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Stories from Sunday, November 20, 2005

Scams are targeting local residents (11/20/05)
MINER -- 'Tis the season for holiday scamming. According to Miner Chief of Police Roger Moore, local residents have been receiving letters from a fraudulent company called Quartet Marketing Inc. Final Notification Claims and Payment Verification Centere based in Saskatchewan, Canada...
Meeting planned (11/20/05)
What: Benton Town Hall meeting about restoring the old Benton High School Who: Citizens of the Benton area, those with opinions on uses for the building and those willing to offer ideas and support for economic development in the region. When: 6:30 p.m. Monday...
Benton residents to decide fate of old high school (11/20/05)
BENTON -- Despite fallen plaster and deteriorating plumbing, the Benton Chamber of Commerce thinks there's still some life in the building that was once home to the Benton High School. Now the Chamber is looking to the public for ideas of what to do with the old building. A town hall meeting will be held Monday night to discuss restoring the old building...
Work on new center could start this month (11/20/05)
SIKESTON -- Ground could be broken for the construction of the Sikeston R-6 Math and Science Center as early as month's end, officials say. Board of Education members awarded during a special session on Friday the bid of the site improvement package -- which will help prepare the site for the concrete contractor -- to Fronabarger Concreters Inc. of Oak Ridge...
'Tis the season (11/20/05)
Willie Park hangs Christmas lights along the roof line of the Boyce home Friday afternoon. Area residents are preparing for the upcoming holiday season.
Dexter heavy on experience (11/20/05)
DEXTER -- The big question for the Dexter Lady Bearcats this upcoming basketball season is, how do they replace all-everything Rachel Blunt? Blunt is currently playing for Southeast Missouri State University and holds the Dexter school record for total points. Where are the Lady Bearcats going to find someone who averaged close to 20 points per game and grabbed 10 rebounds a game, like Blunt did last season?...
Scott Central, Oran to rely on quickness (11/20/05)
SIKESTON - The Scott County Central Bravettes lost three starters including two-time all-state player Janet Penrod from last year's team, but there is still plenty of talent returning in 2005-06. All-region junior guard Brittney Peet is the top returner after averaging 18 points and a whopping six steals per game for last year's 15-7 squad that fell in a Class 1 Sectional game to Delta, 40-39...
Kelly girls look for balance (11/20/05)
BENTON -- Like its softball program, the Kelly Lady Hawks basketball program is one of the tops in state. Kelly has won nine district titles with the first one in 1976. In 1977, the Lady Hawks finished fourth, received a second-place trophy in '78 and placed third in '92...
Billings resigns as SEMO head football coach (11/20/05)
Cape Girardeau - Tim Billings, head football coach at Southeast Missouri State University, resigned from his position today to pursue other career opportunities. Billings announced the resignation and informed his team this morning, prior to the Redhawks' departure for Cookeville, Tenn., where they are scheduled to play Tennessee Tech on Saturday, 1 p.m...
Sikeston R-6 students pen their thoughts on education (11/20/05)
SIKESTON -- Nov. 13-19 was designated American Education Week with Missouri public schools, including Southeast Elementary in Sikeston, celebrating the week-long event. Throughout the week Southeast students participated in several events including a coloring contest for first and second grades, an essay contest for third and fourth grades, patriotic day, favorite book day and school spirit day...
Montgomery named to board of directors (11/20/05)
SIKESTON - R. Henley Montgomery IV has been appointed to the Montgomery Bank Board of Directors. A 2002 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a major in personal finance-financial planning, Montgomery is employed with R.H. Montgomery Properties in project development. Montgomery's primary focus is senior living developments, which include assisted living facilities, skilled nursing centers and independent retirement communities...
Work rate rising (11/20/05)
JEFFERSON CITY - With Missouri's unemployment rate at its lowest level in four years, employment (unadjusted) in September increased in the state's seven metropolitan areas. Scott, New Madrid and Mississippi counties also saw job increase. In St. Louis, employment increased by 11,200 jobs, Kansas City employment grew by 8,700 jobs, Springfield added 3,300 jobs, Columbia employment grew by 2,100 jobs, Joplin added 1,800 jobs while non-farm payrolls were up by 700 jobs in Jefferson City and 300 jobs in St. ...
Marketing sports (11/20/05)
Earlier this year, the Convention and Visitors Bureau held a retreat to update our strategic development and tourism marketing plan. This plan was developed to guide the Sikeston and Miner CVB in its marketing and community affairs. The plan featured two basic concepts. The most common aspect is external marketing, outside the city, state or region...
Antique collectors turn hobby into business (11/20/05)
NEW MADRID - When Bill and Betty Johnson retired, they turned to their hobby to keep them busy. That hobby has put them back to work. The Johnsons, who collect antiques, along with their son-in-law David White have opened Miss Ella's Antiques. They have gathered a mixture of antiques, gifts and collectibles in their store, located at 415 Main St. in New Madrid...
SEMO Ready-Mix (11/20/05)
SEMO Ready Mix, 955 School St., conducted a grand opening ribbon cutting recently. Cutting the ribbon is Steve Obermann, secretary and treasurer of SEMO Ready Mix. Also pictured are members of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce and employees of the SEMO Ready Mix. The business is open 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday by appointment...
