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Stories from Monday, February 4, 2008

Businesses prepare for Valentine's Day rush (02/04/08)
SIKESTON -- With less than two weeks until cupid's arrow will strike for the holiday to celebrate love, people are beginning to look for gift ideas. Whether you're shopping for a significant other, friend or family member -- female or male -- this Valentine's Day, there are plenty of opportunities in the area...
Cold medicine for infants, toddlers pulled from shelves (02/04/08)
SIKESTON -- Parents of infants or toddlers who've got a case of the sniffles won't find over-the-counter cough and cold medicines at their local drug store anymore. Instead they'll need to resort to cool-mist humidifiers and bulb suction syringes...
Chamber celebrates 50 years (02/04/08)
NEW MADRID - The celebration of the 50th anniversary of the New Madrid Chamber of Commerce wasn't so much a reflection on the past but a look at the future. The Saturday evening gathering featured comments from Lloyd Smith, Eighth District Representative Jo Ann Emerson's chief of staff; and awards, including the presentation of the "Friend of the Chamber" Award to Jan Farrenburg...
12-year-old driver involved in crash (02/04/08)
CHARLESTON -- A Louisiana adolescent was injured in a single-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon in Mississippi County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred around 3:28 p.m. on Route B six miles south of Charleston when the northbound vehicle driven by Jarred D. Meader, 12, of West Monroe, La., exited Interstate 57, failed to stop at the stop sign, then ran off the road and struck a guardrail...
Upcoming local events (02/04/08)
Boys Basketball: Delta C-7 at Risco, 6 p.m. Sikeston at Caruthersville, 6 p.m. Girls Basketball: Charleston at Scott Central, 6 p.m. Dexter at Notre Dame, 6 p.m. East Prairie at Saxony Lutheran, 6 p.m. Kelly at Poplar Bluff, 6 p.m. NMCC at Cape Central, 6 p.m...
Byron Kidd (02/04/08)
SIKESTON -- Byron Ray Kidd, 52, died at 3:23 p.m. Feb. 2, 2008, at his home. Born April 28, 1955, in Portsmouth, Va., to Mae Ella Posey Moore of Morgan, Texas, and the late Arnold Ray Kidd, he had been a truck driver and was of the Baptist belief. In addition to his mother, other survivors include: one son, Benjamin Fraley of Sikeston; one daughter, Jessica Fraley of Sikeston; one brother, Colin Kidd of Sikeston; three sisters, Ruth Cox of Philadelphia, Helen George of Sikeston and Sandy Gross of Bertrand; three grandchildren; and a special friend, Deborah Jones of the home. ...
Christine Combs (02/04/08)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services conducted Sunday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter for Christine Combs, 71, who died on Jan. 25, 2008, were: Charles Hester, Ronnie Hester, Terry Hester, Eric Hester, Wayne Hester and Kenneth Cain. Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Davis, Larry Davis, Dale Bonner, Nathaniel Bonner, John Davis and Donald Bonner...
Emery Abbott (02/04/08)
SALCEDO -- Emery Abbott, 94, died Feb. 1, 2008, at his home near Salcedo. Born Oct. 9, 1913, in Blodgett, to the late Frank and Cora Goins Abbott, he had lived south of Grayridge before moving to Advance where he lived from 1970 to 1974. He then moved near Salcedo. He had worked as a farmer and was of the Baptist belief...
Charles Hampton (02/04/08)
SIKESTON - Charles John Hampton, 59, passed from this life Feb. 3, 2008, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 13, 1948, in Campbell, to the late Wesley Eugene Hampton and Susie Pearlene Couch Hampton, he loved the outdoors, fishing, deer hunting and raising pigeons...
Bud Scheible (02/04/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- Eulish "Bud" Scheible, 60, died Feb. 1, 2008, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born July 19, 1947, in Bloomfield, to the late Eugene and Stella Stafford Scheible, he was a lifelong resident of Stoddard County. For 30 years, he served as a road boss for Pike Township Road District, and he was also a farmer...
Mary Hindman (02/04/08)
CHAFFEE -- Mary Camille Hindman, 82, died at 9:56 a.m. Feb. 1, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 2, 1925, in Chaffee, to the late Harvey and Jessie Marie Litzelfelner Burnett, she was a retired dietary worker at the Chaffee Nursing Center. She was a member of the St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Chaffee, where she belonged to the Daughters of St. Ambrose; and also was in the Ladies Auxiliary of the Chaffee American Legion...
Ruben Templeton (02/04/08)
EDGAR SPRINGS -- Ruben Templeton, 71, died Feb. 2, 2008, at his home. Born Dec. 9, 1936, in Walnut Ridge, Ark., to the late Aubrey C. and Valda Kidd Templeton, he served in the U.S. Army from May 1958 until December 1961. He then served for 10 years on the Sikeston Police Force before being employed by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources for 30 years as a park ranger and 15 years as a park superintendent. He retired from Big Oak Tree State Park in January 1999...
Birth (Published 2/4) (02/04/08)
Pind PORTAGEVILLE - Rachel and Harley Pind are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 8:33 a.m. Dec. 22, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Harley Logan Pind weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 19.75 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Barbara White and the late Charles White...
Looking Back 2/4 (02/04/08)
SIKESTON - F.H. Smith today announced that he will be a candidate in the office of city police judge. Joe Mathis also announced his candidacy for re- election to the office of city collector in the Sikeston city election to be held April 6. --- SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McCollum moved Monday to Sikeston from Maplewood. Mrs. McCollum is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wade Malcolm and is associated with the Sun Service Station on Highway 60 West...
SpeakOut 2/4 (02/04/08)
I could not let an animal that I claimed to love suffer below freezing temperatures night after night and day after day. I say claim to love because you don't really love the animal. You don't want someone you love to suffer. And if you're not going to provide an animal with warmth, comfort, food, water, attention, exercise, everything a living human being needs, why do you want to possess an animal? Do you need a creature to bully and pick on and take your frustration out on? Anyone who makes an animal suffer or causes discomfort, is a lying hypocrite. ...