Veteran's job fair (11/13/08)
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Stories from Thursday, November 13, 2008
Veteran's job fair (11/13/08)
HMDG's Christmas Open House begins Friday (11/13/08)
SIKESTON -- People who shop in downtown Sikeston this weekend will likely get a blast from the past, with the Historic Midtown Development Group's Christmas Open House. "We see families come out, and it's a lot of fun," said Terri Hurley, owner of Bo's Jewelry and Pawn. "It reminds me of the old days, with the Carnival downtown. I get that feeling from when I was a small child and I would go shopping with my Mom."...
Former Sikeston resident now sheriff in Christian County (11/13/08)
SIKESTON -- A former Sikeston Department of Public Safety police officer will soon be the chief law enforcement officer for Missouri's fastest growing county. Joey Kyle, 47, a 1980 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, received 65 percent of the votes during the Nov. 4 general election in the race to be Christian County's next sheriff...
Noranda lays off 35 employees (11/13/08)
NEW MADRID -- Due to the economy, some employees of Noranda Aluminum were recently laid off. Company officials confirmed that 35 people were laid off effective Nov. 1. Those terminated were chosen by seniority. Keith Gregston, president and general manager of Noranda, said the price of aluminum has dropped from $1.50 over the summer to 90 cents...
Heil twins sign with Missouri S&T (11/13/08)
DEXTER -- Going on four years now, the Heil twins, Katelyn and Cathryn, have been able to play basketball with one another for the Lady Bearcats at Dexter High School. On Wednesday they each signed a letter of intent to play at Missouri University of Science and Technology, formerly the University of Missouri-Rolla, to continue their playing days for at least four more years...
John Glenn (11/13/08)
PUXICO -- John Wiley Glenn, 80, died Nov. 6, 2008, at the Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula. Born Dec. 2, 1927, in Puxico, son of the late Charles Thomas and Minnie Elizabeth Hodge Glenn, he graduated from Puxico High School then attended Southeast Missouri State University where he received his bachelor of science degree in business and marketing in 1952. ...
Kelley Nelson (11/13/08)
BENTON -- Kelley Melvin Nelson, 73, formerly of Sikeston, died Nov. 10, 2008, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 10, 1935, in Sikeston, to the late George Marvin and Hope Kelley Nelson, he had lived most of his life in Sikeston where he had been employed for a number of years with Wholesale Food Distributing and had been assistant manager at the Ramada Inn. He attended the Morehouse Church of Christ...
Dortha Brown (11/13/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted Wednesday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Dortha Belle Brown, 79, who died on Nov. 10, 2008, were: Andrew Garner, Brian Green, Joe Bard, Lee Brown, Eugene Adams and Phil Shimon.
Mary Holt (11/13/08)
GRANITE CITY, Ill. -- Mary Lee Pipkin Holt, 67, formerly of New Madrid, Mo., died Nov. 11, 2008, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Feb. 9, 1941, to the late Jack and Pauline Pipkin of Kewanee, Mo., she lived most of her life in Collinsville...
Ruth Mallette (11/13/08)
PARAGOULD, Ark. -- Ruth Marie Mallette, 90, formerly of Puxico, Mo., died Nov. 10, 20058, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Dec. 4, 1917, in Blue Mountain, Miss., daughter of the late William S. and Isabel Rushing Hanner, she grew up in Blue Mountain and moved to Puxico in 1948. In 2001, she moved to Paragould. She had been a member of the Corinth General Baptist Church...
Looking Back 11-13 (11/13/08)
SIKESTON - Major Oscar Hudson, Army instructor for the first battalion of the 140th infantry regiment of the Missouri National Guard, arrived in Sikeston today to begin his regular duties. SIKESTON - Bishop Eugene Frank of St. Louis will speak at the annual rally of United Methodist Men of the Sikeston-Poplar Bluff District Wednesday...
SpeakOut 11-13 (11/13/08)
I was coming along the Interstate headed for Sikeston. A big cotton truck run a stop sign coming from Morehouse headed like towards Canalou. I mean he didn't let up, he just plowed through that stop sign. If there had been a car coming through there, there would have been no way he wouldn't have hit him. They need to have a state patrol to sit out there and watch that place. I'm telling you there's no wonder there's so many wrecks and people getting killed. It's from stupid people!...