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Stories from Friday, August 3, 2007

Tax off ballot, for now (08/03/07)
BENTON -- Scott County Commissioners will not ask for a continuation of a half-cent sales tax to help pay for law enforcement in the county on the November ballot. "We're going to kind of sit back and evaluate the needs and expenditures of the county," said Commissioner Dennis Ziegenhorn. "It would be nice to think that we can do without it. We're skeptical, but we are at least going to try."...
Hospital improvements under way (08/03/07)
Don Dirnburger, an employee with Associated Sheet Metal, looks over blueprints at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. MDMC is currently constructing the 3H wing which includes the out-patient and in-patient surgical area.
Ditch improvements noted by county commission but more work needed (08/03/07)
CHARLESTON -- Drainage is beginning to improve on Ditch 23. Mississippi County Commissioner Homer Oliver provided an update on efforts to correct drainage problems in the ditch during the regular County Commission meeting Thursday. "To date, we've spent about $2,000," Oliver said...
Back to school prep (08/03/07)
Marva Burton, DAEOC employee, helps Stephen Clark, a second grade student at New Madrid County Elementary School, place school supplies in a back pack Thursday afternoon at the Family Resource Center. DAEOC held its annual Back to School Fair in New Madrid to help families equip their children with the supplies needed for school. All of the supplies were donated by the community. During the fair, students and family toured booths on school safety and various health topics...
Property, liability insurance down for Scott County (08/03/07)
BENTON -- Scott County will continue its property and liability insurance with Newton and Company LLC of Sikeston, at a lower rate than last year. During the commission's regular meeting on Thursday, members reviewed two bids. Newton and Company's bid was $88,210. "That's $6,963 less than we paid last year," Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger noted...
Suspect in area store robbery still on the loose (08/03/07)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- Law enforcement authorities are continuing their search for a robbery suspect and seeking the public's help. Pemiscot County sheriff's deputies were called to the Carmacs Convenience Store located at the Missouri-Arkansas state line on Sunday afternoon, according to Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell...
Peak performance (08/03/07)
Peak Performance Taekwondo students recently competed in the schools first tournament. The school recently opened in Cape Girardeau. Instructors are DeRay Ivie and Ted Ivie. All students attending conference placed in forms and sparring. Pictured on back row are: Ted Ivie, two first place, Lisa Ewers, 2nd and 1st place, Richard Lincoln, two first place, John McCarter, 1st and 3rd place, Dylan Stephens, two first place, Josh Holmes, 2nd and 1st place in Black belt rank and DeRay Ivie, 1st, 2nd, and 2nd in board breaking. ...
Joletta Allen (08/03/07)
SIKESTON - Wilma Joletta Allen, 67, died Aug. 1, 2007, at her home. Born Dec. 22, 1939, 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...
Michael Mallard (08/03/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services held Thursday at Ponder Funeral Home for Michael Mallard, 50, who died on July 30, 2007, were: Danny Parker, Seth Parker, Ricky Gowen, Bryan Webb, Kaleb Webb and James Burris.
Earl Wade (08/03/07)
BLODGETT -- Earl R. "Junior" Wade, 76, died Aug. 3, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at the Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Looking Back 8/3 (08/03/07)
SIKESTON - Linda French, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles French, is home sick with the measles. SIKESTON - A purchase of 100 Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo tickets was made by J. Ernest Harper, manager of the McKnight-Keaton Grocery Co. Some of the tickets will be given to employees. The remainder will be given to customers who buy a set amount of the business' products, Harper said...
Your view: Life-saving effort (08/03/07)
Hats off to the city of Sikeston! Once again when the citizens of Sikeston were informed of a need the Sikeston Community responded. "Taking pride Community Wide"! That has never been more evident than in your enormous response to the Community Blood Drive held at The Hunter Memorial Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, July 17th...
Speakout 8/3 (08/03/07)
City officials would you like to open up your front door and face a dog pen and the trashy yards? No, I'm sure not. Well, I don't either. We have people, children, walking by. If you have to keep a dog penned up all the time, why have one? It barks and walks constantly back and forth. ...