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Stories from Thursday, September 4, 2008

Three charged in drug busts (09/04/08)
BENTON -- Identities of three Sikeston residents arrested in last week's drug busts along with the charges they face have been revealed. Tony Lamar "Smoke" Bennett, 34, of Sikeston is charged with two counts of class B felony of distribution of a controlled substance and five counts of class C felony of distribution of a controlled substance. ...
Good things sometimes come in small packages (09/04/08)
SIKESTON -- Sometimes smaller is better. Missouri Delta Medical Center's latest piece of equipment, an OrthoScan Mini C-Arm fluoroscope, may not look like much for costing over $50,000. "It only weighs 170 pounds," said Dr. Doug Foltz, a podiatrist at MDMC. "It's about the size of a small filing cabinet."...
Organizers begin United Way campaign today (09/04/08)
SIKESTON -- Members of the Sikeston/Bootheel Area United Way are gearing up for the 2008 campaign. "We look forward to having a successful year and getting lots of contributions," said Laura Landers, chairperson for this year's effort. This year's campaign kicks off today with a Thursday luncheon and the goal is $80,000 -- the same as the 2007 local campaign. Organizers plan to wrap up the campaign in November...
Scott City man charged in robbery (09/04/08)
BENTON -- A Scott City man is charged with attempted robbery and armed criminal action at a Scott City residence. Randall Joseph Hanstein Jr., 27, of Scott City is charged with class A felony of attempted robbery in the first degree, felony of armed criminal action, class D felony of unlawful use of a weapon and class B felony of burglary in the first degree, according to Scott County Prosecuting Attorney Paul Boyd...
(Untitled) (09/04/08)
NEW MADRID - A New Madrid man was arraigned today for assaulting an infant. Larry Murphy of New Madrid was charged Wednesday with first degree assault - serious physical injury. He was to be arraigned today in Division II of New Madrid County Circuit Court before Judge Charles Spitler...
Bulldogs, Bluejays set to continue tradition (09/04/08)
SIKESTON -- The 100th year of Sikeston Bulldog football continues on Friday evening as they welcome in the Charleston Bluejays for their 123rd meeting in the history of the two programs. The Bulldogs lead the series 84-34-4. Sikeston head coach Kent Gibbs is experiencing his second contest between the two schools, and in his first bout with Charleston his Bulldogs pulled off a 35-14 victory on their home turf. He said that there is a slight buzz in the locker room about the match-up...
Rain suspends Lady Bulldogs tennis match (09/04/08)
SIKESTON -- Rain played havoc in the Dexter and Sikeston tennis match Wednesday afternoon in Sikeston. Midway through doubles play the matches had to be suspended because of a steady light rain that left the courts too slippery to play. No make-up date has been announced...
Leslie Trousdale (09/04/08)
SEDGEWICKVILLE -- Leslie Elmer Trousdale, 80, formerly of Mississippi County, died Sept. 2, 2008, at the DeGreeff Hospice Center in St. Louis. Born July 19, 1928, at Shawneetown, Ill., to the late Abner Pulaski and Mary Elizabeth Smith Trousdale, he was employed by General Motors for a number of years until his retirement and was a member of the Community Church of Marble Hill...
Bertha Fisher (09/04/08)
GREENBACK, Tenn. -- Bertha Mae Fisher, 94, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 11 a.m. Sept. 2, 2008, in the Blount County Memorial Hospital in Maryville. Born Jan. 26, 1914, in Mayflower, Ark., to the late Harmon Allen and Sallie E. Barger Crum, she had lived most of her life in Mississippi County where she was a member of the First Church of God in East Prairie. In 2002, she moved from East Prairie to Greenback...
Opal Hurst (09/04/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Opal Hurst, 90, died Sept. 3, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete at this time.
Frederick Johnson (09/04/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted Wednesday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Frederick William Johnson, 94, who died on Aug. 28, 2008, were: Jason Landers, Justin Landers, Todd Palmer, Carl Bone, Jude Williams and Tom Nunnelee.
Wanda Moore (09/04/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held Wednesday at the Ponder Funeral Home for Wanda Lena Moore, 76, who died Aug. 31, 2008, were: Doug White, David Clark, John Gipson, Joseph Gipson, Daniel Dickinson and Erby Mitchell.
Births published 9-04 (09/04/08)
CHARLESTON -- Laura and Cade Coon are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 3:07 p.m. July 31, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Cade Stewart Coon Jr. weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Bob and Mary Jane Whitehead of Charleston...
Looking Back 9-04 (09/04/08)
SIKESTON - Gerald Ham left Monday for Carbondale, Ill., where he will enroll this term at Southern Illinois University. SIKESTON - Cathey Owens Agency Inc. has acquired the Sikeston insurance office at Missouri Mercantile Inc. from Mercantile Mortgage Co. in St. Louis. Stan Eudy, assistant vice president of Mercantile Mortgage, will continue to maintain his office here with the mortgage department of the company...
SpeakOut 9-04 (09/04/08)
I'd like to speakout about school bullying, people bullying the other children. I have a grandchild that goes over to a sixth grade center. My grandson has been in trouble at school, but he has been taught not to hit back. He was on the bus and this one kid came up and hit him in the side of the head and hurt him. ...