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Stories from Friday, February 23, 2007

Yard work (02/23/07)
Junior McConnell works in his yard in Miner. McConnell is one of many local residents who are taking advantage of the warmer weather.
County will assist Wyatt Fire Department (02/23/07)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County will assist the Wyatt Fire Department with communication equipment to save their ISO rating. Mississippi County commissioners agreed during their regular meeting Thursday to purchase pagers for the Wyatt Fire Department as requested by Richard Conn, chief of the Wyatt Fire Department...
Roads raise ire of residents (02/23/07)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County's roads are in bad shape, according to the county's presiding county commissioner -- some so bad regular vehicles can't get down them. Presiding County Commissioner Jim Blumenberg isn't the only one who has noticed: he said during the regular County Commission meeting Thursday that he has been receiving plenty of complaints from county residents...
Explosives uncovered by Pemiscot County deputies (02/23/07)
CARUTHERSVILLE - A search of rural Pemiscot County residence uncovered an apparent cache of explosives. A search warrant was served at a residence just south of Cooter Thursday evening by the Pemiscot County Sheriff Department officers and agents of the Bootheel Drug Task Force. According to Sheriff Tommy Greenwell, officers took a 40-year-old Steele resident into custody on charges of possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia...
R-6 is looking to the future (02/23/07)
SIKESTON - Residents have watched the Sikeston High School campus transform with the addition of the newest building to the R-6 School System - the Math and Science Center. But that is just the beginning of the transformation, Steve Borgsmiller, R-6 superintendent of schools, told the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce Thursday...
Improving downtown (02/23/07)
Darren Martin and Glenn Hoskins, Sikeston Public Works employees, lay bricks on Center Street. City employees are working on the streets to repair fallen spots in the brick road.
Scott Central falls just short of undefeated Delta (02/23/07)
DELTA - The Scott County Central Bravettes basketball team gave top ranked Delta Lady Bobcats all they wanted and more on the road Thursday night but fell short in the end, 53-51. Delta came into the game undefeated and ranked No. 1 in Class 1. The Lady Bobcats also had defeated the Bravettes twice earlier in the year...
Kelly, Oran split twin-bill (02/23/07)
BENTON -- Kelly and Oran wrapped up the regular season with a Scott- Mississippi Conference varsity doubleheader on Thursday at Kelly High School. The Kelly Lady Hawks defeated the Oran Lady Eagles 52-43 to record their eighth straight season of 20 or more wins...
Portageville girls rip Neelyville (02/23/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- The Portageville Lady Bulldogs ended their regular season with 62-29 home win over the Neelyville Lady Tigers on Thursday night. Portageville controlled the post play with Jeleea Drake. The 6-0 sophomore ended her night with 21 points and 17 rebounds for the Lady Bulldogs...
Sikeston, Notre Dame breeze through semifinals (02/23/07)
SIKESTON -- With two convincing victories, the rematch of last year's district championship game is set. Thursday night top-seeded Notre Dame steamrolled No. 5 Dexter 69-29 while second-seeded Sikeston breezed by No. 3 Fredericktown 57-26 in the Class 4, District 1 Tournament at the Sikeston Field House...
Daniel Barnett (02/23/07)
BERNIE - Daniel Louis Barnett, newborn son of Douglas Wayne Barnett and Carla Denise Hardin Barnett of Bernie, died Feb. 20, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. In addition to his parents, survivors include: one sister, Hannah Barnett of the home; grandparents, Mary Barnett of Malden and Carl and Bea Hardin Jr. of Risco; great-grandparents, Ruth White of Tallapoosa and Carl Hardin Sr. of Risco; and several aunts and uncles...
Blanche Bowman (02/23/07)
BERTRAND -- Blanche Krauss Bowman, 83, formerly of Wyatt, died at 2:50 p.m. Feb. 22, 2007, at the Bertrand Nursing Center. Born Oct. 12, 1923, in Mississippi County, to the late William and Lillian Krauss, she had lived in Mississippi County her entire life and had worked as a beautician. She was a member of the Wyatt Baptist Church and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary...
Mae Griffin (02/23/07)
SIKESTON -- Mae Griffin, 80, died Feb. 23, 2007, in the Southeast Missouri Hospital at Cape Girardeau. Born July 13, 1926, in Tupelo, Miss., to the late David Wesley and Virgie C. Whitaker, she lived most of her life in New Madrid County near East Prairie...
Looking Back 2/23 (02/23/07)
SIKESTON - Fire, which started in the basement, caused considerable damage to the Church of the Nazarene, Scott and Trotter streets, Sunday morning. --- SIKESTON - An offering of surplus buildings for purchase and removal from the site at Sikeston was made by the War Assets Administration...
Speakout 2/23 (02/23/07)
I agree with the letter in Thursday Feb. 15th's paper from David Boardman. Impeach Bush and Cheney. I have to drive by these houses out on these back roads everyday when I go to work. I don't see how this old man can let these people live in these old dumps. It looks like the windows are falling out and the whole place is falling down. They need to be destroyed...