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Stories from Thursday, January 15, 2009

Local hotels bucking trends (01/15/09)
MINER -- While businesses in the hotel industry are seeing declines in occupancy and a nearby inn is about to close its doors, Sikeston-Miner seems to be bucking that trend. "For the month of December, we were actually up 14 percent over 2007," Lynne Williams, executive director of the Sikeston-Miner Convention and Visitors Bureau said, citing figures from the bed tax. "We tend to keep our rooms pretty full."...
Area students will take part in inauguration events (01/15/09)
SIKESTON -- In a real hands-on learning experience, some area students will be in Washinton, D.C., next week to participate in the events surrounding the inauguration of Barack Obama as the nation's 44th president. Molly Noe, eighth grade American History teacher at the Seventh and Eighth Grade Center in Sikeston, is chaperoning a group of 20 eighth and ninth grade students. Two other adult chaperones will be part of the group, which leaves Saturday and returns Wednesday...
Special program set for Sikeston (01/15/09)
SIKESTON -- After a historical presidential election, people all around the country are ready to see the inauguration on Tuesday. And since not everyone can make it to Washington, D.C., for the events, two Sikeston men have organized a special celebration for Bootheel residents...
Special operations team is now expanding to municipal police (01/15/09)
BENTON -- SERT, the Scott County Sheriff's Department special operations team, is expanding to include members of municipal police departments. The team began in Scott County about four years ago as the Sheriff's Emergency Response Team, according to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter...
Two arrested for armed robbery (01/15/09)
CONRAN - Two persons are in custody in connection with an armed robbery. New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens reported Wednesday that law enforcement officers had arrested two men approximately an hour after the incident was reported at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Taken into custody on charges of first degree robbery and armed criminal action were Fred Thomas, 43, of Tuskegee, Ala., and Ricky Davis Jr. 22, of New Madrid...
What's new? Kelly-Delta set for conference finale (01/15/09)
BENTON -- The Scott-Miss tournament final match-up has been set in stone for 2009. The finale will feature a rematch of last season's championship bout between the Delta Lady Bobcats and the Kelly Lady Hawks. Leading up to the finals, which take place tonight at 8:30 p.m. at Kelly High School, both squads had to suffer through difficult semifinal rounds with their respective opponents...
Sikeston freshmen advance in PB tourney (01/15/09)
POPLAR BLUFF -- The Sikeston freshman boys basketball team breezed past Twin Rivers for their second win in the Poplar Bluff freshman tournament on Wednesday night. The Bulldogs raced out to a 20-8 lead after one quarter of play and a 43-12 advantage at the half. They would never skip a beat after that...
Ralph Lingle (01/15/09)
DOGWOOD -- Ralph Thomas Lingle Sr., 81, died at 4:40 a.m. Jan. 14, 2009, at his home. Born March 22, 1927, in Charleston, to the late Rollie Virgil and Myrtle M. Golightly Lingle, he had lived in Mississippi County his entire life and was a member of the First Christian Church in East Prairie. ...
Carol Sue Eads (01/15/09)
BERNIE -- Carol Sue Eads, 43, died Jan. 14, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 28, 1965, at Poplar Bluff, to John and Florence Willard of Bernie, she had been an EMT, had worked for several years in home health and was of the Baptist belief...
Garland Newingham (01/15/09)
RISCO -- James Garland Newingham, 59, died Jan. 13, 2009, at the Gideon Care Center. Born Feb. 28, 1949, in Poplar Bluff, to Camille Mitchell Newingham of Risco and the late James Evert Newingham, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Risco, the Four Mile Lodge in Campbell and the New Madrid Order of Eastern Star No. 293...
Claude Chatman (01/15/09)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Claude Chatman, 78, died Jan. 15, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Gladys Duncan (01/15/09)
CHARLESTON -- Gladys N. Duncan, 90, died Jan. 14, 2009, at the Charleston Manor. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Looking Back 1-15 (01/15/09)
SIKESTON - The city's new mail route which covers Smith Addition is working out satisfactorily, Postmaster Pleas Malcolm reported today. He said that most of the homes had compiled with the regulations about putting up house numbers, mail boxes and erecting street signs in the Addition...
Your View: Where's the news? (01/15/09)
What happens when the U.S. Military wins a war that liberals officially condemned as a war that couldn't be won? Well the news media they control has to remain silent. And we have to search for the truth from some other source than the main stream brainwashing machine controlled by Liberal Democrats who would rather see our troops defeated and America to be subservient to Anti-American interests, than recognize a successful Republican initiated response to Islamic terrorism. ...
SpeakOut 1-15 (01/15/09)
This is in regards to the Xanax article. I am very grateful to my doctor providing it for me. Without it, my life would be very stressful. I have severe panic attacks, and I really feel like it helps me when I take it. I don't take it daily, just when I feel a panic attack coming on. ...