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Stories from Friday, January 12, 2007

Commissioner is appointed (01/12/07)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Scott County has a new second district associate county commissioner. Gov. Matt Blunt appointed Ron McCormick, 49, to the position Thursday to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Jamie Burger. Burger resigned from the position to become the county's presiding county commissioner on Jan. 1...
High amounts of carbon monoxide killed twins (01/12/07)
CARUTHERSVILLE - Carbon monoxide was ruled as the cause of death for two children. Preliminary reports from an autopsy conducted at Mineral Area Hospital in Farmington on the bodies of 1-year-old twins Alexus Shiann Johnson and Bradley Ryan Johnson found the children died due to a large amount of carbon monoxide in their system, Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell reported...
Violent incidents break out at SECC (01/12/07)
CHARLESTON -- Missouri Department of Corrections officials are investigating a series of violent incidents which have occurred at the Southeast Correctional Center since Jan. 1. The incidents have all been inmate-on-inmate conflicts and have not resulted in any serious injuries, according to Brian Hauswirth, chief public information officer for the DOC...
More trips to include passports (01/12/07)
SIKESTON -- United States citizens will soon need more than a driver's license to travel by air between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico, South and Central America, the Caribbean and Bermuda. The requirement will take effect Jan. 23, as part of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, a new law being initiated by the Department of Homeland Security...
Officials work to repair damage to county ditch (01/12/07)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County commissioners will send a letter to a county resident who caused damage to a county ditch. Commissioners agreed during their regular meeting Thursday to contact Brad Hequembourg regarding how he intends to correct problems caused in the ditch next to County Road 312 by a contractor hired by Hequembourg...
Removing the rubble (01/12/07)
Ty Ferrell of Ferrell Excavating removes the west wall of Taco Bell Thursday morning. The company is in the process of removing the remains of the building which burned on Oct. 13.
Few young adults are planning for retirement (01/12/07)
SIKESTON -- When it comes to financially planning for the future, most young Americans prefer to live in the here and now, a survey says. "In those early years, you think you've got forever," Donna Taylor, accredited financial counselor of Financial Fitness Service in Sikeston, said. "That's the good part of savings -- you do have lot of years, and it can make a difference."...
Higher insurance squeezes law enforcement budget (01/12/07)
CHARLESTON -- Officials at the Mississippi County Detention Center will need to cut expenses to make room in the budget for higher health insurance costs. Mississippi County commissioners met with Sheriff Keith Moore, Chief Deputy Charlie Marcum and Butch McHaney, jail administrator, during the regular County Commission meeting Thursday to discuss the law enforcement fund budget...
Delta, Scott Central advance to conference final (01/12/07)
ORAN - The Scott County Central Bravettes and the Delta Lady Bobcats advanced to the finals of the Scott-Miss. Girls Conference Tournament with semifinal wins over Kelly and Oran respectively on Thursday night at Oran High School. In the first semifinal matchup of the night, Delta cruised by the host Lady Eagles 59-29. The Bravettes held on to defeat the Lady Hawks, 62-59...
Lady 'Dogs fall to N.D. (01/12/07)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs basketball team into a fundamental, aggressive Notre Dame squad on Thursday, falling 72-26 at the Field House. Sikeston (2-9) fell behind early and never recovered. "This game was our benchmark to see how much we need to improve," said Sikeston coach Homer Jackson. ...
Poplar Bluff pulls away from NMCC (01/12/07)
NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Central Lady Eagles started fast then faded in a 50-33 loss to the Poplar Bluff Lady Mules on Thursday. The two teams, appearing evenly matched, traded baskets early on the way to a tie at 10 about midway of the first quarter in the SEMO Conference matchup...
Martha Mitchell (01/12/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Martha Mitchell, 68, who died Jan. 7, 2007, were: Christopher Phillips, Shawn Phillips, Vic Delay, Gary Don Smith, Kyle Mitchell and James Darby.
Flo Cude Harness (01/12/07)
WICHITA, Kan. - Flo Ellen Cude Harness, 71, formerly of Sikeston died Jan. 11, 2007, at Wichita. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Blanchard Funeral Chapel of Sikeston.
Louis Goetz (01/12/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for funeral services scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Church on the Rock for Louis Goetz, 68, who died Jan. 10, 2007, will be: Eric Goetz, Nathan Goetz, Joe Givens, Jonathan Alexander, Tony Stroup and Andy Stroup, Alfred May and Pete Wilkins...
Leo Lasater (01/12/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Leo Lasater, 94, formerly of Gray Ridge and Dexter, died Jan. 11, 2007, at the Rosewood Care Center in St. Louis. Born Oct. 4, 1912, in Cedar Bluff, daughter of the late Wiley and Efie McAuther Garner, she had lived in Gary Ridge before moving to Dexter in 1948. She later moved to St. Louis. She was a member of the Salem Baptist Church in Florissant and a past member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter...
Verna Crowder (01/12/07)
MALDEN - Verna Edna Crowder, 79, died Jan. 10, 2007, at Malden Nursing and Rehab. Born Oct. 6, 1927, in Lawrenceburg, Tenn., to the late David and Armelia Cantrell Collier, she was a member of Spoonerville Baptist Church in Malden. On Nov. 13 1943, at Kennett, she married Chester Cline Crowder, who preceded her in death on Oct. 8, 2004...
Archibald Cooper (01/12/07)
ANNISTON -- Archibald Cooper, 88, died at 6:45 a.m. Jan. 11, 2007, at his home. Born Jan. 2, 1919, at Henson, son of the late George W. and Birdie E. Bass Cooper, he lived his entire life in Mississippi County where he was a retired farmer and a member of the Anniston Christian Church...
James Beaird (01/12/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for James C. Beaird, 71, who died Jan. 8, 2007, were: Norman Hector, Sammy Hector, Mike Walker, Trevor Walker, Terry Overfelt and Jimmie Dale Cravens.
Births (Published 1/12) (01/12/07)
SIKESTON - Molly and Justin Hawkins are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 11:27 a.m. Nov. 5, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Brooklyn Rayne Hawkins weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Mike and Melodie Burnett of Benton...
Looking Back 1/12 (01/12/07)
SIKESTON - The lease to the Sikeston Country Club was renewed Monday night at a meeting of the City Council. ANNISTON - Serving as host, the Charleston Blue Jays surged ahead in the last minute and 15 seconds to beat the Sikeston Bulldogs, 56-53, in SeMo Conference action...
Speakout 1/12 (01/12/07)
A 20 to 40,000 surge in American military forces in Iraq. The political elite throw these statistics out like they don't even refer to real people, which each one of those 20 to 40,000 people are! Is this what the American people voted for in November? I don't think so. ...