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Stories from Friday, August 8, 2008

'Hold on loosely' (08/08/08)
Members of 38 Special perform at the 56th Annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Thursday night. Tickets are still available for tonight's performance by Gary Allan and Saturday's performance by Jason Aldean.
Besides helping community, Jaycees club molds leaders (08/08/08)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Jaycees not only have a positive effect on the community, the organization also makes a significant lifelong impact on its members. Three of the current Sikeston City Council members are Jaycees. Two have been Jaycee presidents. All agree: being a Jaycee teaches leadership...
E-911 is running smoothly (08/08/08)
BENTON -- Now the kinks are worked out of Scott County's E-911 Communications Center, the county can begin presenting it as an option to other municipalities looking to outsource their operations, and save a little money. The operation was discussed by commissioners and other officials during the monthly E-911 Advisory Board meeting at Thursday's regular county commission meeting...
County officials disappointed with voter turnout (08/08/08)
CHARLESTON -- Disinterest in the political process is a growing concern in Mississippi County. County commissioners accepted the official results of Tuesday's primary election during their regular meeting Thursday. Presiding Commissioner Jim Blumenberg said the county's election turnout of 39 percent was not as good as he would have liked to see...
Lilbourn bank robber sentenced to prison (08/08/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A Cape Girardeau man was sentenced today for armed bank robbery at Lilbourn. Keith Dionte Moon, 19, was sentenced to 63 months on one felony count of armed bank robbery. He appeared Wednesday before U. S. District Judge Henry E. Autrey...
Six nabbed on charges of stealing (08/08/08)
SIKESTON -- Six individuals were arrested early this morning in connection with a stealing incident. The Sikeston Department of Public Safety received a call at 1:23 a.m. from an employee of Sonny's Solid Waste who saw subjects jump over a fence and flee in a car. Based on the vehicle description and the officers' whereabouts, the car was pulled over within a minute, according to DPS officials...
Boyd advances to L.A. on 'Talent' (08/08/08)
SIKESTON -- Neal E. Boyd made the Top 40 semifinals Thursday night on America's Got Talent during Vegas week. The Sikeston native, a tenor, was the final contestant who met with the celebrity judge panel on Thursday night's NBC show. Live shows featuring the contestants will begin on NBC following the conclusion of the Olympics. Contestants are vying to win $1 million and the chance to perform their act in Las Vegas. Viewers will vote for the winner...
Rodeo action continues (08/08/08)
SIKESTON -- Round two of the 56th annual Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo kicked off Thursday night. In the first event of the night, the bareback riders took the area with Royce Ford recieveing the the highest marks with an 83. Will Lowe followed close behind with an 80 while Wes Stevenson earned a 76 for third...
Lonnie Orrick (08/08/08)
ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. -- Lonnie Orrick, 74, died Aug. 2, 2008, at his home. Born May 3, 1934, in Morristown, Tenn., to the late Lonnie and Ida Jardine Orrick Sr., he had lived most of his life in Michigan. A U.S. Air Force veteran, he was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the St. Clair Shores VFW and was a ham radio operator...
Louise Johnson (08/08/08)
CHARLESTON -- Velma Louis Johnson, 80, died at 5:30 a.m. Aug. 8, 2008 at St. John's Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. Born Dec. 29, 1927, in East Prairie, to the late John and Gertrude Wright McCarty, she lived in East Prairie before moving to Charleston in 1954. A member of the Elm Street Baptist Church in Charleston, she had worked for Brown Shoe Company and then Gates Rubber Company until her retirement...
Kenny Ingram (08/08/08)
BELGRADE -- Kenny Daniel Ingram, 62, formerly of Mississippi County, died at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 6, 2008, in the John Cochran Veterans Hospital in St. Louis. Born July 14, 1946, in West Helena, Ark., to the late Richard and Blanche Haley Ingram, he was a retired convenience store manager. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, having served in the United States Army...
Alvin Faries (08/08/08)
PUXICO -- Pallbearers for services conducted today at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Puxico for Alvin Faries, 89, who died on Aug. 6, 2008, were: Tim Acre, Mike Hefner, Clay Faries, Brad Faries, Joe Dunivan and Billy McCallister. Honorary pallbearers were: Brandon Faries, Gary Worley, Christopher Dunivan, Josh Worley, Hayden Hefner and Vince Hanes...
Steve Moore (08/08/08)
CHARLESTON -- Stephens P. "Steve" Moore, 62, died Aug. 7, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Nancy Smith (08/08/08)
SIKESTON -- Nancy Ellen Groves Smith, 87, died at 5:54 a.m. Aug. 8, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Births published 8-08 (08/08/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Jennifer and Benjamin Wilson are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 3:02 p.m. June 30, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Adrienne Elise Wilson weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 20 inches long...
Looking Back 8-08 (08/08/08)
Aug. 8, 1948 SIKESTON - A telegram has been received today by the Sikeston Airport Board from the Civil Aeronautics Authority confirming the approval of the CAA for the leasing of the airport warehouse to J.O. Knupp and W.R. "Billy" Walker. They intend to use the building as a commercially bonded warehouse...
SpeakOut 8-08 (08/08/08)
I'd like to speak out about a Chinese restaurant. I would like to know why they are not required to have a dumpster instead of putting their trash out behind the restaurant. The sidewalk back there is soaked with grease at any given time. Don't get me wrong - the food is good, but it's kind of sickening when you pull out back to wait and egg yolks and stuff are laying on the sidewalk drawing flies. This is nasty...