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Stories from Thursday, January 5, 2006

Two are killed in morning accident (01/05/06)
MARSTON - Two drivers were killed when their trucks collided in an early morning accident on Interstate 55. Details of the accident remain sketchy, however, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol at 12:43 a.m. today a tractor-trailer apparently collided with another tractor-trailer in the southbound lane of Interstate 55 at mile maker 44, located just north of Marston. The trucks then exploded into flames, killing both drivers...
Police are searching for victim (01/05/06)
CARUTHERSVILLE - Authorities are still searching for a man but no longer believe he committed suicide by jumping from the Mississippi River bridge. The Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department was contacted by Dyer County, Tenn., Sheriff's office early today with a report of a man seen on the top of the Mississippi River bridge east of Caruthersville on Interstate 155. The caller, a passing motorist, made the call from the Tennessee welcome center on 155...
Monthly record set at MDMC (01/05/06)
SIKESTON -- While Stephen Clayton Stark's arrival Jan. 1, 2006, made him first baby of the New Year at Missouri Delta Medical Center, he followed a record setting year in the local hospital's delivery room. For the first time in at least 10 years Missouri Delta Medical Center set a monthly delivery record of 76 babies and also delivered 608 babies in 2005. ...
'Best of' results are in (01/05/06)
BENTON -- Know where to get the best burger or the best place to take a first date in Scott County? Official results for the inaugural edition of "The Best of Scott County" are in and available on the county's Web site, www.scottcountymo.com, according to County Developer Joel Evans...
Scott County's Best (01/05/06)
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Area high school basketball records 1/5 (01/05/06)
CLASS 4 Dexter Bearcats (3-7) Sikeston Bulldogs (6-2) CLASS 3 Charleston Bluejays (10-4) East Prairie Eagles (4-7) Kelly Hawks (8-4) NMCC Eagles (2-8) Portageville Bulldogs (4-5) CLASS 1 Bell City Cubs (8-3) _ Oran Eagles (3-6) _ Richland Rebels (4-6)...
SJHS teams sweep Jackson (01/05/06)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston 8th and 9th grade basketball teams swept the Jackson Indians junior high teams on Wednesday evening at the Field House. The Bulldog freshmen posted a 43-33 win against Jackson's freshmen and the Bulldog 8th graders enforced the mercy rule in the fourth quarter in a 42...
Mildred Allen (01/05/06)
SIKESTON - Mildred M. Allen, 85, died at 9:30 p.m. Jan. 3, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 16, 1920, in New Douglas, Ill., daughter of the late Ed and Martha Linn Schweppe, she was a member of the Tanner Street Church of God in Sikeston. In 1953, she began working as a bookkeeper for the Bucher, Essner and Miles CPA firm...
Harriet Godwin (01/05/06)
REDLANDS, Calif. - Harriet Cook Godwin, 73, died Nov. 8, 2005, in Redlands. Born May 15, 1932, in Morehouse, Mo., daughter of the late Harry and Dora Cook, she was a 1949 graduate of Morehouse High School. She lived on many different military bases in the United States and foreign countries during her husband's military career in the Air Force...
Shirley McGhee (01/05/06)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted today at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Shirley McGhee, who died on Jan. 2, 2006, were: Mike McGhee, Ron McGhee, Philip McGhee, Chris Northern, Chris Smith and Haskell Morse.
Mary Ray (01/05/06)
BERKLEY, Ky. - Mary Jessalean Ray, 63, formerly of Mississippi County, died Jan. 4, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Maria Rikard (01/05/06)
DEXTER - Maria Rikard, 84, died Jan. 4, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Births (Published 1/5) (01/05/06)
SIKESTON - Robin and Robert Ogden are the parents of their third child, first daughter, born at 11:08 Nov. 21, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Kenzie Leigh Ogden weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces and was 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Robert and Jeris Brown...
Looking Back 1/5 (01/05/06)
SIKESTON - Mrs. Mary P. Woodward, field representative for the State Board of Health, who lives in Sikeston, suffered a fractured ankle during the Christmas vacation and is now confined to a hospital at Springfield, Ill. --- SIKESTON - Herman Poe returned from the service in the armed forces today and immediately went back to work at the Post Office in Sikeston...
Speakout 1/5 (01/05/06)
I agree with the caller that small towns should obey the law. Laws are made for people's protection. Like in Morehouse, these people riding these four wheel ATV's up and down the street. It looks cute, but it's against the law. If someone gets hurt or killed, they'll come right back on the city and the police department for not stopping it...