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Stories from Sunday, February 12, 2006

Helping the YMCA (02/12/06)
American Legion members Chester Kordahl and Larry Floyd cook fish at the Sikeston post Friday afternoon. All the proceeds from the fish fry will be donated to the YMCA of Southeast Missouri.
My thoughtful Valentine (02/12/06)
SIKESTON -- Bobby Eldridge of Benton is living proof men don't have to spend big to please their better halves on Valentine's Day -- and they can do it without even coming off as a jerk. In 1986, Eldridge and his wife, Pam, had been married just over three years. Feb. 14 was approaching, and having been laid off from work and other jobs, money was for necessities, he explained...
Multi-million dollar renovations planned at Sikeston hospital (02/12/06)
SIKESTON -- Renovations to Missouri Delta Medical Center such as having all private rooms will help carry the hospital into the future, according to Charles Ancell, chief executive officer for the hospital. "We are starting a new building campaign," Ancell said. "It will be a multi-...
Another Sikeston man arrested, one released (02/12/06)
SIKESTON -- Charges were dropped against one suspect as another was arrested in connection to last week's fatal shooting in Sikeston, officials said Saturday. "A lot of these critical investigations are very dynamic and fast-moving -- and a lot of times, the information changes," Sikeston Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden said early Saturday...
Crappie, bluegill regulations change (02/12/06)
CHARLESTON -- Southeast Missouri anglers are about to be introduced to new regulations on Missouri Department of Conservation areas in the Bootheel. When we talk about larger is better, well, fishing for larger fish has its advantages. From crappie at Robert DeLaney Lake north of Charleston and bluegill at General Watkins Conservation Area in Scott County, south of Benton, changes will happen March 1...
Poplar Bluff rallies to beat Notre Dame (02/12/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- All-stater Ben Hansbrough converted play after play in the final quarter to keep the Poplar Bluff Mules alive in a 78-76 thriller over the Notre Dame Bulldogs on Friday. In a contest that more than lived up to its pre-game hype, Notre Dame, ranked fifth in Class 4, battled the two-time defending Class 5 champions on even terms...
SHS cages Tigers (02/12/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston Bulldogs won their sixth straight game with an impressive road victory against SEMO Conference rival Cape Central on Friday night, 88-70. The Bulldogs (15-6, 5-2 SEMO), overcame a nine point first quarter deficit to the emotionally charged Tigers...
Cubs have big second half in win (02/12/06)
RISCO - The Bell City Cubs basketball team got past the Risco Tigers on Friday night, with a 87-60 road victory. The matchup of Class 1 teams was intense and the referees had a difficult time controlling the action. In the game, 53 free throws were attempted and Bell City was whistled for four technical fouls...
Corporate Game sign-ups continue (02/12/06)
SIKESTON - Registration is now under way for the 2006 Sikeston Corporate Games which will be June 4 - June 24. The Corporate Games afford local companies a good opportunity for internal team building and company pride through friendly competition with other area companies, Jiggs Moore, Sikeston Parks and Recreation director...
Food Giant (02/12/06)
Food Giant conducted a ribbon cutting recently to officially open the Malone Street location. Cutting the ribbon is Ron Watkins, president and CEO of the company. Pictured are: Deidra Clark, deli supervisor; Peggy Gates, human resources; Gary Duncan, COO; Watkins; Dennis Morris, store manager; and Jimmy Graham, district supervisor. ...
Getting fit at DeWitt (02/12/06)
The DeWitt Company of Sikeston has a new benefit for their team members to help in their efforts to become healthier. DeWitt Company recently renovated a space on site and has equipped the facility with state-of-the-art fitness equipment. This facility is free to team members for use during off-working hours. ...
Director sought to promote regional interests (02/12/06)
SIKESTON - After two years of work and lots of meetings, the prospect of an organization that speaks as one voice in an effort to bring jobs to Southeast Missouri is a reality. Next on the list of things to do for the Southeast Missouri Economic Development Alliance is find an executive director. That will be among the topics of the group's meeting Feb. 17 at Portageville...
Loretta Gier (02/12/06)
CHARLESTON - Loretta Carr Gier, 83, died at 2:15 p.m., Feb. 10, 2006, at the Mary Mount Manor in Eureka. Born May 24, 1922, in Charleston, to the late Leo Sylvester and Maude Perkins Carr, she had lived her entire life in Charleston, where she was employed with Brown Shoe Company, until her retirement, and a member of St. Henry Catholic Church...
Megan Lasater (02/12/06)
SIKESTON - Mary B. Lasater, 80, died Feb. 11, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
James Garrett (02/12/06)
POPLAR BLUFF - James Edward Garrett, 85, died at 3:15 p.m. Feb. 9, 2006, in the Poplar Bluff Regional Hospital North Campus. Born Aug. 25, 1920, at Kennett, to the late Virgil Garrett and Ruth Alstell Garrett Pearson, he was a retired security guard and a United States Army veteran, having served in World War II...
