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Stories from Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Mayor calls for 'bridge summit' (08/07/07)
SIKESTON -- Mayor Mike Marshall has called for a "bridge summit" to be held in September to discuss the need for a new bridge from Missouri to Kentucky. The recent bridge failure in Minneapolis "is a wake-up call to our area here," Marshall said during the regular Sikeston City Council meeting Monday...
Group has plans for skateboard park; no location (08/07/07)
SIKESTON -- Skateboarders and their supporters say they have the money and a plan for a skateboard park. Now they just need a place to build it. Cindy Taylor asked City Council members during their regular meeting Monday for space in a city park to build a skatepark...
Farmers worry about high tempertures, lack of rain (08/07/07)
SIKESTON -- High temperatures forecast for this week mixed with little if no precipitation provides an added stress on farm and garden crops. "Our biggest concern right now is the lack of general rainfall we've had," said Anthony Ohmes, regional agronomy specialist for the MU extension office in Mississippi County. "Once it gets about 95 degrees, it doesn't really matter if it gets hotter."...
Council approves 911 upgrade (08/07/07)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's aged E-911 system will get a complete overhaul. During the regular City Council meeting Monday, council members awarded the bid to upgrade the city's E-911 with installation of VOIP to AT&T, the sole vendor for this particular system, at a total cost of $853,121.05. The quote include maintenance, software and all training...
3 shot in Ruth Street area within 48 hours (08/07/07)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Department of Public Safety is investigating two separate shootings in the Ruth Street area which injured three subjects. "Although this is the second shooting in this area in the last few days, at this time we have no reason to believe the two are related," a Tuesday news release stated...
Drought extends more than two weeks (08/07/07)
SIKESTON -- It's been two-and-a-half weeks since a significant amount of rain has fallen in Sikeston. And forecasters aren't sure when to expect any precipitation to dampen the dry land. "It's been an abnormally dry stretch here over the past couple of weekends," said Dan Spaeth, a meterologist with the National Weather Service's office in Paducah, Ky. "Basically the storm track has remained up over Canada or the Canadian border."...
Practice in full swing (08/07/07)
Sikeston High School senior Jenni DeWitt returns the ball during the first day of tennis practice Monday. DeWitt finished fourth in the state last season. She returns as the Lady Bulldogs' No. 1 singles player in 2007.
Area coaches guide East squad to victory during Lions game (08/07/07)
WARRENSBURG -- Dexter coach Aaron Pixley and New Madrid County Central coach Arlen Pixley guided the East to a 31-28 victory in the 31st Annual Missouri Lions Club East-West All-Star Football game at Walton Stadium on the campus of the University of Central Missouri...
Martindale wins league title (08/07/07)
NEW?MADRID -- The Martindale Chevrolet baseball team finished its season with an overall record of 14-4, winning the championship game of the New Madrid Little League this season. Martindale's pitching proved to be dominant with Josh Reed recording 91 strikeouts. Jake Reed, Dylan Milisits and Terelle Brown also provided solid efforts on the mound...
Annie Watson (08/07/07)
PEKIN, Ill. - Elizabeth Ann "Annie" Watson, 62, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 7:10 pm. July 26, 2007, at her home. Born March 2, 1945, in Columbus, Ky., she was the daughter of the late William Alton and Mary Elizabeth Boswell Denton. She owned and operated Annie's restaurant from 1990 to 2002, and worked at Brownie's, Three Sisters and Cobbler Corner for a total of 30 years. She was of the Baptist belief...
Billy Ray Brown (08/07/07)
HOWARDVILLE - Billie Ray Brown, 86, died Aug. 2, 2007 at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 23, 1921, in Dublin, Ga., to the late Willie Brown, Sr. and Minnie Williams Brown, he served with the United States Army during World War II and was honorably discharged. He was a Baptist minister and a member of First Baptist Church in Howardville, living in Missouri since 1979...
Looking Back 8/7 (08/07/07)
SIKESTON - Jack Mitchell, who is suffering from a badly sprained ankle and torn ligament, is some better at home. SIKESTON - During a caucus at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Kirk, the delegates were chosen to the 15th district convention of the Kiwanis International. During the meeting, a district lieutenant governor will be elected to succeed C.D. Wright of Lilbourn. Nominated was Robert K. Ludwig of Cape Girardeau...
Look closer to see who is picketing (08/07/07)
When unions and companies have disagreements, one of the tactics used for public information is for the union to picket the job site. I have absolutely no problem with this practice - it draws attention to what the union believes is unfair policies. They have that right and I will strongly defend their ability to picket when they feel it appropriate...
Speakout 8/7 (08/07/07)
This is in regard to whoever put the article in SpeakOut about the hummingbirds. There are a few around, but I haven't seen any. I have a friend who saw one up really close. I am the one that wrote the comment about Free ride. The last sentence was supposed to say ACLU and NAACP and it has nothing to do with race. ...