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Stories from Friday, November 11, 2005

Fall fun (11/11/05)
Jackson Hurt, 4, swings at the Sikeston Sports Complex Thursday afternoon. Jackson along with his friend Coby spent the afternoon enjoying the brisk fall weather.
Property taxes can now be paid over internet (11/11/05)
BENTON -- Residents of Scott and New Madrid counties can save themselves a trip to the courthouse this year by paying their property taxes over the Internet. "We just felt it would be a convenience to the taxpayer," Scott County Collector Mark Hensley said. "Just another way of trying to serve Scott County taxpayers."...
County will make good on missed sales tax money (11/11/05)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County commissioners have agreed to make good on missed sales tax contributions to Charleston's Tax Increment Financing district. Commissioners met with David Brewer, Charleston's city manager; Bill Green, the city's TIF advisor; and Charleston City Council members Michael Jones and Jack Feezor during their regular meeting Thursday to discuss the TIF funds...
Board approves police vehicles (11/11/05)
MINER -- A lease-purchase agreement will put two new patrol vehicles on the road for the Miner Police Department. Miner's Board of Alderman approved the lease-purchase arrangement with First Capital during their meeting Thursday. The regular monthly meeting was rescheduled from Tuesday due to the election...
Basketball season under way (11/11/05)
Sikeston varsity basketball coach Gregg Holifield (right) instructs his team during preseason drills at a recent practice. Final cuts have been made as Sikeston prepares for its first game of the year when they host Blytheville, Ark., on Nov. 29.
Sikeston girls named to All-District softball (11/11/05)
SIKESTON -- Senior Molly Brinkmeyer, repeating as a first team Class 4, District 1 selection, was the workhorse of the Lady Bulldogs' pitching staff. Brinkmeyer appeared in 24 games, logging 115.1 innings with an 11-13 won-lost record. She posted a 2.30 ERA with 160 strikeouts and 20 walks...
Fantasy Forecast: Week 10 (11/11/05)
Talk about a crazy week! Week 10 showed just how far the mighty have fallen. Superstars Priest Holmes and Terrell Owens, who were for sure first- rounders, both discovered that they will be spectators for the remainder of the 2005 season. We, as fans, also saw what may be the beginning of the end for Brett Favre. Favre is steering a Green Bay vessel that has lost two of its featured wide receivers and is now forced to start its fifth string running back. OUCH!...
Richard Herron (11/11/05)
NEW MADRID - Richard Herron, 70, formerly of High Ridge, died at 5:30 a.m. Nov. 10, 2005, at his residence. Born July 13, 1935, he was a retired truck driver and a veteran of the Korean War and the United States Army. Survivors include: one nephew, Raymond Herron of Caruthersville and special friends, Bonnie Tadlock and Tammy Clark...
Ben Sullivan (11/11/05)
SIKESTON - Benjamin Franklin Sullivan Jr., 88, died at 1:52 p.m. Nov. 10, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 29, 1917, in Mountain View, Ark., son of the late Benjamin Franklin and Rosetta Pitts Sullivan Sr., he was a truck driver for 24 years with Gordon Transport Co. in Memphis, Tenn., and a member of the Concordia Lutheran Church...
Anita Ray (11/11/05)
COOTER -- Anita Joyce Parks Ray, 60, formerly of Charleston, died at 10:54 p.m. Nov. 9, 2005, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. Born Nov. 2, 1945, in Dorena, Miss., to the late Harry A. and Margaret M. Campbell Parks, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County and had lived in Cooter for the past two years. She was retired from Brown Shoe Company in Charleston and was of the Methodist belief...
Norma Jean Stidham (11/11/05)
CHAFFEE -- Norma Jean Stidham, 71, died Nov. 10, 2005, at her home. Born Dec. 1, 1933, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Smiley Sweet and Ora Hope, she was a CPA at the Lutheran Home and Chaffee General Hospital for several years before retiring and was the mother of The Hill Church of Rockview...
Lawrence Arends (11/11/05)
BERNIE -- Lawrence Arends, 11, died Nov. 9, 2005, at his home in Bernie. Born Nov. 25, 1993, in Marquette, Mich., son of Tony Arends of Kirkwood and Ruth Ann Johnson Arends of Bernie, he was a sixth grade student at Bernie Elementary and a member of the Bethany General Baptist Church in rural Campbell...
Grover O'Hare (11/11/05)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Grover M.K. O'Hare, 64, formerly of Stoddard County (Mo.), died Nov. 5, 2005, in the Memorial Medical Center. Born May 1, 1944, at Dudley, Mo., son of the late Keith and Marie Jones O'Hare, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served for 20 years, a former employee of Sea Land and a volunteer treasurer for the DAV Chapter 1 in Jacksonville...
Martha Cook (11/11/05)
ST. CHARLES - Martha Louise Cook, 81, died Nov. 8, 2005, at Mt. Carmel Nursing Center. Born Dec. 6, 1923, in Portageville, daughter of the late William and Minnie Gilbow Warth, she attended Westside General Baptist Church in St. Ann. On Dec. 23, 1945, in Piggott, Ark., she married Hershel Leon Cook who preceded her in death Aug. 9, 2002...
Births (Published 11/11) (11/11/05)
JEFFERSON CITY - Krystal and Scott Barnes are the parents of a daughter born at 12:43 p.m. Oct. 8, 2005, at Boone Hospital Center in Jefferson City. Alexis Kathrine Barnes weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces. Grandparents are Jeff and Kristy Hill of Benton and Charles and Rhonda Jones of Jefferson City...
Looking Back 11/11 (11/11/05)
LAREDO, Texas - Sgt. Bill York is recovering in satisfactory condition from an appendectomy at the base in Laredo. SIKESTON - 4-H members from New Madrid to Stoddard counties showed and sold their calves Saturday afternoon at the Sikeston Auction Company. David Bird's black steer was bought by the auction company for 29 cents a pound, the highest paid bid at the auction. Bird is from Matthews...
Your view: A solution (11/11/05)
Dear Mike, I think someone that has the voice you have could fix Social Security. How? Any disability Social Security payments, medical bills, administrative cost, etc., related to smoking 42 years like me would get their funding from tobacco settlements instead of from Social Security funds. ...
Speakout 11/11 (11/11/05)
Life, and sometimes death, is full of surprises, but some of them can be avoided. This is to the people who have bought or are considering buying prepaid funeral plans. Be sure to read your contract very carefully and ask questions until you fully understand exactly what you are purchasing. ...