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Stories from Friday, June 30, 2006

Magic visits (06/30/06)
Summer Ray of the Sikeston YMCA performs with Magic Valentino at the First Baptist Church Thursday afternoon. Valentino was in Sikeston for the YMCA Day Camp spreading his anti-drug message.
Simpkins recognized by county commission (06/30/06)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County commissioners read and adopted a resolution during their regular meeting Thursday recognizing Kathie Simpkins, East Prairie's city administrator, "for the tremendous public service that she has provided to and for the citizens of Mississippi County."...
Board tours construction site (06/30/06)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston R-6 school board members and administrators, who stepped into the high school's new math and science center for the first time Thursday, were pleased with the progress they saw. "It's exciting to see the fruits of everything coming together and to see the building going up and that we're making progress toward our goal," Paul Boyd, R-6 board vice president, said after touring the construction site...
Hanaway visits local officials (06/30/06)
CHARLESTON -- The U.S. Attorney's Methamphetamine Initiative for the eastern district is resulting in more meth prosecutions. As compared with 2005, "we are on pace this year to double the number of methamphetamine prosecutions," said Catherine Hanaway, U.S. attorney for the eastern district...
SAYB action (06/30/06)
Top: Gavin O'Brien of Steward Steel in the American League throws a pitch during a recent Sikeston Area Youth Baseball game at the Sikeston Recreational Complex. Left: Traveress Beard of Sikeston Motors in the National League takes a swing at a pitch during Sikeston Area Youth Baseball action at the Sikeston Recreational Complex...
Thomas Wigfall Jr. (06/30/06)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Thomas Earl Wigfall Jr., 12, died June 25, 2006, in Memphis, Tenn. Born April 26, 1994, in Memphis, he was the son of Alma Elizabeth Collins and Thomas Wigfall, both of Portageville. Other survivors include: one brother, Joshua Demar Wigfall of the home; three sisters, Tunnisha Laslea Wigfall and Emerald Amaris Wigfall, both of the home and Washetta Earle Wigfall of Portageville; his stepmother, Dana Wigfall of Portageville; grandparents, Willie Ann Collins of Abbeville, Miss., and Charlie and Lovie Holmes of Portageville; one great-grandmother, Suzie Mae Collins of Portageville; and one great-great-grandmother, Annie Mae Collins of Haiti.. ...
Joda Dillow (06/30/06)
MILLER CITY, Ill. -- Joda Lea Spaulding Dillow, 24, formerly of Villa Ridge, died at 12:07 p.m. June 27, 2006, at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Born July 10, 1981, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., daughter of Robert A. and Susan C. Britton Spaulding of Villa Ridge, she was a joint partner with her husband in Dillow Trucking in Miller City and was a licensed insurance agent. ...
William J. Foley (06/30/06)
PHOENIX - William J. Foley, 80, formerly of Sikeston, died June 28, 2006, in Phoenix. Born Sept. 22, 1925, in Cape Girardeau, he was a 1943 graduate of Sikeston High School, the Missouri School of Mines and Temple University. He practiced corporate and private patent law for over 50 years and was appointed Chief Patent Counsel for the Scott Paper Corporation. A United States Navy veteran, having served during World War II, he saw action in the Pacific Theatre...
Tollie Howard (06/30/06)
SIKESTON -- Tollie LeRoy Howard, 82, died at 2:50 a.m. June 30, 2006, at Clearview Nursing Center. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday.
Fred Nelson (06/30/06)
SIKESTON -- Fred Nelson, 86, died June 30, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Lloyd Pullum (06/30/06)
DEXTER -- Lloyd H. Pullum, 74, died June 29, 2006, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Dexter. Born July 14, 1931, in Parma, son of the late Herbert M. and Serena McCoy Pullum, he was a resident of Dexter for 34 years. A veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Korean War, he was retired from Arvin Industries in Dexter and attended the Assembly of God Church in Malden...
James Graviett (06/30/06)
ORAN - James Don Graviett, 47, died at 3 a.m. June 30, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Fern Gaines (06/30/06)
DEXTER - Fern Dale Gaines, 86, died June 29, 2006, at the Dexter Nursing Center. Born May 9, 1920, at Essex, daughter of the late Herschel and Gladys Snider Swinger, she was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Dexter, a member of the Order of Eastern Star 311 in Dexter and the Order of Eastern Star 137 in Sikeston and a former seamstress with Elder Manufacturing in Dexter...
Looking Back 6/30 (06/30/06)
SIKESTON - Response by the people of Sikeston and the Sikeston area has been enthusiastic to the Missouri Delta Community Hospital Drive. Solicitors are working to raise $160,000 in an area covered by a 25-mile radius of Sikeston. ORAN - Earnest Glastetter, 33, was shot in the back with a 12-gauge shotgun near here this morning when another man from Sikeston reportedly was firing at a squirrel located between the two hunters...
Your view: Support our schools (06/30/06)
As a member of the Sikeston Public Schools Foundation, I am writing to tell you about a unique opportunity to support our local schools. The Sikeston Public Schools Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 organization whose purpose is to support the educational programs for the students and staff. ...
Speakout 6/30 (06/30/06)
I don't know what the problems are but they must be very serious to deny the young people of our town the use of the Charleston Public Pool. In case you are not aware, not everyone belongs to the Country Club. What are the kids supposed to do this summer? It would be hard to convince me that the great wisdom of our city politicians could not find a solution to the lifeguard problem. ...