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Stories from Thursday, January 4, 2007

MDMC's first baby of 2007 born to East Prairie couple (01/04/07)
SIKESTON -- Missouri Delta Medical Center's first newborn of 2007 waited a couple days to ring in the new year. Mark Walter Junior Gammons was born at 3:32 p.m. Tuesday, weighing in at 7 pounds, 6 ounces. The son of Maria Smith and Mark Gammons of East Prairie, he was 20 inches long...
Medicare Part D road smooths (01/04/07)
SIKESTON -- Despite a rough start in 2006, Medicare Part D is turning out to be a program that is truly providing savings for its beneficiaries. "It was off to a rocky start but the problems have leveled off," said Randy Ackman, owner of Randy's Rx...
House fire (01/04/07)
A member of the Sikeston Department of Public Safety cuts a ventalation hole into the roof of 1511 E. Gladys Wednesday morning. The fire began at approximately 9 a.m. and is believed to have started in the flu and then spread to the attic. Fire fighters were on the scene for nearly three hours...
Fire destroys business (01/04/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- An electrical fire destroyed an East Prairie business late Wednesday. According to East Prairie Police Department, at 9:07 p.m., East Prairie Fire Department responded to a fire at Double B Restaurant, 401 E. Washington St. "Double B had electrical problems yesterday afternoon, and we believe a short circuit in microwaves contributed to the fire," East Prairie Fire Chief John Gifford said early today...
New Year's resolutions are difficult to achieve (01/04/07)
SIKESTON -- The majority of those who have made New Year's resolutions are probably already struggling to keep their goals. Statistics show over three-quarters of all resolutions made are broken by the end of January. But those who have had success and failure in the past will say it's all about motivation and flexibility...
Man injured in assault dies (01/04/07)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston man who received multiple injuries in a Dec. 5 assault has died and his assailant's charges are expected to be upgraded to first degree murder. Michael Terry, 49, died shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sikeston Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden announced in a news release Wednesday. ...
Pirates sink Hawks in O.T. (01/04/07)
BENTON - The Kelly Hawks basketball team overcame a rough first half against the visiting Perryville Pirates on Wednesday night but fell short in overtime, 68-64. The Hawks fell into a early hole to start the game, as Perryville went on a 9-0 run. Kelly didn't score until 3:40 left in the first quarter. The Pirates led 11-2 with two minutes to play in the quarter and 13-4 after the first...
John Sanders (01/04/07)
SIKESTON - John Sanders, 75, died Jan. 4, 2007, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Dec. 28, 1932, in Graviett, Ark., to the late John L. and Tiny Sanders, he served in the U.S. Army and had worked for the Parker Roofing Company. Survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, JoAnn and Ty Hale of Sikeston; one sister and brother-in-law, Etna and Harold Cramer of El Paso, Ill.; four grandchildren, Christy Stacy and fiance, Gary Robbins of Sikeston, Dustin Hale, Cody Hale and Tyler Hale of Sikeston; three great-grandchildren, Austin Robbins, Abby Robbins and Kaitlynn Robbins of Sikeston; and a special friend, Delores Sanders of Sikeston.. ...
Cricket Merrick (01/04/07)
SHAWNEE, Kan. - Charlene "Cricket" Warren Merrick, 78, formerly of Charleston, died at 7:14 p.m., Jan. 3, 2007, at the Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston.
Lotha Arthur (01/04/07)
MOREHOUSE -- Lotha Faye Arthur, 76, died Jan. 3, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 13, 1930, in Hartman, Ark., daughter of the late Thurman and Arvie Clayburn Vaught, she was a member of Greer's Chapel. She had worked for Anchor Toy and later for Missouri Delta Medical Center in the laundry department before her retirement...
Elsie Cole (01/04/07)
ESSEX -- Elsie "Aunt Duck" McKeller Cole, 80, died at 2 p.m. Dec. 30, 2006, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born March 14, 1926, in Parma, daughter of the late William and Annie McKeller, she was a 50 year member of New Mount Zion Church where she served as secretary, treasurer and taught Sunday school. She worked for DAEOC for many years and served on the election board...
Molly Johnson (01/04/07)
SIKESTON - Molly Heaven Grace Johnson, infant daughter of Harold and Penny McDonnold Johnson, died Jan. 3, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. In addition to her parents, survivors include: one brother, Matthew Johnson of the home; two sisters, Melanie Johnson and Ashley Johnson of the home; paternal grandparents, Dorene and Ray Johnson of Sikeston; maternal grandparents, Cheryl and Kent McDonnold of Whittier, Calif.; and maternal great-grandmother, Hazel Stinnett of Ontario, Calif...
Billie Cain (01/04/07)
MT. VERNON, Ill. -- Billie Cain, 65, died at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 30, 2006, at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky. Born Aug. 9, 1941, in Dyersburg, Tenn., daughter of the late T.A. and Elnora Cobb Williams, she was a retired nurse's aid and affiliated with the Corinthian Baptist Church where she served on the usher board and kitchen committee...
Joel Jeffress (01/04/07)
BERNIE - Joel Jeffress died Jan. 3, 2007, at his home in Bernie. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Bernie.
Births (Published 1/4) (01/04/07)
HOWARDVILLE - Tabatha Davis is the parent of her second child, first son, born at 8:48 a.m. Nov. 12, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Jamari Lee weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 18.75 inches long. Grandparents are Jeannette Thomas and Sammy Lee Thomas...
Looking Back 1/4 (01/04/07)
BELL CITY - Fire about midnight Monday destroyed all of about one block of the Bell City business district. Estimates of damage range from $37,000 to $40,000. SIKESTON - The city recently received notification from the Federal Aviation Agency that the application for $17,500 in federal funds to install new lights on the runway was rejected...
Speakout 1/4 (01/04/07)
I'd like to speak out about the new highways that MoDOT says they have improved for us. Between the Sikeston and the Scott City exits, the surface has been grounded down till you nearly get slung off the highway. There's holes in the road. I truly believe that MoDOT has took the Missouri people again because they did not improve our roads. During the snow and ice that surface will make people run off of the road more truly than it would if it had been left the way it was...