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Stories from Thursday, November 10, 2005

Longtime local doctor says it is time to hang up his stethoscope (11/10/05)
SIKESTON -- Like removing a Band-Aid, some things are best done quickly. After 31 years of practicing medicine in Sikeston, Dr. John Askew is hanging up his stethoscope. Oct. 28 was Askew's last day of practicing medicine. "I think it's time," he said. "My wife and I have made sure our kids are well-...
Budget bite: Rising winter heating costs are putting the crunch on area schools (11/10/05)
SIKESTON -- Warm November temperatures may have delayed signs of winter, but local school district officials aren't being fooled. The school business managers know when the cold weather moves in, a hefty heating bill will be sure to follow. "We've anticipated the increases all summer and we knew to be prepared," Sikeston R-6 Business Director Lori Boardman said. "If you heat with natural gas, you're going to have these increases."...
Sold! (11/10/05)
Tom Hedrick, a Sikeston Rotary Club member, places a bid on a board during the annual Rotary Club Auction at the Clinton Building. This is the final night of the auction which starts at 6:30 p.m. and can be seen on cable channel 12. For a complete list of items to be auctioned turn to Page 8. Proceeds from the event are used by the local Rotary Club to fund projects and services for more than 20 area charities...
Man charged with using young children to create pornography (11/10/05)
NEW MADRID - A Portageville man, accused of creating obscene material using young children, is to be arraigned today on the charge. New Madrid County Prosecuting Attorney Lewis Recker charged Edward Bruce Sitzes Sr. with sexual exploitation of a minor Tuesday...
Crafts for a cause (11/10/05)
Hunter Memorial First Presbyterian Church members Jeanne Bartholomew, Sibyl Wathen and Ed Cowan inventory Peruvian craft items at the church. The Mission Committee and the Women's Organization of the church are sponsoring a special sale of the crafts from 7 a.m. -2 p.m. Saturday. The items are handmade by the artisans in the villages of the Andes Mountains, who use the proceeds to buy food and medicine for their families...
Bridge work planned (11/10/05)
SIKESTON - Early next year, those traveling Interstate 57 in Scott County should expect some delays as bridges are replaced. The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded a contract during its regular meeting Wednesday to replace twin bridges on I-57 in Scott County. The $2,379,861 contract was awarded to Robertson Contractors Inc. of Poplar Bluff...
Ste. Genevieve wins war in trenches 34-21 over Dexter (11/10/05)
DEXTER - The Dexter Bearcats football team suffered a first round Class 3 playoff loss to the Ste. Genevieve Dragons by a score of 34-21 on Wednesday night at Charles Bland Stadium in Dexter. The Dragons used a power running game to rack up 326 rushing yards as a team on 53 attempts. Every one of Ste. Genevieve's starters on offense were seniors...
Zelma Findley (11/10/05)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for funeral services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel for Zelma Findley, who died Nov. 5, 2005, were: Robert Harlin, Billy Findley, David Findley, Gary Hartsfield, Jack Evans, Randy Kelly and Ed Pratt. Honorary pallbearer was Terry Brown...
Anita Ray (11/10/05)
COOTER -- Anita Parks Ray, 60, formerly of East Prairie and Charleston, died at 10:54 p.m. Nov. 9, 2005, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Byron Phillips (11/10/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Byron Phillips, 85, died Nov. 9, 2005, at his residence. Born May 3, 1920, at Zadock, son of the late Charles Edward and Licci Elsie Cox Phillips, he was a farmer, former chief of police in Bloomfield and a heavy equipment operator. He was of the General Baptist belief...
Herschel DeWitt (11/10/05)
ESSEX - Herschel Eugene "Ike" DeWitt, 70, died, Nov. 9, 2005, at his residence. Born April 23, 1935, in Matthews, son of the late Effie Rattlif and Hollis DeWitt, he retired in 1996 from Malone and Hyde after 30 years of service and was a member of the Essex Church of Christ...
Earlene Manar (11/10/05)
NORMAN, Okla. - Martha Earlene Manar, 80, formerly of Mississippi County, Mo., died at 6:29 p.m. Nov. 5, 2005, at her residence. Born Feb. 25, 1925, in Wyatt, Mo., daughter of the late Leondis Nathan and Jettie Levelle Brown Griggs, she left Mississippi County, lived in Rogers, Ark., and moved in 1999 to Norman. She had volunteered in various capacities for hospitals and community organizations...
Betsy Myers (11/10/05)
SIKESTON - Elizabeth "Betsy Myers" Rardon, 51, died Nov. 8, 2005, at her residence. Born June 16, 1954, in East Prairie, daughter of Clara Myers of Sikeston, she was of the Baptist belief. She was a 1972 Sikeston High School graduate and had been a supervisor for BP Oil Company...
Lawrence Arends (11/10/05)
BERNIE - Lawrence Arends, 11, died Nov. 9, 2005, at his residence due to an extended illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Harvey Butler (11/10/05)
POPLAR BLUFF -Harvey Butler, 40, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2005, at his residence. Born Oct. 14, 1965, in Beauford, S.C., a longtime resident of Poplar Bluff, he was a dye caster for Briggs & Stratton. He attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints...
Betty Purser (11/10/05)
NEW MADRID - Betty L. Purser, 73, died Nov. 7, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 19, 1932, daughter of the late Albert Otis Allen and Martha Nancy Moore Ransburgh, she was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in New Madrid...
Norma Stidham (11/10/05)
CHAFFEE -- Norma Jean Stidham, 71, died Nov. 10, 2005, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Births (Published 11/10) (11/10/05)
SIKESTON - Amanda Barnett and Joshua Turner are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 3:54 p.m. Oct. 5, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Joshua Samuel Turner weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Samuel Barnett and Tina Ervin. Maternal stepgrandparent is Vicki Barnett...
Looking Back 11/10 (11/10/05)
SIKESTON - At the Malone Theatre today, "It's in the Bag" with Jack Benny and Fred Allen. At the Rex, "Atlantic City" with Paul Whiteman and Constance Moore. --- SIKESTON - Miss Mary Ellen Bailey went to LaFayette, Ind., on Thursday of last week to begin her studies at Purdue University...
American-made is hard to find today (11/10/05)
America's trade deficit - the difference between those goods we import versus those goods we export- hit a record level in September partially because of expanded oil important following the Gulf Coast hurricanes. But the big shocker in the report was the continued deficit with China which could well top $200 billion this year. That means America sends $200 billion more into the Chinese economy than they spend on our products...
Your view: Generosity aids MDMC (11/10/05)
During 2005, the Missouri Delta Medical Center Foundation was able to fund numerous items for Missouri Delta Medical Center. The entire list was possible due to the generosity of the Missouri Delta Medical Center Foundation donors. Kay Schuerenberg, President of the Missouri Medical Center Foundation, would like to express her appreciation to al the donors of the three county service area...
Speakout 11/10 (11/10/05)
Congratulations Sikeston High School boys soccer team. You just won the district championship again. This is two years in a row. Way to go. Congratulations. To the person who considers themselves as being a target. If the Department of Family Services had you in their sights, it is probably for a good reason. ...