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Stories from Sunday, February 26, 2006

Sebourn will bid farewell to DPS (02/26/06)
SIKESTON -- After nearly 36 years on the Sikeston police force, Capt. Joe Sebourn is ready to hang up his badge. Tuesday will be Sebourn's last day as a police officer. Retirement came just a bit earlier than he would have preferred due to health issues. "I would have liked to work another year or so, but it's just time to move on," he said...
SPS Foundation, R-6 students set goal to raise over $20,000 (02/26/06)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston Public Schools Foundation and Sikeston R-6 students are teaming together in a fund-raising campaign that could earn them $20,000 as well as benefit local businesses. "I'm really excited about this," said Robin Stoner, executive director of the foundation. "It's really a win-win situation."...
Risco, Richland both win (02/26/06)
ZALMA - The Risco Tigers basketball team wrapped up their season on a winning note on Friday night, with a 74-55 victory over the host Zalma Bulldogs. Senior Andrew Halford led the way for the Tigers with 32 points, as Risco cruised to the non-conference victory. Ricky Davis hit five 3-pointers in the contest and had 17 points. Rodulfo Johnson continues to improve his play and had 10 points...
Dexter loses heartbreaker (02/26/06)
SIKESTON - The Dexter Lady Bearcats lost a heart-breaker on Friday night at Sikeston in the finals of the Class 4, District 1 tournament to the Fredericktown Lady Cats, 48-46. In a game in which no team deserved to lose, a 3-point attempt by junior Haylee Finch of Dexter was just short and the Lady Cats survived to move on to the sectional round of the playoffs...
Sikeston wins classic showdown, 69-65 (02/26/06)
SIKESTON -- For nearly two months a potential Class 4, District 1 championship matchup between Sikeston and Notre Dame had been hyped. Friday night, the much-anticipated game lived up to the billing as top-seeded Sikeston defeated No. 2 Notre Dame 69-65 in front of nearly 3,000 fans that crammed into the Sikeston Field House for the school's 17th district championship...
Delta girls survive overtime scare (02/26/06)
MORLEY -- Scott County Central girls gave Delta, ranked No. 2 in the state in Class 1, a scare before falling 59-50 in overtime at Ronnie Cookson Gymnasium on Friday. Scott Central junior guard Brittney Peet, who led all scorers with 28 points, sank two crucial free throws with five seconds left in regulation for a tie at 46 to send the game into overtime...
Do antler restrictions work? (02/26/06)
Instead of reading opinions and hearsay, in the other regional papers or no coverage at all, here are the FACTS about antler restrictions, which you won't read without someone doing research and letting the FACTS talk for themselves. RESULTS IN MICHIGAN...
Scott Central boys roll (02/26/06)
MORLEY -- Scott County Central romped past Delta, 94-57, on Friday at Ronnie Cookson Gymnasium. Scott Central, with its press working to perfection, forced 10 first-quarter turnovers to open a 22-12 lead. The Braves, in their regular-season finale, kept the heat on defensively in the second period while getting balanced scoring from seven different players. The lead mushroomed to 49-27 at the half...
Clarkton slips past Bernie on the road (02/26/06)
BERNIE -- The Clarkton Reindeer basketball team won the finale on Friday night at Bernie, 66-56 over the host Mules. Clarkton trailed much of the contest as Bernie led 48-41 heading into the final quarter. The Mules could only muster eight points in the crucial quarter, as Clarkton caught fire in the fourth, hitting for 25 points...
Keeping lines of communication open (02/26/06)
SIKESTON - It was a simple message but for a family member across the state hearing that his elderly mother attended the Valentine's Party at Clearview was reassuring. Since January, the calls have come on a regular basis because Health Systems Inc., the parent company for Clearview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 430 W. ...
Legacy Hospice (02/26/06)
Legacy Hospice held a grand opening/ribbon cutting recently. Cutting the ribbon is Robin Vickery, officer manager. From left are: Missy Marshall, Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce executive director; Lorretta Dodd, R.N.; Dr. Bobby Williams; Dr. Becky Williams; John Dodgen; Vickery; Ted Elliott; Laura Wade, volunteer coordinator Michelle Faatea, R.N., executive clinical director; Sue Holder, B.S.W.; Linda Hopper, bereavement care coordinator; Diane Hasler, assistant executive clinical director; and Nikki Cochran, L.P.N. ...
Former resident honored for 35 years of military service (02/26/06)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Southeast Missouri native Carl E. Lambert will be honored for over 35 years of service in the military during a retirement dinner March 4 in Nashville. Born March 8, 1946, in Sikeston, Mo., to Leslie and Sibble Lambert, Lambert graduated from Morehouse, Mo., High School in 1964. ...
