[Nameplate] Fair ~ 74°F  
High: 88°F ~ Low: 71°F
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Stories from Wednesday, October 10, 2007

More information needed before purchasing 'Jaws' (10/10/07)
MINER -- City officials have questions that need to be answered before buying any emergency equipment from the Scott County First Responders. As Randy Allen, the city's fire chief and president of the First Responders, was unavailable, Miner Board of Aldermen members tabled their decision on the equipment purchases during their regular monthly meeting Tuesday...
New program helps county assessor with efficiency (10/10/07)
BENTON -- A new program for Scott County's GIS has brought even more efficiency to the county assessor's mapping department. Property tax on agricultural land is based on soil quality, according to Debbie Evans, mapper for the assessor's office. The Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service grades soil on a scale of 1-8 based on its composition. "Every grade has a different value," Evans said...
Leaders begin making their dream a reality (10/10/07)
SIKESTON -- On Tuesday, Sikeston leaders began work to make their dream for downtown Sikeston a reality. Those involved with the DREAM initiative to revitalize downtown Sikeston met for the day with an initial assessment team to outline what they've done, what they hope to do, and where assistance is needed...
Center grand opening is Friday (10/10/07)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston R-6 Superintendent Steve Borgsmiller, along with school board members, are hoping past and present residents of Sikeston will attend the grand opening of the Math and Science Center from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday on the high school campus...
Screenings offered to raise awareness (10/10/07)
SIKESTON -- In an effort to raise awareness about mental illness, Bootheel Counseling Services is offering free depression screenings this week at its Sikeston location. Cheryl Jones, executive director of Bootheel Counseling Services in Sikeston, said mental illnesses, such as depression, are treatable...
R-6 continues building renovations (10/10/07)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston R-6 Board of Education members awarded a Sikeston architectural firm the bid to provide some assistance in the renovation of "C" building on the high school campus during Tuesday's regular meeting at the district's new Math and Science Center...
Kennett ends Lady Bulldogs' season (10/10/07)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston girls tennis team saw its season come to an end Tuesday morning in the Class 1 regionals, losing 5-2 to the Kennett Lady Indians. Sikeston got a singles win from Jenni DeWitt, who beat Brook Burcham 6-0, 6-0 to keep her undefeated singles streak alive...
SHS freshman makes improbable run to state (10/10/07)
SIKESTON -- Campbell Moore knows what it feels like to be exhausted and she wouldn't change one thing. Moore, a freshman on the Sikeston tennis team, put together an amazing run at the Class 1, District 1 tennis tournament, finishing second to teammate Jenni DeWitt and in the process helping the Lady Bulldogs win the district title. A district title that is the first by a girls sports program at Sikeston since 1991...
Seeking perfection (10/10/07)
SIKESTON -- Jenni DeWitt throws the ball in the air with her tennis racket cocked behind her. As the ball rises she brings her racket up and meets the ball at its apex. The ball pops off the racket and goes speeding across the net into the corner of the service box, out of reach of her opponent. Perfect...
Sikeston shutout by Jackson (10/10/07)
] JACKSON -- The Sikeston Bulldog soccer team was back in action Tuesday night as they headed on the road to take on the Jackson Indians. It proved to be a tough outing for the Bulldogs as they fell to the Indians 3-0. "Jackson is always a tough place to play," said Sikeston head coach Derrick Long, "They have the largest field we play on all season which enabled them to spread our guys out and open up the seams."...
The gift-giving game has rules (10/10/07)
I'm not a big fan of gift-giving holidays. There are too many problems associated with these days, many of which include me forgetting. But there are other problems, too. Like what does the person want and is my gift appropriate? Typically, I think I do a decent job at gift giving, when I remember. ...
Blanche Chandler (10/10/07)
CHARLESTON - Blanche Chandler, 81, died at 3:22 a.m. Oct. 9, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 15, 1926, in Sikeston, to the late Raymond and Nina Ladd Walker, she lived most of her life in Charleston where she was a retired cook for Charleston R-I Schools and a member of the First General Baptist Church...
