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Stories from Friday, April 7, 2006

Train resolution on hold, again (04/07/06)
SIKESTON -- A resolution formally opposing Union Pacific's proposed railroad track swap with Burlington Northern Santa Fe needs additional language before approval, according to Sikeston's mayor. The Sikeston City Council tabled the resolution during the regular monthly Sikeston City Council meeting held Thursday following a reorganizational session...
Charleston sees third shooting in last two weeks (04/07/06)
CHARLESTON -- Another shooting is under investigation in Charleston. About 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, the Charleston Department of Public Safety received calls of gunshots in the area of Lee and Gail Streets, according to a news release from Charleston DPS Chief Paul Johnson. ...
County excavator removes bricks from ditch bank (04/07/06)
CHARLESTON -- The bricks dumped on the bank of Lateral 1 of Ditch 14 by the city have been removed by the county. "It's our fault: we gave them permission but didn't know we gave them permission," Presiding Commissioner Jim Blumenberg said during the regular Mississippi County Commission meeting Thursday...
Chamber awards given (04/07/06)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce was "Going for the Gold" Thursday evening as it honored the people, the organizations and the businesses which make Southeast Missouri a winner. Approximately 370 people attended the 56th Annual Awards Banquet to watch as the honors, all kept secret until the announcements, were presented...
NMCC rolls past East Prairie (04/07/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - The New Madrid County Central Eagles continued their offensive onslaught on Thursday afternoon at East Prairie, with a 9-0 shutout over the Eagles. Solid work by starting pitcher Andy Gantner of NMCC and timely hitting up and down the lineup, were a combination of success for NMCC...
Kelly slides past 'Jays (04/07/06)
BENTON -- Two huge seventh-inning defensive plays kept the Kelly Hawks alive for a dramatic 4-3 comeback victory over district foe Charleston Bluejays on Thursday. "It's only the seventh game of the year, but to get a win like this, a district win against Charleston, is big," said Kelly coach Cory Johnson. "They've become one of our main rivals, being so close to us."...
SJHS tracksters remain undefeated (04/07/06)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Junior High boys track team remained undefeated on the season with a 66-57 dual victory against Poplar Bluff on Thursday at a rain-soaked Sikeston Public Schools Stadium. Sikeston's girls also picked up a dual victory, defeating Poplar Bluff 68-51 on the day...
Golf glance: Bootheel Golf Club (04/07/06)
Spring Golf Tip: By Bootheel pro Jeff Ketterman Slow is fine for your backswing, not your round! 1. Be ready to hit when it's your turn. 2. Select your club while approaching your ball. 3. Limit practice swings to one. 4. Leave your cart or bag towards the next tee when approaching the green...
Mary Lou Johnson (04/07/06)
SIKESTON - Mary Lou Johnson, 72, died April 7, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Anna Curry (04/07/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Anna Leora Curry, 82, formerly of Morehouse, died April 6, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born July 3, 1923, in Vienna, Ill., daughter of the late John W. and Anna Rachel Vaughn Mace, she was a homemaker and lived most of her life in Morehouse before moving to Cape Girardeau in 1997. She had attended First General Baptist Church in Morehouse, Illinois Avenue General Baptist Church, and was a member of the Bethany Baptist Church of Cape Girardeau...
Iris P. Robinett (04/07/06)
CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Iris P. Robinett, 83, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died April 5, 2006, at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Healthcare Center in Mattoon. Visitation is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. Monday until time of services at 11 a.m. at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston...
Louis LaVigne (04/07/06)
SIKESTON - Louise LaVigne, 92, died April 7, 2006, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Margie F. Bailey (04/07/06)
ANNISTON -- Margie F. Bailey, 69, died at 12:09 a.m. April 7, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 7, 1936, in Osceola, Ark., daughter of the late Earl "Junior" and Margie Nolan Bradford, she had lived in Anniston most of her life and was of the Pentecostal belief...
Gary L. Hazelton (04/07/06)
PADUCAH, Ky. - Gary L. Hazelton, 61, died at 2 a.m. April 5, 2006, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. Born in Bristow, Okla., son of the late Raymond Hazelton and Virginia Parshall, he owned and operated Dr. Vinyl and Curves, was a member of the Christian Fellowship Church and a Unites States Army Veteran having served in the Vietnam war...
Barbara Gaines (04/07/06)
DEXTER - Barbara Joyce Gaines, 64, died April 6, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 12, 1941, in Aquilla, daughter of Raleigh "Fuzz" and Mildred Walker Palmer, she had lived most of her life in the Aquilla and Dexter areas and attended the Mt. Pisgah General Baptist Church in Aquilla...
Robert Rought Sr. (04/07/06)
BLOOMFIELD -- Robert James Rought Sr., 69, died April 5, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 12, 1937, in Endicott, N.Y., son of the late Morse Johnson and Gladys Kneer Rought, he was a heavy equipment operator for the Binghamton Highway Department in Binghamton, N.Y., before retiring and a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War...
Looking Back 4/7 (04/07/06)
SIKESTON - R.A. McCord and Glenn Matthews Sr. have sold their interests in the Sikeston Auction Co. to D.L. Bloomfield, who is associated with Steward Hoover, a co-owner. BENTON - Voters of Scott County will go to the polls May 3 to vote on reorganizing the county's seven school districts, R-1 and R-2. Last night after canvassing the ballots from Tuesday's election, the county board of education set the election date...
Your view: North way is best way (04/07/06)
Not everyone will care, of course, but there's a great deal going on with the railroad question. Obviously, this is for those who do. Of the several comments we've heard from the public relations people from Union Pacific, one set of statements is not in doubt. Once they can get past the Surface Transportation Board, they say, they will be able to increase train traffic through our community at will. They have been brazenly candid on that point...
Speakout 4/7 (04/07/06)
I just got behind one of your silly drivers here on Ables Road. That silly thing pulled right out in front of me and I almost hit him. If I had time, he would have got a piece of my mind and probably something else. I'm calling and reporting that silly thing...