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Stories from Friday, November 7, 2008

Plans for uranium recovery continue (11/07/08)
CHARLESTON -- Dropping oil prices are slowing down but not halting uranium development plans in Mississippi County, according to Commissioner Martin Lucas. Lucas said during the regular county commission meeting Thursday that investors backing efforts to set up a uranium recovery operation in the county are using money from oil and natural gas to fund their efforts in Mississippi County...
Singing for veterans (11/07/08)
The New Madrid County Central High School Singing Eagles performed a program of patriotic music in honor of Veterans Day for the Sikeston Eagles Club on Thursday evening. The choir is under the direction of Judy Henry.
Rainy day accident (11/07/08)
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Funds received to fight meth (11/07/08)
BENTON -- The Scott County Sheriff's Department has received a grant to help finance its continuing efforts to cut down on methamphetamine production and use in the county. During Thursday's regular county commission meeting, Lt. Jerry Bledsoe brought paperwork for officials to sign regarding the approval of a MoSMART grant for 2009...
Answering a call of need (11/07/08)
SIKESTON -- Twenty-eight years ago, AT&T Pioneers volunteered for the first Kenny Rogers Children's Center telethon. Over the years, members continued to donate time to help it run smoothly and efficiently. "We saw what was going on and how it was helping the children," said Nelda Hodge, a longtime volunteer who continues to help each year...
Caruthersville woman is stabbed (11/07/08)
CARUTHERSVILLE - A man is in custody after stabbing a Caruthersville woman in the neck. At 12:47 a.m. today, Caruthersville Police responded to a residence in the 900 block of Adams Street following the report of a stabbing. Officers located a 30-year-old woman in front of the residence and provided first aid to the victim until the arrival of the ambulance...
Residents alerted to consumer scam (11/07/08)
SIKESTON -- With the holidays coming up, several people are likely looking for some extra cash. But it's important to remember that some things aren't what they seem. A Sikeston resident recently received a letter from Alteka Research Services in Toronto for a "consumer research personnel program." The program promised an hourly or weekly salary, to be increased after three months...
Johnson, Kern back on familiar ground (11/07/08)
BENTON -- Dedication is key when it comes to a cross country race. It's a good thing that Kelly High School will be represented by Tara Johnson and Cody Kern in the Missouri state cross country meet, because the dedication that these two runners show to their sport is second-to-none...
Gilbert Gilmore (11/07/08)
CHARLESTON -- Gilbert M. Gilmore, 88, died at 6 p.m. Nov. 5, 2008, at the Charleston Manor. He was born Jan. 4, 1920, in East Prairie, to the late L.E. and Johnnie Cardwell Gilmore. Following his service with the U.S. Navy during World War II, he returned to Mississippi County as a licensed mechanical engineer and worked as a marine engineer on the Mississippi River for a number of years. ...
Lois Hughes (11/07/08)
MOREHOUSE -- Lois Hughes, 78, died at 8:33 a.m. Nov. 1, 2008, at her home. Born Nov. 6, 1929, in Marktree, Ark., to the late Edgar and Lydia Sorters Powell, she was a homemaker. She was married to Thomas Hughes in the year 1952 in Piggott, Ark., and he preceded her in death on June 1, 1989...
Tommy Donley (11/07/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Tommy Donley, 52, died Nov. 5, 2008, at the Beauvais Nursing Home in St. Louis. Born May 18, 1956, in St. Louis, the son of the late Edison Donley and Norma Almedia Eichhorn, he had lived in the Pevely and St. Louis area most of his life...
Ann Evans (11/07/08)
ORAN -- Ethel Lee "Ann" Evans, 67, died at 3:20 p.m. Nov. 5, 2008, at her home. Born Jan. 11, 1941, in Fayette County, Ala., to the late Bersie Lee and Clara May Tucker Tidwell, she was a homemaker and a member of the First United Pentecostal Church in Sikeston...
Virgie M. Allen (11/07/08)
CORINTH, Miss. -- Virgie M. Allen, 82, formerly of Dexter, Mo., and Malden, Mo., died Nov. 5, 2008, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. Born March 29, 1926, in Stoddard County, Mo., daughter of the late Ernest Eugene Singleton and Addie Oevia Mason Gromer, she moved to Mississippi five years ago. She retired from Swifts Poultry Plant in 1970 and was of the United Pentecostal belief...
Oma White (11/07/08)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Chapel in Dexter for Oma L. White, 85, who died Nov. 3, 2008, were: Paul White, Glen Cross, Michael White, Paul Setlars, Bill Stringer and Tyler Kelly. Honorary pallbearer was Garrett Setlars...
I.B. McNew (11/07/08)
MOREHOUSE -- Ivan B. "I.B." McNew, 92, died Nov. 7, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel of Sikeston.
Wilma VanPool (11/07/08)
DEXTER -- Wilma Courter VanPool, 81, died Nov. 8, 2008, at Bloomfield. Born June 3, 1927, in Datlo, Ark., daughter of the late Dan and Willa Segraues Courter, she was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ. She was first married to Charles Everett Pruitt, who preceded her in death. On Feb. 21, 1953, in Piggott, Ark., she married George Clifton "Bud" VanPool, who preceded her in death on July 29, 1992...
Jack Pace (11/07/08)
ABBEVILLE, S.C. -- Jack Monroe Pace, 57, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Oct. 25, 2008, in Abbeville. Born July 10, 1951, in Alexander County, Ill., to the late John Monroe and Florence Elizabeth Weakley Pace, he had lived most of his life in the Mississippi County, Mo., area where he was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Charleston...
Alvera Hendrix (11/07/08)
DUDLEY -- Alvera Hendrix, 81, died Nov. 5, 2008, at Poplar Bluff. Born Oct. 2, 1927, at Holcomb, daughter of the late Buell and Nona Stacy Drope, he was a member of the Mt. Powerhouse Church in Poplar Bluff and the former owner of Dudley Pool and Tarps...
Anna Hodges (11/07/08)
CHARLESTON -- Anna Sue Hodges, 83, died at 6:30 a.m. Nov. 6, 2008, at the Bertrand Retirement Home. Born May 31, 1925, in Cairo, Ill., to the late Robert E. and Rose Phelps Davis, she had lived in Mississippi County her entire life. She attended Southeast Missouri State University and taught several years in Charleston rural schools prior to her employment with the Missouri Division of Family Services in East Prairie where she was a caseworker for 25 years retiring in 1987. ...
Looking Back 11-07 (11/07/08)
MATTHEWS - Fifty residential building lots will be sold in the town of Matthews at an auction next week when the Matthews Improvement Association's new four-block Chamber of Commerce addition opens. SIKESTON - The Sikeston Motor Co. announced the purchase of five acres of property on the east side of Highway 61 south, across from the IGA Foodliner. The business plans to move their operations there by Sept. 1970...
SpeakOut 11-07 (11/07/08)
I would like to know why Congress and the Senate can raise their salaries so much every year and can set their own price on salary raises? Medicare patients and people that are handicapped and whatever they are drawing and living on, they get a little bit of a raise. ...