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Stories from Friday, December 21, 2007

Helping the community (12/21/07)
Charter Communications employees Cathy Boardman and Ginger Dean bag toys that were donated by customers. The toys will be given to area needy children for Christmas and delivered by area charities. Over 120 toys were donated.
Upgrades to help drop workers comp premiums (12/21/07)
BENTON -- Scott County commissioners are working to make the county a safer place, which will hopefully lead to a reduction in workers compensation premiums. In October, the commission met with a representative from the Missouri Association of Counties Self-Insured Worker's Compensation Fund, after having been placed on the "watch list" due to having a high percentage of claims when compared with other counties...
Plan for property insurance approved (12/21/07)
CHARLESTON -- With no substantial premium savings for increasing the deductible to $10,000, Mississippi County commissioners approved a property insurance plan with a $5,000 deductible. Commissioners approved the new property insurance plan through Hartford Insurance during their regular meeting Thursday...
Number of nationally certified teachers is small but on the rise (12/21/07)
SIKESTON -- Earlier this month the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards said this year the number of teachers achieving national certification rose to the largest one-year increase in its history. Missouri showed a 28 percent increase in the number of teachers who achieved the national certification with 73...
Dog fighting trial set for February (12/21/07)
BLOOMFIELD -- Two Stoddard County men accused of felony dog fighting appeared in court Wednesday morning to plead not guilty. The case against 29-year-old Jamie Sifford of Dudley has been set for trial before Judge Stephen Sharp on Feb. 5. Sifford faces 18 charges of the Class D felony of dog fighting, three counts of the Class C felony of Possession of a controlled substance and one Class A misdemeanor Possession of drug paraphernalia...
New truck for Christmas? (12/21/07)
Sikeston Department of Public Safety firefighters extinguished a vehicle fire that started at about 9:17 a.m. Friday in the engine compartment of a Sikeston Department of Public Works truck.
SEMO signs prep forward (12/21/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball program has picked up a verbal commitment from a prep forward with a knack for blocking shots. Abel Tillman, a 6-foot-7 senior at Berkeley High School in St. Louis County, said this week that he plans to make it official with Southeast during April's spring signing period...
Dexter back in finals (12/21/07)
BROSELEY -- The Lady Royals Christmas Classic was in semifinal action Thursday night with Dexter and Naylor each coming away with victories to earn a spot in the championship game. On the other side of the bracket New Madrid managed to edge out a win to put them in the consolation final...
Ida Wallace (12/21/07)
SIKESTON - Ida S. Wallace, 89, died Dec. 19, 2007, at her home. Born June 9, 1918, in Sikeston, to the late Cullen Lee and Dora Kappler Oliver, she had worked for the International Shoe Co. in Sikeston. She was a cook for the Sikeston Public Schools and was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Sikeston...
Donald Guerrier (12/21/07)
BENTON -- Donald I. Guerrier, 64, died Dec. 20, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Memorial services will be conducted at a later date. McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston is in charge of arrangements.
Nancy Childers (12/21/07)
SIKESTON -- Nancy Kathleen Childers, 45, died at 10:52 p.m. Dec. 19, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 25, 1962, in St. Louis, to James Chappell and Kathleen Sides of Sikeston, she was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief. On April 17, 1978, in Benton, she married Mark Childers who survives of the home...
Marie Marret (12/21/07)
MONETTE, Ark. -- Thelma "Marie" Marret, 82, died Dec. 20, 2007, at the Monette Manor in Monette. Born March 22, 1925, in Hollywood, Mo., daughter of the late Avery and Myrtle Wilmoth, she was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief. Her husband, J. R. Marret II, preceded her in death...
Frank Burnett (12/21/07)
SIKESTON -- Frank Burnett, 78, died Dec. 20, 2007, at his home. Born June 11, 1929, in Haleyville, Ala., he was the son of the late James Bentley and Bertha Price Burnett. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church and before retiring had been owner and operator of Frank's Refrigeration for many years...
Willena Painter (12/21/07)
ALEXANDRIA, La. - Willena H. Painter, 90, died Dec. 17, 2007, at Naomi Heights Nursing Home. Born March 1, 1917, to the late Grover and Julia Robinson Hadder, she was a homemaker and a member of New Bethel Primitive Baptist Church in Morehouse, Mo. Her husband, Albert Painter, preceded her in death...
Jerry Spears (12/21/07)
DEXTER -- Jerry Spears, 68, died Dec. 20, 2007, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Births (Published 12/21) (12/21/07)
Thompson SIKESTON - Sarah and Brandon Thompson are the parents of their third and fourth child, first sons, born on Nov. 12, 2007 at Saint Francis Medical Center's Family BirthPlace in Cape Girardeau. Conner Joseph Thompson was born at 7:40 a.m., weighed 5 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Max Joseph Thompson was born at 7:41 a.m., weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Teresa Clark of Morley and Greg and Lynn Clark of Van Buren...
Looking Back 12/21 (12/21/07)
SIKESTON - Two sons were born on the 19th. One to Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Montgomery of East Prairie and the other to Mr. and Mrs. Haskel Tubbs of Sikeston. SIKESTON - Miss Margaret Ann Scott arrived Friday to spend the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence C. Scott, and her brother, Bob Scott, and family. Miss Scott is working in Kansas City as staff attorney in the civil division of the Legal Aid and Defender Society of Greater Kansas City...
Your view: Catch 22 (12/21/07)
Ella and I received a threatening letter from the United States government on Saturday. All of you are aware I inherited Ella's house in the estate after she passed away earlier this year. As it turned out when I was having the estate prepared to sell the house there was, unknown to any of us a 2nd lien on the house that was put on it when the original loan was done 13 years back. ...
SpeakOut 12/21 (12/21/07)
I was calling in about the person who put in the paper about the Church on the Rock. You know that's all good, but you know what? The Bible says if you got it, give it. You know it's a lot more than just giving somebody two or three presents or feeding them for two or three days. ...