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Stories from Thursday, May 10, 2007

Details vague from Wednesday accident (05/10/07)
SIKESTON - At least one person was injured in an accident Wednesday evening. According to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety's incident report at 9:44 p.m. Wednesday, a motorcycle and a vehicle collided at the intersection of Helen and South Main streets...
Art exhibit (05/10/07)
Myra Gilliland labels a 3-D piece of art for the Bootheel Regional Art Guild's 23rd annual Judged Fine Art Exhibit at the Sikeston Depot. Twenty-five artists in the Bootheel submitted artwork with over 70 pieces of art judged for the event. The exhibit is being held at the Sikeston Depot and admission is free. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m...
Local post offices try to stamp out hunger (05/10/07)
SIKESTON -- Local letter carriers are hoping to pick up some canned goods when they deliver mail during their regular routes Saturday. As part of the National Association of Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger! food drive, most post offices are participating in the annual campaign to collect nonperishable food items and deliver them in the community...
Fundraising begins for home to be constructed in Sikeston (05/10/07)
SIKESTON -- Just as a home is built from individual two-by-fours, nails and windows, every donation, large and small, will be important in funding the construction of Sikeston's first Habitat for Humanity home. Roof trusses for the house can be purchased with a donation of $1,000 and $500 is enough for drywall supplies. ...
SHS shuts out Eagles (05/10/07)
SIKESTON -- By defeating New Madrid County Central 3-0 on Wednesday at VFW Stadium, the Sikeston Bulldogs clinched the SEMO Conference regular season championship outright. The Bulldogs finished with an 8-1 league mark and improve to 17-6 on the season...
Bonnie Latimer (05/10/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Bonnie Lee Latimer, 79, died May 9, 2007, at the Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 18, 1927, in Lilbourn, to the late Edward Chesley and Beatrice Grace Smith, she was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in cape Girardeau...
Lena Timms (05/10/07)
MESQUITE, Texas - Lena Belle Timms, 100, died May 7, 2007, at Grace Presbyterian Inc. at Dallas. Born April 5, 1907, at Lake City, Ark., she was the daughter of the late James Jesse and Addie M. Cool Timms. She is survived by eight grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren...
Betty Brown (05/10/07)
ST. LOUIS - Betty Jean Hill Brown, 54, formerly of New Madrid, died May 5, 2007. She was born June 21, 1952. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid, where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial will follow in the Sandhill Cemetery in New Madrid...
Thelma Gee (05/10/07)
WATERLOO, Ill. -- Thelma Marie Gee, 98, formerly of Parma, Mo., died May 8, 2007, at the Canterbury Manor Nursing Home in Waterloo. Born May 4, 1909, at Ithaca, Mich., to the late Louis Edward and Ella Merten Geisenhauer, she lived most her life in Parma before moving to Waterloo several years ago. She was a member of the Parma United Methodist Church...
Pansy Barker (05/10/07)
DEXTER - Pansy L. Barker, 99, died May 7, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Dec. 27, 1907, at Clines Island, to the late John M. and Ola Bess, she and her family later moved to Bloomfield where her father had a fur business and was Recorder of Deeds for a number of years...
Richard Mullins (05/10/07)
ADVANCE - Richard R. Mullins, 83, died at 11 a.m. May 8, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 9, 1923, in Concord, son of the late Richard Robert and Avery Ellen Summers Mullins, he worked with a newspaper company in St. Louis and was a U.S. Army veteran...
Tom Robins (05/10/07)
SIKESTON - Tom E. Robins, 55, died May 8, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Nov. 18, 1951, at St. Louis, son of Georgia Williams Robins of Advance and the late Thomas L. Robins, he was a truck driver and musician. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was of the Church of Christ belief...
Bud Thornton (05/10/07)
WYATT - Charles "Bud" Thornton, 87, died May 9, 2007, at the Charleston Manor Nursing Center. Born Oct. 6, 1919, in Simpson County, Ky., to the late Arthur and Carrie Thornton, he had lived since 1923 in Mississippi County, where he had been employed with Burke and Giltz Farms and at Burkhart Foam Company in Cairo until his retirement. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and had attended the Wyatt Baptist Church...
Harold Mims (05/10/07)
HERNANDO, Miss. - Harold Mims, 74, died May 9, 2007, at Baptist DeSoto in Southaven. He was born July 26, 1932, in Charter Oak, Mo., son of the late Clarence and Lillie Bell Lewis Mims. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean War. He worked for Noranda Aluminum Plant, where he was affectionately known as "Hollywood," and he operated several service stations in Sikeston before retiring...
Randall Laster (05/10/07)
SIKESTON - Randall Dee Laster, 75, died May 9, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 27, 1931, in Lake County, Ky., son of the late Winford Wesley and Hazel Lee Adams Laster, he served as a corporal in the Marine Corps during the Korean War and worked for over 50 years as a drywaller...
Births (published 5/10) (05/10/07)
PIGGOTT, Ark. - Jamie and Mark Vavak are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 11:12 a.m. March 1, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Hayden Cecil Vavak weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 21 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Tom Crow and Sharla Crow of Sikeston, Mo. Great-...
Looking Back in Time at May 10 (05/10/07)
SIKESTON - Four new teachers were hired by the school board for the coming school term. SIKESTON - A school of technology will be opened on the high school campus with registration from now until July 15. To be known as the SeMo Trade- Technical Institute, the school will be under the direction of Jim Cornett. Drafting, electronics and printing technology, along with secretarial science, will be given...
More state dollars go to urban schools (05/10/07)
Well the Missouri Legislature took a step closer Wednesday to spending a massive amount of your tax dollars on education. As is always the case, only time will tell if the spending achieves the goals that most Missourians want. Much of the spending discussion focused on the problem of the St. ...
Your View: Special Memorial Day (05/10/07)
Hello Everyone, As many of you are aware, the former Charlie Company Family Readiness Group sold cookbooks as a fundraiser after the company returned from their deployment to Iraq. The money raised, along with a very substantial donation from the Sikeston Jaycees Coalition for Charlie Company, was used to purchase a monument honoring the soldiers of Charlie Company who were deployed to Iraq in 2004-2005...
Speakout 5/10 (05/10/07)
This is in comment to the SpeakOut, Jabbing Jensen. To the person who said Mike Jensen was a racist and that he has kept this town divided because of the paper. I've never seen where it was written anywhere that you had to live a certain place because of color. ...