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Stories from Thursday, October 6, 2005

'Price is Right' fans (10/06/05)
Southeast Elementary School students clap and cheer after their principal Kathy Sturgess is announced the winner of the "The Price Is Right" game show which was broadcast Wednesday morning. Sturgess won a trip, two vehicles and other prizes on a show taped for television on July 11...
Sculptress returns to Depot to display latest bronze work (10/06/05)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston will welcome sculptress Sabra Tull Meyer of Columbia back to the community with a reception Friday at the Sikeston Depot. Scheduled from 5-7 p.m., the reception is open to the public, according to Delilah Tayloe, curator for the Sikeston Depot...
Sodomy charge filed (10/06/05)
BENTON -- A Blodgett man is in jail on charges of statutory sodomy. According to the Scott County Sheriff's Department, Abraham L. Burgess III, 23, was arrested Sept. 23 on charges of statutory sodomy in the first degree. The incident was reported by the 3-year-old victim's mother on Sept. 20...
Area school officials take part in emergency response training (10/06/05)
BENTON -- Should a disaster ever strike the area, Scott County Central teacher Richard Conaway said he wants a plan to take action -- whether for three hours, three days or even three weeks. "We're so far away -- in the middle of Sikeston, Vanduser and Morley -- and it will take as much as 10 or 15 minutes for emergency professionals to get here," Conaway said about the school district. "So we have to be able to take care of ourselves."...
SHS softball eliminated by Cape Central; Kelly defeats Clearwater (10/06/05)
POPLAR BLUFF - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs softball team suffered a first round loss to the Cape Central Lady Tigers in Class 4, District 1 action at Poplar Bluff High School by a score of 4-1. All of Cape Central's runs were unearned due to costly errors and passed balls given up by Sikeston ...
SHS seeking its first win against NMCC (10/06/05)
NEW MADRID - Still searching for their first victory, the Sikeston Bulldogs road doesn't get any easier on Friday night when they travel to take on the resurgent New Madrid County Central Eagles on homecoming night. The Bulldogs showed improvement last week as they gave the No. 3 ranked Class 4 Farmington Knights all they wanted for a half, trailing 28-20. But in the end, Sikeston was sent home with its fifth straight loss...
Portageville to take on conference foe Hayti (10/06/05)
HAYTI - The Portageville Bulldogs football team will travel south to take on SEMO Conference foe, the Hayti Indians. Portageville (2-3) is coming off a road loss at Kennett last week as the Bulldogs fell 52-12, while Hayti (3-1) is rested and ready to go after having an open date last week...
Danny Evans (10/06/05)
OLATHE, Kan. - Danny Evans, 54, died Oct. 4, 2005, at his residence. Born Oct. 26 1950, in Kennett, son of Wayne Evans of Dexter and the late Wanda Huskey Evans, he was a member of the Southwest Church of the Nazarene in Dexter. He was a former security officer at Mid-America Nazarene College at Olathe and had worked security in the Dexter area...
Jewell Perkins (10/06/05)
SIKESTON - Jewell Perkins, 77, died Oct. 1, 2005, at her home. Born Oct. 12, 1927, in Kewanee, daughter of the late J.B. and Pearl West Miller, she lived in Missouri all her life and was a member of Greer Chapel Missionary Baptist Church where she served in many capacities and on the Mother board...
Births (Published 10/6) (10/06/05)
DEXTER - Toby Lacy and Amanda Bracken are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 3:18 p.m. Aug. 31, 2005 at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Abigail Janet Lacy weighed 7 pounds and was 18 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Rickey and Janet Bracken. Great-grandparents are the late Roy Bracken and Francis Mitchell and the late Chester and Mickey Bess. She is a medical specialist student...
Looking Back 10/6 (10/06/05)
SIKESTON - Word has come from Fort Leavenworth that Colonel C.L. Malone, who was in charge of the Army Reception Center, is seriously ill with high blood pressure. MORLEY -The Scott County R-5 Schools will reopen Monday following a three-week cotton vacation...
Did company take Missouri for ride? (10/06/05)
Missouri now has a new transportation service company that will begin providing rides for Medicaid patients needing transportation to their doctors. The new $25.6 million contract was awarded to an Atlanta firm over last year's successful bidder, Lake St. Louis-based Medical Transportation Management Inc...
Your view: Thank you (10/06/05)
On Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, the Sons of the American Legion Post 114 in Sikeston held their second poker run for St. Jude Children's Hospital. The event was a wonderful success and thanks to the generosity of the people and businesses in our community, we were able to send $3,000 to the hospital...
Speakout 10/6 (10/06/05)
I would like to make a comment about the pink ice ring. I found my ring. I'd like to speak out about politics. I am a conservative Republican and the Democrats need to get over it. We won. So to the liberal Democrats can do nothing but name calling and making racist remarks. Believe in everything and stand for nothing. That's the way the Democrats believe. Liberalism, that's true liberalism. So, I can say to Mr. Dubya, Mr. President, you rule for the next three years, get on with the job...