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Stories from Friday, August 15, 2008

Playing in harmony (08/15/08)
SIKESTON -- An area resident is teaching piano in a way that's a bit different from the norm. Carolyn Klein's piano studio, which is located at The Christian Academy in Sikeston, consists of four digital pianos in which students are able to plug in headphones and listen to themselves play individually. After practicing individually for a few minutes at the beginning of class, the students spend most of their class time playing as a group and working out kinks together...
Diehlstadt officials seek aid (08/15/08)
BENTON -- The village of Diehlstadt is in a pickle. It doesn't have the money to sustain itself, plus pay off its debts, or even its monthly bills. Mark Pemberton, a board member of the village of Diehlstadt, and Cathy Walters, area specialist for USDA Rural Development, met with Scott County Commissioners at their regular meeting on Thursday to discuss solutions to help the village be financially solvent...
Pinch is felt from CART?tax reduction (08/15/08)
CHARLESTON -- Incoming associate county commissioners in Mississippi County will face an even bigger challenge in maintaining county roads than the current Commission when they take office this January. During their regular weekly County Commission meeting Thursday, Presiding Commissioner Jim Blumenberg said that while county sales tax receipts are up 7 percent as compared with last year, County Aid Road Trust Fund distribution funds are down 10.5 percent. ...
Youngsters ready to ride in Saturday event (08/15/08)
SIKESTON -- The cowboys and cowgirls competing at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Grounds this weekend may not be as big or experienced as those in town last weekend, but they have just as much heart. "You see a lot of events that you don't normally see at the rodeo, but you also see some of the events you normally see, such as bull riding," said John Anderson. leader of the Scott Country Rodeo 4-H Club...
Scott County: '08 tax rates will not go up (08/15/08)
=BENTON -- Tax rates will remain the same in Scott County for the year 2008. A tax rate hearing was held Thursday during the regular Scott County Commission meeting. No members of the public showed up to voice their opinion. Although taxes for the general revenue could be raised .0477, commissioners voted to take a voluntary reduction and keep the rate at 10 cents. Rates for johnson grass remained a penny and for the No. 1 road district .2993, which is the maximum amount that can be set...
Daisy Brown (08/15/08)
SIKESTON -- Daisy E. Brown, 85, died on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008, at 7:09 p.m. at her residence. She was born on Oct. 5, 1922, in Hagarville, Ark., to the late Gilbert V. and Lou Rainey Clark Patterson. She was a housewife and homemaker and a member of Trinity Gospel Church...
Tennis anyone? (08/15/08)
Sikeston's Jacarra Lampkin returns the ball at the Lady Bulldogs' practice on Thursday afternoon. Sikeston began practice on Monday and will open the season Aug. 26 when they host Carbondale, Ill.
Caravan stops in Sikeston (08/15/08)
SIKESTON -- When people think of hockey, they commonly think of icy cold weather and northern locations. On a pleasantly warm Thursday afternoon, several Sikeston residents had hockey on their minds -- St. Louis Blues hockey. The Blues Caravan made its way through southeast Missouri, stopping at Cheers Bar and Grill for an autograph session and meet-and-greet...
Tessie Mae Thompson (08/15/08)
SCOTT CITY -- Heaven's golden bells were ringing on Friday, August 15, 2008 as the newest angel, Tessie Mae Thompson, age 77, arrived. She passed away after a courageous battle at her Scott City home. Tessie was born in Decatur County, Tennessee, on June 9, 1931, daughter of Ondine Turner Mays. She was the granddaughter of Jess Mays, son of Ruben Mays of Waterford, Ireland; and Charles and Sarah Turner...
Lillian Lee (08/15/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Lillian Lee, 68, died at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 15, 2008, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Clara Willis (08/15/08)
NEW MADRID -- Clara Mae Willis, 77, died Aug. 14, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 1, 1930, at Fraley, to the late Elmer and Dorothy Grimes Kelley, she was a member of the New Madrid Baptist Church for 43 years, serving as Sunday school teacher for 15 years. She was a Girl Scout leader for 12 years, camp director for two years and neighborhood chairman for two years...
Gladys Rogers (08/15/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston for Gladys Lee Rogers, 71, who died on Aug. 11, 2008, were: Joe Sutton, Tommy Sutton,, Daryl Hoskins, Michael Rogers, Tom Graham and Thomas Graham.
Arthur Ragan (08/15/08)
STENDAL, Ind. -- Arthur David Ragan, 83, died at 1 a.m. Aug. 14, 2008. Born April 11, 1925, in Mt. Vernon, Ill., to the late Arthur Wallace and Detsyle Judith Coleman Ragan, he graduated from Princeton High School in 1942. In World War II he served in the U.S. ...
Looking Back 8-15 (08/15/08)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Elmo Cummings of Morehouse are parents of a daughter born yesterday. SIKESTON - Ken Curtis, better known as Festus of television's "Gunsmoke" series is guest for this year's Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo. His wife, Torrie, accompanied him to Sikeston...
SpeakOut 8/15 (08/15/08)
As a resident of Sikeston I would like to Speakout about the water problems in the city of Sikeston. Can something be done so we won't have rust or sand in our water? Try to do laundry. Put your white clothes in what looks like good clear water and when you get them out of the washer, they maybe white, yellow or even tan. ...