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Stories from Sunday, April 16, 2006

Men arrested for burglarizing, looting tornado-devastated area (04/16/06)
BRAGGADOCIO -- Two area men were charged last week with burglary and looting. On Wednesday Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department Chief Mike Tomlinson stopped a vehicle with two white male subjects for driving around the tornado devastated area. After their release, he discovered a shed had been entered by breaking the pad lock, which was the same area in which the vehicle had been observed. The subjects were relocated and arrested...
Kids know the meaning Easter - and their furry friend, too (04/16/06)
SIKESTON -- She may be only 7 years old, but Abi Reese has a pretty good idea of what Easter is all about. "It's about Jesus, and he rose from the tomb," Abi said. "That day Mary Magdalene went with another friend and they didn't see Jesus in his tomb. And there was an earthquake, and it made the rock move to open the tomb."...
Plants, lawns taking shape in Charleston (04/16/06)
CHARLESTON -- Dogwoods and azaleas are in full bloom and awaiting visitors for the 38th Annual Dogwood-Azalea Festival. "It is absolutely gorgeous," said Claudia Arington, executive director of the Charleston Chamber of Commerce. "The dogwoods are beautiful and the azaleas are all budding out. If we don't have a bad storm or a strong wind, I think everything will be perfect. People work really hard this week getting things ready."...
Cleanup campaign to begin (04/16/06)
SIKESTON -- The Annual Community Clean-Up Campaign will be held for nine days from 7:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. beginning April 22 and concluding April 30. The compost site on Compress Road will be open for Sikeston residents to bring any large bulky items, rubbish, yard waste (no grass clippings), washers, dryers, microwaves, refrigerators, hot water heaters, commodes, tires (no larger that 16 inches without rims) and household furniture to the site for disposal. ...
Not everyone affected will qualify for disaster relief, tax experts say (04/16/06)
SIKESTON -- While some residents of Scott, Mississippi, New Madrid and Pemiscot counties may qualify for special tax relief because of recent violent weather, local tax experts are cautioning don't make any assumptions. Phil Black, a Sikeston CPA, said in his conversations with Maria Randall, an IRS agent assisting with the program, she noted that not everyone will qualify for the tax relief. "She explained that people shouldn't just assume they qualify and not file their taxes," said Black...
Pro golf returning to local course (04/16/06)
SIKESTON -- The absence of a professional golf event in the Sikeston area, created by the loss of the NGA Hooters Tour in 2005, has been filled. The Heartland Players Senior Tour (HPST) debuts this summer at the Bootheel/YMCA Charity Golf Classic to be held July 10-14 at the Bootheel Golf Club, a 6,649-yard, par 72 layout located in Sikeston...
Top 10 for Ketterman (04/16/06)
SIKESTON -- In addition to his off-the-course managerial duties, Bootheel Golf Club pro Jeff Ketterman manages to stay competitive on the course as well. Ketterman, a member of the PGA of America's Gateway Section, finished ninth in the senior players' point standings for the 2005 season...
Errors doom Hawks against Clearwater (04/16/06)
BENTON -- The Kelly Hawks knew going in that Clearwater, undefeated and ranked fifth in Class 2, would be a formidable opponent even without their help. The Hawks, however, were their own worst enemy, yielding eight unearned runs, in a 10-5 loss to the Tigers on Friday...
Former Sikeston star jumps to top of OVC (04/16/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Five years ago, Sikeston's Andrew Lambert made a name for himself in high school track and field as one of the top jumpers in the state. Now, as a senior at Southeast Missouri State University, Lambert has taken his talents to new heights as he continues his quest for a second straight Ohio Valley Conference high jump championship...
Style Advisors work to combine classic looks, convenience (04/16/06)
SIKESTON - Preparations for her daughter's wedding weren't leaving the Sikeston resident much time to shop for herself. As the series of parties and events leading up to the big day neared, the woman turned to Style Advisors and their "store in a box" to help her through the fashion dilemma she faced...
Sikeston and Miner are a hit at 'Great American Roadshow' (04/16/06)
I'm Back from Birmingham! As predicted, the "The Great American Roadshow" which was held March 27 and 28 in Birmingham, Ala., was a great success. During the two-day show we visited with over 50 Tour Group Leaders and Operators and invited them to bring their tours to Sikeston and Miner. We also gave them information on the surrounding areas events and festivals as well...
