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Stories from Friday, July 21, 2006

Residency issue is a hot topic (07/21/06)
SIKESTON -- Students living outside their school districts isn't a new issue for administrators, and helping parents understand the rules or where boundary lines are drawn is something school officials face every year. "When people enroll here and we're not sure of their residency, then we're obliged by law to verify it," Sikeston R-6 superintendent Steve Borgsmiller said...
Outdated equipment (07/21/06)
Hunter Memorial Presbyterian Church volunteers and employees of the Missouri Delta Medical Center load outdated medical equipment from MDMC storage to be transported to Nashville, Tenn., one of the collection centers for Medical Benevolence Foundation - Project CURE...
County offices are reminded to keep inventory (07/21/06)
CHARLESTON -- Keeping a list of county property is not only a good practice -- it is required. Mississippi County Clerk Junior DeLay said during the regular County Commission meeting Thursday that several county offices and departments neglected to supply a list of their inventory last year...
Girl Scouts attending weeklong camp (07/21/06)
WAPPAPELLO -- A group of "Extreme Adventurers" sat under a pavilion by a campfire eating ranch potatoes and chicken tacos, recalling their zip line experience. Down the hill, "Water Wonders" splashed in the water under the beating sun. Across the campsite, another group of girls was "Horsin' Around" in the barn and finishing their lunch, while Counselors in Training were scattered all over the place...
Street work to continue (07/21/06)
SIKESTON - Repair or construction began Wednesday and will continue for approximately 14 to 21 days at the following intersections: Dorothy and School, William and School and Gladys and School. All motorists and residents in the area are asked to use alternative routes to avoid these construction sites and are encouraged to use caution when in the construction areas...
Charleston Babe Ruth drops heartbreaker (07/21/06)
CHARLESTON -- Host Charleston suffered the toughest of tough losses in the opening round of the Babe Ruth Missouri State Tournament at Hillhouse Park on Thursday. The Charleston Fighting Squirrels, with two hurlers combining on a one- hitter, dropped a heartbreaking 2-0 defeat to Boonville-based Missouri Valley...
Bulls lose third straight (07/21/06)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulls dropped the final game of a four game series to the visiting Owensboro, Ky. Oilers on Thursday night at VFW Stadium 9-5. After dropping the opener on Monday night, Owensboro took the next three games in a row in convincing fashion...
Mary Wilson (07/21/06)
DEXTER -- Mary Wilson, 96, died July 20, 2006, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare facility. Born Oct. 14, 1909, in Bloomfield, Ind., daughter of the late Frank and Nettie Rampley Strauser, she had lived in Leora before moving to Dexter in 1978. A member of the Westside Baptist Church in Dexter, she was a charter member of the Leora Baptist Church...
Dee Fuchs (07/21/06)
SIKESTON - Darlene "Dee" Perkins Fuchs, 61, died at 7:45 p.m. July 20, 2006, at her home. Born Jan. 3, 1945, in Poplar Bluff, to the late Arthur Sheldon and Viola Mae Spence Perkins, she was a homemaker and a member of St. Frances Xavier Church of Sikeston, where she served on the Parish Council and was a member and past chairman of the Altar Sodality. ...
Peggy Russell (07/21/06)
DEXTER - Peggy Louise Russell, 65, formerly of Blytheville, Ark., died July 19, 2006, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born June 23, 1941, in Blytheville, daughter of the late Arthur and Clida Davis Halbrook, she had worked as a CNA at the Walls Hospital in Blytheville before moving to Dexter several years ago. She was of the Baptist faith...
Virginia Daugherty (07/21/06)
SIKESTON - Virginia Daugherty, 89, died July 20, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 13, 1916, in Oran, daughter of the late Parm and Naomi Wilkins Rogers, she had worked for Sikeston Public School Cafeteria, Lambert's Cafe and the War Drum before retiring...
Alberta Cox (07/21/06)
CHARLESTON -- Alberta Cox, 76, died July 18, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 12, 1929, in Charleston, daughter of the late Nathan and Mary Sutherland Betts, she was a member of Opportunity Church of God in Christ, serving many years as church secretary, missionary and usher, church van driver and on the mother's board. She was president and community servant of the Prayer Bible Band...
Walter McCormack (07/21/06)
DOGWOOD - Walter Mack McCormack, 83, died at 8:45 p.m. July 20, 2006, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 18, 1923, in Trimble, Tenn. to the late Robert and Wava McCormack Spelling, he was adopted by C.P. and Molly McCormack at the age of 18 months. He served in the US Navy from Nov. 1942 to Jan. 1946 as a gunner's mate 3rd class on the SS Franklin Macviech, SS San Bruno an the SS Sutherland. He was also a member and a deacon of the First Christian Church of Matthews...
Looking Back 7/21 (07/21/06)
SIKESTON - Airport News: Billy Pierce, employee at the Rex Theatre, is a new student at the Robinson Flying School. NEW MADRID - Norman Anderson, Missouri attorney general, spoke at the Southeast Missouri Law Officers meeting yesterday. Anderson gave a brief rundown of his duties as attorney general and facts about his staff which consists of 25 staff lawyers, 50 special assistants and some 50 clerical workers...
Speakout 7/21 (07/21/06)
I'm calling about the mosquito truck. I think if you will notice that when that mosquito truck goes by it blows right in the middle of the street and it curls up and goes right up in the middle of the atmosphere. The mosquitoes are not in the middle of the street, they are in shrubs and stuff where they reside. ...