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Stories from Sunday, January 23, 2005

Many declare for local school board positions (01/23/05)
SIKESTON -- Declarations of candidacy for local school boards are official since Tuesday marked the last day to file for the April 5 election. In the Sikeston R-6 school district, board president Greg Colwick and board members Rick Adams and Bill Priday -- all refiled, but no one filed against them. Therefore, an election will not have to be held for board of education members...
Sobriety checkpoing (01/23/05)
Troopers with Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop E search a suspect's vehicle during a sobriety checkpoint Friday night. Over 200 vehicles were stopped and four arrests were made during the two-hour period. Those who failed the field sobriety test were taken to a mobile resource unit with a breath testing instrument inside...
Quick glance at Sikeston R-6 (01/23/05)
What is being proposed on the April 5 ballot? -- Phase I: A $4.53 million bond issue for the purpose of constructing a math/science complex and ninth grade classrooms; demolition of E Building on high school campus. Ultimately fifth and sixth graders would move to Junior High building and seventh and eighth graders to Middle School building...
Tetra Pak will now expand production (01/23/05)
VERNON HILLS, Ill. -- A production shift by Tetra Pak Inc. will result in more positions in Sikeston, Mo., although "the exact number of jobs is unknown at this time," a company spokesman said Friday. Production of "gable top" cartons is being moved out of Ft. ...
Bond issue to be on ballot (01/23/05)
SIKESTON -- Voters in the Sikeston R-6 School District will consider a $4.53 million bond issue when they step up to the polls during the April 5 election. Sikeston R-6 Board of Education members voted during a special session Friday to place the issue on the ballot for the purpose of constructing a science/math complex and ninth grade classrooms. This proposal is known as "Phase I."...
Sikeston's Brandon Barnes is making it in the NFL (01/23/05)
SIKESTON - A year ago at this time, Brandon Barnes was basking in the wake of one of the most successful seasons Missouri football had seen in 25 years. He was a Big 12 honorable mention all-conference linebacker in his first season at the position and was focused on graduating in May with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies...
East Prairie makes statement by winning Scott-Miss tourney (01/23/05)
ORAN -- The East Prairie Eagles may no longer fly beneath the radar. The high-flying Eagles made an eye-opening statement with their first Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament championship since 1986 with a 67-62 overtime win over the Scott County Central Braves on Friday...
Dexter overcomes slow start to beat NMCC (01/23/05)
NEW MADRID - The Dexter Bearcats overcame a slow start to defeat the New Madrid County Central Eagles 62-49 on Friday night in a SEMO Conference game. Dexter trailed 17-14 after one quarter but woke up after that to take control of the game. Dexter led 30-26 at the half and extended the lead to 52-41 heading into the fourth quarter...
Tiper gets eight assists as Arkansas State falls (01/23/05)
DENVER, Colo. -- Yemi Nicholson had a rare game in the rarified air of Denver as the Pioneers jumped to a huge lead in the first half over Arkansas State and cruised to a 95-78 win in men's Sun Belt action. Nicholson scored at will in the first half, pouring in 18 of his game-high 26 points while getting credit for six of his seven blocked shots in the opening half...
Minner records double double in UMSL loss (01/23/05)
ST. LOUIS -- UMSL fell behind early against Quincy and fought from behind the rest of the game and saw a second half rally fall short as the Rivermen fell 87-76 to the visiting Hawks. Quincy got off to a quick start, jumping out to a ten-point lead in the opening four minutes of the game. ...
Gym offers fun, skills (01/23/05)
NEW MADRID - The third time was the charm. Shannon Reed watched the youngster attempt a cartwheel on the narrow balance-beam. The first time offering a steadying hand, the second time adding a bit of encouragement, the third time it was applause for the girl's success. Coach and student grinned at one another over the accomplishment...
Colleen Chessor (01/23/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Virginia Colleen Chessor, 81, who died Jan. 20, 2005, will be her grandsons: Ted Chessor, David Porter, Jeff Hill, David Warren, Darryl Cooper and David Chessor...
Ruth Gaylord (01/23/05)
DEXTER - Ruth Rainey Dreadon Gaylord, 79, died Jan. 20, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 6, 1925, in Dexter, daughter of the late O.C. and Nina Norman Rainey, she was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ. She had been employed by the International Shoe Company and Elder Manufacturing before retiring...
Births (Published 1/23) (01/23/05)
JACKSON - Charles D. and Lisa A. Brown are the parents of their third child, second son, born at 9:37 a.m. Dec. 29, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Gabriel Aden Brown weighed 5 pounds, 9 ounces and was 18-inches long. The former Lisa Patterson, Mrs. Brown is the daughter of Ronnie and Shirley Patterson of New Madrid...
Looking Back 1/23 (01/23/05)
SIKESTON - Miss Janie Sue Balding of Sikeston, a former resident of Birmingham, Ala., has entered the Maid of Cotton contest conducted by the National Cotton Council. A singer, she has conducted her own radio program. SIKESTON - An Elks Club in Sikeston is almost a certainty as temporary officers Co-Chairman Clem Beal, W. ...
Upgrade of school facilities is needed (01/23/05)
We've long awaited the announcement by the Sikeston Public Schools on a plan to ask voter approval to upgrade and expand our classroom facilities. That announcement came this week. It's an ambitious plan that would first address needs at the Senior High School with the addition of a math and science complex along with classrooms to house the freshman class. ...
Speakout 1/23 (01/23/05)
A few weeks ago you printed the address to send school supplies to Iraq. I have lost my copy and would appreciate it if you could run it again. School supplies can be sent to: SPC Justin Horn, C Co. 1140th EN BN, APO AE 09331 I am calling about the Matt Blunt labor dispute in the capitol. ...