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Stories from Friday, March 17, 2006

House burns (03/17/06)
PORTAGEVILLE -- At 1:12 a.m. today, the Portageville Fire Department responded to a report of a fire in a single family home at 505 LeSieur to find it totally engulfed in flames. Occupant Sara Yancy was awakened a fire alarm and managed to get all four of her children and grandchildren out of the home, according to George DeLisle, secretary for the Portageville Fire Department...
Bulldogs honored (03/17/06)
Courtne Beasley, a senior on the Sikeston basketball team, holds up the Class 4 second place trophy while surrounded by the rest of the Bulldogs at Thursday's assembly honoring the team.
County approves bid for satellite phones (03/17/06)
CHARLESTON -- In the event of a major disaster, Mississippi County will be equipped to maintain communications. County commissioners accepted a bid from Bootheel Wireless in Sikeston for four Motorola Iridium satellite phones during their regular meeting Thursday...
Flowers blooming (03/17/06)
Betty Overbey digs out some irises Thursday morning from the garden of Lila Harden right. With spring just days away and warm weather already here many homeowners have been busy preparing their lawns and gardens.
Group is interested in residents' input, ideas (03/17/06)
SIKESTON -- A little over a year ago the Sikeston Historic Midtown Development Group formed as a first step to revitalizing downtown Sikeston. Now the group wants to know what Sikeston and Miner residents envision for the area. A town hall meeting to discuss what will benefit efforts to revitalize the downtown area is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at the St. Francis Xavier Parish Center, 245 W. Front St., in Sikeston...
Advance blown out by Marionville (03/17/06)
COLUMBIA -- It had been more than 30 years since Advance's boys basketball team had made an appearance in the state final four. The Hornets' Class 2 semifinal opponent on Thursday, Marionville, was making its third straight final four appearance. Marionville's experience showed early as the Comets jumped out to a 22-2 lead in the first quarter, and the Hornets simply could not overcome their slow start in a 71-42 loss at Mizzou Arena...
Liggins, Bogan lead Bell City to title game (03/17/06)
COLUMBIA - After earning all-state honors last year as a post player, Bell City senior Jeff Liggins was forced to change roles this season with the addition of 6-foot-10 Will Bogan and the subtraction of guard D.D. Gillespie. Liggins has averaged 9.2 points this season playing on the perimeter and has made his mark mostly on the defensive end...
SHS soccer returns key players (03/17/06)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs soccer team hopes to ride the wave of recent success in the athletic program, to capture its first ever district title. In the fall, the boys soccer team won its second straight district title over Notre Dame, while more recently, the boys basketball team finished second in state...
Hazel Pratt (03/17/06)
SIKESTON - Hazel Jeanette "Miss Hazel" Pratt, 65, died at 10:28 a.m. March 16, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 9, 1940, in Kewanee, daughter of the late Charlie and Vivian Neal Clayton, she was a school bus driver for 23 years for Sikeston Public Schools. She lived most of her life in Sikeston and was of the Baptist belief...
Frances Schulte (03/17/06)
KEOTA, Okla. - Frances Ann Schulte, 87, formerly of Powe, Mo., died March 15, 2006, in the Stigler-Haskell County Hospital in Stigler, Okla. Born June 20, 1918, in Brownwood, Mo., daughter of the late Tony Hosenfield, she was a homemaker and a member of the Powe Community Church...
Earl Cross (03/17/06)
KENNETT - Earl Junior Cross, 63, died March 16, 2006, at his home. Born Jan. 15, 1943, in Elaine, Ark., son of the late Ernest Buddy and Lula McGhee Cross, he had been a farmer for many years. Survivors include: two sons and one daughter-in-law, Tim Andrew Cross of Poplar Bluff and David and Angela Cross of Kennett; three daughters and one son-in-law, Patricia Cross of the state of Tennessee, Tammy Cross of Wardell and Lynn and James Marlow of Campbell; one brother, Gerald Cross of Ashflat, Ark.; four sisters, Joyce Butteo and Faye McGill of Poplar Bluff, Kathy Foster of the state of Michigan and Modean Parson of the state of Arkansas; and a special friend, Connie Simms of Kennett.. ...
Geneva DeWitt (03/17/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for Geneva Newton DeWitt who died on March 15, 2006, will be her sons: Lynell DeWitt, Lonnie DeWitt, Jeff DeWitt, Larry DeWitt, Gary DeWitt, Phil DeWitt and Steven DeWitt. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Jason Grubbs, associate pastor of Miner Baptist Church, will officiate...
Roscoe Smith (03/17/06)
SIKESTON - Roscoe Leon Smith, 77, died March 9, 2006, at his home. Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday in the Stafford Center Conference Room at the Tanner Street Church of God. The Rev. Carl Addison, pastor, will officiate. Ponder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements...
Gladys Hale (03/17/06)
PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Gladys Hale, 95, formerly of Mississippi County, Mo., died March 16, 2006, at the Good Samaritan Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie, Mo.
Russell Hester (03/17/06)
DELTA -- Russell Hester, 65, died March 17, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Mary F. Bucher (03/17/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services for Mary Frances Bucher, who died on March 14, 2006, will be: Dr. John Askew, Phil Barkett, Bruce Barnes, Don Bellah, Lee Bowman, Jim Klein, Richard Montgomery and Ron Underwood. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at St. Frances Xavier Church, where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday...
Births (Published 3/17) (03/17/06)
SCOTT CITY - Tonya and Bradley Uelsmann are the parents of twins, second son, first daughter, born at 2:42 p.m. Feb. 10, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Blade Harrison Uelsmann weighed 4 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 18 inches long. Ava Brae Uelsmann weighed 3 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 18 inches long...
Looking Back 3/17 (03/17/06)
SIKESTON - Charles Butler, a Sikeston agent for Wiley's Jeep and Automobiles, announced plans to build a showroom and office building on a lot just north of the Rustic Rock Inn. CHARLESTON - Feverish debate is under way concerning Charleston High School building bonds declared invalid March 2 by bond attorneys. This ruling came about a year after a $1,400,000 bond election was held for a new high school building March 2...
Speakout 3/17 (03/17/06)
A recent SLPD Editorial page writer pronounced that the solution to global warming is higher fuel taxes, alternative power, such as solar wind, "clean nuclear power". There is no such things as "clean nuclear power". If you care, it is unChristian and immoral to produce toxic nuclear waste that must be stored 10,000 years. ...