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Stories from Sunday, October 15, 2006

Battle against flu virus begins (10/15/06)
SIKESTON -- Worried about the upcoming flu season? Don't be. Health officials say this year's influenza vaccine supply is plentiful, and anyone will be able to receive the shot "Everything we've heard and have been told from CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and the (flu vaccine) manufacturers is there will be plenty this year," said Brian Quinn, spokesman for Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services...
Southeast Missouri foliage is expected to be spectacular (10/15/06)
SIKESTON -- Rocky Hayes admitted he doesn't have a crystal ball when it comes to predicting fall foliage. "They've turned color every year," said Hayes, urban forester for Missouri Department of Conservation's Southeast Region. "Some years trees are more vibrant than others. It's like weather forecasting."...
Cause of blaze is still unknown (10/15/06)
SIKESTON - An investigator from the Missouri State Fire Marshall's office and officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety began an investigation Saturday into the cause of a fire which extensively damaged a local fast food restaurant. The Sikeston Department of Public Safety responded to a structure fire at around 1:20 p.m. Friday at Taco Bell, 1413 E. Malone...
Sikeston earns first victory (10/15/06)
KENNETT -- The Sikeston Bulldogs picked up their first win of the season on Friday night with a 21-13 victory against Kennett at Metz Cherry Stadium. The Bulldogs put together one final defensive stand in the last two minutes at the 11-yard line to seal the victory...
Eagles roll past Bulldogs (10/15/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - The East Prairie Eagles football team shut down the visiting Portageville Bulldogs 38-0 on Friday night. The Eagles were led by sophomore M.C. Williams who scored four touchdowns (three rushing and one receiving) and junior tight end Tony Jones who had two catches for 137 including an 80-yard touchdown reception on the Eagles first possession of the game...
Bland, defense have big games for SHS (10/15/06)
KENNETT -- The Sikeston Bulldog defense and the running of junior tailback Gavilan Bland were the catalysts in a 21-13 victory against Kennett Friday night. Sikeston's defense held Kennett to 203 yards of offense, a season-best by the Bulldog 'D. Bland's 136 rushing yards is the best by a Bulldog running back since Apollo Patterson's 225-yard outburst in the 2004 season-finale against Cape Central...
Charleston falls to Fredericktown (10/15/06)
CHARLESTON -- A near-miss touchdown play in the closing seconds cut the Charleston Bluejays' frantic comeback bid short against the Fredericktown Blackcats. As a result, Fredericktown spoiled the Bluejays' homecoming with a 15-8 win at Marshall Stadium on Friday night...
Scott City upsets Hayti, 28-19 (10/15/06)
Cody Carlyle scored four touchdowns to lead Scott City to a 28-19 upset of SEMO South rival Hayti on Friday night. The loss dropped to Indians to 5-2 overall and 1-2 in conference play. Scott City improved to 4-3 overall with its third straight win and wrapped up division play at 3-2...
The 'D' in Double D Supply Co. could stand for diversification (10/15/06)
SIKESTON - Walking under the bright red roof porch and into Double D Supply Company leads not to one business or even two but to four companies owned or operated by David and Doris Eftink. The Eftinks, through their company Eftink Enterprises Inc., are exclusive dealers for the Clim Air 50, a new hay dryer system; the authorized distributor in the Midwest for Traeger Wood Pellet Grills; a regional warehouse and distribution center for A&I Products; and part owners for the international warehouse of Juniors Construction Parts.. ...
Missouri tourism delegates honor industry leaders (10/15/06)
Missouri's tourism industry celebrated the efforts of its innovators, ambassadors and navigators during the 38th Annual Governor's Conference on Tourism. The festivities culminated with the induction of Marci Bennett, executive director of the St. Joseph Convention and Visitors Bureau, into the Missouri Tourism Hall of Fame...
Ringing up success (10/15/06)
SIKESTON - Charter Communications today announced that it has surpassed 500 telephone customers in the Sikeston area-a customer milestone that comes just three months after launching Charter Telephone Service to area residents. "Signing 500 telephone customers in the Sikeston area just months after launching telephone service is one of the fastest adoptions to date," said Steve Trippe, Vice President/General Manager for Charter Communications...
