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Stories from Thursday, August 2, 2007

Tax holiday info (08/02/07)
When: August 3-5 Who qualifies: All shoppers anywhere in the state of Missouri will qualify for the state exemption (4.225%). Shoppers in many cities and counties will also receive a local sales tax exemption, unless their local officials voted to "opt out" of the holiday...
Local law enforcement agencies will get funding (08/02/07)
SIKESTON -- Local law enforcement agencies are among those receiving federal Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program Interoperable Communications Grant funding but have not yet received official word along with how much they will get. According to a July 25 press release from Gov. ...
Sales tax holiday set to begin Friday (08/02/07)
SIKESTON - Early August always means one thing to every student: the excitement - or dread - of back-to-school shopping. And with the state's annual sales tax holiday taking place this weekend, area stores are sure to be full with even more money-saving customers than usual...
Bulls eliminated (08/02/07)
FULTON, Ky. -- The Sikeston Bulls' season came to an end on Wednesday night with a 5-4 loss at top-seeded Fulton in the second round of the KIT League playoffs. The Bulls, who were swept in two games of the best-of-three series, held an early lead at 3-1, but the Railroaders managed to tie the game and, then, eventually take the lead for good in the seventh inning at 5-3...
Maxine Laster (08/02/07)
BERTRAND -- Maxine Elizabeth Allen Rockett Laster, 80, died at 10:29 a.m. Aug. 1, 2007, at the Bertrand Retirement Center. Born Sept. 13, 1926, in Wolf Island, to the late G.M. "Pete" and Bessie Hockersmith Allen, she had lived her entire life in Mississippi County where she was employed as a teacher's aide with the Charleston R-1 School District for many years until her retirement in 1990. She was a member of Cornerstone Church in Bertrand...
Edna Mosby (08/02/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Edna M. Mosby, 76, died July 31, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 17, 1931, in Grenada, Miss., to the late Isom and Mattie Tillmon Taylor, she was a member of Pleasant Grove No. 2 Missionary Baptist Church where she was a member of the choir...
Paulette Mouchett (08/02/07)
FLOWOOD, Miss. - Paulette Mouchett, 57, died July 26, 2007 at River Oaks Hospital in Flowood. Born April 4, 1950, in Sikeston, Mo., she was the daughter of Lynn Dempster, who preceded her in death. She lived most of her life in the Jackson, Miss. area...
Joletta Allen (08/02/07)
SIKESTON - Wilma Joletta Allen, 67, died Aug. 1, 2007, at her home. Born Dec. 22, 1929, at Sedgewickville, daughter of the late Ruthford and Lucille Cook, she was a member of Miner Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Ruth Sunday School Class and a nursery worker for many years. She had worked at the Boy Scout Office in Cape Girardeau and at the Sikeston Middle School and was an Avon representative for many years...
Juanita Wilfong (08/02/07)
BLOOMFIELD -- Juanita Wilfong, 92, died July 31, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Oct. 26, 1914, at Bell City, daughter of the late John W. and Lydia Jane Masters McCulley, she had since 1980 been a resident of Bloomfield where she attended the Bloomfield Church of Christ and Bloomfield Bible Tabernacle Church. She was a former employee of Elder Manufacturing Co. in Dexter...
Trudie Lenderman (08/02/07)
SIKESTON - Trudie Ann Lenderman, 90, formerly of Circle City, died at 12:45 a.m. Aug. 2, 2007, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born May 27, 1917, in Bono, Ark., to the late Poley Allen and Nancy Ann Williams McClain, she was a housewife and of the General Baptist belief...
Looking Back 8/2 (08/02/07)
SIKESTON - A railway car on which a drag line had been loaded overturned on the Missouri Pacific tracks in the east part of Sikeston this morning. SIKESTON - Sikeston contractor Ralph E. Boyer signed a contract with the Caruthersville Housing Authority to serve as the general contractor for 184 low rent housing units. Cost of the project is $1.7 million...
Your view: Elvis honor (08/02/07)
Dear Editor, "Shelby Dee" Daniel, Elvis tribute artist from Newbern, Tenn., has been choses as one of the 12 finalists out of 72 contestants to compete in an Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist contest at the Williamson County Fair in Franklin, Tenn., just south of Nashville, on August 4th...
Speakout 8/2 (08/02/07)
I would like to respond to Guilty until proven innocent. I agree with all you have said. My son is in the same situation your son is in. They didn't think we could afford an attorney and were hoping we would have to go with a public defender. Now they are trying to prove my son to be crazy. ...