and skateboard in your driveway and on your fence railing, on your front porch? Better yet, can they come in and skateboard on your floors, basement and down your stairs? I'm sure the answer is no. ...