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Stories from Friday, January 2, 2009

One now faces murder charges following Sikeston robbery (01/02/09)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston man's is now charged with first-degree murder following the Christmas day death of a man assaulted earlier in December. On Wednesday, Maurice J. Robinson, 29, of 514 Clayton St., was charged with first-degree murder for knowingly causing the death of Linnie Andrews, 45, by striking him on the head with a pistol and stomping his head...
New Year's county office changes (01/02/09)
Below: After taking their oaths of office, Scott County Assessor Teresa Houchin and Sheriff Rick Walter look on as County Clerk Rita Milam swears in Donnie Kiefer, second district commissioner, on Wednesday. Other Scott County officials who began a new term this year, but were sworn in on Tuesday due to conflicting schedules, were: Dennis Ziegenhorn, first district commissioner; Pam Glastetter, circuit court clerk; and Scott Amick, coroner...
Commission discusses adding three positions to road/bridge department (01/02/09)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County commissioners will consider adding three positions to the county road and bridge department for 2009. One, however, would last less than a year. Commissioners discussed several issues which will take further consideration for the preparation of the 2009 budget during the last county commission meeting of 2008. The meeting was held Wednesday instead of Thursday due to the New Year's Day holiday...
Local man jailed for waving gun at bar (01/02/09)
SIKESTON -- A Morehouse man was injured and taken into custody after brandishing a handgun outside a Sikeston bar early New Year's Day. Steven Webb, 25, of Morehouse arrived at Cheers, 1212 Linn St., just after the bar closed, according to the incident report at the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. He reportedly was looking for a female who was not there, and no one knew...
Sikeston downs NMCC for a fifth place finish (01/02/09)
POPLAR BLUFF -- The Sikeston Bulldogs wrapped up the 2008 Poplar Bluff Showdown with a fifth place finish by defeating the New Madrid County Central Eagles 56-44 on Wednesday afternoon. The win is the second by the Bulldogs over the Eagles in the 2008-2009 basketball season...
Jackie Hicks (01/02/09)
BERTRAND -- Jackie Marshall Hicks, 73, died at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 31, 2008, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born July 24, 1935, in Diehlstadt, to the late Luchen Marshall and Leona Brooks Hicks, he lived his entire life in Mississippi County. He began a lifelong career in construction with his father-in-law, Harvey Lee Jobe of Jobe Construction, and in 1987 went to work for his son, Steve Hicks of the Hicks Construction company, until his retirement. ...
Mary Ann Curtis (01/02/09)
ORAN -- Mary Ann Curtis, 72, died at 1:40 a.m. Jan. 1, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 5, 1936, at Chaffee, she was the daughter of the late Robert J. and Mary "Lena" Griffin Margrabe. She had been a school bus driver for the Oran and Rawls County school districts and for the past 16 years had been a shuttle bus driver for Southeast Missouri State University. She was a member of the Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran...
Naomi Parr (01/02/09)
MOREHOUSE -- Naomi Parr died Jan. 1, 2009, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at the Ponder Funeral Home.
Mary Ancell (01/02/09)
SIKESTON -- Mary Dover Ancell, 88, died at 1:05 p.m. Dec. 31, 2008, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born June 3, 1920, in Sikeston to the late Charles and Kathleen Druelinger Dover, she was a member of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sikeston...
Erladene Sullivan (01/02/09)
SIKESTON -- Lucille Erladene Sullivan, 84, died Dec. 31, 2008, at the Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Born Nov. 24, 1924, at Lamar, Ark., to the late Rufus Ewell and Viola May Russell Pearson, she was of the Baptist belief and a member of the Crossroads Community Church in Sikeston. She worked as a med-tech for Shufitt's Nursing Home for 22 and a half years...
Luanne Brown (01/02/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Luanne Hart Brown, formerly of Sikeston, died Dec. 30, 2008, after a brief illness. She was the light in so many lives, especially her husband, Mike; her mother, Barbara Busby; her sister, Lori (Hart) Redding; stepbrother, Tony Busby; stepchildren, Evan Brown and Kristen Rush; granddaughters, Madison and Macaily Brown; nephews, Steven Redding and Jeremy Busby; niece, Sara Busby; and grandmother, Edna Lou Hart. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends...
Donald Rievley (01/02/09)
CHAFFEE -- Donald J. Rievley, 68, died at 12:16 a.m. Dec. 31, 2008, at his home. Born Sept. 13, 1940, in Chaffee, to the late Philip Elmer and Leota Foster Rievley, he was a supervisor for Bunny Bread in Cape Girardeau. He was later a retired lead person at Gilster Mary Lee in Perryville...
Ozie Hatton (01/02/09)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Ozie Mae Hatton, 80, died at 8:10 a.m. Jan. 1, 2009, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born April 29, 1929, in Mississippi County, to the late Frank and Victoria Bass Holmes, she lived all her life in Mississippi County and was of the Baptist belief...
David Bell (01/02/09)
MATTHEWS - David Crockett Bell, 69, died at 9:57 p.m. Dec. 31, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 19, 1939, to the late James Crockett and Lillian Avis Buchanan Bell, he served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and was affiliated with the Primitive Baptist Church...
Shirley Duncan (01/02/09)
ST. CLAIR -- Shirley Eona Duncan, 77, formerly of St. Louis, died Dec. 31, 2008, at St. John's Hospital in Washington. Born Jan. 10, 1934, in St. Louis, to the late Melvin and Ruth Huber Fetters, she was a homemaker. In 1971, she moved to St. Clair where she was a member of the First Baptist Church...
Frank Roberts (01/02/09)
MOREHOUSE -- Thomas Franklin "Frank" Roberts, 70, died at 11:33 a.m. Dec. 31, 2008, at the Miner Nursing Center in Miner. Born Nov. 27, 1938, in Moody, to the late Chester and Eva Douglas Roberts, he had been employed by the Missouri state highway department in Harrisonville and Coca Cola Bottling Co. ...
Thelma Jean Nall (01/02/09)
CHAFFEE -- Thelma Jean Nall, 74, formerly of East Prairie and Benton, died at 8 a.m. Jan. 2, 2009. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Looking Back 1-02 (01/02/09)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Albert Canoy left this morning for Duncan, Okla., where they will make their new home. Canoy will assume his duties with Skelly Gas Co. SIKESTON - Sixty additional colonels from the Bootheel area were named today to the staff of Gov. Warren E. Hearnes. New names from Sikeston include: Bernard C. Rice, Hal E. Robertson and Frederick E. Steck...
Your View: Thanks (01/02/09)
The family of the late Rev. Roosevelt Johnson would like to express thanks during our time of sorrow. We would like to personally thank Williams Funeral Home, Rev. Simms and New Morning Star M.B. Church and the Standard Democrat. To all of the ministers, ushers, American Home Care, Home Advantage, all churches and friends, we cannot express our deepest appreciation for everything you did...
Your View: Generosity shown (01/02/09)
THANK YOU! Southeast Missouri Food Bank would like to thank local Boy Scout Troops 41 and 59, Cub Scout Packs 41, 43 and 44, and Sikeston 7th and 8th grade students for conducting food drives to put food on the tables of hungry families this holiday season. ...
SpeakOut 1-02 (01/02/09)
Someone recently referred to dogs and the community of Morley. Isn't there a movie coming out about the topics raised in the comment? I think the title is, "Morley and Me." The most rapidly growing name given to American newborns since 2000 is Nevaeh. ...