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Stories from Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Investigation continues in New Madrid murder (08/23/06)
NEW MADRID - The investigation into the death of a New Madrid resident is continuing. The Major Case Squad is still following leads and sifting through evidence in the death of Charles Toler. The 70-year-old Toler's body was discovered Saturday morning at his apartment at 449 Femmer Drive...
Construction brings hope for growth (08/23/06)
MINER -- New construction slated for the land currently occupied by the Raudmont Inn should make a difference in the city's coming fiscal year. Board of Alderman members adopted the budget for the city's next fiscal year which begins Sept. 1 and runs through Aug. 31, 2007, after approving an amendment to the 2005-2006 budget during their regular meeting Tuesday...
County Web site draws election night interest (08/23/06)
BENTON -- New technology is working out well when it comes to Scott County's elections. Commissioner Dennis Ziegenhorn said during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday that the county's Web site experienced heavy traffic following the August primary election from people seeking election results...
Land offered for Miner convention center (08/23/06)
MINER -- The Raudmont Inn is slated to be replaced by a new four-story hotel, Steak 'n Shake restaurant and convention center. "Drury has bought the Raudmont," Mayor Betty Barnes said during the regular Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday. "The closing of it will be Friday."...
Togetherness helps family cope with loss of soldier (08/23/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Like any family who loses a loved one, the Halls of East Prairie said they have their good days and their bad days. Monday marked the one-year anniversary of the death of Army Spc. Blake Hall, who was killed with three other soldiers near Baylough, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their Humvee during patrol operations. He was 20...
Kelly Lady Hawks blank Chaffee (08/23/06)
CHAFFEE -- The Kelly Lady Hawks softball team rolled past the Chaffee Lady Red Devils on the road Tuesday afternoon with a 9-0 shutout victory. Kailie Hughes threw a no-hitter in the seven inning contest striking out 12 and walking four Chaffee batters...
DeWitt, Marshall lead Sikeston tennis (08/23/06)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston tennis team returns three experienced varsity players and a few others that saw plenty of varsity time from last year's 4-11 team. The team will need a few of the more inexperienced players to step up this season if they have any hopes of competing for a district title...
Nobody asked me but... (08/23/06)
Nobody asked me but...I got my crystal ball out and the area high school football season has been laid out before me. Intrigued? The games start next week and I will lay it out before they play it out. Class 4, District 1 has been won by West Plains the last two seasons. I am still wondering why MSHSAA continues to let a team from the state of Kansas compete in the Missouri playoffs, but that is another item for another day...
I've got the blues over jeans (08/23/06)
There is a shortage of denim. I know this without reading an article or taking a survey of jean companies. I know this by using my eyes. Apparently there is not enough denim to make normal skirts or blue jeans anymore. I'm not sure if anyone has noticed but girls are wearing their skirts as short as possible. ...
Keith Grisso (08/23/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Keith Allen Grisso, 44, died at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20, 2006, in the Missouri Delta Medical Center at Sikeston. Born Jan. 21, 1962, in Charleston, to the late Lester W. "Jack" and Patsy Ruth Groves Grisso, he lived all his life in Mississippi County. He was a machine operator for Alan Wire Co. in Sikeston and of the Catholic belief...
Ross Teuber (08/23/06)
SIKESTON - Ross L. Teuber, 88, formerly of Albuquerque, N.M., died at 12:25 p.m. Aug. 21, 2006, at Clearview Nursing Center. Born Jan. 28, 1918, in Des Moines, Iowa, son of the late Verne L. and Mabel Frances Houghton Teuber, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in forestry and was a member of the St. ...
Charles Campbell (08/23/06)
SIKESTON - Charles Narvell Campbell, 67, died Aug. 19, 2006, at his home. Born Feb. 20, 1939, in Harnett County, N.C., to the late Turner Roosevelt and Mary Walker Campbell, he lived for over 40 years in Missouri, where he had worked for Noranda Aluminum before retiring. He was a member of the Mason Club, the Elite Riders and the Freewill Baptist Church...
Marilyn Collins (08/23/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Marilyn Collins, 65, died Aug. 22, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Louis Boulton (08/23/06)
NEW MADRID - Louis C. Boulton, 87, died Aug. 21, 2006, at Beverly Health Care in New Madrid. Born July 29, 1919, at Obion County, Tenn., to the late William Riley and Nettie Haynes Boulton, he was a retired farmer. On April 16, 1938, at Union, Tenn., he married Ira Evelyn Bird who preceded him in death on April 14, 1994...
Mitch Glasscock (08/23/06)
BENTON -- Mitchell Todd "Mitch" Glasscock, 46, died Aug. 21, 2006, at his home. Born June 15, 1960, at Cape Girardeau, son of George Price Glasscock of Oran and Judy Lee Puddy of Bull Shoals, Ark., he was co-owner and operator of R&G Construction Company in Benton...
Births (Published 8/23) (08/23/06)
SCOTT CITY - Lou Cinda and James Klipfel are the parents of their second child, second son, born at 9:09 p.m. July 8, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Caleb James Klipfel weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are the late Garland and Dorothy Copley...
Looking Back 8/23 (08/23/06)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston schools will open for the 1946-47 term Monday, Sept. 2, T.E. Stallings announced today. SIKESTON - A citywide meeting of restaurant owners and operators was held Wednesday at the Holiday Inn. Custer McDonald, director of adult distributive education, Jefferson City, was in charge of the meeting to bring more professionalism to waitresses...
Looking for solution to illegal immigration (08/23/06)
I don't always agree with Pat Buchanan. I think that too often Buchanan is an alarmist who stirs right-wing rhetoric to an inflammatory point. At the same time, I admire his passion and his intellect. By any definition, he's a bright man and we should listen when he speaks. We may not always agree but, by golly, we should darned well listen...
Your view: Event was a success (08/23/06)
We would like to thank everyone that made the third Annual Bluegrass Festival for UCAN this weekend at The Lake Wappapello Outdoor Theatre a huge success. Those of you that donated items for the auctions and concessions, we certainly appreciate your generosity. Special thanks goes to Brown Construction for the trailer and Hazel Mann for the beautiful quilt she cross-...
Speakout 8/23 (08/23/06)
In response to the woman who said her handicapped child lost her dental plan, I do feel sorry for her. However, I was raised without dental insurance and my Mom made sure that we got to the dentist twice a year like we were supposed to. In my years of working, I've never had dental insurance. I've had to take care of my own teeth and I hope that this person realizes that the overall well being of a child is more important than having dental insurance...