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Stories from Friday, November 2, 2007

Sewer, water system among issues on ballot (11/02/07)
NEW MADRID - Ballot boxes will be out Tuesday in several precincts in New Madrid County, however County Clerk Clement Cravens is projecting such a small turnout, he isn't even turning on the county's optical scan tabulation machines. The ballots will be hand-counted by election judges...
Progress under way (11/02/07)
Danny Hicks of Jerry Inman Concrete removes the concrete foundation forms for the Sikeston Habitat for Humanity home Thursday afternoon. Volunteers will be constructing the home, which is located at 309 Heath St. in Sikeston, later this month. Send inquiries, along with a name and telephone number, to P.O. Box 211, Sikeston, MO 63801...
County works on NIMS compliance (11/02/07)
BENTON -- Scott County officials are continuing in their efforts to make make the county compliant with guidelines set by the National Incident Management System. "We're finishing up some mandatory trainings that are due," said Ron McCormick, commissioner...
Officials are looking into automated alert system (11/02/07)
CHARLESTON -- An automated phone alert system could be a benefit for Mississippi County residents. County Clerk Junior DeLay said during the regular County Commission on Thursday that a representative from the CodeRED Rapid Emergency Communication Service will demonstrate their service for him Tuesday...
NMCC wins runaway (11/02/07)
NEW MADRID -- All season long the New Madrid County Central Eagles have used a pressure defense to create havoc and wear down their opponents. Thursday night the Eagles followed that formula once again in a 36-14 win over the Dexter Bearcats, claiming the Class 3, District 1 title as well as the SEMO Central Conference championship...
Sikeston season ends with loss (11/02/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The season came to a close on Friday night for the Sikeston Bulldogs football team, as they were handed their eighth-straight loss of the season at the hands of the Cape Central Tigers, 27-20 at Houck Stadium in Cape Girardeau. Both teams finished up the year with a record of 2-8...
Chaffee upends Bulldogs, 42-7 (11/02/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- The Portageville Bulldogs hoped to end their season on a high note Thursday night as they tried to avoid a second consecutive winless season. However, the Bulldogs prayers went unanswered as the Chaffee Red Devils handed Portageville their 21st loss in a row 42-7...
Betty Clemons (11/02/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Betty Jean Clemons, 47, died at 8:15 a.m. Nov. 1, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 19, 1960, in Memphis, Tenn., to the late Leroy and Ida Mae Taylor Putnam, in 1974 she moved to East Prairie where she was a member of the Gospel Assembly Church. She had been employed at the TA Truckstop in Matthews until she retired due to health issues...
Doris Pearson (11/02/07)
SIKESTON - Doris Evelyn Anderson Pearson, 87, died Nov. 1, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 20, 1920, in West Plains, she was the daughter of the late Walter Leroy and Mary Jane Peace Anderson. A housewife, she lived most of her life on a farm south of Sikeston and was a member of Murray Lane Baptist Church...
Robert Perry (11/02/07)
SPRINGFIELD -- Robert Ray Perry, 38, died Oct. 28, 2007, at his home. Born Oct. 13, 1969, he was the son of Brenda Perry of Sikeston and Walter Perry Sr. of Plano, Ill. His wife survives of the home. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Matthews Baptist Christian Ministry. The Rev. John Givens will officiate...
Liz Richards (11/02/07)
BENTON - Elizabeth A. "Liz" Richards, 71, died at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 1, 2007, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Blanchard Funeral Chapel of Sikeston.
Roy Kester (11/02/07)
BLOOMFIELD - Roy M. Kester, 77, died Nov. 1, 2007, at his home. Born Oct. 11, 1930, in Puxico, son of the late George and Dicey Prince Kester, he was a U.S. Army veteran and a construction engineer, building roads and bridges for many years. On May 30, 1959, he married Eunice Hunter Kester, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Aurther Kester, Paul Kester, and John Kester; and four sisters, Violet Brandt, Pauline Slaughter, Arlene Barcliff, and Helen Gann...
Bud Mills (11/02/07)
SIKESTON - Alvin Edward "Bud" Mills, 74, died at 3:15 a.m. Nov. 1, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 8, 1933, in Guin, Ala., to the late Jeremiah Matthew and Mary Pugh Mills, he served as a patrolman for the City of Sikeston from 1955-1958. ...
Warren Barker (11/02/07)
ALVIN, Texas - Warren Barker, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died Nov. 1, 2007, in Alvin. Visitation is from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter where services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday. Burial will follow in the Dexter Cemetery...
Looking Back 11/2 (11/02/07)
SIKESTON - Mrs. Leonard Colley entertained Friday afternoon with a birthday party for her son, Lynn Allan, who celebrated his second birthday. SIKESTON - New telephone directories will be mailed to Sikeston residents during the last week in November...
Your View: A salvation (11/02/07)
The Sikeston Community has formed its own chapter of The Salvation Army. This is the first time in several years that Sikeston is able to be involved in this organization with the understanding that donations will solely benefit the residents of Sikeston...
SpeakOut 11/2 (11/02/07)
I'm just curious, when did it become legal to operate a motor vehicle in Sikeston with no license plate, no temporary tag? My neighbors are on the second vehicle this year which is being operated long-term in Sikeston with no license plate or temporary tag. ...