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Stories from Friday, October 3, 2008

Cleaning up (10/03/08)
Officials discuss maintaining sheriff's department vehicles (10/03/08)
BENTON -- Scott County commissioners are looking for ways to save money when it comes to maintaining the fleet of vehicles used by the Sheriff's Department. During the regular commission meeting Thursday, Sheriff Rick Walter informed the commissioners the transmission on one vehicle is damaged and needs to be repaired. However, repairs would cost more than the car is worth...
Traveling shop purchases various items from residents (10/03/08)
SIKESTON -- Area residents are cashing in, turning everything from old toys to jewelry into cold, hard cash. "It's amazing what people have tucked away in attics, basements and closets," said Archie Davis, show manager for the Treasure Hunters Roadshow. "There's a treasure in just about every home, it seems."...
Commission approves new time clock system (10/03/08)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County Sheriff's Department employees will soon be punching the clock. County commissioners approved the purchase of a $3,000 computer-based time clock system from Scheffer's Office Furniture and Business Machines during their regular meeting Thursday...
Little leader (10/03/08)
Dexter slams SHS (10/03/08)
DEXTER -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldog volleyball team made the trip to Dexter High School on Thursday night only to come back with a 25-14, 25-9 loss to the Lady Bearcats. At times the Lady Bulldogs went on a couple scoring runs that was aided by a few errors by the Lady Bearcats, but head coach Steve Beydler said that lack of consistency was the downfall of this match...
Lady Bulldogs slip past Delta; soccer team falls in Marion (10/03/08)
DELTA -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs continued their winning ways on Thursday afternoon as they traveled to Delta handing the home team a loss 7-6. The win puts Sikeston's record at 13-8 on the season. The Lady Bulldogs put up three runs in the first inning, two in the fourth and two more in the seventh to push ahead for the win. Delta also managed three in the first and added one in the second, fourth and fifth innings...
Oran unable to handle talented Leopold squad (10/03/08)
ORAN-- The Leopold Lady Wildcats volleyball team defeated the Oran Lady Eagles 25-10, 25-13, Thursday evening in Oran. Oran (2-7-1) knew they would have a tough game in Leopold (13-2-1). "We knew going in to this game how good Leopold was," Oran volleyball coach Sara Heisserer said after Thursday's game. "We knew we would have to play hard just to compete with them."...
Raymond Coatney (10/03/08)
SIKESTON -- Raymond Coatney, 68, passed away Oct. 2, 2008, at his home in Sikeston. He was born Aug. 21, 1940, in Charter Oak, son of the late James Wayne and Lola Mae (Goodwin) Coatney. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was a Sikeston business owner for 20 years; Louise's Super Cut -- Beauty Supply and Hair & Tanning Salon, and he had been a truck driver for Schwerman Trucking...
Donnie Atteberry (10/03/08)
HAYTI -- Donnie Farrell Atteberry, 59, died Oct. 1, 2008, at his home. Born Feb. 15, 1947, at Portageville, he was the son of the late Elmer Lewis and Vonie Kirby Atteberry. Survivors include: two brothers, Elmer Lewis Atteberry Jr. of Show Low, Ariz., and David Atteberry of Blytheville, Ark.; and six sisters, Alice Carnell and Janet Chidester of Hayti, Joyce Leonard of Portageville, Judy Schmidt and Sherry Whittemore of Dexter and Barbara Chidester of Benton...
Goldie Jennings (10/03/08)
DEXTER -- Goldie Marie Jennings, 90, died Oct. 1, 2008, at the Cypress Point Care Center in Dexter. Born Jan. 15, 1918, in Gray Ridge, to the late Noah Hardin and Katie Bell Jines Smith, she had spent over 32 years in Michigan where she was a member of the Eastern Star. In 1974, she moved back to Dexter where she attended the Second General Baptist Church...
Dolan Rogers (10/03/08)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services held today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Dolan Rogers, 83, who died on Oct. 1, 2008, are: Danny Meeks, Garland Hughes, Larry Miller, Leonard Lett, David Peters and Phillip Warren.
Gertrude Jones (10/03/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Gertrude Roberts Jones, 82, died Oct. 3, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Helen Abernathy (10/03/08)
SIKESTON -- Helen Ruth Abernathy, 88, died at 5:45 a.m. Oct. 2, 2008, at St. Sophia's Nursing Home in Florissant. Born June 9, 1920, in Calico Rock, Ark., to the late Oscar and Mela Ethel Foster Fisk, she was a homemaker and a former member of the United Pentecostal Church in Sikeston...
Juanita Joyce (10/03/08)
ORAN -- Juanita Joyce, 85, died Oct. 1, 2008, at the Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 25, 1922, at Randles, to the late Floyd Dee and Beulah Spain Blue, she was a retired machine operator for Thorngate Ltd. in Chaffee and a member of the First Baptist Church of Oran...
Births published 10-3 (10/03/08)
Backfisch SIKESTON -- Jennifer and David Backfisch are the parents of their second child, second daughter, born at 4:15 a.m. Aug. 26, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Allison "Ally" Brooke Backfisch weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 21 inches long...
Looking Back 10-3 (10/03/08)
60 years ago Oct. 3, 1948 SIKESTON - Rosalie Powell of the Matthews Community 4-H Club was chosen at the state champion cherry pie baker at the state contest held at the University of Missouri-Columbia. SIKESTON - A group of Sikeston businessmen have launched a drive to take the final $80,000 needed to pay the community's share of the cost of the new Missouri Delta Community Hospital...
Speakout 10-3 (10/03/08)
Everyone loves a parade This will be a first for me. Although I read SpeakOut religiously, I've never responded before, so here goes. What a bunch of whiney people we have in this area! And this goes all the way back to "picking your nose at Main and Malone". ...