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Stories from Thursday, January 8, 2009

New Depot exhibit spotlights art teachers (01/08/09)
SIKESTON -- The stated mission at the Sikeston Depot includes proving opportunities for people to display their artistic creations. And Mike Marsh, director of the museum, said the newest exhibit fits perfectly into that description. The Depot's first-ever Art Teachers' Art Show is now on display at the main gallery. The 50 or so pieces of educators' personal works will be on display through the end of February...
Sikeston Goody's fate is uncertain (01/08/09)
SIKESTON - As national retailer Goody's Family Clothing prepares to begin liquidating stores Friday, the fate of local workers is still uncertain. The company's 287 locations include stores in Sikeston, Cape Girardeau and Poplar Bluff. Management at the Sikeston location Wednesday declined to comment on questions about the liquidation. There was no information available at the Knoxville, Tenn.,-based business's Web site about the local closing either...
Benefit planned for local child with leukemia (01/08/09)
SCOTT CITY -- Three-year-old Katelyn Dannenmueller is like any other toddler. She loves Mickey Mouse, princesses and her baby brother, Jacob Paul. But over the past couple months, Katelyn has endured more than any child should ever have to because on Oct. 14, 2008, she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a cancer of the white blood cells...
Commerce farmer dies in silo accident (01/08/09)
ORAN -- An 84-year-old farmer from Commerce died Wednesday when he fell into a grain silo filled with soybeans, Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter said. Herschel Gilpin and his son were unloading the bin on leased farmland along Scott County Road 277 near Oran, Mo., when the accident occurred, Walter said. The son was moving a tractor and Gilpin was on top of the silo, Walter said. The son did not see the accident...
Lady Eagles advance in Delta tournament (01/08/09)
DELTA -- In the second round of the Delta New Years Tournament on Wednesday night, the Oran Lady Eagles got their game started off with a 10-2 run against the Chaffee Lady Devils. That would pretty much be all the cushion they would need as they breezed past the Lady Devils 55-36...
Woodrow Pearson (01/08/09)
COMMERCE -- Woodrow Pearson, 90, died Jan. 5, 2009, at Hunter Acres Caring Center in Sikeston. Born July 5, 1918, in Melvin, Ala., son of Verma Pearson of Melvin and the late Coleman Pearson, he was a farmer and member of St. James AME Church in Cape Girarardeau...
Robert C. Adams (01/08/09)
DEXTER -- Robert C. Adams, 80, died Jan. 5, 2009, at his home. Born June 1, 1929 at Limestone, Ark., son of the late Floyd Adams and Nannie Brown Adams, he was the office manager for Averett and Son Implement and ProAg in Dexter for over 40 years. A veteran of the United States Army, he had served during the Korean War...
L.J. Harwood Sr. (01/08/09)
MOREHOUSE -- Pallbearers for services conducted Wednesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Morehouse for L.J. Harwood, 82, who died Jan. 4, 2009, were: David Harwood, Daniel Farrenburg, Ruben White, Chris Hart, Billy Gilliland and Shay Harwood...
Catherine Davidson (01/08/09)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Catherine Davidson, 73, died at 7 a.m. Jan. 7, 2009, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Larry Smith (01/08/09)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Larry Tubbs Smith died at 5:30 a.m. Jan. 8, 2009, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Dub Chism (01/08/09)
SPRINGFIELD -- William "Dub" Chism passed away January 6, 2009. He was born in Sikeston on Oct. 11, 1930, to Barney and Mabel Chism. After graduating from Sikeston High School, Dub joined the Navy. While home on leave he married Melba Clark on Aug. 19, 1952. ...
John Johnson (01/08/09)
SIKESTON -- John Paul Johnson, 44, formerly of Mississippi County, died at 6:45 a.m. Jan. 7, 2009, at his home. Born May 29, 1964, in East Prairie, to the late John Wesley and Thelma Mae Huff Johnson, he lived in Sikeston for the past several year and was a logistics manager for Ingram Barge Co. in Paducah, Ky...
Maxine McGee (01/08/09)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held today at Concordia Lutheran Church for Margaret Maxine McGee, 79, who died on Jan. 4, 2009, were: Tim Bartlett, Ronnie Bieser, Joey Tinker, Bob McGee, Skip McGee and Jimmy McGee. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements...
Herschel Gilpin (01/08/09)
COMMERCE -- Herschel Gilpin, 84, died Jan. 7, 2009, in a farming accident near Oran. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Births (published 1-8) (01/08/09)
SIKESTON -- Jessica Holmes and Brandon Banks are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 10:15 a.m. Nov. 25, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Anisiah Cherrelle Banks weighed 5 pounds and was 18.75 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Gloria Holmes and Ivory Blacksure Jr...
Looking Back 1-08 (01/08/09)
SIKESTON - The bodies of two former Sikeston servicemen are among the 15 being returned to Southeast Missouri from the Pacific, according to an announcement from the department of the Army. They are James R. Hailey and William Spencer. SIKESTON - The city of Sikeston Friday filed a petition for an injunction in circuit court in Benton to prevent the Missouri Utilities Co. from extending its electrical lines into areas not previously served by the company in Sikeston...
SpeakOut 1-08 (01/08/09)
If your property value has gone up (unlikely), you'll pay more property taxes. If your property value has gone down (likely), you won't pay any less tax. Great job Taco John's for hiring a local construction company to build your new store. The Pratt company is right here in Sikeston, with local employees, where Taco Bell used a company out of Indiana. I think everyone here should support Taco John's...