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Stories from Thursday, June 14, 2007

Barbecue is back on rodeo Saturday (06/14/07)
SIKESTON -- The rodeo's Saturday barbecue event is back. The first Community Cowboy Cookoff Contest will take place Aug. 11 at the Clinton Community Building, according to Shad Old. "This cookout contest is going to bring back what we had done for 13 years with the Redneck Barbecue," Old said...
Grant enables library to improve popular summer reading program (06/14/07)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Public Library was recently awarded a $9,962 grant from the Missouri State Library for their summer reading programs. The grant has enabled the library to work with the fifth through eighth grade communication arts classes during summer school at Sikeston High School...
Thirteen local students ready to attend Boys State (06/14/07)
SIKESTON - Thirteen incoming seniors from around the area will attend the 68th session of Missouri Boys State at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. "Boys State teaches the young men about all of our democratic institutions and how they operate. It's really a week to shape a lifetime," said Blair Moran, member of the American Legion Auxiliary...
SAYB 6-14 (06/14/07)
SAYB?RESULTS Sikeston Area Youth Baseball SAYB Results 6-11-07 AMERICAN D& S Salvage 5 Nunnelee 2 Pitchers: D& S Salvage: Wheeler, 2 innings pitched, no hits allowed, no runs allowed, 1 strikeout; McClinton: 2 innings pitched, 3 hits allowed, 3 runs allowed, 4 strikeouts; Williams: 1 inning pitched, 1 strikeout...
Auto Tire and Parts Racepark to donate two bicycles (06/14/07)
BENTON?-- Friday night, Auto Tire and Parts Racepark will bring back another exciting run with the Winged Outlaw Sprints, Modifieds, Purestreet, Sportsman, Modlites and Cruisers. Free Bikes will be given away during intermission. One girl's bicycle and one boy's bicycle, with Hartman Racing 343, Johnson and Niswonger Financial Investments of Perryville...
Post 114 nips Farmington with walk-off single (06/14/07)
SIKESTON -- One day after posting a huge win against district opponent Scott County to stop a losing streak, Sikeston Senior Legion Post 114 followed up with another big victory, this time defeating a tough Farmington team, 3-2 in 10 innings. Sikeston (8-6) made several key defensive plays to keep Farmington at bay...
Changes made to youth volleyball camp (06/14/07)
SIKESTON -- The volleyball camp that was to be hosted by Sikeston High School coaches has been moved to the First Christian Church gymnasium at 1006 N. Main St. in Sikeston fro 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on June 18-22. The camp was originally scheduled to be held at the Sikeston Field House...
Barbara Shelton (06/14/07)
MINER - Barbara Ann Shelton, 78, formerly of Sanibel, Fla., died at 9:35 a.m. June 12, 2007, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born July 22, 1928, in Elgin, Ill., to the late Chester Otto and Lillian Dieke Henriksen Sr., she had worked in nursing homes as a dietitian and was an active member of Delta Area Blind...
Rayburn Wilson (06/14/07)
ESSEX - Rayburn Gene Wilson, 64, died at 8 p.m. June 12, 2007, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis. Born May 13, 1943, at Malden, he was the son of the late Elmer Albert Lee and Elsie Ada Wilcoxson Wilson. A lifelong resident in this area, he was a retired self-employed farmer and a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve...
Buddy Fields (06/14/07)
NEW MADRID - Don William "Buddy" Fields, 81, died June 12, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born, May 18, 1926, in Hornersville, son of the late Henry and Edith Crow Fields, he was a retired deck hand for Hufman Towing. In 1948, in New Madrid, he married Joy Fields Sweet, who preceded him in death on Jan. 10, 1987...
Thomas Bolin (06/14/07)
BERNIE - Thomas Bolin, 82, died June 12, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Merlene Whorton (06/14/07)
CHAFFEE -- Merlene Whorton, formerly of Morley, died at 1:25 a.m. June 13, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 30, 1928, in Selmer, Tenn., daughter of the late John Edward and Annie Jones Wyatt, she retired from Thorngate in Chaffee, where she worked as a presser, in 1990. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Morley VFW Post 5368...
Mamie Hendrix (06/14/07)
ORAN - Mamie Claire Hendrix, 81, formerly of East Prairie, died at 1:29 p.m. June 13, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 13, 1924, at Hornsby, Tenn., to the late James Walter and Callie Wilson Moore, she was a member of the Morley Baptist Church...
Clara Hefner (06/14/07)
DELTA -- Clara Mae Hefner, 86, died at 8:20 p.m. June 12, 2006, at Chaffee Nursing Center. Born April 21, 1921, in Marian, Ill., daughter of the late Charley and Lou Etta Fowler Goodall, she was a retired outside sole cutter at Florsheim Shoe Company in Chaffee. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Wyatt and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Chaffee VFW Post 3127...
Helen Dodd (06/14/07)
MOREHOUSE - Helen Dodd, 87, died at 12:34 a.m., June 13, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 9, 1919, in Lilbourn, to the late William Richard and Mary Ann Prather Decker, she was a self-employed hairdresser and had also worked for over 12 years at Houchin's Donuts in Sikeston. She had been a member of the Morehouse Church of Christ and Shady Acres Church of Christ in Sikeston...
Wayne D. Reed (06/14/07)
DEXTER -- Wayne D. Reed, 48, died June 13, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Looking Back 6/14 (06/14/07)
SIKESTON - Hope Edwards held a scavenger hunt Thursday and from what we hear, it went well. The event was in honor of Norma Walker, who returned from her home in St. Louis. SIKESTON - Summer heat beat the official June 21 arrival by a week Wednesday as the mercury soared to 97 degrees, the hottest day of the year so far. The 97 degree mark eclipsed the previous one-day-old record of 93 degrees set the day before...
Some criminals do do not deserve freedom (06/14/07)
Frederick Darrington, 18, of Kansas City, is the type of thug who should remain behind bars for the rest of his miserable life. In his brief 18 years on this good earth, Darrington has managed to be a classic menace to society. And for that, we can only hope the Kansas City man never sees freedom again...
Your view: Praising Liberty (06/14/07)
Dear Editor, About two months ago I was on the local transit. I was getting off where I work at the House of Liberty. As I was getting off the bus someone asked me, "What's this place?" I said it is a home for gentlemen who have been in treatment for substance abuse and are now in recovery...
Speakout 6/14 (06/14/07)
I'm speaking out about the Sikeston area youth baseball. For one, I'd like to say could the coaches please turn in the stats so the newspaper could have everybody in the paper that has done something in the game. We would like to know all the scores and all the plays made by the players. ...