Region/state digest 01/29/05

Saturday, January 29, 2005

Scott City Scouts holding pinewood derby Sunday

Boy Scout Pack 220 in Scott City will hold a pinewood derby at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Scott City. More than 50 scouts will race their miniatures cars on a new track. The derby will kick off Scout Month, which is February, to celebrate scouting's 75th anniversary and Pack 220's 50th anniversary. The public is encouraged to attend; admission is free.

Help with student aid application available

Students can get help in completing their Free Application for Federal Student Aid Feb. 13 as part of the College Goal Sunday program. People familiar with the application will be at Southeast Missouri State University's Glenn Auditorium in Dempster Hall, Hayti High School in Hayti, Mo., and Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff, Mo., from 2 to 4 p.m. to assist college-bound students in filling out applications. The workshop is free. For more information, visit

Author of Olympic athlete bio to be on KRCU show

Author Sharon Kinney Hanson will be the guest Sunday on KRCU's "Going Public" radio show. The interview will focus on her book, "The Life of Helen Stephens: The Fulton Flash," which is a biography of the Olympic athlete. The show will be broadcast at 3 p.m. on 90.9 FM.

Two teens killed when pickup hits ambulance

HILLSBORO, Mo. -- Two teenagers were killed when the pickup truck in which they were riding hit and overturned an ambulance that was on an emergency run, authorities said. Four in the ambulance who were injured in the crash shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday in Hillsboro, south of St. Louis, were taken to hospitals with injuries not considered life-threatening, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. The patrol identified the dead as Paul Phillips, 18, of Pevely, and his passenger, Brittany Warren, 18, of Festus.

-- From staff, wire reports

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