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Stories from Sunday, August 6, 2006

City won't get MoDOT funding (08/06/06)
SIKESTON - The city of Sikeston has encountered a setback in its plans to renovate the downtown area. Recently the city was denied a transportation enhancement grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation that would have provided $410,000 for the city's project...
Small congregation dreams big - and achieves its goal (08/06/06)
VANDUSER -- The First Church of God in Vanduser may be small in numbers, but the congregation has proved it's big in heart. Three-and-a-half years ago, the 25-member church took out a 10-year $50,000-loan to build a family life center. Later this month the congregation plans to make its final payment...
Heeling power: Sikeston team ropers will compete at Rodeo (08/06/06)
SIKESTON -- When Sikeston rodeo fans watch the team roping event this year at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, they will have at least two locals to cheer on. For their part, Sikeston natives Trey Alcorn and Ty Ferrell are excited to finally be able to compete in their home town...
Rodeo traffic routes set (08/06/06)
SIKESTON - Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo fans will have to steer their vehicles into designated lots rather than parking along Ingram Road. Beginning Monday, the Sikeston Department of Public Safety will not allow roadside parking along North Ingram from Salcedo Road to HH Highway. This will stay in effect until the end of the Rodeo on Aug. 12...
Emerson kicks off annual farm tour (08/06/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Eighth District U.S. Representative Jo Ann Emerson is heading back to the farm. Emerson's annual August Farm Tour of Southern Missouri agricultural producers begins Monday and concludes Aug. 11. "I am really looking forward to the 25th annual Emerson Farm Tour," Emerson said. "The Farm Tour is a long tradition that creates an important dialog between our producers and their elected representatives. Southern Missouri is home to a wide variety of agricultural producers."...
Bulls franchise is looking to the future (08/06/06)
SIKESTON - The inaugural season of the Sikeston Bulls in Kitty League was a learning experience both on and off the field for Bulls management. The Bulls finished in last place in the league with a 16-33 record. Sikeston was dreadful on the road winning only three of 24 contests. The Bulls were respectable at home going 13-12...
Sikeston native wins first place in Hoosier Spring Car Series National (08/06/06)
HAUBSTADT, Ind. - Sikeston native Daron Clayton collected $10,000 for his first place finish in the July 29 Hoosier Sprint Car Series Nationals. Clayton defeated 41 other competitors to win one of the biggest annual sprint car paydays in dirt track racing...
Sikeston netter attends tennis camp in England (08/06/06)
SIKESTON -- It's not often that a high school teenager gets a chance to visit another country. But Sikeston tennis player Jenni DeWitt put her skills to good use as she was rewarded with a trip to England and Scotland in June and July. The 17-year-old junior was selected among 300 participants in a tryout in New Brunswick, Texas to be a part of the John Newcombe Tennis Tour Team...
Sikeston group continues winning tradition with more championships (08/06/06)
WAITE PARK, Minn. -- With a second straight championship in the Midwest Plains Regional in Minnesota, Sikeston's 11-year-old All-Star team is making winning a habit these days. Last year, as 10-year-olds, the team swept through the tournament without even allowing a run on their way to the Cal Ripken World Series...
Aberathy family gathers for reunion (08/06/06)
MARBLE HILL - The reunion for the Abernathy and Kirn family was held June 4 at the New Bethel Fellowship Hall. Those in attendance were: Eunice Bruce of Florence, Miss., Jan and Daniel Rhodes of Nacogdoches, Texas, Noah Rhodes of Farmington, Obed and Wanda Rhodes of Marble Hill, Ella Pry and John and Judy Miller of Bloomfield, David and Mona Hamlyn of Gipsy, Farris and Gert Hamlyn of High Ridge, Martha and Doyle Abernathy and Lentice and Betty Abernathy of Whitewater, Patrick Ross of Park Hills, Stanley Abernathy of Freeburg, Ill., Vern and Wilma Abernathy of Coulterville, Ill., Vicki Howard of Belleville, Ill., Russell and Doris Guarino of Woodriver, Ill., Sue Rogers of Nacogdoches, Texas, Bob and Marie Abernathy of Morley, Jimmy Farmer and Violet Farmer of Sikeston, Roger and Julie Abernathy of Farrar, Keith and Melba Hancock of Puxico, Dean and Geneva Pry of Dexter, Paul J. ...
Rodeo Run is first step in week of fun events (08/06/06)
The Chamber would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of our first Rodeo Run: Burch Foods, 92.9 The River-KLSC and 1400 KSIM, Sikeston Imaging Center, Foot and Ankle Centers of Southeast Missouri, Missouri Delta Medical Center, Dr. Mowaffaq R. Said internist-nephrologist, Ponder Funeral Home, Contours Express, Rotary Club, Colleen Hunter-...
Double D Supply Company expands (08/06/06)
David and Doris Eftink cut the ribbon in honor of the opening of the expanded Double D Supply Co. at 1078 E U.S. Highway 62. The building will be used to sell Traeger Wood Pellet Grills and provide additional office space. Pictured with the Eftinks are members of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce, store personnel and friends...
Business briefcase 8/6 (08/06/06)
SIKESTON - Missouri Delta Medical Center named Marcia Sherrod the June Employee of the Month. Sherrod has worked at MDMC for almost 10 years as a switchboard operator. Sherrod was described by her nominator as being "very mature in her job; able to handle emergency situations with experience and ease." Her co-...
