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Stories from Monday, January 22, 2007

Screening planned (01/22/07)
Cooper Hill stacks blocks in Laura Maloney's Early Childhood Center preschool room at the Sikeston Kindergarten Center. The kindergarten and the ECC will hold their annual birth to 4 years screening Feb. 5-8 at the Center. The free screening will determine which children from the Sikeston Public School District will be able attend the program in the fall. To make an appointment please call 471-0653. Immunization records are a must for the screening...
Scott County using benefits of new GIS (01/22/07)
BENTON -- After years of preparation and setup, the Scott County Assessor's Office is beginning to reap the benefits of the county's geographic information system. "How we started was the cities and the county paid for aerial photography, which was shot in March 2005," said Teresa Houchin, Scott County assessor...
Local fire departments assist crews in Springfield (01/22/07)
SIKESTON -- Four fire departments of the Region E fire mutual aid system are back after sending equipment and manpower to the Springfield area, according to Capt. Jim Hailey, fire mutual aid regional coordinator. Fire engines from Sikeston, Bloomfield, Kennett and Cape Girardeau were sent to lend assistance to the Springfield area departments. A fire fighter from Jackson was also sent to complete the Cape Girardeau engine crew requirement...
Local teams busy on weekend (01/22/07)
STE. GENEVIEVE -- Sikeston High School wrestlers finished ninth in the 12- team SEMO Conference Tournament on Saturday. Ste. Genevieve (369 points) won the team title followed by Jackson (357), Farmington (351.5), North County (301.5), Poplar Bluff (277), Windsor (244), Cape Central (186), Dexter (139.5), Sikeston (118.5), New Madrid (101), Park Hills (91) and Herculaneum (70.5)...
Jack Mattison (01/22/07)
SIKESTON -- Jack D. Mattison, 67, died Jan. 21, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 4, 1940, in Sikeston, son of the late Clark and Lola Ford Mattison, he had worked for the Canvas Factory and had been a cook for Hickory Pitt Restaurant and the Eagles. He was of the Baptist belief...
Josie R. Yant (01/22/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Josie R. Yant, 83, died Jan. 20, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 5, 1923, in Searcy, Ark., daughter of the late Carroll Clayton and Claudie Maybelle Smith Castleberry, she was self-employed as a private duty nurse's aide and was a founding member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Sikeston. She was a resident of East Prairie Nursing Center...
Hazle Rice (01/22/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Hazle Ruth Adams Rice, 86, died Jan. 20, 2007, at her home. Born Oct. 26, 1920, in Ridgley, Tenn., daughter of the late Morgan and Cara Miller Henderson, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County where she was a member and Sunday school teacher at the First Assembly of God Church in East Prairie...
Raymond Carson (01/22/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Raymond Carson died Jan. 22, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Terry Eskew (01/22/07)
VANDUSER - Terry Lee Eskew, 58, died Jan. 21, 2007, at his home. Born Sept. 28, 1948, in England, Ark., son of Bessie Bost Eskew of Vanduser and the late L.B. Eskew, he was a member of the First Church of God of Vanduser and had been employed as a truck driver with Dyno-Nobel Trucking...
Gill Blankenship (01/22/07)
NEW MADRID -- Gill Edward "The Kewanee Kid" Blankenship, 53, died Jan. 20, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 30, 1953, in Sikeston, to Pat Gill Blankenship of New Madrid and the late Edward "Ed" Blankenship, he was a songwriter and a Division II court clerk for 22 years at New Madrid...
Grady W. Fowler (01/22/07)
CANALOU -- Grady W. Fowler, 88, died Jan. 21, 2007, at his daughter's home in Matthews. Born Feb. 24, 1918, in Eldridge, Ala., son of the late Ernest and Minnie Galney Fowler, he worked for Jimmy Sanders Farms and was of the Baptist belief. On Sept. 25, 1943, in Piggott, Ark., he married Pearl Worley who preceded him in death on Feb. 4, 1993...
Melinda Goering (01/22/07)
SIKESTON - Melinda Goering, 40, died Jan. 21, 2007, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Glenn Davis (01/22/07)
SIKESTON -- Glenn Edward Davis, 65, died at 3:32 p.m. Jan. 21, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 21, 1941, in Cobden, Ill., son of the late Lewis Edward Davis and Thelma Irene Palmer Mize, he had lived for 25 years in Wyatt before moving to Sikeston in December 2006. ...
Xaiden Starks (01/22/07)
SIKESTON -- Xaiden Lee Starks, 5 days old, died Jan. 19, 2007, in the Children's Hospital at St. Louis. Born Jan. 15, 2007, at Sikeston, he was the son of Bruce Starks and Lauren Mathis of Sikeston. In addition to his parents, survivors include: his maternal grandparents, David and Cathy Mathis of Talihina, Okla.; paternal grandparents, Dale and Patricia Fitzpatrick of Idalia; and maternal great-grandparents, Vernon and June Mathis of Dexter and Fred and Dorothy Gamble of Nacogdoches, Texas...
James K. Williams (01/22/07)
BLOOMFIELD -- James Keith Williams, 71, died Jan. 20, 2007, at his home. Born Aug. 19, 1935, son of the late Archie and Lona Parmenter Williams, he was a senior master sergeant with the U.S. Air Force, retiring in 1995 after 33 years in the service. He was a resident of Bloomfield for the past seven years...
Looking Back 1/22 (01/22/07)
SIKESTON - On Sunday, Lydia Dame was given a surprise covered-dish dinner party by her sons and daughters in honor of her 60th birthday. BENTON - Gene Nunnelee, Sikeston funeral director, was recommended for Scott County coroner by the Scott County Democratic Central Committee...
Your view: Get ready to rally (01/22/07)
Get involved now Dear fellow Missourians, This letter is to inform all the people who worked toward the defeat on Amendment 2. Do not give up! Actually, Southeast Missouri counties defeated the amendment by about 25,000 votes. When things get tough, the tough get going!...
Your view: A $2 story (01/22/07)
All of Sikeston Thank you for all the support the city as a whole showed us during the days that surrounded the passing of John F. "Frank" Ferrell. He was the leader of our close-knit family as well as a community leader. While we were happy to spread his words of wisdom and his many stories, we were even more ecstatic to hear about other good deeds that he had been involved in from you. ...
Speakout 1/22 (01/22/07)
I'm calling about all the cheating that everyone says is going on. I would like to know where all these women are who cheat because I would like to meet one of them. If you could call back in and let me know where I can meet some of you all at. Have you thought about waiting outside of divorce court?...