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Stories from Sunday, August 17, 2008

DOJ: No appeal planned on St. John's Bayou-New Madrid Floodway Project (08/17/08)
SIKESTON -- The U.S. Department of Justice will not appeal the decision to halt work on the St. John's Bayou-New Madrid Floodway Project. Work on the long-awaited U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project, which would have closed the gap between the setback and frontline levees in the New Madrid Floodway and installed a pumping station there, began in the fall of 2006...
The Bulldog Century (08/17/08)
SIKESTON -- In October 1908, students at Sikeston High School played football against Chraleston -- the first football game in southeast Missouri. The game, which the team that later became known as the Bulldogs won, was played in a sandy field behind the old South Grade School, right off the 300 block of West Malone Avenue...
Four nabbed on drug charges (08/17/08)
BENTON -- Four were arrested on drug charges Thursday in Scott City following an early morning search warrant. An investigation by the Scott County Sheriff Department's Criminal Investigation Unit revealed illegal drug activity at 802 Fifth Street East in Scott City, according to a Friday news release from Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter...
Pest infestation is found in southeast Missouri (08/17/08)
SIKESTON -- State and federal officials are developing an action plan to learn more about a pest half the size of a penny that kills ash trees and was recently found in Southeast Missouri. Work began last month to determine the extent of an emerald ash borer infestation at Lake Wappapello...
Lady Bulldogs seek right mix (08/17/08)
SIKESTON -- Coming into her fifth season as the head coach of the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs softball team, Tiffany King has high hopes of what her new squad can accomplish. "We look a lot better at this point than we did last year," said King. "We've got some young kids and right now we're just trying to find the right varsity mix."...
Hustle, hard work to make up for losses (08/17/08)
EAST PRARIE -- Coach Steve Stokes "feels pretty positive" about the upcoming season for the East Prairie Lady Eagles fall softball team. "We've had our first week of practice and we've been hustling and working hard," Stokes said. Hustle and hard work will be needed to make up for the key losses to graduation from last season. ...
Experienced Lady Hawks looking for final four return (08/17/08)
BENTON -- After finishing third in the Class 2 state tournament in 2007, the 2008 Kelly Lady Hawks softball team is ready for another shot at No. 1. "Yeah, I think we have the potential to make another state run," said head coach Rhonda Ratledge. "We're very excited and we're working hard."...
Young Lady Eagles will try to repeat success of '07 team (08/17/08)
ORAN -- After winning a district championship last season, the Oran Lady Eagles are ready for action once again. This year's squad has a younger look to it according to head coach Sara Heisserer. "This year's team is going to be very young," said Heisserer of her new lineup. ...
First scrimmage (08/17/08)
Sikeston head football coach Kent Gibbs talks to his team during the Bulldogs scrimmage Friday night. Sikeston will take the field Friday, when it will particpate in the East Prairie Jamboree.
Power Plant employees retire (08/17/08)
NEW MADRID -- Ginger Reese, former administrative services supervisor at Associated Electric Cooperative's New Madrid Power Plant, has retired after 30 years Reese worked at the plant site beginning in 1969 when she worked for contractors building the plant, including the engineering firm Burns & McDonnell. She joined AECI in 1978 and was promoted to the supervisory position in 1980. For the next 28 years, Reese was the go-to person in New Madrid's administrative office...
Upcoming courses, training planned (08/17/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- University of Missouri Extension's Southern Telecenter has teamed up with Steve Halter to offer a program helping small business owners, office managers and staff members manage time more wisely. The series will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 21 and 28 at the University of Missouri Extension Southern Telecenter in Portageville...
TRI?Rally a success; plans under way for 2009 event (08/17/08)
SIKESTON -- The first Trike Riders International Rally, which was held in Sikeston and Miner July 24-26, brought close to 1,000 visitors to the area! The rally, which was sponsored by the Sikeston-Miner Convention & Visitors Bureau, was an opportunity for Trike riders of all ages and representing 32 states to gather and swap stories, ideas, play games, and dine and shop at all of our area restaurants and retail shops...
A warm welcome (08/17/08)
Keith Gregston, president and general manager of Noranda Aluminum Inc., which owns and operates the St. Jude Industrial Park in New Madrid, welcomes Archer Daniels Midland, the park's newest tenant, during an Aug. 8 open house. ADM is a global processing company and officials expect business to be running no later than Nov. 1. The business will grow and develop over the years based on the needs of the community and those who use the faciilty, leaders said...
