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Stories from Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Sikeston R-6 schools to reward students for MAP testing efforts (03/27/07)
SIKESTON -- After months of preparation, Missouri Assessment Program testing begins for some Sikeston R-6 students today. Students at Morehouse Elementary, Lee Hunter Elementary, Fifth Grade Center and Middle School began taking the tests today. Other schools will start administering the test over the next several days and weeks...
East Prairie man pleads guilty (03/27/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - An East Prairie man has pled guilty to felony drug charges. Kenneth W. Marcum, 45, entered a plea of guilty on Monday in U.S. District Court to one felony count of manufacture of methamphetamine. According to the plea agreement, on Oct. ...
Spirtual journey (03/27/07)
Mary McCord demonstrates how to take a spiritual walk to Jerusalem along the 40 by 40-foot canvas labyrinth early today at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1006 N. Main St., in Sikeston. The spiritual maze, which is on loan from Lindenwood Christian Church in Memphis, Tenn., is open to the public for free until 9 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday...
Bids awarded to care for abandoned cemeteries (03/27/07)
SIKESTON -- The two cemeteries abandoned by a Texas holding company will be mowed three times per month until a new owner is found. Sikeston City Council members awarded the bids to mow the Memorial Park Cemetery on South Kingshighway and the Garden of Memories Cemetery on Murray Lane, both of which are owned by Michael Graham and Associates of Houston, during a special meeting Monday morning...
Council won't support county tax (03/27/07)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston city officials have decided they will not support Scott County's attempt to make the countywide half-cent law enforcement sales tax permanent. Council members voted unanimously during their special meeting Monday morning to endorse Sikeston Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden's position on the proposed tax...
Leak may keep pool closed (03/27/07)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston residents may end up waiting several years until the YMCA of Southeast Missouri's project is complete before having access to a public swimming facility. Jiggs Moore, Sikeston's parks division director, advised Sikeston City Council members during their special meeting Monday that the public pool's leak became unmanageable at the end of last year...
Scott City rips NMCC; Chaffee wins own track invitational (03/27/07)
SCOTT CITY -- Scott City's offense banged out 14 hits as the Rams rolled to a 16-6 SEMO Conference baseball road win Monday over New Madrid County Central. Ryan Modglin led the Rams (2-1) with four hits, including two doubles, and four RBIs. Cody Carlyle had two hits, including a home run, and four RBIs...
Chaffee, Hanback shut out Kelly (03/27/07)
BENTON -- It's been a rough start for the Kelly Hawks baseball team and it won't get any easier. The Hawks fell to 0-3 on the season with their third straight SEMO Conference loss, losing to Chaffee 4-0 on Monday at Kelly High School. Kelly showed no signs of life at the plate and were not much better in the field as Chaffee (3-1, 1-1 SEMO) took advantage of the mistakes to pull out the victory...
N.D. blanks Lady Bulldogs (03/27/07)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs soccer team lost their home opener on Monday night to the Notre Dame Lady Bulldogs, 2-0. Notre Dame had Sikeston on the ropes early in the contest scoring their two goals in the first 10 minutes of the contest. Notre Dame struck at the 6th minute on a nice cross from Destiny Dirnberger to Meridith Medlin, who kicked the pass out of the air to get it past Sikeston goalie Amber Minner...
Eva Wyman (03/27/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Oma Eva Wyman, 94, formerly of Sikeston, died March 26, 2007, at Portageville Nursing Center. Bon Dec. 24, 1912, in McCool, Miss., daughter of the late John Dunn and Anna Bell Wilson Frazier, she was a member of Miner Baptist Church. On April 24, 1934, she married Tom J. Myrick, who preceded her in death. On May 30, 1959, she married Byron Wyman, and he also preceded her in death...
Louisa Chaffee (03/27/07)
STURGIS, Mich. -- Louisa Weaks Chaffee, 40, formerly of New Madrid, Mo., died March 26, 2007, at her home in Sturgis. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
Rondle Penick (03/27/07)
DEXTER -- Rondle R. Penick, 92, died March 24, 2007, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Born Jan. 12, 1915, in Brookland, Ark., son of the late John Fletcher and Leona Johnson Penick, he grew up in Bernie and moved to Hammond, Ind., in the 1940s where he worked servicing and maintaining locomotives for the railroad for 40 years. Upon retirement, he moved back to Dexter where he resided for 25 years and was a member of the Bible Missionary Church...
Bertha Pierce (03/27/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Bertha M. Pierce, 102, died March 26, 2007, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. Visitation is from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday at Ford and Sons Mt. Auburn Chapel in Cape Girardeau where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Dr. Tom Bass officiating...
Lillas Heacox (03/27/07)
SIKESTON -- Lillas Heacox, 84, died March 27, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
R.L. Hester (03/27/07)
DEXTER -- R.L. Hester, 85, died March 26, 2007, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born March 28, 1921, near Dexter, son of the late Dan and Minnie Baker Hester, he was a pastor at various United Methodist churches in the state of Missouri until retirement in 1986. After retirement he relieved ministers at 24 different United Methodist Churches for vacation and sickness. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy...
Paul Daniels (03/27/07)
LOWNDES - Paul Allen Daniels, 47, formerly of Oran, died at 12:30 a.m., March 26, 2007, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born April 20, 1959, in Advance, to Wesley and Wanette Abner Daniels of Oran, he was owner/operator of Daniels Construction and Daniels Family Rentals in Lowndes and of the Pentecostal belief...
Looking Back 3/27 (03/27/07)
SIKESTON - On Friday, Mrs. Lester Lewis complemented her daughter, Shirley, with a chili supper and theater party. Shirley's friends attended. SIKESTON - A new 2,000 KV peaking unit to be employed in times of high electricity use will arrive between April 15-20, said Dick Inman, manager of the board of public works...
Keep civics classes in the curriculum (03/27/07)
I don't mean to pick on the No Child Left Behind act but darn it, there are just so many opportunities to blast the federal program that threatens school funding unless test scores improve. I have said repeatedly that the federal legislation is doomed to failure because some of the sub-groups of students will never achieve the test scores under the current rules...
Speakout 3/27 (03/27/07)
Folks in Sikeston better wake up. The recent proposal to carry on the half cent sales tax by Scott County commissioners is nothing more than a ploy for the citizens of Sikeston to pay improvements on roads and bridges in the northern part of the county. ...