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Stories from Wednesday, January 26, 2005

New shelter (01/26/05)
Chris Hart, a City of Sikeston Park Division employee, cuts a truss to size Tuesday afternoon at Veterans Park. The Park Department is in the process of building an additional shelter.
Local government positions are up for grabs in April 5 election (01/26/05)
SIKESTON - Candidates for mayor, alderman and other positions in local government are no longer a subject of speculation with the closing of filing for the April 5 municipal elections. Being cities that have the possibility of primary elections, filing in Sikeston and Charleston closed Nov. 23...
County office hours hiked (01/26/05)
BENTON - Scott County residents will soon have even more access to county offices. County commissioners discussed new hours for county offices at the courthouse during their regular meeting Tuesday. "We're increasing our hours from seven and a half hours to eight hours per day," said Commissioner Jamie Burger...
Revised AYP plan pleases schools (01/26/05)
SIKESTON -- The recent decision by state education officials to lower academic benchmarks has put a little smile across the faces of most school administrators and teachers. East Prairie R-2 Superintendent Scott Downing said he's excited about the revised goals for "yearly adequate progress" (AYP) of the state's standardized test...
Sliding fun (01/26/05)
Haley Christian, 3, slides face first on a piece of play equipment Tuesday afternoon at the Sikeston Sports Complex. Temperatures soared to the high-50's Tuesday.
Dannemueller scores 38 as Scott City beats NMCC (01/26/05)
NEW MADRID - The New Madrid County Central Eagles (2-14) hosted the Scott City Rams (12-6) Tuesday night and came out on the losing end of a 67-59 score. Scott City's Mark Dannenmueller dominated the contest by scoring 38 points including three 3-pointers...
Braves avenge loss to East Prairie (01/26/05)
MORLEY -- On Friday, the East Prairie Eagles defeated the Scott Central Braves 67-62 to capture the championship of the Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament. Last night, the Braves turned the tables with a 77-64 conference win over the Eagles. Scott Central improved to 12-7, 2-1 in the conference while East Prairie, whose 10-game win streak was snapped, fell to 15-4, 3-1...
Indians wear down Bulldogs (01/26/05)
SIKESTON - The Jackson Indians proved to be too big and too deep for the Sikeston Bulldogs on Tuesday night as they posted a 71-62 SEMO Conference win at the Field House. The state-ranked Indians, boasting an enormous front line of 6-foot-10 Aaron Redecker and 6-8 Ryan Mirly, eventually wore down the Bulldogs in the fourth quarter...
Dexter pounds Bloomfield, 71-27 (01/26/05)
BLOOMFIELD - There were no upsets in the opening round of the 80th Annual SCAA Tournament at Bloomfield after the first two days of action. Top seed Dexter looked impressive in its 71-27 win over No. 8 Bloomfield and No. 4 Puxico held off No. 5 Bernie, 62-58 in Tuesday's final two games in the varsity draw...
Kelly beats N.D.; SHS grapplers pinned (01/26/05)
BENTON - Kelly outscored visiting Notre Dame 22-9 in the third period to blow open a close game. The Hawks (11-5) were led by Kendal Deason, who scored 22 points. Derek Felter added 15 points, Kent Deason scored 14, and Jordan Felter had 11. Jeremy Brinkmeyer led Notre Dame (9-11) with 20 points, and Alex Ressel added 14...
Hattie Kimble (01/26/05)
CHARLESTON -- Hattie Mae Kimble, 93, died Jan. 21, 2005, at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Chicago. Born Oct. 11, 1911, in Midway, Ala., daughter of the late Leondas and Clara Hall/Lane, she had lived in Missouri for many years. She was a member of Perry Chapel A.M.E. Church and president of the Stewardess Board...
Fenton Langston (01/26/05)
PUXICO -- Pallbearers for services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico for Fenton Langston, 82, who died Jan. 23, 2005, were: Randy Williams, James Wamsley, Jason Beard, Jeff Beard, Vernon Wamsley and Mike Morrow.
Betty Gibbar (01/26/05)
COMMERCE - Betty Jane Gibbar, 69, died Jan. 26, 2005, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Jerry Hicks (01/26/05)
CANALOU - Jerry Hicks, 66, died at 7:33 p.m. Jan. 25, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Looking Back 1/26 (01/26/05)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. T.B. Craft and daughter, Miss Lula Craft, of Caruthersville, moved Monday into the property of Mrs. J.H. Galeener. CHARLESTON - At the monthly luncheon meeting of the Charleston Chamber of Commerce, it was announced by the retiring president David Rowling that James Moran would be president for the year 1965...
It is time to tackle some tough issues (01/26/05)
I guess sometimes I expect too much from the Missouri Legislature. Here's my thinking. Let's assume that some of the best and brightest are elected to our state legislature. In them we entrust our tax dollars, our protection and safety, much of our health issues, not to mention the education of our children and grandchildren. And we expect results...
Your view: Let's celebrate (01/26/05)
I disagree about this event. This is a celebration of the United States completing an election. While the cost of security was covered by tax money, most of all the balls and celebrations were paid for by private donations. The Washington Post reported that Clinton's second inaugural was actually more expensive than this one. If you factor in inflation, Clinton's was more expensive, $42 million verses $49 million...
Speakout 1/26 (01/26/05)
Mike, you and I must have been wheeled out of the hospital in the same chair since I find myself agreeing with you so often. This time for sure. I had a bad childhood and I can't imagine killing an innocent person for any reason. Yet it is how the system works. ...