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Stories from Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Month highlights premature births (11/06/07)
SIKESTON -- Twenty-two months ago, Amy Stubenrauch learned that although having a child is a life-changing experience in itself, the impact is bigger when a mother goes into premature labor. "You don't get to take them home -- you have to go there and see them in a plastic crib and almost ask permission to hold them," Stubenrauch said. Her triplets were born eight weeks early and, luckily, have been in good health...
Old-fashion festivities (11/06/07)
SIKESTON -- This weekend's Downtown Sikeston Holiday Open House will kick off the holiday shopping season while providing some old-fashion family fun. Carriage rides, hot chocolate and candle-lit streets are among the weekend attractions of the event hosted by Historic Midtown Development Group Inc. Santa Claus and some of his elves are even expected to make an appearance. Carolers could also be part of the event, which is in its seventh year...
Council gives OK to clean up structures on Felker Street (11/06/07)
SIKESTON -- The city has waited long enough to clean up federally-owned property on Felker Street. City Council members approved a resolution during their regular meeting Monday authorizing the emergency demolition and cleanup of structures on the west side of the 200 block of Felker Street which city officials have determined present a health and safety hazard...
City to sponsor LCRA's application for grant (11/06/07)
SIKESTON -- The city of Sikeston will sponsor the Land Clearance Redevelopment Authority's application for a Community Development Block Grant. The City Council members made their decision on the sponsorship during their regular meeting Monday. The CDBG is being sought by the LCRA to fund the demolition of the old Federal Compress building on West North Street which LCRA Chairman David Ziegenhorn described in a letter to the Council as "an eyesore and a structure that had outlived its useful life." The total cost for the demolition is expected to be about $325,000.. ...
Teen fatally injured in accident (11/06/07)
KEWANEE -- A New Madrid teen was fatally injured Tuesday afternoon near Kewanee. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 5:20 p.m. four miles east of Kewanee. Charles L. Aycock, 16, was reportedly walking in the middle of the eastbound lane of Route P when he was struck by a vehicle traveling east driven by Eric C. McGruder, 39, of East Prairie...
Bluejays hoping to take sting out of the Hornets (11/06/07)
CHARLESTON--It's playoff time again in Charleston, but as the Bluejays prepare for battle this week, it will be under the lights of the football field, not on the hard wood in the gym. After starting the season on a slower note than head coach Dan Kesselring probably would've liked, the Bluejays have come on strong when it was necessary, taking the district title and heading right into the post-season...
Hilda Rabaduex (11/06/07)
SIKESTON -- Hilda Meredith Rabaduex, 91, died Nov. 5, 2007, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 25, 1916, in Desloge, daughter of the late James Walter Ponder and Myrtle (Hill) Ponder Parks, she was a member of Crossroads Community Church in Sikeston and had worked in the bridal shop at J.C. Penney's before retiring...
Carol Prince (11/06/07)
MOREHOUSE - Carol Ann Prince, 67, died at 5:10 p.m. Nov. 5, 2007, at her home. Born May 4, 1940, in Anniston, to the late William Arthur "Bo" and Oma Selina Fussel Robison, she was the manager of the General Oil Company U-Pump-It in Sikeston for 17 years and was active in several charities in the Sikeston area...
Samuel Hickman (11/06/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Samuel C. Hickman, 83, died at 8 a.m. Nov. 5, 2007, at his home. Born July 22, 1924, in Hohenwald, Tenn., to the late Clayggett and Annie Johnson Hickman, he lived most of his life in East Prairie. He worked at the Brown Shoe Company in Charleston...
Elaine Pursell (11/06/07)
DEXTER - Elaine Pursell, 50, died Nov. 4, 2007, at her home. Born April 7, 1957, at Dexter, daughter of Jean Elsworth Brandon of Dexter and the late Bob Brandon, she was a former employee of the Dexter Statesman where she worked as advertising director. She was of the Baptist belief...
Robert Perry (11/06/07)
SPRINGFIELD -- Robert Ray Perry, 38, died Oct. 28, 2007, at his home. Born Oct. 13, 1969, in Aurora, Ill., to Brenda and Walter Perry Sr., he moved to St. Louis in 1990. A business owner, he was affiliated with L. Bomb for 17 years. He was a former member of the Maplewood Lions Club and of the Christian belief...
Columbus Waters (11/06/07)
CHARTER OAK - Columbus Waters, 82, died 6:30 a.m. Nov. 6, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Looking Back 11/6 (11/06/07)
SIKESTON - Threat, threat, threat. The Bulldogs were threatening for three quarters at Dexter Friday night and then staged a Garrison finish by annexing three touchdowns in short order to win 21-0. SIKESTON - Paul Jobe, 32 Green Meadows, was sworn in as a new city councilman to fill the unexpired term of the late Col. Harry E. Dudley, at the council meeting. City Clerk John Vaughn performed the ceremony...
If this were 2008 ... (11/06/07)
Just close your eyes and imagine with me for just a moment if you will. Let's say that today your calendar says 2008 and not 2007. It's that special Tuesday in November when Americans select a new leader. In the past year, we've heard more, read more and seen more about the politics of this country than anyone of us can fully absorb...
SpeakOut 11/6 (11/06/07)
I'm a little aggravated with the Jaycee football program. My son played this year. He put in 20 plus hours of practice, he played six games and he didn't even get a free T-shirt. They could have at least given each player a free T- shirt that said Jaycee football on it. Plus, they went to the school the other night and the school system didn't even mention their names on the field. I heard several parents complaining about this...