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Stories from Friday, January 16, 2009

Coming together (01/16/09)
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Courthouse lawn care contract still undecided (01/16/09)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County's county clerk will continue to do administrative services but the courthouse's lawn care contract is up in the air. County commissioners accepted the low bid of $125 per week from Junior DeLay, county clerk, for administrative services for the road and bridge department, county commission and Johnson grass fund...
Traffic stops lead to arrest of three (01/16/09)
NEW MADRID - Two separate traffic stops by the Missouri Highway Patrol resulted in the arrest of three suspects for trafficking in drugs. The first traffic stop was on Interstate 55 in New Madrid County for a vehicle following too close, according to the Patrol. During the traffic stop, the trooper became suspicious of criminal activity...
Recycling Web site helps people trade items for free and benefits environment (01/16/09)
SIKESTON -- When Cindy Taylor's niece lost everything in a housefire, Taylor posted what she needed -- clothing, furniture, housewares -- on The Freecycle Network. Taylor said she received enough responses from members of Sikeston's online recycling community to fill a house full of items for her niece who lives in Morley...
Bids opened for highway materials (01/16/09)
BENTON -- Scott County will likely pay higher prices for materials used by the Highway Department than it did in the beginning of 2008 -- but lower than the final prices. During Thursday's regular commission meeting, bids from several vendors were opened for those materials...
Lady Hawks soar: Kelly blows out Delta in title game (01/16/09)
BENTON -- Defense knocked off the reigning champs. Early pressure from the Kelly Lady Hawks proved too much for the two-time defending Scott-Mississippi Conference champion Delta Lady Bobcats on Thursday night as a big first half lead led to a 54-31 finish...
Notre Dame runs past SHS on Thursday (01/16/09)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs basketball team had another tough outing, as they fell to the Notre Dame Lady Bulldogs 66-15 at home Thursday night. Notre Dame (9-4) was in control of the contest from the onset and created many of their scoring opportunities by capitalizing on SIkeston (1-8) miscues...
Sikeston takes down Dexter (01/16/09)
DEXTER -- The Sikeston Bulldog wrestling team went on the road Thursday evening and defeated the Dexter Bearcats in a dual meet, 45-12. Results were: 112 -- Blake Angle (SHS) def. Justin Robey (DHS) 119 -- David Dement (DHS) def. Terrance Dorsey (SHS)...
Poplar Bluff tramples Lady Eagles, 59-20 (01/16/09)
NEW MADRID -- The Poplar Bluff Lady Mules strolled into New Madrid County Central's gymnasium on Thursday evening and departed with a 59-20 victory. The Lady Eagles won the tip, but from there on out the game was controlled by their visiting opponent...
Sikeston freshmen win tournament (01/16/09)
POPLAR BLUFF -- The ninth grade Sikeston Bulldogs basketball team captured the championship trophy in the Poplar Bluff Freshmen Invitational with a convincing 60-37 win over the Dexter Bearcats on Thursday. The Bulldogs (7-0) were offensively led by Terry Jamison (16 points), Keldon Warfield (14), and Eldridge Gibson (10)...
2010 is a great year for reunions (01/16/09)
The year 2010 marks an important anniversary for the City of Sikeston. This is the year that we will celebrate the 150th birthday of this fair city. The sesquicentennial celebration promises to be a year filled with carnivals, parades, re-enactments, tours, special events, and hopefully lots of reunions...
Bob Nally (01/16/09)
WYATT -- Robert Ray "Bob" Nally, 70, died at 9:27 a.m. Jan. 15, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 11, 1938, in State Park Place, Ill., to the late William Robert and Doris Nell Campbell Nally, he grew up around Greenville, Ill., then moved to Wyatt. ...
Claude Chatman (01/16/09)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Claude Ellis Chatman, 78, died at 5:30 a.m. Jan. 15, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 24, 1930, in Terre Haute, Ind., to the late Oscar James and Nettie Elizabeth Fields Chatman, he lived most his life in Mississippi County. He retired from Missouri Delta Medical Center, where he worked in the maintenance department, and was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean War...
Kaitlyn Pobst and Ethan Pobst (01/16/09)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- Kaitlyn Ann Pobst, 12 days, died Jan. 12, 2009, at Norton Healthcare in Louisville. Ethan Joseph Pobst, 13 days, died Jan. 13, 2009, at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. They were born Dec. 31, 2008, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, infant children of Eric and Carla Wiggins Pobst of Paducah...
Virginia Mansfield (01/16/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Virginia Mae Wilson Mansfield, 84, formerly of East Prairie, died at 7 a.m. Jan. 15, 2009, at her home. Born July 1, 1924, in Mississippi County, to the late John and Ethel Neely Wilson, she lived in St. Louis for the past several years. She was of the Baptist belief...
Ralph Lingle (01/16/09)
DOGWOOD -- Pallbearers at services to be held at 11 a.m. Monday at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston for Ralph Lingle, 81, who died Jan. 14, 2009, will be: John Ponder, Mike Bryant, Ronnie Carter, Milas Mainord, Larry Britt and Bill Greenwood. Honorary pallbearers will be: Ronald Carter, Dr. A.L. Weaver, Bill Thurmond, Daniel Farcum, Martin Lucas, Kevin Mainord, Bill Munger, Ronnie Jones, Harold Johnson, Dr. Steve Douglas, Harvie Jackson and H.W. Duke...
Gladys Duncan (01/16/09)
CHARLESTON -- Gladys N. Duncan, 90, died Jan. 14, 2009, at the Charleston Manor. Born Oct. 26, 1918, at Reed Springs, to the late Monroe and Bessie Smythe, she had lived most of her life in Scott and Mississippi County. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Charleston and had been a volunteer at the Charleston Nutrition Center...
Tommy Bonds (01/16/09)
MOREHOUSE -- Tommy Bonds, 77, died at 3:50 a.m. Jan. 16, 2009, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel of Sikeston.
Births (published 1-16) (01/16/09)
ORAN -- Amanda and Jeffrey Meystedt are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 12:03 p.m. Dec. 8, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Brody Keith Meystedt weighed 10 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 22 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Keith and Tammie Eftink of Oran...
Looking Back 1-16 (01/16/09)
SIKESTON - The Junior American Legion Auxiliary met Monday evening at the Legion Home and during the business session voted to donate $25 to the Missouri Delta Community Hospital and $10 to the Hospital Insulin and Therapy Fund to be used in Veterans hospitals...
SpeakOut 1-16 (01/16/09)
One of the many things I've had trouble coping with is that the future just isn't what it used to be This is in response to the idiot who called saying that Sikeston has only had a decent team since 1971. That is the most ridiculous comment. Sikeston has a great team and it isn't only Mike who contributes to the team - look at Cal, Qualin, Darryl and the others. ...