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Stories from Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Local singers hoping to be discovered (08/15/06)
SIKESTON -- Earlier this summer, Tera Eubanks of Dexter didn't make it past the first round of the Colgate Country Showdown at Paducah, Ky. But that won't stop her from competing again this Friday at Club JD's in Sikeston. "It's hit and miss -- you never know exactly what the judges are looking for," she said. "It's definitely not something to get down about if you don't make it the first time."...
Charleston man pleads guilty (08/15/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A Charleston man pled guilty Monday to unlawful possession of a firearm. According to a news release, Larry L. Horton, 21, entered a guilty plea to one felony count of being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm before U.S. District Judge Catherine D. Perry...
Fresh start: New principals are optimistic about coming year (08/15/06)
SIKESTON -- One school has an administrator with a background in theater, and the other is led by a former national coach of the year as both Scott County Central's elementary and high schools have new principals this year. Tim Thompson, a former high school theater teacher, is taking on a new role this year as elementary principal, replacing Lori Scheeter whose contract was not renewed...
New system improves on traditional fingerprinting (08/15/06)
SIKESTON -- New fingerprint equipment being used by area law enforcement agencies is faster, cleaner and better than traditional ink pad systems. U.S. Department of Homeland Security 2005 Law Enforcement Terrorism Protection Program funds were used to purchase 125 "LiveScan" finger printing systems for Missouri police and sheriff's departments, according to Mark James, director of public safety for the state...
Backhand stroke (08/15/06)
Sikeston tennis player Hannah Moore returns a shot during a recent practice. Sikeston's girls tennis team returns several top players from last year's 4-11 team.
Diana Forgey (08/15/06)
SIKESTON -- Diana Forgey, 71, died Aug. 13, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 9, 1934, in Rockport, Ill., daughter of the late Loren and Eva Bunn Scranton, she had worked for General Electric Credit and was a secretary for Joel Montgomery from 1980 until retiring in 2004...
Woodrow Hawkins (08/15/06)
SIKESTON - Woodrow Hawkins, 86, died at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 14, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Blanchard Funeral Chapel.
Johnny Kinder (08/15/06)
SIKESTON - Johnny Wayne Kinder, 47, formerly of Morehouse, died at 12:11 a.m. Aug. 14, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 2, 1958, in Sikeston, to the late John Sylvester and Lula Alberta Griffin Kinder, he was employed with the International Hat Factory Company of Dexter and was a member of the Morehouse Assembly of God Church...
Lora Massey (08/15/06)
ADVANCE - Lora Ellen Massey, 86, died Aug. 13, 2006, at the Puxico Nursing and Rehab Center in Puxico. Born March 12, 1920, at Zalma, daughter of the late Ed and Sadie Shell Hendrix, she was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief. On Aug. 20, 1937, at Greenbrier, she married Arch Massey who preceded her in death on Feb. 4, 1987...
Annie Palmer (08/15/06)
BERNIE - Annie Lee Palmer, 76, died Aug. 13, 2006, at her home. Born Feb. 28, 1930, at Hackelburg, Ala., daughter of the late Alanzo and Sallie Vines Farr, she and her husband owned and operated the Bootheel Jamboree in Bernie. She was a member of the Missionary Alliance Church in Bernie...
Walter Ivie (08/15/06)
CHARLESTON -- Walter Herman Ivie, 68, died at 4:45 a.m. Aug. 15, 2006, at his home. Born Jan. 28, 1938, in Mississippi County, son of the late Oscar Herman and Ethel Lindsey Ivie, he had lived in Mississippi County his entire life. He was employed at the Brown Shoe Company in Charleston for 37 years until his retirement and was a member of the Charleston Church of Christ...
Sylvia Fansler (08/15/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for funeral services held today at Ponder Funeral Home for Sylvia Fansler, 78, who died Aug. 12, 2006, were: Josh Heaton, Tony Watkins, Don Culbertson, Mac Davis, Larry Agee and Jerry Boyd.
Artrue Becker (08/15/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services held Monday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Artrue L. Becker who died on Aug. 12, 2006, were: Galen Lamb, Leon Lamb, Billy Ray Becker, Daniel Williams, Homer Becker and Lynn Becker.
Leon Cobb (08/15/06)
BERNIE - Leon Cobb, 58, died Aug. 15, 2006, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Jacob Sitzes III (08/15/06)
ALTON, Ill. - Jacob "Jay" M. Sitzes III, 61, died at 2 p.m. Aug. 12, 2006, at his home in Alton surrounded by his family. Born Feb. 4, 1945, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., son of Rachel T. (Ruckel) Sitzes of Sikeston, Mo., and the late Robert J. Sitzes, Jay grew up in Sikeston, graduating from Sikeston High School in 1963. ...
Looking Back 8/15 (08/15/06)
SIKESTON - Mrs. Nathan Yoffie went to Chicago, where she flew by plane Sunday to Savannah, Ga., to be with her mother, Mrs. Ida Nathan, who has been quite ill. NEW MADRID - The Dawson residence here will be restored and will become a nationally publicized shrine of the Missouri State Park Board...
Proactive approach benefits community (08/15/06)
Springfield, Mo., for many of us, is virtually the ideal community. It is a growing region with an excellent mix of business and industry. As Missouri's third largest city, it has all of the rustic charm of a rural center with many of the advantages of much larger communities. All in all, it's hard to argue that Springfield is anything but a fine, prosperous city with nothing but progress in their future...
Speakout 8/15 (08/15/06)
Very seldom do I agree with Mike on anything. Mike is right, however, on the article about illegal immigrants. It is time that we demand changes to our immigration laws. The problem is nobody seems to care. Let's start with the city of Sikeston. The city has a contract on the city street program with a contractor that might be working illegal immigrants. ...