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Stories from Friday, November 30, 2007

Work begins for YMCA expansion (11/30/07)
Ferrell Excavating removes concrete from the Sikeston Jaycee Municipal Swimming Pool Thursday. The company is preparing the site for the new David M. Barton YMCA Family Center. The facility will be named in memory of David M. Barton, whose widow, June Barton, donated $2 million earlier this year in his honor...
911 hub planning continues (11/30/07)
BENTON -- Scott County commissioners are moving forward with their plan to make the county a regional 911 center. During Thursday's meeting, County Developer Joel Evans presented the commission with a draft of a letter he plans to send to other counties and municipalities about contracting services, to gauge interest...
Commissioners seek board members (11/30/07)
BENTON -- As the year winds down, Scott County commissioners are making appointments to several boards and councils. Four appointments were approved at Thursday's regular meeting; and Commissioner Dennis Ziegenhorn noted there will be several more in the coming weeks...
Where's my refund? (11/30/07)
SIKESTON --The Internal Revenue Service is searching for taxpayers whose returns, for whatever reason, were undeliverable. Currently 1,768 Missouri taxpayers are due refund checks worth $883,596. Locally, there are 21 refunds worth a total of $7,067 in Mississippi, New Madrid, Scott and Stoddard counties. The local average refund is $367...
Road work tops commissioners' list of concerns (11/30/07)
CHARLESTON -- A bad culvert and bad gravel were the chief topics of attention for Mississippi County commissioners during their regular meeting Thursday. Commissioners first discussed a request from John Moreton to replace a culvert in a road ditch on County Road 308...
Lady Hawks bedevil Chaffee (11/30/07)
BENTON -- The Kelly Lady Hawks basketball team flew by the Chaffee Lady Red Devils Thursday night, coming away with a 60-29 victory. "Both teams came out and played hard and played well," said Kelly head coach Rod McQuerter. "The girls came out with great encouragement, enthusiasm, and attitude and really that is what I was looking for...
Scott Central runs into finals (11/30/07)
ORAN -- The 52nd Annual Oran Invitational rolled on Thursday night, and so did Scott County Central, as the Braves scorched the Cooter Wildcats, winning in blazing fashion 111-64. "We came out like a house on fire," Scott Central head coach Ronnie Cookson. "(We had) a good first quarter. They never got into their game."...
David Nelson (11/30/07)
ORAN - David L. Nelson, 41, died Nov. 28, 2007, at his home in Oran. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Home of Oran.
Lois Looney (11/30/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Lois Looney, 80, died at 6:15 p.m. Nov. 29, 2007, at the Charleston Manor in Charleston. Arrangements are incomplete at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Louise Shaver (11/30/07)
DEXTER - Mary Louise Hester Shaver, 74, died Nov. 29, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Aug. 23, 1933, at Advance, she was the daughter of the late Bonnie and Ollie Young Hester. On April 2, 1949, at Piggott, Ark., she married Paul William Shaver who preceded her in death on Aug. 22, 2001...
Woodrow Beck (11/30/07)
MATTHEWS -- George Woodrow Beck, 84, died Nov. 29, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Blanchard Funeral Chapel of Sikeston.
Melba Brown (11/30/07)
MALDEN -- Melba Louise Brown, 81, died Nov. 28, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 20, 1926, in Missouri, she was affiliated with the Pleasant View General Baptist Church in Risco. On Dec. 31, 1945, at Piggott, Ark., she married Dick Brown who preceded her in death on April 25, 1986...
Marvin Booten (11/30/07)
BERTRAND -- Marvin Lee Booten, 65, died Nov. 29, 2007, at the St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis. Born Nov. 9, 1942, at Harrisburg, Ill., to Emma E. Hobgood Booten of Charleston and the late Hudson Lee Booten, he had lived in Naples, Fla., until moving to Charleston in 1985. He had been employed with M&M Trucking, Big Lake Trucking and Pullen Brothers Trucking until his retirement. He was a member of the Cornerstone Church at Bertrand where he served as an usher...
Mary Ellen Rushing (11/30/07)
SIKESTON -- Mary Ellen Stallings Rushing, 88, went to meet her Lord and Savior Nov. 28, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born Nov. 8, 1919, in Bertrand, daughter of the late William Melvin and Annie Laurie Finley Johnson. She graduated from Sikeston High School in 1937. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Sikeston, where she was active on the Kitchen Committee and sang in the Living Christmas Tree for 20 years...
Colleen Hornberger (11/30/07)
SIKESTON -- Colleen Opal Hornberger, 79, died at 9:32 a.m. Nov. 28, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Dec. 9, 1927, in St. Louis, daughter of the late Albert Brewer and Ilene Shelton Clayton, she was a CNA nurse and was of Pentecostal belief...
Ricky Bone (11/30/07)
BENTON -- Ricky E. Bone, 50, formerly of Mississippi County, died at 3:45 p.m. Nov. 20, 2007, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis following an extended illness. Born April 3, 1957, in Cleveland, to the late Shirley E. Bone and Opal Bone Groves, he was a self-employed painter and of the Baptist belief...
Clayton Meeks (11/30/07)
MOREHOUSE -- Clayton Levi Meeks, 3, died Nov. 28, 2007, at his home. Born July 6, 2004, at Sikeston, he was the son of Marshall Meeks of Sikeston and Julie Dobbs Meeks of Oran. In addition to his parents, other survivors include: three brothers, Marshall Meeks, Caleb Meeks and Tyler Meeks of Sikeston; two sisters, Shaunnah Jones of Oran and Grace Meeks of Sikeston; paternal grandparents, Rick and Debbie Aters of Sikeston; maternal grandparents, Stephanie Rule of Murray, Ky., and Terry Dobbs of Sikeston; paternal great-grandparents, Jake and Ann Graham of Charleston; and maternal great-grandparents, Jack and Norma Cox of St. ...
Looking Back 11/30 (11/30/07)
CHARLESTON - Ervin O. Hoffmeister, 28, of Chaffee, drowned in the Mississippi River near Price's Landing north of Charleston Friday when a boat in which he was going duck hunting was swamped. SIKESTON - Three Sikeston players, Tanner, Bryant and Boardman, were placed on the first team of the Big Eight Conference All-Star team named in a poll of the coaches of the conference by the American Republic at Poplar Bluff...
SpeakOut 11/30 (11/30/07)
We were wondering why none of the Boy Scouts left bags for food on our doorsteps in Morley. We were going to donate because this is a worthy cause. With Governor Blunt cutting all the Medicare and Medicaid, a lot of the older people will not have a good Thanksgiving because of this...