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Stories from Wednesday, February 8, 2006

Autopsy money was well spent (02/08/06)
BENTON -- Money spent on an autopsy was well spent, according to Scott County commissioners. "We felt like this was a public health issue," said Presiding Commissioner Martin Priggel during the regular Scott County Commission meeting Tuesday. Commissioners said that while a rumor of several people dying from a common illness is not true, there was legitimate concerns for county residents...
Preparation is key for tax season (02/08/06)
SIKESTON -- Tax season can be a headache for everyone involved, but it doesn't have to be, especially if clients come prepared. "Most people know what they need (to bring), and if they don't, we send them back out and they get what they need," said Jennifer Thurman, who has worked as a tax preparer for Express Tax Service in Sikeston for eight years. ...
2006 filing at a glance (02/08/06)
Essential facts for the 2006 tax-filing season as accumulated by the Associated Press: FILING DEADLINE: April 17, 2006 (because April 15 falls on a Saturday). FILING EXTENSION: automatic six-month extension to Oct. 16, as long as Form 4868 is filed by April 17...
Honors board nominees accepted until Feb. 28 (02/08/06)
SIKESTON -- Nominees are now being accepted for the 2006 Honors Board installation by the Sikeston Parks and Recreation Division. Since 1986, 32 individuals have been honored by having their names installed on the Honors Board in recognition of their outstanding volunteer contributions to youth programs in the community including baseball, softball, basketball, soccer and Boy Scouts. The Honors Board is located near the Ingram Road entrance to the Recreation Complex...
New equipment (02/08/06)
Sikeston Public Works employees Ricky Skelton and Billy Hammon pour concrete for a new piece of playground equipment at the Mary Lou Montgomery Park Tuesday. The city workers replaced the old tire swing that was on the modular playground equipment with a new tire swing ...
Nobody asked me but ... (02/08/06)
Nobody asked me but...it is a shame that Sikeston will not host the Class 1 sectional round this year. Instead the game will move north to Cape Girardeau. The Field House is a perfect place for a state playoff game and has hosted the event since 1986. In fact, I'd like to see more playoff games held at Sikeston. Hopefully the game will return next year to Sikeston...but don't hold your breath...
Bluejays coast to easy win over Hayti (02/08/06)
CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Bluejays broke it open early, then coasted to a 73-52 win over the Hayti Indians on Tuesday. "We didn't know what to expect," said Charleston coach Danny Farmer. "We came out ready to play and it turned into a blowout."...
Portageville gets by Eagles (02/08/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - The Portageville Bulldogs notched a hard-fought victory on the road against the East Prairie Eagles on Tuesday night, 62-50. The Bulldogs used timely shooting and good team rebounding to defeat the Eagles. Portageville hit eight 3-pointers in the game and outrebounded East Prairie 34-24...
SHS grounds Oran (02/08/06)
ORAN -- The Sikeston Bulldogs improved to 14-6 on the season with a 63-38 win against Oran on Tuesday night at Oran High School. It's Sikeston's fifth straight win this season and it's the eighth consecutive time the Bulldogs have defeated Oran since they started playing in 1998...
Bell City hammers Bearcats, 90-58 (02/08/06)
DEXTER -- The Bell City Cubs opened the second half with a 16-0 run to wrap up a road victory. Bell City (17-3) led 38-24 at halftime. Nick Niemczyk scored 27 points for the Cubs. Will Bogan added 24, Jeff Liggins had 15, and Phllip Gross scored 11...
My heart isn't in this holiday (02/08/06)
Valentine's Day. The time of year when couples walk hand-in-hand, men give women flowers and chocolates, all while they talk of their feelings for each other and have the look of love in their eyes. Yes, it makes me want to puke. To me, Valentine's Day is a fraud, torturing the single and fattening the pockets of greeting card companies and those who sell flowers and candy. In fact, I don't even consider it a holiday, but a nuisance that comes once a year...
