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Stories from Tuesday, October 30, 2007

City officials to choose which CDBG grant will be sponsored (10/30/07)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston City Council members will soon decide which Community Development Block Grant application the city will sponsor. There are currently two proposals for the Council to consider, said City Manager Doug Friend during the City Council briefing session Monday...
Building under way (10/30/07)
A city of Sikeston Public Works employee spreads gravel for the concrete pad for the skateboard park at the Sports Complex Monday morning. The park will be located southeast of the southeast softball field at the corner of Stephens and Campanella Drive...
New chapter begins (10/30/07)
SIKESTON -- A new chapter of The Salvation Army has formed in Sikeston -- and just in time for the holiday season. "We officially formed in September, and the idea to start the chapter came after we had someone in the community who really needed help and had nowhere to get funds," said Jennifer Gooch, treasurer/welfare secretary of the Sikeston chapter...
City will turn over King David's Lodge to members (10/30/07)
SIKESTON -- After a long wait, King David's Lodge No. 11 members will soon own their building. In April 2002, Council members accepted an offer from the Lodge to rehabilitate a commercial structure owned by the city at 203 Luther and lease the building at $100 per month...
Sikeston falls to arch rival (10/30/07)
FARMINGTON -- The 2007 Sikeston Bulldogs soccer team's season came to an end on Monday night, as the Bulldogs fell to the Notre Dame Bulldogs 2-0 in Farmington. Despite the loss, Sikeston head coach Derrick Long said his team played one of their best games of the season...
Basketball is here (10/30/07)
Sikeston freshman Ray Clark puts up a jumpshot during basketball tryouts Monday afternoon at the Sikeston Field House. Monday was the first day winter sports teams were allowed to practice.
Megan Rooker (10/30/07)
NEW MADRID - Megan L. Rinehart Rooker, 22, died Oct. 28, 2007, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Born Aug. 29, 1985, at Sikeston, to Gary and Tracie Daniels Rinehart of New Madrid, she graduated from New Madrid County Central in 2004 and played for the Three Rivers Softball Team...
Patricia Jobe (10/30/07)
SIKESTON - Patricia Ann Jobe, 66, died Oct. 28, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 4, 1941, in Santa Ana, Calif., to the late Woodrow "Woody" and Elma Kasten Winchester, she had lived most of her life in Scott and Mississippi counties and had been employed as a teachers aide at the Warren E. ...
Pauline Watkins (10/30/07)
LILBOURN - Pauline Watkins, 82, died Oct. 28, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 2, 1925, in Conway, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Seth and Arkie Nichols Baker. On Aug. 21, 1943, she married Jeff Watkins, who preceded her in death on Dec. 10, 1990...
Belle Renfro (10/30/07)
ST. LOUIS - Naomi Belle Renfro, 82, formerly of Dexter and Bernie, died Oct. 29, 2007, at her daughter's home in St. Louis. Born May 18, 1925, at Roseville, Calif., to the late John C. and Lila Owens LaRue, she attended Dexter High School. In 1954, she moved to St. Louis and in 1970 she moved to Bernie, where she and her husband owned Belle's Freeze Queen for 18 years...
Herman Wood (10/30/07)
SIKESTON - James Herman Wood, 90, went to meet his Lord and Savior on Oct. 29, 2007, at his home in Sikeston. He became a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in 1958 and served as a deacon and teacher. He was born June 16, 1917, in Bradford, Ala., son of the late Jasper Freeman and Lou Nettie Staton Wood...
Births (Published 10/30) (10/30/07)
Brannon WYATT - Jancie Harper and Anthony Brannon are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 8:43 a.m. Sept. 21, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Peyton Leland Brannon weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long...
Looking Back 10/30 (10/30/07)
SIKESTON - The two mills of the Scott County Milling Co. in Sikeston are closed down for a period of at least two weeks, according to officials of the company. The reason given was poor business. --- SIKESTON - Formal opening of the new Sikes Hardware Co. building, one of the best constructed and most modern buildings possible, was held recently...
Congress should review its security (10/30/07)
Last week, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice walked into a committee room of the United States House of Representatives. Rice was to testify during a hearing on foreign policy and the ongoing struggles in Iraq. Seated before her were respected members of the House. Behind her were audience members and the ever-present media. Her testimony was about to begin...
SpeakOut 10/30 (10/30/07)
I would like to tell a story that can warm your heart and can also anger people. It seems to happen a lot, especially in the country area. I would just like to make a way so that we can have some rescuing out here for some dogs. As we drove down a country road, we were approached by a truck driving very fast. ...