[Nameplate] Fair ~ 68°F  
High: 95°F ~ Low: 72°F
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

Stories from Friday, December 5, 2008

Noranda makes more job cuts (12/05/08)
NEW MADRID -- In an effort that would "significantly reduce operating costs, improve operating efficiencies and conserve liquidity," Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation announced on Thursday a company-wide workforce and business process restructuring. It will include more layoffs...
Getting ready for Saturday (12/05/08)
...
Jail food, medical services bids approved (12/05/08)
BENTON -- In penny-pinching efforts, Scott County Commissioners were able to negotiate bids for food and medical services at the jail. On Tuesday, commissioners opened bids, receiving two for medical services and one for food service. Those bids were discussed and awarded during Thursday's regular meeting...
Program may assist with costs to clean out ditches (12/05/08)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County officials may have found a way to make participation in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's ditch cleanout program feasible. During the regular County Commission meeting Thursday, Commissioner Martin Lucas said county officials had initially signed up to participate in the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service's Emergency Watershed Protection Program but then declined participating in the program after determining the requirement to pay prevailing wages would make the county's match too expensive.. ...
That's a wrap (12/05/08)
...
Suspicious fire under investigation (12/05/08)
SIKESTON -- The city fire marshal and others are investigating a suspicious fire that broke out Thursday night. The Sikeston Department of Public Safety received a call regarding a fire at 235 W. Gladys at 8:21 p.m. No one was home when the fire broke out, and firefighters were on the scene about two hours, according to officials...
Sikeston pins down dual match win over Dexter (12/05/08)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldog wrestling team defeated the Dexter Bearcats 41-30 in the team's first dual match of the season at the Sikeston Field House Thursday night. With Sikeston dominating the lower weights and Dexter controlling the heavier, Thursday's contest came down the the heavyweight match-up of Sikeston's Josh Carlyle and Dexter's Zach Lacy, two wrestlers relatively new to the sport. ...
Kelly girls cruise to first win of season (12/05/08)
CHAFFEE -- The Kelly Lady Hawks basketball team started out the season with a victory on Thursday evening as they defeated the Chaffee Lady Devils on the road by a final score of 71-38. Debra Hall led the Lady Hawks with 33 points and Londyn Backfisch added 10. Kelly head coach Rod McQuerter said that Thursday's game was similar to every single season opener in that the girls had to get things started for the season...
Scott Central rolls into championship game (12/05/08)
ORAN -- For Scott County Central and senior Drew Thomas, their one and only loss to the Memphis Central Warriors in the Riverbend Classic last week has continued to be a motivator for their last two games. "We just looked back on our loss and take out all of our anger on [our opponent's]," Thomas said...
John Morgan (12/05/08)
DEXTER -- John Riley Morgan, 64, died Dec. 4, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 25, 1944, at Matthews, he was a farmer. He had lived the past 18 years in Dexter where he attended the Second General Baptist Church. On May 21, 1967, he married Charlene Fiske, and she survives of the home...
Jewell Buckley (12/05/08)
PIGGOTT, Ark. -- Jewell Buckley, 98, died Dec. 4, 2008, at the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born July 6, 1910, in Coldwater, Mo., daughter of the late James Oliver and Barbara Burrows Oliver, she had owned and operated a restaurant in Bernie, Mo., and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Piggott...
Mary Smith (12/05/08)
PUXICO -- Pallbearers for services conducted on Wednesday at the Watkins and Sons Chapel for Mary M. Smith, 87, who died on Dec. 2, 2008, were: Gene Underwood, Ronnie Carver, Stacy Smith, John Underwood, Kent Carver and Herby Smith. Honorary pallbearers were James Underwood and Henry Smith...
Lynuel Campbell (12/05/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Lynuel Campbell, 79, died Dec. 4, 2008. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Home in Chaffee.
Austin Contreras (12/05/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Austin W. Contreras, 21 days, died Dec. 5, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at the Shelby Funeral Home.
Charles Johnson (12/05/08)
SIKESTON -- Charles D. Johnson, 86, died Dec. 5, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Births published 12-5 (12/05/08)
MATTHEWS -- Sheena and Michael Hart are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 1:41 p.m. Oct. 29, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Quinten Daniel Lee Hart weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Karen and Joe McCoy of Doniphan and Delbert and Kim Stiewert of Paige, Texas...
Looking Back 12-5 (12/05/08)
SIKESTON - Twenty-six Scott County men have been notified to report to Cape Girardeau for their examinations Dec. 8. Sikestonians include Glen F. Clark, Emory Oliver, L.D. Crawford and Charles J. Green. SIKESTON - Judge and Mrs. T.F. Henry held open house at their home this afternoon in observance of their 50th wedding anniversary and Henry's birthday...
SpeakOut 12-5 (12/05/08)
In regards to the bar in Miner and the loud sound every weekend, I have dealt with that for 20 years. They sit on commercial property, not residential property. I have fought the City Council over it. There's nothing you can do. Either get your ear plugs or stay up late every weekend...