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Stories from Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Short-term fix is found for records storage problem (09/20/06)
BENTON -- Scott County commissioners solved the problem of records storage for the moment but need a long-term plan in place. During the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday, Commissioner ºJamie Burger said the county may need to look into establishing an archive center for the county's records...
Dates for Sikeston's Fall Cleanup are set (09/20/06)
SIKESTON -- Dates for Sikeston's Fall Cleanup, which gives residents two opportunities to dispose of bulky rubbish during their regular solid waste pickups, are set for the first two weeks in October. Residents with Monday and Thursday trash collection will have their Fall Cleanup opportunities on Oct. 2 and Oct. 5. Those with Tuesday and Friday solid waste pickup will have their Fall Cleanup collections on Oct. 10 and Oct. 13...
Local YMCA aims to get community moving (09/20/06)
SIKESTON -- The YMCA of Southeast Missouri is looking to activate members of the community by getting them to take as many steps as possible during the national America on the Move week, which begins Monday. Sponsored by Activate America, America on the Move is a national YMCA effort designed to motivate and inspire community members to take small steps to promote active living and healthy eating...
SHS dominates Jackson (09/20/06)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston volleyball team put together one of its most complete performances of the year Tuesday evening as they dismantled conference and district foe Jackson at the Field House in straight sets. Sikeston (9-6) controlled every phase of the match as they defeated the Lady Indians 25-10, 25-15 in front of numerous boisterous fans...
Bulldog soccer blanked by Poplar Bluff (09/20/06)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs soccer team continues to struggle as the Poplar Bluff Mules came to the Sikeston Complex on Tuesday night and defeated the Bulldogs 3-0. The Mules scored just before the end of the first half and added two more goals to put the match away in the last three minutes of action...
Sikeston softball, netters both lose to Cape Central (09/20/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs softball team fell to the host Cape Central Lady Tigers 10-0 in six innings on Tuesday. Sikeston (1-16) hung around early, trailing 3-0 after three innings, but never got the bats untracked in the wake of a no-hitter by Cape Central's sophomore pitcher Amanda Nichols...
Nobody asked me but... (09/20/06)
Nobody asked me but...I have officially jumped off the New Madrid County Central bandwagon after last week's home football loss to the Poplar Bluff Mules. It's my fault, my expectations for the Eagles were probably too high after I predicted that NMCC would win the Class 3, District 1 title. Apparently, some Eagle players enjoyed my column too much because they strutted into the stadium like they were already district champs...
Hills captures Super Pro at drag strip (09/20/06)
SIKESTON -- Here are the results from Saturday's Sikeston Drag Strip action. Junior Dragster Class 1st Place - Dylan Kick Pocahontas, AR DI - 10.30 ET - 10.316 MPH - 59.51 RT - .643 2nd Place - Ryan Armer Kevil, KY DI - 12.60 ET - 12.510 MPH - 51.55 RT - .681...
Pork rinds are now diet food (09/20/06)
I am on a diet. No, I don't think I'm fat and I'm not too concerned about shedding a few pounds but unfortunately I can no longer eat home-cooked meals anymore. You see, my wife is on a diet, again. Now the first thing that should be said is that she is not fat (let's hope that earns me some bonus points) but she is wanting to lose a few pounds. She is always on some sort of diet. Her diet of choice now is the Atkins Diet...
Virginia Glaus (09/20/06)
BENTON - Virginia Magdaline Glaus, 87, died at 12:15 a.m. Sept. 19, 2006, at Chateau Girardeau Healthcare Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 30, 1919, in New Hamburg, to the late William M. and Lucy H. Grojean LeGrand, she was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Ladies Sodality and the choir. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and past president of the Benton Senior Citizens and American Legion Auxiliary...
Eugene Jackson (09/20/06)
CHICAGO -- Eugene Ray Jackson, 55, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Sept. 14, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 22, 1950, in Sikeston, son of the late Emerson and Frankie Gould Jackson, he was a 1970 Sikeston High School graduate. In 1974, he moved to Chicago where he was a member of the Goshen Seventh Day Adventist Church...
Syliva Stickles (09/20/06)
DEXTER -- Sylvia Stickles, 93, died Sept. 19, 2006, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. today at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.
Johnny Gibbs (09/20/06)
MOUNT VERNON, Ill. - Johnny Gibbs, 68, died Sept. 13, 2006, in Mount Vernon. Born Feb. 19, 1938, in Catron, Mo., he was the son of the late Marshall and Abbie McIntosh Gibbs. Survivors include: his wife, Hattie Lee Gibbs of Sikeston, Mo.; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Tony and Regina Gibbs and Eddie Gibbs of Sikeston; three daughters and one son-in-law, Nellie Gibbs and Sylvia Gibbs Glispie of Sikeston and Rose and C.C. ...
Births (Published 9/20) (09/20/06)
SIKESTON - Rebecca Salmon and Jack Terry are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 1:06 p.m. July 25, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Bryce David Terry weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Christy Richards and Bruce Salmon of Sikeston...
Looking Back 9/20 (09/20/06)
SIKESTON - Airport news: Billy Shain has passed his test for a private pilot's license. New students at the Robinson Flying School include: James Ward, John McCroy and Mancel Heffington. SIKESTON - Twenty adult education classes are expected to be offered at Sikeston High School this fall. Classes will meet each week for 12 weeks...
Weighing in on one of Texas' hot topics (09/20/06)
Since I write today's column from the New Mexico-Texas state line, it seems appropriate to write something related to this neck of the woods. Actually the issue soon to be discussed is universal but the focus falls on Travis County, Texas. The county government in this south Texas county (Austin) has proposed to pay for bariatric surgery - gastric bypass - for as many as 400 county employees...
Your view: News of nothing (09/20/06)
Mike, just wanted to drop a line and thank you for the editorial about the media making something out of nothing. I could not agree with you more. I still watch the national news each night. Not to get the news, but to see how the networks are going to spin just about every story to make it look bad for the Bush administration. It is sickening...
Your view: Keep money here (09/20/06)
I feel the time is well past due that we take care of our own, the people who have helped make this country. It is a crying shame OUR people suffer but then the U.S. gives away billions of dollars to people who want to kill us. Our elderly need the help. Not only that, we owe it to them...
Speakout 9/20 (09/20/06)
The topic is a very important election just two months away. If your are planning on voting Republican, you certainly need to see a psychiatrist. George Bush and his cronies have been the most corrupt administration ever known to man and have gotten us in debt by $9 trillion. ...