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Stories from Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Grant will help preserve records (11/07/07)
BENTON -- The circuit court's office in Scott County was awarded a $20,000 grant by the Office of State Courts Administrator. "It's a records preservation grant," Pam Glastetter, circuit court clerk, said Tuesday. "It is to preserve probate records prior to 1970."...
Officers make arrest in Nigerian scam (11/07/07)
SIKESTON -- Recent investigations by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety into Nigerian scams have resulted in an arrest. Last week, DPS served a search warrant related to identity theft and receiving stolen property, both of which are felony offenses...
Construction begins on new VFW (11/07/07)
Malloy Concrete employees Adam Taylor and Chris Barnes dig the footings for the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 114 building Tuesday morning on Smith Street. The building was destroyed by fire on Oct. 6, 2006, and will be completed in 2008.
Turnout very low in election (11/07/07)
NEW MADRID - In less than an hour, election judges tallied by hand the four election issues facing voters in New Madrid County. Tuesday's special election turnout was even smaller than originally projected by New Madrid County Clerk Clement Cravens...
'Tis the season for crafting (11/07/07)
SIKESTON -- Paula McDowell remembers the first time she attended a craft fair. "I was more or less looking for ideas," she said. "I wanted something to get myself started in, because I was bored." Years later, she still crochets and makes other crafts to sell at craft fairs; and this weekend is helping to coordinate the Sikeston Eagles' first-ever craft fair for charity. It will include baked goods and other booths with crocheted items, quilts, handmade purses and dessert mixes in jars...
Eagles looking to slow down potent Blackcat running game (11/07/07)
NEW MADRID -- Football season is lingering around New Madrid County Central once again this postseason, as the Eagles get set to play the Fredericktown Blackcats in a Class 3 Sectional game tonight in New Madrid. The Eagles will be going for their ninth win, while the Blackcats are in search of their tenth victory of the season...
Victoria, I know your secret (11/07/07)
The day started out like any other. I was looking through the mail when I came across a bill from Victoria's Secret. A bill that would change my life. Let me give you some background. My wife's been shopping at Victoria's Secret for many years now, and each month we get a bill. Now, I have never opened this bill because my wife is in charge of all of the money so there is no reason for me to open it. However, I do look at every page of the catalog when it comes in weekly...
Jack Waters (11/07/07)
CHARTER OAK -- Columbus "Jack" Waters, 82, died at 6:30 a.m. Nov. 6, 2007, at his home. Born Sept. 3, 1925, in Center Ridge, Ark., to the late George and Pearl Hill Waters, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II. He had been a farmer for Nelson Lumsden Farms and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Canalou...
Carol Prince (11/07/07)
MOREHOUSE -- Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Carol Ann Prince, 67, who died Nov. 5, 2007, will be: Chuck Thompson, Ray Haley, Gary Lutes, Bobby Robison, Aaron Taylor and Brite Taylor. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel...
Harlie Jones (11/07/07)
BELL CITY -- Harlie Frank Jones, 74, died Nov. 6, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Glenda Bass (11/07/07)
CHAFFEE -- Glenda Bass, 66, died Nov. 6, 2007, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Janet Brooks (11/07/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Janet Brooks died at 6:17 a.m. this morning at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
J.C. Tinnin (11/07/07)
HORNERSVILLE - Joseph Campbell "J.C." Tinnin, 86, died Nov. 5, 2007, at Twin Rivers Medical Center in Kennett. Born Oct. 15, 1921, at Hornersville, to the late Leonard and Willie Shelton Tinnin, he was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Marine Corps. He retired from the state of Missouri where he worked in weights and measures. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 362, the Masons and the Methodist Church in Hornersville...
Charlie Aycock Jr. (11/07/07)
LAFORGE -- Charles Louis "Charlie" Aycock Jr., 16, formerly of East Prairie, died at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 5, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 26, 1991, in St. Louis, to Charles Louis and Sondra Kay Ervin Aycock who survive of the home, he was a sophomore at New Madrid County Central High School where he was active in the JROTC program...
Hilda Rabaduex (11/07/07)
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...
Andrew Cummins Jr. (11/07/07)
HUMANSVILLE - Andrew Richard "A.R." Cummins Jr., 64, of Humansville, formerly of Shell Knob and Sikeston, died Oct. 13, 2007, after a short illness. Born Jan. 13, 1942, in Cordell, Okla., to the late Andrew and Ritta Bruner Cummins, he served in the Marine Corps and went on to become a truck driver until his retirement...
Ashley Davis (11/07/07)
SIKESTON -- Ashley Nicole Davis, 18, died Nov. 5, 2007, at the St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Born Nov. 21, 1988, in Sikeston, to Vincent Longstreet and Carla Davis of Sikeston, she was a Sikeston High School Class of 2007 graduate. She was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Orville Cato (11/07/07)
ALTENBURG -- Orville Cato, 87, died Nov. 4, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 17, 1920, in Dexter, to the late Earl and Mary Elizabeth Cato, he lived in Michigan for over 30 years where he worked as a mechanic for General Motors. In 1976, he moved to Marble Hill and then to Altenburg in 2001. He was a member of the New Salem Baptist Church in Marble Hill and The Tennessee Walkers Association...
Births (Published 11/7) (11/07/07)
Tabaka SIKESTON - Priscilla Tabaka and Kenneth Counts Jr. are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 10 a.m. Sept. 27, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Jaden Tianne Tabaka weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 19 inches long...
Looking Back 11/7 (11/07/07)
SIKESTON - In three plays after they first obtained the ball, the Sikeston High School Bulldogs scored and went on to win 36-6 over the Kennett Indians in a game played here. SIKESTON - Plans have been completed for the Veterans Day program and parade, with the parade beginning at the American Legion Hall on South Kingshighway...
Finding a solution to problem schools (11/07/07)
Without a doubt, education is one of the leading keys to success. In fact, it may well be the leading factor to determine success - if success is indeed measured in job and financial achievement. I also argue that other factors contributing to success or failure might include personal-responsibility, persistence and determination...
SpeakOut 11/7 (11/07/07)
I just heard on the Today Show that there is always a second act in careers in the United States. Tell me, Mr. Editor, what's the second act after working part time at Wal-Mart or Burger King or the grocery store? What's the second act in this society, Mr. Bottom Line Republican. What crap!...