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Stories from Friday, January 26, 2007

100th day of school (01/26/07)
"Hero Zero," Sikeston Kindergarten Center principal Jenny Hobeck, dances with a student Thursday afternoon during the 100th day of school assembly. Students at the school brought 100 items from home to celebrate the day.
County developer discusses duties (01/26/07)
SIKESTON - Joel Evans used many words to describe his job as Scott County developer - challenging, exciting and, occasionally frustrating - and it is obviously one he enjoys as he detailed his duties to the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce. During the SACC's monthly meeting Thursday, Evans added, "If you ask me what I will do from one day to the next I never know." Primarily, he said his job includes grant writing and researching, economic development, Web site management, project management and liaison.. ...
Go Red: Events will educate women about risks of heart disease (01/26/07)
SIKESTON -- Local women are being asked to "go red" next week during a nationwide event that aims to educate women about the risks of their No. 1 killer -- heart disease. Sikeston's second Go Red for Women luncheon event will be from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Sikeston United Methodist Church...
Resident will restore damaged ditch bank (01/26/07)
CHARLESTON -- A Mississippi County resident responsible for damage to a county ditch bank has promised to make amends. Brad Hequembourg came to the County Commission meeting Thursday to discuss the bank sloughing problem in the ditch next to County Road 312 caused by the contractor he hired...
Lady 'Dogs fall to NMCC (01/26/07)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs basketball team dropped a home game to the New Madrid County Central Lady Eagles on Thursday night, 61-55. NMCC jumped out to an early lead in the first quarter behind the play of freshman guard Shameka Williams. The Lady Eagles led 16-7 after one quarter, as Williams scored 11 points in the first...
Portageville hires new football coach (01/26/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Lee Wallace will be the next head football coach at Portageville for the 2007 season after the resignation of former head coach Ashley Swims. Wallace has been a physical education and weight training teacher at Portageville for 16 years...
Portageville girls post home victory; Bravettes dominate Risco on the road (01/26/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- The Portageville girls basketball team improved to 13-5 on the season with a 75-44 home victory against Bootheel Conference foe Senath- Hornersville on Thursday. Portageville moves to 5-1 in league play while Senath-Hornersville dropped to 8-10 and 3-3 in the conference...
Are they for real? (Part 2) (01/26/07)
In Part 1, I presented some background information on some of the better- known martial art stars -- Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Chuck Norris and Jet Li -- in an attempt to answer some frequently asked questions I hear about martial art movie and television stars: Are they for real?...
Oran Albritton (01/26/07)
RISCO -- Oran B. Albritton, 88, died Jan. 25, 2007, at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Aug. 21, 1918, in Manila, Ark., son of the late Pete and Sarah Gillian Albritton, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the VFW in Lilbourn and the DAV. He retired from the Risco school system where he worked as a custodian and bus driver and was of the General Baptist belief...
James Harbison (01/26/07)
MATTHEWS - James Harbison, 79, died Jan. 24, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 22, 1927, in Sikeston, son of the late Jim and Iva Mouser Harbison, he was self-employed in the pipeline construction business and a member of the Crowe Congregational Methodist Church...
Jean McCord (01/26/07)
SIKESTON -- Jean G. McCord, 86, died at 5:35 a.m. Jan. 25, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born July 15, 1920, in Kennett, daughter of the late A.A. and Mable Gay Robertson Gruggett, in 1940 she graduated from William Woods College in Fulton. While there, she was named William Woods College Beauty Queen and Westminster College Phi Delta Theta Beauty Queen...
Charley Robinett (01/26/07)
BLOOMFIELD -- Charley Sylvester Robinett, 90, died Jan. 25, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Born March 13, 1916, in Couch, son of the late Arthur L. and Allie May Jobe Robinett, since 1949 he had lived in Bloomfield where he was a retired farmer and a member of the Link Full Gospel Church...
Lena C. Bucher (01/26/07)
ORAN - Lena C. Bucher, 80, died at 11:22 a.m. Jan. 25, 2007, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 2, 1927, in Kelso, to the late Benjamin and Sophia Scherer Compas, she was a homemaker and member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church and St. Ann Sodality in Oran...
Charles McCulley (01/26/07)
CHAFFEE - Charles Lee McCulley, 78, died at 6:15 a.m. Jan. 25, 2007, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born March 4, 1928, at Delta, to the late Lawrence and Lue Surface McCulley, he was a retired heeler from Florsheim Shoe Co. in Chaffee, a member of the First Assembly of God in Chaffee and a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War...
Patricia Carroll (01/26/07)
SIKESTON -- Patricia Louise Carroll, 72, died Dec. 16, 2006, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Belk Cemetery in Rockview. The Rev. Wayne Kinder will officiate. Amick-Burnett Funeral Home of Chaffee is in charge of arrangements...
Births (Published 1/26) (01/26/07)
SIKESTON - Tim and Amy Thompson are the parents of their second child, second daughter, born at 9:34 p.m. Dec. 9, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Dakota Sue Thompson weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 17 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Connie Hoosier and the late Donald Hoosier...
Looking Back 1/26 (01/26/07)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston High School cagers bounced back into action last night with a double-header sweep of Matthews played in Sikeston. MOREHOUSE - The one-story frame house of William "Bill" Tarrants and his son, Mike, was destroyed in a blaze discovered shortly before 10 p.m. The Tarrants' contents was burned. Tarrants was told of the fire after he reported for work on the night shift. His son had been visiting with friends elsewhere...
Your view: Funds well spent (01/26/07)
At the January 2007 quarterly meeting, the trustees of the Missouri Delta Medical Center Foundation funded over $34,678 in equipment. Thirty-one thousand dollars was funded for ReStart Rehabilitation Services to purchase a computer software/hardware program for electronic medical records. ...
Speakout 1/26 (01/26/07)
Since when did Charleston surpass Scott County Central in state championships? I haven't seen Charleston win 12 in a row either! Now, times are a changing that's for sure, but if we are going to quote history, let's get it right at least. I would like to respond to No Discount For You because as a paying customer at the same local gas station/convience store they do give discounts on cash! Their dollar per gallon sign says: cash unleaded, credit unleaded. ...