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Stories from Sunday, February 19, 2006

Two years after Missouri's law passed, the number of permits sought is slowing (02/19/06)
SIKESTON -- Nearly two years after sheriff's departments began processing applications for the right to carry concealed firearms, the big rush for obtaining the permits seems to be over. Scott County Sheriff's Department began processing conceal and carry weapon (CCW) applications on March 31, 2004. ...
Winter is still around (02/19/06)
SIKESTON -- Several inches of snow beginning late Friday night and early Saturday morning kept local law enforcement agencies and tow truck companies busy assisting motorists and responding to accidents. A heavy snow warning originally issued until 9 a.m. Saturday was extended by the National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky., to remain in effect until noon Saturday for the areas between Dexter and Jackson and south from that line...
Beginning exercisers say 'Y' not give it a try (02/19/06)
SIKESTON -- If you've decided it's time to get off the couch and start getting back into shape, you need look no further than your local YMCA. "There is something out there for people as far as exercising that is not really hard and we can help them with it," said Mary Shepherd, an instructor at the YMCA on Tanner Street...
Rumors prove false (02/19/06)
BENTON - Quick action by officials apparently weren't as fast as the rumor mill. Kelly Superintendent Don Moore said when school officials heard of the possibility weapons were being brought to the high school Friday they began checking it out. "We didn't feel like it was a credible threat but we notified the (Scott County Sheriff's Department) and wanted them to check it out on their side," Moore said. ...
SHS rolls on Senior Night (02/19/06)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldog seniors couldn't ask for a better way to close out the regular season. With most of the Bulldogs' top players underclassmen, the seniors finally got their chance to shine. The Bulldog seniors started Friday night's game and they also finished it in the final minutes during the regular season finale at the Field House as they defeated SEMO Conference foe Kennett, 77-58 on Senior Night...
Sikeston is top seed in district (02/19/06)
SIKESTON -- The Class 4, District 1 Tournament will kick off tomorrow at the Sikeston Field House with two first round games. At 6 p.m., fourth-seeded Fredericktown will play fifth-seeded Dexter. Following that game at 7:30 p.m., No. 3 Ste. Genevieve will play No. 6 Perryville...
Name changes but emphasis on quality will stay the same (02/19/06)
SIKESTON - The brightly colored flags are still flying and the cars gleam in the sun but there is a new name on the building at 2505 E. Malone Ave. On Wednesday Jarvis Motors officially became Autry Morlan Inc. "Jarvis was always a good dealership. We intend to be as good if not better," Shannon Shipman, general manager, said as the deal was finalized...
Sharing infor on the area (02/19/06)
Last month on Jan. 16, the Sikeston and Miner CVB went south to Lakeland, Fla., to the Snowbird Extravaganza. Along with anticipating warm weather, (which didn't happen) we expected a large crowd, but were surprised when over 30,000 people attended the event. It was one of the best events we've ever participated in...
Business Briefcase 2/19 (02/19/06)
SIKESTON - Amy Meadows was nominated by her colleagues as "Employee of the Quarter" at Bootheel Counseling Services. Meadows has been with the agency for four years and has served as a community support worker. She was chosen for her fun-loving and pleasant personality, hard work, dependability and her experience in the mental health field which shows in her work with clients...
Local Mary Kay sales director earns third car from company (02/19/06)
SIKESTON - Leslie J. Bruner-Thresher has earned her third Mary Kay career car. The keys to the car were presented to her in September by Steven Galemore of Galemore Motor Company in Charleston. "I am very blessed to have such wonderful customers who are loyal to me and to our Mary Kay products. Without them and my wonderful team of business associates this would not have been possible," she said...
Idell Morgan (02/19/06)
WICKLIFFE, Ky. - Idell Morgan, 83, died at 2:32 p.m. Feb. 16, 2006, at her home. Born Sept. 30, 1922, in Wickliffe, daughter of the late Eddie Haywood and Della Doublin Sullivan, she was a homemaker and a member of Victory Baptist Church. She married Elwood Morgan who preceded her in death...
