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Stories from Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Missing woman found after search (01/29/08)
NEW MADRID - Working together, area law enforcement officials and others located an elderly woman reported missing by her family. About 4:45 p.m. Sunday, New Madrid Police Chief Claude McFerren was notified that 85-year-old female was missing. Family members told McFerren she was last seen walking away from her residence around 3:45 p.m. ...
Three sentenced in federal court for drugs, guns (01/29/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Three Southeast Missouri residents were sentenced to prison Monday in federal court on separate felony firearm and drug cases. Eric W. Northern, 28, of Morehouse was sentenced to 180 months on one felony count of being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm during his appearance in U.S. District Court...
Scott County residents rally for Relay for Life tonight (01/29/08)
SIKESTON -- This year's Scott County Relay for Life will have all the same elements: entertainment, food, games and ceremonies, as well as other activities. But this summer, the event will take place in the daylight. "We are one of the three pilot day relays here in southeast Missouri," said Kendall Elledge, American Cancer Society staff partner. "We're doing it in hopes that we will have more people come out to the relay and to target more families."...
Besides education, schools also work to keep kids safe (01/29/08)
SIKESTON -- Southeast Elementary students in first through fourth grades know him as their math teacher, but elsewhere in the Sikeston R-6 School District, Scott Ezell is known for keeping students and staff members safe. Ezell, who has a background in emergency management, is in his first year as the district's safety coordinator...
Port Authority receives boost (01/29/08)
NEW MADRID - New Madrid County will receive up to $100,000 in industrial infrastructure grants under the Community Development Block Grant program by the Missouri Department of Economic Development. The funds will be utilized for infrastructure improvements consisting of the construction of weighing scales with mooring dolphins at the New Madrid County Port...
Resident arrested on drug charges (01/29/08)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston man was arrested over the weekend on drug charges. Kash Bratcher, 20, was charged by Scott County Prosecutor Paul Boyd for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. According to a Sikeston Department of Public Safety news release, Canine Handling Officer Franklin Adams saw something suspicious while patrolling the 800 block of West Gladys at around 12:30 p.m. Saturday...
Kelly rolls past Charleston (01/29/08)
BENTON -- The Charleston girls fell to the Kelly Lady Hawks Monday night by the final score of 60-31. "It was a good game for both teams, but it was a big win for us because of districts," said Kelly head coach Rod McQuerter. "I'm just proud of the girls. They came out and played hard with a positive attitude."...
NMCC edges Bravettes (01/29/08)
SIKESTON -- In a battle of the Central's, the New Madrid County Central Lady Eagles came out on top Monday evening as they traveled to Scott Central to take on the Bravettes. NMCC started out red-hot, and remained steady enough down the stretch to hold on for the 54-46 victory...
Chaffee bedevils Oran (01/29/08)
ORAN -- The Chaffee Lady Devils lit up the scoreboard first on Monday evening against the Oran Lady Eagles, and seven lead changes later, put points on the scoreboard last, as they traveled down the road to steal a win at Oran by a score of 46-42. For Oran, it looked like a slow start was going to transform into a win, as they led 12-11 after the first quarter, but the second quarter was all Lady Devils, as Whitney Schlosser stole the show with 11 points. ...
Sikeston freshmen end season on high note (01/29/08)
SIKESTON -- The ninth grade boys basketball team finished the season on a high note with a 60-37 win over Jackson Monday night at the Sikeston Field House. The game was a rematch of the championship game of the Jackson Tournament Saturday when the Bulldogs came up short 65-62. However, this time it was a different story as Sikeston rolled to the victory...
George Edwards (01/29/08)
EAST PRAIRIE - George Edwards, 69, died Jan. 29, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Harbert Western (01/29/08)
SIKESTON - Harbert E. Western, 61, died Jan. 29, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Fern Abernathy (01/29/08)
DEXTER - Fern Abernathy, 90, died Jan. 26, 2008, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Olive Feeler (01/29/08)
VICHY -- Olive Adell Feeler, 92, died Jan. 17, 2008, at Rolla. Born July 7, 1915, in Vichy, to the late Jeremiah and Mamie Hart Hodge, she was a homemaker. A lifelong resident of Vichy, she and her husband had owned and operated the family farm since 1933. She attended the Nazarene Church in St. Louis and later attended the Vichy Community Church for many years...
Virginia Dix (01/29/08)
BENTON -- Virginia Lee Dix, 85, died at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 28, 2008, at the Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 19, 1922, in Quaker, to the late Omen Wesley and Sallie Belle Tedder Martin, she was a homemaker and a member of Unity Baptist Church in Benton. She had lived at the Ratliff Care Center since July 2007...
Alvis McCardle (01/29/08)
JACKSON - Alvis Lorene McCardle, 73, died at 6:36 a.m. Jan. 28, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born May 3, 1934, in Bollinger County, to the late Alvie and Alma Leggett Lazenbee, she was a retired machine operator from Florsheim Shoe in Cape Girardeau and of the Pentecostal belief...
Betty Gramlisch (01/29/08)
CHAFFEE -- Betty Louise Gramlisch, 69, died at 11:55 a.m. Jan. 27, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 6, 1938, in Oran, to the late Wallace and Juanita Hanshew Hunt, she was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Chaffee...
Wanda B. Jarrell (01/29/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- Wanda B. Jarrell, 70, died Jan. 28, 2008, at the Golden Living Center. Born June 2, 1937, at Cline's Island near Bloomfield, to the late Albert and Elsie Thompson Layton, she had lived in the Bloomfield area all her life. On June 16, 1954, in Bloomfield, she married L.D. Jarrell who preceded her in death on Feb. 1, 1965...
Jasper Ramsey (01/29/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Jasper Rene Ramsey Jr., 89, died Jan. 27, 2008, at Pemiscot Memorial Health System in Hayti. Born Jan. 12, 1919, in Advance, to the late Jasper and Irene Ramsey, he served in the U.S. Army and was a World War II veteran. On Jan 15, 1946, he married Wreatha Center, who preceded him in death on March 25, 2004...
Pam Turlington (01/29/08)
DEXTER -- Pam Turlington, 66, died Jan. 28, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Kevin Stout (01/29/08)
MOREHOUSE -- Pallbearers at Monday services at Ponder Funeral Home for Kevin Lee Stout, 40, who died Jan. 25, 2008, were: Lee Scott, Derrick Shaver, Brian Shaver, Raymond Shaver, Curtis Burch, Cole Burch, Billy Rex Arnold and Dewayne Caston.
Louise Waldman (01/29/08)
SIKESTON - Velma Louise Waldman, 82, died Jan. 29, 2008, at Miner Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Looking Back 1/29 (01/29/08)
SIKESTON - Sikeston scored a 47-39 victory over Charleston Friday night in an A team game played on the local court to average an earlier one-point loss at Charleston in the B team game. Charleston nosed out the Sikeston B team by a score of 19-31. 40 years ago -- Jan. 29, 1968...
Stimulus package fails in the long run (01/29/08)
If the economic stimulus package currently under consideration in Washington is the best we can offer, we're in sad shape. The prospect of a $300 rebate check coming in the mail will have such a small impact on the economy it will simply go unnoticed...
SpeakOut 1/29 (01/29/08)
This is in regards to some of the people complaining about what DPS does in town. First of all, if you are smoking dope you don't need to be at a high school basketball or a high school football game. If you want to do it, do it in your own home. You don't need to bring everybody else into it. ...