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Stories from Friday, March 28, 2008

News briefs 3-28 (03/28/08)
BENTON -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency will have a damage assessment team in Scott County today. Joel Evans, emergency management director for the county, said the team will assess damage to private residences and businesses from the recent ice storms and flood...
Rodeo 2008 under way (03/28/08)
Cal Crader, entertainment chairman, speaks about the 2008 entertainment lineup at Thursday's news conference during the March meeting of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce. Looking on is 2008 general chairman Ron Payne and his wife, Heather.
'Nothing But the Truth' (03/28/08)
Kelly High School Drama Club members act out a scene in the production of "Nothing But the Truth." Tonight is the final night. The curtain rises at 7 p.m. for the two-act mystery and comedy by Philip J. Anderson. In this scene (top photo), a family, the Eliases, are on board a ship with their foreign exchange student whom they're taking back to France...
Efforts to upgrade safety in workplace earn recognition from county's insurer (03/28/08)
BENTON -- Scott County officials' efforts to improve safety around the workplace have impressed the organization that put the county on a watch list due to its high average of audited claims experience over three years. During Thursday's regular meeting, commissioners went over a letter received by Bob Holthaus, loss prevention coordinator for the Missouri Association of Counties Self-Insured Workers' Compensation Fund...
Farm safety refresher course offered as planting season nears (03/28/08)
NEW MADRID -- As Southeast Missouri farmers prepare for the spring planting season, New Madrid County agriculture experts would like to refresh them with information on farm safety before they head back into the fields full-time. "Farming is one of the most dangerous above-ground occupations there is, and a lot of times, it's No. ...
Ballot issue planned (03/28/08)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County voters will decide during the November general election whether they want a full-time prosecuting attorney or not. County commissioners decided during their regular meeting Thursday to voluntarily put the issue on the ballot after being presented with a list of 531 signatures requesting this...
Oran bats come alive against Zalma (03/28/08)
ORAN -- The Oran Eagles wasted no time rattling the bats on Thursday afternoon in front of their home crowd, as they took care of the visiting Zalma Bulldogs 15-2 in five innings. Tyler Beardslee got things started batting in the two-slot, as he ripped a double to left-center field. Two batters later, clean-up batter Alex Chasteen brought him in with a double down the left field line...
NMCC wins two from Oak Ridge in softball (03/28/08)
NEW MADRID -- On the diamond, the New Madrid County Central Lady Eagles stole two games from the Oak Ridge Lady Bluejays on Thursday afternoon. In the first game, Kelly Robey picked up the victory, throwing all five innings, allowing no runs on one hit and one walk. She struck out 11 in the victory...
Another Dodger infielder goes down with injury (03/28/08)
ANAHEIM -- The Dodgers lost another infielder on Thursday, announcing that they were putting Tony Abreu on the DL due to a sore groin. According to manager Joe Torre, "It happened when he swung at a pitch in his last at-bat." Abreu is the third Dodgers third basemen to get hurt, following Andy LaRoche and Nomar Garciaparra, who both sustained injuries March 7 against the Cardinals at Holman Stadium. ...
Shamela Williams (03/28/08)
ALLENVILLE -- Shamela Renee Williams, 31, died at 5:55 a.m. March 27, 2008, in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 7, 1976, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Brenda Sue Pirtle Cannon of Bloomfield and the late Tom H. Gross Jr., she was employed by the Chaffee Nursing Center as a certified nursing assistant and was of the Baptist belief...
Benton Bowman (03/28/08)
DEXTER - Benton Bowman, 86, died March 27, 2008, at the John J. Pershing V.A. Hospital in Poplar Bluff. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Stephen Williams (03/28/08)
MALDEN -- Stephen Lynn Willliams, 41, died March 24, 2008, at his home. He was born Aug. 16, 1966, in Lilbourn, to Scotty Williams and Carol Day Williams of Portageville. On Dec. 29, 1986, in Malden, he married Syble Maylene Norwood, who survives of the home...
Richard James (03/28/08)
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. ...
Earl Killion (03/28/08)
MALDEN - Earl Killion, 93, died March 26, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 30, 1914, in Senath, to the late Doc and Mertie Long Killion, he was a farmer and member of Spoonerville Baptist Church in Malden. On Sept. 30, 1939, in Kennett, he married Elva Shelton who preceded him in death on Sept. 16, 1980. On July 12, 1991, at Bloomfield, he married Earline Smith and she preceded him in death on Oct. 3, 2002...
Birth (Published 3/28) (03/28/08)
Medlock JACKSON - Teresa and Corey Medlock are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 5:21 p.m. Feb. 21, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center's Family BirthPlace in Cape Girardeau. Hannah Aliese Medlock weighed 7 pounds and was 19.75 inches long...
Looking Back 3/28 (03/28/08)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kendall will be celebrating their golden wedding anniversary at a dinner tomorrow night at the Hotel Dunn dining room. SIKESTON - Sikeston voters will be asked to vote on a proposed annexation of 270 acres southeast of the city limits tomorrow. The area is marked south of Ables Road. In addition to the annexation proposal, voters will be asked to choose three city council member and two Scott County R-6 School Board members tomorrow. A good turnout is expected...
SpeakOut 3/28 (03/28/08)
Is there a city ordinance in Sikeston that limits the number of dogs you can have in your backyard? If there is, could you put that in SpeakOut? We are tired of dogs barking. There is a city ordinance that limits it to three dogs. The ownership of four or more dogs over six months old is considered a kennel. No kennels are permitted within city limits....