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Stories from Sunday, August 12, 2007

Five charged in local burglary (08/12/07)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Department of Public Safety has arrested five subjects in connection with a burglary. DPS received a burglar alarm from Mr. B's Drive Up Package, 805 S. Main, at around 1:15 a.m. Thursday, according to Sgt. Jim McMillen, public information officer for the department...
Head Start purchasing policies changing (08/12/07)
SIKESTON -- The way to make a community thrive economically is to keep turning the buck in the area. So officials at the Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation are changing their providers for Head Start Centers, bidding the job out to grocery stores and suppliers located within the six-county area it serves...
Delinquent property tax listing upsets survivors (08/12/07)
SIKESTON -- Among the most famous quotes by Benjamin Franklin is the one assuring "In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes." Most people believe, however, that upon the former obligation to the latter ends. Apparently that isn't the case...
Rodeo ends (08/12/07)
Nearly all the activities surrounding the Sikeston Jaycees annual rodeo came to a conclusion Saturday. Despite the unusually hot weather, fans turned out to support the four days of rodeo action and entertainment. Also this year's CowboyUp! Arts Festival drew lots of interest with expanded events at the Depot and Historic Downtown Sikeston. ...
A hit! (08/12/07)
County music performer Clay Walker entertained a crowd of screaming fans Friday night at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo. Walker's performance include a walk around the perimeter of the arena, bouncing beach balls, and of course, the singing of hit songs such as "Live, Laugh, Love," "If I Could Make a Living," "Then What," and "Rumor Has It." The rodeo concluded with Eric Church's performance Saturday night...
Ferrell, Fowler win team roping (08/12/07)
SIKESTON -- It was another muggy night during the third round of the 55th Annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, but the athletes kept pounding away for the best scores. It was also a night that featured many local cowboys, and some were victorious in front of their home crowds...
Round 3 (08/12/07)
55th?Annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo At Sikeston Rodeo Grounds Third Round KEY: Name, stock (if applicable), score or time BAREBACK RIDING 1. Justin McDaniel, Roanwasp, 82; 2. Chris Harris, Black Cat, 81; 3. Scotty Nesmith, Wild Flower, 80; 4. Kelly Timberman, Black Esa, 79; 5. Tilden Hooper, High Card, 77; 6. Bee Jay Scott, Billy Joe Bob, 72; 7. Davy Ross, Cochise, 69; 8. Jerod Johnston, Badlands Boy, 67. Did not qualify: Dennis Foyil, High Country, 0; Steven Dent, Wounded Knee, 0...
Next stop for Heeb is collegiate ranks (08/12/07)
David Heeb is heading to the next level -- college basketball. And he knows what you're going to say next. "We'll find out how well I can recruit," Heeb said Thursday evening. "Insert your own joke here." Heeb is the former boys basketball coach at Bell City and Scott County Central whose resume includes two Class 1 state championships, three final four appearances and five district titles in six years on the bench. ...
Rodeo brings lots to do (08/12/07)
The Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the 2007 Rodeo Run sponsors: Randy's RX, SEMO Health Network, YMCA of Southeast Missouri, Sterling Health Care Services, Foot and Ankle Centers of Southeast Missouri, Sikeston Rotary Club, Sikeston Imaging Center, Ponder Funeral Home, Home Advantage, Missouri Bootheel Regional Consortium Inc., Road ID, Health Facilities Rehab Services, Missouri Delta Medical Center, Pepsi, Allen Home Care Services Inc., Coca-Cola, Dr. ...
University names building in honor of businessman (08/12/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - With the construction of the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall, Southeast Missouri State University has truly taken an enormous step forward in becoming a major performing arts landmark in the region. The state-of-the-art performance hall is located in the new performance building of River Campus adjacent to the historic former Seminary building...
Cowboy town (08/12/07)
Not all the cowboys were at the Sikeston Jaycee Rodeo Bootheel Rodeo grounds. Since 2006, the Historic Midtown Development group has sold cowboy silhouettes with the proceeds benefiting Downtown Sikeston. Above left is a view of businesses along Center Street while pictured above right is a clown which is located by City Hall...
Farm bureau announces new agent (08/12/07)
SIKESTON - Matthew Winchester of Sikeston was recently appointed as a career agent in Scott County with Farm Bureau Insurance. Winchester completed two weeks of training emphasizing life, accident/health and property and casualty insurance. He is in the local Farm Bureau office at 1901 E Malone Ave. in Sikeston...
