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Stories from Monday, August 11, 2008

Many schools set to start (08/11/08)
SIKESTON -- Many area students head back to school this week, and along with the first day of school comes open houses. Local educators encourage parents to take time to meet their child's teacher and get a better understanding of what lies ahead for their children in the coming school year...
Cowboy Up! (08/11/08)
Heaven Stephens, 4, is lassoed by entertainer Randy Erwin during Saturday's Cowboy Up! festivities in downtown Sikeston. In addition to rope tricks, Erwin sang for the crowd which turned out for the arts and other activities.
Record-breaking weekend (08/11/08)
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Juveniles arrested for church burglaries (08/11/08)
PORTAGEVILLE - A series of church burglaries are apparently solved with the arrest of three juveniles. During the past several weeks, according to Portageville Police Chief Ronnie Adams, the First Baptist Church on Seventh Street had been broken into four times and the Methodist Church on on Fifth Street burglarized three times...
Squirrels lose two games over weekend (08/11/08)
NEWARK, OHIO -- The Charleston Fighting Squirrels stand now at 1-2 in pool play during the Senior babe Ruth World Series in Newark, Ohio. On Saturday the Squirrels were beaten by Modesto, Calif. by a score of 10-2. Jamie Barber suffered the loss on the mound for Charleston. Modesto pounded out 11 base hits including six extra base hits. Five errors also hurt the Squirrels which scored four unearned runs for Modesto...
Rodeo says goodbye until next year (08/11/08)
SIKESTON -- Another sold out crowd herded into the 56th annual Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Saturday night as cowboys and cowgirls from all around climbed back in the saddle for a final go round. Taking home the first place prize in the bareback competition went to Bobby Mote with a score of 88. Kelly Timberman followed close behind with an 87 while Kaycee Feild finished third with an 85...
Lindy Ziegler (08/11/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Linda Marie "Lindy" Ziegler, 92, died Aug. 9, 2008, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born March 1, 1916, on a farm near Kelso. She was the daughter of Alex Burger and Clara Georger. Linda and Joseph "Joe" Ziegler were married at the Cathedral Chapel Church in Los Angeles on Nov. ...
Gregg Jobe (08/11/08)
CHAFFEE -- Gregg Jobe, 39, died Aug. 9, 2008, died as a result of drowning in the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau. Born July 14, 1969, in Boisser, La., to James Ray Jobe of Chaffee and the late Willa Sue Luna Jobe, he was a CMT for seven years at the Missouri Veterans Home before becoming the shop foreman at Plaza Tire in Cape Girardeau. He was a member of the Church of God in Cape Girardeau...
George Carter (08/11/08)
NEW MADRID -- George Carter, 75, died Aug. 9, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 29, 1932, in St. Louis, to the late Roy and Dolly Bird Carter, he was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the New Madrid American Legion Post 595, the Lilbourn VFW Post 7183 and the Kewanee Missionary Baptist Church...
Viola Fisher (08/11/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Viola Fisher, 96, died Aug. 8, 2008, at Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems in Hayti. Born June 5, 1912, in Arkansas, to the late Nelson Pullen Crowell and Etta Pearl Newton Crowell Adams, she was a member of the Hayward Baptist Church where she had served as past president of WMU and was a Sunday School teacher for many years...
Billy Dodson (08/11/08)
BENTON - Billy Dodson, 94, passed away Aug. 9, 2008, at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Billy Dodson's life began near Vanduser on Feb. 4, 1914, six full months before the opening shots of World War I were fired. He was raised on a farm road near Bell City and briefly attended a rural school a few miles west of Morley. Throughout his life, he often recalled those early years when the only means of transportation into town was on mule back or in a buckboard-style wagon...
Christine Evans (08/11/08)
SIKESTON -- Mildred Christine Evans, 73, died Aug. 8, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 28, 1935, in Moulton, Ala., to the late Robert and Flossie Garrison Parker, she was a homemaker and member of Bird's Corner Assembly of God Church...
Looking Back 8-11 (08/11/08)
Aug. 11, 1948 SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Bob McCord are parents of a daughter born Sunday afternoon at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. This is the first child and has been named Carolyn Jean. Mrs. McCord is the former Amy Wilkinson. Aug. 11, 1968...
Your View: And more thanks (08/11/08)
The administration and staff of Sikeston YMCA would like to extend a big Thank You to all involved in making our YMCA Family Night such a success. Donors include: Burch Food Services (Dan O'Brien); Good Humor (Mr. & Mrs. Elder); Coca Cola; McKinnies Bestway; Food Giant; Sav-A-Lot; Wal-Mart...
Your View: Thanks (08/11/08)
Dear Editor, The Sikeston Area Humane Society would like to thank all the benefactors, sponsors, patrons and Angel of Hope friends for their generous donation to the 2008 Angel of Hope Doggie Ball. Following is the list of donors: William E. Stokes, Stockade Construction, Inc., M.D. ...
Your view: Event confusion (08/11/08)
Dear Editor, It was stated in the Sunday, Aug. 3 paper about an event scheduled for Aug. 29-30 at the Eagles Club at 210 W. Trotter. So as not to confuse the citizens of Sikeston, this event is not sponsored by the nonprofit Return-2-Sunset organization...
SpeakOut 8-11 (08/11/08)
I noticed today that our Democratic controlled Congress passed a resolution apologizing for slavery. I find it interesting with gas prices hovering around $4 per gallon, that Nazi Pelosi will not allow and vote on off shore drilling. However, she does find it necessary at this time of crisis in apologizing for slavery. What are the thoughts of our Speaker and what is our Congress thinking?...