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Stories from Sunday, August 27, 2006

Local man in jail on drug charges (08/27/06)
BENTON -- An Oran man is in jail on drug-related charges following an investigation that began in Sikeston Thursday. According to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, James W. Hendrix, 58, was charged Friday with attempt to manufacture a controlled substance, possession of chemicals with intent to manufacture and possession of drug paraphernalia, following a three-agency cooperative effort...
Education community reacts to change in status of Pluto (08/27/06)
SIKESTON -- Now that Pluto is no longer a planet, many may be left wondering: What will become of the catchy phrase used to remember the names and order of the planets? Fifth graders Hailey Bedell and Molly Uthoff of Sikeston have the answer. "My very excellent mother just served us nachos," the girls said in unison, of course, referring to Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune...
'Wyatt Old Timers Club' set to reunite (08/27/06)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston will play an important role in this year's Wyatt Old Timers Club reunion. "We are the product of children that were born in Wyatt, Wilson City, Charleston, Sikeston and the surrounding communities -- Rush Ridge, Pinhook, East Prairie, Wolf Lake, Bird Mills," explained Doris Holman Richardson, business manager for the club and one of the key organizers for this year's event. ...
Talent makes a stop in Sikeston (08/27/06)
SIKESTON -- U.S. Sen. Jim Talent focused on his accomplishments and plans for energy independence, border security and terrorist surveillance during a stop in Sikeston Friday afternoon as part of his "Missouri Values" tour. Talent's three-day tour to Southeast Missouri included stops in Dexter, Cape Girardeau, Perryville and Farmington...
Bulldogs test new schemes (08/27/06)
PERRYVILLE -- Friday night marked the first time high school football teams could square off against someone wearing a different jersey as Sikeston, New Madrid County Central and East Prairie visited Perryville for a jamboree scrimmage. Starting at the 40-yard line, each team ran 12 plays on offense and defense against each other in the full contact event...
Coaches looking for improvement after Dexter Jamboree (08/27/06)
DEXTER -- Portageville, Scott City, Kennett and Dexter mixed it up in a football jamboree at Dexter's Charles Bland Stadium on Friday evening. Also mixed were the post-scrimmage reviews of each team's coaches following the first and final non-counting live action against outside competition before the regular season kicks off on Friday...
Cover features Sikeston native (08/27/06)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston native was recently featured on the cover a national veterinary publication. Tara Lang was featured on the June cover of Veterinary Technician, Vol. 27, No. 6. Inside, Lang is interviewed about her job as a behavior technician and what it's like to be a business owner. Within the article, Lang credits her family for much of her success...
Drury Inns and Suites ranked No. 1 in survey on customer satisfaction (08/27/06)
SIKESTON - When it comes to overall guest satisfaction a hotel chain with ties to Southeast Missouri earned some top honors. Drury Inn and Suites received the highest ranking for mid-scale limited service in a survey conducted by J.D. Power and Associates...
Showing their spirit (08/27/06)
Sikeston Electrical Supply, 105 Larcel Drive in Sikeston, was named the winner of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce Spirit Award in the business division. The award is given by the Chamber in recognition of superior attitude, customer service and community spirit. Pictured from left are Sikeston Electrical Supply employees Jim Porter, Glen Parks, Joe Merideth, Andrew Cowger and Luke Worley...
Sikeston dentist affiliates practice with local office (08/27/06)
SIKESTON - Dr. William Chouinard has affiliated his dental practice with Dr. Steve Nast. The office of Chouinard and Nast is located at 801 N. Main St. A native of Sikeston, Chouinard is a 2005 graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Dental School...
New Madrid seeks its own design (08/27/06)
NEW MADRID - New Madrid is conducting a contest to design a logo for the city's official stationery and city vehicles. "The city of New Madrid's logo should be a thoughtful, unique symbol that somehow strikes a positive chord with all who view it," said John Gilbert, city administrator "The logo should be a simple design that best reflects the city of New Madrid."...
