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Stories from Wednesday, August 13, 2008

R-6 doesn't make AYP, however some schools show growth (08/13/08)
SIKESTON -- No building in the Sikeston R-6 School District met state targets in all subgroups in both reading and math on the state standardized test -- a trend nearly three-fourths of Missouri schools seemed to follow. Results of the Missouri Assessment Program test were released earlier this month by the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. ...
Sikeston R-6 to begin drug testing in October (08/13/08)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston R-6 students who participate in extracurricular and co-curricular activities will be subject to undergo drug and alcohol testing beginning in early October. On Tuesday, the district's board of education approved during the regular session the adoption of a student drug testing policy -- but not before discussion by board members...
Higher prices impact schools (08/13/08)
SIKESTON -- Those involved in food services at local school districts are sharpening their math skills to balance cafeteria budgets as a new school year begins amidst higher prices. "Everything has gone up," said Debbie Throop, food director of Scott County R-IV, which contracts its food services through Chartwells. "But we're still giving the kids their portion of the food because they need their nutrition -- we just try to go with a cheaper dealer."...
Property taxes to increase in Miner (08/13/08)
MINER -- Property owners in Miner will pay higher taxes. During their regular monthly meeting Tuesday, the Miner Board of Aldermen approved raising the tax levy for 2008 from 19 cents per $100 assessed valuation to the ceiling of 30 cents. "It hasn't been raised in over 30 years," Mayor Mitch Thompson said...
School preparation (08/13/08)
School opened today and to get ready crews from the city of Sikeston were busy Tuesday putting a new coat of paint on the school crosswalks. Richard Cassell, left, and Jeff Archie, with the Department of Public Works Street Division, are shown preparing the walks at the corner of Virginia and Pine streets. Drivers are reminded to be extra careful in traveling the streets and to watch out for children on their way to and from school...
Sikeston ready for World Series (08/13/08)
SIKESTON -- This year marks the third time that the Sikeston 13-year-old All-Star team will participate in a World Series tournament. This year the tournament will be at the Babe Ruth level while the previous two trips were on the Cal Ripken circuit...
Squirrels go down fighting (08/13/08)
NEWARK, OHIO -- The Charleston Fighting Squirrels fought all the way back from a five-run deficit to take a 6-5 lead heading into the seventh inning against Long Island, N.Y. on Tuesday night. Three more outs is all the Squirrels needed to extend their pool play record to 2-2 and advance to bracket play in the 2008 Senior Babe Ruth World Series...
Coed champs (08/13/08)
The Sikeston First Baptist Church softball team recently took place in the First Assembly of God Summer Church Coed Softball League. Team members are, front row, from left: Laura Dennis, Candace Pyles, Traci Jackson, Kaci Taylor, Stacey Monroe; back row, Brian Brock, Bobby Joe Thompson, David Jenkins, Andrew Powell, David Jackson and Brian Dowdy. Not pictured were: Mark Sitzes, Caroline McClung, Summer Ray, Pate Hogan and Whitney Wallace...
Leaving ballgame early has downfall (08/13/08)
After taking a week off from the column to stomach a Cardinals game against the Dodgers, I'm back to try to intrigue you once again. I must say, even after two rain delays and struggling to contain a 16-month old as he ventured all over Busch Stadium, it was a pleasure to attend a Redbird game for the first time with my future slugger...
Gladys Rogers (08/13/08)
SIKESTON -- Gladys Lee Rogers, 71, left to be with the Lord Aug. 11, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 13, 1937, in Maryville, Tenn., to the late Paul and Maggie Taylor Long, she was of the Baptist faith and was a housewife and homemaker...
Syble Kelley (08/13/08)
SIKESTON -- Syble Lee Ward Kelley, 88, formerly of Kennett, died Aug. 11, 2008, at her home in Sikeston. Born June 17, 1920, in Faulkner County, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Carroll and Mettie Bell Ward. In 1983, she married Raymond Spence, who preceded her in death. On April 14, 1968, in Kennett, she married Paul Kelley, who also preceded her in death...
Michael Burton (08/13/08)
MORLEY -- Michael Burton, 40, died Aug. 11, 2008, at his home. Born Nov. 23, 1967, in Houston, Texas, to Peggy Burton Witthoft of Morley and the late James Burton, he was employed in the parts department at Viking Cives Midwest in Morley. Survivors in addition to his mother include: one son, James Michael Burton of Morehouse; one brother, Jimmy Burton of Sikeston; and one sister, Lora McCoy of Morley...
George A. Westland Sr. (08/13/08)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Dr. George Allen Westland Sr., 84, died Aug. 11, 2008, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. He received his bachelor's and master's of journalism degree from the University of Missouri and received his Ph.D. from the University of Mississippi. ...
Marvin Lagrand (08/13/08)
CHAFFEE -- Marvin Vernon Lagrand, 79, died Aug. 11, 2008, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 1, 1929, in Painton, to the late William and Winnie Barker Lagrand, he was a retired construction worker. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of the General Baptist Church in Chaffee...
Mabel Hicks (08/13/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Mabel Hicks, 91, died Aug. 11, 2008, at her home. Born June 24, 1917, in Lilbourn, to the late Charlie and Mary Dunn, she and her husband had owned and operated Hicks Grocery Store at Howardville. In 1937, she married David Hicks who died in April 1980...
Anita Gosnell (08/13/08)
CHAFFEE -- Anita Bertha Gosnell, 93, died Aug. 12, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 18, 1915, in Kelso, to the late Anton and Mary Petz Hess, she was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church and Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 3127 in Chaffee...
Barbara Ridenhour (08/13/08)
ESSEX -- Barbara Ridenhour, 76, died Aug. 12, 2008, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Margarete Day (08/13/08)
SIKESTON -- Margarete Day, 87, died at 10:15 a.m. Aug. 12, 2008 at the Miner Nursing Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Pamela Tripp (08/13/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Pamela Sue Tripp, 56, died at 3:35 a.m. Aug. 13, 2008, at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Births published 8-013 (08/13/08)
SIKESTON -- Anastasia Mitchell and Walter Spence III are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 5 p.m. July 3, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Zomarionna Nicole Spence weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 18 inches long...
Looking Back 8-13 (08/13/08)
Aug. 13, 1948 SIKESTON - The Sikeston school board has officially accepted the Lincoln School in Sunset addition and workmen started moving equipment into the building in preparation for the fall term this morning. Construction on the modern building began last year and was completed late this summer. It had eight classrooms, a modern heating plant and office space for the school administrators...
Weighing in on sagging issue (08/13/08)
The Sikeston City Council had an interesting meeting last week as officials immersed themselves into the issue of, well, sagging. Never in my life would I have expected a city council to address this issue but these are the times and town in which we live...
Lack of parenting impacts education (08/13/08)
School gets under way this week for most of Missouri and that's either good or bad news depending on which side of the fence you fall. Actually, I suspect that by now, even most kids have had enough summer vacation and they, too, welcome the onset of the school year. Parents, I suspect, are universally thrilled to see the calendar turn to the first day of school...
SpeakOut 8-13 (08/13/08)
Single family zoning. How many people are living at 800 block of East Gladys Street? The city inspectors are not doing their job. Solar power, solar power, solar power. Everyone in the government says, Go green, you must go green. Yeah, right - for the rich and famous maybe. ...