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Stories from Wednesday, January 17, 2007

County employees to get pay raise in 2007 (01/17/07)
BENTON -- Scott County commissioners are giving county employees a pay raise but want to keep mileage down in 2007. Commissioners continued their work on this year's county budget during their regular meeting Tuesday. The budget will include a 3.5-percent cost-of-living adjustment "across the board" for all county employees, according to Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger...
Promotional duties added for county's development officer (01/17/07)
BENTON -- Scott County's new presiding county commissioner would like to see the Office of County Development become "more promotional." During the regular county commissioner meeting Tuesday, Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger asked County Developer Joel Evans to take a more active role in promoting the county...
Filing ends for school boards (01/17/07)
SIKESTON -- Voters will have plenty of candidates to choose from during the April election as most school districts will have contested races. Filing for school board candidacy ended Tuesday, making way for the following school district's races. In the Sikeston R-6 School District, three people filed for two available positions. Incumbents Mary White-Ross and Paul Boyd filed for second three-...
Telethon preparation (01/17/07)
Terry Schmitt of S & W Productions of Paducah, Ky., films T.J. Williams and Julie Layton, a speech therapist at the Kenny Rogers Children's Center. The Center is preparing for the upcoming telethon by taping informational promotions to be aired during the March 24-25 event. The telethon helps support over 300 children with special needs from birth through 21 years of ages from 10 counties throughout Southeast Missouri...
Lady 'Dogs defeated by top-ranked Lady 'Cats (01/17/07)
DELTA -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs, although on the short end of the final score, put up a credible showing against Class 1's top-ranked Delta Lady Bobcats. Sikeston dressed five varsity players and was minus top scorer Latoya Gipson in a 59-33 loss on Tuesday...
Oran slips by Chaffee (01/17/07)
MORLEY - The first round of the Scott-Miss. Conference Tournament resumed on Tuesday night at Scott County Central with No. 2 seed Scott City Rams defeating No. 7 seed Delta Bobcats 67-24 and No. 3 seed Oran Eagles defeated No. 6 seed Chaffee Red Devils 66-47...
Nobody asked me but... (01/17/07)
Nobody asked me but...the debate of whether or not there should be a separation of public and private high schools in the Missouri State High School Activities Association championship events will be voted on by membership schools in April. The issue is a hot button topic that everybody has feelings one way or the other. The main theme seems to evolve around perceived recruiting by private schools, that public schools see as an unfair advantage...
Bulldog freshmen roll; Richland, NMCC post wins (01/17/07)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston freshman basketball team improved to 9-2 on the season with a 48-30 victory against Notre Dame on Tuesday at the Sikeston Field House. Sikeston jumped out to a 16-2 first quarter lead and never looked back. The Bulldogs led 16-9 after one quarter and lead 30-16 at halftime...
I get booted out of shoe game (01/17/07)
I don't know much about women, but one thing I do know is that women love shoes and they must have a different pair for every day of the year. Unfortunately my wife is no exception and this was brought to my attention when I tried to break one of my wife's bad habits...
Jeffrey Simmons (01/17/07)
SCOTT CITY -- Jeffrey Stuart Simmons, 39, died at 1:51 a.m. Jan. 15, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 17, 1967, in Cape Girardeau, son of Billy Joe and Jane Stuart Pell Simmons of Benton, he was a truck driver for J.B. Hunt Trucking in Lowell, Ark. A U.S. Navy veteran, he served in Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm...
Lois Moore (01/17/07)
BERNIE -- Lois Moore, 87, died Jan. 16, 2007, at Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Joe Preyer (01/17/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Joe Willie Preyer, 53, died Jan. 15, 2007, in Lilbourn. Born Feb. 12, 1953, in Millington, Tenn., son of Hattie Jefferson Preyer of Portageville and the late Wallace Preyer, he was employed at the Missouri State Highway Department where he worked for the past 29 years...
Becky Shands (01/17/07)
SIKESTON -- Becky Renea Shands, 34, died at 9:41 p.m. Jan. 12, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are pending at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Shirley Alumbaugh (01/17/07)
PARMA -- Shirley Alumbaugh, 67, died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born April 25, 1939, in Dudley, daughter of Essie Trammell Crank of Dexter and the late J.D. Crank, she had lived most of her life in Pontiac, Mich., and moved to Parma 11 years ago. She attended the Church of God in Dexter...
Melba Hunsaker-Corbin (01/17/07)
DEXTER -- Melba Jane Hunsaker-Corbin, 66, died Jan. 14, 2007, at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born May 4, 1940, in Diehlstadt, daughter of the late Verlon L. and Ruth Hatley Fincher, she was raised in the Essex area and lived for 10 years in St. Louis before moving to Dexter in June 2006. She was of the Baptist belief...
Births (Published 1/17) (01/17/07)
ADVANCE - Tabitha and Larry Miller are the parents of their third child, second son, born at 10:42 a.m. Nov. 28, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Bryce Arvin Miller weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Terry and Laura Griffin of Advance...
Looking Back 1/17 (01/17/07)
SIKESTON - Miss Jane Mitchell left for Columbia, where she has a position with the Resettlement Administration Office. SIKESTON - Fire destroyed a wood frame house used for storage of tires, car upholstery and auto parts at Ferrell's Auto Storage Company, 1615 W. Malone Ave., Wednesday night...
There's price to pay in putting things off (01/17/07)
I was actually going to write this column earlier but I didn't get around to it. I had too many irons in the fire so I just put the writing off. The subject of today's column is procrastination which is a bit of an irony don't you think? Just 30 short years ago, barely 5 percent of Americans considered themselves procrastinators. ...
Your view: Baseball memories (01/17/07)
Thank you for publishing the picture in your 1/19/06 edition of the 1945 American Legion Baseball Team. A friend of my sister sent it to her and she passed it on to me. The picture brought back many fond memories. I was 13 at the time and the "older" boys were my heroes. It was a good team and qualified for the playoffs - we played in Sportsman Park! Unfortunately, we lost but it was a lifetime memory...
Speakout 1/17 (01/17/07)
This is in response to I want breakfast. It sounds to me like you need to get up a little earlier to get you some breakfast. There is a lot of people that don't eat breakfast at that time, they want lunch. So you need to get up earlier. If all you've got to gripe about is two minutes, then you are a lucky person...