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Stories from Tuesday, February 26, 2008

United Way exceeds its campaign goal (02/26/08)
SIKESTON -- Not since the campaign following the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001 has the Sikeston/Bootheel Area United Way exceeded its annual fundraising goal by such a wide margin as it has this year. The local United Way organization closed its 2007 campaign at 114 percent of its $80,000 goal, which means $91,400 was donated or pledged to the campaign...
Search widens for murder suspect (02/26/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A fugitive wanted for a Cape Girardeau murder will have to avoid contact with police nationwide after the city police department posted a notice of her arrest warrant on a national database. Tambra T. Turner, 29, of Sikeston, Mo., faces a possible death sentence for the early Friday shooting death of Chabreshea R. Egson at Egson's home at 1523 N. Spanish St. Prosecutors have charged Turner with first-degree murder, armed criminal action and burglary in the shooting death...
Youth in Government Day scheduled (02/26/08)
SIKESTON - The city of Sikeston, Sikeston Public Schools and the Sikeston Optimist Club will host the annual Ron Creed Memorial Youth in Government Day on Friday at Sikeston City Hall, 105 E. Center St. Twenty-nine Sikeston High School students will conduct a mock Council meeting from 11--11:35 a.m. ...
Spring will bring skatepark opening (02/26/08)
SIKESTON -- With the coming of spring, skateboard enthusiasts will finally have their park. "It's not hopefully; they will have," said Cindy Taylor, president of the Sikeston Skate Committee. "We're going to have it -- we're very excited." In November, a 80-by-50-foot concrete pad was poured at the Sikeston Sports Complex southeast of the southeast softball field at the corner of Stephens and Campanella Drive...
Getting your cake and eating it, too (02/26/08)
Kiwanis Club member Ed Dust flips pancakes during the club's annual Pancake Day Tuesday morning at the Sikeston Elks Lodge. The event, which has been held for over 50 years, will benefit the Kiwanis Club's projects. The pancake day will end tonight at 7. Also pictured is Kiwanis member Eric Wooden...
Barber creates one heck of a hairball (02/26/08)
CHARLESTON -- Just off Main Street in Charleston is the town's only barber shop -- Henry's Barber Shop. Owner Henry Coffer identifies his shop when giving directions with what he says is "one of the biggest factory-made barber poles in the state." But that's not the only thing about Coffer's shop that sets it apart...
Scott Central and Oran advance (02/26/08)
GIDEON -- Even without the presence of Hall of Fame coach Ronnie Cookson on the sidelines, the Scott County Central Braves did not miss a beat in the opening game of the Class 1 District 1 Tournament Monday night. The No. 1 seed Braves thumped the No. 8 seed North Pemiscot Mustangs, 94-37...
Kelly slugs past Caruthersville (02/26/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Benjamin Franklin once said "nothing is certain in this world but death and taxes." However, one might be able to add the Kelly Lady Hawks playing for a district basketball championship. For the ninth time in 10 years, Kelly will be in a district championship game after getting past Caruthersville 70-65 Monday night in the Class 3, District 1 semifinals...
Portageville avoids upset (02/26/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- One year ago the Portageville Lady Bulldogs watched their district title hopes slip away on a last second shot by New Madrid County Central in the district semifinals. Monday night, Portageville was able to hold off the Lady Eagles 64-60 and will advance to their first district championship game in 20 years...
Bill Morgan (02/26/08)
EAST PRAIRIE - William J. "Bill" Morgan, 81, died Feb. 25, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Irene Ward (02/26/08)
RISCO - Irene Ward, 82, died Feb. 24, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 13, 1925, at Dyersburg, Tenn., to the late Joseph Boyd and Lillie Mae Moffett Lancaster, she was a homemaker. She was affiliated with the First Baptist Church and a member of the Rural Independence Club in Risco...
Mary Deane (02/26/08)
CHESTERFIELD - Mary Elizabeth Husher Deane, 86, died Feb. 5, 2008, at Delmar Gardens on the Green in Chesterfield. Born Nov. 2, 1921, in Sikeston, to the late David and Anne Bell Husher, she was a homemaker. On Oct. 31, 1942, in Sikeston, she married Ralph W. Deane, who preceded her in death...
Vicki Morris (02/26/08)
FESTUS -- Vickie Jo Higgerson Morris, 52, died Feb. 20, 2008, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born April 29, 1955, in Sikeston, to the late Walter "Urch" and Wilma Bill Higgerson, she was an operator for AT&T for 28 years before her retirement. She later worked as a courier for Lab Corp...
Betty Wheeler (02/26/08)
UNIONTOWN -- Betty Sue Wheeler, 69, died Feb. 24, 2008, at her home. Born Jan. 11, 1939, in Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Prentice and Ethel Humphries Sharp. On Dec. 10, 1955, in Hernando, Miss., she married Bobby Wheeler who survives of the home...
James Nunn (02/26/08)
ANNISTON -- James David Nunn, 65, died Feb. 24, 2008, at his home. Born June 27, 1942, in Anniston, to the late Otha and Gertie Smith Nunn, he lived all of his life in Anniston and was a former night watchman for Reeves Boomland in Benton. On June 27, 1968, at the New Bethel Baptist Church, he married Linda Bailey who survives of the home...
Births (Published 2/26) (02/26/08)
Atwood JACKSON - Tonya and Bobby Atwood are the parents of their second child, second daughter, born at 7:53 p.m. Jan. 21, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Ella Ann Atwood weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 21 inches long. Maternal grandparents are James Caruso of Cape Girardeau and Teresa Fein of Rutner Glen, Va...
Looking Back 2/26 (02/26/08)
SIKESTON - Ray Aduddell today announced that he will be a candidate for re- election as alderman from Ward Three in the city election to be held April 6. --- SIKESTON - The high wind, which struck the area Friday, caused damage to many Sikeston homes and farms and cut off the service of about 100 telephones...
Your view: Say thank you (02/26/08)
Dear Editor, The past few weeks Southeast Missouri has been bombarded with weather problems. As we make do the best we can to keep our families as safe and comfortable as possible, I see emergency crews leaving their families to provide electrical service and safe highways for us. ...
Your view: Riding the rails (02/26/08)
Dear Editor, Several years ago I wrote an open letter regarding the proposed abandonment of the Union Pacific tracks into Sikeston, at that time the railroad was wanting to abandon only three miles of track. Now once again Union Pacific has published a legal advertisement in each county the line runs through that the intend to file an Abandonment Application within three years for the original three miles plus 17 more miles of track, that portion of the track running from Essex to Sikeston...
SpeakOut 2/26 (02/26/08)
People cannot afford to live out in Pharris Ridge. We are just poor old country people and we can't afford to live out there. Well if we get any bad weather, I bet these people up in town in their warm houses will still have lights. School teachers and students can be compared to the art of baking a cake. Take the right ingredients, good supplies and the right equipment and anyone can bake a cake. It's simple. But if you want a gourmet, college-...