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Stories from Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Food bank makes progress (01/09/08)
SIKESTON -- Almost a year after she became the Bootheel Food Bank's executive director, Karen Green can see where advances have been made. But she's not ready to stop yet, and Green has several other goals she'd like to accomplish. "The food bank in the past year as become more accountable for the communities it serves," said Green. "We're worthy of support like never before."...
Officials look at paying off jail (01/09/08)
BENTON -- Will making the last payment on the Scott County Jail save the county any money? Commissioner Dennis Ziegenhorn suggested an early payoff on the jail is something worth looking into during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday as officials continued their work on the county's annual operating budget...
R-6 earns maximum score for district's performance (01/09/08)
SIKESTON -- If this were an accreditation year, Sikeston R-6 School District would pass with flying colors. The district received the maximum number of points possible to receive accreditation. However, the district won't go through the official accreditation process, or the Missouri School Improvement Plan review, until the 2008-...
Blunt proposes SEMO port funding (01/09/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority could receive a major boost to its capital improvement plans if lawmakers approve a budget request from Gov. Matt Blunt. At the annual Governor's Conference on Agriculture, Blunt proposed spending $4 million at five state port authorities, including $721,558 for the SEMO Port...
Changes come to Food Bank (01/09/08)
Quite a few changes have come to the Bootheel Food Bank in the year since Karen Green has served as executive director. In addition to increasing the pounds of food salvaged and distributed, as well as the agencies helped, plus grant money received, some others include:...
Basketball season in full swing (01/09/08)
After a few weeks of Christmas tournaments and a few season-opener invitationals, the high school basketball season is well underway. I've had my share of checking out the likes of the Scott Central vs. Bell City barn-burner in the Oran Invitational, 75-72, where Ronnie Cookson's Scott Central Braves couldn't find an answer for the Cubs' Nick Niemcyzk, who put up 32 points in the victory. ...
Portageville rallies past Caruthersville (01/09/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- The Portageville Bulldogs improved to 7-5 Tuesday night, downing the Caruthersville Tigers 67-53. Portageville trailed 33-26 at the half but responded in the second half, outscoring the Tigers 18-6 in the third quarter to take the lead for good...
Scott Central races past East Prairie (01/09/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Another high scoring affair for the Scott County Central Braves Tuesday night, and again, defensive pressure and an early lead helped the Braves roll past the East Prairie Eagles, 97-46. At around the five minute mark in the first quarter, Scott Central held a slim lead of 7-5. That slim lead quickly turned into a big lead for the Braves. They went on a 22-2 run to finish out the first quarter, leading by the score of 29-...
NMCC holds off 'Jays (01/09/08)
NEW MADRID--The New Madrid County Central Eagles basketball team won it's fourth straight game on Tuesday night, as they handed the Charleston Bluejays their second straight loss by a score of 52-47. The final score in no way indicated the first three quarters, as the Eagles led by as many as 12 throughout the game. But, a late Charleston push put the Bluejays closer to the driver's seat, as they eventually battled back to pull within two points late in fourth quarter...
Sikeston skins Blackcats (01/09/08)
SIKESTON -- Missing two starters and coming off of a big win over archrival Charleston Friday night, it was understandable that the Sikeston Bulldogs might come out a little sluggish against the visiting Fredericktown Blackcats Tuesday night. Fortunately, the Bulldogs put it together in the fourth quarter and put away their district foe 57-42...
Wrestlers do well (01/09/08)
On Sunday, members of the Heartland Wrestling Team competed at Wentzville Holt High School in Wentzville. In the Bantam Division, Luke Collins finished fourth place at 59 pounds. In the Midget Division, Josh Stinnett won first place at 113 pounds. In the Schoolboy Division, Trenton Gross won first place at 88 pounds while Jacob Stinnett took third place at 100 pounds. ...
Untying one of life's mysteries (01/09/08)
I love politics so I have been paying close attention to the Iowa Caucus and the New Hampshire primary. However, while watching the speeches and campaigning, a stupid thought formed in my head. Why do men wear ties? A man smarter than I am once told me that if you wear a tie people will look at you as a powerful or serious man. ...
Lorene Watie (01/09/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Lorene Furlong Watie, 74, died at 2:35 p.m. Jan. 8, 2008, at her home. Born Oct. 1, 1934 in Cardwell, to the late Albert Monroe and Eula Miner Furlong, she had lived most of her life in St. Louis where she was a retired loan officer for the Lutheran Synod. In 1997 she moved to Arkansas, where she lived until moving to East Prairie in 2007. She was a member of the First Church of God in East Prairie...
William Sutton (01/09/08)
MISSION, Kan. -- William Louis Sutton, 68, died Jan. 3, 2008, at his home. Born Sept. 26, 1939 in Cape Girardeau, Mo., to the late William C. and Louis Ellen (Tanner) Sutton, he lived in Sikeston, Mo., until moving to Kansas City in 1962. After graduating from Sikeston High School, he joined the Army in 1957, went to Army Security School for six months to become a Morse interceptor and was discharged in 1962. ...
Lila Werden (01/09/08)
DEXTER -- Lila Louise Werden, 72, died Jan. 7, 2008, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Feb. 14, 1935, in Potoskey, Mich., daughter of the late Andrew and Thelma Louise VanDusin Robbins, she moved to Dexter in 1985. She was a member of the Full Gospel Church and had worked in the laundry for nursing homes and hospitals. She was a member of the Eagles Aerie 4062 in Dexter...
Leon Larsen (01/09/08)
DEXTER -- Leon Larsen, 78, died Jan. 7, 2008, at his home near Dexter. Born Aug. 31, 1929, at Aid, son of the late Leman M. and Earle Almond Larsen, he was a tool foreman for Carter Carburetor at St. Louis from 1951 until 1984. On Oct. 13, 1949, at Piggott, Ark., he married Betty Ruth Lawson, who survives of the home...
John Musgrave (01/09/08)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for John W. Musgrave, 78, who died Jan. 6, 2008, were Ryan Jackson, Jeffery Thomas, Jason Thomas, Jeremiah Hux, Matt Henson and Kyle Karmas.
Glen Taylor (01/09/08)
BENTON -- Glen Taylor, 69, died Jan. 8, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Looking Back 1/9 (01/09/08)
SIKESTON - Announcement of the purchase of the Saveway Grocery on Greer Street, opposite the entrance to the International Shoe Factory, was made today by H.E. Gibson of Jackson, who bought the store from C.R. "Pete" Foster. DEXTER - Rich Barber, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Barber of Dexter, is the Southeast Missouri Boy Scout Council's 7,000th Scout. Actually, 7,077 boys were registered as members at the end of December...
Political times have passed McGovern by (01/09/08)
Someone needs to tell former Senator and presidential candidate George McGovern that he is no longer relevant. McGovern hails from the left fringes of the left wing in this country and always has resided there. Perhaps that's why his defeat in a bid for the White House in 1972 was such a landslide. And things have not changed since...
SpeakOut 1/9 (01/09/08)
I'm calling to speak out to hopefully prevent an accident or maybe save someone's life. I've been noticing a lot lately that drivers in this town straddle the turn lane when they're turning left. They'll straddle the turn lane 50, 75, sometimes 100 yards. ...