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Stories from Friday, March 9, 2007

Audit bid is accepted (03/09/07)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County commissioners have awarded the bid for an audit of the county and the county health department. Commissioners accepted the bid of $9,250 from Brown and Thomas CPA of Jackson for the audit during their regular meeting Thursday...
Drainage problems to be resolved (03/09/07)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County commissioners will look into actions by a heavy equipment operator which have caused drainage problems for a county landowner. Don Laughlin of rural Bertrand asked commissioners during their regular meeting Thursday if the county hired a heavy equipment operator to cut down trees on the north side of Highway 62 near Highway O and push them into the ditch last spring...
Skatepark springing up (03/09/07)
Work is under way for the long-awaited skateboard park in New Madrid. American Ramp Co. of Joplin designed the facility and is overseeing its construction at the Mill Street Park in New Madrid. New Madrid skateboard enthusiasts Matthew Hunter, right, and Jake Kimball watch as members of the New Madrid Street and Parks Department work with Josh Remington of ARC to put together the skateboard equipment...
Car jacking suspect caught on Interstate 55 (03/09/07)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- A Memphis, Tenn., car jacking suspect was caught on Interstate 55 early today by authorities in Pemiscot County. According to Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell, at 2:10 a.m. today Missouri State Highway Patrol alerted the department in Caruthersville of a car jacking that occurred in Memphis. ...
Home-based dialysis machine improves Sikeston woman's life (03/09/07)
SIKESTON -- Paulette Boardman has no problem showcasing the machine that enables her to give herself dialysis treatments from the comfort of her home six days a week. The dialysis machine, called NxStage System One, sits in Boardman's living room next to her recliner and has become a part of her daily life...
'Jays still rolling: Charleston looking for fifth straight final four (03/09/07)
FARMINGTON -- Despite the enormous build-up for Wednesday's Class 3 sectional game against Malden, it seemed like just another day at the office for the Charleston Bluejays. After a convincing 80-59 victory against the Green Wave, Charleston sets its sights on an unknown opponent in the quarterfinal round as they take on Bayless at the Farmington Civic Center tomorrow at 6 p.m...
Lady Hawks to take on top-ranked Metro (03/09/07)
FARMINGTON - The Kelly Lady Hawks basketball team will battle the Metro Lady Panthers at the Farmington Civic Center on Saturday at 7:45 p.m. for the right to advance to the Class 3 final four. Kelly (24-6) defeated Doniphan 49-46 in a thrilling sectional matchup. This is Kelly's first quarterfinal appearance since 2003. That year, the Lady Hawks lost to John Burroughs, 60-36...
From "over the hill" to "king of the hill" (03/09/07)
Chalk up another one for the old guys. Randy "The Natural" Couture, 43, delighted Ultimate Fighting Championship fans Saturday by defeating Tim "the Maine-iac" Sylvia for the heavyweight UFC title. "Not bad for an old man," Couture said in the ring immediately following his victory...
Elsie Phillips (03/09/07)
ORAN - Elsie M. Phillips, 87, died at 10 p.m. March 8, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation is at 4 p.m. Saturday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday.
James Musgrave (03/09/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - James Leroy Musgrave, 66, died March 8, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Christie Lee Kesler (03/09/07)
VANDUSER - After a long and valiant battle with cancer, Christie Lee Kesler, 39, died peacefully at home in the arms of her family on March 8, 2007. Christie was born March 26, 1967, in Cape Girardeau, to Gary and Becky Evans Kesler, who survive of the home in Vanduser. She was a member of the Vanduser Baptist Church and was a graduate of Scott County Central High School...
Evelyn Andrews (03/09/07)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted at 2 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston for Evelyn Andrews, 61, who died March 6, 2007, were: David Andrews, Greg Andrews, David Wilkinson, Chad Riggins, Matthew Henry and Bryan Brown.
Janet Frazier (03/09/07)
PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. - Janet Trousdale Frazier, 77, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Feb. 25, 2007 at the LaPlata Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in LaPlata. Born Aug. 12, 1929, in Sikeston, she grew up Sikeston and attended Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo...
Arlie Scott (03/09/07)
EAST ALTON, Ill. -- Arlie L. Scott, 64, died March 6, 2007, at his home. Born Oct. 1, 1942, in Mississippi County, Mo., son of the late Welton E. and Ovella Stokes Scott, he was employed as a roofer for Day Home Improvement in East Alton, retiring in 2006...
Lillie Gromer (03/09/07)
DEXTER - Lillie Myrtle Gromer, 78, formerly of Essex, died March 8, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born April 30, 1928, in Hartman, Ark., to the late John H. and Francis Consoilar Barber Ritchie, she moved to Missouri in 1944. In 1969, she moved to Dexter where she was a homemaker and member of the First United Pentecostal Church...
Norma McBride (03/09/07)
DEXTER - Norma McBride, 88, died March 8, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Faithful Strickland (03/09/07)
POLLARD, Ark. - Pallbearers for graveside services conducted Thursday at New Hope Cemetery for Faithful Charity Strickland, 80, who died March 5, 2007, were: Lloyd Wilkerson, Willis Eubanks, Jerry Eubanks, Larry Hornbuckle, Donnie Kimball and Steve Watkins...
Libby Bill Curtis (03/09/07)
SIKESTON - Libby Curtis died last Tuesday evening at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Elizabeth Phelps Barnum on March 30, 1923, in New York City, she was the daughter of Phelps Barnum of New York and Catharine Davis Barnum, formerly of Cedar Rapids, Iowa...
Looking Back 3/9 (03/09/07)
SIKESTON - C.R. Berry and his sister, Mrs. Thelma Presson, were riding in a 1942 Pontiac when it skidded off Highway 25 into Apple Creek at the bridge in Old Appleton. SIKESTON - A mail carrier was cited by the post office for helping a stricken man with life-saving techniques. Joseph Schaefer, with the post office 21 years, received a service pin and a letter of citation from the post office. He came to the aid of Arthur Clayton, who had blacked out on Front Street...
Your view: Let's all help (03/09/07)
Regardless of our positions on the Iraq War, all of us want to do everything we can for the troops. Our support is desperately needed. Newsweek Magazine reported this week that for every soldier killed in this war, 16 become sick or wounded. The ratio in Vietnam was one killed to three wounded. Advances in medical care have resulted in this shift. Many injuries will last a lifetime. Mental disorders may not become apparent for months or years...
Speakout 3/9 (03/09/07)
I know you will not mention the name of this place so I won't either, but they know who I am talking about. This place in town, when you work for them, they don't care much for your health, even if your blood pressure is high enough to be at the stroke level. ...