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Stories from Sunday, August 21, 2005

Area schools' ACT composites drop (08/21/05)
SIKESTON -- While Missouri's average ACT score rose again in 2005, local schools' average scores fell slightly. But whether up or down, school districts are using the scores to their advantage. "It helps us identify those areas we need to target -- to either bolster our curriculum or address what would be an apparent weakness," said John Berry, Sikeston Senior High School senior counselor...
Reflections on a new season (08/21/05)
Sikeston Senior High School football players are reflected in the sunglasses of head coach Kenny Dement. The Bulldogs held their annual Red and Black game Friday. Sikeston will host the jamboree scrimmage which will include East Prairie, New Madrid County Central and Jennings high schools next Friday and the Bulldogs' season will open Sept. 2 when they host Caruthersville...
More Southeast Missouri drivers look for ways to prevent gas tanks from guzzling their cash (08/21/05)
SIKESTON -- Motorists may not be able to do anything about the rising price of gas, but there are some things they can do to get the best possible mileage with their vehicles. "Don't burn the air conditioner first thing in the morning -- ride as long as you can without having to turn it on," suggested Earl Grissom of Sikeston as he filled up his vehicle Friday afternoon...
Bulldogs showcase team (08/21/05)
SIKESTON - The Annual Sikeston Bulldog Red and Black Scrimmage, or what is commonly called the "soap game," was held on Friday night at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium. The scrimmage is used to give fans their first glimpse of the football team while also giving the players a chance to play under the lights for the first time in a game-type situation...
Lofty goals for Lady Bulldogs (08/21/05)
SIKESTON - Coming off a record-breaking season, the sky's the limit for Sikeston High School's softball team. The Lady Bulldogs have their sights set on the ultimate goal, a state championship. After posting a school record of 16 wins with only five losses, the Lady Bulldogs have a lot of talent coming back from last year's team that lost in the district semifinals to Hillsboro...
Sikeston pharmacist is serving as officer in state association (08/21/05)
OSAGE BEACH - Pharmacist Sandra Bollinger, Pharm.D., the disease management coordinator at Super D/USA Drug in Sikeston, is the new secretary of the Missouri Pharmacy Association. She was installed in June at the Association's annual meeting at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach...
Missouri Patrol members with ties to the Bootheel receive new assignments (08/21/05)
POPLAR BLUFF - Two members of the Missouri Highway Patrol with local ties are changing duties. Col. Roger D. Stottlemyre, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announced the changes which became effective Aug. 1. Lt. Robert P. Stieffermann was promoted to the rank of captain and designated director of the Professional Standards Division at General Headquarters. Captain Bradley W. Jones transferred to the Traffic Division at General Headquarters as director...
Three Rivers Community College (08/21/05)
Three Rivers Community College Executive Vice President Dr. Larry Kimbrow cuts the red ribbon officially marking the opening of the TRCC Center in Sikeston. Joining Kimbrow are Center Coordinator Michael Witt and Glenda Arnold, TRCC dean of extended learning, along with members of the public. The TRCC Center at Sikeston is located at 103 Kathleen St. For more information about classes through the Sikeston center go to www.trcc.edu online...
Local decorators assist in Designer ShowHouse (08/21/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Two Sikeston residents, Connie Throop of Connie Throop Designs and Robin Dial, designs&blinds.com will be part of the decorating team as Southeast Missouri Hospital and the Interior Design Program at Southeast Missouri State University present the region's first Designer ShowHouse of Ideas this fall...
Business briefcase 8/21 (08/21/05)
SIKESTON - Muhannad Al-Kilani, MD, FACE, was recertified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, by passing the May 2005 Recertification Examinations. Al-Kilani is also a certified clinical densitometrist by the International Society of Clinical Densitometry and has been recognized for the second time from the American Diabetes Association and the National Committee for quality assurance for delivery of quality diabetes care. ...
Marvin Minner (08/21/05)
CHICAGO -- Marvin Minner, 54, formerly of New Madrid, Mo., died Aug. 14, 2005. Born Aug. 17, 1950, in New Madrid, son of the late Albert and Norma Burns Minner, he served in the U.S. Navy from March 10, 1969, until he was honorably discharged on Feb. 10, 1975. He then worked as a deputy sheriff at Cook County Hospital in Chicago for 12 years...
Charesl Wathen (08/21/05)
SIKESTON -- Charles Dawson Wathen, 72, died at 6:30 a.m. Aug. 15, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Jan. 4, 1933, in New Madrid, to the late Luke and Glodine Lamb Wathen, he worked as a lineman for the Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities for 31 years and 10 years for New Madrid Municipal Utilities. ...
John Laster (08/21/05)
CHARLESTON -- John Junior Laster, 78, died at 2:24 a.m. Aug. 20, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 2, 1927, in Deventer, to the late Herman H. and Goldie Groves Laster, he had lived most of his life in Charleston, where he and his wife were co-owners and operators of J&L Upholstery until their retirement in 2000. He was of the Baptist belief...
