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Stories from Friday, August 18, 2006

Commission will be seeking legal opinions (08/18/06)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County commissioners will seek a legal opinion on options to fairly address maintenance costs for some drainage ditches within the city. During the regular County Commission meeting Thursday, Commissioner Martin Lucas said there is no tax levied for Ditch 14's east and west laterals located within Charleston...
Board member asks for more time (08/18/06)
SIKESTON -- Scott County Central school board member Eric Kesler asked the board for its support and a couple more days to further explore avenues after the state concluded he didn't live in the school district. Board members granted Kesler his request during a closed executive session Thursday evening...
Shots fired at vehicle (08/18/06)
CARUTHERSVILLE - No one was injured when shots were fired at a vehicle early today. At 1:08 a.m., Caruthersville Police responded to a report of a shooting at the intersection of 15th and Adams streets. Ondra Battles, 25, of Caruthersville told officers he was driving south on Franklin Street and as he approached the stop sign at 12th and Franklin, someone came from behind a house and began shooting at his vehicle...
Finishing touches (08/18/06)
Larry White, an employee of the Sikeston Public Schools, cleans up a weld on the visitors guard rail side at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium Thursday. Sikeston will have their annual "Red and Black" game tonight starting at 6:30.
New Madrid County district earns top marks (08/18/06)
NEW MADRID - The New Madrid County R-1 School District earned top marks from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The district, which underwent a Missouri School Improvement Program review during the 2005-06 school year, has received its final summary report from Dr. John Weber, director of the Missouri School Improvement Program. "This is one of the best reviews I have participated in the state," said Weber...
Kelly softball hoping to make another state run (08/18/06)
BENTON - The Kelly Lady Hawks softball team seems to be primed and ready for another run towards the state playoffs. Kelly returns a solid group of seniors who have experienced the pinnacle in softball with a state title in Class 2 as sophomores in 2004. Now, this hungry group of underclassmen look to impress the faithful Lady Hawks' fans once again...
Mary Shields (08/18/06)
ST. LOUIS - Mary Margaret Shields, 88, formerly of Sikeston, died July 21, 2006, in St. Louis. Born 1917, in Richmond Heights, she was a 1935 graduate of Ursaline Academy in St. Louis. A 30-year volunteer at hospitals in Greenwood, S.C. and Sikeston, she was an officer for the Hospital Auxiliary and an active member of the Legion of Mary for 35 years where she also served as an officer...
Vergia Branson (08/18/06)
JACKSON, Miss. - Vergia Olean Branson, 79, died Aug. 14, 2006, at Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Born Oct. 2, 1926, in Scott County, Mo., daughter of the late Noah Franklin and Ida Mae Upchurch Newell, she was a homemaker and a member of Woodville Heights Baptist Church...
Herb Majors (08/18/06)
BERTRAND -- George Herbert Majors, 67, of rural Bertrand died at 2:25 a.m. Aug. 18, 2006, at his home. Arrangements for a memorial service will be announced at a later date at the Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Helen Cates (08/18/06)
DUDLEY -- Helen Cates, 80, died Aug. 16, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 12, 1925, in Houston, Texas, daughter of the late Joseph and Bessie Fort Benes, she had lived since 1951 in the Dudley area, where she was a charter member of the Dudley Baptist Church, a leader with the Wilkerson 4-H Club and a member of the National Audubon Society. She and her husband started Cates Orchard near Dudley in 1953...
Patsy Wiggins (08/18/06)
JUDSONIA, Ark. -- Patsy Ruth Wiggins, 77, died Aug. 16, 2006, at her home. Born Sept. 23, 1928, at Point Pleasant, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Reva Blue Cline. She married Winford Clint Wiggins who survives of the home. Other survivors include: three daughters, Diane Pullum of Portageville, Mo., Patty Purser of New Madrid, Mo., and Jean Pfeffer of Augusta, Ga.; one step-...
Dal Daniel (08/18/06)
DEXTER -- Dal Daniel, 92, died Aug. 16, 2006, at the New Madrid Nursing Center. Born Nov. 29, 1913, to the late Perry Delmar and Bessie Lee Hendricks Daniel, he had lived in Dexter since 1925, where he was a member of the First Christian Church in Dexter. He was a retired heating, air and sheet metal worker and a veteran of U.S. Army Engineers having served during World War II...
Don Mason (08/18/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Don Mason, 70, died Aug. 17, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 27, 1935, at Portageville, to the late Harry and Beatrice Myers Mason, he worked many years with Paul Phillips Carpenter Service and was a U.S. Army veteran...
Joan Gardner (08/18/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for funeral services to be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ponder Funeral Home for Joan Gardner, 72, who died Aug. 16, 2006, will be: Cory Ellison, Drew Gardner, Rusty Chadd, Jimmy Chadd, Larry Chadd and Blake Pointer. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home...
Looking Back 8/18 (08/18/06)
SIKESTON - Airport news: Joe Cravens and Paul Fisher flew a BT 13 to St. Louis on business Thursday. SIKESTON - To build or not to build a garage too close to the property line? That is the question. John McFall decided he wanted to build a garage next to his property on 526 Coleman St. Because constructing the garage would have been illegal according to city regulations, McFall requested the board of adjustments call a public hearing to gauge opinion about altering the ruling...
Speakout 8/18 (08/18/06)
I need some help and clarification. I was speaking with a mother whose child attends Richland School District and she informed me that she and her family live in Morehouse but they had been attending Richland Schools for quite sometime and apparently someone is now making them go to Sikeston Public Schools. ...