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Stories from Monday, December 17, 2007

County establishes tip hotline (12/17/07)
BENTON -- There are often times that citizens want to give information regarding a crime. But they don't want to get too involved, either. Anonymous tip lines give people a way to do just that. And just last week, the Scott County Sheriff's Department made that easier, by establishing a toll free tip hotline...
Shooting leaves woman injured (12/17/07)
SIKESTON -- A woman was shot following what was reported as an armed robbery Saturday. The incident occurred at approximately 8:41 p.m. when the Sikeston Department of Public Safety received a report of shots fired near Osage and Luther. Officers responding to the 200 block of Luther found subjects who also reported hearing the shots. DPS then received a call from Missouri Delta Medical Center at 9:07 p.m. advising of a female who had been shot in the leg while driving down the road...
'Candlelight Tours and Open House' (12/17/07)
New Madrid businesses and community organizations worked together during the past weekend to create a special Christmas "Candlelight Tours and Open House" Friday night. The evening included caroling, lots of hot chocolate to ward off the cold temperatures and, the lighting of the Memory Tree. Of course, there was also the opportunity to visit with Santa but not every youngster was so sure about that Jolly Old Elf and his entourage to stay long enough to leave a list...
Man charged with bank robbery (12/17/07)
POPLAR BLUFF -- A Poplar Bluff man was charged Saturday with robbing a Southern Missouri Bank branch as part of a plan that included a diversionary tactic of calling in a bomb threat at the Mark Twain Kindergarten Center. Creig Dee Roberts, 28, of the 100 block of Vine Street was charged Saturday with the Class A felony of first-degree robbery by Butler County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Paul Oesterreicher...
Launching a satellite (12/17/07)
Scott County Collector Mark Hensley makes final preparations for the opening of the new tax collection satellite office at 514 South Main in Sikeston. The office is now open from 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. County Clerk Rita Milam will also be at the office to help county residents with voter registration and County Assessor Teresa Houchin has indicated she will be available there to answer questions after assessment lists are mailed out...
Bland second at Tiger Classic (12/17/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Sikeston wrestler Gavilan Bland finished second in the 171 pound division Saturday at the prestigious Tiger Classic. Bland was pinned in the championship match at 5:26 by Fort Zumwalt North's Matt Espey. As a team, Sikeston finished 19th with 53 points. Northwest-House Springs won the event while Fort Zumwant North finished second...
Charleston loses thriller (12/17/07)
PERRYVILLE -- In the final game of the 2007 Heartland Hoopfest in Perryville Saturday night, The Charleston Bluejays made the snowy trip home with their second loss of the season, losing to the St. Francis Borgia Knights, 65-63. After leading 38-31 at the half, The Bluejays were outscored 18-8, in the third quarter. ...
Velma James (12/17/07)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services for Velma Ruth James, 88, who died on Dec. 13, 2007, will be: Joe Karnes, Gene Karnes, Bill Littleton, Tim Chambers, Robert Hays and Chester Bell. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday...
Jack Blaylock (12/17/07)
ESSEX - Jack Blaylock, 71, died Dec. 14, 2007, in the St. Louis University Hospital. Born Aug. 20, 1936, at Kaiser, Ark., son of the late W.D. and Alta Ward Blaylock, he was a farmer, a member of the Stoddard County Farm Bureau Board of Directors and the Essex-Grayridge Lions Club. He was of the Baptist belief...
Gale Taylor (12/17/07)
WAPPAPELLO -- Gale Taylor, 66, died Dec. 14, 2007, at his home. Born Nov. 29, 1941, in Piedmont, to the late Warren and Violet Cook Taylor, he had lived for 20 years in Fenton where he worked at the Chrysler Motors plant. He moved to Wappapello 17 years ago and was a member of the Faith Apostolic Church...
Christine Tibbs (12/17/07)
DEXTER -- Christine A. Tibbs, 75, died Dec. 15, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born March 2, 1932, at Parma, to the late Louis Alvin "Bill" and Susie Irene Abshur Leathers, she had lived most of her life in Dexter. She and her husband had worked and owned several restaurants including Cubs, The Bootheel and the Hickory House. She had attended the Assembly of God Church in Dexter...
Dorothy Julius (12/17/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services conducted Wednesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Dorothy Julius, 99, who died on Dec. 12, 2007, were: Denny Christian, Terry Christian, Bruce Christian, Matt Christian, Kyle Christian and Billy Fowler...
Lucille Krone (12/17/07)
SIKESTON - Lucille I. Krone, 99, died at 12:15 p.m. Dec. 14, 2007, at her home. Born March 6, 1908, in Kuttawa, Ky., to the late Oscar and Maggie White Yates, she was a homemaker and had attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Sikeston. On April 15, 1926, in Metropolis, Ill., she married Hugh Krone, who preceded her in death on Nov. 26, 1989...
Albert Bange (12/17/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Albert B. "Al" Bange, 92, formerly of Festus and Blodgett, died at 1:25 a.m. Dec. 15, 2007, at the Fountainbleau Lodge Nursing Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 11, 1915, in St. Louis, to the late Henry J. and Caroline Dierker Bange, he was employed as a farmer and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Sikeston...
James Edwards (12/17/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Pallbearers for services to be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston for James Harold "Buddy" Edwards, 83, who died Dec. 13, 2007, will be: Tim Holman, Ben Chessor, Harley Kimber, Michael McDonnold, Paul Ruff and DeWayne Sitzes...
Births (Published 12/17) (12/17/07)
Riley BERTRAND - Josh and Tiffany Riley are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 7:33 a.m. Nov. 7, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Dylan Randall Riley weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 19.75 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Teresa and Steve Eggers and Stanley and Kim Byrd...
Looking Back 12/17 (12/17/07)
SIKESTON - The Elite Shop, Sikes Hardware and Roberts Grocery were judged winners in the store and window decorating contest sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. SIKESTON - Billy C. Hanna, 103 Powers, director of the Sikeston Housing Authority, was elected high priest of the Kingsway Chapter 144 Royal Arch Masons...
Your view: It's about behavior (12/17/07)
My wife and I have been discussing the lack of respect of people towards people in our city. Every evening there seems to be an article on the TV News involving violence. This is my response to a question raised on Bill Cosby's Website. How would you break the "cycle of violence?" Is it a black thing, a white thing, a class thing, a hip-hop thing?...
Your view: Funding needed (12/17/07)
It is clear that the Sikeston Skatepark project is very close in becoming a reality. On behalf of the broad-based and volunteer skatepark committee, we would enjoy the opportunity to make a request for $2,000. Teenagers in Sikeston suffer from a lack of places where they can socialize and recreate. ...
SpeakOut 12/17 (12/17/07)
Michael, I agree with you about Oral Roberts' son. What about Joyce Meyers? She and her husband's ministry take in $95 million a year. They have a $10 million corporate jet. Her husband drives a Mercedes. They have a $2 million home and her four children each live in a $2 million home. All for strutting and acting on stage. Also her children's spouses draw a paycheck. So all of you that want to send her your hard-earned money, go ahead...