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Stories from Friday, February 9, 2007

Making repairs (02/09/07)
Darren Martin and Randy Gaines, both employees of the City of Sikeston Public Works Department, spread gravel in an alley Thursday morning.
Officials discuss quake preparedness (02/09/07)
NEW MADRID - As home to one of the most active seismic areas in the United States with some 200 small earthquakes shaking the region annually, New Madrid County residents are well aware of the potential for a major catastrophe. Thursday evening some three dozen individuals learned how to better prepare in the event of major earthquake and how federal, state and local agencies will respond...
Emerson to hold roundtable (02/09/07)
DEXTER - U.S. Representative Jo Ann Emerson will hear from Southern Missouri producers about the many issues Congress will confront in the upcoming re- authorization of the Farm Bill during an Agriculture Roundtable Monday in Dexter. "The Farm Bill is critical, stabilizing legislation for our region. ...
Sikeston man sentenced on drug charges (02/09/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A Sikeston man was sentenced to prison on felony drug charges. Bart Smith, 28, was sentenced to 70 months on two felony counts of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance (cocaine) in U.S. District Court. Upon release from prison, Smith will be placed on supervised release for a period of three years...
SHS rolls past Charleston (02/09/07)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs basketball team snapped a five- game losing streak by avenging a loss to Charleston earlier in the year, beating the Lady Bluejays 46-23 at the Field House. On Senior Night, Sikeston's lone senior, Latoya Gipson, was the star of the game, scoring 22 points with 15 rebounds and five steals...
Kelly experience wears down NMCC (02/09/07)
BENTON -- A young New Madrid County Central Lady Eagles team stayed pretty competitive with the more experienced state-ranked Kelly Lady Hawks. Kelly, ranked No. 5 in Missouri's Class 3 poll, defeated district foe NMCC 66-52 on Thursday. "I've got two freshmen and a sophomore out there at times and there's no district experience with that lineup, so this was a good game for us," said NMCC coach Lance Tollison. "Kelly's a good ball team and they should be the No. 1 seed in our district."...
Portageville girls capture Bootheel Conference title (02/09/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - The Portageville Lady Bulldogs captured the Bootheel Conference Tournament title at home on Thursday night over the Campbell Lady Camels, 52-36. The win was especially gratifying for Portageville head coach Eric Ellerbrook and his club...
Former Portageville star Hassell nets 30 in MAC victory (02/09/07)
ST. LOUIS -- The Mineral Area College (MAC) Cardinals continued their winning ways with 90-68 victory at STLCC- Florissant Valley on Wednesday night as Portageville native Willie Hassell scorched the nets for a college career-high 30 points. Behind Hassell's 19 points in the first half and 11 in the closing frame, MAC cruised to another MCCAC conference win. ...
Lorene Limbaugh (02/09/07)
SIKESTON - Lorene Cain Limbaugh, 95, died at 4:53 a.m. Feb. 9, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 15, 1911, in McMullin, to the late Orville H. and Ruth Minner Cain, she had been chief operator for Southwestern Bell for 38 years and was of the Baptist belief...
Dorothy Gray (02/09/07)
PUXICO - Dorothy Louise Gray, 82, died Feb. 8, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 19, 1924, near Greenville, daughter of the late John and Sarah Elizabeth Hale McIntosh, she lived most of her life in Puxico where she had farmed with her husband and been an Avon representative for several years. She had also worked at the International Shoe Factory in Advance...
Edwin Carey (02/09/07)
SIKESTON - Edwin Elbert Carey, 78, died at 3:15 p.m. Feb. 8, 2007, at his home in Sikeston. Born Aug. 21, 1928, in Little Egypt, Ark., he was the son of the late Lige and Edna Harris Carey. A retired, self-employed sanitation worker, he had lived in Sikeston for over 50 years...
Frankie Lovins (02/09/07)
MARSTON -- Frankie Lovins, 65, died Feb. 7, 2007, at her home in Marston. Born Dec. 4, 1941, in Lawrenceburg, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late William Florin and Mary Lucille Nanny Davis. Her husband, Roy Wayne Lovins, preceded her in death. One daughter, Shelia Gail Lovins; and one brother also preceded her in death...
Flonzie Walker (02/09/07)
WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- Florence "Flonzie" Walker, 91, formerly of Bernie, Mo., died Feb. 7, 2007, in the Manmouth County Care Center at Wall Township. Born June 6, 1915, at Bernie, daughter of the late Andrew and Allie Chadwell Walker, she had worked for over 70 years as a waitress before retiring at the age of 81 and was a member of the Baptist Church in Glendola...
Michael Palmer (02/09/07)
CHARLESTON - Michael Lee Palmer, 48, died at 3:13 p.m. Feb. 8, 2007, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau of complications resulting from a massive heart attack. Born March 18, 1958, in Wyatt to Peggy Rosamond Palmer of Charleston and the late William Chalmers Palmer, he had lived in Charleston his entire life. A 1976 graduate of Charleston High School, he worked in sales at Buckner-...
Lamar Harkness (02/09/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for the services conducted Thursday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Lamar Harkness, 79, who died Feb. 3, 2007, were: Wayne Byron, Bill Harkness, Mike Harkness, Bill Stroud and Jay Rodgers.
Looking Back 2/9 (02/09/07)
SIKESTON - Sub-freezing temperatures marked the first four-day period in Sikeston, with the mercury hitting a low of 13 degrees three nights in a row. SIKESTON - National Dental Health Week was observed Thursday when dentists visited the five elementary schools and discussed care and health habits for teeth. Students from grades one through six assembled for the lectures...
Speakout 2/9 (02/09/07)
I think they ought`to send all these immigrants over there, they're always wanting to send Bush. If they don't want to fight their selves, they should shut their mouths up. He's trying to do the best he can. I saw last night on TV where all these young men and young women was going to sign up for National Guard and go over there and do their part. I think the American people ought to stand up for what they are doing in Iraq instead of always putting them down...