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Stories from Sunday, March 9, 2008

Food Pantry will remain in Sikeston (03/09/08)
SIKESTON -- The Bootheel Food Bank is not leaving Sikeston; it is just moving its main office and some operations. Karen Green, executive director of the Food Bank since January 2007, said as many have voiced concern since reading the March 2 article about the Food Bank's new location on Nash Road in Cape Girardeau, she wanted to "set the record straight."...
Farm Safety 4 Kids: SEMO chapter recognized for continuing safety efforts (03/09/08)
MATTHEWS-- Robert Cook and Dick Griffin have regular, full-time jobs like anyone else, but when the opportunity to educate local children about farm safety arose, the safety coordinators at Monsanto in Matthews couldn't pass it up. Nearly four years after Cook and Griffin helped form the Southeast Missouri Farm Safety 4 Just Kids Chapter, the group has presented farm safety demonstrations and information to over 10,000 children. Each year they've received some type of award for their efforts...
Drug charges filed against Gideon men (03/09/08)
NEW MADRID - Two Gideon residents are facing drug charges following their arrest by officers with the SEMO Drug Task Force and the Bootheel Drug Task Force. Robert Wilson, 44, and James Richmond were charged Friday by New Madrid County Prosecuting Attorney Lewis Recker with manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine precursor drugs with intent to manufacture and possession of drug paraphernalia...
It's no mystery: Production puts the fun in fundraiser (03/09/08)
SIKESTON -- Some of the Southeast Missouri Visiting Nurse Association Hospice staff and volunteers are taking on a new role to benefit their patients and families. The private, not-for-profit home health service provider is conducting its first mystery dinner and silent auction beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the National Guard Armory in Sikeston...
Sikeston schedule (03/09/08)
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College student hits halfcourt shot (03/09/08)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Austin Hackney, a senior at the University of Alabama- Birmingham, made a halfcourt shot during halftime of the UAB/Tulsa basketball game March 5. Hackney won $2,500 from a Suzuki Automobile Dealership for making the shot. Hackney's father, David Hackney, was a starter for the Sikeston Bulldogs basketball team in the early '70s and his mother is the former Nancy Trigg of Sikeston. Hackney's grandparents, Homer and Rosemary Trigg still reside in Sikeston...
Expectations are high for very experienced Bulldogs (03/09/08)
SIKESTON -- The smell of fresh-cut grass in combination with the sound of ringing aluminum-alloy can only mean one thing--baseball season has finally arrived. For Sikeston Bulldog baseball teams as of late, the two sensory feelings go hand-in-hand with the sight of a trophy case...
New Sikeston salon offers many services (03/09/08)
SIKESTON -- Although it's only been open for a couple of months, Jones and Company is a business that has been a dream of husband and wife owners Shannon and Cindy Jones for about five years. "We wanted to do it forever and just finally went out on the limb," laughed Mrs. Jones...
Love and winners (03/09/08)
Ron and Darlene Spell were the winners of a $50 gift certificate Fishermans Net gave away during its Sweetheart promotion Valentine's night. All Valentine diners registered for the prize.
Business briefcase 3-9 (03/09/08)
SIKESTON - Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a multi-county area job fair from noon until 5 p.m. March 12 at the Clinton Building. CHARLESTON -- FOCUS Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Leah Caton, of the Sikeston branch facility, to assistant vice president...
Tristin Beedle (03/09/08)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services conducted Friday at the Ponder Funeral Home for Tristin Beedle, 5 months, who died on March 2, 2008, were: Gary Poole Sr., Mike Beedle, Gary Poole Jr. and William Patrick.
Pete Atherton (03/09/08)
DEXTER - Raymond Charles "Pete" Atherton, son of the late Charles Atherton and Artie Willis Atherton, was born on Jan. 16, 1920, at Bloomfield and departed this life on March 6, 2008, in the Central Gardens Residential Care Center in Dexter at the age of 88...
Alma Blackman (03/09/08)
DEXTER - Alma Blackman, 81, died March 6, 2008, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Nov. 5, 1926, in rural Campbell, daughter of the late Ezra and Maple Edwards Blackman, she had been a school teacher in the Bethany School of rural Campbell, a treasurer for the Bernie Public Schools and retired from the Bernie Bank after 43 years. She was a member of the MSH Hospital Auxiliary and the Bethany General Baptist Church, where she served for more than 50 years as treasurer...
