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Stories from Friday, August 4, 2006

Teens learn about voting machines (08/04/06)
CHARLESTON -- When it comes to computers, sometimes its usually best to go with a younger crowd. County Clerk Junior DeLay said during the regular Mississippi County Commission meeting Thursday that he will train another half dozen high school students in the operation of the county's new voting machines this morning. He said eight to 10 were trained Thursday evening...
Fair helps families prepare for school (08/04/06)
SIKESTON -- With snacks and booths with pamphlets, free face painting and the opportunity to win prizes, the Sikeston Field House definitely took on the feeling of a carnival Thursday. And that was the intention of the Sikeston DAEOC Outreach Office's Back-to-...
County races will be decided Tuesday (08/04/06)
BENTON -- Scott County voters have two significant races lined up for county positions that will be decided during the primary election Aug. 8. Incumbent David C. Mann will face challenger Scott T. Horman on the Democratic ballot for another term as Division 5's associate circuit judge. Mann has not faced an opponent for 26 years...
Parade serves as the kickoff to rodeo week (08/04/06)
SIKESTON -- In a two-week period, a 52-foot trailer will transform from a base of black and silver metal to a play area constructed of wooden boards with horse "swings" made from tires. Every angle will be covered with shiny pink streamers. By Saturday morning it will become a float and be pulled by a pink truck down the streets of Sikeston, carrying pink-clad children, waving and throwing out handfuls of candy...
Parade: Want to go? (08/04/06)
The Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Parade will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday. Any groups wishing to participate need to register with Nathan Cox at the Chamber of Commerce beginning at 9 a.m. The parade will start at the Chamber offices and go down Campanella Drive through the Sikeston Sports Complex...
Outstanding bills concern commission (08/04/06)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County officials are concerned about some outstanding bills related to jail inmates owed by Scott County. During the regular County Commission meeting Thursday, Mississippi County Treasurer Sandra Smoot DeField advised commissioners of $16,706.72 in outstanding bills sent to Scott County...
Guilty verdict handed down (08/04/06)
SIKESTON - A guilty verdict handed down Thursday by Judge Frank Marshall to the leaders of the New Hope Ministries and the Christians in Action for the violation of city ordinances has dealt a great blow to the two organizations. CIA, a collaboration of churches and local organizations, has worked with New Hope Ministries during the past six months to provide housing for recovering addicts and victims of domestic abuse in Missouri and, in particular, the Sikeston area...
Charleston resident wins gold at Show Me State Games (08/04/06)
COLUMBIA -- Richard Ware, 33, of Charleston won gold in the 30-39 age group in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.8 seconds on Saturday, July 29 at the 22nd Annual Show-Me State Games in Columbia.
Phyllis Freeman (08/04/06)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services held today for Phyllis Ann Freeman, 56, who died July 31, 2006, were: Eddie Hedge, Allen Freeman, Jason Roach, Mike Campbell, Tim Morris and Keith Gadberry. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Lola Graves (08/04/06)
DEXTER - Lola May Graves, 81, died Aug. 3, 2006, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 7, 1925, at Risco, she was the daughter of the late John Henry "Friday" and Ora Bessie Walker Mims. Formerly of Malden, she moved to Dexter in 1958 and had worked in the packing department at the International Hat Factory...
Sarah Hurt (08/04/06)
ADVANCE - Sarah Nell Hurt, 77, died Aug. 2, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 5, 1928, at Medley Community, daughter of the late Jim and Mabel Thompson Munson, she was a homemaker and of the Methodist faith. On July 6, 1948, at Osceola, Ark. she married Jack L. Hurt, who survives of the home...
Alex Brown (08/04/06)
PARMA -- Alex Brown, 5 months, died Aug. 2, 2006, at Cardinal Glennon Childrens Hospital in St. Louis. Born Feb. 24, 2006, in Poplar Bluff, he was the son of Lance and Amy Dodson Brown of Parma. Survivors in addition to his parents include: one sister, Chastidy Danielle Brown of Parma; paternal grandparents, Dawsey and Rose Brown of Malden; and maternal grandparents, Dewayne and Joan Dodson of Parma...
Rice Burns Sr. (08/04/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for Rice P. Burns Sr., who died on Aug. 2, 2006, will be: Nathan Bell, Zachary Bell, Jeff Burns, Kevin Laws, Jon Montague, D.J. Burns, Tyler Burns, Andrew Watkins and John Garner. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Shady Acres Church of Christ...
Joyce Knight (08/04/06)
SIKESTON -- Ivory Joyce Knight, 83, died Aug. 2, 2006, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Born May 9, 1923, in Cairo, Ill., daughter of the late Edward and Eva Sisk Miles, she worked for Illinois Bell before retiring in 1978. In 1940, she married Russell B. Knight who preceded her in death in 1983...
Paul Eaves (08/04/06)
SIKESTON -- Paul Eaves, 87, died at 5:41 a.m. Aug. 3, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 23, 1918, in Stoddard County, son of the late Clarence and Josie Allison Eaves, he was a lifelong farmer in the Bell City area and a member of the Garden Ridge General Baptist Church in Bell City...
Betty Jones (08/04/06)
DEXTER -- Betty Lou Jones, 79, died Aug. 3, 2006, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born Dec. 8, 1926, in Stoddard County, daughter of the late Walter M. and Ethel Bell Jerls Creg, she was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter and a former seamstress for Elder Manufacturing Company...
Births (Published 8/4) (08/04/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Michelle and Dennis Gore are the parents of their second child, first son, born at 12:25 p.m. Feb. 24, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Braden Ray Gore weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Harry and Mary Cook of Memphis, Tenn...
Looking Back 8/4 (08/04/06)
SIKESTON - Aubrey Smith, with the Frisco Lines for 11 years in Poplar Bluff, started his new duties here in Sikeston at the local Frisco office. MINER - Miner residents, in cooperation with the Sikeston Chamber of Commerce, are circulating a petition in town calling for Miner's disincorporation. The purpose is to have Sikeston annex Miner. A paper outlining the advantages of annexation is also being circulated...
Speakout 8/4 (08/04/06)
Members of women only gyms should be more considerate of other members and leave their children, husbands or boyfriends at home. After all, it is a women "only" gym. If the members wanted to go to a club with children and males, they would join a family gym...