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Stories from Tuesday, August 8, 2006

Sikeston plant set to close (08/08/06)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston plant which produces manufactured and systems- built modular housing will close beginning Sept. 19 resulting in the loss of 76 jobs. "It is with deep regret that we announce the upcoming closing of Heritage American Homes in Sikeston, Mo.," wrote Susan J. Richmond, vice president of administration and human resources at Patriot Homes' corporate office in Elkhart, Ind., in a letter sent to Sikeston's mayor dated July 21...
Rodeo parking is explained by DPS (08/08/06)
SIKESTON -- Parking restrictions on North Ingram during the rodeo aren't meant to inconvenience anybody, according to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, but to help people leave the rodeo safely and efficiently. Since announcing the no-parking rule on North Ingram between Salcedo and Highway HH during the rodeo, DPS has "been getting some inquiries," said DPS Director Drew Juden...
Emerson visits local farm (08/08/06)
SIKESTON -- A handful of farmers and others involved in agriculture stood around a shop on a farm just west of Sikeston visiting Monday morning. One may think it was a morning or weekly routine, with all of them chatting and discussing current events related to both agriculture and their every day lives...
Don't try this at home (08/08/06)
New Madrid area skateboarders got to try a version of a skateboard park they hope to build in their community Monday afternoon. An area set aside by the city of New Madrid was turned into a skateboard park demonstration by the American Ramp Company featuring a half-pipe, wedge flat and launch ramps. ...
Sikeston Jaycee Little League football will have sign ups Saturday (08/08/06)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Jaycee Little League Football sign ups will be held Aug. 12 and 19 at the YMCA of Southeast Missouri from 10 a.m. to noon. Participants need to bring birth certificate and a $25 registration fee. All Sikeston youths, ages 11-14 are encouraged to play. An athlete can be no older than 14 by Aug. 4 of their birth year...
Ropin' the wind (08/08/06)
Competitors try to lasso a calf during the calf roping event at the 54th Annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo in Monday's "slack" competition. Monday was the first day of events, which will run through Saturday. Entertainment will start on Wednesday...
Practice starts (08/08/06)
Sikeston soccer player Chris Carnell tries to elude Gabe McClung during Monday evening's practice at Matthews Elementary. Monday was the first day Missouri schools could begin fall practices.
Paul Eaves (08/08/06)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services held Sunday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Paul Eaves, 87, who died Aug. 3, 2006, were: Johnie Dixon, Jim Clark, Tim Nessler, Jimmy Hasty, Phil Stephens and Ty Brown.
Stoneax Jones (08/08/06)
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 Stillwell (08/08/06)
SIKESTON - Thelma Stilwell, 88, died Aug. 7, 2006, at her home. Born Sept. 1, 1917, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Bob and Martha Evans, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston. She had worked for her sister at Beauton Drugs in East Prairie and retired in 1982 after working for Peoples Bank of Lilbourn...
Births (Published 8/8) (08/08/06)
Bryant MOREHOUSE - April Patrick and Joey Bryant are the parents of their fifth child, third daughter, born at 8:58 a.m. June 21, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Brianna Elizabeth Bryant weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long...
Looking Back 8/8 (08/08/06)
SIKESTON - R.H. Sizemore of the Sikeston Tin Shop is building an addition to his shop that will give him an extra 22 by 56 feet of space. SIKESTON - City Manager Raymert Miller today announced the appointment of a city plumbing inspector. Hugh Garrison has been appointed effective Sept. 1. The position has not been filled in recent years...
Speakout 8/8 (08/08/06)
I would like to thank the paramedics that worked on my brother at C&H Trailers on Saturday morning. He broke his leg and they did a wonderful job. We have some excellent paramedics here and I thank them very much for what they did for my brother. They were wonderful. I will always keep them in my prayers. I do not know their names but they were wonderful. They were very professional and I commend them highly. They were just absolutely wonderful...