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Stories from Thursday, August 28, 2008

Council to consider bond issue (08/28/08)
SIKESTON -- A significant step toward Orgill opening their doors here in Sikeston -- approval of Chapter 100 bond transactions -- is scheduled to take place during the next regular City Council meeting. "The City Council at their Sept. 8 meeting will consider the passage of the ordinance for the bond issue to fulfill our obligations to this company," confirmed Ed Dust, director of the Sikeston Department of Economic Development. ...
Head Start on school year (08/28/08)
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Multiple Bootheel burglaries solved (08/28/08)
CARUTHERSVILLE - More than a dozen burglaries were apparently solved and $20,0000 in stolen property recovered following the arrest of a Caruthersville man. At 8 a.m. Wednesday, Caruthersville officers were called to investigate a burglary at the State Public Defenders Office, 407 Walker St., according to a news release issued by Caruthersville Police Chief Chris Riggs. Entry was made through the back of the building and several electronic and computer items were missing...
Portageville man pleads guilty on Wednesday (08/28/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A Portageville man pled guilty Wednesday to federal gun charges. William Michael Davis, 46, pled guilty to one felony count of being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm before U.S. District Judge Rodney W. Sippel...
Boyd survives cut on 'Talent' (08/28/08)
LOS VEGAS -- Sikeston native Neal E. Boyd has moved on to the next round in "America's Got Talent." The tenor performed Tuesday night, singing an opera-infused rendition of the song "Somewhere" from the musical "West Side Story." He was one of 10 performers...
Campbell man is found dead (08/28/08)
CAMPBELL -- A 44-year-old Campbell man was found dead at a section of railroad tracks in Campbell on Tuesday morning. According to Dunklin County Sheriff Bob Holder, it is believed that a train struck and killed Keith L. Skaggs between 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 a.m., Tuesday morning, which is when the last Union Pacific trains were known to come through the area...
SHS to unveil new look Friday night (08/28/08)
FREDERICKTOWN -- When the Sikeston Bulldogs take to the field on Friday evening in Fredericktown there will be a new look to the squad. The brand new uniforms should catch everyone's attention as well as the new Bulldog offense. The Sikeston offense is once again headlined by Charlie Bohannon who will be lining up behind center to take the snaps. ...
NMCC will be tested by a physical Mule squad (08/28/08)
NEW MADRID-- It will be a battle of speed versus brawn when the New Madrid County Central Eagles take on the Poplar Bluff Mules in New Madrid Friday night. "We're two contrasting styles," NMCC head coach Arlen Pixley said. "We do some things I don't think they are very good at, and they do some things that we're not very good at."...
Charleston netters fall to Kennett (08/28/08)
KENNETT -- The Charleston Lady Bluejays fell to 0-2 Tuesday, dropping a match to the Kennett Lady Indians 9-0. Results from the match were: 1. Brook Burcham (K) def. Jordan Duenne 8-0. 2. Hanna Lack (K) def. Chelsea Stallings 8-2. 3. Susan Sheltley (K) def. Maggie Fox 8-2...
Charles Ponder (08/28/08)
NEW MADRID -- Charles Gregory Ponder, 55, died Aug. 26, 2008, at New Madrid. Born Nov. 24, 1952, in Japan, he was the son of Charlene Ponder of Marston and the late Charles Houston Ponder. In addition to his mother, survivors include: one son, Daniel Justin Ponder of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and one daughter, Kea Marie Ponder of Fort Wayne...
Maude Skelton (08/28/08)
Burial followed at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Charleston...
Christine Baker (08/28/08)
IDALIA -- Services for Christine Baker, 86, who died on Aug. 26, 2008, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Rainey Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. Burial will follow in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home...
Looking Back 8-28 (08/28/08)
Aug. 28, 1948 SIKESTON - A concrete and brick annex, 40 feet long, 40 feet wide, and four stories high, is being added to the International Shoe Factory building at an estimated cost of $30,000. Aug. 28, 1968 VANDUSER - A barn on the farm of C.L. Campbell Sr., who farms several miles south of Vanduser on Salcedo Road, burned to the ground Monday afternoon...
Your View: An explanation (08/28/08)
I would like your help in contacting a person who appears to be quite upset with something that she believes that I said in a visit with the Scott County Commission in July. I am especially concerned because it appears that caller may have contacted SpeakOut twice about these comments and may have also written an anonymous letter to at least one other entity, a state association (MACA) to which I personally belong and to which my employer has an organizational membership. ...
SpeakOut 8-28 (08/28/08)
To whom it may concern about the Fed Ex trucks being parked in my front yard, I spend 12-14 hours a day in those trucks. Not only did you try to call Fed Ex to complain about that, it was also childish and cowardly. If you have further complaints about my Fed Ex trucks parked in my front yard, feel free to contact me. ...