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Stories from Sunday, January 15, 2006

What are the school rules? (01/15/06)
SIKESTON - Most area schools have rules against bringing cell phones to school. According to the Sikeston R-6 district handbook, students aren't to bring cell phones - in addition to other electronic devices - "to any school facility on school grounds or to a school-sponsored event during the school day."...
Area's favorite cooks hanging up the tongs (01/15/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- After over 20 years and a couple hundred thousand pounds of catfish, the James Bayou Cookers are calling it quits. The award-winning and nationally-renowned Cookers served their last meal Friday at Bootheel Tractor Parts in East Prairie. The business was celebrating the one-year anniversary of its service department with an open house for customers, according to B.J. Shankle, office manager...
Cellular savvy kids (01/15/06)
SIKESTON -- Should 7-year-old Makayla Cartwright ever need to talk to her mom or dad on the way to school, she could just pull out her cell phone and be connected with the touch of a button, decorated with a woman for her mom and a man for her Dad. Makayla's phone - a Migo - was a Christmas present from her parents. ...
Students create a seat belt use PSA (01/15/06)
SIKESTON -- Rachel Beydler was already on a crusade to persuade other teens to buckle up when she learned about a state competition asking high schoolers to do the same. In October, Beydler, a 16-year-old sophomore at Sikeston Senior High School, was in a car accident. She suffered from a severe concussion and had to receive stitches in her head. Her car was totaled, but she was alive because she was wearing her seat belt -- a sentiment she soon began sharing with her friends...
Conservation Department sets meeting (01/15/06)
Antler-point restrictions are among the topics to be discussed. You can tell conservation officials about it at a series of meetings set for two parts of the state in January. The Missouri Department of Conservation will hold six public forums focusing on deer and turkey management in southeast and south-central Missouri. Half of each two-hour meeting will be allocated for discussing turkey management, and half will be set aside for talking about deer management...
SHS rams Scott City (01/15/06)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs put together a strong second half to pull away from pesky Scott City on Friday night at the Sikeston Field House, winning 74-49 to post their sixth win in seven games. Sikeston is now 8-3 and will head into Tuesday's Superman Classic with a first round game against the tournament's defending champions, Chicago Wheaton Academy at 6:30 p.m...
Hot shooting NMCC defeats Cape Central (01/15/06)
NEW MADRID -- The Central boys basketball team played without two starters Friday night and suffered a 79-74 road loss to hot-shooting New Madrid County Central. Point guard Jajuan Bell was benched because of disciplinary reasons, while forward Garrett Ozbun sat out with a broken nose suffered during Saturday's win over Parkway South...
Bluejays roll past slumping Braves (01/15/06)
CHARLESTON -- In a game many viewed as a potential rout, Charleston had its hands full with feisty Scott County Central. The Charleston Bluejays (13-4), ranked ninth in Class 3, took control late for a 78-62 win over the Class 1 Scott Central Braves in front of a packed house at Charleston's Homecoming on Friday night...
Buzzer-beaters sinks Bearcats (01/15/06)
DEXTER -- Bernie coach Morris Karnes had a sneaky suspicion that his Bernie Mules were about to break out of a season-long shooting slump. Before Bernie's Highway 25 rivalry game at Dexter Friday night, Karnes said his team's shooting woes was the biggest disappointment of the season so far but, "maybe tonight will be the night we snap out of it."...
Advance holds off Richland (01/15/06)
STEELE -- The Portageville Bulldogs boys basketball team won a road Bootheel Conference matchup on Friday night, over the South Pemiscot Bulldogs 67 -65. Trailing by one with seconds left in the game, senior point guard Jordan Bidewell for Portageville, hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer for the victory over South Pemiscot...
Snowbirds are in our sights (01/15/06)
The Sikeston-Miner Convention and Visitors Bureau is gearing up for travel. We are getting all the banners, informational packets and advertising promotional items together to take with us when we head south to the 12th annual Snowbird Extravaganza on Jan. 16...
New Madrid Chamber will honor citizens (01/15/06)
NEW MADRID - The New Madrid Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet will be Feb. 4 at Rebecca Sharp Catering. "Each year the Chambers honors people in the community for their accomplishments," said Margaret Palmer with the New Madrid Chamber of Commerce. "This gives the membership and the community an opportunity to fellowship with good friends, show civic pride, have a great meal and honor the hard-working award recipients."...
Taking a different route to transportation success (01/15/06)
BENTON - Goods shipped by the Benton-based trucking company Ohio Pacific Express crisscross the country sometimes without even a driver. Ohio Pacific Express is the first company in the area to combine its shipping efforts, using rail and truck, according to Howard Parker, operations manager for the company...