Ricky Razer (02/12/06)
DUBUQUE, Iowa - Ricky Razer, 44, died Feb. 10, 2006, at his home. Born Feb. 21, 1961, in Sikeston, he was the son of Bob Razer and the late Cloetta "Corky" Oliver Razer. Arrangements are incomplete with Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Cecelia Morie (02/12/06)
CHAFFEE - Cecelia Leona Morie, 98, died at 8:30 p.m. Feb. 9, 2006, at Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Feb. 27, 1907, in New Hamburg, daughter of the late John Benjamin and Magadalena Scherer LeGrand, she had retired in 1973 from Thorngate Ltd. in Chaffee, was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church and Daughters of St. Ambrose in Chaffee...
Harl Looney (02/12/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Harl Walker Looney, 83, formerly of Tutwiler, Miss., died at 7 a.m. Feb. 10, 2006, in the Missouri Delta Medical Center at Sikeston. Born April 20, 1922, in Kennett, to the late Louis and Ersa Green Looney, he had lived the past 18 years in East Prairie, was a retired mechanic and a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II...
Linda Wamble (02/12/06)
SAN ANTONIO - Linda Lou Wamble, 58, died at 8:15 a.m. Feb. 8, 2006, at North Central Baptist Hospital in San Antonio. Born Aug. 29, 1947, in St. Louis, to Mary Lou Brisendine Wamble McDowell of Sikeston and the late Leroy Wamble, she was a graduate of Cleveland High School in St. Louis and worked many years as an office clerk for S.B.C. Communications. Linda was a warm hearted person who loved animals, especially her own three cats she spoiled and called "her boys."...
Glover - Sexton (02/12/06)
WINFIELD -- Jenny Marie Glover and Aaron Zachary Sexton were united in marriage during a 4 p.m. ceremony July 2, 2005, at the First Baptist Church in Winfield. The Rev. Bruce Walker performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Tim and Debra Glover of Troy and the granddaughter of Merl and Betty Haynes and Pat Eoff. Parents of the bridegroom are Ralph and Melvona Sexton. Grandparents are Ralph and Gwyneth Sexton, Everstine Lackey, the late Delores Knuckles and the late Melvin Lackey...
Hawkes - Schaffer (02/12/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Tracy Dawn Hawkes and Michael Allen Schaffer were united in marriage during a 6 p.m. ceremony July 8, 2005, at Francine's Gardens in Cape Girardeau. The double-ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Nathaniel Green of Sikeston. The bride is the daughter of Harold Hawkes of Sikeston, Janet Caudle of Poplar Bluff and Rick Sinclair of Jefferson City. She is the granddaughter of Martha Kurtz of Sikeston...
Strader - Toon (02/12/06)
OAKLAND, Ill. -- Randy and Tracy Strader have announced the engagement of their daughter, Megan Renee, to Richard DeWayne Toon II, son of Rick and Debbie Toon of White, Ga., and Doug and Trish Bright of White Heath. A 2001 graduate of Oakland High School, the future bride is a 2005 graduate of Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences. ...
Grady - Hicks (02/12/06)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Trish and Ken Grady have announced the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Marie Grady, to Christopher Michael Hicks, son of Agnes and Jerry Hicks of Portageville. A 2002 graduate of Poplar Bluff High School, the future bride also earned an associate degree in 2004 with honors from Three Rivers Community College. She expects to earn a Bachelor of Science in management-human resources from Arkansas State University later this year...
Corams mark 40 years (02/12/06)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Mr. and Mrs. Albert Coram, formerly of Blodgett, recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Feb. 2. Coram, son of the late Albert and Helen Coram, and the former Betty Jean Wilson, daughter of the late Franklin "Jack" Wilson and the late Martha Wilson, were married on Feb. 2, 1966, at Sikeston by the late Rev. O.S. Harris...
Looking Back 2/12 (02/12/06)
SIKESTON - Harry Topps left last Friday for Columbia, where he has enrolled in the University of Missouri. 40 years ago Feb. 12, 1966 LILBOURN - Mary Lucy, high school sophomore and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Lucy near Canalou, was chosen by her classmates to represent her school in the annual sophomore pilgrimage in April. ...
Support those who work to protect us (02/12/06)
Unfortunately, gunfire between police and suspects in certain parts of St. Louis is fairly common. City officials can talk all they want and point to statistics all they want but the fact is, parts of St. Louis are dangerous. What baffles me is the bizarre reaction of some leaders within the impacted neighborhoods who blame police for the violence. ...
Speakout 2/12 (02/12/06)
I was trying to find the gospel hour on 92.9. Sadly to say, I can't find it. I loved listening to the gospel hour. Will it still be on the radio? My family and I, my brother from out of town, we listen every morning. On. Feb. 6th I was at Wal-Mart in Sikeston. ...