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Stories from Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Local students learn about rural life at Farm Day (04/27/05)
NEW HAMBURG - Tuesday's experience is one Chrissy Sauceda said she will write about in her diary. The third grader from Oran R-3, along with her classmates and about 300 other Scott County peers, spent part of the day enjoying the 2005 Farm Day at the Father Stevens Parish Center in New Hamburg...
Rail work (04/27/05)
Ron Moore and Gary Lowry drill holes for angle bars on the Union Pacific Railroad's Stoddard Street crossing Tuesday afternoon. The Union Pacific Railroad is replacing the crossing at Highway BB today. Motorists are asked to use alternative routes to avoid the construction site. The Stoddard Street project was started and finished Tuesday...
Grant will aid E-911 upgrade (04/27/05)
BENTON - Scott County will receive $72,000 in Homeland Security funds to upgrade its E-911 equipment. Joe Burton, Scott County E-911 administrator, met with county commissioners Tuesday during their regular meeting to get approval to receive the grant...
MDMC becomes training center for medical students (04/27/05)
SIKESTON - The University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine will significantly expand its training program for physicians who wish to work in rural areas of Missouri with a major grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health. With this grant award, Missouri Delta Medical Center becomes a training center for medical students, according to Sharon Urhahn, marketing director for the hospital...
East Prairie runs down Kelly (04/27/05)
BENTON -- East Prairie battled back from deficits three times to pull out a 5-4 road win over Kelly on Tuesday. "Our guys hung in there," said East Prairie coach Jason Aycock. "The game was back and forth, but we didn't quit." Solid pitching performances on both sides kept the contest close...
Oran routs Woodland; Bulldog netters defeat Kennett (04/27/05)
ORAN - The Oran Eagles improved to 9-4 on the season with a 15-1, five- inning rout of Woodland on Tuesday at Oran High School. Oran's Chase Seyer was the winning pitcher in all five innings. He allowed one run off three hits and one walk with five strikeouts...
Parris, Buttrum post first place runs at drag strip (04/27/05)
SIKESTON - Here are the results from the Sikeston Drag Strip on Saturday. Super Pro Eric Parris of Dexter took first place over Bill Newell. Parris dialed 5.27 and ran 5.275 at 130 mph with a reaction time of .508. Newell dialed 5.06 and ran 5.076 at 142 mph with a reaction time of .510...
Gertrude Patrick (04/27/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Gertrude Elenora Patrick, 87, died April 25, 2005, at her home. Born Oct. 10, 1917, in Gray Ridge to the late Robert and Clara Umble, she retired in 1979 from the Elder Manufacturing Co. In 2001 she was honored with the 50-year jewel for being a charter member of the Bloomfield Rebekah Lodge 847...
Shaw Hale (04/27/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Herbert "Shaw" Hale, 92, died at 10:55 p.m. April 24, 2005, at the Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 5, 1913, in Charleston to the late Dines and Nellie Pickens Hale, he was a retired motor grader operator having worked 35 years with the State Highway Department at Morley. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Red Star Baptist Church at Cape Girardeau...
O.F. Rodgers (04/27/05)
DEXTER - O.F. Rodgers, 93, died April 26, 2005, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Born Nov. 3, 1911, to the late Pleasant Levi and Ida Dorris Rodgers, he was affiliated with the Baptist church and a retired carpenter. On Oct. 19, 1932, at Essex he married Ellen Louise Turnage who preceded him in death on March 30, 1997...
William Halley (04/27/05)
MORLEY - William J. Halley, 76, died April 26, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Cynthia Smith (04/27/05)
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Cynthia Brown Smith, 36, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died April 21, 2005, at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kan. Born Aug. 10, 1968, in Sikeston, Mo., daughter of Florence Dixon of Charleston and Joseph Newcomb of Detroit, Mich., she had lived in Kansas since 1968. She was a 1968 graduate of Charleston High School...
Births (Published 4/27) (04/27/05)
ORAN - Michelle A. and Terry L. Eftink are the parents of their third daughter and first son born March 10, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Kara Ann Eftink, who arrived at 5:52 a.m. March 10, 2005, weighed 4 pounds and 13 ounces and was 16-1/2 inches long. Kyle Adam Eftink, who arrived at 5:55 a.m. March 10, 2005, weighed 5 pounds and 14 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long...
Looking Back 4/27 (04/27/05)
SIKESTON - Malone Theatre, May 3-4, "Bowery to Broadway" with an all star cast. Rex Theatre, "Background to Danger," with George Raft and Brenda Marshall. --- VANDUSER - A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Jewel Phegley of Vanduser at the local hospital yesterday...
It it time for our change to change? (04/27/05)
There's been discussion in recent years about eliminating the one-cent piece - the venerable penny - from our currency base. These advocates want the penny to go the way of the mill, that ancient one-tenth of a cent token used long ago. There's actually a fairly good argument to eliminate the penny. I'm uncertain of the overall ramifications to the economy were it to drop from sight. But I suspect its days are numbered...
Your view: Developer hired (04/27/05)
It is our pleasure to announce the creation of the Office of County Developer. The County Developer will perform the functions of economic development as well as grant research and writing and maintenance of the county Website (www.scottcountymo.com). ...
Speakout 4/27 (04/27/05)
I read your column everyday and yes sometimes I am very amazed at the space that is used for such comments but I guess everyone has their own importance. I am a very concerned citizen of Canalou, with a population of just over 300 we have several very big problems and one of the biggest is: the people who live here and I say that because most of them we see do live here, our house sets on a corner lot and there are four stop signs in front, we can at any given time watch four out of five if not five of them run the stop signs, some even go at a speed of if not over close to 40 miles an hour through them. ...