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Stories from Monday, June 11, 2007

Tumbling down (06/11/07)
At 5:30 a.m. Saturday a Sikeston landmark began tumbling down. A.C. James with A.C. James Excavating began demolishing the former Scott-Huff building on Malone Avenue in downtown Sikeston early to prevent disruption of traffic. The street was reopened by 9 a.m. with work continuing through the day. James estimated it would take two to three weeks to completely remove the building's debris and complete the project...
Trio arrested for animal cruelty (06/11/07)
BLOOMFIELD -- An Essex family of three was jailed over the weekend on charges of animal cruelty. According to Stoddard County Sheriff's Department, Steve Allen Hyten, 31, was arrested on a warrant for animal neglect. His father, Ronald Lee Hyten, 54, turned himself in on charges of cruelty to animals, and his mother, Shirley Ann Hyten, 53, turned herself in on charges of animal neglect...
Sikeston man rekindles passion for painting (06/11/07)
SIKESTON -- Some prefer fishing or hunting, but for Paul Ledbetter, the best way to relax is by airbrush painting portraits. The 60-year-old Sikeston man said his work with airbrushing began about five years. "I've always been interested in portrait painting and oil painting and then I got into taxidermy, which required some airbrushing," Ledbetter recalled about how he picked up the hobby...
National tour coming to Miner (06/11/07)
MINER -- A national tour will come to Miner to revive missing persons cases, including those of Cheryl Ann Scherer, Jody Ledkins and Teresa Butler, among others. Hosted by the Scott County Search and Rescue K-9 Unit, the event will be held at 3:30 p.m. ...
Bulls split doubleheader (06/11/07)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulls split a doubleheader with Union City (Tenn.) on Saturday, losing the first game 2-1 but rallying to win the nightcap 5-2. Sikeston (4-4) took two out of three from Union City in the series and are one game out of first place in the KIT standings behind Fulton, who the Bulls play tonight at 7 p.m. on the road...
Harry Pullum (06/11/07)
ESSEX - Harry Pullum, 85, died June 9, 2007, at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born April 8, 1922, in Essex, son the late William A. and Anna May Triplett Pullum, he lived in the Essex and Bloomfield areas most of his life. He was a retired farmer, construction worker and a member of the Assembly of God Church at Birds Corner. ...
Shorty Leonard (06/11/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Doyle "Shorty" Leonard, 70, died June 8, 2007, at his home in Portageville. Born May 22, 1937, in Portageville, to the late Ralph and Dora Frazier Leonard, he worked as a commercial fisherman and farmer. On Oct. 8, 1959, in Portageville, he married Anita Mae Sutton, who preceded him in death on May 10, 2003...
Robert Killian (06/11/07)
BROOKLYN, Wis. -- Robert Dale Killian, 61, died June 8, 2007. Born Dec. 5, 1945, in Cairo, Ill., son of the late Charles Everet Killian and Jo E. Wheatley, he was raised in Charleston, Mo., and moved to Madison in the early 1960s. He was a carpenter of 40 years for Local Union in Wisconsin, Charleston Carpentry, Capital Builders and Rohde Construction. He was also a mechanic...
Mabel Ferguson (06/11/07)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted on Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Mabel Ferguson, 87, who died on June 7, 2007, were: Jason Banken, Lance Banken, Trey Noles, Bobby Snider, Joe Baker and Perry Boyt.
Lenda Jordan (06/11/07)
MOREHOUSE -- Lenda J. Jordan, 60, died at 6 a.m. June 11, 2007, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Charles Bowles (06/11/07)
EARLE, Ark. - Charles Leon Bowles, 74, died June 9, 2007, at his home. Born March 9, 1933, in Bertrand, Mo., to the late Ottice and Nana Mary Blaylock Bowles, he was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War. He was a member of the Earle Church of God and had worked as a mechanic for Peoples Implement in Earle before retiring in 1998...
Births (Published 6/11) (06/11/07)
BENTON - Jennifer Cunningham and John Felton are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 1:43 p.m. May 14, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Brookelyn Jade Felton weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Patricia and Gene Jackson...
Looking Back 6/11 (06/11/07)
SIKESTON - Branum's Addition, Sikeston's latest, was passed by ordinance at the Sikeston City Council meeting recently. It contains four blocks and 52 lots. SIKESTON - "The Rebels" will represent the Junior Chamber of Commerce in the first state Battle of the Bands contest at 2:20 p.m. Saturday at the rodeo grounds. There will be 15 bands competing...
Your view: Driving distractions (06/11/07)
Mr. Juden's research is correct that no Missouri cities have prohibited the use of cell phones while driving. Handsfree or not, talking to someone while driving is a distraction. Would this ordinance apply to taxi drivers using their communications to converse with their office? Truck drivers on CB radios? Would it apply to the police using radios to communicate to the dispatcher or other cars? Farmers or private band business radios? These actions require reaching for a hand held, click to activate, microphone to speak, requiring more concentration and movement than a cell phone.. ...
Speakout 6/11 (06/11/07)
This is to all the people who complain about the crop dusters and the burning of the fields. You like to eat don't you? The farmers have been doing this ever since I can remember. I'm in my late 20s. It doesn't hurt me and I don't complain about it. ...