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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Stories from Saturday, July 28, 2007

Hay shortage will leave buyers lacking in winter (07/28/07)
SIKESTON -- Last winter, Dan Beussink estimated he could have sold about five times more hay than what he had for sale in his barn. "Most of it went to Oklahoma last year because of the drought situation," said Beussink, who bales hay for sale and his own horses consumption in Benton...
M*A*S*H camp (07/28/07)
Jennifer Lovegreen, a medical student from the University of Missouri, helps Seth Hall, of East Prairie, in the suturing clinic during the M*A*S*H Summer Day Camp on Friday afternoon at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. The program's goal is to expose interested students early and to get them into a health care field "pipeline," as those from rural areas are more likely to return to those areas and practice their profession. ...
Sikeston businesses being asked to set good example (07/28/07)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's code enforcement division is asking business owners to go the extra step with exterior maintenance. "We're not sending letters, we're not making phone calls; we're visiting and asking them to take a little pride in their business," said Trey Hardy, community redevelopment coordinator...
Mortgage fraud will headline seminar (07/28/07)
SIKESTON -- More than a decade ago, convicted felon Kevin Barnes beat the system and stole more than $124 million. When he was released five years later, in 1997, he went out to beat the system again -- this time undercover. "I proved that (the mortgage) industry was falling short when it came to training and educating the industry," Barnes said...
Sikeston's Taylor signs with East Central J.C. (07/28/07)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston soccer standout Blake Taylor has signed a letter of intent to play with East Central Junior College in Union, Mo. After four years under head coach Derrick Long, Taylor is headed to the next level of play, where his former head coach thinks he will make an immediate impact in practices as well as games...
First Tee program a success (07/28/07)
SIKESTON -- The First Tee, a program designed to teach golf and life skill lessons to youngsters, is thriving in its infancy in the Sikeston area. "It's going real well," said Jeff Ketterman, golf professional at Bootheel Golf Club, the home of the First Tee program. "Each week we've added more kids and they all seem to enjoy it. So far; so good...
Seventh grade football coming to Sikeston (07/28/07)
SIKESTON -- For the first time ever, Sikeston Bulldog football will include seventh graders. For more than three decades, the Bulldogs have offered football for varsity level down to the eighth grade. But the school made the decision to add a younger level in addition to girls basketball for seventh graders this upcoming school year...
Good-win (07/28/07)
Sikeston's Brandon Goodwin hit his second home run in the Midwest Plains Regional on Friday as Sikeston's 12-year-old all-stars defeated the host team, Lamar, Colo., 8-0. Tyler Neal got the all-stars rolling with a two-run single in the top of the third inning. ...
Business briefcase 7-29 (07/28/07)
SIKESTON - Justin Taylor has joined the the Edward Jones office of Judith Hobbs as a financial advisor. "I'm very impressed with Justin and I'm sure my clients will be, too," said Hobbs. "Edward Jones prides itself on providing the best service possible to those investors who choose to do business with us. Justin will help provide the high level of service investors in Sikeston have come to expect from us and extend our services to new investors as well."...
Dollar Tree moves to new location (07/28/07)
SIKESTON -- Dollar Tree Stores Inc., the nation's largest $1 discount variety store, opened its doors at a new location here. The 10,000 square-foot store is now located at 1210 S. Main St. "After 20 years in business, we are still proud to offer Sikeston area consumers an opportunity to find great values every day of the week. ...
George M. Renfroe (07/28/07)
SIKESTON - George M. Renfroe, retired Master Sergeant, USAF, of Sikeston, Mo., formerly of Derby, Kan., ended his journey here on earth on July 26, 2007, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis. He is now at rest with his Lord and Savior. George was 64 years, 1 month and 2 days old. He was born in DeQueen, Ark., the second of three sons born to the late Alex and Elsie Renfroe, on June 24, 1943...
Carol Burleson (07/28/07)
MALDEN - Carol Ann Burleson, 61, died July 26, 2007, at her home. Born June 14, 1946, in Dallas, daughter of Melvin Mitchell of Lilbourn and the late Nellie Gertrude McKinney Mitchell, she was of the Baptist belief. On Dec. 26, 1960, at Grand Prairie, Texas, she married Jessie Burleson, who preceded her in death on Oct. 31, 1999...
Recob-Jones (07/28/07)
FULTON - Catherine Marie Recob and Benjamin Gordon Jones were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony Dec. 16, 2006, at Winston Churchill Memorial and Library at Westminster College in Fulton. Ken Lumley, pastor, performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey D. Recob of Petaluma, Calif. She is the granddaughter of Dr. and Mr. Robert Basnett of Fulton, Mrs. Donald Recob of Kansas City and the late Donald Recob...
Shoffner-Jackson (07/28/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Miss Robin Culp has announced the engagement of her daughter, Carol Elizabeth Shoffner to James Robert Jackson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Jackson of East Prairie. The future bride is a 2005 graduate of East Prairie High School. She is employed at Because We Care, an in-home care company. She is also enrolled at Sikeston Public School of Practical Nursing...
Aldrich-Pinkerton (07/28/07)
ST. LOUIS - Steve and Susan Aldrich of St. Louis have announced the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Marie Aldrich, to James Christopher Pinkerton, son of Kenny and Pam Pinkerton of Sikeston. The future bride is a 2007 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University and is employed by Sikeston Public Schools...
Scherer-Johnson (07/28/07)
KELSO - Mr. and Mrs. Paul Scherer have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Scherer, to Christopher Johnson of Sikeston. The future bride attends Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed by Eye Care Specialists. The prospective groom is employed by Noranda Aluminum. He is the son of Rosie Johnson of Parma and the late Charlie Johnson...
Alsup anniversary (07/28/07)
AMORY, Miss. -- Robert M. "Bobby" and Janice Parsons Alsup, formerly of Matthews, Mo. will be honored with a reception for their 50th wedding anniversary. The celebration will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 5 in the fellowship hall of North Boulevard Christian Church, located across from the high school baseball field in Amory...
Looking Back 7/29 (07/28/07)
SIKESTON - Just arrived: 20 chests of silverware. 1847 Rogers Bros. and Community, all 52-piece chests, service of eight - $64.75 and $69.75. Patterns include Carnation, First Love, Eternally Yours and Milady at Hale's Jewelry and Optical Stores, 120 N. Madrid, phone 683; or 105 E. Malone Ave., phone 400...
Sports world is changing for worse (07/28/07)
I am a sports fan like most of you. And though I have my favorites - also like most of you - I am a fairly equal opportunity fan. Baseball, golf, football, tennis and college basketball all attract my interest from time to time. I don't like hockey because I don't understand the game and the violence seems much more a part of the sport than the final outcome...
Speakout 7/29 (07/28/07)
A little puppy was taken to the Humane Society and they turned it away because they said there was no room for it. The little puppy was dropped at my apartment. No pets are allowed here so I couldn't keep it. I was forced to bring it back home. What are all the donations going to the Humane Society for? Why are people donating money if they are going to turn animals away?...