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Stories from Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Tracking developed for grant assistance (09/19/07)
BENTON -- Scott County will now have a better way to track what grants County Developer Joel Evans gives assistance. During their regular meeting on Tuesday, commissioners signed off on a Grant Application Assistance Request form, which will assign project IDs and provide other information about grants within the county...
Effort begins for new bridge (09/19/07)
SIKESTON -- In a way, those who died in the Minneapolis bridge collapse are heroes. From the tragedy, the condition of bridges all over the country was under the microscope. "The loss of their lives has shined a light on the bridge situation in our area," Sikeston Mayor Mike Marshall said at the bridge summit Tuesday evening, after calling for a moment of silence to remember those victims. "But it is no secret that we wanted a new bridge in our area for awhile."...
Honors scheduled for teams, individuals (09/19/07)
SIKESTON -- Four baseball teams, a cheerleading squad and six individuals will be inducted into the Sikeston R-6 Honor Wall/Hall of Fame Friday night during halftime of the Sikeston/Jackson football game. Each honoree will receive a certificate, and a permanent plaque will be placed in the Field House foyer...
YMCA hits the target (09/19/07)
SIKESTON - It was admittedly a big goal for a small community - $6.5 million to expand the YMCA of Southeast Missouri. But those involved with the "Growing Our Future" capital campaign believed it could be met. They were right. Tuesday officials announced the campaign has exceeded its goal, raising $7.65 million...
Kennett scalps Lady 'Dogs (09/19/07)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs softball team was back in action Tuesday afternoon, playing host to the Kennett Lady Indians, but lost in seven innings, 12-4. The Lady Bulldogs were looking to bounce back, after a loss on Monday afternoon to the Jackson Lady Indians, in which head coach Tiffany King said the team looked great in the losing effort...
SHS drops match (09/19/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs tennis team dropped a tough match to Cape Central 8-1 Tuesday afternoon. The lone bright spot for the Lady Bulldogs came from top singles player Jenni DeWitt, who defeated Cape Central's Sarah Ford 8-4. "Jenni had a great match," said Sikeston coach Lynne DeWitt. "She played hard and consistent. It was a well played match for both Sarah and Jenni."...
Sikeston gets big road win (09/19/07)
POPLAR BLUFF -- The Sikeston soccer team earned a tough road victory at Poplar Bluff Tuesday evening 3-1. "This was a big conference win for us, especially going over there to their field" said Sikeston head coach Derrick Long. Sikeston opened the scoring in the 14th minute when Jordan Davis scored on an assist from Stephen Beydler...
DeWitt to AFL (09/19/07)
LOS?ANGELES -- Sikeston native Blake DeWitt will be heading to Arizona later this month to play in the Arizona Fall League. DeWitt, who will play for the Peoria Saguaros, hit .281 with 6 home runs and 20 RBIs for the Jacksonville Suns this summer. Jacksonville is the Double-A team in the Los Angeles Dodger organization...
SHS volleyball falls (09/19/07)
JACKSON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs volleyball went on the road Tuesday night and lost to a very tough Jackson team 25-17, 25-14. With the loss, Sikeston falls to 6-8-2 on the season and will play again Thursday at Scott City. In junior varsity action Jackson won 25-10, 25-6...
Youth practice meeting, greeting and decision making through golf (09/19/07)
SIKESTON -- The First Tee of St. Louis, a Southeast Missouri affiliate, hosted a family day at Bootheel Golf Club Sunday afternoon. Twenty-six members, families, coaches and staff of The First Tee of St. Louis spent the day at Bootheel Golf Club practicing life skills while enjoying 18 holes of golf. ...
Being a real fan isn't so easy (09/19/07)
Ahh! The temperatures are beginning to drop and the leaves are starting their transformation from bland green to bright reds and oranges. That can mean only one thing: football season is here. Football season brings out something different in a man. A normal, everyday guy will transform into a different beast when his favorite team is on Saturday or Sunday...
Justin Fiscus (09/19/07)
CHARLESTON - Justin Lewis Fiscus, 28, died Sept. 16, 2007, in Carbondale, Ill. Born June 2, 1979, in Charleston, to James Fiscus of Bertrand and Tracy Ashley Pendergrass of Friedheim, he was a 1997 graduate of Charleston High School and attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. He worked as an independent car salesman and a vendor at Panic shows. He was a member of the Charleston First Baptist Church...
Pete Pyle (09/19/07)
DEXTER - Charley "Pete" Pyle, 81, died Sept. 17, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Dec. 3, 1925, in Malden, to the late Charlie E. and Mae Banks Pyle, he was a retired farmer for many years. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II, and a member of the Bernie Church of Christ and the Masonic Lodge No. 532 in Dexter...
Jack Daniel (09/19/07)
CHAFFEE - Jack D. Daniel, 78, died at 1:53 a.m. Sept. 18, 2007, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 4, 1929, at Puxico, to the late Moses and Laura Davault Daniel, he was a retired janitor from Thorngate Ltd. in Chaffee and a member of First Assembly of God Church, also in Chaffee...
Wanda Walker (09/19/07)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted Tuesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Wanda E. Walker, 84, who died on Sept. 13, 2007, were: Billy Jack Cobb, Allen Cobb, Jackie Cobb, Darrell Cobb, Steve Cobb and Jake Cobb.
Births (Published 9/19) (09/19/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Brandy Tatum and Chad Patrick are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 4:48 p.m. Aug. 13, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center's Family BirthPlace in Cape Girardeau. Davin Jeremy Patrick weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 20.25 inches long...
Looking Back 9/19 (09/19/07)
SIKESTON - An office of the Wright Crop Control Co., doing aerial dusting, seeding, defoliating and insect control has been opened in Sikeston by Joe Wright. --- SIKESTON - Lee Bowman of Sikeston will likely be a fullback for the Missouri Tigers when they open their 1947 grid season...
Creative alternative isn't right solution (09/19/07)
Sylvester Johnson is the black police chief in Philadelphia. By most measures, he's effective, popular and dedicated to law enforcement. But like countless other urban centers, Philadelphia has a growing crime problem. Johnson took an unusual step last week to address the growing murder rate in Philadelphia. And though I can't fault his plan, he has made a statement on the status of law enforcement that is chilling...
Your view: NCLB football (09/19/07)
I read the editorial by Michael Jensen regarding the No Child Left Behind debacle. THANK YOU ! Finally, someone calling a spade a spade. NCLB is a set up to force schools to "fail" so the right-wingers can push privatization of public education. It's already happening in St. ...
Speakout 9/19 (09/19/07)
I give blood and I'm nearly 50 years old. I didn't know my blood was needed. I've given bone marrow. People want to gripe and bash the president. This president has done everything he can under his power to try to keep foreign terrorists from coming in over here so we don't have to fight on our own turf. ...