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Stories from Friday, June 1, 2007

Officials discuss ditch improvement project (06/01/07)
CHARLESTON -- Funding a ditch improvement project in Charleston may mean the city taking over the ditch -- if they want it. County Clerk Junior DeLay reported during the regular Mississippi County Commission meeting Thursday on information he has gathered so far for funding options for a drainage improvement project on the portion of Ditch 14 that runs through Charleston...
New Madrid bank robbed (06/01/07)
NEW MADRID - A late afternoon bank robbery in New Madrid had law enforcement officers scouring the area looking for the suspects Thursday. At approximately 3:50 p.m. a black female entered Regions Bank at 301 U.S. Highway 61 in New Madrid, handed the teller a note and demanded money. ...
Commission won't vacate unmaintained county road (06/01/07)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County will not vacate an unmaintained section of road as previously decided. Mississippi County commissioners discussed during their regular meeting Thursday a quarter-mile section of County Road 509 which the county has not maintained for some time and commissioners had agreed to take off the county's road inventory...
Taste of Sikeston (06/01/07)
Sandy Hill talks to Danny Bridger of Danny's Place during the Taste of Sikeston Thursday night at the Clinton Building. Several restaurants and beverage vendors participated in the event. The event was sponsored by Food Giant along with the American Cancer Society...
Drug tests highlight changes to county personnel policy (06/01/07)
BENTON -- Scott County employees are now subject to random drug testing and drug tests in the even of an accident or workers compensation claim on County time. Details are still in the works, but that is one of the changes made in the administrative personnel policy commissioners approved during their regular meeting Thursday...
Accused shooter released on bond (06/01/07)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston man charged with killing another last weekend has been released from jail. According to jail officials, Robert "Bob" Glen Eldridge, 45, was released from the Scott County Jail Wednesday. He had been held there under $500,000 bond after being charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action...
Parents facing alcohol charges for graduation party (06/01/07)
SIKESTON -- Several charges in connection with a graduation party in Sikeston May 20 that involved underage drinking have been filed by Scott County Prosecuting Attorney Paul Boyd. Mark A. Cheatham and Terry Brewer-Cheatham of 123 Greenbrier have been charged with 30 counts for supplying a minor with alcohol. Maximum punishment is a term not to exceed six months in the county jail or other institution and/or a fine of up to $500...
Thursday fire at DGA (06/01/07)
Sikeston Department of Public Safety firefighter Ricky Colbert checks the awning of the Delta Growers Association restaurant building, located at 99 Pharris Ridge Drive off of Highway 60 and FF, Thursday night for fire. Sikeston firefighters assisted the Morehouse Volunteer Fire Department after receiving the call for assistance at 10:43 p.m. and stayed on the scene until 12:10 a.m...
New Madrid bank robbed: Female entered bank with note demanding money (06/01/07)
NEW MADRID - A late afternoon bank robbery in New Madrid had law enforcement officers scouring the area looking for the suspects Thursday. At approximately 3:50 p.m. a black female entered Regions Bank at 301 U.S. Highway 61 in New Madrid, handed the teller a note and demanded money. ...
Junior golfers fare well (06/01/07)
Three Sikeston 10-11-year-old junior golfers took the top honors in the first tournament of the season held at the Cape Country Club Tuesday. Pictured from left are:?Cole Thornton (3rd place), Seth Williams (2nd place) and Gabe Wheeler (1st place). The Junior Golf Program hosts eight local tournaments with the top three in each age division advancing to the state tournament in July...
Sample takes first place at Sikeston Drag Strip (06/01/07)
SIKESTON?-- Here are the results from Saturday's Sikeston Drag Strip action. Junior Dragster Class 1st Place -- Brooks Robinson Carbondale Il DI -- 7.75 ET -- 7.816 MPH -- 79.04 RT - .549 2nd Place -- Arriel McGowen Dexter MO DI -- 8.11 ET -- 8.146 MPH -- 80.22 RT -- .637...