SEMO Health Network receives award (08/12/07)
Senator Jason Crowell, R-Cape Girardeau, Rep. Terry Swinger and Rep. Steve Hodges recently presented the 2007 Missouri Primary Care Association Immunization Award to four of SEMO Health Network's clinics. The award is given to federally qualified health centers that achieve immunization rates of 90 percent or above. ...
Joyce Liebl (08/12/07)
SIKESTON -- Joyce A. Liebl, 58, died Aug. 10, 2007, at her home. Born June 30, 1949, in Blytheville, Ark., daughter of the late Marvin and Nada Wood Warren, she was member of the Bell City Pentecostal Church. She was married to Joseph Liebl, who preceded her in death April 13, 2004, for more than 20 years...
Carmelita Rolwing (08/12/07)
CHARLESTON -- Carmelita Little Rolwing, 90, died Aug. 10, 2007, at the Charleston Manor. Born July 15, 1917, in Lincoln County, to the late Rupert and Catherine White Little, she moved to Mississippi County with her father and brother in 1932. A member of St. ...
Jerry Smith (08/12/07)
MORLEY -- Jerry W. Smith, 69, died Aug. 9, 2007, at Wappepello. He was born July 13, 1938, in Whitewater, son of Billie Marie Birkman Smith of Delta and the late Willard Wayne Smith. He married Janet Garner on Sept. 14, 1963, and she survives. Smith retired as a ground service man at Trans World Airlines in St. Louis. He graduated from Delta High School and was a member of the Morley Baptist Church in Morley...
Dale May (08/12/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services held Friday at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Lacy Dale May, 66, who died Aug. 7, 2007, were: Matt Phillips, Kenneth Crutchfield, Nathan Kidd, Ronnie Bryant, Trey Brashear and Kevin May.
Faulkner - White (08/12/07)
KEWANEE - Laura Beth Faulkner and Joseph Bock White were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony March 3, 2007, at Kewanee Missionary Baptist Church in Kewanee. The bride is the daughter of Sam and Marcy Faulkner of Laforge. She is the granddaughter of Loyne and Ann Simpson of Lilbourn and the late Hugh and Mary Faulkner...
Schwendemann - Kavaliauskas (08/12/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Mrs. Robert Schwendemann has announced the engagement of her daughter, Laura Estelle Schwendemann to Robert Joseph Kavaliauskas of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Robert Vincent Kavaliauskas of Cooper City, Fla. and Violeta Kavaliauskas of New Fairfield, Conn...
Freeman - Jacobs (08/12/07)
JEFFERSON CITY - Matt and Debbie Hale Freeman of Jefferson City announce the engagement of their daughter, Tamra Dawn, to Adam Michael Jacobs, son of Dwayne and JoAnn Jacobs of Jefferson City. The future bride is a 1999 graduate of Jefferson City High School and is employed by the Missouri Highway Patrol. She is the granddaughter of the late Jack and Maxine Hale...
Koch - Hart (08/12/07)
CHARLESTON - Angie Koch of Sikeston and James Koch of Chicago have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Marie Koch, to Timothy Edward Hart, son of John and Ruth Hart of Charleston. The future bride attended Charleston High School and is employed by Quick Chek Market in Sikeston...
Britt (08/12/07)
FARMINGTON -- Richard and Barbara Britt will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-4 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Delassus Baptist Church, 4086 2nd Street in Farmington Richard Britt and Barbara Dodson were united in marriage on Aug. 18, 1957 at Fairview Baptist Church in Farmington...
Pearson (08/12/07)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Carl Pearson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from noon until 5 p.m. Saturday at Rotary Park in Sikeston. Mr. Pearson worked for Reiss Dairy, Morman Feed and Malone and Hyde. His wife, the former Lorene A. McCann, was a homemaker...
Looking Back 8/12 (08/12/07)
SIKESTON - Alva Taylor of Taylor Auto Company received two carloads of new Buicks Monday morning. SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. E.V. Edwards, a farm couple living seven miles northwest of Sikeston, have been chosen as Scott County's farm family representatives at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia. They were selected by a committee of the Scott County Extension Office in Benton...
Politician's actions failed the voters (08/12/07)
I don't really know Nathan Cooper, the Cape Girardeau Republican state representative who pleaded guilty to immigration fraud this week and said he would resign his House seat. Cooper's life will be forever changed. He has lost his license to practice law, he will likely face a three-year prison sentence and substantial fine and he will slowly slip into the shadows forever disgraced...
Speakout 8/12 (08/12/07)
This is concerning our highways, especially the four-lane 57 and I-55 to the Cairo Mississippi bridge. Well, the governor we've got now, the one who needs his diaper changed, he says we'll get it done in a year. He puts up signs all over a year early saying we are through. ...