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Stories from Tuesday, March 25, 2008

MoDOT to install new guardcable along I-55 for improved safety (03/25/08)
SIKESTON -- Travel on Interstate 55 between Sikeston and Cape Girardeau will soon be safer. The Missouri Department of Transportation is scheduled to award a contract Friday for the installation of guardcable in the median of I-55 from Route E at Oak Ridge to the Interstate 57 interchange, according Tim Pickett, transportation project designer for MoDOT...
Funding won't be 'zeroed out' (03/25/08)
SIKESTON -- U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson assured local law enforcement officials that funding for drug task forces will not be "zeroed out" of the federal budget. Members of the Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force met with Emerson during a luncheon Monday at the Clinton Building in Sikeston to discuss the funding and the state's ongoing problem with methamphetamine...
Credit crunch (03/25/08)
SIKESTON -- Despite government initiatives, including steady interest rate cuts, the mortgage industry is making it even harder to borrow for home buyers or those who want to refinance their home loans -- even those with good credit. For new home buyers and those seeking to refinance, it can mean higher down payments and a higher bar for credit scores, among other requirements...
News briefs 3-25 (03/25/08)
CARUTHERSVILLE - Copper thieves are now stealing from the dead. According to Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell, thieves are taking the aluminum and copper vases from the headstones in different cemeteries throughout the counties. "Pemiscot County deputies will be increasing their patrols in the cemetery areas to deter and combat these types of thefts," said Greenwell in a news release...
Field work (03/25/08)
Billy Hammon, a city of Sikeston Park division employee, tightens chain link onto the National League field dugout in the Sikeston Sports Complex. The city rebuilt four of the dugouts at the Sikeston Sports Complex.
Search continues for missing man (03/25/08)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- Pemiscot County's emergency response team has been searching for a suspected drowning victim since Saturday. The man went missing Friday night or early Saturday at White's Hole, a backwater out of the Mississippi River channel near Steele...
Chaffee hitting grounds Kelly (03/25/08)
CHAFFEE -- The Chaffee Red Devils had no problem putting runs on the board Monday night, connecting on 11 hits against the Kelly Hawks for a 13-5 win. Five Red Devils had multiple hits with Aaron Horrell leading the way with a 2- 2, six RBI performance on the day which included one double. Andy Hendrix hit two doubles and drove in three runs, while Josh Degar and Adam Horton both went 2-4 and drove in two runs, respectively. Hunter Thomasson went 2-3...
Lady Bulldogs drop season opener (03/25/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs soccer team played their season opener on Monday evening, falling to the Notre Dame Lady Bulldogs on the road, 2-0. The visiting Lady Bulldogs had a solid first half performance, going into the break with the score knotted at zero...
Dexter slides by NMCC (03/25/08)
NEW MADRID -- The Dexter Lady Bearcats used a big fourth inning to get past the NMCC Lady Eagles 9-4 Monday in the season-opener for both teams. Dexter scored nine runs in the fourth inning on only two hits, taking advantage of several Lady Eagle mistakes...
Risco falls (03/25/08)
Risco pitcher Chelsea Carlisle, right, attempts to tag out Campbell's Morgan Pace at home plate during the first inning of their game on Monday in Risco. Carlisle had the ball come loose during the play allowing Pace to score. The Lady Camels won the game 19-4...
Cricket McDaniel (03/25/08)
DELTA -- Thelma "Cricket" McDaniel, 80, died at 12:35 p.m. March 23, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 3, 1928, at Randles, to the late Charles Raymond and Rosa Ann Cloninger Simmons, she was a homemaker and a member of Perkins Baptist Church and Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post No. 3838 in Cape Girardeau...
Tom Robinson (03/25/08)
PORTAGEVILLE - Melvin Thomas "Tom" Robinson, 57, died March 21, 2008, in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 24, 1950, in Poplar Bluff, to the late Melvin Gerald and Ruth Davis Robinson, he worked in home construction and was a member of the Portageville First Baptist Church...
ElFreda Cox (03/25/08)
DEXTER - ElFreda "Susie" Cox, 52, died March 24, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 28, 1956, at Poplar Bluff, to the late Floyd "Peanuts" and Marjorie Fellows Cox Sr., she was a member of Sweet Prospect General Baptist Church in Dexter. ...
Cotton Ferrenburg (03/25/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Francis "Cotton" Ferrenburg, 96, died at 10:45 p.m. March 24, 2008, at his home. Born Nov. 3, 1911, in Ferrenburg, to the late Eugene and Hattie Ross Ferrenburg, he lived in Detroit for 31 years before retiring to Florida for several years. He moved back to East Prairie in 1994...
Shirley Ray Cook (03/25/08)
ST. LOUIS - Shirley Ray Cook, formerly of Pemiscot County, died March 23, 2008. He was married to JoAnn Leipert, who survives of the home. Other survivors include: four daughters and two sons-in-law, Sandra Feagans, Bonnie Pallister, Brenda and Don Campbell and Jamie and Dan Heitert; six brothers and sisters, Millard Cook, O.V. Cook, Jake Cook, Delores Bot, Marilyn Faye Montgomery and Pat Riley; and seven grandchildren and five great-...
Sue Rinehart (03/25/08)
CHAFFEE -- Sue Ann Rinehart, 63, died March 24, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born May 10, 1944, in Sikeston, to the late Fred and Margery White Job, she was a retired nurse from Crestview Retirement Home in Bryan, Texas, and a member of the General Baptist Church in Chaffee...
Eugene White (03/25/08)
ST. LOUIS - Eugene "Stuff" White Sr., 63, formerly of Charleston, died March 7, 2008, at Northgate Park Nursing Home in St. Louis. Born May 10, 1944, at Chicago, son of the late Ivan and Leslie Mae Amos White, he was a landscaper and a member of Hyde Park Seven Day Adventist Church in Chicago...
Allen Lane (03/25/08)
PORTAGEVILLE - Allen Lynn Lane, 57, died March 24, 2008, at his home. Visitation is at 6 p.m. today at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville, where services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will follow in the Portageville Cemetery.
Births (Published 3/25) (03/25/08)
Jimerson SIKESTON - Shannon and Paul Jimerson are the parents of their second child, second daughter, born at 11:17 a.m. Feb. 18, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Heidi Danielle Jimerson weighed 8 pounds, 6.4 ounces, and was 19 inches long...
Looking Back 3/25 (03/25/08)
BENTON - Mrs. H.C. Watkins Jr. entertained with a party Sunday afternoon in honor of her daughter, Diane's birthday. --- DIEHLSTADT - Mr. and Mrs. J.N. Malone of Diehlstadt celebrated their golden wedding anniversary March 21 with a family reunion in the home of their daughter, Mrs. Doarse Sneed of Diehlstadt...
SpeakOut 3/25 (03/25/08)
I feel a need to address those in positions of authority in the city of Sikeston. I don't understand the lack of action on your part to enforce the state laws and local ordinances. How can you continue to turn a blind eye to the violators and a deaf ear to those who are adversely affected by the violators? I'm sure local law enforcement does what they can, but when violators are given nothing more than a nominal slap on the wrist, it's bound to be frustrating. ...