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Stories from Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Wind storm much like February ice storm (09/16/08)
SIKESTON -- As Southeast Missouri residents continue today to clean up debris from Sunday's wind storm and several homes and businesses remain without power, many can't help but find similarities between the remnants of Hurricane Ike and the ice storm that hit the region seven months ago...
Strong winds could impact local crops (09/16/08)
SIKESTON -- As residents on Monday picked up the pieces left by the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, agriculture officials were left wondering what effect Sunday's strong winds had on the local crops. Anthony Ohmes, agronomy specialist for the Mississippi County University of Missouri Extension, said damage varied throughout the county. Parts of fields were hit real hard and others didn't look like much had happened, he said about his observation of the county's crops...
Ample supply of flu shots expected (09/16/08)
SIKESTON -- With an all-time high supply of the influenza vaccine projected to be manufactured, people shouldn't have any trouble finding somewhere to get their flu shots this year. "We anticipate no shortage. We have an ample supply, and we don't anticipate any problems," said Susan Kneeskern, public health consultant nurse for Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services in Jefferson City...
New digital signs to help improve highway safety (09/16/08)
SIKESTON -- Digital message signs along area highways will provide motorists with the information they need when they need it. The signs are part of Missouri Department of Transportation's statewide initiative to improve highway safety by giving motorists the most current traffic information...
Dishwashing dispute leads to assault (09/16/08)
FORT WORTH, Texas - Police say a 20-year-old woman faces an aggravated assault charge after she bit her boyfriend, broke a picture frame across his face and swung at him with a sword during an argument about him not doing the dishes. The woman was arrested Thursday afternoon at the couple's apartment, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported on its Web site...
Notre Dame downs SHS Lady Bulldogs (09/16/08)
SIKESTON -- The top of the first inning set the tone for the rest of the game between the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs and the Notre Dame Lady Bulldogs. Notre Dame scored five runs on four hits and three Sikeston errors in the top of the first on their way to a 14-1 win in five innings...
Sikeston netters fall at home to Lady Mules (09/16/08)
SIKESTON-- The Sikeston Lady Bulldog Tennis team fell to the Poplar Bluff Lady Mules Monday 7-1. Sikeston's lone victory in the home meet came from Jacarra Lampkin, who defeated Poplar Bluff's Jessica Gray 8-5 in their singles match. "Jacarra (Lampkin) had a great singles match," Sikeston tennis coach Lynne DeWitt said. "She fought hard and won."...
Lady Hawks rattle bats in late innings for win (09/16/08)
BENTON -- For most of the season, the Kelly Lady Hawks have scored late in a game but have managed to pick up wins on the softball diamond. On Monday, they continued their habit of waiting as they waited until the fourth inning to rattle the bats, but they proved victorious over the Delta Lady Bobcats 9-1...
Gene Ellis (09/16/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Edward Eugene "Gene" Ellis, 83, died Sept. 15, 2008, at his home. Born Feb. 21, 1925, at Portageville, to the late Ethel L. and Gertrude Hathorn Ellis, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II. He was the owner/operator of Ellis Builders Supply in Portageville and a member of the St. Eustachius Catholic Church...
Mary Smith (09/16/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- Mary Lavern Smith, 85, died Sept. 14, 2008, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Born April 21, 1923, at Swinton, to the late Finnis and Mary Bruster Moore, she spent most of her life in the Acorn Ridge community. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Bloomfield, a 50-year member of the Puxico Order of Eastern Star Chapter 322 and was retired from the Elder Manufacturing Company in Bloomfield...
Alberta Burress (09/16/08)
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Alberta Burress, 89, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Sept. 14, 2008, at Evergreen Senior Health Care Center in Greensboro. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Harry Littleton (09/16/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held Monday at the Ponder Funeral Home for Harry Summers Littleton, 86, who died on Sept. 12, 2008, were: Clayton Rakey, Justin Rakey, Ben Littleton, Andrew Littleton, Scott Barnes and Harry Littleton.
Aline Hinkle (09/16/08)
BERTRAND -- Rose Aline Vanpool Hinkle, 82, died Sept. 11, 2008, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 10, 1926, in Bertrand, to the late George Hal and Grace Adeline Brashears Vanpool, she had lived her entire life in Bertrand. She had attended the Church of God of Prophecy and was employed at Brown Shoe Company in Charleston for over 43 years until her retirement...
Shawn Massey (09/16/08)
SIKESTON -- Dennis Shawn Massey, 35, died Sept. 14, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Births published 9-16 (09/16/08)
ARLINGTON, Va. -- Mr. and Mrs. David Newton are the parents of their second child, second daughter, born at 2:45 p.m. July 15, 2008, at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington. Halbrook Frances Newton weighed 8 pounds, 10.5 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long...
Looking Back 9-16 (09/16/08)
SIKESTON - Fruit dishes will be on special at Peek's Variety 5- and 10-Cents Store when you buy one dollar's worth of other merchandise. In addition, bedroom slippers are 39 cents a pair. NEW MADRID - Discussion of the necessary steps in making a vocational school a reality occupied the largest portion of the regular session of the New Madrid R-1 (Enlarged) School District Board of Education. Planning and development for such a facility was discussed...
Your View: Give hope, give blood (09/16/08)
Hello friends, would you join us along with Relay for life to conquer cancer? A cancer patient can use between 10 and 20 units of blood and 10-50 units of blood platelets for treatment! Many of us have been affected by this terrorist that attacks and attempts to destroy-many times unsuspected without a warning!...
SpeakOut 9-16 (09/16/08)
I just read the comment in the SpeakOut about taking care of kitty. It's not only in Sikeston, the problem is in East Prairie too. You've got cats using the bathroom in your flowers. I bought my little girl a pool and the cats come to it to drink water. ...