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Stories from Sunday, July 8, 2012

Heat in Sikeston breaking records (07/08/12)
SIKESTON -- It's record-breaking hot in Sikeston. According to weather.com, the record high temperature for Sikeston was set in 1980 when the mercury climbed to 107 degrees. In the past week, the record was matched or exceeded three times. The Sikeston Power Plant, which serves as the official recording station for the National Weather Service, reports the temperature reached 110 degrees on June 29 while on June 30 and again July 1, the thermometer topped out at 107...
Sikeston DPS readies for new headquarters (07/08/12)
SIKESTON -- On July 17, the Sikeston Department of Public Safety will be officially located at 201 S. Kingshighway. "We're still going to be moving, but our main operations will start to function out of here at 8 a.m. that morning," said DPS Director Drew Juden...
Nominations sought for R-6 Honor Wall/Hall of Fame (07/08/12)
SIKESTON -- Time is running out for those looking to nominate individuals as 2012 inductees to the Sikeston R-6 Hall of Fame and Honor Wall. Nominations are being accepted through the end of the month. For nearly 17 years, the district has added over 150 plaques recognizing individuals and teams to its Hall of Fame/Honor Wall located inside the Sikeston Field House...
SD Baseball Player of the Year: Despite numbers, Moore still shines (07/08/12)
ORAN -- When looking back at his performance this past season, Oran junior Kody Moore will be the first to tell you that, statistically, it doesn't match up to his stellar sophomore campaign. After hitting at a .470 clip two years ago, Moore saw his average drop to a still impressive .370 mark as he batted leadoff for the Eagles this season...
Squirrels open state tournament with win over Kennett (07/08/12)
CHARLESTON -- Kicking off the Missouri Senior Babe Ruth Tournament on a high note, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels knocked out 12 runs in the final two innings against Kennett on Friday to win 13-3 via the mercy rule. "That's the offensive group I've been waiting to see," Charleston head coach Michael Minner said. "We hit balls on the screws all night long. Even earlier in the ball game when we were making outs we hit balls deep in the gaps and they just made some plays."...
DeWitt still starting for Iowa Cubs (07/08/12)
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Former Sikeston Bulldog Blake DeWitt continues to start for the Iowa Cubs but his struggles continue at the plate. In 20 games, the former first round draft pick is batting .149 with 14 strikeouts, nine walks, 10 hits, four runs, three doubles and four RBI...
Signs of progress can be seen in Sikeston (07/08/12)
Sikeston's new Public Safety Department building has been slowly rising as a new and very welcome addition to the downtown skyline in our community. And in a week or so, the new complex will be the home to the Public Safety Department. Despite some early grumbling about costs for the new facility, the end result is a major addition to our community and joins the relatively new Board of Municipal Utilities building and the Sikeston Housing Authority building in our downtown area...
Joanne Jarrell (07/08/12)
BLOOMFIELD -- Joanne O. Jarrell, 70, died July 5, 2012, at her home near Bloomfield. Born March 11, 1942, daughter of the late Otto and Cora O. Heflin Fletcher, she had lived in the Bloomfield area most of her life. On April 15, 1960, in Bloomfield, she married Billy G. Jarrell...
Jocelyn Wyatt (07/08/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Jocelyn Karyl Wyatt, 67, died July 6, 2012, at Cape Girardeau. Born July 11, 1944, in Portageville, daughter of the late Ida Wheeler Wyatt and James Allen "Major" Wyatt, she previously worked for Southeastern Bell Telephone Company in St. Louis and was a lifelong member of Portageville Pentecostal Church and Apostolic Truth Tabernacle...
Winford Taber (07/08/12)
SUTTONS BAY, Mich. -- Winford Glen Taber, 78, of Suttons Bay, died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, June 28, 2012. Glen was born July 2, 1933, in Matthews, Mo., the son of Lacy and Eva Lancaster Taber. He graduated from Matthews High School in 1951. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War...