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Stories from Sunday, August 14, 2005

How to avoid truancy and problem attendance (08/14/05)
It's pretty much common sense that students who are in school will learn more than those who are not, but there are some things even the smartest parents may forget when it comes to their child's education. The following are a few reminders for the upcoming school year:...
Local man enjoys his chance to give back to agriculture (08/14/05)
CHARLESTON - When Fred Ferrell became director of agriculture for Missouri in January, he sacrificed a 40-year-old farming career and role as a manager at Mid-Valley Irrigation, which he founded in 1977. But it was all worth it to him, and he is thankful for the opportunity...
Daily attendance equals and education (08/14/05)
SIKESTON -- With most area schools starting the new school year this week, officials are reminding parents, "When the bell rings, make sure your child is there -- every day." Sikeston R-6 superintendent Steve Borgsmiller said it's pretty simple: "If you don't have your child in school, they can't learn."...
Gadgets on back-to-school lists (08/14/05)
SIKESTON - While students are out buying their pens, pencils and notebooks for school, they are adding some untraditional items to their school supply lists. For many high school and college students, cell phones and accessories are a must-have. "We always get a back to school rush," said Erin Alcorn, sales manager at ESI.comm in Sikeston. "Kids going away (usually) get family talk - free mobile to mobile, and nationwide service."...
SEMO to display athleticism (08/14/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Southeast Missouri State University football team is approaching the 2005 season with a cautious, yet optimistic outlook. On the heels of back-to-back losing seasons, including last year's 3-8 ledger, the Redhawks are hoping for a turnaround with 15 returning starters...
SHS grad McGill joins Bulldog staff (08/14/05)
SIKESTON - New Sikeston High School football defensive coordinator Andy McGill is finding out what it's like to come back home. A member of the Sikeston High School class of 1995, McGill, who joins the Bulldog football staff after a four-year stint as a defensive coach at Southeast Missouri State University, is getting the chance to give back to the program that he was a part of a decade ago...
New program seeks injury prevention (08/14/05)
SIKESTON - Statistics show the best way to treat workplace injuries is to prevent them from every occurring. That is just what a new program being offered by Health Facilities Rehab is designed to do, said Tom Richey, president of Health Facilities Rehab. Worksteps is designed to create a safe, legally compliant, scientific way of matching a worker's capabilities to the essential functions of the job...
Kontek awarded federal contract (08/14/05)
NEW MADRID -- Kontek Industries, one of the technology leaders in homeland security and force protection products, announced it has been awarded a Federal Supply Schedule contract from the General Services Administration. The Schedule 84 allows law enforcement, security, marine craft, fire/rescue, and special purpose clothing products and services to be sold directly to the federal government...
Accent shop (08/14/05)
A ribbon cutting marked the completion of a move to a new location by the Accent Shop. The business, owned by Martha Cox, is now located at 120 E. Center St. The store continues to offer women's clothing featuring such brands as Sharon Young, Pendleton, Koret, Brighton and Painted Pony, along with accessories and jewelry. ...
Prescription In Home Services (08/14/05)
A ribbon was cut to mark the opening of Prescription In Home Services, located at 520 S. Main St. Cutting the ribbon is the CEO Dan West while staff members and others look on. Prescription In Home Care offers home services for the elderly and disabled such as house cleaning, meals and personal care. Owned by Jerry Dudley, the business is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The telephone is 471-6670...
Margaret Pritchard (08/14/05)
DEXTER -- Margaret Pritchard, 87, died Aug. 12, 2005, at the Mulberry Manor at Dexter. Born June 6, 1918, at Buford, Ga., daughter of the late Augustus and Ida Mae Coleman Grier, she was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Dexter. She was the former nurse to Dr. Harold Poe in Dexter...
Murlin Andrews (08/14/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the Shelby Funeral Chapel for Murlin Andrews, 85, who died Aug. 11, 2005 will be: Leo Hankins, Kent Chappell, Eddy Stockman, Denny Cole, Jim Cowger and Andrew Cowger. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Davis and A.D. Luster...
Mildred Senciboy (08/14/05)
CHAFFEE - Mildred Louise Senciboy, 75, died at 9:14 p.m. Aug. 12, 2005, at her home. Born Feb. 19, 1930, in Bayliss, Ark., to Maggie Ann Cochran Dodd of Chaffee and the late Joe Hampton Pleasant Burton, she was a homemaker. On Feb. 11, 1950, she marred James "J.P." Senciboy, who preceded her in death on March 1, 2000...
Births (Published 8/14) (08/14/05)
NEW MADRID - Elora Cobb is the mother of her first child, a son, born at 11: 18 a.m. June 1, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Cody Alexander Cobb weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Vanessa Robinson of California and Michael Cobb...
Vomund - Lathum (08/14/05)
MARTINSBURG -- D. Michelle Vomund and D. Kendrick Lathum were married in a 3 p.m. double-ring ceremony June 11, 2005, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Martinsburg. The Rev. Jeffrey Maassen of St. Louis performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Joe and Paula Vomund of Martinsburg and the granddaughter of Linton and Pauline of Martinsburg and the late Howard and Dorotha Myers...
Brown - McClanahan (08/14/05)
LAS VEGAS -- Cara Brown and Steve McClanahan were married July 25, 2005, at the Forever Grand Chapel of the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. The bride is the daughter of Cathy Brown of Bertrand and the late James D. Brown, and the bridegroom is the son of Steve and Chris McClanahan of Charleston...
Bains will mark 50th anniversary (08/14/05)
SIKESTON -- Mack and Mary Bain will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary Wednesday. The couple were married Aug. 17, 1955, in Hernando, Miss. They have three children and one daughter-in-law, Don Bain of Orange Beach, Ala., Melanie Bain of Lake Mary, Fla., and James and Karen Bain of Sikeston; and two grandchildren, Matthew and Caroline Bain...
Looking Back 8/14 (08/14/05)
SIKESTON - Carolyn Jackson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.M. Jackson, is recuperating from a tonsillectomy sustained last week. VANDUSER - Ronald Burnett and Pfc. Jerry Burnett, sons of Mrs. Antonio Pimetal, will leave soon for their posts in South Vietnam...
Disability benefits is growing concern (08/14/05)
One silent area of government waste is the question of disability benefits. The number of people on disability payments funded by taxpayers is a growing concern. That's not to discount all disability claims. Some are obvious and legitimate. But increasingly - and you probably know some instances yourself - some people know full well how to "play" the system and qualify for that monthly disability check...
Speakout 8/14 (08/14/05)
I just got home and decided to watch the Oprah Winfrey show. And there is one thing I wonder - if she has been on TV for 20 years and so grateful and things, why is all she showing now is reruns? Why do people in small towns like Oran think they are above the law. ...