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Stories from Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Celebrating a dream (01/22/08)
New Madrid County residents march down Main Street in New Madrid in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday morning. The re-enactment of the march on Washington ended at the steps of the courthouse.
Assessment lists being collected (01/22/08)
SIKESTON -- Beginning today, the Scott County Assessors office will collect county assessment lists at the Sikeston satellite office. Teresa Houchin, assessor, said she will be at the office, 514 S. Main, from 4 to 6 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at least through the end of February...
Telethon preperations (01/22/08)
Kenny Rogers Children's Center therapists Melissa Ortballs and Julie Layton work with Chandler House while being filmed for informational promotions for the KRCC Telethon Monday afternoon. S & W Productions of Paducah, Ky. filmed the children, therapists and parents of the center to prepare for the March telethon...
Emerson will visit MDMC on Friday (01/22/08)
SIKESTON -- Eighth District Representative Jo Ann Emerson will visit the Missouri Delta Medical Center on Friday to discuss $191,593 in federal funding obtained to computerize radiology functions at the Center. "Access to quality medical care presents a very real challenge in rural areas of our nation. ...
Event honors King legacy (01/22/08)
SIKESTON -- The work goes on; the cause still lives; the dream never dies. These themes were recurring and interwoven throughout comments made by those speaking at the 22nd holiday celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Travelers Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston Monday...
Falling temps impact animals (01/22/08)
SIKESTON -- When temperatures fall to freezing -- and below, it's a good idea for owners to pay special attention to their pets and livestock -- both inside and out, local veterinarians say. Dr. Elizabeth St. John of Tri-County Veterinary Hospital in Sikeston said animals suffer every year from their owners not taking appropriate preventive measures during cold weather...
Man injured after police pursuit (01/22/08)
HAYTI HEIGHTS -- A Caruthersville man was seriously injured following a pursuit by the Hayti Police Department. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred around 7:08 p.m. Monday on Missouri Highway 84, one mile west of Hayti Heights, when the westbound vehicle driven by Matthew B. Crowson, 30, was being pursued and failed to negotiate a curve, went off the right side of the roadway, went airborne and struck a ditch...
Richland falls to Puxico (01/22/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- The Stoddard County Conference Tournament got underway on Monday evening, with no big surprises as the two top-seeds in the tournament both notched victories in their opening round games. In the night-cap, the No. 7 seed Richland Rebels started out red-hot, but watched the No. 2 seed Puxico Indians take control and hang on for the second-round berth as they won over the Rebels by a final score of 55-45...
Lady Bulldogs hold off Kennett (01/22/08)
KENNETT -- After suffering a tough loss last Thursday to Poplar Bluff, Sikeston head coach Homer Jackson had full confidence that his team would respond and bounce back the next time the Lady Bulldogs took the court. On Monday night, they had their opportunity to do just that as the quest to get back into the win column took them on the road to face the Kennett Lady Indians...
Ruth Graham (01/22/08)
SIKESTON -- Ruth Ann Graham, 58, of Sikeston, died at 6:53 p.m. Jan. 21, 2008, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 4, 1949, in Bertrand, to the late Wilber Hershal and Betty Bishop Vanpool, she was employed as a cashier at Wal Mart for more than 20 years. She was of the Baptist belief...
Troy Little (01/22/08)
MOREHOUSE - Troy Sylvester Little, 77, died Jan. 19, 2008, in the Mark Twain Care Center in Poplar Bluff Born Aug. 1, 1930, in Lavalle, to the late Claude and Lucy Woods Little, he was a carpenter, a veteran of the United States Marine Corp and a member of the Morehouse Baptist Church...
Paul Joe Witt (01/22/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Paul Joe Witt, 79, who died Jan. 20, 2008, will be: Kenny Anderson, Lee Shell, Mike McReynolds, Kevin Heuiser, Jeff Mitchell and Lyndall Cook. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home...
Willie Ford (01/22/08)
PARMA -- Willie Ford, 84, died Jan. 20, 2008, at the Malden Nursing and Rehab Center in Malden. Born July 24, 1923, in Parma, to the late James Andrew and Colla Burnett Ford, he had lived most of his life in Parma where he had worked as a self-employed brick layer. He served in the U.S. Army in Normandy, North France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. He was awarded five Bronze Stars and a Good Conduct Medal...
Marisa Rosales (01/22/08)
ESSEX -- Marisa May Molina Rosales, 22-day-old daughter of Angelino Rosales and Tara Webber of Essex, died Jan. 19, 2008, at the Children's Hospital in St. Louis. She was born Dec. 28, 2007, in Sikeston. In addition to her parents, survivors include: one brother, Dalton Louis Rojas of Essex; maternal grandparents, Raymond and Sherrie Webber of Dexter and Lena and Sam Patterson of Bloomfield; paternal grandfather, Angel Molina; paternal grandmother, Rodolfina Rosales; maternal great-grandparents, Raymond and Earnestine Webber Jr. ...
C.C. Coleman (01/22/08)
NEW MADRID - C.C. Coleman, 90, died Jan. 21, 2008, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 10, 1917, in Marston, to the late Curtis Charles and Ruth Ward Coleman, he served in the Army from 1941 to 1946, and was in the Northern France Campaign during World War II. C C attended the Methodist Church of Marston prior to his failing health. He was a sports enthusiast, avid reader, birdwatcher, and for many years of his retirement was known to visit the sick and infirm faithfully...
Births (Published 1/22) (01/22/08)
Waters LILBOURN - Leslie Lott and Brandon Waters are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 10:11 a.m. Dec. 1, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Brandon Lee Waters II weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 19.25 inches long...
Looking Back 1/22 (01/22/08)
MORLEY - An announcement has been made of the marriage of Mary Ann Anderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Anderson of Morley, to Bill Baker, son of Mrs. Sid Schillig. The ceremony was performed at Piggott, Ark., on Jan. 2. --- SIKESTON - Tomorrow the Rex Theatre will present "Sergeant Murphy" with Ronald Reagan, Mary Maguffe and Donald Crisp...
Death penalty does fill a role in system (01/22/08)
There is not an equal divide in this country or this state over support for the death penalty. By any measure, residents here and across the county show strong support for capital punishment. And well they should because volumes of evidence support the fact that the death penalty is a deterrent for crime...
SpeakOut 1/22 (01/22/08)
It hurt to me read your very unkind editorial on Wednesday about George McGovern. During World War II, McGovern won one of the military's most coveted awards, the Distinguished Flying Cross as a B-24 bomber pilot, a fact he seldom mentions. Stationed in Italy, he flew many, many bombing missions over Germany, which required the pilots to be at the controls for 10-14 hours at a time. ...