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Stories from Sunday, July 9, 2006

Law enforcement offer tips to avoid Web's dangers (07/09/06)
SIKESTON -- Children and teenagers who use instant messaging programs such as AOL, Yahoo or MSN; or social networking sites including Facebook, MySpace, YouTube and Xanga should remember to keep their personal information private. If not, they could set themselves up for danger...
DPS trolls chatrooms for stalkers (07/09/06)
SIKESTON -- The Internet can be a toxic resource when it comes to children and teenagers. It offers games, entertainment and networking, but also opens the doors to danger by allowing direct access with strangers who could lead them into harmful situations...
Internet survival tips for kids and teens (07/09/06)
Source: www.commonsense.com...
Construction is focus for 2006-07 budget (07/09/06)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston R-6 School District taxpayers will have something to show for their money as construction of the new math and science center is completed during the upcoming school year. But right now, the soon-to-be finished product is very visible in the expenditures of the district's 2006-2007 budget...
Sikeston R-6 Budget (07/09/06)
Revenue broken down: Expenditures broken down:...
SHS grad to vie in aerobatic championship (07/09/06)
SIKESTON -- A former flight instructor at Sikeston Airport will compete in the World Advanced Aerobatic Championships this summer. Robbie Gibbs, a graduate of Sikeston High School and former flight instructor at the Sikeston Airport, is one of eight pilots to make the U.S. Advanced Aerobatic team scheduled to compete Aug. 3-13 in Radom, Poland, against more than 20 countries and 90 contestants...
Bulls hope to win on the field, in the stands (07/09/06)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulls are more than half way through the Kitty League season of 2006. Currently, the Bulls are 8-19 and 9 1/2 games behind league leader Owensboro, Ky. The Bulls are electric at home this season going 7-4 with the aggressive play of suicide squeezes and stolen bases implemented by manager Matt Marshall...
Tourney champions (07/09/06)
The Benton Tar Heels, a 14-and-under girls fastpitch Babe Ruth Softball team won first place in their league tournament held in Oran June 25-30. The Tar Heels defeated the Oran team 15-4 in the championship game. Team members and home towns are: (kneeling) Heather Beggs, Benton; Londyn Backfisch, Benton; Carissa Klipfel, Benton; Kameryn Wood, Sikeston; and Hannah Vinyard, Benton. ...
Pro golf comes to Bootheel (07/09/06)
SIKESTON -- Ever get a chance to live a dream? Robert Landers did. Landers, a laid-back, soft-spoken, unpretentious Texas farmer who plays golf in tennis shoes, came out of nowhere to qualify for the PGA Senior Tour in 1995. "One thing we (Landers and wife Freddie) vowed on the way home from the qualifying was that we were going to share with the people that wanted us to share, basically trying to encourage the little guy that if you keep trying, keep plugging along that good things can happen," said Landers. ...
Summer a busy time for athletes (07/09/06)
SIKESTON -- The schools might be closed for the summer but athletic programs throughout the area are not dormant and are working hard for the upcoming 2006-2007 season. Many programs are offering students the opportunity to train year-round with the availability of summer camps, weight training and summer scrimmages like football's 7-on-7 drills...
Chaffee man will be honored with a 90th birthday celebration (07/09/06)
CHAFFEE -- Family and friends of Bill S. Chapman are invited to attend a 90th birthday celebration in his honor from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. July 23 at the American Legion Hall, 306 N. Main St., in Chaffee. Chapman was born July 19, 1916, near Advance, to the late George Edward and Mella "Millie" Reed Chapman. ...
Chamber hosts 5K run/walk (07/09/06)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce's Rodeo Run, a 5K run/walk for adults and a one-mile fun run for kids, will begin at 7:30 a.m. Aug. 5. The race will begin and end at the Sikeston Sports Complex, Pavilion 1 on Campanella St. Fees are: $12 for adults if received by July 28, $16 if postmarked later than July 28 and on race day; $10 for kids, age 12 and under. Preregistration begins at 6:30 a.m...
DED funds worker training (07/09/06)
JEFFERSON CITY -- The Missouri Department of Economic Development and its Division of Workforce Development have approved over $1.8 million in state assistance to help companies offset costs associated with training and upgrading the skills of thousands of Missouri workers...
