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Stories from Thursday, February 7, 2008

Highways will be dedicated (02/07/08)
DEXTER -- Two dedication ceremonies will be held this week for memorial highways. The Sgt. Carl Dewayne Graham Jr. Memorial Highway will be dedicated at 10 a.m. Friday at the National Guard Armory in Dexter. The section of U.S. 60 in his honor runs from Route ZZ to Highway 25 in Dexter. Before joining the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Graham was a Dexter police officer, according to a news release from the Missouri Department of Transportation...
Demand for dental program on the rise (02/07/08)
SIKESTON -- Feelings of frustration are nothing new to the staff at the Elks Mobile Dental Unit. Demand has always been high during the 46 years it has provided dental services to Missourians, but over the past year and a half, it has been even higher...
Gaming devices destroyed (02/07/08)
Sikeston Department of Public Safety detectives Flint Dees and Jon Broom (top photo) unload a trailer containing 14 illegal gaming devices Wednesday morning. The gaming devices were seized in 2004 by the Sikeston DPS and the Missouri State Liquor Control...
Missouri recruiting class ranked 24th in the country (02/07/08)
COLUMBIA -- Twenty-three standout student-athletes have signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) to attend the University of Missouri and play football for head coach Gary Pinkel, as announced today by Mizzou's head coach. Momentum from Mizzou's historic 2007 season which saw the Tigers win a school-record 12 games and claim the Big 12 Conference North Division title, as well as the Cotton Bowl championship, undoubtedly carried over into recruiting efforts this year. ...
Redhawks ink 11 players with many from Missouri (02/07/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Southeast Missouri State head football coach Tony Samuel announced the signing of 11 players to National Letters of Intent. Two of the signees are junior college transfers that are enrolled for the current semester and will participate in spring drills. The remaining recruits include nine high school seniors that will join the program for the fall semester and preseason camp in August...
Jordi Ferrell to play soccer at Murray State (02/07/08)
SIKESTON -- For the first time in the history of the Sikeston soccer program, a player has signed to play Division 1 college soccer. Jordi Ferrell, a two-time all-state midfielder for the Lady Bulldogs, signed to play collegiate soccer at Murray State Wednesday...
Charleston and NMCC standouts sign intents (02/07/08)
ST. CHARLES -- The Lindenwood Lions football team picked up two local high school recruits for its' 2008 recruiting class. Allen Hemphill of the Charleston Bluejays, and Cory Rowe of the New Madrid County Central Eagles were two of 37 players named to the roster Wednesday for the Lions...
Thelma Bess (02/07/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston for Thelma A. Bess, 99, who died Feb. 5, 2008, were: George W. Gilmore Jr., Marvin Gilmore, Rice "Pete" Burns, Steve Taylor, Lew Polivick and Terry Ottinger.
John Shipman (02/07/08)
DEXTER - John Shipman, 71, died Feb. 6, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Emery Abbott (02/07/08)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Emery Abbot, 94, who died Feb. 1, 2008, were: Marian Orr, Russell Orr, Riley Orr, Fayn Allen, Mike Perry and Evan Duncan.
Cecil Quertermous (02/07/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at funeral services scheduled at 2 p.m. Friday at Ponder Funeral Home for Cecil Mae Quertermous, 79, who died Feb. 5, 2008, will be: Matt Hon, Paul Wayne Groves, Leslie Quertermous, Craig Kuczka, Armour Fletcher and Joe Baldwin...
Helen Moore (02/07/08)
ANTELOPE, Calif. -- Helen Glascock Moore, 92, formerly of Portageville, Mo., died Feb. 4, 2008. Born Aug. 13, 1915, in Wynnberg, Tenn., to the late Bennie B. and Maggie Locke Glascock, she lived in Portageville until 2002, when she moved to California to live with her daughter. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Portageville for many years...
Ruth Miller (02/07/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Ruth F. Teeters Miller, 91, died Feb. 5, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Born Jan. 11, 1917, in Grassy, daughter of William Lorance and Emma Elizabeth Patterson Francis, she was a member of Scopus Church of Christ. A member of the Certified Teachers Association and Missouri Teachers Association, she was a retired school teacher who had taught at Woodland, Zalma and Jackson and in many rural county schools...
Louise Tidwell (02/07/08)
SIKESTON - Louise Tidwell, 79, died at 11:58 a.m. Feb. 6, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born May 16, 1928, at Paris, Tenn., to the late Talma Huggins and Ethel Richmond Huggins Garner, she worked with the Mother's Day Out Program at First United Methodist Church from June 1980 until March 2005...
Jim Gunn (02/07/08)
DEXTER -- William James "Jim" Gunn, 83, died Feb. 4, 2008, at his daughter's home in Jackson. Born Dec. 4, 1924, in St. Louis, to the late William and Effie Swan Gunn, he had lived most of his live in Dexter where he was a charter member of the First Pentecostal Church...
Alfrieda McAfee (02/07/08)
EAST PRAIRIE - Alfrieda McAfee, 84, died at 4:05 a.m. Feb. 7, 2008, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Shelby Funeral Home at East Prairie is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Births (Published 2/7) (02/07/08)
Tilley NEW MADRID - Lydia and Mark Tilley are the parents of their second child, second son, born at 2:37 p.m. Jan. 3, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center's Family BirthPlace in Cape Girardeau. Elijah Mark Tilley weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long...
Looking Back 2/7 (02/07/08)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. George T. Middleton Jr. of Wright Field, Ohio, are parents of their second son, James Anthony, born Friday. Middleton is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George T. Middleton Sr. of Sikeston. --- SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. J.E. McKelvey have recently moved to Sikeston from Cape Girardeau and are now residing on Heath Street...
Improved roads will require more taxes (02/07/08)
We can sympathize with Missouri Department of Transportation Director Pete Rahn. The transportation guru told Missouri legislators this week that his department is more accountable, the state's roads are better and annual roadway deaths are lower than they have been in a decade. And by the way, the public wants nearly $20 billion more in roadway improvements than funds are available...
SpeakOut 2/7 (02/07/08)
It becomes extremely frustrating to read the Sikeston SpeakOut column and see the frequent disrespectful remarks made toward teachers. The most recent message left about nurses really hit home to me. My sister and my mother both are teachers and as a nurse I can defend this and many of the remarks that have been said. ...