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Stories from Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Board approves bid changes (01/10/07)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston R-6 Board of Education members approved two change orders of bid packages for the district's Math and Science Center during Tuesday's regular meeting. The millwork/casework bid package was amended by an increase of $1,843 for the purpose of replacing existing cases from B building on the high school campus...
Sheriff's Department receives funds for equipment (01/10/07)
BENTON -- Scott County got some much-needed new equipment thanks to a United States Deputy Sheriff's Association grant. A national non-profit charity formed in 1995 to benefit county law enforcement personnel, the USDSA donated $1,000 to the Scott County Sheriff's Department toward the purchase of equipment for an emergency response team...
Miner will help Sikeston stripe Ables Road (01/10/07)
MINER -- Miner will join Sikeston on a project to stripe Ables Road. Mayor Betty Barnes advised the Miner Board of Aldermen during their regular meeting Tuesday that the city received a letter from Doug Friend, city manager of Sikeston, regarding the project...
More drive time required (01/10/07)
SIKESTON -- New Missouri drivers are now required to have twice as much behind-the-wheel instruction before receiving their drivers license, including 10 hours of nighttime driving, thanks to a law that took effect Jan. 1. The law, which was passed in 2006, doubles the required amount of time behind the wheel from 20 hours...
County's best poll results revealed (01/10/07)
BENTON -- The results of the second annual "Best of Scott County" online poll are in. "The Best of Scott County" is based on an unscientific online poll which allows visitors of the county's Web site to weigh in on everything from the county's best pizza to the best annual event in the county, according to County Developer Joel Evans...
Nobody asked me but... (01/10/07)
Nobody asked me but...the Sikeston Bulldogs basketball team temporarily closed "The Factory" last Friday night with a big road win. The Birds Nest at Charleston was filled to the rafters with fans and the intense rivalry featured, yet, another spectacular game...
Charleston rebounds from loss to beat NMCC (01/10/07)
CHARLESTON - The Charleston Bluejays basketball team defeated the visiting New Madrid County Eagles on Tuesday night, 66-36. The Bluejays started the game out slowly, but recovered in the second half with strong defense to lead the turnaround. Charleston had 16 steals as a team and forced NMCC to commit 25 turnovers...
Knights of Columbus will sponsor free throw contest (01/10/07)
SIKESTON -- All boys and girls ages 10-14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2007 Knights of Columbus Free-Throw Contest. The local competition will be held Jan. 28 at 1:30 p.m. at the St. Francis Xavier Gym. The Knights of Columbus Free-Throw Contest is sponsored annually with winners progressing through local, district and state competition. ...
SHS rolls past 'Cats (01/10/07)
FREDERICKTOWN -- The Sikeston Bulldogs basketball team overcame a sluggish first half to put away district foe Fredericktown 83-62 on the road on Tuesday. The Bulldogs (9-5) led by just seven points at halftime, but the team opened up a double-figure lead early in the third quarter and maintained it the rest of the game...
Braves stomp Kelly in conference matchup (01/10/07)
MORLEY -- Scott County Central's pressure defense is like water constantly dripping on a rock. Sooner or later the rock cracks. The Kelly Hawks were the latest victim in an 80-45 loss to the Scott Central Braves in a Scott-Mississippi Conference encounter on Tuesday...
Changing my image isn't easy (01/10/07)
I'm a fuddy-duddy, at least that's what I've been told. So, thinking it meant good-looking and funny I didn't think another thing about it. That was until my wife informed me that it meant old-fashioned, narrow-minded and that she meant it as an insult...
J.C. Beaird (01/10/07)
DEXTER -- James "J.C." Beaird, 71, died Jan. 8, 2007, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter. Born June 25, 1935, in Malden, son of the late Leland and Alma Bates Beaird, he had lived in Alabama and South Carolina before moving to Dexter 16 years ago. He was a retired farmer and bridge construction worker and attended the Dexter Methodist Church...
Richard Ford (01/10/07)
DEXTER - Richard Lee Ford, 68, died Jan. 6, 2007, in the Overland Park Regional Medical Center in Overland Park, Kan. Born Dec. 26, 1938, at Morehouse, to the late Waldo and Louise Neal Ford, he was an author, a member of the First General Baptist Church, the Heartland Writer's Guild and the owner of Richard's and Rich-Plus Paper Company in Downtown Dexter. He received a law degree from Memphis State University and was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity...
Shorty Blue (01/10/07)
NEW MADRID - William O. "Shorty" Blue, 85, died Jan. 8, 2007, at his home. Born Aug. 19, 1921, in the Farrenburg community, to the late William Henry "W.H." and Jennie Harr Blue, he was a World War II veteran and received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medals...
Theresa Crowe (01/10/07)
SIKESTON - Theresa A. Crowe, 85, died at 8:21 a.m. Jan. 9, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 1, 1922, at Idalia, to the late John Albert and Helen Grace Parrott Long, she was a housewife and member of the St. Joe Baptist Church at Idalia. She had previously worked for Carter Carburetor Plant in St. Louis during World War II. She also worked in Sikeston for the Crouther's Gift Shop...
Looking Back 1/10 (01/10/07)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs dropped two games at Oran the other night. Sikeston lost the first 29-28 and the B team game 23-19. SIKESTON - John W. Davis, a post office employee, was elected president of the Scott County unit of the American Cancer Society Wednesday at the Holiday Inn. Davis, who has served as county and city chairman of the cancer drive in 11 years of affiliation, succeeds Dr. G.W. Weathers...
Technological world is getting bigger (01/10/07)
I recall fairly well when our family purchased our first television. The year was 1954, I believe, and the arrival of the shiny black and white monitor was a special event. The grainy reception from the choice of two channels was a major unveiling around our household. Actually, what I remember best was not the television but the huge box it came in. My cousin and I had much more fun making a "fort" out of the box than watching the television itself...
Speakout 1/10 (01/10/07)
The Mississippi County Commissioners always try to save the county money and try to work off tight budgets. To me it looks like they would utilize the county Health Department for doctor visits for county employees. It is hard for Commissioners to feel the strain because most of them own businesses or have other income. ...