[Nameplate] Fair ~ 82°F  
Heat Advisory
Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Stories from Saturday, March 15, 2008

Report: Test is one of the hardest (03/15/08)
SIKESTON -- As Missouri students prepare to take the state's standardized test later this month and into next, some of their educators hope this will be the year that will move them off the state school improvement list. However, the odds are stacked against them...
Puxico woman dies in auto crash (03/15/08)
DUDLEY -- A Stoddard County woman was killed in a vehicle collision near Dudley on Friday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, the accident occurred around 6:25 a.m. on U.S. Highway 60 at the Missouri Highway 51 junction, five miles west of Dudley...
Sikeston man shocked by his Honors Board nomination (03/15/08)
SIKESTON -- Upon hearing the news he'd been selected as the Sikeston Park Board's 2008 Honors Board inductee, Jeff Limbaugh replied: "Holy cow." He then followed with comments like: "I didn't do it to get recognized" and "There's other people more deserving than me."...
Snow days leave some schools scrambling (03/15/08)
SIKESTON -- Although the ice and snow has all cleared, area school districts are still facing problems brought on by recent inclement weather. Several school districts had more than their share of canceled days and are now playing catch-up. The districts not only have to reach the minimum 174 days of school, but also be prepared for spring MAP testing, which means some are using spring break to make up for lost time...
Tuning up to raise money (03/15/08)
Larry Carroll, stage manager for the Kenny Rogers Children Center Telethon, and musician Terry Mike Jefferies adjust stage sound levels for the band during the telethon. The 28th annual telethon, which is at the Sikeston Field House, will conclude at 5 p.m. Sunday, with Sunday events including community Palm Sunday services, a fish fry and the remainder of the Silent Auction...
Lady Bulldogs return all 11 starters from last season (03/15/08)
SIKESTON -- All 11 returning starters will soon be shooting for a district title that hasn't been in the hands of a Sikeston Lady Bulldogs soccer team in three years. Coming off of a 14-10-1 record in the 2007 campaign, head coach Derrick Long and his team are gearing up for a solid run in the 2008 season...
Kelly expecting good things with eight starters returning (03/15/08)
BENTON -- Heading into his first season as the head coach for the Kelly Hawks baseball team, Nate Wills is expecting good things. Coming off of an 11-10 finish in the 2007 season, the Hawks will be well-seasoned as they return eight-of-nine starting position players...
Braves finish third (03/15/08)
COLUMBIA -- With the bitter taste of defeat still lingering around the Scott County Central Braves they knew they would have to wake up early Friday morning to take on a tough Fair Play team for a chance at a third place finish at the 2008 MSHSAA Show-Me Showdown...
Business Briefcase 3/16 (03/15/08)
ATLANTA -- The U.S. Small Business Administration reminds businesses that March 31 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans that are available to small businesses in New Madrid and Pemiscot counties as a result of damages and losses to crops caused by extreme drought conditions and high heat beginning May 1...
Grant Financial Management earns high honor (03/15/08)
SIKESTON -- Harold Myrick, EE "Chuck" Grant and Bart A. Grant, registered representatives with Grant Financial Management in Sikeston, have earned one of PLANCO's highest honors -- membership in The Monarch Society for The Hartford Mutual Funds. The Monarch Society is PLANCO's way of recognizing those representative who excel in meeting their clients' financial needs...
Monthly credit repair tip (03/15/08)
Your credit score is derived from many different categories. Thirty-five percent of your credit score comes from payment history on credit cards, installment loans, mortgages, etc. If you are delinquent on accounts 30 days for more, this counts against you. Collections, bankruptcies and judgments count even more. It is possible to "clean up" these problems and raise your score...
Searching for jobs (03/15/08)
Janet Miller of Burch Foods talks to a prospective employee at Wednesday's job fair, sponsored by the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce. More than 240 people came out to talk to the 19 employers there, said SACC Executive Director Missy Marshall. For those who couldn't make it to Wednesday's fair, a Regional Career and Job Expo is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 10 at the National Guard Armory located at 1702 State Highway 114 in Dexter...
Graduates ready to own businesses (03/15/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Twenty-eight residents of the Missouri Bootheel graduated Feb. 26 from the six-week Operation Jump-Start entrepreneurial training program, the first step in a process toward them owning their own businesses. The graduation ceremony was held at the University of Missouri Delta Center in Portageville...
Slow time for tourism gives CVB time for preparations (03/15/08)
What a crazy winter it has been, my fair cities. But, with the approaching of spring, I see the light at the end of the tunnel. As you read this, I will have just returned from my penultimate trade show, Group Leaders of America (GLAMER) in Memphis, Tenn...
