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Stories from Tuesday, December 19, 2006

One arrested after fatal shooting (12/19/06)
CHARLESTON -- A man is in custody for the Saturday shooting death in Wyatt. Ancy Wayne Babb, 61, of Wyatt was arrested for shooting and fatally wounding James Robert "Jamie" Blasingain, 29, also of Wyatt at approximately 3:30 p.m. Saturday, according to Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore...
Businesses working overtime to ensure package delivery (12/19/06)
SIKESTON -- When a line of customers met Kathy Himes as she arrived to work at 8:30 a.m. Monday, she knew it was going to be a hectic day. Himes, manager at the UPS Store in Sikeston, was busy until just after noon, when there was a much-appreciated break, with only two customers in the store. "Lulls are nice, especially when you haven't had one all day," she said. "It is unreal."...
Homeland Security purchases approved (12/19/06)
BENTON -- In a split vote, the Regional Homeland Security Oversight Committee for Southeast Missouri recently approved the purchase of two MC2 Mobile Communicator SUVs at a cost of $300,000 each. "I strongly disagreed with this vote; I think it was not wise appropriations," said Scott County Commissioner Jamie Burger, one of the 13 voting members of the Oversight Committee. ...
Going to Bethlehem (12/19/06)
St. Francis Xavier School students performed their annual Christmas Play Monday evening in the school's gymnasium. This year's play was entitled "On Our Way to Bethlehem: A Christmas Musical for Children."
Disaster loans offered (12/19/06)
WASHINGTON -The U.S. Small Business Administration will offer disaster loans for communities in New Madrid and Perry counties, as well as the neighboring counties of Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Dunklin, Madison, Mississippi, Pemiscot, Scott, St. Francois, Genevieve and Stoddard in the Eighth Congressional District, and Ste. Geneveive in the Third District. Both areas were ravaged by tornadoes and flooding in 2006...
Lady Bulldogs eliminated from Twin Rivers tourney (12/19/06)
BROSELEY -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs fell to the Charleston Lady Bluejays in the consolation side of the Lady Royals Classic at Twin Rivers High School on Monday night, 41-34. Charleston outscored Sikeston 14-4 in the second quarter to open up a close game. The Lady Bulldogs cut into the lead after the third quarter, trailing only by five...
Charleston cages Tigers (12/19/06)
CHARLESTON -- Justin Clark single-handedly made quick work of the Caruthersville Tigers. The hot-shooting Clark knocked down four straight 3-pointers among his 16 first-quarter points to spark the Bluejays to a 74-35 drubbing of the Tigers on Monday at the Charleston Field House...
Luella Hobbs (12/19/06)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Luella Hobbs, 85, died Dec. 18, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 27, 1921, at Lilbourn, daughter of the late William and Teresa Biler Cravens, she was a member of St. Eustachius Catholic Church. On Jan. 3, 1950, in New Madrid, she married Stowell Hobbs who preceded her in death on Jan. 18, 1986...
Donald Sorrells (12/19/06)
SIKESTON -- Donald Ray Sorrells, 72, died at 1 a.m. Dec. 18, 2006, at his home. Born Feb. 4, 1934, in Corning, Ark., son of the late Leslie and Helen Cummins Sorrells, he lived in Sikeston most of his life. In 1996, he retired from the Missouri Department of Transportation as a real estate appraiser, and he was a member of the First Christian Church in East Prairie...
Helen Cravens (12/19/06)
PARMA -- Helen Cravens, 87, died Dec. 17, 2006, at the home of her great- granddaughter in Bernie. Born July 9, 1919, in Missouri, daughter of the late Elmer and Elsie Morris Armes, she had lived in Parma all her life and was a homemaker. On Feb. 14, 1936, in Parma, she married Gilbert Cravens who preceded her in death on May 13, 1981...
Bonnie Borders (12/19/06)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services held Monday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Bonnie Borders, 65, who died Dec. 15, 2006, were: Matt Long, Mike Long, Warren Gross, Toby Haynes, Darrell Bridges and Bruce Jones Jr.
James Blasingain (12/19/06)
WYATT - James Robert "Jamie" Blasingain, 29, died at 3 p.m. Dec. 16, 2006, in Wyatt. Born Aug. 16, 1977, in Sikeston, to LeRoy James Blasingain and Sheila Kay Vinson, both of Charleston, he lived all his life in Mississippi County. He was employed as a deckhand by CBG Waterfront in Cairo, Ill...
Looking Back 12/19 (12/19/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Mr. and Mrs. James Baker of East Prairie celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Dec. 2. SIKESTON - Assignments for Christmas duty and plans for a district conference of Rotary International in Sikeston April 20-22 occupied the Rotary Club agenda last night at the Rustic Rock Inn. V. Allen Hubbard was named chairman of a committee to deliver Christmas baskets of food to the needy, an annual club tradition...
It's about Time that I was recognized (12/19/06)
After long years of patiently waiting, this week I was named Time's Person of the Year. No joke. It's right there on the cover of Time magazine that hit the news stands Monday. You probably thought the annual honor would go to President Bush or the Pope. But not this year. Nope, with great humility, I accept the prestigious honor as Time's Person of the Year...
Speakout 12/19 (12/19/06)
I find it interesting that people have repeatedly responded to Say a little prayer. People have asked for recipes and sold pecans and searched for people that stole something out of their yard. That's not political is it, you idiot? Another wants to know why I belong to Pam and she does not belong to me. You can not own an angel. You can only borrow her from God...