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Stories from Thursday, August 23, 2007

Marching to the beat (08/23/07)
SIKESTON -- "Those lines are terrible," Mark McCord, one of the Sikeston High School Band directors shouted to band students. "Fix them." With help from senior drum majors and staff, the group of about 110 students shifted in position to get it right...
Sikeston DPS received federal grant (08/23/07)
SIKESTON -- The City of Sikeston has received a federal grant for communications equipment, which will update the Department of Public Safety's current radio communication system. The Department was recently notified that it would receive $39,500 by the state of Missouri Emergency Management Agency of Missouri, according to a Thursday news release from Sgt. Jim McMillen, DPS public information officer...
Fugitive found in storage shed (08/23/07)
BENTON - A Sikeston fugitive is in Scott County Jail on a parole violation, after being discovered hiding in a storage shed. Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter said that Kenya Bowden, 32, briefly shielded himself behind a child when found Friday, but investigators were quickly able to negotiate the child's release with no injuries in the incident...
Risco beaten twice; Kelly tops Chaffee (08/23/07)
RISCO -- The Risco High School varsity baseball team began its season this week with a pair of losses on Monday and Tuesday. During its opener Monday, the Tigers dropped a 16-2 decision at home against Bernie. Risco returned to its home diamond Tuesday, but was beaten 18-8 by Clarkton. Both games were stopped after five innings, when the 10-...
Dement claims first during Bass tourney (08/23/07)
The Bootheel BassBusters held its seventh tournament of the year on Aug. 12 with a weigh-in at Lower Kentucky Dam. Jerry Dement won the tournament with four bass weighing 6-pounds, 3-ounces. Jimmy Davis was second with two bass weighing 2-pounds, 13-ounces. Shannon Garrett was third with three bass weighing 2-pounds, 11-ounces...
Tina Hatchett (08/23/07)
SHELBYVILLE, Ill. -- Tina Hatchett, 98, formerly of Grayridge, Mo. and Dexter, Mo., died Aug. 22, 2007, at the Shelbyville Rehab and Health Care Center. Born Oct. 15, 1908, in Grayridge, daughter of the late William Thomas and Myrtle May Clevenger Hatchett, she had moved to Illinois several years ago. A former kitchen worker at Richland Public Schools, she was a member of the Sweet Prospect General Baptist Church in Dexter...
Mabel Hunsperger (08/23/07)
CHARLESTON -- Mabel "Granny" Germaine Hunsperger, 79, died at 12:10 p.m. Aug. 21, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 19, 1927, in Mississippi County, daughter of the late Riley and Anoma Givens, she had lived in Mississippi County her entire life. She was employed as a certified nursing assistant at the Charleston Manor for 15 years, then worked as a private duty nurse for several years until her retirement...
Mike Scott (08/23/07)
CHARLESTON - Clarence "Mike" Scott, 91, died Aug. 20, 2007, at the Bertrand Retirement Home. Born Sept. 22, 1915, in Thompson Bend, to the late Alex and Tiny Steward Scott, he was of the Baptist belief. In 1931, he married Lillian Rush who preceded him in death in 1956...
Bobby Long (08/23/07)
SIKESTON - Bobby D. Long, 72, died at 11:39 p.m. Aug. 22, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel of Sikeston.
Shirley Malloy (08/23/07)
ESSEX - Shirley Jean Malloy, 67, died Aug. 22, 2007, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born March 24, 1940, at Canalou, daughter of the late Riley "RAB" and Alice Marie West Johnson, she was a private sitter for the elderly and terminally ill for 30 years. She was a member of Harvest Assembly of God Church in Essex...
Wes Bolin (08/23/07)
BLOOMFIELD - Alfred Wesley "Wes" Bolin, 100, died Aug. 21, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born March 17, 1907, to the late Joseph Henderson and Iva Bell Asbell Bolin, he was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during World War II. Until his retirement, he worked at a hardware store in Bloomfield and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Bloomfield...
Billy Smithson (08/23/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Billy F. Smithson, 87, died at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 22, 2007, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Billy Beck (08/23/07)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted Wednesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Billy Bob Beck, 73, who died Aug. 19, 2007, were: Duke McDonald, Brad McDonald, Daniel Beck, Nathan Beck, Beck Smith and Wayne Voss.
Carl Parrish (08/23/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Carl Lomax Parrish, 82, died Aug. 23, 2007, at his home in Portageville Born Dec. 9, 1924, in Ewell, Ala., to the late Horace Greely and Willie Mae Stephens Parrish, he moved to Portageville from Martin, Tenn., in 1977. He retired as a corporate pilot in 1987 from Noranda Aluminum. Prior to that, he was a charter pilot for many years and was a flight instructor and airplane mechanic. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War...
Looking Back 8/23 (08/23/07)
SIKESTON - Sikeston Standard presented complimentary tickets to Mr. and Mrs. Pleas M. Malcolm to the Malone Theatre Aug. 27 to see "The Late George Apley." --- SIKESTON - A surprise hayride was given on Saturday night by Miss Hope Edwards for Miss Norma Jean Walker, who that day celebrated her birth anniversary...
Speakout 8/23 (08/23/07)
Dipping in the funds You people keep talking about these people drawing Social Security and it won't be there for you. Social Security is not the government's money. That money was paid in by workers and they have worked all their life. And when they reach the age that they are ready to retire, it should be the people's money. ...