Carliss Goodin (03/15/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Carliss DeLisa Goodin, 42, formerly of Charleston, died March 10, 2008, at the DePaul Hospital in St. Louis. Born Nov. 16, 1965, in Charleston, to Fred Scott of Tampa and L. Augusta Goodin of Charleston, she was a 1984 graduate of Charleston Public Schools and was employed at Jefferson Barracks Hospital until her health failed...
Roy Bollinger (03/15/08)
SIKESTON -- Roy L. Bollinger, 82, died March 14, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton.
James Stanfield (03/15/08)
BERNIE -- James Stanfield, 78, died March 14, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Births (Published 3/16) (03/15/08)
Annesser DEXTER - Eric Annesser and Heather Cato are the parents of their fourth child, second son, born at 7:03 a.m. Feb. 4, 2008, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Landon Blayke Annesser weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 18 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Teresa Throckmorton of Essex and the late Herman Goodman Jr. Paternal great-grandparents are the Rev. W.H. and Ilene Worth and Lois Nelson of Essex...
McDonald-Carraway (03/15/08)
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...
Grimes-Felter (03/15/08)
BENTON -- Lauren Michelle Grimes and Douglas Gerard Felter exchanged vows Oct. 6, 2007, at Perritte Memorial United Methodist Church in Nacogdoches, Texas. The Rev. Steve Scott performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Perry and Kim Grimes of Nacogdoches, and Sam and Jolene Felter of Benton...
Negri-Hux (03/15/08)
GARDEN CITY, N.Y. -- Mr. and Mrs. Peter Negri of Garden City have announced the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Negri, to Matthew Hux, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Hux of Sikeston, Mo. A 1996 graduate of Garden City High School, the future bride received a Bachelor of Science in special education from Boston College in 2000 and a Master of Science in occupational therapy from Washington University in St. Louis in 2007. She is currently employed with United Services in St. Peters, Mo...
Hinton-Lake (03/15/08)
SIKESTON -- Bob Hinton of Sikeston along with Cindy and Charlie Dyson of Morehouse have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kathy Hinton, to Brian Lake, son of Debbie Fike of Little Rock, Ark., and Jimmy Lake of Pine Bluff, Ark. Hinton is also the daughter of the late Jean Hinton...
Hampton-Holt (03/15/08)
SIKESTON -- The parents of Nikesha Hampton have announced her engagement to Chris Holt, son of Don and Donna Holt of Sikeston. A 2000 graduate of Kelly High School, the future bride is employed at Blanton Law Firm in Sikeston. The prospective bridegroom is a 1999 graduate of New Madrid County Central High School and is employed by Alan Wire Co. in Sikeston...
Lane-McClellon (03/15/08)
SIKESTON --Jessie Lane has announced the engagement of her daughter, Nicole Y. Lane, to Larry G. McClellon Jr., son of Larry McClellon and Priscilla McClellon Sr. of Poplar Bluff. The future bride is also the daughter of the late Tommy Lane. A 1990 graduate of Sikeston High School, Lane is employed at Focus Bank. Her fiance is a 1990 graduate of Poplar Bluff High School. He is a self-employed contractor...
Dohogne - 50th (03/15/08)
ORAN -- Mr. and Mrs. James Dohogne celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Feb. 15. Dohogne and the former Mary McBride were married Feb. 15, 1958, at Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran by the Rev. Aloysius Poepsel. Their attendants were Anna Glueck, Josephine Dietz, Brenda Sue Todt, John Dohogne Jr., Robert Dohogne and Michael Powell...
Looking Back 3/16 (03/15/08)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Lair have purchased the property of Mr. and Mrs. William Corrigan at 916 N. Kingshighway. They plan to move there sometime in August. SIKESTON - The Rotary Club chili day attracted 410 customers yesterday. Total receipts aren't available but money turned in at the door accounted for $506, with an expected $50 to $75 still to be reported, according to Chip Schmerbauch, finance chairman...
It's time to delete the issue of e-mails (03/15/08)
When Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt shocked virtually everyone by announcing he would not seek re-election, his reasoning was that he had accomplished his agenda and reached his goals during his first term so why seek another term. Since there was no other evidence to the contrary, most observers accepted Blunt's explanation. And most still do...
SpeakOut 3/16 (03/15/08)
I would like to make a comment about what used to be the McMullin Gin property in Grant City, just north of Sikeston. I think it would be a good story for KFVS-12 eyesore segment. Let the owner explain to the people that have to live there why it is necessary to have probably the worst-kept place along Highway 61 in all of Scott County. ...