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Stories from Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Seat belt use limited on Sikeston school buses (05/11/05)
SIKESTON -- Monday's school bus crash in Liberty has once again sparked the age-old discussion of whether or not safety belts should be required on all school buses. "Seat belts are not mandatory on school buses. And in some agencies, they are highly frowned upon," said Randy Thompson, Sikeston R-6 transportation director...
Tempers flare over Miner Fire Department (05/11/05)
MINER - The regular Board of Aldermen meeting for Miner was abruptly adjourned Tuesday following a heated discussion on the state of Miner's fire department. A near-capacity crowd attended the meeting, most of which apparently did so to ask the Board about recent decisions made relating to the fire department...
Blacktopping program planning begins (05/11/05)
BENTON - County Commissioners will go over bids once more before making equipment purchases, but have decided: Scott County will begin laying hot- mix asphalt for its annual road program. During their regular meeting Tuesday, commissioners said they anticipate accepting a bid for a used vibratory asphalt compactor and for a used hot-...
Sikeston R-6 sells bonds (05/11/05)
SIKESTON -- Taking advantage of low rates, the Sikeston R-6 Board of Education approved the sale of all of its $4.53 million general obligation bonds during its regular meeting Tuesday. Shortly after the success of the April 5 election, the district's financial service, Piper Jaffray & Co., and district officials discussed whether to move forward or wait to sell the bonds, recalled Michelle Bock of Piper & Jaffray...
Picking strawberries (05/11/05)
Jerry Keen picks strawberries out of his strawberry picker Tuesday morning at Keen Farms. The patent-pending picker helps the farmer pick strawberries faster and easier for customers, he said. The farm is located on Scott County Highway 524.
Dedicated (05/11/05)
Blair Moran, a member of the Sikeston Veteran's Park Committee, speaks during the dedication of the Korean War-era Bell Aircraft HUL-1 Sioux helicopter at Veteran's Park Tuesday afternoon. The Sikeston VFW Post No. 3174 was honored during the event for donating the money for the helicopter's mounting...
Sikeston blanked by ND (05/11/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - For the second time in two weeks, the Sikeston Bulldogs lost a close game to district foe Notre Dame, this time falling 3-0 on Tuesday at Notre Dame High School. The Bulldog bats were silenced to zero runs for the first time all season and it's believed to be the first time the Bulldogs have been shutout since Kevin Self took over the head coaching position in 1997...
Sikeston soccer shutout by Cape Central; Oran holds off Bell City (05/11/05)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston girls soccer team remained winless in the SEMO Conference with a 2-0 loss to Cape Central on Tuesday. The Bulldogs (3-15-2, 0-6-1) were outshot 18-8. Goalie Audra Wooley stopped 16 shots. "I wasn't disappointed," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. "I thought we played a pretty good game."...
Sikeston netters prepare for district tournament (05/11/05)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs seek their fifth straight district tennis championship when they host the Class 1, District 1 Tournament on Thursday. The Bulldogs will not enter as a team favorite. That distinction belongs to undefeated Dexter and 13-1 St. Pius of Festus...
Hayes takes first place in Super Pro (05/11/05)
SIKESTON -- Jeff Hayes of Herrin, Ill., defeated Mark Murakami of Cape Girardeau to capture the Super Pro division at the Sikeston Drag Strip on Saturday. Hayes, calculating his dial-in to .01 second -- 6.51 dial-in to 6.520 elapsed time -- ran at 103.99 mph with a reaction time of .504 second...
Estes takes first in BassBuster tourney (05/11/05)
KENTUCKY LAKE, Ky. -- The Bootheel BassBusters held their second tournament of the year on May 1st on Kentucky Lake out of KenLake Marina. Mike Estes won the tournament with a six fish limit weighing 13 lbs. even. Mitch Allen was second with five fish weighing 11 lbs. 6 oz. and Ty Garrett was third with four fish weighing 9 lbs. 4 oz., including the big bass of the tournament, a 3 lb. 11 oz. fish. Leven Cox won the "Lucky Drawing"...
Clifton Haney Jr. (05/11/05)
FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- Clifton Haney Jr., 53, formerly of Howardville, Mo., died May 7, 2005, at Parkview Memorial Hospital. Born March 10, 1952, in Portageville, Mo., son of Josephine Hamer Haney of Howardville and the late Clifton Haney Sr., he graduated from Lilbourn High School in 1971 and moved to Indiana in 1973. He retired from Troy Laundry and was of the Catholic belief...
Elois Floyd (05/11/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Elois Floyd, 58, died May 9, 2005, at her home. Born Oct. 4, 1946, in Flint, Mich., daughter of Ovella Pope Peck of Fisk and the late Woodrow Peck, she had been a resident of Malden, Dexter and Fisk for many years. She lived in Fenton for five years before moving to Cape Girardeau a year ago. She was a member of the Calvary General Baptist Church in Dupo, Ill...
Dorothy Walker (05/11/05)
SIKESTON -- Dorothy Ann Walker, 54, died May 8, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 26, 1950, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Leonard and Mattie Jones Jackson, she was a 1968 graduate of Sikeston Public Schools and a member of the West End Missionary Baptist Church for over 20 years. In 1998, she co-founded Rhema Word Breakthrough International Ministries and worked as a personal assistant and corresponding secretary...
Betty Brewer (05/11/05)
SIKESTON -- Betty Sue Brewer, 73, died May 9, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 29, 1931, in Wayne County, Tenn., she was a retired cashier for the Brewer Grocery Store and was a member of the Harbor Lights Christian Center in Sikeston...
Keith Day (05/11/05)
SIKESTON -- Interment services for Marion Keith Day, 80, who died April 20, 2005, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Bloomfield Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield. Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston is in charge of arrangements.
Births (Published 5/11) (05/11/05)
LEBANON - Jeremiah and Angie Conn of Lebanon are the parents of a son born at 10:55 a.m. March 23, 2005, in Lebanon. Justin Tyler Conn was 7- pound, 4.5-ounces at birth and was 21-inch long. Grandparents are Rodney and Peggy Wilson of Doniphan, Delmo and Elsie Lanier of Jacksonville, N.C., Tom Conn of Sikeston and Billie Wilson of Grandin...
Looking Back 5/11 (05/11/05)
SIKESTON - War's influence is seen in the 1945 graduating class of Sikeston High School, the list includes 46 girls and only 16 boys, two of whom are already in the United States Army. Commencement exercises for the class will be held on May 21 at the high school gymnasium...
America is changing its look and outlook (05/11/05)
With the stroke of a pen, the federal government on Tuesday approved $1 billion to hospitals to treat illegal aliens. The money will go for emergency care payments primarily to border states with large alien populations. But the key to this new policy is that the money covers the expenses of illegal aliens but hospitals are banned from asking the resident status of those seeking medical care...
Your view: Benefit a success (05/11/05)
Thanks to everyone who supported the auction that was held at D.K.'s Carwash Building on Saturday April 30th. We also want to say thanks to all the businesses in New Madrid and the surrounding areas that donated to the auction. The auction was a great success because of your many acts of kindness. Relay For Life...
Speakout 5/11 (05/11/05)
We would like you to put the names of these people you are showing on the back of Lets Get Acquainted. Put it in there somewhere on the page so we can have something to start with. It seems to me that the government could put those big farmers on a welfare check. Put their families in government housing and feed them for a lot less money than it costs to pay them to farm. It sure would help the taxpayers...