Goldie Asher (08/21/05)
CHAFFEE -- Goldie Elizabeth Asher, 82, died Aug. 19, 2005, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Feb. 7, 1923, in Benton, daughter of the late Robert Eugene and Sophia Frances Stuppy McBride, she was a homemaker and member of the First United Methodist Church in Chaffee...
Margaret C. Alger (08/21/05)
SIKESTON -- Margaret Catherine Alger, 85, formerly of St. Louis, died at 12: 55 P.M. Aug. 19, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Jan. 3, 1920, in Lexington, Ky., daughter of the late Henry and Amanthes Moody Faith, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston and the Kingsdaughter's Sunday school class. ...
Jerry Bridgeman (08/21/05)
QULIN -- Jerry Dewain Bridegman, 54, died Aug. 18, 2005, at the Advance Nursing Center. Born Dec. 28, 1950, in Cape Girardeau, son of Sylvester and Almeda Ladd Bridgeman of Advance, he was a retired carpenter and veteran of the U.S. Army. On July 28, 1975, he married Emma "Sue" Baucom who survives of the home...
Dolly Carroll (08/21/05)
SIKESTON -- Dolly Faye Chapman Carroll passed away Friday, Aug. 19, 2005, at her home in Sikeston. She was born Jan. 1 in Texas to James Franklin Chapman and Amy Wheat Chapman. She was married to Thomas Brice Carroll Sr.; he preceded her in death on Aug. 12, 1978...
Charles Menees (08/21/05)
MOREHOUSE -- Charles B. Menees, 75, died at 10 p.m. Aug. 18, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Sept. 14, 1929, in Morehouse, son of the late Charles Clifford and Velma Irene Landers Menees, he had worked as a salesman for Moore's Missouri Company, Riverside Building Company and C&K Building Materials Company before retiring. ...
Gavan - Coggins (08/21/05)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Veronica Caitlin Gavan and Brian Daniel Coggins were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony March 19, 2005, at the First Christian Church in Poplar Bluff. The Rev. Don Hutto of Arkansas performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Rebecca Gavan of Doniphan and the late David Gavan. She is the granddaughter of Clyde and Shirley Shearrer of Piedmont and John Dinkins of Patterson...
Elliott - Spurr (08/21/05)
FANCY FARM, Ky. -- Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Keith and Regina Elliott have announced the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Carol Elliott, to Christopher Davis Spurr, son of Chuck Spurr and Jeri Lynn Spurr of Hopkinsville. A 2000 graduate of Carlisle County High School, the future bride is a 2004 graduate of Murray State University in Murray, where she is pursuing a master's in mass communication. She works as a marketing director at Cayce Mill Supply in Hopkinsville...
Cunningham - Britton (08/21/05)
SIKESTON -- Jessica Cunningham and Michael Britton have announced their engagement. A 2000 graduate of Malden High School, the future bride is employed as a pharmacy technician at Wal-Mart in Malden. She is the daughter of Billy Cunningham of Malden and Vicki Cunningham of Wisner, La...
Mooneyhan - Adams (08/21/05)
SIKESTON -- James and Charlotte Mooneyhan of Sikeston have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Ann, to Donald Wayne Adams II, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Adams of Matthews. A 2003 graduate of Christian Liberty Academy Schools, the future bride works for the Sikeston Rescue Mission...
Herndon - Sloan (08/21/05)
SIKESTON -- Terry and Jackie Herndon have announced the engagement of their daughter, Heather Michelle, to Clay Anthony Sloan, son of Tony and Jill Sloan of Morehouse. The future bride earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Southeast Missouri State University in 2005 and is a registered nurse at Southeast Missouri Hospital...
Looking Back 8/21 (08/21/05)
SIKESTON - A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Allen of Sikeston Aug. 13 at the local hospital. MOREHOUSE - The Delmo Community Action program held a meeting at the community center in south Morehouse. Leaders were present from the 10 Delmo centers together with five volunteers in Service to America...
Use military power to end the conflict (08/21/05)
I am not nearly as much a student of history as I should be but I wonder just how our nation will eventually work its way out of our current situation. The war in Iraq is surely making progress toward establishing a democracy in that part of the Mideast but just how and when will our participation cease? And when - if ever - will petroleum-based products ever reach a point where consumers are not paying far too much of their income to exist?...
Speakout 8/21 (08/21/05)
This is in regards to the cemetery situation here in Sikeston. While the city may not have any control over the monument situation, they do have control over how it looks. If this was a home-owner's property, they would be threatening to have it condemned. How sad to have to bury a loved one in a place that looks like this with all the weeds. Some of the weeds on the southside of memorial park are over waist high. Come on city management, it is time to get something done...