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Stories from Wednesday, February 28, 2007

FMG gives $10,000 to SPS Foundation (02/28/07)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston Public Schools Foundation has a new partner in education -- Ferguson Medical Group. Ferguson Medical Group became the first Platinum Level Member of the Sikeston Public Schools Foundation by presenting a check for $10,000. "It is no surprise that Ferguson Medical Group has made such a large commitment to education," said Robin Stoner, SPS Foundation director. ...
KFVS-12 news reporter denies allegations of felony stealing (02/28/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The KFVS-12 television news reporter accused of stealing from her family has denied the allegations. Tiffany Sisson offered her comments in a written statement Tuesday afternoon on her arrest for felony theft/stealing (value of property or services is $500 or more but less than $25,000)...
Fight leads to arrests (02/28/07)
SIKESTON -- What started out as a fight Sunday afternoon escalated, leading officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety to arrest eight people. Laumphiama Simpson, 17, and his mother, Kim Simpson, 36, are both charged and three juveniles were sent to the detention facility in Charleston...
County's highway superintendent serves final day (02/28/07)
BENTON -- Scott County's new highway superintendent is now on his own. During their regular meeting Tuesday, Scott County commissioners thanked Harlan Duncan, former highway superintendent, for his years of service to the county. Today is Duncan's last day with the Scott County highway department, according to Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger...
Roads causing concern (02/28/07)
BENTON -- Scott County's roads have seen better days. Several county residents visited with commissioners during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday to voice concerns about the condition of county roads, according to Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger...
New filing system will be beneficial for Scott County (02/28/07)
BENTON -- A new filing system for Scott County's courts will help things run smoother than ever The new file system is just one of the purchases made possible with money provided by the state to assist with the consolidation of Scott County's court clerks, according to Pam Glastetter, circuit court clerk for the county...
Chili Day (02/28/07)
Lions Club members Robin Pace, Justin Taylor, Boyd Green and Jan Slusher work at the club's annual Chili Day Tuesday at the St. Francis Xavier Parish Center. The club also served hot tamales and chili dogs to raise money for local charities.
Oran upsets Clarkton (02/28/07)
ORAN -- The Oran Eagles kept their poise in the face of state-ranked Clarkton's furious comeback attempt to pull the homecourt upset. No. 3-seed Oran defeated the second-seed Reindeer, 83-74 in a Class 1, District 1 semifinal on Tuesday. The victory sets up a much-anticipated rematch with the Scott County Central Braves in Thursday's district final...
Oran girls rout Risco to reach district title game (02/28/07)
ORAN -- The Oran Lady Eagles advanced to the Class 1, District 1 final with a 64-21 romp over the Risco Lady Tigers on Tuesday. Oran, clearly superior in every area over the five-man Risco roster with four freshmen, opened the game with a 29-2 first-quarter lead...
Scott Central breezes past Cooter to reach championship game (02/28/07)
ORAN -- The Scott County Central Braves charged into the Class 1, District 1 Tournament final with a dominating performance against a decent Cooter team on Tuesday. In search of a fourth straight district title, the No. 1-seed Braves wasted no time battering the Wildcats in an 89-60 victory...
NMCC ralies to stun Portageville (02/28/07)
NEW MADRID - The finals are set in the girls Class 3, District 1 Tournament after Kelly and New Madrid County Central advance with semifinal wins on Tuesday night at NMCC. Kelly struggled, but got past fourth seeded Caruthersville Lady Tigers, 70-63. In a upset, NMCC stormed back to defeat No. 2 seed Portageville Lady Bulldogs, 63-61...
Nobody asked me but... (02/28/07)
Nobody asked me but...with all due respect to golfer Francis Ouimet at the 1913 U.S. Open, but the greatest game ever played was at the Sikeston Field House last Friday night...well, maybe for local high school hoops action anyway. Sikeston and Notre Dame boys put on a show in the Class 4, District 1 championship game. It was a shame one team had to lose. Both teams had leads, only to see the other rebound and quickly comeback...
