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Stories from Monday, December 29, 2008

House destroyed (12/29/08)
New Madrid Fire Department personnel were called to a house fire at 610 Davis St. at 5:24 p.m. Saturday. Firemen were hampered by the high winds and stormy weather as they fought the blaze which destroyed the home. No one was living in the house, owned by Mike and Barbie Campbell, at the time the fire broke out. Firemen remained on the scene about five hours on Saturday and were called back Sunday morning after flames rekindled. The cause of the fire is believed to be electrical in nature...
Leaders look back as terms come to an end (12/29/08)
CHARLESTON -- After a decade and a half in office, Homer Oliver and Martin Lucas will attend their last meeting as Mississippi County commissioners Wednesday. "It's been nice working with them; we've had a good working relationship," said Presiding Commissioner Jim Blumenberg. "I've enjoyed my 16 years with them and I feel like we've accomplished a lot of things, managed the finances well, and I feel like we've treated everybody fairly."...
Driver assaulted after accident (12/29/08)
CARUTHERSVILLE - A child received minor injuries when struck by a car and the vehicle's driver was also assaulted. At 1:54 p.m. Thursday on East 15th Street, a 7-year-old child rode a bike into the path of a car driven by Chelsie Mott, 19, of Caruthersville. Mott's vehicle struck the bicycle, knocking the child to the ground...
Thefts investigated (12/29/08)
SIKESTON -- Grinches are out in Sikeston. Over the weekend, the Sikeston Department of Public Safety responded to several burglaries and break-ins at residences and businesses in town. Also, some cars were broken into in the Kennedy Street area over the weekend, according to the incident reports...
Armed standoff ends peacefully (12/29/08)
CARUTHERSVILLE - A Christmas day standoff ended safely with the arrest of a suspect. Byron Greg Russom, 48, is charged with third degree domestic assault and unlawful use of a weapon after a three-hour standoff at a residence in the 1700 block of Edwards Street...
Dexter, Portageville advance to semifinals (12/29/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- The undefeated Portageville Bulldogs will advance to the semifinal round of the 52nd Annual Bloomfield Christmas Tournament with a convincing win over the Richland Rebels 66-47 Saturday night in Bloomfield. The No. 2 seeded Bulldogs (7-0), had to scrap and claw for every bit of their 19 point advantage over the No. 10 seeded Rebels (2-6) in Saturday's quarterfinal matchup...
Top seeds move on (12/29/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Since coming in to the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament as the No. 1 seed, the Scott County Central Braves have pretty much done what they have done all season; score fast and score often. "It's just amazing," Kelly head coach Nate Wills said. ...
Routs highlight first round of tourney action (12/29/08)
BROSELEY -- The 12th annual Lady Royals Holiday Classic Tournament kicked off in Broseley Saturday evening with the winning teams buying into a similar theme. Defense, as Portageville, Charleston, Kelly and Dexter all came with opening round wins. The night cap featured the No. 2 seed Portageville Lady Bulldogs against the No. 15 seed Sikeston Lady Bulldogs. In the end, it was Portageville's defense and experience that got the best of the young Sikeston squad, coming away with the 56-24 win...
Jay Blankenship Jr. (12/29/08)
NEW MADRID -- James "Jay" Allen Blankenship Jr., 82, died Dec. 28, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 7, 1926, in Kentucky, to the late Allen and Lura Walton Blankenship, he was a farmer for many years. After retiring, he served as presiding commissioner of New Madrid County for 12 years. ...
Jim Robison (12/29/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted Saturday at the First United Methodist Church for James R. Robison, 69, who died on Dec. 23, 2008, were: Tripp Dacus, Jon Gilmore, John Bob Wilson, Jeff Dacus, Chipper Thornton, Jeff Crowe, Larry Rebman and Mark Reintjes...
Frances Johnson (12/29/08)
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. -- Frances Lorraine Johnson, 91, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Dec. 10, 2008, at her home. Born July 7, 1917, in Charleston, to the late Francis M. and Jessie Lynch Robinson, she had lived in Lake Havasu City for 28 years and was a member of the Catholic Church...
