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Stories from Sunday, November 13, 2005

Sikeston Foundation board expands, adds an executive director (11/13/05)
SIKESTON -- For almost 15 years the Sikeston Public Schools Foundation has provided graduating seniors with scholarships, and now the organization is on a quest to enhance even more educational opportunities for all students and staff in the Sikeston R-6 School District...
Veterans, family of East Prairie soldier killed in action saluted during ceremony (11/13/05)
SIKESTON - Our nation's military protect us against the world's wolves, according to Cmdr. Michael Lumpkin of the U.S. Navy. "I want to thank each and every one who has served our nation in uniform," said Lumpkin, keynote speaker for the Veterans Day Ceremony held Friday morning at the Sikeston Field House. "America is a better place because of their service."...
Crop, chemistry rotation key for spring planting (11/13/05)
SIKESTON -- Farmers who aren't already rotating crops and herbicide chemistry should do so this spring, experts say. The recent discovery of waterhemp, or pigweed, in two fields in northeast Missouri has caused agriculture officials statewide to wonder how long it will be before their weeds become resistant to glyphosate -- the key ingredient used in Monsanto's Roundup Ready seeds...
SEMO Conference Football Records (11/13/05)
SEMO NORTH Cape Central Tigers (3-7) Jackson Indians (6-4) Poplar Bluff Mules (2-8) Sikeston Bulldogs (1-9) SEMO CENTRAL Caruthersville Tigers (5-6) Charleston Bluejays (7-3) Dexter Bearcats (7-4) Kennett Indians (4-6) NMCC Eagles (7-3) SEMO SOUTH...
Ultimate Fighting Championship does have good fighting (11/13/05)
OK, I admit it - I've been watching the Ultimate Fighting Championship programs on Spike TV. Part of it may be that morbid fascination that makes us slow down to gawk at wrecks on the highway and part of it is that it just happens to be in a time slot during which I regularly find myself at home in front of the television...
Sikeston wrestlers young once again (11/13/05)
SIKESTON -- Numbers are down, but attitudes appear to be up for a young group of Sikeston High School wrestlers. With a squad of only 16, second-year coach Ivan Robison is high on the wrestlers in the program, but, at the same time, disappointed in the turnout...
SHS girls have high hopes (11/13/05)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs basketball team will enter the 2005 -06 season with youth and inexperience. The makeup of the team will consist of two seniors and sophomores, three juniors and one freshman on the varsity squad. Sikeston returns only three players from last year's 11-14 team...
Ford's hybrid offers choice (11/13/05)
SIKESTON - Southeast Missouri drivers like roomy cars with get-up-and-go. But as gas prices hover around $2 per gallon, the love for power and size seemed to be at odds with the pocketbook. That is, until now. Ford has introduced the Escape Hybrid designed with the American consumer in mind...
Business briefcase 11/13 (11/13/05)
SCOTT CITY - The Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority Board of Commissioners and the SEMO Port Railroad Inc. Board of Directors will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Port Office, 10 Bill Bess Drive. SIKESTON - The JC Penney Salon has added three new members to its staff...
New leadership at Sikeston Electric (11/13/05)
SIKESTON - Glen Parks is the new manager of Sikeston Electrical Supply and Jim Porter will lead their outside sales efforts in the Bootheel area. Parks brings 20 years of electrical experience to his new leadership position. Starting his career at Chambers Electric, Parks has since gained an extensive background in electrical supplies and equipment. He will continue to work closely with all his local customers and have responsibility for the Sikeston store...
New ag, commercial lender joins the team at Sikeston US Bank (11/13/05)
SIKESTON - Nathan Cox has been named assistant vice president of agricultural and commercial lending at US Bank's downtown location in Sikeston. A 1996 graduate of Sikeston High School, Cox earned a bachelor's degree in agricultural economics from The University of Tennessee-Knoxville. He has worked as an agricultural lender and branch manager in southern Illinois for the last 4 1/2 years. Also he has his life and health insurance licenses in Missouri and Illinois...
Diane Coffer (11/13/05)
Diane Coffer, 54, formerly of Charter Oak, died Nov. 11, 2005, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 24, 1951, in Holcomb, daughter of the late William E. and Ona Asher Dial, she graduated from Charter Oak School and move to Sikeston in 1969, After 35 years of service, she retired from Southwestern Bell...
Ben Sullivan Jr. (11/13/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services for Benjamin Franklin Sullivan Jr., 88, who died Nov. 10, 2005, will be: Tony Reeves, Gerald Nelson, Harvey Shirkey, Michael Hailey, Terry Hampton and Jim Payne. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, where services will be at 11 a.m. Monday...
Births (Published 11/13) (11/13/05)
SIKESTON - Tiffany Graves and Christopher Pobst are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 2:07 p.m. Oct. 10, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center's Family BirthPlace in Cape Girardeau. Elijah Macey Pobst weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 19 inches long...
Goff - Boldrey (11/13/05)
COLUMBIA -- Michelle Lee Goff and Andrew Burton Boldrey exchanged marriage vows in a 4 p.m. double-ring ceremony June 4, 2005, at Missouri United Methodist Church in Columbia. The Rev. William F. Koch performed the ceremony. Parents of the bride are Michael Goff of Holt's Summit and Sandra Laurich of New Bloomfield. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Boldrey of Sikeston...
Shirrell - Jones (11/13/05)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Kenny and Tina Shirrell of Poplar Bluff have announced the engagement of their daughter, Heather, to Justin Jones, son of John and Faye Jones of Oran. A 1997 graduate of Poplar Bluff High School, the future bride earned a Bachelor of Science at Arkansas State University and a Master of Arts at Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed as a speech pathologist with the Poplar Bluff School District...
Morley couple honored (11/13/05)
MORLEY -- Mr. and Mrs. William Darrell Dollins celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 29 with a surprise dinner and reception held at the VFW Hall in Morley. The event was hosted by the couple's two daughters and sons-in-law, Vicki and Kenny Newell of Patton and Donna and Brian McMillan of Jackson. ...
Looking Back 11/13 (11/13/05)
ORAN - Mrs. H.B. Green entertained with a party at her home last Saturday in observance of the birth anniversary of her daughter, Margaret. SIKESTON - The Rotary Club joined more than 12,000 Rotary Clubs in 128 countries and geographical regions to participate in this week's worldwide observance of Rotary Foundation Week, according to club president, Lucien Stoner...
America may lose itself in daily cultural changes (11/13/05)
The words of Roosevelt make as much sense today as they did a century ago. But believe me, Roosevelt would never win an election today with that common sense and logic. In short, the face of this nation has changed and unfortunately along the way, our values have changed as well...
Speakout 11/13 (11/13/05)
I'm talking about all these obese children in the Heartland. Wendy Ray is always talking about all these obese children. Well, they wouldn't be obese if they had lived 50 years ago. They would have a hoe handle in their hand from May to September and they would be walking to school in the cold and the rain and the snow. ...