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Stories from Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Soccer season approaching (08/30/06)
Ricky Skelton, city of Sikeston Public Works employee, pours concrete around an anchor for the soccer goals at the Sikeston Complex Tuesday. The city is preparing for the upcoming soccer season.
Tax rate approved in New Madrid (08/30/06)
NEW MADRID - Property values are rising in New Madrid, but not the city's tax rate. The Board of Aldermen approved a total tax of .79 cents per $100 valuation during a special meeting Monday night. This includes a .58 cent tax per $100 valuation for general revenue purposes and a .21 cent levy for additional revenue...
County developer discusses projects (08/30/06)
BENTON -- Having a county developer is good for Scott County, according to Scott County commissioners. County Developer Joel Evans presented his 2006 mid-year activity summary to commissioners during their regular meeting Tuesday. "He's been doing a wide range of projects, things he's worked on under our direction," said Commissioner Jamie Burger. "A lot of these things are coming into play. It just takes time as you address each and every one of these issues."...
Tuesday accident (08/30/06)
Members of the Sikeston Department Public Safety and South Scott County Ambulance District place an accident victim on a stretcher Tuesday afternoon. The accident, which involved two vehicles, occurred at Main and Salecdo streets. No further information was available at presstime...
Davis takes first in Super Pro at drag strip (08/30/06)
SIKESTON -- Here are the results from Saturday's Sikeston Drag Strip action. Junior Dragster Class Two junior diggers showed up Saturday, but that didn't mean that there wasn't a drive to win with these two. Z-Man Davis, who has won a good share of races at the Sikeston Drag Strip, took on Jacob Davis, who is following in the footsteps of his street racing dad, Kerry Davis, in a very good race Saturday night...
SHS volleyball loses close one to Bernie (08/30/06)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs volleyball team lost their first game of the season on the road Tuesday night at perennial power Bernie Mules 25-22 and 27-25. Sikeston head coach Steve Beydler understood that opening up with Bernie would be a tough chore for his team...
Nobody asked me but... (08/30/06)
Nobody asked me but...kickoff 2006 is upon us for area high school football action. Yes, there is a big smile on my face during this time of the year. Football has returned. You can't beat the atmosphere and electricity of Friday night high school football. The air is crisp and the grass...the grass smells better than any rose...
The ins and outs of dove hunting (08/30/06)
SIKESTON -- The traditional Sept. 1 dove season opener is almost upon us. Questions are starting to generate in the minds of hunters and I am receiving an abundant number of calls on what's legal and what's not for dove season. The mourning dove is North America's No. ...
Chaffee blanks Sikeston (08/30/06)
SIKESTON -- The struggles for Sikeston's young softball team continued with a 16-0 five-inning loss to Chaffee on Tuesday. The Lady Bulldogs, composed primarily of freshmen and sophomores, fell to 0-3 while dropping their SEMO Conference opener to the Lady Red Devils (2...
Pictures worth a thousand words (08/30/06)
"One picture is worth a thousand words." I have heard this Fred R. Barnard quote hundreds of times and yet it never really sunk in until this weekend. You see, the last couple of days I have been in St. Louis for the memorial service of my cousin who died of breast cancer. And of course anytime you get the family together out come the photos, as we all know...
Dasmin McKinney (08/30/06)
SIKESTON -- Dasmin Lamont McKinney, 22, died Aug. 26, 2006, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Jan. 22, 1984, son of Tannia Torres of Marshalltown, Iowa, and Virgil Tate of Sikeston, he was a member of Travelers Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston and had recently received his CDL to pursue a career in truck driving...
Barbara Litzler (08/30/06)
CRANE, Ind. - Barbara Louise Litzler, 60, died Aug. 28, 2006, at the Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington. Born Dec. 24, 1945, at Campbell, Mo., to the late Earl V. and Lola Montgomery Young, she was of the Baptist belief and a homemaker. On July 27, 1963, at Poplar Bluff, Mo., she married Harry William "Bill" Litzler, who survives of the home...
Carl Strobel (08/30/06)
ADVANCE - Carl Gene Strobel, Sr., 69, died Aug. 28, 2006 at his home. Born Nov. 14, 1936, in Advance, son of the late Henry and Hazel White Strobel, he was a self-employed farmer and a member of First United Methodist Church of Advance and the Eagles Aerie of Advance...
Sylvia Seib (08/30/06)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Sylvia Violet Seib, 93, died Aug. 29, 2006, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born July 4, 1913, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late John and Mary "Mae" Hopper Caraker, she was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Poplar Bluff. ...
Eddie Kitchen (08/30/06)
CHARLESTON - Eddie Kitchen, 92, died Aug. 23, 2006, at his home in Charleston. Born July 12, 1914, in Batesville, Ark., to the late Ulysses and Ethel Kitchen, he was a resident of Missouri for over 64 years. A retired construction worker, he was a veteran of World War II receiving an honorable discharge...
James Nabors Jr. (08/30/06)
SIKESTON -- James "Brother" Nabors Jr., 71, formerly of Chicago, died Aug. 24, 2006, in Chicago, of an apparent heart attack. Born Aug. 12, 1935, in Hughes, Ark., son of the late James Leroy and Gracie Moccasin Nabors, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was of the Baptist belief...
George Knox (08/30/06)
SIKESTON -- Committal services for George Knox II, 74, formerly of Sikeston, who died March 1, 2004, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield. The Rev. John Goodwin, pastor of Hunter Memorial First Presbyterian Church in Sikeston, will officiate...
Doyle Crow (08/30/06)
PARMA - Doyle G. Crow, 82, died Aug. 28, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 19, 1924, in Scotland Ark., to the late Monroe and Velma Underwood Crow, he was a farmer and charter member of Parma VFW 7183. He served as past mayor and police chief of Parma, vice chairman of the New Madrid County Port Authority, past board member of New Madrid County Ambulance District, member of the Parma School Board and New Madrid First Alert Team. ...
Births (Published 8/30) (08/30/06)
SIKESTON - Staci and Floyd Sims are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 12:44 p.m. July 14, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. William Gentry Sims weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 18.5 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Jamie Tarr and Carla Tarr of Union, Ky...
Looking Back 8/30 (08/30/06)
SIKESTON - What is sure for the all-time cold weather snap in August for the Sikeston area was set Friday and Saturday morning when the temperature dropped to 47 degrees. SIKESTON - For the first time in a quarter-century a new postmaster will be selected for Sikeston. ...
Lessons learned from Katrina are important (08/30/06)
Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The massive storm changed the face of the Gulf Coast perhaps forever. And in the year that has just passed, much of the devastation remains visible and much of the work remains undone. So let's take this opportunity to see what lessons we might have learned from Katrina. Only by learning from our mistakes do we stand a chance against repeating them...
Your view: Back to School Fair (08/30/06)
The Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation (DAEOC) held it's annual Back to School Fair. The fair was held at the Sikeston Field House in Sikeston Aug. 3. Grades kindergarten through 12th grade received school supplies. Parents and students also received valuable information on seatbelt safety, finger printing, an eye exam, a hearing screening, Medicare/Medicaid services, library information, prevention through discipline, the harmful effects of tobacco products, nutrition and exercise, bus/car safety, head lice prevention/treatment and DAEOC's Father's-for-Life program.. ...
Speakout 8/30 (08/30/06)
As I drop my child off for school at SCC this morning and head for work at Sikeston, I see what a earlier SpeakOut comment was about. We are paying these high taxes for all those cars loaded with kids coming out of Sikeston. And yes, the traffic heading north is bumper to bumper in places. It really surprises me that Sikeston schools lets this go on...