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Stories from Friday, January 11, 2008

Conference may help local farmers (01/11/08)
SIKESTON - An upcoming crop conference in Sikeston could give local farmers the information they need to kick-start the growing season after a disappointing soybean crop in 2007. Set for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Clinton Building in Sikeston, the conference will focus on soybeans and feature a wide array of speakers from the Delta Research Center in Portageville, the University of Missouri Extension in Columbia and the Missouri Soybean Association...
Commission discusses '08 budget (01/11/08)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County commissioners will put off signing the assessors' assessment maintenance plan until after they approve a budget. Having researched how binding an assessment maintenance plan is, County Clerk Junior DeLay advised county commissioners during their regular meeting Thursday to pass the county's annual operating budget before approving the annual assessment maintenance plan...
Stoddard County is dedicated EEZ (01/11/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- Gov. Matt Blunt announced today that the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) has approved Enhanced Enterprise Zone (EEZ) designation for Stoddard County. The designation will allow county officials to continue to move forward in and support economic development efforts...
Scott-Mississippi Tournament continues (01/11/08)
Kelly's Tara Johnson tries to wrestle the ball away from Oran's Claire Seyer in the semifinals of the Scott-Miss Tournament Thursday night. For more on Thursday night's games, see today's sports pages.
Cooper must report to prison Jan. 24 (01/11/08)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Former state representative Nathan Cooper must report to federal prison Jan. 24, said Jim Crowe, the assistant federal prosecutor who prosecuted him for immigration fraud. Cooper, who was sentenced to 15 months in prison Dec. 10, will be housed at the minimum-security prison camp for male offenders adjacent to the federal penitentiary in Marion, Ill., Crowe said Thursday. ...
Portageville girls fall to Naylor, 71-61 (01/11/08)
NAYLOR -- The Portageville Lady Bulldogs lost to the Naylor Lady Eagles in a battle of state-ranked teams Thursday night, 71-61. Naylor was led in scoring by Hailee Deckard, who finished the game with 28 points. With the loss, Portageville, ranked third in Class 3, falls to 14-2. The Lady Bulldogs will be in action again Monday when they travel to Caruthersville...
Kelly slips past Oran (01/11/08)
SIKESTON--The championship match-ups were set in the Scott-Miss Tournament on Thursday evening, as the Delta Lady Bobcats downed the Scott City Lady Rams 57-30, and the Kelly Lady Hawks held off the Oran Lady Eagles 55-46. Oran surprised a lot of fans at the Ronnie Cookson Gym on Thursday evening, as they came out on fire against the higher-seeded Lady Hawks. ...
Freshmen down Poplar Bluff, 31-23 (01/11/08)
POPLAR BLUFF -- The Sikeston ninth grade basketball team defeated Poplar Bluff 31-23 in the Poplar Bluff Invitational Thursday night. The Bulldogs trailed 6-4 after one quarter but took a 15-11 lead by halftime. "We started off a little slow but we turned it up in the second quarter and kept battling," said Sikeston coach Chris Sarakas...
Notre Dame rolls past SHS (01/11/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs had a tough test Thursday night when they traveled Notre Dame to take on the Lady Bulldogs of the north. In the end, the home team prevailed with a solid 80-29 win. Notre Dame opened up the game, hitting their first three shots. And after a pair of Emily Brumitt free throws, the hot hand continued for the home team when Alex Fowler nailed a 3-pointer to go with another long two, to put her team up 14-0...
Tommy Franklin (01/11/08)
CHARLESTON - Tommy Franklin, 78, died at 8 p.m. Jan. 10, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Thomas Watkins (01/11/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for graveside services to be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery for Thomas Ernest Watkins, 82, of Sun City Center, Fla., who died on Jan. 9, 2008, will be: Leon Watkins, Leonard Watkins, Bobby Watkins, Billy Watkins, Bill Hupp and Fred Dock...
Leah Allstun (01/11/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Leah Laverne Allstun, 86, died at 8 p.m. Jan. 9, 2008, at her home. Born July 21, 1921, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Howard P. and Alva F. Polston Hubbard, she lived all her life in Mississippi County and was a member of the First Church of God in East Prairie...
Pansy Forkum (01/11/08)
DEXTER --Pansy M. Forkum, 77, formerly of Zalma, died Jan. 9, 2008, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Oct. 22, 1930, in Aurora, daughter of the late Enoch T. and Harriett K. Lena Shaw Pedigo, she was a member of the Full Gospel Church in Bloomfield, a former school bus driver for Dexter Public Schools and a farmer...
Beth Ohmes (01/11/08)
CHARLESTON -- Beth Ohmes, 52, died at 10:51 a.m. Jan. 10, 2008, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born March 12, 1955, at Cairo, Ill., to the late Andrew G. and Ruth Ellen Wyatt Ohmes, she lived her entire life in Charleston where she attended the St. Henry Catholic School and was a 1973 graduate of Charleston High School. A member of St. Henry Catholic Church, she had served with the Missouri National Guard...
Looking Back 1/11 (01/11/08)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston High School basketball teams won victories Friday night in games with the A and B teams of Gideon High School. The Bulldogs downed the Gideon first team by a score of 51 to 30 and in the B team game, Sikeston was the victor by a score of 36 to 33...
SpeakOut 1/11 (01/11/08)
Mr. Editor, you accused one caller of class envy. I've got news for you Mr. Editor, it's class hate and deservedly so. There is a big misconception about ethanol. Grain based ethanol will never be viable. It takes one unit of oil to produce 1.5 units of ethanol. ...