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Stories from Friday, December 15, 2006

Officials seeking insurance plan (12/15/06)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County commissioners will hold a special meeting next week to select a health insurance plan for county officials and employees. Commissioners and County Clerk Junior DeLay discussed the county's options during their regular meeting Thursday...
Suspect sought in Bootheel stabbing (12/15/06)
CARUTHERSVILLE - A Caruthersville man is being treated for a stab wound to the chest and law enforcement officers are still searching for the assailant. At 11:54 p.m. Thursday, Caruthersville Police were called to the Caruthersville Community Center in response to a report of a stabbing. Upon arrival officers were told the victim had left the area, running east across Ward Avenue toward East 12th St...
Sounds of the season (12/15/06)
Judy Henry, Sikeston High School choir director, leads choir members during a performance of a Christmas carol. The choir performed for the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce Thursday as part of the monthly Chamber luncheon.
Man faces child abuse allegations (12/15/06)
BENTON -- A Haywood City man is in jail following allegations of child abuse. Freddie C. Banks, 34, of 129 Hickory St. in Haywood City, is charged with abuse of a child and armed criminal action. According to a press release from Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, investigators found that on Dec. 13, Banks is alleged to have spanked his 5-...
Dexter man pleads guilty to drug charges (12/15/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A Dexter man entered a guilty plea to drug charges in U.S. District Court Thursday. Samuel Lynn Colburn, 50, entered a plea of guilty to one felony count of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. He now faces a maximum of 40 years in prison, a $2,000,000 fine or both with the court imposing a period of four years supervised release. Sentencing is set for 10 a.m. March 26...
Officials warn of mail scam (12/15/06)
CARUTHERSVILLE - A scam to dupe residents out of $1,900 has prompted a warning from law enforcement officials. Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell said a citizen reported receiving a letter from the Woodford Lottery Incorporated. The letter advised the recipient was entitled to $200,000 and included a check payable for $2,300, reportedly deducted from the winnings which is to be used to pay non-...
Lady Bulldogs no match for Dexter (12/15/06)
DEXTER -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs had trouble finding an offense in a loss to the host Dexter Lady Bearcats on Thursday. Dexter (5-2) led from the opening tip in a 71-21 win over struggling Sikeston (1-5). "We've got to find some confidence and learn to trust our teammates," said Sikeston coach Homer Jackson. "Right now, we need a win to build that confidence."...
Risco picks up first win of season in Clarkton tourney (12/15/06)
CLARKTON -- The Risco Tigers edged the Southland Rebels 62-61 for seventh place in the Clarkton Holiday Tournament on Thursday. Risco (1-6), clicking from the outside, led 43-40 after a high-scoring first half. The Tigers knocked down nine 3's, six from hot-shooting Ricky Davis, in the half...
Turnovers doom NMCC in loss to Portageville (12/15/06)
NEW MADRID - The Portageville Lady Bulldogs went on the road Thursday night and defeated the New Madrid County Central Lady Eagles, 71-61. After a close first quarter in which NMCC trailed 13-11, Portageville put on a full-court press and forced the Lady Eagles to commit 10 turnovers in the second quarter. The Lady Bulldogs outscored NMCC 22-13 in the quarter to take control of the contest...
Sikeston, Notre Dame prepare for another battle (12/15/06)
SIKESTON -- It's only December, but tonight's game between Sikeston and Notre Dame could have an impact on the district tournament in February. With Sikeston ranked No. 2 and Notre Dame No. 5 in the state, the two teams are clearly the two favorites in the Class 4, District 1 Tournament and the winner of tonight's game could have the inside track at getting the top seed in the tournament...
Dewitte Myer (12/15/06)
BENTON -- Dewitte Ardell Myer, 88, died at 6:40 a.m. Dec. 13, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 15, 1918, at Neely's Landing, son of the late Clarence D. Myer and Estillee Clingingsmith, he was an inspector for General Motors and was a U.S. ...
Ellis Grant (12/15/06)
JACKSON -- The Rev. Ellis Albert Grant, 68, died Dec. 14, 2006, at his home. Born June 23, 1938, in Lutesville, son of the late Rev. Paul M. and Furn E. Eaker Grant, he was an ordained General Baptist minister, serving churches in Matthews, St. Charles, Jackson, Tahlequah, Okla., and Ida, Ark. He retired from the postal processing center in Cape Girardeau and was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
William Fowler (12/15/06)
NEW MADRID - William "Billy Gene" Fowler, 76, died Dec. 14, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, following an extended illness. Richards Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Sybil Byerly (12/15/06)
NEW MADRID - Sybil Byerly, 77, died Dec. 15, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Richards Funeral Home of New Madrid.
Glen Bentley (12/15/06)
VANDUSER -- Glen Allen Bentley, 45, formerly of Chaffee, died at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 14, 2006, at Chaffee. In 1980, he graduated from Chaffee High School. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Army Reserve. He was a painter for Kirk's Trailer Manufacturing...
Hazel Lawrence (12/15/06)
BLOOMFIELD -- Hazel Jewell Lawrence, 98, died Dec. 14, 2006, at Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Born Sept. 11, 1908, at Bloomfield, daughter of the late Joseph Ben and Eva May Cumpton Stafford, she lived in St. Louis for several years where she retired from the V.A. Hospital. In 1941, she returned to Bloomfield. She and her husband operated a grocery store in Aquilla where she was also an active member of the Mt. Pisgah General Baptist Church...
Jim Eaves (12/15/06)
WYATT - Jim Eaves, 69, died at 8:15 a.m. Dec. 14, 2006, at his home. Born Aug. 18, 1937, in Louisville, Miss., son of the late James and Kate Palmer Eaves, he was a retired engineer for the Ingram Barge Company and a U.S. Air Force veteran. Survivors include: two daughters, Amy Todd of Gray, Ga., and Emily Williamson of Schwartz, La.; one brother, Frank Eaves of East Prairie; one sister, Kathy Organ of East Prairie; one granddaughter, Grace Todd of Gray and a special friend, Nancy Ames of Wyatt...
Looking Back 12/15 (12/15/06)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Waters and son, Georgie, spent from Thursday morning to Tuesday morning in Pensacola, Fla. SIKESTON - The Head Start program was called a challenge and a joy, opening a new world to children, the most constructive and practical program the federal government has recently embarked upon, said Mrs. Richard Powell, administrative secretary for the Sikeston program...
Your view: Making a difference (12/15/06)
To the Editor: The Altrusa Club International Inc. of Sikeston has now completed our "Make a Difference Day" project of collecting school supplies from the general public to distribute to groups that we felt had a great need of such supplies. We had intended to give the supplies to five groups we had chosen to help, but due to the outstanding generosity of all involved, we were able to do so much more...
Speakout 12/15 (12/15/06)
I want to speak out about Mrs. Bush. Mrs. Bush has joined the campaign to protect the babies in Africa. Home comes first. A lot of kids in the U.S. need help. They are cutting out almost all funds for kids. And now her and her husband want to help African kids. What's wrong with them? We need a new system going. We need these people out of office...