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Stories from Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Celebrating quilting (03/15/06)
JoAnn Deere, a member of the Bootheel Quilters Guild, shows new member Margaret Abernathy how to put on binding and to turn a corner Tuesday morning at the First Christian Church. The guild is celebrating National Quilt Day which is Saturday. Also during the meeting the members made a donation to the Kenny Rogers Children's Center...
Insurance rates will be going down (03/15/06)
MINER -- An excellent safety record has resulted in lower insurance rates for the city of Miner. Board members approved the low bid from Missouri Rural Services of $13,256 for this year's workers compensation insurance during their regular meeting Tuesday. Two other bids were received...
County did see storm damage (03/15/06)
BENTON -- Scott County fared better than many places in Thursday's storm but did not completely escape harm. County commissioners discussed damage sustained by the county during Thursday's storm with Joe Burton, emergency management coordinator for the county, during their regular meeting Tuesday...
Storm repairs (03/15/06)
Sikeston Public Works employees Jason Rudisill and Bill Nance fill post holes with dirt along the outfield fence of the Junior Varsity baseball field Tuesday afternoon. Last week's storm caused the damage, bending over several portions of the outfield fence. Also damaged were several other fences and dugouts...
Board briefed on 2005 graduates (03/15/06)
SIKESTON -- Most of Sikeston Senior High School's graduates are either attending a college or maintaining a job, according to a district report. Dr. Larry Bohannon, assistant superintendent of professional development and secondary education, briefed the Sikeston Board of Education with a follow-up report of the 2005 graduates during the board's regular meeting Tuesday...
Nobody asked me but ... (03/15/06)
Nobody asked me but...what a weekend for the Sikeston Bulldogs basketball team in Columbia. The team played very well and did Sikeston proud. They just ran up against a better team in the championship game with Borgia. Great season players and coaches...
Sikeston KIT League team will see major changes in 2006 (03/15/06)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston area will once again be treated to some KIT baseball this summer. Starting in June, the Sikeston Bulls will take over where the Bootheel Bombers left off. Besides the new name, the Bulls will have a new logo, new ownership and a new general manager and all in all, a new direction...
Local players named to All-Region teams (03/15/06)
SIKESTON -- The Southeast Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association released the 2005-06 All-Region High School Basketball team on Wednesday. The team is comprised of the top players this basketball season in the southeast Missouri area. Turn to the Scoreboard on page 12 for a complete list of the All-Region team...
All-Region (03/15/06)
ALL-REGION Southeast Missouri All-Region Team Boys Class 5 First team Ben Hansbrough, 6-3, sr. Poplar Bluff Allan Spencer, 5-9, sr., Poplar Bluff Darnell Wilks, 6-8, jr., Central Aaron Redecker, 6-11, sr., Jackson Matt Usherwood, 6-3, sr., Farmington...
Tipler earns all-conference (03/15/06)
JONESBORO, Ark.--Arkansas State senior point guard Dereke Tipler has been selected as a second-team performer in the Sun Belt Conference, as announced by the league office on Wednesday. "My congratulations to Dereke Tipler to be named one of the top-15 players in the league by the coaches and media," said ASU head coach Dickey Nutt. "Dereke is the heart and soul of this team and we say, how he goes, so goes our team."...
Priday names Player of the Week (03/15/06)
COLUMBIA -- Mizzou sophomore Jacob Priday has been named the Big 12 Conference Player of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Tuesday. Priday hit .533 with two home runs, 11 RBI and a 1.067 slugging percentage in the Tigers' four games last week. This is the first time he has earned Big 12 Player of the Week honors...
Government study is criminal (03/15/06)
Ugly teens are more likely to become criminals than better looking teenagers. Now before one of my ultra-sensitive readers writes in and calls me names, this is not my opinion. I am just repeating the findings of two economists. Naci Mocan of the University of Colorado and Erdal Tekin of Georgia State University analyzed data from a federally sponsored survey of 15,000 high schoolers who were interviewed in 1994 and again in 1996 and 2002. ...
Mary F. Bucher (03/15/06)
SIKESTON -- Mary Frances Bucher, 85, died at 10:15 p.m. March 14, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Glenda Johnson (03/15/06)
DEXTER -- Glenda Johnson, 61, died March 14, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Henry Keeton (03/15/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Harry Alvin Keeton, 59, died at 1 a.m. March 14, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 11, 1946, in St. Louis, to the late Roland N. and Emma P. Johnson Keeton, he was a diesel mechanic and a United States Army veteran, having served during the Vietnam War. He was of the Pentecostal belief...
Raymond Parker Sr. (03/15/06)
FESTUS - Raymond Parker Sr., 92, died March 13, 2006, at the Arbor Place in Festus. Born Jan. 7, 1914, in Perkins, son of the late William and Evelyn McDaniel Parker, he had worked as a farmer for many years. He married Caroline Blanche Surface, who preceded him in death on Dec. 15, 1983...
Peggy White (03/15/06)
CHARLESTON - Peggy Edwards White, 74, died at 5:30 a.m. March 12, 2006, at the Charleston Manor. Born Dec. 30, 1931, in Charleston, to the late Crawford and Tishe Elizabeth Marable Edwards Sr., she had lived most of her life in Charleston and was of the Christian Church belief...
Walter Lynn (03/15/06)
CHAFFEE - Walter Lee Lynn, 77, died at 5:20 a.m. March 14, 2006, at his home. Born Sept. 27, 1928, in Randles, son of the late William Thomas and Lillie Mae Thompson Lynn, he was a retired self-employed truck driver and a veteran of the United States Army, Air Force and Marines. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Masonic Lodge 615 and VFW Post 3127, all in Chaffee...
Olene Greenwood (03/15/06)
RICHLAND, Miss. -- Elizabeth Olene Greenwood, 72, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 11 p.m. March 13, 2006, at River Oaks Hospital in Flowood. Born Feb. 5, 1934, in Cardwell, Mo., daughter of the late Howard Bruce and Mary Lucille (Bradley) Greenwood, she was a graduate of East Prairie High School. ...
Looking Back 3/15 (03/15/06)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Sizemore entertained with a birthday party Friday evening for their son, Doyne, who that day celebrated his 12th birthday. SIKESTON - Junior High School students Barbara Armour, Jim Hahn, Leslie Johnson and Mike Struwe will participate in the annual state congress of the National Forensic League in Jefferson City Friday and Saturday...
Few are prepared for bird flu dangers (03/15/06)
By now I assume we've all heard or read something about the bird flu - that deadly outbreak that's been the source of major concern in Asia and parts of Europe. Unlike other strains of flu, this one is carried apparently by migrating birds which means there is virtually no way to stop the spread...
Speakout 3/15 (03/15/06)
I can't stand by any longer and let the people of Southeast Missouri think the people of Oran are criminals, drug users, alcoholics and lawless people. We are not. I will give you the facts and the truth and you decide for yourself. I know these business owners. ...