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Stories from Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Officials discuss jail's health care contract (09/17/08)
BENTON -- Holding federal detainees for Immigration and Customs Enforcement would be extra revenue for Scott County but will also mean a price hike for medical services. Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter presented county commissioners with two options for extending the health care contract for the county's jail inmates during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday...
Getting ready to rodeo (09/17/08)
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Safety fair features child car seat inspections (09/17/08)
NEW MADRID -- Just having a safety seat for a child isn't enough. Parents have to make sure it's the correct seat for the age and weight of the child, plus the seat needs to be installed correctly. "A lot of parents think that if their baby is in there and strapped down, they should be OK," said Tonya Carruth, executive director of the New Madrid County Resource Center. "But that isn't always the case...
Workers spending hours to clean up (09/17/08)
SIKESTON -- After the storm has passed, there's a lot of clean-up to be done. From downed power lines to broken trees and limbs, it will take days to clean up from the damage of Hurricane Ike, and no one knows that better than the workers who devote many hours to getting things back to normal...
Boyd to sing tonight on 'Talent' (09/17/08)
SIKESTON -- Neal E. Boyd, a tenor singer who is a Sikeston native and 1994 SHS graduate, will perform tonight as part of the Top Ten in "America's Got Talent," which begins at 7 p.m. on NBC. Last week, Boyd survived the cut from 20 contestants with the song "Mama" by the vocal trio Il Divo. It was the first time his mother, Esther, had been in the audience for a performance during Boyd's run on the show...
House destroyed (09/17/08)
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Charleston sweeps past Lady Bulldogs (09/17/08)
SIKESTON -- The Charleston Lady Bluejays tennis team continued their good play of recent weeks Tuesday, sweeping the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs 9-0 Tuesday afternoon. "We didn't play very good today," said Sikeston coach Lynne DeWitt. "The girls seemed sluggish today."...
Sikeston falls short against Cape Central on Tuesday (09/17/08)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs soccer team played another close game on Tuesday evening but came up empty to the Cape Central Tigers 1-0 in regulation. The Bulldogs battled hard the entire game but Josh Compas' goal midway through the second half on an assist from Cole Viers put Cape Central on top where they would remain as the final whistle was blown...
SHS drops straight set match to Puxico (09/17/08)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldog volleyball team had another rough go at it on Tuesday against the Puxico Lady Indians. Sikeston fell in two straight sets of 25-10 and 25-12. "We just need to practice," Sikeston head coach Steve Beydler simply said. "Our transition game is nowhere where it needs to be."...
When is it OK for one to jump on the bandwagon? (09/17/08)
I am Josh Mills and I approve this message. With all of the political fiascos flying all over the tube and the internet, it just humored me to start the column that way this week. Anyways, on the topic of politics, let's talk about the word of the day -- bandwagon...
Raymond Dannenmueller (09/17/08)
JACKSON -- Raymond A. Dannenmueller, 96, died at 2:40 a.m. Sept. 16, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 6, 1911, at Oran, to the late Louis and Louise Gosche Dannenmueller, he was a retired self-employed farmer. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson and the Knights of Columbus Council No. 4311 in Oran...
Alberta Burress (09/17/08)
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Alberta Burress, 89, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 10:50 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, at the Evergreen Senior Health Care Center in Greensboro. She was born on April 28, 1919, in Matthews, to the late Sanford and Donnie Merrell Thompson, her favorite pastime was gardening...
Ruth Kifer (09/17/08)
ROCKWALL, Texas -- Ruth Abbott Kifer, 71, formerly of Dexter and Morehouse, Mo., died on Aug. 27, 2008. Born July 26, 1937 in Dexter, she was the daughter of the late Delia Ray and James Kifer. She was a 1955 Morehouse High School graduate and moved to Texas where she retired from Denton State School. She had worked in the church nursery, was a school crossing guard and was active in the Red Hat Society...
Shawn Massey (09/17/08)
SIKESTON -- Dennis Shawn Massey, 35, died Sept. 14, 2008, at his home. Born May 29, 1973, in Sikeston, to Charles "Wesley" Massey of Nashville, Tenn., and Linda Washburn Burns of Sikeston, he graduated from Sikeston High School in 1992 and worked for the Volunteer Fire Department in Morehouse. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and farmed for Murray Planting Company...
Eugene Oliver (09/17/08)
SIKESTON -- Eugene Oliver, 94, died Sept. 16, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Looking Back 9-17 (09/17/08)
SIKESTON - Mary Nell VanBibber, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Breman VanBibber, was elected by the student body yesterday to represent Sikeston High School in the annual Cotton Carnival Queen pageant. SIKESTON - Shuffit's Nursing Home, located at the intersection of Highway 61 North and Brownspur Road, will have two additions added to the present building to accommodate 48 more patients...
This gouge is bleeding gas (09/17/08)
My story is like so many others. I was standing there, minding my own business, when I'm told if I need gas I had better go and get some before the price goes any higher. My response, like it is to most things, was "huh?"...
E-mail issue now is a political liability (09/17/08)
This is not the first time I have addressed the issue of Gov. Matt Blunt's e-mails. I can only hope it's the last. By way of background, there is a legal battle under way concerning the refusal by the Blunt administration to release e-mails from his office. ...
SpeakOut 9-17 (09/17/08)
This is about the Republicans and the Democrats. There are two major differences. You can take John McCain and Sarah Palin out back and give them ammunition to hunt, and Obama and Biden the same thing. McCain and Palin would survive 3 months and Biden and Obama wouldn't. ...