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Stories from Thursday, July 17, 2008

New business: Orgill hopes to open in August 2009 (07/17/08)
SIKESTON -- Following about 90 days of work and negotiations, the city of Sikeston announced Wednesday that Orgill Inc. will build a new distribution center in Sikeston. "It's going to be major for this town," Sikeston Mayor Mike Marshall said at a Wednesday afternoon news conference, where he announced the new business. "The jobs are good, the pay is good."...
One in custody for sexual misconduct (07/17/08)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- A Caruthersville man is in custody on charges of sexual misconduct with a child under the age of 12. At approximately 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Caruthersville Police arrested the man on three counts of sexual misconduct, according to a news release issued by City Marshal Chris Riggs. The man's name is being withheld pending the formal filing of charges...
School board adopts budget (07/17/08)
SIKESTON -- A pay increase for staff, higher bus fuel costs and a dip into reserves are among the highlights of the Sikeston R-6 School District's budget for the 2008-2009 school year. On June 30 the district's board of education adopted the budget for the new fiscal year, which began July 1. The budget covers the basics, personnel, utilities, supplies, maintenance repairs and classroom equipment...
SACC to spearhead sesquicentennial planning (07/17/08)
SIKESTON -- Break out the 2010 calendars: it is time to start mapping out events for Sikeston's Sesquicentennial Celebration. Several key decisions were made during a planning meeting held Tuesday at the Clinton Building for the upcoming celebration of Sikeston's 150th anniversary...
Local teams head to state tourney (07/17/08)
LEADWOOD -- After winning their first ever state championship last year, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels (21-20) are looking to repeat as champions in Leadwood this weekend at the Senior Babe Ruth Missouri State tournament. Last year, the Squirrels swept through the state tournament defeating the Cape Girardeau Sr. Babe Ruth team in the championship game with a team that head coach Michael Minner says had been together for a while...
James C. Dacus (07/17/08)
LAPEER, Mich. - James C. Dacus, 58, died June 21, 2008. Born Sept. 1, 1949, to the late Cletis and Irma Brown Dacus, he was a graduate of Portageville High School and attended college in Michigan. He retired from General Motors in Pontiac, Mich. after 33 years of service...
Carl Carter (07/17/08)
MARSTON -- Carl Wayne Carter, 66, died July 10, 2008. Born Feb. 14, 1942, in Chicago, to Lester N. Carter and the late Adelle Young Carter, he was a Pope County High School graduate. A member of Boilermakers Local Union 27 in St. Louis for 45 years, he planned and built Bullwinkle's RV Campground in Marston...
Kerry Parr (07/17/08)
MOREHOUSE -- Kerry Lee Parr, 48, died July 16, 2008, at his home. Born Oct. 15, 1959, in St. Louis, to Naomi Ruth Parr of Morehouse and the late Clarence Russell Parr, he was employed at Rowe Furniture and was of the Baptist belief. On Feb. 10, 1994, he married Phyllis Lackey who survives of the home...
Looking Back 7-17 (07/17/08)
SIKESTON - Virginia Maxine Thompson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Thompson, and Billy E. Shell, son of Mr. and Mrs. L.A. Shell, were married Friday evening at the home of the Rev. J.W. Hoffert, the officiating minister. SIKESTON - The 16th annual four-day Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo will open with a parade at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7. Featured will be area bands, queens, Boy and Girl Scouts and Sikeston club floats...
Speakout 7-17 (07/17/08)
It's Wednesday evening at 6:15 p.m. and here I am with that old black, grayish cat in my yard again. He seems to be eating the greenery out there. I don't have anything out there to eat but the greenery. I wish you'd keep him at home. As I said before, I do not like cats...