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Stories from Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Chaffee invoice to be checked (12/22/04)
BENTON - The first order of business in picking up the GIS ball in Chaffee will be double checking on an invoice. Bill Cannon, mayor of Chaffee, explained during Tuesday's Scott County Commission meeting that John Chad, Chaffee's city administrator, had been coordinating the use of city resources along with the county's to establish a countywide geographic information system...
Delta Growers building destroyed (12/22/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - The cause of a blaze which destroyed a building at Delta Growers, Highway 105, is still under investigation. A representative from the State Fire Marshal's office is expected on the scene early today. The fire was reported at 10:53 p.m. ...
Hefty fine is handed down (12/22/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A New Madrid man will pay a hefty fine after being found guilty of poisoning birds. Kenneth Schaffer, 51, appeared in federal court Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lewis M. Blanton on two separate violations concerning the illegal use of a pesticide. Schaffer entered guilty pleas to one count of illegal use of a pesticide and one count of illegally killing migratory birds...
Post office working overtime (12/22/04)
SIKESTON - Post office employees are experiencing a larger workload than usual this week, in light of the holiday season. The U.S. Postal Service has projected today as the heaviest mail delivery day of 2004, with Monday being the busiest mailing day of the year...
Races heating up for school boards (12/22/04)
SIKESTON -- Races are heating up as several local residents have already filed for their district's open school board positions. Filing for the April 5 election began Dec. 14, and those still interested have until 5 p.m. Jan. 18 to declare candidacy...
Santie Oil employees injured (12/22/04)
SIKESTON - Four Santie Oil employees were injured in a flash fire Monday morning. Information on the extent of their burns was not available, although the injuries were reportedly not severe. According to Department of Public Safety officials, the fire occurred around 10:02 a.m. at Santie Oil, 126 Larcel, as a result of some leaked propane reaching an ignition source...
Court reinstates appeal in Sikeston murder (12/22/04)
JEFFERSON CITY - The Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated the appeal of a man convicted of murdering a Sikeston gas station clerk during a 1998 robbery. After the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District in St. Louis upheld his convictions in October 2002, Darius Nicholson, acting as his own lawyer, filed a follow up appeal in which claimed his trial counsel was ineffective...
Bizzell honored with all-state (12/22/04)
SIKESTON - Following the most successful season in the Sikeston soccer program's history, two players were recognized with post season honors by the Missouri Soccer Coaches Association. Senior J.R. Bizzell was selected as a first team all-state forward while sophomore Blake Taylor was named an honorable mention all-state forward...
Area high school basketball records (12/22/04)
CLASS 4 Dexter Bearcats (4-2) Sikeston Bulldogs (4-3) CLASS 3 Charleston Bluejays (4-6) East Prairie Eagles (5-2) Kelly Hawks (4-3) NMCC Eagles (2-4) Portageville Bulldogs (5-0) CLASS 1 Bell City Cubs (5-2) _ Oran Eagles (0-5) _ Richland Rebels (2-4)...
Lady Bulldogs fall to ranked Doniphan (12/22/04)
BROSELEY -- Sikeston girls basketball team was outmanned by a deep Doniphan squad in a second-round game of the Lady Royals Christmas Classic. on Tuesday. No. 7-seed Sikeston lost 78-56 to No. 2 Doniphan, which broke into the Class 3 state rankings this week at No. 10...
Ella Smith (12/22/04)
SIKESTON - Ella I. Smith, 90, died Dec. 22, 2004, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Patricia Davis (12/22/04)
DEXTER - Patricia Ann Davis, 66, died Dec. 21, 2004, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Dec. 16, 1938, at Watseka, Ill., to the late Anna Muriel Parks Bastien, she was a member of the First Christian Church in Saybrook, Ill., and was a housewife...
Earl Skinner (12/22/04)
JACKSON - Earl Ray Skinner, 80, died at 5:13 p.m. Dec. 20, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 12, 1924, in Avert, son of the late Harry Strawn and Bertha Fredericka Clingingsmith Skinner, he was a farmer in the Oak Ridge area before moving to Jackson in 1956, when he entered the plumbing business. ...
Looking Back 12/22 (12/22/04)
SIKESTON - Wounded for the second time in five months, Pvt. Hiram Abbott of Sikeston is recovering in a Belgium hospital from back and finger wounds, which he received Nov. 27. SIKESTON - Malone & Hyde Inc. yesterday appointed two men to executive positions with its Sikeston subsidiary. Paul Jobe was named vice president in charge of sales for Malone & Hyde Inc. of Missouri and John Moll was chosen as secretary-treasurer in charge of operations...
Winter has arrived, now hurry up spring (12/22/04)
I have argued through the years that one of the best Christmas presents actually arrives today. The gift from above comes in the form of time - though the weather outside is frightful, today offers about a minute more of sunlight as the days get longer for the next six months. As a dedicated anti-winter zealot, that additional minute of sunlight each day offers hope...
Your view: Deadly combination (12/22/04)
More than just an unnecessary and costly departure from addressing the real causes of terrorism, the Iraq war is also contributing to an impending economic crisis. Tax cuts (overwhelmingly for the wealthy), a burgeoning defense budget and unanticipated war costs, combined with a sluggish economy, have produced massive deficits and a total debt of over $7 trillion. ...
Speakout 12/22 (12/22/04)
This is for the superintendent of schools and the school board. We all know there is a drug problem in our schools. Our question is, why do we have different rules for certain kids? I personally know of five kids who were suspended for having drugs at school. ...