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Stories from Tuesday, April 11, 2006

New scoreboard (04/11/06)
Scoreboard Service Co.'s Rick Lowman welds the new VFW Stadium scoreboard Monday afternoon. The 8-by-28-foot scoreboard was purchased by the city of Sikeston, Sikeston VFW, Sikeston Public Schools and the Sikeston Area Youth Baseball Assocation.
Burglar found in closet (04/11/06)
BENTON -- A Sikeston man was arrested Monday when a sheriff's deputy found him hiding in the closet of a home he broke into in rural Benton. Kelan F. Watkins, 19, threw a concrete yard decoration through a glass storm door to enter a home on County Highway 403 in unincorporated Scott County near Benton around 3:40 a.m., according to a Scott County Sheriff's Department news release...
Storm aid (04/11/06)
-- Contact your local insurance agent following a damaging storm/tornado. If their office has been demolished from the weather, contact the company's national office. -- Contact your local emergency management agency director. -- Contact the Missouri Tornado Disaster Assistance Hotline (866-254-0140). ...
Recovery planning essential in tornado (04/11/06)
SIKESTON -- Severe storms and tornadoes that ripped through Southeast Missouri over the past month were a mere taste of what residents can expect for the rest of the tornado season. Last month federal disasters were declared in several area counties, including Scott, New Madrid and Mississippi, following severe storms and strong winds March 9...
Building fees may increase (04/11/06)
SIKESTON -- When it comes to construction and inspection fees, the city's cost of doing business is exceeding the money collected. If all goes as planned, that will change this summer. The Sikeston City Council will be asked to approve an increase in fees during the next regular monthly meeting scheduled for May 1...
Roundup: Oran blows out Bloomfield (04/11/06)
ORAN -- The Oran Eagles' quiet bats awoke for 11 runs in the last two innings of a 12-2 run-rule victory over Bloomfield on Monday. "The first time through (the lineup) we were way out in front (of the pitch) and pulling our heads off the ball," said Oran assistant Larry Boshell, who assumed the head coaching duties in the absence of Mitch Wood, who was away on school business. "We told them to go back to basics, just like hitting the ball off a tee, and, finally, they figured it out."...
Portageville holds off pesky Holcomb (04/11/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - The Portageville Bulldogs baseball team notched a home win against the visiting Holcomb Hornets on Monday afternoon, 9-5. Solid pitching and timely hitting produce a victory for the Bulldogs. Starter Cody Cook went six plus innings giving up four runs, seven hits, walked four and struckout two for the win. Josh Conoy hit a three-run triple in the five-...
SHS stumbles in loss to Dexter (04/11/06)
DEXTER -- After an impressive victory against Reidland (Ky.) on Friday afternoon, it appeared the Sikeston baseball team was ready to turn the corner. But instead, Sikeston has taken a couple strides backwards as they suffered their fourth straight loss on Monday, 8-4 to Dexter at East City Park...
Juanita Taylor (04/11/06)
SIKESTON - Mary Juanita Taylor, 79, died April 10, 2006, at her home. Born Dec. 13, 1926, at Risco, daughter of the late Robert Lee and Clare Estter Conder Quick, she attended Heartland Harvest Church of God of Prophecy and had been head cook for Kellett's Restaurant before retiring...
Louise LaVigne (04/11/06)
SIKESTON -- Louise LaVigne, 91, died April 7, 2006, at Clearview Nursing Center. Born June 22, 1914, in Mississippi County, Ark., daughter of the late Elmer and Daisy Mae Beers Nickens, she was a member of Temple Baptist Church and owned and operated a beauty salon in Sikeston in the 1960's until her retirement. She lived briefly with her husband in Nuremberg, Germany, where he was stationed in the Army...
Alma Thompson (04/11/06)
SIKESTON - Alma Thompson, 76, died at 10:10 a.m. April 10, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Timothy Crowe (04/11/06)
BLOOMFIELD - Timothy Crowe, 49, died April 9, 2006, at Poplar Bluff Medical Center. Born Dec. 22, 1956, at Bloomfield, son of Eileen McRoy Crowe of Bloomfield and the late Noel Crowe, he lived all his life in the Bloomfield community and was a 1975 graduate of Bloomfield High School...
Betty Williamson (04/11/06)
ESSEX -- Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at Essex Cemetery in Essex under the direction of Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Billy Dean Williamson, who died April 8, 2006, were: Randy Kinder, Darrell Kirby, Allen Edmonds, Steve Scott, Rick Fowler and Wilson Crutcher...
Lavada Faries (04/11/06)
PUXICO - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Puxico for Lavada Faries who died on April 8, 2006, were: Brad Faries, Clay Faries, Billy McAllister, Gary Worley, Jim Acre, Mike Hefner, Joe Dunivan and Danny Dunivan...
Christine Redfering (04/11/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Christine K. Redfering, 87, died at 11:43 p.m. April 10, 2006, in Southeast Missouri Hospital at Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Births (Published 4/11) (04/11/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Jeff and Jody Cogdill are the parents of their fifth child, third daughter, born at 11:08 a.m. Feb. 23, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Aubrey Jeff Cogdill weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Kenneth and Brenda Oatsvall and Linda Wallace of East Prairie...
Looking Back 4/11 (04/11/06)
SIKESTON - Herman L. Mattingly suffered third-degree burns on his right hand, wrist and forearm when he carried a three-gallon bucket of flaming gasoline from the Sinclair service station Tuesday morning. SIKESTON - Lightning, driving rain, wind and scattered hail throughout the Bootheel region last night occurred during an April storm. ...
Runway has hefty price tag, little use (04/11/06)
When our federal government decides to spend money, you can count on the money flowing for whatever project that gets the most attention. Take the 9,000-foot runway at St. Louis Lambert Airport as just one example. Back in 1998, Lambert officials cried to federal authorities that a new runway was needed to eliminate delays. And at the time, that proposal made sense...
Speakout 4/11 (04/11/06)
I'm clueless as to why there are no parental rights for fathers. I know that there are a lot of deadbeat fathers out there that will not support their children financially or emotionally. I'm not in that classification! I have been divorced for over three years, and my ex-wife has went to extreme measures to make sure that I don't have a relationship with my two daughters. ...