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Stories from Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Traffic changes are OK'd (01/09/07)
SIKESTON -- Drivers leaving Wal-Mart at the exit next to McDonald's will now be required to turn right. During their regular City Council meeting Monday, Council members approved two out of three bills related to the city's traffic code including one which will place a right turn only sign for traffic getting on Hennings Drive from the Wal-Mart parking lot as recommended by the traffic committee...
Road work (01/09/07)
Jeff Archie, Sikeston Public Works lead man, and Brian Dial, street supervisor, pour a concrete base for the street bricks near the intersection at Center and New Madrid streets Monday afternoon. The city will be pouring between a half- inch to an inch of sand on top of the concrete to place the bricks along the service cuts...
Ferrell remembered as community leader (01/09/07)
SIKESTON -- Those who knew Frank Ferrell would probably tell others about his passion, love and commitment to his family, the numerous organizations he belonged to, his church, the city of Sikeston and politics. "He wasn't an observer -- he was an active thinker," said Jim Matthews, a family friend who will be one of the ministers at Ferrell's funeral service. "Whether it was business or community, spiritually or nationally, Frank always had an idea."...
Deaths investigated (01/09/07)
BLOOMFIELD -- The deaths of two rural Bernie residents are under investigation by the Stoddard County Major Case Squad. Stoddard County Sheriff Carl Hefner said today autopsies to determine cause of deaths have been scheduled for Cecilia Z. Lopez, 42, and Bradley E. Bridges, 48. Hefner said no foul play is suspected. No further information was available...
Surcharge is approved (01/09/07)
SIKESTON -- Convictions in Sikeston will be a bit more costly now. A bill establishing a $2 surcharge on all municipal ordinance convictions to defray costs of the Department of Public Safety's electronic fingerprinting system and prisoner housing was approved by the Council during their regular meeting Monday...
Bids being sought for street program (01/09/07)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's 2007 street program should cost just a little over half a million dollars. During their regular meeting Monday, Council members authorized engineers to get bids on the 2007 Street Improvement Program. Council members approved an option recommended by staff and engineers totaling an estimated $517,760...
Scott Central, Delta roll in opening round of Scott-Miss tournament (01/09/07)
ORAN -- The opening round of the Scott-Mississippi Conference girls basketball tournament got underway at Oran on Monday. Both first-round games ended in 39-point blowouts. No. 3-seed Scott County Central, led by Brionna Johnson's 24 points, defeated No. 6 Charleston 59-20 and No. 1-seed Delta, with Kaci Menz and Ashley Deprow scoring 20 and 18, respectively, defeated No. 8 East Prairie, 60-21...
Lady 'Dogs win in overtime (01/09/07)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs basketball team won their first home game of the season on Monday night at the Field House over the Caruthersville Lady Tigers in overtime, 61-59. Sikeston outscored Caruthersville 7-5 in the extra period. The Lady Bulldogs led 61-58 when Keyarra Blissett went to the charity stripe and could possibly seal the game by hitting two free-throws with 13 seconds left in overtime...
Jackson girls too much for NMCC (01/09/07)
NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central girls had a four-game win streak snapped while remaining winless in the SEMO Conference with a 74-46 loss to the visiting Jackson Lady Indians on Monday. The Lady Eagles (6-8, 0-4 in conference) showed flashes of competent play, particularly on the boards, but failed to convert most second or third-shot opportunities...
SJHS teams win close games (01/09/07)
POPLRA BLUFF -- The Sikeston freshman basketball team won in the first round of the Poplar Bluff Tournament on Monday, defeating Twin Rivers 51-41. Sikeston (8-0) won the game despite and slow start and a poor effort from the free throw line, making just 6-of-27...
Martha Mitchell (01/09/07)
DEXTER -- Martha Elizabeth Mitchell, 68, died Jan. 7, 2007, at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born July 20, 1938, in Mount Morris, Mich., the daughter of Sophia Masterson Deason of Dexter and the late Frank Deason, in 1960 she moved from Bloomfield to Dexter where she worked for many years as a cook at Dexter Public Schools and was a member of the New Bethel General Baptist Church...
