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Stories from Tuesday, February 7, 2006

Property purchases are step toward future (02/07/06)
SIKESTON -- Recent property acquisitions by the city are a step toward the future, according to Mayor Mike Marshall. During the regular City Council meeting Monday, a bill authorizing the purchase of real estate located at 103 S. Kingshighway, the location of Robey's Pawn Shop, was passed after a first and second reading as an emergency measure to minimize the cost to the city...
Property purchases are step toward future (02/07/06)
SIKESTON -- Recent property acquisitions by the city are a step toward the future, according to Mayor Mike Marshall. During the regular City Council meeting Monday, a bill authorizing the purchase of real estate located at 103 S. Kingshighway, the location of Robey's Pawn Shop, was passed after a first and second reading as an emergency measure to minimize the cost to the city...
Emerson to visit Sikeston (02/07/06)
SIKESTON - To prepare for the House Agriculture Committee hearings on the Farm Bill, Eighth District Representative Jo Ann Emerson will hold a listening session with area agricultural producers in Sikeston Feb. 13. The session will be at the Clinton Building and will begin at 9:30 and will last to 11:30 a.m...
No leads in search for Risco woman (02/07/06)
RISCO - The search for a missing New Madrid County woman is going nationwide. New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens was contacted by associates of Gretta van Susteren with Fox Television. In the interview Stevens plans to speak of law enforcement's efforts to locate Teresa Lynn Butler, 35, who was found to be missing from her Risco home on the morning of Jan. 25...
Expo work (02/07/06)
Before the doors open on the 11th Annual Business Expo/Career Fair on Feb. 16 there is a lot to do. Exhibitors are putting together a variety of information and items which will be given away during the event set for 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Missy Marshall, executive director of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce, along with Chamber volunteer Jill Gage with Manpower, and Lori Fowler, chairman of the Expo, review material which will be available at the SACC's booth...
Teens in custody after car thefts (02/07/06)
CARUTHERSVILLE - Two juveniles are in custody after stealing a series of vehicles and leading law enforcement officials on a chase across Pemiscot County. Early Monday the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Dispatch was alerted two male juveniles, age 12 and 14, from the Clarkton area had skipped school and taken a vehicle belonging to the 12-year-old's mother. ...
Grace period nears end for landlords (02/07/06)
SIKESTON -- The informal grace period for landlords who fail to register their rental property is about over. City Manager Doug Friend said during Monday's regular Sikeston City Council meeting that all landlords received a letter and registration packet in October to remind them of the registration requirement. Letters were also sent after the end of the year. The deadline to register each year is Dec. 1...
Notre Dame defeats Lady Bearcats (02/07/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Dexter Lady Bearcats missed an opportunity to send a statement against conference and, more importantly, district rival Notre Dame's Lady Bulldogs. Notre Dame defeated Dexter 48-39 in a SEMO Conference matchup at Notre Dame Regional High School on Monday...
Kelly girls fall to Poplar Bluff; Risco boys win (02/07/06)
Kelly could not overcome 28 points from Kristen Ploetze in a road loss. Brittany Ponder led the Hawks (13-7) with 20 points, and freshman Debra Hall added 12 points. Central held visiting New Madrid County Central to just 16 points over the final three quarters in a home rout...
Jackson girls roll over Lady 'Dogs (02/07/06)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs basketball team dropped a home game against the visiting Jackson Lady Indians on Monday night, 67-40. Things started off bad for Sikeston at the very start of the contest. Three normal starters for the Lady Bulldogs -- Allison Blurton, Martika Davis and Whitney McCray -- were regulated to the bench due to illness...
Ruth Ellen Lee Gee (02/07/06)
Ruth Ellen Lee Gee SEWARD, Neb. -- Ruth Ellen Gee, 86, died peacefully, Feb. 2, 2006, at Heartland Park Assisted Living, her home for the last seven years, after a long illness. Born Dec. 27, 1919, in Lincoln, Ill., she was the only child of the late Burch Fitzhugh and Margaret Irene Morris Lee of Logan County, Ill. She graduated from Hartsburg (Ill.) High School in 1937 and from Lincoln College, Lincoln, Ill., in 1939. She taught for several years in a one-room country school near Hartsburg...
