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Stories from Monday, March 12, 2007

Burglary suspect arrested (03/12/07)
SIKESTON - A tip from Crime Stoppers led to the arrest of a Mississippi County man for a Sikeston burglary. Sikeston Department of Public Safety detectives arrested Lindsey Cross, 46, on Friday in Mississippi County. Cross is charged with the March 2 burglary at Fas Gas...
One killed, eight injured in Sunday night accident (03/12/07)
MATTHEWS - An Arkansas man was fatally injured in a one-car accident Sunday night near Matthews. Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that the accident occurred at 9:55 p.m. on Interstate 55, six miles south of Sikeston. Wakita M. Doriety, 30, of Blytheville, Ark. was traveling north when a rear tire blew on her vehicle causing her to lose control. The vehicle traveled into the median and overturned several times, landing on it's top in the northbound lane...
'Refrigerator' will visit Sikeston (03/12/07)
SIKESTON - William "The Refrigerator" Perry will visit Sikeston Tuesday to visit with Sikeston athletes and children, who hope to one day be athletes. Perry's visit is courtesy of Brown Shoe Company and their vendor, BAF. Following Perry's tour of the local Brown Shoe Company where he will receive a key to the city from Mayor Mike Marshall, he will have lunch at Lambert's Cafe from 11:45 a.m. ...
Charleston routs Bayless to advance to fifth straight final four (03/12/07)
FARMINGTON -- An athletically superior Charleston Bluejay team rolled into the semifinals of the 2007 MSHSAA Class 3 Basketball Championship with a 61-41 win over the Bayless Bronchos at the Farmington Civic Center on Saturday. The quarterfinal victory vaulted the Bluejays into their fifth straight final four, a record unmatched by any team in the state during that span. In its four previous appearances, Charleston has finished second twice and third twice...
Lady Hawks defeated by No. 1 ranked Metro (03/12/07)
FARMINGTON - The Kelly Lady Hawks basketball team fell one game short of the Class 3 final four with a 69-41 loss to the Metro Panthers in quarterfinal play at the Farmington Civic Center on Saturday night. Kelly hung tough with the defending Class 2 state champions and current No. 1 ranked team in Class 3 in the first half, but the Panthers exploded in the second half outscoring the Lady Hawks 38-16...
SCC nipped in O.T. (03/12/07)
WEST PLAINS -- After upsetting top-ranked Delta, the Scott County Central girls basketball team couldn't take the last step into the Class 1 Final Four. But the Bravettes came ever so close. In a quarterfinal game that featured slim margins the entire way, Walnut Grove outlasted Scott County 41-38 in overtime at the West Plains Civic Center on Saturday...
Ed Bunting (03/12/07)
RISCO -- Ed Bunting, 80, died March 12, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden.
Mary Jane Eggers (03/12/07)
PHOENIX - Mary Jane McDermott Eggers, 67, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died at 5:45 p.m. March 10, 2007, at her home in Phoenix. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston.
Norma McBride (03/12/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for the funeral services conducted Sunday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Norma Jolena McBride, 88, who died March 8, 2007, were: Aaron McBride, Paul Bailey, John Bailey, Jay Pyles, Johnny Brown and Kevin Brown. Honorary pallbearers were Terry Kitchens and Larry Kitchens...
Carl Double (03/12/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Carl Double, 78, died at 5:28 p.m. March 9, 2007, at his home. Born Aug. 24, 1928, in Glen Pool, Okla., son of the late John Wade and Dovie Stuart Double, he had lived the past 37 years in Mississippi County. He was a pipe fitter for Local 562 in St. Louis and was a U.S. Army veteran having served during the Korean War...
Stella V. Duke (03/12/07)
SIKESTON - Stella Viola Duke, 100, died at 10:24 a.m. March 11, 2007, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born April 19, 1906, in the Bement Community, to the late Joseph and Lydia Ward Tate, she was a housewife and homemaker and a member of the North Acres General Baptist Church...
Births (Published 3/12) (03/12/07)
CHARLESTON - Shurita Williams is the parent of her second child, second daughter, born at 10:16 p.m. Feb. 2, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Za'Mareya Raionna Williams weighed 3 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 16.75 inches long. Grandparents are Wanda Williams and Virgil Victory...
Looking Back 3/12 (03/12/07)
SIKESTON - John D. Morrison has been hired by the mayor of Sikeston to police automobiles parked in the downtown area not paying the parking meters. The meters were installed and first used Monday. SIKESTON - Lt. James E. Stone resigned from the Sikeston Police Department to take a job with the state liquor department. Stone had been with the police department for seven years and had quit once before...
Speakout 3/12 (03/12/07)
I'm calling about the article in the SpeakOut about The naked truth. I agree 500 percent. I don't go to the movies because I don't want to hear the foul language or see the nudity. And I do resent it being in my newspaper that I pay for. I think no one in their right mind would be interested in what these movie stars are doing. ...