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Stories from Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Resident asks for tougher curfew (11/07/06)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston resident is calling for a "zero tolerance" curfew. During the regular City Council meeting Monday, Margaret Ann Moon, who owns adjoining properties on South New Madrid and William streets, related experiences she described as "a snapshot of what is transpiring and will continue to transpire in this community."...
Bootheel Agri-Energy gets funds for plant (11/07/06)
SIKESTON -- Bootheel Agri-Energy, the company which is building an ethanol plant at the Sikeston Business, Education and Technology Park, has received a $299,600 grant. A mock check presentation ceremony for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development's Value Added Producer Grant was held Monday at City Hall...
Voting time (11/07/06)
Joel Evans, a Scott County official, sets up the printer for the handicap accessible voting booth at the First Christian Church. Several races will be determined today as polls will remain open until 7 p.m.
Name change (11/07/06)
Judy Buck, Sikeston Mayor Mike Marshall, Dr. Kenneth Dobbins and U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson unveil a drawing of the new sign for the newly named Southeast Missouri State University-Sikeston Monday afternoon. Dobbins, who is the president of Southeast, made the announcement to members of the Sikeston Rotary Club, Southeast officials and city officials...
Council OKs code change (11/07/06)
SIKESTON -- Businesses will have to be quicker when applying for business licenses. During the regular City Council meeting Monday, council members approved a bill changing the effective date for business license fee late payment penalties. City Clerk Carroll Couch explained the bill reduces the late payment period from 90 days to 60. He said 96 percent of retail businesses already file within 60 days...
SJHS girls fall to Cape Central (11/07/06)
SIKESTON - Sikeston's eighth grade girls basketball team hosted a doubleheader with Cape Central on Monday night at the Sikeston Middle School. In the "B" game, Central led 18-3 at halftime and never looked back, defeating Sikeston 38-5 in the contest...
NMCC future looks bright (11/07/06)
NEW MADRID -- Success in any endeavor is a building process -- from the bottom up. A perfect example is coach Arlen Pixley's New Madrid County Central football program which has risen from a 1-9 record in 2004 to 7-3 in 2005 and is currently 8-2 with a district title on its 2006 resume...
John Chanley (11/07/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- John Ervin Chanley, 68, died at 3:30 a.m. Nov. 5, 2006, at his home. Born May 6, 1938, at East Prairie, son of the late John Daniel and Alma Ester Flick Chanley, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County where he was a retired postal carrier having worked 31 years in the East Prairie Post Office...
Larry Mayabb (11/07/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Larry Gene Mayabb, 50, died at 2:20 p.m., Nov. 5, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 25, 1956, in East Prairie, to Imogene Childers Mayabb and the late Harry Mayabb, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County and was a retired truck driver...
Phyllis Ferrell (11/07/06)
WILKES-BARRE, Penn. -- Phyllis E. Ferrell, 85, died Nov. 2, 2006, at Heritage House in Wilkes-Barre. Born in New Castle, daughter of the late Patsy and Mary Manera, she was a homemaker and graduate of Jefferson High School at New York City. In 1944, she married Guy Ferrell who survives of the home...
Mary Lou Parsley (11/07/06)
PUXICO -- Pallbearers for the services conducted today at Duck Creek Baptist Church for Mary Lou Parsley, 77, who died Nov. 4, 2006, were: Jay Parsley, Jimmy Parsley, Ryan Franklin, Chris Parsley, Jeremy Parker, Kelly Hawthorne, Greg Franklin, Mike Franklin, Brian Franklin, Clay Faries, Jerry Roberts, Russell Taylor, Adam Clark, John Walker and Chad Hawthorne...
Eloise Lingle (11/07/06)
HERMITAGE, Tenn. - Eloise Lingle, 92, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Nov. 6, 2006, at the Summit Medical Center in Hermitage. Born Nov. 19, 1913, in Clay County, Ark., to the late Arthur and Sallie Parks, she was an active member for many years of First Baptist Church in Sikeston, a current member of Tulip Grove Baptist Church in Hermitage and had been a long time employee of F.W. Woolworth Company before retiring...
Eleanor Bridwell (11/07/06)
SIKESTON - Eleanor "Ellie" Burden Bridwell, 84, formerly of Charleston, died at 7:36 p.m., Nov. 6, 2006, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born April 18, 1922, in Advance, to the late Ernest and Nora Pike Williams, she had attended St. Elizabeth Girls Academy in St. ...
J.D. Schaffer (11/07/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services to be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Jess David "J.D." Schaffer, 75, who died Nov. 4, 2006, will be: Glen Rodgers, Brandon Hoskins, Michael Ballard, Martin Schaefer, Terry Bryant and Ben Bryant...
Frances Beck (11/07/06)
CHAFFEE -- Frances A. Beck, 85, died Nov. 6, 2006, at Chaffee Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Home of Chaffee.
Audra Hobbs (11/07/06)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for the services conducted on Monday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Audra L. Hobbs, 87, who died Nov. 2, 2006, were: Jerry McGowen, Jimmy Moore, George Clark, David Hobbs and Bub Yates.
Birth (Published 11-7) (11/07/06)
NEW MADRID - Michelle Cantrell and Allen Tadlock are the parents of their second child, second daughter, born at 8:44 a.m. Sept. 14, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Navanna Gale Cantrell weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 18.75 inches long...
Looking Back 11/7 (11/07/06)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Steward moved to Kansas City last week. Mr. Steward is employed at the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. BENTON - Scott County Collector Aubrey Michael was re-elected over his Democratic write-in opponent Harold Hahn in Tuesday's general election. Hahn received 2,271 write-in votes. The showing was less than 200 from Michael's grand total. The strength of Hahn came as a surprise to many analysts who expected Democrats to vote a straight ticket...
Death of a racist is difficult to mourn (11/07/06)
You may not remember the name Samuel Bowers, but you know the story. Bowers was the former Ku Klux Klan imperial wizard who will go down in history as one of the darker characters in the legacy of the South. Bowers was an unrepentant racist who ordered the execution of three civil rights workers made famous in the movie "Mississippi Burning." He served prison time for his role in those murders and was currently serving a life sentence for the 1966 firebombing of another civil rights leader...
Speakout 11/7 (11/07/06)
Congratulations to Ben Swallows for becoming Sikeston Eagles Club President and thanks for running Sikeston Eagles bingo. I just wanted to say thank you very much for stealing my 139-lb. pumpkin in my front yard. It was not carved, it was not drawn on. I have it for Halloween decoration and Thanksgiving for my handicapped children who live in my home with me. But thank you for removing it. Now I won't have to worry about getting it gone. Let me tell you something, God will surely bless you...