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Stories from Friday, August 1, 2008

Herd of events ushers in rodeo on Saturday (08/01/08)
SIKESTON -- A parade and day full of events will kick off the 56th Annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo this Saturday. The Rodeo Parade and Community Day begin at 10 a.m. Saturday with a line up of the parade beginning at 9 a.m. at the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce...
Sharecroppers strike recalled (08/01/08)
CHARLESTON -- Bolstered by support from the Mississippi County Commission and a local state representative, a group seeking commemoration for a historic sharecropper protest will present their case to the Missouri Legislature Aug. 8. Following a program conducted in front of the county war memorial outside of the courthouse, the commemoration's proponents met with county commissioners during their regular meeting Thursday...
On a mission (08/01/08)
Harry Cooper of Rockville cuts a board while (clockwise from left) Kayla Beveridge, Ellise Verhuien and Jael Hough watch at the Guardian Angel Emergency Shelter, 835 Tanner St., in Sikeston. Guardian Angel Emergency Shelter and Mission Missouri, 509 Ruth St., were recipients of Volunteers in Mission teams through United Methodist Churches of Missouri this week. ...
Fish fry helps fund New Madrid County Extension efforts (08/01/08)
NEW MADRID -- In an effort to raise community awareness of the resources it offers, the New Madrid County University of Missouri Council will conduct a fish fry this weekend. The fifth annual fish fry will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Knights of Columbus Hall...
Police standoff ends with arrest (08/01/08)
SIKESTON -- A 45-minute police standoff Thursday ended with the arrest of a Sikeston man wanted on a misdemeanor warrant. Around 12:20 p.m. Thursday, Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers were called to 210 Jackson St. for a disturbance between a father and son who were arguing in front of their home when officers arrived, according to a news release from DPS. ...
Bids accepted on 3 vehicles; one rejected (08/01/08)
BENTON -- For Scott County, it was more cost-effective to keep an extra patrol car than selling it to the highest bidder. During Thursday's regular county commission meeting, bids were opened for a Ford Box truck and three Ford Crown Victoria former patrol cars. However, the bid amounts were lower than commissioners had hoped...
SHS Soccer Camp (08/01/08)
Two Sikeston High School soccer players battle over a ball at Thursday's soccer camp at Matthews Elementary. Camp will resume today.
Jr. Babe Ruth shows off their skills (08/01/08)
SIKESTON -- The Midwest Plains Regional Tournament will get underway this morning at VFW Stadium in Sikeston with Kansas taking on Missouri (SE Missouri) at 10:30 a.m. The teams all got acquainted with each other on Thursday evening as they had a barbecue at the SEMO Shriners building just beyond the left field fence of the ballpark. The barbecue was a time for coaches to interact as well as a time for the players to meet their host families...
Blues Caravan coming to Sikeston Aug. 14 (08/01/08)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues announced today that they have teamed up with Peoples National Bank, the official bank of the St. Louis Blues, for the 2008 Blues Caravan. The Caravan will visit nine towns in Illinois, Southeast Missouri and Central Missouri in the month of August...
DeWitt has three hits and one RBI for 51s (08/01/08)
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma RedHawks fell to the Las Vegas 51s 4-3 Thursday night at AT&T Bricktown Ballpark. The 51s tallied all four runs over the first two innings against RedHawks starter Derek Lee. Las Vegas left the bases loaded in the first. ...
Marilyn Anglin (08/01/08)
DELTA -- Marilyn Sue Anglin, 67, died at 11:09 p.m. July 30, 2008, at a family home in Delta. Born April 17, 1941, in Jackson, daughter of the late Albert Goehman and Oma Mary Herzog, she was a retired machine operator at Columbia Sportswear in Chaffee and a member of the Christian Mission Church in Benton...
Mary Ann Robinson (08/01/08)
SIKESTON -- Mary Ann Robinson, 71, formerly of East Prairie, died at 6:56 a.m. July 30, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born July 6, 1937, in St. Louis, to the late James and Margaret Nolen Curtin, she had lived in Dexter for several years before moving to Sikeston two weeks ago...
Helen Hooe (08/01/08)
SIKESTON -- Helen I. Hooe, 90, died July 30, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 18, 1917, in Kennett, daughter of the late George A. and Martha Isabelle McGuffy Long, she was a member of Hooe Baptist Church and had worked for the Oran International Hat Factory before retiring...
Royce Fortner (08/01/08)
RISCO -- Royce Wendell Fortner, 63, died July 30, 2008, at his home. Born Jan. 21, 1945, near Gideon, to Beulah Francoy Robinson Fortner of Risco and the late William Montrose Fortner, he was a 1963 graduate of Risco High School. He attended both Southeast Missouri State University and Rolla, graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering. He was employed by Texas Instruments in Dallas...
Shirley Hector (08/01/08)
NEW MADRID -- Shirley Wescoat Hector, 72, died July 31, 2008, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Born Sept. 27, 1935, in Kewanee, to the late Siebert O'Bannon and Alice Lewis Wescoat, she was a graduate of the Sikeston Licensed Practical Nurse Program and worked in nursing homes until her retirement...
Goldie Hefner (08/01/08)
DEXTER -- Goldie Marie Hefner, 89, died July 31, 2008, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Dec. 29, 1918, in McGee, to the late William S. and Bessie Steward Barks, she had lived in the McGee and Puxico areas all her life. She married Milford Hendrix who preceded her in death. She later married Orville Hefner who also preceded her in death...
Looking Back 8-01 (08/01/08)
Here are my parting words (08/01/08)
Most of my past summers were spent pool side, reading novels and maintaining my gingerbread doll tan. This summer, however, the only tan I got was from the glow of the newsroom's fluorescent lights. I didn't sleep in, went to bed earlier than I did in high school and made Diet Coke my version of morning coffee. When I complained of getting up early and being pale my mom would kindly but bluntly reply, "Welcome to adulthood."...
SpeakOut 8-01 (08/01/08)
If the city of Sikeston feels like they need to add a surcharge to the trash pick-up service, why don't they make cutbacks on the use of city vehicles by city employees? City vehicles are being used by employees to drive back and forth to work and home and other personal use. ...