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Stories from Monday, November 6, 2006

Ambulance district funding on ballot (11/06/06)
NEW MADRID -- In New Madrid County, residents will decide whether to change the funding for the ambulance district when they go to the polls Tuesday. Also those in the R-1 School District of New Madrid County will decide two proposals and one community has a local tax issue on the ballot...
Most local races already decided (11/06/06)
BENTON -- Barring a win by a write-in candidate, races for offices in Scott County were decided during the August primary. Democrats with no opponents listed on the ballot are: Jamie Burger for presiding county commissioner; Pam Glastetter for circuit court clerk; Rita Milam for county clerk; Thomas R. Dirnberger, recorder of deeds; Paul R. Boyd, prosecuting attorney; Mark Hensley, collector of revenue; and Glenda K. Enderle, treasurer...
Local ER can handle medical needs (11/06/06)
SIKESTON -- Nationally, emergency rooms are experiencing difficulties in dealing with more patients than they can handle, but local facilities are confident they can handle our region's emergency and after-hours medical needs. The Oct. 29 edition of Parade included an article in which the nation's emergency rooms were described as "overburdened and underfunded, treating ever more patients with fewer resources" which is leading to long waits, diversions to other hospitals, and even an increased chance for mistakes.. ...
Bootheel Classic (11/06/06)
Over 130 teams made up of boys and girls from kindergarten through high school participated in the 12th Annual Montgomery Bank Sikeston Bootheel Classic Soccer Tournament Saturday and Sunday. (Above) Hunter Deane of Sikeston Red tries to kick the ball in front of a Cape Crush player in the fourth grade division Sunday. ...
John E. Chanley (11/06/06)
DOGWOOD - John E. Chanley, 68, died at 3:30 a.m., Nov. 5, 2006, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
James D. Bowling (11/06/06)
BLOOMFIELD -- James D. Bowling, 83, died Nov. 4, 2006, at the Golden Living Center. Born Dec. 28, 1922, in Guntersville, Ala., son of the late James Henry and Comilla Tedder Bowling, he lived most of his life in Bloomfield where he was a member of and served as deacon for the First Baptist Church...
Brad Colbert (11/06/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for funeral services at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, for Brad Colbert, 17, who died Nov. 3, 2006, will be: Woody Smelser, R.D. White, William Craft, L.T. Sutton, D'Adrian Farr and Patrick Guest. The Rev. Allen Nichols, pastor of Blodgett Baptist Church, the Rev. Cy Smith and the Rev. Donny Ford will officiate...
Eloise Lingle (11/06/06)
HERMITAGE, Tenn. -- Eloise Lingle, 92, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Nov. 6, 2006, at the Summit Medical Center in Hermitage. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Mildred Brock (11/06/06)
SIKESTON -- Mildred L. Brock, 85, formerly of Anniston, died at 5:15 a.m., Nov. 4, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 4, 1921, in Parma, daughter of the late John A. and Lula Frick Knupp, she lived most of her life in Anniston where she was employed for 35 years as a bookkeeper for the Anniston Gin Company until her retirement. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Charleston. In 1990, she moved to Sikeston where she attended Murray Lane Baptist Church...
Mary Lou Parsley (11/06/06)
PUXICO -- Mary Lou Parsley, 77, died Nov. 4, 2006, at her home. Born Jan. 3, 1929, in Asherville, daughter of the late Robert and Ruby Buchanan Vanscyoc, she had lived most of her life in the Puxico area where she was a 51-year member of the Duck Creek Baptist Church...
Carl Frey (11/06/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Carl Maurice Frey, 81, formerly of Sikeston, died Nov. 4, 2006, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 12, 1924, at St. Louis, to the late Charles and Virginia Drone Frey, he was an accountant and a veteran of the armed services...
Marge St. Mary (11/06/06)
MOREHOUSE -- Pallbearers for services scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston for Margaret M. "Marge" St. Mary, 62, who died on Nov. 2, 2006, will be: Philip Spreckelmeyer, Mike Botkin, Geoff Botkin, John Nelson, Donnie Nelson, and Michael Nelson...
Larry G. Mayabb (11/06/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Larry G. Mayabb, 50, died at 2:20 p.m., Nov. 5, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
J.D. Schaffer (11/06/06)
SIKESTON -- Jess David "J.D." Schaffer, 75, died at 9:03 a.m. Nov. 4, 2006, in the emergency room at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 9, 1931, in Kewanee, son of the late James Clifford and Mary Magaline Roberts Schaffer, he was a member of the First Assembly of God Church and worked for the Walter Dollinger Co. ...
Cookie Rickman (11/06/06)
BERNIE - Norma Gene "Cookie" Rickman, 62, died Nov. 3, 2006, at her home. Born Feb. 20, 1944, at Hohewold, Tenn., daugher of the late Edwin J. and Ethel Baxter Stroup, she was owner and operator of Cookie's Restaurant in Parma and had attended the Lighthouse Missionary Baptist Church in Malden...
Looking Back 11/6 (11/06/06)
SIKESTON - A sub-office of the Scott County Department of Public Health and Welfare has been established in Sikeston City Hall. SIKESTON - Voting in the eight Sikeston precincts as of 11 a.m. today indicated that the turnout was light compared with previous off-year elections. Only 708 votes were cast...
Your view: Let's Make A Difference - Help Us Make A Change (11/06/06)
My wife was killed in an automobile crash caused by an uninsured motorist. It was a devastating loss. Our family's loss was compounded by the knowledge that the state of Missouri does not have a system in place to remove uninsured vehicles from our highways. ...
Your view: Emerson asked to help struggling families (11/06/06)
To the Editor: On February 1st, Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson will cast her final vote on a bill, which, if passed, will slash $40 billion from programs on which thousands of your readers rely. The bill would cut student loans, slash health care for poor seniors and children, cut funding to enforce child support orders (letting deadbeat parents off the hook) and cut child care assistance for low-income working families...
Speakout 11/6 (11/06/06)
Last Sunday's paper in the Parade section, had the silver coin, pay $2.95 for shipping and that's all you pay. It's a scam. I've ended up with a $300 bill on my credit card that I did not authorize. I am fighting with them now. I just wanted to warn people that it's not what it seems. I'm pretty upset over it. Be careful...