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Stories from Friday, May 11, 2007

Apartments destroyed in Thursday afternoon fire (05/11/07)
SIKESTON -- Officials are investigating a fire which resulted in the total loss of an apartment building Thursday. "The initial call time was 1:42 p.m.," said Lt. Ken Dicus of the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. "Officers were on the scene all night and are still on the scene at this time." At the peak of the firefight, DPS had two aerial ladders units and two pumpers at the scene, Dicus said...
Scott County Commission says no to block grant application (05/11/07)
BENTON -- Scott County will not sponsor a Community Development Block Grant application for the Gloryland Community Development Corporation. Scott County commissioners announced their decision during their regular meeting Thursday. "Based on the information I have on this point, I just don't feel like I can support this grant," Commissioner Dennis Ziegenhorn said...
Crack cocaine mounts in area (05/11/07)
SIKESTON -- Feeling they have a better handle on the methamphetamine problem, local law enforcement agencies are now joining forces to push crack cocaine distribution out of not only their jurisdictions but the entire region. "A lot of violence in the area is associated with individuals in the crack cocaine trade, and we're making efforts to address that," said Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Kevin Glaser, coordinator of Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force...
Thursday accident (05/11/07)
The Sikeston Department of Public Safety responded to a two-vehicle accident Thursday morning on E. Malone and Country Club Drive. One person was transported to the Missouri Delta Medical Center by South County Ambulance District.
SHS falls short; Zhao, Matthews repeat as double champs (05/11/07)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldog tennis team saw its district dominance come to an end on Thursday as a newcomer to the district stepped forward. Sikeston finished with 25.5 points, which qualified them for the regional round, but it was just behind first place Farmington with 27 points in Class 1, District 1 action at the Sikeston High School tennis courts...
Bulldogs excited to host district meet (05/11/07)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs will be hosting their first ever district track and field meet tomorrow as Class 3, District 1 action kicks off at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium at 11 a.m. Sikeston will be among 15 teams vying for the team championship while a host of individuals fight for a chance to advance to the sectional round...
Soccer team fares well (05/11/07)
Pictured are members of the Jackson United soccer team which took second place at the City of Roses Tournament in Cape Girardeau. The team took first place in the Kentucky Lake Invitational in Calvert City, Ky. Team members front row from left are: Blake Duffy, Jack Litzelfelner, Wesley Blondell, Isaac Ellsworth and Hunter Kelpe. Back row: Tyler Schumaker, Brock Anderson, Wyn Roberds, Beau Brady, Ryan Mize and Kyle Wood...
Sikeston third seed in district (05/11/07)
PERRYVILLE -- The Sikeston girls soccer program has come a long way in its six short years of existence. Head coach Derrick Long is ready to take the program to the next level, much like he has done the boys soccer team. Sikeston's girls are seeded third in the Class 1, District 1 Tournament set to start tomorrow at St. Vincent High School in Perryville. The Lady Bulldogs are scheduled to play No. 6 Farmington at 11:45 a.m...
Girls soccer beats Lady 'Cats in O.T.; Oran's Dooley no-hits E.P. (05/11/07)
FREDERICKTOWN -- The Sikeston girls soccer team improved to 13-9-1 in the regular season finale against Fredericktown, winning 5-4 in overtime. Sikeston led 4-1 only to see Fredericktown rally to tie the score and send the contest into overtime. Sikeston's Jordi Ferrell kicked in the winning goal on a free kick at the 83:00 mark...
Margaret Byrd (05/11/07)
SIKESTON -- Margaret Byrd, 87, died at 7:05 p.m. May 10, 2007, at Miner Nursing Center. Born May 30, 1919, in Garza, Texas, daughter of the late Henry H. and Hattie L. Austin Robinson, she was a housewife and taught elementary school at the Chaney School in rural Sikeston, the Matthews school system and Sikeston public school system. She was a member of Tanner Street Church of God...
Earl Kinsey Sr. (05/11/07)
ST. LOUIS - Earl O. Kinsey Sr., 74, formerly of Sikeston, died May 10, 2007, in St. Louis. He was born Nov. 7, 1932, in Gideon, son of the late Eliga and Anna Belle Kinsey. He was a member of the Grand View Baptist Church, a Mason-both York Rite and Scottish Rite Lodges, a member of the Elkorah Shrine Temple of Boise, Idaho, and the VFW Post 4l05...
Robert Shipman (05/11/07)
DEXTER - Robert L. Shipman, 64, died May 10, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday. Burial will follow in the Hill Cemetery at Bloomfield...
Looking Back 5/11 (05/11/07)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Paul Witt entertained with a dinner party in honor of Mrs. Witt's father, M.D. Atherton, who celebrated his birthday that day. SIKESTON - Prospects for a good cotton crop diminished with rain that struck the area Saturday and Sunday and left several fields covered with water. A total of 8 inches of rain fell in Sikeston on Saturday and Sunday, bringing the total for the month to 12.25 inches...
Speakout 5/11 (05/11/07)
This is for the lonely mother. It doesn't say whether you drive or not, and you are worried about your daughter not bringing your grandkids by. What's wrong with you getting in your car and driving over there? If you are in your 60s most likely your daughter is still working, most likely your grandkids are in school. ...