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Stories from Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Traffic stop leads to drug arrest (10/08/08)
BENTON -- A Charleston woman is in custody at the Scott County Jail as the result of a Sunday traffic stop that led to a drug bust. Mindy J. Parr, 34, is charged with possession of controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana...
Counties make final election preparations (10/08/08)
SIKESTON -- As the countdown to Nov. 4 continues and the number of days keeps growing fewer and fewer, people's anticipation for the election keeps growing. And few people know that better than those who work in area county clerks offices, who are responsible for registering voters and making other preparations for an Election Day that will run as smoothly as possible...
New fire plan is being put in place (10/08/08)
BENTON -- Scott County office holders and employees at the courthouse will have a fire drill Thursday. Scott County Commissioners discussed the drill with Joel Evans, emergency management director for the county, during their regular meeting Tuesday...
HMDG ornament now available (10/08/08)
SIKESTON -- Southeast Missouri residents can have a piece of one of the oldest parks in Scott County on their Christmas trees this year. The 2008 Downtown Christmas Ornament featuring the Malone Park Band Stand is now available for sale. This collectible ornament made available through Historic Midtown Development Group is the second in the series and a limited edition...
Portageville slips past SHS (10/08/08)
SIKESTON -- The Portageville Lady Bulldogs volleyball team defeated the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs 25-21, 23-25, 25-20, in a three set shootout Tuesday night at the Sikeston Field House. Portageville (6-14) head coach Toni Hill felt her team played inconsistent in their Tuesday night win...
Dexter rallies to win on Senior Night (10/08/08)
DEXTER -- On a night like senior night it is only fitting that a senior or two have a significant impact on the match. Jessica Satterfield, Cathryn Heil and Kayla Joyner each played their part in the Lady Bearcats win over the New Madrid County Central Lady Eagles on Tuesday night winning in two sets, 25-19 and 25-10...
Dodgers, Rays could meet in the Series (10/08/08)
The Major League Baseball playoffs are officially set in stone. My prediction: Dodgers vs. Rays in a totally random World Series set-up. I mean, who would've thought at the beginning of the season that the Rays would take the AL East, let alone make it this far and be squaring off with their division opponent the Red Sox. ...
Ethel Rand (10/08/08)
LILBOURN - Ethel Lee Coleman Rand, 88, died Oct. 3, 2008, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Hospital. Born Oct. 12, 1919, in Black Oak, Ark., to the late George and Mary Francis Coleman, she was a member of the Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Lilbourn, where she served on the Mother's Board and Usher's Board...
Gladys Bridges (10/08/08)
SIKESTON -- Gladys Bridges, 88, died at 9 p.m. Oct. 5, 2008, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born March 20, 1920, in Richwood, to the late Walter and Mary Brunk Arnold, she had lived in Bethalto, Ill., before moving to Sikeston two years ago. She was of the Baptist belief...
Billy Arington (10/08/08)
DOGWOOD -- Billy V. Arington, 79, died at 10:10 p.m. Oct. 7, 2008, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Tyrone Sheron (10/08/08)
SIKESTON - Tyrone Sheron, 29, died Oct. 2, 2008, in Sikeston from injuries due to an accident. Born Nov. 2, 1978, in Chaffee to Hershel L. Wiley of Sikeston and the late Mary Sheron Wiggins, he attended Bell City Public Schools and was employed through Manpower of Cape Girardeau...
Lillie Thomas (10/08/08)
LILBOURN -- Lillie "C" Thomas, 86, died Oct. 2, 2008, at St. Vincent Hospital in Toledo, Ohio. Born Sept. 2, 1922, in West Point, Miss., to the late George and Katherine Thomas, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Catron, where she belonged to the choir. She also served as an election judge for more than 16 years in North Lilbourn...
Patsy Merryman (10/08/08)
CHARLESTON -- Patsy R. Merryman, 70, died at 6:50 p.m. Oct. 5, 2008, in the Charleston Manor Skilled Nursing Center. Born March 6, 1938 in Dorena, to the late Davis C. and Robbie Kathleen Taylor Siars, she had lived Charleston for the past 11 years, moving from Sterling, Ill...
Mary Woodruff (10/08/08)
DEXTER -- Mary Alma Woodruff, 91, died Oct. 6, 2008, at the Cypress Point Healthcare. Born Jan. 1, 1917, near Essex, to the late John Anderson and Nancy Florence Godwin Lawrence, she had lived in the Dexter and Essex area. She worked for many years at the Brown Shoe Company and was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter...
Eugene Slayton (10/08/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Wayne Eugene "Skeeter" Slayton, 84, who died Oct. 5, 2008, were: Josh Beardsley, Wes Bye, J.W. Slayton, David Kinder, Blake Beardsley and Lonnie Slayton.
Births published 10-08 (10/08/08)
SIKESTON -- Latavia Marks is the parent of her first child, a son, born at 1:05 p.m. Aug. 29, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. LaMazeion Dan-drell Marks weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long. Grandparents are Tracie Marks and Mark Marks I...
Looking Back 10-08 (10/08/08)
CHAFFEE - Mr. and Mrs. J.O. Long are the parents of a daughter born Monday morning at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. SIKESTON - Norma Denton, evangelist, will conduct revival services at 7:30 p.m. nightly at Murray Lane Baptist Church in Sikeston Monday through Sunday...
This is sign of wasted money (10/08/08)
Did you know that if you don't buckle your seat belt you could get a ticket? I know, it was news to me too. But that is sure what I learned the other day when I drove back from Benton on Interstate 55...
Point the blame (10/08/08)
This is the definition of irony - the Republicans may well lose the upcoming election because of a flawed policy promoted, encouraged and demanded by the Democrats. Back in 1999, Fannie Mae listened to President Bill Clinton, Sen. ...
SpeakOut 10-08 (10/08/08)
On the surge in Iraq, John McCain is the arsonist who wants to be praised for the great job he's doing putting out the fire that he started. I have a question - why do Republicans think they are God's chosen party? These people are men and should not be revered as gods chosen. ...