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Stories from Saturday, January 19, 2008

Friday DPS pursuit yields drugs (01/19/08)
SIKESTON -- A Friday afternoon pursuit by Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers ended at the front door of the Scott County Sheriff's Department. At around 5:20 p.m. Friday, Sikeston DPS officers stopped a Cape Girardeau man on Main Street near Salcedo Road in Sikeston. As officers approached the car, the suspect fled in his vehicle. Officers gave chase and pursued the suspect north on U.S. Highway 61...
Friday fire (01/19/08)
Sikeston Department of Pubic Safety officers Franklin Adams, left, and Shannon Keller hook up a water line to a fire hydrant at the corner of Ruth and New Madrid streets Friday afternoon. The DPS responded to a fire at 107 Ruth apartment A. No further information was available as of press time...
Miner man arrested on drug charges (01/19/08)
MINER -- A Miner man was arrested on felony drug charges after turning himself in Friday. On Jan. 3, the Sikeston Department of Public Safety and the SEMO Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 413 Powell St. in Miner as a result of an ongoing narcotics investigation which led authorities to believe that Caleb Davidson, 17, was illegally distributing controlled substances...
Low pay places many Mo. teachers in a difficult spot (01/19/08)
SIKESTON -- During the day, Jim Russell teaches agricultural education at New Madrid County Central. And two nights a week, he spends more time in the classroom, instructing GED students about three hours each night. "It makes for some long days and weeks," he said...
Government registration is required (01/19/08)
SIKESTON -- A new chemical possession rule that requires online registration will likely affect most local chemical and fertilizer companies but not many farmers. However, officials say it's something they all should be know about. Last November the Department of Homeland Security released a list of chemicals and required anyone who possessed more than a threshold quantity of that chemical to register within 60 days of possession at a government Web site and undergo a preliminary screening process using the Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT), which is called Top Screen.. ...
Blood donations needed (01/19/08)
SIKESTON -- In addition to cold weather, the winter season also typically means a critical shortage in the region's blood supply. "The winter months are especially crucial because there is an increase in accidents around the holiday season, and we always have an influx of bad weather, which can also mean accidents," said Crystal Jones, donor recruitment representative for American Red Cross' Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region...
Bootheel area needs judges (01/19/08)
BENTON -- Local judges are handling more than their fair share of cases but are managing it well under the circumstances. "Down here in the Bootheel everything is working out well even though the studies are showing we need additional personnel. We are making due with what we have," said Circuit Judge David A. ...
Portageville storms past Malden for Homecoming win (01/19/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Friday night started out slowly for the Portageville Bulldogs, but they eventually took charge, and brought home the victory on Homecoming Night defeating the Malden Green Wave 57-42. Malden started out red-hot, as they jumped out to an early 10-1 lead, behind Nick Perkins, who put up 10 points in the first quarter. The Green Wave led 15-6 heading into the second quarter of play...
Braves rally past Scott City (01/19/08)
DELTA -- There was one thing that the Scott County Central Braves had to do Friday night, that normally, this season, they have not had to do very often: play catch-up. The Scott City Rams led the entire first three quarters of play. But, the Braves battled back in the fourth quarter to win their second straight Scott-...
Top wrestlers attempting to win titles (01/19/08)
SIKESTON -- The SEMO Conference Wrestling Tournament kicked off Friday night with the Sikeston Field House playing the host to some of the top wrestling schools from around the area. Ste. Genevieve, Poplar Bluff, Farmington, Jackson, New Madrid County Central, Windsor, Park Hills, Cape Central, North County, Dexter, and Sikeston all locked it up to see who could for the pin...
Risco wins on road at Holcomb (01/19/08)
HOLCOMB -- The Risco Tigers went on the road and disappointed the home crowd of Holcomb on Friday evening, as they defeated the Hornets 48-44. The win was the Tigers' second in as many games, as they now sit at 3-9 on the season. Risco led 25-19 at the break, but Holcomb, who only scored four points in the third quarter, falling behind 33-23, rallied back in the fourth quarter with 21 points...
Wrestlers compete in St. Louis (01/19/08)
On Jan. 13, members of the Heartland Wrestling Team competed in St Louis at Rockwood -Lindbergh High School in the Ozark Association Championship wrestling tournament. Over 1,300 wrestlers entered in the tournament and the results are as follows. Bantam/Blue division; Logan McCabe second place at 81 pounds; Midget/Blue division; Josh Stinnett, first place at 125 pounds; Schoolboy/Blue division, Trenton Gross third place at 90 pounds; Jacob Stinnett, fifth place at 100 pounds; Cadet/Gold division; Darian Boyd, first place at 160 pounds; Zach Watson, second place at 160 pounds; Clayton Driskill, third place at 152 pounds; Ben Walker, first place at 225 pounds; Cadet/Blue division, Blake Angle, sixth place at 95 pounds; Dustin Ruby, third place at 125 pounds.. ...
Banquet plans begin (01/19/08)
The River Bend Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will host their annual dinner beginning at y p.m. Jan. 26 at Rebecca Sharp's Catering in New Madrid. In addition to dinner, the evening will include several raffles and an auction of a variety of unique items created to raise funds for Ducks Unlimited. All proceeds from the evening will benefit wetlands and waterfowl habitat conservation...
Johnson signs (01/19/08)
Paul Johnson, a senior at Charleston High School, signed a letter of intent Friday, to play baseball at Jefferson College in Hillsboro. In the 2007 season for the Bluejays, Johnson played in 25 games, hitting .524 in 82 at bats, with an on-base percentage of .660. ...
