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Stories from Sunday, October 7, 2007

Survey finds treen drivers taking risks (10/07/07)
SIKESTON -- A recent survey showed teens don't consider themselves risky drivers, but these same teens also admitted they speed and talk on the cell phone while driving. According to a Students Against Destructive Decisions, or SADD, survey: 64 percent of teen drivers say they speed; 62 percent say they use a cell phone while driving; 19 percent say they they've driven after drinking alcohol; 15 percent say they've driven after using marijuana; 7 percent say they've driven after using other drugs; 33 percent say they don't wear seat belts; and 64 percent say they drive with more than three people in the car.. ...
Fall harvest brings a bumper crop of fun (10/07/07)
SIKESTON -- While the leaves are turning colors and the temperatures are easing down a bit, now is the perfect time to enjoy nature. "We get a lot of visitors in the fall," said Allison Vaughn, natural resources steward at Big Oak Tree State Park. "I think it's just because it's not so hot and it's just such a calming place."...
Former resident pens book on life in Bootheel (10/07/07)
SIKESTON -- A new book by a former Sikeston teacher, available now at the Sikeston Depot, gives readers an intimate view of life in a simpler time and the perspective of one who has walked nearly all of life's path. At just over 100 pages, "The Long Journey" by Violet Jones shares, in prose and verse, observations and reflections, personal experiences and second-...
NMCC runs past Sikeston (10/07/07)
NEW MADRID--The Sikeston Bulldogs football team traveled down the interstate Friday night to New Madrid, where they lost to the Eagles 29-7. "A win's a win," NMCC head coach Arlen Pixley said. NMCC jumped on top early, and never looked back, as they scored two touchdowns in the second quarter, putting the score at 14-0 at the half...
Physical Bearcats ruin Charleston homecoming (10/07/07)
CHARLESTON -- The well-balanced Dexter Bearcats traveled to John Harris Marshall Field Friday night in what proved to be another tough test for the Charleston Bluejays. From the opening whistle, the Bearcats seemed to catch the Bluejays flying out of their cage early as Dexter came away with a convincing 33-7 victory...
Prep scores (10/07/07)
SCORES (Week 6) Thursday Jackson 56, Cape Central 13 Friday NMCC 29, Sikeston 7 Dexter 33, Charleston 7 Festus 68, Caruthersville 32 Kennett 40, Malden 6 Farmington 49, Poplar Bluff 14 Scott City 21, Brentwood 14 Saturday Liberty-Mtn. View at Hayti, 1:30 p.m...
Hunters should think of firearm safety in the home (10/07/07)
The fall hunting seasons are about to be in full swing. With this in mind, hunters and sportsmen need to be mindful of the safety issues when dealing with firearms in the home. Some folks have firearms in the home for protection. The decision to maintain a firearm in the home for self-protection is a serious, personal matter. ...
Chain Gang place second (10/07/07)
The Pioneer Pool League, sanctioned by USEA-USPA, held its National Tournament in Metropolis, Ill., on Sept. 20-23. The Chain Gang, whose home base is the Mississippi County Bowling Center in Charleston, took second place in the tournament that featured 31 teams from Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee and Kentucky. Team members are front row, from left: David Achter, Omer Clark (team captain), Roger Jaynes; back row, Tammy Achter, Anthony Melton, Clifton Cossey and Jerry Householder...
Brew Crew place third (10/07/07)
The East Prairie Brew Crew took third place in the Pioneer Pool League National Tournament held in Metropolis, Ill., on Sept. 20-23. The Brew Crew and Old Guns Pool Team (who finished fourth) are from East Prairie. Members of the Brew Crew are, front row, from left:?David Williams, Eric Vines (team captain), Crystal Vines, Chris Jackson; back row, Bob Katsantonis, Marty Evans and Shane McCutchen. ...
Store offers variety (10/07/07)
SIKESTON - What used to be yours, could become mine - or someone else's who shops at Used 2 Be Mine, a new consignment store now open in Miner. Available in the store is everything from baby dresses to bedroom dressers. There is glassware, lamps, furniture, kitchenware, pictures, "whatnots" and more...
Audibel Hearing Aid Center (10/07/07)
Audibel Hearing Aid Center held its grand opening ribbon cutting by the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce recently. The business is located at 303 S. Main St. and is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday by appointment. Cutting the ribbon is Chris Warren, sales consultant. ...
