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Stories from Sunday, September 7, 2008

Murder-mystery kicks off season (09/07/08)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston Little Theatre's 50th season will begin with some mystery. "The Mousetrap" will be presented by the theater group at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Albritton-Mayer Cultural Center, 506 S. Kingshighway...
Top 10 scams (09/07/08)
In January, the Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois released its top 10 scam list for 2007. 1. Check Scams Would-be victims receive a check in the mail, allegedly for winning a sweepstakes, lottery or promotion. The check supposedly covers taxes or other fees. The scammers will often place a reputable company on the forged check...
Bulldogs dominate (09/07/08)
SIKESTON -- In an offensive and defensive domination Friday night, the Sikeston Bulldogs clinched their 85th victory over the Charleston Bluejays. The final score was 48-6, and the win puts the Bulldogs at 1-1 on the season. Packed stands provided a great atmosphere for both teams, as first quarter play showed. Both teams scored and the quarter ended at 7-6, although the rest of the ballgame was all red and black...
4-H leader is inducted into Hall of Fame (09/07/08)
NEW HAMBURG -- Dedicated. Committed. Humble. Leader. Giving unselfishly. All those words are used to describe Pat Moore, club leader of the New Hamburg Eager Beavers 4-H Club. And those attributes are what contributed to her being inducted in the 4-H Hall of Fame last month at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia, honoring Moore's 44 years of service to the organization...
Greenies parade (09/07/08)
Ninth grade Green Peppers prepare for the annual "Greenies" parade Friday afternoon at Sikeston Senior High School. The parade was part of the induction for the newest Red Peppers.
SHS blows out Bluejays (09/07/08)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs notched their 85th victory over the Charleston Bluejays on Friday night by a commanding score of 48-6. The win puts the Bulldogs at 1-1 on the season while the Bluejays fall to 0-2. "The effort was good," said Sikeston head coach Kent Gibbs following the win. "We played with some intensity. It's a big win."...
East Prairie gains nearly 400 yards in win over Grandview (09/07/08)
By Matthew Bain sd_sports@yahoo.com EAST PRAIRIE-- The East Prairie Eagles football team rolled the Grandview Eagles of Hillsboro 49-6 Friday night in East Prairie. East Prairie's offensive onslaught was led by senior standout tailback M.C. Williams. Williams rushed for 202 yards on 18 carries with five touchdowns...
Kelly slides past Sikeston in Notre Dame Softballfest (09/07/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs fell to the Kelly Lady Hawks on Friday afternoon in the Notre Dame Softballfest by a final of 12-4. For the Lady Hawks, it took a few innings to really get their offense going against Sikeston hurler Sarah Hopson, but the bat of Kelly's Lana Whitworth seemed to get the entire lineup headed in the right direction...
Prep Soccer: Sikeston falls to Cape Central, 3-0 (09/07/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston Bulldog soccer team dropped its third straight contest on Friday afternoon as they fell to the Cape Central Tigers 3-0 in the Notre Dame Soccerfest. From the opening kick, the Bulldogs matched up well with Cape Central and held the Tigers scoreless in the first half of play. The second half was much different however, as the more experienced Cape Central squad pulled out their offensive weapons scoring three goals in 17 minutes...
Cape Central can't keep up with Eagle offense (09/07/08)
CAPE?GIRARDEAU -- Cantrell Andrews had one of the best games of his high school career against New Madrid County Central on Friday. He rushed for two touchdowns, including one 58-yarder. He caught a 34-yard touchdown. He rushed for 216 yards. But it wasn't enough...
After 60 years, company still delivers services to customers (09/07/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- One of the longest-running businesses in East Prairie has to be Budget Laundry and Cleaners Inc. This year, the company celebrates 60 years of service to Mississippi County and the surrounding area. Present owners Patty and Jason Brown bought the business in 2004. And Patty Brown said the help of dedicated staff -- with a combined 125 years in the laundry business -- is what helps Budget Laundry continue to thrive...