Charter will offer telephone service (07/09/06)
SIKESTON -- Charter Communications has begun offering telephone service in Sikeston. "Charter is giving Sikeston residents a choice when it comes to choosing a telephone service provider," said Mike Hoffey, marketing director for Charter. "Charter Telephone is a high quality telephone service and a great value at $39.99. When combined with Charter Digital Video and Charter High-Speed Internet, customers save even more with discounts on all three services."...
VNA honors volunteer (07/09/06)
The Visiting Nurse Association of Southeast Missouri named Claudette Cecil their May Star Volunteer of the Month. Presenting Cecil with a certificate is Diane Chappell, Hospice director, while Linda Biggs, Hospice volunteer coordinator, places a pin. Cecil has served as a hospice volunteer for two years...
Special occassions by design (07/09/06)
SIKESTON - The bridegroom thought a wedding on a farm would be perfect. The bride was opting for something a bit more traditional. A happy ending for the pair was arranged by Storybook Weddings and Special Occasions. Owned by Janet Mills and Brittney Mills, the company is designed to tackle the details of special event-planning...
'Tud' Reeves (07/09/06)
CHARLESTON - Joseph M. "Tud" Reeves, 82, died at 9:55 p.m. July 6, 2006, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 29, 1923, in Deventer to the late Oda A. and Mittie Lee Parker Reeves, he had lived in Mississippi County his entire life and was a member of the First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and had taught the Junior Boys Sunday School Class. ...
Jerry Manley (07/09/06)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Jerry M. Manley, 70, died at 8:39 p.m. July 6, 2006, at his home in Springfield. Born Feb. 2, 1936, in Steele, Mo., to the late Marshall and Mary Middleton Manley, he managed the Thom McAn Shoe Store for several years and retired from J.C. ...
Edward Poyner (07/09/06)
NEW MADRID - Edward E. Poynor, 92, died July 7, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 6, 1913, in Big Opening Community, he was the son of the late Edmund and Sally Grissom Poynor. Six brothers and two sisters also preceded him in death...
Stella Mills (07/09/06)
CHAFFEE -- Stella Mae Mills, 93, died at 6:30 a.m. July 7, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 15, 1912, daughter of the late Dean Emerson and Nola America Proctor Stone, she was a retired machine operator from Sports Specialty Shoemakers, Inc. in Chaffee. She had lived in DeWitt, Ark., and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and the Chaffee Chapter 48 Order of Eastern Star...
Todt - Miller (07/09/06)
SIKESTON -- Stephanie Danette Todt and Blake Allen Miller exchanged wedding vows in an early evening wedding ceremony Feb. 19, 2006, at First Christian Church in Sikeston. The Rev. Mary McCord performed the double- ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Joseph Todt of Sikeston. She is the granddaughter of Rita Todt of Oran and the late Ferrel and Lucille Austin and Harold Todt...
Swallow - Hammontree (07/09/06)
SIKESTON -- Lauri Swallow and Jon Hammontree exchanged vows May 20, 2006 at Chapel in the Glen in Gatlinburg, Tenn. The Rev. Michael Simpson performed the ceremony. Parents of the bride are Jim and Pat Tilley of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Cecil and Judy Hammontree of East Prairie...
Looking Back 7/9 (07/09/06)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Band played Thursday at Benton for the Southeast Missouri Day held there in the town. --- SIKESTON - Workmen began Friday to install the Frigidaire air-conditioning unit in the Bank of Sikeston. SIKESTON - Hey friend, just one week remains to cast your vote for the most friendliest, most courteous employee in Sikeston. The ballots are stacking up for the men and women employees of Sikeston with several good races in the making...
Small world brings big problems to U.S. (07/09/06)
Let me see if I have this right. North Korea is firing missiles in tests designed to expand their reach right into the continental United States. Iran has thumbed its nose at the international community and is proceeding with all haste in developing nuclear weapons easily capable of hitting our allies in the region. The war in Iraq is perhaps going in the right direction but it's taking longer than anyone had predicted...
Speakout 7/9 (07/09/06)
I have some old television sets that need to be hauled away. If someone would do this, could you please call me at 471-1162. I am willing to pay a fee for someone to do this. I realize that small towns do not have the revenue to hire well-trained educated police officers; however their standards should still be high. ...