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Stories from Sunday, September 9, 2007

Readers at work (09/09/07)
SIKESTON -- "Are you ready?" Sarah Glenn asked her kindergarten students. Once all their eyes were on her, she said "one, two, move," and the students scattered to seven locations across the classroom. Children worked in small groups to match flashcards, identify letters and their sounds and work on computer programs, among other reading activities...
Sikeston poverty rate stays consistent (09/09/07)
SIKESTON -- While the nation is seeing a drop in its poverty rate -- the first significant drop since 2000 -- in Sikeston, things apparently remain about the same. The Census Bureau issues poverty thresholds which are generally used for statistical purposes. This poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate standard of living while relative poverty is defined as households which earn less than 50 percent of the median income...
SHS runs by Bluejays (09/09/07)
SIKESTON -- On Friday night at the Sikeston Public Schools Stadium, Gaviland Bland provided the shoulders and Jarian Wims carried the load. Bland ran for 105 yards and four touchdowns while Wims added another rushing TD on a game-high 136 yards as the Sikeston Bulldogs rolled over the Charleston Blue Jays 35-14...
Hendrix kicks Chaffee to victory (09/09/07)
MOUNTAIN VIEW -- Chaffee's Andrew Hendrix kicked a 30-yard field goal to win the game on the last play of the game. Unfortunately, Liberty was offsides and he had to retry the kick. When Hendrix tried the game-winner for the second time, the kick sailed wide right and the Red Devils barely avoided starting the season 2-0...
NMCC explodes in second half versus Tigers (09/09/07)
NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles gave up ten quick points to the Cape Central Tigers, but rallied the remainder of the game to win by a score of 61-16, on Friday evening in New Madrid. Watching Cape Central return the opening kickoff for a touchdown seemed to light a spark in the NMCC defense. The Eagles' defense responded to the return by scoring 18 points off of turnovers and forced another fumble that led to another six points...
BA promotions Volleyball Classic - Day 1 (09/09/07)
DAY 1 Friday Night Pool Play St. Louis Notre Dame def. Holcomb 25-19, 25-5 Cape Central def. Clarkton 25-11, 25-7 Bernie split with Jackson 25-14, 25-23 Scott City def. Twin Rivers 25-13, 25-16 Leopold def. Perryville 25-6, 25-14 Cape Girardeau Notre Dame def. Oak Ridge 25-11, 25-8...
Festus, lightening doom Dexter (09/09/07)
FESTUS -- The Festus Tigers will be credited with a muddy 32-0 win over the Dexter Bearcats after Friday night's game was called in the third quarter due to inclement weather conditions at Tigers Stadium. Festus capitalized on four Dexter turnovers in the first quarter to bolt to a quick 26-0 lead, then the Tigers added another six points in the second to send the staggering Bearcats into the locker room looking for answers...
Top producer recognized (09/09/07)
Rick C. Shultz of Jackson recently attended Maintenance Engineering's National Awards Banquet in Fargo, N.D. Shultz finished No. 13 in the national field sales force and received the fourth diamond in his M.E. gold ring for sales exceeding $1,500,000 while a fourth diamond was placed in his M.E. ...
New Madrid creates board to study economic issues (09/09/07)
NEW MADRID - A group of business leaders will join city efforts to encourage local economic development efforts. A Board of Economic Development was created for the city of New Madrid in response to efforts under way by the New Madrid County Mayors' Association. The New Madrid County Mayors' Association has proposed hiring an economic developer to assist efforts to bring jobs to the county...
Partnership paves way for biofuel production (09/09/07)
PORTAGEVILLE?- A partnership between public and private entities is paving the way to a new bio-diesel production facility in the Bootheel. On Aug. 31, Missouri Rural Development State Director Greg Branum was joined by U.S. Representative Jo Ann Emerson and Missouri Senator Rob Mayer to present a mock check for $4,000,000 to the Bank of New Madrid and representatives from Great River Soy Processing Cooperative. ...
Business briefcase 9/9 (09/09/07)
ESSEX - Ron Ledbetter, a district representative with Modern Woodmen of America, was the "Agent of the Month" in the Missouri East Agency for July. Ledbetter joined Modern Woodmen's Rainwater Agency, located in Farmington in June 1991. Modern Woodmen of America is a fraternal life insurance society headquartered in Rock Island, Ill...
Mildred Laffoon (09/09/07)
DEXTER - Mildred Iola Laffoon, 87, died Sept. 7, 2007, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Feb. 4, 1920, in Sedgewickville, to the late Thomas F. and Zeba Rhyne Killian, she was employed at Elders Manufacturing in Dexter for 40 years until her retirement and was a member of the Sadler Chapel Church in Dexter. A resident of Dexter, she was formerly of Dudley...
Steven Sloan (09/09/07)
LILBOURN - Steven L. Sloan, 54, died Sept. 7, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 3, 1953, in Sikeston to the late Tom and Retta Alene Leonard Sloan, he was a member of the Church of Christ and had worked for his father at Sloan's News Service in Lilbourn...
Juanita Rogers (09/09/07)
WEST ALLIS, Wis. - Juanita Adkins Rogers, 82, died Sept. 3, 2007, in West Allis. Born Dec. 4, 1924, near Bernie, Mo. she was the daughter of the late Adam O. Adkins and Ila Peck Adkins. Mrs. Rogers was the librarian at the Morehouse branch of the New Madrid County Library for 27 years. ...
Hedrick - Hassinger (09/09/07)
SIKESTON -- Miss Erynn Lea Hedrick and Mr. William Henry Hassinger IV were joined in marriage during an afternoon nuptial Mass on May 26, 2007, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sikeston. The Rev. Monsignor Richard C. Rolwing officiated the double-ring ceremony...
Mosley - Snider (09/09/07)
SIKESTON -- Lauren Patricia Mosley and Christopher Marc Snider were united in marriage during a 2 p.m. ceremony April 14, 2007, at First United Methodist Church in Sikeston. The Rev. Geoff Posegate and Dr. Jim Davis officiated. Parents of the bride are Peggy Lee Matthews of Sikeston and Steve and Viney Mosley of Cape Girardeau. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Matthews Jr. of Sikeston and the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward P. Mosley of Cape Girardeau...
Hale - Ferrell (09/09/07)
WEST PADUCAH, Ky. -- Holly Kay Hale and Christopher Lee Ferrell were united in marriage during a 6 p.m. ceremony May 12, 2007, at Silver Shells Beach in Destin, Fla. The Rev. Dean DeMarra performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Hale of Sikeston, Mo. Parents of the bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Ferrell of Paducah...
Looking Back 9/9 (09/09/07)
SIKESTON - A thunderstorm last night was accompanied by a hard rain with a total of .68 inch of rainfall in a short period of time. SIKESTON - Dyer Garner was treated Thursday in the emergency room of the Missouri Delta Community Hospital. He cut his foot with a bean hook...
Lack of principles has America adrift (09/09/07)
Let me begin with an apology. The following column may seem inappropriate for a family newspaper especially on a Sunday morning. But this juicy tidbit out of our nation's capital is simply too much to ignore. Let me begin by saying Washington, D.C., is - in my opinion - not my ideal example of a capital city for the world's greatest nation. ...
Speakout 9/9 (09/09/07)
The person that wrote the article in SpeakOut on August 28 should step back and see how stupid their words are. Do they think us old people never work and paid Social Security? We are drawing our own, honey. These people writing in about the old people drawing their Social Security need to just get a life...