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Stories from Friday, June 15, 2012

Program teaches basic workforce skills (06/15/12)
SIKESTON -- When they first arrived as students, Sikeston Public Schools worked to ease their transition into the rigors of education. First came kindergarten, then elementary school onto junior high school and finally, high school. Now teenagers, Sikeston Public Schools and others are trying to ease the transition into the working world for these young men and women...
Officials discuss county's airport (06/15/12)
CHARLESTON -- The county's airport was the main topic of discussion for the Mississippi County Commission Thursday. The commission was presented with several options for repaving the airport's runway, taxi-way and apron, according to County Commissioner Robert Jackson. Those options include: overlaying what currently exists with an understanding that it would not last as long; and repaving all of it at a higher cost, said County Commissioner Steve Jones...
Squirrels score 26 runs in doubleheader sweep (06/15/12)
CHARLESTON -- In one final tuneup before they host this weekend's Charleston Wood Bat Invitational, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels hosted Perry Central High School on Thursday for a wood bat doubleheader. Charleston won the first game of the evening, 11-1, when Dalton Golightly hit a bases-loaded, walk-off triple in the bottom of the sixth to end the game on the mercy rule...
James Johnson (06/15/12)
CHARLESTON -- James Lemuel Johnson, 49, died June 14, 2012, at his home in Charleston. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Roland Byrd (06/15/12)
RISCO -- Charles Roland Byrd, 89, died June 13, 2012, at his home. Born Oct. 20, 1922, in Grubbs, Ark., to the late Charlie and Jewel Ruby Byrd, he was a farmer and a member of the Pleasantview General Baptist Church in Risco. On Feb. 8, 1950, he married Murle Green, and she preceded him in death on June 11, 2012...
Mona Taylor (06/15/12)
BENTON -- Mona Faye Taylor, 57, formerly of New Madrid, died June 11, 2012, at her home in Benton. Born Feb. 15, 1955, in New Madrid, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Norma Watson Lyons Sr. Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Shelby Taylor of Marble Hill; one sister and brother-in-law, Pam and Al Hendricks of New Madrid; one brother and sister-in-law, Clarence and Debbie Lyons Jr. of Blytheville, Ark.; and six grandchildren...
Bessie Wilson (06/15/12)
DEXTER -- Bessie Mae Wilson, 90, died June 13, 2012, at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Facility in Dexter. Born Feb. 1, 1922, in Harrisburg, Ark., to the late James William and Bessie King Lane, she was a homemaker and a member of the Liberty Hill General Baptist Church in Aid...
Rita Todt (06/15/12)
ORAN -- Rita H. Todt, 87, died June 13, 2012, at Chateau Girardeau. Born Feb. 20, 1925, in Chaffee, to the late Robert J. and Mary Griffin Margrabe, she was an elementary school teacher, first teaching at Caney Elementary. After earning her college degree she taught in Sikeston. ...