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Stories from Sunday, January 7, 2007

Johnson found guilty (01/07/07)
CHARLESTON -- A Charleston man was found guilty Friday for the May 2004 murder at Mr. C's Night Club near Morley following a two-day jury trial. After deliberating for nearly three and a half hours, the jury found Brandon C. Johnson, 25, guilty of first-degree murder and armed criminal action for the shooting death of Jemorrio A. Betts, 20, of Charleston, on May 9, 2004...
Breaking the bank to get an education (01/07/07)
SIKESTON -- College is becoming more necessary, but also more expensive. The costs can drive students into borrowing money that leads to years of debt, plus push them to work part-time jobs to fill in the gaps. According to the College Board, a not-for-profit organization that connects students and colleges, tuition for four-year public universities has increased nationwide from $2,975 in the 1996-97 school year to $5,836 in the 2006-07 school year...
Tips for the newly engaged (01/07/07)
SIKESTON -- Get engaged over the holiday season? Well, professionals say now is the time to start planning. According to Condé Nast Bridal Media's American Wedding Study, this is one of the most popular times of year for proposals. Twenty-five percent of brides get engaged between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day...
Highway Patrol releases Troop E holiday crash, arrest totals (01/07/07)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Traffic crash and arrest totals for both the Christmas and New Year's weekend counting periods in Missouri State Highway Patrol's Troop E have been released. Both holiday counting periods began at 6 p.m. Friday and ended at 11:59 p.m. the following Monday...
Sikeston wins a thriller (01/07/07)
CHARLESTON -- It was the typical Sikeston-Charleston basketball game. A packed house. A raucous crowd. Elbows and bodies flying. But there was one big difference -- Charleston didn't win. Sikeston defeated the Class 3 top-ranked Bluejays for the first time since 1999 as they held off a furious rally in the fourth quarter to pull out a 67-64 victory...
NMCC rallies to beat Caruthersville (01/07/07)
NEW MADRID -- Both New Madrid County Central and Caruthersville entered last night's game winless in the SEMO Conference, so something had to give. It was the NMCC Eagles (3-7 overall, 1-1 in conference) who escaped the conference cellar with a second-half comeback to defeat the visiting Tigers 65-56 on Friday...
Scott Central blows out Portageville on the road (01/07/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - The Scott County Central Braves basketball team picked up a big road win on Friday night at the Portageville Bulldogs, 75-50. The Braves seemed to be a step ahead of the Bulldogs the entire game, with an aggressive full-court trap that gave Portageville problems all game long...
Bell City holds off Richland; Advance slips past Bernie (01/07/07)
Trenton Moses was the go-to guy for Advance as he recorded a double- double to lead the Hornets to a 76-66 victory over the Bernie Mules Friday night. "He had a good game," Advance coach Joe Shoemaker said of Moses. "Alex Steil has been sick and we tried to pound it inside, and Trent ended up with 32 points and about 14 boards. That's a pretty good game."...
SACC gears up for new year (01/07/07)
We at the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce hope everyone had a great holiday season and we are fast at work on our 2007 events. This spring we will host our Annual Awards Banquet, Redneck Barbecue and our Four-County Job Fair. Check out our Website www.sikeston.net for details as the events draw near...
Community's newest bank invests in experience, personal service (01/07/07)
SIKESTON - There are many ways for a bank to tally its success. While money might be the obvious measure, the staff at First State Community Bank say they are measuring success in the friends they are making. From her spot behind the teller's counter in the brand new First State Community Bank, Marty McCarty is the first to offer those walking in a smile and a welcome. ...
Unemployment rates up locally (01/07/07)
JEFFERSON CITY - While the unemployment rates in most of Missouri 's metropolitan areas were lower in November than in October, the trend was just the opposite in Southeast Missouri. The Bootheel also reported a much higher jobless rate than the rest of the state...
