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Stories from Saturday, August 18, 2007

Emerson's farm tour will begin (08/18/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Eighth District U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson's August Farm Tour of Southern Missouri agricultural production will take her from Sikeston corn fields to research plots near Portageville and lots of farms and ranches in between. This year's tour is set from Aug. 24 to Aug. 31...
Robbery suspects nabbed (08/18/07)
LILBOURN -- Three suspects are in custody for robbing a New Madrid County bank this weekend. According to the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department, at 1:21 p.m. Friday officers received a call reporting the Bank of New Madrid, located at 300 Dawson and Third streets in Lilbourn, had been robbed and three male suspects had fled west on foot. ...
Road, bridge projects set by MoDOT (08/18/07)
SIKESTON -- While a drop in funding is anticipated to start in 2010 for the Missouri Department of Transportation, there are several important road and bridge projects already scheduled to be completed over the next couple of years. One of the most anticipated projects in Scott County is the construction of an outer road to connect Route AB, which leads to the SEMO Port and is near the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, to Route K in Scott City...
Sikeston teen wins a singing contest and trip to 'Idol' tryouts (08/18/07)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston teenager hopes for a chance to impress "American Idol" judges with her singing ability next week when she competes to win a pass to the TV show's coveted Hollywood auditions. Alanna Mills, 19, of Sikeston won the title of "Regional Idol" during a singing competition Aug. 11 in Paducah, Ky. She belted out the tunes, "Fallen" by Alicia Keys and "I Have Nothing" by Whitney Houston to win the title...
Grape harvest will be smaller but more flavorful due to spring freeze (08/18/07)
COMMERCE -- Jerry Smith is one of the few farmers who is enjoying the hot temperatures. "It's hurt the soybeans, corn and other crops, but it's actually very beneficial to our grapes right now," said the owner of River Ridge Winery in Commerce. "It helps build sugar and better qualities."...
Kelly reloads (08/18/07)
BENTON -- Heading into the girls softball season, hopes are high for a young team of Kelly Lady Hawks. The squad begins action on Monday when it hosts East Carter County at 4 p.m. Things will look a little different this season for head coach Rhonda Ratledge, whose squad went 25-7 overall in 2006 and reached the semifinal round of the MSHSAA Class 2 Girls Softball State Tournament. After all of that, the Lady Hawks are coming into the 2007 season with only one senior on the team...
Sikeston defense answers challenge (08/18/07)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs showed some signs of life on offense, but it was their defense that shined Friday night. During the Red and Black Scrimmage at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium, the defense dominated for most of the night while the offense proved it has the ability to gain large chunks of yardage very quickly...
Sikeston rebuilds (08/18/07)
SIKESTON -- An influx of talented young players has Sikeston High School softball coach Tiffany King excited about the future of the Lady Bulldogs' program. When practice began Aug. 6, a total of 30 players were interested in playing softball for Sikeston, which compiled a 2-20 overall record in 2006. Aside from three upperclass players on the diamond, the Lady Bulldogs will feel the impact of 12 varsity players who are either a sophomore or a freshman...
Local firm goes national with new contract (08/18/07)
BLODGETT - Tank Tech Inc., a local tank service firm on Highway H in Blodgett, has signed a seven year contract that takes the firm's specialized business into all 50 states. The contract makes Tank Tech the exclusive installer for ZCL Composites UL® approved Phoenix System® for secondary containment of existing underground storage tanks like the ones used by service stations and convenience stores...
Arts and culture flower at The Red Geranium's new Charleston location (08/18/07)
CHARLESTON - The Red Geranium is taking root in a new location and business is blossoming, according to owner Glenda Manche. The local art and antiques business moved to 211 S. Main St. earlier this year, vastly expanding its floor space. "This is a gorgeous building that was a treasure to Charleston," she said about the building which was originally constructed in 1918 by W.C. Bryant...
On board at Plaza Tire (08/18/07)
Plaza Tire welcomed some new members to its staff recently. Pictured from left are:?Jason Hughes, manager; Jim Klosterman, salesman; and Jeff Woods, assistant manager. Together they bring 52 years of automotive experience to Plaza Tire. The three newcomers along with the current staff invite the public to stop in at Plaza Tire to learn more about the products and services available. Plaza Tire is located at 901 S. Kingshighway in Sikeston...
Business Briefcase 8/19 (08/18/07)
CHARLESTON?- Darrell Ray is the new vice president of lending at the Charleston FOCUS?Bank's main facility. Ray, who has more than 14 years of banking experience, previously worked as vice president with First Midwest Bank in Sikeston. He has also been employed as a bank examiner with the Missouri Division of Finance...
Samuel Hector (08/18/07)
NEW MADRID -- Samuel Huey Hector, 82, died Aug. 16, 2007, in a vehicle accident near Matthews. Born March 24, 1925, in Kaiser, Ark., he was the son of the late Samuel McCormick and Della Bell Hector. A member of American Legion Post No. 595, Veteran of Foreign Wars and the Disabled Veterans Association, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star...
Gary Mainord (08/18/07)
NEW MADRID -- Gary Wayne Mainord, 55, died Aug. 16, 2007, at his home. Born June 3, 1952, in Sikeston, to Jimmie Lee and Bernice Bledsoe Mainord of Lilbourn, he was a member of the American Legion Post 595 and Eagles Aerie 4206. A 1971 graduate of Lilbourn High School, he was a farmer and lived his entire life in New Madrid County...
