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Stories from Thursday, June 21, 2007

Region to receive $5 million funding (06/21/07)
SIKESTON - Southeast Missouri is ready to be WIRED. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao announced Wednesday afternoon the U.S. Department of Labor's Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development regions will include 14 Southeast Missouri counties, including Scott, New Madrid, Mississippi and Stoddard. Described by Chao as the "Commerce Corridor," it will receive $5 million over a three-year period...
First summer event to be held at Malone Park (06/21/07)
SIKESTON -- This summer's first event will be a good ol' fashioned ice cream social at the park. The first ever Malone Park Ice Cream Social and Sounds of Sikeston is scheduled for 2-5 p.m. Saturday, according to Mandy Pratt, executive director of the Historic Midtown Development Group...
Students having fun at Scholars Academy (06/21/07)
COLUMBIA - "I didn't expect it to be this much fun." However, fun is exactly what Shelby King of Sikeston and two other area students are finding at Missouri Scholars Academy. MSA, a three-week residential program, is being held June 10-30 on the campus of the University of Missouri-Columbia. Three hundred and thirty of the state's top sophomores come together for three weeks of learning and other extracurricular activities with other gifted sophomores from around the state...
Festival set to begin Friday (06/21/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- If you're looking for good food, crafts, or some competition, East Prairie may be just the place for you this weekend. To kick off its 33rd annual Sweet Corn Festival, the town will have a street party, 5K walk/run, cycling contest, talent show and other events this weekend...
Legion Auxiliary Unit 114 has its second 10-run rule victory (06/21/07)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Junior Legion Auxiliary Unit 114 baseball team posted its second 10-run rule victory over Farmington in the past week. Sikeston (14-10) defeated Farmington 11-1 in six innings on Wednesday night at VFW Stadium behind a complete-game victory by Darrin Dicus...
League Results Sikeston Country Club (06/21/07)
Ladies Golf Association 2-Lady Scramble Tournament 6/19 A Flight B Flight C Flight For membership information contact Saralyn Boyer at (573) 472-0656 or Kevin Collins at the pro shop at (573) 472-4225...
Squirrels lose nutty game (06/21/07)
CHARLESTON -- What appeared to be a sure victory, turned into a gut- wrenching defeat for the Charleston Fighting Squirrels Senior Babe Ruth team in Wednesday's 12-11 loss against Paragould AA Glen Sain Legion at Hillhouse Park Charleston was on the verge of posting a 10-run rule, only to see Paragould stage an unlikely rally in the final three innings...
Post 114 overcomes eight-run deficit to beat Dunklin County (06/21/07)
SENATH -- Dunklin County Post 303 took a detour on the way to its first District XIV win of the season. Post 303 could not hold to an eight-run lead in the sixth inning and ended up dropping a 12-10 decision to Sikeston Post 114 in the first game of a Senior American Legion baseball doubleheader here Wednesday...
Barb Landis (06/21/07)
SIKESTON -- Barbara Ellen Woods Landis, 86, died June 20, 2007, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born May 7, 1921, in Fruitland, daughter of the late Ray and Blanche Farr Woods, she had been a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Granite City and was currently a member of the Hunter Memorial Presbyterian Church in Sikeston. She attended Southeast Missouri State University, taught in a one-room school in Fruitland, and later taught in the Granite City, Ill., school system for 20 years...
Hector J. Colon (06/21/07)
COVINGTON, La. -- Hector J. Colon, died June 17, 2007. Beloved husband for 51 years of Mary "Beth" Johnson Colon. father of Wanda Rankin and spouse Dr. Kevin of Sikeston, Mo., Eduardo "Eddie" Colon, Elizabeth "Liz" Brett and spouse Tom, Mary Ellen Colon and spouse Jordi Sales, Grace Colon and spouse Peter Noymer. Grandfather of Bill, Taylor, Meg, Mimi, Nicolas, Ben, Kate and Jack...
Sandra Hall (06/21/07)
LILBOURN -- Sandra Hall, 48, died June 20, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at the Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden.
Burly G. Brown (06/21/07)
DEXTER - Burly G. Brown, 73, died June 20, 2007 at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 12, 1934, in Kennett, son of the late Conrad and Bessie Wills Brown, he was a farmer for many years and a member of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Dexter...
Frances Holsinger (06/21/07)
FRONT ROYAL, Va. -- Frances Catherine Holsinger, 93, died June 20, 2007, at the Lynn Care Center in Front Royal. Born June 22, 1913, in New Market, daughter of the late Milton Strickler and Minnie Baker, she was a charter member of the Good Shepard Lutheran Church and had retired after working 35 years as an AVON representative...
