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Stories from Sunday, July 15, 2007

Soybeans to power Lilbourn industry this fall (07/15/07)
LILBOURN -- The biodiesel plant in Lilbourn is on track to begin production by the end of the year. "The construction on this initial stuff is just about done," said Stan Polivick, plant manager for Great River Soy Processing Co-op. "We're hoping to start production in September."...
Demands leads to increase in corn crop, prices (07/15/07)
SIKESTON -- Milus Wallace of Dorena planted four-times as much corn this year as he usually does. "I planted 400 acres," he said. "Very seldom do I plant even 100 acres." And that's the trend across Southeast Missouri, where Jeff House, agronomy specialist for the University of Missouri in New Madrid County, said this is the most corn he knows of that has been planted in the last 40 years. Grain barges are preparing to store the large amounts...
Three reappointed to state board (07/15/07)
JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Matt Blunt announced the appointment of three Southeast Missourians to the Missouri Corn Growers' Organization Board of Directors John Hux, Jr., 64 of Sikeston, a self-employed farmer, was reappointed to the board and will serve a term ending June 26, 2010. Hux holds a bachelor's degree from Southeast Missouri State...
Year-old burglary solved (07/15/07)
CARUTHERSVILLE - Pemiscot County investigators have obtained a warrant for the arrest of a man connected with a July 15, 2006, burglary. Tab Delancey, 42, of England, Ark., is charged with the second degree burglary that occurred at the MFA Oil building, just outside of Steele...
Local man lands state record fish (07/15/07)
CHAFFEE -- Larry Wolfe of Chaffee is the new state record holder for the Alligator Gar. The Missouri Department of Conservation presented Wolfe with a plaque recognizing the achievement on July 5th. Wolfe landed a 127-pound adult, thought to be about 50-years-old, in the Diversion Channel on May 21st. He shot the fish with a bow...
Bulls' Poole signs with Southeast (07/15/07)
SIKESTON -- Ryan Poole, a third baseman and pitcher for the Sikeston Bulls, has signed a letter of intent to continue his baseball career at Southeast Missouri State University. In doing so, Poole becomes the first Sikeston Bull player to sign with a college who wasn't already enrolled prior to his stint with the Bulls...
Sikeston routs Jackson (07/15/07)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston 12-year-old all-star team continued its quest for a third straight state championship on Friday with an 8-2 victory against Jackson in the Missouri State Cal Ripken Baseball Tournament at the Recreational Complex. Sikeston got a strong pitching performance from Trey Tigart and a two-run home run from Tyler Anderson to help seal the victory...
Feature winner (07/15/07)
LOCAL?RACING Auto Tire and Parts Racepark 7-6-07 RESULTS SPRINTS #97 TOMMY WORLEY #88 JASON EVANS #14 PAUL HART #14R TODD ROWLAND #27 BOB THOMAN #66 JIMMY BREWER #7D DYLAN DEJOURNETT #3B BRAD GREER #74 SHANE WADE #7X DAVID DEJOURNETT #58 RANDY DUKES...
Two MDMC employees receive recognition for their efforts (07/15/07)
SIKESTON - Missouri Delta Medical Center honored two of its employees recently. Linda Rogers, personnel assistant, was voted "Employee of the Year." Gary Gaines, director of information services for Missouri Delta Medical Center, was chosen as "Manager of the Year" during this year's employee banquet. "I was really excited and very honored to be chosen," said Rogers about receiving the "Employee of the Year" award...
Guess who is coming to visit (07/15/07)
Sikeston and Miner, Missouri, are happy to announce our marketing efforts are paying off! In October 2006 we attended a TEAMS conference and expo program with 14 other members of our Small Market Focus Group. This Small Market Focus Group is a committee of small towns and cities throughout the state of Missouri who are members of the Missouri Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus. ...
Sunset Pool, Spa and Metalcraft staff specialize in backyard fun (07/15/07)
SIKESTON - On a hot summer's day, Sunset Pool, Spa and Metalcraft is a great place to visit. It just feels cooler walking by the pools and spas filling the business at 801C South Main St. Mike Wells, general manager, is quick to let customers know he can have them dipping their toes in that pool or spa of their dreams in no time. And since opening their Sikeston store in April, that is just what they have been doing...
