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Stories from Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Officials are implementing safety measures (03/12/08)
BENTON -- When it comes to safety, Scott County officials are checking the list and sending it twice. During their regular meeting Tuesday, Scott County commissioners discussed the information packet they are preparing to send to the Missouri Association of Counties, the county's workers compensation insurance provider...
Bids OK'd for Math and Science Center (03/12/08)
SIKESTON -- Several bid packages for the Sikeston R-6 Math and Science Center were awarded during Tuesday's regular Board of Education meeting. "We're finally getting toward closure on the expenditure of funds from the bond that we'll be able to zero that out, hopefully, when we're all said and done," Sikeston R-6 Superintendent Steve Borgsmiller told board members about the various bid packages...
Sikeston man is seriously hurt in Tuesday's crash (03/12/08)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston man is in serious condition following a Tuesday morning collision with a Sikeston Department of Public Safety patrol car in Scott County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred around 8:07 a.m. on U.S. Highway 61 in Sikeston. The accident caused the northbound lane of the highway to be closed for a period of time...
Real stars of 28th KRCC telethon are the children (03/12/08)
SIKESTON -- Although there will be various types of entertainment at the 28th annual Kenny Rogers Children's Center Telethon this weekend, the real stars -- and winners -- are the children it benefits. And what better way to put a face to the cause than using the faces of some of the children the Center serves on posters promoting the event...
Scott City woman killed in accident (03/12/08)
SCOTT CITY -- A Scott City woman died of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday in Scott City. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 8:40 a.m. on U. S. Highway 61 at Woodland Drive in Scott City, as the northbound vehicle driven by Jerry W. Reed, 38, of Scott City pulled into the path of the southbound box truck operated by Chad C. Hatheway, 35, of Jackson...
Miner to implement hydrant flushing (03/12/08)
MINER -- Miner will implement a hydrant flushing program at the end of this month. The first flushing will not take place until March 24 which should allow time for notification of all city residents, according to William Kosky, public works superintendent...
DeWitt hits home run, double (03/12/08)
VERO BEACH, Fla. -- Sikeston native Blake DeWitt is making the most of his opportunity with the Los Angeles Dodgers, gathering two hits including his first home run of the spring Tuesday afternoon in a 7-6 loss to Florida. DeWitt, 22, doubled off the Marlins' Taylor Tankersley in the sixth inning and hit a solo home run off Bob Keppel in the eighth inning. Keppel is another Missouri product, graduating from DeSmet High School...
No. 1 vs. No. 2: defending champ stands in way of Braves (03/12/08)
COLUMBIA -- It's true what they say about history repeating itself because it is just like old times again as a familiar team and a familiar coach is back on the road to another final four in Columbia. The Scott County Central Braves, led by legendary coach Ronnie Cookson, will be making their 14th trip to the "Show-Me Showdown" at the Mizzou Arena on Thursday...
Second place (03/12/08)
The First Baptist Church high school basketball team recently finished second place in the YMCA Church Basketball League. First Baptist lost to Divine Holiness 65-62 in the championship game, rallying from a 27-point second half deficit. Team member are, front row, from left: Courviseya Strickland, Corey Simmons, Chris Simmons; back row, coach David Jenkins, Jesse Roberts, Brian Brock, Rusty Burk and coach Brian Brock. Not pictured: Andrew Wallace and Kuwan Pulley...
AAU state championships (03/12/08)
On Feb. 24, Heartland wrestlers traveled to Northwest High School in House Springs to compete in the AAU State Wrestling Championships. Three state champions emerged from the team. The results are as follows: Midget Blue Division 112 pound class, Josh Stinnett, first place; Schoolboy Blue Division 85 pound class, Cody Middleton, sixth place, 90 pound class, Trenton Gross, third place, 100 pound class, Jacob Stinnett third place. ...
Paul Hale to step down at Notre Dame (03/12/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- According to semosportsweb.com Notre Dame boys basketball coach Paul Hale will step up to a microphone Wednesday afternoon and confirm that he will retire. The school scheduled a news conference at 3 p.m. today to address rumors that have circulated for much of the season. ...
Boys make their mark with columnist (03/12/08)
Heading into the final weekend of basketball, all hope remains in the Scott Central Braves to bring some hardware back to the area. I'm calling it now, Christ Pobst, are you listening, this is for you... Scott Central over Jefferson, then over whoever is next. They're destined for glory this season, and next, and maybe the next...
