[Nameplate] Fog/Mist ~ 71°F  
High: 90°F ~ Low: 60°F
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Stories from Friday, April 27, 2007

Bill would have little impact locally (04/27/07)
SIKESTON -- A new House bill passed earlier this week would relieve some schools of makeup days for bad weather and require them to hold public hearings if they want to start classes before late-August. While the bill wouldn't be a huge change for local school districts, the issue is something superintendents feel should be decided locally...
Scott County commission approves purchase of truck (04/27/07)
BENTON -- Scott County commissioners approved the purchase of a 2000 model box truck during their regular meeting Thursday to store and deliver election supplies. Commissioners accepted the apparent low bid of $7,995 from Don Bogue. "This truck, I rented it in April and it serves the purpose," said County Clerk Rita Milam...
New trailer (04/27/07)
Scott County Commissioner Ron McCormick, left, and Joe Burton, emergency management director for the county, look over the Federal Emergency Management Agency trailer purchased Tuesday from state surplus. The trailer will be equipped for use as a mobile command center during emergencies...
Law enforcement vehicle donated to sheriff (04/27/07)
CHARLESTON -- The East Prairie Housing Authority will donate a vehicle to county law enforcement. Mississippi County commissioners accepted during their regular meeting Thursday the vehicle donation as proposed by Carole King, executive director of the Housing Authority...
Occupational Therapy Month (04/27/07)
Laurie Laws, an occupational therapist at Clearview Nursing Center, helps resident Edgar Marshall ice a cupcake Thursday morning. The weekly group activity was to celebrate Occupational Therapy month. The group activity helps to improve daily living, increase socialization, promote problem solving and creativity to allow for a coordinated approach to community re-entry...
Scott County's E-911 fund nearly out of reserve funds (04/27/07)
BENTON -- After only the year's first quarter, the county E-911 fund has used up remaining reserves and will now need fund transfers. County officials noted during the regular County Commission meeting Thursday that there is currently only $22,000 left in the E-911 fund...
Cape Central clips Sikeston (04/27/07)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs tennis team dropped a close match to Cape Central 5-4 at home Thursday afternoon. "It was a good, tight match," said Sikeston coach Brian James. "We lost three or four really close matches. We had our chances, we just couldn't pull them out."...
Oran downs Saxony (04/27/07)
ORAN -- The Oran Eagles squeaked past Saxony Lutheran, 4-3, on Thursday. Oran (13-4) tallied the winning run on Tyler Beardslee's suicide squeeze bunt which scored Chase Seyer in the fifth inning. Alex Chasteen picked up the victory in a complete game effort...
Marion stuns SHS (04/27/07)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs had another tough test on Thursday night at the Sikeston Sports Complex against the Marion, Ill., Lady Wildcats. A day after falling 5-1 to Notre Dame on the road, Sikeston took it on the chin at home to Marion, 4-1...
Hawks survive late Mule rally (04/27/07)
BENTON -- The Kelly Hawks topped Poplar Bluff's late comeback with one of their own for a 5-4 win in a first-round play-in game of the SEMO Conference Baseball Tournament on Thursday. Kelly (9-6), behind starter James Miller, took a 3-0 lead into the seventh inning before the Mules erupted for four runs...
Ray Smith (04/27/07)
CHAFFEE - Ollis Ray Smith, 77, died at 8:32 a.m. April 26, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 21, 1929, in Torch, to the late Lee Roy and Myrtie Mae Stewart Smith, he was a construction worker for Fru Con Construction at Fruitland, a member of the Craftsman Union Local No. 1 of Cape Girardeau and a member of Christian Mission Church in Benton...
Louie McDonald (04/27/07)
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...
Colton McLemore (04/27/07)
SIKESTON -- Colton Thomas McLemore, 2-weeks old, died April 25, 2007, at the Children's Hospital in St. Louis. He was born April 10, 2007, in Cape Girardeau, to Jason Thomas and Beth Lambert McLemore of Sikeston. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Cindy and Ron Ressel and Terry and Regina Lambert of Sikeston; paternal grandparents, Edward and Menetta McLemore of Sikeston; maternal great-...
Martin Gaylord (04/27/07)
ESSEX -- Martin Herron Gaylord, 90, died April 26, 2007, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 10, 1916 in Sharon, Tenn., son of the late Edgar and Bessie Martin Gaylord, he was a member and deacon at Grayridge Baptist Church, a retired farmer of many years and a former school bus driver with Richland Public School District...
Eunivee Lacey (04/27/07)
WARDELL -- Eunivee Lena Lacey, 83, died April 27, at her home. Born Sept. 11, 1923, in Perry County, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late James Roberts and Dora Eddie Creasy McCutcheon. Two husbands, L.D. Newcomb and Johnnie Lacey, preceded her in death...
Avis Horton (04/27/07)
DEXTER - Avis M. Horton, 97, died April 25, 2007, at the Central Gardens Residential Care in Dexter. Born Sept. 9, 1909, at Ardmore, Okla., to the late Samuel P. and Birdie Pittman McCollough, she was a former secretary for Bell Oil and Gas Refinery and owner and operator of an appliance store in Ardmore. A stockbroker for many years, she was of the Baptist belief...
Herbert Brown (04/27/07)
MURRIETA, Calif. - Herbert "Bud" Brown, 79, died April 6, 2007, at Loma Linda VA Hospital. Born May 25, 1927, in Morehouse, Mo., he was a resident of Murrieta for 10 years. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1944-1946 and was a member of Las Brisas Bible Fellowship Church in Murrieta...
Katherine Hequembourg (04/27/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services to be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston for Katherine Hequembourg, 87, who died April 26, 2007, will be: Scott Hequembourg, Eric Looney, John Szuberla, Rush Oliver, Gary Patrick and Marty McReynolds...
Looking Back 4/27 (04/27/07)
SIKESTON - Temperatures in Sikeston changed 40 degrees from a low of 40 in the morning to a high of 83. SIKESTON - The city council adopted a $759,010 budget for fiscal 1967-68 with provisions to increase all city salaries an average of 4 percent. The new budget represents an increase of $64,290 over the 1966-67 budget...
Speakout 4/27 (04/27/07)
There is an American flag flying over a business on North Main in Sikeston that is very badly faded out. It should be taken down and replaced. Good morning. Well, it's time for those humming birds. Seen three or four this morning, April 21st. Get your feeders out...