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Stories from Thursday, January 10, 2008

Building a gallery, one artifact at a time (01/10/08)
SIKESTON -- You can't tell where you're going unless you know where you've come from. Usually used in history lessons, Mike Marsh, director of the Sikeston Historic Depot, is using the adage as the inspiration for a new, permanent display he wants to set up: the Sikeston History Gallery...
Businesses are warned of scam (01/10/08)
CARUTHERSVILLE - The Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department is advising businesses to beware. Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell said his office has received several phone calls from local businesses inquiring if the office is working with a company to create a community calendar and soliciting advertising over the telephone. In a news release Greenwell said his office is not connected with any company soliciting advertising of any type...
Girl Scouts add some spice to cookie varieties this year (01/10/08)
SIKESTON -- A healthy version of a cookie classic and the return of an old favorite will add some spice to this year's varieties as Girl Scout cookie sales begin Friday. Sugar Free Chocolate Chips, a cookie for those who need or prefer sugar free products; and Lemon Chalet Cremes, a sandwich cookie with a touch of cinnamon-ginger spice, are the Girl Scout Cookies Program's two new cookies this year...
Ninth graders fall short against Dexter (01/10/08)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Sikeston's ninth grade boys basketball team had two last second shots hit off the mark Wednesday night as they fell to Dexter Bearcats 46-45. "I was very proud of our effort tonight," said Sikeston head coach Chris Sarakas. "However, in the end free throws is what beat us."...
Oran blows past Zalma in fourth (01/10/08)
ORAN -- The Oran Eagles defeated Zalma at home Tuesday night 75-62. Oran held a slim 44-42 lead at the half and the game was tied after three quarters before the Eagles outscored Zalma 21-8 in the final frame. Oran was led in scoring by Cody Campbell's 29. Cody Romas added 13 while Kurt Rendleman and Tyler Beardslee scored 12 and 11 respectively...
Oran beats East Prairie (01/10/08)
SIKESTON -- The final night of first round games of the Scott-Miss Tournament were played on Wednesday evening with the Kelly Lady Hawks and the Oran Lady Eagles each coming away with victories in varsity action. In junior varsity action, the East Prairie Lady Eagles advanced with a win over the Chaffee Lady Devils...
Thomas Watkins (01/10/08)
SUN CITY CENTER, Fla. -- Thomas Ernest Watkins, 82, formerly of Dexter, Mo., and Sikeston, Mo., died Jan. 9, 2008, at Blake Hospital in Bradenton. Born March 5, 1925, in Conway County, Ark., son of the late Harrison and May Wilson Watkins, he was employed for 33 years at AC Spark Plug Auto Parts Manufacturing Company in Michigan, where he and his wife lived for 51 years before moving to Florida in 2000...
Dorothy Moxley (01/10/08)
WYATT - Dorothy Frances Moxley, 89, died at 9:25 p.m. Jan. 9, 2008, at the Charleston Manor. She was born Jan. 21, 1918, in Charleston, to the late John Levi and Bess Full Heggie Mulkey. Having lived in Mississippi County her entire life, she received her teaching certificate from Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO Teacher's College) and taught in the rural schools of Mississippi County and the Charleston Public School System. ...
Laverne Allstun (01/10/08)
EAST PRAIRIE - Laverne Allstun, 86, died Jan. 9, 2008, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Ruby Hudgens (01/10/08)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services conducted on Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, for Ruby Emma Hudgens, 94, who died on Jan. 6, 2008, were: Stacy Hyten, Bill Brandt, Adam Brown, Michael Smith, Kevin Sadler and David Newell.
Duncan Gilchrist (01/10/08)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services conducted on Wednesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Duncan Gilchrist, 66, who died Jan. 5, 2008, were: Ronnie Hamra, Frankie Hamra, Dave Foret, John Gilchrist, Robert Yokley and Jeff Kuehn.
Toots Link (01/10/08)
BLOOMFIELD - Glenda "Toots" Link, 75, died Jan. 7, 2008, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Sept. 23, 1932, at Bell City, to the late Delias and Winnie McCollum Cartwright, she attended Union Grove Baptist Church near Bloomfield. She was first married to Hubert Hardin, who preceded her in death in 1969. On Oct. 3, 1976, she married William Link, who survives of the home...
Clifford Mayabb Jr. (01/10/08)
SCOTT CITY -- Clifford L. Mayabb Jr., 62, died at 11:30 p.m. Jan. 8, 2008, at Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. Born June 1, 1945, at Cairo, Ill., to the late Clifford Lewis and Edna Virginia Keppner Mayabb, he was of the Assembly of God belief...
Mozell Shaw (01/10/08)
MALDEN - Mozell Shaw, 77, died Jan. 5, 2008, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born March 29, 1930, at New Madrid, to the late William and Annie Ruff McKeller, she had lived most of her life in Parma and Essex before moving to Malden in 1988 where she was a member of the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church...
Joe Gateley (01/10/08)
ORAN -- Joe Weldon Gateley, 79, died Jan. 9, 2008, at his home. Born June 23, 1928, in Oran, to the late Henry Milton "H.M" and Katie Lou Usery Gateley, he had retired from working in maintenance at Southeast Missouri State University and had also worked as a manager at Skelly Oil Company in Oran. He was a member of the Oran Baptist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force...
Glen Taylor (01/10/08)
BENTON -- Glen R. Taylor, 69, died Jan. 8, 2008, at his home. Born Nov. 2, 1938, in New Madrid, son of the late Yewell and Lucille Martin Taylor, he was a member of Apostolic LIghthouse in Scott City and had been owner and operator of We Care Transportation...
Gerald Beam (01/10/08)
DEXTER - The Rev. Gerald W. Beam, 65, departed this life Jan. 9, 2008, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 9, 1942, at Sylvan Hills, Ark., to the late Herman Gerald and Ruby Greenwood Beam, he was a member of the Southwest Church of the Nazarene and a 21-year veteran of the United States Naval Reserve, retiring as lieutenant commander and serving as chaplain. Since 1973, he was a New York Life Insurance agent...
Looking Back 1/10 (01/10/08)
SIKESTON - Work of reassessment of property in Sikeston by W.O. Carroll and E.F. Schorle as a committee employed by the city and county has been completed and turned over to the city council for consideration. The total valuation placed on Sikeston property by the special work is reported to be $3,339,048. This is an increase in the assessed valuation of property within the city of $1,247,068...
Take pride in your town and don't litter (01/10/08)
Sikeston Mayor Mike Marshall got on a bit of a rant during Monday's city council meeting over the issue of trash in our community. Hizzoner told assembled Public Safety officers to get tough on the trash issue here and he made his impassioned plea in unmistakable terms...
Your View: Don't believe him (01/10/08)
Michael Jensen's "Little Changes Chip Away at Our Identity" is completely off- base. Instead of applauding Senator Loudon's legislation, he should be criticizing Loudon's waste of legislative time and resources. While Jensen would have us believe that America is a Christian nation and while the majority may ascribe to that faith, America is more known as a diverse nation--a virtual melting pot of people. Such diversity is held in disdain by Loudon's proposed legislation...
SpeakOut 1/10 (01/10/08)
This is to the person who wants people to move back to Lilbourn. I have a free lot that I will give to anybody that wants to move to Lilbourn. All you got to do is leave your name in SpeakOut and I will give you this lot. I hired someone from an ad in your paper to do some work for me. ...