Imogene Clark (01/09/07)
SIKESTON -- Imogene Thelma Clark, 82, died at 1:38 a.m. Jan. 8, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born June 22, 1924, in Beech Grove, Ark., daughter of the late Roy and Mamie Harvel Williams, she was a homemaker and member of the First Assembly of God Church...
Raymond Bandy (01/09/07)
MT. JULIET, Tenn. -- Raymond L. Bandy, 90, died Jan. 7, 2007, at Mt. Juliet. Son of the late Edgar Ansel and Mary Elizabeth Wood Bandy, he was a member of the Berkeley Lodge 667 in Berkeley City; F&AM and the Moolah Shrine Temple. From 1934 to 1937, he played minor league baseball with the St. Louis Cardinals...
Frank Ferrell (01/09/07)
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. ...
Donald Vaughan (01/09/07)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for funeral services scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Donald "Buddy" Vaughan, who died Jan. 7, 2007, will be: James Hann, Joey Looney, Andy Lomax, Tad Johnson, Aaron Vaughan and Justin Vaughan. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home...
Rose Reed (01/09/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Rose Ann Reed, 74, formerly of St. Louis, died at 8:05 p.m. Jan. 1, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 14, 1932, in St. Louis, daughter of the late Robert E. and Mary E. Pomeroy Havener, she was an auditor in the hotel industry and member of the Emmanuel Christian Church in St. Louis...
Donna Cannon (01/09/07)
CHAFFEE - Donna Maria Cannon, 62, died Jan. 5, 2007, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born June 20, 1944, at Elkton, Md., to Clyde Harold and Cathryn Ruth Edwards Smith, she was a switchman at Southwestern Bell Telephone and a member of the Arbor General Baptist Church in Delta. ...
Robert Sutton (01/09/07)
BLOOMFIELD -- Pallbearers for the funeral service scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Robert M. Sutton, 68, who died Jan. 7, 2007, will be: Joe Sutton, Greg Sutton, Mark Sutton, John Powell, Tom Hawkins and Charles Corlew...
Richard Ford (01/09/07)
DEXTER - Richard Ford, 68, died Jan. 6, 2007, in the Overland Park Regional Hospital in Overland Park, Kan. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Theresa Crowe (01/09/07)
SIKESTON -- Theresa A. Crowe, 85, died at 8:21 a.m. Jan. 9, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Shorty Blue (01/09/07)
NEW MADRID - William O. "Shorty" Blue, 85, died Jan. 8, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Richards Funeral Home of New Madrid.
Agnes Dobbs (01/09/07)
CHAFFEE -- Agnes Z. Dobbs, 99, died at 9:35 a.m., Jan. 8, 2007, at her home. Born Dec. 25, 1907, in Puxico, daughter of the late Henry Warren and Cora Lee Hodge Shrum, she worked as a seamstress at Buckstein's Pants Factory and later as a floor lady at the Baby Shoe Factory in Chaffee. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Chaffee...
Looking Back 1/9 (01/09/07)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Melfred Taylor, formerly of Sikeston, will occupy the home they purchased from Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Mehler of Charleston. SIKESTON - Earl M. Allen of Sikeston participated in the annual election of circus greats announced Tuesday by the circus hall of fame. Mr. Allen is a member of the Circus Hall of Fame's national awards committee...
Local leader helped Sikeston to prosper (01/09/07)
Frank Ferrell was larger than life. He was a man's man who spent a lifetime devoted to this community. I can't imagine a board or commission on which Frank did not serve. He gave his blood, sweat and tears to the city of Sikeston and to this region for 87 years. Frank died peacefully Sunday...
Speakout 1/9 (01/09/07)
For the most part I like people and am nice to them. This pertains to house cleaners. I am a senior citizen, good mind, body weak. They come to my house and expect to sit. Ask them to do something, they act like they don't hear you and do what they want. Go to office and tell whoppers that aren't true. No one checks on them from office...