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Stories from Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Filing slow for local school board positions (12/19/07)
SIKESTON -- School board candidate filings began Tuesday for most Missouri districts, and so far, many races are mimicking the holiday shopping season -- they're off to a slow start. Brent Ghan, spokesperson for Missouri School Boards' Association in Columbia said it's fairly easy to file for school board candidacy. Those who run for election must be a resident of Missouri for one year, at least 24 years old and a resident taxpayer of the district...
Truckers for Kids (12/19/07)
Nickol Tilley wraps Christmas presents for children receiving gifts from Truckers for Kids. Over 130 children in Scott, Mississippi, Stoddard and New Madrid counties received gifts through the organization.
Officials learn best way to update GIS maps (12/19/07)
BENTON -- Scott County already has the software it needs to keep GIS maps in all departments -- including those used by 911 dispatchers -- updated with the same data. Officials just need a bit of training. Matt Sorensen, vice president of Midland GIS Solutions in Maryville, met with county officials during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday to answer questions about the county's geographic information system and advise them of the best way to keep it updated...
DPS seeks out those who were naughty for "Operation Grinch" (12/19/07)
SIKESTON -- Thirty-one people were arrested for outstanding warrants during a warrant round up Tuesday. In addition to the SEMO Drug Task Force, the Sikeston Department of Public Safety was assisted by several area agencies including the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Scott County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi County Sheriff's Department, U.S. Marshal Service and the Missouri National Guard which supplied the Raid One helicopter...
Roundup arrests (12/19/07)
SIKESTON - Those arrested Tuesday during the roundup and their charges were: >Kwajalin Brown, possession of a controlled substance >Rico Brown, sale of a controlled substance near school >Lance Bruenderman, possession of a controlled substance >Teresa Buchanan, distribution of a controlled substance near school...
Portageville, Kelly advance (12/19/07)
BROSELEY -- The Lady Royals Christmas Classic continued play on Tuesday night, as Dexter, Naylor, Kelly and Portageville all notched victories. In the third game of action, the Kelly Lady Hawks took down the Clearwater Lady Tigers by a score of 49-34...
NMCC freshmen win in overtime (12/19/07)
NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Central freshman basketball team pulled out a tight 65-63 win over the Dexter Bearcats Monday in overtime. "This was a big win for us tonight," said Eagle coach Keith Sapp. "I'm always telling the team, win or lose, play hard because once it's over you can't get it back. I'm still not fully satisfied with our defense. Our kids must communicate and be more consistent on the defensive end."...
Eighth graders sweep NMCC (12/19/07)
NEW MADRID -- The Sikeston eighth grade boys basketball A team came away with a win Tuesday night, defeating the New Madrid County Central Eagles, 51- 34. After a two point lead at the end of the first period, the Bulldogs started to put the game out of reach during the second quarter. They outscored the Eagles 11-4, making it 20-11 at the half...
Bland places second (12/19/07)
Sikeston wrestler Gavilan Bland stands on the winner's podium after finishing second in the Tiger Classic over the weekend. Bland went 5-1 in the prestigious tournament. Sikeston's Jacob Murphy also did well, placing 10th in his weight class with a 4-3 record...
East Prairie hangs on to down Bloomfield (12/19/07)
BLOOMFIELD -- The East Prairie Eagles were able to hang on to a slim lead Tuesday night, as they went on to defeat the Bloomfield Wildcats in a close one, 73-68. The Eagles were able to rely on M.C. William's season-high 29 points against the Wildcats. Williams also hit five 3-pointers and was a perfect 4-4 from behind the free throw line. The Eagles were 5-15 from the free throw line...
Kelly holds off late Indian charge for second win (12/19/07)
KELLY -- The Kelly Hawks were able to stop a second half run by the Puxico Indians Tuesday night, to pull out their second victory of the season, 66-55. The Hawks managed to lead for most of the game. But, the Indians made a charge during the second half, especially during the third period...
Athletes have wish list for Christmas (12/19/07)
The holidays are approaching, and with that as we all know, comes Christmas presents. Since there has been so much happening in the world of sports lately, I figured I'd venture into the minds of some teams, and take a guess as what is on top of their Christmas wish list...
NMCC answers coach's challenge (12/19/07)
NEW MADRID -- After Friday's loss to the Doniphan Dons, New Madrid County Central coach Travis Day called a meeting and challenged his team. On Tuesday night, the Eagles answered that challenge. NMCC outplayed Blytheville, Ark., for 30 minutes Tuesday night and held off a furious rally late to post a 73-61 win...
