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Stories from Sunday, February 25, 2007

More than a fire truck: DPS adds new vehicle to fleet (02/25/07)
SIKESTON -- The latest addition to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety Fire Division's fleet is designed to better respond to today's public safety needs. The new fire truck, which went into service Thursday, is more than just a new pumper to replace the 1972 pumper as part of the department's regular replacement cycle, according to DPS Director Drew Juden...
Today's new parents are opting for unique names, unusual spellings (02/25/07)
SIKESTON -- Long gone are the days when a baby's gender was the surprise in births. Today the surprise is in the child's name. Take, for instance, Karen and David Hartle of Bloomfield. The couple named their son, who was born Feb. 13, after the sports network ESPN. It's spelled Espn but pronounced eh-spin...
DPS uncovers cocaine, cash (02/25/07)
SIKESTON - A two-week investigation has led to the arrest of two Sikeston residents for dealing drugs. Tomicka Davis, 29, and Robert Jones, 31, were arrested by officers with Sikeston Department of Public Safety after search warrants were served at both their residences...
Pre-hapkido offers new choice for kids (02/25/07)
In the years following World War II -- long before the term "mixed martial arts" came along -- Choi Yong Sul and some of his first students decided to develop a unique Korean martial art specifically for self-defense using the best techniques from a variety of martial arts...
Charleston heavy favorites once again (02/25/07)
NEW MADRID - The Class 3, District 1 Boys and Girls Tournament will be in full swing this week with all games being played at New Madrid County Central High School. On the boys side, the first round will tip off on Monday. Charleston (22-3) earned the No. 1 seed and will face the Caruthersville Tigers at 4 p.m. East Prairie (17-8) garnered the No. 4 seed and will battle No. 5 seed Kelly (9-15) at 5:30 p.m...
State-ranked Scott Central, Clarkton headline district (02/25/07)
ORAN -- Scott County Central begins its state title run under the guidance of the coach with the most state titles in Missouri schoolboy history. Hall of Fame coach Ronnie Cookson, winner of a record 12 state championships while at Scott Central, was coaxed out of retirement to lead the Braves in a crisis situation created by the MSHSAA suspension of David Heeb...
SHS loses on 3-pointer at buzzer (02/25/07)
SIKESTON -- For a split second, it appeared the Sikeston Bulldogs would be celebrating a second straight Class 4, District 1 championship. But those hopes were dashed in one final gasp from top-seeded Notre Dame, who captured the championship 67-65 at the Sikeston Field House on Friday...
Resident is honored for sales effort (02/25/07)
SIKESTON - Laura Parker, a Sikeston resident, was recently honored by lia sophia, the direct-selling company that offers jewelry through in-home demonstrations. Parker received a Quarterly Recruiting Award in recognition of outstanding recruiting efforts for October through December. In addition to adding to her team, she also worked with them to ensure that they started successfully...
Verizon assists domestic violence advocacy groups (02/25/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Verizon Wireless donated $8,000 to four domestic violence advocacy organizations in southeast Missouri, $10,000 to five central Missouri agencies and another $7,000 to a statewide coalition based in Jefferson City. These donations exemplify Verizon Wireless' commitment to domestic violence prevention and awareness-building efforts in Missouri and throughout the country...
Martial artist now mastering the art of business ownership (02/25/07)
SIKESTON - Lynn Sullenger is dedicated to his sport. For the past 13 years, Sullenger has studied and worked on his skills in the martial arts - first in taekwondo and for the past six years in hapkido, both Korean forms of the martial art of self defense...
Chairman's efforts saluted (02/25/07)
Semo Port recently honored Irvin Garms for his service as chairman of the Board of Commissioners. Garms has served on the Port's Board of Commissioners since 1991 and also serves as the chairman of the Port's Construction Committee. Garms retired from R.B. Potashnick. Commissioners pictured from left are: Kent Puchbauer, Mike Marshall, John Thompson, J. Ronald Fischer, Garms, and Bob Kielhofner, the new chairman of the Board...
Business briefcase 2/25 (02/25/07)
SIKESTON - Amanda Robertson has joined the staff of Antonio's Salon. A 2006 graduate of Trendsetters School of Cosmetology in Cape Girardeau. Robertson is a certified cosmetologist. She specializes in hair services as well as offering manicures, pedicures and facial treatments...
