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Stories from Sunday, April 9, 2006

Road repairs begin Monday (04/09/06)
SIKESTON -- Repairs on several Sikeston streets will begin at 7 a.m. Monday. According to city officials, Benton at South Prairie, Kendall at South Handy and Marie at Garwood will be limited to one lane due to street repairs. The project, which will be performed by Asa Construction, will continue for about seven to 10 days (weather permitting)...
School work (04/09/06)
Darrell Kennedy of K & K Construction backfills a hole at the electrical and plumbing line at the Sikeston Public School's Math and Science Center. The company is a subcontractor for Montgomery Martin. The 34,000-square-foot building will be completed by December...
Area center serves needs of children (04/09/06)
SIKESTON -- You can be part of the solution in helping children live without violence. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, according to Tammy Gwaltney, executive director of the Southeast Missouri Network Against Sexual Violence in Cape Girardeau...
Egg-zactly what he wanted (04/09/06)
Parker Jackson from Miss Susan's Daycare plays with a plastic Easter egg while Delanie Cooksey collects the colorful eggs during the Miner Nursing Center's annual Easter Egg Hunt. The nursing home hosts a different daycare each year to help the residents celebrate Easter...
Annual golf tournament aids center (04/09/06)
SIKESTON -- The 2nd Annual Paul Boyd Children's Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled for May 5 at the Bootheel Golf Club. All proceeds from the tournament go to the Southeast Missouri Network Against Sexual Violence and are used to care for children. Last year the tournament raised over $12,000...
'Dogs shut out Reidland (04/09/06)
REIDLAND, Ky. -- For the third straight year, Sikeston opened the McCracken County Wood Bat Tournament with Reidland, Ky. And for the third straight year, Sikeston's pitching stifled the Greyhounds. Two years ago, Blake DeWitt tossed a no-hitter. Last season Ross Merideth pitched a two-hitter...
Eagles pummel Delta (04/09/06)
ORAN -- The Oran Eagles shredded the Delta Bobcats 14-0 in five innings of a Scott-Mississippi County Conference matchup on Friday. Scheduled as a Delta home game, the site was switched to Oran because of wet field conditions at Delta. "It's one of those games that we're just trying to get better," said Oran coach Mitch Wood. "The two players (Chase Seyer and Paul Bucher) we've been without for a couple of weeks are finally back and starting to play better."...
Bulls add four players (04/09/06)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulls are proud to announce the addition of Ryan Anderson, Andy Wahl, Nathanael Blum, and Tyson Mulvaney to the 2006 roster. The Bulls play in the collegiate wood-bat KIT league. They will play a 50 game schedule in June and July. All home games will be at VFW Memorial Stadium in Sikeston...
Charleston native hired to coach Bluff (04/09/06)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Poplar Bluff will promote a Mules assistant coach to fill the void left when Travis Brown resigned in March after one season as head basketball coach. Athletic Director Bill Caupto said today that the hiring committee will recommend Lamont Frazier, an assistant at Central Missouri State University, to be the next head coach of the Mules...
Drag strip more than just fast cars (04/09/06)
SIKESTON - A new racing season is underway at the Sikeston Drag Strip. Many special events are planned for this year and it should be an exciting year for racing. The first Dixie Door Slammers event is scheduled for May 13 and the driver who wins the Super Pro Class on Oct. 14 will win $5,000...
Hope In-Home Service (04/09/06)
Hope In-Home Service, 117 N. West St., held its grand opening ribbon cutting recently. Cutting the ribbon for the business is officer manager Christine Grissom. From left are: Larry White, pastor; Sheri Biddle, human resource manager; Grissom; Emma Walker, technical assistant; Linda Reed; Gloria Carrington, receptionist; Gabriel Burdine; Roshuda Reed; and Missy Marshall, executive director of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce. ...
Great American Lines adds new local terminal (04/09/06)
SIKESTON - For a brand, new business, the word has gotten out. Tim and Jo Adkisson of Great American Lines Inc. are busy manning the telephones talking with shippers and suppliers. In between the calls they are visiting with truck drivers and fleet owners about their new business and what it can offer...
Business briefcase 4/9 (04/09/06)
SIKESTON -- Sue Thomure, dental assistant with SEMO Health Network is the Network's "Employee of the Quarter." Thomure joined SEMO Health Network's Sikeston dental office in June 2003. SEMO Health Network is a federally qualified health center that provides comprehensive quality primary healthcare...
Top Brokerage P&C Producer (04/09/06)
Mike Sansagraw, Scott County (Sikeston) Farm Bureau insurance agent, was named "Top Brokerage P & C Commissions Producer" by the Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance Companies. Sansagraw competed for the honor with more than 200 professional agents throughout the state. ...
