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Stories from Wednesday, January 11, 2012

MDMC is set to become tobacco-free this summer (01/11/12)
SIKESTON -- Missouri Delta Medical Center has made its own new year's resolution: to be tobacco-free. "Beginning Aug. 1, 2012, Missouri Delta Medical Center will adopt a tobacco-free campus as a health and wellness initiative," said Jason Schrumpf, president of Missouri Delta. "This policy is designed to preserve the health of our employees, patients, visitors and volunteers along with fulfilling the hospital's mission of promoting the general health of our community."...
Board works to keep district energy efficient (01/11/12)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston R-6 School Board of Education continues to take steps to make the district as energy efficient as possible. During its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, school board members approved a resolution to refinance $2.1 million of some of the district's energy projects, which include renovating and equipping existing buildings for energy conservation...
R-6 board briefed on 2011-2012 grants (01/11/12)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston R-6 Board of Education members were briefed on the status of the district's 2011-2012 grants Tuesday during the regular monthly meeting. Andy Comstock, assistant superintendent of professional development and secondary grades, provided the update for federal and state grants...
Dexter earns conference win over neighboring Bloomfield (01/11/12)
BLOOMFIELD -- Fueled by a dominant start against Bloomfield on Tuesday, the Dexter Bearcats pulled out an 11-point halftime lead before rolling to a 61-46 win. "I think we lost focus at different points in the game tonight, but we did a good job of when they made a run and the crowd got into it a little bit, the kids buckled down, got a few stops and went down and got good possessions on offense," Dexter head coach Rob Nichols said...
SHS shoots down Fredericktown 68-34 (01/11/12)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs continued their torrid shooting recently in a 68-34 victory over district foe Fredericktown on Tuesday at the Sikeston Field House. After sinking 11 3-pointers in Monday's victory against Class 4 No. 1 ranked De Soto, the Bulldogs drained eight more against the Blackcats...
Top-ranked Risco survives road test at Clarkton (01/11/12)
CLARKTON -- For the first time in school history the Risco Tigers played a basketball game ranked No. 1 in the state polls. In a new poll released by the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association and MOSports, Risco was ranked No. 1 in Class 1. "It's a big accomplishment and the kids are proud of it," said Risco coach Brandon Blankenship. "Still we don't want it getting in our head."...
Jays use shooting, defense to best NMCC (01/11/12)
NEW MADRID -- Whether its by superb shooting or downright frustrating defense, the Charleston Bluejays continue to show they can beat teams by any means necessary. On Tuesday night, the Bluejays took advantage of the charity stripe, lighting up the free throw line with a superb 21 of 22 performance against the New Madrid County Central Eagles...
Dorothy LaFerney (01/11/12)
LILBOURN -- Dorothy S. LaFerney, 82, died Jan. 11, 2012, at Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
James Hinson (01/11/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- James D. Hinson, 75, died at 1:23 a.m. Jan. 11, 2012, in the Charleston Manor. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Curtis Orr (01/11/12)
CANALOU -- Curtis Eugene Orr, 66, died at 9:53 a.m. Jan. 8, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 29, 1945, in Haleyville, Ala., to the late Curtis Orr and Pauline Ergle Orr Metheny, he had worked as a truck driver and mechanic for MFA Oil...
Roxie Beyerbach (01/11/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Roxie Beyerbach, 89, died at 9:10 p.m. Jan. 9, 2012, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Jan. 8, 1923, near Bertrand, to the late John and Mamie Ellis Davenport, she lived in Mississippi County her entire life and was a member of the First Church of God in East Prairie...
Bert Wilmurth (01/11/12)
CHARLESTON -- Alberta Novola "Bert" Wilmurth, 78, formerly of East Prairie, died Jan. 9, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 28, 1933, at Tuckerman, Ark., to the late Ellis and Babe Taylor Bowen, she was a 1953 graduate of Grubbs High School in Grubbs, Ark. ...
Some questions for the candidates (01/11/12)
It's impossible to conduct our daily lives without some discussion on the political climate during this election year. And if you think we're experiencing political overkill now, just wait until this fall. As you would expect, with this avalanche of political coverage, there is both substance and silliness. I watched in amazement earlier this week when one respected left-wing commentator (that term may be an oxymoron) took time to comment on the bluejeans worn by one Republican hopeful...