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Stories from Sunday, May 20, 2007

School year coming to an end (05/20/07)
Jordan Chappell and Tyrone McClinton catch their balloons during the Matthews Elementary Track and Field Day Friday. Students participated in the sack race, 50-yard dash, three-legged race and other events. Lane Williams, a student at Lee Hunter Elementary pets a snake during the school's "Children's Outdoor at Sikeston Together" event Friday at the Sikeston Sports Complex. ...
YMCA fundraising still short of goal (05/20/07)
SIKESTON -- The YMCA of Southeast Missouri continues to inch closer to its goal of raising $6 million for renovations and new construction, but still lacks $900,000 needed to qualify for grants to finish the project. "We're cautiously optimistic about reaching our goal, and there are lot of potential donors who are still contemplating their pledges," said Richard Montgomery, co-chair of the YMCA of Southeast Missouri's "Growing Our Future" capital campaign...
Two arrested on drug charges (05/20/07)
BENTON -- An ongoing drug investigation in Oran has netted another two arrests. Christopher Counts, 27, and Patricia Campbell, 26, both of Oran, are charged with possession of a controlled substance. Counts is also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia...
Carnell to play soccer at Lindenwood (05/20/07)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston High School senior Chris Carnell, a staple in the Bulldog soccer program the last four years, will be taking his talents to Lindenwood University in St. Charles. Carnell, 18, signed a letter of intent recently to keep his soccer career going at the next level...
NMCC and Oran will see changes (05/20/07)
NEW MADRID -- After leading the girls basketball program the last three years, New Madrid County Central coach Lance Tollison is stepping down. Tollison took over the struggling program in the middle of the 2003-04 season in an emergency situation. Tollison, who has served as an administrator at NMCC the last eight years, pulled double-duty for the next three years as he coached the girls basketball team and was the school's Technical Skills Director...
Bulldogs named to All-Conference team (05/20/07)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs were represented well on the SEMO All- Conference Baseball Team which was recently released. Sikeston, which won the regular season conference championship, had four players placed on first team and two were selected honorable mention...
2007 SEMO Conference Baseball Team (05/20/07)
PLAYER OF THE YEAR Blake Slattery -- Cape Central COACH OF THE YEAR Kevin Self -- Sikeston...
National recognition (05/20/07)
Lt. Rickey Rapert of the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, pictured left, was recently recognized by the company that manufactures the Stop Stick tire deflation device with their "Stop of the Month" award for his use of their product. DPS Director Drew Juden, also pictured, described how Rapert used the device on North Ingram near Highway HH to help end a high speed vehicle pursuit that started in Scott City. ...
Elementary art teacher honored by Wal-Mart (05/20/07)
SIKESTON - Carolyn Keesee, a teacher at New Madrid Elementary at New Madrid, was recently named local Teacher of the Year by the Sikeston Wal- Mart Supercenter No. 9 The award, which was given as part of Wal-Mart's 12th annual Teacher of the Year Program, comes in honor of National Teacher's Day on May 8. Keesee received a $1,000 grant for New Madrid Elementary, a $100 gift card to buy supplies for her classroom, a Teacher of the Year polo shirt and a personalized certificate...
Canedy Sign and Graphic (05/20/07)
Ellis Bradshaw, general manager of Canedy Sign and Graphic, and Sara Canedy Alley cut the grand opening ribbon for the company May 11. Canedy Sign and Graphic is located at 18023 U.S. Highway 61 South and is open Monday through Friday. The company offers digital message centers, all types of neon to high-...
Business briefcase 5/20 (05/20/07)
SIKESTON - Ed Masters, a medical doctor with Ferguson Medical Group, was an invited speaker for a CDC sponsored national conference on Vectorborne Diseases hosted by Duke University Medical School, in Durham, N.C., on May 8 and 9. SIKESTON - Two Sikeston Health Care Employees were honored recently...
Getting an inside look at CVB plans (05/20/07)
Let's see what has been going on with the CVB. Well . . . a little bit of this and a whole lot of that! I have been doing a lot of reading. I was one of 10 CVB directors throughout the state who was invited by the Missouri Division of Tourism to evaluate the Leisure Travel Marketing grant applications. This was my third year to take on this task...
Safety first (05/20/07)
Breeden Transportation of Sikeston was recently honored by their insurance company for low accident frequency and outstanding safety programs. Melany Buttry, safety manager for Breeden Transportation, received the award from Brent Stacy of Great West Casualty Insurance Company...
Helen Groesbeck (05/20/07)
SIKESTON -- Helen L. Groesbeck, 72, died May 19, 2007, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at the Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Rachel Barker (05/20/07)
DEXTER - Rachel Angelene Barker, 92, died May 18, 2007, at her home. Born Dec. 15, 1914, near Bloomfield, to the late Thomas Marion McClard and Pearlie Elvany Eskew McClard Ross, she was a member of the South Pleasant Valley Church and a former floor worker for Swift and Company...
