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Stories from Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Sikeston woman wins big on lottery ticket (12/12/06)
SIKESTON - A Sikeston woman can start holiday shopping after she uncovered a $25,000 top prize on a Missouri Lottery "Deal or No Deal" Scratchers ticket. Jodi Margrabe, 31, said she bought the ticket since "Deal or No Deal" is her favorite game show...
Sikeston man sentenced (12/12/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A Sikeston man was sentenced to federal prison on drug charges. Ladonta C. Williams, 23, was sentenced to 168 months on one felony count of possession with intent to distribute a cocaine base Monday in U.S. District Court. Upon release from prison, Williams will be placed on four years supervised release...
Soldier to visit Sikeston Middle School to meet with penpals (12/12/06)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston Middle School students will have a special guest Thursday: a soldier they wrote to while he was stationed in Iraq. Jamie Graeff, a social studies teacher at the Middle School, has encouraged her students to write letters to troops stationed overseas for five years now. She said students are asked to bring in addresses for any Iraq veterans they or their families have had contact with...
Morning accident (12/12/06)
Officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety and paramedics with the South Scott County Ambulance District help a person injured in an accident this morning. The accident occured on Main Street between Rhodes and FasGas at about 7:45 a.m. One person was transferred to a local hospital and no other information was available at press time...
"Truckers for Kids' (12/12/06)
Toni Tilley and her neice Shelby Meeker wrap a present for a "Truckers for Kids" child. The organization will be delivering the gift bags starting today. Over 90 children from 28 schools in Scott, Mississippi, New Madrid and Stoddard Counties will benefit...
Farmington too much for SHS (12/12/06)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs suffered their second straight lopsided loss on Monday night with a 74-28 setback at the hands of Farmington at the Field House. Sikeston trailed from the start and fell behind 13-6. Farmington closed the quarter on a 10-0 run to lead 23-6...
Kelly girls rout East Prairie (12/12/06)
BENTON -- The Kelly Lady Hawks rolled over the East Prairie Lady Eagles 66 -23 on Monday at Kelly High School. Kelly (4-1) ran out to a 10-0 lead and was never threatened, leading 24-5 after one quarter of play. Led by the 14 first-half points of sophomore post Debra Hall, and 10 from senior guard Brittany Ponder, the Hawks took a 44-12 lead in at halftime...
Donettes roll over NMCC girls (12/12/06)
NEW MADRID - The New Madrid County Central Lady Eagles lost to a very tough Doniphan Donettes squad at home on Monday night, 78-40. The Donettes return all five starters from last year's team that finished fourth in Class 3, led by senior forward Morgan Davis...
SJHS teams split with P.B. (12/12/06)
POPLAR BLUFF -- The Sikeston 8th and 9th grade basketball teams split with Poplar Bluff's junior high teams on the road Monday. Sikeston's freshman team defeated the Mules 42-39 while the Bulldog 8th graders lost 40-38. In the freshman game, Sikeston trailed by one late in the game, but a big 3-...
Donna Burnett (12/12/06)
SIKESTON - Donna Burnett, 46, died Dec. 11, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Glenna Duncan (12/12/06)
MARBLE HILL - Glenna Duncan, 89, died Dec. 12, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 8, 1917, in Bee Branch, Ark., to the late Adrain and Mealie Hogue Guiling, she was a housewife and of the Baptist belief. On Aug. 5, 1934, in Bee Branch, she married E.M. Duncan, who preceded her in death on Oct. 9, 1986...
Rose Schrader (12/12/06)
STURDIVANT -- Rose M. Schrader, 46, died Dec. 10, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 3, 1960, at Cape Girardeau, daughter of Roy and Mary Rogers Whittley of Advance, she was a homemaker and member of Ladd Chapel Baptist Church at Greenbrier...
Lois Robertson (12/12/06)
PERRYVILLE -- Lois Faye Robertson, 66, died Dec. 9, 2006, at Perry County Nursing Home in Perryville. Born Aug. 24, 1940, at Stuttgart, Ark., daughter of the late Clifton and Lydia Crank Leirer, she was a homemaker and was of the Church of Christ belief...
Royce Reaves (12/12/06)
RISCO -- Royce Jean Cox Reaves, 64, died Dec. 10, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Sept. 20, 1942, at Sikeston, daughter of the late Roy and Marcella Riggs Carroll, she was a 1960 graduate of Lilbourn High School. She retired from Cox's Day Care and was a member of Pleasantview General Baptist Church...
Emma Bohannon (12/12/06)
MOREHOUSE -- Emma Julia Bohannon, 80, died Dec. 11, 2006, at her home. Born April 12, 1926, in Neshoba County, Miss., daughter of the late William Andrew Jackson and Julia Rebecca Everett Green, she had been a caseworker for the Division of Family Services and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Morehouse...
Leon Hampton (12/12/06)
MARSTON -- Allen "Leon" Hampton, 62, died Dec. 10, 2006, at his home. Born Dec. 15, 2943, in Conran, son of the late John D. and Audra Froman Hampton, he was an alderman in Marston. On Aug. 9, 1990, in Portageville, he married Dickie Jean Wages who survives of the home...
Looking Back 12/12 (12/12/06)
SIKESTON - Hubert Keasler passed his private pilot's license at the Don Robinson Flying School Monday. SIKESTON - Raymert Miller, city manager, has been informed that a school safety patrol member from Sikeston will take part in the 31st annual national school safety patrol parade in Washington, D.C., May 13...
Holy cow! Look who is the polluter now (12/12/06)
Turns out that Al Gore is all wet when it comes to global warming. The former Vice President and would-be future President, Gore has made a career of warning the world that the automobile, factory emissions and the western lifestyle are combining to end the planet as we know it...
Speakout 12/12 (12/12/06)
I'd like to speak out. There are three of us all adult people who are looking for a total electric place to live in Sikeston area preferably. It could be down 114 a little bit, but we'd rather be in Sikeston. Our price range would be $400-$500 a month. We need something by the first of January or February. Please give us a call at 472-6307...