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Stories from Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Third graders get lessons in local, worldwide farming (04/25/07)
NEW HAMBURG -- Scott County third graders learned about farm life in Southeast Missouri, but they were also given a lesson in multicultural agriculture Tuesday during the sixth annual Farm Day. Scott County Women in Agriculture member Elis Holstein -- a native of Panama, South America, who lives in Sikeston -- presented information on how ferns are grown in Panama...
County purchases mobile command trailer from FEMA (04/25/07)
BENTON -- Scott County officials are picking up today what will soon be the county's mobile command center trailer. Scott County Commissioners approved the purchase of what was a Federal Emergency Management Agency trailer for $2,500 from state surplus property during their regular meeting Tuesday...
Scott County ranks well in access to health care (04/25/07)
BENTON -- When compared with other rural counties, Scott County is doing well with health care but not so well with crime and paychecks. Joel Evans, county developer, reported during Tuesday's regular County Commission meeting on the Southeast Missouri economic conference he attended Friday...
Nobody asked me but... (04/25/07)
Nobody asked me but...the end has come for your humble scribe loyal readers. After two years of domination, it is time to move on. From rattling the cages of the powers that be at Notre Dame to coining a nickname for the basketball dominance at Charleston, it has been fun to say the least...
SHS bats go quiet at Notre Dame (04/25/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team could not get their bats on track at Notre Dame on Tuesday afternoon and dropped a tough conference game, 3-2. "We didn't swing the bats very good today," said Sikeston head coach Kevin Self. "We pitched pretty well, as they only got four or five hits on us. We played good defense, we just couldn't hit."...
Lady Bulldogs earn ugly victory over Perryville (04/25/07)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs soccer team defeated the Perryville Lady Pirates at the Complex on Tuesday afternoon, 2-1. Jordi Ferrell got the game-winning goal at the 65-minute mark, as she got around the Perryville defense and hit a left-footed shot past the keeper. Kelsey Lawrence was credited with the assist...
Cutting edge golf program comes to area (04/25/07)
SIKESTON -- Honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment. Obviously all are admirable traits in any individual, but they're also the nine core values emphasized in a cutting edge program designed to foster character development in America's youth...
Eagles snap streak (04/25/07)
MARBLE HILL -- The Oran Eagles defeated the Woodland Cardinals on the road Tuesday to snap a rare three-game losing streak, 11-0 in five innings. Oran lost three straight games at home in the Scott County Invitational to Cooter, Dexter and Senath-Hornersville. The Eagles got well with their trip to Marble Hill...
NMCC rally falls short, 9-8 (04/25/07)
POPLAR BLUFF -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the fifth inning, to only give up the lead in the bottom half and gave up four unearned runs in the seventh. Trailing 9-3 with two outs in the seventh, NMCC's Dylan Harris doubled a two strike pitch off the centerfield wall and scored on Sean Thomason's double to left...
Overdosed on 24-hour news (04/25/07)
As I watched the events of the Virginia Tech shooting unfold on television last week I was angered. First, at the fact that some lunatic could just walk into a school building and shoot at teachers and students like he was shooting fish in a barrel. But second, I was angered at the way the television news stations handled the event...
Rubin McCurry (04/25/07)
SIKESTON -- Rubin Lee McCurry, 87, formerly of Gideon, died April 24, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 17, 1920, in Darnell, Ark., to the late Luther Ben and Bertie Brown McCurry, he was a farmer and of the Baptist belief...
Jack Jackson (04/25/07)
SIKESTON - L. "Jack" Jackson, 77, died at 7 p.m. April 22, 2007, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 31, 1929, at Dexter, son of the late Benjamin Franklin and Effie Harness Jackson, he was a retired salesman for Supervalue and a U.S. ...
Louie McDonald (04/25/07)
SIKESTON - Louie McDonald, 90, died April 20, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 28, 1916, at Double Springs, Ala., son of the late Marion and Docia Jackson McDonald, he was a retired farmer and member of North Acres General Baptist Church in Sikeston. He was also a longtime member and deacon of Little Vine General Baptist Church and enjoyed singing in the church choir and quartet...
Juantia Leible (04/25/07)
OWENSBORO, Ark. -- Juanita Joyce Donner Leible, 68, died April 21, 2007, at Owensboro Medical Health System. Born to the late Joseph Albert and Dorothy Hatcher Donner, she was a teacher for the Owensboro Board of Education for 26 years in Head Start and kindergarten and was a member of Immaculate Catholic Church...
Dora Bishop (04/25/07)
SIKESTON - Dora I. Bishop, 93, died April 24, 2007, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born March 12, 1914, in Cape Girardeau County, she was the daughter of the late Napoleon Dallas and Martha Ann McIntire Cook. She married Milford "Mike" Bishop who preceded her in death...
Nancy Estes (04/25/07)
SIKESTON - Nancy J. Estes, 51, died April 24, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 8, 1956, in Sikeston, the daughter of the late Albert "Dick" and Elizabeth "Sis" Price Dockins, she was of the Baptist belief. On Aug. 28, 1975, in York, S.C., she married Billy Estes who survives of the home...
Lillian Riley (04/25/07)
SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - Lillian Riley, 88, formerly of Lilbourn, Mo., died April 24, 2007, at Shelbyville. Visitation is at 5 p.m. Friday at Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn, where services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday.
Willie Triblett (04/25/07)
SIKESTON - Willie Lee Triblett, 66, died April 24, 2007, at her home. Born Oct. 20, 1941, in Lambert, Miss., to the late Willie and Geneva Boyd Cammon, she move to Missouri in 1968. She was a member of Freewill Missionary Baptist Church where she was a member of the Mother Board...
Edith Parsons (04/25/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Edith Eileen Parsons, 86, formerly of Sikeston, died at 2:15 p.m. April 23, 2007, at National Health Care in St. Louis. Born Aug. 9, 1920, in Newton County, Ark., to the late C.A. and Ada Adella Young Ewing, she was a housewife, homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church in Blodgett...
Birth (Published 4/25) (04/25/07)
BERTRAND - Brandee Peterson and Jeff Riley are the parents of their first sons, second and third child, born March 15, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Mason Curtis Riley was born at 1:21 p.m., weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 18 inches long. Tyler Jackson Riley was born at 1:22 p.m., weighed 6 pounds and was 19 inches long...
Looking Back 4/25 (04/25/07)
SIKESTON - Jake Foster has sold his Saveway Store No. 2 in Miner to Burble Gunn of LaForge. NORFOLK, Va. - Capt. H. Spencer Matthew Jr., son of Mrs. Flora Matthews of Sikeston and the late H.S. Matthews Sr., has taken the helm as commanding officer of the Navy amphibious ship USS Hermitage...
Real danger is not words but message (04/25/07)
Russell Simmons has made millions of dollars as the "Godfather of Hip Hop" music. He's articulate and extremely savvy in the business world. So Simmons can recognize a train wreck coming better than most. That's why the music mogul wants rappers to tone down the language. I'm betting Simmons will have some success but ultimately fail...
Speakout 4/25 (04/25/07)
They smeared me