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Stories from Wednesday, February 13, 2008

MAP scores require progress (02/13/08)
SIKESTON -- Low MAP scores among some students at Morehouse Elementary will require improvements to be made. A School Improvement Plan for Morehouse Elementary was approved by the Sikeston Public Schools Board of Education during their regular monthly meeting Tuesday...
Electrical crews still battling Mother Nature (02/13/08)
SIKESTON -- A significant winter storm brought freezing rain, sleet and thunderstorms to Southeast Missouri, leaving an icy crust which pulled down tree limbs and power lines. Scott County seemed to be hit hardest. Wayne McSpadden, operations manager for Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities, said power outages have been spotty all over town...
Storms have left a mess for the area to clean up (02/13/08)
SIKESTON -- Although the freezing rain and sleet have stopped falling in the area, it's still a dangerous situation outside, and the storms have left a mess to clean up, as well as left some with injuries. Deanna Lindstrom, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Paducah, Ky., which also serves areas in southeast Missouri, said that freezing drizzle and a few light spits of snow were in the area through Tuesday evening. ...
Seminar will address decrease in acreage of cotton (02/13/08)
SIKESTON -- A cotton seminar on Thursday will address the decrease in acreage of the crop and teach farmers in the area how to be more efficient and get the most bang for their buck. The University of Missouri Extension is sponsoring the morning event, which will be held at the Clinton Building in Sikeston...
Down time: Area rocked by ice storm (02/13/08)
The first major storm of the winter season caught many unprepared, leaving a mess to clean up and some with injuries.
Warming shelters established locally (02/13/08)
SIKESTON - Due to power outages in Sikeston, a warming shelter was established Tuesday at the First Baptist Church at 1101 N. Main, Sikeston. This is a warming shelter only, according to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. Individuals will need to bring their own items to the shelter such as chairs, blankets, cots or any other items of comfort...
What's hot when it's cold outside (02/13/08)
SIKESTON -- The first major storm of the winter season left unprepared people emptying the shelves of items such as deicer, ice melts and scrapers. "Anything to do with the winter weather, it seems like we've run out of rather quickly," said Ron Smotherman, a salesman at Auto Tire and Parts in Sikeston...
Clearing air after some 'kind words' (02/13/08)
Nobody Asked Me But-- Sorry, I had to go there. I thought I shared the wealth with the Portageville Lady Bulldogs' basketball team after their victory over Sikeston. If I didn't, then Coach Ellerbrook, my apologies. Your 20-3 state- ranked ladies basketball team is by far one of, if not, the top programs in the area. Eric and I actually just discussed the team's success last week at the close of the Charleston game...
Weather causes postponements (02/13/08)
Matt Ritch, seen here Friday against Cape Central, and the rest of the Sikeston Bulldogs had their basketball game with New Madrid County Central postponed Tuesday night because of icy road conditions. The game will be made up Thursday night. Icy roads canceled most games in the area, including the Scott Central at Scott City game which will be made up on Saturday...
Charleston students place at benchpress championships (02/13/08)
CHARLESTON -- The 2008 Eastern Missouri High School Benchpress Championships were held in St. Louis Feb. 9, with two Charleston students taking home honors. In the 123 pound weight class, James Naile, a freshman at Charleston High School, took fourth place with a final lift of 110 pounds, while Jamie Barber, a junior at Charleston High School won the State Championship in the 132 pound division. Barber's final lift was at 175 pound...
Ice is nice for real challenges (02/13/08)
I hate winter. I hate the cold weather, the runny noses, the frozen feet and especially the snow. There is nothing pretty about snow, certainly after it starts melting and is all brown and nasty. But there is one thing about winter that I do enjoy, the ice...
Pauline Davis (02/13/08)
BERNIE -- Pauline Davis, 74, died Feb. 12, 2008, in the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Juanita Sheldon (02/13/08)
BLOOMFIELD - Juanita Beatrice Sheldon, 87, died Feb. 11, 2008, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 5, 1920, at Bloomfield to the late James A. and Elva Cooper Mann, she was a member of the Bible Tabernacle Church in Bloomfield...
Anna Hutchcraft (02/13/08)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Anna Lou Hutchcraft, 75, died Feb. 11, 2008, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born May 30, 1932, near Bernie, to the late A.D. and Lessie Crabtree Cutler, she had lived in Poplar Bluff for the past 36 years. On April 1, 1949, in Bloomfield, she married James Charles Hutchcraft, who preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 2007...
David Clayton Sr. (02/13/08)
SIKESTON -- David Richard Clayton Sr., 67, died at 11:20 a.m. Feb. 11, 2008, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 1, 1940, in St. Louis, he was an over the road truck driver and had worked for more than 20 years with Newman Trucking Co. in St. Louis. He was a member of Trinity Chapel and a former member of the Moose Lodge and Odd Fellows and Rebekka Lodge. He had also lived in St. Louis, Oklahoma and Arizona...
Linda Hobbs Thurman (02/13/08)
NEW MADRID -- Linda Hobbs Thurman, 63, died at Feb. 11, 2008, at her home. Born Nov. 11, 1944, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Stowell and Louella Hobbs, she was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in New Madrid, the New Madrid Country Club and the Ladies Golf Association...
Looking Back 2/13 (02/13/08)
SIKESTON - Fred Jones Jr. announced in the Daily Sikeston Standard that he will be a candidate for the office of alderman from the fourth ward in the city election on April 6. Vodel L. "Red" Kirby, present alderman from Ward I, today announced his official candidacy for the re-election to the city council, also...
A shared day but very different lives (02/13/08)
Today is an important day in my small world. Today my father turns 82 and my son turns 30. We've always taken some level of pride in these shared birthdays. You can never truly plan such a coincidence so that makes it all the more special when it occurs...
SpeakOut 2/13 (02/13/08)
I had a dream the government sent Missouri no more money. I had a dream Missouri blew away. I had a dream it all grew back in prairie grass. Oh what a wonderful dream. I'm in hillbilly heaven. Amen. This is to all of the people in the local areas. If you would please take the time and watch what your local law enforcement does for your communities. ...