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Stories from Friday, January 25, 2008

Recorder asks for more help (01/25/08)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County's recorder wants some full-time help. Judy Rolwing, recorder of deeds, presented her request for the increase in salary expenditures for her office during the regular County Commission meeting Thursday. The request was also submitted in writing to county commissioners and the county clerk in a letter dated Wednesday...
Chili day warms the chilly (01/25/08)
Sikeston Rotarian Steve Deere places a lid on a cup of chili in the carry-out service at the First United Methodist Church Thursday afternoon. Over 1,500 tickets were sold for the event, which is in its 54th year. Proceeds will benefit community projects...
DPS responds to apartment fire (01/25/08)
SIKESTON -- An apartment fire early this morning left none injured. According to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety's incident report, a call was received at 5:18 a.m. in reference to a fire in Apt. 10 at Colonial Park, a two-story brick building located at 819 Davis Blvd...
Officials look for ways to boost county (01/25/08)
BENTON -- Scott County commissioners want to do anything they can to spur more development in the county. That is why they have taken an interest in attending Wired initiative meetings. Last week, Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger attended a meeting in Cape Girardeau, and the commissioners plan to attend another regional meeting in Sikeston on Tuesday...
Farmers recognized at monthly meeting (01/25/08)
SIKESTON -- The monthly Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce meeting Thursday had all the regulars --members and their guests representing businesses from the Sikeston community. But, there was also a large representation of the agricultural community, including the Sikeston High School FFA members, at the meeting which included the annual Farmers Recognition Banquet...
Wrestling starts to grow on columnist (01/25/08)
Now I'll be first to say, wrestling wouldn't be considered my ideal sport. But this past weekend I was lucky enough to draw the assignment of covering the SEMO Conference Wrestling Tournament. As I walked up to the doors of the Sikeston Field House, a shiver managed to rolled down my spine (probably from the cold), and I admit I was skeptical. ...
Huge fourth quarer lifts Lady Bulldogs over NMCC (01/25/08)
NEW MADRID -- Throughout her high school career, senior guard Amber Minner has always thrived in a leadership role and Thursday night proved to be no exception. With her Sikeston's back against the wall, Minner stepped up her game, leading the Lady Bulldogs to a 60-47 come-from-behind win...
Deckard, Naylor run past Lady Eagles (01/25/08)
ORAN -- The Oran Lady Eagles fell to 8-8 on the season Thursday night, as the Naylor Lady Eagles flew through town and took a win, 74-40. Ranked No. 7 in Class 2, Naylor improved its record to 15-2. University of Missouri-St. Louis signee Hailee Deckard had a huge night for Naylor, as she put up 31 points, nine rebounds and nine assists...
Bell City to face Puxico in finals (01/25/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- The Bell City Cubs used a strong third quarter to defeat Bloomfield 81-71 and move into the championship game of the Stoddard County Tournament Thursday night. Trailing 35-34 at the half, the top-seeded Cubs exploded out of the locker rooms, outscoring Bloomfield 31-13 in the third quarter...
Sikeston game with Caruthersville moved (01/25/08)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- The Sikeston boys basketball game at Caruthersville, originally scheduled for Feb. 11, has been rescheduled for Feb. 4. The junior varsity game will begin at 6 p.m. with the varsity game to follow.
Elizabeth Smith (01/25/08)
SIKESTON - Elizabeth Bradley Smith, 75, died Jan. 23, 2008, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Nov. 16, 1932, in Lilbourn, to the late John Ester Bradley and Idell Davis Watts, she was a member of Smith Chapel United Methodist Church in Sikeston since 1958 and was employed for over 30 years as a certified nurse's assistant at Missouri Delta Medical Center...
Doyle Minnis (01/25/08)
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Doyle Roydell Minnis, 45, died Jan. 21, 2008, at Portland. Born July 1, 1962, in Portageville, Mo., to the late Thomas and Georgia Mae Steele Minnis Sr., he was a graduate of Portageville High School and served in the U.S. Army before moving to Oregon...
Dorris Turlington (01/25/08)
DEXTER - Dorris Turlington, 91, died Jan. 23, 2008, at the Gideon Care Center in Gideon. Born Oct. 21, 1919, in Bloomfield, daughter of the late William Thomas and Ada Mae Dorris Eaton, she lived her entire life in Bloomfield and Dexter. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter and had served as the librarian for 30 years at the Dexter Public Library...
Bernice Ross (01/25/08)
DEXTER - Bernice Ross, 97, died Jan. 24, 2008, at the Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter. Born Oct. 5, 1910, to the late Joseph and Laura Kurtz Fererro, she had been a department head for Styx, Baer and Fuller in St. Louis and a clerk for Famous Barr in Cape Girardeau and The Rocking Horse in Dexter. She was of the Catholic belief...
Beulah Riles (01/25/08)
BLOOMFIELD - Beulah E. Riles, 96, died Jan. 24, 2008, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Born Nov. 5, 1911, at Zadock, to the late Elmer and Daisy Cox Walker, she had spent her entire life in Stoddard County and was of the Baptist belief. She was married to Charlie Riles, who preceded her in death...
Laura Richardson (01/25/08)
DEXTER - Laura Maria Richardson, 84, died Jan. 23, 3008, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter Born Dec. 5, 1923, in West Heaven, Conn., to the late Thomas and Myrtle Josephine Wickbaum Bares, she was a homemaker and a member of the Broadwater Church of the Brethren...
James McGee (01/25/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- James R.T. McGee, 84, died Jan. 25, 2008, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. Arrangements are incomplete with Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.
Kevin Stout (01/25/08)
MOREHOUSE -- Kevin Lee Stout, 40, died Jan. 25, 2008, in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Dollie Vaughn (01/25/08)
SIKESTON - Dollie Vaughn, 75, died at 8 a.m. Jan. 25, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Births (Published 1/25) (01/25/08)
EAST PRAIRIE - Mandy and Jason Aycock are the parents of their third child, first daughter, born at 1:15 p.m. Dec. 14, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Sydney Noel Aycock weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Patti Russell and Danny Russell of East Prairie...
Looking Back 1/25 (01/25/08)
SIKESTON - J.F. Cox Sr. is recovering at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis after having two pieces of bone removed from his throat. --- SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. James Wells of Clinton, Ill., moved Sunday to Sikeston, where they will make their home. Wells is establishing an electrical shop in the Sikeston Airport and it will be located in the building with Parks Grocery...
Speakout 1/25 (01/25/08)
I am sick and tired of people coming to my country and reaping the benefits illegally. The ones that are here legally and paying taxes, that's different. But when it comes to defending somebody for something we have believed all along, like Christmas, I don't think I should have to defend something like that. If you don't like this country and the way it does, don't try to change it. Pack your duds and go home...