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Stories from Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Auditor ranks district at top (12/10/08)
SIKESTON -- Despite net assets of the Sikeston R-6 School District decreasing nearly 15 percent last school year, the district earned an "A" on its annual auditor's report. Certified public accountant Mike Radake of Van de Ven LLC presented the audit of the 2007-2008 school year to the Board of Education during its regular meeting Tuesday...
Naughty or nice (12/10/08)
A student in Susan Kimball's class at Sikeston Kindergarten Center tells Santa Claus (Matthew Bain) what she wants for Christmas as Mrs. Claus (Sherri McCoy) looks on. The jolly couple visited all the classrooms at the school on Tuesday.
New Madrid man sentenced to life in prison (12/10/08)
JACKSON - A New Madrid resident was sentenced to life in prison for his role in a 2006 murder. Cornelius A. Sutton, who was found guilty by a jury in October for the Aug. 25, 2006, beating death of Charles Toler, was sentenced to 15 years in the Department of Corrections on the charge of first degree manslaughter. The sentence is the maximum that can be imposed on the charge...
Property insurance rates remain at current level (12/10/08)
MINER -- Miner will not see a premium hike for its property and equipment insurance. During their regular monthly meeting Tuesday, the Miner Board of Aldermen approved renewing the city's property insurance plan with Missouri Rural Services. The annual premium of $14,293 is the same as the city paid this year...
County will renew health insurance (12/10/08)
BENTON -- Scott County will keep the health insurance they have now for another year. Scott County Commissioners opted during their regular meeting Tuesday to renew the county's health insurance plan with the Principal Insurance Company through Anderson Green in Sikeston...
DPS warns of possible roundup (12/10/08)
SIKESTON -- This holiday season may be a bit less merry for some who could wind up spending Christmas in jail. Each year, the Sikeston Department of Public Safety makes an effort to reach out to people in the community with outstanding warrants for their arrest. ...
Risco wins home opener over Oran (12/10/08)
RISCO -- The Risco Tigers won their first home game of the season on Tuesday night with a defeat over the Oran Eagles 54-48. "We played pretty solid [Tuesday]," Risco head coach Brandon Blankenship said. "We pressed well. Our 1-2-2 trap really worked out for us."...
Eagles use strong second half to defeat Chaffee (12/10/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- The East Prairie Eagles basketball team used a stellar second half performance to lead them to victory over the visiting Chaffee Red Devils 83-67 Tuesday night in East Prairie. The game began as a hard fought and evenly matched affair, with the Red Devils taking a 34-29 lead into halftime...
Cape Central eliminates Bluejays from tourney (12/10/08)
SIKESTON -- It isn't very often the Charleston Bluejays are eliminated from a tournament on just the second night. Unfortunately for the Bluejays that is just what happened Tuesday night after falling to the Cape Central Tigers 51-46 in the consolation semifinals of the SEMO Conference Tournament...
Braves whip the Whippets Tuesday (12/10/08)
SIKESTON -- With a vacant spot left in the Scott County Central Braves' schedule due to a 'mix up', the Ellington Whippets jumped at the chance to play one of the premiere teams in Southeast Missouri. "It was a good game for us to pick up at this time of the year," Ellington head coach Chris Miller said. "We've got some tough competition coming up in our area and I just told our guys that we won't play a better team than the team we played tonight probably for the rest of the year."...
Portageville thumps Kelly (12/10/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- The Portageville Bulldogs racked up their second consecutive victory of the season in the gym as they handed the visiting Kelly Hawks a 57-38 loss Tuesday evening. Portageville outscored the Hawks 17-9 in the first quarter, 20-4 in the second quarter and led 37-13 at half...
Sikeston is favorite matchup of Bulldogs (12/10/08)
Bums unite. I've been told that the Bleacher Bums are better this year. Better -- not yet great. Greatness can be achieved in the first Notre Dame contest Thursday evening. After all, there is reason to show up big on Thursday evening (district championship 2008.) Don't get stupid. ...
