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Stories from Sunday, January 22, 2006

On a roll with Bunco (01/22/06)
SIKESTON -- A girls' night out including some nerve-racking dice throwing often mixed with a little food, fun and cocktails has women all over the country going bonkers for Bunco. "It's like a younger generation of bridge," said Ryann Davis of Sikeston about the latest Bunco craze...
Backers sought for plant (01/22/06)
SIKESTON -- The future of biodiesel is here, according to the Great River Soy Processing Coop. Area farmers packed the Clinton Building Friday for a chance to learn more about a proposed farmer-owned plant that would convert soybeans into biodiesel. "We had 200 in there, maybe just a few more," said Charlie Parks who works part-time at the Clinton Building...
Corporate games return (01/22/06)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Corporate Games are back. After a year's hiatus, Corporate Games XI are scheduled for June 4-24. There will be 15 events in this year's Corporate Games, offering area companies the opportunity to compete against other local businesses for trophies, medals and a good time...
Changes for MAP welcomed (01/22/06)
SIKESTON -- The challenge to have all students proficient in math and reading by 2014 still looms over school districts. But local school officials say the state Board of Education's recent move to revise scoring guidelines for the state standardized test was a step in the right direction and should prove helpful in the future...
The buzz on Bunco (01/22/06)
Want to learn more about Bunco? The following information was provided by the World Bunco Association: THE LINGO Bunco: Rolling "Three of a kind" with the current number round being rolled (a Bunco is always worth 21 points for yourself and your teammate). ...
Eagles outslug Dexter (01/22/06)
DEXTER - The New Madrid County Central Eagles got a big road victory at Dexter on Friday night, a 67-61 win over the host Bearcats. NMCC won the contest with suffocating defense, crisp passing and by hitting the offensive boards. The Eagles forced Dexter into committing 18 turnovers, had 13 steals as a team, made 18 assists and 12 of NMCC's 31 rebounds were on the offensive end...
Caruthersville gets past Cape Central (01/22/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Caruthersville built a 10-point lead after the first period by hitting its first eight shots, including five 3-pointers, and held off host Central. Darnell Wilks scored 21 points to lead Central (8-7). David Deisher added 16 points and Jared Thomas scored 10...
Richland, Risco win (01/22/06)
HOLCOMB - The Risco Tigers basketball team earned a big Tri-County Conference road victory Friday night over the Holcomb Hornets, 58-55. Senior Andrew Halford scored 12 of his 19 points in the third quarter to lead the Tigers over Holcomb. "It was a close, physical game tonight," said Risco head coach Brandon Blankenship. "I was proud of the way the team played in a hostile environment. We took care of the basketball and played good team defense."...
Kelly slips past SCC in tourney title game (01/22/06)
CHAFFEE -- The championship final of the Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament went to the wire as the No. 1-seed Kelly Hawks emerged with a 60-57 win over the Scott County Central Braves on Friday at Chaffee. Kelly senior Jacob Glastetter, known more for his inside game than perimeter shooting, hit a 3-pointer from the right corner with about 56 seconds left, which proved to be the gamewinner. Glastetter's shot broke a 55-55 tie...
Sikeston falls into third place game with 57-53 loss (01/22/06)
METROPOLIS, Ill. -- A poor shooting performance and a rash of foul problems were too much to overcome on Friday night as the Sikeston Bulldogs lost in the Superman Classic to host school Massac County, 57-53. The Bulldogs played in the third place game against Murphysboro (Ill.) on Saturday. Results from that game will be in Monday's edition...
2006 Board of Realtors (01/22/06)
Installation of officers for the 2006 Board of Realtors was conducted at their Christmas Banquet, held at Susie's in Sikeston, where Kathy Duncan was named the new president. Pictured from left are: Shirley Perry, state director; Teresa Keefer; Faye Walborg, vice president; Myrna Johnson, secretary; and Duncan...
Resident joins Big River's sales team (01/22/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Big River Telephone, a local telecommunications provider headquartered in Cape Girardeau offering services over their Advanced Digital Network, has announced the further expansion of its sales team. Big River Telephone Company has added a new account executive to their expanding sales force. ...
Former resident heads Arkansas park, battlefield (01/22/06)
PRAIRIE GROVE, Ark. - Jessee Cox of West Fork, Ark., is the new park superintendent for Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park at Prairie Grove, according to State Parks Director Greg Butts. Cox assumed his duties on Nov. 2. As superintendent, Cox, who has served as superintendent for Devil's Den state Park since 1989, will be responsible for all operations at this park located in Prairie Grove. ...
Sikeston's newest auto and tire business will emphsize service (01/22/06)
SIKESTON - Glen Slusher has 20 years experience in the tire business and now is using what he has learned in a new venture. Slusher, his wife, Jan, and their sons, Chevy and Cory, opened Slusher's Downtown Tire and Auto Service on Jan. 2. Located at 309 E. Malone Ave., the business offers all of the main brands of tires. Customers can choose from among Michelin, B.F. Goodrich, Uniroyal, Bridgestone, Firestone, Mohawk, Laramie, Mastercraft, Goodyear and Yokohama...
Kelly Wise (01/22/06)
WARRENTON -- Kelly E. Wise, 54, formerly of Sikeston, died at 4:04 p.m. Jan. 18, 2006, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lake St. Louis. Born March 10, 1951, in Sikeston, son of the late Charles and Vivian Demaris Wise Jr., he was a truck driver for Dino's Trucking in St. Louis. He attended Faith Christian Family Church in Warrenton...
