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Stories from Friday, June 9, 2006

Summer trade-off: Area teachers use vacation to take their turn as students (06/09/06)
SIKESTON -- Summer vacation? Not quite. School faculty aren't only interested in promoting the educations of their students, but their own, too. During the three months off, many become students, taking classes to earn advanced degrees. These degrees help them move up the pay scale, learn about new advancements and give them the opportunities to teach higher levels of courses...
Home destroyed by fire (06/09/06)
A Morehouse volunteer firefighter sprays water on a home on AA Road Thursday afternoon. The home, which is approximately five miles south of Sikeston, also had the Miner, Sikeston and Matthews fire departments respond to help battle the blaze.
Budget is questioned (06/09/06)
CHARLESTON -- The Mississippi County assessor's concerns about his budget are unfounded, according to county officials responsible for the overall budget. During the regular County Commission meeting Thursday, County Assessor W.R. "Bill" Thompson confronted commissioners and County Clerk Junior DeLay with what he said he believes are problems in his office's budget that he has been asked about by State Tax Commission officials...
Summer shakeup (06/09/06)
Kelly Middle School summer school enrichment program sixth grade students Cody McRoy, Colton Williams and Dalton Freed react with excitement after their home with stood an "earthquake" Thursday afternoon. The 35 students in the program were split into groups creating their own construction companies. ...
Officials say summer often is prime time for juvenile crime (06/09/06)
SIKESTON - With more young people with more idle time during the summer months, juvenile crime in the Bootheel area is again on the rise. "During the summer months we see about a five to seven percent increase in juvenile crime," said Bill Lawson, chief juvenile officer of the 33rd Judicial Circuit...
Preparation (06/09/06)
Sikeston Bulldog football coach Jerry Dement (center) keeps a watchful eye during his 7-on-7 workouts on Thursday. The non-contact drills, used to increase skill at running back, receiver, defensive back and linebacker, will be held every Thursday at 7 p.m. after weightlifting sessions...
Arthur Hendrix Jr. (06/09/06)
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...
Looking Back 6/9 (06/09/06)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Board of Education in a special meeting June 1 made plans to hold an election so the public could vote on bonds to improve Bailey School. DEXTER - The Department of Housing and Urban Development at Washington, D.C., has approved a $1.3 million construction loan for 100 low-...
Speakout 6/9 (06/09/06)
Does anyone know if the class of 1976 is having a 30 year Class Reunion? I hope whoever wrote the article "Republicans acting" reads it and sees what a silly person they are. This is for the person who is having problems with moles. A wad of human hair about the size of a quarter pushed down in the mole run will run them out of a yard. ...