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Stories from Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Plan to spay cats that eat rats is discussed at meeting (04/03/07)
SIKESTON -- The plan sounds simple enough: spay the cats that eat the rats. Shirley Emerson Stidham presented her idea for cats during the regular City Council meeting Monday. "We have a cat problem in Sikeston," Stidham said. Cats have "been abandoned, have multiplied."...
Work zone fun (04/03/07)
Zachariah DeLisle pushes a toy dump truck in a Missouri Department of Transportation construction site obstacle course Monday morning at the Sikeston Kindergarten Center. MoDot was at the school to announce their winner, Emma Renfroe, in the annual Work Zone Safety Coloring contest. For winning Emma's class was treated to the fun work zone where they could fix potholes. Also pictured are Alexia Valdez and Tyreke Jamison...
City will spend money to help find pool leak (04/03/07)
SIKESTON -- The city will spend no more than $5,000 over the next week to see if the swimming pool's leak can be found. City Council members and staff discussed the leak at the city's pool with the YMCA of Southeast Missouri's Board of Directors during a special joint meeting Monday at City Hall...
Street bids are awarded (04/03/07)
SIKESTON -- The name is new but the city's street program is the same as it ever was. During their regular meeting Monday, Sikeston City Council members awarded bids for the 2007 Street Improvement and Drainage Program to Fronabarger Concreters of Oak Ridge and Asa Asphalt Inc. of Advance as recommended by Lambert Engineering and Surveying and Waters Engineering Inc., the two engineering firms for the program...
Malden scorees road victory over East Prairie (04/03/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - The East Prairie Eagles baseball team fell at home to the visiting Malden Green Wave on Monday afternoon, 7-4. Malden (2-6) got on the scoreboard first in the top of the second inning on an RBI groundout by Blakely Cook that scored Sean Merritt. Merritt opened the inning with a solid double of East Prairie starter Jordan Mansfield...
SHS golfers drop close match; Lady 'Dogs rout Kennett, 10-0 (04/03/07)
SIKESTON -- The Bulldog golf team lost a close match Monday night against Cape Central, 173-175. "I was a little let down by our team effort today," said Sikeston coach Rick Oetting. "I have watched them improve over the past week and expected them to win our opening home match. What I saw were a few course management mistakes that could have easily turned this into a victory."...
Louie Hirschowitz (04/03/07)
ORAN -- Louie J. Hirschowitz, died March 30, 2007. A lifelong resident of Oran, in 1947 he and his brother opened Hirschowitz Supply Store. He served as mayor of Oran for three terms, was county and presiding commissioner of Scott County for 16 years and helped organize the first mayor's club of Southeast Missouri, the Southeast Port Authority and the Scott County Historical Society. ...
Charles Shelby (04/03/07)
MATTHEWS -- Charles Leroy Shelby, 87, died at 9:57 p.m. March 31, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 19, 1920, in Matthews, son of the late Charlie Edward and Nellie Gray Rather Shelby, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II, was a self-...
Wilma Jean Owens (04/03/07)
DEXTER -- Wilma J. Owens, 79, died March 31, 2007, at the Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter. Born Feb. 1, 1928, in Bloomfield, daughter of the late William R. and Eva M. Bennett Willis, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, Friends of the Dexter Library and past president of Dexter Hospital Auxiliary. She was a former board member of Girl Scouts Cotton Boll Council, former Girl Scout and Cub Scout Leader and Dexter's Woman of the Year in 1981...
Doris Roberts (04/03/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Doris Faye Roberts, 67, died March 30, 2007, at Pemiscot Memorial Health System in Hayti. Born Sept. 10, 1939, in Linda, she was the daughter of the late Jim and Willie Francis Richardson Pepper. On Aug. 13, 1955, in Corinth, Miss., she married Manuel Roberts, who survives of the home...
Mac McClellan (04/03/07)
NEW MADRID - Herman "Mac" McClellan, 71, died April 2, 2007, at Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Born Sept. 30, 1935, he was the son of the late Elijah and Bernice Bugg McClellan. Survivors include: four sons, Donald J. Small of Covington, Tenn., Philippe Rodgers of Memphis, Tenn., and Terry McClellan and Mario McClellan of New Madrid; two daughters, Tosha McClellan and Ann McClellan of Memphis; and 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren...
Richie Sterling Jr. (04/03/07)
MOREHOUSE -- Pallbearers for funeral services conducted on Saturday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Morehouse for Richard "Richie" L. Sterling Jr., 37, who died March 27, 2007, were: Norman Crumpecker, Paul Barnes, Mike Kasting, Todd Davis, Ronnie Appleton, Greg Barnes, Donald Cruse and Tom Coatney...
Marvin Pals (04/03/07)
SIKESTON -- Marvin Lewis Pals, 84, died April 2, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Pretshie Ellsworth (04/03/07)
PENSACOLA, Fla. - Pretshie Ann "Sissy Ann" Abernathy Ellsworth, 64, formerly of Morley, Mo., died at 12:15 a.m., April 2, 2007, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. Born June 5, 1942, near Oran, Mo., to the late Henry William and Levadie Mae Hoxworth Abernathy, she was a homemaker and a member of Pine Forest Assembly of God Church in Pensacola...
Charles Hinklin (04/03/07)
MARSTON -- Charles Allen Hinklin, 57, died April 1, 2007, at his home. Born Aug. 26, 1949, at Portageville, he was the son of Estella Baker Hinklin of Portageville and the late Henry A. Hinklin. On Sept. 14, 1974, at Point Pleasant, he married Panzie Cook who survives of the home...
Clyde Dixon (04/03/07)
GRAYRIDGE - Clyde C. Dixon, 88, died March 31, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 9, 1918, at Grayridge, to the late Fred C. and Canna Myers Dixon, he was a retired farmer, livestock trader, a former oil jobber with the Saveway Oil and MFA Oil Companies, and a U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II...
Births (Published4/3) (04/03/07)
CHARLESTON - Amanda and James Seabaugh are the parents of their second child, first son, born at 8:22 p.m. Feb. 14, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Brock Michael Seabaugh weighed 9 pounds, 4.5 ounces, and was 22 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Kevin and Mary Hiler of Cape Girardeau...
Looking Back 4/3 (04/03/07)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Murray L. Farris, who had been living at 104 Delmar, moved to 155 Ruth Street. SIKESTON - David Ragan, 42, administrator of the regional diagnostic clinic for the mentally retarded, is seeking a temporary office here until the clinic building is completed by Dec. 1...
Culture of violence takes another life (04/03/07)
What had promised to be one of the more sensational murder trials in St. Louis took an unexpected turn this week when the defendant used an unusual confession in the case. I suspect the defendant is setting the stage for an insanity defense. And I also suspect he won't be successful...
Speakout 4/3 (04/03/07)
If East Prairie has an ordinance for dogs that run loose, why don't they issue tickets for people who let their dogs out at night and do something about it? Please be aware when you buy calling cards. I bought one the other day. It cost $18 and it was supposed to have 300 minutes on it. ...