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Stories from Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Hodgkiss, Jones voted to R-6 Board (04/04/12)
BENTON -- Just over 10 percent of Scott County's registered voters stepped up to the polls to decide several school board and city races during Tuesday's municipal election. According to the unofficial election summary provided by Scott County Clerk Rita Milam's office, 2,605 ballots were cast during Tuesday's municipal election...
Many incumbents remain in office (04/04/12)
NEW MADRID - In Tuesday's contested races for school board and city offices, voters typically decided to keep with those already serving in office. The election drawing the most votes across the county was for the New Madrid County R-1 School Board where incumbents Jonathan Maloyed and Ralph Barnwell Jr. ...
East Prairie voters OK borrowing money for school district (04/04/12)
CHARLESTON -- The East Prairie school district will have the money it needs for a number of repairs. With 321 votes cast in favor of borrowing $1.5 million and only 32 votes against the measure, the school district will now be able to fund renovations and repairs to the high school, replace windows at R.A. Doyle Elementary, replace the roof at the junior high school and complete other repairs in the district without increasing the district's current debt service property tax levy...
Carter County sheriff pleads guilty to possession, sale of stolen firearms (04/04/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The former sheriff of Carter County pled guilty to the possession and sale of stolen firearms. Tommy Lee Adams entered a guilty to two felony counts of possession of stolen firearms, one felony count of sale of a stolen firearms and one felony count of being a drug user in possession of a firearm. He appeared before United States District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr...
All-state basketball teams are released (04/04/12)
COLUMBIA -- Several local boys and girls basketball players were honored on the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association All-State Basketball team. In Class 4, Sikeston's Terry Jamison was named first team all-state. Jamison (5-9, sr.) averaged 12.5 points, 5.3 assists, 4 rebounds and 3 steals. As a team, Sikeston finished ranked fifth in the state...
Sikeston golfers, girls soccer earn wins (04/04/12)
DEXTER -- The Sikeston Bulldogs golf team scored a 156 as they won a quad match against three other schools at Dexter's Hidden Trails Golf Course Tuesday. Sikeston beat out Dexter (190), Doniphan (202) and New Madrid County Central (208). Evan Deere, Kirk Hoggatt and Conor MacGillivray each carded a score of 38 while Gabe Wheeler scored a 42 and Ben Murray and Connor Landers each had a 43...
Chaffee too much for young Braves (04/04/12)
SIKESTON -- Most of the time, Chaffee's starting nine will see the majority of the field this spring. Chaffee head coach Brian Horrell's starting nine stayed in for two innings, but then gave way to the Red Devils' enormous bench to close out the Scott County Central Braves on Tuesday, 19-1...
Notre Dame bests Dexter 4-2 (04/04/12)
DEXTER -- If there was one thing lacking in the Dexter Bearcats' 4-2 loss to Notre Dame on Tuesday it wasn't opportunities. In four separate innings the Bearcats managed to load the bases with the chance to jump on top of the undefeated Bulldogs. With their hitters going a combined 0 for 9 in those situations, however, Dexter managed to squeeze home only a single run with the base paths full...
Della Miller (04/04/12)
BERTRAND -- Della R. Miller, 76, formerly of Charleston, died at 1:45 a.m. April 4, 2012, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Shelia Bain (04/04/12)
SIKESTON -- Shelia Bain, 64, died April 3, 2012, at her home in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Mary Emma Ferrell (04/04/12)
SIKESTON -- Mary Emma Parks Ferrell, 96, passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at Miner Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 15, 1915, in Hickman, Ky., to Allie and Margaret (Ridley) Parks Sr., she was a natural caregiver and nurse who devoted much of her life to caring for her family, friends and patients. She was an active and longtime member of the Macon Road Presbyterian Church in Memphis, Tenn...
Casting an informed vote is now more important than ever (04/04/12)
Why would someone not vote? I can understand someone taking a powder on an unopposed local election. But I've had recent conversations with voting age adults who proudly proclaim they never vote. Never vote?! A road district commissioner vote might determine if your road gets repaired. A presidential election can determine your children's future...