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Stories from Thursday, February 1, 2007

First snowflakes of winter blanket area (02/01/07)
SIKESTON - The first snowfall of winter closed most area schools, was blamed for accidents and provided a winter-wonderland look for Southeast Missouri. And more snow is on the way. According to the U.S. Weather Service the threat of winter weather continues tonight as another upper level disturbance moves back into the region later today. Forecasters are calling for a chance of snow early tonight with an accumulation of another inch...
Donation helps sheriff acquire communications equipment needs (02/01/07)
BENTON - A Blodgett businessman has contributed to the safety of Scott County Sheriff's deputies. David Russell of Russell Tank-Tech in Blodgett paid for the department's new base radio repeater, a necessary tool for effective communication between deputies, Sheriff Rick Walter said...
Hospital infection rate report is positive for MDMC (02/01/07)
SIKESTON -- When it comes to hospital infection rates, Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston ranks comparable among hospitals at the local, state and national levels. Missouri officials released a report last month that they say will provide an overview of how state hospitals fare in preventing infections...
Arrests yield guns and drugs (02/01/07)
SIKESTON -- In the last two days, two search warrants served by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety have resulted in three arrests and three guns recovered along with quantities of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia discovered. Also officers located a runaway juvenile from Memphis, Tenn...
Turnovers doom SHS (02/01/07)
ORAN - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs basketball team suffered a road loss to the Oran Lady Eagles on a snowy Wednesday night, 54-24. The story of the game for Sikeston was its inability to handle the pressure defense of Oran. The Lady Bulldogs committed 31 turnovers in the contest...
Bulldogs prepare for Poplar Bluff (02/01/07)
POPLAR BLUFF -- The Sikeston Bulldogs have had a week to ponder what went wrong in last Saturday's late-game collapse to Portageville. The team has spent most of the week working on closing out games and being familiar with late-game situations. Tomorrow night the team will travel to Poplar Bluff to see if that practice has paid off as the Bulldogs take on the Mules in a SEMO Conference battle with junior varsity action tipping off at 6 p.m...
Lois Parrott (02/01/07)
IMPERIAL -- Lois K. Parrott, 67, died at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 30, 2007, at her home. Born Jan. 29, 1940, in Charleston, daughter of the late William D. and Floye Skinner Terrell, she was a homemaker and member of Jefferson Heights Baptist Church in Imperial...
Flora Hood (02/01/07)
SIKESTON - Flora Hood, 69, died Jan. 31, 2007, at her home in Sikeston. Born Aug. 8, 1937, in Hayti, daughter of Frieda Prince of Hayti and the late Roy Prince, she was a member of Richwoods Methodist Church. On Jan. 17, 1956, she married Joseph Hood Sr., who preceded her in death on June 3, 1996...
Aaron Dobbs Jr. (02/01/07)
SIKESTON -- Aaron Dobbs Jr., 68, died Jan. 31, 2007, at his home. Born Feb. 9, 1938, in Caruthersville, son of the late Aaron and Beatrice Gordon Dobbs Sr., he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served on the Aircraft Carrier Oriskany. He attended Trinity Gospel Church and was a member of Moolah Shrine Temple and the Semo Shrine Club. Before retiring in 1993, he worked for AmerenUE...
Candy Rose (02/01/07)
MORLEY -- Candius Eugina "Candy" Rose, 44, died at 5:22 p.m., Jan. 30, 2007, at her home. Born Sept. 28, 1962, in Sikeston, daughter of Bob Wallace Sr. of Vanduser and the late Betty Ingram Wallace, she was a homemaker and member of the New Life Christian Center at Morley...
John Davis Sr. (02/01/07)
ESSEX - John Henry Davis Sr., 79, died Jan. 30, 2007, at his home. Born April 27, 1927, in Neeleyville, son of the late Nelson and Lacy Branchcomb Davis, he had lived the past 57 years in Essex where he was a retired farmer. In 1946, in Charleston, he married Beatrice Hester who preceded him in death on July 2, 1995...
Lena Williams (02/01/07)
DEXTER - Lena Mae Williams, 92, died Feb. 1, 2007, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Sept. 11, 1914, in Des Ark, Ark., to the late Bedford P. and Lillian Bickers Landers, she had lived in Southeast Missouri most of her life moving from Sikeston to Bloomfield in 1984. A member of the First Assembly of God in Bloomfield, she worked for Shuffit Nursing Home as a CNA and was engaged in farming...
Vera Black (02/01/07)
BERTRAND -- Vera Black, 65, formerly of Oran, died Feb. 1, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Herman Eiceman (02/01/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Herman Eiceman, 85, died Feb. 1, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Chas Joyce (02/01/07)
CANALOU -- Chas Joyce, 69, died at 5 a.m. Feb. 1, 2007, at his home in Canalou. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Edward McLard (02/01/07)
DEXTER -- Edward McLard, 58, died Jan. 31, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Looking Back 2/1 (02/01/07)
MOREHOUSE - Mr. and Mrs. Carl Launius have moved to St. Louis where he has found employment. SIKESTON - Eleven new members of the Civil Air Patrol received the Curry Achievement Award for successful completion of cadet basic training Monday night at the Airport School. Four of the veteran candidates were promoted to the rank of technical sergeant...
Legislator's actions may be damaging (02/01/07)
There's a sticky mess unfolding in Jefferson City and it will be interesting to see how this latest saga ends. Democratic Rep. John Bowman of St. Louis, head of the Legislative Black Caucus and an important cog in Sen. Claire McCaskill's campaign, was indicted this week for credit card fraud. Bowman, as expected, claims he was a victim of the scheme. But only time will tell...
Your view: In agreement (02/01/07)
Mike, Just wanted to drop a line and say how much I agree with your 1/21 article about personal responsibility. Living in the St. Louis area I don't get the smaller town common sense in my local newspaper that the lucky people in Sikeston do in theirs...
Speakout 2/1 (02/01/07)
I'm calling about Bush sending more of our boys over to Iraq. I think they need to send him over there and let him fight for awhile. All he wants to do is send our boys over there and get them killed. We need our boys here at home with their family and everything. So just send Bush over there and see how he likes fighting for awhile...