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Stories from Thursday, April 5, 2007

Jaycees revving up for car show (04/05/07)
SIKESTON -- Whether a car enthusiast or not, the upcoming Sikeston Jaycees Third Annual Horsepower Festival promises fun for all. Set for April 14 and located west of camper parking on the Sikeston Rodeo grounds, the event will feature cars dating from the 1900s through the turn of the century in addition to trucks and motorcycles...
Banquet will be held on April 12 (04/05/07)
SIKESTON - Roll out the red carpet. The Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce has the envelopes ready to announces the 2007 winners of its annual awards. The trophies will be waiting in the wings as this year's 2007 Annual Awards Banquet begins at 6:30 p.m. April 12 at the Sikeston Field House...
MSHSAA lifts Scott Central probation (04/05/07)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Dr. Joby Holland, Scott County Central superintendent, met with the Missouri State High School Activities Association at their Spring Board of Directors Meeting on Friday, March 30 to discuss the school's probationary status. At the meeting, MSHSAA officials unanimously voted to waive the remaining two years of probation on the district...
First place (04/05/07)
A 3-on-3 basketball team with a pair of former local standouts took first place on March 31 in the Family Counseling Center Relay For Life 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament held at Senath-Hornersville Middle School. The Mo-Ark Majic, organized and sponsored by Al Jones, defeated the Kennett Shooters (Jacob Morris, Larry Hampton and Tyrone Hampton) in the championship game of the double elimination event. ...
Rick Watkins (04/05/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for the funeral services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Richard T. "Rick" Watkins, 48, who died March 31, 2007, were: Michael Grubbs, Randy Penick, John Robinett, Dallas Norman, Bryan Rodgers and Lance Flippen...
Joel Buchanan (04/05/07)
SIKESTON - Joel Grant Buchanan Sr., 82, died April 3, 2007, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Born Oct. 4, 1924, in Caruthersville, son of the late Melvin Gilbert and Mattie Lula Little Buchanan, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in occupational forces during World War II. A member of First Christian Church, he was a self-...
Marvin Pals (04/05/07)
SIKESTON - Marvin Louis Pals, 84, died April 2, 2007, at his home. Born Feb. 13, 1923, in Belmond, Iowa, to the late Lambert and Marie Stadtlander Pals, he was a self-employed farmer and of the Methodist belief. He was first married to Shirley Proger, and she preceded him in death. In September 1988, he married Jean Daniel who survives of the home...
Bob McCarver (04/05/07)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services conducted Tuesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Robert Wayne "Bob" McCarver, 90, who died March 30, 2007, were: Leroy Green, Steve Watkins, Hal Lettington, Tom Bass, Robbie Heise and Chris Heise...
Todd Eskew (04/05/07)
VANDUSER - Leslie Todd Eskew, 45, died April 3, 2007, at his home. Born May 7, 1961, in Wheatland, Wyo., son of Bessie Bost Eskew of Vanduser and the late Rev. L.B. Eskew, he was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Bertrand. In addition to his mother, survivors include: one brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Avis Eskew of Morley; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and Larry Boley of Dover, Ark. ...
Violet Cates (04/05/07)
CHARLESTON -- Violet Cates, 84, died at 6:23 a.m. April 5, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Visitation is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. Friday at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial will follow in the IOOF Cemetery...
Eli Davis (04/05/07)
PUXICO - Eli Burton Davis, 76, died April 4, 2007, at the Puxico Nursing Center. Born June 2, 1930, in Puxico, to the late Fred and Wilda Wright Davis, he had lived most of his life in McGee and Puxico where he had a lawn mowing business, worked at a saw mill and attended the Shadydale Church...
Births (Published4/5) (04/05/07)
SIKESTON - Nicole and Richard Bolt are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 3:28 p.m. Feb. 17, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Kasey Kay Bolt weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 19.75 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Darlene Lusk and William Henderson...
Looking Back 4/5 (04/05/07)
BENTON - The Scott County Selective Service Board ended its wartime activities Monday as Congress allowed the Selective Service Act to die out. SIKESTON - The operations of the public water supply serving Sikeston were complimented today by A.R. Baron of Poplar Bluff, district sanitary engineer of the Division of Health of Missouri. Dick Inman, manager of the board of public works, reported what he had to say...
Be specific on uses of taxpayer money (04/05/07)
It's hard to read what voters were saying Tuesday with the defeat of a proposed law enforcement sales tax extension for Scott County. Some could argue that voters were simply opposed to any tax that would take more from their pockets. But you could argue the lack of a "sunset" provision was also to blame for the negative vote. And finally, a case could be made that Sikeston voters - who defeated the measure by a 2-1 margin - saw little direct benefit to this community from the tax...
Your view: Stance applauded (04/05/07)
You are due commendation for the aggressive position displayed in defense of government and political science instruction in the public schools, as evidenced by the editorial of March 27. The spirits of Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Jackson and Lincoln must be twisting in the wind with the turn taken by the administration in its education program...
Speakout 4/5 (04/05/07)
I heard two women talking in the beauty shop about their mothers. Now that their mothers are too old to babysit while they go out and party, they don't need them anymore. They have forgotten the sleepless nights mothers had when their children were sick and how mothers put their arms around them when they had problems in the family. ...