Sikeston physician named to medical school board (08/06/06)
aSIKESTON - Dr. Anthony Poole was appointed to the Board of Governors of the University of Missouri School of Medicine. "The University of Missouri School of Medicine has undergone many changes in recent years, which has brought attention nationally," said Poole. "Since changing to a problem-based curriculum in 1993, students have increased their national board scores and are finding it much easier to gain entrance into more of the nation's prominent residency programs."...
MDMC employees earn recognition for their efforts (08/06/06)
SIKESTON - Missouri Delta Medical Center recently honored two of its employees during the employee banquet. Dale Taylor was selected the center's "Employee of the Year" while the honor of "Manager of the Year" was presented to Kathy Vickery. When asked about being voted "Employee of the Year," Taylor said, "I was definitely surprised! I love my job, I enjoy my work."...
Farmers appreciation awards (08/06/06)
Brad Cookson, chairman of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness committee, right, honors Greg Mayberry with the Jaycee's Young Farmer of the Year award at the July 27 Farmer's Appreciation Fish Fry. The award was one of several made during the evening. ...
Elmer Peterson (08/06/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Elmer Peterson died Aug. 5, 2006, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Ettie Townsend (08/06/06)
BENTON, Ark. - Ettie Gladys Townsend, 92, died Aug. 4, 2006, in Benton. Born Jan. 18, 1914, in Puxico, Mo., daughter of the late Ralph and Bertie Crabb Spear, she lived most of her life in the Puxico area before moving several years ago to Benton. On July 24, 1934, in Puxico, she married Orville Townsend, who preceded her in death on Sept. 19, 1969...
Bettye Allen (08/06/06)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Bettye Louise Johnson Allen of Davidson County died July 30, 2006, after a short illness. Daughter of the late Kirby and Thelma Johnson, Bettye firmly believed in "give back" and besides supporting her adoring family, she participated in numerous local organizations, serving as president for the United Methodist Women, the Vanderbilt Hospital Auxiliary and the Nashville Opera Guild, as well as holding offices in the Horticultural Society of Middle Tennessee, her beloved Singing Hills Garden Club, the Centennial Club and others.. ...
Katie Aldrich (08/06/06)
SIKESTON - Katie Aldrich, 84, died Aug. 4, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Ted Armes (08/06/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services held Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Theodore F. "Ted" Armes who died on Aug. 1, 2006, were: Ron Nichols, Randy Hicks, Ed Armes, Bill Marshall, Jim Hyatt and Ronnie Lee.
Births (Published 8/6) (08/06/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Robert and Jamie Evans are the parents of their third child, second daughter, born at 8:09 a.m. June 15, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Reagan McKenzie Evans weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 19.75 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Jimmy Reno and Jayne Reno...
Taylor - Patton (08/06/06)
KENNETT -- Mr. and Mrs. Robert Taylor have announced the engagement of their daughter, Brandi Taylor, to Jay D. Patton, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Patton Jr. of Portageville. A 2001 graduate of Kennett High School, the future bride graduated in 2005 from Delta University in Cleveland, Miss., where she earned a Bachelor of Science in chemistry and biology. ...
Chanley - Wrzesinski (08/06/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Tina Marie Chanley and Steven Anthony Wrzesinski have announced their engagement. A 1986 graduate of East Prairie High School, the future bride is employed with Correctional Medical Services-Southeast Correctional Center. She is the daughter of Lacy and Sue Chanley of East Prairie...
Schiwitz - Reynolds (08/06/06)
BENTON -- Bud and Brenda Schiwitz of Benton have announced the engagement of their daughter, Dr. Shaina Leigh Schiwitz, to Capt. Mark Darren Reynolds, son of Jerry and Lil Reynolds of Cape Girardeau. A 1990 graduate of Kelly High School, the future bride graduated in 1994 from Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science and in 2000 from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. ...
Marcum - Shoffner (08/06/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Janie Marcum and James Marcum have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Rae, to Joshua Thomas Shoffner, son of Robin Culp of East Prairie. A 2001 graduate of East Prairie High School, the future bride graduated in 2005 from Central Methodist University with a Bachelor of Science in elementary education. ...
Looking Back 8/6 (08/06/06)
SIKESTON - Three of Sikeston's police officers tendered their resignations Monday night to Mayor Marvin Carroll. The dispute resulted from differences between the officers and the police chief. SIKESTON - Construction of the 90-bed, $3 million addition to the Delta Community Hospital starts today. The announcement came after ground breaking ceremonies Sunday afternoon...
If you don't vote, don't complain (08/06/06)
I recognize I have addressed this topic before and, in fact, recently. But Secretary of State Robin Carnahan put her 2 cents in on Friday and it confirms my concerns. Our top state election official predicts that barely one in four registered voters will cast ballots this Tuesday...
Speakout 8/6 (08/06/06)
I happen to know of a family that is need of bedding, sheets, pillow cases, towels, wash cloths, dishes and things of this nature. If anybody has anything they would like to dispose of, would you call, 472-6307. It would be appreciated. I was just wondering why when you go on the Internet to pull up your newspaper it is always a day behind. Wonder why that is...