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Stories from Monday, January 12, 2009

Local pecan crop fares better than expected (01/12/09)
BENTON -- When the remnants of Hurricane Ike ripped through the area in the fall, it knocked off large numbers of pecans locally. But the crop fared better than expected, and one local retailer that cracks and shells the nuts is backed up, with the biggest demand ever...
One arrested on drug charges (01/12/09)
BLOOMFIELD - One person is in custody on charges of distributing a controlled substance. According to the Stoddard County Sheriff's Department, Sharon Lee Rampley, 53, of Bloomfield was arrested on a warrant charging her with distribution of a controlled substance. She remains in the Stoddard County Jail as of press time in lieu of a $75,000 cash only bond...
One in custody after meth lab discovered (01/12/09)
SIKESTON -- A shake and bake meth lab was uncovered in Sikeston over the weekend, leading to an arrest. Officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety were called out around 10:25 p.m. to 227 Russell in Sikeston in regards to a strong odor of ether and tip there was a possible meth lab at the residence...
Lady Eagles fall three points shy of victory (01/12/09)
DELTA -- The Oran Lady Eagles were three points shy of a fifth place finish Saturday afternoon as they fell to the Woodland Lady Cardinals 42-39 in the Delta New Year's Tournament. The Lady Eagles had two offensive opportunities in the final 20 seconds to knock down the 3-pointer, but a stripped ball and tight defense by the Lady Cardinals held off the shot as they managed to exit Delta with a victory...
Cape Central easily dispatches East Prairie (01/12/09)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Cape Central Tigers blew out the East Prairie Eagles 68-29 on Saturday afternoon in the Tiger Shootout. Cape Central started out with a 25-6 lead in the first quarter and was never challenged again. Zach Boerboom scored six and pulled down a team-high nine rebounds while Rick Russell snagged eight boards for Cape Central (6-7)...
Beatrice Campbell (01/12/09)
DEXTER -- Beatrice Campbell, 86, died Jan. 9, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 10, 1922, at Fisk, to the late Irving Osbern and Mary Ellen Wilson Bland, she had worked as a bookkeeper and was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter...
Rhonda White (01/12/09)
DEXTER -- Rhonda Marie Payne White, 46, died at 9:47 p.m. Jan. 9, 2009 at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 22, 1962, in Sikeston, to Barbara Scott Belt of Dexter and the late James Payne, she was a home healthcare nurse and of the Baptist faith...
Gene Bittle (01/12/09)
SIKESTON -- Gene Edward Bittle, 82, died Jan. 11, 2009 at Hunter Acres Caring Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 7, 1926 in St. Louis, son of the late Frank and Fannie Bittle, he had worked as a pin setter mechanic for 27 years and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II...
Roger Self (01/12/09)
ANNISTON -- Roger Self, 61, died at 5:45 a.m. Jan. 12, 2009, at the John J. Cochran Veterans Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete with the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Robert Meyer (01/12/09)
SIKESTON -- Robert E. Meyer, 83, died Jan. 11, 2009, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Looking Back 1-12 (01/12/09)
SIKESTON - Pupils of Mrs. O.T. Elder's music class will be heard in four upcoming recitals at Tanner Street Church of God. DEXTER - Kindle B. "Bud" Davis, one of Dexter's most dynamic civic leaders, was named the city's Man of the Year last night. Davis received the award from Leonard Rehg, manager of the Cape Girardeau Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. office...
SpeakOut 1-12 (01/12/09)
Thank you for hitting the nail on the head with putting some of the blame on retailers and especially pointing out the rudeness of some of their employees. At one certain chain store we were shopping at this Christmas season we ended up pushing our basket of merchandise aside and walking out of the store due to the very rude remark a sales clerk made to us when we asked for a particular item. ...