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Stories from Friday, August 17, 2007

Two Scott County men honored (08/17/07)
BENTON -- Two Scott County men were deemed heroes Thursday for saving a woman who was trapped inside her water-submerged vehicle in late June. Kenneth P. LeGrand, 58, and Jeffrey A. Miller, 46, both of Kelso received Honorary Trooper Certificates from Missouri State Highway Patrol during a special ceremony at the Scott County Courthouse in Benton...
Local mayors look to bring jobs, health to residents (08/17/07)
NEW MADRID - They came from towns of several hundred residents or several thousands or even much larger, but sitting around the table the mayors of New Madrid County communities faced similar challenges. They are looking for ways to bring in jobs and ensure the health and safety of their residents...
Deadly accident (08/17/07)
One person was killed in an accident Thursday morning on Highway 61. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred as a vehicle traveling south driven by Samuel H. Hector, 82, of New Madrid crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a northbound dump truck towing a trailer, driven by Terry R. ...
County will assist in subdivision paving (08/17/07)
CHARLESTON -- Subdivision residents in Mississippi County will pay to have their streets paved but the county will assist to make sure things are done right and to comply with MoDOT's requirements. County commissioners discussed Thursday action that needs to be taken for a couple of subdivisions that are planning on blacktopping their roads this season...
Exercise keeps things moving for seniors (08/17/07)
SIKESTON -- Head and shoulders above the water's surface, the three women chat about the day's events, their grandchildren -- typical smalltalk. But below the surface, they are hard at work kicking legs, making circles with hips, legs and arms, as part of an Arthritis Aquatics class...
Tennis at a glance (08/17/07)
Coach: Lynn DeWitt (15th year as Sikeston girls tennis coach, 22nd year as coach of either Sikeston boys or girls tennis programs) 2006 Record: 0-17 in dual meets Coach's Overall Record: N/A ------ Experience Returning players: 5 (Jenni DeWitt, Megan Underhill, Danielle Ahlfield, Hannah Moore and Caroline Murray)...
Sikeston netters focused on tennis over summer (08/17/07)
SIKESTON -- After a summer of hard work, the Sikeston High School girls tennis team has made a commitment to improve during the 2007 prep season. After the Lady Bulldogs had an 0-17 campaign in dual meets during 2006, netters Jenni DeWitt, Megan Underhill and Danielle Ahlfield spent six weeks of the summer at the indoor Rowten Tennis Center in Paducah, Ky., honing their tennis skills...
Lovelady entering first season as Dexter coach (08/17/07)
DEXTER -- There's a new face that looks strangely familiar at the helm of the Dexter girls tennis program. Kurt Lovelady, a former Bearcat varsity tennis player himself in 2000, inherits a phenomenal core group of athletes for the 2007 season. Amanda Dooley, the 2006-2007 Standard Democrat Female Athlete of the Year returns for her senior season...
Larry Vaughn (08/17/07)
BLOOMFIELD -- Larry D. Vaughn, 65, died Aug. 15, 2007, at his home near Bloomfield. Born Dec. 5, 1941, at Dexter, son of the late Arthur Lee and Ruby Maze Vaughn, he was a retired farmer having worked for Aslin Farms of Bloomfield for several years. He attended St. Joe General Baptist Church at Idalia and was a U.S. Army veteran who served in Vietnam...
LaDonna Haynes (08/17/07)
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - LaDonna Haynes, 32, died Aug. 11, 2007, at her home. Born Jan. 22, 1975, in Charleston, Mo., to Regina Haynes of Charleston and Shedrick and Bernice Johnson of East Prairie, Mo., she was a graduate of Charleston High School and attended Memphis Community College. She was employed by McDonald's Restaurant in Bloomington and was of the Baptist belief...
Nina Knupp (08/17/07)
ANNISTON -- Nina Bell Knupp, 87, died at 11:08 a.m. Aug. 16, 2007, at her home. Born March 21, 1920, in the Concord community of Mississippi County, she was the daughter of the late Charles W. and Minnie B. Hooker Owensby. She lived her entire life in Mississippi County where she was a member of the Anniston Christian Church...
Samuel Hector (08/17/07)
NEW MADRID - Samuel Hector, 82, died Aug. 16, 2007, near Matthews from injuries sustained in a car accident. Arrangements are incomplete with Richards Funeral Home of New Madrid.
Gary Mainord (08/17/07)
NEW MADRID - Gary Wayne Mainord, 55, died Aug. 16, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Richards Funeral Home of New Madrid.
Looking Back 8/17 (08/17/07)
SIKESTON - More than 100 workers were hired and left Sikeston this morning for work in a cannery at Sycamore, Ill., until early October. SIKESTON - City Manager Raymert Miller was elected chairman of Recovery Inc. by its executive committee Friday night in the city administration building. The former chairman, Monsignor Walter McGrage, resigned recently...
Speakout 8/17 (08/17/07)
To the person who was so upset about a Miner police officer following their father into Sikeston. This is what they are supposed to do, patrol the streets of Miner. If he happened to be behind your father, so what? If he is a fine law abiding citizen and I'm sure he is, he need not fear the police. They don't bother law abiding citizens. So find something that matters to gripe about. Global warming, the war in Iraq, the price of gas, etc. And let the police do their jobs...