Norma Stephens (11/20/05)
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. - Norma Stephens, 74, formerly of Dexter, died Nov. 18, 2005, in the Hernando Pasco Hospice Care Center in Brooksville. Born Sept. 28, 1931, at Lexington, Tenn., daughter of the late John H. and Guy Eula Corbitt Ayers, she was a homemaker, a member of the First United Methodist Church in Brooksville and a former member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter...
Lawrence Glaus (11/20/05)
BENTON - Lawrence "Larry" Glaus, 65, died Nov. 18, 2005, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton.
Roy McAnulty (11/20/05)
SIKESTON - Roy Allen McAnulty, 82, died Nov. 17, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 22, 1923, in Pope County, Ark., near Russellville, son of the late Robert Allen and Marquerette Young McAnulty, he had lived in Southeast Missouri since 1942 and had resided for the past 20 years in Sikeston. ...
Eugene Parks (11/20/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted on Friday, at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Dexter, for Eugene Ernest Parks, who died on Nov. 14, 2005, were: Harold Foster, Dale Rogers, Jim Jarrell, Bobby Parks, Ben Holt and Tony Thurkill.
Clarence Job (11/20/05)
KELSO - Clarence "Butch" Job, 72, died Nov. 18, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Margaret Lee (11/20/05)
SIKESTON - Margaret Elizabeth Lee, 85, died Nov. 17, 2005, at West Ridge Place in Sikeston. Born Feb. 7, 1920, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Ira and Anna Bacher Jones, she was a member for over 76 years of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston, where she served from 1964 to 1996 as church clerk and from 1973 to 1996 as Sunday school secretary. She was also a member of Beta Sigma Phi...
Patricia Brickhaus (11/20/05)
DEXTER - Patricia Brickhaus, 51, died Nov. 16, 2005, in the Barnes-Jewish Hospital at St. Louis. Born July 29, 1954, at Perryville, daughter of the late Walter Mathew and Mildred Flora Ochs Brickhaus, she was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Dexter, where she was a member of the choir and served as church organist, a teacher at T.S. ...
Births (Published 11/20) (11/20/05)
MORLEY - Ryan Taylor and Christina Patrick are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 3:33 p.m. Oct. 5, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Keaton Ryan James Taylor weighed 5 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 18 inches long. Maternal grandparents are James Patrick of Morley and Tony and Barbara Miller of Oswego, Ill...
Stuever - Brueggeman (11/20/05)
JERSEYVILLE, Ill. -- Amanda Catherine Stuever and Jay Alan Brueggeman were united in marriage during a 2 p.m. ceremony June 25, 2005, at St. Francis- Xavier Catholic Church in Jerseyville. The Rev. Patrick Gibbons performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Stuever of Dexter, Mo. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Cooper of Sikeston, Mo., and paternal grandparents are the late Herman and Bernice Stuever...
Brittain - Sadvos (11/20/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Katherine Downing Brittain and Mark Leonard Sandvos exchanged marriage vows in an 11 a.m. ceremony Aug. 27, 2005, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in St. Louis. The Rev. Steven Giljum of St. Louis officiated. The bride is the daughter of David and Carolyn Brittain of Little River, S.C., and parents of the bridegroom are Mary Sandvos of Sikeston and the late Richard L. Sandvos...
Barnett - Zettler (11/20/05)
MARION, Ill. -- Tara Lynn Barnett and Joshua Ray Zettler were united in marriage during a 3 p.m. candlelight ceremony June 4, 2005, at the Community of Christ Church in Marion. The Rev. Gordon Lambert performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Dr. Steven C. and Beresa K. Barnett of Sikeston, Mo. Parents of the bridegroom are Randy and Terri Zettler of Tamaroa...
Grogans will be honored (11/20/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Family and friends of James W. and Shirley Grogan are invited to attend a celebration in honor of the couple's 50th wedding anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church in East Prairie. The event is hosted by the couple's daughters, and the family requests gifts be omitted...
Browns mark milestone (11/20/05)
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Mr. and Mrs. Ted B. Brown celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 29, 2005, in Fayetteville at The Clarion Inn. Brown and the former Carole Cantwell were married Oct. 2, 1955, at the Church of Christ in East Prairie, Mo., attended by Joe Brown and Monda Cantwell Davis...
Looking Back 11/20 (11/20/05)
ORAN - Mr. and Mrs. Dewint Zaricor of Sikeston spent the weekend here with the latter's parents. DEXTER - The dream, a new hospital, has come true for residents of Dexter as it was announced today that pledges in the campaign have topped the $500,000 mark. Combined with federal Hill-Burton funds, this will provide for building and equipping a new 50-bed general hospital to serve an estimated 25,000 people in the Stoddard County area...
Government should recognize limitations (11/20/05)
The way to run a government - in my opinion - is to make small steps toward improving the lives of the citizenry instead of grand notions that would change our lives overnight. Americans generally don't think in grand terms. We view life in much smaller scale and are more agreeable to small changes over time. That is a lesson lost on the Bush administration...
Speakout 11/20 (11/20/05)
Those who live in glass houses I'm calling about the school shooting they had down in Tennessee. They buried the superintendent today. My sympathy goes out to that family, but on the other hand, where in the world were his parents when he was growing up? Did they not teach him that guns were not a toy? And also, where were the teachers at? Sitting in the teacher's lounge drinking coffee? Nothing is done until something like this happens and everybody gets into the game of it. ...