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Stories from Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Sikeston girl will attempt to become national high school rodeo queen (07/18/07)
If there's one thing Mallory Cowger isn't, it's shy. "I just love going out and talking to new people," the 15-year-old said. Her bubbly attitude will come in handy Thursday as she begins the competition for National High School Rodeo Queen in Springfield, Ill...
Sikeston man jailed for code violations (07/18/07)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston man is doing time for thumbing his nose at Sikeston's property maintenance ordinances. Charles Mancell, who owns a home at 313 A Adams St., according to city records, was sentenced to the jail time by Frank Marshall, Sikeston's municipal judge...
Cape slams Sikeston (07/18/07)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Senior American Legion Post 114 baseball team saw a two-run lead evaporate with one swing of the bat as Cape Legion won a District 14 game 8-4 on Tuesday at VFW Stadium. Sikeston (16-14, 3-4 district) was leading 4-2 when Cape's Brooks Osburn launched a grand slam over the left field fence in the top of the fourth inning to erase the deficit...
Allen wins BassBuster tournament (07/18/07)
KENTUCKY LAKE, Ky. -- The Bootheel BassBusters held their sixth tournament of the year with a weigh-in at KenLake Marina on Kentucky Lake on July 8th. Mitch Allen won the tournament with a six fish limit wighing 18 lbs. 15 oz. anchored by the Big Bass of the day, a 5 lb. 15 oz. largemouth. Leon Miller was second with five fish weighing 14 lbs. 4 oz., and Jerry Dement was third with a six fish limit weighing 10 lbs. 7 oz. Ty Garrett won the "Lucky Drawing."...
State champions (07/18/07)
Pictured are members of the Sikeston 12-year-old All-Star team that recently won the Missouri State Cal Ripken Baseball Tournament. The team will compete in the Midwest Regional in Lamar, Colo., on July 26 against the Kansas representative. Front row from left are: Trey Tigart, Lucas Houchin, Tyler Neal, Connor Landers and Zach Downing. ...
Service with a smile and braces (07/18/07)
I celebrated my birthday recently and like many previous birthdays before it, my wife took me out to dinner. Of course, my wife and I go out to dinner every weekend, but since it was my birthday, she paid. That is what makes the dinner special. As we walked into the restaurant, I noticed how young all of the workers were. ...
Jessie Green (07/18/07)
SIKESTON - Jessie Green, 96, died July 17, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 26, 1910, in Pocahontas, Ark., daughter of the late Isaac Elvie and Josie (Davidson) Marlett, she was a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ for over 40 years and the Bootheel Quilter's Guild. She had owned and operated Green's Grocery in Smith Addition and later Salcedo Store before retiring...
Georgia Snider (07/18/07)
DEXTER -- Georgia Snider, 80, died July 17, 2007, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Gertrude Perkins (07/18/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Gertrude Perkins, 96, died july 16, 2007, at the Golden Life Center in New Madrid. Born Nov. 9, 1910, in Louisville, Ky., to the late Ethel Lenn and Gertrude Elizabeth Hathorne Ellis, she was a member of the St. Eustachius Catholic Church and the Ladies of Sodality...
Margaret Bizzell (07/18/07)
SIKESTON -- Margaret Ann Lathom Bizzell, 73, died at 5:43 p.m. July 17, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 10, 1933, in Sikeston, to the late O.E. and Mary Lee Kincy Lathom, she was a member of the First Christian Church in Sikeston...
Russell Putnam (07/18/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Russell E. Putnam, 51, died at 3:14 p.m. July 17, 2007, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Births (Published 7/18) (07/18/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Tara and Lance LaFont are the parents of their second child, second daughter, born at 7:14 a.m. June 4, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Wesley Claire LaFont weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 18 inches long...
Looking Back 7/18 (07/18/07)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Asa Edwards, residents of Kennett, moved to Sikeston Monday and are living on the William H. Edwards property in the McCord Addition. SIKESTON - Cadet Major Brian Underwood of the Civil Air Patrol, Sikeston squadron, was one of two Missouri cadets who left for an air tour of Costa Rica. He placed first in a recent examination of Missouri cadets, being accompanied by Richard Neal of Cape Girardeau...
What if we all just worked together? (07/18/07)
I sat on my patio early this morning with only a cup of coffee and the sounds of the birds for background music. It was as life should be. My mind wondered - as it is prone to do - on a virtual potpourri of items and issues. Among those was how to attract jobs to our community. ...
Your view: Handicapped by hotel (07/18/07)
I recently learned a hard lesson in Sikeston. A national chain inn only has one handicapped equipped room and the parking in front of it is used by employees of the facility or anyone that gets there first. They also book the same handicap room to two different people and the ones that got it were not handicapped because I saw both parties running to their car. ...
Speakout 7/18 (07/18/07)
In a local newspaper, a taxpayer said she wrote Governor Blunt concerning Medicaid cuts he made. And in response Blunt told her the cuts would increase cuts for Missouri schools. He also implied that Medicaid was a social welfare. I agree with her, he is very greedy and not very Christian-like. ...