Bootheel Counseling rates well in survey with clients (04/16/06)
SIKESTON - Bootheel Counseling Services receives high marks from their participation in the "Consumer Satisfaction Survey" sponsored by the Missouri Department of Mental Health. Approximately 25 percent or 583 individuals receiving services completed the survey process. ...
Father, son form business team (04/16/06)
Tim Hall, owner of All-Star Pest Control, has been joined in the business by his son, Brooks Hall. All-Star Pest Control is a general pest control and termite control company serving Southeast Missouri residents since 1988. Prior to joining his father full time in the Bell City-based business, Brooks Hall became Missouri-state certified. The Halls can be reached for pest control services by calling 573-733-4863 or 1-888-598-PEST...
Leroy Reinagel (04/16/06)
KELSO -- Leroy Lawrence Reinagel, 80, died at 3:29 a.m. April 14, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso. Parish prayers will be at 7 p.m. by the Scott City Knights of Columbus Council 6420...
Madalyn Atkin (04/16/06)
VENICE, Fla. - Madalyn Mitchem Atkin, 87, formerly of Lilbourn, Mo., died April 7, 2006, at the Venice Regional Medical Center in Venice. Born Oct. 5, 1918, in Lathrop, Mo., she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lilbourn. She lived many years in Lilbourn until moving to Venice in 1976...
Bobbie Gregory (04/16/06)
BERTRAND - Daphne A. "Bobbie" Gregory, 88, formerly of Malden and Cape Girardeau, died at 9:35 a.m. April 11, 2006, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. Born July 10, 1917, in Parma to the late Orville and Madge Powers Andrews, she lived in Denver, Colo., most of her life, moving to Malden in 1974, then to Cape Girardeau in 1991...
Jessie Larry (04/16/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Jessie M. Larry, 63, died April 13, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Mary 10, 1942, in Mississippi, to the late Jessie and Lucille Wyatt, she was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church of Portageville...
Births (Published 4/16) (04/16/06)
SIKESTON - Jeremy Perrien and Tracy Irby are the parents of their third child, third daughter, born at 9:23 a.m. March 9, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Briana Nicole Perrien weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Roger and Shawnee Stewart...
Kierrley - Grissom (04/16/06)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Michelle Kierrley and Charles Grissom Jr. and were united in marriage during a ceremony March 27 in Jefferson City. The bride is from Warsaw and attends classes at Wyoming University, where she is pursuing a bachelor's degree in accounting...
Ballard - Fielder (04/16/06)
SIKESTON -- Rebecca Ellen Ballard and Trenton Rudolf Fielder have announced their engagement. A 1989 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, the future bride is employed with Old Security Title Co. She is the daughter of Anita Ballard of Sikeston and the late Everett Ballard...
Bolens honored (04/16/06)
POPLAR BLUFF - Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow "Woody" Bolen were guests of honor during a 67th wedding anniversary dinner Feb. 25 at Ryan's in Poplar Bluff hosted by Michael and Woody Bolen. Children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren were in attendance...
Looking back 4/16 (04/16/06)
SIKESTON - Two Sikeston High School pitchers, Bill Halter and Bill Arnold, combined for a no-hitter against Dexter at Dexter Friday afternoon. The Bulldogs won 14-0. LILBOURN - Six Lilbourn teachers will not return to R-4 classes after this school term. Three have signed contracts to teach in other districts...
Community service might be answer to city clean-up (04/16/06)
Hopefully you have read that Sikeston's annual Community Clean-Up Campaign gets underway here beginning April 22 and running through April 30. This is a wonderful opportunity for individuals to take advantage of a free disposal week where they can discard items that have become eyesores for far too long...
Speakout 4/16 (04/16/06)
I wanted to call in and properly say Thank you to the editorial staff of the newspaper for refusing and declining to publish any part of my previous SpeakOut messages and helping to reelect the old administration back to Miner. I understand your motivation for it as the turmoil caused Miner to be on the front page of the newspaper with some kind of fiasco to sell newspapers for you. Never mind what is right. Let's just sell newspapers...