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Stories from Sunday, October 9, 2005

Judgement House (10/09/05)
Today starts final week of Miner Baptist Church's Judgement House's "The Dysfunctional Family!" During the walk-through drama about heaven and hell, (above) a judge (Randy Couch) passes judgment on an actor that was killed during a scene. Those attending participate during the scene. ...
Longtime Scott County officeholder, sheriff's deputy Gerald Inman dies (10/09/05)
SIKESTON - Former Scott County Assessor Gerald Allen Inman died at 10:21 p.m. Oct. 7, 2005, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was 72. Born June 26, 1933, in Sikeston, son of the late Ernest and Nancy Katherine "Dimple" Brown Inman, he served in the United States Navy during the Korean conflict and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston. ...
Bloomfield museum/library welcomes return of 'Stripers' (10/09/05)
BLOOMFIELD -- In addition to keynote speaker Andy Rooney, attendees of the upcoming Stars and Stripers reunion will enjoy the expanded museum and country atmosphere, say staff and volunteers of the Stars and Stripes Museum/Library in Bloomfield. "The Stripers enjoyed the reunion we hosted at the museum in 1999 so much that they requested a return visit," said Deloris May, director of the Stars and Stripes Museum and Library. ...
Local Kiwanis Club marks 70 years of service (10/09/05)
SIKESTON -- A belief in the community started the Kiwanis Club of Sikeston 70 years ago, and members say it's that same belief that's kept the civic organization operating all these years. "Any vibrant community -- and I consider Sikeston a vibrant community -- must have civic clubs that are interested and devoted to a community," said Roger Sherman, past district governor and member of the Kiwanis Club of Sikeston since 1964...
School will honor graduates (10/09/05)
SIKESTON -- Three new names will join the list of those honored for contributions to the Sikeston R-6 School District. Rice P. "Pete" Burns, Andrew Lawson and Jim Warf will be recognized during the Sikeston Public Schools Hall of Fame-Honor Wall induction ceremony slated to take place at the Sikeston-Kennett football game Friday...
Scott City comeback fall short against Fredericktown (10/09/05)
SCOTT CITY - Scott City scored a late touchdown but could not complete the comeback at home. Ethan Watkins hit Jamie Pinkston for a 10-yard score with about 13 seconds remaining, and the two-point conversion put the Rams (2-4) down four. Fredericktown (2-4) recovered the kick to clinch the victory. Scott City was plagued on its final drive by two penalties after reaching the 1-yard line with a little more than a minute remaining...
Chaffee, Kelly win district titles (10/09/05)
CHAFFEE - Last year, the Chaffee softball program sacrificed the comfort of spring -- and the big win totals the team had accumulated in recent seasons -- for the chance at a district title in the fall. In their second season of fall softball, the Red Devils made the move pay off...
NMCC rallies for win (10/09/05)
NEW MADRID - The New Madrid County Central Eagles scored two touchdowns in less than two minutes late in the fourth quarter to come from behind to defeat the Sikeston Bulldogs 19-16 on homecoming night in New Madrid. The Bulldogs had a chance to possibly win the game with under two minutes left, but quarterback Chase Ferrell lost the grip on the ball when attempting to pass and fumbled...
Fourth quarter lifts Bearcats, 33-12 (10/09/05)
CHARLESTON -- Two mental mistakes broke the backs of the Charleston Bluejays in a 33-12 SEMO Central Conference loss to the Dexter Bearcats on Friday at John Marshall Field. The first blunder came with Charleston holding a 12-6 lead with 3:20 to go in the first half. ...
Former resident is selected as first African-American principal at Georgia school (10/09/05)
CHAMBLEE, Ga. - Sikeston, Mo., native Rochelle Patterson Lowery has come a long way from leading five younger siblings to leading a student body of more than 1,300 students. Lowery is beginning her first year as principal at Chamblee High School, located in Chamblee...
Sikeston physicians open Smith Street Medical Clinci (10/09/05)
SIKESTON - Dr. Ken Stone and Dr. Bobby Jibben have opened Smith Street Medical Clinic, a rural health clinic. "We are excited with the opening of our health clinic," said Stone. "It has been our goal to offer full health care for the entire family. "...