Jack Spencer (10/10/07)
CHAFFEE - John "Jack" Spencer, 72, died Oct. 9, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Carolyn Smithson (10/10/07)
NAPLES, Fla. - Carolyn Ruth Barker Smithson, 63, passed away Oct. 7, 2007, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Oct. 25, 1943, in Cairo, Ill., to Opal Morgan Barker and Ben H. Barker of East Prairie. Carolyn spent her early life in East Prairie graduating with the EPHS Class of 1961. ...
Bertis Blackburn (10/10/07)
SIKESTON-- Pallbearers at services conducted at 11:30 a.m. today at Blanchard Funeral Chapel for Bertis Donald Blackburn, 71, who died Oct. 7, 2007, were: Rick Green, Mike Brown, Ryan Barrozo and Daniel Barrozo. Burial with full military rites followed at 1 p.m. in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield...
Dwight Douglas (10/10/07)
LILBOURN -- Dwight K. Douglas, 62, died Oct. 8, 2007, from injuries sustained in an accident near Benton. Born on Jan. 20, 1945, in Lilbourn, to Hazel Douglas of Lilbourn and the late J.S. "Bud" Douglas, he was a 1963 graduate of Lilbourn High School and retired from Chrysler Automotive Plant in Fenton...
Frances Hart (10/10/07)
CHARLESTON -- Frances Hart, 85, died Oct. 9, 2007, at 12:15 p.m. in the Golden Age Living Center in New Madrid. Born Sept. 20, 1922, in New Madrid, daughter of the late Riley and Edith Dottie Bell Cade Metheny, she lived most of her life in Charleston. She retired from the Brown Shoe Company and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bertrand...
Billy Brown (10/10/07)
WYATT -- Billy Brown, 86, died at 10:50 p.m. Oct. 9, 2007, at Parkview Care Center in Paducah, Ky. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Deborah Roberson (10/10/07)
MOUNDS, Ill. - Deborah Ann Roberson, 44, died Oct. 8, 2007, at her home. Born Sept, 14, 1963, in Charleston, Mo., to Charles Jackson and Ethel Lee "Polly" Williams of Wilson City, Mo., she was a graduate of Charleston High School and Shawnee Community College in Ullin, Ill. She was employed by the Mississippi Levee District before retiring due to ill health...
Ralph Diebold (10/10/07)
ORAN -- Ralph Diebold, 64, died at 9:05 a.m. Oct. 9, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 9, 1943, in Oran, son of the late George and Eleanor L. LeGrand Diebold, he was a retired self-employed farmer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having been a frogman and part of the underwater demolition team in the 29th Class. He was a member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church and the Morley VFW Post No. 5368...
Births (Published 10/10) (10/10/07)
Ewing CHARLESTON - Shanika Bogan and Jeffery Ewing are the parents of their second child, second son, born at 10:07 a.m. Sept. 4, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Jeffery Day'Shawn Ewing weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 19.75 inches long...
Looking Back 10/10 (10/10/07)
60 years ago -- Oct. 10, 1947 SIKESTON - Two large real estate transactions were announced today by R.D. Clayton of Sikeston, a real estate broker. D.W. Gilmore of Benton has purchased the block of land known as the Jones Subdivision. In another transaction, Joe W. Scales of Polaski, Tenn., purchased a 30-acre tract of land east of Charleston together with a brick home and five barns from Hershel Wood and Clara Wood...
Legal workers are available for price (10/10/07)
Now the farmers in California are putting the pressure on Washington saying that many of their produce fields will rot this year because of crackdowns on illegal immigration. The farmers paint a drastic portrait of consumers spending more money for fruits and produce that is traditionally farmed by immigrant workers...
Your View: Your help is needed (10/10/07)
This letter is asking local businesses for donations to help build a handicap accessible playground for New Dawn State School. New Dawn State School was built in 976. The existing playground has never met the students' specific needs. We now have 31 students enrolled with severe disabilities...
SpeakOut 10/10 (10/10/07)
I would like to thank Sheriff Rick Walter for bringing down a group of trustees to Sikeston to clean up after the Cotton Carnival Parade. It's a disgrace to see the trash some people left up and down Malone Avenue. I remember a commercial when I was younger about an Indian standing on the side of the road, a bag of trash lands at his feet, and the next picture is of the Indian standing there with a tear in his eye. ...