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Stories from Friday, August 29, 2008

Tax rates set (08/29/08)
CHARLESTON -- Lower sales tax revenue in Mississippi County will mean a slightly higher property tax rate for 2009. County commissioners set the tax rates during their regular meeting Thursday following a public hearing. Tax rates for Johnson grass and the road and bridge department will remain the same as last year, according to County Clerk Junior DeLay, at .0496 per $100 assessed valuation and .3477, respectively...
Return to the gridiron (08/29/08)
Sikeston head football coach Kent Gibbs goes through a special teams assignment with players in practice Thursday afternoon. The Bulldogs were making their final preparations for the season's first game tonight at Fredericktown.
Making child's ride a safe one is a cooperative effort (08/29/08)
SIKESTON -- National School Bus Safety Week isn't until October, but local school transportation and state highway officials agree the new school year is a good time to remind everyone of the roles they play in school bus safety. "People need to pay attention. Students are a valuable commodity we're carrying out there, and they're irreplaceable," said Steve Douglas, transportation director for the East Prairie R-2 School District. "It takes a special person to drive a bus."...
Habitat for Humanity's goals shared (08/29/08)
SIKESTON -- Habitat for Humanity is looking to the future. As the featured speaker at Thursday's monthly Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce meeting, Jim Davis, on behalf of Sikeston's Habitat for Humanity, briefed members on the accomplishments of the first house and shared future goals...
Search units gain experience (08/29/08)
BENTON -- Scott County's two search units got some hands-on training last week, which will help them become even better at what they do. Aug. 20, the Sheriff's Canine Tactical Search, as well as the Scott County Search and Rescue, were dispatched to Massac County, Ill., to search for an 84-year-old man...
Sikeston 'victim' arrested for stealing (08/29/08)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston woman who claimed to be the victim of a robbery was arrested for stealing. Around 5 a.m. Tuesday, the Sikeston Department of Public Safety received a report from Angela L. Rich, 33, who reported she was robbed while trying to make a night deposit at a local bank. ...
Early pitcher's battle ends in Oran blowout (08/29/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- The Oran Lady Eagles had no problem scoring runs on Thursday afternoon as they soared past the East Prairie Lady Eagles 20-4 in a Lady Eagle bout. Oran was led by first baseman Halle Woodfin at the plate who smashed two home runs. Each shot was a two-run home run and they were both over the left field wall...
Bluejays look for revenge on Indians after two-point loss (08/29/08)
CHARLESTON -- With a brand new season beginning this Friday for Charleston High School, the Bluejays will try and start out on the right foot against the Kennett Indians. Charleston head coach Dan Kesselring said that during practice the Bluejays have been hit-or-miss at times as far as getting prepared for their season opener...
Dean Jarrell (08/29/08)
FLINT, Mich. -- Carroll "Dean" Jarrell, 75, died Aug. 27, 2008, at the Genesys Regional Medical Center in Flint. Born Nov. 12, 1932, in Puxico, Mo., son of the late Lawrence and Pauline Jarrell, he worked for General Motors for 30 years and was an active member of Heritage Baptist Church in Flint...
Fred Johnson (08/29/08)
SIKESTON -- Frederick Wm. Johnson, 94, formerly of St. Louis, died at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 28, 2008, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Births published 8/31 (08/29/08)
SIKESTON -- Lydia and Kevin King are the parents of their second child, first son, born at 5:33 p.m. July 23, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Ethan Dale King weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 21 inches long. Maternal grandparent is Louise Skinner of East Prairie...
Looking Back 8-31 (08/29/08)
60 years ago Aug. 29, 1948 SIKESTON - Wade Allen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Gurley, celebrated his eighth birthday Tuesday with a party at his home. 40 years ago Aug. 29, 1968 SIKESTON - The Sikeston City Council meets at 7:30 p.m. today in regular session. An ordinance proposing the combining of the city planning commission with the city zoning commission is expected to be the chief order of business...
Neal has talent (08/29/08)
"America has Talent" I just watched Neal Boyd as he made the finals on "America's Got Talent". I knew Neal from Carol's Kiddie College as he spent his young years with us. Neal was talented in many areas, including his likability by all the kids and teachers...
Health care (08/29/08)
Health Insurance Company CEOs had an average income of $8.7 million in 2006, while 8.7 million children went without health care. This Labor Day, 771,682 people in Missouri will be celebrating without health care (2006 U. S. Census Bureau numbers; 13.3% of the State's population), worrying that something will happen to them or their loved ones...
Dearly missed (08/29/08)
Anyone that knew Tim Jaynes knew that he was one of greatest men that this town of Sikeston has ever had the privilege of knowing. He was a comedian and an excellent photographer. Most importantly he was a friend and role model to all that knew him. ...
SpeakOut 8/31 (08/29/08)
Dear Mollie and Michael Jensen, Thank you for publishing the article. I think Mollie did an excellent job writing about the classroom piano lab. If I can ever be of help to you re: students' piano performance, just let me know. Sincerely yours, Carolyn Clinton Klein...