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Stories from Sunday, July 30, 2006

Retailers gear up for sales tax holiday, explain what's included (07/30/06)
SIKESTON -- Shoppers will enjoy a break in taxes Aug. 4-6 as they can purchase clothing and shoes, school supplies and computer equipment during the third annual sales tax holiday weekend. But shoppers should also be warned: certain items are not tax-free during the holiday...
Search for bank robber continues (07/30/06)
SIKESTON -- With little news and few productive leads, officials still have no idea who is responsible for robbing a Sikeston bank early last week. "We just don't have an exceptional amount of information right now that's too beneficial," said Capt. Mark Crocker of the Department of Public Safety. "We're still chasing a white male, which doesn't help us much."...
Advance man arrested for stabbing his mother (07/30/06)
BLOOMFIELD -- An Advance man, who police say has a history of mental problems, has been arrested in connection to the stabbing death of his mother. David Franklin VanGennip, 50, was arrested on a Stoddard County warrant for murder in the second degree and armed criminal action...
Local election judges train to use equipment (07/30/06)
NEW MADRID -- County clerks have been scrambling to prepare election judges for new equipment to be used in the primary election Aug. 8 but most voters in this area will be able to vote the same way they always have. "There will be new voting machines out in the precincts," New Madrid County Clerk Clement Cravens said, "but for the vast majority of voters, nothing will change."...
Walk-off homer lifts Bulls (07/30/06)
SIKESTON -- Sean Bard's walk-off home run lifted the Sikeston Bulls to a 4-3 extra-inning victory over Union City in the opener of a Kitty League doubleheader at VFW Memorial Stadium on Friday. Bard's opposite-field blast cleared the right-field wall with one out in the bottom of the eighth in the game scheduled for seven innings...
DeWitt helps lead Vero Beach to fourth straight win in final at-bat (07/30/06)
VERO BEACH, Fla. -- Drew Locke's 9th-inning single gave the Vero Beach Dodgers their season-high 4th straight win in a 6-5 decision over the Ft. Myers Miracle Friday night at Holman Stadium. Sergio Pedroza added two home runs before he was ejected for arguing balls and strikes in the 8th inning...
All-stars rout Nebraska (07/30/06)
The state champion Sikeston 11-year-old all-stars won their first game in the Midwest Plains Regional by defeating Scottsbluff, Neb., 17-0 in four innings. Cord Sheehy was the winning pitcher for Sikeston. The all-stars played the host team Waite Park, Minn., on Saturday but results were not available at press time. ...
Former Portageville star to join TRCC staff (07/30/06)
POPLAR BLUFF -- William Durden, who helped lead the Raiders to their last national tournament appearance, is coming back to Three Rivers. The former All-American has joined coach Gene Bess' staff as an assistant. "William was one of our favorite players down through the years," Bess said. "We just feel really good about hiring him."...
Jeweler opens shop in Sikeston (07/30/06)
SIKESTON - Sikeston's historic downtown has a bit more sparkle. Sams Fine Jewelry opened April 7 at 13 E. Front St. and according to owner Sam Thomas can provide all the public's jewelry needs and more. A goldsmith with some seven years experience, Thomas has an extensive background in the business. He has worked with jewelers and companies in Millington, Tenn.; Richland, Miss.; Chicago; New York City; and Sikeston...
Local salon adds three to its staff (07/30/06)
SIKESTON - High Definitions, a salon located at 2317 E. Malone Ave., has expanded, adding three new staff members recently. Joining the salon are stylists Kathy Spain and Rhonda Nolen and massage therapist Shana Wadlington. A resident of Bertrand, Nolen is a 1991 graduate of Mr. Bill's School of Cosmetology. At High Definitions, she specializes in weaves, colors, perms, hair cuts and styles, manicures and pedicures...
Showing business spirit (07/30/06)
Royal Signs and Graphics, 814 S. Main St., was named the July Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce Spirit Award winner. Presenting Amy King, owner of the company, with the window placard is Missy Marshall, SACC executive director.
Business briefcase 7/30 (07/30/06)
SIKESTON - The city of Sikeston recently presented the Employee of the Third Quarter award for the Department of Public Works to Bill Nance, a 29-year veteran of the Parks Division, Described as a hard worker and dedicated employee, Nance was recently promoted from skilled worker to lead man, embracing the added responsibility by not only instructing newer division members but also in leading by example. He was honored recently by Mayor Mike Marshall...
