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Stories from Friday, August 11, 2006

Commission working to fix mowing problems in county (08/11/06)
CHARLESTON -- The first to complain, first to get mowed system isn't quite working out for Mississippi County. Presiding Commissioner Jim Blumenberg said during the regular County Commission meeting Thursday that the county's roadsides and ditches look worse than they have for a long time...
Driving force: Jaycee wives choose to embrace rodeo (08/11/06)
SIKESTON -- Throughout the past 54 years, the Sikeston Jaycees have pulled off one successful rodeo after another. But one has to wonder just how successful the annual events would be if it weren't for the real driving force in these men's lives -- their women...
New voting machines fare well in county (08/11/06)
CHARLESTON -- There aren't a lot of handicapped voters in Mississippi County but the new AutoMark voting machines were used and appreciated during Tuesday's primary election. "We had some use them out of curiosity," said County Clerk Junior DeLay. "We had some handicapped people use them, too."...
Football practice (08/11/06)
Sikeston's Marcus Price tries to elude David Stovall after catching a pass in a recent practice. The football team began practice Monday in preparation for their first game on Sept. 1 when they host Caruthersville.
"Easy on the Eyes' (08/11/06)
Terri Clark, the featured entertainer at Thursday's nights Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, performed a variety of her hits including "Girls Lie, Too," "She Didn't Have Time" and "Poor, Poor Pitiful Me" as well as songs slated for her album to be recorded this fall. Tonight, in addition to rodeo action, Craig Morgan will perform...
Rodeo enjoys cooler weather (08/11/06)
SIKESTON -- The 54th Annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo continued action on Thursday night with several impressive performances by the professional cowboys. After Wednesday night's sweltering humidity, Thursday took a turn for the cooler after a cold front brought rain early in the day with more pleasant temperatures that carried into the evening...
Spikers getting ready (08/11/06)
Sikeston volleyball coach Steve Beydler gives instructions to his players during a recent volleyball practice at the Sikeston Field House.
Tony Schulte (08/11/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Anthony J. "Tony" Schulte, 51, died July 28, 2006, in Palm City, Fla. Born June 11, 1955, in Galena, Ill., son of the late John and Donna Tippett Schulte, he was considered to be one of the most valuable truck drivers for Reliable Transportation of Sikeston. A former member of the East Prairie Lions Club, he never met a stranger, loved to talk and make other people happy...
Craig McCoy (08/11/06)
SIKESTON -- Thomas Craig McCoy, 51, died at 1:41 p.m. Aug. 10, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 8, 1955, in Belleville, Ill., son of Hattie Emma Whiteside McCoy of Sikeston and the late Thomas Leon McCoy, he had been a gun dealer at Orscheln Farm and Home Store. He was a member of the Henry Meldrum Post of the American Legion and of the Baptist belief...
Melba Christian (08/11/06)
DEXTER- Melba Jean Christian, 74, died Aug. 9, 2006, at her home. Born July 25, 1932, at Ward, Ark., daughter of the late William Luther and Lillie Cochran Honey, she was formerly employed with Tyson Foods in Dexter. On June 14, 195 s2, at Piggott, Ark., she married Dolan Jess Christian, who preceded her in death on Nov. 3, 1991...
Patrick Scheffer (08/11/06)
CHAFFEE - Patrick Scheffer, 54, died at 11:56 p.m. Aug. 9, 2006, at Belleville, Ill. Born Sept. 11, 1951, at Charleston, son of the late Lawrence Edward and Adella Marie Heisserer Scheffer, he was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church and St. Ambrose Men's Club. He was an avid card player and was the family informer...
James LeDure (08/11/06)
BENTON - James Louis LeDure, 71, died at 12:58 p.m. Aug. 10, 2006, at Washington County Memorial Hospital in Potosi. Born Feb. 26, 1935, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Louis C. "Clemen" and Lucille Irene Schaefer LeDure, he was a member of the St. Denis Catholic Church in Benton...
Regina Parker (08/11/06)
PORTERVILLE, Calif. -- Regina Louise Parker, 51, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died Aug. 4, 2006, in Porterville. Born Dec. 22, 1954, in East Prairie, daughter of Hazel Parker of Porterville and the late Delbert Parker, she had been in retail management for eight years...
Looking Back 8/11 (08/11/06)
SIKESTON - Gene Potashnick has been chosen as chairman of the Scott County Republican Central Committee at a meeting held Tuesday night at the courthouse. SIKESTON - A Redmond, Calif., couple and their two sons were apprehended by the Jaycee kidnapping committee today and will be the guests of the rodeo performance tonight. The couple had been visiting relatives in Kentucky and were taking their time about returning home...
Your view: Thanks (08/11/06)
Thank you to the following businesses for making our YMCA Day Camp Family Night a success: Wal-Mart, Burch Food Services, Sav-A-Lot, McKinney's, Food Giant, and First Baptist Church. The staff of the YMCA Day Camp
Speakout 8/11 (08/11/06)
We found a toolbox Friday evening on the corner of Murray Lane and Dempster. If you lost it, leave your name and phone number in SpeakOut and identify it and the contents it had, and we will get in touch with you. Is there anybody in the Sikeston-Miner area that works on push lawn mowers?...