[Nameplate] Mostly Cloudy ~ 36°F  
High: 43°F ~ Low: 31°F
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Stories from Thursday, November 15, 2007

Schools are being proactive to prevent staph infections (11/15/07)
SIKESTON -- Recent cases -- both nationally and regionally -- of the superbug have prompted local school officials to take a proactive stand to prevent the spread of the antibiotic-resistant and regular forms of staph infections. In 2005, an estimated 94,000 people in the United States fell ill from the superbug, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...
Groups educating about dangers of all forms of tobacco use (11/15/07)
SIKESTON -- Kick a bad habit in the butt: participate in the American Cancer Society's 31st annual Great American Smokeout today. "Here is a day that not only you can stop smoking, but you are going to be with tons of other Americans who are quitting," said Marcie Lawson, community manager of health initiatives at the American Cancer Society in Sikeston. ...
Police chief hit by man (11/15/07)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- An investigation continues into a assault involving the Caruthersville chief of police, his brother and a truck driver. At 6:18 p.m. Tuesday the Pemiscot County 911 received a call from Caruthersville Chief of Police Chris Riggs, who was off-duty, stating he was assaulted and needed assistance, When officers arrived at the scene, according to a news release from the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department, they broke up a fight and arrested Donnie Lee Porter, 48, of Columbus, Ohio, on a charge of third-degree assault.. ...
Auction ends tonight (11/15/07)
Matthew Menz places a bid onto the board during the Sikeston Rotary Club Auction Wednesday at the Clinton Building in Sikeston. The annual auction is being televised on SPS?Channel 12. Tonight marks the end of the three-day event.
Wrestlers prepare (11/15/07)
Sikeston wrestlers Robert Madison, top, and Gavilan Bland work on spin drills in a recent practice. The Sikeston wrestlers, under the guidance of new head coach Kent Gibbs, will begin their season Nov. 27 when they travel to Farmington to take on the Knights...
Beulah I. Tucker (11/15/07)
NEW MADRID - Beulah Iva Tucker, 63, died Nov. 14, 2007, at her daughter's home in New Madrid. Born July 2, 1944, in Piedmont, she was the daughter of the late George Elmer Barfield and Frankie and Rudolph Swanson. Survivors include: three sons, Chris Voegtlin of Channelview, Texas, Richared Stegall of Portageville and Scott Stegall of Piedmont; one daughter, Vicki Barnett of New Madrid; one brother, George Barfield of Pacific; 13 grandchildren including Crystal Britt of Piedmont, whom she raised; and 10 great-. ...
Dixie M. Akins (11/15/07)
NEW MADRID -- Dixie M. Akins, 69, died Nov. 13, 2007, in St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Ill. Born Aug. 26, 1938, in Portageville, she was the daughter of the late J.R. and Leona Hunt Chambliss. On Sept. 27, 1975, she married J.D. Akins who preceded her in death on Sept. 12, 2005...
Brandon Camden (11/15/07)
JACKSONVILLE, Ark. -- Brandon Tyler Camden, 12, died Nov. 12, 2007. Born Jan. 27, 1995 in Poplar Bluff, Mo., he was the son of Kathy and Ernie Gilmore and Robert and Brandi Camden of Jacksonville. In addition to his parent, survivors include: grandparents, Phillip and Debbie Jackson of Portageville, Mo., Wayne and Brenda Gilmore of Broseley, Mo., Karen Swift of Wappapello, Mo., and Carol and Greg Ribbing of Poplar Bluff; great-...
Christy Lay (11/15/07)
PANAMA CITY, Fla. -- Christy Lynn Thurman Lay, 36, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died Nov. 9, 2007, at the Bay Medical Center. Born June 5, 1971, in Sikeston, Mo., to Charles "Bud" Thurman of East Prairie and Sherry Mayabb Thurman of Panama City, she was a registered nurse employed by Healthmart Regional Hospital. She was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force...
Edith Blumenberg (11/15/07)
WARRENTON - Edith L. Blumenberg, 89, died at 7:50 a.m. Nov. 15, 2007, in the Warrenton Manor Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Josephine Harris (11/15/07)
SIKESTON -- Josephine Harris, 86, died Nov. 13, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 11, 1920, in Arkansas, daughter of the late Emmett and Delia Russell, she was a member of North Acres General Baptist Church. On Feb. 17, 1944, she married Lloyd G. Harris who preceded her in death on Oct. 17, 2004...
Bud Riney (11/15/07)
PUXICO -- Pallbearers for services conducted Wednesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico for Elmer "Bud" Riney, 75, who died on Nov. 12, 2007, were: Chuck Hull, Ronnie Shrum, Glenn Henson, Leonard Wilson, Charles Hedspeth and David Green...
Ben Hendrickson (11/15/07)
DALLAS - Benjamin Fair Hendrickson, 80, died Oct. 21, 2007, at his home. Born March 31, 1927, in Catron, Mo., he was the son of the late John "Lem" and Ethel Edith Mosley Hendrickson. Survivors include: one son, William Hendrickson of Mount Vernon, Texas; one stepson, Floyd "Buddy" Gentry, address unavailable; one sister, Bonnie Mooring of Lilbourn, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews...
Births (Published 11/15) (11/15/07)
Wade SIKESTON - Kelly and Aaron Wade are the parents of their second child, first son, born at 7:19 a.m. Oct. 10, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Britton Rice Lesley Wade weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Gary and Kathy Owens of Vanduser...
Looking Back 11/15 (11/15/07)
WOOD RIVER, Ill. - Hess Perrigan, former Sikeston police officer, now of Wood River, Ill., police department, was awarded top individual award in the state of Illinois during September, according to the Wood River Journal. SIKESTON - According to a study made by a four-county committee and headed by Robert L. ...
Playing race card is the wrong maneuver (11/15/07)
Wesley Snipes is an amazing actor. Count me as a fan. I find him believable, funny and thoroughly entertaining. But the actor is in a little hot water these days with the Internal Revenue Service. The feds claim Snipes evaded his tax bill to the tune of millions of dollars. And if found guilty, Snipes won't be so hot at the box office because he'll be behind bars for real...
SpeakOut 11/15 (11/15/07)
I would like to speak out about the new optical place we have in Sikeston. I'm sure thankful for that. And I pray to the good Lord that we will be filling up more of these buildings that are empty. Keep up the good work. This is to the caller who complained about the pile of trashbags on B Highway. ...