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Stories from Wednesday, March 26, 2008

FEMA director to tour Bootheel (03/26/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Federal Emergency Management Agency director David Paulison will visit Cape Girardeau on Thursday, according to a news release sent out by U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson's office. Paulison's tentative itinerary includes a tour of Allenville and Dutchtown before flying to Poplar Bluff, Mo., to assess damage there...
Ice, flood damage addressed (03/26/08)
BENTON -- Mother Nature has hit Scott County with about $750,000 worth of damage in the last two months. Scott County commissioners and Joel Evans, county emergency management director, discussed during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday rough estimates for damage from the recent ice storms and flooding...
Grass fire at Compost Site (03/26/08)
Sikeston Department of Public Safety Officer Justin Miller sprays down a ditch along the south side of Nole Street Tuesday. DPS officers and Sikeston Public Works employees worked to put out a grass fire at the Compost Site. The controlled burn was debris from recent ice storms...
Most county races will be decided in August (03/26/08)
SIKESTON -- Area residents will see most races for county offices decided during the August primary but will have to wait until November for a few. Filing for county offices closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday. In Scott County, there are three choices for sheriff. ...
Who has the best barbecue around? (03/26/08)
SIKESTON -- Think your barbecue is the best around? Or know someone that whips up some prize-winning barbecue dishes? Those who want to see whether their smoked meats really do make the cut are encouraged to enter the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce's Redneck Barbecue. The event, sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society, is scheduled for April 11 and 12...
Cobras place first (03/26/08)
The Cape Cobras traveling soccer team recently took first place in the Jackson Purchase Invitational in Mayfield, Ky., the weekend of March 15. The team is comprised of players from Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois. Team members are front row, from left: Noah Huff, Ryan Compas, Austin Hay, Chandler Dorris; back row, coach Rob Huff, Adam Johnson, Hunter Taylor, Wesley Shaw, Tyler Slinkard, Garrett Nadeau and head coach Kevin Dorris...
Mules defeat Sikeston golfers (03/26/08)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs golf team teed off Tuesday afternoon against the Poplar Bluff Mules in their first dual meet of the season. In the end, the Mules defeated the Bulldogs 160 strokes to 183. Leading the way for Sikeston was De Bizzell and Bill Green who each shot a 43. Dakota Trevino followed closely with a 45 while Mark Fraser finished with a 52. On Monday the Bulldogs finished fourth as a team with 346 total strokes in the Notre Dame Invitational...
Austin Hay wins contest (03/26/08)
Austin Hay won the juggling contest for the under-11 age group which was held between the coaches game on March 15 at the Jackson Purchase Invitational in Mayfield, Ky.
Recent events surprise columnist (03/26/08)
Spring time is here, and I can honestly admit that I've seen things in the past two to three weeks that I never could've imagined would happen in my lifetime. For starters, I'm a proud parent of an 11-month-old son that is an absolute joy to be around. Though I never would have imagined being a parent by my mid-20's, seeing little Lawson "baptize" his new musical toy rabbit in the toilet Tuesday morning was something I didn't expect until he was at least working on potty-training...
SHS drops opener (03/26/08)
SCOTT CITY -- The season got underway on Tuesday afternoon for the Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team, but the opener didn't go as many expected with Scott City coming out on top 9-0 in seven innings. For the Rams (3-0), it was the first victory over the visiting Bulldogs in head coach Kevin Self's tenure which began in 1997...
All-state team released (03/26/08)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Several local basketball players have earned post-season honors as the Missouri all-state high school basketball teams and final rankings have been released. Sikeston's Michael Porter once again was named to the Class 4 first team. The 6-5 junior averaged 19.6 points per game and 9.7 rebounds per game in helping lead the Bulldogs to a 22-4 season...
Mornings just come too early (03/26/08)
I recently came across an article on the Internet that claims that a majority of American adults feel their best between the hours of 5 a.m. and noon, making them "morning people." It's nice to know that a majority of American adults are liars. Me, I couldn't even lie about something so far from the truth. I am as anti-...
Allen Lane (03/26/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Allen Lynn Lane, 57, died March 24, 2008, at the J-Y community north of Portageville. Born April 3, 1950, at Gideon, to the late Herbert and Eva Marie Lewis Lane, he had worked as a truck driver for many years. Survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Lana Marie and Eddie Gordon of Poplar Bluff; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Mary "Cookie" and Russell Hoggard of Portageville and Lana Elizabeth Lane of Green Valley, Ariz.; and four grandchildren...
Richard James (03/26/08)
SIKESTON -- William Richard James, 88, died March 23, 2008, at his home. Born Dec. 16, 1919, in Pond, Ark., to the late Richard and Elizabeth Jones James, he had served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army and was employed by Sikeston Public Schools as head of the transportation department until his retirement. ...
Janice Wagoner (03/26/08)
SCOTT CITY -- Janice Angelyne Wagoner, 55, died March 25, 2008, at her mother's home in Scott City. Born Feb. 9, 1953, in Cape Girardeau, to Verna Mae Sanford of Scott City and the late John J. Kelly, she was a homemaker. On Oct. 2, 2004, at Scott City, she married John Aaron Wagoner, who survives of the home...
Maxine Eddy (03/26/08)
LAFORGE - Maxine Eddy, 82, died March 25, 2008, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Richards Funeral Home Inc. in New Madrid is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Births (Published 3/26) (03/26/08)
Montgomery NEW MADRID - Kacey Montgomery is the parent of her third child, second son, born at 5:25 p.m. Feb. 19, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Dalton Eugen weighed 7 pounds and was 17.25 inches long. Grandparents are Brenda Montgomery and Larry Tarver...
Looking Back 3/26 (03/26/08)
SIKESTON - A new church building of the Savannah Missionary Baptist Church will be opened April 4. The new church is located on a gravel road three miles east of Blodgett. --- SIKESTON - Today the Malone Theater will present "Woman on the Beach" with Joan Bennett and Robert Ryan...
How will sacrifice of 4,000 be seen? (03/26/08)
Sometime over the weekend, halfway across the world, an American soldier became the 4,000th death recorded since the war in Iraq began in March 2003. It's still uncertain how history will treat this war. Let's just pray that we'll never write a story about the 5,000th victim...
SpeakOut 3/26 (03/26/08)
Don't like all the water pooling up in Scott County? You can thank Tim Searchinger of Environmental Defense who got the judge to halt the St. John's Bayou/New Madrid Floodway Project. If the gap in the levee was closed preventing backwater from the river in New Madrid County and the pumps were working allowing New Madrid County to get rid of its water, then the water in Scott County would have a place to go. ...