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Stories from Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Filing begins for county offices (02/27/08)
SIKESTON -- After only the first day of filing, a few races for county offices have already formed. In Scott County, all incumbents have already filed, according County Clerk Rita Milam. With political signs having been erected around the county last year, it should be no surprise to county residents that Bobby Sullivan has filed to run for sheriff. As both Sullivan and the incumbent, Rick Walter, have filed as Democrats, this race will be decided during the August primary...
'Dreamlike' work blossoms in gallery (02/27/08)
SIKESTON -- It was difficult for Depot Director Mike Marsh to come up with a word to describe the current exhibit, which includes work from Sikeston artist Barbi Myres. "The only word I can come up with is ethereal," said Marsh, who added he's never had that problem the one and a half years since named director -- or had such work on display. "It's not impressionistic, not modern, but very colorful and dreamlike."...
County plans to beef up courthouse security (02/27/08)
BENTON -- Scott County will apply for funding to beef up courthouse security. State grant funding for counties available from the Circuit Court Budget Committee through Office of State Court Administrator was brought to the attention of commissioners by David A. Dolan, circuit judge for the 33rd Judicial Court, according to County Developer Joel Evans. If approved, the grant will reimburse the county for up to $15,000 for security improvements...
Plenty of good hoop action on Thursday (02/27/08)
After a few days of district basketball action, I have a few matchups that may be well worth your drive to check out before the week's end. These will be in no certain order, as each game has significance of it's own, and each one would be worth the four dollar admission into the gym...
Scott Central to play for title (02/27/08)
GIDEON -- If there was one good thing that came out of the 79-39 season- ending rout the Oran Eagles took from the Scott County Central Braves on Tuesday night, it's that one of their prominent players for two-plus years achieved the 1,000 point milestone for his career...
Back-to-back champions (02/27/08)
After taking first place at the St. Francis Invitational at Cape Girardeau in January, this second grade soccer team defeated teams from Perryville, St. Louis and Illinois to take top honors at the Shooting Stars Soccer Tournament in St. Louis this past weekend...
NMCC shocks Charleston (02/27/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- For the first time since the 2001 season, Class 3, District 1 will have a new champion. The New Madrid County Central Eagles shocked the Charleston Bluejays 64- 37 in the district semifinals, ending the Bluejays' district title streak at six...
Portageville slips past Scott City (02/27/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- The last time the Portageville Bulldogs took on the Scott City Rams, the victory went to the Rams, by a score of 72-48. Too bad for Scott City that it wasn't in the district tournament, because the second meeting between the two schools ended up with Portageville stealing the win to advance to the championship game. The Bulldogs took the contest into overtime, where they held the Rams scoreless, winning by a final score of 45-...
Can't wait to get on the road (02/27/08)
Over the last week I have spent a lot of time driving while on my way to and from district basketball tournaments. While on the road I have learned that a person can learn a lot from driving. Yes, we all know that big rigs own the road and will come over into your lane whether there is room or not. And no matter how much I want to hold my ground, my little SUV is nothing more than a fly on the windshield to the idiot drivers...
William Heckert (02/27/08)
BERTRAND - William D. Heckert, 90, died at 12:10 a.m. Feb. 27, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Blanchard Funeral Chapel of Sikeston.
Margaret Martin (02/27/08)
EAST PRAIRIE - Margaret Martin, 88, died Feb. 26, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Wanda Branham (02/27/08)
SIKESTON -- Wanda Maxine Branham, 70, died at 7 a.m. Feb. 26, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Nov. 12, 1937, in Kennett, to the late Roy Brown and Sybil Graves Brown Ross, she lived in St. Louis before moving to Sikeston nine months ago. She was of the Pentecostal belief...
Gene Shaw (02/27/08)
SIKESTON - Gene Truett Shaw, 72, died Feb. 26, 2008, at his home. Born May 29, 1935, in Bertrand, to the late William Dewey and Florence Covie Truett Shaw, he was a member of Murray Lane Baptist Church. He worked for Century 21 for 27 years and was a member of the Sikeston Masonic Lodge 310 AF and AM and was a 32nd Degree Mason...
Vicki Morris (02/27/08)
FESTUS -- Vicki 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...
Margaret Yowell (02/27/08)
ST. CHARLES - Margaret Yowell, 75, formerly of Bloomfield, died Feb. 24, 2008, at her home. Born Sept. 1, 1932, at Bloomfield, to the late Elliot and Violet Page, she was a resident of St. Charles for 30 years and had worked at Wal-Mart and Schucks...
Ralph Baker (02/27/08)
DELTA -- Ralph Kenyon Baker, 83, died Feb. 25, 2008, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born April 3, 1924, in Lake City, Ark., to the late Grover and Edith Speer Baker, he was an inspector for 27 years with General Motors in St. Louis. ...
Dorathy Pillow (02/27/08)
DEXTER - Dorathy Pillow, 77, died Feb. 23, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 14, 1930, in Truman, Ark., to the late George and Ollie Walley Wade, she had lived in Southeast Missouri for many years. Survivors include: one daughter, Peggy Pillow of the state of Illinois; and one brother, William Wade of Albuquerque, N.M...
Gary Rudd (02/27/08)
LILBOURN -- Gary Rudd, 54, died Feb. 21, 2008, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Nov. 22, 1953, in Hayti, to the late Orvil and Wilma Rines Rudd, he worked for Bill LaValle Farms. On Feb. 15, 1992, he married Sarah Nelson, who survives of the home...
Dennis Ponder (02/27/08)
SIKESTON - Dennis R. Ponder, 68, died Feb. 24, 2008, in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 21, 1939, in St. Louis, to Ruth Ponder Lyday and the late Carl Proctor Ponder, he had previously lived in Kansas City and Muncie, Kan. He had worked for 22 years as a credit manager and for 17 years in the cable business...
Shelly Crowley (02/27/08)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Shelly Ray Crowley, 40, died Feb. 21, 2008, in Chandler, Ariz. Born Feb. 11, 1968, in Sikeston, to Wilma Crowley Myers of Sikeston and the late Jerry Crowley, he graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelors degree in criminal justice and psychology and had served in the National Guard. He was an insurance adjuster for Cunningham and Lindsey...
Looking Back 2/27 (02/27/08)
SIKESTON - With Curtis Bryant leading the way, the Sikeston Bulldogs defeated the Morehouse Tigers 59-54 in a bitterly fought contest in the Dexter sub-regional tournament. CHARLESTON - A guidance conference will be held at the R-1 high school on Thursday. Principal Louis Chaney and counselors Robert G. Miller, Ted Phillips and V.W. Entrekin will be hosts. Darrell Cole, president of the Southeast Missouri Guidance Association, will preside...
Speakout serves an important role (02/27/08)
Long before there were bloggers, long before the Internet opened countless venues for public discussion, and long before there was easily accessible portals for venting and thought sharing, there was Speakout. If I'm doing my math correctly, we're approaching the 35th anniversary of this once-unique public discussion forum in Southeast Missouri...
SpeakOut 2/27 (02/27/08)
As everyone probably knows, New Madrid has had a lot of controversy over the utility rate increase due to the need for utility upgrades. In my opinion, I feel this is not to be blamed on the current council. From what I gather, they inherited a problem that should have been taken care of by the past administration. ...