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Stories from Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Dirnberger is elected president of recorder group (05/17/06)
BENTON -- Scott County's recorder is the new president of the Recorders Association of Missouri. Tom Dirnberger, recorder of deeds for Scott County, was elected for a two- year term as the association's president during the annual recorders' conference in Columbia April 28...
New Madrid names new administrator (05/17/06)
NEW MADRID - The search for a new city administrator has ended. John Gilbert of New Bloomfield was selected by the New Madrid City Council to replace Ferg Hunter, who retired in March. Gilbert, who is expected to arrive May 30 to begin his new position, currently works for the Office of Administration for the state of Missouri in Jefferson City as a budget and planning analyst...
Horman can run for circuit judge (05/17/06)
BENTON -- A disqualified candidate for associate circuit judge will be allowed to run, according to Scott County Clerk Rita Milam. Scott Horman, who filed to run against incumbent David Mann for a four-year term as Division 5 associate judge for the 33rd Circuit Court in Scott County, will be on the Aug. 8 ballot, Milam said, as a court petition clearing his candidacy was approved Tuesday...
Commissioners looking for veterans who died in service (05/17/06)
BENTON -- Scott County commissioners are looking for a complete list of Scott County veterans who have lost their lives in service to their country. During their regular meeting Tuesday, commissioners discussed the public meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday in the County Commission meeting room at the courthouse to consider upgrades planned for the county's veterans memorial...
The ABC - and Ds - of Skin Cancer (05/17/06)
It doesn't matter whether you're 20 or 60 or how many times you've tanned, skin cancer develop in virtually anyone. One of the most common ways to detect skin cancer is through abnormal moles. The following ABCD rule helps tell a normal mole from a melanoma, which is the rarest but most dangerous type of skin cancer:...
Screenings help fight cancer (05/17/06)
SIKESTON -- Scott County residents -- young and old and of all skin types -- wondering whether that funny-looking mole is something to be worried about shouldn't wait until it's too late to find out. Free skin cancer screenings are being conducted by appointment only Thursday afternoon at the Scott County Health Center in Sikeston. Another skin cancer screening is scheduled for June 1 at the Center, and appointments are being made for both sessions...
Tree removal (05/17/06)
Mike Fite, an employee of Gene's Tree Removal, cuts a branch on a Greer Street tree. Due to removal of the tree, Greer Street was closed to through traffic from South Prairie to Warner streets.
Season ends for SHS (05/17/06)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston and Notre Dame have developed quite a baseball rivalry the last several years. And fittingly, Tuesday evening's Class 3, District 1 semifinal game between the two teams had to be decided in extra innings at Sikeston's VFW Stadium...
Nobody asked me but ... (05/17/06)
Nobody asked me but...it was tough to see a loser come out of the Sikeston- Notre Dame district baseball game on Tuesday. Both teams played excellent ball and it was a shame the contest ended on a wild pitch by Sikeston. Sikeston coaches could swallow a little easier if Notre Dame won the game on a hit, but to lose the way Sikeston did is hard to handle...
Kennett walks past Dexter, 7-1 (05/17/06)
SIKESTON - The Dexter Bearcats dropped a Class 3, District 1 semifinal matchup with No. 1 Kennett Indians 7-1, on Tuesday afternoon at VFW Stadium in Sikeston. Dexter missed some golden opportunities on the bases and ran themselves out of some big innings. Bearcat runners were picked off first base twice, Dexter grounded into a double play and had a runner thrown out at home...
Sikeston wins (05/17/06)
Sam Zhao and the Sikeston Bulldog tennis team defeated the Festus Tigers Tuesday afternoon in Sikeston. With the win Sikeston advances to sectionals Saturday morning. Results from Tuesday's match were unavailable at press time.
Oran kicks Mules, 8-3 in semifinals (05/17/06)
ORAN -- The Oran Eagles find themselves in a familiar position, the final of the Class 1, District 2 baseball tournament. Host Oran -- winners of eight of the past 12 district titles -- advanced with an 8-3 victory over the Bernie Mules in Tuesday's semifinal round...
Allen wins tournament (05/17/06)
KENTUCKY LAKE, Ky. -- The Bootheel BassBusters held their third tournament of the year on Kentucky Lake out of KenLake Marina on May 7. Mitch Allen won the tournament with a six fish limit weighing 14 lbs., 5 oz. Mike Estes was second with a six fish limit weighing 12 lbs., 6 oz. and Leven Cox was third with a six fish limit weighing 12 lbs.,1 oz...
Hornets sting Chaffee, 3-2 (05/17/06)
ORAN -- The Chaffee Red Devils dropped a 3-2 squeaker to the Advance Hornets in a Class 1, District 2 semifinal on Tuesday. By virtue of the victory, Advance defends its district title against perennial champion Oran on Thursday. "We feel very fortunate to get to go on," said Advance coach Bob Moses. ...
Pomp and a few circumstances (05/17/06)
All across the area, high school seniors are putting on their stupid-looking caps and itchy gowns and filling gymnasiums or football stadiums for that great thing we know as graduation. Myself, I love graduation ceremonies. There's nothing like them. You are either stuffed inside a gymnasium that is 100 degrees or you are outside in the 100 degree heat all to watch your friend or relative go from a child to adult, at least in theory...
Debra Rose (05/17/06)
DEXTER -- Debra Joyce Rose, 48, died May 15, 2006, at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born June 8, 1957, in St. Louis, daughter of Brenda Boon of Dexter, she was raised in Puxico and moved to Poplar Bluff before returning to Dexter where she lived for many years. She had worked as a dispatcher for B & J Trucking in Kennett and had also prepared taxes...
Cleveland Taylor (05/17/06)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted on Tuesday at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Dexter for Cleveland Taylor, who died on May 10, 2006, were: Johnny Taylor, Alonzo Harris, Anthony Dennis, Jerome Session, Vincent Dennis, Isaiah Dennis and Archie Dennis...
Christopher Meador (05/17/06)
LILBOURN - Christopher Gaylen Meador, 34, died May 16, 2006, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Looking back 5/17 (05/17/06)
SIKESTON - Fire caused a flare-up of an oil cooking stove and gutted the three-room home of Louis Couch Sunday afternoon. SIKESTON - Tornado-like winds hit the Sikeston area around midnight last night with trees uprooted, debris scattered around town and television antenna poles bent. Damage was caused at Mitchell-Sharp Chevrolet Co., where wind sucked out windows and flying glass chipped two stoves at Delta Furniture...
Wasting taxpayers' money is real crime (05/17/06)
I really shouldn't get bothered by the stupidity of the justice system, but I do. Sometimes I wonder when and how we managed to replace common sense with our newfound sensitivity. Let's look at Ernest Lee Johnson. Back in 1994, Johnson was a little low on cash to buy cocaine. So he walked into a convenience store and shot three people. Then - just for good measure, I assume - Johnson beat each victim with a hammer...
Speakout 5/17 (05/17/06)
This is in response to the article "Big bucks for bad docs." To add to the caller's comment. What she does not understand is that the doctor works for her. If you're not satisfied with his performance, fire him. It is just that simple. If enough people fire him, he just might have to get another job...