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Stories from Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Local joggers, walkers should take precautions during the hot weather (07/12/06)
SIKESTON -- Summer often provides an ideal time for walkers and joggers, but it also creates a few safety issues. "Hot weather running is certainly something you have to be cautious of because you can dehydrate quickly," jogger Wayne Corse of Charleston said, which is why he sometimes carries a fanny pack with a water bottle...
New van will stretch sheriff's fuel budget (07/12/06)
BENTON -- The latest purchase by the Scott County Sheriff's Department should help stretch the department's fuel budget. Sheriff Rick Walter said the new 15-passenger prisoner transport van gets 16-17 miles per gallon as compared with the 20 mpg his patrol cars get. But now six or seven prisoners can be transported at a time instead of only two or three...
Swimming lessons keep children safe in and out of pool (07/12/06)
SIKESTON -- Whether children are learning to get comfortable in the water or mastering the butterfly stroke, swimming lessons are always full of learning and challenges. "Each time a kid goes up a level they are being challenged on new stuff to make them better swimmers," said Ben F. Marshall, pool manager at the YMCA of Southeast Missouri...
Man killed in shooting (07/12/06)
CARUTHERSVILLE - One person is in custody for the shooting death of a Pemiscot County man. Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell said his officers were notified of a shooting at 10:27 p.m. Tuesday in Bragg City. When deputies arrived at the residence, they found the victim, who had been shot in the stomach. He was taken to Pemiscot County Memorial Hospital where he was later pronounced dead...
Miner holds property taxes at same level (07/12/06)
MINER -- Miner's property tax is slated to stay the same. During their regular meeting Tuesday, the Miner Board of Aldermen first agreed to set the date for the regular August meeting for 5:30 p.m. Aug. 22. The meeting is usually held on the second Tuesday of each month...
Commission studies options for memorial (07/12/06)
BENTON -- Scott County commissioners are carefully considering options for the restoration and update of the Scott County War Memorial before making any final decisions. The memorial, which is located on the southeast corner of the courthouse lot, presently only lists Scott County servicemen killed in action during World War I...
Citizens' efforts bust drug dealers (07/12/06)
SIKESTON - Two Sikeston residents were arraigned on drug charges Tuesday and remain in the Scott County Jail. Cora K. Looney, 24, and Mario Bean, 26, both of 323 Matthews, were arrested and charged by Scott County Prosecutor Paul Boyd with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of cocaine. Looney is under a $50,000 bond and Bean is under $60,000...
Nobody asked me but ... (07/12/06)
Nobody asked me but...with the recent struggles of the Sikeston Bulls in Kitty League action, I have a remedy for their ills...me. The Bulls have a record of 8-22. I have covered six home games and the Bulls have won all six. I am not saying I am the lucky charm for the Bulls players, but I do get a sense that the guys enjoy 'Shootin the Bull' after games...
Pumping iron (07/12/06)
Jacob Tripp spots Corey Jamerson in the bench press as new head basketball coach Matt Schonhoff observes. East Prairie athletes have the opportunity to workout through the summer on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. The weight room is open 8-10 a.m. or 8-10 p.m. on said days...
Comeback kid (07/12/06)
Bruce Vaughan is on the comeback trail and progressing quite nicely. Vaughan currently leads the Heartland Tour money list and has qualified for the upcoming British Open. But, it hasn't been an easy road back. Ravaged by serious left knee ailments which have required six surgeries, Vaughan, a pro since 1982 on the PGA and Nationwide Tours, chose the Heartland Tour as a vehicle to return to the big time...
Amateur day with the pros (07/12/06)
SIKESTON -- Rain couldn't stop this parade as the inaugural Health Facilities Rehab Heartland Senior Pro-Am Tournament was contested at the Bootheel Golf Club on Tuesday. Although interrupted by an hour-long rain delay, the consensus among participants was that it was a fun day...
Taking a pasting for pastries (07/12/06)
Everyday I visit newspaper Web sites from around the United States and every once and a while I run into stories that are hard to believe. I recently ran across one of those such stories in the Denver newspaper. The man's name is George King and he is my nomination for Dope of the Year. You see, George was apparently hungry one morning and wanted some Pop-Tarts. So he went into a Salt Lake City, Utah, convenience store...
Robert Welborn (07/12/06)
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Robert F. "Chief" Welborn, 65, formerly of New Rochelle, N.Y., died at 8:20 a.m. July 5, 2006, at Chaffee, Mo. Born April 6, 1941, in Chicago, son of Marion Helen Stonequiest and the late Wayman Leroy Welborn, he had been the manager/supervisor of Hamilton Creek Apartment Complex. He was a member of the Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio and Woodmen of America...
Harley H. Kelso (07/12/06)
HOMER GLEN, Ill. - Pallbearers at services to be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Harley H. Kelso, 79, formerly of Matthews, Mo., who died July 9, 2006, will be: Thomas Grant, Anthony Kelso, Rocky Kelso, Mark Kelso, Eric Kelso and Mark Curtis Kelso...
Howard Stauffer (07/12/06)
SIKESTON - Howard Stauffer, 80, died at 3:37 p.m. July 11, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Visitation is from 11 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. Friday at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Frances Greenlee (07/12/06)
SIKESTON - Frances Lavern Greenlee, 72, died at 12:01 p.m. July 11, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 27, 1933, in Bloomfield, to the late Charlie Cecil and Vivian Melba Reynolds Park, she was a 1951 graduate of Matthews High School. For 27 years she was a telephone operator with Southwestern Bell and she was of the Baptist faith...
Willie Blanchard (07/12/06)
ST. LOUIS - Willie Blanchard passed away Sunday, July 9, 2006. He was the oldest son of the late Angelo "Shug" and Kate "Katie" Blanchard. He was born and raised in Charleston where he graduated from Charleston High School in 1960. He received a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia. ...
Births (Published 7/12) (07/12/06)
BLOOMFIELD - Krendy DeJournett and Christopher Leibowitz are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 2:42 p.m. June 2, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Landon Blair Leibowitz weighed 4 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 19 inches long...
Looking Back 7/12 (07/12/06)
SIKESTON - Monday, the drive for funds to erect the Missouri Delta Community Hospital in Sikeston had reached a total of slightly more that $90,000. MATTHEWS - Telephone services are expected to be restored in Matthews this weekend. John Donoho, manager of the Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. reported today. AC power has been leaking from the lines to the Missouri-...
Court opens doors of Congress to law (07/12/06)
In a clear-cut victory for common sense, a federal judge ruled this week that a raid on a congressional office is legal. The case stems from the May 20 FBI search of the congressional offices of Rep. William Jefferson who is suspected of bribery. Liberal groups roundly condemned the late-night search as illegal, saying the offices of a congressman are off-limits to such searches...
Your view: Class to gather (07/12/06)
Dear Mr. Jensen, As you may be aware, the Sikeston SHS Class of 1986 is scheduled to hold its 20-Year Class Reunion on July 22, 2006. Thanks to the generous participation and contributions by a large number of classmates, we expect it to be a wonderful event, involving a few activities that weekend, concluding with the reunion at the Elks on Saturday night...
Speakout 7/12 (07/12/06)
Anybody out there needs a big satellite dish cut down, leave your number in SpeakOut. I will do it for free. This is for the caller who wrote "Can't mow in Benton" about the mowers burning the fields in Benton and wishes the farmers would all burn in hell. ...