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Stories from Thursday, January 26, 2006

Risco woman missing (01/26/06)
RISCO - Authorities are continuing their search for a 35-year-old New Madrid County woman who disappeared from her home. At 10:25 a.m. Wednesday the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department was alerted that Teresa Lynn Butler was missing from her Risco home. ...
Scott County man pleads guilty (01/26/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A Scott County man has pled guilty to federal crack cocaine charges. Derrick Atterberry, 20, of Sikeston, entered a plea of guilty to one felony count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine base on Tuesday when he appeared before U.S. District Judge Henry E. Autrey...
Kindergarten screenings (01/26/06)
Giselle Galang and Armani Ross, both preschool students at the Sikeston Kindergarten Center's 4-year old early childhood program, play a math game. The Sikeston R-6 Schools' birth-4 Screening will be held Feb. 6 through Feb. 9. The screening will check vision, dental, hearing, speech and developmental areas and determine who attends the 4-year old early childhood program next school year. ...
Meeting will focus on quake readiness (01/26/06)
SIKESTON -- After seeing the devastation caused on the Gulf Coast by hurricanes Katrina and Rita, what can we expect from an earthquake here in Sikeston? On Tuesday, a town hall meeting organized by Sikeston city officials is scheduled from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Clinton Building to address that question...
Divorces beginning to catch up with marriages (01/26/06)
SIKESTON -- The number of people saying, "I don't want to anymore," is catching up with those proclaiming, "I do," according to the most recent figures provided by local county officials. Nationally, there is one divorce for every two marriages. But on the local level, the ratio is on pace to break even...
Sikeston teams roll to easy victories (01/26/06)
JACKSON -- The Sikeston freshman basketball team defeated Jackson's B team 44-12 in the Jackson Ninth Grade Tournament on Wednesday. Sikeston (12-3) plays the winner of the Jackson-New Madrid County Central game tonight at 6:30 p.m. Sikeston led 13-4 after one quarter and 23-4 at halftime. They put the game away even further in the third quarter with a 36-10 advantage...
Area high school basketball records 1/26 (01/26/06)
CLASS 4 Dexter Bearcats (7-10) Sikeston Bulldogs (9-6) CLASS 3 Charleston Bluejays (13-4) East Prairie Eagles (8-8) Kelly Hawks (12-6) NMCC Eagles (6-10) Portageville Bulldogs (10-5) CLASS 1 Bell City Cubs (13-3) _ Oran Eagles (7-8) _ Richland Rebels (6-10)...
Harold Lancaster (01/26/06)
MATTHEWS -- Harold Boyd Lancaster, 64, died at 9:10 p.m. Jan. 25, 2006, at the Sells Rest Home. Born Dec. 30, 1941, in Risco, son of James Ercie Lancaster of Risco and the late Oneida Bernice Davis Lancaster, he had lived in Matthews for several years. He had been a security guard for the Noranda Power Plant in Marston and Triangle in Sikeston until his retirement and was a member of the Bertrand First Baptist Church...
John Dial (01/26/06)
DEXTER -- John D. Dial, 72, died Jan. 25, 2006, at his home. Born April 5, 1933, in Cuba, Ala., son of the late Charlie and Nellie Williams Dial, he had lived in Alabama, Granite City, Ill., and Charter Oak before moving to Dexter in 1994. He was a member of the Eagles, the Am Vets in Illinois and Union Local 67...
Edna Boyd (01/26/06)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Edna E. Boyd, 88, died Jan. 24, 2006, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston, Mo. Born Dec. 15, 1917, in Lamar, Ark., daughter of the late Wiley M. and Mary Alice Lewis Epperson, she was a homemaker and member of Union Church in Villa Ridge...
Meredith Capps (01/26/06)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted on Wednesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Meredith Capps, who died on Jan. 23, 2006, were: Jimmy Lee Jr., Jack Lee, Terry Lee, Chris Droke, Bob Capps and Mark Capps.
Chester Smith (01/26/06)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted on Wednesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for the Rev. Chester C. Smith, who died on Jan. 21, 2006, were: Terry Smith, Tommy Williamson, Jonathan McGuire, Paul Head, Greg Tomlin and Jeff Williamson...
Brenda Freeland (01/26/06)
CHAFFEE -- Brenda Carol Freeland, 52, died Jan. 24, 2006, at her home. Born Nov. 18, 1953, in Holcomb, daughter of the late William Athel and Ada Louise Reese Johnson, she was employed as a cashier sales associate with One-Stop in Chaffee. On June 5, 1971, she married Steve Freeland who survives of the home...
Carolyn Long (01/26/06)
GRANITE CITY, Ill. - Carolyn Long, 61, died Jan. 21, 2006, at her home. Born March 17, 1944, at Kewanee, Mo., daughter of Maxine Carver Duniphan of Mitchel and the late Clifford Duniphan, she had spent most of her life in Granite City. On May 1, 1975, at Mitchel, she married Robert Lee Long, who survives of the home...
Katie Gwaltney (01/26/06)
IMPERIAL - Katie D. Gwaltney, 102, died Jan. 25, 2006, at the Festus Manor Nursing Facility. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Births (Published 1/26) (01/26/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Heather and Thomas Self are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 10:34 a.m. Dec. 26, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center's Family BirthPlace in Cape Girardeau. Heidi Elizabeth Self weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long...
Looking Back 1/26 (01/26/06)
SIKESTON - Gid's Blue Room Tavern, located on East Malone Street near the Dunn Hotel, was sold this week to J.J. Grady. WYATT - Running water now flows for the towns of Wyatt and Wilson City in Mississippi County, following approval of the water supply by the state health department. The announcement was made Tuesday by town officials and Harry S. Littleton, Farmers Home Administration county supervisor for Scott and Mississippi counties...
A foreign takeover that just doesn't fly (01/26/06)
We've all read about the takeover of former American companies by foreign investors. Now this is not necessarily anything new. Like it or not, the foreign money has flowed into U.S. companies for several years. I'm not entirely sure what that means or how that happens. But I do know that some of the reason is that foreign companies can and do pay their workers much less money. That reduces their cost of production which allows them to make more money...
Your view: Saying thanks (01/26/06)
The New Madrid County Family Resource Center would like to thank all who participated in the Christmas Angel Tree Project. Christmas presents were delivered to over 160 children in the New Madrid County area. SEMO Health Network donated food and personal care items to make baskets and they were delivered to 25 homes throughout the county...
Speakout 1/26 (01/26/06)
If you want to have a better dog, you will just have to be a better person. That's a direct quote from a friend to author, John Catts. I think it's a pretty good quote. We're calling because we want to do something about the new strip mall. We think they should bring in Old Navy instead of Aripostle and Hollister. ...