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Stories from Thursday, December 18, 2008

Icy Roads: Travel still impacted by winter weather (12/18/08)
SIKESTON -- Deciding whether to cancel or delay classes isn't easy, but it's something school officials must do to ensure their students remain safe. Sleet and snow forced schools to let out early Monday and cancel classes Tuesday, Wednesday and even today for some...
Robbery suspects arrested (12/18/08)
BENTON - A man who fled after allegedly robbing a Benton convenience store at gunpoint Wednesday night got as far as Perryville before authorities caught up with him. At about 7:20 p.m., Scott County sheriff's deputies responded to a reported robbery at Express Fuel in Benton, said Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter in a news release. The man had pulled a gun in the store and threatened a clerk, escaping with some cash, Walter said...
Even as ice melts travel still difficult (12/18/08)
SIKESTON -- Ice continued today to wreak havoc on motorists traveling across the region. About 15 wrecks related to hazardous road conditions occurred this morning in Scott County, according to a dispatcher with the sheriff's department. In Sikeston, between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. Thursday, only two accidents were reported in city limits, according to Department of Public Safety incident reports...
Area churches will focus on the Christ in Christmas (12/18/08)
SIKESTON -- Catholics and Protestants may schedule their Christmas church services differently but the message will be the same: focusing on the Christ in Christmas. William Marshall, pastor at the Trinity Baptist Church in Sikeston, said their Christmas service will be Sunday during which he will teach from the book of Isaiah...
Hayti man charged with forcible rape (12/18/08)
HAYTI -- A 44-year-old Hayti man was recenty arrested on the charge of forcibly raping a 15-year-old Hayti girl. At approximately 12:05 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13, Hayti officers took a report from a 15-year-old female juvenile, stating that she had been raped while spending the night with a friend...
Woman arrested on drug-related charges (12/18/08)
CARUTHERSVILLE - One woman is in custody on drug-related charges. Caruthersville Police reported the arrest of June Barnett, 31, of Caruthersville on Wednesday. She was taken into custody on a Pemiscot County warrant charging her with felony possession of a controlled substance...
Risco advances to semifinals in Clarkton Holiday Tournament (12/18/08)
CLARKTON -- The Risco Tigers will advance to the semifinal round of the Clarkton Holiday Tournament as they defeated Gideon 75-65 in first round action Tuesday night in Clarkton. The Tigers (5-1) have now won five games in a row and head coach Brandon Blankenship was pleased with Tuesday's outing...
Bert Rolwing (12/18/08)
TEXAS BEND COMMUNITY -- Albert Edward "Bert" Rolwing, 74, died Dec. 16, 2008, at his home in the Texas Bend Community of Mississippi County. He was born Dec. 22, 1933, in the Texas Bend Community, to the late Paul Rolwing and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Wessels Rolwing. ...
Ernestine Wright (12/18/08)
CHARLESTON -- Ernestine Gilmore Wright, or Ernie, as she was affectionately known by her family and legions of friends, has embarked on a new journey beginning Dec. 15, 2008. Always a lover of the many wonders of this world, which she traveled widely in her many years, her voyage now is to that ultimate destination that we who remain earthbound can only dimly imagine, to join the family circle who awaits her. ...
Kontrell Hale (12/18/08)
BENTON -- Kontrell "Konnie" Hale, 42, died Dec. 16, 2008, at his home. Born July 26, 1966, in St. Louis, son of Morris Hale of Benton and the late Elizabeth Ann Vinson Hale, he was an automobile mechanic at Ron's Foreign Car and attended Unity Baptist Church...
John E. Launius (12/18/08)
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. ...
Mary Ellen Jennings (12/18/08)
BERNIE -- Mary Ellen Jennings, 74, died Dec. 16, 2008, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Sept. 15, 1934, at Bernie, daughter of the late Joe and Betty Byrd Wilmath, she was a homemaker and a member of the White Oak Grove General Baptist Church of rural Bernie...
W.E. Farris (12/18/08)
WARDELL -- W.E. Farris, 83, died Dec. 16, 2008, at Twin Rivers Medical Center in Kennett. Born Jan. 19, 1925, in Arkansas, the son of the late Al and Carrie Billetdoux Farris, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wardell. On Jan. 19, 1945, in Piggott, Ark., he married Dorris Warth who preceded him in death...
Helen Summers (12/18/08)
BERNIE -- Helen L. Summers, 94, died Dec. 16, 2008, at the Golden Living Center in Malden. Born April 24, 1914, at Paragould, Ark., to the late Bertis and Della Jones Causey, she was a homemaker and had been a school teacher for a short time. She was a member of the Poplins Club Homemakers Extension of Bernie and a member of the Bernie General Baptist Church where she served as treasurer...
Births published 12-18 (12/18/08)
BENTON -- Kayla Sanchez and Johnathan Lewis are the parents of their second child, second son, born at 5:08 p.m. Nov. 16, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Jeremiah Luke Jordan Lewis weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 21 inches long...
Looking Back 12-18 (12/18/08)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston High School Bulldogs resumed their winning ways last night as they trounced Kennett 51-30. The victory gave the Dogs a season record of three victories and one defeat. BENTON - Scott County officials elected in November will be sworn into office Monday, Phil Waldman Jr., county clerk, reported today. ...
SpeakOut 12-18 (12/18/08)
If anyone has found a New International Bible in a brown zippered case, with a pocket, please return it to the office at First United Methodist Church or call 620-3925. It was lost Nov. 2. Hooray, hooray, so long O.J. The murderer and thief has been put away. I hope he'll be in prison for a long, long stay. And that's all I've got to say...