Veatrice Shepard (05/20/07)
BEMENT -- Veatrice Shepard, 92, died at 7:45 p.m. May 18, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. today at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston where services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Bob Medlock of Sikeston officiating...
George Coffer (05/20/07)
CHARLESTON -- George Whitaker "Dub" Coffer, 72, died May 17, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 10, 1934, in Mississippi County, son of the late Bishop and Gladys Cowser Coffer, he lived in Mississippi County his entire life. He was first employed with the National Compress in Charleston. He later worked for the Bunge Corporation in Cairo, Ill., and then the Community Sheltered Workshop until his retirement. He was a welder, builder and repairman...
Ann Brown (05/20/07)
SIKESTON -- Ann Strickland Brown, 89, died at 1:10 a.m. May 17, 2007, at her home. Born Dec. 29, 1917, in Marine, Ill., daughter of the late Louis H. and Mary Stein Klingel, she had lived in Mississippi and Scott counties since 1920. While living in Charleston, she was a member of the First Baptist Church. ...
Walter Wise (05/20/07)
DEXTER - Walter Wise, 75, died May 18, 2007, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until time for services at 1 p.m. Monday at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Bernie. Burial will follow in the Bernie Cemetery...
Annette Gillespie (05/20/07)
AQUILLA -- B. Annette Gillespie, 72, died May 17, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born May 6, 1935, in Pocahontas, Ark., to Ruth Jennings DeJournett of Pocahontas and the late James Ross Higgonbotham, she had spent most of her life in the Bloomfield and Advance communities and was a member of the New Life Tabernacle Pentecostal Church in Bell City...
Newton Carroll (05/20/07)
SIKESTON -- Billy Newton Carroll, 79, died May 18, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born June 3, 1927, in Scott County, to the late Clarence and Maggie Branum Carroll, he was a U.S. Army veteran having served as a tank operator. He worked for the Missouri State Highway Department as an area supervisor for 42 years before his retirement...
Births (Published 5/20) (05/20/07)
ORAN - Kristina and Darren Brown are the parents of their second child, first son, born at 11:43 a.m. April 1, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Jayden Darrell Brown weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Kenny and Beth Ryan and Leon Daily of Houston...
Riddle - King (05/20/07)
SIKESTON -- Kendra LeeAnn Riddle and Charles Lee King were married in a private family ceremony Dec. 23, 2006 in Madison, Ala. Parents of the bride are Ken and Joy Riddle of Sikeston. She is the granddaughter of Kenneth and Ruby Nell Riddle and Virginia Butrum, all of Sikeston and the late John Butrum...
Morrison - Rhodes (05/20/07)
SIKESTON -- Christi Wilson Morrison and Michael Edwin Rhodes were united in marriage in a 6 p.m. ceremony April 24, 2007, on the beach at South Padre Island, Texas. The bride is the daughter of William and Cathy Wilson of Risco. Parents of the bridegroom are Don and Sandy Rhodes of Bloomfield...
Duncan - Mack (05/20/07)
SIKESTON -- Pamela Little of Sikeston and David and Marcella Mack of Benton have announced the engagement of their children, Shannon Duncan to Andrew Mack. A 2000 graduate of Sikeston High School, the future bride received a Bachelor of Arts in English literature with a minor in writing on May 12 from Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at A.O. Community Services in Cape Girardeau...
Braden - Sheeks (05/20/07)
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- Derek and Kathy Braden of West Des Moines have announced the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Ashley Braden, to Timothy Richard Sheeks, son of Mike and Susan Sheeks of Bondurant. The future bride is the granddaughter of John and Shirley Braden of Sikeston, Mo., and the late Brice and Barbara Carroll. She is also the great-granddaughter of Esther Nanney of Sikeston...
Williams - Estes (05/20/07)
SIKESTON -- Tara Lorrie Williams and Dugless Ray Estes Jr. have announced their engagement. The future bride is a graduate of Sikeston Senior High School and Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Newmarket Associates and is a real estate agent at Area Properties. She is the daughter of Carla Williams of Sikeston...
Looking Back 5/20 (05/20/07)
SIKESTON - Monroe Randol has sold his residence this week on Highway 60 East to Tommy Raidt. SIKESTON - Police departments and newspapers are noted for receiving unusual reports. Honors over the weekend went to the police department. A caller reported that a strange bird with the face of a monkey and feet like a chicken was found in his garage. The police checked and found an owl with its wings clipped...
Flood of immigrants will sink our country (05/20/07)
If you can take a brief break from your concern over Paris Hilton's upcoming stint in jail, you might want to pay attention to the compromise immigration bill that gained approval this week. Paris Hilton will someday fade into the shadows. The flood of illegal immigrants who may soon gain legal status will change your life forever...
Speakout 5/20 (05/20/07)
I was watching the cooking show, Barefoot Contessa. I was just wondering, are they taping in her home or is that a studio they're taping in? I'd appreciate your answer. My wife bought a drill at a store in Cape. I live 60 miles south of there. When my wife got home, I put the drill together and one piece was missing. ...