Geneva Voelker (12/10/08)
SIKESTON -- Geneva Elizabeth Voelker, 88, died Dec. 9, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born Dec. 5, 1920, in Diehlstadt, daughter of the late Rev. William S. and Cleo Williams Bailey, she co-owned and operated Voelker's Jewelry Store in Sikeston for many years. ...
Henry Treadwell (12/10/08)
WYATT -- Henry Treadwell, 66, died Dec. 6, 2008, in Wyatt. Born Aug. 27, 1942, in St. Louis, to the late Henry and Lovey Douglas Treadwell, he was a lifelong Missouri resident and involved in farming. He married Louise Brown, who preceded him in death. He later married Cornelia Dunnigan, who survives of the home...
Frank Ash (12/10/08)
LILBOURN -- Frank William Ash, 75, died Dec. 9, 2008. Born Dec. 28, 1932, in Braggadocio, to the late George and Rillie Fowler Ash, he was the mayor of Lilbourn for two years. He retired from Curtis Industries in Cleveland, Ohio, after 35 years and was also the owner of the Lilbourn Pawn Shop. ...
Ester Morgan (12/10/08)
SIKESTON - Ester L. Morgan, 90, died Dec. 9, 2008, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 23, 1917, daughter of the late Thomas R. and Paralee Nobles Robertson, she was a member of the General Baptist Church in Morehouse. On Sept. 28, 1935, she married W.E. "Bill" Morgan, who preceded her in death May 17, 1983...
Shirley Ellis (12/10/08)
MOREHOUSE -- Pallbearers for services conducted Tuesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Morehouse for Shirley Ann Ellis, 68, who died Dec. 6, 2008, were: Darrell Hoskins Sr., Darrell Hoskins Jr., Jackie Hays Sr., Jackie Hays Jr., Robert Tibbs and Ronnie Knuckles...
Nob Triplett (12/10/08)
ESSEX -- Charles "Nob" Triplett, 93, died Dec. 10, 2008, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Margaret Bell (12/10/08)
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- Margaret Ann Bell, 80, formerly of Cape Girardeau, Mo., died Dec. 5, 2008. Born May 14, 1928, in Sikeston, Mo., daughter of the late John Harold Bruce and Gladys Caldwell Bruce, she was a member of the Creative Life Church in Hot Springs...
Jackie Harrison (12/10/08)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services conducted Tuesday at the Calvary Baptist Church in Dexter for Jackie Harrison, 58, who died Dec. 6, 2008, were: Chad Harrison, Doy Creed, Ed Pope, Scott Townsend, Kevin Britton and Larry Watkins.
Anna Wilson (12/10/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Anna Ellen Wilson, 93, died at 9:35 p.m. Dec. 9, 2008 at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Looking Back 12-10 (12/10/08)
CHARLESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Charles Reeves of Charleston are parents of a daughter born Monday night at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. SIKESTON - An area day care center will open Jan. 13 in two rooms at the Lincoln School for children who were 3 before Sept. 15 through the age of 5...
Bah, humbug! It's Christmas (12/10/08)
Once again, Christmastime is here. People are hanging lights from their houses, singing awful songs about snowmen and going crazy trying to find that perfect present that has been sold out for months. Ahhh, Christmas. I know, I'm the Grinch or a Scrooge or whatever you want to call me. I don't mean to be, but as Christmas gets closer and closer I seem to hate it more and more. But I do try...
Don't get swept up by wave of hysteria (12/10/08)
This past summer, I wrote of the impending dire circumstances facing our nation as the prospect of $8 a gallon gasoline loomed on the horizon. I made that assessment after reading "the nation's leading expert" on gasoline pricing. This "expert" was and remains a leading forecaster within the petroleum industry and clearly knows the ins and outs of the petro pipeline. ...
Speakout 12-10 (12/10/08)