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Stories from Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Officials want to extend sales tax (10/15/08)
SIKESTON -- Scott County commissioners will again ask voters to extend the half-cent sales tax for county law enforcement -- but this time only for another eight years. During a special joint City Council meeting with the Scott County Commission Tuesday morning, commissioners asked council members to back them in their attempt for an eight-year countywide law enforcement sales tax...
Area emergency personnel take part in medical cache drill (10/15/08)
SIKESTON -- There was no emergency in the area or surge of patients overloading local hospitals on Tuesday. But participants from area hospitals, public health agencies and public safety acted like there was one, in a medical cache drill to exercise the response in deploying a hospital at an alternative care site at the Sikeston Armory...
Teacher hired for visually impaired (10/15/08)
SIKESTON -- A contract to provide services to visually impaired students was awarded to a Jackson educator during Tuesday's Sikeston R-6 Board of Education regular meeting. Jennifer K. Coy of Jackson was approved for a one-year contract with the district to provide vision instruction/orientation and mobility therapy services...
Bootheel man pleads guilty to drug charges (10/15/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A Hayti man pled guilty Tuesday to charges of drug trafficking. Tyrese L. Stephen, 26, pled guilty to one felony count of distributing five grams or more of cocaine base and one felony count of possessing with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base...
Lady Hawks advance (10/15/08)
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Lady Hawks advance (10/15/08)
BENTON -- It took four innings to do, but the Kelly Lady Hawks finally broke free from what was becoming the pitcher's duel that everyone was expecting. Kelly's Danielle Dock and Twin River's Carlee Vancil, who each have been highly touted as some of the area's best hurler's, both took the mound for their respective teams in the sectional round of the Class 2 state tournament on Tuesday with the Lady Hawks finishing on top 7-0...
SHS knocks off state-ranked Pirates (10/15/08)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldog soccer team held on 1-0 to upset the No. 10 Class 2 Perryville Pirates Tuesday night at the Sikeston Complex. Sikeston (5-14) was able to strike for the lone score of the contest eight minutes into the game when Cody Anderson fed the ball to Jordan Davis, who was able to tuck the ball into the left corner past the diving Perryville goalkeeper...
Football wager may mean new wardrobe (10/15/08)
It's a good thing that I don't gamble. I'd be broke, flat broke. Not that I'm rolling in the dough right now, but the way I predict games and take some of the most random selections, if I were to put money where my mouth is then I'd lose everything...
Jerry Helmes (10/15/08)
SIKESTON -- Jerry Webster Helmes, 66, died Oct. 9, 2008, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Sikeston. Born March 23, 1942, in Anniston, son of the late Elsie Lavern (Robison) Helmes, he was of the Baptist belief, a member of the Harley Owners Group "HOG" and the Sikeston Masonic Lodge. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during Vietnam, and he was owner and operator of Helmes Quick Sack for 27 years before retiring...
Bill Jackson (10/15/08)
DEXTER -- Bill Jackson, 84, died Oct. 13, 2008, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Born July 15, 1924, in Kennett, to the late John F. Jackson and Grace Davis Jackson, he was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of the Southwest Nazarene Church in Dexter...
George Hunsaker (10/15/08)
HENLEY -- George Hunsaker, 63, died Oct. 13, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
M. Jean Harrington (10/15/08)
SPRINGFIELD -- M. Jean Harrington, 80, died Oct. 8, 2008, at her home. Born Feb. 23, 1928, daughter of the late Jesse Franklin and Eva Nolan Altom in Scott County, she graduated from Blodgett High School in Blodgett and Murray State University in Murray, Ky. ...
Nicklas Presson (10/15/08)
DENVER, Colo. -- Nicklas Wayne Presson, 25, died Oct. 1, 2008, in Denver. Born Dec. 29, 1982, in St. Louis, Mo., to Debra Parker McKenzie of Denver and the late Gerald D. Presson, he graduated from Georgetown High School and attended the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Denver, with a major in painting. Nick was an artist and musician who loved his work, and will be sadly missed by his family and friends...
Opal Brashears (10/15/08)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Opal Bernice Brashears, 79, who died on Oct. 9, 2008, were: Jack O'Guinn, Alan Lynch, Walt Adams, Jerome Henson, David Lee Brashears, Scott Burton and Joe Brashears...
Dorothy Robinson (10/15/08)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services conducted on Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel for Dorothy Marie Robinson, 76, who died on Oct. 11, 2008, were: Shayne Patterson, Donald Britton, Tonya Lamure, Dana Chotow and Mike Wilkins.
Ivan Morlan (10/15/08)
AQUILA -- Ivan Morlan died Oct. 14, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Mary Lou Freeman (10/15/08)
SIKESTON -- Mary Lou Freeman, 63, of Sikeston, died at 2:10 a.m. Oct. 12, 2008, at her daughter's home in Rossford, Ohio. Born Aug. 16, 1945, in St. Louis, daughter of Gretha (Marlin) McCants of Sikeston and the late Radie King, she was a charter member of the Sikeston Eagles Club and of the Pentecostal belief...
Clara Stevenson (10/15/08)
PARMA -- Clara Mae Stevenson, 91, died Oct. 8, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 17, 1917, in Conway, Ark., to the late Joe C. and Julia Moton Winston, she was affiliated with the House of Prayer Church of God in Christ in Parma...
Fred DeHart Jr. (10/15/08)
ORAN -- Fred DeHart Jr., 82, died at 2:22 p.m. Oct. 13, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 1, 1926, at Vanduser, to the late Fred and Eunice Mable Brumly DeHart Sr., he was a retired construction taper and a self-employed horse trainer. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Cavalry during World War II in the Pacific and a former member of the St. Genevieve Saddle Club...
Charlotte Greene (10/15/08)
DEXTER -- Charlotte Kay Green, 72, died Oct. 11, 2008, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Feb. 19, 1936, in Dundee, Scotland, she had lived in the Bloomfield area for five years and in southeast Missouri for 30 years. She was a homemaker and of the General Baptist belief...
Dorothy McConnell (10/15/08)
SIKESTON -- Dorothy McConnell died Oct. 14, 2008, at the her daughter's home in Kansas City. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Births published 10-15 (10/15/08)
NEW MADRID -- Shawonda Johnson and Anthony Conners are the parents of their second child, first son, born at 8:13 a.m. Sept. 1, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Keshaun Anthony Jerome Conners Jr. weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long...
Looking Back 10-15 (10/15/08)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. D.K. Lumsden of Essex are parents of a son born Monday at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. NEW MADRID - Two members have filed for reelection to the New Madrid County Health Center Board in the Nov. 5 election. Mrs. Allan Littell of Gideon, who is filing for the unexpired term of Dick Pierce since his death, is seeking her first term, while L. Faherty Pinkley of Portageville is running for his third term...
Tattoo isn't biggest issue in education (10/15/08)
Education in the United States faces a host of challenges these days as the headlines clearly illustrate. Test scores are lagging in virtually all categories, drop-out rates continue to be a persistent problem especially in the inner cities and teachers' salaries remain a barrier to attracting sufficient candidates in some areas...
SpeakOut 10-15 (10/15/08)
What has happened to Ace Building Systems? They got all that money from the state of Missouri and it doesn't look like they've done any sort of work. It definitely doesn't look like they're employing 50 people. Ace Building Systems' Sikeston facility is out of business, so you are correct: they are not employing 50 people. ...