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Stories from Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Filing procedures set for county elections (01/18/06)
BENTON - Candidates for countywide offices don't have to worry about when they file on the first day, a lottery will be used to determined where a candidate's name is listed on the ballot. A "random drawing" procedure for those persons filing a declaration of candidacy on the first day of filing will be utilized, said Scott County Clerk Rita Milam...
Blood drive (01/18/06)
Micheal Fredrick, mobile unit assistant for the American Red Cross Missouri- Illinois, processes blood that was donated during a Tuesday morning drive at the Missouri Department of Transportation. The Red Cross is preparing for a blood drive Jan. 19-21 at the Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores. Currently the American Red Cross has 58 units of O-negative on back order for area hospitals. The goal for the three-day drive is 120 units...
Boost in train traffic opposed (01/18/06)
SIKESTON -- U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson wants Sikeston city leaders to know she stands with them in their opposition to a proposed train traffic increase through their city. On Tuesday, Emerson visited Sikeston city leaders and toured the areas that would be affected by increased train traffic to give her ammunition to take back to Washington, D.C...
County set to expand training (01/18/06)
BENTON -- Scott County will expand its Community Emergency Response Training to include the next generation. During the regular Scott County Commission meeting Tuesday, Joe Burton, emergency management director for Scott County, reported on an emergency preparedness workshop he conducted Monday for Scott City school teachers...
Nobody asked me but ... (01/18/06)
Nobody asked me but...hey Sikeston bums, thanks for the invite to the game on Friday night. I was there, where were you? Sources say there are over 100 active members of the Bleacher Bums organization. I counted 48 at the game Friday night. So where were the rest of you?...
Risco defeats Cooter 78-64 (01/18/06)
COOTER - The Risco Tigers basketball team notched a road Tri-County Conference victory over the host Cooter Wildcats on Tuesday night, 78-64. Risco was without the services of head coach Brandon Blankenship, who missed the game due to the birth of his first child...
Dexter nips Puxico (01/18/06)
PUXICO -- Dexter knows the agony of losing on the last shot of the game. Now the Bearcats know how if feels to win one. After suffering a one-point loss to Bernie Friday at the buzzer, it was Dexter's turn for late heroics as Drew Satterfield scored with two seconds remaining to give the Bearcats a 63-61 SCAA Conference victory Tuesday on the road against the Puxico Indians...
Braves, Scott City advance in Tourney (01/18/06)
CHAFFEE -- The opening round of the Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament wrapped up on Tuesday with Scott County Central and Scott City advancing to the semifinals. The higher seeds held as the No. 2 Scott City Rams, behind Ethan Watkins' 23 points with five 3s, romped over the No. 7 Chaffee Red Devils 72-21 and the third-seeded Scott County Central Braves blew past the No. 6-seed Delta Bobcats 89-64 in the nightcap...
SHS rallies past Wheaton (01/18/06)
METROPOLIS, Ill. -- For the first time in 11 years, the Sikeston Bulldogs will be competing in the winner's bracket of the Superman Classic. Since taking first place in the tournament in 1995, Sikeston had not won a first round game in the event. They ended the dubious trend on Tuesday night when they defeated Chicago Wheaton Academy 76-70 at Massac County High School...
Kimball's last second shot lifts NMCC in OT (01/18/06)
NEW MADRID - The New Madrid County Central Eagles basketball team won in overtime with a shot at the buzzer, to defeat the Twin Rivers Royals at home on Tuesday night, 63-61. Senior Jordan Kimball of NMCC hit a 17-foot jump shot as time expired in overtime, to lift the Eagles over the Royals...
Freshmen beat Notre Dame (01/18/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston ninth grade basketball team improved to 10-2 on the season with a 56-46 victory against Notre Dame on Tuesday at Notre Dame Regional High School. Sikeston trailed 10-6 after one quarter and 20-16 at halftime. Sikeston out-...
Sporting an attitude on ESPN (01/18/06)
There is a time in one's life when you hear a higher calling. For me it came the other evening when I settled back into my La-Z-Boy hoping to relax with some basketball with my close, personal friend ESPN. So imagine my surprise when I turned on my beloved ESPN and saw the World Series of Poker. ...
Alva Kirk (01/18/06)
MARSTON - Alva Mae Kirk, 88, died Jan. 16, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 6, 1917, in Morehouse, daughter of the late Clarence Leroy and Lillie Mae Lewis Mims, she was a member of the Pentecostal Church in Marston. In 1936, she married Cecil Clinton Kirk, who preceded her in death on Aug. 21, 1980...
Jason Adams (01/18/06)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Jason Alexander Adams, 34, formerly of Benton, Mo., died Jan. 11, 2006, at his home after a long battle with diabetes. Born on March 17, 1971 in Moline, Ill., he graduated from Moline High School and Missouri State University, where he obtained his bachelor's degree. He worked in the Sikeston area for several years...
Charles Rister (01/18/06)
CHAFFEE - Charles "Sonny" Rister died Jan. 17, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Jean Downen (01/18/06)
RIDGEWAY, Ill. -- Esther Jean Powell Downen, 88, formerly of Benton, Mo., died Jan. 16, 2006, at her home. Born March 29, 1917, daughter of the late James Murray and Kate Limbaugh Powell, she was an elementary and high school teacher, retiring in 1988...
Kunigunda Samples (01/18/06)
MARSTON - Kunigunda Samples, 86, died Jan. 17, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 3, 1919, in Germany, she was the daughter of the late Franz and Barbara Schoring Naukamm. She was united in marriage to Leman Forrest Samples, who preceded her in death...
Ruth McCollum (01/18/06)
ST. CHARLES - Ruth Elizabeth McCollum, 83, formerly of Sikeston, died Jan. 16, 2006, at her home. Born March 23, 1922, in Sikeston, to the late Wade T. and Sara Elizabeth Adams Malcolm, she was a homemaker. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston for over 50 years and a member of the Eastern Star Chapter 137...
Birth (Published 1/18) (01/18/06)
JACKSON - Misty and Jeffery Griffin are the parents of their second child, first son, born at 6:22 p.m. Dec. 16, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Walker Dale Griffin weighed 5 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 18 inches long. Maternal grandparent is Russell Ann Duke of Oran...
Looking Back 1/18 (01/18/06)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Gust W. Zacher Jr., who have been living in New York, returned here last week to make their home in Sikeston. WASHINGTON - Sixty unemployed and untrained workers at Charleston, Mo., will receive 24 weeks of training to become farmhand machinery operators and maintenance men. The course will be conducted by the public school system...
A double standard on racial comments (01/18/06)
The issue of race in this nation will always be a source of conflict and controversy. The simple fact is we are divided by race more so than by religion, geography, economics or any other single issue. Granted, progress has been made and is being made daily. But the dream that Dr. Martin Luther King outlined 40 years ago remains a goal and not yet a reality...
Your View: Bleacher response (01/18/06)
Dear Mr. Moore, We, the undersigned, have several comments on your January 11, 2006, column about the lack of participation and spirit put forth by the Bleacher Bums and the Red Peppers. The Bleacher Bums were officially established in 2000-2001. Before establishment, "in the good ole days," not only were the Bums unofficial, but they also developed a bad reputation. ...
Speakout 1/18 (01/18/06)
This is to the woman that insists on exposing her breast in public while she is feeding her child. This is not New Guinea and National Geographic is not coming to snap your photo Blue about Bayou I want to speak out because I am very sad. I just found out that the James Bayou Cookers are calling it quits. ...