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Stories from Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Residents back Boyd's efforts to win TV title (08/26/08)
SIKESTON -- Tonight, Neal E. Boyd is going to find out just what America thinks of his singing talent. Live shows featuring the Top 40 competitors begin at 7 p.m. today on NBC. Contestants will be narrowed down to a field of 20, 10, then five, before the winner is selected -- all by votes of viewers. Boyd, a tenor, is set to perform tonight...
Area man charged with sexual abuse charges (08/26/08)
CHAFFEE - A Chaffee man remains in jail today after his arrest for the alleged sexual contact with several juvenile females. Charles "Chuck" Rogers, 60, is charged with eight counts of 1st degree statutory rape, eight counts of 1st degree statutory sodomy and two counts of 2nd degree statutory sodomy. He is incarcerated in the Scott County Jail in lieu of $150,000 cash bond...
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Funding sought to revitalize housing in downtown area (08/26/08)
SIKESTON -- Qualifying homeowners in the downtown area may have the opportunity to fix up their home on the government's tab. During a special City Council meeting Monday, council members gave their approval for the Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation to proceed with the application process for federal Home Repair Opportunity program funding through the Downtown Revitalization and Economic Assistance for Missouri initiative...
DPS to increase traffic enforcement (08/26/08)
SIKESTON -- Traffic enforcement in and around Sikeston is on the increase. The Sikeston Department of Public Safety announced Monday it will conduct checkpoints in the community, most of which will be centered in and around the main points of entering and exiting the city. According to a DPS news release, checkpoints will be designed to check for driver's license, seat belts, insurance cards and sobriety...
Your vote can help Neal Boyd advance in America's Got Talent (08/26/08)
"America's Got Talent" voting is open to all persons in the United States, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. There is a limit of 10 votes per originating phone number or 10 votes per e-mail. Internet voting is open to those age 13 and older between 8:55 p.m. today and 4 a.m. Wednesday, central time, at www.nbc.com/Americas_Got_Talent/vote. You must register...
Lady Bulldogs' home opener is spoiled by visiting Knightettes (08/26/08)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs softball team battled the Farmington Knightettes hard Monday in their first game of the season at the Sikeston Complex, but a seventh inning rally fell short as Farmington prevailed 8-7. "I think these girls came out and played really well," Sikeston head coach Tiffany King said. ...
Lady Hawks down East Carter 11-1 (08/26/08)
Ellsinore - The Kelly Lady Hawks wasted no time bringing on the offensive display in 2008 as they downed the East Carter County Lady Redbirds by a score of 11-1 in six innings. In the victory the Lady Hawks poured on 14 hits, plating two runs in the first, one in the third, six in the fourth, one in the fifth and one more in the sixth to pull ahead by the 10-run mercy rule...
Buddy Wallace (08/26/08)
SIKESTON -- Marvin "Buddy" Wallace, 88, died at 9:50 a.m. Aug. 22, 2008, at the General Baptist Nursing Home in Campbell. Born Jan. 2, 1920, in Sikeston, to the late James F. and Ida Mae Smith Wallace, he was a U.S. Navy veteran having served during World War II. He had worked for 31 years at the Reiss Dairy in Sikeston, had owned and operated Wallace Furniture in Sikeston and was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Sikeston...
Lola Morgan (08/26/08)
DEXTER -- Lola Maxine Morgan, 65, died Aug. 24, 2008, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born April 20, 1943, in Jasper, Ark., to the late Doy Sylvester and Gladys Douglas Henderson Morgan, she had lived in Arkansas and Sikeston before moving to Dexter in 1965. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church and had worked as a housekeeper at the Dexter nursing Center...
Virginia Greer (08/26/08)
PORT ORANGE, Fla. -- Virginia W. Greer, 82, formerly of Oran, Mo., died Aug. 17, 2008 at Summerville at Port Orange. Born Oct. 6, 1925, in Scott County, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Earl and Helen Oliver Watkins. She married Lowell Greer Jr. who preceded her in death...
Maude Skelton (08/26/08)
SIKESTON -- Maude Ellen Skelton, 85, formerly of Charleston, died at 9:52 a.m. Aug. 25, 2008, at her home. Born May 6, 1923, in Advance, to the late Frank and Laura Poole Barker, she had been employed for many years with Charleston Schools. She later joined her husband, John, working at Auto Tire & Parts Co. in Charleston until her retirement...
Charles Swallows (08/26/08)
CANALOU -- Charles Swallows, 75, died Aug. 25, 2008, at his home. Born Sept. 22, 1932, in Dexter, to the late Charley and Lula Swan Swallows, he had lived in Dexter for many years and in Canalou for the past 25 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of the Dexter Eagles Aerie...
Gordon Addis (08/26/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services conducted today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Gordon D. Addis, 55, of Paducah, Ky., who died Aug. 22, 2008, were: Jeff Brothers, Jerry Goheen, Roy Poe, Robbie Cochran, James Cochran and Richard Cochran. Honorary pallbearers were Bob Brinkley and Keith Keene...
Mick Miller (08/26/08)
CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- Pallbearers for services for Mildred M. "Mick" Miller, 88, who died on Aug. 19, 2008, will be: G. David Bird, Lester Wright, Bob McCord III, Mark Deane, Tom Nunnelee and Mark McMillion. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel with burial following in Memorial Park Cemetery...
Maizell Armstrong (08/26/08)
MARSTON -- Maizell Armstrong, 83, died Aug. 24, 2008, at her home. Born Feb. 2, 1925, in Dyer County, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Robert L. and Mabel Coley. In 1941, in New Madrid, she married Mairl Armstrong who preceded her in death on Aug. 18, 1989...
Looking Back 8-26 (08/26/08)
Aug. 26, 1948 SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Duke have moved from 615 Matthews St. to their new home in Clayton Addition. SIKESTON - Bonnie Walker of St. Louis arrived Saturday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herb Walton. She plans to go to school here for the next five years. She will be in the eighth grade this fall...
Your View: Students degraded (08/26/08)
There are sadly two state functioning places where people are conformed to random searches of all sorts, forced to give bodily fluid samples, have random police K-9 unit scanning, are constantly watched by cameras and have their rights in general taken away. ...
SpeakOut 8-26 (08/26/08)
If anyone in this area repairs old VCRs, especially RCA VCRs, would you please put your number in the paper? This is in regard to the person calling about Irritating irrigation. Before you go speaking out about farmers, you need to realize how much revenue they bring into the area. ...