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Stories from Friday, January 13, 2006

Water is county's top need (01/13/06)
CHARLESTON -- Water for rural areas still tops the list of things needed by Mississippi County. A public hearing required to apply for a Community Development Block Grant for Phase 2 of the Mississippi County Rural Water District No. 1 was held during the regular County Commission meeting Thursday...
Cheerleaders no longer just standing on sidelines (01/13/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - In her 30-plus-year tenure as the East Prairie High School cheerleading coach, Pam Williams has seen the activity change. "I'd say there's definitely been a big evolution - there's no more 'Johnny, Johnny, he's our man,'" she said. "Cheerleading is more sophisticated ... they practice a whole lot more to be more synchronized."...
Portageville boys defeat Dexter (01/13/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - The Dexter Lady Bearcats basketball team gained a road victory on Thursday night over the Portageville Lady Bulldogs, 65-34. Strong defense and bench play, were a winning combination for the Lady Bearcats. Dexter forced Portageville to commit 30 turnovers in the contest, and had 18 steals as a team. The Lady Bearcats received 25 points from their bench for the game...
Heartland Wrestlers headed for Ozark Championship (01/13/06)
SIKESTON -- The Heartland wrestling team has been focusing on the Ozark Championships. We have 24 wrestlers going this weekend and I think we have a great shot at winning several championships. These kids are working harder now than they have all year and that's what it takes at this point of the season...
SHS girls fall to N.D. (01/13/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs were unable to capitalize on Notre Dame's fourth-quarter cold streak in a losing effort at Notre Dame Regional High School on Thursday. The Notre Dame Lady Bulldogs (6-8) held on for a 63-57 SEMO Conference victory over district foe Sikeston, which fell to 8-5...
Roundup: SJHS frosh take second in P.B. tourney (01/13/06)
CHARLESTON -- The Sikeston freshman basketball team took second in the Poplar Bluff Ninth Grade Tournament on Thursday as they defeated Dexter 48-41. Sikeston improves to 8-2 on the season. The Bulldogs jumped out to a 17-12 first quarter lead and led 28-16 at halftime, but Dexter made a game of it in the second half, getting as close as one in the fourth quarter...
Edward O'Herin (01/13/06)
NEW MADRID - Edward F. O'Herin, 86, died Jan. 11, 2006, at his home in New Madrid. Born Dec. 27, 1919, in Parsons, Kan., to the late William E. and Agnes James O'Herin, he was a 1941 graduate of the University of Missouri. A captain in the Army Air Force Transport Command in the South Pacific, he was injured and decorated in the invasion of the Philippines at Leyte Gulf. ...
Mary Davis (01/13/06)
SCOTT CITY -- Mary Elizabeth Davis, 57, died at 3:19 a.m. Jan. 12, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 11, 1948, in Caruthersville, daughter of Mary E. Hoover Simms of Scott City and the late Richard A. Kurtz, she worked in construction for Tower Rock Quarry...
John Lashmet (01/13/06)
SIKESTON - John Richard Lashmet, 58, died Jan. 12, 2006, at his home. Born July 29, 1947, in Fort Collins, Colo., son of Dorothy Thorpe Lashmet of Sikeston and the late Fred Lashmet, he was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served during the Vietnam War. He was an operating engineer for Local 513 in St. Louis and had worked for Ray Clinton Construction, Mechanical Systems for Fred Lashmet and the Panama Canal Pipeline...
Alice Walton (01/13/06)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Alice Walton, 51, died Jan. 11, 2006, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Born Dec. 18, 1954, in Charleston, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Henderson Fulton and Virley Jennings Agee. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Williams Funeral Home in Charleston...
Richard Carson (01/13/06)
BLOOMFIELD - Richard G. Carson, 69, formerly of St. Charles, Ill., died Jan. 12, 2006, at the Cypress Point Healthcare facility in Dexter. Born Sept. 11, 1936, in Bernie, son of the late Lawrence E. and Norma Pippins Carson, he had worked for the City of Dexter Street Department, attended the Alliance Church of Bernie and had served in the United States Army...
Lillian Scherer (01/13/06)
BENTON - Lillian B. Scherer, 77, died Jan. 12, 2006, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton.
James Robinson (01/13/06)
SIKESTON -- Burial for James Robinson, 55, who died Jan. 8, 2006, will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sikeston following services at 1 p.m. Saturday at Green Memorial Church of God in Christ. Williams Funeral Home of Sikeston is in charge of arrangements...
Russell Richards Jr. (01/13/06)
MALDEN - Russell Lee Richards Jr., 50, died Jan. 9, 2006, at his home. Born Nov. 3, 1955, in Parma, son of Russell Lee Richard of Malden and the late Mary Dell Drain Richard, he was an Army veteran. A member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints in Sikeston, he was retired from Ford Motor Co...
L. David Lewis (01/13/06)
ANDERSON, Ind. - Dr. L. David Lewis, 60, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died peacefully at his Anderson home on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006. The son of the late O.C. and Pearl Lewis of Sikeston, he served as interim pastor at Tanner Street Church of God (1990) and was co-owner of Lewis Furniture Co. and Kingsway Furniture Store...
Dolph Gibson (01/13/06)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Floyd "Dolph" Gibson, who died Jan. 9, 2006, were: David Fleming, Jerry Willis, Harold Gibson, Larry Eaton, Lester Eaton and Jimmie Gibson. Honorary pallbearers were: Jim Chapman, Lonnie Chapman and Lester Chapman...
Looking Back 1/13 (01/13/06)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Junior Chamber of Commerce will hold its first meeting in the Country Club since taking over the property in a lease agreement. --- SIKESTON - Sikeston has gone over the top in the 8th Victory War Loan Drive "E" bond sales...
Speakout 1/13 (01/13/06)
Why is Sikeston trying to solve problems that do not exist? While reading the front-page article about the rental ordinance, I was shocked to see that a house on the market becomes a rental unit which must be registered with the city the minute the seller moves out of the house. ...