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Stories from Tuesday, November 8, 2005

Insurance rates go up for city, BMU (11/08/05)
SIKESTON - Health insurance is up another 15 percent for city and BMU employees. Sikeston City Council members awarded the bid to provide employee health insurance for the city and the Board of Municipal Utilities to Blue Cross Blue Shield during their regular meeting Monday...
Leaf collection (11/08/05)
Darren Martin, a Sikeston Public Works employee, collects leaves on Mary Street Monday morning. The city is in the second week of the leaf collection program. Check the city's Website, www.sikeston.org, for the districts and collection dates for the districts. This week Districts 2 and 6 will have leaves collected...
Ethanol plant seeks home in Scott County (11/08/05)
SCOTT CITY -- A newly formed corporation plans to construct a 100 million- gallon, coal-fired ethanol plant in Scott County that could be pumping the corn-based fuel as early as late next year. The $175-million plant would also use 36 million bushels of mostly local corn a year and create 50-60 jobs to make ethanol...
Bearcats, Dragons meet in sectional (11/08/05)
DEXTER - The Dexter Bearcats football team will host a sectional playoff game in Class 3, as the Bearcats take on the Ste. Genevieve Dragons on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. Dexter (7-3) defeated New Madrid County Central 34-7, blasted the Kennett Indians 46-0 and outlasted Perryville 6-0, to win the Class 3, District 1 title...
Distance dreams (11/08/05)
It was a great season for sophomore cross country runner Sarah Ruff of Kelly High School. She won a medal in every race this year and took all-conference honors with a fourth place finish at Mineral Area College. She took 14th place at Jefferson Barracks to take all-district honors and qualified for state in Jefferson City. ...
Grover O'Hara (11/08/05)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Grover M.K. O'Hare, 64, died Nov. 5, 2005, at Memorial Medical Center in Jacksonville. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, Mo.
Rogers Rhoades (11/08/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Rogers Irene Rhoades, 78, died Nov. 7, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 18, 1927, in Decatur, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Fera Morgan and Locie Jones. On Jan. 16, 1946, in Bragg City, she married J.D. Dewey "Slim" Rhoades who preceded her in death...
Willa Wilmath (11/08/05)
DEXTER -- Willa D. Wilmath, 72, died Nov. 6, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Oct. 25, 1933, at Parma, daughter of Audie Chapman Burnett of Dexter and the late Boyd Burnett, she was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter and the former owner of the Wilmath Rest Home in Dexter...
George Orr (11/08/05)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services for George W. Orr, 80, who died Nov. 6, 2005, will be: George "W.D." Orr, Robert A. Orr, Bryan Dial, Mike Tackett, Eddie Stinnett and Terry Gordon. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston. Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Morehouse with the Rev. Randy Conn officiating...
David Hill (11/08/05)
SIKESTON -- David Michael Hill, 33, died Nov. 8, 2005, at his home following an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Doris Cannon (11/08/05)
SIKESTON - Doris J. Cannon, 63, died at 3 a.m. Nov. 7, 2005, at her home. Born March 29, 1942, in Tennessee, daughter of the late Albert and Erma Flippo Hurley, she had worked as a nurses aid at Green Meadows Retirement Home in Sikeston and was of the Baptist belief...
Betty Purser (11/08/05)
NEW MADRID - Betty Purser, 73, died Nov. 7, 2005 at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home.
Agnes Collier (11/08/05)
CHARLESTON - Agnes Noland Collier, 87, died at 10:40 p.m. Nov. 7, 2005, at the Charleston Manor. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home.
Greg Parrott (11/08/05)
IMPERIAL - Pallbearers for services for Greg L. Parrott, 46, who died on Nov. 4, 2005, were: Keith Wooten, Joe Wooten, Mike Genther, Harry Pratt, Rick Parrott and Chuck Hill. Services were held Monday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery...
Births (Published 11/8) (11/08/05)
MOUNDS, Ill. - Amy and Ned Boyd Jr. are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 10 p.m. Oct. 4, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Susan Elizabeth Boyd weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Mrs. Boyd, the daughter of Gary and Mary Vaughn of Mounds, is employed with Kroger Pharmacy...
Looking Back 11/8 (11/08/05)
SIKESTON - Sikeston Fire Chief Millburn Arbaugh came back home the other day with a five-point buck strapped to the bumper of his car - proof that his hunting was successful. SIKESTON - The Rev. Harold Nance, minister-humorist, will speak at the 30th anniversary of the Kiwanis Club at the Holiday Inn at 6 o'clock tonight. It will be a ladies' night event...
Patriot Act needed for today's world (11/08/05)
Few favor less government intervention in our lives than do I. And few value the freedom of privacy more than do I. But we're living in dangerous times and unfortunately those times require drastic measures. Case in point - the USA Patriot Act. The anti-terrorist Patriot Act gives the federal government broad powers to monitor the activities of those suspected of terrorist activities. ...
Speakout 11/8 (11/08/05)
I'm calling about the Cotton Carnival. Someone said it would be nice for it to be downtown again. Well, from the past we learned that it would just cause a lot of problems. I'm against the Cotton Carnival being downtown again. Have you forgotten? I agree that the parents of the little girl in Scott City should be held partly accountable, yet there is no reason for the railroad not to have done something to separate the community and the children from an obvious hazard. ...