[Nameplate] Fair ~ 73°F  
High: 85°F ~ Low: 71°F
Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

Stories from Monday, December 4, 2006

SHS drama teacher directing play for Little Theatre (12/04/06)
SIKESTON -- Directing plays is nothing new to Barbara Shriver. But a first for the Sikeston Senior High School drama teacher is directing a production at the Sikeston Little Theatre. "I have directed many plays but not at the Little Theatre," Shriver said. "But every time you start to direct it's different in some way because you have a different cast and there's a little twist on everything -- even if you've done something before."...
Property tax bills now give more information (12/04/06)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's new tax bills are saving the city money while providing residents with more information. Sikeston residents may have noticed the new look for their 2006 real estate and personal property tax bills, but that is just the most obvious change, according to City Collector Vicky Jordan...
Sikeston's new software may help collection in state (12/04/06)
SIKESTON -- Software developed for the city of Sikeston may soon help streamline tax collection throughout the state. Over the past 18 months, City Collector Vicky Jordan has worked extensively with a national software company to create a tax program. "We're the first site in Missouri that has implemented this software program," she said...
Lady Bulldog Classic (12/04/06)
GIDEON -- The Portageville Lady Bulldogs captured the championship of the Lady Bulldog Classic in Gideon on Saturday. Undefeated Portageville (5-0) handed Campbell a 48-35 loss to claim the title. Hannah Rone led Portageville with 15 points and Kellye Penn added 11 with a team-high eight rebounds. Brittney Walker scored eight points and Deanna Deere had six with seven rebounds...
Jeanette Gammons (12/04/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Jeanette Gammons, 91, died Dec. 2, 2006, at Portageville Nursing Center. Born Oct. 20, 1915, at Portageville, to the late James and Lucinda Kimes Adams, she was a member of the Keenagers, GA camps and Sunday school teacher of the First Baptist Church in Portageville...
Mary Johnson (12/04/06)
BERNIE - Mary Margaret Johnson, 86, died Nov. 30, 2006, at her granddaughter's home in Fort Smith, Ark. Born Nov. 13, 1920, in Dunklin County, to the late John Alvin and Millie E. Pipkins Williams, she was a former employee of the Brown Shoe Company and a member of the United Methodist Church in Bernie...
Mary Trousdale (12/04/06)
CHARLESTON -- Mary Pauline Trousdale, 85, died at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 2, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born Feb. 6, 1921, at Wyatt, to the late James Hershel and Minnie Kelley Vinson. She had lived her entire life in Mississippi County, where she had been employed at the Brown Shoe Factory in Charleston and was of the Baptist belief...
Beatrice Malone (12/04/06)
SIKESTON - Beatrice Malone, 97, formerly of Kewanee, died Nov. 30, 2006, at her home. Born Nov. 12, 1909, at Formosa, Ark., she was the daughter of the late George Washington and Tennessee Keck Barnes. She was married to George Malone, who preceded her in death on June 6, 1990...
Maxine Tharp (12/04/06)
PARMA - Maxine Tharp, 76, formerly of Risco, died Dec. 2, 2006, at the Heritage Nursing Home in Kennett. Born March 3, 1930, in Leachville, Ark., to the late Preston and Bertha Mills Wood, she had lived the past 15 years in Parma and was of the Pentecostal belief...
Lee Williams Jr. (12/04/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Edward "Lee" Williams Jr., 40, died Dec. 2, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 23, 1966, at Hayti, he was the son of Edward Lee "Buddy" and Barbara Tapp Williams Sr. of Portageville. A graduate of Portageville High School, he worked with his father in the refrigeration and appliance business, was a songwriter and a tattoo artist...
Mary Myrick (12/04/06)
TROY - Mary Helen Myrick, 82, formerly of Portageville, died Dec. 4, 2006, at Lincoln Nursing and Rehab in Troy. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Looking Back 12/4 (12/04/06)
SIKESTON - Airport Notes: James W. Ward, working on the GI training program, made his first solo flight across to Poplar Bluff and returned Wednesday. SIKESTON - Four counterfeit $20 bills were passed in four different liquor stores in Sikeston Saturday night, the Sikeston Police Department says...
Speakout 12/4 (12/04/06)
Thanks to the city of Sikeston for the new sidewalk on North Kingshighway, near Kirby's. It makes the downtown so much nicer. Thank you. I was very interested in reading the report on Oran from the Cape newspaper on Monday's paper. You know what, maybe we need to get a scanner and listen to what is really happening in Oran. ...