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Stories from Friday, May 12, 2006

Graduation bill can be a hefty one (05/12/06)
SIKESTON -- Cory Hutcheson passed on purchasing a class ring, graduation announcements and other keepsakes to remember his college days. "I don't believe that rings and announcements help to preserve memories at all. In my opinion, pictures preserve memories far better than anything else," said Hutcheson, a college senior who will be recognized for academic distinction in the Department of Political Science, Philosophy and Religion Saturday during Southeast Missouri State University's spring commencement.. ...
MFA is OK'd as fuel vendor (05/12/06)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County Commissioners approved an alternative vendor for fueling county vehicles. Commissioners discussed fuel bids and accepted an offer from MFA during their regular meeting Thursday. MFA will now sell diesel fuel for county vehicles at 8 cents above the pipeline cost at the Scott City terminal, according to Presiding Commissioner Jim Blumenberg...
Memorial Day nears (05/12/06)
Bill Nance and Jason Rudisill, employees of the Sikeston Public Works Department, clean the Jaycee Municipal Swimming Pool Thursday afternoon. The Parks Department will be cleaning, painting and taking care of other general maintenance to the pool so it is prepared for the Memorial Day opening...
Opinion may result in retrial of Robinson (05/12/06)
CHARLESTON -- An opinion from the Missouri Court of Appeals Southern District could possibly result in a retrial for a Charleston man convicted of murder. Justin "Jomo" Robinson of Sikeston was convicted of second degree murder and armed criminal action on Feb. 15, 2005, following a two-day jury trial for his part in the shooting death of Trevor Neal on May 24, 2003, at the corner of Dixie and Osage on Sikeston's west end...
New jail administrator is named for Mississippi County Detention Center (05/12/06)
CHARLESTON - Grady "Butch" McHaney is the new administrator of the Mississippi County Detention Center. "It is no doubt the county will be in good hands with Butch," said Bob Whitehead, the former jail administrator. McHaney, 64, has lived in rural Bertrand for 30 years. He has worked in the trucking business, owned and operated Bo's Bar-B-Que in East Prairie, and has spent the last three and a half years as transportation officer of the jail...
Cape Girardeau man sentenced on two counts of statutory rape (05/12/06)
BENTON - A 25-year old Cape Girardeau County man has been sentenced in connection with the January 2005 investigation of a missing girl from Oran. Daniel L. Phillips was sentenced to seven years in the Department of Corrections for each of two counts of statutory rape Tuesday with the sentences to run concurrent. The court suspended execution of the sentence, however, and placed Phillips on supervised probation for five years...
SHS tennis wins district (05/12/06)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldog tennis team made the state playoffs for the sixth straight year as they captured the Class 1, District 1 championship on Thursday afternoon at Sikeston High School. Sikeston tallied 34.5 team points, out-pacing second place Charleston's 23.5 points. Charleston also qualifies for the state playoffs for the third time in four years...
Sikeston tracksters are ready for district meet (05/12/06)
PERRYVILLE -- The Sikeston track and field team will try to make its way back to the top of the mountain in tomorrow's Class 3, District 1 meet at Perryville. The Bulldogs boys team had its string of four straight team district championships snapped last year by Potosi...
Oran clubs its way past E.P. (05/12/06)
ORAN -- Oran rode the longball to an early lead on the way to an 8-1 Scott- Mississippi Conference win over East Prairie on Monday. Host Oran (19-4, 6-1 in conference) got a two-run homer from Austin Dumey and a solo shot from Tyler Beardslee in the first inning to take a 3-0 lead...
Lady Bulldog soccer team routs Fredericktown, 5-1 (05/12/06)
SIKESTON - On Senior Night, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs soccer team had an offensive explosion against visiting the Fredericktown Lady Cats, 5-1. Paige Silverthorn and Allison Blurton were honored before the game as the only two seniors on the Lady Bulldogs. Even though it was senior night, two underclassmen stole the show for Sikeston...
George Felker (05/12/06)
CHAFFEE -- George L. Felker, 79, died at 11:40 a.m. May 10, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 18, 1926, in Glen Allen, son of the late Luther and Veda Burns Felker, he was a retired self-employed farmer and agriculture teacher having taught at Advance, Bell City and Delta. He was a member of the Glen Allen Methodist Church, a lifetime member of the Chaffee VFW Post 3127 and a U.S. Army veteran having served during World War II...
Doris Kelley (05/12/06)
NEW MADRID -- Doris A. Kelley, 56, died May 10, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 8, 1950, at New Madrid, the daughter of Virginia Jones Howell of New Madrid and the late Dorris B. "Ted" Howell, she was a member of the New Madrid Eagles Aerie 4206...
Albert McCulley (05/12/06)
BELL CITY -- Albert McCulley, 57, died May 10, 2006, at his home. Born May 13, 1948, at Bell City, son of the late Henry and Rose McCulley, he was a laborer and a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Vietnam War. On May 6, 1971, he married Jennie Turner who preceded him in death on July 23, 1991...
Buddy Kimball (05/12/06)
NEW MADRID - Jessie Charles "Buddy" Kimball, 79, died May 10, 2006, at his home. Born July 27, 1926, in New Madrid, he was the son of the late Willard Leslie and Gladys Robie Kimball. Survivors include: seven children and their spouses, Jessie and Kay Kimball, Robert Kimball, Sandy Kimball, Benny and Joyce Kimball and Jackie and James Crafton of New Madrid, Julie and Gerald Brock of Marston and Mike and Leah Kimball of Houston, Texas; three brothers, Buster Kimball of Lilbourn, Thurman Watson Kimball of Sikeston and Eugene "Binks" Kimball of New Madrid; three sisters, Imogene Hunt of the state of California, Shirley Anne Kimball of New Madrid and Lillian Ruth Davis of Sikeston; and 15 grandchildren.. ...
Looking back 5/12 (05/12/06)
SIKESTON - William A. Bess is announcing the opening of the Bess Drapery Shop on Highway 61 South. CHARLESTON - Thurman Propst of Sedgewickville has been named the "third person" and chairman of a board of arbitration which will meet Saturday to consider the boundary dispute between Charleston and East Prairie school districts...
Your view: Making a mark (05/12/06)
Several people have commented about the new mile marker signs along I-55 and I-57 and have wondered why MoDOT is wasting money putting new mile markers up every 2/10 of a mile. The new signs will replace the two signs that are currently alongside our interstate highways. ...
Speakout 5/12 (05/12/06)
This is about the antidepressant article. I am one of those taxpayers that has a job that works seven to eight hours a day. As far as you paying our bills, no you are not. You are paying some people's bills. You need to get that information correct. ...