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Stories from Tuesday, April 24, 2007

McNiell honored by Patrol (04/24/07)
COLUMBIA -- A local member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol was honored for his actions both professionally and personally during the Patrol's 17th annual Awards Banquet. The MASTERS Public Service Award was presented to Lieutenant James E. McNiell of Troop E by Jack Pahlmann, president of MASTERS. He was one of 13 officers honored by the Patrol during the Saturday evening event...
Gardeners urged to be patient with plants damaged by freeze (04/24/07)
SIKESTON -- When it comes to tending to trees, shrubs and plants post this month's hard freeze, experts say to just be patient this spring and summer. "If a plant doesn't look right but still has green tissue below the surface bark or stem tissue, let it be. Give it some time," said Anthony Ohmes, agronomist for Mississippi County University of Missouri Extension...
Mobile health center returns to area (04/24/07)
SIKESTON -- The S.H.O.W. Mobile is back. The Southeast Health on Wheels Mobile, a 38-foot mobile health center outfitted with medical equipment, has returned to the area for health fairs this week, according to Sandy Ortiz, program manager. The S.H.O.W. ...
Getting ready (04/24/07)
Rickey Skelton, foreground, and Billy Hammon clean the Jaycee Municipal Swimming Pool Monday. The city is in the process of preparing the pool for its opening Memorial Day weekend.
Sikeston tennis slams Carbondale 8-1 (04/24/07)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs tennis team continues their strong play with a 8-1 win over the visiting Carbondale Terriers on Monday afternoon. "Today was the best match we've played for the year," said Sikeston head coach Brian James. "Carbondale has a very solid team and our guys really responded to the challenge. ...
Tourney benefits child advocacy and adult rape crisis center (04/24/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Organizers for the 3rd Annual Children's Charity Golf Tournament are urging area residents to be a voice for children by becoming involved as a player, hole sponsor or by just making a general donation. The tournament, which is scheduled on May 7 this year, will take place at Dalhousie, the No. 1 rated golf course in the state...
Charleston rips Delta (04/24/07)
DELTA -- The Charleston Bluejays topped the Delta Bobcats in five innings Monday afternoon, 13-1. Charleston (4-10) scored 10 runs in the first inning and cruised the rest of the way. Jayden Smith go tthe win on the mound for the Bluejays. Charleston will host Scott City today at 4 p.m...
Landers enjoying solid season (04/24/07)
CARLINVILLE, ILL - Richard Landers, a sophomore from Sikeston, is enjoying a solid season for the Blackburn College baseball team this spring. Landers settled into a starting role early on for the Beavers, first as Blackburn's left fielder and more recently as the regular shortstop. He was hitting .311 with 15 RBI, which tied for second on the team, through April 12 and went 3-for-6 with three RBI in a 14-11 win over MacMurray in the second game of a doubleheader sweep on April 9...
SHS bedevils Chaffee (04/24/07)
CHAFFEE - The Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team tuned up for the upcoming SEMO Conference Tournament with a 16-1 road win in five innings over the Chaffee Red Devils on Monday afternoon. The Bulldogs pounded out a total of 16 hits, including 10 in the 11-run second inning. Eight of Sikeston's nine starters had at least one hit on the day...
NMCC drops conference match-up (04/24/07)
NEW MADRID -- Chad Friend had three hits, including a home run and a double, and four RBIs in a 12-4 road win over New Madrid County Central. Dylan Drury threw a complete-game three-hitter and added three hits for the Bulldogs. Notre Dame improved to 8-6 overall and 4-3 in the SEMO Conference. Jordan Buchheit added a home run for Notre Dame...
Edith Parsons (04/24/07)
ST. LOUIS - Edith Parsons, 86, formerly of Sikeston, died at 2:15 p.m. April 23, 2007, at the Town and Country Nursing Home in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel of Sikeston.
Rubin McCurry (04/24/07)
SIKESTON - Rubin McCurry, 87, died April 24, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden.
Gerald Tilley (04/24/07)
MINER - Pallbearers for services conducted on Monday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Gerald "Shorty" Tilley, 63, who died on April 17, 2007, were: Scott Browner, Eddie Patrick, Jamie Shankles, Chuck Tilley Jr., Steve Tilley, John Tilley, Larry Tilley and Scott Tilley...
Leathie Bogan (04/24/07)
WYATT - Leathie M. Bogan, 69, died April 19, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 29, 1937, in Charleston, to the late Vernie McDonial and Pauline Moore, she was a member of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as an usher...
Leora Newman (04/24/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Pallbearers for Leora Newman, 86, formerly of Sikeston and Morehouse, who died April 22, 2007, will be: Ryan Barks, Jon Newman, John Arbuckle, Alan Arbuckle, Cody Smith and Leslie Emery. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel...
Michael Robinson (04/24/07)
DEXTER - Michael C. Robinson, 19, died April 22, 2007, at his home. Born July 25, 1987, in Poplar Bluff, to James D. and Ocie D. Heaton Robinson of Dexter, he was a lifelong resident of Dexter where he attended the First Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he is survived by one brother, Billy J. Robinson of Dexter...
Terry Obermann (04/24/07)
DUTCHTOWN -- Terry Leon Obermann, 53, died at 5:35 p.m. April 21, 2007, at his home. Born March 28, 1954, son of the late Earl Leon and Virginia Marie Estes Obermann Sr., he was a foreman for Columbia Construction in Cape Girardeau. Survivors include: two daughters, Lindsey Obermann and Amy Obermann of Odessa, Texas; one brother, Larry Obermann of Cape Girardeau; and three sisters, Brenda Carnell of Delta, Susan Reed of Dutchtown and Donna DeVault of Advance...
Jimmie Corzine Sr. (04/24/07)
DEXTER -- Jimmie D. Corzine Sr., 65, died April 21, 2007, at his home. Born Feb. 13, 1942, in Dexter, to the late Alva and Hattie Hutchcraft Corzine, he spent several years in Benton Harbor, Mich., before returning to Dexter in 1982. He was a retired carpenter and had worked for Pearson Construction...
Births (Published 4/24) (04/24/07)
SIKESTON - Siglindy and Travis Williams are the parents of their fourth child, fourth son, born at 11:07 a.m. Feb. 14, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Travione Juelz Williams weighed 5 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Rosemary and Percy Owens of Charleston and Denita Hudson of Kansas City...
Looking Back 4/24 (04/24/07)
SIKESTON - Fred L. Bowman has bought Snyder's Grocery and Market on West Gladys Street. He is now operating it as Bowman's Food Market. EAST PRAIRIE - The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission in Pittsburgh, Pa., announced the award of a second medal following the July 4 rescue from drowning of four children of Mr. ...
Code of silence will destroy our society (04/24/07)
Cameron Giles is a platinum selling rapper known as Cam'ron. By way of disclaimer, I have never heard of this gentleman and know nothing about his musical talents. But Giles was interviewed Sunday on 60 Minutes and helped explain a cultural phenomenon that is beyond my humble imagination...
Speakout 4/24 (04/24/07)
Ole Al Gore, owner of three mansions, is holed up in his mansion in Nashville, Tenn. He's not coming out much. He's like the groundhog. He was preaching the planet had a fever, global warming. Now he's holed up and his fever has ran into a chill. He don't know what to do about the planet chill. I guess he'll come out if it ever warms up. But the ole boy is all mixed up...