Karen Condict (07/30/06)
AQUILLA -- Karen Condict died July 29, 2006, at her home in Aquilla. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield, where services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Harvey Roach (07/30/06)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services for Harvey F. Roach, 89, formerly of Morehouse, who died July 26, 2006, will be: Bill Britton, Tommy Stanley, Herb Kitchen, Alton Bohannon, Brian Dial and Jerence Dial. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Blanchard Funeral Chapel, where services will be at 11 a.m. Monday...
Herman Shelby (07/30/06)
WASHINGTON -- Herman Dale Shelby, 65, formerly of Bernie, died July 27, 2006, at The Riverview in St. Louis. Born May 7, 1941, in Bernie, son of the late Homer T. and Evelyn Arnett Shelby, he had been the owner and operator of the Dale Shelby Realty in the St. Louis area...
Connie Mooneyhan (07/30/06)
SIKESTON -- Connie Gale Mooneyhan, 48, died July 28, 2006, at her home, following a long battle with cancer. Born Nov. 15, 1957, in Salina, Kan., daughter of Fred Morgan of Morley and Shirley Bollinger Wilson of Greenville, she attended school in Oran, graduated from Marion, Ark., High School, obtained her Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrators License and was a nursing home administrator for 18 years. ...
Hale - Ray (07/30/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Amanda Louise Hale and Brian Michael Ray were united in marriage during a 5 p.m. ceremony June 24, 2006, at the First Baptist church in East Prairie. The Rev. George White performed the ceremony. Parents of the bride are Randy and Janice Hale of Sikeston, and the bridegroom is the son of Mike and Denise Ray of East Prairie...
Hough - Smith (07/30/06)
SIKESTON -- Mr. and Mrs. David F. Hough have announced the engagement of their daughter, Laura Deshea Hough, to Wesley DeLoach Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Smith of Greenwood, Miss. A graduate of the University of Mississippi, the future bride is a reporter for the Desota Times in Memphis, Tenn...
Alcorn - Jones (07/30/06)
SIKESTON -- Pamela Lynn Holland Alcorn and Robert Wayne Jones of Sikeston have announced their engagement. A 1982 graduate of New Madrid County Central High School, the future bride is employed with Good Humor-Breyers--Unilever. She is the daughter of the late Jerry Pressly Holland and Virginia Ruth Holland...
Williams - Dixon (07/30/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- The Revs. Melvin and Bridgett Williams have announced the engagement of their daughter, Nichole Renuta Williams, to Erick Dixon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Dixon of Augusta, Ga. The future bride graduated with a bachelor's degree in science and television video production in 2004 from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau and is an adviser at American InterContinental University in Dunway, Ga. ...
East Prairie couple will mark 50 years (07/30/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Family and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Arden Banks are invited to attend the couple's 50th wedding anniversary celebration from 2-4 p.m. Aug. 6 at First Church of God Family Life Center, 322 N. Washington St., in East Prairie. Banks and the former Betty Woods were married Aug. 4, 1956, in Hernando, Miss. Banks is the son of the late Bradley and Emma Banks, and Mrs. Banks is the daughter of the late Royce and Pauline Woods...
Emorys to celebrate (07/30/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Family and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Emory are invited to attend a celebration in honor of the couple's golden wedding anniversary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 6 at the East Prairie Housing Authority's Community Building. The couple were married Aug. ...
Looking Back 7/30 (07/30/06)
SIKESTON - The price of baked bread at the local bakery has been raised to 13 cents because of "conditions beyond our control," a company representative said. SIKESTON - A public hearing will be held tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the city administration building to decide whether vacating and closing of three streets and an alley will be permitted...
Local candidates deserve voters' time (07/30/06)
If you haven't been paying attention, there's an election right around the corner. I'm less concerned about the state and federal offices up for grabs because, let's be honest, those races will be decided in November. Granted, there are primary opponents and someone will win and someone will lose next month, but the real action comes in November...
Speakout 7/30 (07/30/06)
In response to the dastardly deed in July 21st SpeakOut wanting to know who was to blame for leaking Valerie Plame's cover, she can blame her husband and herself. She wasn't too concerned about it when she was herding all over Washington, D.C. and everybody knew who she was. ...