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Stories from Thursday, June 29, 2006

Spending a day with May's (06/29/06)
MINER - Alfred May opens up the giant curtains at precisely 8 a.m., relieving the night guard of his duties and beginning another workday at May's Brothers Fireworks stand in Miner. It marks another day of business in a 37- year-old May family tradition...
Weekend expected to break travel records (06/29/06)
SIKESTON -- America's highways will see more traffic this Fourth of July weekend than ever before, AAA says. AAA estimates that 40.7 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this holiday, a 1.2 percent increase over last year's holiday. Of those travelers, 84 percent will travel by car on our nation's interstate and local road way system this weekend...
Plenty of fun offered on Fourth (06/29/06)
SIKESTON -- Several fireworks shows are planned in the surrounding communities to commemorate America's independence, some part of a bigger festival, giving people plenty of opportunities to keep busy. The Sikeston Elks will again sponsor a show at the north end of the Sports Complex...
Construction may exceed '05 numbers (06/29/06)
SIKESTON -- If the first six months are any indication, new construction this year is on pace to exceed that of the last year. From Jan. 1 to the present date, 110 building permits for commercial and residential construction totaling $13,096,983 were obtained from City Hall , according to Trey Hardy, community redevelopment coordinator...
Level swing (06/29/06)
Adam Kennard of the Rotary team in the American League strides into a pitch during Sikeston Area Youth Baseball action on Tuesday at the Recreational Complex. When available, SAYB results can be found in the Scoreboard.
Track records broken at SEMO Raceway (06/29/06)
BLODGETT -- Racers and spectators enjoyed a great night of Kart racing Saturday at SEMO Raceway. The track was in great condition last night with several track lap-time records being broken. James Sullivan of Paducah not only won the Over 35 class, but also broke the fastest lap-time record with a qualifying time of 15.275...
Dorothy King (06/29/06)
SIKESTON - Dorothy Mae King, 79, died June 28, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 12, 1926, in St. Louis, daughter of the late Leonard and Alta Babb Gillihan, she had been a restaurant cook before her retiring and was a member of the Smith Avenue Church of God...
Agatha Giese (06/29/06)
NEW HAMBURG - Agatha Marietta Giese, 82, formerly of St. Louis, died May 23, 2006, in a hospital near Angier, N.C. Born June 11, 1923, at New Hamburg, the daughter of Herman Joseph and Mary Amelia Scherer Glueck, she worked many years at St. Elizabeth Day Care until retiring. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Arnold...
Looking Back 6/29 (06/29/06)
SIKESTON - Last year C.E. Felker offered to the State Highway Department a tract of land north of Benton to be known as the Clarence E. Felker Memorial Park. This week a letter was received in part as follows: "The Commission at its regular meeting for May agreed to accept your generous offer of an area of three acres of land for a roadside park."...
Your view: Claire comments (06/29/06)
Claire McCaskill was sounding a lot like John Kerry and John Edwards the other day when she used Vice President Cheney's name to defend her position against the Marriage Protection Amendment. Okay, McCaskill, we get it. One of the Vice President's daughters is gay...
Speakout 6/29 (06/29/06)
This is about the tuna. I had the same experience as your reader, tuna was always like mush. I switched to albacore tuna. It's a little bit more expensive, but it's chunked and much better. At least you get your money's worth and it's edible. I'm calling in reference to the article that was in SpeakOut on Friday that said they were going to find somebody's body dumped in the pond. ...