Meccie Lee (02/08/06)
SIKESTON - Meccie Lee, 66, died Feb. 5, 2006, at her home. Born Jan. 27, 1940, in Sunflower, Miss., to the late Philmore and Mamie Haynes Lee, she had lived many years in Missouri. Survivors include: five sons, Oscar Lee of St. Louis, Orlando Lee and Philmore Lee, both of Sikeston and Jeffrey Lee and Joey Lee, both of Charleston; six daughters, Doris Adams of St. ...
Richard Mullins (02/08/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Richard Lee Mullins, 51, died Feb. 6, 2006, at his home. Born March 21, 1955, in Cape Girardeau, son of Richard Robert Mullins of Advance and the late Dorothy Lenora Hardin Mullins, he was employed with James Patton Plumbing. On Aug. 28, 1981, in Portageville, he married Sandra Silman, who survives of the home...
Thomas Krokstrom (02/08/06)
LEAWOOD, Kan. - Thomas Frederick Krokstrom, 67, died Feb. 7, 2006, at Villa St. Joseph in Overland Park after a long battle with cancer. Born June 30, 1938, in Chanute, son of the late Hillis Raymond and Dorothy Fern Price Krokstrom, he spent his early years in Elsmore and moved to Chanute his freshman year of high school. ...
Euleta Shaffar (02/08/06)
BALLWIN - Euleta M. Shaffar, 81, formerly of Sikeston, died at 8:05 a.m. Feb. 6, 2006, at her home. Born Oct. 10, 1924, in Atkins, Ark., to the late C. Dewey and Bertha A. Cossey Savage, she was a housewife and a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sikeston, where she was a member of the Daughters of Isabella. She had been an officer in the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and worked in the 1950s at the Missouri State Capitol Building...
Willie Partee (02/08/06)
HOWARDVILLE -- Willie Marie Partee, 60, died Feb. 1, 2006, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born July 31, 1945, in Kewanee, to the late Robert and Lula Withers Taylor, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Howardville, where she was church secretary and member of Pastor Aid Club...
Robert Stroud (02/08/06)
PHOENIX - Robert Frederick Stroud, 79, died Feb. 5, 2006. Born June 22,1926 in Matthews, Mo., he attended grade school at St. Francis Xavier in Sikeston, Mo., and high school in Matthews, before enlisting in the Army Air Corp. He served in World War II and farmed in Missouri until relocating to Phoenix in 1970. He retired from the Bureau of Land Management in 1986...
Births (Published 2/8) (02/08/06)
SIKESTON - Tara Couch is the mother of her first child, a daughter, born at 6: 38 p.m. Jan. 7, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Kelsey Lynn Couch weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Terry and Debbie Couch of Sikeston...
Looking Back 2/8 (02/08/06)
COLUMBIA - The following entered the University of Missouri at Columbia last week: Jean Klein and Lee Bowman on Friday and Loomis Mayfield Jr. on Thursday. SIKESTON - Children of the six elementary schools contributed $235.84 to the March of Dimes, according to Bill Paylor, chairman of the drive...
Education proposal ignores middle class (02/08/06)
The House Democrats in Missouri have a new plan to provide higher education costs for low income students. Hard to argue with a proposal that would help fund college costs but, of course, I'll argue with it nonetheless. For starters, though noble in their intentions, the plan borders on the comical. ...
Your view: A letter from Santa (02/08/06)
Dear Donnie, Well, ole Santa has just returned back to the North Pole from a well deserved month long rest after my Christmas Eve flight all over the world to visit children of all ages. It seems that I have a better time every year and I believe the reindeer, especially Rudolf, are chilling out a little with age. Ho, ho!!...
Speakout 2/8 (02/08/06)
If Union Pacific needs to add more trains, they need to pay for an overpass on West Malone so the rest of Sikeston won't be cut off from fire and police help. Before you stop the trains from running in Sikeston, you may want to call out to BMU and ask them how they get their coal. ...