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Stories from Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Church softball finds popularity in Sikeston (08/01/06)
SIKESTON - Once you get out of the car at the First Assembly of God's new softball field, the site of this year's YMCA men's softball games, it's easy to see that it is not your average men's league. Visitors and players are greeted immediately by a sign that not only welcomes them, but also lists a few rules: no drinking, no cussing and no use of tobacco products among them...
Charleston man being tried for murder (08/01/06)
CHARLESTON -- A bench trial for a Charleston man charged in the murder of his fiancee and her son began today. Andre Clark, 43, is facing two counts of second degree murder and one count of first degree assault. Originally scheduled for five days at the Mississippi County Courthouse, court officials believe the trial may finish Wednesday...
Sikeston engineers assisted in tornado recovery (08/01/06)
SIKESTON -- As part of a volunteer organization formed to help assess the integrity of buildings following disasters, Sikeston's engineers were instrumental in helping Caruthersville sort things out following the April tornado. Overwhelmed by the number of building inspections that were needed in Caruthersville and other areas of Pemiscot and Dunklin counties following the tornado, the Pemiscot County officials asked the State Emergency Management Agency to activate Structural Assessment Visual Evaluation Coalition inspectors in the area.. ...
Rodeo entertainer Anderson wants crowd to join the party (08/01/06)
SIKESTON -- Rodeo fans planning to attend Saturday night's finale and the performance with Keith Anderson had best come ready to sing and dance. "It's all about trying to get everybody included and involved," Anderson said in a phone interview. "We try to bring the party up on the stage. For us, it's just getting out and meeting these great country music friends and fans of ours."...
Former Cape Central star suspended for vandalism (08/01/06)
HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Southern Miss football player Mitch Craft was suspended for the first two games of the 2006 football season, according to a report Sunday in the Hattiesburg American newspaper. Craft, a 2004 Central graduate, is heading into his sophomore season at Southern Miss. He was listed at No. 1 on the team's depth chart at middle linebacker according to the university's 2006 Preseason Football Guide...
Robert J. Shaw (08/01/06)
DESLOGE - Robert J. "Bob" Shaw, 84, died July 25, 2006, at NHC HealthCare in Desloge. Born Jan. 22, 1922, at Portageville, son of the late Cora Lee Roussan (Henson) and Clopha R. Shaw, he was a 1941 graduate of Leadwood High School. He was a captain in the United States Air Force where he served for 20 years. ...
Maggie Skinner (08/01/06)
SIKESTON -- Maggie Skinner, 86, died at 5:43 p.m. July 30, 2006, at her home. Born Nov. 24, 1919, in Marlow, Tenn., daughter of the late Jess Anton and Frances Marion Jones Taylor, she was a cook for 60 years, working at Rustic Rock, War Drum and for Sikeston Public Schools. She had worked at the International Shoe Factory in Sikeston and attended Smith Avenue Church of God...
Robert Gorden (08/01/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Robert Gorden, 65, formerly of Charleston, died July 28, 2006, at Christian North West Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Nov. 12, 1940, in Caruthersville, son of Dora Lee English of St. Louis and the late Fred Douglas Gorden. He was united in marriage to Diane Gorden, who survives of the home...
Jeffery Womack (08/01/06)
CHAFFEE - Jeffery Glenn Womack, 53, died July 31, 2006, at his home. Born Dec. 24, 1952, in Sikeston, son of Tom Ford and Elizabeth McKibben Womack of Lilbourn, he had lived in various cities in Missouri, serving with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, from which he retired in 2003 after 25 years of service. ...
Phyllis Freeman (08/01/06)
SIKESTON -- Phyllis Ann Freeman, 56, died July 31, 2006 at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Looking Back 8/1 (08/01/06)
SIKESTON - Employees of the J.C. Penney store enjoyed a picnic supper yesterday. CHARLESTON - Louis Chaney and Bill E. Sellers, both of Potosi, have been hired to fill vacancies in the Charleston R-1 School District. Chaney, hired as an assistant superintendent of secondary education, will serve as principal of the high school, replacing D.W. Goddard. Sellers replaces Bill Hodges, assistant superintendent...
News story reveals need to fight fraud (08/01/06)
Here's an irony that should not go unnoticed. I absolutely couldn't stop marveling at the situation but I assure you, those involved missed the point by a mile. Last week's highly-regarded St. Louis Post Dispatch editorialized on the evils of the voter ID law in Missouri. ...
Speakout 8/1 (08/01/06)
This is Joseph Hood. There was an ad in SpeakOut about sharpening scissors. You can call us at 471-0313. This is in response to the man who removes satellite dishes. I have one. My number is 471-1958. Signing petitions against train traffic through the City of Sikeston? My goodness people, wake up and realize what it's going to cost to have lumber put in your backyard if you don't have trains running up and down these tracks hauling this material. ...