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Stories from Wednesday, July 11, 2007

City taxes due (07/11/07)
Sikeston City Collector Vicki Jordan prepares personal property statements. The city of Sikeston will publish a list of all individuals and businesses who are currently delinquent on their personal property taxes. To avoid publication the taxes must be paid by 2 p.m. July 20. Failure to pay taxes will result in the publication of the delinquent taxpayer's name. For more information call 471-2193...
Driver charged with manslaughter in fatal accident (07/11/07)
BLOOMFIELD?- A Saturday accident in rural Stoddard County that left two dead, now leaves one man facing manslaughter charges. Jason M. Merrill, 21 of Wappapello has been charged with two counts of the class b felony of involuntary manslaughter in the first degree, one count of the class c felony of assault in the second degree and one count of endangering the welfare of a child...
Officials' actions questioned (07/11/07)
MINER -- The wife of Miner's fire chief has called for the resignation of two elected officials. Debra Allen, wife of Fire Chief Randy Allen, asked for the resignation of Peggy Holman, a Board of Aldermen member, and Roger Moore, chief of police, during the Board's regular meeting Tuesday...
Morley gives land to serve as cemetery for indigent (07/11/07)
BENTON -- Scott County now has a place to bury its indigent dead. On June 19, the city of Morley donated a plot in the New Morley Cemetery, Public Administrator Pam Dirnberger said during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday. Dirnberger said indigent deaths in the county is an issue she had discussed recently with County Coroner Scott Amick...
Lessons of the game (07/11/07)
Captain Magic Valentino shows participants in the YMCA of Southeast Missouri basketball camp the proper shooting technique Tuesday. The three-day camp for kindergarten through fourth grade students conducted by Valentino not only teaches basketball skills but also seeks to teach life skills...
Seven sodomy charges filed (07/11/07)
BENTON?(SMNS) - A Scott County man facing seven counts of statutory sodomy was arrested late Tuesday, according to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter. Anthony Kraft, 37, of Commerce was apprehended by police in Charleston, about 5 p.m., Walter said. Kraft was arrested in connection with sodomy offenses allegedly committed against a 12-year-old minor in December and January, according to the probable-cause statement written by Lt. Gregg Ourth...
Benton man donates 300th pint of blood to Red Cross (07/11/07)
BENTON -- Steve Morse thinks he has found the secret to good health: giving blood and platelets. If that's true, then the 66-year-old is set to live a long and healthy life. He gave his 300th unit of blood Tuesday afternoon at the Red Cross Donor Center in Cape Girardeau, in a 91-minute session...
Estes wins fifth BassBusters tournament of the season (07/11/07)
LAKE?BARKLEY, Ky. -- The Bootheel BassBusters held their fifth tournament of the year on June 24th with the weigh-in at Devil's Elbow ramp on Lake Barkley. Mike Estes won the tournament with a six fish limit weighing 16 lbs. 3 oz. Mitch Allen was second with a six fish limit weighing 14 lbs. 4 oz. and John Bollinger was third with four fish weighing 9 lbs. 4 oz. Ty Garrett won the "Lucky Drawing."...
District champs (07/11/07)
The Sikeston 10-year-old All-Star Baseball team claimed the district title July 7 and will be playing for the state title in Washington, July 19-22. Team players pictured are front row from left:?Austin Hay, Timmy Fox, Wesley Shaw, Gabe Wheeler, Chase Gaines and Ben Stallings. Back row:?Mack Marcum, Shane Garrett, Luke Williams, Tyler McClinton and Jacob Clark. Not pictured is Colton Hampton. Team manager is Shannon Garrett and coaches are Tom Williams and Randy Gaines...
Former Morehouse resident inducted into softball hall of fame (07/11/07)
MARIETTA, Ga. -- Jim Patterson, formerly of Morehouse, was inducted into the Softball Players Association Senior Hall of Fame on June 22 in Marietta, Ga. His induction came not only after battling on the softball field, but for his health as well. For the past seven years, Patterson has been making a name for himself in the senior softball league...
Here's my guide for Hollywood (07/11/07)
Well, I am on vacation this week, but the "powers to be" wanted to make sure I had a column for when I was gone so my two fans wouldn't call in to Speakout. And, of course, I would do anything for mom and dad. Now many people might spend their vacation on the beach or traveling, but not me. Oh no. Me, I am trying to start a new business. And not just any business. A lucrative business that will make me enough money that I can retire in weeks...
Gene Curtis (07/11/07)
MATTHEWS - Gene Curtis, 69, died at 2:49 a.m. July 11, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center Emergency Room in Sikeston. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Buna Farris (07/11/07)
RANDLES - Buna Daisy Farris, 93, died at 6:35 p.m. July 9, 2007, at Chaffee Nursing Center. Born April 27, 1914, at Russellville, Ark., daughter of the late William Claude and Daisy Hill Boley, she was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief. On Nov. 1, 1932, she married Joe Farris who preceded her in death on March 23, 1984...
Pamela Lacy (07/11/07)
DEXTER -- Pamela Sue Lacy, 51, died July 9, 2007, at the Missouri Southern Health Care in Dexter. Born April 18, 1956, in St. Louis, daughter of Zetta Jennings Mitchell and the late D.C. Mitchell, she was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Dexter...
Virginia Lenand (07/11/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Virginia Lenand, 85, died July 10, 2007, at Portageville Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Norman Hann Sr. (07/11/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted today at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sikeston, for Norman R. Hann Sr., 72, who died July 5, 2007, were: Jim Baker Robert Newell, Neil Hann, Brent Hann, Leslie Nebors and Phillip Hann...
Cherie Lee Blanton (07/11/07)
AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. -- Cherie Ann Lee Blanton, 70, formerly of Charleston, Mo., and Sikeston, Mo., died July 8, 2007, at her home. Born Nov. 24, 1936, in Cairo, Ill., to the late Cage Viverette and Rachel Elizabeth "Mickey" Richards Lee, she was a 1954 graduate of Charleston High School. ...
Looking Back 7/11 (07/11/07)
SIKESTON - Dr. John Yount of Chicago visited here Sunday with his son, Jack, and family. MORLEY - A 13-hit Morley attack led by Junior Emerson's three hits and Terry Bell's pitching were enough to hand Sikeston an 8-6 defeat in a tri-county league game last night...
Candidates starting campigns too early (07/11/07)
If I'm not incorrect, my calendar reads July 2007. But you would think it's 2008 because the election season is already in full swing. This week Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt began running radio commercials touting his pro life position in contrast to likely candidate Attorney General Jay Nixon who is pro choice. Or so the commercials explain...
Speakout 7/11 (07/11/07)
This is to Chief Juden. You are the best chief since Arthur Bruce. I admire your work and dedication. If you want to make changes in driving habits in this town, arrest people for lying down in their cars to drive. I think they have less control of their cars than a cell phone talker. Chief, keep up the good work!...