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Stories from Sunday, February 11, 2007

Violent crimes are on the rise (02/11/07)
SIKESTON -- Unfortunately for local residents, Sikeston Department of Public Safety officials are seeing the same trends here as noted in national crime statistics. "All serious offenses are pretty much up nationwide," said Capt. John Martin of the DPS...
Some good words from the Redbirds (02/11/07)
SIKESTON --Scott County Central Elementary students laughed at Fredbird's antics but got serious when Al "The Mad Hungarian" Hrabosky reminded them of life's important goals. The former St. Louis Cardinals reliever and current team broadcaster, along with Fredbird, presented the Cardinals "Doin' It Right" program Friday in the high school gymnasium. ...
Ethanol plant moves ahead (02/11/07)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's proposed ethanol plant has received the green light to begin raising capital. David Herbst, chairman of Bootheel Agri-Energy LLC, confirmed Friday that the company's registration statement has been declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and its public offering is now under way...
Bulldogs thrash Cape Central (02/11/07)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs posted their third straight lopsided victory by defeating SEMO Conference rival Cape Central, 73-38 on Friday night in front of a large homecoming crowd at the Field House. The Bulldogs (13-8, 4-2 SEMO Conference) seized control of the game from the outset and never let up, extending the lead with each quarter...
Charleston takes charge late for win (02/11/07)
CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Bluejays put together a timely push down the stretch to edge district rival Portageville 63-59 on Friday. "I knew they were going to come in here and play us tough," said Charleston coach Danny Farmer. "I didn't let that East Prairie loss throw me off."...
East Prairie posts road victory at Kelly (02/11/07)
BENTON - The East Prairie Eagles basketball team ruined homecoming for the Kelly Hawks on Friday night with a 66-60 road victory. The Eagles jumped out quickly on the Hawks in the first quarter with a 13-2 run to begin the game. Kelly regrouped and went on a 7-0 run to end the first and trailed East Prairie 13-9 heading into the second quarter...
Roundup: Clarkton rolls over Richland (02/11/07)
DEERING, Mo. -- One of basketball's most common clichés is that free throws win ballgames. For the Southland Rebels Friday, it was certainly true. The Rebels made their last 13 free throws and 14 out of 15 after halftime to pull out a 61-53 overtime win over the Delta C7 Chargers here Friday...
MBHS honors volunteers (02/11/07)
NEW MADRID - "Celebrating Our Past, Present and Future- From Vision to Reality" was the theme for the Missouri Bootheel Healthy Start's annual Volunteer Appreciation Program. More than 150 people attended the event, which recognized the efforts of over 200 community volunteers from the five Bootheel counties of Dunklin, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot and Scott...
Local residents attend show (02/11/07)
SIKESTON - Three key officers of Jr's Construction Parts Inc. just returned from the 23rd Annual Conference and Trade Show of their member organization the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association. Attending were Thomas "Jr" Salisbury of Jr's Construction Parts of St. Johns, Mich.; Doris Eftink, secretary of Jr's Construction Parts; and David Eftink, treasurer...
Business briefcase 2/11 (02/11/07)
SIKESTON - Sikeston Department of Public Safety Officer Lance Ash was honored recently as the Sikeston DPS Employee of the First Quarter. Mayor Mike Marshall presented Ash with a cash award and plaque. A member of DPS for approximately 4 and a half years, Ash has proven himself to be a very hard working, positive asset for both the department and the city. ...
Charge it right (02/11/07)
Michelle Worth, regional manager for Montgomery Bank, presented "Charge It Right" to students at the Sikeston R-6 Alternative Education Center on Jan. 24. "Charge It Right" is a teaching module from the FDIC's Money Smart program that educates young adults on financial education. The module focuses on the responsible use of credit cards. To schedule a presentation or for more information on the Money Smart program, contact Shannon LeGrand at 573-472-5476 or shannonlegrand@montgomerybank.com...
Lorene Limbaugh (02/11/07)
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...
Esther Callison (02/11/07)
VANDUSER - Esther Irene Callison, 98, died Feb. 9, 2007, at her home in Vanduser. Born July 28, 1908, in Bernie, daughter of the late Claude and Maude Mae Overturf Lindsey, she had worked for Black's Grocery in Vanduser before retiring. On April 5, 1924, she married Arvil Callison, who preceded her in death on April 10, 1955...
