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Stories from Thursday, December 14, 2006

Flu outbreak in Charleston closes school for the week (12/14/06)
CHARLESTON -- An outbreak of viral infections in students early this week prompted Charleston R-1 school officials to cancel classes until Monday. "I've been here 28 years and can think of one other instance like this -- and it was 15 to 20 years ago," superintendent Kevin Miller said...
Matthews play (12/14/06)
Justin Weishuhn, a third grade student at Matthews Elementary in Matthews plays a kazoo during rehearsals for the Matthews Elementary Christmas play Wednesday morning. The play "Go Light the World" starts at 2:15 p.m. today in the gym.
Emerson heading to Cuba (12/14/06)
WASHINGTON - Eighth District Representative Jo Ann Emerson today announced she will travel to Cuba for discussions about how to expand U.S. agricultural exports to Cuba. Cuba is the 14th-largest export market for U.S. rice and had risen to the top 25 among U.S. export markets for agriculture before the federal government promulgated a restrictive standard regarding payment rules in 2005...
Wednesday fire (12/14/06)
Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers Todd Irwin and Chris Griggs extinguish a brush and tire fire on Ingram Road Wednesday afternoon. Officers responded just before 12:30 p.m. and were on the scene for approximately two hours.
Filing is underway for school board slots (12/14/06)
SIKESTON -- School board candidate filings began Tuesday for most Missouri districts, and so far, few districts have contested races for the April election. Filing for school board candidacy in Missouri is really a simple process, said Brent Ghan, spokesman for Missouri School Boards' Association...
Arrest made in Monday stabbing (12/14/06)
SIKESTON -- A Charleston man is in jail after stabbing an East Prairie man and striking a law enforcement K-9 Monday afternoon in Sikeston. Gregory Halter, 44 of Charleston was charged by Scott County Prosecutor Paul Boyd with first degree assault, second degree assault and armed criminal action...
Bulldog freshmen roll over Kelly (12/14/06)
BENTON -- The Sikeston freshman basketball team improved to 5-0 on the season with a 78-27 victory against Kelly on Wednesday evening. The Bulldogs led 24-7 after one quarter and led 40-11 by halftime. "Everybody played hard and played well," said Sikeston coach Chris Sarakas. "This is a good win for us heading into the break. We just need to keep working hard and try to improve."...
Three NMCC players honored (12/14/06)
SIKESTON -- After receiving no postseason honors from the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association all-state teams, the Missouri State Coaches Association honored three New Madrid County Central football players with third team all-state in Class 3...
Dewitte Myer (12/14/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Dewitte A. Myer, 88, formerly of Benton, died Dec. 13, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Megan K. Turner (12/14/06)
VALLEY PARK - Megan Kimberly Turner, 27, passed away Dec. 8, 2006, at her home in Valley Park. Megan was born on May 14, 1979, in Kirkwood. She is the daughter of Linda K. Turner of the home and Harry D. Turner of St. Louis. She graduated in 1997 from Westminster Christian Academy in St. ...
Ruth Hales (12/14/06)
ST. PETERS - Ruth Swank Hales, 98, formerly of Mississippi County and Jacksonville, Fla., died Dec. 12, 2006, at the St. Peters Manor Care Center in St. Peters. Born Oct. 24, 1908, in Wyatt, to the late John M. and Burnette Raffety Swank, she was a retired school teacher, teaching 18 years in the Mississippi County and Charleston school systems, before moving to Jacksonville where she taught for 31 years and was a member of the Main Street Baptist Church. In 1987, she returned to Missouri...
Bill Keen (12/14/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Bill Keen, 52, died Dec. 12, 2006, at his home in East Prairie. Born March 4, 1954, in St. Louis, son of the late Thurman and Josephine Brown Keen, he was a truck driver and had lived most of his life in Mississippi County. Survivors include: one son, Bill Keen of St. ...
Mickey George (12/14/06)
CHARLESTON -- Kenneth Michael "Mickey" George Sr., 66, died at 11:37 p.m. Dec. 12, 2006, at his home in Charleston. Born Aug. 23, 1940, in Charleston, son of the late William Louis and Orlena Susan Franklin George, he had lived most of his life in Charleston, where he was owner and operator of Commercial Truck Parts and attended the First Assembly of God Church...
Glenna Duncan (12/14/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted today at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Glenna Duncan, 89, of Marble Hill, who died Dec. 12, 2006, were: Tim Duncan, Jamie Duncan, Sammy Felter, Carl Breedlove, Darrell Masters and Doyne Guiling.
Jim Eaves (12/14/06)
WYATT -- Jim Eaves, 69, died at 8:15 a.m. Dec. 14, 2006. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Looking Back 12/14 (12/14/06)
SIKESTON - Mrs. Marshall Duncan entertained Sunday afternoon with a birthday party for her son, Marshall Duncan Jr. CHARLESTON - John L. Chilton has been appointed manager of Associated Natural Gas Co. operations in Charleston, Bertrand and East Prairie and all of Mississippi County. The company has more than 2,600 customers in his area...
Tale of imams isn't to its conclusion (12/14/06)
Sometimes you have to watch the very end of the movie before it all comes together. Such is the way with life sometimes, too. Last month six Muslim imams boarded a flight to Minneapolis but were removed from the airplane because of passenger complaints. ...
Speakout 12/14 (12/14/06)
The Housing Authority sends out many, many letters that aren't right. Like saying they are going to make people keep cars out of their yards. I have never in my life seen so many cars behind or beside the house. One, two, three or whatever. If they don't believe this, they can drive around at night and they can catch them...