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Stories from Wednesday, August 20, 2008

County fire departments to hone skills (08/20/08)
BENTON -- Volunteer fire departments in Scott County will hone their search and rescue skills this fall. During the regular Scott County Commission meeting Tuesday, commissioners discussed with Joel Evans, county developer, two upcoming events fire fighters in Scott County will participate in related to search and rescue...
Frankenstein burger is creating buzz, competition (08/20/08)
SIKESTON -- It's a sandwich that makes children's eyes grow to the size of saucers and amazes adults. The 7-pound Frankenstein burger made at Stan's Wagon Wheel is generating some buzz in Sikeston, and even some friendly competition. Owner Frank Stanley has another bar near Midland, Mich. ...
School bell rings again for longtime R-1 educator, guidance counselor (08/20/08)
CHARLESTON -- The marquee sign that sits outside Warren E. Hearnes Elementary School reads: "Take our hands. Walk with us. Share our dreams." For over half a century, Barbara Miller has been doing just that with the students she's encountered -- first as a teacher then as a guidance counselor -- in the Charleston R-1 School District...
Two arrested in car lot burglary (08/20/08)
CARUTHERSVILLE - The arrest of two people apparently has led to the solving of recent copper thefts. At 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, officers with the Caruthersville Police Department noticed a suspicious vehicle traveling on the levee near Highway 84. During the course of their investigation, according to a news release issued by City Marshal Chris Riggs, the officers observed a person being dropped off along the levee apparently to burglarize Churchill's Used Car Lot...
Neal Boyd watch parties planned (08/20/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Southeast Missouri State University community will be glued to their television sets Aug. 26, as Southeast Missouri State University alumnus, Neal E. Boyd '01, is scheduled to appear live on the NBC series "America's Got Talent."...
SHS rebuilding in '08 (08/20/08)
SIKESTON -- After losing five seniors to graduation from 2007's squad, head coach Steve Beydler is hoping that his Sikeston Lady Bulldogs volleyball team can bounce back with a few fresh faces. "We're going to be young as far as experience goes because I lost five seniors last year," said Beydler. ...
Dexter to build on last season (08/20/08)
DEXTER -- Last year was what Dexter head coach Kristen Vandeven called a "developmental year" for the Lady Bearcat's volleyball team. They finished with a 16-15-1 overall record (4-3 conference record) and did not fulfill their expectations with a fourth place finish during the conference tournament and a second place finish in the district tournament...
New coach at helm of NMCC (08/20/08)
NEW MADRID-- A new era is dawning for the New Madrid County Central Lady Eagles volleyball team. The Lady Eagles will be under the direction of first-year head coach Jenny Sexton and first-year assistant coach Misty Mitchum. In practice NMCC has been working on their overall game...
Charleston building up program (08/20/08)
CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Lady Bluejays volleyball team will face a rebuilding year in 2008. The Lady Bluejays lost most of their 2007 varsity team to graduation as the likes of Faye Parker, who was named to the all-conference team last year, Tiffany Johnson, Brittany Browning, Christian Haines, Emily Dugan and Brittany Stack will be hard to make up for...
Oran to replace seven players from 2007 (08/20/08)
ORAN-- The Oran Lady Eagles volleyball team will have to work hard this year to rebound from key losses to graduation. The Lady Eagles graduated seven seniors from last year's varsity team, including all-conference standouts Cassie Graviett and Alyson Seyer, as well as seniors Callie Kielhofner, Katey Tilley, Kristin Roberts, Tiffany Christian and Cammie Milam...
Portageville using hard work to help build winning season (08/20/08)
PORTAGEVILLE-- Coach Toni Hill feels pretty positive about what she is seeing in her Portageville Lady Bulldogs volleyball team. Hill points out how hard the girls are working in practice and believes that that will translate into a successful season...
Sikeston moving on (08/20/08)
JAMESTOWN, N.Y. -- Tyler Anderson pitched a complete game and had two hits to lead Sikeston over the Greenville, N.C. (Southeast) team 8-6 on Tuesday afternoon. The win by the Sikeston squad clinched a spot in the single elimination bracket in Jamestown's 13-Year-Old Babe Ruth World Series...