Business Briefcase 8/17 (08/17/08)
SIKESTON -- Probation and Parole Officer Denise Wheeler has been recognized as the Region V Employee of the Quarter for Department of Corrections, Probation and Parole. Wheeler began employment with Department of Corrections in September 1997 and initially worked at the District #23 Kennett Probation and Parole Office. She transferred to the #14 Sikeston in December 2000 and since then she has worked in the Scott County area...
Daniel Helton (08/17/08)
WAPPAPELLO -- Daniel Wayne Helton, 66, died Aug. 14, 2008, at his home. Born Nov. 12, 1941, in Sikeston, to the late Daniel and Dortha Cox Helton, he had been employed at DeWitt Fabrication in Sikeston. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Pat Price...
Jimmie Wiggins (08/17/08)
SIKESTON -- Jimmie Lee Wiggins, 46, died Aug. 13, 2008, as a result of an apparent heart attack. Born Nov. 4, 1961, in Sikeston, to the late Pluitt and Willie Mae Williams Wiggins, he graduated in 1980 from Sikeston High School and was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Linden Patrick (08/17/08)
COLUMBIA -- Linden Patrick, 57, died at 6:15 p.m. Aug. 9, 2008, at Boone Hospital Center. Born June 3, 1951, in Lilbourn, she was the daughter of the late L.C. and Julia Crawley. Survivors include: her husband, Donald Patrick; one daughter and son-in-law, the Revs. ...
James Stubbs (08/17/08)
CHAFFEE -- James M. Stubbs, 81, passed away Aug. 13, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 14, 1927, in East St. Louis, Ill., to the late Clyde and Ruth Wilson Stubbs, Jim was accepted as a six-year-old patient to the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation due to the efforts of Eleanor Roosevelt. ...
Daisy Brown (08/17/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted Saturday at the Trinity Gospel Church for Daisy E. Brown, 85, who died Aug. 14, 2008, were: Larry Wilson, Larry Agee, Don King, Pat Seyer, Alan Lancaster and Gary Brown. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements...
Frances Hammontree (08/17/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Frances Hammontree, 95, died Aug. 16, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Births published 8-17 (08/17/08)
SIKESTON -- Lekeshaw Green is the parent of her fourth child, fourth daughter, born at 8:31 p.m. July 8, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Zarana Jatavia Daniell weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 18 inches long. Grandparents are Carrol Larry, Roger Larry, Diane Green and Ronnie Green...
Hart-Friese (08/17/08)
COPPERAS COVE, Texas -- Joe and Myrna Hart have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amy Jean Hart to Peter Joseph Friese, son of Donald and Susan Friese of Sedalia, Mo. The future bride is a graduate of Copperas Cove High School and Texas A&M. ...
Box-Miller (08/17/08)
SIKESTON -- Randy and Jeannie Box have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Erin Box, to Trevor Neil Miller, son of Tim and Teri Miller of Marston. A 2004 graduate of Sikeston High School, the future bride is a 2008 graduate of Missouri State University in Springfield where she is currently working on her master's degree. She is employed by City Utilities of Springfield...
Looking Back 8-17 (08/17/08)
Aug. 17, 1948 SIKESTON - Sikeston's newest place of refreshment, the Dairy Queen, will open business Saturday, according to manager Bill Brannock. The establishment is located on Highway 61, east of the municipal swimming pool and immediately north of Jarvis Motor Co...
Population shift is on the brink in U.S. (08/17/08)
The racial make-up of the United States is changing. That much comes as no surprise. But what is alarming - my choice of words - is that the pace of that racial shift is happening much faster than any expert had predicted. In numbers out this week, in just 40 short years, there will be 133 million Hispanics in the United States. That will represent one-third of the total population...
SpeakOut 8-17 (08/17/08)
I travel each day from the bottom of the Bootheel to the Cape Girardeau area as far as my employment. There are a few things I've noticed over the years that have been disturbing, but the latest thing that I recognized is that in the Sikeston area the MoDOT Administration seen fit to put up highway signs, electrical signs, telling which route to take to go to the rodeo. ...