Harry Quade (01/22/06)
CHAFFEE - Harry E. Quade, 89, died at 7:40 a.m. Jan. 20, 2006, at the Life Care Center in Chaffee. Born March 17, 1916, son of the late Herbert and Frieda Gerecke Quade, he was a retired aircraft welder for General Dynamics in San Diego, Calif. On May 23, 1935, he married Goldie Methaney who preceded him in death in 1960...
Lee Beck (01/22/06)
MATTHEWS -- Walter Lee Beck Jr., 52, died at 2:18 p.m. Jan. 20, 2006, in the emergency room of Missouri Delta Medical Center from an apparent heart attack. Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel where services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday...
Bonnie Story (01/22/06)
MATTHEWS -- Bonnie Ellen Story, 85, died Jan. 20, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 30, 1920, near Kewanee, daughter of the late Wade and Cora Bizzell Tucker, she and her husband co-owned and operated Story's General Store in Matthews for many years...
Mary George (01/22/06)
DEXTER -- Mary A. George, 73, died Jan. 20, 2006, at her home in Dexter. Born Jan. 28, 1932, in Hector, Ark., daughter of the late Hobert and Sibyl Coffman Voss, she was a member of Sugar Tree Baptist Church near Bernie, a former supervisor with Ely Walker Manufacturing in Kennett and a former employee of B&M Landscaping in Dexter...
Thelmer Forrester (01/22/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Thelmer E. Forrester, 90, died Jan. 19, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 14, 1915, in Pemiscot County, she was the daughter of the late Mary Wyatt and Henry Fisher. In 1932, she married Delmar R. Forrester who preceded her in death on May 22, 1973...
McDowell - Summers (01/22/06)
BERTRAND -- Mr. and Mrs. David McDowell have announced the engagement of their daughter, Julie Elizabeth, to Ryan Kent Summers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kent Summers of Clinton. The future bride is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Byron McDowell of Charleston, Mrs. Julia Slack of Guthrie, Ky., and the late Joseph R. Slack. An alumna of Chi Omega, she received a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2004. She is employed by Medical Arts Pharmacy in Sikeston...
Boyce - Sawyer (01/22/06)
SIKESTON - Dr. Bill and Marilyn Boyce have announced the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Marie, to Scott Edwin Sawyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Sawyer of Jacksonville, Fla. A 1990 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, the future bride is a dermatologist at the University of Alabama in Birmingham...
Jackson - Hutcheson (01/22/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- John and Marcia Jackson have announced the engagement of their daughter, Brittney Jackson, to Cory Hutcheson, son of Micheal and Sandy Hutcheson of East Prairie. The future bride is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in secondary art education from Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed through Continu-...
Ritter - Tinnin (01/22/06)
SIKESTON - Michael and Rachel Ritter of Sikeston have announced the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Ann Ritter, to Kevin Dean Tinnin, son of Joseph and Dorothy Tinnin of Sikeston. A 2004 graduate of Sikeston High School, the future bride is employed by Health Systems Inc. in Sikeston and is currently enrolled in the Nursing Program at Southeast Missouri State University, where she expects to graduate in 2008...
Byrd - Hart (01/22/06)
NEW MADRID - Kim Sullenger of New Madrid and Keith and Tammie Byrd of Dexter have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn LeAnne Byrd, to Justin Lee Hart, son of Don and Sherry Hart of Matthews. A 2002 graduate of New Madrid County Central High School, the future bride is pursuing a degree in elementary education at Southeast Missouri State University and expects to graduate in May 2007. She is employed as a preschool and daycare teacher at Children's Weekday Ministries in Sikeston...
Bryant - Farris (01/22/06)
CHILLICOTHE -- Jenny Bryant has announced the engagement of her daughter, Larri Ann, to Bobby Joe Farris Jr., son of Bob and Sandra Farris of Bertrand. The future bride is also the daughter of the late Larry Bryant. A 2002 graduate of Graceland University, Bryant holds a degree in elementary education. She is the granddaughter of the late Lillian Bryant of New Cambria...
Looking Back 1/22 (01/22/06)
SIKESTON - The ice on the streets and sidewalks for Monday morning made it ideal for butt busting. BENTON - County Clerk Phil Waldman Jr. announced today that 1,434 votes were cast in Scott County's Friday special election for three state constitutional amendments. The vote went: Amendment 1 - 971 for, 460 against; Amendment 2 - 861 for, 563 against; Amendment 3 - 918 for, 526 against...
System fails victim by execution delay (01/22/06)
Any health problems I might have are directly related to reading. I scan news reports constantly and often find something that is utterly disgusting with our system of government. That gives me heartburn which, in turn, I interpret as a heart attack. If I read less, I'd feel better. But it's too late now...
Your view: A doctor speaks out (01/22/06)
As most of us know by personal experience, being involved in a lawsuit is never fun for either party. While some cases can be entertaining on TV, most are not even fun to watch; and some, can be embarrassing to see. Both sides routinely make claims which barely resemble the truth, hoping at least some of it sticks, and somewhere, after all the dust clears, there may be a pot of gold...
Speakout 1/22 (01/22/06)
I know lots of people who let their dogs run loose and go all over the place if they want to. They think they are doing their dogs a favor, giving them a chance to run and meet other dogs, and so on. But, in a different way, from people who mistreat their animals and don't provide shelter, food or water, you are also mistreating your animal by putting it at risk. ...