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Stories from Friday, March 21, 2008

Church's bells fixed, will ring Saturday (03/21/08)
SIKESTON -- The bells of St. Xavier will once again ring in downtown Sikeston. The sound of bells will peal forth from the tower of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church for the first time in roughly 20 years Saturday evening making this a very special Holy Saturday for parishioners...
Man gets prison time for robbery (03/21/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A Cape Girardeau man was sentenced to prison Thursday for his role in a Lilbourn bank robbery. Darnell Wesley Moon, 20, was sentenced to 78 months in federal prison on one felony count of armed bank robbery and one felony count of conspiracy to interfere with interstate commerce by robbery...
Officials discussed road issue (03/21/08)
BENTON -- Although a road is accepted by the county as a public road, that doesn't necessarily mean the county is responsible for maintaining that road. Scott County commissioners discussed county road conditions and road responsibilities at their regular meeting on Thursday with Bob Laseter, who lives off County Road 524, just north of Sikeston and west of Interstate 55. ...
Fuel surcharge approved, ferry cost increases (03/21/08)
CHARLESTON -- Taking a car or truck across the Mississippi River on the Dorena-Hickman Ferry will now cost a dollar more. Mississippi County Commissioners approved a $1 fuel surcharge during their regular meeting Thursday after discussing the idea with ferry officials...
Water levels rising in area (03/21/08)
BENTON -- Dry weather improved working conditions, but water levels continued to rise in some portions of Southeast Missouri Thursday. Some local rivers are still flooding and some of the major rivers are rapidly filling, the State Emergency Management Agency reported...
SHS kicks off track season (03/21/08)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs boys and girls track and field teams got their official season underway Thursday afternoon when they hosted the Cape Central Tigers at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium. In their first dual meet of the season, points were set aside since weather has limited practice time for both squads. But competition was still intense as both Sikeston and Cape Central were eager to begin the 2008 season...
Mizzou's Priday tied for fourth on all-time homer list (03/21/08)
COLUMBIA -- The Mizzou baseball team won its 10th-consecutive game, taking a 9-4 win over South Dakota State on Wednesday at Taylor Stadium. The 10- game winning streak is the longest for the Tigers (15-2) since they won 14 in a row last March. Senior Kurt Calvert homered twice for Missouri on Wednesday, adding a first-...
Sue Evans (03/21/08)
SIKESTON -- Sue Evans, 84, died March 21, 2008, at Clearview Nursing Center. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, where services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday.
Bill Grogan (03/21/08)
SIKESTON - Bill Grogan, 69, formerly of Dorena, died at 12:12 a.m. March 21, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Jon Hammock (03/21/08)
NEW MADRID -- Jon Evan Hammock, 44, died March 20, 2008, at his home. Born Dec. 12, 1963, in Sikeston, to Jane Hammock of Matthews and the late Don E. Hammock Jr., he was formerly New Madrid city police officer No. 149 and currently was a New Madrid County Sheriff's Department officer No. 367...
Kevin Shelly (03/21/08)
SIKESTON -- Kevin DeWayne Shelly, 48, died at 2 p.m. March 19, 2008, near Matthews. Born Sept. 15, 1959, he was the son of Rosalie Goca and the late Bill Heath. In addition to his mother, survivors include: one son, Troy Shelly of Portageville; one daughter, Audrey Shelly of Portageville; and one sister, Jill Tucker of Charleston...
Cordie Dixon (03/21/08)
OSCEOLA, Ark. -- Cordie Mae Dixon, 61, died March 19, 2008, at Methodist North Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Daughter of the late Lindsay and Eva Mae Grimes, she was a member of Westside Baptist Church in Osceola, a WMA Sunday school teacher and the assistant treasurer of the church. She was also involved in the Outreach Ministry...
Guy Widner (03/21/08)
PORTAGEVILLE - Guy Leroy Widner, 85, died March 19, 2008, at the Golden Age Center in New Madrid. Born Nov. 30, 1922, at Dell, Ark., to the late John William and Kitty Avitts Widner, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Portageville. He was a veteran of World War II, having served as a pilot for the U.S. Army Air Corps...
Maubline Stotts (03/21/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held today at the Ponder Funeral Home for Francine Maubline Stotts, 77, who died on March 20, 2008, were: Butch Glass, Arnold Joe Myrick, Ron Newton, Doug Scott, C.G. Scott and Chance Stotts.
Births (Published 3/21) (03/21/08)
McNew KELSO - Corey and Shannon McNew are the parents of their second child, second son, born at 1:48 p.m. Feb. 14, 2008, at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis. Christian Dulany McNew weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 21.25 inches long...
Looking Back 3/21 (03/21/08)
SIKESTON - Harold Pittman announced that he will be a candidate for alderman from Ward Two in the city election April 6. --- SIKESTON - Jerry Jones was crowned St. Pat's King at the St. Pat's party in the gym last Friday night. SIKESTON - Open house for the new addition of the Missouri Delta Community Hospital, held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, brought out approximately 1,200 people...
SpeakOut 3/21 (03/21/08)
This is in response to the caller who keeps talking about Sikes Avenue behind Ferguson Medical Group. For one thing, it is not true that they are being chased by Beagles and Labradors. The other thing is, the car they were referring to, it's not mine, but it's also not a junk car. To be honest, the only thing that is a disgrace to this town is people like them who call in and apparently have nothing better to do with their time...