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Stories from Friday, December 7, 2007

Mailing, shipping companies feeling rush of holiday season (12/07/07)
SIKESTON -- Once the shoppers hit the stores in post-Thanksgiving sales to begin buying holiday presents, shipping and mailing companies also began experiencing the rush of the season. Representatives from the local UPS Store as well as the post office said the amount of parcels are beginning to pick up, and it's only going to get busier as the holidays near. They advised getting items shipped early -- although that may cut down on the number of shopping days left until Christmas...
Communities benefit from inmates' work (12/07/07)
BENTON -- Scott County commissioners don't mind using inmates to help with cleanup tasks in its communities. But, they need to have the necessary equipment to do so. At Thursday's regular meeting, Bill Bailey, mayor of Commerce, met with commissioners to discuss using inmates to rid trees from the river line, which he noted is a great asset to the county...
Deck the halls (12/07/07)
Keith Horne places Christmas lights on the eaves of his roof. With Christmas only a couple weeks away, residents are decorating their homes.
Wife charged with husband's murder (12/07/07)
NEW MADRID -- Following a nearly six-month investigation, a Marston woman was arrested Thursday for the murder of her husband. Rosetta Wyatt, 50, was charged with felony murder in the second degree and armed criminal action for the June 27 shooting death of her 61-year-old husband, Andrew "Ralph" Wyatt Sr., said New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens on Thursday...
More charges filed against aide (12/07/07)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- Three new felony charges have been filed in connection with an investigation that began about three months ago involving a teacher's aide at the South Pemiscot School District. According to a news release issued Thursday by Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell, Michael Willard Smith, 51, was charged with three counts of sexual misconduct involving a child less than 14 years old. ...
Commission keeps insurance provider, premiums increase (12/07/07)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County will keep the same health insurance with an increase in premiums and a higher deductible. County commissioners approved renewing the Anthem health insurance plan for elected officials and county employees during their regular meeting Thursday...
Sikeston goalie gets postseason honor (12/07/07)
SIKESTON -- Throughout the entire soccer season, Sikeston goalkeeper Scott Droddy hauled in shot after shot. Now he's just hauling in post season honors. This week, the senior was named to the Class 2 All-State second team, capping off a fine career that leaves him tops in career saves in Missouri...
Delta holds off Oran; will face Kelly in championship (12/07/07)
CHAFFEE -- The championship game was set up on Thursday night, as the Delta Lady Bobcats defeated the Oran Lady Eagles 47-35, while the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs also dropped their game to the Scott Central Bravettes 51-44, to set up the consolation game...
Risco sees early lead slip away (12/07/07)
DEERING -- The Risco Tigers saw an early lead disappear in the fourth quarter as they fell to the Delta C-7 Chargers, 82-74. "We played extremely well in the first half," said Risco coach Brandon Blankenship. "Kyle White was on fire, hitting five threes and finishing with 19 in the half, but their point guard (Damian Flowers) had 19 at the half as well."...
Bluejays rout Notre Dame (12/07/07)
SIKESTON -- The Charleston Bluejays will try to repeat as SEMO Conference Champions tonight after beating the No. 1 seed Notre Dame Bulldogs in Thursday's semifinals 77-47. Charleston wasted no time after the opening tip off as they took control on both ends of the court, leading with their signature defense and finishing with their newly-sparked offense...
Second half dooms SHS (12/07/07)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs' inconsistencies finally caught up to them Thursday night when the Jackson Indians leaned on a big second half to propel them to a thrilling 74-69 overtime victory in the semifinals of the SEMO Conference Tournament...
Clyde Davidson (12/07/07)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services held today at Ponder Funeral Home for Clyde Davidson, 75, who died Dec. 5, 2007, were: Mark Greene, Chuck Chesmore, Kenny Douglas, John Smith, Dennis Myers and David Myers.
Aliene Orr (12/07/07)
BERNIE -- Aliene Orr, 92, died Dec. 6, 2007, at her home. Born Sept. 27, 1915, at Steele, to the late Ausie Franklin and Nora Pierce Bird, she was a "Rosie Riveter" during World War II, working on ships. She had worked for 23 years at AL Hester Meat Packing Company formerly of Bernie. A homemaker, she was a member of the Bernie Church of the Nazarene since 1961...
Audrey Clark (12/07/07)
CHAFFEE -- Audrey Faye Clark, 75, died Dec. 6, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 11, 1932, at Chaffee, to the late Charley and Gertrude McClain Leggett. She was a retired cementer for the Florsheim Shoe Company in Chaffee and was also an Avon sales consultant for more than 20 years. She was a member of the Chaffee American Legion Auxillary 389, Chaffee VFW Auxillary 3127, Chaffee Ladies Elks 1810 and Chaffee CBers Club...
Helen West (12/07/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Helen Jean West, 63, formerly of Sikeston, died Dec. 1, 2007, at her home. Born April 9, 1944, in Marked Tree, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Chalmer and Pearl Williams West. Survivors include: one son, Keith West of Cape Girardeau; two daughters, Sheryl Carothers of Peoria, Ariz., and Angela Baker of Omaha, Neb.; and 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...
Mildred Scroggins (12/07/07)
DEXTER -- Mildred Scroggins, 89, died Dec. 6, 2007, at the Cypress Point Health Care facility in Dexter. Born May 23, 1918, in Morrillton, Ark., to the late Johnny and Charity Prince Stobaugh, she had lived in Center Ridge, Ark. before moving to Dexter in 195l. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of Christ...
Idelle Wallace (12/07/07)
CHARLESTON -- Idelle Huggins Wallace, 89, died at 4:10 p.m. Dec. 6, 2007, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 22, 1918, in Pope County, Ark., daughter of the late M.H. and Nancy Jane Cloud Huggins, she had lived in Mississippi County most of her life. She was a member of the Wyatt Baptist Church and had been a member of the Rebekkah Lodge in Charleston. She was a resident of the Miner Nursing Center...
Looking Back 12/7 (12/07/07)
SIKESTON - City employees began yesterday afternoon to place the Christmas street decorations along the streets in the downtown area of Sikeston. SIKESTON - Oglander's Inc. of Cape Girardeau will open a new men's and prep clothing store by march in the Midtowner Village Shopping Center...
SpeakOut 12/7 (12/07/07)
Will the article that was in Sunday's St. Louis paper be in the Sikeston or the Cape paper? I'm referring to the article about the Michelle Lawless murder case. It's a very good article, one that readers in this area would be very interested in. Would like to see it in our local paper...