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Stories from Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Boyd advancing to next round of 'Talent' (08/06/08)
SIKESTON -- Neal E. Boyd brought his "A game" to Las Vegas for the callbacks on "America's Got Talent" on Tuesday night. And it paid off. He'll be advancing to the next round of the competition. The Sikeston native, who is a tenor, was shown in several intros and teasers for the show before he rounded out the performances in the opera division. Early in the show, he said he didn't "want to let this moment go."...
Walter, Kiefer win primaries (08/06/08)
BENTON -- Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter advanced to November's general election following vote tabulations of Tuesday's primary race. Walter defeated Bobby Sullivan, 2,894 votes to 1,752 votes, in the race to be the Democrat's candidate for Scott County sheriff. He will face Wes Drury, the sole Republican candidate for sheriff, in the November election. Drury netted 1,446 votes Tuesday...
Voters stay with elected officials (08/06/08)
NEW MADRID - Tuesday's hot temperatures seem to forecast the hot races faced by several candidates for office in New Madrid County. Some 4,158 voters cast ballots Tuesday, down from what New Madrid County Clerk Clement Cravens had predicted. According to Cravens, four years ago there were 5,600 voters who cast ballots in the August primary...
Sheriff is re-elected but two new county commissioners to take office (08/06/08)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County voters decided to keep their sheriff for another four years but will have two new county commissioners. With only a single candidate not filing for county office as a Democrat in Mississippi County, voters were able to see all local races resolved but one during Tuesday's primary election...
Squirrels to invade Ohio (08/06/08)
NEWARK, OH. -- After winning the Midwest Plains Regional for the first time in program history, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels will be involved in another first for their program on Friday when they play in their first Senior Babe Ruth World Series game in Newark, Ohio...
Holes in one (08/06/08)
Brenda Spence, left, hit a hole-in-one on the 13th hole at the Sikeston Country Club July 8. Spence used an 8-iron on the 94 yard hole. Janice Hay, right, hit a hole-in-one at the Sikeston Country Club July 29. Hay used a driver on the 115-yard ninth hole...
Slack action (08/06/08)
Top photo: Josh Peek wrestles a steer in the steer wrestling competition Tuesday night at slack held at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Grounds. Bottom photo: Layna Kight maneuvers in the barrel racing competition Tuesday night at slack. Kight finished fourth in the preliminary of the event. The Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo will kick off tonight with Little Big Town set to perform after the rodeo events...
It's my castle but pets rule (08/06/08)
One of these days I will learn to stop checking the mail. No, I didn't come across another enormous Victoria's Secret bill. This time I came across an enormous vet bill. All I was doing was looking for my Sporting News magazine and there is this envelope from the vet with my wife's name on it. ...
Elsie James (08/06/08)
DEXTER -- Elsie James, 86, died Aug. 5, 2008, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Oct. 13, 1921, in Benton, to the late Charles and Minnie Hampton Dozier, she was a member of the Essex First Baptist Church. She married Ross B. James in Piggot, Ark., and he died June 20, 2004...
Alice Faulkner (08/06/08)
ELIZABETH, Ark. -- Alice M. Faulkner, 87, formerly of New Madrid, Mo., died Aug. 5, 2008, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, Mo.
Births published 8-06 (08/06/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Jayme Newsome and Joe Rendon are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 12:59 p.m. June 26, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Pyper Joe Rendon weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 18.75 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Monda and Tim Johnson and Jim Bob and Sandy Newsome of East Prairie...
Looking Back 8-06 (08/06/08)
Aug. 6, 1948 SIKESTON - James S. Kevil, builder of the new A&P super grocery market, which will be constructed near the corner of Scott and Center streets, announced today that the contract for construction has been let to the Penzel Construction Company of Jackson...
Ho, hum. Summer Olympics are here (08/06/08)
The front page of today's newspaper blares of election results that have soaked our attention for months now. So at long last, the first stage of the political process is behind us and we can now turn our attention to the general elections in November when the stakes are even higher...
SpeakOut 8-06 (08/06/08)
I'm calling in regard to the mayor of Sikeston. He is on KFVS complaining about the people throwing trash out of their cars. I agree that people should not throw trash out on our streets but I do feel that he, the mayor, also to get the people to put their trash cans out of sight of the public. ...