Business briefcase 1/7 (01/07/07)
CHAFFEE - Brandon Pylate is the new branch manager of Montgomery Bank's Chaffee facility. Pylate joined the Montgomery Bank team in August of 2005. A native of Southeast Missouri, Pylate graduated from Jackson High School and obtained a degree in ag business management from the University of Missouri - Columbia. A member of the Chaffee Chamber of Commerce, he is involved with the Special Olympic event organization and golf tournament...
A sign of the times (01/07/07)
Canedy Sign Company of Sikeston is sponsoring a viewing of a Superview Electronic Display/Video System on South Main. The highly visible display systems, which are controlled by radio remote control, fiberoptic cable or dial- up, offer full-color and video capabilities. More information about electronic message centers is available from Canedy Sign Co...
Tharon Kennedy (01/07/07)
CHAFFEE -- Tharon Lee Kennedy, 52, died at 3:07 a.m. Jan. 4, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 11, 1954, in Chaffee, son of the late Patsy Lou Taylor and John Lee Kennedy of Whitewater, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Chaffee...
Vevlean Clary (01/07/07)
DEXTER -- Vevlean Clary, 89, died Jan. 6, 2007, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Donna Cannon (01/07/07)
CHAFFEE -- Donna Maria Cannon, 62, died Jan. 5, 2007, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Lotha Arthur (01/07/07)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services held Friday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Lotha Faye Arthur, 76, who died Jan. 3, 2007, were Frank Delana, Derrick Shipp, Mike Ritter, Jason Richardson, Travis Harper and Billy Arthur.
Births (Published 1/7) (01/07/07)
SIKESTON - Celina Peters is the parent of her third child, first son, born at 5:58 p.m. Nov. 16, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Damien James Peters weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 18 inches long. Grandparents are John A. Peters Jr. and Robin Peters...
Shepherd - Drake (01/07/07)
SIKESTON -- Erin Elizabeth Shepherd and Stephen Anthony Drake were united in marriage during a 2 p.m. ceremony July 8, 2006, at United Methodist Church of the Shepherd in St. Charles. The Rev. Bob Farr, pastor, officiated. Parents of the bride are Mary and Stan Shepherd of St. Peters, and parents of the bridegroom are Jane and Carroll Drake of Sikeston...
Faulkner - White (01/07/07)
LAFORGE -- Mr. and Mrs. Sam Faulkner have announced the engagement of their daughter, Laura Beth, to Bock White, son of the Rev. and Mrs. George White of East Prairie. The future bride is a 2006 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, where she majored in criminal justice...
Booker - Brooks (01/07/07)
SIKESTON -- Mr. and Mrs. Gary Wiggins have announced the engagement of their daughter, Torshea Booker, to Maurice Brooks, son of Clarence Brooks and Sandra Brooks of Sikeston. A 1997 graduate of Sikeston High School, the future bride is a 2003 graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a 2004 graduate of A.T. Still University of Health Sciences at the Kirksville School of Osteopathic Medicine. She is employed by Hughes Development Company Inc...
Looking Back 1/7 (01/07/07)
SIKESTON - Billy Joe Halter and Jack Mitchell, Sikeston football stars, kicked out a bobcat from a brush pile while quail hunting New Year's Days. When killed, the cat weighed 27 1/2 pounds, one of the largest ever taken in Southeast Missouri. DEXTER - Because of rising costs, an additional $230,000 is needed to build the new Dexter Memorial Hospital, John W. Ringer said yesterday...
Don't reward illegal aliens with benefits (01/07/07)
Some things in the world of politics fall into gray areas. Others, however, are clearly black or white. An agreement apparently reached in 2004 that would provide Social Security benefits for illegal aliens is wrong. There's no middle ground. This proposal is wrong and everyone should closely monitor how Congress decides this issue...
Speakout 1/7 (01/07/07)
I am so glad that John Edwards is running for president. He should have run for president instead of the other guy, he would have won. I know he would. I hope either Hilary Clinton is vice-president or Obama, either one of those would be a good vice-president. ...