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Stories from Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Sikeston says goodbye to seniors (05/23/07)
SIKESTON -- Members of the Sikeston High School graduating class of 2007 joined the ranks of thousands of alumni by moving their tassels to left side of their caps Tuesday night at the 106th annual commencement. During their time to shine, the graduates received honors and awards, heard reminisces from fellow classmates. Students Elizabeth Heeb and Kurstin Koch were named valedictorian and salutatorian. The night was wrapped up with the presentation of diplomas...
Sikeston to hold Memorial Day service on Monday (05/23/07)
SIKESTON - A Memorial Day Service, which will begin at 10:30 a.m. May 28 at Sikeston Veterans Park, will include three Iraqi War veterans. Guest speaker will be Army Ranger Sgt. Nathan Gurley who served three combat tours in Iraq, along with two combat tours in Afghanistan participating in dangerous special forces operations...
Motorists are urged to watch for road crews (05/23/07)
BENTON -- Scott County Commissioners are asking motorists to slow down and keep an eye out for county highway department crews as they drive. Commissioners noted during their regular meeting Tuesday that the county's road crews are currently engaged in a variety of jobs on and near county roads...
Bulldogs turn focus to Farmington (05/23/07)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team will have a familiar foe in tomorrow's Class 3 Sectional matchup. Although the Bulldogs have never played Farmington in a sectional game before, the Knights are a regular on the Sikeston schedule every year...
Upper-cut (05/23/07)
Montgomery Bank's Stevie Holman prepares to swing at a pitch during Musical League action of Sikeston Area Youth Baseball on Monday. When available, SAYB? results will be found in the Scoreboard.
SHS' Jackson moving on (05/23/07)
SIKESTON -- After a solid three-year varsity career for the Bulldogs, Sikeston High School senior Josh Jackson will be taking his services to the next level at Hannibal-LaGrange College in Hannibal, Mo. Jackson thinks the small college that competes in NAIA Division I was the perfect fit...
Braving the wilds of the jungle (05/23/07)
It started out as just another Saturday night. My wife and I went out to dinner, hoping the night would lead us back home where I could sit in my recliner and watch something mind numbing on television while she could do whatever it is she does. Only this Saturday night took a turn and she decided we needed to go on a safari...
Jettie Purchase (05/23/07)
ST. CHARLES - Jettie B. James Purchase, formerly of Charleston, died May 18, 2007, at Blanchette Place Nursing Home in St. Charles. Born Aug. 7, 1922, in Grenada, Miss., to the late John and Louella Conley James, she had been a resident of Missouri for over 83 years. ...
Charles Dawson (05/23/07)
SIKESTON -- Charles Leland Dawson, 86, died at 12:20 p.m. May 22, 2007, at his home. Born Dec. 17, 1920, in Van Buren, son of the late Charles Henry and Dicey Eveline Chilton Dawson, he served in the U.S. Navy During World War II and was a member of the Sikeston Masonic Lodge 310 AF&AM. He was a retired tool and die maker...
Looking Back 5/23 (05/23/07)
SIKESTON - Henry Lehman, formerly of Sikeston, won $25 in a spelling contest in Memphis, Tenn. last Saturday. SIKESTON - Fire damaged a shed and workshop and threatened a connecting workshop Tuesday night at the Earl Cook residence, 401 Prosperity. A garden tractor and camping gear were damaged or destroyed in the blaze...
Will we overcome the racial divide? (05/23/07)
One of the first "in your face" examples of how race colors our thinking was the O.J. Simpson trial. When the verdict was announced, blacks rejoiced and whites were shocked. The polarization of this sensational news event brought to the foreground the sensitive issue of race and how we view events so very differently...
Your view: Can't save GOP (05/23/07)
That was a stimulating editorial in the May 16 edition. You gave high marks to all the 11 House Republicans who met with President Bush in an effort to change his policies so that the Party might salvage the 2008 elections. This writer has two principal reactions to that effort. ...
Speakout 5/23 (05/23/07)
This is in regards to the person who tried to pass someone on the right at Selma and Malone today, it's a Fed Ex truck they tried to pass. First of all, you were in a lane that's not a driving lane, you were driving on the shoulder of the road. You almost caused an accident when the Fed Ex truck turned right. ...