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Stories from Thursday, February 16, 2006

Lost sales tax revenue is key issue for officials (02/16/06)
BENTON -- Sales tax revenue lost to Internet purchases and dwindling revenue for E-911 services are among the issues county commissioners can expect to face over the next few years. Scott and Mississippi county commissioners joined county commissioners from across the state in Jefferson City recently for the annual meeting all county commissioners are required to attend...
Former Scott County administrator dies (02/16/06)
SIKESTON - A former Scott County administrator died Wednesday. Henry J. "Cotton" Holyfield, 72, died at 12:55 p.m. Feb. 15, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 29, 1933, in Sikeston, to the late Carl P. and Votra Baker Holyfield Sr., he was owner and operator of Holyfield Flying Service for 27 years and from 1968 to 1978, he was manager of Sikeston Municipal Airport. ...
Male elementary teachers are few (02/16/06)
SIKESTON -- Fifth grade teacher Todd Jenkins is aware of the low testosterone level at his workplace -- it's become a fact of life for him. Throughout college, Jenkins saw very few fellow male elementary education majors. And now in his sixth year teaching at the Sikeston R-6 Fifth Grade Center, Jenkins remembers only one other male teacher, who has since moved on from the building...
Male roll call (02/16/06)
Male roll call The following is a breakdown of the number of male elementary classroom teachers compared to the total number of elementary classroom teachers at local school districts. Source: Area school districts...
Two plead guilty to child porn charges (02/16/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A New Madrid County man and a Pemiscot County man pled guilty to felony child pornography charges. Christopher L. Johnson, 27, of Portageville and Kelly R. Wilson, 45, of Steele entered guilty pleas to felony transportation and possession of child pornography before U.S. District Judge Catherine D. Perry...
Swallowed by flame (02/16/06)
A firefighter for the Sikeston Department of Public Safety is engulfed by flames from a backdraft while responding to a fire at 319 Kendall St. Wednesday. DPS responded to the call at 10:59 p.m. and found flames and smoke showing from the frame house upon arrival. ...
Area high school basketball records 2/16 (02/16/06)
CLASS 4 Dexter Bearcats (10-14) Sikeston Bulldogs (17-6) CLASS 3 Charleston Bluejays (18-5) East Prairie Eagles (12-10) Kelly Hawks (15-8) NMCC Eagles (7-14) Portageville Bulldogs (14-7) CLASS 1 Bell City Cubs (20-3) _ Oran Eagles (8-12) _ Richland Rebels (6-13)...
SHS to close out regular season (02/16/06)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs will close out their regular season schedule Friday night with a home game against SEMO Conference foe Kennett with six Bulldog seniors to be honored on "Senior Night." The Bulldogs (17-6) have won eight straight games and are looking to continue that momentum tomorrow night as the Class 4, District 1 Tournament looms next week...
Ricky Razer (02/16/06)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted on Wednesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Ricky Razer, who died on Feb. 10, 2006, were: Russell Goodman, Ferrell Menley, Carroll Sifford, Roy Odom, Wayne Razer and Dale Razer...
Willis Green (02/16/06)
SIKESTON -- Willis B. "B" Green Sr., 52, died Feb. 13, 2006. Born Dec. 8, 1953, in Bell City, to the late James and Viola Taylor, he graduated from Bell City High School in 1972. He worked as a retail specialist at Falkoff's Men's Shop from 1972 to 1975 and as a machinist for 33 years for Arvin Ameritor in Dexter. ...
William Raney (02/16/06)
SIKESTON - William E. Raney, 68, died Feb. 14, 2006, at his home after an extended illness. Born April 16, 1937, in Kennett, son of the late John D. and Irene Mansfield Raney, he had been a truck driver for USF Holland before retiring. On Dec. 23, 1976, at Farmington, he married Roberta Ann Lotz, who survives of the home...
Ashley Hutson (02/16/06)
RED OAK, Texas -- Ashley Dean Hutson, 32, died Feb. 14, 2006, at Methodist Central Hospital in Dallas. Born Oct. 2, 1073, in Sikeston, Mo., son of Larry and Delores Tatum Hutson, he was a pool tech for Pool Keepers, Inc. In addition to his parents, survivors include: his wife, Sharon Hutson of Red Oak; two sons, Aaron Hutson and Cory Grooms of Red Oak; three daughters, Lacy Hutson and Kelsey Hutson of Rockwall and Andrea Hutson of Red Oak; and one brother, Larry G. Hutson of Red Oak...
Lance Simmons (02/16/06)
SIKESTON - Lance Simmons, 30, died Feb. 14, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 9, 1975, in Jonesboro, Ark., son of James and Barbara DeKoster Simmons Sr. of Oran, he was a member of New Life Christian Center of Morley and was a foreman for MidState Builders and Garage Door in Oran...
Rochelle Clark (02/16/06)
DEXTER -- Rochelle Nichole Clark, 23, died Feb. 14, 2006, at her home. Born April 30, 1982, in St. Louis, daughter of Terry Wayne Clark of Dixie, Ark., and Joanie Morris Clark of Dexter, she had lived in St. Louis until moving to Dexter in 1994 and had attended the ARC Center until she was 21...
Keith Hyde (02/16/06)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services conducted today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Keith Gene Hyde, 42, who died Feb. 14, 2006, were: Michael Sadler, Kevin DeWitt, Joe Ford, Leon Elliott, Matt Gadberry, Tommy Masterson and Chris Ballwin.
Lorene Eaton (02/16/06)
SIKESTON - Anna Lorene Eaton, 77, formerly of Morehouse, died at 1:54 p.m. Feb. 14, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 5, 1928, in Dexter, to the late William Edward and Bertha Mae Coats Wader, she had worked for Missouri Delta Medical Center and the Sikeston Convalescent Center in the housekeeping department. ...
Births (Published 2/16) (02/16/06)
SIKESTON - Amber Wheeler and Travis McLean are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 11:33 a.m. Jan. 11, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Korey Dwayne Wheeler weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 18 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Martha Cobb and Roy Cobb...
Looking Back 2/16 (02/16/06)
SIKESTON - Charles Stearns, manager of the meat department of the Front Street Kroger Store, has returned from St. Louis where he went for examination at Barnes Hospital. CHARLESTON - Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Thomas A. Lane, who will talk March 3 at 8 p.m. on U.S. military policy in Vietnam, is a critic of the policy. Since the military voluntary retirement in 1962, Gen. Lane has been a writer on military affairs for newspapers...
School changes may improve education (02/16/06)
This may be one of the greatest stories never told. The superintendent of the St. Louis public schools goes into a high school economics class to monitor the discussion. He expects to hear the students and teacher talking about the federal budget or some such topic. Instead, the teacher was instructing the students on how to use food stamps...
Your view: Religion and politics (02/16/06)
Today I watched one news channel and read two daily newspapers. I counted over 40 articles about religion and/or politics. I got to thinking about the separation of church and state. It seems like most people think the first amendment says should there be separation of church and state, in fact the first amendment does not contain have the words separation, church or state. ...
Speakout 2/16 (02/16/06)
This is in regards to Oil Well Killings and Seven Trillion Dollar Debt. If you Democrats want to know why you are losing, and will continue to lose, the political debates all you have to do is review the idiotic statements that were made under these two headings in the SpeakOut column. ...