Jean Pobst (02/19/06)
SIKESTON -- Lavada Jean Pobst, 72, died Feb. 17, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 8, 1933, in Cole Hill, Ark., daughter of the late B.E. and Audrey Rowland, she had worked as a pharmacy technician for Heisserers and Super D pharmacies before retiring...
Mary Sue Bridges (02/19/06)
BERNIE - Mary Sue Bridges, 67, died Feb. 16, 2006, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Nov. 7, 1938, at Bernie, daughter of the late Frank Carter and Alpha Mooring Carter Dowdy, she was a member of the First Baptist Church at Malden and a homemaker...
Rochelle Clark (02/19/06)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted on Friday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Rochelle Nicole Clark, who died on Feb. 14, 2006, were: Don Morris, Mike Morris, Ricky Clark, Daniel Moore, Jim Bailey and Frank Morris...
Births (Published 2/19) (02/19/06)
MORRISTOWN, Tenn. - Michael and Jennifer Miller are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 8:19 a.m. Jan. 13, 2006, at Knoxville, Tenn. Haley Rae Miller weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Ed and Peggy Hinders of Chesterfield...
Butcher - Kimball (02/19/06)
NEW MADRID -- Aimee Lauraine Butcher and Jeffrey Eric Kimball were united in marriage during a 4 p.m. ceremony Aug. 6, 2005, at the New Madrid Baptist Church. The Rev. Gary Henson performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Stephen and Beth Butcher and the granddaughter of Curtis and Martha Butcher, all of Sikeston. The bridegroom is the son of D.B. Kimball of Dexter and the grandson of Mary Lou Hector of New Madrid...
Bom - Miller (02/19/06)
BLOOMFIELD -- Heather Nicole Bom and Robert Spencer Miller were united in marriage during an evening candelit ceremony on the grounds of the Bootheel Youth Camp. Shane Williams of Kewanee performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Charles and Dorothy Bom of Sikeston. She is the granddaughter of Betsy Hampton of Sikeston and Robert and Jean Bom of Benton...
Kettles - Hackworth (02/19/06)
SIKESTON -- Jerry and Kathy Hackworth of Dalton, Ark., and Sandy and Danny Brickell of Benton have announced the engagement of their son, John William Hackworth, to Staci Dawn Kettles, granddaughter of the late Ray Allen Kettles Sr. and Doris Ann Robey...
Couple celebrate milestone (02/19/06)
SIKESTON -- Mr. and Mrs. J. Box recently celebrated 50 years of marriage. Box and the former Barbara Richards were married Feb. 5, 1956, at Holly Springs, Miss., at the First Methodist Church by the Rev. Harmon L. Smith. Box worked in a body shop and was body shop manager for 40-plus years with Sikeston Motor Company before retiring in 1999. Mrs. Box is a homemaker...
Looking Back 2/19 (02/19/06)
SIKESTON - Housewives were advised today by the Office of Price Administration to retain War Ration Book No. 4, now used only to obtain sugar. MALDEN - Ronnie Borders was installed as president of the Malden Jaycees at ceremonies Monday night in Woody's Cafe...
Riots over cartoons seem to defy logic (02/19/06)
Maybe, just maybe, the world has officially gone mad. When the overriding top news story of the week is the rioting and deaths over a cartoonist's drawing of Prophet Muhammad, then you honestly have to examine the future of humanity. In Pakistan and Libya and other points throughout the Mideast, Muslims are using the cartoon as an excuse to destroy all things Western. ...
Speakout 2/19 (02/19/06)
My dear, wise uncle whose dogs adored him and would have defended him to the death, always said a dog should experience only kindness at the hands of its master. My mother advised me that you can always judge a man by the way he treats animals. The author of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was furious with the Arch Bishop of Canterbury that told him dogs would not be allowed in the Christian Heaven. ...