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Stories from Thursday, March 20, 2008

Entire region impacted by rising waters (03/20/08)
SIKESTON -- Sandbagging efforts and other assistance related to flooding continue elsewhere in the region. More than 6,000 sandbags have been distributed around Stoddard County, according to a report released late Wednesday by State Emergency Management Agency. ...
Floods sock region (03/20/08)
Residents of the lower Caney Basin levee area located between Chaffee and Oran evacuate Wednesday morning. Residents in north Scott County living in low- lying areas were forced to evacuate their homes Wednesday. Evacuations: North Scott County residents living in low-lying areas were forced to evacuate their homes...
News briefs 3-20 (03/20/08)
MATTHEWS - An autopsy is to be conducted today on a 48-year-old New Madrid County man who died from a gunshot wound to the chest. An autopsy is scheduled for 10 a.m. today for Kevin Shelly, who resided on County Road 710, east of Matthews. Shelly was pronounced dead at the Missouri Delta Medical Center Wednesday afternoon from a wound he received from a .22-caliber pistol...
Use caution when beginning clean-up process (03/20/08)
SIKESTON - When flood waters begin to recede, it is important to use caution when assessing damage and beginning clean-up procedures The American Red Cross reminds the public to play it safe when returning home. Flooding may have weakened a home's foundation, the electrical system may have shorted out, and floodwaters may have left behind things that could make a person sick...
Residents forced to leave homes; many roads closed (03/20/08)
BENTON -- As temperatures dipped into the 40s and rain continued to fall across the region Wednesday, some north Scott County residents living in low-lying areas were forced to evacuate their homes. Around 9 a.m. the lower Caney Basin levee overflowed on the north end, and residents of the area located between Chaffee and Oran, were among those who evacuated...
Eagles expecting a return to state playoffs in 2008 (03/20/08)
The Oran Eagles baseball team is looking to hit the ground running in the 2008 season, after finishing up the 2007 campaign with a 24-5 record. Last season, Oran came up just shy of a Final Four bid, losing to Valle Catholic in quarterfinal action. Head coach Mitch Wood comes into his 16th season with the school, and has seven seniors on this year's squad...
Maubline Stotts (03/20/08)
SIKESTON - Francis Maubline Stotts, 77, died March 20, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 7, 1930, in Double Springs, Ala., daughter of the late W.M. and Anna (Hicks) McDonald, she was a member of Tanner Street Church of God and had been a volunteer at Missouri Delta Medical Center...
Johnnie Beck (03/20/08)
PARMA -- Johnnie Lucille Beck, 72, died March 17, 2008, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 24, 1935, in Dalton, Ga., to the late Perlie Lee and Arnold Holland, she had lived in Missouri for over 30 years. She was a member of Mt. Calvary Powerhouse Baptist Church of Parma and a member of the Order of Eastern Star...
Guy Widner (03/20/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Guy Leroy Widner, 85, died March 19, 2008, at the Golden Age Retirement Center in New Madrid. Arrangements are incomplete at the DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Julia Minton (03/20/08)
DEXTER - Julia Ann Minton, 63, died March 18, 2008, at her home near Dexter. Born July 20, 1944, at Valporaiso, Ind., to Gladys Leverich Steimel of Dexter and the late Lowell Leverich, she was affiliated with the First Baptist Church in Dexter and was a department head of the Physical Therapy Department at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter...
Charles Blanton IV (03/20/08)
SIKESTON -- Charles L. Blanton IV, 47, died March 19, 2008, at his home. Born June 25, 1960, in Sikeston, son of the late Charles L. and Cherie C. Blanton III, he was a 1978 graduate of Sikeston High School and attended Ole Miss, University of Missouri, Valdosta State and Florida Institute of Technology. ...
Looking Back 3/20 (03/20/08)
SIKESTON - Chester Oldham announced today that he is withdrawing as a candidate for alderman from Ward Four in the city election. --- MOREHOUSE - Mr. and Mrs. Bryce Copeland are the parents of a son born yesterday. --- SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Ramsey are the parents of a daughter born yesterday...
Your view: Disatisfied customer (03/20/08)
Recently my wife and I visited Sikeston to shop and spend the night. We got a room at the Days Inn. I pastor a Baptist Church in Halls, Tenn., and it has always been my practice to place a small magnetic Scripture sign on the door of our room. I have been doing this for many years and at several other motels around the country, and have NEVER had anyone complain or be offended...
Your view: The media spin (03/20/08)
This country was founded as a "Representative Republic" not a "democracy." Ah, but the air waves are filled with jubilant praise, self-righteous zeal and panting anticipation of the first woman president, or the first black president. Would the media be spinning this as a messianic birth right, because of race and gender, if these two were "Republican" candidates? --- Say, Clarence Thomas or, Condoleezza Rice? My opinion is, Socialist, Communist root philosophy are the qualifiers that make the two current democrat candidates "sacred cows" by our media and in today's socialist brain-washed mindset. ...
SpeakOut 3/20 (03/20/08)
I was reading in SpeakOut about what they called the Injustice system. Whoever called that in, I totally agree with you about Morley Swingle and the good drug-using doctor. I fully agree with you. Amen to that. And another thing, the drug officer that shot and killed the 23-year-old, little Zach Snider, I knew this young man at one time. ...