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Stories from Thursday, October 11, 2007

Job efforts continue (10/11/07)
SIKESTON -- Keeping established employers and their employees in Sikeston isn't too difficult. It's bringing new businesses to the area that proves challenging. The top 15 Sikeston area businesses employ about 5,125 people with a combined total annual payroll of about $210 million. These businesses each employ at least 110 people...
MFH grants will enhance county health departments (10/11/07)
SIKESTON -- At the Scott County Health Department, two exam rooms don't have that purpose, because they are being used for storage space. Administrator Barry Cook would like to open up the exam rooms to see more people, more quickly, by creating storage space elsewhere. He'd also like to build a larger conference room for meetings and classes...
No license means ticket for business (10/11/07)
SIKESTON -- Motor vehicle operators are not the only ones who can be ticketed for not having a license. Starting early next week, Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers will begin issuing citations to businesses that have not yet renewed their business licenses, according to City Collector Vicky Lewis...
Here I come! (10/11/07)
Jesse Keown Jr. crawls through a tunnel while playing at Dudley Park Wednesday afternoon. Jesse and his mother, Susan Keown, were enjoying the cooler weather.
Miller strikes out Oran (10/11/07)
ORAN -- The Oran Lady Eagles softball team made a splash in their first year of fall softball, using a strong defense to win the district tournament. Unfortunately, that same defense failed the Lady Eagles in a 6-0 loss to Miller in the Class 1 sectional game Wednesday afternoon...
Sikeston set to take on much-improved Kennett (10/11/07)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs (2-4) will be back in action Friday as they look to defend their turf on Homecoming night against the (5-1) Kennett Indians. RECENT HISTORY The last time the Indians defeated the Bulldogs was back in 2000. Sikeston lost 41-27 at Kennett that year but the Bulldogs have rebounded well, winning the last six meetings between the two...
Elmer Willis (10/11/07)
NEW MADRID - Elmer Roy "Junior" Willis, 81, died Oct. 9, 2007, at his home. Born Sept. 18, 1926, in Cogar, Okla., to the late Elmer and Rosie Black Willis, he was a member of the New Madrid Baptist Church for 21 years. He worked at the New Madrid Oil Terminal for 48 years, which was owned by Simpson Oil, Atlantic Richfield and Sinclair Refinery...
Tom Jennings Sr. (10/11/07)
HOWARDVILLE - Tom Jennings Sr., 100, died Oct. 9, 2007, at his home. Born Jan. 23, 1907, in Duckhill, Miss., he was the son of the late Spencer and Cannie Winters Jennings. He was married in Caruthersville to Ozia Rowe who preceded him in death on Nov. 13, 1985...
Billie Brown (10/11/07)
WYATT - Clyde W. "Billie" Brown, 86, died at 10:50 p.m. Oct. 9, 2007, at the Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Paducah, Ky. Born June 4, 1921, in Cairo, Ill., to the late S.O. and Gertrude Caldwell Brown, he had lived in Wyatt most of his life where he was a member of the First Baptist Church and been employed as a farmer until retiring in 1985. He was a member of the Charleston VFW Post No. 4294 and a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II with the 2nd Armored Division...
Vickie Bohannon (10/11/07)
ANNISTON - Vickie Lynn Bohannon, 52, died Oct. 10, 2007, at her parents' home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Barry Cleaves (10/11/07)
PARK HILLS -- Rendell "Barry" Cleaves, 49, formerly of Charleston, died Oct. 9, 2007, at the Mineral Area Hospital in Farmington. He was born Nov. 27, 1957, in Charleston, son of the late Jessie and Callie Nicholson Cleaves. On Nov. 5, 1999, he married Ava Clemons, who survives of the home...
Thelma Crabtree (10/11/07)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted on Wednesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Thelma I. Crabtree, 87, who died on Oct. 6, 2007, were: Kevin Ellsworth, Cody Newman, Steve Newman, Bryan Crabtree, Jerry Smith and Reggie Ellsworth...
Larry Menz (10/11/07)
SIKESTON - Lawrence C. "Larry" Menz, 66, died at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 10, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Robert Hampton (10/11/07)
SIKESTON -- Robert Gene Hampton, 75, died Oct. 11, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Henry Burns (10/11/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Henry "Shake" Burns, 79, died Oct. 5, 2007, at Portageville. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. Friday at the Temple of God's Glory Church. The Rev. Reginald Grant will officiate. Burial will follow in the Portageville Cemetery...
Bud O'Driscoll (10/11/07)
ST. LOUIS - Frank L. "Bud" O'Driscoll died Oct. 9, 2007. He was the son of the late Frank D. and Virginia Lee O'Discoll. He was a St. Louis police officer, retiring following an injury during the line of duty. He is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Thomas P. and Ruby O'Driscoll; and two nieces, Erin O'Driscoll and Maureen Pindar...
Jack Spencer Jr. (10/11/07)
CHAFFEE - John "Jack" Spencer Jr., 71, died at 3:03 p.m. Oct. 9, 2007, at his home. Born Dec. 9, 1935, in Los Angeles, to the late Brad and Irene Spencer Unger, he was the owner of Western Auto in Bell City. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church and St. Ambrose Mens Club in Chaffee...
Dean Heaton (10/11/07)
BERTRAND - Dean Heaton, 65, died at 9:29 p.m. Oct. 10, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel of Sikeston.
Algene Burrage (10/11/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Algene Burrage, 69, died Oct. 5, 2007, at New Madrid. Born April 10, 1938, in Mississippi, he was the son of the late Charlie and Esther Gordon Burrage. His wife, Gertrude Burrage, preceded him in death on April 17, 2006. Survivors include: two sons, Earl Burrage of Poplar Bluff and Larry Burrage of Nashville, Tenn.; and one daughter and son-in-law, April and Cliff Wilson Strong of St. Louis...
Births (Published 10/11) (10/11/07)
Meunier KELSO - Laura and Kevin Meunier are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 6:11 p.m. Aug. 27, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Madison Charlie Meunier weighed 7 pounds, 13.5 ounces, and was 19 inches long...
Looking Back 10/11 (10/11/07)
SIKESTON - Bouncing back following an unexpected tie game with Jackson the week before, the Sikeston High School Bulldogs took charge of the game at Caruthersville Friday night and had things pretty much their own way in a surprise 19-0 victory. ---...
Pot pies have lost place on my plate (10/11/07)
I'll admit I worry about the war in Iraq, I worry about our economy and I worry about the health care crisis that this country faces. But now I have to worry about Banquet pot pies, a staple in my life as far back as I can remember. ConAgra Foods, the makers of the popular Banquet pot pies, says the pies may contain salmonella and at least 139 cases of salmonella poisoning have already been reported across the country. ...
SpeakOut 10/11 (10/11/07)
I'm calling in response to In the word. It does state in the Bible that God frowns on homosexuality. He does not have control over free will. If you can't read the Bible and understand that, you might at least watch Bruce Almighty the movie. It even says that in there. ...