Myra McElmurry (07/15/07)
ADVANCE - Myra May Bynum McElmurry, 96, formerly of Scott City, died at 12:10 a.m. July 13, 2007, at the Advance Nursing Center. Born Feb. 15, 1911, at Morley, to the late Earley and Lollie May Bynum, she lived most of her life in Scott City, where she was a member of the First Baptist Church at Scott City. In 1997 she moved to Advance...
Joe Robinson (07/15/07)
PARMA - Joe Robinson, 62, died July 13, 2007, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 10, 1945, in Arkansas, to the late James and Irene Harris Robinson, he was a retired farmhand and had lived in the Parma area for the past 30 years...
Gene Edwards (07/15/07)
DEXTER - Eugene "Gene" Edwards, 76, died July 13, 2007. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. today until time for funeral services at 4 p.m. at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. Graveside services will be conducted Monday at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield...
Marilyn Greene (07/15/07)
BERNIE -- Marilyn Irene Greene, 65, died July 12, 2007, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born June 5, 1942, in Wayne County, daughter of the late Harry Ellis and Nina Irene Nicholson Sutt, she was a member of the Bernie Alliance Church and was a former CNA with the Malden Nursing Center...
Meeker - Mays (07/15/07)
SIKESTON -- Melinda K. Meeker and Christopher Q. Mays were married June 23, 2007, in New Madrid County, by Ron Sexton. The bride is a graduate of Sikeston High School. She attended Three Rivers College, where she studied nursing. She is the daughter of Barbara and Patrick Squires of Sikeston and David and Terri Meeker of Essex...
Noffsinger - Cantrell (07/15/07)
MAYFIELD, Ky. - Rachel Nicole Noffsinger and J.R. Cantrell were united in marriage during an evening ceremony June 16, 2007, at Grace Baptist Church in Murray. Sammy Cunningham performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Daryl and Tannie Noffsinger of Murray. She is the granddaughter of Dan and Helen Hanifen of Deer Lodge, Mont., Darwin and Joy Noffsinger and Walter and Wanda Spraggs, all of Mayfield, and the late Norma Hanifen...
Copple - Smith (07/15/07)
ARCHIBALD, Ohio -- Chris and Bob Copple announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Lyn Copple, to Andrew Alan Smith, son of Ann C. Smith of Sikeston, Mo. and Mr. and Mrs. George E. Smith of Gig Harbor, Wash. The future bride is a 1999 graduate of Bryan, Ohio High School. ...
Brown - Rodgers (07/15/07)
SIKESTON - Vernon and Anita Brown have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Maxine to Christopher Kyle Rodgers. A 2000 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, the future bride is employed with Rhodes Convenience Store 101. A 2007 Sikeston Senior High graduate, the prospective groom is the son of Larry and Joann Rodgers of Sikeston...
Crafton - Richard (07/15/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Mr. and Mrs. Roger Crafton announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Danielle, to Ryan Jesse Richard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Richard of Little Rock, Ark. The future bride is a 2000 graduate of Portageville High School and a 2004 graduate of Arkansas State University. She is employed with Arvest Bank Group as a branch manager...
Anniversary celebrated (07/15/07)
SIKESTON -- Mr. and Mrs. Jack Summerlott celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 5 with friends and family during a small reception hosted by the couple's children and grandchildren at the Clinton building in Sikeston. Jack Summerlott and the former Mary Lou Roach were married July 6, 1957, by the Rev. ...
Looking Back 7/15 (07/15/07)
SIKESTON - The Associated Natural Gas Company asked the city to allow it to have a gas franchise and to set up a distribution system. SIKESTON - State Rep. David Rolwing of Charleston ticked off the accomplishments of the Legislature at the Rotary Club meeting last night at the Rustic Rock Inn. He told the group that of Gov. Warren Hearnes' 25 legislative proposals, 23 had been enacted...
Rural, urban split will be big divide (07/15/07)
A seasoned politician once told me the greatest political split in our society was not between Republicans and Democrats nor liberals and conservatives. He said the real battleground in the future would be the political struggle between the urban and rural areas. I have long suspected he was right...
Speakout 7/15 (07/15/07)
I was wondering if there were any plans for a 10-year class reunion for the Class of 1997. I live out in Oklahoma and don't get home much, but I was curious. I'd like to speak out about the fireworks here in Sikeston. Here it is July 7th, and the people in our neighborhood are still popping fireworks. ...