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Stories from Friday, October 17, 2008

Commissioners consider insurance costs (10/17/08)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County commissioners will attempt to negotiate a better discount from their current health insurance provider before deciding to renew or shop around. County Clerk Junior DeLay presented commissioners with the renewal quote from their current health insurance provider, Blue Cross Blue Shield, during the regular County Commission meeting Thursday...
Officials continue discussion to lease cars for patrol use (10/17/08)
BENTON -- Scott County commissioners and the Sheriff's Department continue to look into ways to get the most for their money when it comes to patrol vehicles. During Thursday's regular meeting, Sheriff Rick Walter and Deputy Jeremy Perrien met with commissioners to discuss information they've learned over the past two weeks since the commission discussed the possibility of leasing vehicles for patrol use...
'Only fear grows here' (10/17/08)
SIKESTON -- Surround sound, pneumatic systems and authentic aromas are among the effects used to place visitors right in the middle of the fear at Phobia Farm. The theme park-caliber haunt attraction officially opens tonight on Beggs Family Farm located north of Sikeston...
Teenager arrested for church fire (10/17/08)
POPLAR BLUFF -- A fingerprint and an arrest for alleged peace disturbance led authorities to the teenager they believe is responsible for the July fire that destroyed Lively Stone Church of God at 522 Relief St. Brandin Jaymes Taylor, 17, of the 1400 block of Benton St. was arrested at 10:05 a.m. Thursday at his residence on a warrant charging him with second-degree burglary...
YMCA tour (10/17/08)
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Arrest made in alleged prescription drug ring (10/17/08)
BENTON -- Four Scott County residents were arrested for alleged involvement in a prescription drug ring. Arrested were: Lori Burton, 29, of Scott City, for fraudulently attempting to obtain a controlled substance; Lisa Poteet, 28, of Chaffee, for fraudulently attempting to obtain a controlled substance; Joseph Menz, 27, of Chaffee, six counts of forgery, six counts of fraudulently attempting to obtain a controlled substance and one count of stealing; and Bryan K. ...
Bulldogs win their fourth straight on Senior Night (10/17/08)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs soccer team was able to capture their fourth win in a row as they downed the Kennett Indians 1-0 in their final home game and Senior Night Thursday at the Sikeston Complex. The win marked career win 100 for head coach Derrick Long...
Oran moves on to quarters (10/17/08)
NORWOOD -- The Oran Lady Eagles have advanced to the quarterfinals in softball after defeating Norwood 6-1. The win came following a travel day in which the Lady Eagles made their way to Norwood only to be rained out and forced to make the trip once again on Thursday afternoon...
Teams take part in tournament pool play (10/17/08)
ORAN -- Four local volleyball teams were vying for their chance at a conference title on Thursday night, as the SEMO Conference tournament opened up pool play. Sikeston, Oran, Charleston and New Madrid County Central each played one another once to determine the seeds for the rest of the tournament...
Lady Bearcats advance into SCAA finals (10/17/08)
DEXTER -- In the SCAA volleyball tournament the Dexter Lady Bearcats have advanced to the finals after defeating Bernie in three sets by scores of 22-25, 25-22 and 25-15. The varsity record is now 20-5-3 on the season. The junior varsity squad also advanced to the finals of the JV bracket by downing Advance 25-16 and 25-12...
Dorothy McConnell (10/17/08)
KANSAS CITY - Dorothy McConnell, beloved Mother of Rodney McConnell and Toby Turner, left this Earth on Oct. 14, 2008, at the home she shared with her daughter. Born Nov. 17, 1918 in Bernie, to the late Robert and Mary King, she was a homemaker, doll collector, and designer of custom, hand-made clothing for collector dolls. Dorothy was an active member of the Shady Acres Church of Christ until she relocated to Kansas City in 2005...
Nicklas Presson (10/17/08)
DENVER - Nicklas Wayne Presson, 25, died Oct. 1, 2008, in Denver. Born Dec. 29, 1982, in St. Louis, he was a graduate of Georgetown High School and attended the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Denver where he majored in painting. He was an artist and a musician...
Jarrett Odle (10/17/08)
RISCO - Jarrett Odle, 79, died Oct. 16, 2008, at the Golden Living Center in Malden. Visitation will be at 6 p.m. today at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden, where services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday. The Revs. Mark Powell and Jarred Owens will officiate...
Andy Bailey (10/17/08)
SIKESTON -- Andy Bailey, 31, died Oct. 16, 2008, at his home in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home.
George Hunsaker (10/17/08)
EUGENE - George Newton Hunsaker, 63, died Oct. 13, 2008, at his son's home in Henley. Born Sept. 25, 1945, at Essex to the late Newton and Anna Kimble Hunsaker, he had lived in Essex and Dexter before moving to Eugene. He had worked for over 20 years as a police officer before being injured in the line of duty. ...
Births published 10-17 (10/17/08)
SIKESTON -- Ellen and Glenn Collom are the parents of their second child, first son, born at 7:23 a.m. Sept. 16, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center's Family BirthPlace in Cape Girardeau. Levi Stephen Collom weighed 10 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 21.25 inches long...
Looking Back 10-17 (10/17/08)
SIKESTON - Mrs. Sayers Tanner was given a surprise luncheon at her home Wednesday by members of her book club in celebration of her birthday. BLOOMFIELD - Over 700 Masons and Eastern Stars from District 50 assembled at the Bloomfield High School gymnasium Saturday night to honor Elvis A. Mooney, newly elected grand master of the Grand Lodge of Missouri...
SpeakOut 10-17 (10/17/08)
If the man in SpeakOut who said he was gay and thinks he was born that way, why did God destroy Soddom and Gomorrah - because that's where all the gays lived. - - - This is in response to the Gay by nature comment on Oct. 6. I'd just like to say to the person that is gay, is a professional person and a resident of Sikeston, like somehow this gives his view more clout than God's word. ...