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Stories from Wednesday, January 4, 2006

Sales tax proposed to benefit Scott County seniors (01/04/06)
BENTON -- Funding woes have prompted local senior citizen program officials to examine placing a sales tax increase issue before Scott County voters in the April election. During the regular Scott County Commission meeting Tuesday, Lana Johnson, nutrition project director for Southeast Missouri Area Agency on Aging, asked the commissioners to consider imposing a .25-cent sales tax increase issue on the April 4 ballot...
How to obtain a certified copy of your birth certificate (01/04/06)
If you were born in Missouri: - Bring or mail a completed application, that can be obtained through license bureaus or the health department, to: Scott County Health Department 102 Groves Estates Court P.O. Box 129 Sikeston, MO 63801 In Missouri, birth and death certificates can be obtained at any county health department - it does not have to be the county of birth. Cost is $15...
A 2006 arrival (01/04/06)
Clayton Stephen Stark is the first baby of the new year at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Clayton, the son of Stacey and Jared Stark of Sikeston, was born at 6:06 p.m. Jan. 1. Dr. Jennifer Nickell said Clayton weighed 4 pounds, 7 ounces and was 17-1/2 inches long at birth. The Starks received several gifts from MDMC for being the parents of first baby of the year...
New license law is still causing some confusion (01/04/06)
SIKESTON - Local motorists still appear to be confused by a new state law that went into effect July 1. According to the law, U.S. citizens must present a U.S. birth certificate, a valid U.S. passport, a Certificate of Citizenship, a Certificate of Naturalization or a Certificate of Birth Abroad when they arrive at the license bureau to obtain or renew their license. ...
Council OKs 2006 street program (01/04/06)
SIKESTON - Sikeston will put about $532,900 into its streets and sidewalks for the annual street program. City Council members approved the Sikeston 2006 Street Program during the their regular meeting which was Tuesday instead of Monday due to the holiday...
NMCC runs into buzz saw with Blytheville (01/04/06)
NEW MADRID - The New Madrid County Central Eagles boys basketball team ran into a buzz saw at home on Tuesday night, as the Eagles lost to the Blytheville Chickasaws, 72-28. The Chicks (12-0) boast the No. 1 ranking in Class AAAA in Arkansas. Everyone on hand at NMCC on Tuesday night would not argue with that ranking...
'Dogs blow past Tigers (01/04/06)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- The Sikeston Bulldogs improved to 6-2 on the season with an 88-79 win on the road against Caruthersville on Tuesday. It was Sikeston's first game since Dec. 16 when they defeated Notre Dame on the road. The Bulldogs never trailed in the game as they steadily pulled away each quarter...
Nobody asked me but ... (01/04/06)
Nobody asked me but...coach Paul Hale is the front runner for area boys coach of the year with the fast start of his Notre Bulldogs' basketball team. Hale built winners at Delta, Bernie and Dexter, and it looks like the coaching magic has translated up north...
'Jays lose heartbreaker (01/04/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Notre Dame Bulldogs proved their upset victory over the Charleston Bluejays in the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament was no fluke. Notre Dame, backing up its semifinal victory as the fifth seed over the top- seeded Bluejays en route to the tournament championship, defeated Charleston again 65-60 in a SEMO Conference matchup on Tuesday at Notre Dame Regional High School...
Hayti rallies to beat Risco (01/04/06)
HAYTI - The Risco Tigers boys basketball team lost a tough road game on Tuesday night to the Hayti Indians 47-41. Risco went the final four minutes of the contest without a point, and the Indians took advantage to outscore the Tigers by nine in the fourth quarter to win the game...
Tuesday night scores (01/04/06)
Boys Basketball Sikeston 88, Caruthersville 79 Notre Dame 65, Charleston 60 Blytheville, Ark. 72, NMCC 28 Hayti 47, Risco 41 Woodland 56, Chaffee 47 Advance 63, Kelly 60 Puxico 75, Zalma 23 Scott City 77, Scott Central 71 OT St. Vincent 54, Oran 47 Girls Basketball...
Delta girls tourney under way (01/04/06)
DELTA -- The top seeds all advanced on Tuesday in the opening round of the Delta New Year's Girls Basketball Tournament at Delta High School. Delta, the top seed, will play No. 4 St. Vincent at 7 tonight in a semifinal. Second-seeded Oran will play No. 3 Greenville at 8:30 p.m. in the other semifinal...
My train of thought about town's trains (01/04/06)
At a recent City Council meeting a group of residents complained because of the proposed increase in train traffic in Sikeston. Apparently there is a faction of Sikeston residents who don't like trains. I find that hard to believe. What is there not to like about trains? I grew up in Dexter, the home of trains. ...
Clara Jones (01/04/06)
SIKESTON - Clara Jo "Mickey" Jones, 70, died at 11:48 a.m. Jan. 3, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 10, 1935, in Sikeston, to the late Malcolm and E. LaRue Heath Monan, she was a registered nurse and had worked at the Cairo, Ill. ...
Bertha Ratliff (01/04/06)
LILBOURN - Bertha Bell Miskell Ratliff, 97, died Jan. 2, 2006, at Beverly Health Care in New Madrid. Born June 30, 1908, in Conran, daughter of the late Alvin "Goon" and Fannie Frances Hutchcraft Fortner, she was of the Assembly of God faith. On Aug. 15, 1932, she married John Miskell, who preceded her in death in 1974. She later married John Ratliff, who preceded her in death on Oct. 14, 1980...
William Dixon (01/04/06)
CHARLESTON - William E. Dixon, 45, died Dec. 30, 2005, at the Bertrand Retirement Home in Bertrand. Born May 20, 1960, in Wyatt, son of the late Olie and Eather Scott Dixon, he was a 1979 graduate of Charleston High School. Survivors include: one son, William E. ...
Geneva Crow (01/04/06)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for the funeral service Tuesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Geneva F. Harrellson Crow, who died on Jan. 2, 2006, were: John Stephens III, Andy Turman, Steve Lanpher, James Harrellson, Jim Stuever and Joseph Thor...
Mildred Allen (01/04/06)
SIKESTON - Mildred M. Allen, 85, died at 9:30 p.m. Jan. 3, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Births (Published 1/4) (01/04/06)
SIKESTON - Micah and Kris Parker are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 11:45 a.m. Nov. 23, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Mackenzie Lynne Parker weighed 6 pounds 3 ounces and was 18 1/4 inches long. Mrs. Parker is a floor supervisor at Van Heusen. She is the daughter of Vicki and Mike Hodges...
Looking Back 1/4 (01/04/06)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Harold Lane entertained with a party in honor of their second wedding anniversary Dec. 28. Eight couples were present. --- SIKESTON - Arden Ellise Sr. of Sikeston was recently discharged from the U.S. Navy where he served during the World War...
Speakout 1/4 (01/04/06)
I'm calling about someone here in the paper saying they were tiffed with Smith. I didn't get who they said they were. Who wrote in about Mr. Smith? I didn't get your name. I don't know how you could get all that space out of SpeakOut without being cut off on the answering machine. ...