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Stories from Thursday, July 13, 2006

Renovations at Malone Park under way in city (07/13/06)
SIKESTON -- City crews and community-minded businesses and individuals are teaming up to renovate Malone Park. Those traveling along North, Stoddard, Scott or West Center, the streets that border the park, may have noticed the new, wider sidewalks bordering all but the east side...
Ex-sheriff indicted (07/13/06)
CHARLESTON -- Former Mississippi County Sheriff Larry Turley of Charleston was booked and released Wednesday following an indictment from a grand jury. Turley turned himself in Wednesday afternoon and was released shortly on his own recognizance after being processed, a source at the Mississippi County Detention Center confirmed...
ACS fundraiser kicks off Friday (07/13/06)
SIKESTON - After weeks of planning, the American Cancer Society in Sikeston is set for this weekend's Scott County Relay for Life. This year's relay is 6 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday at the Sikeston Sports Complex recreational pond. Like every year, the goal is to raise money and awareness for cancer and local cancer survivors...
Sikeston High School class of '86 goes high-tech to plan its reunion (07/13/06)
SIKESTON -- In 1986 Sikeston High School seniors were living in a material world. Today they're living in a world of technology -- well, at least when they're planning their 20-year class reunion. "We're all spread apart, and we've pretty much been communicating by e-...
Two-vehicle accident (07/13/06)
A wreck occurred at approximately 9 a.m. Wednesday on Highway 61 south of New Madrid, involving a tractor trailer and a pickup truck. There were reported injuries, but no information was available from the Missouri State Highway Patrol as of press time...
Bragg City man charged with murder (07/13/06)
CARUTHERSVILLE - A Bragg City man is charged with second degree murder and armed criminal action in connection with a Tuesday evening shooting death. Rickey Lee Johnson, 42, was formally charged Wednesday for the death of Jeffrey McCormick, 42. McCormick was shot around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at a Bragg City residence. He was taken to the Pemiscot County Memorial Hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to the stomach...
Pros go low in opening round (07/13/06)
SIKESTON -- Bob Ralston bolted out of the gate with a sizzling 9-under-par 63 to take the opening round lead of the Health Facilities Rehab Heartland Seniors Tournament on Wednesday. The three-round event featuring professionals from the Heartland Players Senior Tour is being held at the Bootheel Golf Club in Sikeston...
Sikeston girl qualified for the Junior Olympics (07/13/06)
SIKESTON -- At the age of seven, Marissa Jones of Sikeston is already preparing for the trip of a lifetime. In early August, she will travel to Hampton Roads, Virginia to compete in the 2006 AAU Junior Olympic Games. The Junior Olympics will consist of approximately 18,000 kids ranging from age 7-18 competing in Olympic-style events. The games take place July 26-...
Developing 'handles' (07/13/06)
Coach Lydsey Boyett helps a participant during dribbling drills Wednesday morning at the Morehouse Elementary School gym. The Marion County Baptist Association held the basketball clinic along with Vacation Bible School and a cheerleading clinic. The activities are sponsored by the Morehouse Baptist Church and the Marion County Baptist Association of Marion County, Ala. An awards and recognition rally will be held at 7 p.m. today at the Morehouse Elementary School Gym...
Howard Stauffer (07/13/06)
BEMENT - Howard William Stauffer, 80, died at 3:37 p.m. July 11, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 17, 1925, near Hayti, son of the late Charles Ernest and Claire Helene Rousselot Stauffer, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County, was a graduate of Diehlstadt High School and a retired farmer. He served with the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and was a former member of the V.F.W...
Ruby Mitchell (07/13/06)
GRIFFITH, Ind. -- Ruby Mae Mitchell, 90, died July 8, 2006, at the Highland Nursing Center in Highland. Born Oct. 2, 1915, at Ravenden Springs, Ark., daughter of the late Cecil Cleo and Emma Baird Holder, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter and had lived in Maryland, Ind., and several years in Dexter before moving to Griffith...
Frances Greenlee (07/13/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services conducted today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Frances Lavern Greenlee, 72, who died June 11, 2006, were: Ray Wilson, Lloyd Martin, Jerry Nimmo, Steve Clark, Gary Kindred and Darrell Wilson.
Looking Back 7/13 (07/13/06)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Johnson, who had lived on Sikes, moved to Dexter last Thursday. SIKESTON - William Proffer, general manager of Missouri Utilities in Sikeston, has spent 42 years serving the public. Proffer had always wanted to work for a power company, so in 1924 he applied for a job in Cape Girardeau. After two days the line superintendent there called and employed him on April 1...
Your view: Win-win situation (07/13/06)
I applaud Governor Matt Blunt for signing into law House Bill 1270, the Missouri Renewable Fuel Standard Act. This legislation is a win-win for both Missouri farmers and consumers. While providing an economic boost for our state's corn producers, the bill protects consumers by ensuring that distributors are exempt from purchasing gasoline blended with ethanol if the price is higher than unblended gasoline. ...
Speakout 7/13 (07/13/06)
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