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Stories from Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Renovations under way at NMC R-1 elementary buildings (06/20/07)
NEW MADRID - The three Rs for New Madrid County R-1 School District's elementary schools this summer are: roofing, repairs and repainting. According to Superintendent Bill Nance, the construction, funded through a bond issue passed in 2006, is moving at a rapid pace. He predicted all work will be completed at the Lilbourn and Matthews Elementary schools by the end of the summer while work will continue at the New Madrid Elementary School again next summer...
Two honored with blood drives (06/20/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- People often don't realize the importance of giving blood until someone they know needs it. So by sponsoring New Madrid County Donor Day honoring two Bootheel youngsters, the Bootheel Riders Club hopes to make that connection. "I don't really think people are aware of how much blood is needed," said Joy Partin, secretary/treasurer of the club...
Officials conduct earthquake exercise (06/20/07)
BENTON -- In the event of a major earthquake in this area, shelter and communications are going to be key factors. Issues related to shelter and communications following a major earthquake were discussed by Scott County governmental and emergency services officials during a tabletop exercise Tuesday at the Scott County Jail...
R-1 Board OKs 2007-08 budget (06/20/07)
NEW MADRID -- The budget for the R-1 School District for 2007-08 will see expenditures and income estimated at $17.5 million. "It is projected the district will not realize any additional state funding due to the phase-in of the new funding formula," said Superintendent Bill Nance about the budget. Federal and state funding are expected to remain basically stable, he added...
Bulls post another come-from-behind victory (06/20/07)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulls seem to be more comfortable with their backs against the wall. The Bulls pulled off another come-from-behind victory on Tuesday, defeating Owensboro 6-4 at VFW Stadium. "Once again we're a comeback team," said Sikeston coach Jamie Puckett. "Our guys seem to rise to the occasion when they are against a wall. They will come out swinging and they won't go down without a fight."...
Swim meet results (06/20/07)
LOCAL?SWIMMING Sikeston Sharks results Perryville Meet (Sikeston placers only) GIRLS 6-under 25 free 2. Maggie Eby, 44.42 6-under 25 backstroke 1. Hannah Carnell, 42.77 3. Eby, 48.37 6-under 25 breaststroke 1. Eby, 43.75 2. Grace Urhahn, 52.87 3. Carnell, 55.78...
All that glitters isn't royalty (06/20/07)
It seems like every time I leave the house anymore I run into a princess. Just the other night I went to a local bookstore and as I was browsing, I nearly collided with a teenage girl wearing a tiara. Then when I said, "Excuse me your highness," she looked at me like I was an idiot...
Gene Ramsey (06/20/07)
WAPPAPELLO -- Harold "Gene" Ramsey, 78, died June 18, 2007, at his home. He was born July 20, 1928, in Sikeston, to the late William and Bessie Seifert Ramsey. In 1990 he retired from the Sikeston Power Plant and built Rotary Club and Eagles "welcome signs" in Wappapello...
Evadna Black (06/20/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Evadna "Vad" Black, 99, formerly of Dexter, died June 16, 2007, at St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis. Born March 6, 1908, daughter of the late Miner Dickirson and Loda Grimes Dickirson, she was a member of the Ladue Chapel Church, co-founder and past president of Dexter National Bank, and a member of the P.E.O., St. Luke's Hospital Auxiliary and Campbell House in St. Louis...
Mon McKinney (06/20/07)
MARSTON -- Mon Willer McKinney, 82, died June 15, 2007, at Christian Northeast Hospital in St. Louis. Born Dec. 5, 1924, in Wolf Island, to the late Artie and Ollie Cassel Long, she was a member of Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Marston, where she was the president of the Mission Society and an officer and member of the choir...
Jerry Byford (06/20/07)
SIKESTON - Jerry Dale Byford, 47, died Monday, June 18, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born Aug. 19, 1959, in Sikeston to Shirley Davis Jeffries and the late James O. Byford. He attended Charleston High School where he received his diploma in 1978. ...
Carl Jackson (06/20/07)
PARMA -- Carl Edward Wright Jackson, 52, died June 14, 2007, at the Community Hospital East in Indianapolis, Ind. He was born Jan. 1, 1955, in Parma, to Norma Jean Jackson Wright of Malden and the late John Allen Wright. Survivors in addition to his mother include: four sisters, Mary Ann Shaw and Tracy Wright of Malden, Susan Smith of Little Rock, Ark. ...
Corra Edwards (06/20/07)
SIKESTON -- Corra Mae Edwards, 59, died at 8 p.m. June 17, 2007, at St. John's Mercy Hospital in St. Louis following a brief illness. Born June 4, 1948, in Dardanelle, Ark., daughter of the late George Edward and Florence Elizabeth Lewis McDonnold, she had worked for 12 years at the Sikeston Rescue Mission. She had previously worked at Calvary Temple Daycare in Sikeston. At the time of her death, she was an associate minister of the House of Prayer General Baptist Church...
Jewell Dowd (06/20/07)
NEW MADRID -- Jewell Dowd died June 19, 2007, at her daughter's home in Cordova, Tenn. The daughter of the late Boyd and Katie Prewitt, she was a member of the Methodist Church of New Madrid. She was married for 58 years to J.D.. Dowd, who preceded her in death in September 2000...
Barbara Landis (06/20/07)
SIKESTON -- Barbara Landis, 86, died June 20, 2007, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Hector J. Colon (06/20/07)
COVINGTON, La. -- Hector J. Colon, died June 17, 2007. Beloved husband for 51 years of Mary "Beth" Johnson Colon. father of Wanda Rankin and spouse Dr. Kevin, Eduardo "Eddie" Colon, Elizabeth "Liz" Brett and spouse Tom, Mary Ellen Colon and spouse Jordi Sales, Grace Colon and spouse Peter Noymer. Grandfather of Bill, Taylor, Meg, Mimi, Nicolas, Ben, Kate and Jack...
Births (Published 6/20) (06/20/07)
SIKESTON - Lisa Hale and Ronnie Nolan are the parents of their third child, first daughter, born at 11:13 a.m. May 18, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center's Family BirthPlace in Cape Girardeau. Marissa Ann Nolan weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 20.25 inches long...
Looking Back 6/20 (06/20/07)
SIKESTON - In spite of showers and generally overcast skies which prevented Army and Navy planes from appearing, about 1,400 persons viewed the air show presented yesterday by the Sikeston Junior Chamber of Commerce at the Municipal Airport. HAYTI - Patricia Karen McMullin, 18-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.S. McMullin of Sikeston, will represent the Sikeston Jaycees in the annual Miss Missouri Bootheel contest July 4...
What's the reward for responsibility? (06/20/07)
As a nation, we'll never know when we've hit rock bottom until it's too late. History will know when we've reached that dismal point. Unfortunately, I suspect at the time we'll just plod along and witness the decay of a civilization that held so much promise...
Speakout 6/20 (06/20/07)
I'm just really glad that these hard working Mexicans are in this country to take up the slack for these lazy people who sit on their butts and won't do anything. To you who called in and said, "Come on over." I just wanted you to know that there are a lot of things that are major in Miner and there needs to be a consolidation with Sikeston, no matter what you say. ...