Business briefcase 10/7 (10/07/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Ramona Robinson, formerly of Sikeston, has been awarded a Child Development Associate Credential in recognition of outstanding work with young children. The credential was awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition in Washington, D.C., which represents the early childhood education profession...
Chamber, Elks again host window painting contest (10/07/07)
The Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to once again be working with the Sikeston Elks Club in sponsoring the 13th Annual Halloween Window Painting Contest, Oct. 20 in Downtown Sikeston. The theme of the contest is Drug Awareness and Red Ribbon Week. A red ribbon must be displayed on at least one Halloween character to qualify for prizes. Participants must be a not-for-profit youth organization...
Store offers variety (10/07/07)
SIKESTON - What used to be yours, could become mine - or someone else's who shops at Used 2 Be Mine, a new consignment store now open in Miner. Available in the store is everything from baby dresses to bedroom dressers. There is glassware, lamps, furniture, kitchenware, pictures, "whatnots" and more...
Audibel Hearing Aid Center (10/07/07)
Audibel Hearing Aid Center held its grand opening ribbon cutting by the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce recently. The business is located at 303 S. Main St. and is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday by appointment. Cutting the ribbon is Chris Warren, sales consultant. ...
Business briefcase 10/7 (10/07/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Ramona Robinson, formerly of Sikeston, has been awarded a Child Development Associate Credential in recognition of outstanding work with young children. The credential was awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition in Washington, D.C., which represents the early childhood education profession...
Chamber, Elks again host window painting contest (10/07/07)
The Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to once again be working with the Sikeston Elks Club in sponsoring the 13th Annual Halloween Window Painting Contest, Oct. 20 in Downtown Sikeston. The theme of the contest is Drug Awareness and Red Ribbon Week. A red ribbon must be displayed on at least one Halloween character to qualify for prizes. Participants must be a not-for-profit youth organization...
Maudie Burns (10/07/07)
BLOOMFIELD - Pallbearers for services conducted on Friday for Maudie Mae Burns, 91, who died on Oct. 2, 2007, were: Larry Foster, Clay Hollyfield, Robert Rolling, Paul Woodard, Eddie Boyles and Mark Underhile.
Bobby McKinney (10/07/07)
CHARLESTON - Robert A. "Bobby" McKinney, 52, died Oct. 6, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston.
Elvin Graham (10/07/07)
KEWANEE - Elvin Graham, 60, died Oct. 5, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Births (Published 10/7) (10/07/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Mark and Samantha Merideth are the parents of their second child, first son, born at 10:20 p.m. Aug. 24, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Eli Gage Merideth weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20.75 inches long. Maternal grandparents are McIvan and Becky Jones...
Dill - Anderson (10/07/07)
MALDEN -- Amber Marie Dill and Garry Kenred Anderson II were united in marriage during a 4 p.m. ceremony June 16, 2007, at the Church of Christ in Malden. Larry Wilson, minister, performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Rod and Donna Dill of Malden. She is the granddaughter of Deloris Dill and Charles and Carol Hayes of Malden and the late Freeman Dill...
Looking Back 10/7 (10/07/07)
SIKESTON - Mrs. Esther Jenkins, who suffered a heart attack Sunday, is reported much improved, but will be confined to her home for a week. Mr. and Mrs. Benny Hesselrode of Vanduser are parents of a boy. MATTHEWS - The first bale of cotton picked by the Parker brothers, Wade and Wayne, was brought to the Matthews Cotton Co. ...
Hillary Clinton is wrong for America (10/07/07)
Even though the Presidential election is a year away, most political observers give the clear edge for the Democratic nomination to Sen. Hillary Clinton. Sen. Clinton leads in all national polls and her fundraising totals are astounding. Political pundits on both sides of the aisle point to the high "negatives" that the Senator must face with almost 45 percent of voters vowing never to cast a ballot in her favor. But still she grows in power and popularity as the election nears...
Speakout 10/7 (10/07/07)
There was a response to my house in Benton. The officer that handled the situation was excellent. I hope he gets everything he deserves. He is a wonderful officer. He helped talk through the problem and I would just like to say we need more officers like that in the world...