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Stories from Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Setting the stage (12/03/08)
SIKESTON -- The dream for Downtown Sikeston is beginning to take shape and become a real vision for those involved in the area's revitalization efforts. Tuesday night, conceptual designs for streetscape improvements, Legion Square, the Depot Commons and gateway monuments and wayfinding stations were presented in a public forum at the Sikeston Public Library...
Public entities set to get aid (12/03/08)
BENTON -- Public entities in Scott County will receive reimbursement for Hurricane Ike damage. "We received a declaration for public assistance," said Joel Evans, county developer, during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday. With the Federal Emergency Management Agency declaration, any public entity in Scott County with expenses related to cleaning up damage from the storm winds on or about Sept. 15 may apply for reimbursement and are encouraged to do so, according to Evans...
Noranda announces more layoffs (12/03/08)
NEW MADRID -- The layoff of 89 hourly employees, effective at the end of their work shift today, was announced to Noranda Aluminum workers on Monday. "The lay-offs result from the economic challenges facing the aluminum industry and specifically, Noranda, as we continuously look for ways to reduce our operating costs, improve our productivity and conserve our liquidity," Keith Gregston, president and general manager wrote in an e-mail. ...
First phase will move forward for water district (12/03/08)
SIKESTON -- Public Water Supply District 4 in Scott County will move forward thanks to the finalization of negotiations for land purchase options. The purchase and contracts were announced in a Tuesday news release from Dennis Meier, president of the PWSD No. 4...
Williams soars past opponents (12/03/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Coming into his senior season, East Prairie running back MC Williams had several goals that he set in his mind. As he took his pads off for the last time as an Eagle, he felt like he had accomplished just about everything that he set his sights upon...
Sikeston holds off Blytheville (12/03/08)
BLYTHEVILLE, Ark.-- The Sikeston Bulldog basketball team picked up their first win of the season as they downed the Blytheville Chickasaws 81-71 on the road in Blytheville Tuesday night. "It's great to win games on the road," Sikeston head coach Gregg Holifield said after his team's win. "That (Blytheville) is a tough place to play and we are happy to get out of there with the win."...
Kelly defeats Malden to move into semifinals on Thursday (12/03/08)
ORAN -- The Kelly Hawks started off the second day of the Oran Invitational with a bang as they held on to a small lead for 32 minutes to defeat the Malden Green Wave 67-56. For the Hawks, Tuesday's victory had a lot to do with the play from their four-man rotation at the guard position...
Risco falls in Campbell tourney (12/03/08)
CAMPBELL -- The No. 7 seed Risco Tigers fell to the No. 2 seed Campbell Camels in the Campbell Tournament on Tuesday night 82-55. "We just never could recover after the first quarter," Risco head coach Brandon Blankenship said. "We're better than what we showed. Campbell came out and played very well. Ross Carter had a good game but we've got to have some other players step up."...
Bluejays outlast Dexter (12/03/08)
DEXTER -- Even though the Charleston Bluejays were able to hold on for a nine point win over the Dexter Bearcats on Tuesday night, that was almost not the case towards the end of the game. With 4:02 left in the fourth quarter, the Bearcats capped off a 10-3 run after Jered Stephens sent a pass under the basket to Alan Flannigan to cut the Bluejays lead to 56-54...
Sikeston girls drop opener (12/03/08)
DONIPHAN -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs basketball team dropped their opening game of the season Monday to the Doniphan Donnettes 58-42. The inexperienced Lady Bulldogs played the Donnettes close the entire way trailing 25-19 at the half before cutting the lead to 42-39 after three. Doniphan then outscored Sikeston 14-3 in the final quarter to seal the game...
Stupidity runs high as night lingers on (12/03/08)
Stupidity runs at an all-time level once the clock strikes 10 p.m. in the newsroom. If you want to know some of the random acts of stupidity just ask one of the four of us. You may gain more info from two in particular of our four, but, if you really want some good bulletin board information for forum boards or Topix.com, just inquire about the recent war of words with my co-workers...
Nelwyn Porter (12/03/08)
HAYTI -- Nelwyn T. Porter, 92, formerly of Greenfield, Tenn., died Dec. 1, 2008, at the Memorial Nursing Home in Hayti. Born March 17, 1916, in Medina, Tenn., to the late Cary and Una McAdoo Todd, she was in the Women's Medical Auxiliary in Weakly County,, Tenn., and a member of the United Methodist Women's Association in Greenfield...
William H. Adcock (12/03/08)
SIKESTON -- William H. "Bill" Adcock, 85, died Nov. 29, 2008, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born May 4, 1923, in Portageville, to the late John Anderson and Fannie Elizabeth Harrelson Adcock, he was a member of Illinois Avenue General Baptist Church and a production manager for Coca-Cola Bottling in Sikeston for over 20 years and later for Royal Crown Bottling in Illinois...
Mona File (12/03/08)
NEWBURGH, Ind. -- Mona Higgerson File, 87, died Nov. 26, 2008, at Golden Living Center-Woodlands. Born June 15, 1921, in rural New Madrid County, Mo., to the late Arthur and Nina Higgerson, she moved to Evansville in 1944 where she worked in the shipyard. She later worked for 33 years at Faultless Caster from which she retired...
Former Blodgett mayor Ben F. Marshall dies (12/03/08)
BLODGETT -- Ben F. "Benny" Marshall III, 81, died Dec. 1, 2008, at his home. Born Oct. 14, 1927, in St. Louis, to the late Ben F. and Catherine Mooney Marshall Jr., he served in the U.S. Army and was a retired farmer. He was the chairman of the Scott County Democratic Committee for 40 years...
Deadra Swiderski (12/03/08)
DEXTER -- Deadra Page Swiderski, 36, died Dec. 1, 2008, at her home. Born June 22, 1972, in Illinois, to Connie Duncan Hausman of Dexter and the late Richard Swiderski, she lived most of her life in Dexter where she attended the Lighthouse Christian Center...
Jannette Pogue (12/03/08)
PUXICO -- Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at the Watkins and Sons Chapel for Jannette Pogue, 72, who died Nov. 29, 2008, were: Clint Pogue, Jared Kinder, Jay Parsley, Ryan McClure, Rick McLean and Rudy Williams.
Looking Back 12-3 (12/03/08)
SIKESTON - Sarah Reid, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Reid, celebrated her fourth birthday Monday afternoon with a party at her home. CHARLESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Gene McConachie of Charleston are parents of a daughter born at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau...
My sports life is a fantasy (12/03/08)
"Fantasy football is the devil." It was a simple text message I got from a friend Sunday afternoon that stated so much in five little words. Yes, I am a 'fantasy football geek.' I didn't mean to be, it just sort of happened. What began as signing up for a team on a lark has turned into an obsession and not exactly one I'm all that proud of...
I'm battling the flu bug and I'm losing (12/03/08)
When you venture out and about this holiday shopping season you can pick up all kinds of things. In my case, I picked up the flu bug. Or maybe it's just some associated crud. Regardless of the medical name attached to this malady, it stinks!...
SpeakOut 12-3 (12/03/08)
Everybody is carrying on on the news about $100 million tool bag that a space walker lost. Nobody seems to care about the trillion dollars we lost to the bankers. I find it amusing and actually quite pathetic that John McMillan is still writing his letters to the editor. ...