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Stories from Tuesday, May 15, 2007

New Madrid man enters guilty plea (05/15/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A New Madrid man has entered a guilty plea to unlawful possession of a firearm. George W. Dawson, 52, entered his plea to one felony count of being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm in a court appearance Monday before U.S. District Judge Catherine D. Perry...
Approved higher education funds to benefit Southeast in Sikeston (05/15/07)
SIKESTON -- Higher education funds approved by the state Legislature last week will enable Southeast Missouri State University-Sikeston to remodel a classroom for its distance dental hygiene program set to begin this fall. Lawmakers gave final approval May 7 to legislation that will take $350 million over six years from the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority to finance dozens of building projects for public colleges and universities...
Man tries to abduct girl on Monday (05/15/07)
SIKESTON -- Authorities are continuing their search today for a man wanted in connection with an abduction attempt of a 12-year-old girl. At approximately 6:30 p.m. Monday, the Sikeston Department of Public Safety was notified of an apparent abduction attempt at the intersection of Courtney and Pine streets...
Mosquito abatement (05/15/07)
Sikeston Public Works employee Randy Gaines throws Altosid XR Extended Residual Briquets into the R.S. Matthews Park Pond. The department has started the annual mosquito abatement program by using the briquets and granules in storm basins, larvicide in the ditches and will start the ULV in the next weeks. The public is urged to help reduce mosquitoes by maintaining their property...
County auditor resigns to take position with school district (05/15/07)
NEW MADRID - New Madrid County Auditor Brian Mauk will still be adding up the numbers but as of June 4 it will be for the New Madrid County R-1 School District. The New Madrid County R-1 School Board hired Mauk as the new director of business and finance during its May meeting. Mauk, who has served as county auditor for six and half years, replaces Paul Northington, who left the district after serving in the post for 12 years...
Names of those arrested on drug charges released (05/15/07)
BENTON -- The names of five Scott County residents who were arrested on drug charges over the weekend have been released. Following a two-month investigation, Steven Kolwyck, 46, of Oran was charged with class A felony of trafficking in the first degree, class B felony of attempting to manufacture a controlled substance, class C felony of possession of a controlled substance and class C felony of possession of marijuana, according to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter. ...
SHS cruises by Doniphan (05/15/07)
DEXTER -- The Sikeston Bulldogs advanced to the semifinals of the Class 3, District 1 Tournament with a 9-2 victory against Doniphan on Monday at Dexter's East City Park. Sikeston, seeded second, raced out to an early lead and never looked back against the seventh-seeded Dons (7-10)...
SHS soccer falls in district tourney (05/15/07)
PERRYVILLE -- The Sikeston girls soccer team saw its season come to an end on Tuesday with a 1-0 loss to St. Vincent in the Class 1, District 1 Tournament in Perryville. St. Vincent's Brooke Brown scored the game's only goal on an assist from Lacey Siegmund at the 13:00 mark. The shot was from 25 yards out as it was perfectly placed over Sikeston goalie Amber Minner's head...
Green has strong day at state golf tournament (05/15/07)
SPRINGFIELD -- One Sikeston golfer is in the running for a medal -- the other had a day to forget at the Class 3 Golf Championships at Deer Lake Golf Course in Springfield. While Bill Green had a good all-around day, shooting a 75, 4-over par to place in the top 20 so far, teammate Dakota Trevino let one hole get away from him on his way to an 86...
Sikeston Spring Open Tournament (05/15/07)
Co-directors Chris Matthews and Joe Childress discuss plans for the Sikeston Spring Open Tennis Tournament (June 1-3) with area players. Boys and girls juniors events will be held June 1 and adult events will be June 2-3. Adult events include Men's Open, Men's A, Men's B, Over 50, Women's Open and Open Mixed Doubles. Entry fees are $12 per singles event and $16 for each doubles team. To request an entry form call 471-3060 and leave a message...
Dick Hendry (05/15/07)
WAPPAPELLO -- Richard "Dick" Hendry, 66, died May 14, 2007, at his home. Born May 31, 1940, in Villisca, Iowa, son of the late Abe D. and Ruby Pettingill Hendry, he had lived at the Lake of the Ozarks and in St. Louis County before moving to Wappapello many years ago. He worked as a dynamite specialist with N.B. Harty Construction and attended Egypt Church in Puxico...
Pauline Fields (05/15/07)
DEXTER -- Pauline W. Fields, 92, died May 13, 2007, at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Oct. 13, 1914, at Lake County, Tenn., daughter of the late Travis and Fannie Belle Crabtree Williams, she was a former employee with State Hospital No. 1 in Fulton...
Birth (Published 5/15) (05/15/07)
SIKESTON - Denise Ward and Kaleb Davis are the parents of their third child, second son, born at 12:08 p.m. March 29, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Jasiah Iyondei Davis weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Lori Thomas and Douglas Laura...
Looking Back 5/15 (05/15/07)
SIKESTON - The Rev. Gayle Jackson, pastor of the First Assembly of God Church, announced that the church recently purchased the N.E. Fuchs Jr. lot. SIKESTON - The graduating seniors in high schools of Scott, Stoddard, Mississippi and New Madrid counties will number about 1,600 this June...
Rate this proposal R for ridiculous (05/15/07)
I suppose the movie rating system has a purpose. If parents and ticket-takers pay attention, the ratings may well shield some youngsters from movies that contain aspects that are inappropriate. But the movie rating system is a subjective measure. What you might consider inappropriate, I might not. It goes both ways...
Your view: Ethanol dangers (05/15/07)
I am wondering if anyone in Sikeston has followed the issue on Ethanol Plants being constructed in close vicinity of residential communities? The information on these plants will scare a person if one is not blinded by the $ $$$ the plant developers dangle in your face. I can only hope the plant is held to stringent pollution controls for your community's sake...
Speakout 5/15 (05/15/07)