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Stories from Wednesday, March 19, 2008

STDs on rise locally (03/19/08)
SIKESTON -- A national study found at least one in four teen girls has a sexually transmitted disease, and local health officials say the same trend exists here. The study, which was released last week by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said a virus that causes cervical cancer --human papillomavirus, or HPV -- is by far the most common sexually transmitted infection in teen girls aged 14 to 19, while the highest overall prevalence is among black girls -- nearly half the blacks studied had at least one STD. ...
Preparing for the flood (03/19/08)
SIKESTON -- At least three people have died in Missouri due to widespread flooding caused by torrential rains that hammered Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois Tuesday and closed nearly 200 roads. A cold front that began Monday brought along rain that just kept coming. The National Weather Service reports as much as 5 to 10 inches rainfall have fallen across the region. An additional inch of rain is expected to fall before rain stops today...
Missouri legislature proposes tax holiday (03/19/08)
SIKESTON -- Most taxpayers are anticipating when they'll receive their economic stimulus rebate. And the state is trying to encourage people to put that money back in the economy -- and working to make the rebates go even further. Last week, a Missouri House committee proposed legislation that would create a tax holiday for June 27 through 29 that would exempt all items $600 or less from state and local taxes. ...
IRS to send rebate checks (03/19/08)
SIKESTON -- Beginning in May, most Americans who earn an income will have a check delivered to their mailbox from the IRS. And the good news is, all they have to do to receive it is file their 2007 tax return by the April 15 deadline. "Congress has asked us to give away a lot of money, and that's a kind of neat thing for the IRS," said Michael Devine, IRS media relations for Missouri and Kansas...
Rape charges filed against area man (03/19/08)
CARUTHERSVILLE - A Pemiscot County man faces charges of first degree statutory rape and first degree statutory sodomy following an investigation into allegations made by three female juveniles. Greg Morrow, 42, of Steele was arrested by Pemiscot County deputies following an investigation which began in January, according to Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell. ...
Sikeston golfers win first event (03/19/08)
MALDEN -- The Sikeston golf team got the season off to a good start Monday by winning the Malden triad. The Bulldogs finished with a 182 while Malden ended with a 198 and New Madrid County Central a 199. Sikeston's Dakota Trevino was the medalist with a 41 and Bill Green finished fourth with a 47. Mark Fraser and Gratten Allen both tied for sixth with a 48...
Upsets will be rare in tourney (03/19/08)
With torrential downpours outside, I'm left with no baseball for a few days, so here's my March Madness tournament breakdown. I've got to be honest, I'd much rather be relaxing in some 60-plus degree weather outside, watching local athletes on the diamond, but here goes nothing...
Cookson to return (03/19/08)
SIKESTON -- After the Scott County Central Braves came back from Columbia with a third place finish in the 2008 MSHSAA Show-Me Showdown last week, there were many who didn't know for sure if the head coach for the Braves would be back on the sidelines for next season or not...
Money donated to SAYB (03/19/08)
The Sikeston Kiwanis Club recently donated to the Sikeston Area Youth Baseball League. Presenting the check on behalf of Kiwanis is club president Ed Pangburn, left. Rick Landers, center, is director of operations and Brian Harper, right, is the SAYB president. Monies donated go to the sponsorship of a team as well as helping towards the cost of travel for all of the teams...
Conference champs (03/19/08)
The Scott County Central eighth grade basketball team won both the Scott- Mississippi Conference championship and the Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament this season, ending with a 12-3 record. Front row, from left: Dominique Porter, Tyrell Banks; (back row) Dustin Penrod, Austin Dollins, Antonio Johnson, Lamarcus Steward, Steven Minner, Nathan Holland, T.J. Coleman, Cameron Carey and coach Lennies McFerren Jr...
First place (03/19/08)
The Scott County Central seventh grade basketball team won both the Scott- Mississippi Conference championship and the Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament this season, ending with a 14-1 record. Front row, from left: Tyler Masters, James McClinton, Liarandis Banks, Aaron Smith; (back row) Dustin Parks, Jaylen Porter, Eli Whitten, Chris Brown and Darius Blissett...
Dr. Bracketology is at work (03/19/08)
Beginning tomorrow, workloads will decrease across the country thanks to a little thing I like to refer to as the Holy Grail. That's right, tomorrow the NCAA tournament begins. With the exception of women's beach volleyball there is no greater sport than basketball and I am a basketball junkie. ...
Carl Asa (03/19/08)
CHARLESTON -- Carl Williams Asa, 78, died at 8:45 p.m. March 17, 2008, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 28, 1930, in Dexter, he was the son of late Hershel William and Retha Evans Asa. Following his discharge from the U.S. Air Force in 1954, he moved to Charleston, where he was a member of the First Baptist Church and served as a deacon. He was employed as an agent with American General Life Insurance Company for many years until his retirement in 1992...
James Avery (03/19/08)
WETUMPKA, Ala. - James Edward "Punk" Avery, 72, formerly of Marston, Mo., died Feb. 21, 2008, at Baptist East Hospital in Montgomery. Born Sept. 26, 1935, in Marston, to the late James Roland Avery and Marguerite Haubold Ragsdale, he graduated from Marston High School in 1953. He attended Arkansas State University and was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
June Stubbs (03/19/08)
FENTON - June Stubbs, 76, died at 12:40 a.m. March 17, 2008, at Cori Manor in Fenton. Born May 5, 1931, in Chaffee, to the late Burett and Ruby Kindred Schultz, she was a retired school teacher and had taught at Chaffee and Delta School districts. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Chaffee...
Julia Minton (03/19/08)
DEXTER -- Julia Minton died March 18, 2008, at her home near Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Births (Published 3/19) (03/19/08)
Ganus SIKESTON - Natasha Hampton and James Ganus are the parents of their third child, third daughter, born at 1:49 p.m. Feb. 10, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Emily Nichole Ganus weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 18.75 inches long...
Looking Back 3/19 (03/19/08)
SIKESTON - Jesse T. Chapman announced today that he would be a candidate for alderman from Ward Two in the city election to be held April 6. --- SIKESTON - All the teachers in Sikeston schools recommended by Supt. Bremen Van Bibber were unanimously approved by the board of education at their meeting...
Culture of violence must be stopped (03/19/08)
When I was 17, I had just graduated high school and was facing the same questions about my future that, I would assume, strikes most 17 year olds. Now granted, it was 1965 and the world was different. But the truth then as it is now, at 17, I lacked the life experiences to make exact judgments on what I wanted or where I wanted to go with my life...
SpeakOut 3/19 (03/19/08)
The only thing I've got to say is these people have got to be joking for charging Steve Julian with involuntary manslaughter and setting his bond at $10,000. If you get into a fight, they charge you with first degree assault, armed criminal action if you use your fists. ...