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Stories from Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Deputy injured when struck by stolen vehicle (07/18/06)
SIKESTON -- A Scott County sheriff's deputy was taken by air ambulance to a Cape Girardeau hospital for treatment Monday after his car was struck by a vehicle reported as stolen in Minnesota. During a pursuit by Scott County Sheriff's Department and the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, Eric G. Swanson, 37, of Albany, Minn., is accused of driving his vehicle into the back of Deputy Dane A. Stausing's northbound patrol car on U.S. 61 in Sikeston at 3:27 p.m. Monday...
Traffic slowed (07/18/06)
Employees of the Missouri Department of Transportation clean up meat and produce from the northbound lanes of Interstate 55 at mile marker 62 Monday morning after an accident. Both northbound lanes were blocked due to the accident for several hours.
Youth Conservation Corps history (07/18/06)
Youth Conservation Corps are the great-grandchildren of the Civilian Conservation Corps. When World War II put an end to the CCC in 1942, the concept of paying young men to improve their environment went into hibernation until the 1970s. In 1976, the state of California stepped up to the plate and founded the California Conservation Corps. Six years later, the first local conservation corps, the Marin County Youth Corps, was founded...
Youths spend summer helping Conservation Department (07/18/06)
SIKESTON -- Five Sikeston youths are building their work ethic and college fund while lending a hand to the Missouri Department of Conservation. The goal of the Southeast Youth Conservation Corps is to put five youth conservation corps crews to work on conservation projects in Southeast Missouri during an eight-week period...
Heat wave may worsen this week (07/18/06)
SIKESTON -- If you thought Monday was hot, then brace yourself for the rest of the week. "This wouldn't be a good time for the air conditioner to go out," said Dave Purdy, meteorological technician at the National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky...
Senior American Legion Tournament schedule released (07/18/06)
At Harmon Field in Chaffee Tuesday: Game 1 -- Scott County (2) vs. Sikeston (5), 5 p.m. Game 2 -- Jackson (3) vs. Cape Girardeau (4), 8 p.m. Wednesday: Game 3 -- Game 2 winner vs. Dunklin County (1), 5 p.m. Game 4 -- Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 8 p.m...
Bulls knock off Owensboro (07/18/06)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulls stayed hot at home on Monday night and defeated Kitty League leader Owensboro, Ky. Oilers 6-4 in action at the VFW Stadium. The Bulls (11-26) will take the win, but it was not a masterpiece on the mound for Sikeston. Three Bull relievers combined to walk seven and hit five Oiler batters...
Set, hike! (07/18/06)
Sikeston assistant football coach Jay Eckart goes over drills with linemen during the Sikeston Bulldog football camp which is being held this week. The camp is for Sikeston athletes entering grades 9-12 and runs from 6-8 p.m.
Charleston to host Senior Babe Ruth Tournament (07/18/06)
CHARLESTON -- Charleston became host of the 2006 Babe Ruth Missouri 16 -18-Year-Old State Tournament by default but welcomed the turn of events. Charleston was picked because Jackson, originally scheduled to host the tournament, did not field a Senior Babe Ruth League team this year...
Evelynn Lewis (07/18/06)
MOREHOUSE - Evelyn J. Lewis, 79, died July 16, 2006, at the High Point Regional Medical Center in High Point, N.C. Born Sept. 23, 1926, in Arbyrd, she was the daughter of the late Ernie and Allie Kerr. She was the wife of the late Rev. Nathanel Lewis, who pastored the Pentecostal Church in Morehouse for 37 years...
Joyce Lay (07/18/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Joyce Lorene Lay, 63, died at 3 p.m. July 17, 2006, at her home. Born Jan. 16, 1943, in Clinton, Ky., daughter of the late William A. and Mary Elizabeth Boswell Denton, she had lived all of her life in East Prairie. She was a nurses aide for the Sells Rest Home in Matthews...
Rick Blankenship (07/18/06)
DEXTER - Richard Warren Blankenship, 55, died July 17, 2006, at his home. Born May 8, 1951, at Poplar Bluff, son of Mary Ellen Blankenship of Dexter and the late Robert "Bob" Blankenship, he attended Dexter First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) where he was an elder, choir member and served on the diaconate and many other boards and committees. He was also a member of the Elks...
Otto Bean Jr. (07/18/06)
KENNETT -- Otto Bean Jr., 68, , who represented the 163rd District in the House of Representatives, died at 10 p.m. July 15, 2006, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., following an extended illness. Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden is in charge of arrangements...
Adin Vinson (07/18/06)
DEXTER -- Adin Gene Rodgers Vinson, infant son of Tyler Jay Vinson of Bloomfield and Ashley Jean Rodgers of Dexter, died shortly after birth July 16, 2006, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. In addition to his parents, survivors include: grandparents Carrol and Edna Rodgers of Dexter, Raymond Vinson of Bloomfield and Cindy Morton of Bloomfield; great-grandparents Carrol Rodgers Sr. ...
Births (Published 7/18) (07/18/06)
SIKESTON - Amy Croy and Arles McIntyre Jr. are the parents of their third child, second daughter, born at 11:25 a.m. May 31, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital at Cape Girardeau. Ashlyn Mae McIntyre weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 19 inches long...
Looking Back 7/18 (07/18/06)
BELL CITY - Bell City will have street lights, according to the town council, which says the town has grown and that the use of the streets during the evening has created a need for a lighting system. SIKESTON - Mrs. Bessie Lewis, J.C. Penney Co., and Terry Statler, administration assistant for the Sikeston Public School, are the city's "Friendliest, Most Courteous Employees." As the last of more than 12,000 votes in the Daily Standard's contest poured into the newspaper office to be tabulated yesterday, Mrs. ...
Turmoil at housing agency impacts all (07/18/06)
I've been following the fiasco in Kansas City this past week with the release of a formal audit on the troubled former federal housing agency that provides loans to low income residents. The program has been plagued with troubles for years. Two years ago, the city filed suit to force a federal takeover of the housing agency by claiming that money was being misspent. The city didn't have to work very hard to make their case...
Your view: Researching family (07/18/06)
I would like to locate any member of the Frank Bishop family. I have been looking for information on the grandfather Lewis King Bishop. He was living at Gills Bluff, Mo., in 1880 with wife Amanda. I cannot find them after this time. I am hoping someone has a family Bible, or family story that will point me in the right direction...
Speakout 7/18 (07/18/06)
I was having lunch at a downtown restaurant last week. As parking is limited, I found a spot to park about a block away and walked to the restaurant. As I was finishing my lunch, I noticed a car pull up in front of the restaurant, double-park and put on its emergency flashers. ...