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Stories from Friday, May 4, 2007

County budget limitations end private dainage work (05/04/07)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County will not install any more pipes on private property. Commissioners discussed county policy for installing culverts and drainage pipes during their regular meeting Thursday. Presiding Commissioner Jim Blumenberg said he recently got word that there have been a few exceptions made to the county policy of only installing pipes that drain into county ditches...
Stabbing victim reported in good condition (05/04/07)
CARUTHERSVILLE - A middle school student, who was repeatedly stabbed by a classmate Wednesday, is reported recovering and in good condition. The 14-year-old underwent surgery Wednesday at the Elvis Presley Trauma Center in Memphis, Tenn., for the approximately 20 different wounds he received in the attack at about 7:15 a.m. Wednesday on his school bus. His family advised the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Office that the teen will be in the hospital at least another week...
Time to clean up (05/04/07)
Randy Gaines and Jeff Archie place the Sikeston Community Clean-Up Campaign sign up at the compost site on Compress Road Thursday for Sikeston residents. The Clean-Up Campaign starts Saturday morning and will run through May 13. The times will be 7:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.The site will be manned and proof of residency will be required. For more information call City Hall at 471-2174 or the Street Department at 471-5100...
Learning about bicycle safety (05/04/07)
Steve Hampton, registered nurse and emergency room nurse manager at Missouri Delta Medical Center, demonstrates a fall off of a bike Thursday at Morehouse Elementary School. Hampton spoke to the first grade classes at the school about bike safety. May is bike safety month...
25 years later, it's graduation time again (05/04/07)
NEW MADRID -- If it meant giving up things like hunting trips to Colorado and tickets to the Masters Tournament in Augusta, Ga., then Ralph Palmer said so be it. To Palmer, earning a second college degree was well worth the sacrifices. On Monday, the 47-year-old New Madrid resident will take his final college exam in organic chemistry, making him eligible to receive a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry from Southeast Missouri State University -- 25 years after earning his first bachelor's degree...
Sample captures first place at Sikeston Drag Strip (05/04/07)
SIKESTON -- Here are the results from Saturday's Sikeston Drag Strip action. Locally, Sikeston's Corey Lowe was the winner in the Trophy Class. Dexter's Larry Layton captured first place in the E.T. Class. Scott City's Rob Sample took first place in the Super Pro Class...
Golf tourney changes name (05/04/07)
SIKESTON -- The Jaycee Classic Golf Tournament is undergoing a permanent name change. Matt Barnes, a Sikeston Jaycee who tragically died on Nov. 12 of cardiac arrest at the age of 29, will have the tournament renamed in his memory to Matt Barnes Memorial Jaycee Classic...
Dick Sherrard (05/04/07)
SIKESTON -- Charles R. "Dick" Sherrard, 69, died May 3, 2007, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 3, 1938, in Morehouse, to the late Paul J. and Alma D. Morris Sherrard Sr., he was a member of Miner Baptist Church, the Missouri National Guard 1120th and a 20-year veteran of the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. He and his entire family survived the attack on Pearl Harbor, where his father was stationed in the U.S. Navy...
Margaret Pursell (05/04/07)
DEXTER - Margaret Jean Pursell, 81, died May 3, 2007, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 18, 1925, in Morrilton, Ark., to the late O.C. and Bertha Churchill Porter, she lived most of her life in Dexter. She had worked at Elders Manufacturing, Stovall's Department Store and was a member of the First Nazarene Church in Dexter...
Patricia Long (05/04/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Patricia Long, 76, died May 4, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Henry Covey (05/04/07)
SIKESTON -- Henry William Covey, 95, died May 1, 2007, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born July 6, 1911, in Portageville, he was the son of the late Luther Lee and Dolly Newton Covey. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Bueton Burgess...
Roy Wilhite (05/04/07)
ROCKVIEW -- Roy Lee Wilhite, 81, died at 7:55 a.m. May 3, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 26, 1926, in Chaffee, son of the late Edward Elliott and Agnes Marie Sadler Wilhite, he was a retired pipe fitter for Pipe Fitters Local 562 in St. Louis. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a past worshipful master of Chaffee Masonic Lodge 615 AF & AM and a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Rockview...
Births (Published 5/4) (05/04/07)
SIKESTON - Billie Jo and Chad Brusveen are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 5:57 p.m. March 23, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Ashton James Brusveen weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Jim and Kathey Casey of Randolph, Wis...
Looking Back 5/4 (05/04/07)
SIKESTON - The girls of homeroom 11A defeated other homeroom teams to become champions of the intramural basketball tournament at the high school. SIKESTON - William Burch will be included in the 1967 edition of the Outstanding Young Men of America, the Missouri Junior Chamber of Commerce announced today. The publication carries the annual list of 10,000 young men of outstanding accomplishments...
Speakout 5/4 (05/04/07)
To Security check not secure, since you are depositing your check into your banking account anyway, why don't you use the direct deposit feature for the check to get there at 8 o'clock in the morning and get credited to you the day it is due, and you won't be bouncing checks anymore or have to go to the bank...