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Stories from Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Out-of-district tuition is doubled (09/13/06)
SIKESTON -- For the first time in more than 10 years, Sikeston R-6 Board of Education approved a higher tuition rate during its regular meeting Tuesday. Based on the district's 2005-2006 allowable expenditures and average daily attendance, the new rate approved by the board is $6,009 for the 2006-2007 school year -- up from previous years' rate of $2,800...
Board overturns veto by mayor on policy change (09/13/06)
MINER -- The Miner Board of Aldermen overturned a veto by the mayor to change policy and allow the city to hire the relative of an existing employee. The veto preventing the revision to the city handbook was overturned by Board members during their regular meeting Tuesday...
Sikeston woman provides details of million-dollar win (09/13/06)
SIKESTON -- Patsy Wise didn't have to spend one coin to win her prize of $1 million Sunday at Harrah's Casino in Metropolis, Ill. "It didn't have anything to do with the slots or machines," the 71-year-old Sikeston woman said. Wise said she isn't even a big gambler...
Drury Inns plans bigger building project in Miner (09/13/06)
MINER -- Drury Inns Inc. have decided to build a bigger hotel. Upon finalizing the purchase of the Raudmont Inn, Joe Pereles, vice president of development for Drury Inns, said the company intended to build a new Drury Inn and Suites with at least 120 rooms on the site but was considering the possibility of making it a bit larger...
Standards are established for emergency response (09/13/06)
BENTON -- NIMS is now the standard for dealing with emergencies in Scott County. Scott County Commissioners approved a resolution during their regular meeting Tuesday designating the National Incident Management System as the basis for all incident management in Scott County...
Summers takes first in Super Pro at drag strip (09/13/06)
SIKESTON -- Here are the results from Saturday's Sikeston Drag Strip action. Junior Dragster Class 1st Place - Arriel McGowen Dexter, MO DI - 8.25 ET - 8.369 MPH - 78.54 RT - .560 2nd Place - Kristen McGowen Dexter, MO DI - 8.94 ET - 8.930 MPH - 71.90 RT - .546...
E.P. native dominates local golf tournaments (09/13/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Zach Downing, of East Prairie, recently completed play on the Gateway Junior PGA Tour SEMO section. Downing competed in eight qualifying tournaments hosted by Kennett CC, Hidden Trails CC, Sikeston CC, Cape Girardeau CC, Bent Creek GC, Dalhousie GC, Westwood Hills CC and Kimbeland CC. Points were awarded at each tournament according to the order of finish...
SHS defeats Puxico (09/13/06)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs recovered from a lackadaisical second set to defeat the visiting Puxico Lady Indians in three sets (25-9, 22-25, 25 -9) on Tuesday night at the Field House The Lady Bulldogs rolled through the first set but seemed to lose some focus in the second set...
Nobody asked me but... (09/13/06)
Nobody asked me but...somebody call a mental health professional, we have a team with a bipolar personality in the Sikeston Bulldogs football squad. In Week 1, the Bulldogs gave up over 500 yards rushing against the Caruthersville Tigers and were clueless on how to tackle Tiger running back Kendrickus Reed...
SHS soccer falls to Cape Central (09/13/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston Bulldogs scored first but couldn't hold off the Cape Central Tigers on Tuesday. The Bulldogs dropped a 3-1 SEMO Conference decision to the Tigers. Sikeston (2-6-1, 0-2 in conference) opened the scoring on Blake Taylor's penalty kick from 15 yards out at the 28:35 mark of the first half...
We have changed since 9/11 (09/13/06)
On Monday we all watched as the tragedy of 9/11 was relived five years later. Hardly any channel or newspaper didn't mention the anniversary of the horrific attacks. According to an Associated Press story, 95 percent of the people in the United States remember where they were or what they were doing when they heard about the attacks. I am one of those...
Bert Keene (09/13/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Chester Bert Keene, 63, died at 1:27 a.m. Sept. 12 2006, at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Oct. 31, 1942, at East Prairie, to the late Theodore and Goldie Carnahan Keene, he lived his entire life in East Prairie where he was a member of the St. ...
Betty Lawrence (09/13/06)
WINFIELD - Betty Jean Lawrence, 73, died Sept. 10, 2006, at her home. Born March 13, 1933, in Parma, daughter of the late Leo and Viola Sanders Breece, she lived in St. Louis from 1955 until 1990 when she moved to Winfield. She had volunteered for many years at the Winco Senior Center, worked as a waitress at the Adam' Mark Hotel in St. Louis before retiring and was a member of the Foley Baptist Church...
