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Stories from Thursday, July 24, 2008

'Grandma's Arms': Personal gift becomes published book (07/24/08)
SIKESTON -- For Janet Butrum Winders, one of the hardest things about moving away from Sikeston in 2000 was leaving behind her grandchildren. "It was very difficult, not to be there when they needed us," said Winders of her and her husband, Ken's, dilemma. But, the published author found a way to make the five-hour distance between her and her grandchildren a bit less difficult -- by writing a book especially for them, "Grandma's Arms."...
Grant will help clean up Sunset community (07/24/08)
SIKESTON -- The Sunset community will receive a facelift over the next year, due in part to a $350,000 Community Development Block Grant. "It is specifically targeting the old Compress building," said Trey Hardy, Sikeston's Community Redevelopment coordinator. The building is located between Compress and West North streets...
Trike rally starts today in Sikeston (07/24/08)
SIKESTON -- The Trike Riders International group's three-day rally kicks off with gates opening at 8 a.m. today. The Clinton Building will serve as headquarters for the event. A list of events the public is invited to take part in and view are listed below. For more information, contact the Sikeston-Miner Convention and Visitors Bureau at 471-6362 or go to its Web site, www.visitsikeston-miner.com...
Blood trail leads to arrest of three (07/24/08)
SIKESTON -- Formal charges are being sought for three subjects in connection with an apparent attempted burglary early Wednesday. According to a news release from Department of Public Safety Sgt. Jim McMillen, public information officer for the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, a call was received around 4:10 a.m. Wednesday to report a stabbing. Officers responded to the 200 block of South Scott Street to find a 17-year-old subject with a severe cut to his right wrist...
Practice continues (07/24/08)
Sikeston High School football players run through drills during practice on Wednesday morning at the high school practice field. The Sikeston football camp will conclude today.
Squirrels set to host and play in Regional (07/24/08)
CHARLESTON -- After winning their second-straight Missouri Senior Babe Ruth State Championship on Monday, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels are now ready to try and earn a trip to the Sr. Babe Ruth World Series, which is a something that eluded them just last year in Williston, N.D...
Sharks fare well at Kennett meet (07/24/08)
KENNETT -- The Sikeston Sharks swim team took part in the Kennett Swim Meet Saturday and several swimmers came away with top-three finishes. Top swimmers were: The Sharks will swim again Saturday when they take part in the SMSC Championships in Jackson...
Phyllis Hipes (07/24/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Phyllis I. Witt Hipes, 75, formerly of Sikeston, died at 11:46 a.m. July 23, 2008, at her home. Born April 13, 1933, at Dexter, to the late Dewey Delman and Gertrude Mae Mossman Hart, she was an office manager for Reliable Life Insurance Co., had worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. in Sikeston and was of the Baptist belief...
Terry Jacobs (07/24/08)
MARSALL -- Terry D. Jacobs, 46, formerly of Sikeston, died July 22, 2008, at Mar-Saline Manor in Marshall. Born Aug. 25, 1961, in Marceline, to the late William Alvin and Velma Lorene Hampton Jacobs, he had lived in Marshall since 2000 and was a member of Marshall Church of the Nazarene. ...
Vera Griffy (07/24/08)
JACKSON -- Vera Griffy died July 24, 2008, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
E.G. Bailey Jr. (07/24/08)
DEXTER -- Dr. E.G. Bailey Jr., 87, died July 24, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Mae Johnson (07/24/08)
PARMA -- Mae Lee Johnson, 74, died July 20, 2008, at her sister's home in Belvidere, Ill. Born March 27, 1934, in Turrell, Ark., daughter of the late Bill and Rebecca Hamilton, she was a homemaker and a member of the Bread of Life Church in Parma. On March 20, 1951, at Earle, Ark., she married Henry Johnson who preceded her in death on July 4, 1999...
Martha Cooper (07/24/08)
DEXTER -- Martha Ann Powell Cooper, 75, died July 22, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 4, 1933, in Dudley, daughter of the late Clarence Edward and Lettie Jane Hutchcraft Powell, she had lived in St. Louis for many years and moved to Dexter in 1980. She was of the Pentecostal belief...
Births published 7-24 (07/24/08)
BENTON -- Terra Murphy and Jeremy Wade are the parents of their second child, first son, born at 1:12 p.m. June 6, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital at Cape Girardeau. Luke Robert Wade weighed 7 pounds and was 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Robert Lewis and Diane Lewis of Bragg City...
Looking Back 7-24 (07/24/08)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Johnson announced the arrival of a daughter born this morning at Sikeston General Hospital. SIKESTON - Mrs. Dewey Urban won her semi-final match in flight G of the Missouri State Women's Golf Tournament in St. Joseph yesterday, and took on Mrs. Edward Owens at Lebanon for the title today. Mrs. Urban, a winner of last year's Edlin trophy, will return to Sikeston Monday...
Linking up with MetroLink (07/24/08)
There are a few things in St. Louis that everyone needs to experience at some point in their lives, like a Cardinals baseball game or a trip to the top of the Arch. This past weekend I had another one of those "firsts" -- my first MetroLink experience. ...
Speakout 7-24 (07/24/08)
If I understand correctly, there was an ordinance passed for litterbugs in Sikeston. There is a person down here on Indiana Street that blows his trash out into the street and over on his neighbors. To me, that is the same thing as littering the streets. ...