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Stories from Sunday, February 6, 2005

Demolition of old First Baptist Church marks the end of Sikeston landmark (02/06/05)
SIKESTON - Scheduled for demolition this month, the old First Baptist Church building on South Kingshighway will soon be removed to the world of fond memories. "First Baptist Church has meant a great deal to Sikeston," said Geneva Beck. "My husband and I both became members there in 1943. My husband is now deceased but I'm still a member of the church...
State fines chip mill $393,588 (02/06/05)
JEFFERSON CITY - A Scott County judge ordered a now-closed chip mill to repay almost $400,000 to the State of Missouri for not keeping jobs promised under the terms of a Community Development Block Grant. At the request of Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon, Circuit Judge David Dolan ordered Canal Wood Corporation to repay the original block grant of $193,588 from the Missouri Department of Economic Development. ...
Super Bowl fans fill their bowls with super snacks (02/06/05)
SIKESTON -- Let's face it. When it comes to the Super Bowl, the toughest decision this year isn't deciding whether to bet on the New England Patriots or the Philadelphia Eagles -- it's whether or not to choose hot wings over pepperoni pizza. While today's event is known for its entertainment, it also wouldn't be complete without the food and drinks. ...
Portageville claims Bootheel Conference crown (02/06/05)
KENNETT -- Everyone at the Kennett High School Gymnasium witnessed a classic battle between two-highly talented basketball teams. The third-seeded South Pemiscot Bulldogs gave the top-seeded Portageville Bulldogs all they could handle Friday in the finals of the Bootheel Conference Tournament...
East Prairie loses fourth straight with setback to Scott City (02/06/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- In a pivotal Scott-Mississippi Conference matchup, Scott City hung on to edge East Prairie and virtually drop the Eagles out of the conference title race with a 73-70 win on Friday. Three teams, East Prairie, Scott City and Scott County Central, entered tonight's contests tied for second with one loss apiece behind undefeated conference leader Kelly...
Scott Central drives past NMCC (02/06/05)
SIKESTON - The Scott County Central Braves racked up their 15th win of the season Friday night by knocking off the 2-18 New Madrid County Central Eagles 73-62. Four Braves scored in double figures, led by Jeremy Johnson's 19. Isaac Porter and Avis White had 16 apiece and Chris Monroe collected 10...
Mules rout Bulldogs, 79-49 (02/06/05)
POPLAR BLUFF - The Poplar Bluff Mules basketball team has traveled the country in search of quality competition and has even been featured on ESPN2 for a nationally televised game. The Sikeston Bulldogs found out first-hand why the Mules have been a hot commodity this year as they fell victim 79-49 on homecoming night in Poplar Bluff...
Tumblin' Tots (02/06/05)
SIKESTON -- She was a little wobbly, but 3-year-old Molly Claire Mays slowly made her way across the balance beam. She smiled with pride as she reached the end of her journey. And when 3-year-old Rory Jaynes jumped from the bars -- with the help of her instructor -- she raised her arms and shouted, "Ta-da!" as her feet hit the ground...
A change of pace (02/06/05)
Harold Springs was honored by Nunnelee Funeral Chapel Inc. recently as he moved from full-time funeral home assistant to a part-time basis. Springs, right, was presented with a watch by Tom Nunnelee. The watch was engraved "From Your N.F.C. Family." Springs joined the staff at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel on Jan. ...
Open for business (02/06/05)
Michael L. Parker, CFP, held a ribbon cutting Thursday for his new office at 215 N. Stoddard St. in Sikeston. The business is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. From left are: Robin Pace, Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce past president; Kelly Williams, office manager; Glenda Wilburn, secretary; Tom Fowler of DeWitt Insurance of Sikeston; Parker; Kendall Ayers, SACC president; and Missy Marshall, SACC executive director...
Business Expo/Career Fair has lots to offer visitors (02/06/05)
I want to open today's column with one more reminder about the Chamber's upcoming Business Expo/Career Fair. It is our 10th annual and will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 17, at the Sikeston High School Field House. The Expo/Fair is free and the general public is welcome. If you are looking for a job or a change in career come by and visit with our vendors about job opportunities in the Sikeston/Miner areas...
Visiting Nurse Associate recognizes key employees (02/06/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Visiting Nurse Association of Southeast Missouri recently held an annual awards ceremony to acknowledge the contributions of the VNA Community Services Program staff. Teresa McCulloch, CEO, welcomed those attending, commenting briefly on the agency's vision for the coming year. ...
Business briefcase 2/6 (02/06/05)
OSAGE BEACH - Jami Geske of Matthews was elected to a third two-year term on the Missouri Farm Bureau Board of Directors. Geske represents the South District at Large are of the state. As a member of the board, she also co-chairs the state promotion and education committee, which is responsible for ag in classroom projects and other promotional activities. ...
Christine Wolford (02/06/05)
CAIRO, Ill. - Christine Wolford, 83, formerly of Dorena, Mo., died at 3:40 a.m. Feb. 5, 2005, at the Daystar Care Center in Cairo. Born Feb. 27, 1921, in Dorena, to the late Albert and Ida Newman Cole, she lived in rural Cairo for the past several years moving from Dorena. She was a member of the Sandy Creek Baptist Church in Tamms...
Cynthia Ward (02/06/05)
SIKESTON - Cynthia Ward, 44, died at 3:25 a.m. Feb. 5, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Matsuura - Record (02/06/05)
TOKYO, Japan -- Kayo Matsuura and Darryl Spencer Record were married in a 2 p.m. double-ring ceremony Oct. 16, 2004, at the Tokyo Chapel before the Rev. Hideki Kita. Interpreters Uno Amano and Yuko Owaga, friends of the bride, translated the ceremony into English for the bridegroom's parents...
Staples - McNew (02/06/05)
SIKESTON -- Randy and Karen Davidson of Sikeston and Mark Staples of Charleston have announced the engagement of their daughter, Erin Elizabeth Staples, to Cpl. Victor Lee McNew, son of Richard and Shirley Clinton of Ste. Genevieve. A 2001 graduate of Sikeston High School, the future bride is pursuing a registered nursing degree at Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff. ...
All households need to address education (02/06/05)
It was well over a year ago that I predicted state officials would lower the threshold for success on the Missouri public school tests that are part of the massive federal No Child Left Behind Act. The yearly adequate progress benchmarks were lowered by the state and the result will be that more schools reach the minimum level of achievement established by the state...
Speakout 2/6 (02/06/05)
This is in regard to Mr. Jensen's Jan. 27 editorial concerning the death of a wealthy Pennsylvania woman. Mr. Jensen decries her assumed lack of compassion for her fellow man, basing his assertions on the news article which stated her interest and concern about the impact of overpopulation on the world's eco system. ...