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Stories from Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Bus tour (09/26/12)
New business (09/26/12)
McMakin OK'd as new Miner alderman (09/26/12)
MINER -- The Miner Board of Alderman has a new member and the city's employees have their first contract. During a special meeting Monday, Board members completed several items of business left unfinished during recent meetings. Chris McMakin was unanimously approved by the Board to fill the the vacant Ward 2 seat on the Board until the April election...
Scott County looking into new phone system (09/26/12)
BENTON -- Scott County government may get an updated phone system and a smaller monthly bill. Herman Alonzo, a senior account manager from AT&T'S Des Peres office, presented county commissioners with information about his company's IP Flexible Reach system during their regular meeting Tuesday...
New Madrid County R-1 to change leadership (09/26/12)
NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County R-1 Board of Education has announced a change in its district leadership for the 2013-2014 school year. After eight years as superintendent, Bill Nance is stepping down. During its Sept. 20 meeting, the Board of Education accepted Nance's resignation effective June 30, 2013. However, next school year Nance will continue to work for the school district on a part-time basis as assistant to the new superintendent...
Prep Softball: Lady Bulldogs blitz East Carter on Senior Night (09/26/12)
SIKESTON -- It was an emotional afternoon for the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs on Tuesday as they celebrated Senior Night against the East Carter Lady Cardinals. Fittingly enough it was the same group of upperclassmen that was being honored that powered the Lady Bulldogs to an 11-1 mercy rule win...
SHS wins four out of five, sweeps Oran in two sets (09/26/12)
SIKESTON -- It's their fourth win in their last five games with their only loss in that span being an ugly one to Jackson on their home court. From that point on, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs have been on the right track continuing with a two-set win over the visiting Oran Eagles Tuesday, 25-18 and 25-19...
Prep roundup: Lady Hawks dispatch Poplar Bluff, Scott City passes Saxony (09/26/12)
BENTON -- Led by seven solid innings from starting pitcher Kristi Brucker, the Kelly Lady Hawks defeated Poplar Bluff on Tuesday, 9-2. Scoring a pair of runs in the first inning, Kelly was able to take the early lead before putting together a four-run rally in the third to go up 6-0...
Prep soccer: Bulldogs tie school record with 11th shutout of the season (09/26/12)
JACKSON -- Tying the school record for shutouts set just last season, the Sikeston Bulldogs blanked the Jackson Indians 2-0 on Tuesday. In the 22nd minute of the contest, Gavin O'Brien gave the Bulldogs the lead when he followed up a Brandon Goodwin shot that bounced off the keeper with a header into the net...
Albert Moore (09/26/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Albert Moore, 83, died at 8:20 p.m. Sept. 25, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Charles Burk (09/26/12)
MOSCOW MILLS -- Charles Victor Burk, 56, died Sept. 23, 2012. Born July 18, 1956, in Hayti, to the late Charles and Donna Jo Ahart Burk, he worked for 32 years with the Hunter Engineering Firm in Bridgeton. He had been a member of the Machinist Union Dist. No. 9 of IA of M&AW...
Earnest Williams (09/26/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Earnest Williams, 81, died Sept. 20, 2012, in St. Louis. Born in Tunica, Miss., son of Curtis and Odessa Williams, he graduated from Oran High School and worked at McDonnell Douglas before serving in the U.S. Navy. Following his service, he worked at the Boeing Company which had been formed by the merger of McDonnell Douglas and Boeing. Williams worked 40 years at the aircraft manufacturing companies...
Charles Hines Sr. (09/26/12)
CHARLESTON -- Charles E. "Unc" Hines Sr., 67, died Sept. 20, 2012, at his home. Born Nov. 22, 1944, in Sikeston, son of the late Tony and Samella Lloyd Hines, he was employed in agriculture and was of the Baptist belief. His wife, Cora Johnson, survives...
Lee Downing Jr. (09/26/12)
GIDEON -- Laver "Lee" Downing Jr., 67, died Sept. 24, 2012, at his home. Born June 29, 1945, in Gideon, to the late Lavern and Luella St. Cin Downing Jr., he was a member and deacon of Stanfield General Baptist Church in Gideon. He retired from Noranda Aluminum after 36 years of service. He had been an EMT with New Madrid County and a first responder crew chief, assistant fire chief, mayor and alderman for the city of Gideon. He also served as police commissioner and as a Webelo Scout leader...
Juanita Alcorn (09/26/12)
SIKESTON -- Juanita Alcorn, age 94, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born Aug. 18, 1918, in Hornersville, to the late Peter Uestus and Lora Lee Moody Branum, she was very active in the community. She was chosen Sikeston's Woman of the Year in 1972 and received a key to the city and many awards from area businesses. ...
Women are nuts -- I'm just sayin' (09/26/12)
A friend looked at me recently and said, "David, you aren't a chick magnet, you're a nut magnet." Maybe she's right. It started at an early age when in kindergarten a girl convinced me to kiss her. Only when our teacher caught us, she said it was my idea. I've been attracted to nuts ever since...
Don't count on national media to shape opinion (09/26/12)
In a Presidential election that should clearly be a referendum on the economy, the race this year has been anything but. Perhaps by now, we're immune to 8.3 percent unemployment. Perhaps a $16.3 trillion deficit is of no concern. So what if 47 million Americans must turn to food stamps to feed their family...