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Stories from Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Sikeston set to auction off surplus property in October (09/13/05)
SIKESTON - The city's surplus might be your treasure. The city of Sikeston is holding an auction Oct. 8 at the Public Works Complex, 316 North West St. Auctions of this type are held every few years to liquidate surplus equipment accumulated by the city as it replaces old equipment as well as the accumulation of unclaimed property recovered by the Department of Public Safety...
Local emergency workers help with rescue efforts (09/13/05)
SIKESTON -- Local emergency personnel returned over the weekend after spending several days assisting in Hurricane Katrina search and rescue efforts. After being activated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, members of both the South Scott County Ambulance District and the Scott County Search and Rescue Canine Unit left for their assignments Sept. 6...
Sikeston man pleads guilty to drug charge (09/13/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A Sikeston man pled guilty to a felony drug charge Monday before U.S. District Judge Charles A. Shaw. Michael Winfield, 41, of Sikeston entered a plea of guilt to one felony count of distribution of cocaine base. Winfield now faces a maximum of 40 years imprisonment and a $2 million fine, followed by a a period of supervised release of at least four years. Sentencing has been set for Nov. 21 in Cape Girardeau...
DPS given grant for video cameras (09/13/05)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Department of Public Safety has received a $25,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, or COPS, officials announced Monday. This is the second year DPS has received the federal grant, according to Sikeston DPS Chief Drew Juden...
Sikeston softball falls to Notre Dame; Bulldog J.V. football beats Cape Central (09/13/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs didn't win the game, but an improved performance may be deemed a moral victory. Drubbed 23-0 earlier this season, Sikeston kept the game close this time in a 4-0 loss to Notre Dame on Monday. The difference maker was a more solid Sikeston defense, which tightened to strand seven Notre Dame baserunners in scoring position...
Lady Bulldogs fall to Cape Central in straight sets (09/13/05)
SIKESTON - The Cape Central Lady Tigers volleyball team invaded the Sikeston Field House on Monday night and left with a two set victory over the Lady Bulldogs. Sikeston's inability to terminate the long rallies did them in as Cape Central took advantage and won by scores of 28-26 and 25-21...
NMCC eighth grade team routs Kennett (09/13/05)
NEW MADRID -- The NMCCMS 7th and 8th grade football teams opened their seasons Thursday night with impressive victories over Kennett. In the 7th grade ballgame, Central rolled to a 18-0 victory over the Indians led by G'Darius Stevensons' four rushing touchdowns. The hit of the night was delivered by Matt Burk, who forced a fumble near midfield in the first half. The Eagles dominated Kennett and never allowed the Indians to threaten...
Layton Pickard (09/13/05)
CHARLESTON - Joseph Layton Pickard, 91, died Sept. 12, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 7, 1914, in Benton, he was the son of the late Lee Andrew and Mary Alma Layton Pickard. After graduating from the University of Missouri-...
Albert R. Laster (09/13/05)
CHARLESTON - Albert R. "Doc" Laster, 69, formerly of Bertrand, died at 8 p.m. Sept. 11, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born January 12, 1936, in Charleston, son of the late Herman H. and Goldie Groves Laster. Having lived in Mississippi county most of his life, he was a member of the Cornerstone Church in Bertrand and was employed with Charleston R-I Schools and the Reliable Trucking Company until his retirement...
Roy Hastings (09/13/05)
BELL CITY - Roy Vernon Hastings, 77, died Sept. 11, 2005 at the John Cochran V.A. Medical Center in St. Louis. Born July 22, 1928, in Poplar Bluff, the son of the late Sherdan and Amy Huback Hastings, he moved to Bell City after living many years in St. Louis. He was a retired custodian and maintenance worker with the St. Louis County Library and attended the Apostolic Church of God. He was a U.S. Air Force World War II veteran...
J.D. Akins (09/13/05)
LAFORGE -- J.D. Akins died Sept. 12, 2005, at his home in LaForge. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
Births (Published 9/13) (09/13/05)
MATTHEWS - Christie and Gary Kenedy Jr. are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 2:07 a.m. Aug. 10, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Gary Lee Kenedy III arrived weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Mrs. Kenedy, a teacher for New Madrid County School District, is the daughter of Don and Janis Brown of New Madrid...
Looking Back 9/13 (09/13/05)
SIKESTON - Mrs. Hulda Bean Watkins, a life-long resident of Sikeston, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Edwards, on Maplewood Drive, early yesterday morning, following a week's illness of pneumonia. SIKESTON - Barbara Jean Greer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Guthrie, 316 Powers, has completed requirements for her A.B. degree from Central Methodist University...
Get rid of the clutter in city's Fall Cleanup (09/13/05)
Next week's annual Fall Cleanup in Sikeston offers an excellent opportunity for residents here to do the right thing. Without any financial charge, the city will dispose of many of those eyesores that have piled up in the backyard in recent months. I have long said this annual cleanup is one of the best programs available in our community...
Speakout 9/13 (09/13/05)
I am sitting here reading the newspaper about the MAP test scores. I am a little disgusted right about now. Why is it that black scores are so low? When you look at the honor roll students, they are just as many blacks that make the honor roll at these different school as the whites. ...