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Stories from Friday, October 13, 2006

Night of fright has fundraising objective (10/13/06)
SIKESTON -- The Haunted Inn currently under development by the Portageville Volunteer Fire Department is sure to make its visitors come to a screeching halt later this month. But even more frightening is the risk accident victims may face should the department's existing rescue truck -- a 1974 U-Haul truck -- break down en route to extricating someone from a vehicle...
Code enforcement officer will probably have fewer hours (10/13/06)
CHARLESTON -- The Mississippi County Commission said that the part-time code enforcement officer position will probably have fewer hours than applicants are expecting. Presiding Commissioner Jim Blumenberg said the job will only take 8-10 hours per month, not 10 hours per week, as there won't be many violations to address...
Award-winner (10/13/06)
Justin Wibbenmeyer, a Sikeston Jaycee, looks over the American Cancer Society Award that was presented to the Jaycee's Thursday night during the ACS Volunteer Recognition dinner. The Jaycees donated over $14,000 through their "Tough Enough to Wear Pink" campaign...
Judgement House (10/13/06)
Actors of the Miner Baptist Church Judgment House "Jamaica For Jesus!" perform a crash scene Thursday night. Saturday and Sunday are the final days for the realistic walk-through drama about where a person will spend eternity. Walkups are welcome, but reservations are recommended. For reservations call 481-0684. Admission is free...
Let's cheer! (10/13/06)
Members of the competitive cheerleading squad from Bootheel Athletics practice their moves in anticipation of performing at Saturday's New Madrid County Central High School's home football game. Squad members, who range in age from 3 up to fifth grade, are in their first year of competition which will take them Memphis, Tenn., and Chicago. The NMCC Eagles will play Centralia at 2 p.m. Saturday...
Commission dealing with county drainage problems (10/13/06)
CHARLESTON -- Drainage problems around Mississippi County were discussed during the regular County Commission meeting Thursday. John Story said there are drainage problems at his farmland around Towasahgy State Historic Site including a washed-out culvert...
Taylor sets school record (10/13/06)
SIKESTON - Senior night for the Sikeston Bulldogs soccer team turned into Blake Taylor night, as Taylor broke the career goals scored by a Bulldog player in his last regular season game at the Sikeston Complex on a blustery Thursday night. Taylor had five goals and four assists to help the Bulldogs ease past the Kennett Indians, 10-0. Taylor scored the first and last goals of the contest to pace the Bulldogs...
Charleston looking to snap losing streak (10/13/06)
CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Bluejays, beset by a rash of injuries to key players, look to snap a three-game skid against the visiting Fredericktown Blackcats on Friday. In an ill-fated season, the Bluejays (2-3) have been minus the services of senior Joseph Watts, their leading ground gainer the past three seasons, and, in last week's 50-14 trouncing at Dexter, Charleston lost top receiver and senior team leader Jamarcus Williams for the remainder of the season with a broken leg...
Fourth Annual Maritial Arts Day to be held (10/13/06)
SIKESTON -- On Saturday, thousands of martial art schools across the United States will celebrate the Fourth Annual Martial Arts Day. Participating schools will be hosting open houses, demonstrations, exhibitions, free classes and charitable fundraisers...
Marital arts and self-defense (10/13/06)
Ever since I was old enough to leave the yard without someone holding my hand, I have been a target for and victim of assaults. A few situations were avoidable with wiser choices on my part, but most were not. There was a brief time when I tried not fighting back. It didn't work out so well: they would beat on me for awhile and stop when they got winded...
Leonard takes first in Super Pro (10/13/06)
SIKESTON -- Here are the results from Saturday's Sikeston Drag Strip action. Trophy Class 1st Place - Kyle Allardin LaCenter, KY DI - 9.38 ET - 9.373 MPH - 74.83 RT - .590 2nd Place - Mike Brown Dexter, MO DI - 8.75 ET -8.857 MPH - 79.81 RT - .495...
Sikeston eighth graders fall to Cape Central (10/13/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston 8th grade football team finished its season with a loss to Cape Central on Thursday in Cape Girardeau. Sikeston lost to the Tigers 30-14 to finish its season at 3-3. Sikeston's Jerry Andrews scored the first touchdown for the Bulldogs on a 10-...
Arnell McFerren (10/13/06)
NORTH LILBOURN -- Arnell Walker McFerren, 87, died Oct. 11, 2006, at her home. Born Feb. 9, 1919, in Summerville, Tenn., daughter of the late Lucius and Callie Rose Culpepper Walker, she was a retired teacher aide for Head Start in Howardville and member of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Lilbourn where she served as a Sunday school teacher, president of the Usher Board, was a member of the Mother's Board and a member of the "Heaven-...
Inez Stafford (10/13/06)
DEXTER -- Inez Stafford, 78, died Oct. 12, 2006, at the Golden Living Center. Born April 7, 1928, in Arkansas, daughter of the late Willard and Vada Dale Stafford, she had lived most of her life in the Dexter area and attended the Essex General Baptist Church...
David Cairns (10/13/06)
SIKESTON - David Cairns, 38, died Oct. 11, 2006, at his home. Born July 15, 1968, in Litchfield, Ill., son of Gerald Cairns of Benld, Ill., and the late Becky Matthews Cairns, he worked as a supervisor for Alpine Engineering at Litchfield. In addition to his father, survivors include: a special friend, Patty Perez of the home; two brothers, Gerald Cairns Jr. and Randy Cairns, both of Gillespie, Ill.; and two sisters, Kathleen Fite of Mount Olive, Ill. and Brenda Kitchens of Chattanooga, Tenn...
Stella Gisi (10/13/06)
DEXTER - Stella Gisi, 77, died Oct. 12, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Norvell Adams (10/13/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Norvell Taylor Adams, 92, died Oct. 13, 2006, at Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems in Hayti. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Isobel Gerdes (10/13/06)
CHARLESTON - Isobel Gerdes, D.O., 92, died at 1:56 p.m. Oct. 11, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born Feb. 1, 1914 in Lawrence, Mass. to the late Louis M. and Isabell Hinchcliff Eidam. Following her graduation from the College of Osteopathy in Kirksville she and her husband, John J. ...
Looking Back 10/13 (10/13/06)
SIKESTON - Charles Dement, owner of Dement Motor Co., announced today that he had purchased the lease where his business had been located, 112 S. New Madrid St. SIKESTON - Resignation of Jim Musick as manager of the Chamber of Commerce was announced today by President Ray Clinton. His resignation is effective tomorrow. He and his family will continue to live in Sikeston...
Your view: Change sought (10/13/06)
I do not know how many people in New Madrid County are aware of the fact that since 1978 the New Madrid County Ambulance District has been funded by a property tax on assessed evaluation within New Madrid County. In 2005, that amount reached 15 cents on $100 of assessed evaluation...
Your view: Trust is needed (10/13/06)
I have seen so much about school shootings on TV and in the paper. I was a school nurse at Sikeston Junior High for 13 years. Many of the students would come into my office on their lunch break to talk. I always told them that they could talk to me about anything...
Speakout 10/13 (10/13/06)
In answer to SpeakOut's How can that be. 60 Minutes, years ago, did a story on Social Security, actually had a program to help people on Disability by employment. I do not understand what is going on with Social Security, but I am so glad that I don't pay taxes anymore. ...