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Stories from Thursday, November 20, 2008

Possible bond issue discussed (11/20/08)
SIKESTON -- A citizens group has begun efforts to study the need for future construction in the Sikeston R-6 School District as well as solicit feedback from the community. On Wednesday, the district's reformed Citizens Advisory Committee met for the first time. About 35 parents, school officials and community leaders were present for the meeting at the Alternative Education Center...
Local students learn about reptiles (11/20/08)
MATTHEWS - Scott Shupe knows how to get the undivided attention of youngsters and teachers alike. Wrap a10-foot python around your neck. Shupe, a naturalist with the Natural History Educational Company and Kentucky Reptile Zoo, is visiting several schools in Southeast Missouri to get his message across about reptiles, the life sciences and education. In addition to the Burmese python, he uses an alligator snapping turtle, Tegu lizard, American alligator and snakes to relay the lessons...
Three-peat (11/20/08)
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High price of salt won't impact keeping roads safe (11/20/08)
SIKESTON -- Despite salt shortages and high prices, those who are in charge of keeping the roadways clear promise the same level of service they have provided in previous years. "The commissioners have ensured me to do whatever it takes to keep the roads safe for the public," said Norman Brant, supervisor of the Scott County Highway Department. "So if it takes more money (than what's in the budget) we'll just have to find it some place."...
Four arrested following brawl (11/20/08)
SIKESTON -- Four arrests were made following an early morning brawl. The Sikeston Department of Public Safety received a call around 12:30 a.m. in reference to about eight subjects who were fighting in the parking lot of Cronies Bar and Grill, 1637 E. Malone...
One arrested after Wednesday pursuit (11/20/08)
SIKESTON -- A subject is in custody following a pursuit in Sikeston on Wednesday evening. Around 9:08 p.m., narcotics officers were working a case. When they attempted to stop a vehicle, there was a vehicle pursuit then foot pursuit, which began on Montgomery Street, went down Ruth Street and ended on the 800 block of Agnes Street. The entire pursuit lasted about two minutes, according to Capt. John Martin of DPS...
Burglary is under investigation (11/20/08)
SIKESTON -- A burglary at a Sikeston law firm remains under investigation. The Sikeston Department of Public Safety received a call this morning about a burglary that occurred sometime overnight at Blanton-Rice-Sidwell-Nickell-Cozean and Collins, located at 219 S. Kingshighway...
Man in custody for child abuse (11/20/08)
CARUTHERSVILLE - A father is in custody for abusing his 5-year-old child. An investigation began Tuesday after deputies were called to the South Pemiscot Schools concerning the abuse of a child. According to Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell, the child had been "slapped several times in the face, bit on the face a couple of times and even kicked in the side of the chest area by the father." Authorities believed the abuse occurred Monday evening...
Getting ready (11/20/08)
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Diann Smith (11/20/08)
SIKESTON -- Diann Smith, 57, passed away at 10:55 a.m. Nov. 19. 2008, at her home. Born March 6, 1951, at Corning, Ark., to Esther Crutchfield Russell of Montgomery, Ala., and the late Arthur Russell, she had worked as a sales clerk and cashier at Helms Quick Sack and was of the Pentecostal faith...
Dale Duncan (11/20/08)
SIKESTON -- Dale Duncan, 64, died Nov. 18, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 2, 1944, in Vanduser, to the late Houston Lee Duncan and Ruby Burns McCoy, he graduated in 1962 from Sikeston High School and was a member of Tanner Street Church of God. ...
J.L. Funkhouser Jr. (11/20/08)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services conducted Wednesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Leonard "J.L." Funkhouser, 83, who died Nov. 14, 2008, were: Jerry White, Donald Strickland, Tim Lee, Lowan Griffen, Charles Williams and Bo Roper...
Sue Mayberry (11/20/08)
DEXTER -- Sue Mayberry died Nov. 20, 2008, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Kendall Mungle (11/20/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Kendall E. Mungle, 64, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 15, 1944, in Charleston, son of the late Edward and Elizabeth (Reynolds) Mungle. He and Cecilia Puebla Gomez Mungle were married July 20, 2002, in Cape Girardeau...
Frances Barnes (11/20/08)
DEERFIELD, N.H. -- Frances Olive Yost Barnes, 95, died Nov. 2, 2008, in Deerfield. Born April 7, 1913, to the late Walter Edward and Blanche Edwina Worthley Yost, she grew up in Chicago. She had worked at the Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company and was in the Roosevelt Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. ...
Elaine Hurley (11/20/08)
DEXTER -- Elaine Hurley, 58, died Nov. 18, 2008, at Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. The daughter of Leo Tibbs of Dexter and the late Ruby Provance Tibbs, she was a homemaker. In addition to her fathers, survivors include: one sister, Sharon Goodman of Dexter; one brother, Joseph Leo Tibbs Of Poplar Bluff; one niece, Lori Moore of Dexter; one great-nephew, Heath Moore of Dexter; and one great-great-niece, Halie Moore of Dexter...
Betty McAnelly (11/20/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Betty McAnelly, 76, died Nov. 19, 2008, at the Lutheran Home. Amick-Burnett Funeral Home in Oran is in charge of arrangements.
Bill James (11/20/08)
GIDEON -- William Joseph James, 78, died Nov. 18, 2008, at the Gideon Care Center. Born Jan. 11, 1930, in Flint, Mich., to the late Elmer and Atlas McNeal James, he retired from Mississippi Glass in Granite City, Ill., in 1968. In 1975, he moved to Bloomfield...
Births published 11-20 (11/20/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Jennifer and Lanson Debrock are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 3:56 p.m. Oct. 13, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center's Family BirthPlace in Cape Girardeau. Caroline Ann Debrock weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long...
Looking Back 11-20 (11/20/08)
SIKESTON - Lula B. Craft, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.B. Craft, was among students at the University of Missouri honored recently at the second annual honor convocation. SIKESTON - The Sikeston High School Drama Club will present "The Dead of the Night," a mystery in three acts Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. in the junior high school gymnasium...
SpeakOut 11-20 (11/20/08)
We just heard on the news that they are still fuming at Campbell about that little boy that had on the white costume. I agree with the mother, not everybody has got money that they can go out and buy these fancy costumes. She had to make her son's. Why don't they just let it be and drop it? Not everybody has money to buy McCain and Palin costumes like some of them did...