I've lost my tough guy image (02/28/07)
I used to think I was pretty tough. I once cut my toe to the bone and was playing softball on it a few days later. I've never called in sick to work and I can usually take any kind of pain. Of course, I realized last week that I am not tough at all. As a matter of fact, I might be the biggest sissy on the planet. Let me explain...
Reda Ragains (02/28/07)
MORLEY - Reda Ragains, 89, died at 6:07 p.m., Feb. 27, 2007, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Lonnie Taylor (02/28/07)
BLOOMFIELD -- Lonnie E. Taylor, 82, died Feb. 27, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 15, 1925, in Walnut Ridge, Ark., son of the late Forest and Nora Coates Taylor, he had lived in the Bloomfield and Wappapello areas most of his life. He and his wife had worked at the Stoddard County Children's Home for 13 years, and he was a member of the New Life Full Gospel Church in Dexter...
Chris Hartman Jr. (02/28/07)
NEW MADRID -- Chris "Mutt" Hartman Jr., 88, died Feb. 26, 2007, at his home in New Madrid. Born April, 22, 1918, on the Mississippi River in East Carondelet, Ill., to the late Chris and Margaret Dotson Hartman, he was a retired commercial fisherman who owned the New Madrid Fish Market for many years. He was a U.S. Army and World War II veteran, serving 28 months at Guadalcanal and in New Caledonia as a staff sergeant. He earned many medals and awards during his time served...
Larry Strayhorn Sr. (02/28/07)
NIXA -- Larry Lee Strayhorn Sr., 73, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Feb. 22, 2007. Born Sept. 24, 1933, in Sikeston, son of the late Chester Lee and Eva Louise Tidwell Strayhorn, he served four years in the U.S. Navy before joining the U.S. Air Force, working in the Pentagon for five years. After serving in the military he worked as a policeman and Missouri highway patrolman before becoming a U.S. Marshal for 27 years. He was a member of the Nixa General Baptist Church...
Sam Baker (02/28/07)
SIKESTON - Samuel "Sam" Baker, 70, died at 5:20 p.m. Feb. 25, 2007, at St. Anthony Hospital in St. Louis. Born July 27, 1936, at Mt. Victory, Ky., to the late Irvin and Ella Swain Baker, he had lived in Monticello, Ky. prior to moving to Sikeston in 1999. He had been employed as an assembly worker with the Lighthouse for the Blind and had attended the House of Prayer and New Beginnings churches...
Bertha Wheeler (02/28/07)
SIKESTON -- Bertha Mae Wheeler, 72, died Feb. 23, 2007, at her home. Born July 21, 1934, in LeGrande, Ark., she lived in Missouri for over 38 years and was a member of Salcedo Baptist Church. On Nov. 23, 1950, she married Mose Wheeler, who preceded her in death on July 13, 1967...
Births (Published 2/28) (02/28/07)
SIKESTON - Jamie and Danny Higgerson Jr. are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 12:14 p.m. Jan. 17, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Andrew James Higgerson weighed 5 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 18 inches long. Maternal grandparents are James and Mary Ferguson of Marston...
Looking Back 2/28 (02/28/07)
SIKESTON - Miss Kathryn Clark gave a piano recital recently at her home on 201 N. Stoddard with 25 pupils attending. SIKESTON - Mrs. Jean Collins was named 1967 Woman of the Year at the American Legion Hall last night. Three hundred attended the event, sponsored by the Business and Professional Women's Club...
Look closer to home for root of problem (02/28/07)
I am continually amazed how two people can view the very same topic and yet come to such startling different opinions. This phenomenon is common place in the political arena. But it's not isolated to politicians. You just have to look for the examples...
Your view: We won't call you (02/28/07)
The Missouri Sheriffs' Association is currently conducting a statewide drive to increase its honorary membership. The drive is being conducted through the mail. The Missouri Sheriffs' Association has not, does not and will not employ telemarketers in recruiting new members. ...
Speakout 2/28 (02/28/07)
This is in regards to David Boardman's letter on Feb. 15 regarding impeaching President Bush and Vice-president Cheney. As I understand it, that would bring Nancy Pelosi to the presidency of the United States. I think not! I'm calling in to see if anyone knows how many people can live in a one-...