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Stories from Friday, February 15, 2008

Boil water order issued (02/15/08)
SIKESTON - Besides power outages, some local residents are facing water issues caused by the ice storm. The towns of Perkins in Scott County and Painton in Stoddard County are under a boil-water advisory until 5 p.m. Saturday. Tap water intended for drinking, food preparation, making ice and brushing teeth should be boiled for at least three minutes...
Power restoration nears completion in Bootheel (02/15/08)
SIKESTON -- As ice melted, power was restored to most of the region Thursday, and utility crews are hoping to repair the remaining outages today. Three crews from Dunklin-Pemiscot Cooperative joined SEMO Electric Cooperative and eight crews from outside the area today to continue the work to restore power to 1,800 members...
Flipping out (02/15/08)
Kathy Ray catches a pancake flipped by Chris Cakes during the Raben Tire & Auto Service's customer appreciation days this morning. The free pancake and sausage breakfast was served to over 700 residents, company officials said.
Storm efforts earn praise (02/15/08)
BENTON -- Scott County Commissioners are impressed with the way county officials and communities worked together during this week's ice storm. "Overall, I think the county personnel worked that storm very, very well," said Ron McCormick, commissioner. "I'm proud of the highway department, the sheriff's department and Joel (Evans, emergency management director) -- they all did an amazing job."...
Commissioners clarify ownership of county airport hangers (02/15/08)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County has a new policy for hangars at the county airport: the owners can keep them as long as they maintain them in good condition. Commissioners announced the policy during their regular meeting Thursday during a discussion with Bruce Austin of Charleston...
Dedication to education is honored by Missouri House of Representatives (02/15/08)
SIKESTON -- Judy Buck may have recently received the Outstanding Missourian award, but the Sikeston resident refuses to take all the credit herself. Buck was honored Jan. 29 as an Outstanding Missourian by Missouri House Speaker Rod Jetton of Marble Hill and Rep. Ellen Brandom of Sikeston on the floor of the Missouri House of Representatives in Jefferson City...
Lady Hawks kick losing streak to Delta (02/15/08)
BENTON -- Valentine's Day is supposed to be all about love, but on the court Thursday evening there was definitely no display of affection between the Kelly Lady Hawks and the Delta Lady Bobcats. Kelly battled the visiting Delta squad for 32 minutes to capture the win by a final score of 48-40, the first victory over their rival since Feb. 18, 2005, which came in a 61-59 overtime match-up...
Dexter girls pull away from Twin Rivers in second half (02/15/08)
BROSELEY -- The Dexter Lady Bearcats overcame a slow start to defeat the Twin Rivers Lady Royals on the road Thursday night, 83-54. The Lady Bearcats, ranked seventh in Class 4, came out a little sluggish after their loss to Poplar Bluff on Wednesday night...
Portageville gets complete team effort in Thursday win (02/15/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Since the opening tip-off of the 2007-2008 basketball year, Portageville head coach Eric Ellerbrook has preached to his kids that the key to a successful season lies behind playing well as a team. "Throughout the season, what has helped us out is encouraging each other with our senior leadership and spreading the ball around as much as we can," said Ellerbrook. "We try to be unselfish as possible and we don't care who scores the most just as long as we can win as a team."...
Bland rolls in his first round match (02/15/08)
COLUMBIA -- Sikeston wrestlers Gavilan Bland and Jacob Murphy began their quests for state wrestling titles Thursday night in Columbia. Bland, making his third-straight appearance at the state championships, dominated Jonathan Dahlman of Webb City in the first round, winning by technical fall 17-2. He will wrestle Warrensburg's Dan Schreimann today...
Sikeston starts fast, survives Eagle rally (02/15/08)
SIKESTON -- After building a sizable lead early in the game, the Sikeston Bulldogs were able to hang on and take care of the New Madrid County Central Eagles, 70-56. The Bulldogs forced the Eagles into several turnovers throughout the first quarter, outscoring NMCC by 13 points to take a 20-7 lead...
