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Stories from Friday, June 23, 2006

Wyatt will use county aid to help buy siren (06/23/06)
CHARLESTON -- Wyatt will take advantage of Mississippi County's offer to help municipalities in the county get tornado warning sirens. Mississippi County commissioners approved a contribution of $2,500 toward a siren for Wyatt during their regular meeting Thursday...
Half of railroad track swap OK'd (06/23/06)
SIKESTON -- The federal Surface Transportation Board "has taken action that positively impacts" Union Pacific's decision to increase train traffic through Sikeston and communities between Sikeston and Rockview, according to a UP spokesman. "Basically, we're pleased that the Surface Transportation Board approved one half of the track swap between Burlington Northern and Union Pacific," said James Barnes, director of media information for the Union Pacific Railroad...
Quake safety is discussed at Chamber meeting (06/23/06)
SIKESTON - Earthquakes occur on an almost daily basis in Southeast Missouri, yet few residents are ready should a major quake shake up Sikeston and the surrounding region. Tom Bridger, emergency management coordinator for Sikeston, is encouraging more residents to develop an emergency preparedness plan. During Thursday's Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon, Bridger outlined what scientists are doing as well as preparations under way locally...
Farmers burning to prepare fields (06/23/06)
SIKESTON - The smoke signals are going up across the Bootheel, notifying everyone it is that time of year when farmers are burning off their wheat fields in preparation for the next round of crops. The fields are burned to eliminate the left-over straw and residue from the wheat harvest. Most farmers use this method to prepare their fields for soybeans...
SHS grad Silverthorn headed to Delta State (06/23/06)
SIKESTON - Paige Silverthorn has signed an athletic scholarship to play softball at Division II Delta State University located in Cleveland, Ms. Silverthorn was a sweet swinging lefty at the plate and a defensive weapon wherever Sikeston head coach Tiffany King put her...
Big swing (06/23/06)
National League Sikeston Motors player Ben Walker makes contact with a pitch during Sikeston Area Youth Baseball action. When available, SAYB scores and results can be found in the Scoreboard.
Suzi Glaus (06/23/06)
BENTON - Suzi Glaus, 61, died at 10:30 p.m. June 21, 2006, at the Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 21, 1945, in Oran, daughter of Mary Faye Dennis Eachus Caul of Chaffee and the late Arthur "Mack" Eachus, she had worked as a secretary for Superior Business Machines in Sikeston and was a member of the United Methodist Church in Benton and the Eagles Club in Cape Girardeau and Sikeston...
Larry Coots (06/23/06)
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Lawrence E. "Larry" Coots, 39, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died June 18, 2006, at his home. Born Feb. 23, 1967, in Sikeston, Mo., to Brenda Galemore Coots of Loveland and Zan D. Coots of Fort Smith, Ark., he had lived most of his life in Charleston before moving in 1990 to Fort Collins. ...
David Irwin (06/23/06)
SIKESTON -- David Walter "Buck" Irwin, 85, died at 7:55 p.m. June 21, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 11, 1921, in DeSoto, son of the late David Benjamin and Lillian Hague Irwin, he was a maintenance worker at International Shoe Factory in Sikeston, where he lived for over 46 years. He was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church...
Lucille Biggerstaff (06/23/06)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for funeral services conducted today at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Dexter for Lucille Biggerstaff, 97, who died June 20, 2006, were: Jon Daniels, Don Daniels, David Johnson, Ikie Watkins, Steve Watkins and Jacob Ward.
Judy Jones (06/23/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Judy Jones, 64, died at 3 a.m. June 23, 2006, at Kennett Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Ruby Nelson (06/23/06)
SIKESTON - Ruby F. Crowden Nelson, 90, died June 22, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 11, 1916, in Dover, Ark., daughter of the late John T. and Lou Amy Freeman Cochran, she was a member of the Pentecostal faith and did childcare in her home...
Cassie Hale (06/23/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Cassie Dollie Hale, 89, formerly of Morley, died June 22, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Born May 12, 1917, in Morley, daughter of the late Grant and Nettie Riley Andrews, she was a retired machine operator at the Oran Hat Factory and a member of the Red Star Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau...
Alvin Frank (06/23/06)
CHAFFEE -- Alvin M. Frank, 84, died June 21, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 18, 1922, at Dutchtown, son of Henry Philip John and Manda Rosine Anna Springer Frank, he lived in Cape Girardeau before moving to Chaffee in 1955. ...
Looking Back 6/23 (06/23/06)
SIKESTON - A dog that was discovered to have rabies was shot by acting chief of police John Ledbetter in front of 107 William St. Wednesday morning. ORAN - The Head Start program here is in its second week of operation. Enrollment is about 60 children. There are a few vacancies for those who may have been late enrolling their children...
Speakout 6/23 (06/23/06)
I would like to know if anybody in Speakout would be able to help me find a lawyer because I can't afford a lawyer. Legal Aid in Missouri can't help me after four years but they helped my father who took one of my children from me saying it was the only grandchild they had and I have three others. ...