Dorothy Bass (09/13/06)
CHAFFEE - Dorothy Jean Bass, 58, died at 11:15 a.m. Sept. 10, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 23, 1948, in Keyser, W.Va., to the late John and Effie Clark Shannon, she was a homemaker. On April 10, 1984, she married Spencer Bass who survives of the home...
Hemba Young (09/13/06)
SIKESTON - Lowell Hemba Young, 94, died Sept. 11, 2006, at his home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hunter Memorial First Presbyterian Church. A complete obituary will be announced later...
Lauren Graham (09/13/06)
SIKESTON - Lauren Elizabeth DeLisle Graham, newborn child of Rouchen DeLisle and John Graham of Sikeston died Sept. 9, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. In addition to her parents, other survivors include: one brother, John-Michael Lee Graham of Matthews, one sister, Sydnee Taylor Graham of Matthews; grandparents, Rouget and Sally DeLisle of New Madrid and Tom and Brenda Graham of Kewanee; great-grandfather, Faustine Hatley of East Prairie; two uncles, Otis Hise of Sikeston and Jeremy DeLisle of Cape Girardeau; and three aunts, Thea Graham of Blytheville, Ark., Raylene Snider of Sikeston and Mary Madelin DeLisle of New Madrid.. ...
Lena M. Lewis (09/13/06)
OAK RIDGE - Lena Marie Lewis, 95, died Sept. 12, 2006, at Dexter. Born April 24, 1911, daughter of the late Fred and Iva Gullett, she spent most of her life in the Oak Ridge Community, until 15 years ago when she moved to Dexter. On Dec. 6, 1948, she married Charley Lewis, who preceded her in death on Feb. 25, 1968...
Dickie Ash (09/13/06)
MARSTON -- Richard Dale "Dickie" Ash, 60, died Sept. 12, 2006, at his home in Marston. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funearl Home Inc. in New Madrid. --- Memorial contributions may be made to Dickie Ash Memorial Fund c/o Richards Funeral Home...
Ann Harp (09/13/06)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held Tuesday morning at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Ann Bell Harp, 67, who died Sept. 10, 2006, were: Joseph Harp, Jason DeBerry, James Bode, Josh Hester, Ryan Davis and Nat Kolwyck.
Donald Ottinger Sr. (09/13/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services held today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Donald Lee Ottinger Sr., 46, who died Sept. 11, 2006, were: John Rhoda, Blake Ottinger, David Ottinger, Steve Lentz, Chris Barnes and Ronnie Sprouse.
Births (Published 9/13) (09/13/06)
ADVANCE - Kimberly and Tony Buehler are the parents of their third child, third son, born at 4:42 p.m. Aug. 10, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Koen Matthew Buehler weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are the late Bud and Virginia Spears...
Looking Back 9/13 (09/13/06)
SIKESTON - The first bale of cotton reported brought to a local gin this season arrived in Sikeston Wednesday. The bale of seed cotton was brought to the gin by Joe Baker and was from his land near Salcedo. SIKESTON - Ten drivers of the public school buses were awarded certificates for driving safely during the 1965-66 school year without an accident. They are: Gene Johnson, Sherman Butler, Walter Crowell, Floyd Tanner, C.W. Estes, Leonard Overbey, Dan Limbaugh and Billy Butler...
Media must present the message fairly (09/13/06)
We in the media are guilty of many things. We nudge the slant of the news from time to time and, increasingly, we give credibility to some who don't deserve the recognition. An old college journalism professor of mine once gave the following illustration. ...
Your view: In memory of Duke (09/13/06)
Duke was brought into the shelter one morning, he could not even walk into the shelter himself, he had to be carried most of the way in and laid down in his kennel. Outrage, horror, anger, sadness and tears were what came when you looked at Duke. This poor animal had been deprived of the very basic needs, food and water, for a very long time. ...
Speakout 9/13 (09/13/06)
To the big mouth, I have kids and a husband. I have to work to take care of children and I do see that my 82-year-old mother is taken care of. So don't tell me. I am not on welfare. You don't know until you walk in my shoes. And I don't set on my rear! The concerned daughter. It's very easy to pass judgment when you don't know...