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Stories from Tuesday, March 7, 2006

YMCA soccer (03/07/06)
Molly Claire Mays, 4, a member of the YMCA Spring Soccer Sharks team, throws a soccer ball during practice Monday night. Several players, parents and coaches battled the windy conditions in their first practice of the season.
More singles are buying homes (03/07/06)
SIKESTON -- Vanessa Morgan never thought her dream of owning a home would ever become a reality. Recently divorced, the 26-year-old had moved back in with her parents and wanted a place she and her 2-year-old son could call their own. But there was a slight problem, or so Morgan thought. She didn't have any money for a down payment, and her credit history was a little less than perfect...
Train matter is tabled (03/07/06)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston city officials want the Union Pacific Railroad to look into options other than increasing train traffic here. Council member were slated to approve a resolution formerly opposing the railroad's petition to the federal Surface Transportation Board to approve their acquisition and operation of the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railroad line with an increase in the number of trains running between Sikeston and Rockview, located north of Sikeston, but tabled the matter to their next meeting.. ...
Tennis courts will be rebuilt (03/07/06)
SIKESTON -- Tennis courts at the Sikeston Sports Complex will be rebuilt. Council members accepted the low bid of $86,800 from Asa Asphalt for the reconstruction of the four tennis courts in the recreation complex during the regular City Council meeting Monday...
Class 3 powers meet again (03/07/06)
POPLAR BLUFF - A showdown of Class 3 powers will take place at Poplar Bluff High School on Wednesday at 8:15 p.m., as the Charleston Bluejays face off against the No. 5 ranked Doniphan Dons in the sectionals. Charleston (21-7) defeated Kelly 70-50 in the District 2 final, while the Dons blew past Twin Rivers in the District 1 final, 75-57...
Area high school basketball records 3/7 (03/07/06)
CLASS 4 Dexter Bearcats (10-16) Sikeston Bulldogs (22-6) CLASS 3 Charleston Bluejays (21-7) East Prairie Eagles (12-13) Kelly Hawks (18-10) NMCC Eagles (8-17) Portageville Bulldogs (17-8) CLASS 1 Bell City Cubs (25-4) _ Oran Eagles (12-14) _...
Sarah Vaughn (03/07/06)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted Monday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Sarah Mae Vaughn, who died March 3, 2006, were: Donnie Riley, Todd Riley, Scott Riley, Josh Miller, Billy Spence and Luke Frazier.
James Byassee (03/07/06)
SCOTT CITY - James Marlin Byassee, 62, died at 10:21 a.m. March 6, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 18, 1934, in Fulton, Ky., son of the late Horace James and Marie Humphrey Byassee, he was a truckdriver and had worked for the Benjamin Moore Paint Co. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean War...
Margaret Ward (03/07/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Margaret Marie Ward, 90, formerly of Sikeston, died March 5, 2006, at Sunset Health and Rehabilitation Center in St. Louis. Born Nov. 16, 1915, in New Madrid County, daughter of the late William Roy and Pearl Mae Bruce Parks, she was of the Baptist belief...
Lois Sweet (03/07/06)
NEW MADRID - Lois "Losie" Allen Sweet, 84, died March 5, 2006, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 29, 1921, in the Dogwood community in Mississippi County, to the late Edgar and Clara Gardner Sweet, he was a retired farmer, a veteran of the United States Army and a member of the Farrenburg Church of the Brethren...
Hobson Brock Jr. (03/07/06)
RIDGELAND, Miss. - Dr. Hobson Darney Brock Jr., 68, died Feb. 25, 2006, at Rankin Medical Center. Born July 9, 1937, in McComb, to the late Dr. Hobson and Hazel Packwood Brock Sr., he graduated in 1955 from McComb High School. He was loved and respected by everyone he met throughout his life and was elected president of his class for four years. ...
Doris Lynch (03/07/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Pallbearers at services for Doris Faye Lynch, 68, who died March 5, 2006, will be: Kenny Haney, Bill Haney, Richard Haney, Jerry Haney, Darren Haney and Dallas Sherrod. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday...
Margaret Davis (03/07/06)
PARMA - Pallbearers for services conducted Monday under the direction of Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Parma for Margaret Jean Graham Davis who died on March 4, 2006, were: Danny Biggs, Ryan Smith, Pat Johnson, Jim Goforth, Paul Miller and Bobby Miller...
Looking Back 3/7 (03/07/06)
SIKESTON - Your Beauty Shop is pleased to announce Margaret Ellen Alexander has joined our staff. SIKESTON - Sikeston people will vote in the April 5 city election to decide whether they want daylight savings time this summer. The city council, which put the city under daylight savings time, thus go off the hook. The controversial time change was authorized last year because other communities in Missouri and Illinois had adopted it...
The top Oscar song was off-key to me (03/07/06)
I was born in 1947. The Oscar for Best Song that year was "Zip-A-Dee-Do- Dah." Now, I admit that little musical memory was just a feel good, whimsical tune but the truth is, many of us can still at least hum along with it on those rare occasions when we might hear it. Kids lucky enough to be born in 2006 can look back at the ever-popular "Hard Out Here For A Pimp" as the song that captured the top Hollywood title this year...
Speakout 3/7 (03/07/06)
A recent SpeakOut caller asked if I would prefer to go hunting with Dick Cheney or riding in a car with Ted Kennedy. I choose neither. Whether it's George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, or Ted Kennedy, Republican or Democrat, a drunk is a drunk. I laugh aloud after reading so many of you slam anything Republican or anything Democrat. ...