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Stories from Sunday, February 5, 2006

NMCC homecoming (02/05/06)
New Madrid County Central senior Kristin Thomas reacts with her escort Reggie Cole as she is named 2006 winter homecoming queen Friday night. The Eagles defeated Scott County Central, 72-49 to earn a homecoming victory.
Size matters: At least when it comes to Super Bowl viewing (02/05/06)
SIKESTON -- When it comes to watching sports on TV, most fans want to feel like they're riding the players' backs, which is why there's no better time to appreciate a big screen than the Super Bowl. "It's easier to see all the action going on," David Jackson said about big screen TVs...
Sikeston man found guilty of murder (02/05/06)
CHARLESTON -- A Sikeston man was found guilty of first degree murder and armed criminal action during a jury trial Friday. After deliberating for about 50 minutes, the seven men and five women of the jury found Randy Lamon McKeller, 24, guilty for the shooting death of Trevor Neal on May 24, 2003, at the corner of Dixie and Osage on Sikeston's west end...
SHS kicks Mules (02/05/06)
SIKESTON -- For the last two years, the Poplar Bluff Mules have dominated the SEMO Conference like no other. But the Mules' 20-game league winning streak came to an end on Friday night as the Sikeston Bulldogs defeated them 67-62 in front of a jam-packed homecoming crowd at the Field House...
Eagles blow by Braves (02/05/06)
NEW MADRID -- On its silver anniversary homecoming night, the New Madrid County Central Eagles throttled Scott County Central with a golden defensive effort. "I don't think they were ready for the defense we played tonight, simple as that," said NMCC coach Lennies McFerren...
Risco wins sixth straight game; East Prairie continues hot streak (02/05/06)
ESSEX - The Risco Tigers basketball team won their sixth straight game on Friday night, with a 56-48 road victory at the Richland Rebels. The Tigers rode the play of Andrew Halford and Robert Fowler in the second half. Halford scored 12 points in the second half and had seven points in the fourth. Fowler had 10 points in the second half for Risco...
Portageville wins conference tourney (02/05/06)
MALDEN - The Portageville Bulldogs basketball team captured the Bootheel Conference Tournament championship on Friday night, with a 76-62 win over the South Pemiscot Bulldogs at Malden High School. Outstanding shooting, quality defense and rebounding was Portageville's recipe for victory. Portageville hit 27 two-point field goals and had five 3-...
Business briefcase 2/5 (02/05/06)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A former Sikeston, Mo., resident is one of the first two CEOs in Residence at the FedEx Institute of Technology. Barney DuBois, a Sikeston High School graduate, will assist in integrating the FedEx Institute into the business community. ...
Research funds OK'd for Kontek (02/05/06)
NEW MADRID - Kontek Industries received a $1.4 million federal grant to continue its Homeland Security and force protection research in 2006. The grant was made final when President Bush signed the FY06 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill. Kontek, in partnership with the University of Missouri-Rolla, will use the grant to continue to establish functionality and architectural standards for blast mitigation, access control and perimeter security barrier systems...
Sikeston Area Higher Education Center expansion completed (02/05/06)
A ribbon cutting celebrated the opening of the 10,800-square-foot expansion at the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center on Jan. 26. The expansion includes additional classroom and office space, a science laboratory and a new child care center.The two-story addition on the north end of the building increases the current size of the 33,000-square foot SAHEC facility by approximately one-third. ...
Expo is coming (02/05/06)
The Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting our 11th Annual Business Expo and Career Fair at the Sikeston Senior High School Field House on Thursday, Feb. 16. The Fair will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. Individuals looking to advance their careers and learn more about area companies are invited to attend. ...
Bank builds new facility in Sikeston (02/05/06)
SIKESTON - Construction is under way for a permanent home for First State Community Bank. Work began in late January at the bank's new location at the intersection near Main and Malone to create the 8,500-square-foot building. According to Rick Adams, bank president, construction should be complete around Labor Day...
New tire manager joins Slusher's team (02/05/06)
Ron Cullins has joined Slusher's Farm and Home Inc. as their new tire department manager. Cullins has been in the tire business, both retail and wholesale, for over 30 years. He and his wife, Kathy, reside in Sikeston. "Ron's knowledge and experience in tires along with his desire to always put our customers first is the right combination," said Larry Farrenburg of Slusher's. ...
Donald Still (02/05/06)
SIKESTON -- Donald Earl Still, 57, died Jan. 18, 2006, in California while on the road as a truck driver. Born March 29, 1948, in New Madrid, son of the late Joseph D. and Louise Lynch Still, he was a driver for R & G Carriers, a member of the Henry Meldrum American Legion Post 114 in Sikeston, and was of the Baptist belief...
