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Stories from Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Bids OK'd for road material (02/18/04)
BENTON - Bids for this year's Scott County Road and Bridge Department materials were accepted by county commissioners during their regular meeting Tuesday. On premixed asphalt, the price is about the same as last year, according to Commissioner Jamie Burger. "The oil we use is slightly lower, too," he added...
High school girls looking for the perfect prom dress (02/18/04)
SIKESTON -- "I'm all about being different," said 16-year-old Sara Britton, as she sifted through a rack of dresses at Joy's Bridal and Formal Wear in Sikeston. "I'm so afraid that someone will be in the same dress as me on prom night." Showing up in the same dress as someone else is the ultimate prom nightmare for most high school girls. And with area proms only a couple months away, many girls are already out in full force, searching for that oh-so-perfect yet unique gown...
Swingin' with Dad (02/18/04)
Emily Limbaugh, 4, and her father David swing at the Sikeston Sports Complex Tuesday afternoon. Today's temperatures are expected to rise into the lower 50s.
Trees are covering up I-55 billboard (02/18/04)
MINER - Missouri Department of Transportation officials don't want to hack Miner's trees, but unless an agreement is worked out with billboard advertisers they will have to issue a permit to allow it. MoDOT officials explained during the regular Miner Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday that state statutes mandate advertising companies may trim back vegetation within 450 feet of a billboard's face to provide a clear view of their sign. ...
Risco falls to North Pemiscot in tourney (02/18/04)
DEERING - The Risco Tigers battled lack of numbers and North Pemiscot Tuesday night in the first round of the Tri-County Tournament, losing 65-48. "Since it was a tournament we had to designate players for varsity and junior varsity and that left us with only eight varsity players," said Risco coach Brandon Blankenship...
Scott City routs Malden; Advance blows past Oran (02/18/04)
SCOTT CITY - Junior guard Mark Dannenmueller led four players into double figures as Scott City improved to 18-4 with a home victory. Dannenmueller scored 19 points, including three 3-pointers. Andy Beck added 14, Tyler Ward had 13 and Jeremy Schlosser scored 10...
Charleston posts 20th victory (02/18/04)
CHARLESTON - The Charleston Bluejays got back on the winning track Tuesday night with an 84-62 win over the depleted Cape Central Tigers. The win was the 20th of the season for Charleston. They have lost only twice. It was the final home game for the Bluejay seniors and they made the most of the occasion...
Eagles' size, strength too much for Bulldogs to handle (02/18/04)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs basketball team's struggles continued on Tuesday night with a 72-49 loss to New Madrid County Central at the Field House. The win by NMCC snaps a three-game losing streak to Sikeston, including a 55-43 loss back in December...
Roy Ragains (02/18/04)
MORLEY - Roy Ragains, 86, died at 10:25 p.m. Feb. 17, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Dorothy Hart (02/18/04)
BELL CITY - Dorothy Ann Hart, 64, died Feb. 16, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 3, 1939, at Red Rock, Okla., daughter of Oliver and Dorothy May Pickens Young, she was a secretary for Schott Farms and had also been a construction worker and truck driver. She was secretary for Pike Township and was of the Church of Christ belief...
Dorothy Close (02/18/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Dorothy Close, 53, who died Feb. 13 2004, were: Keith Green, Charles Burton, Terry Young, Dale Sanders, Lance Sanders and Robert Sanders.
Karlene Cambron (02/18/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at graveside services conducted Tuesday at Garden of Memories Cemetery for Karlene Cambron, 89, of Morehouse, who died Feb. 14, 2004, were: Ron Williams, Jason Williams. R.V. Bowers, Donald Bowers, Vincent Halley and Steve Halley...
Mayme Dernoncourt (02/18/04)
CHARLESTON - Mayme Shelby Dernoncourt, 81, died peacefully Thursday afternoon, Feb. 12, 2004, at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau. "Mimi," as she was affectionately known to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, was born Sept. 9, 1922, and was the daughter of the late George U. and Waneta Martin Shelby Sr., who were from Charleston...
Looking Back 2/18 (02/18/04)
SIKESTON - The Rev. R.M. Talbert, pastor of the Christian Church in Sikeston, has been named chairman of the 1944 Red Cross War Fund Drive of Sikeston, according to an announcement by County Chairman John J. Reiss. --- SIKESTON - Carl E. Diehl Jr., who has been in Italy since August as a gunner on a bomber, wrote a birthday letter to his sister, Ruth. He was promoted last November from the grade of sergeant to staff sergeant...
Rules really aren't meant to be broken (02/18/04)
Rules are useless unless they are enforced. Now it doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand the meaning of that simple statement. Yet society is ill-served and over-burdened by unenforced rules. So why have the rules in the first place, right?...
Your view: Simple solutions (02/18/04)
Dear Mike: Some thoughts from a barber shop where in the past a lot of problems have been solved: the deterioration of our town is of several reasons. One is age. Many properties are 50-100 years old as well as the downtown commercial area. A lot of these properties haven't been maintained at all. Those owners should be required to update them or remove them at their expense...
Speakout 2/18 (02/18/04)
I heard on the news where a person can be sued if he shovels snow and ice off the sidewalk in front of his house. I thought this was a public sidewalk and would be the city's responsibility. How can a person be sued for someone slipping and falling on a sidewalk that is owned by the city? If it is the person's responsibility who lives there, why couldn't he mark off that strip of sidewalk so nobody could actually walk on it?...