The Therapuetic Touch (02/26/06)
Pamela Kinser celebrated the opening of her new business, The Therapeutic Touch, at 603 S. Main St., Suite F, with a ribbon cutting on Feb. 14. Kinser, a licensed massage therapist, said her motto is: "Massage therapy is healthy." She offers Swedish massage; shiatsu, a Japanese acupressure massage; reflexology, the massage of the feet and hands; hot stone massage; and chair massage by appointment. ...
Franchise earns top rating again (02/26/06)
SIKESTON - Entrepreneur magazine has named Brooke Franchise Corporation as its No. 1 miscellaneous financial services franchise for the third consecutive year. The company also made an impressive leap on the magazine's "Fastest Growing Companies" list, climbing from No. 45 in 2005 to No. 24 in 2006...
Sara Guetterman (02/26/06)
CAIRO, Ill. - Sara Guetterman, 84, died Feb. 24, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Born May 31, 1921, in Cairo, daughter of the late Alex and Mary Farah Johnson, she had worked at McKesson and Robbins. In 1946, she and her husband owned and operated Jack Guetterman Grocery for 22 years before purchasing the Chrysler-Plymouth Dealership in Cairo. ...
Bill McBroom (02/26/06)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted on Friday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for William "Bill" McBroom, who died on Feb. 20, 2006, were: Jason Freeman, Josh Robinson, Lee Mims, Mike Shaw, Chuck Tilley and Bob Greer...
Addie Pinkston (02/26/06)
KELSO- Addie B. Pinkston, 81, died Feb. 24, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Agatha Largent (02/26/06)
SIKESTON - Agatha Largent, 95, died Feb. 25, 2006, at Clearview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Helen Chittenden (02/26/06)
SIKESTON - Helen Chittenden, 90, died Feb. 25, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Friends may call from 1 p.m. Monday until time for services at 2 p.m. at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Elliott - Spurr (02/26/06)
FANCY FARM, Ky. -- Ashley Carol Elliott and Christopher Davis Spurr were united in marriage Sept. 3, 2005, at St. Jerome Catholic Church with the Revs. John Thomas and Dave Johnson officiating. The bride is the daughter of Keith and Regina Elliott of Fancy Farm. The bridegroom is the son of Chuck Spurr and Jeri Lynn Spurr, both of Hopkinsville...
Crook - King (02/26/06)
BENTON -- Alicia Ann Crook and Andrew John King were united in marriage during a 1 p.m. ceremony Aug. 20, 2005, at St. Denis Catholic Church in Benton. The Rev. Normand Varone officiated. The bride is the daughter of John and Nancy Buell of Benton, and the bridegroom is the son of Almos Leo and Leona King of Benton...
Starr - Lowes (02/26/06)
COLUMBIA -- Russell and Jeannie Starr have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Lynn Starr, to Daniel G. Lowes, son of Kenneth and Linda Lowes of Sikeston. A 1997 graduate of Hickman High School in Columbia, the future bride is also a 2001 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she earned a bachelor's degree in nursing. She is employed as a registered nurse in the medical/neurosurgical intensive care unit at University Hospital in Columbia...
Lock - Ragains (02/26/06)
ATLANTA -- Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Nelson Lock of Atlanta have announced the engagement of their daughter, Mary Suzanne Lock, to Stephen Harris Ragains, son of Mrs. William Melton Barksdale of Sylvania and the late Harold Harris Ragains. The future bride is the granddaughter of Mr. ...
Looking Back 2/26 (02/26/06)
SIKESTON - A group of friends surprised Mrs. M.E. Childress Friday evening with a dinner and bridge party, the occasion being Mrs. Childress' birthday. SIKESTON - City employees were guests at a steak dinner with musical entertainment last night at the Holiday Inn. There were more than 200 present for the second annual occasion. Taylor Noles, vice mayor, presided in the absence of Mayor Kendall Sikes, who is on vacation in Hawaii. Wrist watches were presented to Charles Miller and S.A. Bradley...
Medicaid spending is eating up budget (02/26/06)
I will go to my grave never understanding the philosophy of liberal Democrats. Call it my curse in life. Their course of action seems to lead to an obvious conclusion yet they continue to ignore the obvious. If I'm missing something here, I honestly wish someone would educate me...
Your view: Change the law (02/26/06)
It was a bitter sweet moment yesterday as I sat in the courtroom in Marshfield, Mo., the Webster County seat. This was the location of the hearing for the lady who had killed my good friend and fellow law enforcement officer John A. (Jay) Samprietro Jr. For those who have forgotten, Jay was run down by Wendye Chesher on Aug. 17, 2005, as Jay was assisting with an accident reconstruction on Interstate 44 in Webster County...
Speakout 2/26 (02/26/06)
I'm used to seeing police officers with cell phones in their hands while driving. I've often wondered if they were talking to friends or to the dispatcher. But Saturday, I seen a Missouri State Department of Transportation Highway employee in the Business loop of Interstate 57 driving a motor grader plowing snow talking on a cell phone. By the way it takes two hands to operate a motor grader...