Betty Crowley (12/29/08)
BERTRAND -- Betty Sue Crowley, 69, died at 1:09 p.m. Dec. 28, 2008, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Louise Moreton (12/29/08)
WYATT -- Louise Kunz Moreton, 92, died Dec. 28, 2008, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
John Brehmer (12/29/08)
DEXTER -- John William Brehmer, 63, died Dec. 28, 2008, at his home. Born June 27, 1945, in Alva, Okla., to the late Elmer W. and Lillie Looney Brehmer, he was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Dexter where he served as head elder. A former member of the Citizen Bank Board of Directors and owner of Brehmer Fertilizer in Dexter, he helped with the leadership of the 4-H program and the Stoddard County Extension Council for many years...
Olline Bolen (12/29/08)
WAPPAPELLO -- Olline Bolen, 86, formerly of Sikeston, died Dec. 26, 2008 at the Oakdale Care Center in Poplar Bluff. Born May 4, 1922 in Bernie, she was a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston and was a homemaker. On Feb. 25, 1939, in Risco, she married Woodrow George Bolen, who preceded her in death on Dec. 9, 2007...
Everett Medler (12/29/08)
DEXTER --Everett Medler, 93, died Dec. 27, 2008, at the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center at Poplar Bluff. Born Nov. 10, 1915, in Bernie, son of the late Raymond Medler and Mamye Lucas Medler, he was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter, a former inspector with Elder Manufacturing Company and Arvin Automotive and a former presser with Medler's Cleaners in Dexter. ...
Ida Funkhouser (12/29/08)
CHAFFEE -- Ida Mae Funkhouser, 79, died at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 27, 2008, at her daughter's home in Charleston. Born July 6, 1929, at Delta, she was the daughter of the late John and Ella Pearl Cole Chapman. A retired machine operator from Tricon Industry in Cape Girardeau, she was a member of the Church of God in Jackson...
Bo Sandusky Jr. (12/29/08)
DEXTER -- Jerry Lloyd "Bo" Sandusky Jr., 39, died Dec. 27, 2008, in the emergency room at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Feb. 28, 1969, at Kansas City, Mo., to Jerry Lloyd and Janet Hensley Sandusky Sr. of rural Dexter, he was a student at Three Rivers Community College at Poplar Bluff...
Mary Higgins (12/29/08)
SIKESTON -- Mary E. Higgins, 64, formerly of East Prairie, died at 7:15 a.m. Dec. 27, 2008, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 22, 1944, in Mississippi County, to the late Arlie and Selester Goff Scott, she had lived the past 20 years in Sikeston and was of the Baptist belief...
Angela Davis (12/29/08)
CHARLESTON -- Angela Sue Davis, 39, died Dec. 24, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 29, 1969, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Micheal DeCaro of Lakeland, Fla., and Linda Paro of Sikeston. On March 19, 2004, she married Ronnie Johnson Davis, and he survives of the home...
Eleanor Aubuchon (12/29/08)
DEXTER -- Eleanor C. Aubuchon, 91, died Dec. 26, 2008, at the Cypress Point Nursing Center in Dexter. Born Dec. 23, 1917, in Bronaugh, daughter of the late J. Arthur and Mae Combs Brown, she had lived in Desloge, Williamsville, Bloomfield, Cape Girardeau and Malden before moving to Dexter in 1992. She was a retired school teacher and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Malden, Missouri...
Looking Back 12-29 (12/29/08)
SIKESTON - Due to misleading reports concerning charges being made at the new Missouri Delta Community Hospital, a correct list of such charges has been received. Patients occupying wards, $6 per day; semi-private rooms, $8 per day; private rooms, $10 per day. ...
Speakout 12-29 (12/29/08)
A day to read This is from all the retired people that live at Pharris Ridge. We love living out here. We can go two or three days without getting a newspaper and then we get them all in one day. Then we just sit all day and read the news. Be positive...