Sam Fodge (10/15/06)
SIKESTON - Earnest Sammie "Sam" Fodge, 78, formerly of Blodgett, died Oct. 14, 2006, at Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 28, 1928, in Kewanee, to the late Louis and Fannie Fodge, he was a self-employed home repair contractor and a member of Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church...
Glen E. Parks (10/15/06)
MORLEY - Glen E. Parks, 68, died at 10:13 p.m. Oct. 13, 2006, at his home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Home in Sikeston, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday. Burial will follow in New Morley Cemetery at Morley...
Robert Summers (10/15/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Robert D. Summers, 70, died at 2 a.m. Oct. 13, 2006, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Stella M. Gisi (10/15/06)
DEXTER - Stella M. Gisi, 77, died Oct. 12, 2006, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born March 24, 1929, in Essex, to the late Edmond P. and Mary Iva Morrison Gisi, for many years she was a bookkeeper for the Stoddard County ASCS office in Bloomfield. She volunteered at the Dexter Nutrition Center, was a member of the Dexter Eagles 4062 and affiliated with the New Hope General Baptist Church in Essex...
Clara Myers (10/15/06)
SIKESTON - Clara E. Myers, 75, died Oct. 13, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Feb. 8, 1931, in Akron, Ohio, to the late John and Gertrude Weatherspoon Myers, she was a longtime employee of Missouri Delta Community Medical Center and attended the Cowboy Church in Sikeston...
Norvell Adams (10/15/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Norvell Taylor Adams, 92, died Oct. 13, 2006, at Pemiscot Memorial Health System in Hayti. Born Aug. 18, 1914, in Portageville, to the late Louie Alfred and Maggie Phillips Adams, he was a retired custodian from the Portageville School District and a member of the First Baptist Church...
Mays - Stone (10/15/06)
SIKESTON -- Christy Lynne Mays and Timmy Wayne Stone were united in marriage during a Sept. 9, 2006, ceremony at Todd's Gardens in Sikeston. The Rev. Darrin Hensley officiated. The bride is the daughter of Bill and Shela Mays of Sikeston and the bridegroom is the son of Gary and Shirl Stone of Kennett...
Borgsmiller - Moxey (10/15/06)
SIKESTON -- Steve and Mary Borgsmiller have announced the engagement of their daughter, Emily Sikes Borgsmiller, to Brian Mark Moxey, son of Ernie and Lisa Moxey of Sikeston. A 2000 graduate of Sikeston High School, the future bride is a 2004 graduate of University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in communication science and disorders. ...
Fulgium - Newman (10/15/06)
LAKE GIRARDEAU -- Jay and Wilma Rose have announced the engagement their daughter, Paula Kay Fulgium, to John Todd Newman, son of John and Sharon Newman of Sikeston. The future bride is employed as a tax specialist with H&R Block Eastern Enterprises, where her fiance is also employed as a tax advisor...
Borgsmiller - Moxey (10/15/06)
SIKESTON -- Steve and Mary Borgsmiller have announced the engagement of their daughter, Emily Sikes Borgsmiller, to Brian Mark Moxey, son of Ernie and Lisa Moxey of Sikeston. A 2000 graduate of Sikeston High School, the future bride is a 2004 graduate of University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in communication science and disorders. ...
Looking Back 10/15 (10/15/06)
SIKESTON - Betty Rose, a registered nurse, formerly of Bloomington, Ind., has taken a position with Sikeston Hospital. NEW MADRID - Dinah Hornback, 16, was crowned Miss American Legion at the New Madrid Fall Festival. Twenty-three contestants entered the contest, sponsored by the Brown-Twitty American Legion Post 595...
The need for voter reform in a nutshell (10/15/06)
Sure, we don't need photo IDs in the state of Missouri. As we all know, the move to offer identification at the polls is just a right-wing, conservative Republican ploy to suppress and disenfranchise large numbers of poor and minority voters who are among the largest segment of the population without photo identification...
Speakout 10/15 (10/15/06)
On the 3rd of October, someone responded to Miss Brooks opinion on minimum wages. I assume that person meant "how can you draw Social Security and work at the same time?" May I try to enlighten you a little bit? I may do you more harm than help you, but here goes. ...