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Stories from Friday, January 6, 2006

County has a good year (01/06/06)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County's fund balances as of the end of 2005 are for the most part a bit higher than the previous year. "It wasn't a bad year last year," said County Clerk Junior DeLay. "It wasn't a bad year at all." Mississippi County commissioners reviewed the statement of changes in fund balances presented by DeLay during the public hearing for the county's 2006 operating budget held during the Commission's regular meeting Thursday...
Higher natural gas prices and colder days increase heating costs (01/06/06)
SIKESTON - Winter chills are driving up heating bills for local residents. Although they had prior warning, consumers are now experiencing some sticker shock from their first gas bills of the winter. "I had to have a seat when I got the first bill," recalled Sikeston resident Tim Wall, who also owns Taekwondo Advantage. "This year was about 20 percent more than the same time last year."...
Help is available (01/06/06)
Each year, DAEOC helps families who meet certain guidelines pay their winter heating bills under LIHEAP, or low income energy assistance programs. There are two programs, both which are based on the household income, how many people live there and what type of fuel is used...
Children to take a learning ride (01/06/06)
SIKESTON -- Books in a library's nonfiction section are rarely given a second glance by children unless there's some type of report due in school. But children's librarian Ann Thompson said she's looking to change that trend when she launches a pilot series of science literacy nights for students in third through fifth grades at the Sikeston Public Library later this month. "I'm very excited about working with this age group," Thompson said...
Registration begins on Jan. 17 (01/06/06)
SIKESTON -- Registration for the first of the Sikeston Public Library's four- part family literacy night series for children in third through fifth grades begins Jan. 17. The science-based sessions are centered on the theme of "The Magic School Bus" books by Joanna Cole. The first program will be about bats and begins Jan. 30. "The Magic School Bus Going Batty" will be presented by Bridget Jackson of the Missouri Department of Conservation in Cape Girardeau...
Victims are identified (01/06/06)
NEW MADRID -- Identities of drivers and specifics related to Thursday's double fatality involving two-tractor trailer units in New Madrid County have been released by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. According to patrol reports, motorists Eugene E. ...
Man who faked his own suicide is located (01/06/06)
CARUTHERSVILLE - A man sought by authorities after he apparently faked his suicide has been located. The Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department reported today that Marc Burns, who was described as depressed and suicidal, was in a Tennessee hospital. Officers began searching for Burns after receiving a report Thursday of a man seen on the top of the Mississippi River bridge east of Caruthersville on Interstate 155. ...
Richland stall tactic not enough against Scott City (01/06/06)
SCOTT CITY -- In the age of run-and-gun basketball, the Richland Rebels reached back into the past for an old-style slowdown game. "My thinking was--of course they had us outsized big time, so I thought if we came out, held the ball and got those big kids to come out from underneath the basket, it would open some driving lanes for us," explained Richland coach Jeff Jennewein. "If we could have gone ahead early, maybe that would have forced them to come out and play man-to-man."...
SJHS teams sweep Cape Central for second time (01/06/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston 8th and 9th grade basketball teams swept the Cape Central Junior High teams for the second time this season on Thursday night in Cape Girardeau. Sikeston's 9th grade team defeated the Tigers freshman team 53-26 to improve to 6-1 on the season...
Fantasy Forecast: "The MLB Hot Stove" (01/06/06)
Well folks, the high school and NCAA 2005-06 football seasons are now history and it won't be long before the NFL season fades away in the rear view mirror as well. One thing is for certain though: the fantasy football season has been replaced by the fantasy baseball season. For those that don't understand why we in the heartland love the game of baseball, you're right...we didn't ask you. But for those of you that do "get it," let's talk some baseball...
Lady Bulldogs defeat Kelly (01/06/06)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs won a hard-fought contest at home over the Kelly Lady Hawks, 62-58 on Thursday night. This victory, marks the third straight time this season that Sikeston has defeated Kelly. The first two wins for the Lady Bulldogs were in the Chaffee and Twin Rivers Tournaments, by scores of 70-58 and 70-34 respectively...
Amelia Essner (01/06/06)
NEW HAMBURG - Amelia Theresa Essner, 84, died at 6:25 p.m. Jan. 4, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born March 24, 1921, in Kelso, daughter of the late Frank Joseph and Mary Catherine Bles Kieffer, she had worked as a cutter for Florsheim Shoe in Chaffee and was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in New Hamburg and St. Ann's Sodality...
Jessalean Ray (01/06/06)
BERKLEY, Ky. - Jessalean Ray, 63, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 10:10 a.m. Jan. 4, 2006, at her home. Born Oct. 22, 1942, in East Prairie, to the late Jesse and May Magdalene Fobar Priest, she had lived the past several years in Berkley, where she owned and operated the Flower Basket Flower Shop in Bardwell before retiring and was a member of the Berkley Baptist Church...
Maria Rikard (01/06/06)
DEXTER - Maria Anita Rikard, 84, died Jan. 4, 2006, at her home. Born June 26, 1921, in St. Louis, daughter of the late Jose and Celestina Garcia Gonzalez, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter and had owned the L and M Supermarket in Dexter with her husband. A member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 311 in Dexter, where she served as a Worthy Matron, she was also a professional softball player and had played shortstop for various St. Louis teams...
Jo Wheatley (01/06/06)
WARREN, Mich. - Jo Elizabeth Edwards Wheatley, 77, formerly of Charleston, died at 4:20 p.m. Jan. 5, 2006. at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Rita Miller (01/06/06)
ST. LOUIS - Rita Jo Taylor Miller, 70, formerly of Sikeston, died Dec. 30, 2005. Born June 21, 1935, in Lilbourn, daughter of the late William and Hallie Taylor, she was a 1953 graduate of Sikeston High School. In January 1956, she married Vernon Miller, who survives of the home...
Pauline Reinbott (01/06/06)
MORLEY - Pauline Reinbott, 93, died at 6:45 p.m. Jan. 5, 2006, at Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee. Born June 11, 1912, in Maynard, Ark., daughter of the late H.A. and Lofa Evans Casey, she retired as a nurses aide from Shuffitt's Nursing Home in Sikeston...
Evolee Thompson (01/06/06)
HIGH POINT, N.C. - Evolee Thompson, 92, formerly of Sikeston, died at 9 a.m. Jan. 4, 2006, at Westwood Medical and Rehab Center in Archdale, N.C. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Births (Published 1/6) (01/06/06)
SIKESTON - Hope and Jason Shadley are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 11:15 a.m. Dec. 1, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Kaylei Renee Shadley weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Terri Terrell-Hays, David Hays and Audrey Hays...
Looking Back 1/6 (01/06/06)
SIKESTON - At the Malone Theater today "Confidential Agent" with Charles Boyer and Lauren Bacall. Tomorrow is "Twice Blessed" with Lee and Lyn Wilde and James Craig. At the Rex Theater "Barbary Coast" with Edward G. Robinson and Mariam Hopkins...
Your view: Reader disagrees (01/06/06)
I would like to offer a different perspective to your editorial "Most deaths from Katrina were white" printed on December 29. You suggest that certain African-American figures "are a disgrace to our society," since there is now data that appears to contradict their post-Katrina remarks. I disagree with this suggestion, as well as other implications the column makes...
Speakout 1/6 (01/06/06)
I see where the Democrats are going to target Missouri. Well, that won't bother me. I won't listen to their hogwash. I've known them for far too long. Regarding the issue on birth certificates here in town, if you already have a birth certificate registered, you may go by the Health Department and get it printed immediately for the cost of $10...