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Stories from Sunday, May 7, 2006

Shrine Club prepares for festival (05/07/06)
MINER -- The SEMO Shrine Club is hoping you will grab the family and some lawn chairs and join them May 19-21 for the Cotton Pickin' Bluegrass Festival. "This is our first event," said Ken Stallings, bluegrass festival chairman for the SEMO Shrine Club. "Our very first one."...
Safety tips (05/07/06)
Donald Salfrank, a ligation counselor for FEMA, shows an applicant an example of one of many types of rooms a person can build for their safety during a tornado. The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency and the state of Missouri Emergency Management Agency have opened a mobile Disaster Recovery Center in the lobby of the First United Methodist Church's Family Life Center in Sikeston. ...
Rising gas prices hit area's boaters, too (05/07/06)
SIKESTON -- If last summer is anything to go by, then high fuel prices won't keep boaters out of the water this summer. "So far there's a lot of boats on the lake but Memorial Day weekend will be a good indicator of how the prices will affect boating this year," said Rod Howard, owner of Holiday Landing Resort and Marina at Lake Wappapello...
SEMO Conference Meet (05/07/06)
Sikeston's Andrea Coleman, right, and Nicole Redd, left, compete in the 100- meter hurdles in the SEMO Conference Championships Friday afternoon at Cape Central. Results from the meet were unavailable at press time.
Halford signs with Trojans (05/07/06)
RISCO - Risco basketball standout Andrew Halford has signed a letter of intent to play for NAIA Division I Hannibal-LaGrange College next basketball season. Halford averaged 23 points and 10 rebounds per game last season for the Tigers and was the Tri-County Conference Player of the Year. Halford also earned All-Conference, All-Region and was a second team selection for All-...
Boxing sticks, jabs its way into Sikeston (05/07/06)
SIKESTON - The growing popularity of boxing in Mississippi County, has led to the need for a bigger venue for its participants. What began in 2004 as a place for youths to go besides the streets, has grown into the Bootheel Bombers Boxing featured at MaxOut Fitness in Sikeston...
Lambert places second (05/07/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Former Sikeston High School track and field standout Andrew Lambert's quest for a second straight Ohio Valley Conference championship came just a couple inches short during Friday's OVC Track and Field Championship meet at Southeast Missouri State's Abe Stuber Complex...
Eagles have record-setting day (05/07/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - It was a record-setting Friday afternoon at East Prairie, as the East Prairie Eagles baseball team downed the visiting Scott County Central Braves, 24-6. The Eagles only scored their runs in one inning, but oh what an inning it was for East Prairie...
Daughhetee soaring in senior campaign (05/07/06)
BENTON -- From a Kelly Hawk to an Air Force Falcon, Caleb Daughhetee seems destined to soar above the clouds. Daughhetee (pronounced Daw-ty), a Kelly High School senior baseball standout, has received an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., as a blue chip recruit based on his academic, athletic and community achievements...
Boutique wants to add a little 'Sparkle' to everyone's look (05/07/06)
SIKESTON - Tiffany Bowling said she believes everyone can sparkle and she has just the clothes and the accessories to let her customers shine. Bowling opened Sparkle, a small boutique at 105 Campanella in Sikeston, on Feb. 1. Here she offers men's and women's fashion apparel and accessories...
Sikeston has lots to offer (05/07/06)
The Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce has several projects in the works. After the Ed Nunnelee Memorial Tennis Tournament and the Sikeston Jaycees host their Second Annual Professional Bull Riding Competition the weekend of June 2, 3 and 4, Miller Spectacular Shows will move in with Springfest beginning June 6 and running through the 10th at the Sikeston Jaycee Rodeo grounds. Wrist band nights are Tuesday, June 6, and Thursday, June 8, and can be purchased in advance at the Chamber office...
Bootheel Counseling celebrates 30 years of service (05/07/06)
SIKESTON - Current employees along with past and present members of the Board of Directors gathered April 29 to mark the 30 anniversary of Bootheel Counseling Services. The theme of the event was "Celebrating the magical moments of the past, present and future."...
