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Stories from Sunday, November 11, 2007

Along for the ride: Volunteers help youngsters participate in programs (11/11/07)
SIKESTON -- For several years, Garry Warner wanted to get involved with mentoring youth in the Sikeston area. After much searching and prayer, he finally found what he was looking for three years ago. It was then that Sue Guess, who then worked as a Family Services liaison with Lee Hunter Elementary School, was looking for volunteers to reach out to under-privileged children...
Woman arrested on drug charges (11/11/07)
BENTON -- A Sikeston woman was arrested on drug charges. According to a news release from the Scott County Sheriff's Department, Shantell Carvey, 18, is charged with possessing a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Sheriff Rick Walter said in the news release that Deputy Jeff Schmitt reported to County Road 517 while on patrol Thursday to check on a stranded motorist...
Sikeston man dies from gun shot wound (11/11/07)
SIKESTON - A Sikeston businessman died Friday afternoon from an apparent self-inflicted gun shot wound. Keith Ziegenhorn, 72, was found at his home at approximately 2:30 p.m. with a single wound to his chest by Sikeston DPS officers and ambulance personnel who were dispatched to his home after a 911 call was received requesting an ambulance at his residence...
Toy recalls prompt concerns for parents (11/11/07)
SIKESTON -- When it comes to choosing toys for your little ones, maybe it's time to get back to the basics, some experts say. Almost weekly announcements in the past several months of lead- contaminated products imported by China, many of the them toys, have prompted parents, childcare workers and educators to rethink whether the toys they purchase and the ones they already have are safe...
Keynote speaker calls on public to say thanks to members of military (11/11/07)
SIKESTON -- The next time you see a veteran -- today or any other day -- offer them your gratitude. "Veterans Day is always a very special occasion for it allows us to pay tribute to the men and women of America who put or are now putting duty, honor and country before self," said Joe Frank, a veteran of the Vietnam War and past national commander of The American Legion, in his remarks as keynote speaker for Sikeston's annual Veterans Day ceremony...
Four earn all-state honors (11/11/07)
BENTON -- The Missouri Softball Coaches Association released the All-State honors recently for girls softball and four local girls made the cut. Earning first-team honors in Class 2 for the Kelly Lady Hawks was Casey Kern, as an infielder, while Sarah Ruff was named to the second team as an outfielder...
NMCC ready for tradition-rich Rams (11/11/07)
NEW MADRID -- Monday night brings in a new opponent for the New Madrid County Central Eagles football team, in the Mary Institute-Country Day School (MICDS) Rams, who come in at 10-0, while the Eagles look to add another win to their 9-1 record. The Eagles will attempt to keep the momentum train chugging along behind the stellar offensive play of Bryan Waters and Lennies McFerren. ...
Upcoming events (11/11/07)
MONDAY BOYS FOOTBALL NMCC vs. MICDS at CBC High School, 7 p.m. JUNIOR HIGH GIRLS BASKETBALL Jackson at Sikeston, 6 p.m. WEDNESDAY JUNIOR HIGH GIRLS BASKETBALL Sikeston in Jackson Tournament, TBA
Jackson advances with win over McCluer North (11/11/07)
JACKSON -- Less than 2 minutes into Friday night's Class 5 state quarterfinal game at Jackson, the Indians were in trouble. "I thought we were going to be in for a long night," Jackson senior Cody Randen said. "We hadn't really seen the option, and we needed a series to get used to it and get a feel for it."...
Spreading the message about massage (11/11/07)
SIKESTON - For a therapy that has been around more than 3,000 years, Melissa Massey and Joy Cochran, owners of Serenity Massage and Bodywork, still find they often must spend time getting out the message about the benefits of massage. "A massage isn't about pampering," said Cochran. "It has medical benefits, rehabilitative benefits."...
New Wave Communications (11/11/07)
New Wave Communications held a ribbon cutting recently for their Customer Care Center, located at One Montgomery Plaza. Cutting the ribbon is Jim Gleason, New Wave president/chief executive officer. From left are: Sonny Scheffer; Sarah Fowler, New Wave administrative assistant; Larry Eby, New Wave senior vice president of operations; Cheryl Kleffer; Kimberly Hooker, New Wave human resources manager; Kyle Alcorn, New Wave vice president of marketing; Jim Gleason, New Wave president/chief executive officer; Greg Lathum, New Wave vice president, Customer Care Center; Beth Mitchell; Rob Mitchell; Josh Sexton, New Wave company trainer; Ed Dust; and Inger Selvig, New Wave human resources assistant.. ...