Consoritum names employee of year (01/15/06)
SIKESTON - Missouri Bootheel Regional Consortium Inc. presented its first Employee of the Year Award to Audrey Johnson. The award, presented by Cynthia Dean, CEO of Missouri Bootheel Regional Consortium Inc., is given to an employee who demonstrates outstanding commitment and dedication within the organization and in the community...
Business briefcase 1/15 (01/15/06)
ESSEX - Ron Ledbetter, a district representative with Modern Woodmen of America, was agent of the month in the Missouri East Agency for December. Ledbetter joined Modern Woodmen's Rainwater Agency, located in Farmington, in July 1991. Modern Woodmen of America is a fraternal life insurance society headquartered in Rock Island, Ill. Modern Woodmen provides life insurance and annuity products to more than 760,000 members nationwide...
Robert Blankenbeker Jr. (01/15/06)
DOUGLAS, Ga. - Robert Brooks Blankenbeker Jr., 62, formerly of Morley, died at 12:45 a.m. Jan. 13, 2006, at Coffee Regional Medical Center in Douglas, Ga. Born Sept. 24, 1943, in Cape Girardeau, son of Robert Brooks Blankenbeker Sr. and the late Elizabeth Ann May Blankenbeker, he was a retired computer technician and a member of the First Community Church in Douglas...
Paul L. Freed (01/15/06)
SIKESTON - Paul L. Freed, 87, died at 2:10 a.m. Jan. 14, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 15, 1918, in Hagarville, Ark., to the late Arch Monroe and Nettie Lou Stone Freed, he served in the United States Army during World War II, in the 6th Infantry Division, 63rd Regiment, Company E. ...
Wenona Williams (01/15/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Wenona Mae Williams, 82, died Jan. 13, 2006, at Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems in Hayti. Born Feb. 14, 1923, at Hodgess, Ala., daughter of the late Williams I. and Della Rose Nichols Pritchett, where was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Portageville...
Phil McQuiston (01/15/06)
CHARLESTON - Phil McQuiston, 60, died at 7:21 a.m. Jan. 14, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
L. David Lewis (01/15/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for the graveside services scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday for Dr. L. David Lewis, 60, of Anderson, Ind., formerly of Sikeston, will be: Greg Bailey, Andrew Bailey, Dennis Croxford, Harold Bays, Charles Sitton and Greg Boyd. Visitation will be from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel...
Lillian Scherer (01/15/06)
BENTON - Lillian Dempster Scherer, 78, died Jan. 12, 2006, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Oct. 3, 1927, in Diehlstadt, daughter of the late Edwin R. and Mary Arlena Wills Dempster, she was a graduate of Diehlstadt High School. On Feb. 10, 1948, she married Sylvester "Bud" Scherer, who preceded her in death on Dec. 22, 1976...
Bud Yant (01/15/06)
SIKESTON - Charles Elsworth "Bud" Yant, 75, died Jan. 13, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery...
Births (Published 1/15) (01/15/06)
SIKESTON - Michael and Tammy Coleman are the parents of their second child, second son, born Dec. 15, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Tanner Dewayne Coleman weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 19.75 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Ron and Janet Johnson...
Francis - Radake (01/15/06)
BLOOMFIELD -- Ms. Regina Francis of Bloomfield and Mr. Glen Francis of Dexter have announced the engagement of their daughter, Adrienne Elaine Francis, to Robert Edward Radake, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Radake of St. Louis. The future bride graduated in 2001 from Dexter High School and in 2005 from Missouri Baptist University with a Bachelor of Science in early childhood and elementary education. She is employed as a teacher at Children's World in Manchester...
Howard - Coppage (01/15/06)
SIKESTON -- Gary and Mary Howard have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jami Rene, to Timothy G. Coppage Jr., son of Tim and Krisy Coppage of Matthews. A 2001 graduate of Sikeston High School, the future bride graduated cum laude in 2005 from Southeast Missouri State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in elementary education. She is employed by Sikeston R-6 Public Schools. Her grandparents are the late Clodean and Clint Hensley Sr. and the late Imogene and Roy Howard...
Looking Back 1/15 (01/15/06)
SIKESTON - Plans have been completed for extension of city water service to Chaney and Matthews additions in the city of Sikeston, located at Highway 61 South. Twelve thousand feet of 4-and 6-inch water mains have been ordered by the city and are due Feb. 15...
Uncertainties increase as America changes (01/15/06)
About the only thing you can count on is change. As much as we resist, change is inevitable - both for the good and the bad. As you begin to pile years on the calendar, I believe, you yearn more for the slower pace of yesteryear because change is not often easy and not always kind...
Speakout 1/15 (01/15/06)
In late fall there was a news article about a movie being shot in Cape and they needed about a 100 people to work a few days as extras the week before Christmas, there was a web site to go and apply. I went to it and there was not a thing about the movie. ...