George Kennedy (05/07/06)
KEWANEE -- Pallbearers for services conducted on Friday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for George M. Kennedy, 70, who died on May 1, 2006, were: Brian L. Kennedy, Jerry W. Pannell, Terry Kennedy, Gary Kennedy, Nick Kennedy and Robert Horn.
Doug Taylor (05/07/06)
SIKESTON - Doug Taylor, 87, died May 6, 2006, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Goldie Mosley (05/07/06)
ST. LOUIS - Goldie Mae Mosley, 80, died April 27, 2006, in St. Louis. Born Feb. 12, 1926, in Portageville, she was the daughter of the late Dewy and Arie Evans. Survivors include: two sons, Jessie and Leonard of Oklahoma City, Okla.; six daughters, Nadine, Annie, Laura, Linda, Judy and Cherrie of St. Louis; one brother, Willie Evans of St. Louis; one sister, Louise Evans of Marston; 47 grandchildren; 99 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren...
Frances Drake (05/07/06)
CANALOU -- Mary Frances Drake, 77, died at 6:55 a.m. May 4, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 16, 1929, in Marston, daughter of the late James and Freddie Marie Masters Carter, she was a lifelong resident of Canalou where she was a member of the Assembly of God Church...
Mazie Bryant (05/07/06)
CHAFFEE - Mazie Alee Bryant, 83, died May 5, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Births (Published 5/7) (05/07/06)
SIKESTON - Ashley Duncan and Andrew Hess are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 5:30 p.m. April 1, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Hayden Andrew Hess weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Pam and Kenny Little of Sikeston and Rhonda and Leonard Duncan of Batesville, Ark...
Hunter - Starnes (05/07/06)
EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. -- Mary Hunter and Rodney Starnes were united in marriage during a private ceremony March 28, 2006, at Blue Spring Heritage Center in Eureka Springs. The Rev. Richard Grinnell, of Eureka Springs officiated at the ceremony. Parents of the bride are Henry and Mary Ann Hunter of New Madrid, Mo., and the bridegroom is the son of Lillian Albright of Malden, Mo., and the late Frank Starnes...
Walker - Stokes (05/07/06)
EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. -- Kyli Michelle Walker and Ryan Ray Stokes were united in marriage during a 5 p.m. ceremony March 18, 2006, at Hidden Acres Wedding Chapel in Eureka Springs with Debra Schwab officiating. The chapel was decorated in fresh spring flowers and candlelight with turquoise and silver accents...
Senciboy - Smith (05/07/06)
ORAN -- Christy Senciboy of Oran and David Chad Smith of Bloomfield have announced their engagement. Family and friends are invited to attend the 1 p.m. outdoor ceremony May 27 at the gazebo in the Chaffee Park. A reception will follow at the Perkins Fire Hall...
David - Porter (05/07/06)
SIKESTON -- Anita and Harry Sharp of Sikeston and Gerry Davis of Buford, Ga., have announced the engagement of their daughter, Karen Lynn Davis, to Stephen Kyle Porter, son of Bobby and Jeanette Porter of LaGrange, Ga. A graduate of Lumpkin County High School in Dahlonega, Ga., and LaGrange College in LaGrange, the future bride is employed as executive director at Poplar Creek Assisted Living and Memory Support Community in LaGrange. ...
Looking back 5/7 (05/07/06)
SIKESTON - Lyman Bowman, president of the Scott County Milling Co., said yesterday that 75 percent of its employees have been laid off and that there is no more corn and only enough wheat to run two flour mills for two weeks. SIKESTON - The Lions Club will give four junior awards at the honor assembly at the high school Monday afternoon. The awards will be given to a boy and girl in the senior class and a boy and girl in the ninth grade...
Not even Kennedys are above the law (05/07/06)
I began writing today's column just before the Friday afternoon news conference where Congressman Patrick Kennedy announced he was entering rehabilitation at the Mayo Clinic for an addiction to pain medication. Prior to his announcement, Kennedy and his handlers had tried a couple of different versions to explain his early-morning car wreck Thursday. ...
Speakout 5/7 (05/07/06)
Yesterday we seen a car that had a bad obscenity painted on something in the driver's side window come through town. It was really bad. When I checked into it, I found out that you couldn't do nothing about it because that's freedom of speech. But I bet if it said In God We Trust you could have hauled him to jail...