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Stories from Wednesday, March 8, 2006

Accurate mapping can be a lifesaver (03/08/06)
BENTON -- A life or death emergency is no time to find out E-911 doesn't know how to find your house. County commissioners discussed addressing problems in the county with Joe Burton, Scott County E-911 administrator, during their regular meeting Tuesday...
Arson suspected (03/08/06)
HOLLAND, Mo. - An early morning fire is suspected to be arson. Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell said sheriff department investigators and officials from the Missouri State Fire Marshal's office are investigating a fire reported at 3:44 a.m. today at a residence at 1039 State Highway F, just west of Holland. The fire was reported by a passerby...
Town rallying around Sikeston basketball (03/08/06)
SIKESTON -- From November to now Sikeston High School senior Tyler Wallace has frequently been found sitting court side and rooting for his peers during weekly basketball games. And this weekend will be no exception. Wallace, along with hundreds of others, will support the Sikeston Bulldogs as they make a final four appearance in boys basketball at Columbia -- their first in 11 years...
Pep rally planned (03/08/06)
All Sikeston fans are invited to attend a citywide pep rally planned for 7:30 a.m. Thursday at the Sikeston Field House.
Play scheduled (03/08/06)
Sikeston Senior High School drama students Ashley Brown, Mi Hoang and Rivers Fowler rehearse a scene in "A Midsummer Night's Dream." The play, originally scheduled for Friday and Saturday, will now be performed at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday and 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Field House. The cost is $3 and tickets will be available at the door...
Kelly faces uphill battle (03/08/06)
POPLAR BLUFF - The Kelly Lady Hawks will battle the Doniphan Donettes for the second straight year in the sectional round of the Class 3 playoffs. Tipoff is set for tonight at 6:30 at the Poplar Bluff High School. Last season, Doniphan defeated Kelly in the sectionals 65-50. The Donettes went on to lose to Hancock, 58-47 in the quarterfinals of Class 3...
Delta holds off Scott Central (03/08/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Delta's Lady Bobcats advanced to the quarterfinal round for the second consecutive season with a 53-41 Class 1 Sectional win over the Scott County Central Bravettes on Tuesday. With Delta, the No. 2-ranked team in Class 1, holding on to a slim 33-30 lead going into the final quarter, Shea Smith took charge. Smith, a 5-foot-7 junior, tallied 17 of the Bobcats' 20 fourth-quarter points as she finished with a game-high 26...
Nobody asked me but ... (03/08/06)
Nobody asked me but..."...the Sikeston Bulldogs boys basketball team will make the Class 4 final four. That's right folks, Bob Marley sang it well with "Redemption Song" and the basketball team will redeem the athletics program at Sikeston with a glorious season...
Cubs dominate rival Scott Central (03/08/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Will Bogan and Nick Niemczyk combined for 60 points to lead the Bell City Cubs to an 82-51 win over the Scott County Central Braves in a Class 1 Sectional on Tuesday. Bogan, the Cubs 6-foot-10 junior center, scored a game-high 33 points and Niemczyk added 27 as the Cubs used superior height, depth and experience to dismantle the younger Braves...
Mastering the interview game (03/08/06)
The Sikeston Bulldog basketball team will be finishing a terrific season this weekend by playing in the final four in Columbia. And after every game, win or lose, the coach and several players will be taken into an interview room to be asked questions from reporters from all over the state...
James Varnon (03/08/06)
ST. LOUIS - James Stanley Varnon, 67, died March 6, 2006, at his home. Born Dec. 12, 1939, in Harviell, to the late John Sam and Pauline Varnon, he attended school in Morley, where he spent most of his early life. He was retired from his St. Louis nursery business, Varnon Tree Service...
J.C. Irby (03/08/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - J.C. Irby, 71, died at 12:43 p.m. March 7, 2006, in the Charleston Manor. No services will be held. Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie is in charge of arrangements.
April Homan (03/08/06)
DEXTER -- April Lynn Island Homan, 24, died March 3, 2006, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born June 1, 1981, in Kennett, daughter of Pearl Mayner Island and the late Connie Eugene Island, she had lived in Dexter most of her life and worked as a prison guard in Charleston. She had served in the U.S. Army and was of the Baptist belief...
Ronnie Ferguson (03/08/06)
ST. LOUIS - Ronnie E. Ferguson, 45, died March 7, 2006, at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Alva Couch (03/08/06)
MADISON, Ala. - Alva William Couch, 94, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died March 6, 2006, at Valley View Nursing Home in Madison. Born Jan. 28, 1912, in Sikeston, to the late George and Susie Newton Couch, he had worked at International Shoe Company and Jay's Fried Chicken in Sikeston and was of the Nazarene faith...
Paul Todd (03/08/06)
GIBSON - Paul Todd, 77, died March 5, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 13, 1928, in Gibson, son of the late Jim and Jane Floyd Todd, he was a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Korean War and a member of the American Legion Post 109 in Campbell, the Odd Fellow Lodge and the Four Mile Masonic Lodge 212 AF and AM in Campbell. A graduate of the University of Missouri, he was a retired farmer and of the Presbyterian faith...
Looking Back 3/8 (03/08/06)
SIKESTON - Vance Engram of Sikeston is today announcing his candidacy for the office of city collector for Sikeston. CHARLESTON - The Charleston R-1 District may have to approve a $1,400,000 bond issue for a new high school building in a second election because the bonds are invalid. The school board will meet at 1 p.m. this afternoon to decide the future course...
Elitist law schools help divide nation (03/08/06)
The United States Supreme Court this week pulled the rug out from under a group of liberal, East Coast law schools who wanted to ban military recruiters from their campuses. Schools including Harvard, Yale, Columbia and New York University had wanted to keep the recruiters from their schools because of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays. But the schools really wanted to send their anti-military message to the nation. They failed in a lopsided 8-0 vote...
Your view: An education (03/08/06)
Michael Jensen laments that he will go to his grave not understanding "liberal Democrats" and asked for someone to educate him. Well, I am a former Republican voter with no ties to the Democrats, but I would like to help educate Mr. Jensen. To begin with, the General Assembly did not allocate $185 million dollars to "expand the Medicaid program;" they approved the money because they failed last year to correctly predict how many Medicaid recipients would drop off the roles as a result of cuts to the program. ...
Speakout 3/8 (03/08/06)
I'm ashamed of the business owners here in town for not having any support on their marquees for the Sikeston team for winning the sectionals this last weekend. They need to show their support. These boys have worked hard and it has been a long time since they have made it this far. They need to get behind them and give them some encouragement and backing. Go Bulldogs!...