SACC has been busy, and it's all on the Web (09/07/08)
I want to thank for one last time the sponsors and participants of our Third Annual Rodeo Run the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce held on Aug. 2 at the Sikeston Sports Complex. We had a lot of fun with 82 runner/walkers participating in the 1 mile fun event and the 5K (3.1 mile) run/walk event. You can go to our Web site at www.sikeston.net and see pictures of the winners...
Business spirit (09/07/08)
Randy Bohannon, owner of Bo's Barbecue & Grill, is pictured with the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce Business Spirit Award. The restaurant is located at 1609 E. Malone.
Progressive Farm Credit Services: Upcoming construction plans announced (09/07/08)
SIKESTON -- The Progressive Farm Credit Services has announced plans to build a new 10,540 square foot Corporate Office at 1114 N. Main in Sikeston. This new facility will replace their 47 year old office near downtown Sikeston. Progressive Farm Credit Services is a $500 million farmer-owned agricultural lending cooperative that has provided real estate, equipment, operating loans and related insurance products to farmers, rural homeowners, and agribusinesses in the 12 counties of Southeast Missouri since 1917.. ...
Business Briefcase 9/07 (09/07/08)
SIKESTON -- The August issue of St. Louis Magazine features physicians and surgeons in the community that were selected as Best Doctors in America by Best Doctors Inc. Two Washington University physicians were from Sikeston -- Rick Wright and Elizabeth Brunt. Brunt's husband, Mike, was also named on the list...
Opal Hurst (09/07/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Opal Hurst, 90, died Sept. 3, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Born Dec. 28, 1917, at White Oak, daughter of the late Walter and Ida Sanders McGee, she was a member of the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri in Cape Girardeau...
Shirley Williams (09/07/08)
NEW MADRID -- Shirley Williams, 56, died Sept. 5, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Richards Funeral Home of New Madrid.
Georganna Middleton (09/07/08)
CHARLESTON -- Georganna Henson Middleton, 50, died Sept. 5, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Births published 9/7 (09/07/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Cortney Boitnott and David Boyer are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 1 a.m. Aug. 1, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Aryana Madison Boyer weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long...
Beard-Shubert (09/07/08)
SIKESTON -- Michele Dawn Beard and Lucas Michael Shubert were united in marriage during a 3 p.m. June 21, 2008, at St. Anthony's Church in Lively Grove, Ill. The Rev. Dennis Voss officiated. The bride is the daughter of Vivian Beard of Matthews and the late Charles Beard. The bridegroom is the son of Clyde and Joanne Shubert of Okawville, Ill...
Johnson-Scallions (09/07/08)
CHARLESTON -- Amanda Lynn Johnson and Dr. Steven Eric Scallions were united in marriage during a 5 p.m. ceremony May 3, 2008, at the Charleston Baptist Church in Charleston with Martin Lucas, pastor, officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Gilliam of East Prairie, and the bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Scallions of Memphis, Tenn...
Looking Back 9/7 (09/07/08)
60 years ago Sept. 7, 1948 SIKESTON - Pouring the concrete for a memorial to the war dead of both World Wars in the Legion Park will begin Sept. 20, according to Herb Walton, a member of the American Legion Memorial Committee. 40 years ago Sept. 7, 1968...
Campaigns ignore the toughest issues (09/07/08)
Living in Chicago is more dangerous than living in Iraq or Afghanistan. Well, at least that's the case given some fascinating numbers released this week. Depending on what official statistic you use, it appears that more people were killed in Chicago this summer than in Iraq and Afghanistan combined...
SpeakOut 9/7 (09/07/08)
I say boo to the new traffic checkpoints in Sikeston checking for drivers' licenses, seat belts, etc. This comes on the heels of the new drug testing of students at the high school. If you're really serious about "protecting" the kids, then test them for alcohol on Saturday and Sunday mornings, before it has cleared their systems and while the tests can still detect it. ...