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Stories from Wednesday, September 7, 2005

Businesses can find home in Scott County (09/07/05)
BENTON - Businesses displaced by Hurricane Katrina and the flood wall breaks in New Orleans can find a temporary home in Scott County. During the regular Scott County Commission meeting Tuesday, Commissioner Dennis Ziegenhorn said the disaster has shut down many businesses in the Gulf states. Some, such as shrimp fishing, are tied to that region but others may be able to make temporary use of commercial facilities available in Scott County as well as housing...
Appointments to boards, commissions made by council (09/07/05)
SIKESTON - Appointments to the city's boards and commissions were made during the regular Sikeston City Council meeting Tuesday. George Steck was reappointed as a full member to the Board of Adjustments and Philip Black was appointed as an alternate member...
Local officials oppose tax (09/07/05)
SIKESTON - Sikeston city officials are far from sold on the idea of a sales tax in New Madrid County. Mike Marshall, Sikeston's mayor, said the tax has no benefit for Sikeston residents that he can see. "I don't think it's right for the county of New Madrid to bring their carpet bag up here and take Sikeston sales tax dollars down south to pave streets in Marston and Tallapoosa," Marshall said. ...
New sales tax being proposed (09/07/05)
NEW MADRID - New Madrid County Commissioners are proposing a new sales tax which could benefit local communities as well as the county's coffers. On Nov. 8, voters will decide whether to implement a 1/2-cent general sales tax. If approved, according to New Madrid County Clerk Clement Cravens, the tax could bring in some $1.4 million annually...
City will temporarily mow cemeteries (09/07/05)
SIKESTON - The city of Sikeston will mow the Garden of Memories and Memorial Park cemeteries and send the owners the bill. City Council members made their decision to temporarily address the maintenance problems during their regular meeting Tuesday following an emotional presentation by Buck Smith on the poor condition of the cemeteries...
Sikeston to step up blackbird control (09/07/05)
SIKESTON - Sikeston will step up its blackbird control measures by initiating a baiting program. Robert Byrd, wildlife specialist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture at the University of Missouri's Delta Center in Portageville, made a presentation on the program during the regular September Sikeston City Council meeting held Tuesday due to Labor Day...
Bulldogs searching for first victory (09/07/05)
SCOTT CITY -- Both Portageville and Scott City look to break into the win column, following opening-day losses, when they square off on Friday night at Scott City High School. Portageville, coached by Ashley Swims, hosted Piggott (Ark.), falling 19-14, as Piggott scored two second-half touchdowns while holding the Bulldogs scoreless...
Nobody asked me but . . . (09/07/05)
Nobody asked me but...disappointment is all you can say about the turnout for the first high school football game of the year at Sikeston. Whatever happened to Sikeston being a "football town"? Teams around the area use to dread to come into Sikeston and play the Bulldogs...
SHS softball blanks Cape Central (09/07/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldog softball team made the most of limited offensive production in a 2-0 win over Cape Central on Tuesday. In a matchup of district opponents, Sikeston (4-4) plated an unearned run in the first, then added an insurance run in the fifth...
Kart racing championships deemed a success (09/07/05)
BLODGETT -- Semo Kart Raceway, in their 9th racing season, located near Blodgett, hosted the 2nd Annual Missouri State Kart Championship this past weekend. Racers from as far away as Wisconsin bit the bullet and paid the astronomical prices for fuel to come support the karting community. Racers were here representing Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Illinois, Kentucky, and Wisconsin, all vying for the $8,400 purse of the day...
Local boxing trainer makes pro debut (09/07/05)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Just recently I got the pleasure of traveling to Little Rock, Ark., with Marquis Adams of the KO Fight Gym in Poplar Bluff to assist him in his pro debut boxing match against Ray Smith of Little Rock, Arkansas on the under-card of the Julius Long-Terry Smith bout on ESPN2's Friday Night Fights...
Virginia Wilkins (09/07/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Virginia Ann Wilkins, 65, died Sept. 6, 2005, at the Gideon Care Center in Gideon. DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Mary Brutsche (09/07/05)
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Mary Alice Fox Brutsche, 44, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Monday, at her home in Boca Raton, Fla. Born Aug. 29, 196l, in Sikeston, she was the daughter of Leslie Fox of Charleston and the late Alice Lee Burnett Fox. A graduate of Charleston High School, she received an Associate of Arts degree from Bauder Fashion College in Ft. ...
Lottie Clark (09/07/05)
BLOOMFIELD- Lottie Clark, 85, died Sept. 5, 2005, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 21, 1919, at Red Bay, Ala., she was the daughter of the late William and Mary Smith Armstrong. She became a resident of Bloomfield in 1951, where she was a member of the First General Baptist Church...
Jessie Jean Plunkett (09/07/05)
DEXTER - Jessie Jean Plunkett, 73, died Sept. 4, 2005, at Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter. Born July 10, 1932, in Poplar Bluff, daughter of the late Sherman and Vada Wisdom Biggs, she had lived in Poplar Bluff and moved to Dexter 38 years ago. She had worked as a clerk and bookkeeper at an insurance office and at area banks...
Alan Carlyle (09/07/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Alan Carlyle, 48, died Sept. 7 at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Floyd W. Liley (09/07/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Floyd W. Liley Sr., 93, formerly of Sikeston, died Sept. 6, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born June 15, 1912, at Lutesville, he was the son of the late David and Lucretia (Eaker) Liley. He graduated from Lutesville High School in 1929, he received his B.S. in education from Southeast Missouri State University and a master's in education from the University of Tennessee in Memphis...
Looking Back 9/7 (09/07/05)
SIKESTON - The spraying of Sikeston schools and homes with the chemical DDT, a prevention of infantile paralysis and other contagious diseases, was accelerated this morning when two more trucks and crews were sent from the Missouri State Health Department to assist the single crew which has been on the job all week...
Hurricane Katrina will leave lasting legacy (09/07/05)
Why are so many Democratic politicians trying to point fingers of blame toward the Bush administration for the relief efforts in Louisiana? To tell the truth, I am absolutely sickened by their response. How could anyone try to make political gains on the backs of the thousands of people killed and left homeless following Hurricane Katrina?...
Speakout 9/7 (09/07/05)
I just want to let all the parents in the Sikeston area know that there is a consignment store that has gone into business downtown that sells really nice children's clothing. I know by the time I get done buying my kids' school clothes each year, I have just about spent all my money. ...