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Stories from Friday, January 20, 2006

February event will help to shed light on heart disese for women (01/20/06)
MINER -- Heart disease is not just another health problem women need to be aware of, it tops the list. As part of a national awareness initiative, the American Heart Association is hosting the Go Red for Women Health and Wellness Extravaganza and Luncheon Feb. 2 at the Miner Baptist Church to educate women on improving cardiovascular health...
County set to sponsor block grant (01/20/06)
BENTON -- Scott County will sponsor Mission Missouri for a Community Development Block Grant after hearing concerns about the program it will support. Scott County Commissioners approved the application during their regular meeting Thursday. During the open hearing required for a CDBG application, Mike Jensen, publisher of the Standard Democrat newspaper, expressed concerns regarding the program the grant will support...
Juden appointment OK'd (01/20/06)
JEFFERSON CITY - Sikeston's Department of Public Safety director will serve on the state's Seismic Safety Commission. Governor Matt Blunt has approved the appointment of Charles A. "Drew" Juden, according to Sen. Jason Crowell, R-Cape Girardeau, who sponsored Juden's membership on the Commission. The panel works with the local, state and federal government agencies to prepare Missouri for responding to a major earthquake...
School work continues (01/20/06)
Mark Stewart, of Fronabarger Concreters Inc. of Oak Ridge, works on the driveway to the Sikeston R-6 Math and Science Center Thursday morning.
Three local men guilty of having firearms (01/20/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Sentencing was set Tuesday for three Scott County men and a Memphis, Tenn., woman who pled guilty to separate charges of unlawfully possessing a firearm. Ricky Mixon, 21, pled guilty to one felony count of being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm. He had previously been convicted of two felony burglaries in Scott County...
Juvenile facility report is positive (01/20/06)
CHARLESTON -- Things are going well at the Mississippi County Juvenile Detention Center. Mississippi County Commissioners reviewed a report by Becky Tinsley, superintendent of the county's juvenile facility, during their regular meeting Thursday. "She had a good report," said Presiding Commissioner Jim Blumenberg...
Trailer fire (01/20/06)
At approximately 10:34 p.m. Thursday, Sikeston Department of Public Safety firefighters responded to a report of a fire at 225 Russell to find a single-wide trailer fully engulfed. Initially reports indicated a mother and her two-month old baby could possibly be trapped inside but nobody was at home, according to DPS officials...
Sikeston upsets P.B. (01/20/06)
SIKESTON - History was made on Thursday night at the Field House by the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs, with a 62-55 victory over the Poplar Bluff Lady Mules. In 47 previous games with the Lady Mules, Sikeston had never defeated Poplar Bluff...until game No. 48. The streak of consecutive victories by Poplar Bluff over Sikeston began back in 1977...
Kelly, Scott Central to play for Scott-Miss title (01/20/06)
CHAFFEE -- A knockdown-dragout battle between Scott County Central and Scott City highlighted semifinal action at the Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament on Thursday. The Scott Central Braves prevailed 71-67 in an overtime thriller to advance to tonight's final against the Kelly Hawks, the other semifinal victor with a 69...
SJHS freshmen defeat Twin Rivers (01/20/06)
BROSELEY -- The Sikeston freshman basketball team improved to 10-2 on the season with a 43-32 road win against Twin Rivers on Thursday. Sikeston led 17-11 after one quarter and 25-19 at halftime. Twin Rivers kept things interesting, but cutting into the lead, 31-27 heading into the fourth quarter. But Sikeston was able to pull away for the double digit win down the stretch...
Fantasy Forecast: "The MLB Hot Stove 3" (01/20/06)
The state of Florida has had a very bizarre year. Instead of oranges being the state's most popular export, it was fish. And it was not just any ordinary fish like cod, flounder, or snapper, but Marlin. That's right--Marlin! There have been more Marlins shipped out of Florida this winter than oranges...
Ralph Evans (01/20/06)
ORAN -- Ralph Samuel Evans, 92, died Jan. 19, 2006, at the Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee. Born Feb. 26, 1913, in Maynard, Ark., son of the late John and Goldie Culver Evans, he was a self-employed auctioneer and antique dealer. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Morley...
Charlie Breedlove (01/20/06)
SIKESTON - Charlie Andrew Breedlove, 71, died at 8 a.m. Jan. 19, 2006, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born April 30, 1934, in Johnson County, Ark., son of the late Joe B. and Laura T. Pierce Breedlove, he was a retired mechanic and a past member of the Sikeston Jaycees. He had worked at J. and P. Auto Repair in Morley and as a farmer for Strobel Farms in Bell City...
Thelmer Forrester (01/20/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Thelmer E. Forrester, 90, died Jan. 19, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
John Lashmet (01/20/06)
SIKESTON - Visitation for John Richard Lashmet, 58, who died Jan. 12, 2006, will be from 2 p.m. Saturday until time for a memorial service at 3 p.m. at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston. The Rev. Jim Barnhart, associate pastor of Miner Baptist Church, will officiate...
Ruth McCollum (01/20/06)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services conducted today at First United Methodist Church in Sikeston for Ruth E. McCollum, 83, who died Jan. 16, 2006, were: Scott Schaberg, Matt Schaberg, Ben Schaberg, Matt Groves, Allen Malcolm and Charles Riddle. Burial followed in the Sikeston City Cemetery with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements...
Betty Kirby-High (01/20/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Betty June Kirby-High, 75, died Jan. 18, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 25, 1930, in Anniston, daughter of the late Sidney Herbert and Nellie Fern Grounds Grubbs, she had worked as a service girl in the Prefit Department with Brown Shoe Co...
Births (Published 1/20) (01/20/06)
BENTON - Pamela and C.B. Forck are the parents of their fourth child, second son, born at 7:30 a.m. Dec. 20, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Dalton Jacobs Forck weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Sonny and Shirley James of Blodgett and Thaymon and Sue Brown of Sikeston...
Looking Back 1/20 (01/20/06)
SIKESTON - Noble M. Duncan, for the past three years an employee of the Sikeston Cut Rate Drug Co., has resigned his position to make a similar one with the McPherson Drug Co. at Kennett. EAST PRAIRIE - Ask Dearmont Oliver what he likes most about his vast farming enterprises, and he would answer - raising purebred livestock. Oliver has a family farming operation which began in the 1930s on 42 acres...
Speakout 1/20 (01/20/06)
I just came from Wal-Mart and their was a young boy out there working and trying to get all those old carts in. It was sprinkling rain, cold and the wind was blowing. I think it would be nice if we would take our carts back to where they have a place for them so they won't have to run all over the lot and pick them up here and there. Besides, it messes our cars up sometime, and gets them scratched up. Think about the other person once in a while and put your carts back where they belong...