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Stories from Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Scott County woman jailed after children found in road (11/29/06)
BENTON - A Scott County woman was arrested after her two children were found wandering on Highway 61 in Benton. Michelle L. Cox, 25, is charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Bond is set at $10,000 and she has been given a court date of Dec. 20...
Sheriff's department set to use GIS (11/29/06)
BENTON -- The Scott County Sheriff's Department will begin taking advantage of the county's GIS. During their regular meeting Tuesday, county commissioners authorized the purchase of two copies of the editing software for the county's geographic information system, one copy for a laptop and the other for a desktop workstation...
County's Web poll is returning (11/29/06)
BENTON -- By popular demand, "The Best of Scott County" is back. Last year, the inaugural edition of "The Best of" provided visitors to the county's Web site with the opportunity to vote on everything from the best burger in the county to the best place to take a first date...
Legion selling trees to send students to Boys State (11/29/06)
BENTON -- It isn't the biggest Christmas tree lot around, but it's large enough to hold the American Legion Post 369 trailer and the 100 trees its members hope to sell before Christmas. And while there are no neon lights or marquee, there is one sign that seems to draw customers from miles away to the tree lot. It reads: "Proceeds go toward to sending a boy to Boys State."...
The 2006 All-Standard Democrat Football Dream Team (11/29/06)
The 2006 All-Standard Democrat Dream Team GRANT RESSEL K 6-1, 156, Sr. This is Ressel's second selection to our team. With one of the most powerful legs in the area, Ressel connected on 30 extra points and five field goals to account for 45 points. He also consistently booted kicks into the end zone for touchbacks...
Advance rolls past Kelly in Oran Tourney (11/29/06)
ORAN -- The Advance Hornets finished strong to claim a 67-44 win over the Kelly Hawks in first-round play at the 51st Oran Invitational on Tuesday. All-stater Alex Steil led the Hornets, who finished third in Class 2 at the 2006 state championships, with a game-high 26 points, 20 in the second half...
Sikeston loses season opener (11/29/06)
BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. -- Fans of the Sikeston Bulldogs have been waiting eight months to see the basketball team back in action after last year's thrilling final four run when the team took second place in Class 4. The fans got their money's worth in Tuesday night's opener against defending Class AAAA Arkansas state champion Blytheville, but in the end Bulldog fans left disappointed as the Chickasaws held on for a 68-66 victory...
'Jays declaw Bearcats (11/29/06)
DEXTER - The Charleston Bluejays won on the road Tuesday night 73-37 over the Dexter Bearcats. After a sluggish first half by the Bluejays, they came out after halftime with renewed defensive intensity and held the Bearcats to 14 second half points...
Bravettes top Risco in Shootout (11/29/06)
NAYLOR -- The Scott County Central Bravettes rolled over the Risco Lady Tigers on Tuesday night in the Naylor Shootout, 83-23. The Bravettes were never challenged in the contest leading 62-12 at the half over a Risco team that dressed only five players for the game...
East Prairie tops Risco, 79-48 (11/29/06)
HOLCOMB - The East Prairie Eagles basketball team defeated the Risco Tigers in the consolation semifinals of the Holcomb Tournament on Tuesday night, 79-48. Led by junior Tony Jones, the Eagles controlled the boards in the second half and put away the pesky Tigers...
I need a holiday from holidays (11/29/06)
I have to apologize for the lack of a column last week, but you see, I needed a vacation. And it wasn't that I needed a break from work, it was I needed to prepare for the future. I feel I have to be completely rested for the Thanksgiving holiday considering everything it brings with it...
Mary Smith (11/29/06)
OGDEN, Utah - In the early hours of Nov. 21, 2006, Mary Phillips Smith's spirit peacefully rose to a new life. She is now with her beloved husband, Harley R. Smith, who preceded her in death on Nov. 5, 1993. Mary was born Jan. 25, 1908, in Florence, Vt., to Henry O. and Ida Flanders Phillips. She attended Castleton Normal School in Vermont and became an elementary school teacher...
Rheta Bentley (11/29/06)
CHAFFEE - Rheta Bentley, 58, died Nov. 28, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Home of Chaffee.
Jimmie McGee (11/29/06)
FULTON - Jimmie R. McGee, 59, died Nov. 27, 2006, at Boone Hospital Center. Born Oct. 21, 1947, in Sikeston, to the late G.R. "Ray" and Gertrude Humphries McGee, he worked 25 years for Local Union 513 as a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church, the Masonic Lodge in Plato, the VFW Post 2657 and a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War...
Sylvester Morgan (11/29/06)
SIKESTON - The Rev. Sylvester Morgan, 84, died Nov. 28, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 4, 1922, in Johnstown, Miss., to the late Sylvester and Ethel Roberts Morgan, he was a U.S. Army veteran. On Jan. 19, 1957, in Cairo, Ill., he became an ordained minister and pastored for 17 years in Chicago and for 25 years at Travelers' Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Evelyn Palmer (11/29/06)
SIKESTON - Evelyn Palmer, 91, a longtime resident and businesswoman of Sikeston, died on Nov. 28, 2006 at Miner Nursing Center in Miner. She was born on Oct. 4, 1915, near Kewanee, to the late Henry Stanley and Marie Beck Hastings. She and her husband owned and operated Palmer's TV and Radio in Sikeston. She was a lifelong member of First Assembly of God Church in Sikeston and is remembered by many for her years of work in the church nursery and the Women's Mission...
David Cossiboom (11/29/06)
SCOTT CITY - David Cossiboom, 51, died Nov. 27, 2006, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Home of Chaffee.
Looking Back 11/29 (11/29/06)
JACKSONVILLE, Ill. - William J. Anderson has been elected president of his sophomore class at Illinois College in Jacksonville. SIKESTON - The Southeast Missouri Council for Social Studies will have its annual fall dinner meeting at the Holiday Inn. Speaking will be Mrs. Catherine Matthews on "How a Background in History Helps in Foreign Travel."...
ACLU sends wrong message to public (11/29/06)
Want to know how to create a hostile relationship between law enforcement and the minority community? Arm the minority community with free video cameras to record interactions with police. And that's exactly what the ever- popular American Civil Liberties Union is planning to do in north St. Louis...
Speakout 11/29 (11/29/06)
I like the new look on your newspaper Web site, it is great. Keep up the good work. I do receive the paper at home, but if I pitch something I want to read ater. Great! This is to the person who dropped the big pregnant golden retriever at Pharris Ridge, you s.o.b. She just had 10 puppies. We are having to feed her and now we are going to have to take her to the pound. People who buy dogs and let them go, they should be put in prison. I hope you are happy...