Save-A-Lot (11/11/07)
Save-A-Lot, 601 S. Main St., held their re-grand opening ribbon cutting Wednesday morning. Cutting the ribbon are Jeff and Brenna Burnett, owners of the business. The complete remodeling includes new produce cases, new fixtures and a fresh meat case, where Save-A-Lot will carry all USDA choice beef. ...
Daisy Hutcheson (11/11/07)
CHARLESTON - Daisy Shively Hutcheson, 93, died at 10:20 p.m. Nov. 9, 2007, at the Charleston Manor. Born Sept. 23, 1914, at Wyatt, to the late John and Nora Slack Shively, she had lived in rural Charleston her entire life and was a member of the Wyatt United Methodist Church...
Christy Lay (11/11/07)
PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Christy Thurman Lay, 36, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died Nov. 9, 2007, at the Bay Medical Center in Panama City. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Joyce Payne (11/11/07)
MOREHOUSE - Joyce Payne, 67, died Nov. 10, 2007, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
James Grable (11/11/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Funeral services for Dr. James Dewey Grable, who died on Nov. 7, 2007, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at La Croix United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau. The Rev. Ron Watts will officiate. Graveside services will follow at 4 p.m. at the Portageville Cemetery in Portageville...
Robert Mason (11/11/07)
BELL CITY -- Robert Mason 46, died Nov. 8, 2007, at his home. Born Nov. 6, 1961, at St. Louis, son of Lois Nall Mason of Bell City and the late Thomas Mason, he was a U.S. Army veteran. On July 21, 2001, at Bell City, he married Theresa Wright who survives of the home...
Keith Ziegenhorn (11/11/07)
SIKESTON - Keith Ziegenhorn, 72, died Nov. 9, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Orville Cato (11/11/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services conducted Friday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Orville Cato, 87, who died on Nov. 4, 2007, were: Glenn Krainock, Dane Krainock, Rick Jerrell, Roger Cato Jr., Sean Cato and Joey Cato.
Opal Lanpher (11/11/07)
DELTA - Opal Lee Lanpher, 93, died at 6:55 p.m. Nov. 8, 2007, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 25, 1913, at Delta, to the late Price and Minnie Hampton Montgomery, she was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church in Delta. For over 50 years she was a member of the Whitewater Order of Eastern Star No. 174 and Delta Home Extension Club...
Births (Published 11/11) (11/11/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Kimberly and Austin DeLisle are the parents of their second child, second son, born at 5:15 a.m. Sept. 29, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Christopher Joseph DeLisle weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 18 inches long...
Thurston - Keene (11/11/07)
SIKESTON -- Misty Dawn Thurston and Charles Darrel Keene II were united in marriage during a 6 p.m. ceremony Aug. 4, 2007, at the First Baptist Church in Sikeston. The Rev. Dolan Rogers performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Benny and Phyllis Thurston of Sikeston. Parents of the bridegroom are Charles and Cheryl Keene of Farmington...
Looking Back 11/11 (11/11/07)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. James Marcy of Sikeston are parents of a daughter. SIKESTON - Nine shotguns, one rifle, six to eight boxes of shells and a small amount of change in a cash register were taken from PJ's Auto and Home supply, 108 S. Kingshighway, in a break in. The merchandise was valued at $750-$800...
Senator won't win the language fight (11/11/07)
Sen. Claire McCaskill - for me at least - has turned out to be a much better representative for Missouri than I had expected. That certainly doesn't mean I will always agree and, in fact, I will probably disagree more often than not with the votes cast by Sen. McCaskill. But overall, I give her credit for her work ethic...
Speakout 11/11 (11/11/07)
I don't know who wrote the article in Sunday's paper about the cemeteries, but if you go south of Sikeston, you're never going to find Scott Central schools. You have to go north. Somebody needs to get their directions straightened out. Mike, I'm a regular reader of your editorials, and I have a request. Please write more opinions about President Bush. After all, he is the Commander-in-...