Marjorie Buchanan (02/11/07)
DEXTER - Marjorie Buchanan, 84, died Feb. 10, 2007, in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Edna Hellmann (02/11/07)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for the services conducted on Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Edna Mae Hellmann, 85, who died Feb. 6, 2007, were: Morgan Hellmann, Autry Morlan, John C. Morlan, Harold Wilson, Gary Houchins and David Avery.
Cathy Greer (02/11/07)
MOREHOUSE - Cathy Greer, 51, died Feb. 9, 2007, at her home in Morehouse. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Births (Published 2/11) (02/11/07)
URBANA, Ill. - Dawn and Jonathan McCoy are the parents of their second child, first son, born at 3:35 p.m. Dec. 21, 2006, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. Michael Quinn McCoy weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 21 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Anne Lettrich of Decatur and Chris Kupish of Mt. Zion...
Tully - Clinard (02/11/07)
ABINGDON, Md. -- Erin Tully and Chris Clinard were united in marriage during an Oct. 14, 2006, ceremony at Saint Frances De Sales Catholic Church in Abingdon. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vince Tully of Abingdon and the granddaughter of Mary Carey of New York, N.Y. Parents of the bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Russell Clinard of East Prairie, Mo. He is the grandson of Wilton Vaughan of Dover, Tenn., and the late Sally Vaughan and Mr. and Mrs. Luther Clinard...
Behring - Lowrey (02/11/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Rich and Dotty Behring have announced the engagement of their daughter, Sandy Michelle, to Alfred Edward Lowrey, son of Sue Lowrey of New Madrid. A 1999 graduate of Cape Central High School, the future bride received an associate's degree in business management in 2002 from Metro Business College. She is employed as a surgery scheduler at Cape Girardeau Urology Associates...
Anderson - Senter (02/11/07)
HUNTINGTON, Ind. -- Erica Ann Anderson and Andrew Daniel Senter have announced their engagement. A graduate of Union High School in Modoc and Huntington College in 2005, the future bride is employed by Family Centered Services in Huntington. Her parents are Julie and Chris Karpovich of River Falls, Wis., and the late Dayne Anderson...
Essex couple will mark a milestone (02/11/07)
ESSEX -- Family and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Hicks are invited to attend a celebration in honor of the couple's 50th wedding anniversary from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the gathering room at the First Baptist Church in Dexter. Hicks and the former Mary George of rural Essex were married Feb. 16, 1957. The couple's children are hosting the event...
Copelands to celebrate 25 years of marriage (02/11/07)
MORLEY -- Mr. and Mrs. Richardson Copeland Sr. will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary Friday. Copeland and the former Shelby Jo Houchins were married Feb. 16, 1982, at the bride's home in Morehouse. The Rev. James Martin officiated. Best man was James Coplin, and maids of honor were Charlotte Lutes and Billie Lutes, daughters of the bride. Donnie Barnett provided music for the occasion...
Looking Back 2/11 (02/11/07)
SIKESTON - During a high school debate tournament last week in Oran, Sikeston won 12 and lost six. Four Sikeston students were twice chosen as outstanding speakers in their debates. SIKESTON - The high school mixed choruses, under the direction of Gordon Beaver and accompanied by Becky Wagner, will present their annual winter concert Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Junior High School auditorium...
Illegal immigration problems growing (02/11/07)
Here is yet another twist to the hot-button topic of illegal immigration. There is a growing consensus in this country that the daily stream of illegal aliens who pour into our country should be stopped. Millions of illegals come here for jobs or simply to escape the poverty of Mexico and other Latin and South American countries. And with that flood of aliens comes growing pressure on taxpayers here. Crime too often follows this population...
Speakout 2/11 (02/11/07)
Do you have any info on replacing the sign at SHS? Some time ago the sign was demolished by a drunk driver. Is the school board planning a replacement sign? Will it be an electronic sign? What's the schedule for installation? Will the sign be paid for by tax dollars or was the "accident" covered by an insurance policy? Are donations being accepted to pay for a replacement sign? Feedback would be appreciated...