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Stories from Friday, April 13, 2007

Sikeston residents honored (04/13/07)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston honored its own stars Thursday night in a presentation reminiscent of the biggest night for Hollywood - the Academy Awards. This year's individual Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce award recipients are: Mike Marshall, Citizen of the Year; Duane DeCota, Lifetime Achievement; Blair Moran, Community Volunteer of the Year; Elizabeth Lorenz, SACC Member of the Year; Greg Ourth, Law Enforcement Officer of the Year; Regina Guthrie, Educator of the Year; and Lloyd Stoner Jr., Jaycee Distinguished Service Award.. ...
Commission discusses illegal dumping, beaver dams (04/13/07)
CHARLESTON -- Illegal shingle dumping and beaver dams were among the business discussed at the regular Mississippi County Commission meeting Thursday. Commissioners have decided they will discuss with the county's prosecuting attorney a fine for the illegal dumping of shingles in the county...
Surplus property may help county (04/13/07)
BENTON -- State surplus property inventories may provide Scott County with several opportunities to beef up its emergency preparedness. During their regular meeting Thursday, Scott County Commissioners discussed available items and supplies with Joe Burton, emergency management director for Scott County, and Joel Evans, county developer...
Sikeston golfers, netters post victories (04/13/07)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston golf team ended the week on a high note beating Kennett 174 to 209. "The team is starting to show some consistency in their shots," Sikeston coach Rick Oetting said. "We still haven't peaked but we have two weeks until districts."...
'Dogs win a thriller (04/13/07)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldog baseball team overcame a three-run deficit and scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat SEMO Conference foe Jackson 9-8 on Thursday at VFW Stadium. The Bulldogs loaded the bases with three straight two-out walks and were able to plate the winning run on Jerod Scott's slow roller towards the pitcher, Ryan Cheney, who fielded it but threw it wild to first...
Andrew Thomas (04/13/07)
LILBOURN - Andrew Thomas, 81, died April 11, 2007, at his home. Born Sept. 25, 1925, in Yarbro, Ark., to the late Percy and Autro Bell Thomas Sr., he lived for over 50 years in Missouri. He graduated from O'Bannon High School in Lilbourn, was a United States Army veteran of World War II and a member of VFW Post No. 7183 of Lilbourn...
Harold Davis (04/13/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Harold Arden Davis, 57, who died April 10, 2007, were: Jimmy Gibson, Darrell Slinkard, David Duffie, Craig Thorn, Jim Haney and Paul Woodard.
Lonnie Stewart (04/13/07)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for the funeral services scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Ponder Funeral Home for Lonnie Stewart, 60, who died April 11, 2007, will be: Terry Holifield, Andrew Stewart, Jessie Hammock II, Dickie Dockins III, Daniel Estes and Joey Heuring...
Thelma McGill (04/13/07)
SIKESTON - Thelma McGill, 98, died at 8:35 a.m. April 13, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hills Cemetery, near Advance...
Ronald Rogers (04/13/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Ronald Rogers, 54, died at 8:32 a.m. April 11, 2007, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Jan. 11, 1953, in Houston, to the late Theo "Bud" and Pauline Burns Rogers, he had worked as a sergeant since 1995 with the Missouri Department of Corrections and for the past five years was employed at the Southeast Correctional Center. He was a member of the First Christian Church in East Prairie...
Birth (Published 4/13) (04/13/07)
Kilburn BENTON - Brandi and Christopher Kilburn are the parents of their second child, second son, born at 7:24 a.m. Feb. 28, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Brighton Lee Kilburn weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 19 inches long...
Looking Back 4/13 (04/13/07)
SIKESTON - C.C. Pinnell was presented a pin for 50 years of service to the Sikeston Masonic Lodge No. 310. SIKESTON - Prospective members of the area citizens vocational rehabilitation council will hold a first meeting at the El Capri Restaurant April 24 at 6:30 p.m. When the group is organized it will make a special study of the vocational rehabilitation programs which will assist physically, mentally and emotionally handicapped persons, and recommend programs...
Your view: Voice your opinion (04/13/07)
Our city is at a crossroads, and we need our citizens to stand up and show us the direction to go. There have been many changes in our city recently, and up to this point they have been paid for with existing revenues. City employees have made valuable suggestions that have saved thousands of dollars, allowing us to make many additional improvements around town, but there is still much to do...
Speakout 4/13 (04/13/07)
If a neighbor has a problem with another neighbor, wouldn't it be best if they talked with them face to face rather than using the media to try to humiliate them? Certainly would not a real "neighbor" want to be sure that all accusations were true, before placing them in a newspaper for all of the city of Sikeston and the surrounding areas to read, who I'm sure could care less...