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Stories from Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Winter arrives: Slippery roads blamed in traffic death (12/16/08)
Winter mix causes problems for motorists SIKESTON -- The winter weather can be blamed for one related death in the area, when a vehicle slid and collided with a semi trailer. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred around 1:50 p.m. ...
Jingle Bells (12/16/08)
Kindergarten students from Mrs. Gordon, Mrs. Chessor, Ms. Miles and Mrs. Kennedy's classes sing on Monday morning in their 2008 Christmas program. Here the students sing Jingle Bells for their audience as they ring their sleigh bells to the music.
Caution should be taken with dogs (12/16/08)
SIKESTON -- Sometimes even the best dogs can misbehave. That's what one family learned over the weekend, when a 4-year-old boy was mauled by an American Bulldog. The boy's injuries included an ear that was almost entirely ripped off, a bite through his cheek that was three to four inches long, and several other bite marks on his face and arms, according to the incident report at the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. ...
Retailers hoping for shopping surge as Christmas nears (12/16/08)
SIKESTON -- With a week left of Christmas shopping, both national and local retailers are holding out hope consumers are waiting until the last minute to finish buying for everyone on their gift lists. David Friedman, owner of Falkoff's Men's Shop in Downtown Sikeston, said so far, it looks to be a pretty good holiday season for his clothing store...
Holiday mailers (12/16/08)
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New Madrid man arraigned Monday (12/16/08)
NEW MADRID -- A New Madrid man is facing a first degree murder charge for the death of a toddler. Larry D. Grant, 41, was arraigned Monday in Division II of New Madrid County Circuit Court before Judge Charles Spitler. A cash or surety bond of $500,000 was set by Spitler...
Games postponed (12/16/08)
John E. Launius (12/16/08)
DEXTER -- John Launius, 87, departed this life Dec. 13, 2008, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Jan. 31, 1921, in Essex, to the late E.Y. Launius and Gertrude Penigar Launius, John served in the European Theater during World War II as a second lieutenant in the U.S. ...
John Doerschlen (12/16/08)
PERRYVILLE -- John Frederic Doerschlen, 42, died Dec. 14, 2008, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Perryville. Born Sept. 24, 1966, in Ruislip, England, to Roy and Jacqueline Holden Doerschlen of Bloomfield, he was employed as a machinist by TG America in Perryville...
Ernestine Wright (12/16/08)
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Ernestine Gilmore Wright, 91, formerly of Charleston, Mo. and Cape Girardeau, Mo., died Dec. 15, 2008, at the Sunrise Mount Vernon Assisted Living Center in Alexandria. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston...
Louise Cates (12/16/08)
SIKESTON -- Louise L. Cates, 83, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born April 11, 1925, in Savannah, Tenn., daughter of the late Marvin and Ethel Ables Baugus. She was a charter member of Fellowship Baptist Church and her husband, father, and brother all helped build the first church...
Thomas Maddox (12/16/08)
SIKESTON -- Thomas Maddox, 60, died at 12:27 p.m. Dec. 15, 2008, at his home. Born March 12, 1948, in New Madrid, to the late Jerome and Catherine Dolan Maddox, he served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He worked as a service technician and retired from Southwestern Bell...
Barbara Chilcutt (12/16/08)
ELLSINORE -- Barbara Ann Skinner Chilcutt, 66, formerly of Charleston, died Dec. 13, 2008, at the Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Mary Jennings (12/16/08)
DEXTER -- Mary Jennings, 74, died Dec. 16, 2008, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Densil Morgan (12/16/08)
DEXTER -- Densil O. Morgan, 70, died Dec. 15, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Sallie Gentry (12/16/08)
BERTRAND -- Sallie Gentry, 93, died Dec. 15, 2008, at the Bertrand Nursing Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Births published 12-16 (12/16/08)
SIKESTON -- Jessica Quillman is the parent of her first child, a son, born at 3:41 p.m. Nov. 13, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Payton Oliver Quillman weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Mickeal Sr. and Trienna Quillman of Sikeston...
Looking Back 12-16 (12/16/08)
SIKESTON - James Harris, 624 Moore Ave., was elected vice president of the sophomore class of Washington University in the campus election. SIKESTON - Charles Royal will be chairman of the Scott County Heart Fund Drive, it was announced Friday by State Campaign Chairman Dr. M. Graham Clark, president of the School of the Ozarks in Point Lookout...
SpeakOut 12-16 (12/16/08)
This is to that disrespectful SpeakOut caller or writer that lambasted John McMillen in SpeakOut, putting down Mr. McMillen saying he owes an apology for supporting George Bush. I disagree with Mr. McMillen on some of his political views, but we are not going to bring this country together with that caller's kind of hateful low brow rhetoric. ...