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Stories from Thursday, August 14, 2008

Back to School: In with the new (08/14/08)
Building added to National Register of Historic Places has local ties (08/14/08)
SIKESTON -- This state's first Registered Historic Place located in an African-American community has history that began here. A community building in Homestown, located just south of Wardell in Pemiscot County, was added to the National Register of Historical Places on Aug. 8, according to Darrell Martin, research associate for Center for Community Leadership and Development at the Lincoln University in Jefferson City...
Out with the old (08/14/08)
The light poles around the Sikeston Depot are being removed to make way for renovations designed to enhance the historical downtown area. As Board of Municipal Utilities worker Nate Hawkins works the machinery lowering the lightpole Rick Pyland (foreground) and Larry Tucker secure cables...
Bootheel woman stabbed Wednesday (08/14/08)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- A Caruthersville woman is recovering today after suffering a stab wound Wednesday. Caruthersville Police Department reports at bout 2:16 p.m. Wednesday, officers received a report of a possible stabbing victim who was being treated for injuries at Twin River Medical Center in Kennett, Upon their arrival to the hospital, officers met with Dorcey Hollywood of Caruthersville who had received a stab wound inflicted by a knife in Caruthersville...
Sikeston R-6 information clarified (08/14/08)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston R-6 Board of Education approved during its regular session Tuesday a random drug testing policy for only students who participate in extracurricular activities regulated by the Missouri State High School Activities Association, excluding all activities in which students receive an academic grade for their participation. ...
Past athlete to be honored in upcoming golf tourney (08/14/08)
SIKESTON -- He was a son, a brother, a friend to many and a stand-out athlete at Sikeston High School. But, to know William Heath Self you would say he was much, much more than that. "What can you not say about Heath?" said Josh Mills, one of Self's closest friends. ...
Rick Patrick (08/14/08)
MOBERLY -- Harold Richard "Rick" Patrick, formerly of Anniston, died July 28, 2008, at his home in Moberly. He was born June 2, 1957, to the late Everett and Vivian Patrick. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, David Patrick, Stephen Patrick, Bill Patrick and Mike Patrick...
Margarete Day (08/14/08)
SIKESTON -- Margarete Anne Day, 87, formerly of East Prairie, died at 10:15 a.m. Aug. 12, 2008, in the Miner Nursing Center. Born April 29, 1921, at Binghen, Germany, to the late Fritz Walter and Gretel Betshe Denfeld, she lived in Sikeston for the past 29 years after moving here from Indiana. She was of the Catholic belief...
Pamela Tripp (08/14/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Pamela Sue Tripp, 56, died at 3:35 a.m. Aug. 13, 2008, at her home. Born July 31, 1952, in East Prairie, she was the daughter of the late James F. and Mary Christine Allred Campbell. On June 2, 1972, she married Robert Gene Tripp who survives of the home...
Dorothy Kent (08/14/08)
SIKESTON-- Dorothy Kent, 75, died Aug. 12, 2008, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Jan. 25, 1933, in Blytheville, Ark., to the late Rev. Robert and Pearlie Mae Johnson Gibson, she lived most of her life in Missouri. She was a former member of the Power House of God Church and was a member of the West End Missionary Baptist Church...
Barbara Ridenhour (08/14/08)
ESSEX -- Barbara Jean Ridenhour, 76, died Aug. 12, 2008, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Oct. 19, 1931, in Dexter, to the late Preston and Eunice Williams Shipman, she was a homemaker and a member of the Broadwater Church of the Brethren in Frisco...
Lester McDonald (08/14/08)
ANNA, Ill --Lester McDonald, formerly of the Sikeston and Benton, Mo. area, passed away on Aug. 13, 2008, at City Care Center of Anna. He was born on Sept. 30, 1922, in Double Springs, Ala., the youngest of nine children born to Francis Marion and Docia Olive Jackson McDonald. ...
Looking Back 8-14 (08/14/08)
Aug. 14, 1948 SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Proffer of Sikeston are parents of a son born Aug. 14. Aug. 14, 1968 BLOOMFIELD - Deputy Sheriff Russell Williams, 45, suffered scalp wounds when a jail prisoner hit him over the head with a metal object at 4:30 p.m. Friday. He was taken to Dexter Memorial Hospital for treatment...
Your View: Thank you note (08/14/08)
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: This war ruining U.S. (08/14/08)
What if I told you something of value that if compared with the norm is unconventional and may be scorned by some lacking an understanding of economics, free enterprise, and freedom of personal choice --- there is a way to rapidly reduce violent crime by up to 40 percent research shows, while saving a large amount of tax dollars and allowing law enforcement to focus their efforts on catching violent criminals such as: rapists, murders, pedophiles, etc. ...
SpeakOut 8-14 (08/14/08)
I want to talk about the irrigation in rural East Prairie. You cannot drive down any road without getting your vehicle sprayed. It leaves brown spots all over it. They are ruining our roads. Something has to be done about this. I'm sick and tired of it. ...