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Stories from Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Bootheel man is sentenced to 37 months (08/29/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A Caruthersville man was sentenced Monday for unlawful possession of ammunition. U.S. Attorney Catherine L. Hanaway announced that Clyde Lockridge Jr., 28, was sentenced to 37 months on one felony count of being a previously convicted felon in possession of ammunition before US District Judge Jean C. Hamilton...
Road construction (08/29/06)
Workers with Ferrell Excavating remove the east side of Sikes Street Monday afternoon. The road, which is closed from Wakefield to Main, is currently being reconstructed.
SOAR is helping discipline problems (08/29/06)
SIKESTON -- Kind words and positive actions aren't going unnoticed at New Madrid County R-1 Middle School this school year. A new schoolwide program called SOAR is aiming to lower student discipline problems and increase time in the classroom by teachers and staff modeling and reinforcing positive social behavior. And so far it's working...
Drury finalizes purchase of Raudmont (08/29/06)
MINER -- Drury Inns Inc. have finalized their purchase of the Raudmont Inn. "We closed last Friday and the intention is to tear it down and build a new Drury Inn and Suites of at least 120 rooms. We are looking at the possibility of making it a bit larger but we haven't finalized that decision yet," said Joe Pereles, vice president of development for Drury Inns...
Monday accident (08/29/06)
Sikeston Department of Public Safety Rescue Squad members carry a semi- truck driver out of his truck Monday night on Interstate 55 at the 65 mile marker. The two-vehicle accident, which occured on I-55, temporarily closed AA Road. No further information about the accident was available at press time...
Tax rates set for 2006 at meeting (08/29/06)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston City Council set tax rates for 2006 during their special meeting Monday. Council took action on the tax rates following a public hearing which was only attended by Council and city staff members. "They are exactly as they were last year," said Linda Lowes, director of governmental services...
Little league getting ready (08/29/06)
Hudson Peters helps one of the Bears players with his helmet during a Sikeston Jaycee Little League practice on Monday.
Bess visits Sikeston to promote book (08/29/06)
SIKESTON -- Gene Bess is the winningest college basketball coach of all time, but his story reaches far beyond mere numbers or statistics. Nadine Roberts and Cindy Richardson, co-authors of a book titled "Gene Bess, College Basketball's Winningest Coach," came to this realization early on in their interview process...
Spikers open season today (08/29/06)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldog volleyball team went with a youth movement last year and it resulted in the team's first losing season in head coach Steve Beydler's seven years as head coach. But at the same time, Beydler is hoping that those young players return this season as experienced veterans as the Lady Bulldogs open their season tonight at Bernie at 6 p.m...
Harold Yarbrough (08/29/06)
SIKESTON - William Harold Yarbrough, 74, died at 7:45 p.m. Aug. 26, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 6, 1931, in Lamar, Ark., to the late William Franklin and Birdie Ozella Poague Yarbrough, at an early age he went to work for Mr. ...
Charlene Polk (08/29/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Charlene Polk, who died on Aug. 25, 2006, were: Chris Mays, Chuck Thompson, Tim Thompson, Lonnie Polk, Jeff Polk and Billy Harris.
Dessie Sisson (08/29/06)
SIKESTON - Dessie Uhl Sisson, 82, died Aug. 27, 2006, at Sikeston Health Care. Born Feb. 26, 1924, in Poplar Bluff, she was the daughter of the late Pice Leo and Pearl Rich Uhl. She married Ernest Tolley Sisson who preceded her in death. Seven brothers and five sisters also preceded her in death...
Helen Keegan (08/29/06)
KINGSPORT, Tenn. -- Helen Keegan, 83, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Aug. 27, 2006, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. Born in Springfield, Mo., daughter of the late William and Nora Light Green, she lived in Charleston for most of her life. In 2005, she moved to Kingsport where she attended the First Baptist Church. She worked as a bookkeeper for many years and later as a Head Start teacher for several years...
Marion Greene (08/29/06)
MOREHOUSE - Marion Ancell Greene, 70, died at 3:52 p.m. Aug. 27, 2006, in the emergency room at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 6, 1936, in Crowder, to the late Gilbert and Vivial Page Greene, he lived most of his life in Morehouse and had worked in the press room at the Standard-Democrat. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Sikeston...
Velma Green (08/29/06)
DEXTER -- Velma Green, 84, died Aug. 28, 2006, at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born June 6, 1922, in Vinson, daughter of the late James and Lydia Mason Gidcumb, she had lived in the Bernie area most of her life and had moved to Dexter two years ago. She attended Bernie General Baptist Church in Bernie...
Births (Published 8/29) (08/29/06)
LILBOURN - Stacy Allred is the parent of her first child, a son, born at 4:16 p.m. July 14, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center's Family BirthPlace in Cape Girardeau. Braedynn Allen Allred weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 19.75 inches long. Grandparents are Albert Allred and Betty Allred of Lilbourn...
Looking Back 8/29 (08/29/06)
SIKESTON - Billy Sikes went to Columbia today to take a college entrance examination. --- SIKESTON - Coach Lou Bona of the Sikeston High School football team has issued his first practice date for the fall season, Sept. 2. PORTAGEVILLE - All actions taken at the Monday meeting in Portageville of the Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation, with the exception of vacating the directorship, were declared null and void today by the regional office in Kansas City...
Time to take action on immigration (08/29/06)
My reading habits are, to say the least, diverse. That's simply the nature of this profession. We gather news, we deliver news, sometimes we try to interpret news, sometimes we tell you what happened and sometimes we tell you what is about to happen. Beyond that, we in the media try to reflect the communities we serve in the most honest, accurate fashion possible. Noble goal but not always achievable...
Speakout 8/29 (08/29/06)
Farmers aren't getting free money. It's these people that are laying up to lazy too work getting food stamps and Medicaid that are living off the government. No, the farmers have every right to get subsidies. Furthermore, I don't like to buy food that is imported from Spain or China, I would rather have it grown over here. ...