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Stories from Saturday, January 26, 2008

Mentoring program expands to Sikeston (01/26/08)
SIKESTON -- The oldest and largest mentoring organization in the country is expanding to offer its services to children in Scott County and Sikeston. Last fall Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri received a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant of $75,000 over a three-...
Shining the light on education (01/26/08)
SIKESTON -- This week, Catholic schools in the area are going to shine the light on people who make a parochial education possible for the students -- as well as the value of a Catholic education. Catholic Schools Light the Way is the theme of the week for this year. ...
MDMC receives federal funds, visit from rep (01/26/08)
SIKESTON -- Missouri Delta Medical Center is moving into the digital age and federal funding will help complete that transition. Eighth District Representative Jo Ann Emerson announced $191,593 in federal funding to help computerize radiology functions during a stop Friday afternoon at the Sikeston medical center. ...
Tabulator machines mean no hanging chads this election year (01/26/08)
NEW MADRID -- You won't find any hanging chads in the Bootheel. "The system that we use is what we've been using in the past, which is optical scan central tabulation equipment," said New Madrid County Clerk Clement Cravens. In addition to a new optical scan tabulator to bring the county into compliance with the Help American Vote Act mandates that went into effect in 2006, the county also now has Automark voting machines to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act requirements...
More absentee ballot requests made in '08 than '04 primary, say local county officials (01/26/08)
BENTON -- The delegates from Missouri and 23 other states are up for grabs Feb. 5 when voters cast their ballot in the presidential primary. The national attention the presidential races are garnering appears to be generating interest among Republican and Democratic voters in Southeast Missouri, as well. The county clerks in Scott, Mississippi and New Madrid counties all report more absentee ballots have been requested than in 2004's presidential primary...
Back on track (01/26/08)
SIKESTON -- After Tuesday night's results in Jackson, anything but a solid win on Friday night would have been a disappointment for the Bulldogs. In order to do so they would have to take care of a tough Kelly Hawks team who came in with a winning game plan. But in the end, the Bulldogs athleticism proved to be too much to slow down as they cruised to a 76-43...
Sikeston sees change in district (01/26/08)
sd_sports@yahoo.com SIKESTON -- A change is on the way for high school football this season. With the recent switch to Class 5, Cape Central has thrown the district in a redo as this past week, athletic directors and coaches from the southeast Missouri schools met to decide new district assignments. Conference assignments were changed as well, but will not be official for a few months. As far as Sikeston is concerned, Cape Central is dropping from the district but will remain on the schedule...
Braves roll over Chaffee (01/26/08)
SIKESTON -- In the last meeting between the Scott County Central Braves and the Chaffee Red Devils, the Braves rolled to a 94-27 win. The second time around for these two was no different. On Friday night, the Braves kept rolling against the Red Devils, 87-39...
Rob Watkins (01/26/08)
DEXTER - Robert D. "Rob" Watkins, 49, died Jan. 25, 2008, at the Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete with Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Charles Ketchum (01/26/08)
CHARLESTON - Charles Ketchum, 66, died at 4:20 p.m. Jan. 25, 2008, at the Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 18, 1942, in Summertown, Tenn., to the late Jack and Gladys Perry Ketchum, he lived most of his life in Charleston. Employed by the D and S Salvage Company of Miner and was of the Pentecostal faith. On June 22, 1968, at Charleston, he married Mary G. Cave, who survives of the home...
Cecil Bostic (01/26/08)
BLOOMFIELD - Cecil Ray Bostic, 76, died Jan. 25, 2008, at his home. Born June 3, 1931, at Lutesville, to the late Benjamin and Catheryn Knuckles Bostic, he was a carpenter and worked at DAEOC for several years. He attended Trinity United Methodist Church in Bloomfield...
Gary Fama (01/26/08)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Gary D. Fama, 64, formerly of Sikeston, Mo, died at 11:30 p.m. Jan. 21, 2008, at his home in Memphis. Born March 7, 1943, in Cape Girardeau, Mo. to the late Dominic A. "Nick" Fama and Mildred Louise Williams Fama, he grew up in Sikeston and attended St. ...
Lueanna Ergle (01/26/08)
DEXTER - Lueanna Ergle, 86, formerly of Sikeston, died at 1:05 p.m. Jan. 25, 2008, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 4, 1921, in Double Springs, Ala., to the late James and Ethel Curtis Cable, she was a housewife and of the Baptist faith...
