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Stories from Thursday, January 29, 2009

Governor tours disaster area (01/29/09)
SIKESTON -- Gov. Jay Nixon got to see the damage to Sikeston and the surrounding area firsthand today - as well as talk to those affected by the widespread power outages caused by Tuesday and Wednesday's storms. The governor was in town for a brief visit on Thursday. When he arrived in town, he was immediately taken to the Sikeston DPS headquarters, to be briefed on the situation and response...
'The worst storm in 50 years' (01/29/09)
NEW MADRID - The National Guard will assist in efforts to assure citizens are safe. Gov. Jay Nixon authorized the Guard to join recovery efforts Wednesday. County officials say the assistance will be welcomed. "This is the worst disaster in 50 years," said Steve Jones, Mississippi County commissioner. Jones, who took office Jan. 1, said he didn't expect to be faced with such a dire situation so early in his term. "I've only been in for three meetings," he said...
Majority of Sikeston still without power (01/29/09)
SIKESTON -- It may be awhile before some Sikeston residents have their power restored. "I wish I had some good news," said Ed Throop, general manager of Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities. "We're just devastated. It's a disaster area." After freezing rain and snow accumulated Tuesday night and Wednesday morning on top of a layer of ice, power was lost in the entire town. ...
Wednesday house fire (01/29/09)
Firefighters with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety fight a fire Wednesday night at 801 Poplar Street. DPS responded at about 6:30 p.m. to a structure fire with flames and heavy flames showing. According to Lt. Bill Mygatt of Sikeston DPS, "there was significant damage. (Firefighters) were there for a couple of hours. People were home and they got out of the house. There were no injuries." A cause of the fire has not yet been determined...
Thomas Earl Trout (01/29/09)
PUXICO - Due to the weather the services for Thomas Earl Trout have been rescheduled. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter, Missouri. Interment will be at 2:00 PM on Friday at the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery in Bloomfield under the direction of Watkins and Sons Chapel at Dexter...
Joyce Sims (01/29/09)
CHAFFEE - Joyce H. Bevenue Sims, 78, died Jan. 26, 2009, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 4, 1930, in Kaskaskia, Ill., to the late Henry L. and Myrtle A. Russell Bevenue. She was married to William L. Sims, who preceded her in death...
Leon Schmitt (01/29/09)
CHAFFEE - Leon Schmitt died Jan. 29, 2009. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Brenda Wicks (01/29/09)
NEW MADRID - Brenda Wicks died Jan. 29, 2009, at her home in New Madrid. Richards Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements are incomplete.