Dennis L. Scherer (02/05/06)
DONIPHAN - Dennis L. Scherer, 52, formerly of Dexter and Bell City, died Feb. 2, 2006 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Nov. 17, 1953, in Amarillo, Texas, son of Robert and Mona Jones Scherer of Dexter, he was a self-employed business owner of Big D's restaurants in Doniphan and Poplar Bluff. A member of the St. Benedict Catholic Church in Doniphan, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Poplar Bluff...
Donna Poley (02/05/06)
MARSTON -- Donna Kaye Poley, 43, died Feb. 2, 2006 at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 29, 1962, in Lilbourn, daughter of Virginia Persfull of Bloomington, Ind., and Donald Ferguson of Marston, she was a member of the last graduating class from Lilbourn High School. The assistant manager at the Delta Grower Association station in New Madrid, she was a member of the Marston Fire Department Auxiliary...
Mildred Ritch (02/05/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Mildred Ritch, 65, died at 3:15 p.m. Feb. 3, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Bo Hunt (02/05/06)
NEW MADRID -- Samuel "Bo" Hunt, 71, died Jan. 31, 2006, at his home. Born March 29, 1934, in Sikeston, son of the late George and Leatter Reed Hunt, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of VFW Post No. 7183 in Lilbourn where he was also the chaplain. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church in New Madrid and a member of the New Madrid Chamber of Commerce...
Shirrell - Jones (02/05/06)
GATLINBURG, Tenn. -- Heather Shirrell and Justin Jones were united in marriage during a 1 p.m. ceremony Dec. 3, 2005, at Little Log Wedding Chapel in Gatlinberg. The Rev. Travis Tatum performed the ceremony, which included the musical selection, "When You Say Nothing At All" by Allison Krauss...
Bailey - Swain (02/05/06)
SIKESTON -- Laura Dawn Bailey and Kevin Lee Swain were united in marriage during a 4 p.m. ceremony Nov. 26, 2005, at Hunter Memorial Presbyterian Church in Sikeston. The Rev. John Goodwin performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Steve and Karen Bailey of Sikeston, and parents of the bridegroom are Donnie and Jane Wolford of Sikeston...
Jackson - Adkisson (02/05/06)
ST. PETERS -- Michael and Pamela Lauderback of St. Peters and Jeffrey Jackson of Owatonna, Minn., have announced the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Brooke Jackson, to Corey Lee Adkisson, son of Gary and Jeanne Adkisson of East Prairie. A 1999 graduate of Jackson Senior High School and 2003 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in education, the future bride is a prekindergarten teacher at St. Henry Catholic School in Charleston...
Harper - Chance (02/05/06)
SIKESTON -- Bill and Susan Harper have announced the engagement of their daughter, Libby, to Dennis Chance, son of Linda Chance of Dogwood and Frankie Chance of East Prairie. A 2003 graduate of New Madrid County Central, the future bride is employed by First Security State Bank in Sikeston. ...
Hale - Ray (02/05/06)
SIKESTON -- Randy and Janice Hale have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Louise, to Brian Michael Ray, son of Mike and Denise Ray of East Prairie. The future bride is a 1999 Sikeston High School graduate and is employed with Food Giant Inc...
Looking Back 2/5 (02/05/06)
SIKESTON - A.D. Martin, M.D., announces his return from military service and the reopening of offices for the practice of medicine. The office is in the Stalcup Building (formerly Dr. Presnell's). BENTON - Scott County's school redistricting plan will be submitted to the State Department of Education March 1. ...
Drunk driver at last will serve jail time (02/05/06)
Few things make my blood boil as much as a drunk driver. I don't mind a drunk but I do mind one behind the wheel. And that makes me wonder how in the world Robert Pinson was given so much leniency right here in Missouri. Pinson will finally spend time in prison after a judge this week revoked his probation following his 12th alcohol-related driving conviction. ...
Your view: Taking a stand (02/05/06)
The family-owned Montgomery Bank will not lend money for projects in which local governments use eminent domain to take private property for use by private developers. To our knowledge, Montgomery Bank is the first family-owned bank in the nation to do this. The sanctity of private property ownership is one of the hallmarks of our individual rights as private citizens. Eminent domain should only be used for public projects, not to benefit private developers...
Speakout 2/5 (02/05/06)
I'm calling about the harassing Medicaid calls. What do you do about other harassing phone calls, such as AOL? AOL calls all the time. I told them four months ago to cancel my bill. Why can't they do their job and push a little button that says cancellation. ...