Sikeston blows past Perryville (12/19/07)
PERRYVILLE -- The state-ranked Sikeston Bulldogs scored early and often against Perryville Tuesday night and rolled to a 59-28 win. "We came out with good intensity," said Sikeston coach Gregg Holifield. "We've been spending some time on our half-court defense and I think it is starting to improve a little bit. We've got work to do, but the players are working hard with a good attitude and I thought tonight we had some carryover from our practices."...
Christmas songs? Bah, humbug (12/19/07)
I started my car the other day and I heard "Frosty, the Snowman." Now there are a few things you normally won't hear when you are in my car. Somebody talking fast while rhyming their words, somebody moaning their words while playing a banjo and "Frosty, the Freakin' Snowman."...
Jerry Bond (12/19/07)
SIKESTON -- Jerry S. Bond, 48, died Dec. 16, 2007, at his home. Born July 28, 1959, in Chicago, to James and Melissa Morrow Bond, he had lived in Missouri since 1999. He married Patrice Phillips who preceded him in death. Survivors include: two sons, Jerry Bond Jr. ...
William Bogan (12/19/07)
CHARLESTON - William Lee Bogan, 67, died Dec. 15, 2007, at his home. Born July 14, 1940, in Mounds, Ill., to the late Bennie and Georgia Brown Bogan, he moved to Missouri in 1962. He was a member of Local Laborer Union 1104 and was of the Baptist belief...
Jessie Hill (12/19/07)
HAYWOOD CITY -- Jessie Bell Hill, 94, died Dec. 18, 2007, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Sept. 15, 1913, in Yazoo City, Miss., daughter of the late Annie Deal Taylor, she was a member of Greer Chapel Baptist Church in Sikeston, where she was a member of the mother board...
Danny Taylor (12/19/07)
ORMOND BEACH, Fla. -- Danny Taylor, 74, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 5:20 a.m. Oct. 24, 2007, at the Oceanside Hospice Care Center at Ormond Beach. Born Sept. 17, 1933, in Sikeston, to the late Raymond S. and Floy Robbs Tayler, he graduated in 1951 from Sikeston High School, where he lettered in football and track. ...
Red Hurley (12/19/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Rondal "Red" Hurley, 73, died at 6:20 p.m. Dec. 17, 2007, at his home. Born Sept. 18, 1934, in Dry Bayou, he was the son of the late Roy and Sybil Johnson Hurley. A U.S. Air Force veteran, he was retired from the Portageville School District where he had worked in maintenance...
Idell Davis (12/19/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Idell Davis, 97, died at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 18, 2007, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Brian Smith (12/19/07)
DEXTER -- Michael Brian Smith, 35, died Dec. 17, 2007, in Dexter. Born Oct. 5, 1972, in Farmington, son of Cynthia E. Lorentz Hux of Bernie and the late Michael E. J. Smith, he was of the Protestant belief and employed with Robinson Construction in Poplar Bluff. He was a former student at Dexter High School...
Larry Coffer (12/19/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Larry Coffer, 66, died at 3:30 a.m. Dec. 19, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Looking Back 12/19 (12/19/07)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Lewis, Route 3, announced the arrival of a daughter, born Dec. 18 at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. SIKESTON - Seven women were recognized by the Business and Professional Women's Club. Women honored were Dr. Thelma Buckthorp, Mrs. Tony Statler, Mrs. M.L. Limbaugh, Miss Almaretta Sidwell, Mrs. C.T. Melton, Mrs. Ralph Carroll and Mrs. O.V. McReynolds...
Holiday compassion not always deserved (12/19/07)
This time next week, Christmas will be behind us. The gifts will be opened, the food consumed and Santa will be back at the North Pole preparing for next year. But the reality is that those who asked for help this Christmas will likely find themselves in the same position next year. I've come to the sad conclusion that there is little we can do to change that...
Your view: Thank you (12/19/07)
A Soldier's Christmas When we decided to do this campaign for our soldiers in Iraq we thought we would probably send out 100 boxes. We had no idea that there would be so many donations. The campaign was great and the response that we received from Sikeston and the surrounding communities was amazing...
SpeakOut 12/19 (12/19/07)
With all the rain daily, why do people with their windshield wipers on not have their lights turned on? Is it a law or isn't it? Safety, folks. You make it hard to see when some around you do have their lights on. Congratulations to Missouri Department of Transportation. ...