Novalene Hann (06/21/07)
DEXTER - Novalene Hann, 69, died June 21, 2007, at her daughter's home in Dexter. Born Aug. 30, 1937, in Alco, Ark., to the late Ervil O. and Chloe Chadwick Branscum, she lived in Stoddard County for many years, moving to Dexter in 1966 and worked as a waitress at Ella's Cafe...
James Fleeman (06/21/07)
ALVIN, Texas -- James Lynn Fleeman, 64, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died June 15, 2007. Born Dec. 17, 1942, in Manila, Ark., he was the son of Cecil and Wanda Bollinger Fleeman. He married Pauletta Joyce Fleeman who survives Alvin. Survivors include: two sons, James Edward Fleeman of League City and Jeremy Lynn Fleeman of Alvin; one daughter, Jamie Leah Fleeman Minton of Alvin; and seven grandchildren...
Bobby Sullivan (06/21/07)
NEW MADRID - Bobby J. Sullivan, 39, died June 17, 2007, at his home. Born Nov. 10, 1967, in Hayti to Bobby and Martha Moore Sullivan, he was a volunteer firefighter, CERT coordinator and T-ball coach. On June 16, 1991 he married Elizabeth Plymate, who survives of the home. Other survivors include: one daughter, Jessica Marie Sullivan of the home; two brothers, Troy Sullivan of Clarkton and Rodney Sullivan of New Madrid; and one sister, Angie Hill of New Madrid...
Mary Johnson (06/21/07)
RIVERDALE, Ga. -- Mary Helen Johnson, 59, died June 18, 2007, at Heathfield Hospital in Riverdale. Born Dec. 28, 1947, in LaForge, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Rev. Charlie and Hazel Thomas Bell. She married Marcus Johnson who survives of the home...
Kelles Wade (06/21/07)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services held today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Kelles Lesley Wade, 72, who died June 18, 2007, were: Mark Adam Wade, Tom Wade, Ted Wade, Aaron Wade, Tim Wade, Blake Wade, Ross Baker, Lee Lavalle and Jason Byrd. Honorary pallbearers were: Howard Stafford, Jack Watkins, Curtis Carter, Shawn Byrd and Phil Deason...
Jack Powell (06/21/07)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Jack Powell, 65, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died June 16, 2007, in Nashville. He was the son of the late Ernest and Grace Powell. Survivors include: his wife, Jenifer Susie Powell of Nashville; one son, Dusty Powell of Sikeston; one daughter and son-in-law, Vanessa and Kevin Randolph of Springfield; one brother, Charles Powell of Nashville; one sister, Mary Watson of Parma, Mo.; and 15 grandchildren...
Ralph Shipley (06/21/07)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services conducted on Wednesday at the Watkins and Son Funeral Home in Dexter for Ralph Shipley, 94, who died June 18, 2007, were: Justin Martin, David Morse, Herman Morse, David Tyson, Darrell Bostic and Johnny McCully.
Glouria Hammock (06/21/07)
VAN BUREN -- Glouria Dell Hammock, 80, formerly of Sikeston, died June 21, 2007, at Riverways Manor in Van Buren. Born June 5, 1927, in Ralls, Texas, daughter of the late Jesse and Bonnie Woodard Whited, she was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Sikeston, where she taught Sunday school for many years...
Looking Back 6/21 (06/21/07)
SIKESTON - State encampment of the VFW Auxiliary was conducted at Joplin this weekend. Head of the Sikeston VFW was installed. SIKESTON - More than 300 children began splashing with a purpose today at the Jaycee swimming pool. The children are participating in the 8th consecutive summer swimming program sponsored by the Kiwanis Club...
Creating divisions won't help public (06/21/07)
If you are even remotely interested in knowing how to fully divide a society, just ask the fine people at the American Civil Liberties Union. To further drive a wedge between the public and the police, the ACLU is now providing video cameras to St. Louis residents so they can "monitor" police activity in their neighborhoods...
Your view: Get involved (06/21/07)
To the citizens of Miner: The citizens of Miner need to get involved in what goes on here in Miner. We need to attend the board meetings and determine for ourselves just what is going on. Miner needs our input; we need to voice our approval or disapproval of what has been going on and what will be going on. Miner belongs to all citizens of Miner, not just the queen and king...
Speakout 6/21 (06/21/07)
Why is the highway department paving route P out in the middle of nowhere and hardly ever traveled instead some of the more heavily traveled roads around here. Route 114 for instance between Sikeston and Morehouse? I was reading "Some criminals don't deserve freedom." We have two of them, George Bush and Dick Cheney...