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Stories from Wednesday, October 25, 2006

County prepars to unveil memorial (10/25/06)
BENTON -- Scott County officials are extending an invitation to the public to attend the Scott County Veterans Day Service. During their regular meeting Tuesday, county commissioners discussed the service which is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at the Scott County Courthouse...
Local Children's Division completes accreditation (10/25/06)
JEFFERSON CITY-- The 33rd Circuit Mississippi and Scott counties Children's Division received accreditation after completing a rigorous inspection process. The accreditation came after the 33rd Circuit Children's Division underwent site visits this past spring in line with legislation passed in 2004 calling for the Children's Division receiving accreditation statewide by the end of the fiscal year 2009. ...
Cooking up good deeds (10/25/06)
Sikeston Kiwanis Club members J.W. Hackwork and Ed Dust cook fish during the club's fish fry Tuesday afternoon at the Sikeston Elks Lodge. Over 600 people were served during the fish fry. Proceeds will benefit local charities.
Officials research archives facility (10/25/06)
BENTON -- A recent tour of Cape Girardeau County's archive center has provided Scott County officials with additional ideas for a similar facility for their county. "That's one thing we are having an ongoing discussion on is constructing a building or finding a building to house an archive center and records storage center," Commissioner Jamie Burger said during the regular Scott County Commission meeting Tuesday. "We generate so many documents and papers that have to be saved."...
YMCA announces campaign goal (10/25/06)
SIKESTON -- The YMCA of Southeast Missouri announced today its campaign goal to raise $6 million for renovations and new construction of the Sikeston facility. Richard Montgomery, co-chair of the YMCA's "Growing Our Future" capital campaign, said campaign members know how aggressive the goal is. "However, as of today, we have raised more than $3.6 million, and we have plans to talk to as many potential contributors as possible," Montgomery said...
Home destroyed (10/25/06)
A firefighter with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety sprays water on house fire late Tuesday morning in Crowder. Firefighters from the Sikeston Department of Public Safety along with Oran, Morehouse, Vanduser and New Hamburg responded to the fire which destroyed the home...
Nobody asked me but... (10/25/06)
Nobody asked me but...the much anticipated Class 3, District 1 football matchup between the New Madrid County Central Eagles and the Dexter Bearcats is now a week closer after both teams took care of business last week. The Eagles thoroughly thumped the Kennett Indians 42-0 and after a slow start in the first half, Dexter rallied with 28 points in the second half to down a much-improved Perryville Pirates squad 31-0...
Phillips takes first place in Super Pro division at drag strip (10/25/06)
SIKESTON -- Here are the results from Saturday's Sikeston Drag Strip action. Trophy Class 1st Place - Mike Brown Dexter, MO DI - 8.90 ET - 8.823 MPH - 79.23 RT - .405 2nd Place - Gib Yates Marble Hill, MO DI - 10.58 ET - 10.673 MPH - 66.86 RT - .487...
Murph catches on at KU (10/25/06)
NEW MADRID -- Brian Murph, much like Dorothy, hopes the journey from Kansas leads down the yellow-brick road to his Oz, pro football. But, first, Murph has some unfinished business at the University of Kansas, where the former New Madrid County Central standout is the leading receiver for the Big 12 Conference Jayhawks...
SHS freshmen finish season with blowout win (10/25/06)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldog freshman football team wrapped up its season with a 44-6 victory against Perryville on Tuesday at SPS Stadium. Sikeston's freshmen finished 6-2 on the season and were just a couple plays away from being undefeated. "We set a goal before the season started to go undefeated, but our two biggest rivals Bluff and Jackson got us," said Sikeston junior high coach Steve Bays. ...
Tackling issue of bomb threats (10/25/06)
There are a lot of stupid people in the world and one of them stepped directly into the limelight last week. For those that missed it, a 20-year-old grocery store clerk who warned of terrorist attacks against NFL stadiums was arrested for writing that radioactive "dirty bombs" would be detonated last weekend at seven football stadiums...
Dexter farmer serves on association's board (10/25/06)
JEFFERSON CITY - District representatives for the Missouri Corn Growers Association who were elected in July took their seats on the board Oct. 1 to oversee corn check-off investments. Among those re-elected to serve another three-year term was Jim Stuever, a farmer from Dexter , representing District 7 (southeast region)...
Martha Cashmer (10/25/06)
STREATOR, Ill. - Martha "Marty" Cashmer, 72, died Oct. 19, 2006, at St. Mary's Hospital. Born June 16, 1934, in Streator, to the late Edward and Sarah Trapp LePard, she attended Streator schools and retired after more than 30 years of service as a school bus driver from Woodland school. She was a member of the Cornell United Methodist Church and attended the Central Church of Christ...
Dorsey Heusier (10/25/06)
OAKLAND, Fla. - Dorsey "Toots" Heusier, 84, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 9:51 p.m. Oct. 20, 2006, at Health Central Park Care Center in Winter Garden. Born May 27, 1922, in Morehouse, Mo., to the late Jacob Lee and Ethel Roper Shelby, she was a homemaker and a former member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Sikeston...
Lillian Powell (10/25/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services conducted Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Lillian Powell, 70, who died Oct. 20, 2006, were: Mark Hensley, Chuck Thompson, Brian Dowdy, Mike Wilson, John Skelton and Craig Templeton.
Looking Back 10/25 (10/25/06)
SIKESTON - Summer weather continued in the Sikeston area during the past few days. The low was 44 degrees while the high hit 77. SIKESTON - Robert Dempster was chosen boss of the year Wednesday at bosses' night of the Business and Professional Women's Club. About 75 attended...
Entire community can help Y succeed (10/25/06)
For a community our size - heck, for a community of any size - the YMCA today announced an ambitious goal of raising $6 million to completely renovate and also construct an amazing facility for Sikeston residents. The YMCA facility on Tanner will be turned into a state-of-the-art facility that will rival any similar facility in the region...
Your view: Good return (10/25/06)
To the Editor: We are blessed to live in a community of exceptional doctors and a great hospital. We moved back here after two years in Montana and my wife had to have tests and major surgery. We are blessed to have Dr. Ed Masters, Dr. Fred Uthoff and his nurse, Carolyn Mayfield and staff and Dr. Ly Phan and his nurse, Amy, and receptionist, Lorrie, in residence here...
Your view: Thank you (10/25/06)
We would like to thank each and everyone who helped make our 62nd Annual American Legion Cotton Carnival a huge success. We appreciate your generosity and support of this special event and would like to thank the following for their participation: Parade marshals: Tom Dirnberger, Blair Moran and Sikeston Jaycees; Pageant Committee: Kelly Williams and judges; Sound: Larry Carroll; Equipment: Bill Green Equipment; Sikeston DPS and Park Board; and all volunteers...
Speakout 10/25 (10/25/06)
In Monday's paper, someone was looking for homemade German potato salad. Well, I've got good news for those folks. On Oct. 29, the Concordia Lutheran Church, located between Ranney and Park on Wakefield St., is having their annual Oktober Fest dinner. You can eat some wonderful homemade German potato salad along with other goodies, including Saxony brauts that are smoked. So if you can wait until Sunday the 29th, come to Concordia Lutheran Church for your German potato salad...