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Stories from Friday, January 19, 2007

Residents are warned of agency (01/19/07)
SIKESTON -- Southeast Missouri residents are encouraged to do their homework before getting into any contract with a St. Louis modeling and talent agency. Connie F. McDonald, trade practice consultant for the Better Business Bureau in St. Louis, said during its 36-month reporting period, the BBB received 16 complaints and reports against Images of St. Louis -- a modeling and talent agency that has extended its auditions to the Southeast Missouri region...
Sikeston receives status designation from Missouri DED (01/19/07)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Sikeston has received its Enhanced Enterprise Zone status. Greg Steinhoff, director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development, announced Thursday that areas located within the city of Sikeston both in Scott and New Madrid counties are designated as an Enhanced Enterprise Zone...
Revenue drop discussed by county commission (01/19/07)
CHARLESTON -- The drop in revenue at Mississippi County's juvenile detention center wasn't as bad as it initially appeared. During their regular meeting Thursday, county commissioners discussed their meeting with Becky Tinsley, administrator for the juvenile detention center, about the facility's apparent drop in revenue in 2006 as compared with 2005...
Blood drive (01/19/07)
Adrienne Pickett, a collection tech for the American Red Cross, collects blood from Harry White of Sikeston Thursday afternoon at the Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores. The American Red Cross is in an urgent appeal for blood. They currently have less than half day supply of blood. The goal for the three-day drive is 150 pints. The drive starts today from 3 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m...
BMU helps out (01/19/07)
ST. JAMES -- A call for help was readily answered by Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities employees. Following last weekend's storm, electric power linemen David Monroe and Mark Williams loaded a bucket boom truck and gear to assist the community of St. James, located nearly 200 miles northwest of Sikeston...
Council OKs rezoning of downtown (01/19/07)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's designated downtown business district is now zoned "DT." During a special meeting Thursday, the Sikeston City Council approved a bill applying the newly-created zoning subdistrict classification to the designated downtown business district...
Apology may not be given (01/19/07)
CHARLESTON -- Midland GIS Solutions of Sunrise Beach is still waiting on their written apology from the Mississippi County assessor -- an apology that may never come. During their regular meeting Thursday, Mississippi County commissioners reviewed a letter from Midland GIS Solutions dated Jan. 4 regarding the company's conflict with County Assessor Bill Thompson...
East Prairie girls beat Chaffee; Jackson boys defeat Dexter (01/19/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Chaffee fell on the road to East Prairie, 61-48. East Prairie was led by Cynthia Cook and Gracie Swann with 19 points apiece. The Red Devils(4-9) were led by Amber Kirk's 19 points. Whitney Schlosser added 13. Jackson picked up a conference win in a low-scoring game at Dexter...
SJHS freshmen rebound with victory; eighth graders fall in Cape tourney (01/19/07)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston freshman team bounced back from a disappointing loss on Wednesday, taking out their frustrations on Twin Rivers to win 62-33. Sikeston (10-3) led just 15-11 after one quarter, but blitzed the Royals 21-4 in the second quarter to take a 36-15 lead into halftime...
SCC, Scott City roll (01/19/07)
SIKESTON - The finals are set for the Scott-Miss. Conference Tournament with the Scott County Central Braves meeting the Scott City Rams on tonight at 9:00. In semifinal action on Thursday night at Scott Central, the Braves defeated the East Prairie Eagles 92-78 and the Rams got past the Oran Eagles 69-55 in the final game of the night...
Lady 'Dogs drop road game to Poplar Bluff (01/19/07)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Coming into Thursday night, the Poplar Bluff Lady Mules were shooting just 27.7 percent behind the 3-point line. But against Sikeston's 2-3 zone, the Lady Mules didn't have much of a choice but to take their chances from long range...
Delta stays undefeated with win against Oran (01/19/07)
DELTA -- The third time was not a charm for the Oran Lady Eagles. The Delta Lady Bobcats continued their winning ways with a 45-31 Scott- Mississippi Conference win over the Oran Lady Eagles on Thursday. The victory was the third of the season for undefeated Delta, ranked No. 1 in the state's Class 1 poll, over Oran...