Kevin Stout (01/26/08)
MOREHOUSE - Kevin Lee Stout, 40, died Jan. 25, 2008, in Sikeston. Born Nov. 8, 1967, in Sikeston to Allyn and Dorothy Scott Stout of Morehouse, he worked for Lambert's Cafe in Sikeston for many years. In addition to his parents, he is survived by one sister, Leasa LaFerney of Morehouse...
Elma Hanna (01/26/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Ponder Funeral Home for Elma Hanna, 75, who died Jan. 23, 2008, were: Aaron Clark, Andrew Clark, Nick Hanna, Jake Hanna, Mitch Solmonson and Collin Solmonson.
Dollie Vaughn (01/26/08)
POPLAR BLUFF - Dollie Earlene Vaughn, 75, formerly of Sikeston, died at 8 a.m. Jan. 25, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Nov. 13, 1932, in Linden, Tenn., to the late Sidney Allen and Vera Mae James Hensley, she was a homemaker, cook and nurses' aide for a number of years at Shuffit Nursing Homes. Also she was a cook for the Heritage House Nutrition Program and was of the Baptist faith...
James McGee (01/26/08)
PORTAGEVILLE - James R.T. McGee, 84, died Jan. 25, 2008, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center at Kennett. Born Aug. 10, 1923, in Caruthersville to the late James Anthony McGee and Lela Florence Taylor McGee, he was farmer and affiliated with the Risco Baptist Church...
Joy Harper (01/26/08)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Joy Gayle Cranick Harper, 67, died Jan. 21, 2008, after a lengthy illness. Born Feb. 28, 1940, at Bertrand, Mo., to the late Ira and Mabel Cranick, she was a member of Lakeside Baptist Church. She retired after 25 years of service from Bellsouth and was a Pioneer...
Null-Lillard (01/26/08)
SIKESTON -- Meredith Lynne Null and Nickolas Lynn Lillard were united in marriage during a 7 p.m. ceremony Jan. 18, 2008, at Fellowship Baptist Church in Sikeston. The Rev. Joe McCullough officiated. Parents of the bride are James and Paula Null of Sikeston. ...
O'Guinn-Pruiett (01/26/08)
SIKESTON -- Jolene O'Guinn has announced the engagement of her daughter, Ashley Renee O'Guinn, to Russell Walter Pruiett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lloyd Pruiett of Sikeston. The future bride is also the daughter of the late Greg O'Guinn. A 2002 graduate of Sikeston High School, O'Guinn graduated with a Bachelor of General Studies in 2006 and a Bachelor of Science in business administration in 2007 from Southeast Missouri State University. ...
Tongate-Montgomery (01/26/08)
SIKESTON -- Dr. and Mrs. David L. Tongate have announced the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Gail Tongate, to Richard Henley Montgomery IV, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Montgomery of Sikeston. The future bride is a 2002 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School. A 2006 graduate of the University of Mississippi and member of Phi Mu Fraternity, she is employed by Hill Investment Group...
Eldridges - 25th (01/26/08)
SIKESTON -- Robert Glen and Pamela Jean Eldridge celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Jan. 21 with a candle light dinner at a local restaurant. The couple was married Jan. 21, 1983, in Charleston by the Rev. Bill Meeks.
Looking Back 1/27 (01/26/08)
SIKESTON - Eddie Seehausen of Cape Girardeau has succeeded I.F. Willis as head meat cutter at the North Kroger store in Sikeston, according to an announcement by Melvin W. Pixley, district manager. Willis has been promoted and will now be in charge of the meat institute at Carbondale, Ill., for the Kroger Company...
Reading between the political lines (01/26/08)
OK, so let me chime in on the sudden and unexpected political bombshell that incumbent Gov. Matt Blunt would not seek re-election this November. The fact is that political junkies are having a feeding frenzy on the Blunt withdrawal but, for most people, they unfortunately have more interest in hearing about Heath Ledger's death. ...
Speakout 1/27 (01/26/08)
What in the world does the coach have to do with a high school graduate choosing to sell drugs rather than pursue sports in a small college and get a college degree? Is the coach supposed to take him by the hand and walk him to school? Furthermore, it's not just Sikeston where this is happening, it is all of the schools you mentioned. ...