Martha Wilson (04/09/06)
SIKESTON - Martha "Pudge" Marable Wilson, 65, formerly of Charleston, died at 12:28 p.m. April 7, 2006, at her home. Born Aug. 21, 1940, in Cairo, Ill., daughter of the late John Robert and Marjorie "Marge" Mow Marable, she attended Stephens College in Columbia following her graduation from Charleston High School. Since 1964, she had lived in Sikeston where she was a member of the United Methodist Church...
Mary Lou Johnson (04/09/06)
SIKESTON -- Mary Lou Johnson, 72, died April 7, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 29, 1933, in Portageville, she was the daughter of the late Louie Rice and Margaret Agatha Mumma Largent. On Dec. 20, 1953, in Sikeston, she and Jimmy W. "Chunk" Johnson were married...
Iris P. Robinett (04/09/06)
CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Iris Pearline Robinett, 83, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 12:47 p.m. April 5, 2006, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Care Center in Mattoon. Born Sept. 6, 1922, in Middlebrook, Ark., daughter of the late Thomas and Clara Wright Lynxwiler, she moved from Bloomfield, Mo., to Sikeston in 1972 and was of the Church of Christ belief. She was primarily a homemaker but had worked at Kings Cleaners and in the circulation department at the Sikeston Daily Standard newspaper...
Davey Newcomer (04/09/06)
BLOOMFIELD -- Davey Lee Newcomer, 71, died April 6, 2006, at Beverly Healthcare. Born Feb. 25, 1935, in East Prairie, son of the late James Louis and Carrie Bond Newcomer, he had lived most of his life in Chaffee but lived the last two years in Bloomfield. A member of St. Joe General Baptist Church in Idalia, he had served in the National Guard from 1951 to 1959...
McDonnold - Koch (04/09/06)
SIKESTON -- Michael and Sally McDonnold have announced the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Nichole, to Daniel Andrew Koch, son of Angie Koch of Sikeston and James Koch of Fox Lake, Ill. The future bride is employed at with Food Giant. A 2002 graduate of East Prairie High School, the prospective bridegroom is employed as a corrections officer at Southeast Correctional Center...
Hawkins - Robinson (04/09/06)
BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. -- Mr. and Mrs. Phil Hawkins have announced the engagement of their daughter, Anna Elizabeth, to Christopher J. Robinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Atwill of Portageville, Mo. The future bride is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. ...
Potashnick - Iguess (04/09/06)
SIKESTON -- Mr. and Mrs. Sam Potashnick have announced the engagement of their daughter, Carrie Potashnick, to Jody Iguess of Texas City, Texas, son of William Iguess of Texas City and the late Josie Iguess. A 2002 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in agribusiness, the future bride is employed as a pharmaceutical sales representative for Ivesco Animal Health in the Central Texas territory...
Barber - Bays (04/09/06)
CHARLESTON -- Mr. and Mrs. Foide Williams have announced the engagement of their daughter, Beth Williams Barber to George Bays, son of Oleen Clark of East Prairie. Williams is employed with the Mississippi County Circuit Clerk's office in Charleston, and Bays is employed with BA Promotions in Dexter...
Jensen - Schlosser (04/09/06)
SIKESTON -- Michael Jensen and Cheryl Jensen have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Erin, to Kyle Schlosser, son of Sandra Schlosser of Sikeston and the late Joseph Schlosser. A 2000 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, the future bride earned a bachelor's degree in 2004 and a master's degree in December 2005, both in business administration, from the University of Missouri-Columbia...
Branum - Riley (04/09/06)
COLUMBIA -- Gregory and Jeanie Branum, formerly of Cape Girardeau, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kristin Marie Branum of Port Royal, S.C., to Anthony James Riley, son of Krystal Phillips of St. Louis and Jim and Michaele Riley of Cape Girardeau...
Grahams mark 60 years of marriage (04/09/06)
MORLEY -- Mr. and Mrs. Dempsey Graham were guests of honor during a 60th wedding anniversary open-house celebration March 5 at Morley Church of Christ. Hosts were their children and grandchildren. Graham and the former Lillian Delene Harris were married Feb. 21, 1946. They have two children, Wayne Graham of Benton and Barbara Bell of Batesville, Ark.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren...
Looking Back 4/9 (04/09/06)
RISCO - John E. Hauss, who for some time has been connected with the Contact Purchase Corporation, has accepted a position as manager of the State Bank of Risco. He was scheduled to take up his new duties on April 1. SIKESTON - The cost of living in Sikeston is on the increase. ...
Comunity action can stop violence (04/09/06)
We can sympathize with the residents of Charleston where three shootings in the past two weeks have claimed two lives and left others injured. There is absolutely no reason for this senseless violence. Community leaders there are understandably concerned and we in Sikeston should be concerned as well...
Speakout 4/9 (04/09/06)
I was going through a shed, just bought a house. I found a lot of stuff from a Lucille Riggs. I don't know if any of her family members are still around here. I found her pastor's license and there is a lot of memorabilia from the Church of the Nazarene. If any of her family would like any of her stuff, if you would leave your name and number in SpeakOut, I will get in contact with you and you can come and look at it...