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Stories from Saturday, February 23, 2008

YMCA buys land from R-6 school district (02/23/08)
SIKESTON -- It's official. The YMCA of Southeast Missouri owns and operates the entire block where its facility sits. The Sikeston R-6 Board of Education voted in a closed session Jan. 8 to sell its Moore Street property to the YMCA of Southeast Missouri. ...
Animal abuse investigation ends (02/23/08)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- A nine-month investigation into animal abuse ended Friday when search warrants were served. However, the rescue wasn't in time for at least three of the animals, which died before investigators arrived on the scene. According to a Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell, Pemiscot County deputies and officials with the Caruthersville Humane Society executed the warrants Friday morning at property located on County Road 538. ...
Three Sikeston youth receive prestigious Eagle Scout honor (02/23/08)
SIKESTON -- Only about 4 percent of Boy Scouts usually go on to earn the rank of Eagle -- which is the highest in the organization. Among other circumstances, those who have earned the badge say the amount of time, dedication and hard work may keep so many of their peers from earning the rank...
Post-ice storms: To save a tree or not to save a tree? (02/23/08)
SIKESTON -- Two ice storms within about a week's time damaged the tree population by splintering and uprooting several species throughout the region. Now homeowners and plant experts are surveying their wounded trees and wondering whether to prune or replant. ...
Scott Central looking for repeat (02/23/08)
GIDEON -- The Class 1 District 1 Tournament is set to start this week. Both boy's and girl's squads will be on display to attempt and make a state title run starting at Gideon High School on Monday. The Scott County Central Braves (23-2) have received the No. ...
Dexter drives into finals (02/23/08)
PERRYVILLE -- The Dexter Lady Bearcats moved one step closer of becoming Class 4 district champions Friday night when they beat the host Perryville squad in a Class 4, District 1 semifinal, 64-29. It had been a little over a week since Dexter had last seen action on the hardwood but after taking a 6-4 lead in the opening minutes of the first quarter, the Lady Bearcats showed no sign of rust as things were just beginning to pick up for the top seed...
New cemetery owners face many challenges (02/23/08)
SIKESTON -- Since purchasing three area cemeteries, which were abandoned by their former owner, last December, new owners Dale and Teresa Birk are working to earn the trust of the community. "I think the biggest thing is that we have a genuine long-term commitment to it," said Teresa Birk. "We're not a corporation coming in here trying to make money on it -- just enough to pay for itself."...
Morlan Dodge named to BusinessLink dealer organization (02/23/08)
SIKESTON -- Dodge Division of Chrysler LLC has announced the addition of Morlan Dodge in Sikeston to its BusinessLink Dodge dealer organization. Morlan Dodge has met the strict vehicle inventory, management, training, service and parts requirements to become certified as the Dodge BusinessLink dealer serving the Sikeston and southeast Missouri community...
Lendell Hunt (02/23/08)
BERTRAND - Lendell Hunt, 91, formerly of Bell City and Sikeston, died Feb. 22, 2008, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. Born Jan. 16, 1917, in Bertrand to the late WIlliam and Nancy Jane Wood Hunter, he was a self-employed farmer until his retirement. A member of the Garden Ridge General Baptist Church near Bell City, he previously served as Sunday School superintendent and later attended the First Baptist Church of Sikeston...
Geraldine Burns (02/23/08)
SIKESTON - Geraldine Burns, 89, died Feb. 22, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 12, 1918, in Ada, Okla., to the late Walter and Alice Rose Decker, she was a member of the Trinity Gospel Church. In 1961, she married Dan Burns, who preceded her in death in 1991...
Kevin Hunt (02/23/08)
BERNIE -- Kevin Gene Hunt, 33, died Feb. 22, 2008, near Bernie Born Nov. 25, 1974, in Dexter, son of Arthur Butch and Connie Jerls Hunt of Bernie, he was an employee of Rowland Farms. In addition to his parents, survivors include: one son, Dalton Hunt of Wappapello; one daughter, Maizie Hunt of Bernie; one sister, Belynda Hunt of Bloomfield; and two brothers, Arthur "Skipper" Hunt and Charles Hunt of Bernie. ...
Velma Tucker (02/23/08)
DEXTER -- Velma Alene Tucker, 93, died Feb. 22, 2008, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Oct. 6, 1914, in Hardin County, Tenn., to the late Henry and Nola McDaniel Wicker, she had lived in Caruthersville until moving to Dexter in 1951. She was affiliated with the United Methodist Church...
Barbara Meadows (02/23/08)
BENTON -- Barbara Jean Meadows, 64, formerly of Scott City, died at 12:30 a.m. Feb. 22, 2008, at her home in Benton. Born March 24, 1943, in St. Louis, daughter of the late Lester Alfred and Violet Rodgers Parris, she was a homemaker and member of First Assembly of God Church in Scott City...
Renee Ancell (02/23/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services held Friday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Orena "Renee" Mae Ancell, 99, who died Feb. 18, 2008, were: Earl Sisk, Jon Branstedder, Jim Henson, Charles Campbell, Mark McMillion and Tom Nunnelee.
Betty Kennedy (02/23/08)
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. -- Betty Josephine Donner Kennedy, 73, formerly of Morehouse, Mo., died Feb. 14, 2008. Born July 30, 1934, in Manilla, Ark., to the late Joseph and Dorothy Donner, she lived in Morehouse until 1953. She worked for the Ventura County Superintendent of School Special Education Program in California, teaching severely handicapped children...
Bob Merrick (02/23/08)
CHARLESTON - Bobbie "Bob" Melton Merrick, 80, entered into eternal life at 6:15 a.m. Feb. 22, 2008, at the Missouri State Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Bob Merrick was born to Benjamin Emory and Virginia Ethel Melton Merrick on May 8, 1927. He grew up in the Anniston area and graduated from Anniston High School in 1945. ...
Bailey-Posey (02/23/08)
SIKESTON -- Greg and Sylvia Bailey have announced the engagement of their daughter, Erin Elizabeth Bailey, to Jerod Anthony Posey, son of Bruce and Michelle Posey of Waterloo, Ill. The future bride is a 1998 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School. She received her bachelor's degree in business management and organizational behavior in 2008 from the University of Missouri at St. Louis. She is currently employed as the assistant bath designer at Expo Design Center in St. Louis...
Looking Back 2/24 (02/23/08)
SIKESTON - Alberta Stephens, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Stephens was among the 19 student nurses who received their first caps in a ceremony Feb. 10. Miss Stephens is training at the Julia F. Burmham Hospital in Champaign, Ill. --- SIKESTON - Plans for the erection of a post home on a lot recently purchased were discussed last night at a meeting of Semo Post 15 of the Amvets held at the Armory...
A license to govern should be priority (02/23/08)
As with any elected body, the Missouri General Assembly gets its fair share of criticism. In a touch of irony, the legislature is blamed by some for what they do and by others for what they fail to do. But then again, this should come as no surprise...
SpeakOut 2/24 (02/23/08)
Does anyone notice or even care what your House and Senate are doing? They are getting involved in baseball while working people are doing without healthcare. Children are dying every day from abuse and they are doing nothing about tougher penalties. ...