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Stories from Friday, June 29, 2007

YMCA is nearing goal, but more is still needed (06/29/07)
SIKESTON - Five years of planning and a year of fundraising have brought the Sikeston Area YMCA near their goal but a last boost is still needed to bring in additional matching grant money. The details of the campaign and the approaching deadline to obtain matching funds were presented to members of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce during the monthly meeting Thursday...
New trailer is closer to being operational (06/29/07)
BENTON -- Scott County's Emergency Management trailer is a step closer to becoming operational. At Thursday's regular meeting, Joe Burton, emergency management director, presented commissioners with a list of items needed to complete the trailer, along with estimated costs...
County will reimburse farmer for crop damage (06/29/07)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County will reimburse a farmer for the crop damaged in an accident Wednesday. Duke Presson, who leases the county's farmland near the county highway department shed, met with County Commissioners during their regular meeting Thursday to discuss the loss of two-thirds of his bean crop on the land due to a fire...
'Tough Enough to Wear Pink' (06/29/07)
Chris Deen, Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo novelties chairman, advertises the "Tough Enough to Wear Pink" date, Aug. 8, for the rodeo. Shirts, hats and other items for the event are available at the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce and the American Cancer Society...
Bulls turn it around: Different Sikeston team salvages final game of series (06/29/07)
SIKESTON -- For the Sikeston Bulls, Wednesday's doubleheader sweep against first place Fulton might have been the low-point in the season. But as low as Sikeston was, the Bulls bounced back with a complete 180 on Thursday, defeating the Railroaders 10-0...
Margaret Painter (06/29/07)
ORLANDO, Fla. - Margaret Painter, 85, formerly of Portageville, Mo., died June 27, 2007. Born in 1922, the daughter of the late John and Armilda Crawford (Heacker) Jack of Knoxville, Tenn., she was a homemaker, and an active member of the First Baptist Church of Portageville. In 2006, she moved to Orlando...
Samantha Fitzgerald (06/29/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services held today at Garden of Memories Cemetery for Samantha Ann Fitzgerald, 34, who died on June 26, 2007, were: Michael Penley, Mark Bilderback, David Franklin, David Jones, John Skelton and Matt Dowland. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements...
Ashley Valdez (06/29/07)
ADELANTO, Calif. - Ashley Nicole Valdez, 10, died June 24, 2007, at Loma Linda Hospital in California. Born March 4, 1997, in Anaheim, to Carlos Enrique and Gail Joann Farris Valdez of Adelanto, she was a fourth grade student at West Side Elementary in Adelanto...
Alta Winstead (06/29/07)
BERNIE - Alta Mildred Winstead, 92, died June 28, 2007, at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born June 5, 1915, at Bloomfield, daughter of the late Joseph Verni and Gertrude Lemons Cornelison, she was a homemaker and a member of the Northside Baptist Church in Bernie. She taught Sunday School for many years at Northside and also at Essex First Baptist Church...
Looking Back 6/29 (06/29/07)
SIKESTON - George W. Kirk, long active in the Kiwanis Club, has been elected trustee at the international convention in Chicago. PHILADELPHIA - Mrs. Peter Myers of Canalou has joined the family test group of Farm Journal magazine, according to Mrs. Gertrude Dicken, women's editor. Mrs. Myers and her family are one of 500 members of the group...
Your view: A nice memory (06/29/07)
I am writing this letter, in the hope you will print it in your paper. This past weekend, we were traveling back to Kentucky after visiting my parents in Springfield, MO. Late Saturday afternoon, our van decided it had enough, and quit on us. We were stranded, with 5 kids, a utility trailer, and a puppy. Shortly after breaking down, 3 different people stopped to check on us. One man even came back a second time to check on us...
Speakout 6/29 (06/29/07)
I know this lady who has some health and mental problems. She's always complaining that someone is trying to steal her cordless phone or set her house on fire. Officers have come by there, but nothing was actually done. I think she needs help and something needs to be done. She's going to make someone mad someday and I'm afraid that someone will do something to here. I'm really concerned about it...