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Stories from Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Skatepark proposed for Complex (08/14/07)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston Park Board members voted unanimously to recommend the Sikeston Sports Complex as the location for a proposed skatepark. Board members came to their decision during a Monday evening meeting attended by skateboard park supporters and residents of the the Central Park neighborhood...
Caruthersville man could face 20 years in prison (08/14/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A Pemiscot County man could face up to 20 years in prison after entering a guilty plea on a child pornography charge. Michael Newton, 36, entered a guilty plea to receiving child pornography during an appearance in U.S. District Court Monday...
Students can mentally prepare for the first day (08/14/07)
SIKESTON -- Whether in kindergarten, high school or somewhere in between, the emotional roller coaster that can accompany the start of a new school year isn't always a smooth ride. Micaela Kassinger of Bootheel Counseling Services in Sikeston said many children experience anxiety around going back to school, especially if it's their first time or if they are starting a new school...
Back to school 101 (08/14/07)
The following tips can help parents successfully communicate with their children: > Take time, talk to your children about going back to school. Get them to express their feelings and share some of you own. > Stop everything and listen when your children are talking to you...
Sikeston trying to keep up with water demand (08/14/07)
SIKESTON -- Three weeks of blazing temperatures aren't just drying up the land, but local water supplies as well. "Sikeston is keeping up with the electricity demand very well," said Ed Throop, general manager of the Board of Municipal Utilities. "Probably the biggest test on our system right now is our water department system."...
Local men in court on federal drug charges (08/14/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Two Southeast Missouri men appeared in federal court Monday on drug charges. Travis L. Ware, 35, was sentenced to seven years on three felony counts of distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base by U.S. District Judge Jean C. Hamilton...
Teen Rettig making name at area tracks (08/14/07)
SIKESTON -- There are many things in life that 13-year-old Sikeston native Austin Rettig is not old enough to do. He's too young to vote in an election. He's not old enough to serve in our country's military. He has yet to reach the legal age to drive...
Sikeston All-Stars outlast Lexington, Ky. (08/14/07)
ABERDEEN, MD -- The Sikeston 12-year-old All-Stars baseball team took home a victory on Monday at the Cal Ripken World Series, defeating Lexington, Ky., 8-7 in eight innings. Sikeston's record in the series improved to 1-2, while Lexington fell to 2-1...
Johnnie Miller (08/14/07)
SIKESTON - Johnnie Katherine Miller, 70, died Aug. 13, 2007, at her daughter's home near Benton. Born March 13, 1937, at Marked Tree, Ark., daughter of the late William and Dortch Hilliard Jester, she was a member of The Christian Tabernacle in Sikeston and was employed for 22 years as a nurse's aide for the Visiting Nurses Association...
Joyce Liebl (08/14/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services conducted Monday at Ponder Funeral Home for Joyce Liebl, 58, who died Aug. 10, 2007, were: Tony Neeley, James Wild Jr., Chris Carpenter, Tiffany Carpenter, Clifford Carpenter and Natalie Sigman.
Charles Lasters (08/14/07)
SIKESTON - Charles Lasters, 69, died Aug. 13, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Glenda Herring (08/14/07)
SIKESTON - Glenda K. Herring, 60, passed away Aug. 12, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 26, 1947, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Jefferson and Goldie Rodgers Scott. She had attended First Assembly of God Church in Sikeston...
Births (Published 8/14) (08/14/07)
ORAN -- Crystal Eberley and Kyle Irvin are the parents of their third child, second son, born at 6:23 July 2, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Kyle Nathan Irvin weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Tina Eberley, William Eberley and Flora Eberley...
Looking Back 8/14 (08/14/07)
SIKESTON - Bobby Lee Helms, 10-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Helms of near Sikeston, died Saturday afternoon while being taken to the local hospital. The young boy was riding on a tractor alone with four other boys and when the machine overturned...
You can't legislate the use of language (08/14/07)
The New York City Council, which last year "officially" banned the use of the n- word has now added the b-word to its list. Saying the word was hateful and deeply sexist, the council is considering a resolution that would ban the b-word. Granted, the city acknowledges that the new resolution will carry little weight but they want it known that they oppose the controversial word...
Speakout 8/14 (08/14/07)
Not too long ago I wrote in jest how "Bring 'em on" George had pardoned "Scooter" Libby and had let poor old Paris Hilton sit it out in the slammer. Now in your editorial on Page 17 of Wednesday's edition of The Democrat you ridiculed Al Gore, who rightfully by popular vote was elected president, about his policy regarding global warming. ...