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Stories from Monday, August 7, 2006

Rodeo parade (08/07/06)
Michael Bake, a Sikeston Shrine Club clown, gives candy to a child attending the 54th Annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Parade Saturday morning.
New vehicle laws will begin on Aug. 28 (08/07/06)
SIKESTON -- Hefty fines and crime classification upgrades are among penalties motorists will face if they break one of a few laws relating to vehicle operation that take effect Aug. 28. A new highway work zone safety law addresses the crime, "endangerment of a highway worker." The law states if someone commits the offense in which no death or injury occur, they could receive a fine up to $1,000 and have four points against their driver's license...
First day of school is big for children entering kindergarten (08/07/06)
SIKESTON -- The first day of school for kindergartners is a monumental moment in their lives. But it can also be a big deal for their parents and younger siblings left behind. "It's a big day. We roll out a red carpet," Sikeston R-6 Kindergarten Center principal Jenny Hobeck said about the first day of school...
Grass fire (08/07/06)
Members of the Scott County Rural Fire and Rescue battle a grass fire on Ingram Road and HH Highway Saturday afternoon. Fire fighters with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety fought the fire along with Scott County.
DeWitt promoted (08/07/06)
SIKESTON -- Former Sikeston High School baseball star Blake DeWitt, an infielder in the Los Angeles Dodgers farm system, has been promoted from the Class A Vero Beach Dodgers of the Florida State League to the Class AA Jacksonville Suns of the Southern League...
Beck, McCord reunite (08/07/06)
JONESBORO -- For the past six years, Jon Beck, former Scott City basketball all-stater, has been an Indian in the state of Arkansas. Now he's a Choctaw in nearby Tennessee. The former Arkansas State shooting guard and graduate assistant with the basketball team has accepted a coaching position with Dyer County High School in Newbern, Tenn. Beck will assume an assistant's position with the varsity squad and will be head coach of the middle school basketball team...
Swim team awards banquet (08/07/06)
The Sikeston Swim Team recently held its annual awards banquet for the 2006 season. Swimmers and coaches pictured are: (front row) Spencer Raymond, Will Garner, Ben Martin, Billy Joe Crowley and Will Bloemer. (second row) Cassidy Jackovic, Caroline Gleason, Mitchell Garner, Chance Jarrell, Clayton Merrill, Grace Urhahn, Hannah Payne, Ellie Retz, Ashley Crowley and Kaitlin Burton. ...
Katie Aldrich (08/07/06)
SIKESTON - Katie L. Aldrich, 84, formerly of Charleston, died at 6:55 p.m. Aug. 4, 2006, at her home. Born Nov. 11, 1921, in Colt, Ark., to the late John Obie Hall and Lula Bell Mann Hall Scott, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County. She was married to T.L. Smith. She later married Eugene Otto Lutz. Her husband, Hugh Aldrich, preceded her in death on Dec. 23, 1993...
Minnie Boone (08/07/06)
SIKESTON - Minnie Lee Boone, 87, died Aug. 5, 2006, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 28, 1918, in Brilliant, Ala., to the late Horace Early and Pearl Alma Kemp Byrd, she was a member of Miner Baptist Church and a retired elementary school teacher...
Elmer Peterson (08/07/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Elmer Peterson, 79, died Aug. 5, 2006, at his home. Born April, 4, 1927, in Perry County, Tenn., he was the son of the late D.B. and Mary Miller Peterson. A retiree of the Stanley Muffler Company, he lived most of his life in East Prairie, where he was a member of the First General Baptist Church...
Lola Graves (08/07/06)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted on Saturday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Dexter for Lola Mae Graves, 81, who died on Aug. 3, 2006, were: Bob Davis, Tom Stevens, Chris Graves, Brad Graves, Richard Green and Thomas Forkum...
John Demko (08/07/06)
MORLEY -- John George Demko, 82, died at 7:58 p.m. Aug. 5, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 25, 1924, in Bayonne, N.J., son of the late John and Mary Marcinko Demko, he was an electronic engineer and had worked with Civilian in Fort Monmouth, N.J. and Electronic Associates in Long Branch, N.J. He was a veteran of the United States Marines Corps, having served during World War II...
Alex Brown (08/07/06)
PARMA - Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted on Saturday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Parma for Alex Brown, 5 months, who died on Aug. 2, 2006, were: Jeremy Hettinger and Bryan Farrow. Honorary pallbearers were: David Earnheart, Johnathan Hisaw, Jacob Faulkner, Drew Downs and Dustin Downs...
Stoneax Jones (08/07/06)
ELLSINORE -- Ronald Jack "Stoneax" Jones Sr., 69, died at 1:25 a.m. in the emergency room of Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 11, 1937, in Knoxville, Iowa, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jack Jones, he was a U.S. Army veteran having served during the Korean War. He had worked for 13 years for Delta Growers in Charleston and was a member and spiritual leader for the Amonsoquath tribe of Cherokee...
Thelma Dockins (08/07/06)
GIDEON - Thelma Dockins, 95, died Aug. 5, 2006, at the Gideon Care Center. Born July 15, 1911, in Senath, daughter of the late Robert and Clara Ham Mattics, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Gideon. On Feb. 8, 1935, in Caruthersville, she married Baun Dockins who preceded her in death on Sept. 18, 1975...
Allie Birdwell (08/07/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Allie Belle Birdwell, 77, died Aug. 6, 2006, at Portageville. Born July 14, 1929, in Black Oak, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Willie and Adell Meadors. On Feb. 19, 1959, in New Madrid, she married Florence Birdwell, who preceded her in death...
Looking Back 8/7 (08/07/06)
SIKESTON - Building permits were issued for Sikeston for the amount of $35,000. SIKESTON - Pupils in the junior and senior high schools will check our books, have lockers assigned and pay their school fees next week. Enrollment fees are due by the time students check out books...
Speakout 8/7 (08/07/06)
I'd like to know when they are gonna start spraying out on Coleman Street for mosquitoes. They are eating everybody up. I'm sure they have been all over town. I think the truck should get out and spray. Mark my words, the St. Louis Cardinals lose four games in a row to the lousy Cubs, they will not make the playoffs...