It's all in the words you choose (03/12/08)
Warning: Those who are offended by allusions to foul language or who might be inclined to chase me down and wash my mouth out with soap should probably not read any further. What the $%? I was surfing through news stories the other day and came across a story about a community on the edge of Los Angeles that has become a cuss-free zone. You don't say?...
Motell Smith (03/12/08)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services conducted Tuesday at the Ponder Funeral Home for Motell B. Smith, 89, who died on March 8, 2008, were: Woody Smith, John Smith, Daniel Gray, Joshua Gray, Brian Frazier and Davy Carter.
Arnold Simpson (03/12/08)
LILBOURN - Arnold Simpson, 86, passed away March 10, 2008, at his home. Born April 14, 1921, in Lilbourn, to the late Welton Simpson and Ida Arnold Simpson, he was a World War II veteran. For several years he owned and operated Simpson Refrigerator Heating and Air Conditioning. He was a lifetime member of the Methodist Church in Lilbourn...
Longtime local physician dies (03/12/08)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Dr. John Pack Sargent, 86, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died March 8, 2008, in Memphis. He was born July 3, 1921, in Kamas, Summit County, Utah, son of the late Lorenzo and Mercy Amelia (Pack) Sargent. He was a family practice physician and surgeon for many years before retiring and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He served in several church callings, served missions in Mexico City and was responsible for the welfare of the missionaries...
Earl Phelps (03/12/08)
SIKESTON -- Earl Phelps, 75, died March 10, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born July 26, 1932, in Butler County, Ky., to the late Simon Peter and Jessie Mae Tarrance Phelps, he was a veteran of the U.S. Marines serving during the Korean War. He attended Northern Illinois University and worked as a tool and die maker. He then worked 10 years with Wal-Mart, the past four years as a greeter at Wal-Mart in Dexter...
Doris Hill (03/12/08)
SIKESTON -- Doris Jean Hill, 52, died March 9, 2008, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 24, 1956, in Chicago, daughter of the late Clint and Idell Dickenson Hill, she was a member of Travelers Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston where she served as an usher...
Rhoda Kabak (03/12/08)
CREVE COEUR - Rhoda Bernstein Kabak died March 9, 2008. She was a 1957 graduate of Sikeston High School. She was married to Vic Kabak, who survives. Other survivors include: one daughter, Mary Ellen Krasner; two sons and daughters-in-law, Joel and Kristi Kabak and Marc and Sandra Kabak; and five grandchildren...
Frog Gillespie (03/12/08)
CHARLESTON -- Larry "Frog" Gillespie, 59, died March 10, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 30, 1948, in Henson, to the late Theodore and Sarah Smith Gillespie, he was employed by Ed Marshall, Jeff and Clay Shelby and Burke Brothers and Glitz before his retirement...
Mark Antrobus (03/12/08)
CRESTWOOD -- Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at Our Lady of Providence Church for Mark C. Antrobus, 47, who died March 4, 2008, were: Jeff Wosman, Tim Antrobus, Kevin Antrobus, Kyle McGrath, Paul Moses, Lance Garrett, Chris Antrobus and Shane Garrett...
Looking Back 3/12 (03/12/08)
SIKESTON - Bobby Dover, son of Mr. and Mrs. G.H. Dover, left Thursday for Denton, Texas, where he will enter a commercial art school. Dover plans to specialize in neon sign making. SIKESTON - Four board members were elected to the Chamber of Commerce from eight candidates after ballots were tabulated this morning at the Chamber office. Elected to the board were: Ray Clinton, Donald Bohannon, Kelly Goza and C.D. "Cotton" Springs...
Corporate leaders forgot business rule (03/12/08)
As an avowed capitalist, I take pride when I witness someone rise from virtually nothing to extraordinary financial heights. Like most of us, I put a premium on those who have the talent, skills or intellect to do what few others can. And I believe those rare individuals should be rewarded at whatever level they can achieve. Let's just call it the American Dream...
SpeakOut 3/12 (03/12/08)
I'd like to thank the couple who found my dog on Plantation Drive at 8:30 on a Sunday night. And assuming she would get ran over, they took her in their home and kept her overnight in a warm, very nice place. The couple, their names are Mr. and Mrs. Fred Turner. I was so upset about my little shitzu. I thought I would never see her again because she's a house dog. But thanks to these humane people - and thank God there still are humane people in the world - I still have my dog. Thank you...