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Stories from Monday, January 8, 2007

Former Sikeston mayor dies (01/08/07)
SIKESTON -- A former Sikeston mayor, city councilman and business leader died Sunday. John Franklin "Frank" Ferrell, 87, died at 6:35 p.m. Jan. 7, 2007, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 21, 1919, at Randolph, Tenn., son of the late J.V. ...
RSVP expands program (01/08/07)
SIKESTON -- Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Cape Girardeau and Scott counties will expand a program for volunteers under 55 into the Scott County area over the next few months. "We've gotten so many requests to volunteer from young people -- those under 55 -- and there's not a center there (in Scott County)," Tina Dohogne, executive director of Cape and Scott Counties RSVP, said...
Law enforcement agenices recognized (01/08/07)
SIKESTON -- Recognition for charitable efforts was recently received by area law enforcement. Law enforcement agencies from around the state including the Sikeston Department of Public Safety and Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop E's Jim McNiell were honored earlier this month for outstanding achievements and dedication to Special Olympics Missouri at the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Awards Luncheon in Jefferson City...
New Madrid Council thinking long-term for 2007 budget (01/08/07)
NEW MADRID - Establishing the budget for 2007 for New Madrid meant looking as far ahead as 2012. As part of this year's budget process, five-year capital budgets for the city and the light and power operations were developed according to John Gilbert, city administrator. "We are still budgeting in one year increments but based on a five-year plan," Gilbert explained...
Rodeo improvements (01/08/07)
Nate Hawkins, general chairman of the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, tears down the westside bathrooms and secretary office Saturday morning at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo grounds. The organization is preparing to build new bathrooms and a secretary's office for this year's rodeo. The new building will double the current number of bathrooms for the building...
Donald Vaughan (01/08/07)
SIKESTON -- Donald "Buddy" Vaughan, 54, died Jan. 7, 2007, at his home in Sikeston. Born June 7, 1952, in Columbia, the son of Roscoe and Mary Meunier Vaughan of Sikeston, he was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church and had been a cook for the Sikeston Country Club, Double Nickel and the Eagles...
Jack Mercer (01/08/07)
SIKESTON -- Jackie R. Mercer, 68, died at 3:22 p.m. Jan. 6, 2007, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 17, 1938, in Wardell, son of the late Allen and Velma Barron Mercer, he was owner/operator of Mercer Auto Body Shop in Sikeston. He was of the Baptist belief...
Clyde Reed (01/08/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Clyde Edward Reed, Sr., 94, formerly of Scott City and Commerce, died Jan. 5, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 20, 1912, in Blodgett, son of the late William Arthur and Nora Peel Reed, he was a master pilot and captain from 1944 to 1972 for Lea River Lines and Upper Mississippi Towing Corp. and the Heinz Barge Lines. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Cape Girardeau...
Vevlean Clary (01/08/07)
DEXTER - Vevlean Clary, 90, died Jan. 6, 2007, in the Golden Living Center at Dexter. Born April 24, 1916, at Bloomfield, to the late Jesse Colbert and Geneva Fitzpatrick Hamby, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Pentecostal Church at Dexter...
Imogene Clark (01/08/07)
SIKESTON - Imogene T. Clark, 82, died at 1:38 a.m., Jan. 8, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel of Sikeston.
Robert Sutton (01/08/07)
BLOOMFIELD - Robert Marcus Sutton, 68, died at 12:45 a.m., Jan. 7, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 10, 1938, at Matthews, to the late W.B. "Bill" and Selma Loyal Rushing Sutton, he had been the transportation supervisor for over 30 years for Malone and Hyde and the Fleming Company in Sikeston until his retirement. He was a member of the Beech Grove General Baptist Church and his favorite hobby was raising cattle...
Looking Back 1/8 (01/08/07)
SIKESTON - Miss Frances Ingram was hostess to a surprise party given in honor of Miss Jean Hartzell. BENTON - Hess Porter, county treasurer, has received a check for $56,033.67 of state funds from Thomas A. David. --- SIKESTON - The Community Action Association will meet in the Lincoln School gymnasium at 7:30 p.m. with Association President Donald Fulton in charge. The new federal program will be discussed...
Your view: In appreciation (01/08/07)
To the Editor, A message of gratitude to the communities of Sikeston, New Madrid, Dexter, Advance, Bertrand and East Prairie. We sincerely express our appreciation for the many gifts, time donated and kindness displayed to our residents during the Holiday Season!...
Speakout 1/8 (01/08/07)
I think this is becoming very, very bad. For the last month the only thing I read about is married men cheating on their wives and everything like that. And the women say they didn't know he was married. Well, this goes both ways. My brother dated a woman that he fell in love with and everything and at the end he found out she was a married woman. ...