Running for a cause (08/20/08)
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Garrett wins Bootheel Bassbusters tourney (08/20/08)
KENTUCKY LAKE, Ky. -- The Bootheel BassBusters held their seventh tournament of the year on Aug. 10 at Kentucky Lake out of the Paris Landing Marina. Ty Garrett won his second consecutive tournament with a five fish limit weighing 14 pounds, 12 ounces. Mike Estes was second with four fish weighing 11-8 and also had the tournament big bass, a beautiful 4-13 smallmouth bass. Stan Pace was third with four fish weighing 10-8 and Greg Gooch won the "Lucky Drawing."...
College football around corner (08/20/08)
I'm gearing up for college football (see the game face in the column photo... and note the new hat), and in case you missed out last season, I bleed Tennessee orange. Don't ask me why, because the only answer I have is that my dad got me hooked on SEC football a long time ago and the Volunteers were instantly my team. ...
McKinley Kent (08/20/08)
MOBERLY - McKinley Kent, 56, formerly of Sikeston, died Aug. 16, 2008 at North Village Park in Moberly. Born March 29, 1952 in Matthews, to Canera (Kent) Canady of Hattieville, Ark. and the late Eddie G. Barnett, he attended Big Ridge School in Canalou, Morehouse School in Morehouse and graduated from Sikeston High school. ...
Pauline Jones (08/20/08)
BERNIE -- Pauline Jones, 79, died Aug. 18, 2008, at her home. Born March 9, 1929, in Pulaski, Tenn., to the late Raymond M. and Lola Irene McKnight Coalter, she lived in the Risco and Bernie area her entire life. Since 1971, she lived in Bernie where she attended the Church of God of Prophecy...
Genevie Black (08/20/08)
DENTON, Texas -- Genevie Black, 84, died Aug. 16, 2008, at her home. She was born June 26, 1924, in the state of Arkansas, to the late Edith Shelton. In 1949, in Chicago, she married James Black, who died Dec. 27, 1975. Also preceding her in death were: one son, James Black Jr., and one brother, Carl Shelton...
John Matthews (08/20/08)
CLOVIS, N.M. -- John A. Matthews passed away Aug. 15, 2008, at 75 years of age in Clovis, NM. He was born June 14, 1933, in Sikeston, Mo., to the late Ben O. and Jennie Watts Matthews. John accepted the Lord when he was 7 years old and had been a member of Miner Baptist Church in Sikeston where he served as music and youth director. ...
Births published 8-20 (08/20/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- Julie and Matt Richardson are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 7:44 p.m. July 15, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Kale Matthew Richardson weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 21 inches long. Maternal grandparents are David and Marilyn Jackson of Dexter...
Looking Back 8-20 (08/20/08)
Aug. 20, 1948 CHARLESTON - Ground was staked off Monday for the construction of a dining room adjacent to the Rustic Rock Inn on Highway 61 North, according to the owner of the property, Charles H. Butler. The Rock is operated by Frank Armstrong and W. Ross Lemmons, under the lease from Butler...
The wonders of my mind (08/20/08)
I have often been told that I have a warped mind. I'm starting to think I agree although it didn't dawn on me until this last weekend when my wife and I made an innocent trip to the store. First, there was the drive to the store when I saw a shoe on the side of the road. ...
Let the entire story (08/20/08)
By all accounts, 20 year-old Tiffany Marie Souers of Ladue, Mo., was a bright, sweet kid. Two years ago, the St. Louis coed had enrolled for summer classes at Clemson University in South Carolina to advance toward her engineering degree. She lived in an off-campus apartment near the Clemson campus...
SpeakOut 8-20 (08/20/08)
Recently it was revealed that the CEO's of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae received bonuses of over $14 million each, in spite of the fact that they drove these entities into the ditch and left taxpayers holding the bag. This is only one example of the vast amounts of money that have been "redistributed" to those at the very top of the financial food chain. ...