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Stories from Thursday, April 12, 2007

Twins jailed for assaulting officers (04/12/07)
SIKESTON -- Twin men from the St. Louis area are in jail after assaulting Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers. At about 5:05 p.m. Tuesday, Public Safety Officer Zach Albright of the DPS observed a vehicle parked on the wrong side of the roadway while patrolling near Ruth Street and Branum Avenue, according to Capt. John Martin of the DPS...
High school artwork is on display at Depot (04/12/07)
SIKESTON -- Over 130 works of art -- ranging from charcoal portraits to batiks to mosaics -- by local high school students are on display at the Sikeston Depot as part of the 32nd Annual Bootheel Regional High School Student Art Show. Twenty-seven schools were invited to submit artwork, and the Depot received pieces from eight different high schools: Notre Dame, Saxony Lutheran, Sikeston, Poplar Bluff, New Madrid County Central, Oran, Advance and Dexter high schools...
Searching for a leak (04/12/07)
Billy Smith, Sikeston building maintenance supervisor, measures the level of water in the holding tank at the Jaycee Municipal Swimming Pool Wednesday. The city is trying to find the cause of a leak.
Charges dismissed (04/12/07)
CHARLESTON -- The Mississippi County Grand Jury indictment against a former county jail administrator has been dismissed. Don Chance, formerly the administrator for the Mississippi County Detention Center, was charged with two counts of stealing and five counts of forgery through the grand jury indictment...
Bell City's Bogan signs with Southeast; SHS golf team takes second in own tri-meet (04/12/07)
BELL CITY -- Will Bogan, 6-foot-10, 300 pound center for Bell City, has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at Southeast Missouri State University. Bogan, who led Bell City to a second place finish in the Missouri Class 1 state tournament, averaged 22.2 points and 14.7 rebounds per game for the Bell City team that was 28-5 on the season. He shot 64 percent from the field and 63 percent from the free throw line...
Bulldogs to host track event featuring area's top talent (04/12/07)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston track and field coach Jerry Dement fought for years to get a state of the art track facility for his high school team. His efforts paid off as a new all-weather rubberized track surface and new jump pits were installed last summer, replacing the aging asphalt surface that Sikeston athletes ran on for 15 years...
Lonnie Stewart (04/12/07)
SIKESTON - Lonnie E. Stewart Jr., 60, died April 11, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 7, 1946, in Charleston, son of Dorothy Presson Stewart of Charleston and the late Lonnie E. Stewart Sr., he worked at the Chrysler Assembly Plant in Fenton before retiring and was an avid fisherman...
Randy Moss (04/12/07)
CHARLESTON -- Jerry Randall "Randy" Moss, 61, died at 3:15 a.m. April 11, 2007, at Charleston Manor. Born March 24, 1946, in Sikeston, son of Warren and Mary Holland Moss of Charleston, he was a member of First Christian Church in Charleston. In addition to his parents, survivors include: one sister and brother-in-law, Pam and Dan Bitza of Wildwood; one nephew and his wife, Chris and Shantel Bitza of O'Fallon; one niece and her husband, Anjie and Chris Viragh of Mehlville; three great-nieces; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and his special caregiver, Patricia Bryars of Charleston.. ...
Jack Pool (04/12/07)
FLORISSANT -- John Albert "Jack" Pool, 93, formerly of East Prairie, died at 5 p.m. April 11, 2007, at Delmar Gardens North Nursing Center. Born April 12, 1913, in Mississippi County, son of the late William and Josie Gardner Pool, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County where he was engaged in farming. ...
Looking Back 4/12 (04/12/07)
SIKESTON - Sikeston now owns the Harvey Parks Airport located at the east end of the city, according to information received by Mayor Marvin L. Carroll. SIKESTON - Members of the Sikeston Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted to endorse the city's purchase of the Missouri Utilities facilities. The board took the vote after hearing a talk given by Dick Inman, manager of the Board of Public Works...
Rocky road ahead for MoDOT tax hike (04/12/07)
Way too often government leaders seem to be absolutely clueless about we the people. It's as if common sense is abandoned when they enter the state payroll program. And more often than not, it leaves you scratching your head in amusement. Here's a no-brainer. ...
Your view: We need God (04/12/07)
I was very glad to see all the people involved in the "Seeking God for our City" campaign sponsored by the Ministerial Alliance. Personally, I would like to see us not stop with our city, but seek God for our whole nation. This nation is in a mess, and people are pointing fingers at who to blame. ...