Fireballer (06/01/07)
Noranda's Mack Marcum delivers a pitch during American League action on Thursday in Sikeston Area Youth Baseball. When available, SAYB results can be found in the Scoreboard.
Nadine Shelton (06/01/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Nadine J. Shelton, 66, died June 1, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at the DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Helen Hensley (06/01/07)
SIKESTON - Helen C. Hensley, 81, died May 31, 2007, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Visitation is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Blanchard Funeral Chapel where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday.
Annabelle Mansker Parmer (06/01/07)
ORAN -- Annabelle Nicole Mansker Parmer, daughter of Stephanie Marie Mansker and Ronnie Floyd Parmer II, died at birth at 6:03 p.m. May 30, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Survivors in addition to her parents include: maternal grandparents, Susan and Allen Mansker Sr. of Oran; paternal grandfather, Ronnie Floyd Parmer Sr. of Thebes, Ill.; and maternal great-grandparents, Wesley and Wanette Daniels of Oran...
Ruth L. Griffey (06/01/07)
DEXTER - Ruth L. Griffey, 85, died May 31, 2007, at her home. Born March 13, 1922, in LaValle, she was the daughter of the late Ben and Gertrude Jones Henson. On June 9, 1940, in Grayridge, she married Roy "Ike" Griffey who preceded her in death on Feb. 23, 1991...
Baldy Howard (06/01/07)
SIKESTON -- Ronald T. "Baldy" Howard, 48, died May 30, 2007, at the Sells Retirement Home in Matthews. Born April 9, 1958, in Sikeston, to Henry Taylor of Jackson, Tenn. and Bernice Howard of Sikeston, he was a graduate of the Morehouse High School class of 1977. He was a member of New Deliverance Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Paul Findley (06/01/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at the services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Paul J. Findley, 89, who died May 28, 2007, were: Billy Findley, Robert Harbin, Gary Hartsfield, Bobby Welch, Randy Kelley and Terry Brown.
William L. Adams (06/01/07)
NAVARRE, Fla. - William L. Adams, 80, formerly of Bernie, Mo., died May 30, 2007, in Fort Walton Beach Medical Center in Fort Walton Beach. Born Sept. 28, 1926, at Lowndes, Mo., son of the late Oades William and Wilma Howell Adams, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II, and was a truck driver with East Texas Motor Freight...
Dora Jackson (06/01/07)
DEXTER -- Dora Jackson, 92, died May 31, 2007, in Bloomfield. Born Nov. 2, 1914, in Como, Miss., the daughter of the late Earl and Eula Bradford Wolfe, she had lived in Como before moving in 1941 to Dexter where she was a member of the First Assembly of God Church...
Bill Bryeans (06/01/07)
POPLAR BLUFF -- William "Bill" Bryeans, 82, died at 5:24 a.m. May 30, 2007, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born April 11, 1925, at Morley, he was the son of the late Claude Pearl and Ida May Osborn Bryeans. A U.S. Navy veteran who served during World War II, he was a retired maintenance supervisor from Sears Youth Center in Poplar Bluff and a member of Providence Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff...
Looking Back 6/1 (06/01/07)
SIKESTON - Mrs. John T. Graph entertained Sunday with a dinner in honor of her husband, who celebrated his 68th birthday. SIKESTON - Eleven Girl Scouts working for a merit badge in a cycling heard a talk Monday on the rules of safety for riding and maintaining a bicycle. It was presented by Sgt. Leonard Campbell of the Sikeston Police Department...
Your view: Support MU baseball (06/01/07)
What a gift! What a season! We would like to thank the University of Missouri for the opportunity for our sons to play baseball for this beautiful school in this wonderful community! They have also been so blessed to play for such a serious, dedicated, supportive and positive coaching staff led by Coach Jamieson...
Speakout 6/1 (06/01/07)
I've been wanting to call SpeakOut for quite sometime. Seems like starting back in April through May there have been so many calls about Miner. What is so big about Miner. They constantly have problems. So many things go on constantly. I just don't understand why there is so many problems and why are the citizens of Miner so stubborn they won't consolidate with Sikeston. ...