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Stories from Sunday, January 21, 2007

Keeping kids safe (01/21/07)
SIKESTON -- Gage Rolwing sat still as Sikeston Department of Public Safety school resource officer Joey Henry rolled each of his fingers over a stamp pad and pressed them into their designated squares on a page of a child identity kit booklet. When that was finished, Gage opened his mouth and said "ahh" as Henry, who was wearing gloves, swabbed the 4-year-old's mouth for a DNA sample to put with the kit...
Brandom learning on the job (01/21/07)
JEFFERSON CITY -- With less than three weeks on the job, Ellen Brandom, state representative for the 160th District, is already hard at it. "It's great -- it's really exciting and I'm working very hard to learn as much as I can every day," Brandom said...
Bulldogs come up short against undefeated Malden (01/21/07)
MALDEN -- Earlier this month, the Portageville Bulldogs were a team searching for answers after a humiliating blowout loss to Scott County Central at home. But on Friday night against the Malden Green Wave, Portageville probably showed more potential in a loss than they've shown in most of its wins this year...
Scott Central routs Scott City for title (01/21/07)
MORLEY - The Scott County Central Braves basketball team captured the title of the Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament at home over the Scott City Rams on Friday night, 92-53. The Braves started the contest on fire, hitting five 3's in the first quarter to sprint out to a 29-21 lead after one quarter. Sophomore Drew Thomas continued his stellar play in the tournament and scored 10 points in the first against the Rams, as did junior guard D.D. Gillespie, who hit on two 3-...
Risco picks up second victory (01/21/07)
RISCO -- The Risco Tigers have hungered for wins this season but picked up one at home on Friday. Risco (2-10, 1-3 in conference) hit nine 3-pointers en route to the 66-64 upset victory over Tri-County Conference foe Holcomb. Ricky Davis (17), Kyle Hayes (16) and Kyle White (15) topped the Tigers' scoring list...
Bearcats declaw Eagles (01/21/07)
NEW MADRID -- The words of New Madrid County Central Eagles coach Travis Day said it all. "We're our own worst enemy right now," said Day, in his initial season at the helm of the Eagles. "We just didn't take care of the ball." As a result, the Eagles were declawed by the visiting Dexter Bearcats in a 54-37 SEMO Conference loss on Friday...
Hitting the road for CVB (01/21/07)
The Convention and Visitors Bureau is packing up for a long month of marketing and advertising for the cities of Sikeston and Miner. We are loading up our cases and shipping them to our first show at Lakeland, Fla. There, we'll have the opportunity to visit with over 30,000 "snowbirds," who migrate to Florida each year for the winter months. ...
Bootheel Counseling Services employees receive recognition (01/21/07)
SIKESTON - Shiela Hubbert and Dr. Mercy Saba were nominated by their colleagues as "Employee of the Quarter" at Bootheel Counseling Services. Hubbert has been with the agency for a year and serves as a targeted case manager, working with children. She was chosen for her willingness to help out, nice and always cheerful, according to staff at Bootheel Counseling Services...
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service of Sikeston conducts grand opening (01/21/07)
SIKESTON - The Jackson Hewitt Tax Service of Sikeston has moved to a new location at 215 N Main, behind Walgreens. The office, owned and operated by Karen Lance, is managed by Tamiko Bennett. "We're so excited to move our location where it is more convenient to our clients, so that we can offer fast and accurate tax preparation, as well as free electronic filing (IRS e_file) to all of our clients," said Bennett...
Local agency adds a new local partner (01/21/07)
SIKESTON - Brian Self acknowledges the value of roots. Not only does the Sikeston native admit his roots are deeply embedded in his hometown, he also points out so are the roots of the insurance agency where he is now a partner. In early December, Self joined Loy Welker as a partner in First National Insurance Agency. For years the agency was known as Scott-Huff Insurance, which has been a part of the community nearly nine decades...
Josie Yant (01/21/07)
SIKESTON -- Josie Yant, 83, died at 7:45 a.m. Jan. 20, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel where services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery...
Estele Buehler (01/21/07)
VANDUSER -- Estele Buehler, 89, died Jan. 20, 2006, at Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 26, 1917, in Glen Allen, son of the late Steven and Mollie Schrock Buehler, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II, was employed by R.B. Potashnick during the construction of Interstate 55 and was later employed by various other construction firms in Michigan...
Xaiden Lee Starks (01/21/07)
SIKESTON -- Xaiden Lee Starks, infant son of Bruce Starks and Lauren Mathis of Sikeston, was born Jan. 15, 2007, at Sikeston and died Jan. 19, 2007, in the Children's Hospital in St. Louis at the age of 5 days. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Terry Lee Shands Sr. (01/21/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Terry Lee Shands Sr., 57, died at 9:15 p.m. Jan. 18, 2007, at his home. Born July 10, 1949, in East Prairie, son of the late Elvis and Faydean Parker Shands, he served in the Army during the Vietnam War and was awarded the Bronze Star; was the owner-operator of Shands Body Shop; played an active role in the ministry for various area churches; and attended First United Pentecostal Church of Sikeston...
Dortha Helton (01/21/07)
PUXICO -- On January 19, 2007, at 2:53 p.m., Dortha Marie Helton left this world, from Puxico Nursing Center, to go to her heavenly home that she has worked toward during her lifetime. She was greeted by her Savior then escorted to where the love of her life, Wesley Helton, and her daughter, Pat Price, and several loved ones were waiting for her -- what a reunion there was on this day!...
Births (Published 1/21) (01/21/07)
CHARLESTON - Clementine Tate is the parent of her first child, a daughter, born at 9:45 a.m. Dec. 3, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Jo'Eyonna Renee weighed 5 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 18.25 inches long. Grandparents are Julia Tate and Ernest Tate...
Lindsey - Vaughn (01/21/07)
SIKESTON -- Gary Lindsey has announced the engagement of his daughter, Ashleigh Nicole, to Kenneth Ray Vaughn, son of Karen and Cliff Pettit of Sikeston. A 2003 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, the future bride is employed by Good Humor-Breyers in Sikeston...
Looking Back 1/21 (01/21/07)
SIKESTON - A fire that originated in dryer "A" of the Scott County Milling Co. Wednesday afternoon did considerable damage. SIKESTON - Douglas Oldham, a singer from Anderson, Ind., is conducting a revival meeting at Tanner Street Church of God with his father, Dr. Dale W. Oldham, but last night he entertained at the Rotary Club ladies night...
Society benefits from personal responsibility (01/21/07)
It's rare when I read something that attacks the very basis of my thinking about life and society and how we should operate in this busy world. But this week, I read just that. The issue is personal responsibility and let me make it abundantly clear, I believe virtually all problems of mankind boil down to the lack of personal responsibility. ...
Speakout 1/21 (01/21/07)
I am responding to the military and Medicaid insurance card call. First of all the guys in the military should have their cards accepted anywhere. They are fighting for our country. It is their job, yes, but they are fighting for our country. You have people on Medicaid who have never worked in their lives and these young girls having all these babies they get Medicaid, they get medicine paid for, they get food stamps, they get welfare, they get low-...