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Stories from Friday, November 16, 2007

Positive feedback given for trail (11/16/07)
BENTON -- Scott County officials have received several positive responses in regards to the creation of a cross-county bicycle and hiking trail. At Thursday's county commission meeting County Developer Joel Evans, who is exploring the possibility of such a trail, told commissioners he has received about 12 messages...
County to keep own E-911 services (11/16/07)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County will keep its own 911 centers. During the regular County Commission meeting Thursday, Presiding Commissioner Jim Blumenberg said he was asked by Scott County Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger if Mississippi County would consider contracting with Scott County for 911 dispatching services...
Growing our future (11/16/07)
Top: June Barton, the wife of the late David M. Barton, sits and waves while receiving a standing ovation from YMCA of Southeast Missouri members Robert MacGillivary, Jim Hux, the Rev. Mary McCord, Richard Montgomery, Deke Lape and the audience Thursday afternoon during their groundbreaking ceremony...
Program aims to fill the gap of dental hygenists in the region (11/16/07)
SIKESTON - A cooperative effort between universities is filling a need in Southeast Missouri. Deborah Gerecke, director of the Distance Dental Hygiene Program with Southeast Missouri State University - Sikeston, explained the program now in place to members of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce during their meeting Thursday...
Commission researches new recycling programs (11/16/07)
BENTON -- Scott County Commissioners are searching for a new recycling program. During Thursday's regular commission meeting, Dennis Ziegenhorn, commissioner, raised the issue of a Department of Natural Resources recycling grant the county will apply for in 2008. For the past two years, the county has spent the $10,000 to clean up appliances such as refrigerators in lighted areas of the county...
Group to cultivate service in youth (11/16/07)
SIKESTON -- Earlier this fall, Marie Anderson of Sikeston attended a Modern Woodmen of America conference in Dexter, where group leaders spoke of their efforts in leading youth groups. "The kids seemed to be responding really well," Anderson said...
Season approaching (11/16/07)
Top: Kelly junior Debra Hall drives around Londyn Backfish (20) and Sarah Ruff (24) during practice Thursday. Below: Senior Kayla Cissell (right) works on posting up while Ruff puts up a shot Thursday afternoon. Kelly is coming off of a 24-7 season and will open Nov. 29 at home against Chaffee...
Barbara Bonds (11/16/07)
PARMA -- Pallbearers for services conducted Thursday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Parma for Barbara Knight Bonds, 63, who died on Nov. 12, 2007, were: Richie Williams, Jimmy Wiliams, Bobby Aycock, Pat Johnson, Lance Brown and Allen Zell.
Leslie Wilson (11/16/07)
DEXTER -- Leslie Wilson, 93, died Nov. 13, 2007, at the Cypress Point Healthcare. Born April 17, 1914, at Dutchtown, he was the son of the late Ezra and Rosa Griffin Wilson. Visitation is from 1 p.m. until time of services at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Rainey-...
J.R. Marrett (11/16/07)
MONETTE, Ark. -- J.R. Marret, 85, died Nov. 15, 2007, at the Monette Manor. Born Feb. 5, 1922, in Cardwell, Mo., to the late James Roy and Laura Marret, he was a retired lifelong farmer and conservationist. An Army veteran of World War II and a Mason, he was of the Baptist belief...
Edith Blumenberg (11/16/07)
WARRENTON -- Edith L. Blumenberg, 89, formerly of East Prairie, died at 7:50 a.m. Nov. 15, 2007, at Warrenton Manor. Born Feb. 19, 1918, in Dorena, to the late William Allen and Paralee Alcenia Kelley Newton, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County where she was a member of the First Church of God. After her husband's death, she moved to Wright City...
Walter Young (11/16/07)
JACKSON -- Walter W. Young, 88, died Nov. 14, 2007, at Monticello House. Born April 5, 1919, in Portageville, son of the late William and Ollie Knight Young, he was a grocery store manager in Wardell and then owner and operator of an IGA Foodliner in Sikeston for six years. ...
Births (Published 11/16) (11/16/07)
Miller CHARLESTON - Michael and Terra Miller are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 9:47 a.m. Oct. 10, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Victoria RayeAnn Miller weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Terry and Donna Oliphant...
Looking Back 11/16 (11/16/07)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Cletis Stovall of Sikeston are parents of a girl born Oct. 18. SIKESTON - The Women's Society of Christian Service of the First United Methodist Church had a workday Wednesday in preparation for the Fall Festival Bazaar to be held Tuesday. Mrs. L.M. Schroff, Mrs. Joseph Wagner, Mrs. Robert Dempster, Mrs. William Proffer and Mrs. E.F. Weidemann spent the day working on articles to sell at the bazaar...
SpeakOut 11/16 (11/16/07)
I'd like to know what is going on with the delivery services. In the past month I've had two packages delivered. No one knocked and no one rang the bell. I saw the Fed Ex truck leave my driveway and they had left the package on the front porch to be exposed to the weather and seen by anyone passing. ...