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Stories from Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Back to school prep (08/15/12)
City of Sikeston employees Darrin Martin, lead worker (left); Chuck Bolen, skilled worker (middle); and Jeff Archie, lead worker, refresh a crosswalk at the corner of Twitty and Ables streets in Sikeston using high-intensity, self-adhesive tape. The city workers on Tuesday taped several crosswalks near Sikeston High School in preparation of today's first day of school for Sikeston R-6 students. ...
R-6 employees learning to handle hostile situations (08/15/12)
SIKESTON -- An increasing number of Sikeston R-6 employees are learning to thwart hostile situations by using an international program that teaches effective, nonviolent strategies. During Tuesday's regular monthly meeting of the Sikeston R-6 Board of Education, Cindy Griffin, assistant superintendent for elementary/special services, provided an update on the nonviolent crisis intervention training taking place throughout the district...
Bulldogs had successful athletic season in 2011-12 (08/15/12)
SIKESTON -- Andy McGill, R-6 athletic director, briefed the board on the 2011-2012 Bulldog athletics season. He said 213 boys lettered in a varsity or junior varsity sport and 149 girls lettered in a varsity or junior varsity sport, which are a bit higher than the 10-year averages of 202 for boys and 137 for girls...
Plants seeing large increase in water usage across the area (08/15/12)
SIKESTON -- Whether they are pushing their limits or have the ability to make plenty more, water treatment plants in the area have seen a large increase in water usage. Mike Williams, water superintendent for New Madrid, said he has been at his city's water treatment plant for 34 years and has never seen usage this high before...
Lincoln Park improvements (08/15/12)
Sikeston Building Maintenance Supervisor Billy Smith was at work at the city's newest park, Lincoln Park, Tuesday afternoon. In addition to marking the bathrooms, city workers were putting additional power outlets to the park in preparation for the annual Return to Sunset event, which will be conducted Aug. 31 through Sept. 2...
Missouri man pleads guilty to drug trafficking in Bootheel (08/15/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A Missouri man has pled guilty to felony drug trafficking. Appearing before United States District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr., James Earl Hubbard Jr., 38, pled guilty to one felony count of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine...
Sikeston hoping experience pays off (08/15/12)
SIKESTON -- They have experience, they have depth. All the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs need to do is put it all together. "We've finally got these girls playing ball together and they're playing all summer long," Sikeston head coach Tiffany Morgan said. "They've been in those winning situations and I think our girls have a great chance of winning districts."...
Lady Hawks look to retool after 13-11 season last year (08/15/12)
BENTON -- Though their steak of nine straight district titles came to an end last season, the Kelly Lady Hawks are an example of a team that always seems to be able to retool rather than rebuild Despite having to rely on a slew of young players after making a run to the Class 2 Show Me Showdown the year prior, the Lady Hawks still turned in a solid 13-11 campaign...
Tickets are on sale for Sikeston's 'Dome game' (08/15/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Tickets for the Sikeston Bulldogs game at the Edward Jones Dome against the Farmington Knights can now be purchased. The Bulldogs are participating in the Great American Football Classic series during Week 4 of the regular season. Advance tickets for both students and adults will be $11, which are available for sale through both high schools. ...
Bradley Glover (08/15/12)
FRANKLIN, Tenn. - Bradley Charles Glover, 24, died Aug. 11, Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Mandy Howard (08/15/12)
CAIRO, Ill. - Mandy "Maudie" Hamilton Howard, 90, died Aug. 13, 2012, at Day Star Care Center in Cairo. Born Dec. 22, 1921, in Coldwater, Miss., to the late Cori and Minnie Clemmons Hamilton, she was a member of New Beginning United Freewill Baptist Church of Cairo, where she served as president of the Mission Unit, Mother Board and as a church trustee. She retired from St. Mary Hospital in Cairo as a laundry worker...
Tera Williams (08/15/12)
KANSAS CITY -- Tera Lynne Williams, 52, died Aug. 11, 2012, at her home. Born Nov. 22, 1959, in Knoxville, Tenn., to Kenneth D. Williams of Sikeston and the late Nancy Lou Moore Williams, she was a 1977 graduate of Sikeston High School. She graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in education from the University of Missouri-Columbia and in 1987 received a master's degree in music education from the UMKC Conservatory of Music. ...
Geraldine Rodgers (08/15/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Geraldine Masterson Rodgers, 85, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at her home in Cape Girardeau with her daughters by her side. Born Sept. 6, 1926, in New Madrid, daughter of the late Jack and Florence Mast Masterson, she worked for Sears in Cape Girardeau and Target in Houston, Texas. ...
Riding in wake of Capt. Death (08/15/12)
I have loved the water ever since I can remember. I think the first bath I ever took as a baby I did a gainer with three-and-a-half summersaults and came up doing the backstroke. "And Little Naked Baby David scores an 8.5 on the dive, only because too much splash landed on the bathroom floor angering his parents."...
Obama's game plan for his re-election (08/15/12)
With this week's announcement of Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney's vice presidential choice, the countdown has officially begun. We've seen the opening act and the full cast of characters is now in place. If you paid attention, the campaign began Sunday with the usual suspects on the political talkfests...