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Stories from Friday, June 22, 2007

County will offer ditch project to Charleston (06/22/07)
CHARLESTON -- An engineering firm will present Charleston with specifications for fixing Ditch 14. During their regular meeting Thursday, Mississippi County Commissioners discussed with Sam Smith of Smith and Co. in Poplar Bluff the proposed project to improve Ditch 14 where it runs through the city...
East Prairie ready to dive into pool (06/22/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- It's not uncommon for people to drive to the E.C. Davis Park to watch the construction on the city's new pool. "You can go over there and spend 30 minutes and I almost assure you there will be 10 vehicles to stop and see what's going on," said Lonnie Thurmond, city administrator...
Road work is scheduled (06/22/07)
SIKESTON - Intersections with traffic signals along Highway 61 in Sikeston will undergo lane reductions next week. Work is expected to start Monday, weather permitting, to saw detector loops into the recently resurfaced pavement on Highway 61 from Calvary Drive to Route 60. The work will be a moving operation and is expected daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through June 29. Motorists can expect lane closures at the various intersections...
Car wash (06/22/07)
Daniel Hardin, a YMCA of Southeast Missouri "counselor in training" cleans a vehicle Thursday morning during the C.I.T. car wash. Every Thursday the group either does a fundraiser to benefit area charities or volunteers their time and labor to a charitable organization...
Water district additions move along (06/22/07)
BENTON -- Scott County's Public Water District 1 could soon grow. At Thursday's regular meeting, commissioners discussed the addition of households near Salcedo to the district. "I feel that we've got an affordable offering to those 11 households," said Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger. "But if one household decided not to do it, it will put the burden on the other 10."...
Unit 114 swept by Cape (06/22/07)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Junior Legion Auxiliary Unit 114 baseball team was swept in a doubleheader against Cape Junior Legion on Thursday at VFW Stadium. Sikeston falls to 14-12 on the season and 2-4 in district play. Unit 114 lost the first game 9-8 and dropped the second game 14-13...
Bulls defeat Tradewater (06/22/07)
DAWSON?SPRINGS, Ky. -- The Sikeston ?Bulls improved to 9-7 on the season as they defeated the Tradewater Pirates 8-2 on Thursday. Sikeston's Lance Young was the winning pitcher as he came in for relief of starter Todd Otto, who left in the second inning with an arm injury...
Sandra Hall (06/22/07)
LILBOURN -- Sandra Kay Hall, 48, died June 20, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 2, 1959, in Gideon, daughter of Mary Lou Sawyer Wilson of Lilbourn and the late J.W. Wilson, she was a member of New Life Ministries in New Madrid...
Ethel Ellis (06/22/07)
NEW MADRID -- Ethel Earlene Aston Ellis, 89, died June 21, 2007, at Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Born Oct. 9, 1917, at Houlka, Miss., daughter of the late Charles P. and Lula Matilda Higginbotham Aston, she had been chief operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 31 years. She was an Honorary Life Member of Communications Workers of America, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 595 in New Madrid. She belonged to the VFW and was a member of the Presbyterian Church of New Madrid...
John Lahmann (06/22/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services held Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for John Ronald Lahmann, 43, who died June 16, 2007, were: Chester Lahmann Jr., Mark Lahmann, Jacob Lahmann, Andrew Lahmann, Drew Lund and Paul Witt.
Ruby Scherer (06/22/07)
LEAWOOD, Kan. - Ruth Scherer, 81, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died June 21, 2007, at her residence in Leawood. Nunnelee Funeral Home in Sikeston is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Ida Smith (06/22/07)
HOWARDVILLE -- Ida Mae Smith, 62, died June 17, 2007, at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 15, 1945, in New Madrid, daughter of the late Joe Arnold and Pauline Young Jones, she attended the First Baptist Church of Howardville. In 1985, she married Sollie Smith of Kewanee, who died May 19, 2001...
Births (Published 6/22) (06/22/07)
ORAN - Jami Pobst and Aaron Wagoner are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 11:48 a.m. May 21, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Olivia Leann Wagoner weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Michael and Tori Pobst of Oran and Dewayne and Eileen Kluesner of Benton...
Looking Back 6/22 (06/22/07)
BLODGETT - The Scott County route between Blodgett and Highway 60 will be blacktopped by the state highway department this summer. SIKESTON - The National Guard Armory grounds will come alive when A.C. Burroughs, manager of the Missouri Electric Caravan, will have a tent erected for the 30th annual Scott-New Madrid-Mississippi Electric Cooperative meeting. Preceding tomorrow's speech by Gov. Warren E. Hearnes, local cooperative manager James Stephenson will give his progress report...
Speakout 6/22 (06/22/07)
Where is Taco Bell going to relocate their new building? The sign says coming soon, new location. If anyone know, call back to Speakout and let me know where it is going to be. Apparently the company is still looking at property because city leaders said they have not applied for a building permit as of yet....