Floyd McConnell (02/25/07)
ORAN - Floyd McConnell died Feb. 24, 2007, at his son's residence. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Home of Oran.
Ethel Woodward (02/25/07)
FREDERICKTOWN - Ethel Lynn Woodward, 94, formerly of Charleston, died Feb. 16, 2007, at ClaRu Deville Nursing Center in Fredericktown. Born May 10, 1912, at Jackson, Tenn., daughter of the late Charlie and Arizona Jones Swinney, she lived most her life in Mississippi County. She retired from Brown Shoe Company in 1974 after 24 years of service. In 1985, she moved to Fredericktown, where she was a member of the First Baptist Church...
James Fourthman (02/25/07)
COLT, Ark. -- James Leroy Fourthman, 68, died Feb. 22, 2007, at the Crossridge Hospital in Wynne. Born Nov. 7, 1938, son of the late James Dewey Fourthman and Ruthie E. Lacy, he was a shop attendant for the Arkansas Highway Department prior to his retirement and was of the Baptist belief...
Earnest Botsch (02/25/07)
BERNIE - Ernest W. Botsch, 87, died Feb. 23, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Bernie.
Births (Published 2/25) (02/25/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Blair and Michael Sadler II are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 7:08 a.m. Jan. 13, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center's Family BirthPlace in Cape Girardeau. Michael "Trace" Glenn Sadler III weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 21 inches long...
Chanley - Wrzesinski (02/25/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Tina Chanley and Stephan Wrzesinski were united in marriage during a Dec. 30, 2006, ceremony at Victory Baptist Church in East Prairie. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Chanley of East Prairie and the granddaughter of Ozie Hatton. Parents of the bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Wrzesinski of Charleston...
Seyer - Mock (02/25/07)
NEW HAMBURG -- Jean Seyer and Dale Mock were united in marriage during a 1 p.m. ceremony Oct. 21, 2006, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in New Hamburg. The Rev. Normand Varone performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Eugene and Norma Seyer of New Hamburg, and the bridegroom is the son of Dan and Pat Jones of Sikeston and Tom and Sandra Mock of Bertrand...
Rolwing - Wilson (02/25/07)
CHARLESTON -- Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hunter Rolwing of Charleston are pleased to announced the engagement of their daughter, Laura Elizabeth, to Brian Scott Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Wilson of Marshall. In December 2000 Laura graduated magna cum laude from the Sinclair School of Nursing at the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. ...
Nave - Davidson (02/25/07)
SIKESTON -- Ken and Sherry Nave have announced the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Nicole, to Kyle Keith Davidson, son of Keith and Nancy Davidson of Sikeston. A 2002 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, the future bride graduated from Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center in 2006. She is employed as a licensed practical nurse at SouthCrest Hospital in Tulsa, Okla...
Essner - Hussman (02/25/07)
BENTON -- Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Essner have announced the engagement of their daughter, Sara Michelle, to Nicholas John Hussman, son of John and Jan Hussman of House Springs. A 2003 graduate of Thomas W. Kelly High School in Benton, the future bride will receive a degree in dietetics from Southeast Missouri State University in May. She is employed at Logan's Roadhouse...
Gillilands mark 65th anniversary (02/25/07)
SIKESTON -- Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Gilliland celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Feb. 11 at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. More than 50 family members and residents were in attendance. Refreshments were served in the dining room.
Looking Back 2/25 (02/25/07)
SIKESTON - In an overtime thriller in Sikeston Tuesday night, the Sikeston Bulldogs downed the Jackson Indians by the score of 39-37 in boys basketball. SIKESTON - A new teacher salary scale, which will start beginning teachers with no experience and a bachelor's of science degree at $5,000 per year in the public school system was approved Tuesday by the board of education...
Let's keep our cool on global warming (02/25/07)
I have to be honest. I couldn't care less if Britney tattoos her face like Mike Tyson. She is unimportant in my life. And the final resting place of Anna Nicole Smith is none of my business. I am equally sickened by the crying judge craving attention in her case. Who really cares?...
Speakout 2/25 (02/25/07)
I think they should send Hillary over there to fight the Iraqis. And Bill and their daughter. They always are wanting to send someone else's kids over there. They ain't never went. Her brother never went. None of her family has ever been in there. ...