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Stories from Sunday, February 18, 2007

Hope for a cure (02/18/07)
SIKESTON -- For Stacey and Anthony Birk, there was no decision to make when the rural Chaffee couple learned they were expecting their third child. The Birks already knew they would be saving their newborn's umbilical cord blood in hopes of finding a cure for their 15-year-old daughter, who was recently diagnosed with diabetes...
Thrift store closes doors (02/18/07)
SIKESTON -- Costly operating expenses and duplication of services in town forced Sikeston Rescue Mission Inc. to halt its longtime thrift store operation in Sikeston. "The purpose of the store operation was to raise funds to support the Rescue Mission, and for years it fulfilled that purpose," said Karen Green, interim executive director of Bootheel Food Bank...
Progress being made on electric system upgrade (02/18/07)
SIKESTON -- The Board of Municipal Utilities is working hard to keep area residents from experiencing power outages like those endured by hundreds of thousands of people in the St. Louis area this winter. "We're working here in Sikeston to help minimize the possible impact of an ice storm. ...
Portageville holds off county rival NMCC (02/18/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - The Portageville Bulldogs basketball team defeated the New Madrid County Central Eagles on Friday night, 61-47. The Bulldogs won on a night that the school honored head coach Jim Bidewell for being inducted into the Missouri Coaches Hall of Fame...
Frazier's Mules crushed by hometown Bluejays (02/18/07)
CHARLESTON -- Charleston fans gave a warm welcome to returning former star player and current Poplar Bluff coach Lamont Frazier, however, the hospitality did not extend to his basketball team. The Charleston Bluejays crushed Frazier's Poplar Bluff Mules 88-53 in a SEMO Conference game on Friday...
Bidewell honored (02/18/07)
Portageville High School presented boys head basketball coach Jim Bidewell a plaque in appreciation for being named to the Missouri Coaches Hall of Fame last summer. Bidewell accepted the plaque with his family by his side. Pictured from left to right: daughter Mallory, Bidewell, youngest son Jordan, wife Marian and oldest son Aaron...
SHS powers past Kennett (02/18/07)
KENNETT -- After struggling through much of January, the Sikeston Bulldogs finished out the regular season schedule playing the kind of basketball fans expected all season. With Friday night's 60-26 dismantling of SEMO Conference foe Kennett, the Bulldogs ran their winning streak to six games, enforcing the mercy clock in each of those contests, five of which coming against conference opponents...
Sikeston's Bland still alive in medal round, Madison eliminated (02/18/07)
COLUMBIA -- Sikeston junior Gavilan Bland is the lone area wrestler still alive in the MSHSAA state wrestling meet. The 160-pound Bland decisioned Devian Golden of Ozark, 4-3, in the quarterfinal round on Friday, then lost to Fort Zumwalt's Matt Espey by default in the semifinal, also on Friday...
Scott Central pulls away from South Pemiscot on the road (02/18/07)
STEELE -- The Scott County Central Braves used a big fourth quarter to pull out an 80-62 road victory against South Pemiscot Friday night. South Pemiscot jumped out early but once DD Gillespie got hot towards the end of the first quarter, the Braves took off and kept the momentum in the second quarter, outscoring the Bulldogs 20-8 to take a 37-27 lead at the break...
Wal-Mart adds support to building fund (02/18/07)
SIKESTON - The YMCA of Southeast Missouri recently received a $25,000 gift from the Wal-Mart Foundation for its capital campaign, "Growing Our Future." The YMCA is continuing its effort to raise $6.5 million toward the expansion and renovation of its current facility on Tanner Street. The YMCA campaign has raised $4 million to date and is working toward the $5.1 million mark...
Former resident is MCC director (02/18/07)
JEFFERSON CITY -- The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently hired Tracey Glenn as the new director of Conference Development. Glenn will facilitate the Missouri Chamber's major conferences and numerous seminar programs in this post. More than 2,000 people participate in Missouri Chamber conferences and educational programs across the state each year...
Merger creates new technology service provider (02/18/07)
SCOTT CITY - Technology And Networking and Automation Services Company are joining forces. Jason Eftink, CEO of Technology And Networking, and Michael Buchanan, CEO of Automation Services, announced the companies will combine to form what they say will be the region's largest and most experienced technology services provider...
Southeast Missouri business briefcase 2-18 (02/18/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Missouri Enterprise, an organization dedicated to helping Missouri businesses succeed, will host a seminar entitled "A Written Marketing Plan: Your Company's Guide To Success" from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 21 in Room 112 of the Southeast Missouri State University Innovation Center at 920 Broadway...
Roy Rodgers (02/18/07)
WAPPAPELLO -- Roy Rodgers, 58, died Feb. 16, 2007, of injuries sustained in a car accident in Wayne County. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico.
Births (Published 2/18) (02/18/07)
SIKESTON - Ashley Smith and Wesley Orlorski are the parents of twins, their second and third sons, born Jan. 10, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Daltin Ray Smith was born at 1:05 a.m., weighed 5 pounds, 1 ounce and was 18.25 inches long. Blaytin Michael Smith was born at 1:06 a.m., weighed 4 pounds, 12 ounces and was 17.75 inches long...
Dugan - Kelley (02/18/07)
SIKESTON -- Sarah Elizabeth Dugan and Brooks Gregory Kelley have announced their engagement. A 2002 graduate of Charleston High School, the future bride graduated with a bachelor's degree in agribusiness from Southeast Missouri State University in 2006. She is employed with Progressive Farm Credit. Her parents are Richard and Karen Conn and Chris and Susy Dugan, all of Wyatt...
Former Charleston couple mark milestone (02/18/07)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Barger Cooper, formerly of Charleston, Mo., celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Dec. 6, 2006, at their son's home in Indianapolis. The surprise party was attended by family and friends who shared in the special occasion...
Looking Back 2/18 (02/18/07)
SIKESTON - A student loan fund has been set up at the University of Missouri for graduates of Sikeston High School. This student loan fund is known as the Louis Dent Baker and Mabel Matthews Baker Scholarship Loan Fund. SIKESTON - Snow! It's wonderful! It was the biggest snow of the winter. Accumulations ranged from five to nine inches in the Bootheel. The ground cover measured 5 3/4-inches on Highway 60...
Apologizing for slavery won't fix the racial gap (02/18/07)
Missouri State Rep. Talibdin El-Amin of St. Louis wants Missouri to be among the first states in the nation to officially apologize for slavery. He has filed a resolution in the Missouri House that says, in part "an apology for centuries of brutal dehumanization and injustices cannot ease the past, but confession of the wrongs can speed racial healing and reconciliation."...
Speakout 2/18 (02/18/07)
Mike, I agree with your Sunday paper about illegal immigration problems growing. I just want to ask you a question and could you please answer it for me? I was in a store the other day and two Mexicans used a Missouri debit card and got money and stuff. ...