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Stories from Wednesday, July 19, 2006

It's rodeo countdown (07/19/06)
SIKESTON -- Cowboys and cowgirls aren't the only ones racing the clock for the 54th Annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, Aug. 9-14. The Jaycees and Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce are, too, working to be sure that everything goes perfectly the week of rodeo...
A roundup of rodeo events (07/19/06)
Although the rodeo may be the main attraction, that's not all that's happening the week of the rodeo. Several other activities, including a 5K Walk/Run and downtown festival will be offered to entertain residents and visitors. The Rodeo Run, a 5K run/walk for adults and a one-mile fun run for kids, is a new event the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring this year. ...
E-911 future is discussed (07/19/06)
BENTON -- Declining revenues and increased costs for E-911 dispatching have county and city officials considering joining forces. Scott County commissioners discussed the future of E-911 services in the county during their regular meeting Tuesday. "We're trying to consolidate it in the county, and maybe regionalize it," said Presiding Commissioner Martin Priggel...
War memorial to add 114 names (07/19/06)
BENTON -- Those who have had family members from Scott County killed in one of our country's wars need to review the county's list. Scott County commissioners discussed renovations, which include adding the names of those killed in action in the wars following World War I, to the Scott County War Memorial...
Tux the cat visits library (07/19/06)
SIKESTON -- A group of youngsters gathered around Lanette Baker, executive director of the Humane Society Monday afternoon, pushing to the front of the line to pet and listen to Tux the cat purr. Tux didn't seem to mind the extra attention, either. "When cats are happy, they purr," Baker later explained...
Post 114 falls in extra innings (07/19/06)
CHAFFEE -- Scott County scored six runs in the top of the 10th inning to blow past Sikeston, 10-4, in the opener of the Senior American Legion District 14 Tournament at Harmon Field in Chaffee on Tuesday. Scott County (13-15) broke open a tie game at 4-4 with a bases-loaded walk to Rusty Hendrix plating the game-winning run...
Bulls sluggish in 9-0 loss to Owensboro (07/19/06)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulls got spanked at home on Tuesday night by Kitty League leaders Owensboro, Ky. Oilers 9-0 at the VFW Stadium. It was an uninspired effort by the Bulls as they failed to put back-to-back hits together in a inning and Sikeston pitchers combined to walk eight Oiler batters in the contest while throwing seven wild pitches...
Nobody asked me but ... (07/19/06)
Nobody asked me but...what if the Southeast Missouri area had a Mt. Rushmore of area coaches. Instead of famous presidents on a mountain side in South Dakota, we put area coaches on a mountain. The first head on the mount is Bill Sapp. From 1952-1968, Sapp coached the powerhouse Sikeston program and had an outstanding record of 139-24-9. In 17 years at the helm of the Bulldogs, Sapp had five teams go undefeated and nine of his squads had only one loss...
Buckley takes first in Super Pro at drag strip (07/19/06)
SIKESTON -- Here are the results from Saturday's Sikeston Drag Strip action. Junior Dragster Class 1st Place - Taylor Bowman Cape Girardeau, MO DI - 7.68 ET - 7.916 MPH - 70.63 RT - .556 2nd Place - Ricky Skelton, Jr. Sikeston, MO DI - 11.87 ET - 11.986 MPH - 51.19 RT - .801...
Youngster takes home first checkered flag at SEMO Raceway (07/19/06)
BLODGETT -- Anyone who missed the Kart races at SEMO Saturday night, July 8, missed the opportunity to see some great competitive racing. All the drivers were in top form trying to accumulate some extra points during the double point race Saturday. Sr Champ Class was won by Van Cooper of Paducah, KY with Todd Anderson of Paducah coming in in 2nd spot...
Golf isn't my game any more (07/19/06)
Once asked to give his definition of golf, Mark Twain responded "A good walk spoiled." Sometimes I have to agree with the famous writer. I used to golf a lot, almost every day, and I got to be pretty good. Of course, then came a job, marriage and other responsibilities and the lack of time and expense put an end to my golf. But recently on an afternoon off, I decided that it was time to play again...
Shirley Temples (07/19/06)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted on Tuesday at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Dexter for Shirley Ann Shipman Temples, 64, who died on July 16, 2006, were: Bill Eaker, Russell Goodman, Clifton Jolliff, Leo Temples, Josh Durham and Jamie Durham...
Faye Newman (07/19/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted on Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Wanda Faye Newman, 84, who died July 14, 2006, were: Brian Newman, Cory Newman, Corey McNew, Jimmy Parker, Phil Newman and John Neal.
Evon Beasley (07/19/06)
SIKESTON -- Evon Howard Beasley, 47, died July 17, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 18, 1958, in Hunterville, daughter of the late George and Florence Williams Howard, she was a 1978 graduate of Scott County Central High School. She was a member of Divine Second Chance Ministries, where she was a missionary...
James Reinagel (07/19/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - James Reinagel, 78, formerly of Kelso, died July 18, 2006, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel of Scott City.
Births (Published 7/19) (07/19/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Jennifer Hubbert and Ronnie Vinson are the parents of their fourth child, second daughter, born at 2:18 a.m. June 13, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center's Family BirthPlace in Cape Girardeau. Jerzey Leigh Vinson weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long...
Looking Back 7/19 (07/19/06)
SIKESTON - L.T. Pasley, Sikeston's oldest veteran of the War Between the States, died at St. Francis Hospital Saturday. BENTON - The present and future farming practice of the Bootheel area has been boosted to a big degree, with the large increase in irrigation. This was demonstrated in a Scott County irrigation tour held yesterday in the northern portion of the county, when 50 or more farmers and soil conservation leaders made the daylong tour...
Some ventures are out of this world (07/19/06)
For those astronaut wannabes, here's your chance. Richard Branson, who owns Virgin Airlines plus a few million other businesses, is set to launch the first sub-orbital flight - probably in 2008 - and he already has sold tickets to the first 150 passengers...
Your view: Saying thank you (07/19/06)
On June 24th the first annual Duathlon on the Grounds was held at the Charleston Baptist Association Campgrounds in Benton, Mo. The event was conducted by Splitmaster Timing and the family of Adam McGee to raise funds for the Adam McGee Memorial Scholarship. The family has created the scholarship in hopes of sending a local high school graduate to college while honoring the memory of our loved one...
Speakout 7/19 (07/19/06)
This is in regards to "I'm rubber you're glue" about the fields burning and what not. Every time anyone compromises a farmer, criticizes some act they do, which they are not perfect, they throw up this little innuendo that if it wasn't for farmers you wouldn't have any food. Well, I have a better one. If it wasn't for food stamps, we wouldn't have all these big shot farmers. Enough said...