Bronie Broyles (02/15/08)
DONIPHAN -- Bronie Key Broyles, 95, formerly of Lilbourn, died Feb. 13, 2008, at her home. Born April 27, 1912, in Greenbriar, Ark., she was the daughter of the late N.B. and Matilda Key. She married Lewis Raymond Broyles who preceded her in death on Dec. 23, 1997...
Johnnie Dean (02/15/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Johnnie Lou Dean, 57, died Feb. 12, 2008, at her home. Born Feb. 12, 1951, at East Prairie, to the late John J. and Annie Arietta Hayden Grogan, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County. She was a registered nurse and a member of the First Church of God in East Prairie...
Kathryn Thomas (02/15/08)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Kathryn Renee Renaud Thomas, 45, died Feb. 10, 2008, at the Cleveland Clinic after a sudden illness. Born Jan. 23, 1963, daughter of the late Harold and Elma Ruth Renaud, she was a 1988 graduate of University of Kentucky with a degree in hospital administration and was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. ...
Betty Bradley (02/15/08)
SIKESTON -- Betty Jean Bradley, 61, died Feb. 11, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include: two daughters and one son-in-law, Linda and Clifton Burns and and Katherine Siddell of Sikeston; one son and daughter-in-law, Eli and Barbara Jackson Jr. ...
Bud Jones (02/15/08)
SIKESTON -- Vernon L. "Bud" Jones, 71, formerly of Charleston, died at 8:45 p.m. Feb. 13, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 6, 1939, in Charleston, to the late Naldo Vernon and Jewell Irene Brothers Jones, he had lived in Scott and Mississippi counties most of his life and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Charleston. ...
Fred Gilliland (02/15/08)
SIKESTON -- Fred Gilliland, 78, died Feb. 15, 2008, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Andy Johnson (02/15/08)
SIKESTON -- Andy Johnson Sr., 71, died Feb. 14, 2008, at his daughter's home in Sikeston. Born April 19, 1936, in Columbia, Tenn., to the late Richard and Marcella Rowden Johnson, he was of the Baptist belief. He had worked in the maintenance department of Food Giant for 11 years, was a machine operator for Stanley Muffler for six years and had been a farmer before retiring...
Wayne Cowell (02/15/08)
SIKESTON - Lewis Wayne Cowell, 69, died Feb. 13, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 23, 1938, in Lamar, Ark., son of the late Lewis Thomas and Johnilee Chronister Cowell, he was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Sikeston Masonic Lodge 310 AF & AM, Scottish Rite, Moolah Temple, the SEMO Shrine Club and Knights of Columbus. He worked as a troubleshooter for Associated Natural Gas before retiring...
Jerry Chambers (02/15/08)
ST. ROBERTS -- Jerry Lee Chambers, 55, died Feb. 9, 2008, at the Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Born Aug. 234, 1952, in Kosciusko, Miss., the son of the Albert Chambers Sr. of Belleville, Ill., and the late Helen Gee Chambers, he served with the U.S. Army for over 20 years, retiring on Nov. 30, 1993, with an honorable discharge as a master staff sergeant. He was an ordained minister and member of the First Baptist Church in St. Roberts...
Looking Back 2/15 (02/15/08)
SIKESTON - A voice recital will be presented by pupils of Mrs. H.E. Reuberson Feb. 18 at the public library. They will be accompanied by Mrs. C.D. Matthews and Alice Martin --- SIKESTON - A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Aldridge of Sikeston Saturday night at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau...
SpeakOut 2/15 (02/15/08)
If a wife can't control her husband, chasing women and what he did in the White House, then she can't control the country. She's just like Bill. He got up there and lied. I'd rather see Obama president than Hillary. Stop and think what went on the White House when Bill was in. It was a disgrace to the country. If you love money, okay, vote for them. If you want decency in the government, vote for someone else...