Joe Hill Sr. (03/09/08)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sikeston, for Sherman Joe Hill Sr., 78, who died on March 6, 2008, will be: Jeff Harms, Dick Griffin, Tyler Griffin, Fred McGruder, Ed Alvey and Billy Gilliland Jr...
Ellenora Giddens (03/09/08)
LILBOURN - Ellenora Summers Giddens, 89, died March 6, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 17, 1918, to the late Waller Nesbit and Ora Engram Summers, she was a retired elementary teacher, having taught in numerous schools, including the Dawson and St. Mary's one-room school houses. She retired from New Madrid County R-1 School District in 1979, after teaching for 30 years...
Larry Joe Williams (03/09/08)
SIKESTON -- Larry Joe Williams, 33, died March 5, 2008, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born May 27, 1974, in Dexter, son of Florida Williams of the home and the late Joe Williams, he was a member of the Powerhouse of God Church. He attended Matthews Elementary at Matthews...
David Pyles (03/09/08)
DEXTER - David Pyles, 63, died March 6, 2008, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Nov. 6, 1944, at Oran, to the late Chester and Christine Rogers Pyles, he was a member of the New Bethel General Baptist Church near Dexter. He was 25-year employee of the city of Dexter Water Department and a former employee of Monarch Feed Mills in Dexter, Arvin Automotive and Triangle Wire...
George Rayburn Sr. (03/09/08)
SHAWNEE, Kan. - George Marvin Rayburn Sr., 88, died March 6, 2008. Born Jan. 30, 1920, in Sikeston, to the late Walter M. and Alma Rayburn, he attended Sikeston Public Schools, Central College in Fayette, Mo., and earned his bachelor and master's degree in business at Washington University in St. ...
Births (published 3/9) (03/09/08)
SIKESTON - Tamara Lutes is the parent of her first child, a son, born at 6:22 p.m. Jan. 25, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Jacob Elijah Huffman weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. Grandparents are Forney and Willie Huffman...
McDonald - Carraway (03/09/08)
JONESBORO, Ark. -- Latia Rachelle McDonald and Stuart Moore Carraway were united in marriage during a 7 p.m. ceremony July 7, 2007, at Valley View Church of Christ in Jonesboro. David Gibson, minister, officiated. Parents of the bride are Bill and Debra Mink of Harrisburg and the late Keith McDonald. The bridegroom is the son of Joe and Tricia Carraway of Sikeston, Mo...
Lawfield - Taylor (03/09/08)
NEW MADRID -- Randy "Peewee" and Teresa Lawfield have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Leigh Lawfield, to William Kyle Taylor, son of Beth Fowler of New Madrid and the late Steven Taylor. The future bride is a 2000 graduate of New Madrid County Central High School and a 2004 graduate of Southeast Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She is employed as a registered nurse with Pyramid Home Health Services in Dexter...
Scherer - Statler (03/09/08)
BENTON -- Vince and Carol Hulshof have announced the engagement of their daughter, Natalie Carole Scherer, to Joshua Paul Statler, son of Ivan and Susan Statler of Jackson. A 2003 graduate of Kelly High School, the future bride earned a bachelor's degree in hotel and restaurant management from University of Missouri-...
Canalou natives mark milestone (03/09/08)
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Mr. and Mrs. Gene Adams Sr. will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary March 14. Adams and the former Imogene "Pat" Barnes were married March 14, 1948. The couple have four children, Pat Roop of Bloomington, Carlotta Dryer of Downs, Gene Adams Jr. of South Chicago Heights and Robert Adams of Indianapolis; and seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren...
Looking back 3/9 (03/09/08)
SIKESTON - Sheriff Early Malcolm announced that he filed for re-election as sheriff subject to the will of Democratic votes to the primary election in August. --- SIKESTON - John Moll, son of Mr. and Mrs. Birch Moll, left last week for Carondale, Ill., where he will enroll for the spring term in the Illinois Teachers College...
City should walk away from trail (03/09/08)
I see where the Sikeston City Council this week approved spending $400,000 for a new walking trail to connect the kindergarten to the Sports Complex. Now let me say from the beginning, I think our community is blessed with an effective and pro-active City Council that is extremely attuned to the needs of our community. But sometimes even good people make bad decisions. The walking trail fits into that category in my opinion...
Speakout 3/9 (03/09/08)
I was wondering what happened to the recycle trailer at Wal-Mart. They need to bring it back. I haven't seen it there for a week or so. According to the Stoddard County Workshop, Wal-Mart requested they pick it up and not bring it back. I just heard Morley Swingle defending the good drug user doctor. ...