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Stories from Tuesday, September 19, 2006

New SMEDA director is named (09/19/06)
PORTAGEVILLE -- The Southeast Missouri Economic Development Alliance has selected F.R. "Buz" Sutherland III as its first executive director. As SMEDA's executive director, Sutherland is responsible for leading the organization's efforts to increase business activity throughout its six-county Bootheel service area. Sutherland will begin his assignment Oct. 1...
Homework tricky subject for students and parents (09/19/06)
SIKESTON -- With most local schools in session for a month now, students and their parents are still adjusting to their back-to-school routines. And among the biggest of these adjustments is homework. While it's natural for parents to want to help their children, parents need to know just how involved they should be in their child's homework assignment...
Inpatient rehab is celebrated (09/19/06)
SIKESTON -- Missouri Delta Medical Center is celebrating National Rehabilitation Awareness Week through Saturday. This week is designed to promote the value of rehabilitation; highlight the capabilities of people with disabilities; salute the professionals who provide service to people with disabilities; and to renew the nation's commitment to fulfilling the unmet needs of people with disabilities...
Semo Conference football records 9/19 (09/19/06)
SEMO NORTH Cape Central Tigers (0-3) Jackson Indians (2-1) Poplar Bluff Mules (1-2) Sikeston Bulldogs (0-3) SEMO CENTRAL Caruthersville Tigers (3-0) Charleston Bluejays (2-0) Dexter Bearcats (2-1) Kennett Indians (0-3) NMCC Eagles (2-1) SEMO SOUTH...
SHS J.V. fends off Cape (09/19/06)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston junior varsity football team improved to 2-1 on the season with a 20-7 victory against Cape Central's J.V. team at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium on Monday. Sikeston raced out to a 14-0 halftime lead and withstood a Cape Central rally in the second half...
Walter Reimann (09/19/06)
MCCLURE, Ill. - Walter Alfred Reimann, 92, died Sept. 17, 2006, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Born June 23, 1914, in Egypt Mills, Mo., son of the late Charles and Dorothea Gerlach Reimann, he was a member at Trinity Lutheran Church for 61 years, a 1934 graduate of Cape Central where he played football, basketball and wrestled. ...
Charles Gallamore (09/19/06)
LOWNDES -- Charles Ray Gallamore, 64, died Sept. 17, 2006, at his home. Born July 13, 1942, at Shook, son of the late Charles Franklin and Myrtle May Scritchfield Gallamore, he had been a heavy equipment operator and mechanic. He lived for several years in St. Louis before moving to Dexter in 1977, then to Lowndes in 1986...
Loren W. Wooten (09/19/06)
ST. LOUIS - The Rev. Dr. Loren W. Wooten, 87, formerly of Sikeston and Springfield, died Sept. 14, 2006. His wife, Bernice Jackson, survives of the home. Other survivors include: two daughters and brothers-in-law, Jeanene and Gaylon Vinson of St. Louis County and Judy and Len Meyers of Sullivan; one brother, Charles Wooten of Springfield; two sisters, Anna Lee Silkey of St. Joseph and Betty Lou Evans of Springfield; and five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren...
David Cummins (09/19/06)
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - David Lowell Cummins, 69, formerly of Advance, Mo., died Sept. 16, 2006, at Barnes Jewish Hospital West in St. Louis, Mo. Born Oct. 29, 1936, at Cape Girardeau, Mo., son of the late Albert "Lowell" and Sevella Jennings Cummins, he was of the Protestant belief. In 1992, he retired from the Bank of Advance, where he served as president, after 23 years of service...
Evelyn Taylor (09/19/06)
LEAGUE CITY, Texas - Evelyn Louise Taylor, 81, a longtime resident of Morehouse, Mo., passed away September 15, 2006, in Houston. She was married for 54 years to Manuel "Jack" Taylor who preceded her in death. Evelyn is survived by her daughters: Judi Mather and husband Allen of Arlington and Patty Peek of Nassau Bay; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bob Dickerson and wife Mary Joan of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Ron Dickerson and wife Faye of Scott City, Mo.; four grandchildren, Nicholas Peek and fiance Jessica of Nassau Bay, Nathan Peek of New Orleans, Owen Mather of Arlington, and Kim Berley Brooks and husband Jeff of Fort Worth; and three great-grandchildren, Trent, Kaleigh and Logan.. ...
Terry Scroggins (09/19/06)
BLOOMFIELD -- Terry Scroggins, 46, died Sept. 18, 2006, at his home. Born March 7, 1960, in Sikeston, son of Margaret Ellis Scroggins Baker of Bloomfield and the late Jessie Lee Scroggins, he had lived for many years in Dexter before moving to Bloomfield in 1996. He was a diesel mechanic and had worked for Allied Waste and Dexter Transport...
Joyce Griffin (09/19/06)
MATTHEWS -- Joyce Anita Griffin, 66, died at 4:30 a.m. Sept. 18, 2006, at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born March 16, 1940, in South Hampton Long Island, N.Y., to Leeta Rice Simmons of Matthews and the late Rev. Harry Edwin Simmons II, she lived most of her life in New Madrid County where she was a member of the First Church of God in East Prairie and was employed by the Division of Family Services in East Prairie before retiring on Aug. 31, 2003...
Virginia Glaus (09/19/06)
BENTON - Virginia Glaus, 87, did Sept. 19, 2006, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Clara Magee (09/19/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Clara Blanche "Mollie" Magee, 89, died Sept. 16, 2006, at the Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 11, 1917, at Aquilla, daughter of the late William and Althea Cox Capps, she was of the Baptist belief. She and her husband owned Fibber and Mollie's Cafe in Bloomfield and operated two grocery stores in Avert. She moved to Cape Girardeau in 1964 and retired from Rust and Martin Drapery Department in 1980...
Looking Back 9/19 (09/19/06)
SIKESTON - Lee Austin Bowman and Charles Wyatt were on the starting team of the University of Missouri "B" squad football team. The team defeated Ottumwa, Iowa, last weekend. BENTON - The first portion for the 1967-68 school year totaled $776,145 County Treasurer Hess Porter reported. This is 60 percent of the total amount which area schools will receive from Haskell Holman, state auditor...
News goes on but without me, for now (09/19/06)
As odd as this may sound, I have intentionally not read a newspaper for one full week. Granted, in my profession this is far from usual. As I continue my sojourn through the western part of this country, I have tried my best to ignore current events. In my adult life, I cannot recall another paperless week. Not ever...
Speakout 9/19 (09/19/06)
Concerning the SpeakOut column about the people in Katrina, I agree 100 percent. No matter how much has been done, it will never be enough. The mayor of New Orleans wants to build his own little kingdom. The money has been given to New Orleans by the government and other organizations, you notice the money making places like bars going again. ...