Carol Phillips (01/19/07)
CHAFFEE -- Carol Jean Searle Phillips, 57, died at 3:50 p.m. Jan. 16, 2007, at Chaffee Nursing Center from complications related to an automobile accident, which occurred in 1986. She had been a resident of Chaffee Nursing Center since 1988. She was born May 22, 1949, in Erie, Pa., to Harold and Gertrude Robison Searle. She and James David Phillips of Oran were married Nov. 26, 1978. He died as the result of an automobile accident Dec. 9, 1981, in Youngstown, Ohio...
Cannie Woods (01/19/07)
PARMA -- Cannie Mae Woods, 57, died Jan. 16, 2007, at her home. Born Jan. 1, 1950, at Dexter, daughter of the late T.J. and Emma Gene Thatch Hill, she was affiliated with the Church of God in Christ Fellowship House of Prayer in Parma. Survivors include: five sons, Ronald Perkins of Bellingham, Wash., Karim Woods of Jacksonville, Fla., Chad Woods of Kennett, Chris Woods of Parma and Shannon Woods of Washington, D.C.; eight brothers, the Rev. ...
Delores Murrell (01/19/07)
PORTLAND, Ind. -- Delores B. Murrell, 82, died Jan. 18, 2007, at Americare Living Center in Portland. Born Aug. 21, 1924, in Manilla, Ark., daughter of the late Roy and Laura Williams Franks, she had been a homemaker and had worked as a nurse's aide in the Pemiscot County (Mo.) Hospital for 15 years. She graduated from Caruthersville High School in Caruthersville, Mo., and was a member of the First Church of God in Portageville, Mo...
Donald Estes (01/19/07)
YORK, Pa. -- Donald Ray Estes, 71, died Jan. 15, 2007, at Veterans Administration Hospital in Lebanon. Born Nov. 23, 1935, at Millersville, Mo., son of the late Jesse Robert and Ollie Alice Seabaugh Estes Sr., he was a 1955 graduate of Jackson (Mo.) High School. A mechanic with the U.S. Air Force 21 years, retiring in 1976 as a technical sergeant, he was a member of Millersville Baptist Church...
Fred Duty (01/19/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Fred Loran Duty, 65, died at 2:40 p.m. Jan. 18, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 30, 1941, in rural Mississippi County, son of Helen Conyers Jacobs of East Prairie and the late Barney Loran Duty, he returned to Mississippi County in 1996 after having been employed as a foreman for various heavy construction projects throughout the United States. He was of the General Baptist belief...
Shirley Alumbaugh (01/19/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Shirley Alumbaugh, 67, who died Jan. 16, 2007, were: Steve Meadows, Jayson Fouse, Aaron Fouse, Justin Westlake, Steven Meadows and Josh Woody.
Terry Shands Sr. (01/19/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Terry Lee Shands Sr., 57, died at 9:15 p.m. Jan. 18, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
George Hopkins Jr. (01/19/07)
SIKESTON -- George W. Hopkins Jr., 74, died Jan. 17, 2007, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Born Sept. 19, 1932, in Weldon, Ark., son of the late George W. and Florence Birdsong Hopkins Sr., he was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War. A member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Sikeston, he worked as a mechanic for Jarvis Motor Co. for 13 years and for REA for 17 years before retiring...
Looking Back 1/19 (01/19/07)
SIKESTON - Newly appointed manager of Fitzpatrick Jewelry Co. in Sikeston is Harold Thomas. He was transferred from the main store in Blytheville, Ark. CHARLESTON - President Charles W. Brink Jr. was awarded the Distinguished Service Award at the annual Junior Chamber of Commerce Young Man of the Year banquet last night in the Russell Hotel...
Speakout 1/19 (01/19/07)
I feel sorry for your mother to have to ask you to please call her. One day, you will be sorry that you didn't make that call. There are so many of us out here who wish we had the opportunity to pick up the phone and call our mothers and tell them how much we loved them and missed them. You are missing the boat girl...