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Stories from Wednesday, November 12, 2008

R-6 revamps Web site (11/12/08)
SIKESTON -- A new Web site geared to Sikeston R-6 students and parents aims to create a more user-friendly experience as well as provide them with the information they want to see. "We've not only redone the district site, but we've revamped all the building sites. They've been totally updated and have a common theme throughout and look much more professional," said Sikeston R-6 Software Coordinator Gary Williams about the new site...
Veterans honored at annual ceremony (11/12/08)
SIKESTON -- Heroic soldiers who sacrifice for our freedoms come from places such as Sikeston, according to the guest speaker for Sikeston's annual Veterans Day ceremony. "A lot of what I say is based on my experience as a Marine," said Lt. Col. Glenn Schneider, honored guest and speaker for Tuesday's Veterans Day Ceremony at the Sikeston Field House...
Brick by brick (11/12/08)
Todd Kennard, left, taps bricks into place as work continues on Front Street at the intersection with Kingshighway in downtown Sikeston. Assisting with the project is Malcolm Turner.
County officials wanting support for county sales tax (11/12/08)
MINER -- Scott County commissioners are hoping for the support of Miner's Board of Aldermen in their campaign for a county sales tax. Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger and Commissioner Dennis Ziegenhorn met with Miner's board members during the regular monthly Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday to discuss the proposed tax...
Two are injured in head-on crash (11/12/08)
SIKESTON -- Two people were injured in a two-car collision early Tuesday morning in New Madrid County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 7:20 a.m. one-half mile south of Sikeston. Derek L. McKown, 26, of Sikeston was northbound on Highway 61 when he crossed the centerline, striking the southbound vehicle driven by Grant A. Atchley, 26, of New Madrid...
Sectional game numbers offensive (11/12/08)
STE. GENEVIEVE -- As the calculators have stopped spewing out numbers and the scoreboard lights have dimmed, the Class 3 Sectional game between New Madrid County Central and Ste. Genevieve held Monday night will leave a lasting impression. The 72-52 NMCC victory not only marked the most points ever for a playoff game in the state of Missouri (124) but is also the fourth most for any high school football game in state history. But the records didn't stop there...
SHS program headed in the right direction (11/12/08)
SIKESTON -- As the Sikeston Bulldog football team walked off the field after a 27-26 loss to Farmington on Oct. 30, there weren't many smiles. But after reflection, the Bulldogs season shows how the program is heading in the right direction after several years of disappointing seasons...
Eli Jackson puts up gaudy stats in 2008 (11/12/08)
SIKESTON -- One reason for the improvement of the Sikeston Bulldog football team can be credited to the outstanding season of junior running back Eli Jackson. Jackson, who had the most rushing yards (1,464) and touchdowns (21) since Justin Robinson's record breaking year in 1999 also compiled 141 points in 2008, the third most ever by a Bulldog...
Dawson vying for Champions Tour spot (11/12/08)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston native Tom Dawson will soon vie for one of eight spots on the PGA Champions Tour. Dawson has qualified for the Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament to be held at the TPC Eagle Trace in Coral Springs,Fla. "We are real excited for him," Dawson's parents Gene and Betty recently said. "He has played this course before. It is a tough course where they have played a few tour events."...
Hot stove league heating up as weather cools off (11/12/08)
Oh boy, what a week already. Let's dive right into some baseball news to get things rolling. I'd hate to be the San Diego Padres this year when they reach the ninth inning and have to go up against their former closer Trevor Hoffman. ...
Shirley Ainsworth (11/12/08)
SIKESTON-- Shirley Ann Ainsworth, 77, died Nov. 11, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Following complications from emergency surgery, she died peacefully, surrounded by her family. Born June 30, 1931, at Paragould, Ark., daughter of the late Roy Lee Garland and Mona Irene Ainsworth, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She was a secretary for her late husband's construction company, Ainsworth Construction, from 1965 to 1990...
Lee Chamberlain (11/12/08)
DEXTER -- Lee Chamberlain, 81, died Nov. 11, 2008, at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Dec. 25, 1926, in Catron, son of the late Fred Chamberlain and Edna Weedman Brown, he was a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II and owned Chamberlain Service Station...
