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Stories from Sunday, August 26, 2007

No trash pickup on holiday (08/26/07)
SIKESTON - Sikeston residents are reminded that there will be no residential solid waste service on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3. Normal trash pick up for residents who have Monday and Thursday collection will resume on Thursday, Sept. 6. Also, Sonny's Solid Waste advises that due to scheduled repairs on the transfer station, solid waste pick up for Friday, Aug. ...
All hands on deck for 2007 Missouri Delta fundraiser (08/26/07)
SIKESTON -- Mark your calendar: Missouri Delta Medical Center's 13th biennial Hospital Benefit Ball is Oct. 20 at the Sikeston Armory. Scheduled for 6 p.m. until midnight, the ball is an opportunity to dress up in formal wear and support the community's hospital...
No relief from heat, yet (08/26/07)
SIKESTON -- Hot temperatures are scorching the area, with temperatures hitting at least 90 degrees since the beginning of the month. And it doesn't look like there's much relief in sight until the end of the week. "We might actually see a cool down from the low to mid-90s to the upper 80s by the end of this week," said Deanna Lindstrom, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service regional office in Paducah...
Early test results show 'need for improvements' (08/26/07)
SIKESTON -- If they haven't already, many parents of local school children will receive letters informing them their children's school district or building has been classified by state education officials as "needing improvement." The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education recently notified more than 250 public schools and school districts they didn't meet the academic goals set by the state to meet federal law...
Players provide answers to Dexter's jigsaw puzzle (08/26/07)
DEXTER -- The Dexter Bearcats went into Friday night's jamboree with a lot of unanswered questions after losing 17 starters off last season's 8-2 team. However, when the dust settled at Charles Bland Stadium, many of those questions are beginning to be answered...
Sikeston, East Prairie NMCC form identities (08/26/07)
NEW MADRID -- On Friday night, three area prep football teams began to sketch the first draft of their identities. When the Sikeston Bulldogs, the East Prairie Eagles, New Madrid County Central Eagles and Perryville Pirates scrimmaged for about 90 minutes at the 2007 NMCC Football Jamboree, for the first time this season area coaches saw a glimpse of how their squads will react during game-like conditions...
Regional Title office opens in Sikeston (08/26/07)
SIKESTON - Regional Title is now under new ownership. Local businessmen Bill King and Justin Pobst purchased the company and have expanded the locations to include Sikeston, Cape Girardeau, Poplar Bluff, Jackson and Marble Hill. The former Lichtenegger Title Company of Jackson, now Regional Title, was also acquired. A merger was completed in June...
Harmack Stores' Bulldog Shack (08/26/07)
On Aug. 10, a ribbon cutting officially opened another Harmac store. A one-stop convenience store, offering gasoline, snacks and beverages, it is located at 1101 E. Malone Ave. Cutting the ribbon are owners David Huggins, Vincent J. Circosta and Manzur A. ...
Wal-Mart adds recycling bin for public use (08/26/07)
SIKESTON - When Wal-Mart Corporation offered the challenge - What do you do to better our planet? - to its stores nationwide, the Sikeston Supercenter employees had answers. Every Wal-Mart location was asked to take up the company's Personal Sustainability Program. ...
Bobby Long (08/26/07)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Bobby Dale Long, 72, who died Aug. 22, 2007, were: Mike Williams, Don Riley, Terry Manker, Denny Ledbetter, Johnny Long and Richard Howell. Honorary pallbearers were: Jim DeWitt, Gary Williams, Ken Manker, Brad Ledbetter, Toby Ledbetter, Mike Riley, Jeff Riley, Greg Riley, Mark Long, Scott Long, Richard Long and Christopher Rhoades...
Dorothy Clayton (08/26/07)
SIKESTON - Dorothy K. Clayton, 93, died Aug. 25, 2007, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Charles Ferguson (08/26/07)
BONO, Ark. -- Charles Wade Ferguson, 41, died Aug. 24, 2007, at St. Bernard's Medical Center. Born Oct. 1, 1965, in Sikeston, Mo., to Robert and Estelle Doles Ferguson, he was a surgical assistant at St. Bernard's Medical Center. He was a member of Nettleton Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army during Desert Storm. He was a member of Jonesboro Masonic Lodge 129, Nettleton Masonic Lodge 657, Eastern Arkansas Scottish Rite-Jonesboro Valley, York Rite and was a Knights Templar...
Pauline Bumgardaner (08/26/07)
PERKINS -- Pauline Bumgardaner, 88, died Aug. 23, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 6, 1918, in Clarkton, daughter of the late Joseph P. and Dadie Ruthetta London Kennedy, she was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church in Perkins...
