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Stories from Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Tuition rate to increase for R-6 (09/10/08)
SIKESTON -- Following the state's recommendation, the Sikeston R-6 Board of Education approved an increase in its tuition rate during Tuesday's regular monthly meeting. "As the board knows, each year we follow the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's calculations which are based on the prior year expenditures divided by the prior year average daily attendance," said Lori Boardman, R-6 director of business services...
Weather plays havoc on corn (09/10/08)
SIKESTON -- Despite being behind schedule, the state's corn crop seems to be on track to exceed expectations of the agriculture community. David Reinbott, University of Missouri Extension's Southeast Region agriculture business specialist, said the local corn harvest season is just beginning so it's difficult to discuss the crop's yields...
FEMA project specialist finishes work in county (09/10/08)
BENTON -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency's project specialist for ice storm and flood damage disasters in Scott County has finished his work here and is moving on to the next disaster area. During the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday, Joel Evans, county developer, presented commissioners with a list of the last reimbursements for flood damage referred to as Disaster 1749 by FEMA...
Miner makes change in insurance provider (09/10/08)
MINER -- The city of Miner has changed insurance providers. The Miner Board of Alderman approved a health insurance plan with Principal Insurance during their regular monthly meeting Tuesday. Janet Tuttle, city clerk, said the premium will be about $13,000 per month...
Scott County man is sentenced (09/10/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A Scott County man was sentenced to prison on a felony child pornography charge. Michael Donahue Sr., 56, of Scott City and Cape Girardeau was sentenced to 293 months imprisonment on one felony count of production of child pornography in U.S. District Court on Monday. Upon release from prison, Donahue will be placed on supervised release for the remainder of his life...
Bulldogs net first win (09/10/08)
SIKESTON--The Sikeston Bulldog varsity soccer team downed the Marion, Ill., Wildcats 3-0 in Sikeston Tuesday evening to pick up their first win of the season. "Last week we went on an 0-for-4 drought to start the season, but every game we've been improving," Sikeston head coach Derrick Long said. "Defensively, everyone has had to get used to playing with each other and it looked like we were getting there tonight."...
Lady Hawks blow past Scott City, 11-1 (09/10/08)
BENTON -- It didn't take long for the Kelly Lady Hawks to put away the visiting Scott City Lady Rams on Tuesday afternoon, putting the ten-run rule into effect in a 11-1 five inning game. The quick pace, which was just a little bit over an hour, was mostly due to the solid pitching of Jessica Riley who threw all five innings in the shortened game...
Lady Tigers rally past Sikeston, 3-2 (09/10/08)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs softball team dropped a close one on Tuesday afternoon to the visiting Cape Central Lady Tigers. The one-run final, 3-2 in favor of Cape Central, in no way indicated how the first five innings of the game went for Sikeston as they led 2-0 until the top of the fifth...
Oran scores early in 16-2 win (09/10/08)
ORAN -- The Oran Lady Eagles had no problems scoring runs in their game against the Jackson Lady Indians junior varsity squad as they came away with a 16-2 win. The Lady Eagles scored 12 runs in the first two innings while allowing only two Jackson runs to score in the first inning...
Tourney champs (09/10/08)
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Take me out to the ballgame (09/10/08)
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Youth waterfowl clinic is planned (09/10/08)
PUXICO - Parents don't have to be skilled hunters to experience the thrill of waterfowl hunting with their 11 to 15 year-olds because the Missouri Department of Conservation is providing everything needed for youth to enjoy a full day waterfowl clinic and hunt as long as they're accompanied by an adult...
Trappers Association gathers (09/10/08)
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Sikeston impressive in win over Charleston (09/10/08)
The Sikeston Bulldogs held up my prediction last week by taking down the Charleston Bluejays in front of the local crowd at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium. I had the pleasure of being on the sidelines with the Bulldogs and it was great to see them get a much-deserved victory after losing a tough one to Fredericktown in week one. Don't be surprised if they don't pull off another win this Friday night against Dexter...
