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Stories from Friday, February 1, 2008

Southeast Missouri icebox (02/01/08)
Top: a vehicle is overturned in the median of Interstate 55 Thursday afternoon. Several accidents were reported in the area due to the icy and snowy conditions, which began in the morning. This led to several schools and businesses closing early on Thursday and remaining closed today...
Polling locations change (02/01/08)
NEW MADRID - New Madrid County voters should check the location of their polling place before heading out to cast their ballot in Tuesday's presidential primary. At least five polling places have moved to a new location in the county. County Clerk Clement Cravens said the change was required for the county to meet federal Americans With Disabilities Act to make the precincts handicap accessible. ...
County passes tight budget (02/01/08)
CHARLESTON -- Challenges in Mississippi County's 2008 operating budget may require mid-year revisions, according to County Clerk Junior DeLay. Mississippi County Commissioners approved the county's annual operating budget during their regular meeting Thursday...
Officials consider addition of a road and bridge employee (02/01/08)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County's road and bridge department has been too shorthanded for too long. The county budget is tight: road and bridge department costs are increasing while revenues have remained flat. Through attrition, the department's personnel have been reduced to bring expenses down. But the roads are beginning to suffer...
Officials learn, swap stories during conferences (02/01/08)
BENTON -- The role of county commissioner doesn't only include attending weekly meetings and making decisions for the county -- there's also a requirement of 20 hours of continuing education every year. Scott County commissioners will fulfill that requirement by attending a state commissioners meeting next Wednesday through Friday in Jefferson City, they announced during Thursday's regular meeting. As a result, there will be no county commission meeting on Thursday...
Nominations are accepted (02/01/08)
SIKESTON - Beginning Friday and continuing through Feb. 29, nominees will be accepted for the 2008 Honors Board installation by the Parks and Recreation Division. Since 1986, 34 individuals have been recognized by having their names installed on the Honors Board for their outstanding volunteer contributions to youth programs in the community including baseball, softball, basketball, soccer and Boy Scouts. The Honors Board is located near the Ingram Road entrance to the Recreation Complex...
SEMO anniversary celebration reset (02/01/08)
SIKESTON - The 10-year anniversary celebration of Southeast Missouri State University - Sikeston campus is rescheduled to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Sikeston Armory. The program will include Southeast Missouri State University President Ken Dobbins, who will discuss the growth of the Sikeston campus, and students who will share their experiences and thoughts about the local campus...
Friday fire (02/01/08)
Sikeston Department of Public Safety firefighters battled an early morning fire today. DPS arrived at the fire at 310 Marian St. shortly after midnight to find flames shooting out the front room window and heavy smoke. They cleared the scene around 3:30 a.m...
Upcoming local events (02/01/08)
Boys Basketball (Weather permitting): Poplar Bluff at Sikeston, 6 p.m. Charleston at Doniphan, 6 p.m. Advance at Dexter, 6 p.m. East Prairie at Scott City, 6 p.m. Delta at Kelly, 6 p.m. Scott Central at NMCC, 6 p.m. Oran at Bell City, 6 p.m. Risco at Richland, 6 p.m...
Jim Ledbetter (02/01/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Herschel "Jim" Ledbetter, son of the late Herschel Ledbetter and Naomi Keith Ledbetter was born on May 16,1932, at Oak Island and departed this life in the Veterans Home at Cape Girardeau o Jan. 30, 3008, at the age of 75. Mr. Ledbetter served in the Army Air Force from Dec. 12, 1950 to Dec. 11, 1954. He was a basic Airman and earned the Korean Service Medal, U.N. Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal...
Charles Peek (02/01/08)
IMPERIAL - Charles Peek, 64, died Jan. 30, 2008, at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis. Born Aug. 12, 1943, in Pemiscot County, he was the son of the late Noah and Gracey Brewer Peek. On March 15, 1967, at Marston, he married Ruthie Arnold, who preceded him in death on Sept. 16, 2007...
Christine Combs (02/01/08)
ESSEX -- Christine Combs, 71, died Jan. 25, 2008, at the St. John's Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. Born Sept. 20, 1936, in Aromeral, Ark., daughter of the late Excheck and Grace Hester Childress, she had lived her entire life in Southeast Missouri and had lived for 65 years in Essex. She had been a member of the Powerhouse Church of God in Christ for 20 years...
Betty Patrick (02/01/08)
EAST PRAIRIE - Betty Sue Patrick, 69, died Jan. 30, 2009, at her daughter's home. Born Feb. 11, 1938, in Charleston, to the late William Marlin and Mary Belle Moreland Hedges, she lived all her life in Mississippi County where she was a member of the Full Gospel Church in East Prairie...
Kenneth Atteberry (02/01/08)
PORTAGEVILLE - Kenneth Atteberry, 64, died Jan. 30, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 16, 1943, at Portageville, he was the son of the late Vonnie Kirby and Elmer Lewis Atteberry. On March 17, 1973, at Hayward, he married Bernice Lee Clark, who preceded him in death on Dec. 30, 2000...
Looking Back 2/1 (02/01/08)
SIKESTON - Chief of Police Harold Wallace today announced that he will be a candidate for re-election on April 6. He is the first candidate to announce and file this morning with City Clerk A.C. Barrett. --- SIKESTON - The Sikeston High School Bulldogs rolled to a 52-31 victory over Anniston last night in their first game in the Scott-Mississippi Basketball Tournament at Benton...
SpeakOut 2/1 (02/01/08)
Michael Jensen, I write regarding your editorial of 12/19/07, titled Holiday compassion not always deserved. I think your callous headline doesn't take into account several things: 1- It needs to be noted how expensive our society is. Costs have risen, wages have not kept pace. ...