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Stories from Thursday, March 15, 2007

One injured in crash (03/15/07)
South Scott County Ambulance workers and Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers work on a man injured in an accident Wednesday night. The accident occurred at the corner of Greer and South Main Street when a truck collided with a motorcycle, injuring the man on the motorcycle...
A voice for poetry: NMCC student earns state recognition (03/15/07)
NEW MADRID - Kristian Twyman's eyes light up as she recites the words of Mayou Angelou. The poet's words of perseverance and pride speak to her. And Twyman has a lot to be proud of today. The New Madrid County Central High School sophomore represented her school at the District Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest in Cape Girardeau, taking top honors. ...
Judge orders life sentence for murder (03/15/07)
NEW MADRID -- After a New Madrid County jury convicted a Poplar Bluff man for his part in murder, the judge sentenced him to life in prison without the opportunity of parole. Derrick McFarland, 25, was found guilty of hiring a man to shoot and kill a Poplar Bluff teen by jurors who deliberated just over 40 minutes following the two-day trial in January. McFarland's trial was moved from Butler County on a change of venue...
Speculators slow community's effort toward redevelopment (03/15/07)
SIKESTON -- A number of homes targeted by the Land Clearance Redevelopment Authority for acquisition that were bought by out-of-town speculators are now in or near foreclosure. "Investors from out of the area saw the opportunity to purchase the property at what they thought was fair-market value," said Sue Rogers of First Realty and an at-large member of the Sikeston City Council. "They did not use local appraisers because their lenders were not from here in town."...
Charleston will play for state championship (03/15/07)
COLUMBIA -- The Charleston Bluejays defeated Bowling Green today taking them a step closer to a state title. The Bluejays won their game 49-44 against Bowling Green. The team will play for the Class 3 State Championship at 12:20 p.m. Friday.
East Prairie ready to soar into 2007 season (03/15/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - The East Prairie Eagles baseball team returns a lot of experience to the diamond for the 2007 season. The Eagles return six starters and their top three pitchers from a team that finished 11-11 last year. East Prairie lost to South Pemiscot in the Class 2, District 1 tournament. South Pemiscot went on to finish in second place in Class 2...
Mary Eggers (03/15/07)
PHOENIX -- Mary Jane McDermott Eggers, 67, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died at 5:45 p.m. March 10, 2007, at her home. Born Oct. 24, 1939, in the Gravel Ridge community in Mississippi County, Mo., daughter of the late Bousey H. and Louella Byrd McDermott, she had lived in Charleston and then in DeSoto prior to moving to Phoenix in 2001. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene...
Roy Jackson (03/15/07)
HOWARDVILLE -- Roy Jackson, 77, died March 13, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Born Nov. 11, 1929, at McNeil, Ark., to the late Roosevelt and Betty Handy Jackson, he had worked for Peabody Oil Co. and later for Portageville and Mounds Park Cemetery...
Terry Meador (03/15/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Terry Meador, 44, died March 13, 2007, at his home. Born Aug. 8, 1962, in Portageville, he was the son of Eve Hall Meador of Delta and the late William Meador. On Jan. 15, 1988, he married Sandy Harmon, who survives of the home. Other survivors include: two sons, Terry Meador II and Jason Thacker of Portageville; one daughter, Latisha Brice of Dyersburg, Tenn.; one brother, Jerry Meador of Delta; two sisters, Virginia Holder and Joyce Hampton of Lilbourn; and six grandchildren...
Joanie Thurman (03/15/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Joanie Thurman, 60, died at 2:35 p.m. March 14, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Stella V. Duke (03/15/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services conducted Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Stella Viola Duke, 100, who died on March 11, 2007, were: Brandon Sides, Randy Duke, Stephen Duke, Barry Cowan, Duane Billington and Drew Trommell.
Raymond Bloemer (03/15/07)
SIKESTON - Raymond A. Bloemer, 89, died March 15, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Maudie Shanks (03/15/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services held today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Maudie Jane Shanks, 105, who died on March 12, 2007, were: George St. Onge, Tony Burdine, Eric Shanks, Joseph Shanks, Randy Rakestraw and Burl McNair.
Looking Back 3/15 (03/15/07)
SIKESTON - During the past several week, $51,500 in applications for building permits have been filed with the city clerk's office. SIKESTON - Forty seniors will make their final appearance in the high school concert choir Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Junior High School auditorium...
Illegal immigration has long-term costs (03/15/07)
States across the nation are trying to craft legislation to address illegal immigration. Missouri is no exception. The Missouri Legislature is nearing completion of an immigration bill that is a watered-down version of earlier legislation. A court ruled illegal one of the prime provisions of the earlier measure that would have required landlords to verify that their renters are in this country legally. ...
Speakout 3/15 (03/15/07)
This is a response to the History lesson that was in the SpeakOut. First of all, we sold our own people to the slave owners. Why do we forget that? Second, slavery was abolished way before our generation. Racism will never die unless we as a people stop punishing people for what their ancestors have done. ...