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Stories from Thursday, October 19, 2006

Many still confused by new law (10/19/06)
SIKESTON -- A year after a new bankruptcy law was enacted, it continues to create confusion among debtors looking to file bankruptcy. "One of the things confusing after the law was passed is people thought they couldn't file for bankruptcy anymore," said Rice "Pete" Burns Jr., attorney at law for Burns, Taylor, Heckemeyer and Green LLC in Sikeston...
Small earthquake felt (10/19/06)
MARSTON - A small earthquake Wednesday afternoon was felt by area residents but no damage was reported. The U.S. Geological Survey reported A 3.4 magnitude quake at 3:59 p.m. Wednesday. The quake originated two miles northwest of Marston, according to the federal agency...
Dress rehearsal (10/19/06)
Anna Catherine DeHart, who plays Elly May Clampett, runs through a scene during dress rehearsal of "The Beverly Hillbillies." The Sikeston Little Theatre Youth Production will open tonight at the Albritton Mayer Cultural Center. The play can also be seen Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Also pictured are: Elias Borton who plays Mr. Drysdale and Stephen Schott who plays Percy...
NMCC, Kennett to kick off Class 3 district slate (10/19/06)
NEW MADRID - The New Madrid County Central Eagles football team will begin Class 3, District 1 play at home against the Kennett Indians on Friday night at 7 p.m. NMCC (5-2) is coming off a tough loss to Class 2 power Centralia Panthers last Saturday afternoon. The Panthers are the third ranked team in Class 2 and had to have a big fourth quarter comeback to defeat the Eagles 34-22...
Spikers roll on Senior Night (10/19/06)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs volleyball defeated the Saxony Lutheran Crusaders in two sets on senior night 25-22 and 25-20 at the Field House on Wednesday. Quinn Kaiser, Kiarra Morris and Emily Taylor played their last home game of their careers. Kaiser played an all-around great game for the Lady Bulldogs with 10 digs, four kills and 10 service points including three aces...
Bulldogs hoping to take momentum into district (10/19/06)
WEST PLAINS -- The Sikeston Bulldogs football team got off the winless streak last week. Now it's time to get off the district streak. The Bulldogs, which have been shut out of the playoffs every year since 1995, will try to forget a tough regular season with a district run starting with a road game at West Plains tomorrow night at 7 p.m...
Gloria Frobase (10/19/06)
BENTON - Gloria D. Frobase, 67, died Oct. 18, 2006, at her home after a long battle with cancer. Born April 12, 1939, to the late Marshal and Elizabeth Phipps Haney, she was employed by the Scott County Assessor's office in Benton for 39 years and retired in 1995 to begin a life of travel and adventure. She was a Cadet Girl Scout Leader and was recognized by the Benton Chamber of Commerce as Woman of the Year for her community service...
Billy Chandler (10/19/06)
TEXARKANA, Ark. - Billy Gene Chandler, 41, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Oct. 17, 2006, at Texarkana. Born April 13, 1965, in Charleston, to the late Laudy Forrest and Elzetta Jordan Chandler, he had lived a number of years in Texarkana where he was the owner of Chandler Landscaping...
Jack Spoon (10/19/06)
CHARLESTON - Max Herbert "Jack" Spoon, 81, died at 7:15 p.m. Oct. 17, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 2, 1925, in West Plains, he was the son of the late John and Minnie Mize Spoon. In April 1956, he moved to Cleveland where he was employed as a dock worker with Arkansas Best Freight Trucking Co. He retired in 1980 and returned to Charleston in January 1990. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II...
Margaret DeJournett (10/19/06)
DEXTER - Margaret DeJournett, 76, died Oct. 18, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 30, 1930, in Mio, Mich., to the late Henry and Thella Moore Popps, she was a resident of Michigan for 30 years before moving back to Dexter in 1982. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief...
Lorraine Elias (10/19/06)
CAIRO, Ill. - Lorraine Elias, 84, died Oct. 17, 2006, at the Life Care Center Nursing Home in LaCenter, Ky. Born Sept. 7, 1922, in Cairo, to the late Lafey and Lilly Khourie, she was part owner of the Elias Family Center in Cairo until her retirement. She was a member of Mighty River Regional Worship Center, where she was a Sunday school teacher. She was also a member of the AMICO club and the Alethean Class...
Samuel Branson (10/19/06)
JACKSON, Miss. -- Samuel Lee Branson, 79, formerly of Blodgett, Mo., died Oct. 17, 2006, at Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, Mo.
Brenda Duncan (10/19/06)
WEST PLAINS - Brenda Pullum Duncan, 53, formerly of Houston, Mo., died Oct. 17, 2006, at the Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. Born Dec. 8, 1952, in Bernie, to Oscar Leo and Myrul Loyd Pullum of Essex, she was a medical receptionist for Ozarks Medical Center Urgent Care. She was a student at MSU at West Plains and of the Assembly of God belief...
Wanda Thomas (10/19/06)
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Wanda Thomas, 72, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died Oct. 19, 2006, at Bethesda Health Care in Fayetteville. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Marjorie Billington (10/19/06)
KEVIL, Ky. - Marjorie Billington, 83, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died Oct. 18, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Looking Back 10/19 (10/19/06)
SIKESTON - Fred Joe Rettig, 77 years old, pioneer farmer of Scott County, died at the home of his son, Otto Rettig, six miles north of Sikeston, Tuesday morning. SIKESTON - The women's committee of the Chamber of Commerce has announced the names of five women who will be honored at the annual harvest award tea Sunday. Cited for their work for Sikeston will be: Eva Welter, Mrs. Harold Pittman, Mary Lathom, Edna York and Mrs. Elmer Poage...
Your view: Words backfire (10/19/06)
I think Mo. Rep. Jetton best put Republican views to light in his recent comments about Democrats in the article in the Southeast Missourian newspaper. Keep up the good work and we will have Democrats back in power and the working man will prosper instead of the working man paying all of the bills for the rich as it has been since the Republicans have been in power...
Speakout 10/19 (10/19/06)
Why aren't the Democrats running on their true platform? Here's what Democrats stand for, and what they've done for American Culture. 1. Partial 1. Partial birth abortion; 2. Art programs featuring jars of urine; 3. Military recruiters kicked off campuses; 4. ...