Steven Vermillion (08/26/07)
SIKESTON - Steven Vermillion, 37, died Aug. 24, 2007, in New Madrid County. Born March 23, 1970, at Chicago, the son of Willie and JoAnne Moore Vermillion of Sikeston, he was employed at Procter and Gamble. Other survivors include: one son, Allen Steven Vermillion of Waukegan, Ill.; maternal grandparents, Hattie and Pearl Moore of Lake Villa, Ill.; and one sister and brother-in-law, Gayle and Bill Spatafore of Ingleside, Ill...
Leroy Nagle Jr. (08/26/07)
LAKE ST. LOUIS - Leroy G. Nagle Jr., 72, died at 4:14 a.m. Aug. 19, 2007, at St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake St. Louis. Born Oct. 7, 1934, in St. Louis, to the late Leroy G. and Anna Loncaric Nagle Sr., he had retired as a materials manager from Sherwood Medical Industries. ...
Kenneth Forkum Sr. (08/26/07)
DEXTER - Kenneth Forkum Sr., 54, died Aug. 24, 2007, at his home. Born Aug. 19, 1953, in Stoddard County, son of Pansy Gregory Ezell of Malden and the late Dayton Forkum, he was a self-employed farmer for 30 years and a member of the Bernie Church of Christ...
Births (Published 8/26) (08/26/07)
DEXTER -- Mary Goodman is the parent of her first child, a son, born at 11:37 a.m. July 18, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Jake Allen Goodman weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 20.75 inches long. Grandparents are Belinda and Tony Goodman...
Zorbas - Angeletopoulos (08/26/07)
SIKESTON -- Aggeliki Zorbas and Dimitrios Angeletopoulos were united in marriage during a 7 p.m. ceremony July 21, 2007, at The Assumption of the Virgin Mary Church in Katafygion, Greece. The bride is the daughter of Tom and Athena Zorbas of Sikeston and the granddaughter of Anna Korologos of Astoria, N.Y., Tom Korologos of Freehold, N.J., Aggeliki Zorbas of Katafygion and the late Panagiotis Zorbas...
Sharp - Lynch (08/26/07)
HANNIBAL -- Mr. and Mrs. William Mitchell Sharp have announced the engagement of their daughter, Suzanne Elizabeth "Betsy" Sharp, to James Quatman "Jake" Lynch, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Robert Lynch of Kansas City. The future bride is a 2002 graduate of Westminster College in Fulton, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in business and finance and was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta women's fraternity. ...
Shelby - Kyramarios (08/26/07)
CHARLESTON -- Mr. and Mrs. George Clay Shelby have announced the engagement of their daughter, Julia Janice Shelby, to Dr. Constantine "Dino" Savas Kyramarios, son of Mr. and Mrs. Savas Michael Kyramarios of Chesterfield. The future bride received a Bachelor of Arts from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and her Master of Science from Washington University in St. ...
Bruces mark 67 years of marriage (08/26/07)
SIKESTON -- Dr. and Mrs. Leo Bruce will celebrate their 67th wedding anniversary today. Bruce and the former Dorotha Russell were married on a hot day Aug. 26, 1940, in Charleston, at the home of the Rev. A.B. Cooper. The couple were married less than a week before Dr. Bruce began a premedical program at Southeast Missouri State University...
Glastetters celebrated golden annivesary (08/26/07)
ORAN -- Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Glastetter celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception and dinner Aug. 4 at the Oran Knights of Columbus Hall, followed by a Mass at Guardian Angel Catholic Church where they repeated their wedding vows. Glastetter and the former Betty Seyer were married Aug. ...
Looking Back 8/26 (08/26/07)
SIKESTON - The Honor Roll of World War II service men was being removed today from the American Legion Park, following action taken at a recent American Legion meeting, when it was voted to remove the board. KENNETT - The state board of education has approved a proposal to construct a vocational technical school in Kennett. It will serve the Kennett school district and seven other surrounding school districts if they desire to send their students on a part-time basis to the facility...
Our political apathy will come at cost (08/26/07)
As a self-admitted political junkie, I realize that most people don't share a strong passion for the political arena. And that's understandable. For starters, politics is confusing, it's complex and - all too often - it seems to make little if any common sense...
Speakout 8/26 (08/26/07)
To all the drivers that drive around Wal-Mart or anywhere there are pedestrian walkways, if they had lived 3 to 3 1/2 years in Berlin, Germany they would all learn what those crosswalks are. Anytime a pedestrian comes up to the walkway, they have the right of way. I hope you put this where all the people who drive around the pedestrian crosswalks will get the idea. I don't know how many times I have almost got hit myself by people not knowing what the crosswalks are really meant for...