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Stories from Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Judge studies murder hearing testimony (11/14/06)
NEW MADRID -- A Pemiscot County judge will review evidence before making his decision on whether an area man will be bound over for trial on murder charges. The preliminary hearing for Bobby L. Mays Jr., 27, of Howardville was held Monday in Division II of New Madrid County Circuit Court. Judge W. Keith Currie of Pemiscot County's Division III presided over the hearing due to a change of judge request from Mays' attorney...
DPS training (11/14/06)
Sikeston Department of Public Safety officer James Whitley "arrests" a subject during Monday's training exercises. Several officers with the DPS participated in the training which featured different scenarios, one of which was a gas drive off with two occupants...
Shooting suspect is in custody (11/14/06)
CHARLESTON -- A suspect is in custody for the shooting of a Sikeston man Monday night in Charleston. About 7 p.m. Monday Charleston Department of Public Safety received phone calls of gunshots heard in the 700 block of Vine Street, where responding officers found 28-year-old Olando Sheron of Sikeston, who had been shot, according to Capt. Robert Hearnes. Sheron was transported to a Cape Girardeau hospital for medical treatment...
Federal grants fund projects designed to improve health (11/14/06)
SIKESTON -- Three Sikeston-area organizations were recently awarded Missouri Foundation for Health grants aimed to treat mental health and substance abuse, combat and prevent obesity and maintain existing programs and services. Bootheel Counseling Services, Bootheel Regional Consortium and New Madrid County Health Department are among 13 Southeast Missouri organizations to share $2,529,908 in grants recently made by the Foundation...
Mack racing team finishes season strong (11/14/06)
BENTON -- The Mack Racing, Inc. team and Dirt Late Model driver Joey Mack have recently concluded their version of the 2006 racing season. Joey mainly competed on the Mid-America Racing Series (MARS) circuit this year, as he finished tenth in the final series point standings...
Preparing for the season (11/14/06)
Sikeston's Latoya Gipson defends Keyarra Blissett as she drives to the basket during a recent Lady Bulldog basketball practice. The Sikeston girls basketball preview will run in Wednesday's edition.
Richard Alsup (11/14/06)
DEXTER -- Richard Thomas Alsup, 60, died Nov. 13, 2006, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born July 30, 1946, at rural Dexter, son of Harold Alsup of Dexter and the late Gwendolyn Stanford Alsup, he was a crop duster for Ken Grubbs Aero in Harrisburg, Ark...
Ralph Slavings (11/14/06)
BLOOMFIELD - Pallbearers for the service conducted on Monday at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery for Ralph Slavings, 80, who died Nov. 9, 2006, were: David Cobb, Lin Wright, Jason Slavings, James Slavings, Kevin McDonald and Doug McDonald. Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Dexter was in charge of arrangements...
Betty Henson (11/14/06)
DEXTER -- Betty Henson, 77, died Nov. 13, 2006, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Reba Harden (11/14/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Reba R. Harden, 84, died at 11:50 p.m. Nov. 13, 2006, at East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Births (Published 11/14) (11/14/06)
NEW MADRID - Kacey Montgomery and Thomas Tanner are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born Sept. 23, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Angel Nicolle Tanner weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Brenda Montgomery and Larry Tarver...
Looking Back 11/14 (11/14/06)
SIKESTON - Sikeston is to be represented at a hearing by the Missouri State High School Athletic Association Monday at Dexter on a recent Poplar Bluff- Sikeston football game by several members of the board of education and other school officials. SIKESTON - Mrs. ...
Will the Democrats use power wisely? (11/14/06)
So now that the elections are over there's talk about troop withdrawals in the coming months, the leading anti-war spokesman in Washington is being touted as the new Senate leader and Hillary says to get ready for universal health care that will cost most taxpayers a ton of money to pay for non-...
Speakout 11/14 (11/14/06)
"Because we fear the responsibility for our actions, we have allowed ourselves to develop the mentality of slaves. Contrary to the stirring sentiments of the Declaration of Independence, we now pledge (our Lives) (our Fortunes) (and our sacred Honor) not to one another for our mutual protection, but to the state, whose actions continue to exploit, despoil, and destroy us." -- Butler D. Shaffer Professor, Southwestern University School of Law...