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Stories from Monday, February 18, 2008

Benton man dies in one-car crash (02/18/08)
BENTON -- A Benton man was killed in a single-vehicle accident early Sunday in Scott County. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 12:30 a.m. on County Road 333, three miles east of Benton, as southbound motorist Danny R. Menz, 50, of Benton ran his vehicle off the right side of the road,...
High winds cause more power outages in area (02/18/08)
SIKESTON -- Before utility crews could restore the few remaining power outages Sunday, Mother Nature threw another curve ball at them -- strong winds peaking at nearly 50 mph. The winds blew hanging tree limbs onto wires and caused more outages across the region. Several Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois counties were under wind advisories through the afternoon. The area experienced wind gusts exceeding 40 mph and more than 55 mph on hilltops and other elevated areas...
No salt shortage reported locally (02/18/08)
SIKESTON -- While other states are seeing salt shortages due to a snowy winter, local departments are doing fine so far. "We're doing alright. We have about 16,000 tons on hand districtwide with another 16,000 tons on order," said Keith Gentry, maintenance superintendent for the the Missouri Department of Transportation's southeast district. "We used quite a bit in this last storm."...
'Telethon Idol' finalists named (02/18/08)
SIKESTON -- Auditions to select finalists for the 28th annual Kenny Rogers Children's Center telethon were held Feb. 9 at West Park Mall. At the "Telethon Idol," held March 15 and 16 at Sikeston Field House in Sikeston, a dozen finalists will vie for the $500 prize while supporters dial in with donations...
Man shot early Sunday (02/18/08)
SIKESTON -- One Sikeston man is in jail and another in the hospital after an early morning shooting this weekend. "It was a drug deal gone bad," said Drew Juden, director of the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. DPS received a call at about 12:50 a.m. Sunday reporting a shooting had occurred at the Rhodes 101 Stop, 535 N. Main St...
Bland finishes fourth at state (02/18/08)
COLUMBIA -- Sikeston's Gavilan Bland finished a stellar high school wrestling career with a fourth place finish at the State Wrestling Championships at Columbia. Bland, wrestling in the 171 pound weight division, went into Saturday knowing that he could finish no lower than sixth but could finish as high as third...
Sikeston drops game to Lady Tigers (02/18/08)
SIKESTON -- For the final time this season, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs stepped onto their home court Saturday afternoon to take on the Cape Central Lady Tigers. In a game that was delayed earlier in the week due to icy conditions, it was the visiting team that found the right footing as they managed to slide by the Bulldogs, 53-41...
Scott Central downs Scott City of third time this season (02/18/08)
SCOTT CITY -- The Scott Central Braves moved one game closer to an unbeaten conference record on Saturday, taking care of the Scott City Rams for the third time this season, 86-55. The game started out with both teams seemingly trading baskets with each other, which eventually resulted in a 17-17 tie with about two minutes left to play in the first quarter...
Kelly boys fall to Jackson; girls roll past Bravettes (02/18/08)
JACKSON (SMNS) -- Matt Lang scored 17 points, while Marcus Harris, Jake Leet and Hunter Grantham added 15 apiece as the Jackson boys basketball team won its tuneup for district play Saturday. Jackson earned the 80-57 victory over Kelly. The Hawks stuck with Jackson through the first quarter, but the Indians (18-7) managed to shake Kelly in the second quarter, opening a 10-point lead at halftime...
Danny Menz (02/18/08)
BENTON - Danny Ray Menz, 50, died at 2:13 a.m. Feb. 17, 2008, at Benton. Born Sept. 10, 1957, in Cape Girardeau, to Genevieve Ellwood Stuckey Menz of Benton and the late Paul Phillip Menz, he was a construction worker with F.G.R. Mechanical and a member of Craftsman Union, both in Cape Girardeau...
Marie Bridges (02/18/08)
MINER - Alice Marie Bridges, 93, formerly of Bertrand and Morley, died at 9:25 a.m. Feb. 16, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 2, 1914, at Bertrand, to the late R.L. and Lula May Tabor Skelton, she first lived in Bertrand and then in Morley for most of her life. She was a retired cashier from IGA Grocery Store and of the Baptist belief...
Bryant Johnston (02/18/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Bryant Allen Johnston, 63, died Feb. 16, 2008, at the Wood County Hospital in Bowling Green, Ohio. Born Nov. 1, 1944, at the Hough Township in New Madrid County, to the late Lexie and Iva McClendon Johnston, he lived in New Madrid and Mississippi counties all his life. He was the owner/operator of Johnston Transport leased to Edwards Transportation Company in East Prairie and was of the Baptist belief...
Fred Gilliland (02/18/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services for Fred O. Gilliland, 78, who died on Feb. 15, 2008, will be: Joe Romine, Freddie Gilliland Jr., Kyle Gilliland, Michael Bolen Jr., Christian David Keedy and Michael Greene. Visitation is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. today at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel where services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday...
Donny Yant (02/18/08)
MATTHEWS -- Donna Mae Yant, 66, died at 6:25 a.m. Feb. 16, 2008, at Sells Rest Home. Born July 22, 1941, in Matthews, to the late Woodrow Wilson and Josie Rae Castleberry Yant, she was the owner and operator of a beauty shop and a member of the First Church of the Nazarene...
William Mott (02/18/08)
SCOTT CITY - William James Mott, 81, died Feb. 16, 2008. Born Feb. 25, 1926, in Crittenden County, Ky., son of the late Perry and Grace Mott, he moved to to Scott City in August 1964. He retired in 1980 from Holiday Inn in Cape Girardeau. On Oct. 7, 1949, he married Veda Naomi Love, who survives...
Looking Back 2/18 (02/18/08)
60 years ago Feb. 18, 1948 SIKESTON - It was one of those nights for the Sikeston Bulldogs in Jackson last night, when they were defeated by the Indian hoopmen 40-26. The preliminary game was almost a parallel of the varsity contest with the Bulldog reserves dropping the game to the Indian seconds 39-22...
Dorothy Haynes (02/18/08)
CHAFFEE -- Dorothy D. Haynes, 82, died at 11:10 a.m. Feb. 15, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 9, 1925, in Chaffee, to the late Henry and Melissa White Watson, she was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal belief. She married Gail Haynes who preceded her in death in 1985...
SpeakOut 2/18 (02/18/08)
I'm trying to get the phone number where you can call the Malco Trio where you can talk to an actual person. I called the number in the phone book 471- 8420 and all I get is a movie listing. I'd like to call and talk to a real person about a movie. I would like to speak to a manager...