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Stories from Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Officials get update on new water district (07/30/08)
BENTON -- Today and tomorrow are the last days to sign up for the first phase of Scott County's newest water district. Scott County commissioners met with board members for the Public Water Supply District No. 4 of Scott County for an update on the water district's status during their regular meeting Tuesday...
Heat index soars over 100 in area on Tuesday (07/30/08)
SIKESTON -- Temperatures and high humidity soared into the mid-90s Tuesday as the heat index hit 100 degrees across Southeast Missouri. "This has been pretty hot, and we haven't hit August. It has been really hot working on this concrete and asphalt," said Marvin Gillespie, Missouri Department of Transportation Department's maintenance superintendent for Charleston, Sikeston and East Prairie...
Demand high for fruit in region (07/30/08)
SIKESTON -- You might find an empty peach stand at Dogwood Orchard. Not because there aren't any growing, like last year, but because co-owner Mike Leible can't keep them coming quickly enough. "Demand has been high. We've been selling out every afternoon," he said...
Man now faces drug charges, too (07/30/08)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- A warrant arrest for a Caruthersville man on Tuesday resulted in the filing of drug charges. According to the Caruthersville Police Department, Don Griffin, 26, was arrested around 4:29 p.m. Tuesday on a felony warrant for criminal non-support. While being transported to the Pemiscot County Justice Center, police found him to be in possession of several small bags of marijuana for individual sale. Officers seized the marijuana and packaged it as evidence...
Alleged stabbing was false report (07/30/08)
DEXTER -- A Dexter man was arrested after he called police in connection with a stabbing. Around 2:12 a.m. Tuesday, Dexter Police officers, as well as emergency management staff, were dispatched in reference to a stabbing. Upon arrival, the officers made contact with Lee Horton, 35, who said that while he was walking in the 200 block of Rannells Street around 1:30 a.m., someone ran up behind him and stabbed him in the left shoulder. There was a small puncture wound in his left shoulder...
Going nuts! Squirrels headed to World Series (07/30/08)
CHARLESTON -- In just their fourth year of existence the Charleston Fighting Squirrels have advanced to the Senior Babe Ruth World Series for the first time in the program history by winning the Midwest Plains Regional tournament at Hillhouse Park. And no one could be more ecstatic than head coach Michael Minner...
Squirrels coming together as a team (07/30/08)
CHARLESTON -- There is only one thing hotter than the weather heading into the Senior Babe Ruth World Series, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels' team chemistry. One definition of chemistry can be described as any or all elements that make up something. ...
Sr. Babe tourney was joy to attend (07/30/08)
It's blazing hot outside. Ask the Charleston Fighting Squirrels. They battled the heat and Galena, Kansas for three consecutive days to earn a berth in the Senior Babe Ruth World Series in Ohio. With gas prices soaring all over the country, I thought it'd be a good question for parents hanging around during the celebration, that being 'How bad are the gas prices going to be on you all driving to Ohio?' The answer made me just a tad nauseous in the heat, so I won't share...
James Williams (07/30/08)
CHARLESTON -- James Lula "Miss Pete" Williams, 57, died July 26, 2008, at her home in Mississippi County. Born March 3, 1923, in Belmont, to the late Henry and Odessa Lee Clark, she was a member of Mercy Seat Baptist Church where she served on the usher board...
Dub Turnage (07/30/08)
ORAN -- W.O. "Dub" Turnage, 89, died July 28, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 9, 1919, at Munford, Tenn., son of the late John Henry and LIllian Bertha Adkins Turnage, he was a member of the United States Army, having served in World War II during the Battle of the Bulge and Normandy. He belonged to the Morley VFW Post 5368...
Rose Simpson (07/30/08)
SIKESTON -- Rose Mary Simpson, 60, died July 26, 2008, at her home. Born June 20, 1948, in Diehlstadt, to the late Climmie and Cora Bryant Carter, she was a member of the Opportunity Church of God in Christ in Charleston and had worked as a nurse's aide for Visiting Nurses Association...
Lela Dickerson (07/30/08)
DEXTER -- Lela M. Dickerson, 84, died July 29, 2008, at her home. Born April 3, 1924, at Vinson, to the late Eugene Lane and Ida Mae Cole Lane, she was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief. On May 8, 1943, in Dexter, she married Loyd Eugene Dickerson, who died July 13, 2001...
Johnny Berry (07/30/08)
BERNIE -- Johnny Ray Berry, 44, died July 28, 2008, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Aug. 1, 1963, in Kennett, to Ruby Sutt O'Neal of Bernie and the late Johnny Daune Berry, he had served in the National Guard, had worked at Wal-Mart, and was of the Baptist belief...
Audrey Feezor (07/30/08)
CHARLESTON -- Audrey Elizabeth Farrenburg Feezor, 94, died at 8:45 p.m. July 27, 2008, at her home. Born Sept. 17, 1913 in the Farrenburg Community of New Madrid County to the late Eugene and Hattie Mary Ross Farrenburg, she had lived in Mississippi County most of her life. She was a longtime member of the Gravel Ridge Baptist Church until its closing, at which time she transferred her membership to the First Baptist Church in Charleston...
Ruby Kelso (07/30/08)
SIKESTON -- Ruby Lee Kelso, 82, died at 9:11 a.m. July 29, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 18, 1926, in Gideon, daughter of the late Arthur Benjamin and Mamie Francis Hawse Jones, she had worked as a nurse's aide at Sikeston Health Care. She was of the Baptist belief...
Births published 7-30 (07/30/08)
SIKESTON -- Nikki and Chad Melton are the parents of their third child, third son, born at 12 p.m. June 16, 2008, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Gunner Ray Melton weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Mark Dannenmueller and Steve and Sheila Lee of Sikeston...
Hughes-Howell (07/30/08)
JACKSON -- Heather Hughes and Wade Howell of Jackson have announced their engagement. A 2008 graduate of Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff where she received a degree in nursing, the future bride is employed as a registered nurse at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. ...
Looking Back 7-30 (07/30/08)
July 30, 1948SIKESTON - Jim Sidwell, Sikeston real estate broker, announced today that he is now associated with the Perma Stone Company of Sikeston. July 30, 1968SIKESTON - Phillip Barkett, 118 W. Wakefield Ave., has been named to the Dean's List at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. Barkett, a sophomore in the college of engineering, earned a 3.921 grade point average...
After the election, we work together (07/30/08)
With the election season upon us, political pundits of all stripes are pontificating on the merits of their candidates and the shortcomings of their opponents. This is nothing new by any stretch of the imagination. I have written about the world of politics for many years. ...
SpeakOut 7/30 (07/30/08)
A union is only as good as the support it gets from its members. Like a family or a church, they need support. If you did not support your union, you probably did not enjoy being in it. It's only as strong as its members make it. Your two unions that you dropped out of are probably glad you dropped out because you did not support them. They were there for you but you probably weren't there for them...