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Stories from Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Canalou ready to give post office box keys (11/25/08)
CANALOU -- After three months of personally handing out mail to Canalou residents, postmaster Melinda Sevic is ready to issue post office box keys. In August, Sevic noticed an odor in the post office, where the building's owner also lived upstairs. Sevic found the landlord who had died of apparent natural causes...
Money approved to help repair damaged ditches (11/25/08)
SIKESTON -- Money was granted and work has begun to clear some ditches clogged by spring flooding. Officials with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services recently learned about $41 million in projects was approved for 10 counties in southeast Missouri, according to Mark Nussbaum, EWP program manager for the area. The Emergency Watershed Protection Program, a division of the NRCS, will provide the funding assistance...
Monday accident (11/25/08)
Hoops season kicks off with win for Portageville Lady Bulldogs (11/25/08)
SCOTT CITY -- In the area's first high school basketball game this season, the Portageville Lady Bulldogs kicked their new season off with a lopsided win over the Scott City Lady Rams, 53-13. "For our first game of the year, I thought we hustled and played well as a defensive unit," Portageville head coach Eric Ellerbrook said. "More than anything, that's what we want to focus on, is playing as a good defensive team."...
Talking Basketball (11/25/08)
Sikeston high school basketball head coach Gregg Holifield speaks to members of the Kiwanis Club on Monday evening at La Villetta in Sikeston. Holifield spoke to the members about Sikeston Bulldog basketball and the upcoming season.
'Rumble on the River' set to return to New Madrid (11/25/08)
NEW MADRID -- The 14th Annual NMCC Riverbend Classic is scheduled to begin on Friday afternoon in New Madrid and the teams attending this year's 'Rumble by the River' tourney include premiere in-and out-of-state squads. Byhalia, Miss., Pine Bluff, Ark., West Memphis, Ark. and Memphis Central, Tenn. headline the out-of-state teams while NMCC, Charleston and Scott County Central are the three returning in-state teams back in 2008. Making their debut in the tourney are Poplar Bluff and Pacific...
Robert Campbell (11/25/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- Robert Henry Campbell, 66, died Nov. 22, 2008, at the John J. Pershing V.A. Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Sept. 6, 1942, in Toledo, Ohio, to the late Henry and Josephine McCloud Campbell, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of the American Legion in Poplar Bluff. A resident of southeast Missouri for the past several years, he was a former employee of Briggs and Stratton in Poplar Bluff...
Richard L. Walker (11/25/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- Richard Walker, 54, died Nov. 24, 2008, at Bloomfield. Born June 17, 1954, in Poplar Bluff, to Emma Irene Summers Walker of Dexter and the late Cecil Aaron Walker, he was an employee of W.W. Wood in Dudley. He served 25 years with the Dexter Police Department serving as police chief from Jan. ...
Dorothy Patrick (11/25/08)
COLT, Ark. -- Dorothy Patrick, 79, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died Nov. 23, 2008, at her home. Born April 10, 1929, in Brownville, Tenn., to the late Arthur S. and Bertha P. Warren Staggs, she had lived in East Prairie most of her life, moving to Colt in 2002...
Lovetta Cookson (11/25/08)
DEXTER -- Thelma Lovetta Cookson, 69, formerly of Granite City, Ill., died Nov. 22, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 28, 1939, near Bloomfield, to the late Archie Arvel and Clara Gladys Cooper Warren, she moved to Dexter 22 years ago and had worked for 19 years at Arvin Automotive...
Patsy Barnett (11/25/08)
LILBOURN - Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at Ponder Funeral Home for Patsy M. Hays Barnett, 55, who died Nov. 20, 2008, were: Stanley Clark, Jonathan Hays, Randy Hubbert, Jimmy Chaffin, Douglas Runkle, Danny Beeler and Connor Wallace.
Looking Back 11-25 (11/25/08)
CHARLESTON - On Nov. 24, Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Moreton of Charleston Route 3, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. SIKESTON - The Daily Standard's Calendar Girl for December is Beth Montgomery. The 17-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Montgomery of Sikeston is a high school senior...
SpeakOut 11-25 (11/25/08)
I received a scam letter from American Express saying that my payment was $150. I never had an American Express card. This is another scam. Everybody better watch out for these scams because they are getting more all the time. On election night when the news finally came out that Barack Obama had been elected president, I cried. ...