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Stories from Friday, November 17, 2006

Assessor's office short on funding (11/17/06)
CHARLESTON -- The Mississippi County Assessor Office is temporarily out of money. During the regular County Commission meeting Thursday, County Clerk Junior DeLay explained to county commissioners the circumstances which have led to the assessor's office being short on operating funds...
Child lab is looking to expand (11/17/06)
SIKESTON - The Child Development Lab at Southeast Missouri State University - Sikeston is expanding and looking for new, creative ways to engage youngsters. Tracy Smith, director of the Sikeston Child Development Lab, spoke to the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce membership Thursday about the daycare program for children from age 6 weeks through 5 years at the local higher education center. ...
Mississippi County hires code enforcement officer (11/17/06)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County now has a code enforcement officer. During their regular meeting Thursday, county commissioners hired Robert Jones of Anniston for the position. Commissioner also agreed to set his pay at a flat $150 per month, based on the assumption Jones will work no more than 15 hours per month...
Shoppers wait in line for chance to buy PS3 (11/17/06)
SIKESTON -- Just over a dozen area residents and a man from Imperial lounged in chairs at Wal-Mart's layaway department Thursday waiting on the latest in home video game entertainment: the PlayStation 3. The consoles went on sale at 12:01 a.m. today for $599...
Scouting tradition helps needy (11/17/06)
Laine Wrather, Logan Rhodes and Kari Myrick load a bag with canned goods Thursday afternoon for the Scouting for Food Campaign. Area Boy Scouts will pick up the bags of food on Saturday.
16 burglaries, armed robbery area solved with arrest of eight (11/17/06)
SIKESTON - Five adults and three juveniles were arrested in connection with an armed robbery and a number of burglaries. Casey Burton, 17, and Andrew Garner, 17, are in custody in the Scott County Jail charged with first degree robbery and armed criminal action. According to Sikeston Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden said the Aug. 21 robbery of a cab driver on Sixth Street was solved with the arrest of the Burton and Garner...
Juvenile charged with murder (11/17/06)
BLOOMFIELD -- A 13-year-old male is charged in Tuesday's shooting death of a Dexter man. According to Stoddard County Sheriff Carl Hefner, the juvenile, whose name is being withheld, is being held in the Stoddard County Juvenile Detention Center. A petition was filed with the juvenile court in relation to charges of first degree murder and armed criminal action for the shooting death of 64-year-...
Looking for three-peat (11/17/06)
BENTON - The Kelly Lady Hawks basketball team will look to continue building their solid program in a new district for the 2006-07 season. Kelly will move over to Class 3, District 1 with the likes of Caruthersville, Portageville and New Madrid County Central...
Sikeston gets top seed in conference tournament (11/17/06)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston and Charleston picked up the top two seeds Wednesday night for the upcoming SEMO Conference tournament. The two state runners-up lead the field of the new tournament which tips off Dec. 4 at Sikeston. Notre Dame, Jackson and defending conference champ Poplar Bluff were the third, fourth and fifth seeds while Cape Central is the sixth seed as voted on by the conference's coaches...
Carl Book (11/17/06)
DEXTER - Carl Book, 86, died Nov. 16, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Robert Sterrett (11/17/06)
BELLA VISTA, Ark. - Robert Montgomery Sterrett, 76, died Nov. 15, 2006, at Northwest Medical Center of Benton County in Bentonville. Born Dec. 2, 1929, in Grove City, Penn., to the late Charles E. and Annie T. Sterrett, he was member of the Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista and VFW Post 9063, where he served as Honor Guard. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Arkansas Veteran's Commission and Military Officers Association of America...
Willie Williams (11/17/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Willie Edward Williams, 80, died at 3 p.m. Nov. 15, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 11, 1926, in the Dorena community, near East Prairie, to the late Gough and Birdie Zook Williams, he lived most of his life in East Prairie where he was a retired farmer and attended the St. James General Baptist Church...
Births (Published 11/17) (11/17/06)
SIKESTON - Camille and David Peters are the parents of their second child, second son, born at 5:20 a.m. Sept. 26, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Ross Edward Peters weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 21 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Eddie and Glenda Shankle of Bertrand...
Looking Back 11/17 (11/17/06)
SIKESTON - Sikeston school teachers will receive an extra $20 per month following a decision by the local board of education to allow teachers the increase. SIKESTON - Wayne Limbaugh of Sikeston, who accounted for nine touchdowns in the last three games of the season, capped his late surge with an 18-point explosion last week to clinch the 1996 area high school scoring crown, with a total of 84 points on 14 touchdowns...
Your view: Information sought (11/17/06)
This letter is being sent in an effort to collect more historical information about the old brick Dogwood School built in 1938, in Mississippi County. It is located on highway B south of Bertrand, Mo., in the Dogwood community. The reason for collecting this information is to try and have the school placed on the National Register Of Historic Places...
Speakout 11/17 (11/17/06)
I'm calling in regards to the article that Paul Cohen made in the Standard. I didn't see anything in that write-up that was derogatory to Chief Juden. We all praise him and his officers for what they have done. We know that he is behind us and he will do anything that we ask him to do. ...