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Stories from Monday, July 30, 2007

Sikeston woman dies in accident (07/30/07)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston woman was killed early Sunday morning as a result of a single-vehicle accident. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the vehicle occurred around 5 a.m. Sunday. Kierstie L. Elmos, 21, of Sikeston, was traveling southbound on County Road 427, two miles south of Morley, as her vehicle ran off the roadway and overturned. When officials arrived, they found Elmos' body was partially ejected out the passenger window...
Sikeston students attend mini medical school in Columbia (07/30/07)
COLUMBIA - For two area students, the phrase "playing doctor" took on a whole new meaning recently. Charlie Jones and Anna McReynolds, both of Sikeston, attended the second session of High School Mini Medical School held earlier this month at the University of Missouri - Columbia...
Cub Scout day camp (07/30/07)
Jeff Martin shows Landon Hahs how to use the sights on a BB gun during the Cub Scouts Day camp. As part of the camp, Scouts were taught the proper techniques in shooting and archery. The Scouts also participated in many other activities including an obstacle course and games...
All-stars do it again (07/30/07)
LAMAR, Colo. -- The Sikeston 12-year-old all-stars are going back to the World Series after romping through the Cal Ripken Midwest Plains Regional in Lamar, Colo. The team defeated the Mineral Area all-stars on Saturday, 10-1 to reach the championship game. Mineral Area fought back through the loser's bracket to play Sikeston for the title...
Going nuts: Fighting Squirrels still alive (07/30/07)
WILLISTON, N.D. -- The Charleston Fighting Squirrels Senior Babe Ruth has fought back through the loser's bracket at the Midwest Plains Regional Tournament in Williston, N.D., with a chance to win the championship. After losing its first game in the tournament, Charleston has won five straight games, including Sunday's game against Heartland East, 15-8, to force today's "if necessary" game 1 p.m...
James Scruggs (07/30/07)
BLOOMFIELD - James David Scruggs, 58, formerly of East Prairie, died at 5:10 a.m. July 29, 2007, at his home. Born Jan. 20, 1949, near East Prairie, to the late Ollie James and Mary Ellen Louise Nolen Scruggs, he lived near Bloomfield for the past eight years and was employed by Walker Construction in Dexter. He was of the Protestant belief...
Larry Hale (07/30/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Larry J. Hale, 70, died July 27, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center. Born Aug. 12, 1936, in Vanduser, son of the late Herbert R. and Cassie D. Andrews Hale, he was a graduate of Morley High School. He had been a salesman for Heartland Distributing Co. for 15 years and after his retirement he drove a bus for First Student Transportation and was a driver for Cape County Transit Authority. He was a member of Red Star Baptist Church and Eagles Aerie No. 3775...
Ava Emerson (07/30/07)
MORLEY - Ava Allene Emerson, 93, died at 5:30 a.m. July 29, 2007, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 27, 1913, at Maynard, Ark., to the late Alph and Gussie Johnston Evans, she was a homemaker. On Jan. 21, 1939, at Blytheville, Ark., she married Jim Mac Emerson, who preceded her in death on April 5, 1991...
Johnn Matthews Sr. (07/30/07)
SIKESTON -- John C. Matthews Sr., 83, died July 28, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 10, 1924, in Sikeston, son of the late Jack and Elsie Sullivan Matthews, he was a memer of First United Methodist Church and had been an agent for Standard Oil Company for 32 years until his retirement...
Maria Lawson (07/30/07)
SIKESTON -- Maria Antonita Lawson, 83, died July 27, 2007, at her home. Born May 11, 1923, in Rome, Italy, daughter of the late Antonio and Marie Deri Egidi, she was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sikeston. On Oct. 14, 1945, in Foggia, Italy, she married Billie Charles Lawson, who preceded her in death on Aug. 4, 2002...
Elizabeth Beardslee (07/30/07)
BENTON -- Elizabeth Beardslee, 89, died at 10:52 a.m. July 28, 2007, at Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 17, 1918, in Sagmore, Pa., daughter of the late George and Ann Sovitch Garber, she worked in sales at Sears. She was a member of the Benton Methodist Church...
Jimmie Kyle (07/30/07)
SIKESTON - Jimmie Kyle, 71, died at 3 a.m. July 30, 2007, at Miner Nursing Center. Born Jan. 31, 1936, in Cape Girardeau, to the late Arthur and Lula Smith Kyle, he owned and operated Kyle Electric. He was a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ and served with the National Guard...
Michael Mallard (07/30/07)
SIKESTON - Michael Lee Mallard, 50, died July 30, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Looking Back 7/30 (07/30/07)
SIKESTON - Mrs. John Sikes entertained the neighborhood children with a birthday party for her daughter, Sally. SIKESTON - New Madrid and Sikeston Aces won victories in the Sikeston Invitational Little League Baseball Tournament for 9 and 10-year- olds last night. Sikeston took an 18-1 victory as Mark Becker hurled a no-hitter. New Madrid edged Chaffee 14-12...
Your view: Emerson replies (07/30/07)
Dear Editor: Monty Keesee is quite mistaken if he thinks I am advocating for the extinction of the pallid sturgeon, or any other of God's creatures. All too often environmental extremists fail to comprehend the rational trade-off human beings must make any time we modify the habitat in which we live. ...
Your view: People endangered, too (07/30/07)
I must say JoAnn Emerson's Sunday article in the Scott County Signal is a disgrace. She would like to lead the people here in Southeast Missouri to believe the environmental whakos are to blame for the Taum Sauk Dam issue and are the reason for the slow response in getting this problem corrected. ...
SpeakOut 7/30 (07/30/07)
This is in reference to our city's sound ordinance. I'm not saying we don't need one, we do, especially in the residential areas. But I think it does need some changing and I will try to do that. When you get two tickets, the next time your car is automatically towed for the rest of your life in this town. ...