Business reopens for Christmas season (10/09/05)
COMMERCE - The Yule Log Cabin is once again open for business offering even more Christmas decorations. The Yule Log Cabin will be open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. everyday except Christmas until Dec. 31. "We're even open Thanksgiving day," said owner Joannie Smith. "After they eat their turkey dinner, they're looking for something to do - especially the women while the guys are watching football."...
First State Bank adds to staff (10/09/05)
SIKESTON - Annette Payne has joined the First State Bank and Trust Co. as an administrative assistant. The appointment was announced recently by Mike Marshall, community bank president of First State Bank & Trust Co. Payne, who has over 34 years of banking experience, will be involved in the processing and documentation of consumer, commercial and real estate loans as well as other administrative duties...
Business briefcase 10/9 (10/09/05)
SIKESTON - Missouri Delta Medical Center therapists Jennifer Steelman and Lauren Mosley recently completed training and were certified in "VitalStim," a new treatment technique which offers a dramatic improvement in lifestyle as well as significant cost savings for those with dysphagia as compared with traditional treatments...
Margaret McPherson (10/09/05)
BENTON - Margaret Evelyn McPherson, 82, died Oct. 7, 2005, at her residence. Born June 11, 1923, in Blodgett, daughter of the late Ernie and Edna Moore Rister, she was a member of Unity Baptist Church in Benton. She had worked for 11 years as a key punch operator at Rival Manufacturing and at Olin Mathis Ammunition Co. in Alton, Ill., during World War II...
Births (Published 10/9) (10/09/05)
NEW MADRID - Christina and James Hodges are the parents of their second child, second son, born at 1:18 p.m. Sept. 1, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Samuel "Peyton" Hodges weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and was 21.5 inches long...
Lynch - Ziegenhorn (10/09/05)
KANSAS CITY -- Bridgit Anne Lynch and Dez E. Ziegenhorn were united in marriage during a 7 p.m. ceremony July 9, 2005, at Saint Elizabeth Catholic Church in Kansas City. The Rev. John Bolderson performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of John and Mary Lynch of Kansas City. Parents of the bridegroom are Dennis and Karen Ziegenhorn of Sikeston, and his grandparents are Mildred Ziegenhorn of Sikeston and Elmer Underwood of Bloomfield and the late Eldon Ziegenhorn and Anna Lois Underwood...
Wynne - Nelson (10/09/05)
ROLLA -- Sarah Brooke Wynne and Jonathan Andrew Nelson exchanged marriage vows in a 3 p.m. ceremony July 30, 2005, at the First Baptist Church in Rolla. Ken Lumley, pastor of Memorial Baptist Church in Jefferson City, performed the ceremony. Parents of the bride are Ron and Mitzi Wynne of Rolla, and the bridegroom is the son of Dick and Sherry Nelson of Sikeston...
Drake - Coffer (10/09/05)
BOLIVAR -- Larry and Kathy Drake have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Leann, to Justin Lee Coffer, son of Steve and Sherry Coffer of Sikeston. A 2000 graduate of Bolivar High School, the future bride received a master's in education at Southwest Missouri State University in 2005. She is employed with the Willard R-2 School District as a 7th grade math teacher...
Looking Back 10/9 (10/09/05)
SIKESTON - Miss Gwenn Minner, who has been employed by the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation in St. Louis, has resigned her position and will spend the winter here with her mother, Mrs. Lina J. Minner. --- SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dover have received word that their son, S.Sgt. John W. Dover, is serving with the Third Marine Division on Guam...
We must sacrifice to pay today's bills (10/09/05)
Two weeks ago this column was devoted to the spiraling cost of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. I said then - and I repeat today - we cannot put this expense off on future generations and we cannot expect the dwindling number of taxpayers to dig even deeper to pay these costs. We must find ways to reduce federal spending in the short-term to pay the bills that will soon come due...
Speakout 10/9 (10/09/05)
This is in regards to speakout on Sept. 29 keep 'em out, That was such an ugly response. How dare you! Who are you to judge? People like you need much prayer, because you sound like a very unhappy and sad individual. Bless your heart. To all of you women who have called in because you were trying to be spiteful to the skinny person , apparently, she hit a nerve! Apparently, you were a part of the problem in this town she was talking about. ...