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Stories from Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Ice storm strikes (02/12/08)
SIKESTON -- At least one person was killed in an ice-related accident during Monday's storms. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 12:10 p.m. on Interstate 55, four miles north of New Madrid, an accident occurred as northbound motorist Jacob A. Schubert of Jackson traveled off the right side of the ice-covered road and overturned, ejecting his passenger, Joshua K. Holshouser, 32, of Scott City...
Winter storm warning remains (02/12/08)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- A winter storm warning remains in effect until noon as a winter storm will continue to bring a mix of wintry precipitation to the region today. The wintry precipitation will continue to fall as primarily freezing rain over a large part of Southeast Missouri...
New water district may be off wells by fall (02/12/08)
SIKESTON -- Those within Scott County's newest rural water district may be off their wells by this fall. Phil Lyon, president of the Board of Directors for the Public Water Supply District No. 4 of Scott County, said district officials are waiting on a couple of decisions from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development which is providing funding for the project. "Once we get those decisions, we're ready to bid it out," Lyon said...
Upcoming local events (02/12/08)
Cape Central at Charleston, 6 p.m. NMCC at Sikeston, 6 p.m. Oran at Advance, 6 p.m. Richland at Bernie, 6 p.m. Scott Central at Scott City, 6 p.m. Tri-County Tournament, TBA East Prairie at South Pemiscot, 6 p.m. Oran at Scott City, 6 p.m. Poplar Bluff at Dexter, 6 p.m...
Johnnie Dean (02/12/08)
EAST PRAIRIE - Johnnie Dean died Feb. 12, 2008, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Linda Thurman (02/12/08)
NEW MADRID - Linda Hobbs Thurman died Feb. 11, 2008, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
David Clayton Sr. (02/12/08)
SIKESTON - David R. Clayton Sr., 67, died at 11:20 a.m. Feb. 11, 2008, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
William Bryant (02/12/08)
DEXTER -- William Triplett Bryant, son of Micheal A. Bryant and Amy Fowler Bryant of Dexter was stillborn on Feb. 9, 2008 at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Survivors in addition to his parents include: two brothers, Jacob Palmer and Nate Bryant of Dexter; one sister, Brittany Bryant of Dexter; paternal grandparents, George and Charline Bryant of Dexter; maternal grandparents, Bill and Sheryl Fowler of Dexter; maternal great-grandmother, Jeanne Triplett of Dexter and paternal great-grandmother, JoAnn Fowler of Dexter.. ...
Thelma Copeland (02/12/08)
MALDEN -- Thelma Louise Copeland, 62, died Feb. 10, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 8, 1945, in Dexter, to the late Orion and Nora Mae Carter Jackson, she was on the Pentecostal belief. On Feb. 4, 1962, in McGee, she married J.L. Copeland, who survives of the home...
Raymond O'Neal (02/12/08)
BLOOMFIELD - Raymond Curtis O'Neal, 92, died Feb. 4, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 24, 1915, in Pocahontas, Ark., to the late James and Jennie Hibbard O'Neal, he had lived in Bloomfield most of his life, where he was a member of the First General Baptist Church...
Births (Published 2/12) (02/12/08)
Smith SIKESTON - Megan and Ryan Smith are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 12:55 p.m. Jan. 7, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Gracie Jane Smith weighed 9 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 19.8 inches long. Maternal grandparents are John and Debbie Higgerson of New Madrid...
Looking Back 2/12 (02/12/08)
SIKESTON - Mr.and Mrs. Billy Keith have sold their residence on North Kingshighway to Mr. and Mrs. Jackson Davis. Davis is associated with Thomas B. Allen in farming and ginning interests. They plan to take possession April 15. SIKESTON - The Scott-New Madrid-Mississippi Electric Cooperative made a donation to the Sikeston Chamber of Commerce toward construction of a new chamber office. Richard Pinkerton accepted the check on behalf of the chamber from James C. Stephenson...
Can generous gifts be better spent? (02/12/08)
When Bill Gates announces yet another multi-million grant to help starving children in Africa, his heart is most definitely in the right place. You simply can't argue with someone who uses their enormous riches to help those in most desperate need...
SpeakOut 2/12 (02/12/08)
Well Sikeston, how many historical buildings within our city are left? For example, the Federal Compress, Scott County Milling, Sterling Department Store downtown, Shy's Drugstore and Soda Fountain downtown, Coca-Cola Bottling Co., the Dunn Hotel, Airport School. ...