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Stories from Wednesday, December 13, 2006

R-6 District's finances 'stable' (12/13/06)
SIKESTON -- Despite economic challenges faced by all Missouri school districts, Sikeston R-6 continues to fare well with its fiscal management. Richard Dennis of Spitzmiller, Hobbs, Bridger and Co. in Sikeston, presented the district's fiscal year 2006 auditor's report during Tuesday's regular board of education meeting...
Miner: Split vote picks Mann as city judge (12/13/06)
MINER -- David Mann was reappointed to serve as municipal judge for Miner in a split decision by the Board of Aldermen. Mayor Betty Barnes cast the tie-breaking vote in favor of Mann during the Board's regular monthly meeting Tuesday. Board members Peggy Holman and Frank Tatum voted in favor of Mann while Justin Medley and Marlene Anglin voted no on his appointment...
Cutting-edge tools keep DPS up-to-date (12/13/06)
SIKESTON -- From 10-speed bikes to a bomb robot, the Sikeston Department of Public Safety has acquired a wide range of specialized equipment over the years -- but do they need it? "Not too many years ago we were facing a number of issues related to public safety concerns," said City Manager Doug Friend...
Community sing (12/13/06)
Virginia Holsinger, Harry Howard, Ed Cowan and the Rev. John Goodwin finalized arrangements Tuesday for the Community Christmas Carol Sing-a- long at the Hunter Memorial Presbyterian Church. The fifth annual event will be Dec. 17, at Hunter Memorial. The program includes congregational singing of familiar hymns and solos by vocalists. The Sikeston Altrusa Club will have a reception in the fellowship hall following the program...
Sales tax revenues up slightly in 2006 in Scott County (12/13/06)
BENTON -- Scott County saw an increase in sales tax receipts this year despite having a weak ending. "Our sales tax for the year is up ever so slightly," Commissioner Jamie Burger said during the regular County Commission meeting Thursday. In 2005, the county received $1,622,223.72, according to Burger, while receipts this year reached a total of $1,631,993.88...
Toys for Tots (12/13/06)
Phyllis Nickens and Cathy Boardman, Charter Communications employees, load toys that were collected by the Sikeston branch of Charter Tuesday. The toys were collected during Charter's Toys for Tots Campaign. For the price of a $10 or more toy, Charter offered free standard installation to a customer...
Dispatching charges may increase in county (12/13/06)
BENTON -- Scott County commissioners are looking at increasing dispatching charges next year in an effort to make ends meet. During their regular meeting Tuesday, Scott County commissioners discussed the possibility of raising dispatching charges with Herman Sadler, administrator for the South Scott County Ambulance District...
Risco loses to Clarkton in Holiday tourney; NMCC ripped by N.D. (12/13/06)
CLARKTON -- The Risco Tigers fell to the Gideon Bulldogs in a consolation semifinal on Tuesday night at the Reindeer Holiday Tournament in Clarkton, 76-62. The Tigers fell behind 23-9 after one quarter and could not overcome the early deficit. "The guys didn't come out in the first quarter like they had a game tonight," said Risco head coach Brandon Blankenship. ...
Portageville routs Senath; Blytheville nips Poplar Bluff (12/13/06)
SENATH -- The Portageville Bulldogs traveled to Senath on Tuesday night and defeated the Senath-Hornersville Lions 71-21. The Bulldogs led 38-13 at the half and were never challenged by a young Lion team. Senior Marcus Greene led Portageville with 16 points. Mikey Johnson had 12 points and Leonard Boyd chipped in with 12 points. Freshman Kony Ealy continues to play both on varsity and the junior varsity for the Bulldogs. In limited action, Ealy scored 10 points...
Nobody asked me but... (12/13/06)
Nobody asked me but...the SEMO Conference Tournament was a rousing success. Well, at least the tournament itself was a success and major props should go to Sikeston athletic director Brent Keefer, who was the mastermind behind the whole thing. But you can't blame him for some of the downright bad basketball that was played through the week...
Mosley is the man behind the scenes at SCC (12/13/06)
SIKESTON -- Scott County Central paid tribute to one of its unsung heroes with the presentation of a plaque to Larry Mosley prior to the varsity game on Tuesday. Mosley, who has coached the Scott County school district's grade schoolers for 25 years, was honored for his contributions to the school's basketball program...
Without Sherrell, Bluejays still blowout Meridan (12/13/06)
CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Bluejays defeated the visiting Meridian, Ill., Bobcats on Tuesday night, 71-37. The Bluejays were without the services of senior point guard Shawn Sherrell, who is out until the seMissourian Christmas Tournament due to a hand injury...
