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Stories from Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Top band will perform at annual Doggie Ball (06/06/07)
SIKESTON -- Top St. Louis-area band Arvell and Company, which has opened for entertainers like B.B. King, Gladys Knight and Della Reese, will perform during the Sikeston Area Humane Society's annual Doggie Ball set for June 16. "This may be one of the best bands Sikeston has seen," said Tom Nunnelee, 2007 entertainment chair of the event...
County officials encourage new heavy industry (06/06/07)
BENTON -- While some areas may take a "not in my backyard" stance toward industry, Scott County officials would like to put out the welcome mat. During the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday, Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger asked County Developer Joel Evans to contact "Buz" Sutherland, executive director of The Southeast Missouri Economic Development Alliance, and ask if he would come meet with commissioners, "to just kind of bring us up to speed on what they're doing."...
People wanted for writing bad checks (06/06/07)
SIKESTON -- The following individuals are wanted on Scott County outstanding felony warrants for passing bad checks, grouped by the city they listed as their current address: Damon Boscoe, Joel Day, Tracy Davis, Charles M. Cooper, Damien Fletcher, Robin Ann Fletcher, Joann Green, Shonna Harris, Roger L. ...
Bad checks not tolerated in county (06/06/07)
BENTON -- While Scott County's bad check restitution returns are higher than average, prosecuting attorney Paul Boyd is looking to do even better than that. Now the Scott County prosecutor is seeking public assistance in locating about 80 individuals alleged to have written bad check to various merchants in Scott County...
Weeks signs (06/06/07)
New Madrid County Central senior baseball player Drew Weeks signed a letter of intent to play at Harris-Stowe State College in St. Louis. Pictured is Drew Weeks and Drew's mother, Ann Weeks. Standing is NMCC athletic director Diane Fowler and NMCC head baseball coach John Jones...
Bulls drop third straight (06/06/07)
DAWSON?SPRINGS, Ky. -- The Sikeston Bulls lost their third straight game by one run, this time losing to the Tradewater Pirates 5-4 in 12 innings. It's also the Bulls' second extra inning loss of the season. Sikeston won its first two games of the year with identical 10-1 victories against Owensboro, but have had tough luck the past three contests...
Eyes on the target (06/06/07)
D&S Salvage's Tyler McClinton throws a pitch during recent American League action in Sikeston Area Youth Baseball.
Spelling bee has new v-i-e-w-e-r (06/06/07)
For years I've heard about the Scripps National Spelling Bee. I've seen the highlights on television and made fun of the goofy looking kids who invariably will become nuclear physicists, brain surgeons and unibombers. But I had never watched the spelling bee...
Myrtle Foster (06/06/07)
DEXTER -- Myrtle Foster, 77, died June 6, 2007, at her home in rural Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Juanita Pullum (06/06/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Juanita Pullum, 87, died June 5, 2007, at Pemiscot Memorial Health System in Hayti. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Hazel Forman (06/06/07)
MATTHEWS - Pallbearers for funeral services held Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Hazel Lorine Forman, 71, who died June 2, 2007, were: Floyd Powell, James Bode, Charles Reed, Gary Mize and Juan Solis.
Bill W. Ellison (06/06/07)
SIKESTON -- Bill W. Ellison, 63, died at 2:25 a.m. June 5, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 19, 1943, in Sikeston, son of the late Luther Horace and Alta Lenora Cavins Ellison, he was a sheet metal worker and a member of Sheet Metal Workers' Local 36 of St. Louis. He was a 1961 graduate of Sikeston High School and had also worked for Max Ellison Plumbing and Heating Company for a number of years...
Mary Jackson (06/06/07)
CHARLESTON -- Mary E. Jackson, 77, died June 3, 2007, at her home. Born Sept. 28, 1929, in Sentobia, Miss., daughter of the late Lucius and Lucinda Jackson White, she had lived in Missouri for over 50 years. She was an active member for over 47 years of the Opportunity Church of God in Christ in Charleston where she served as vice president of the Mother's Board, a deaconess and a former choir member. She was a foster mother for many years...
Births (Published 6/6) (06/06/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Jordan and Abbey Masters are the parents of their second child, second daughter, born at 6:40 a.m. May 10, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Lydia Dru Masters weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Vaughn and Billie Engle...
Looking Back 6/6 (06/06/07)
SIKESTON - After publishing the Daily Standard twice a week for more than 29 years, the announcement was made that the newspaper will be published five times every week starting soon. SIKESTON - The basement of the parish house at the First Methodist Church will serve as the Coffee House, a teenage meeting place. The meeting place has been named the Catacomb...
Death penalty case is cruel and unusual (06/06/07)
If the death penalty was not such a sober topic, you could find ample humor in the ongoing battle over capital punishment in Missouri. First, a prisoner scheduled for execution in Missouri files suit charging that the three- drug method of lethal injection in Missouri is cruel and unusual punishment. A dim-witted district judge had earlier ruled in the convict's favor but on Monday, a federal appeals court reversed the ruling. Let the games begin!...
Speakout 6/6 (06/06/07)
Several weeks ago I attended a funeral in Sikeston. There were flower arrangements, plants and I know food was provided for the family, and yet I have received no thank-you note from that family. When my mother passed the funeral home provided me with thank-you notes, and within a week mine were mailed out to those who were so kind and generous during my time of sorrow. ...