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Stories from Friday, March 10, 2006

Storm rips area (03/10/06)
SIKESTON - A strong storm pummeled Southeast Missouri with high winds and heavy rainfall Thursday evening, damaging homes, businesses and even toppling a church steeple. This area fared better than neighboring states, however, where the same storm system is blamed for the death of two people as tornadoes and stormy weather ripped through the region...
Commission will upgrade computers (03/10/06)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County's aged mainframe computer will finally get an upgrade. During their regular meeting Thursday, county commissioners accepted the sole bid on the computer upgrade from Joss Incorporated of New Madrid, the company also provides software services for the county's mainframe, according to County Clerk Junior DeLay...
Building to begin on Kelly additions (03/10/06)
BENTON -- Heavy rain Thursday wasn't about to dampen spirits at Kelly School District. In fact, the rain stopped just long enough for students, staff, board of education and members of the public to gather at a ground breaking ceremony for the construction of a 16-classroom building and a multipurpose gymnasium/cafeteria...
Compost site open after storm (03/10/06)
Due to damage from the recent storms, the city of Sikeston compost site will be open until 3:30 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday for Sikeston residents. For more information call City Hall at 471-2512
Cubs seek return to state (03/10/06)
BELL CITY -- Two of Missouri's best Class 1 programs in recent years will be on the court Saturday when the Bell City Cubs take on Verona in quarterfinal action at West Plains. Bell City won the state championship in 2002 and 2004, while the Wildcats won it all in 2003. Both teams have also dominated in district play -- Verona has won eight district titles since 1997, while the Cubs have won districts five years in a row...
Margaret Ward (03/10/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Pallbearers for services held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Margaret Marie Ward, 90, who died March 5, 2006, were: Travis Smith, Luther Smith Jr., Dave McHenry, Dave Yeary, Larry Ward and Jamie Ward.
Ronnie Ferguson (03/10/06)
CHARLESTON - Pallbearers for services scheduled at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Assembly of God Church in Charleston for Ronnie Eugene Ferguson, 45, who died at 3:15 p.m. March 7, 2006, will be: Rodney Jones, Ozell Jones Jr., Allen Jones, Byron Jones, Jerrod Jones and Joe Combest...
Roscoe Smith (03/10/06)
SIKESTON - Roscoe Leon Smith, 77, died March 9, 2006, at his home. Born Oct. 1, 1928, in Washington County, Ind., son of the late Henry Winfield and Margaret Elizabeth Nelson Smith, he was a 1946 graduate of Washington High School. He was retired from the Washington Fire Department after 20 years and had also been a farmer and builder. ...
Karen Webster (03/10/06)
JACKSON -- Karen L. Webster, 49, died March 7, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 26, 1957, in Sikeston, daughter of Albert Sullenger and the late Doris Ramage Sullenger, she had worked several years at Just Kids Day Care Center and was a member of Crossroads Fellowship Baptist Church in Jackson...
Edward Todd (03/10/06)
WYATT - Edward Hedgeman "Ed" Todd, 88, formerly of Bardwell, Ky., died at 11:34 a.m. March 9, 2006, at his home in Wyatt. Born Jan. 10, 1918, in Bardwell, son of the late Willie and Willie Hogancamp Todd, he had lived most of his life in Carlisle County, Ky., where he was engaged in farming. He moved to Wyatt in 1968. A veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II, he was of the Baptist belief...
Randy Riley (03/10/06)
SIKESTON - William Randall "Randy" Riley II, 23, died March 8, 2006, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Aug. 29, 1982, in Sikeston, son of Robbyn Schmidt Riley of Sikeston and the late William Randall "Randy" Riley, he was a 2001 Sikeston High School graduate, a member of First Christian Church and an employee of Good Humor-Breyers...
Cheryl Peet (03/10/06)
SIKESTON - Cheryl Elizabeth Peet, 37, died March 9, 2006, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 25, 1968, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Doris Peet Harris of Oran and the late O.V. Peet Jr., she was a 1987 graduate of Scott Central High School...
Lulu Wasson (03/10/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Lulu Dorthy Wasson, 84, died at 1:15 a.m. March 10, 2006, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Mary Richardson (03/10/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Mary K. Richardson, 104, died March 8, 2006, at her home in Portageville. Born Oct. 21, 1901, in New Madrid County, daughter of the late William F. and Mary Rohrer Kimes, she was the oldest living member of the First United Methodist Church in Portageville and a graduate of the Springfield Business College...
Christine McKenzie (03/10/06)
CHAFFEE - Christine McKenzie, 84, died March 9, 2006, at Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Jan. 31, 1922, in Bollinger, son of the late William Arthur and Ida Mae Mansfield McKenzie, she worked for 33 years, until retirement in 1984, as a bookkeeper at Thorngate Ltd...
Births (Published 3/10) (03/10/06)
BLOOMFIELD - Brandon and April Hazel are the parents of their second child, second daughter, born Feb. 3, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Kaylee Renee Hazel weighed 9 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Sondra Hale and Eugene Gott...
Looking Back 3/10 (03/10/06)
SIKESTON - Miss Mary Ann Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Johnson, accepted a position with the Employment Bureau in Sikeston last Thursday. SIKESTON - W.S. "Bill" Corrigan, president of the Bank of Sikeston, has been appointed by the State Department of Finance and the Missouri Bankers Association to a committee to study and recommend changes in Missouri banking laws...
Speakout 3/10 (03/10/06)
Get your martin gourds and houses cleaned out. We've had five martins to arrive Feb. 28 in Vanduser. This is to the people of Oran. Shut up and quit complaining about the police department in your town. We understand that Oran prides itself on being a town of drunks and we're sorry that there are city and state laws that have to be followed. ...