Taylor named first-team all-state (12/13/06)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston Bulldog senior Blake Taylor became the first two-time all-state soccer player in school history as the Missouri State High School Soccer Coaches Association released its all-state team recently. Taylor was selected as a first-team forward for the second straight year after leading the Bulldogs to the Class 2, District 1 championship match...
SHS flies past Knights (12/13/06)
FARMINGTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs picked up a road win at Farmington on Tuesday night with a 76-65 victory. The Bulldogs trailed only in the early going and managed to maintain the the lead the entire night. Sikeston (4-2) led 19-16 after one quarter and extended the lead to 37-30 by halftime...
Braves roll through Saxony (12/13/06)
MORLEY -- The Scott County Central Braves barreled out of the halftime break with a vengeance to put away the visiting Saxony Lutheran Crusaders, 79-58, on Tuesday. Scott Central (4-1), ahead 35-30 at the half, outbanged and outscored Saxony 21-6 in the third quarter to break the game wide open...
Wrestlers fall to NMCC (12/13/06)
NEW MADRID -- The Sikeston Bulldogs wrestling team lost 45-24 at New Madrid County Central on Tuesday night. Logan Berry, Gavilan Bland and Robert Madison all won by pin for the Bulldogs. Nick DeLaRosa captured a win for Sikeston by forfeit. Jordan Mays lost a 6-5 heart-breaker for Sikeston and Darren Dicus lost by disqualification...
I've got my list, check it out (12/13/06)
The Christmas cards have been sent and the decorations are in the process of being put up, but something seemed to be missing in my transformation into Mr. Christmas. Then I remembered Santa Claus so I decided to share my letter to the jolly fat man that enjoys breaking into houses at Christmas...
Emma Bohannon (12/13/06)
MOREHOUSE -- Emma Julia Bohannon, 80, died Dec. 11, 2006, at her home. Born April 12, 1926, in Neshoba County, Miss., daughter of the late William Andrew Jackson and Julia Rebecca Everett Green, she had been a caseworker for the Division of Family Services and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Morehouse...
Ray T. Jones Sr. (12/13/06)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Ray T. Jones Sr., 76, who died Dec. 9, 2006, were: Ray Jones Jr., Danny Ray Jones, Michael Norman, Ronald Craver, Kirk Freeman and Donald Ray Turner.
Bill Keen (12/13/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Bill Keen died Dec. 12, 2006, at his home in East Prairie. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Abraham Burgess (12/13/06)
SIKESTON - Funeral services for Abraham Lincoln Burgess Jr., 51, who died Dec. 9, 2006, were held Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston. The Rev. Ron Sexton of the Christian Motorcycle Association officiated. Burial followed in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Sikeston...
Mickey George (12/13/06)
CHARLESTON -- Kenneth Michael "Mickey" George Sr. died at 11:37 p.m. Dec. 12, 2006, at his home in Charleston. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Births (Published 12/13) (12/13/06)
NEW MADRID - Tara Neal and Albert Smith are the parents of their second child, second son, born at 9:07 a.m. Oct. 26, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center's Family BirthPlace in Cape Girardeau. Elijah Jay'von Avante Smith weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 18 inches long...
Looking Back 12/13 (12/13/06)
SIKESTON - John Michael Rosenberry, a resident of Sikeston for 40 years, died at his home at 210 Northwest St. Saturday. SIKESTON - The seventh annual Christmas concert will be given by the community choir Sunday at 2 p.m. in the First Methodist Church. The 47 voices are directed by Gordon Beaver and accompanied by Pam Blackman...
County leader has served public well (12/13/06)
Martin Priggle, the presiding commissioner of Scott County, will step down from his post the first of the year after serving the residents of Scott County with dedication, integrity, honesty and common sense. Though I don't intend to imply otherwise, those combined traits in an elected officials are not common. But then again, Martin Priggel is not a common man...
Your view: Article appreciated (12/13/06)
We want to express our gratitude for the excellent coverage you gave on the Mississippi County Historical Christmas home tour. Your colored picture was beautiful and the article so well done. This beautiful home was owned by the Moore family and was donated to us by a family who now reside in Sikeston. Thank you so much for your part in helping...
Speakout 12/13 (12/13/06)
In response to "Say a Little Prayer." My mind is so full of questions. Why did she not belong to you? Please respond. Thank you for your editorial on the significance of Dec. 7. I have an uncle who is sleeping with his shipmates on the floor of Pearl Harbor inside the Arizona. Don't give up the reminders...