1917 Bulldogs (09/10/08)
A team photo submitted by Marcia Witt shows the 1917 Sikeston Bulldogs football team that finished 3-3.
1915 Bulldogs (09/10/08)
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I'll bring change to campaign (09/10/08)
Well, the Democratic and Republican National Conventions are both history so I guess the 2008 presidential election is officially in full swing. As someone who admittedly loves politics you would think I would be excited but I am finding myself extremely apathetic this year...
Mildred Nuckles (09/10/08)
SIKESTON -- Mildred Ray Nuckles, 90, went to heaven to meet her beloved family on Sept. 9, 2008, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center after a lengthy illness. She was born May 7, 1918, near Blodgett, daughter of the late John and Nannie Fritts Winders. ...
Art Vann (09/10/08)
MATTHEWS -- Arthur Mitchell "Art" Vann, 49, died at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 8, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was a resident of the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau for the past two and a half years. He had been severely injured in an automobile accident in March 2004, which left him paralyzed...
Linda Lou Thurmond (09/10/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Linda Lou Thurmond, age 47 years, three months and 19 days, a resident of East Prairie, passed away 8:20 p.m. Sept. 9, 2008, at the home of her mother-in-law. Born May 20, 1961, at Waynesville, to Maxine Forbey Finley of East Prairie and the late Dewey L. ...
Helen Jacobs (09/10/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Helen L. Jacobs, 83, died at 5:55 a.m. Sept. 8, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 12, 1915, in New Madrid County, to the late Fred Buck and Bertha Lee Bisher, she had lived most of her life in East Prairie and was of the Baptist belief...
Donnie Ford (09/10/08)
SCOTT CITY -- Donnie Gerald Ford Jr., 54, died at 7:08 p.m. Sept. 7, 2008, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Dec. 7, 1953, at Sikeston, to Lorraine Lewis Ford Grimes of Sikeston and the late Donnie Gerald Ford Sr., he had worked in commercial heating and cooling. He had also worked as a sheet metal worker and carpenter, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Vietnam era...
L. Allen Harris Jr. (09/10/08)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- L. Allen Harris Jr., 82, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Sept. 5, 2008 at his home. Born June 22, 1926 in Portageville, Mo., to the late Lorenzo Allen Harris, Sr. and Gladys Reeves Harris, he was a graduate of the University of Tennessee Memphis School of Pharmacy. He joined the family business, Harris Pharmacy in Sikeston, Mo., and worked their until his retirement in 1999...
Tina Allstun (09/10/08)
DEXTER -- Tina Allstun, 90, died Sept. 9, 2008, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter. Born Dec. 23, 1917, in Dongola, Ill., to the late Esta Anthony and Flossie Bell Ringham George, she lived in Cleveland before moving to the Dexter area in 1932. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Dexter...
J.C. Taylor (09/10/08)
PUXICO -- J.C. Taylor, 88, died Sept. 9, 2008, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Feb. 21, 1920, in White Oak, to the late William A. and Ora Carter Taylor, he had lived in the Puxico area all his life and was a member of the Local 527 Cement Masons. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a retired farmer and cement finisher and had worked for Bangert Brothers in St. Louis...
Patsy Hunt-Butler (09/10/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Patsy Jones Hunt-Butler died Sept. 9, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Looking Back 9-10 (09/10/08)
SIKESTON - Attendance at the municipal swimming pool this year was about 1,000 below that of last year but still reached 12,223 according to Bill Bess, chairman of the pool committee of the Junior Chamber of Commerce. SIKESTON - Robert Deneke, former Bulldog backfield ace, is one of the three area football players listed on the Missouri University football roster...
Solution to poverty (09/10/08)
When this marathon political campaign finally comes to a close - assuming it will someday - the greatest challenge facing this nation will remain the gap between the haves and the have nots. Expert observers regardless of their party label see an eventual end to the war in Iraq. ...
SpeakOut 9-10 (09/10/08)
We've had these ash trees, the beetles got in them in 2005. We started spraying them in 2006. We called all the chemical places and the Conservation Department. None of them even knew what we were talking about. Half our trees are dead now and the other half are dying. ...