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Stories from Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Airport set to get improvements (12/05/06)
SIKESTON -- Action during the regular City Council meeting Monday set things in motion for improvements at the city's airport and of the downtown area. Council members awarded the bid for the airport apron reconstruction project to the low bidder, Apex Paving Company of Cape Girardeau, as recommended by the engineers for the project, Waters Engineering...
Sikeston DPS to get new Rescue Pumper fire truck (12/05/06)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston City Council authorized an equipment lease- purchase agreement for a new E-One Rescue Pumper fire truck and related equipment during their regular meeting Monday. The total cost is $575,990 of which the city will initially pay $73,000 and enter a lease-purchase for the balance...
Thirteen nabbed on drug charges (12/05/06)
BLOOMFIELD -- Thirteen people were arrested Monday in Stoddard County for distributing their own prescription medications. Stoddard County Sheriff Carl Hefner said an investigation into the distribution of prescription medicine resulted in the charges being filed against the individuals for distributing their own medications...
One shot, two stabbed (12/05/06)
Investigators with Sikeston DPS and the Missouri Highway Patrol collect evidence from an an incident which left one person shot and two people with stab wounds. At approximately 3:30 a.m. today, officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety were called to the Colonial Park Apartments, located at 819 Davis Blvd. Little information was available from authorities as of press time and the extent of injuries to the three people was not known...
ND routs NMCC girls; Portageville beats Charelston (12/05/06)
NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Central Lady Eagles had no answers for the Notre Dame Lady Bulldogs in a 77-34 SEMO Conference loss on Monday. "That's the kind of powerhouses we go up against in this conference," said NMCC coach Lance Tollison. "We're one of the smaller Class 3 schools in the conference, going up against Class 5 schools, and it's difficult to close that gap."...
New league event kicks off with no upsets (12/05/06)
SIKESTON -- The first ever SEMO Conference Tournament kicked off on Monday night with three games -- two "play-in" games and a first-round matchup. All games went according to seed as No. 8 Caruthersville defeated No. 9 Dexter 68-65; seventh-seeded New Madrid County Central defeated No. 10 Kennett 73-51; and in the first-round game, No. 4 Jackson beat No. 5 Poplar Bluff 62-36...
Bravettes, Lady Hawks roll to semifinals of Chaffee tourney (12/05/06)
CHAFFEE - Scott County Central and Kelly posted impressive first round victories in the first round of the 30th Annual Lady Devils Invitational Tournament at Chaffee on Monday night. In a contest that featured 69 free throw attempts, the Bravettes posted a mild upset in defeating the No. 4 seed Oran Lady Eagles 64-49. Scott Central utilized a full-court press and trapped all over the court which resulted in 32 Lady Eagle turnovers...
Leaum Mills (12/05/06)
SIKESTON - Leaum Mills, 76, died Dec. 5, 2006, at his home. Born March 13, 1930, in Union Hill, Ark., he was the son of the late Lawrence and Gertie Postalwaite Mills. A U.S. Army veteran, he was employed at Noranda Aluminum as a utility man until his retirement in September 1993...
Phillip Evans (12/05/06)
SIKESTON - Phillip M. "Bud" Evans, 67, died at 7:42 p.m., Dec. 1, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 29, 1939, in Sikeston, to the late Spirling S. and Eva Marie Harden Evans, he served in the U.S. Navy and had attended Bethel Baptist Church and Emmanuel Baptist Church. He had worked for Seven-Up Bottling Co. in Sikeston, at Anchor Toy Factory as a supervisor in the shipping department, at Reiss Dairy and at Cecil Holman Construction Co...
Carolyn Tanner (12/05/06)
NEW MADRID -- Carolyn Deonna Tanner, 47, died Dec. 2, 2006, at her home. Born Nov. 13, 1959, at Barstow, Calif., daughter of the late J.R. and Leona Hunt Chambliss, she was a licensed practical nurse. On Jan. 2, 1990, at Lilbourn, she married Chris Tanner who survives of the home...
Edith Hicks (12/05/06)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services held Monday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Edith Hicks, 76, who died on Dec. 1, 2006, were: Jud Hutchison, Lonnie Hutchison, Ken Allen, Stan Durham, Chester Shirkey and Greg Stevens.
Births (Published 12/5) (12/05/06)
SIKESTON - Katelyn Liller and Aaron Shoaf are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 9:04 a.m. Oct. 22, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Colie Tyler Shoaf weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Johnie and Theresa Perkins of Sikeston. Maternal great-grandparents are Ken and Jan Harwell of Dixon...
Looking Back 12/5 (12/05/06)
SIKESTON - It was a beautiful day, ideal for spectators. The crowd was large but orderly. The bands from the two schools were colorful. It was a good football game, but Sikeston lost to Charleston 7-6. SIKESTON - Attempts by the city to be recertified under the Workable Plan has failed. The situation was brought out in the council meeting Monday night...
Dad was gone but his check went on (12/05/06)
I'm sorry but this one was just too good to pass up. Larry McWilliams was just an average guy. Not too bright and by no means wealthy. He rarely left his home and had few, if any, friends. All Poor Larry had in life was his wife and two loving children. His health was also an issue so when the Lewis County, Mo., man died in January of 1997, it was not unexpected...
Speakout 12/5 (12/05/06)
When my family and I moved back to Sikeston from several years in Columbia, I was concerned about finding a good family practitioner to take care of our medical needs. A friend recommended Dr. Colleen Hunter-Pearson and I am so glad she did. For almost four years now Dr. ...