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Stories from Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Public input sought on consolidation (01/24/07)
BENTON -- Fire district officials will seek public input on a proposed consolidation of Scott County's fire departments. Scott County Developer Joel Evans updated county commissioners on his plan to gather comments from the public. "It will be an open forum to gauge public opinion about a possible consolidation," Evans said during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday. "Taxpayer input will be the basis for our next move."...
County wants sales tax extended (01/24/07)
BENTON -- Scott County commissioners will ask voters at the next general election to continue the county's law enforcement sales tax. During their regular meeting Tuesday, commissioners said they intend to put the tax proposal on the April ballot. "We're asking for the continuation of the half-cent sales tax for law enforcement," Commissioner Dennis Ziegenhorn said...
Tuesday fire (01/24/07)
A Sikeston Department of Public Safety officer battles heavy smoke from a W. North Street trailer fire Tuesday morning. DPS responded to the fire at 11:20 a.m. No other information was available at press time.
Scott Central tightens grip on conference lead (01/24/07)
MORLEY -- It looked to be a fairly even matchup going in, but the state's seventh-ranked Class 1 team, the Scott Central Braves, had other ideas. An anticipated rematch between Scott Central and Scott-Mississippi Conference rival East Prairie, a Class 3 school, turned into a Braves' beatdown...
NMCC drops home game to Scott City (01/24/07)
NEW MADRID - The New Madrid County Central Eagles basketball team fell at home to the Scott City Rams on Tuesday night, 73-63. The contest started well for the Eagles with 6-foot-5 Scott City center Alex King hitting the bench early with two fouls in the first quarter...
Nobody asked me but... (01/24/07)
Nobody asked me but...it is time for the real Sikeston Bulldogs basketball team to stand up. Right or wrong, expectations for this team were high after last year's run to a second place finish in Class 4. Note to Sikeston's players, it is not last year. Your opponents are taking their games to another level. That bullseye on your back is the size of Texas...
Bulldogs blow lead to Indians, drop second straight (01/24/07)
SIKESTON -- For weeks, the Sikeston Bulldogs have been banged up, injured and sick, giving the team an easy scapegoat for losses. Despite being fully healthy for the first time since early December, the Bulldogs still found a way to lose on Tuesday night, falling to SEMO Conference rival Jackson, 65-64 at the Field House...
All this exercise is killing me (01/24/07)
"Aerobics: A series of strenuous exercises which help convert fats, sugars and starches into aches, pains and cramps." I came upon this quote not too long ago and after reading it I chuckled and never thought of it again until last week. But boy was my memory ever jogged...
Grady Fowler (01/24/07)
CANALOU -- Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Grady W. Fowler, 88, who died Jan. 21, 2007, were Steve Brewer, Jimmy Ross, Chris Archie, Rick James, Jimmy Fowler Jr. and Michael Blasingain Jr.
Kimberly Thomas (01/24/07)
CHARLESTON -- Kimberly Dianne Thomas, 26, died at 5 p.m. Jan. 19, 2007, at her mother's home in Charleston. Born Dec. 5, 1980, in Charleston, daughter of Queen Ester Thomas and Clarence Scott of Charleston, she attended Charleston High School. In addition to her parents, survivors include: two daughters, Jarkayla and Jarkyria Thomas of the home; 13 brothers, Danny Thomas, Dennis Thomas, John Thomas, Alvin Scott and Bobby Scott of Charleston, Sylvester Epps and Ray Scott of Chicago, George Thomas of St. ...
Delois Slavings (01/24/07)
BROSELEY -- Delois Slavings, 67, formerly of Bernie and Malden, died Jan. 23, 2007, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born April 24, 1939, in Bernie, daughter of the late John Melvin Crump and Clara Glass Crump, she had lived in Broseley since 1972 and attended Little Vine General Baptist Church near Fisk...
Marjorie Bates (01/24/07)
DONIPHAN -- Marjorie Annette Bates, 89, died Jan. 20, 2007, at Ripley County Memorial Hospital. Born Aug. 9, 1917, in Fisk, daughter of the late James K. and Flora M. Zoll Pool, she was a retired school teacher and member of First Presbyterian Church...
Lyndell C. Young (01/24/07)
SIKESTON -- Lyndell C. "Jim" Young, 81, died Jan. 20, 2007, at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Facility in Dexter. Born Aug. 18, 1925, at Gray Ridge, son of the late Wilmer and Stella Smith Young, he was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was an auto mechanic and had worked for several auto dealerships in Clearwater, Fla., for 12 years. He had also worked as an auto mechanic in Sikeston for 17 years for Dale White Auto Sales and Midtown Motors...
Births (Published 1/24) (01/24/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Brittany Hinton is the parent of her first child, a son, born at 2:45 p.m. Dec. 6, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Layton Parker Allen Hinton weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. Grandparents are Darian and Candace Allen and Roy Hinton of Portageville...
Looking Back 1/24 (01/24/07)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Harwell moved to Poplar Bluff Friday, where the former is the manager of the new Harwell Auto Parts store. SIKESTON - A train engine traveling east on the Cotton Oil Mill railroad spur struck an automobile at the Cotton Oil Mill crossing from East Malone Avenue near Barkett's Supermarket at 1 p.m. today...
Governor's speech sets tone for future (01/24/07)
Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt will stand before the General Assembly tonight to deliver his annual State of the State address. This yearly ritual gives Missourians and lawmakers their first real look at the Governor's plans for this year. It will also offer a snapshot of the overall condition of state government with virtually all of the emphasis on how to spend taxpayer dollars...
Your view: Searching for info (01/24/07)
I found some old photographs which say ORAN MISSOURI on the back or front of them. My grandfather's family may have been from there. I would like to hear from anyone with the DILLINGHAM name, LYON, or anyone having information on these families. My grandfather was George Ventres and I have a collection of old photos from that area and I have no idea who some of the people are in the photos. I appreciate any help you can give me...
Speakout 1/24 (01/24/07)
CBS Morning News, I was wondering what happened with Renee Syler is she on assignment or did she stop working on the Early Show? Thank you for your response. According to CBS, Syler left the Early Morning Show at the end of the year to pursue other interests, including writing a book....