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Stories from Friday, November 21, 2008

Ballot measure to waive county taxes (11/21/08)
BENTON -- Scott County voters will decide on Feb. 3 whether to waive the county portion of their real estate and personal property taxes in exchange for a half-cent sales tax. On Thursday, commissioners voted to place the initiative of the ballot. "I truly believe that, for the majority of people, this is a tax break," said Jamie Burger, presiding commissioner, in a meeting with elected officials and department heads to explain the initiative and hear comments...
'Sikeston Star' speaks to a sold-out crowd (11/21/08)
SIKESTON -- It wasn't the same type of sold-out crowd to which he is accustomed. But in front of a packed room, Blake DeWitt summarized the past year as "spectacular" for him. The Los Angeles Dodger shared his experiences Thursday at the monthly luncheon of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce. As he took to the podium, the crowd, which also lined up throughout the luncheon for autographs and photographs, gave him a standing ovation...
Bridge work moves forward (11/21/08)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County residents should see the bridge on County Road 522 over the Wolf Hole Lateral out by the end of the year and a new bridge in its place by the end of January, weather permitting. Dennis Cox, an engineer for Smith and Co. of Poplar Bluff, brought in paperwork for Presiding Commissioner Jim Blumenberg to sign and updated commissioners on the project during their regular meeting Thursday...
Commission makes board appointment (11/21/08)
BENTON -- A Sikeston man has been reappointed to the Scott County Port Authority board. During Thursday's regular meeting, the Scott County Commission voted to approve the reappointment of Gene Dement for a four-year term. This will be Dement's second term on the board...
Seventh grade gets first-ever win (11/21/08)
KENNETT -- The inaugural game of the Sikeston Bulldog seventh grade basketball program proved victorious as Sikeston traveled to Kennett and defeated the Indians 51-28. The Bulldogs, under the tutelage of first year head coach Derek James, trailed at the half to the Indians 16-13 but put up 21 points in the third quarter and 17 in the fourth to push their victory to 23 points...
Betty McAnelly (11/21/08)
ORAN -- Betty Jewel McAnelly died on Nov. 19, 2008. Betty was born Jan. 26, 1932, in Morrilton, Ark., daughter of Howard Harrison and Linnie Naomi Chew Lockhart. She and Paul McAnelly were married Dec. 2, 1948. God and family were the most important things to Betty. She filled her life with her family. Betty was a loving mother, housewife and wonderful babysitter for many grandchildren. She was a hard worker and enjoyed picking cotton, gardening, doing laundry, cleaning house and cooking...
Dale Duncan (11/21/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Dale Duncan, 64, who died on Nov. 18, 2008, were: Darrell Williams, Ron Cullins, Marvin Graham, Bob Williams, Glen Hessling and Mike Underhill.
Troy Scott (11/21/08)
CHARLESTON - Troy Hayes Scott, 85, died at 5:40 p.m. Nov. 20, 2008, at his home. Born March 30, 1923, in Russellville, Ark., to the late Bleve David and Ruth Thelma Morphis Scott, he was of the Baptist belief. Following his service with the U.S. Army in World War II, he lived in Collinsville, Ill., where he was employed with E. Jay Trucking Co. for several years until his retirement in 1982. In 1987 he moved to Horsebend, Ark., and in 1998 moved to Charleston...
Patsy Barnett (11/21/08)
SIKESTON -- Patsy M. Barnett, 55, died Nov. 20, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Ponder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Births published 11-21 (11/21/08)
CORNING, Ark. -- Eric and Sarah Leonard are the parents of their second child, second son, born Oct. 15, 2008, at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro. Carter Michael Leonard weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces. Maternal grandparents are Michael and Beverly Keefer of Sikeston, Mo. Great-grandparents are Harley and Vonda Barnes and Geraldine Keefer of Sikeston and the late Merl Keefer...
Looking Back 11-21 (11/21/08)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. D.H. Payne of Sikeston will observe their 51st wedding anniversary at their home Friday. SIKESTON - Mrs. C.B. Poage was honored on her 74th birthday with a surprise party that evening at the home of Mrs. J.B. Martin. MINER - Residents of Miner are voting today on a franchise agreement, which if passed will allow the REA Electrical Cooperation to serve Miner. A simple majority is required for passage...
SpeakOut 11-21 (11/21/08)
The only thing I can think and wonder about is how can society stand to see an animal abused and worry about it. When a child has been beaten or abused, they see nothing wrong with it. That's okay. There comes a greater judgment than this earth's judgment...