Ernest Corder (08/18/07)
SIKESTON -- Ernest R. Corder, 81, died Aug. 12, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 18, 1926, in Milan, Tenn., son of the late William and Annie Corder, he was a veteran of World War II. On Sept. 2, 1950, he married Nellie Carter who survives of the home...
Larry Vaughn (08/18/07)
BLOOMFIELD -- Larry D. Vaughn, 65, died Aug. 15, 2007, at his home near Bloomfield. Born Dec. 5, 1941, at Dexter, son of the late Arthur Lee and Ruby Maze Vaughn, he was a retired farmer having worked for Aslin Farms of Bloomfield for several years. He attended St. Joe General Baptist Church at Idalia and was a U.S. Army veteran who served in Vietnam...
Marie Daugherty (08/18/07)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held Friday at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Lena Marie Daugherty, 96, who died Aug. 14, 2007, were: David Dillender, Ryan Davis, Hunter Dillender, Andy Lomax and Craig Duncan.
Births (published 8/19) (08/18/07)
SIKESTON -- Leopoldo and Brenda Cortez are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 7:38 a.m. July 12, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Sikeston. Leopoldo Garcia Cortez II weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Paul and Frances Henson of Sikeston...
Nave - Davidson (08/18/07)
SIKESTON -- Rebecca Nicole Nave and Kyle Keith Davidson exchanged wedding vows March 31, 2007, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Sikeston. The Rev. Ron Spell performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ken Nave of Sikeston. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Sloan of Sikeston and the late Mrs. Dorothy Nave...
Bickel - Rebstock (08/18/07)
FULTON -- Stacie Lynn Bickel and Matthew Ryan Rebstock were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony Feb. 17, 2007, at the Church of Saint Mary the Virgin of Aldermanbury at Westminster College in Fulton. The Rev. Dr. Stephen Buchholz performed the ceremony...
Francis - Pratt (08/18/07)
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica -- Adrienne Elaine Francis and Brooks Allen Pratt were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony July 22, 2007. The double- ring ceremony took place under a Greek gazebo overlooking the Caribbean Sea at Sandals Resort in Montego Bay. Conrad H. Pitkin, a marriage officer of Jamaica, performed the ceremony...
Grady - Drury (08/18/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Tosha Raquel Grady and Bryan Joseph Drury were united in marriage Oct. 14, 2006, at St. Vincent de Paul Church. The Rev. John F. Friedel performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Samuel and Shelia Grady of Sikeston, and Jerry and Kathleen Drury of Cape Girardeau...
Chappell - Luber (08/18/07)
BENTON, Ky.-- Cindy J. Chappell and Charles B. Luber were united in marriage July 7, 2007, at their home on Kentucky Lake. The bride is the daughter of Donald and Nancy Hurst of Sikeston, Mo. Parents of the bridegroom are the late Lawrence and Beaulah Luber...
Nickell - Waller (08/18/07)
SIKESTON -- Mr. and Mrs. Larry Nickell of Sikeston have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Ann Nickell, to John Barton Waller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Gee of Benton, Ky. and Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Waller of Sikeston. The future bride is a 1991 Sikeston High School graduate. ...
Haman - Crader (08/18/07)
SIKESTON -- Mr. and Mrs. Rodney McConnell of Sikeston and Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Haman of Kirksville announce the engagement of their daughter, Valerie Ann Haman, to Cal Crader, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Crader of Sikeston. The future bride is a 2002 graduate of Sikeston High School and a 2006 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in finance and real estate. She is employed by Old Security Title Company...
Hubberts to mark 50 years together (08/18/07)
SIKESTON--A golden wedding anniversary celebration in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hubbert will be from 2-5 p.m. Aug. 25 in the Stafford Center at Tanner Street Church of God in Sikeston. Hubbert and the former Rosemary Woods were married Aug. 25, 1957, in Holly Springs, Miss. They have three children, Randy Hubbert and Susan Kennard of Sikeston and Mary Anne Mainord of East Prairie; and 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren...
Looking Back 8/19 (08/18/07)
SIKESTON - Sikeston voters, by a margin of 963 to 7 yesterday approved an ordinance granting a franchise to the Associated Natural Gas. Co., which also has been granted franchises in other towns in this area. SIKESTON - Kits and instruction for the 10th annual membership drive of the Delta Community Concert Association were distributed at a meeting of campaign workers Thursday morning in the Community Room of the First National Bank...
Bad policy costs taxpayers millions (08/18/07)
You've probably heard by now about the South Carolina parts suppliers that shipped two 19-cent washers to an Army base in Texas then billed the government $998,798 for shipping. Then they sent to Iraq three machine screws which cost $1.31 each but billed the feds $455,009 for shipping. And to round out the fraudulent billing, they shipped an 89-cent split washer to an Air Force base in Florida and billed taxpayers $293,451...
Speakout 8/19 (08/18/07)
I guess all you people griping about us old people working and not retiring, I guess your kids are 18 now and you can't draw welfare anymore. So you have to find a job. Good luck to you. I'd like to speak out about the skate park they are wanting to put in Sikeston. ...