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Stories from Friday, October 26, 2007

Comp claim drop sought (10/26/07)
BENTON - Scott County officials will begin to take more preventative measures to cut down on accidents that could result in worker's compensation claims. "We need to readjust," said Jamie Burger, presiding commissioner. "We need to think about what we're doing in-house and be aware of our surroundings."...
Commission bows out of state's voluntary audit plan; opts for local (10/26/07)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County will not participate in the state's voluntary audit program. County Clerk Junior DeLay informed county commissioners during their Oct. 18 meeting that because the state auditor's office believes it is beneficial for third class counties to have a financial audit every two years, it will pay half the cost of audits at the two-year interval between the audits conducted by the state auditor's office every four years...
Leaders discuss economic growth (10/26/07)
SIKESTON - Party affiliation didn't matter, nor did district boundaries or titles before their names, the three politicians agreed economic growth is a priority for Sikeston and the surrounding area. However, they all had different ideas on how to achieve that growth as they spoke to the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce during the noon monthly meeting Thursday...
Halloween shocker (10/26/07)
Sikeston Jaycees Marshall McTigue, Barry Johnson and Chris Deen work on the execution scene Thursday night at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Grounds. This is the first night of their Haunted Hayride, which will start at 8 p.m today and againg at 8 p.m. Saturday. All proceeds from the Hayride will benefit Habitat for Humanity...
Crash kills man (10/26/07)
COLUMBIA -- A former Sikeston resident who was trapped in his burning sport utility vehicle after crashing it into a ditch Thursday afternoon died at University Hospital shortly afterward, Columbia police said. Jim Kellett, 65, was driving north on U.S. ...
Scott County Central coaching clinic will feature many top area coaches (10/26/07)
SIKESTON -- Southeast Missouri is filled with a rich history of successful basketball programs. When you think of that history, you might think of the dominance of the Braves and Bluejays of the '80s and early '90s or maybe two very successful tenures in girl's basketball at Jackson and Notre Dame. With those feats in mind, there was always one constant: coaching...
SHS ready for districts (10/26/07)
FARMINGTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs soccer team opens up district play on Saturday night in Farmington, where they will take on the No. 5 seed Fredericktown at 8 p.m. Sikeston is seeded No. 4. The Bulldogs will look to improve on their seven wins by advancing to the second round of districts by going through the Black Cats...
Williams, Eagles run to district victory (10/26/07)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- East Prairie's M.C. Williams continued his late season surge, running for 340 yards and five touchdowns in the Eagles' 54-26 win over Caruthersville Thursday night. Playing in cool, wet conditions, the Eagles wasted no time getting on the scoreboard, scoring on their first possession when Williams ran the ball in from 18 yards out, giving the Eagles a 6-0 lead...
Edward Temples (10/26/07)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services conducted Thursday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter for Edward Temples, 91, who died on Oct. 21, 2007, were: Stacy Greer, Ryan Greer, Matt Greer, Todd Stroder, Harry Ivester and Jack Ross.
Garey Hayes (10/26/07)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services conducted on Thursday at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Dexter for Garey Dale Hayes, 68, who died on Oct. 15, 2007, were: Bryan Polan, Michael Spencer Hayes, Danny Overfield, David King, Richie Calvert, Paul Conover, Michael Hayes and Zach Overfield...
Jim Kellett (10/26/07)
COLUMBIA - Jim Kellett, 65, formerly of Sikeston, died Oct. 25, 2007, at Columbia. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Births (Published 10/26) (10/26/07)
Brink CAPE GIRARDEAU - Amanda and Nathaniel Brink are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 8:40 p.m. Sept. 19, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Jonah Dean Brink weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long...
Looking Back 10/26 (10/26/07)
SIKESTON - C.L. Blanton III, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Blanton Jr., underwent an emergency appendectomy this morning at Saint Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau. --- SIKESTON - E.L. Corbin of Sikeston was unanimously elected as chairman of the executive board of the Advisory Health Council of Scott County at a meeting of the executive board members held at Benton...
SpeakOut 10/26 (10/26/07)
Those few who attack Tony Heckemeyer obviously did not even read his letter to the editor. They need a serious course in reading comprehension. Sounds to me like the judge really got their goat -- again. JoAnn Emerson posed the question: Do 51 residents of Pinhook deserve a $112 million levee to save the town from flooding? Now here's the answer: No...