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Stories from Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Board amends 2012-13 school calendar (02/15/12)
SIKESTON -- Scheduling conflicts with surrounding schools prompted the Sikeston R-6 Board of Education to amend the district's calendar for the 2012-2013 school year during its regular meeting Tuesday. In December the Board approved a 170-day "transitional" calendar which basically scheduled school to begin a week earlier than usual -- on Aug. 10 -- and let out about two weeks later than usual -- June 6. It also allowed for more extended breaks throughout the regular school year...
Prom dreams can come true for local teens (02/15/12)
SIKESTON -- Southeast Missouri girls doubting their families have the means for them to attend their respective high school proms are in luck. At least two groups have found a way to give local teenagers their Cinderella fairytale for one day. Prom costs can vary greatly -- anywhere from $175 to $2,100, according to Prom Girl, an online prom store...
New emergency management director meets with county officials (02/15/12)
BENTON -- No cold shoulders for Scott County employees: a meet and greet with the new emergency management director was substituted for an earthquake evacuation drill at the courthouse Tuesday. An earthquake drill during which county officers and employees were scheduled to practice safely exiting the courthouse and gathering for a head count was scheduled for 10:15 a.m...
Sikeston's formula too much for Eagles 77-43 (02/15/12)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs have a formula that they use which can dismantle opponents very quickly if everything is clicking just right. The Bulldogs did just that on Tuesday with a 77-43 victory over SEMO Conference foe New Madrid County Central on Senior Night at the Field House...
SHS start too much for Portageville (02/15/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Stampeding out of the gate, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs made quick work of the Portageville Lady Bulldogs on Tuesday night 63-27 at Portageville High School. Senior Quesha Howard led Sikeston with 17 points and seven steals while Tyangela Gibson added 16 on 8 of 14 shooting. Taneshia Pulley chipped in 10 points and nine rebounds while Aleah Little and Yolanda Johnson each scored seven apiece...
Cape Central shocks Charleston (02/15/12)
CHARLESTON -- After stringing together 21-straight wins, the Charleston Bluejays were dealt only their second loss of the season on Tuesday when visiting Cape Central came to town for senior night. With senior Greg Tucker limited to only nine points after being labeled a game-time decision, Charleston saw some key turnovers and missed three's in the final minutes of play seal a 61-53 Tiger's win...
Dexter, Kelly girls earn conference wins (02/15/12)
DEXTER -- The Dexter Lady Bearcats earned their 20th win of the season, downing the always-tough Poplar Bluff Lady Mules 70-59 on Tuesday. Dexter jumped out to a 16-8 lead in the first quarter and led 30-20 at the half, keeping the Lady Mules at bay the second half...
Frank Jones (02/15/12)
SIKESTON -- Frank Junior Jones, 43, died Feb. 13, 2012, at his home. He was born March 12, 1968, in Tiptonville, Tenn., to Franklin H. Jones of Tiptonville and the late Mary L. Scott Jones Higgins and had lived in Missouri for over 28 years. In addition to his father, he is survived by: two brothers, Clarence Scott and Delmar Jack Scott; and one sister, Betty Buttry, all of Sikeston...
Lee Avery (02/15/12)
MOREHOUSE -- Lehman Lee Avery, 59, died at 9:10 p.m. Feb. 12, 2012, at his home. Born Feb. 27, 1952, in Kennett, to the late William P. and Adilee Hardty Avery, he had worked for a cable company as a cable technician. On May 19, 1975, in Kennett, he married Bonnie Sue Woods who survives of the home...
Virgil Knuckles (02/15/12)
SIKESTON -- Virgil Knuckles, 85, died Feb. 14, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Tammy Humphrey (02/15/12)
SIKESTON -- Tammy Lynn Humphrey, 43, died Feb. 11, 2012, at her home. Born May 20, 1968, in Charleston, to William "Bill" and Phyllis Sterling Marks of Sikeston, she attended Miner Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she is survived by: two sons, Justin Marks and Jordan Marks; two daughters, Erica Humphrey and Jamie Reed of Sikeston; and two brothers, Randy Marks and Glen Marks of Sikeston...
Kimberly Clark (02/15/12)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Kimberly Ann Rainwater Clark, 39, died Feb. 13, 2012, at Poplar Bluff. Born March 19, 1972, in Memphis, Tenn., to the late Floyd and Donna Marie Pyle Rainwater, she was a member of the New Home General Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff...
Linda Wilson (02/15/12)
LILBOURN -- Linda Faye "Red" Wilson, 53, died Feb. 11, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 28, 1958, in Catron, to the late Pervis and Henrietta Lane Boyd, she was a lifelong resident of Missouri and a member of the Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Lilbourn...
Annise Davis Sr. (02/15/12)
SIKESTON -- Annise Louis "Buddy-Papa" Davis Sr., 103, died Feb. 9, 2012, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 13, 1908, in Lula, Miss., to the late Benny and Rosie Davis, he moved to Missouri in 1935, was employed at Malone and Hyde in Sikeston before retiring and was a member of Bread of Life Ministries in Parma...
Edward Flowers (02/15/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Edward E. Flowers, 82, formerly of Portageville, died Feb. 14, 2012, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Anna Gargus (02/15/12)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- Anna J. Gargus, 83, died Feb. 14, 2012, at Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems. Born Aug. 17, 1928, in Portageville, she was the daughter of the late Flossie Johnson and Henry Alexander. On Nov. 9, 1945, in Bloomfield, she married Ottis Arthur Gargus, and he preceded her in death...
Bill Borneman Jr. (02/15/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- William Monroe "Bill" Borneman Jr. 65, formerly of Delta, died Feb. 14, 2012. Born Oct. 18, 1946, in Delta, to Novella Slinkard Borneman Howell of Chaffee and the late William M. Borneman Sr., he worked at the Fisher Body automobile plant in St. ...
Are we getting too much political info? (02/15/12)
You have to wonder if our non-stop, 24-hour political coverage is truly beneficial. Or does this political obsession breed cynicism with both the process and the players? As a self-proclaimed political junkie, I absorb the daily details of the electoral process with unbridled glee. This non-stop vetting and instant analysis is fascinating to me. But much of this fascination is akin to watching a train wreck...