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Stories from Friday, May 25, 2007

Teens arrested (05/25/07)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston Department of Public Safety officials have connected two Sikeston teens to two burglaries in the past week. The first occurred around 8:45 p.m. Monday, when police responded to a report at Smith Avenue Church of God, 420 Smith Ave. ...
Summer is the time to make sure kids are active (05/25/07)
SIKESTON -- Schools often are blamed for the nation's childhood obesity problem, but one recent study suggests 5- and 6-year-olds gain more weight during the summer than the regular school year. "I think we're seeing a trend, in general, of overweight kids," said Dr. ...
'SEMO Summer Outlaws Roundup' brings in numerous suspects (05/25/07)
SIKESTON - Dubbed "SEMO Summer Outlaw Roundup" by law enforcement officials, Thursday's warrant roundup resulted in four search warrants and 83 arrest warrants being served. Warrants served by Mississippi County Sheriff's Office and the East Prairie Police Office were:...
Officials support Civil War memorial (05/25/07)
BENTON -- Members of a community group in Morley are making plans to raise funds for and build a new war memorial in Scott County. During Thursday's regular commission meeting Wade Amelung, president of Citizens for a Better Community of Morley, asked commissioners for their support in raising funds and working with economic development to erect a civil war memorial in the Old Morley Cemetery on the north side of town...
Stoddard County man takes own life after arrest (05/25/07)
BLOOMFIELD - An investigation is under way by the Missouri State Highway Patrol Investigative Unit following the death of a man taken into custody during Thursday's warrant roundup. James Dobbs, 43, of Bloomfield reportedly committed suicide Thursday morning at the Stoddard County jail by hanging himself, according to a news release issued by Stoddard County Sheriff Carl Hefner...
Dozens are arrested as part of regional roundup (05/25/07)
SIKESTON - Thursday's warrant roundup put dozens of criminal suspects behind bars. But there was another purpose, authorities said. They wanted to send a message that those using and selling drugs aren't wanted here. Although the list of individuals taken into custody in the roundup which crossed city and county lines throughout Southeast Missouri included those charged with assault, armed criminal action, burglary, theft and failure to pay child support, most of Thursday's arrests were drug-related, said Kevin Glaser with the SEMO Drug Task Force,. ...
'Dogs' season ends (05/25/07)
SIKESTON -- All season long Sikeston has won games with its pitching and defense. But those two aspects, that were so consistent during the regular season, had an off-night at the most inopportune time as Sikeston lost to Farmington 9-4 in a Class 3 Sectional game at VFW Stadium on Thursday...
Flexibility is key to good kick techniques (05/25/07)
One of the things that makes taekwondo fun is head-high kicking. Developing head-high kicks requires both strength and flexibility, however. As head-high kicking is something I wanted very much to be able to do, I put a lot of hard work into my kicks so I could do them head high with relative ease and comfort -- and it was well worth it...
Donald Layton (05/25/07)
BLOOMFIELD - Donald Layton, 68, died May 23, 2007, at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 16, 1939, in Bloomfield, son of the late Riley C. and Dollie Johnson Layton, he was a former truck driver for Busy B Lumber Company in Dexter for many years...
Dee Kemp (05/25/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Dee Bernell Kemp, 80, died at 9:50 a.m. May 24, 2007, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Dec. 7, 1926, in New Madrid County, son of the late John and Lillian Thresher Kemp, he lived all his life in New Madrid and Mississippi counties, where he was a retired farmer and was employed by the St. ...
Juanita Cherry (05/25/07)
CHARLESTON -- Juanita Padgett Cherry, 85, died at 7:50 a.m. May 24, 2007, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 11, 1921, near Wyatt, daughter of the late Anthony Wayne and Julia Lenore WIlcox Padgett, she had lived in Mississippi County her entire life, where she was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Charleston. She retired from the Brown Shoe Company and was a former member of the Charleston Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star...
Ann Dykes (05/25/07)
ST. LOUIS - Ann Arthurline Parr Dykes, 83, died May 5, 2007. Born March 21, 1924, in Mississippi County, she was the daughter of the late Raymond Arthur and Sue Parr. Survivors include: one son, Bill Britt of DeSoto; three daughters and sons-in-law, Suzette and Larry Quint, Deborah and Darryl Labruyere and Kim and Keith Brown, all of St. ...
Roxie Crisel (05/25/07)
PUXICO - Pallbearers for services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico for Roxie Crisel, 90, who died May 21, 2007, were: Tim Fowler, Steve Crisel, Mike Crisel, Mark Crisel, Taylor Crisel and Rob Roberts.
Billy Grisso (05/25/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Billy Grisso, 61, formerly of Charleston, died May 24, 2007, at the Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Tony Goodman (05/25/07)
SAN DIEGO - Anthony "Tony" Goodman, 39, died May 22, 2007, in San Diego. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Home in Chaffee.
James Dobbs (05/25/07)
ORAN - James Dobbs, 43, died May 24, 2007. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Looking Back 5/25 (05/25/07)
SIKESTON - Frank Armstrong and Ross Lemmons, operators of the Rustic Rock restaurant in Sikeston, have purchased the restaurant department of the Colonial Taverns in the outskirts of Cape Girardeau. SIKESTON - The 56th annual high school commencement exercises at the band shell last night produced the largest graduating class ever. An all-...
Your view: Summer challenge (05/25/07)
The American Red Cross is always in need of blood, but in the summer time we experience our greatest challenge, in helping keep our active community alive! School is out, the kids are on their bikes, the lake lures us and you can find us participating in just about every activity under the sun. Unfortunately, accidents are never planned and sometimes unavoidable and that's where we come in. We have the plan!...
Speakout 5/25 (05/25/07)
I want to thank each and everyone that came to my rescue and notified my family and saved my life. I also want a special thanks to go out to J.T. He's the one that saved my life. My car started rolling, I tried to stop it by putting my right foot on the brake and my left foot got in under the car and drug me under the car from my toes to my waist. Thank you everyone! I wouldn't be here today if it weren't for you...