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Stories from Wednesday, September 24, 2008

County gets unique grant (09/24/08)
BENTON -- Scott County's war on prescription drug abuse just got a shot in the arm. Sheriff Rick Walter advised county commissioners during their regular meeting Tuesday that his department has received a $10,000 grant to fight prescription drug abuse...
Celebrating cotton and the arts (09/24/08)
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Sixth graders will get opportunity for hands-on activities (09/24/08)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston R-6 sixth graders are about to become more technology savvy, thanks to their school receiving over a quarter of a million dollars through a state grant. The Sikeston R-6 School District will receive $267,000 through the governor's Mathematics, Engineering, Technology and Science classrooms grants initiative. Funds will be used at the Fifth and Sixth Grade Center for a sixth grade science and math project...
Boyd set to perform tonight in final round (09/24/08)
SIKESTON -- Neal E. Boyd will perform tonight in the final round of competition on NBC's hit show "America's Got Talent." A Sikeston native and 1994 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, the tenor last week sang "All By Myself." Following his performance, judges lauded Boyd and called him the "front runner" in the competition. They urged him to perform a traditional opera song in the final competition, which begins at 8 p.m. on NBC...
SHS rally falls short (09/24/08)
SIKESTON--The Poplar Bluff Mules soccer team outlasted the Sikeston Bulldogs for the 2-1 win Tuesday evening at the Sikeston Complex. Sikeston head coach Derrick Long was both pleased and frustrated at the same time after Tuesday's game. "I was pleased with our effort," Long said. "But, it's frustrating to come in knowing that you have a good chance to win the game, then to dominate so many aspects of the game, and not have the breaks go our way. That's hard."...
Jackson rolls past Sikeston (09/24/08)
SIKESTON -- Consistency was what both coaches were looking for in the Sikeston-Jackson volleyball match on Tuesday night at the Sikeston Field House. The Lady Indians found it. Sikeston did not. The Lady Bulldogs fell in two sets 25-9 and 25-14. "We have to learn how to put together one consistent match," Sikeston head coach Steve Beydler said. ...
Dock one-hits Poplar Bluff (09/24/08)
BENTON -- If the Kelly Lady Hawks are ever in need of scoring runs they could wait until the later innings, especially the fifth inning. The Lady Hawks scored four runs in the fifth to give them a solid lead over the Poplar Bluff Mules on Tuesday that would seal the 5-0 win...
Scott City puts talent on display against Oran (09/24/08)
SCOTT CITY -- The Scott City Lady Rams proved once again Tuesday evening why they are one of the top volleyball teams in the area as they defeated the Oran Lady Eagles 25-12 and 25-6. "We knew coming in how they were going to be and we knew Scott City would be good," said Oran head coach Sara Heisserer following the match. ...
East Prairie wins thriller against Scott City, 5-2 (09/24/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- In varsity softball the East Prairie Lady Eagles knocked off the Scott City Lady Rams by a score of 5-2 on Tuesday. The win improves East Prairie's record to 4-6 on the season. Adalyn Woodard pitched all seven innings for the Lady Eagles, receiving the win after giving up just two runs on eight hits. She walked one and struck out three in the victory...
Favre as a head coach someday? How about Tennessee? (09/24/08)
After watching Florida down, okay, annihilate my Tennessee Vols last Saturday, I've come up with a marvelous idea. If you go to volnation.com you can find posts from hundreds of Rocky Top fans suggesting which coach should replace Phil Fulmer on the sidelines. They range from Lane Kiffin (Oakland Raiders) to Steve Spurrier (South Carolina). My proposal... Brett Favre...
Brenda Hodge (09/24/08)
CENTRALIA, Ill. -- Brenda Yount Hodge, 58, died at 5:10 p.m. Sept. 18, 2008, at her home. Born Jan. 15, 1959, in Scott County, Mo., to the late Elbert R. and Irene Moss Yount, she had lived in Salem before moving to Centralia in 1990. She was employed as a licensed practical nurse for 16 years at Warren G. Murray Center in Centralia...
Minnie Kindle (09/24/08)
TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. -- Minna Lea "Minnie" Kindle, 56, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 6:08 a.m. Sept. 21, 2008, at Peninsula Heath Care in Tarpon Springs. Born July 30, 1952, in Mississippi County, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Eddis and Edith Spencer Kindle. Of the Baptist belief, she lived most of her life in East Prairie before moving to Tarpon Springs in 2005...
Lizzie Campbell (09/24/08)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Lizzie M. Hastings Campbell, 92, who died Sept. 20, 2008, were: Ryan Campbell, Brian White, Walter Campbell, Terry Jones, Drew Hale and Dane Hale. Honorary pallbearers were: Ken Anderson, Gerald Settles, Bill Settles, Dick Happe, Bobby Pruett and Ron Bloemer...
Lois McCrite (09/24/08)
BERTRAND -- Lois Rose McCrite, 63, died Sept. 23, 2008, at the Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Clyde Sullivan (09/24/08)
SIKESTON -- Clyde Dale Sullivan Sr., 61, died Sept. 22, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home.
Looking Back 9-24 (09/24/08)
SIKESTON - Betty Modersbach, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Modersbach, celebrated her third birthday this afternoon with a party at the Dunn Hotel. SIKESTON - Belinda Morphis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Margaret Morphis, was crowned Miss Sikeston last night at the Cotton Carnival. Phyllis Ford, daughter of Mrs. Henry Ford was named first runner-up while Sandra Nimmo, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Nimmo, took second runner-up...
Parade won't be as sweet (09/24/08)
Since I was a little kid I have loved parades. And what's not to like? There are the bands, police cars, fire trucks, pretty girls riding in convertibles, politicians handing out stickers and, of course, getting to see horses poop in public. But the greatest thing about parades is coming away with bags of candy...
U.S. financial fiasco hard to understand (09/24/08)
I doubt there are any among us who can truly explain to the man on the street the full details of the looming financial crisis. And that's somewhat frightening since this economic tsunami will somehow impact all of our lives...
Governor Blunt's office responds to editorial (09/24/08)
Dear Editor: Mike Jensen's editorial about e-mail and the governor's office contained numerous factual errors that must be corrected. Since much of what he has learned about this is probably from the Saint Louis Post Dispatch and other biased sources we can understand how he made these mistakes...
Your View: Baggy pants (09/24/08)
I understand that Sikeston is now trying to pass an ordinance against sagging, baggy pants. Is this a joke or are they serious? So we are imposing a forced compliance dress code now? I guess if I wanted to I could walk down the street in nothing but a Speedo all day long legally with no problem; however, I would get a citation for baggy pants if I were to wear them sagging...
SpeakOut 9-24 (09/24/08)
In response to the person complaining about legislation on saggy pants. I fail to see this as being something to complain about. After all, we have to draw the line somewhere, and seeing someone's hind end is just a little much isn't it? As this being a fashion statement - what if someone went with no clothes at all as an "anti-fashion statement" citing their constitutional rights to freedom of "expression" ? As to the young women with the thongs visible above the waist, they're "above" that line aren't they? But I guess this is part of America, diversity and our individual differences. ...