Roger Kirk (02/07/06)
NEW MADRID -- Roger Kirk passed away Feb. 6, 2006, at Jackson Manor in Jackson. Born April 19, 1919, in Decatur, Tenn., son of the late James Kirk and Tinnie Mae Jennings, he was raised by his aunt and uncle, the late Jim and Sallie Belle Bowman. Roger was a private in the Army, stationed in England during World War II. ...
Betty Wright (02/07/06)
SIKESTON - Betty Lou Wright, 81, died Feb. 6, 2006, at Miner Nursing Center in Miner. Born Jan. 1, 1925, in Sikeston, daughter of the late John T. and Mae Trent Gray, she was a member of the First Baptist Church and Order of the Eastern Star. She had been a clerk for the Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities, co-...
Lorene McMInn (02/07/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Lorene Lillie McMinn, 82, died at 2:10 a.m. Feb. 6, 2006, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born July 11, 1923, in Luxora, Ark., to the late Garrett Henry and Erma Long Moore, she had lived most of her life in Mississippi County and was of the Pentecostal belief...
Bob Morgan (02/07/06)
DEXTER -- Robert R. "Bob" Morgan, 73, died Feb. 5, 2006, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 23, 1932, in Acorn Ridge, son of the late Ernest and Alma Robinson Morgan, he was a former plant manager for Florida Marine Tanks Inc. in Dexter, a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the First Christian Church in Dexter...
Euleta Shaffar (02/07/06)
BALLWIN - Euleta Shaffar, 81, formerly of Sikeston, died Feb. 6, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Clifton Helton Jr. (02/07/06)
CARTERVILLE, Ill. -- Clifton O. Helton Jr., 76, died at 7:45 a.m. Feb. 6, 2006, at his home. Born Dec. 17, 1929, in Morehouse, Mo., to the late Clifton O. and Christine Palmer Helton, he was a member of Carbondale Church of God and retired from the Physical Plant at SIUC where he had worked as a carpenter foreman for 34 years...
Mildred Ritch (02/07/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Mildred May Ritch, 65, died at 2:45 p.m. Feb. 3, 2006, at her home. Born Sept. 4, 1940, in the Sugartree Community near East Prairie, to the late Dick Linley and Leona Mills Busby, she lived most of her life in East Prairie and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Richard Mullins (02/07/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Richard Lee Mullins, 51, died Feb. 6, 2006, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Sandra Ditto (02/07/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Sandra Kay Ditto, 48, died at 6:40 a.m. Feb. 6, 2006, at East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Oct. 31, 1957, in Wyatt, to Betty Jean Perry of Columbia and the late Henry Rex Griffin, she was a 1976 graduate of East Prairie High School and worked for several years as a licensed practical nurse at the Sikeston Regional Center. She was of the Pentecostal belief...
Looking Back 2/7 (02/07/06)
SIKESTON - At the Malone Theater today, "State Fair" with Dana Andrews and Jeanne Crain. At the Rex, a double feature, "Girl Crazy" with Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland, plus "Crime School," with Humphrey Bogart and the East Side Kids. SIKESTON - Mayor Kendall Sikes today proclaimed Boy Scout Week in Sikeston. The highlight of the week, which began today, will be a takeover of city offices Saturday by the Scouts...
Global warming will impact every race (02/07/06)
Black Entertainment Television (BET) is not my favorite news source. Much of the BET programming I find highly polarizing. But I watch nonetheless as I would any other source of news and information. Sometimes however, BET goes off the deep end and the result is a wealth of misinformation that helps further divide this great nation...
Speakout 2/7 (02/07/06)
I would just like to comment on Chris Moore's article in the February 1 issue. The Sikeston cheerleaders are the hardest working around southeast Missouri. The are the only ones that I know of that cheer at football, volleyball, girls basketball, boys basketball and wrestling. ...