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Stories from Friday, December 19, 2008

Healthy ratings (12/19/08)
CHARLESTON -- Earlier this month the Mississippi County Health Department earned designation as one of only 12 accredited health departments in the state. "It's the good housekeeping seal of approval when a health department is accredited," said Kathleen Wojciehowski, director of the Missouri Institute for Community Health...
Disaster preparation continues (12/19/08)
BENTON -- Following this week's ice storm and learning from other disasters in the spring, Scott County commissioners are working to be better able to fight the next one. "We learned a lesson last year, that we should be prepared for this year," said Ron McCormick, commissioner...
Two charged with robbery (12/19/08)
BENTON --Two Missouri teenagers are formally charged following Wednesday's armed robbery near Benton. Michael C. Schneider, 19, of Rosendale and Nicole M. Nichols, 17, of Gower are charged with robbery in the first degree and armed criminal action, according to a news release from Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter...
Bridge bid awarded (12/19/08)
CHARLESTON -- Assuming MoDOT approves the choice, Joe's Bridge and Grading of Poplar Bluff will build Mississippi County's next new bridge. Bids for construction of a new bridge on County Road 522 over the Wolf Hole Lateral were opened during the regular County Commission meeting Thursday...
Holiday harmonies (12/19/08)
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Sikeston residents arrested in Dexter (12/19/08)
DEXTER -- Three Sikeston residents were arrested in Dexter Thursday for shoplifting. According to Dexter Police Department incident summary, April Y. Cray, 25; Travis D. Nelson, 23; and Eric D. Gray, 23, all of Sikeston were arrested at 3:37 p.m. at Wal-Mart Supercenter, 2025 W. Business 60, on charges of stealing, shoplifting and interference with police...
Dexter hits century mark against SHS (12/19/08)
SIKESTON -- Just a season removed from celebrating the 100th year of Sikeston football, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs basketball team associated themselves with a century mark of their own. Only, it was the Dexter Lady Bearcats celebrating the feat. In Thursday's varsity contest at the Sikeston Field House, the Lady Bearcats eclipsed the century mark for the first time in school history by dismantling the Lady Bulldogs 101-19...
Charleston knocks off Delta to stay undefeated (12/19/08)
CHARLESTON -- Thursday night's match up of two of the top girls basketball teams in Southeast Missouri provided plenty of excitement. Host Charleston was able to defeat the visiting Delta Lady Bearcats 62-52. Both teams had high hopes before the opening tip off as the Lady Bluejays remained undefeated while Delta had only lost one...
Risco advances to championship game (12/19/08)
CLARKTON -- The No. 5 seed Risco Tigers (6-1) moved on to the championship game of the Clarkton Holiday Invitational Tournament on Thursday night by upsetting the No. 1 seed Gosnell Ark. Pirates 77-72. "It was just a great game all the way threw," Risco head coach Brandon Blankenship said...
Ida Wood (12/19/08)
GIDEON -- Ida Josephine Wood, 86, died Dec. 16, 2008, at her home. Born Oct. 24, 1922, at Willow Springs, to the late Ivan Joseph and Lilly Jane Rader Reno, she was affiliated with the First Baptist Church in Gideon. On May 31, 1941, she married Wallace William Wood who preceded her in death on Nov. 14, 1992...
Maxine True (12/19/08)
SIKESTON -- Maxine True, 72, died Dec. 18, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 29, 1936, in Booneville, Miss., to the late William Shelby and Effie Mae Burress Thorne, she was a homemaker, a childcare provider and a member of Church on the Rock...
Pamela Abelson (12/19/08)
TACOMA, Wash. -- Pamela Sue Abelson, 58, died Dec. 15, 2008, at her home. Born Aug. 26, 1950, in Poplar Bluff, to Gail and Gale Allen King of Jackson, she attended grade school in Perryville. She graduated from Truman High School in Independence and was a graduate of the University of Missouri Conservatory of Music where she received a degree in choral music and a master's degree in curriculum development. ...
Looking Back 12-19 (12/19/08)
SIKESTON - Carol Owens arrived Friday to spend the weekend with his parents, the Rev. and Mrs. E.D. Owens and family. Owens is currently attending Louisville Theological Seminary. SIKESTON - Foundation work is under way for the new offices of the Blanton, Blanton and Rice Law Firm. The building, which is located on South Kingshighway, will consist of six offices, two conference rooms, secretarial quarters and a library with a fireplace. The structure is expected to be completed in late spring...
SpeakOut 12-19 (12/19/08)
I just read this evenings paper and read the comments titled Crackdown. I agree with this article completely. The welfare problem is just one of many problems the government has created for all of us to pay for from our toils. The welfare problem is one that will continue to plague this great country for many years unless we the American public force our Congress people and state representatives to take action. ...