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Stories from Monday, December 1, 2008

Flu season around corner (12/01/08)
SIKESTON -- The flu season hasn't hit southeast Missouri yet, but those involved in health care are still urging several precautions to avoid getting the bug. "Every year it's different, but usually the peak season is December, January and February," said Kay Griffin, women's health care nurse practitioner at the Scott County Health Department in Sikeston...
Forgiving fines (12/01/08)
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Downtown designs to be unveiled (12/01/08)
SIKESTON -- Streetscape designs for downtown Sikeston will be unveiled at a public forum Tuesday. The community is invited to participate in the formal unveiling of the designs from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Community Room at the Sikeston Pubic Library, 121 North West St. in Sikeston. There will be a review of graphic presentations from 5 to 6 p.m., a PGAV presentation from 6 to 6:30 p.m.; and from 6:30 to 7 p.m., there will be a question and answer session...
SHS drops opener (12/01/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston Bulldogs basketball team used defensive pressure to put together a strong second half rally Saturday evening in the Pepsi Showcase, but in the end fell to the highly-touted Lafayette Lancers 72-64 in the opening game of the season for both squads...
Local teams drop three in Riverbend finale (12/01/08)
NEW MADRID -- After fighting back and tying the game at the end of regulation, the Charleston Bluejays were unable to complete the comeback against the Pine Bluff Zebras on Saturday falling 89-81 in overtime. Although the Bluejays forced an overtime, Charleston head coach Danny Farmer thought that if his Bluejays would have made more of their free throws they might have ended up with an even record after their first two games of the season...
Francine Payne (12/01/08)
WHITEWATER -- Francine Payne, 82, died Nov. 30, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 1, 1926, at Puxico, to the late Cecil Lawrence and Esther Lillian Murdock Whitesell, she was a retired clerk for Burlington Northern Railroad in Chaffee. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Whitewater and a 50-year member of the Chaffee Order of Eastern Star No. 48...
Jannette Pogue (12/01/08)
PUXICO -- Jannette Pogue, 72, died Nov. 29, 2008, at her home. Born Dec. 17, 1935, in Qulin, daughter of the late James Clifford and Ethel Hudgins Campbell, she had taught school in the Malden, Dexter and Qulin Schools and in Truman, Ark., before moving to Puxico in 1971. ...
Raymond Boone (12/01/08)
HAYWARD -- Pallbearers for services conducted Friday at the DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville for Raymond L. Boone, 96, who died on Nov. 25, 2008, were: Paul Johnson, Bill Fisher, Ronnie Fisher, Ernie Penrod, Jake Fisher and Mike Rone.
Dorothy Botsch (12/01/08)
BERNIE -- Dorothy Botsch, 88, died Nov. 30, 2008, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Visitation is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Lula Bradley (12/01/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Lula A. Bradley, 94, died Nov. 29, 2008, at Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 11, 1914, in Arkansas, to the late Issac and Ida Doyle Boyer, she was a member of the First Assembly of God Church. She married Orville Dennis Bradley who preceded her in death in 1987...
Looking Back 12-1 (12/01/08)
SIKESTON - Mrs. E.R. Putnam announced today that she has sold Putnam's Market, located at 633 Greer St., to G.C. Baker Jr. and Myrtice Limbaugh. NEW MADRID - Mr. and Mrs. Ferg Hunter of New Madrid are parents of a son born yesterday at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau...
Your View: Comforting quilts (12/01/08)
Dear Editor Kids are fantastic! So much of the time they are bypassed when they do Good or even GREAT deeds. I'm here to tell the reading community that the Sikeston 7th and 8th Center (formerly Middle School) has a Student Council and Advisor that "ROCKS"...
Your View: Shame on them (12/01/08)
Dear Editor: What a shame that the Scott County Commissioners are placing on the ballot their Initiative for a county sales tax to partially offset personal property and real estates taxes (Standard, Page one, Nov. 21, 2008). This continues the trend of the Feds and the States for a generation now of devising means of higher taxes for the poor and lower taxes for the wealthy. ...
SpeakOut 12-1 (12/01/08)
It would save time. Couldn't Sikeston's rich simply give cash to Sikeston's poor rather than having to send it to the government and work its way back through multiple layers of bureaucracy? This is in responses to the SpeakOut on 11/09/08 about dogs and cats. ...