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Stories from Wednesday, January 14, 2009

DPS sees progress in '08 (01/14/09)
SIKESTON -- Progress can take some time. But over the years, those small changes can add up to something big. And that's why the Sikeston Department of Public Safety is glad to see any drop in crime, no matter what the decrease. And for the most part, that's what happened during the year 2008...
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Asbestos removal planned at SHS (01/14/09)
SIKESTON -- If appropriate funds are available, work to remove asbestos from a Sikeston High School building could begin as early as March. In a roll-call vote of 4-2, Sikeston R-6 Board of Education members awarded the bid to remove asbestos from C building at the high school to Midwest Environmental Studies of Cape Girardeau during their regular meeting Tuesday. Board president Ann Jones and member Ken Stone voted against the measure. Board member Paul H. Boyd was absent for the meeting...
Decision on special team equipment is delayed by officials (01/14/09)
MINER -- Miner's Board of Aldermen will have to see a more precise breakdown on equipment costs before approving special team equipment for its police officers. The purchase of two sets of SERT Team equipment for an estimated cost of $2,305.98 for each set was tabled during the regular monthly Miner Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday...
Two arrested on drug charges (01/14/09)
SIKESTON -- A weekend search warrant served by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety resulted in two arrests. Around 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Detective Bobby Sullivan served a search warrant at 338 E. Gladys Apt. B, according to a Tuesday news release from DPS. Three male subjects were at the residence when officers arrived, and during the search, officers located 15 grams of crack cocaine, 10 grams of marijuana, and packaging materials for narcotics...
New commissioner to attend NIMS training (01/14/09)
BENTON -- Among all his other responsibilities, Scott County's new county commissioner will also need to begin taking NIMS classes. Mark Winkler, State Emergency Management Agency coordinator, met with commissioners during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday...
Charleston upsets NMCC in thriller (01/14/09)
CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Bluejays pulled out a fourth quarter thriller Tuesday evening as they upset the New Madrid County Central Eagles 55-51. For the Bluejays, the entire contest wasn't as glamorous as the final 1:30 in the fourth quarter. NMCC jumped out early in the first quarter behind Kony Ealy, who scored six of the first 10 points for the Eagles. In the second, Charleston cut into the lead slightly, but by the break the visiting squad had extended their lead to eight points, 25-17...
Bulldogs rout Fredericktown (01/14/09)
FREDERICKTOWN -- The No. 9 state-ranked Sikeston Bulldogs once again prevailed on a long road trip, as they downed the Fredericktown Blackcats by the wide margin of 83-47 Tuesday night in Fredricktown. The Blackcats were able to keep things close for the first minute and a half of the contest, but not much more than that...
Reindeer avenge loss in holiday tournament (01/14/09)
RISCO -- The Risco Tigers squared off against the Clarkton Reindeer Tuesday night at Risco, in a rematch of the Clarkton Christmas Tournament championship game earlier this season. In their first match-up, it was the Tigers, ranked No. 10 in Class 1, who came out on top of a barnburner 98-90. But while their second match up didn't disappoint, it was Reindeer who came out on the winning end, 95-75...
Scott Central blows out East Prairie (01/14/09)
SIKESTON -- How can a team beat a team like Scott County Central? "The biggest hurdle that you have to go threw is after their speed, after their pressure, after their height and after their quickness is mental toughness," East Prairie head coach Matt Schonoff. "You can't get frustrated."...
Some players are just wasting talent (01/14/09)
Picture this... You're well over six feet tall, built like a tank and lazy as a bum. I don't understand it. After watching my fair share of high school sports in the past few years, I've noticed several players that just waste talent left and right and it's quite sickening...
Linda Spitler (01/14/09)
NEW MADRID -- Linda Ellen Spitler, 61, died Jan. 12, 2009, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Dec. 21, 1947, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Theon and Cornetta Seyer, she was a member of Beta Sigma Phi and Tri Delta, Bridge Club and secretary for the Immaculate Conception Catholic School Board in New Madrid for many years. ...
Gladys Sadler (01/14/09)
DEXTER -- Gladys Faye Sadler, 88, died Jan. 12, 2009, at at the Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn. Born Feb. 26, 1920, in El Dorado, Ill., daughter of the late George Crowe and Izora Wells Crowe, she was a former machine operator with Elders Manufacturing in Bloomfield, former employee of Simpson Oil Co. ...
Mildred Richardson (01/14/09)
FLORA, Ind. -- Mildred Jo Richardson, 82, died at 3:20 a.m. Jan. 11, 2009, at her home in Flora. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to until service time at 8 p.m. Friday at Stout and Son Funeral Home in Russiaville, Ind.
Rhonda White (01/14/09)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services held Tuesday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston for Rhonda Marie Payne White, 46, who died Jan. 9, 2009, were: Byron Still, James Nance, Bobby Rayburn, Melvin Stewart, Chris Rayburn and DeWayne Heaton.
Benzle Volz (01/14/09)
DEXTER -- Benzle L. Volz, 86, died Jan. 12, 2009, at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Nov. 16, 1922, in Bernie, son of the late John E. Volz and Effie McMann Volz, he was a former forklift operator for Triangle Terminal Warehouse in St. Louis and a veteran of the United States Army...
Ralph Lingle (01/14/09)
DOGWOOD -- Ralph Lingle, 81, died at 4:40 a.m. Jan.14, 2009, at his home near the Dogwood Community. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Births (published 1-14) (01/14/09)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Brittney Lambert and Alton Turner are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 5:25 p.m. Dec. 5, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center's Family BirthPlace in Cape Girardeau. Tra'Von Christopher Turner weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19.75 inches long...
Looking Back 1-14 (01/14/09)
SIKESTON - A train wreck was reported in Sikeston last night as the result of the earth shocks, which shook the city at 9:44 o'clock. No one was injured with the possible exception of Allen Blanton's patience when the tremors shook his electric train off its track at the Charles L. Blanton Jr. home on North Ranney...
Accountability, respect is needed (01/14/09)
I'm not at all certain just how you accurately gauge the decline in civilization but I know it when I see it. We can discuss until we're blue in the face exactly why violence is such a part of our society. Experts tell us that poverty (the oldest excuse in the books), lack of a two-parent households or the media are somehow to blame for the ever-increasing level of violence within our society...
SpeakOut 1-14 (01/14/09)
A home schooling mother was asked, "Aren't you concerned about your son's missing out on the socialization with other kids?" My wife gave this response: "Go to your local middle school, junior high, or high school, walk down the hallways, and tell me which behavior you see that you think our son should emulate." Sure, Sikeston has the best schools in the nation, I know, every community feels that way. ...