Charlene Polk (08/27/06)
SIKESTON -- Charlene Polk, 79, died Aug. 25, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 12, 1926, in Scotland, Ark., daughter of the late Audie C. and Elva Trotter Thompson, she had worked as a cook for Piggly Wiggly deli and was active in the foster grandparents program at the Matthews elementary school. She was a member of the Crowe Congregational Methodist Church...
Bubba Wallace (08/27/06)
VANDUSER -- Jeffery Kent "Bubba" Wallace, 46, died Aug. 25, 2006, at his home. Born June 15, 1960, in Sikeston, son of Jerry Wallace of Vanduser and the late Jo Susan Burke Wallace, he was employed by Malone and Hyde and late Flemming for 18 years...
Myrtle Kreminski (08/27/06)
FARMINGTON -- Myrtle Marie Kreminski, 79, died Aug. 25, 2006, at Farmington. Born Dec. 30, 1926, in Johnson County, Ark., daughter of the late George and Rhoda Lund Warren, she was a member of the Ironton Church of Christ. On May 11, 1975, she married Frank W. Kreminski who survives...
Births (Published 8/27) (08/27/06)
CHARLESTON - Carrie Madison Tatum is the mother of her first child, a daughter, born July 14, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Aunesti Dezarae Tatum weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long. Grandparents are Shiela and William Groves and Harold and Laura Tatum. Great-grandparents are Jerry and Martha Knupp, Polly Parham and the late Harold Tatum. Great-great-grandfather is James Tatum...
Storms - Vines (08/27/06)
KANSAS CITY -- Kathleen Rebekah Storms and John Robert Vines Jr. were united in marriage during a 6:30 p.m. ceremony June 24, 2006, at St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church in Kansas City. The Rev. Thomas Holder celebrated the nuptial Mass. Parents of the bride are Mr. ...
Leible - Garwitz (08/27/06)
COLUMBIA -- Blaire Rosamond Leible and Ryan Vincent Garwitz were united in holy matrimony June 24, 2006, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Columbia. The Rev. Phil Niekamp officiated the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leible of Sikeston, and the bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Garwitz of St. Peters...
Byrd - Hart (08/27/06)
NEW MADRID -- Kimberly Sullenger of New Madrid and Keith and Tammie Byrd of Dexter have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn LeAnne Byrd, to Justin Lee Hart, son of Sherry Hart of Matthews and Don and Joyce Hart of Matthews. A 2002 graduate of New Madrid County Central High School, the future bride is employed with Sterling Health Care in Sikeston...
Former Sikeston couple mark wedding milestone (08/27/06)
SPRINGFIELD -- Dr. and Mrs. John L. Doggett, formerly of Sikeston, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary during two events held Aug. 18 and 19 at Creekside at Elfindale. Doggett and the former Mary Wallis were married Aug. 18, 1946, at Centenary Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau. They have four children, Jim, Laura, Martha and John David; and six grandchildren, Jed, Colin, Tess, Alexis, Cara and Hannah...
Looking Back 8/27 (08/27/06)
SIKESTON - Lt. Robert Montgomery was discharged from the Navy Aug. 20 at the U.S. Naval Personnel Separation Center, Great Lakes, Ill. SIKESTON - Firemen were called Sunday to extinguish a fire which threatened what may be the only remaining log cabin in Sikeston. The cabin was moved from the old Joseph Hunter plantation, the site in the northwest area of Sikeston and was to be restored by the Sikeston Park Board and the school system...
It's not about voter IDs, it's about voter apathy (08/27/06)
Less than 20 percent of registered voters in Sikeston took the time to vote in the primary election earlier this month. We shouldn't be worrying about voter identification laws. We should worry about the apathy and pure laziness of the electorate. Just because you mount massive voter registration drives doesn't mean the people are going to take the time and effort required to vote...
Speakout 8/27 (08/27/06)
Whoever would like to have the picnic table built, I wouldn't mind building it for them. Call 472-1451. - - - This is in response to the person who was asking if anyone in Sikeston builds well constructed picnic tables. You can get a hold of B and J Woodworking. They may quality wooden picnic tables and their number is 380-4750. Call that number to place an order...