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Stories from Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Three sentenced for drugs (07/26/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Two Southeast Missouri men and a Carbondale, Ill., man were sentenced to federal prison on separate drug-related charges Monday before U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber. Cory Rowe, 36, of New Madrid was sentenced to 51 months on two felony counts of distribution of cocaine base. Upon release from prison, he will be placed on supervised release for a period of three years...
Renovations to memorial are discussed (07/26/06)
BENTON -- The deadline to submit names to be included on the Scott County War Memorial is fast approaching. During their regular meeting Tuesday, Scott County commissioners once again discussed planned renovations for the memorial which is located on the southeast corner of the courthouse lot...
Deadline approaching (07/26/06)
Vicky Jordan, Sikeston city collector, goes through delinquent personal taxes from the previous five years totaling $344,000. On Aug. 9, the city will publish a list of individuals and businesses that owe delinquent taxes from as far back as five years...
Electric co-ops assisting Ameren (07/26/06)
SIKESTON -- Line crews from 20 Missouri electric cooperatives -- including SEMO Electric in Sikeston -- are on their way or already working to assist Ameren crews with recovering power in St. Louis. Following July 19's powerful storms that caused nearly half a million of Ameren's customers to lose power, the investor-owned utility asked for assistance from the cooperatives...
Gas prices soaring (07/26/06)
SIKESTON -- The nation's rising gas prices are giving people something to talk about, and local motorists are keeping their fingers crossed the prices stop increasing soon. "I hope they don't go any higher," said Nancy Haertling of Cape Girardeau, who was filling up her tank at Fas Gas Monday morning. "This is all I want to spend out of my budget."...
Bulls split with T's (07/26/06)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulls split a doubleheader with the Tennessee T's at V.F.W. Memorial Stadium on Tuesday. The Bulls won the nightcap, 2-0, after dropping the opener, 7-5 in extra innings. Cellar-dwelling Sikeston (13-32) and next-to-last place Tennessee (20-26) bring up the rear in the Kitty League standings...
All-Stars win (07/26/06)
The Sikeston "A" Team 8-year-old All-Stars recently placed first in the New Madrid pitching machine tournament and the Portageville tournament. Players are Wyn Roberds, Colton Davis, Nathan Hampton, Court Story, Blake Wolferding, Gavin Turner, Jordan Griggs, Ty Householder, Trey Smith, Connor Merideth, Colson Frakes and Dakota Ray...
Nobody asked me but... (07/26/06)
Nobody asked me but... I would place Jim Bidewell, Ronnie Cookson, Lennies McFerren and Arnold Ryan on the Mt. Rushmore of high school basketball coaches in the Southeast Missouri area. Bidewell has spent all his 24 years in coaching at Portageville and has a career record of 483-150. Bidewell's career winning percentage of 76.3, ranks eighth in state history...
Should our economy go to pot? (07/26/06)
For the first time since 2001, FBI data has found that murders, robberies and aggravated assaults have increased in the United States. Many feel the increase in crime is a reflection of the nation's complacency in fighting crime and budgets for law enforcement are being slashed...
Larry J. Morris (07/26/06)
CAIRO, Ill. - Larry J. Morris, 55, died July 23, 2006, in the Southeast Missouri Hospital at Cape Girardeau, Mo. Born June 26, 1951, in St. Louis, Mo., son of the late Harvey and Caseline Barnes Morris, he was a 1968 graduate of Charleston (Mo.) High School and a 1994 graduate of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. He had been employed with Cairo Public Schools for the past 11 years. A U.S. Army veteran, he was of the Baptist belief...
Harvey Roach (07/26/06)
MOREHOUSE - Harvey F. "Ben" Roach, 89, died at 1:40 a.m. July 26, 2006, at Sikeston Health Care. Tentative arrangements are for visitation for Sunday evening and funeral arrangements for Monday at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Randy Gromer (07/26/06)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted on Tuesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter for Mackie "Randy" Gromer, 52, who died on July 21, 2006, were: Eugene Delrie, John Nugent, Greg Turner, Kerry Isabell, Ronnie Clark and Charles Gromer...
Rebecca Stroup (07/26/06)
PUXICO - Rebecca Stroup, 79, died July 24, 2006, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 18, 1927, in Wardell, daughter of the late Qulin and Dollie Thomas Canoy, she had lived most of her life in the Kinder and Puxico area. She was a member of the Apostolic Faith Tabernacle in Sturdivant and had worked until her retirement at the Inland Shoe Factory in Advance...
David Ervin (07/26/06)
BENTON - David Ervin, 42, died July 25, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton.
Ronald Hewitt (07/26/06)
DEXTER - Ronald Edwin Hewitt, 71, died July 25, 2006, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center at Dexter. Born Oct. 8, 1934, at Toronto, Canada, son of the late James William and Aline Webber Hewitt, he was a truck driver and a veteran of the United States Army...
Looking Back 7/26 (07/26/06)
SIKESTON - R. Colp of Carbondale and his son, Bill, of Sikeston, purchased the Roofing and Siding Co. on Highway 60 west from Ralph Reid, and at the same time leased the buildings in which the lumber company is located. WASHINGTON - The Civil Service Commission in Washington, D.C., today announced that it will take applications for the postmaster position in Sikeston. Application blanks are available at the post office...
Priority of Chicago reflects governments (07/26/06)
Governments at virtually all levels do interesting things. I often think that governments - and by that I mean the people we elect to act as our leaders - address issues they think they can solve while simply studying those issues that are harder to address...
Your view: Stop the fraud (07/26/06)
Dear Editor, We applaud your call for the Missouri Legislature to pass a law addressing Medicaid provider fraud. We have been advocating for several years that Missouri join 16 other states which have enacted a state version of the Federal False Claims Act...
Speakout 7/26 (07/26/06)
The Freedom Center in Cape Girardeau does electrotherapy on your ears to help you quit smoking and curb your appetite. The number is 334-4599. It does work. I would like to speak out on when the religion is going to start running our government. Apparently George Bush vetoed the stem cell research deal to where they're not expanding the funding for stem cell research. ...