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Man holds wife hostage (09/12/08)
MALDEN -- A Malden man is facing felony charges for allegedly holding his wife against her will in their home and beating her for a week. Lonnie D. Campbell, 35, was arrested Sept. 3 by the Malden Police Department after the victim escaped and reported the attack to officers at the police station...
Residents recall the terrorists' attacks (09/12/08)
BENTON -- Just like many across the country, Scott County took time Thursday morning to reflect on the Sept. 11 attacks that occurred seven years ago. A short ceremony took place in front of the Courthouse beginning at 9:11 a.m. County employees, as well as members of the community paid tribute to those who lost their lives, and those who continue to fight for the country's freedoms. The ceremony began with the pledge of allegiance...
Scott County sales tax collection declining (09/12/08)
BENTON -- Sales tax revenues continue to be down in Scott County. During the regular commission meeting on Thursday, officials reviewed the August sales tax report. Current totals are just over $100,000 lower than they were at the same point in 2007, reported Jamie Burger, presiding commissioner...
Boyd named show finalist (09/12/08)
LOS ANGELES (SMNS) - Sikeston native Neal E. Boyd is now one of the finalists on NBC's competition show "America's Got Talent." The top 10 acts to make it to the finals were announced Thursday night in a condensed 30-minute show that featured recaps of their performances Tuesday and Wednesday. The show was originally scheduled for 7:30 p.m. but moved to 7 p.m. on short notice...
Poplar Bluff men facing charges (09/12/08)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Two Poplar Bluff brothers face assault and weapon-related charges in what authorities say was a revenge shooting Wednesday morning. The victim, police said, was thought to have been seeing one of their girlfriends. Derek Lamont Blackmon, 29, and Carlos Dewayne Blackmon, 32, were charged Thursday morning with first-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon and armed criminal action. Their bonds were set at $500,000 cash or surety...
Late goal ruins SHS upset bid (09/12/08)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs soccer team fell to 1-6 on the season after suffering a very tough loss on Thursday evening to the Notre Dame Bulldogs by a score of 1-0. Sikeston and Notre Dame were each scoreless at the break and the contest had all the makings for a classic battle between the two schools. Jason Isaacs, the young keeper for Sikeston, made several spectacular plays in goal, even fending off a tough penalty kick late in the first half...
Sikeston blasts East Prairie (09/12/08)
SIKESTON -- It was an offensive explosion that the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs was looking for on Thursday afternoon, by defeating the East Prairie Lady Eagles 13-1. After losing to Cape Central in a one-run game on Tuesday and then getting sent home by the Kelly Lady Hawks in a 11-1 game, nothing could have been better for the Lady Bulldogs...
Sikeston netter fall at Jackson (09/12/08)
JACKSON-- The Jackson Lady Indians tennis team defeated Sikeston's Lady Bulldogs 9-0 Thursday in Jackson. "We played better today," Sikeston tennis coach Lynn DeWitt said. "Our goal is to improve every match and I feel that we are doing that. Even if the scores don't reflect it."...
Big fifth inning lifts Kelly past Cape Central (09/12/08)
BENTON--The Kelly Lady Hawks softball team defeated the Cape Central Lady Tigers 3-0 Thursday to improve to 8-1 on the season. The game was a battle of pitching and defense. Danielle Dock pitched for Kelly while Amanda Nichols took the duties for Cape Central. Both are highly-regarded pitchers in Southeast Missouri...
Bluejays, Bulldogs seek first win of the season tonight in Charleston (09/12/08)
CHARLESTON -- Both the Charleston Bluejays and Portageville Bulldogs have started the season with two losses in two games. One of those teams will end their winless streak on Friday night. The Bulldogs will travel to Charleston with injuries and eligibility problems plaguing their entire backfield. Both running backs, Demetric Trotter and D.J. Birdwell, have been battling shoulder problems that has stopped any contact with them during practice...
NMCC set to host Potosi in battle of Class 3 opponents (09/12/08)
NEW MADRID-- It will be an even match-up this Friday, as the New Madrid County Central Eagles football team will take on the Potosi Trojans. Both teams offer potentially devastating offenses coupled...
Elmer Sanders (09/12/08)
ESSEX -- Elmer J. Sanders, 82, died Sept. 10, 2008, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born May 22, 1926, in Gray Ridge, to the late Elmer Louis and Bessie Irene Presell Sanders, he had lived most of his life in the Essex area where he was a retired farm laborer and of the Pentecostal belief...
Kevin Quillman (09/12/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- Kevin Thomas Quillman, 28, died Sept. 11, 2008, at his home near Bloomfield. Born March 26, 1988, at Kent, Wash., son of Tom Quillman of Bloomfield and Nancy Short Quillman of Westport, Wash., he was an adult healthcare worker for Adaptive Services in Dexter...
Frances Fowler (09/12/08)
DEXTER -- Frances Fowler died Sept. 11, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Watkins and Sons Funeral Service in Dexter.
Charles DeProw (09/12/08)
TALLAPOOSA -- Charles DeProw, 48, died Sept. 11, 2008, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.
Tina Allstun (09/12/08)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for funeral services conducted Thursday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter for Tina Allstun, 90, who died on Sept. 9, 2008, were: Kenny Allstun, Stan Flowers, Tim Flowers, Kevin Flowers, Eugene Menley and Joe Baker...
Mildred Nuckles (09/12/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for funeral services conducted on Thursday at the Ponder Funeral Home for Mildred Nuckles, 90, who died Sept. 9, 2008, were: Jeff Winders, Kenny Winders, Danny Richards, Joe Morris, Bill Hupp and John Schaefer.
Art Vann (09/12/08)
MATTHEWS -- Pallbearers at services scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Arthur Mitchell "Art" Vann, 49, who died Sept. 8, 2008, will be: Doyle Moore, Don Hart, Reggie Vandever, Scott Bewley, Joe Vann and Tim Jordan. Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday...
Harry Littleton (09/12/08)
SIKESTON -- Harry Littleton, 86, died Sept. 12, 2008, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
John Watson (09/12/08)
SIKESTON -- John Watson, 68, died at 2:35 a.m. Sept. 12, 2008, at the Miner Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel of Sikeston.
Carolyn Vanpool (09/12/08)
SIKESTON -- Carolyn Vanpool, 61, died Sept. 11, 2008, at the Miner Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Aline Hinkle (09/12/08)
BERTRAND -- Rose Aline Vanpool Hinkle, 82, died Sept. 11, 2008, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Looking Back 9-12 (09/12/08)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Victor McCoy of Sikeston are parents of a son born Sept. 11. Twin boys were born on Sept. 11 to Mr. and Mrs. Valley Kimbral of Matthews and Mr. and Mrs. Dolan Uthoff of Canalou are parents of a son born yesterday. BERNIE - Ann Merick will appear on the Ted Mack Amateur Hour on CBS television at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Miss Merick, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Merick of Bernie, is trying for her second win...
SpeakOut 9-12 (09/12/08)
I was just wondering if the new law that applies to people wearing baggy pants, if that applies to people who are overweight or obese? Mike, I'm scared, I'm very scared. Less than a year ago I made a statement about some faded windows at the high school. Mike, I didn't know SpeakOut was so powerful. They knocked down the whole building - I just asked for new windows...