Conferences help CVB market area, attract travelers (01/19/08)
Hello again, Miner and Sikeston! It's been a long and lonely month waiting to talk to you again. You never write-- You never call... I was beginning to think you'd forgotten all about me--er, the CVB. But don't worry about us, you have your life, and we're so proud of you. You're here now, and that's all that matters. (Can you tell I visited my family for the holidays?)...
Ready, set, loan (01/19/08)
Bootheel Cash Advance, located at 614 Kathleen St. in Sikeston, held a ribbon cutting on Jan. 10. There is another branch in Cape Girardeau, and the owners plan to open two more soon. Cutting the ribbon is owner Chris Lix. Also pictured are: Pam Tibbs of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce, Rachel Patterson, a Chamber of Commerce member; Lix; co-owner Kim Baker; Emily Cowell, assistant manager; Regina Roberts, branch manager; and Frank Burgess, general manager...
Business Briefcase 1/20 (01/19/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Cape Diabetes and Endocrinology is reopening. Saleh A. Aldasouqi, MD, FACP, FACE, has joined the staff at Saint Francis Medical Center. Aldasouqi is board certified in endocrinology and internal medicine and has extensive knowledge of the endocrine system and its related conditions. ...
Bargain items, by the truckload (01/19/08)
SIKESTON -- Ask Ed Adkisson what he'll have in stock at his store in a month, and he won't have a clue of any specific items. The items in the Closeout Store, owned and run by Adkisson and his family, change significantly every two weeks as a tractor trailer load of closeout merchandise arrives...
Clarence Foushee (01/19/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- Clarence James Foushee, 82, died Jan. 18, 2008, at the Golden Living Center. Born Feb. 15, 1925, in Auvergne, Ark., son of the late Arthur and Jessie Mable May Foushee, he owned Foushee Dry Good's in Bloomfield, was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and was of the Baptist belief...
Marion Swader (01/19/08)
BERNIE -- Marion Swader, 94, died Jan. 18, 2008, at the Golden Living Center in Malden. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
A.B. Boley Jr. (01/19/08)
VEBLEN, S.D. -- A.B. Boley Jr., 37, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Jan. 18, 2008, at Coteau des Prairies Hospital in Sisseton. Arrangements are incomplete at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Lelia Backfisch (01/19/08)
DEXTER -- Lelia Backfisch, 92, died Jan. 18, 2008, at the Golden Living Center. Born on Oct. 12, 1915, in Dexter, daughter of the late Fred and Minnie P. Dietsch Sauer, she had been a store clerk at Weber's Ben Franklin Store and was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter...
Chad Cato (01/19/08)
DONIPHAN -- Chad Edward Cato, 28, died Jan. 17, 2008, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lincoln, Neb. Born Nov. 18, 1979, in Pocahontas, Ark., son of Donald E. Cato of Doniphan and Varina L. Cindy Conn Maxwell of Sikeston, he had lived in Poplar Bluff and owned and operated Cato Trucking...
Births (Published 1/20) (01/19/08)
Fladung BENTON - Amanda and Richard Fladung are the parents of their second child, second son, born at 7:32 a.m. Nov. 27, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Tristin Ray Fladung weighed 10 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 21 inches long...
Williams - Estes (01/19/08)
SIKESTON -- Tara Lorree Williams and Dugless Ray Estes Jr. were united in marriage during a 2 p.m. ceremony July 14, 2007, at Miner Baptist Church. The Rev. Mitchell Jackson, pastor, officiated. The bride is the daughter of Carla Williams of Sikeston, and parents of the bridegroom are Dugless and Carolyn Estes of Sikeston...
Schnake - Eldridge (01/19/08)
RICHVIEW, Ill. -- Hank and Pam Schnake have announced the engagement of their daughter, Angela Lauren Schnake, to Brandon Glen Eldridge, son of Robert and Pamela Eldridge of Sikeston, Mo. The future bride is a 2003 graduate of Nashville Community High School and will graduate in 2009 from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. A member of Lambda Kappa Sigma Pharmaceutical Fraternity, she is employed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in West County...
Stevens - Temple (01/19/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Kathleen L. Stevens and Larry G. Temple have announced their engagement. The future bride is a 1979 graduate of Charleston High School, and her fiance is a 1980 graduate of Gosnell High School in Arkansas. Family and friends are invited to attend the wedding ceremony set for 2 p.m. March 22 at Victory Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Laird -- 5th (01/19/08)
PINE BLUFF, Ark. -- Ray and Kelly Laird celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary with a trip down the East Coast, making stops in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and others. The couple were married Jan. 4, 2003, at the Nelson Memorial United Methodist Church in East Prairie, Mo...
Looking Back 1/20 (01/19/08)
SIKESTON - The pupils of Mrs. G.T. Elder's music class will be heard in a piano recital Wednesday and Thursday evening at Mrs. Elder's home. --- SIKESTON - James Elliott, who has been assistant manager at the Sterling Store in Sikeston, has been transferred to Harrison, Ark., where he becomes manager of the Sterling Store there...
Candidates have very different views (01/19/08)
This much we know: Gov. Matt Blunt and Attorney General Jay Nixon are already in full campaign mode as they take center stage in what is sure to be a heated contest for the state's top office this November. Conventional wisdom says this year may be a good time to challenge an incumbent Republican governor since the national picture currently bodes fairly well for Democrats...
SpeakOut 1/20 (01/19/08)
I wanted to call in to Take it to the board. I feel like in the workplace, if a bonus is given, it should be given to all of the employees. This type of statement is exactly what's wrong with our society. If this is how that person feels, then they are part of the problem regarding their statement that in the Bootheel you should be happy to just have a job...