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Stories from Friday, March 30, 2007

SPS Foundation awards first teaching grants (03/30/07)
SIKESTON -- Carolyn Pike opened the door to her seventh grade communication arts classroom Wednesday afternoon only to find an oversized check in the amount of $2,000 staring back at her. "Oh, my!" the Sikeston Middle School teacher said as she stared in disbelief. "You're kidding?"...
County assessor won't apologize to GIS vendor (03/30/07)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County's assessor has no intention of apologizing to the county's GIS vendor. Commissioner Homer Oliver reported during the regular County Commission meeting Thursday on Assessor W.R. "Bill" Thompson's response to the Commission's request for an apology to Midland GIS Solutions in Sunrise Beach, the company which set up the county's geographic information system...
Gates wanted to stop 'mudding' at Big Oak (03/30/07)
CHARLESTON -- A conservation official would like to gate off an area four- wheeler riders use for "mudding." Rob Vinson, wildlife management biologist for the Missouri Department of Conservation, advised Mississippi County commissioners during their regular meeting Thursday that he wants to erect two gates on the west end of No. 7 road south of Big Oak State Park to restrict traffic to the department's agricultural fields...
Miner business robbed; three men arrested (03/30/07)
MINER -- Three men were arrested for robbing a gas station this morning east of the Interstate 55 viaduct in Miner. The Minor Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery at 12:54 a.m. at Break Time located at 2823 East Malone, according to Capt. Rhonda Elder...
SHS netters open with victory (03/30/07)
DEXTER -- The Sikeston tennis team opened its season with a 7-2 victory against Dexter on Thursday. Sikeston swept the doubles competition and only dropped two singles matches on the sunny day. "We had a beautiful day to play our first match," said Sikeston coach Brian James. ...
Wells takes first place in Super Pro class at Sikeston Drag Strip (03/30/07)
SIKESTON -- Here are the result from Saturday's action at the Sikeston Drag Strip. Junior Dragster Class 1st Place -- Cydnie Wiggins Kevil KY DI -- 8.55 ET -- 8.896 MPH -- 65.03 RT - .531 2nd Place -- Karley Wray Kevil KY BROKE ON START LINE...
Margaret Evans (03/30/07)
SIKESTON -- Margaret Evans, 92, died at 3 a.m. March 30, 2007, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Thomas Williams (03/30/07)
MARSTON - Thomas F. Williams, 69, died March 29, 2007, at his home in Marston. Born Nov. 22, 1937, in Kaiser, Ark., son of the late Thomas Z. and Edith Brown Williams, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a self-employed business owner. He was a member of the Lilbourn VFW Post 7183, where he was past commander and presently serving as Quartermaster and a member of the American Legion Post 595 in New Madrid...
Florence Edmonds (03/30/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Florence Pobst Edmonds, 88, formerly of Charleston, died March 29, 2007, at the Bethesda Care Center at Ellisville. Born July 28, 1918, in the Lusk Chapel Community of Scott County, daughter of the late Lawrence and Effie Knight Pobst, she had lived a number of years in Charleston where she was employed as a part time clerk with the Buckner Ragsdale Company. ...
Nettie Wallace (03/30/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Nettie Jean Wallace, 54, formerly of Chaffee, died at 2:43 p.m. March 27, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 1, 1953, she was the daughter of Noble Ralph and Ruby Edwards Wallace. Graveside services were conducted Thursday in Union Park Cemetery at Chaffee. The Rev. Vyron Yount officiated...
Richie Sterling Jr. (03/30/07)
MOREHOUSE -- Richard "Richie" L. Sterling Jr., 37, passed away March 27, 2007, in Sikeston. Born June 4, 1969, in Sikeston, the son of Rick Sterling and Sharon Parr Rowell, he was a resident of Morehouse. Surviving are: one daughter, Lindsey Nicole Sterling of Sikeston; one son, Richard Lee Sterling III of Sikeston; his father and stepmother, Rick and Claire Sterling of Sikeston; his mother, Sharon Rowell of Morehouse; one brother, Ashley Doss Sterling of Sikeston; one sister and brother-in-law, Michelle Sterling and Joe Sadler of Morehouse; his grandmother, Naomi Parr of the home in Morehouse; and his stepfathers, Russell Laminack and Tim Rowell. ...
David E. Rayburn (03/30/07)
FENTON - David E. Rayburn, 68, died March 23, 2007. Born Feb. 22, 1939, in Wyatt, he was the son of the late Jessie and Lola Mathis Rayburn. Survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Harold and Kelly Rayburn of Valley Park and Charles and Mary Rayburn of Exeter; one daughter, Shirley Powers of Fenton; one brother and sister-in-law, Ted and Sherra Rayburn of East Prairie; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Katherine Rayburn and Georgia and Calvin Pearson of Montgomery City; and nine grandchildren and two great-. ...
Tina Phegley (03/30/07)
FLINT, Mich. - Charlotte "Tina" Phegley, 72, died March 7, 2007, at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Flint. Born Sept. 26, 1934, in Perkins, Mo., to the late Louis and Ola McGinnis Wagoner, she was a retired cook from the General Motors cafeteria in Flint...
Births (Published 3/30) (03/30/07)
KANSAS CITY - LaToyia and Marcus Edmond are the parents of a daughter born Jan. 31, 2007, at St. Lukes North Land Hospital in Kansas City. Riley Janiece-Eman Edmond weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 20.75 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Donald Ingram of Ohio and Julie Seager of Kansas City. Great-grandparents are Emmett and Georgia Gillespie of Charleston...
Looking Back 3/30 (03/30/07)
SIKESTON - Construction of the new Hart's Bakery Building has started and installation of the equipment is expected this week. SIKESTON - Country Club directors at an informational meeting attended by 40 club members Thursday night received approval of plans to enlarge the club's nine-hole golf course to 18 holes. Members voted to increase the annual dues from $144 a year to $180. An increase of $3 per month will become effective in January...
Speakout 3/30 (03/30/07)
Trash builders Mike was talking about fining people for littering all over town. If he'd start with the contractors and builders, he'd probably have about three-quarters of it picked up. On the north side in the field, it blows over there and then blows back in the yards...