Bob Walker (11/12/08)
CHARLESTON -- Robert C. "Bob" Walker, 83, died at 2:20 p.m. Nov. 9, 2008, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born April 28, 1925, in Hoxie, Ark., to the late Robert Toney and Ailsie Ann Coleman Walker, following his graduation from Poplar Bluff High School in 1943 he enlisted in the U.S. ...
Rose Ransburgh (11/12/08)
NEW MADRID -- Rose Anna Ransburgh, 90, died Nov. 10, 2008, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born June 11, 1918, in Lilbourn, to the late Lillie Ida Nelson and Samuel George Camp Sr., she was a member of the New Madrid Methodist Church and the Bridge Club...
Roosevelt Johnson (11/12/08)
Emma Baltimore (11/12/08)
CHARLESTON -- Emma Louise Baltimore, 87, died Nov. 8, 2008, at the Charleston Manor Skilled Nursing Facility. Born Oct. 16, 1921, in Tunica, Miss., to the late Eugene and Emily Jackson, she was a member of Mercy Seat Baptist Church where she served on the Usher Board...
Shelby Wilson (11/12/08)
SIKESTON -- Shelby Wilson, 65, died Nov. 10, 2008, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 7, 1943, in Sikeston, son of the late Henry Taylor and Willa Dean Kestner Wilson, he was a member of Temple Faith Baptist Church and had worked as a pipefitter for Hubbard Muffler factory in East Prairie before retiring...
Winifred Sidwell (11/12/08)
SIKESTON -- Winifred King Sidwell, 91, died at 10:21 p.m. Nov. 11, 2008, at her home. Born Feb. 24, 1917, in Hartford, Conn., to the late Alfred James and Eliza Elizabeth King Easterby, she had worked as a court stenograph reporter for various courts in Southeast Missouri. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and had served overseas as a volunteer with the Red Cross during World War II...
Jeanette Riley (11/12/08)
CHARLESTON -- Jeanette Riley, 70, died at 6:25 a.m. Nov. 11, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 19, 1938, in Mounds City, Ill., to the late Thomas J. and Lydia Russell Allensworth, since 1955 she had lived in Charleston where she was a member of the St. Henry Catholic Church and had worked at Muellers Farm Market until her retirement. In 2007, she was named Charleston Nutrition Center's Volunteer of the Year...
Tressie Holmes-Griffin (11/12/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Tressie Beatrice Holmes-Griffin, 45, died Nov. 7, 2008, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 22, 1962, in Bobo, Miss., to the late R.H. "Robert" and Bernice Sewer Holmes, she moved to Portageville in 1984 from Mound City, Ill...
Verdia Scott (11/12/08)
CHARLESTON -- Blondell "Verdia" Scott, 62, died Nov. 6, 2008, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 30, 1946, in Thompson Bend, to the late Robert and Beatrice Rush Scott, she retired from the Mississippi County Detention Center where she was a cook...
Looking Back 11-12 (11/12/08)
SIKESTON - Edwin Webster, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Webster of Sikeston, has been elected social chairman of Kimball House at Iowa State College, one of the 16 residences which belong to the Men's Residence Association. SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. John Bizzell of Sikeston are parents of a son born today. Mr. and Mrs. William Hicks of Gray Ridge are also parents of a son born today...
I've no thirst for adventure (11/12/08)
It was a nice Saturday night. The house was quiet as my wife and dogs were snuggled in their bed while I was left to enjoy the quiet with my television remote in one hand and a nice, cold frosty beer in my other...
Our language can just be irritating (11/12/08)
At the end of the day and with all due respect, I personally - and absolutely - believe our language is fairly unique and at this moment in time, in some ways it's a nightmare but it's not rocket science. I believe that 24/7...
SpeakOut 11-12 (11/12/08)
What you be talkin 'bout? People like you would die - literally, if all of us hard working citizens would quit making your living. The only thing I am getting ready for is to work harder to give you a raise! I prepare to get up at 4 a.m. instead of 5 a.m. ...