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Stories from Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Survey finds school climate made improvements during past year (05/10/06)
SIKESTON -- The atmosphere in the Sikeston R-6 School District is mostly pleasant for teachers, students and parents, according to the district's latest school climate survey. This year 61 percent, or 194, of the 318 eligible teachers, library media specialists, counselors, speech pathologists, administrators and directors participated in the survey, said Joyce Mays, human resources director, as she briefed school board members during Tuesday's regular meeting...
Port Authority improvement bid awarded by commission (05/10/06)
BENTON -- Scott County Commissioners awarded the contract for streets and water and sewer improvements at the SEMO Port Authority to Fronabarger Concreters of Oak Ridge during their regular meeting Tuesday. Fronabarger's bid was for $341,007. "They were the low bidder," said Presiding Commissioner Martin Priggel...
County's Web site continues to ad fun, new features (05/10/06)
BENTON -- How well do you know Missouri and Scott County? The latest addition to Scott County's Web site, www.scottcountymo.com, challenges visitors with two or three trivia questions related to the state and county, according to County Developer Joel Evans...
Tayloe leaving as Depot curator (05/10/06)
SIKESTON -- Members of Sikeston Cultural Development Corp. Board of Directors are searching for a new face to oversee the museum at the Sikeston Depot. Earlier this week the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri in Cape Girardeau announced Sikeston Depot's existing administrator Delilah Tayloe will take over the role as its executive director on June 1. Tayloe has served as the Depot's curator for the past three years...
Graduation ceremonies set (05/10/06)
SIKESTON- Another school year has passed and another group of seniors are graduating from high schools across the Bootheel. Within the next few weeks, each graduating senior will trade in books for a diploma. The graduation ceremony for the seniors of Sikeston High School and the New Horizons School will take place at 8 p.m. May 23 in the field house. This year's graduating class consists of approximately 220 students. Tickets are required for entrance...
Bogus reports plague DPS (05/10/06)
SIKESTON - Incidents of misinformation and bogus reporting are causing problems for the Department of Public Safety. Director Drew Juden announced Tuesday the Sikeston Department of Public Safety received a report around 11 a.m. Monday of a 12-year old female who had been kidnapped near the corner of Shelby and Blanton streets, taken to an unknown area outside of the city and sexually assaulted...
SEMO Conference Golf Tournament (05/10/06)
The Sikeston golf squad placed seventh out of 10 teams in the SEMO Conference Golf Tournament at Dalhousie Golf Course in Cape Girardeau. Sikeston shot 392 as a team. Sikeston freshman Dakota Trevino (pictured) led Sikeston with an 82 to finish 11th individually. ...
Marriott qualifies to represent U.S. (05/10/06)
MASON, Ohio -- Delbert Marriott, a substitute teacher for Sikeston Public Schools, qualified to represent the United States at the Duathlon World Championships in Newfoundland. The National Duathlon Championships, held May 7th in Mason Ohio, consisted of a 10k(6.2mile) run, a very brutal 25.5mile bike, followed by a 5k(3.1mile) run...
'Dogs looking for title (05/10/06)
SIKESTON -- The seeds for the Class 1, District 1 Tennis Tournament are in for tomorrow's events. The tournament will start at 9 a.m. at the Sikeston High School tennis courts. Sikeston, after posting an 11-2 dual record this season, got the No. 1 doubles team and had the Nos. 3 and 4 singles seeds...
Nobody asked me but ... (05/10/06)
Nobody asked me but...Class 3, District 1 baseball starts Monday at VFW Stadium in Sikeston. Kennett somehow got the No. 1 seed and Notre Dame garnered the second slot. Maybe the hottest team heading into districts, Sikeston will be the No. 3 seed and face No. 6 Doniphan Dons. The Dexter Bearcats received the fourth seed and will face slumping No. 5 New Madrid County Central in the first round...
Exxon CEO fills up on retirement bucks (05/10/06)
I was leaving the bank last week after taking out a loan so I could afford to gas up my Honda when I heard on the radio that the chairman of Exxon had retired. Normally I would have ignored this little bit of insignificant news until I heard the retirement package this guy named Lee Raymond got...
Mary Freed (05/10/06)
SIKESTON - Mary Lavada Freed, 82, died at 11:30 a.m. May 9, 2006, at her home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday.
Robert Clayton (05/10/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Robert T. Clayton, 78, died May 8, 2006, at his home. Born Feb. 11, 1928, he was the son of the late Robert Clayton. Survivors include: one son, Robert P. Clayton; one daughter, Peggy Sue; two brothers; two sisters; and a special friend, Jeanette Bugg...
Madalyn Mitchem (05/10/06)
VENICE, Fla. -- Madalyn Mitchem Atkin, 87, formerly of Lilbourn, Mo., died April 7, 2006, at Venice Regional Medical Center in Venice. Born Oct. 5, 1918, near Lathrop, Mo., she was a former member of the First Baptist Church of Lilbourn. Her husband, Bill Mitchem Jr., preceded her in death in 1976. She later married Wendell Atkins who survives of the home...
Births (Published 5/10) (05/10/06)
SIKESTON - Teea McIntyre and Larry Hubbard are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 1:19 p.m. April 7, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center's Family BirthPlace in Cape Girardeau. Mazie Grace Hubbard weighed 6 pounds, 10.7 ounces, and was 19 inches long...
Looking back 5/10 (05/10/06)
SIKESTON - Crenshaw Distributing Co. announced the removal of its offices and warehouses to its new home on Highway 61 South. --- SIKESTON - The Walton and Williams Motor Co. has been appointed associate dealer for the Quonset buildings for farm and industrial use and they can be used for temporary housing...
National anthem is a national treasure (05/10/06)
The national anthem is an outdated piece of Americana with lyrics that have long outlived their day and an octave range that far outdistances most of us. It is, by any measure, a fairly dismal piece of music. It has been butchered in more public settings than you can count and, according to a new survey, cannot be recited by over 60 percent of the public...
Your view: Railroad friends (05/10/06)
I know some people are concerned that opposing Union Pacific's plan to route additional trains through Sikeston might appear to be unfriendly or even "anti-railroad." See if you don't think the American people have been "friendly" enough already...
Speakout 5/10 (05/10/06)
This is to Take it to the limit. I've never been on food stamps and I'm not on food stamps now. What bothers me is ignorant people and you are surely one of them. You say people that are on food stamps should not be able to buy ham, shrimp, fish or pork chops. This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard in my life. I hope someone takes your phone away from you soon...