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Stories from Sunday, February 1, 2009

Agencies team up to keep area safe (02/01/09)
SIKESTON -- Crews are working around the clock to handle the ongoing weather crisis, and resources continue to be brought in to ensure citizens' health and safety. That includes ongoing work with the Board of Municipal Utilities, National Guard assistance, warming stations and volunteer efforts and continued patrols by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety staff, according to Sgt. Jim McMillen, public information officer for DPS...
BMU work continues (02/01/09)
SIKESTON -- Power restoration is still in process in Sikeston -- slowly but surely. "About the time we get something done, two more things seem to happen," said Ed Throop, general manager of the Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities. He said estimates that power was restored 30 percent by Thursday morning were too high. "We were at 10 percent," he said. By Friday morning, about 15 percent of the customers had power restored...
Electric company officials won't give a time frame of expected power restoration (02/01/09)
SIKESTON -- Power distribution systems were slammed hard enough by the ice storm earlier this week that electric companies won't even hazard a guess on how long it will be until service is restored. "This is going to take a long time. We simply do not know," said Glen Cantrell, communications manager for the SEMO Electrical Cooperative. "It's a natural disaster -- and I can't stress the word disaster enough."...
Budget adopted in Scott County (02/01/09)
BENTON -- Scott County commissioners have adopted the 2009 budget. The budget was adopted in Thursday's regular commission meeting. And it was a struggle to make ends meet. "We had to make several adjustments to be able to make our budget be in the black," said Jamie Burger, presiding commissioner...
Morehouse under boil water order (02/01/09)
MOREHOUSE -- Morehouse residents have running water again but it may be a long wait for drinkable water and power. Mayor Pete Leija said he has placed requests for "assistance with generators, food and water to both state and federal" emergency officials. The city is under a boil water order until further notice, he said...
Removing debris should begin after ice melts (02/01/09)
SIKESTON -- As tempting as it may be, removing the unsightly debris left over from this week's winter storm isn't a good idea -- at least not yet. "I would advise anyone if they don't have an emergency to stay out from under the trees and wait until the ice melts (to remove debris)," said Dean Wright of Wright's Tree Service in Dexter. "...It's not safe to be under a tree because limbs will break off and fall on people."...
Friday fire (02/01/09)
Sikeston Department of Public Safety firefighters work Friday afternoon to extinguish a blaze at a home on 1003 N. Red Arrow. Officials are urging residents to use caution when using alternate heating sources and as electrical power returns.
Larry Schwepker (02/01/09)
DELTA - Larry Schwepker 69, of Delta died Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick Burnett in Chaffee.
Annette Zaricor (02/01/09)
SIKESTON - Annette Madgdaline Zaricor, 87, died Jan. 30, 2009, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Ponder Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Christine Schacherbauer (02/01/09)
DEXTER - Christine Schacherbauer,77, died Jan. 29, 2009, at St. Francis Medical Center. Born May 23, 1931, at Jackson, Tenn., he daughter of the late Thomas Marion and Vister Blanch DeTomasi Riddle, she had lived in Dexter since 1961, and was a member of the Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter, Missouri...
Dot Murphy (02/01/09)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Mary Evelyn "Dot" Murphy, 78, died Jan. 30, 2009 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 16, 1931, in Judsonia, Ark., to the late Walter Jacob Emmanuel and Meddie Franks, she was a homemaker. She was a member of the Conran Baptist Church...
Glenn Lewis (02/01/09)
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Glenn N. Lewis, 63, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 3:45 a.m. Jan. 28, 2009 in the V.A. Medical Center in Atlanta. Born Nov. 4, 1945 in Sikeston, Mo., to the late Harry L. and Bertha Fennema Lewis, he was a retired plant manager and a handyman as well as owner of the Ye'Old Pawn Shoppe in Lawrenceville. A veteran of the Vietnam War, he was affiliated with the Protestant Church...
Theon Schmitt (02/01/09)
CHAFFEE -- Theon John Schmitt, 60, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at his home. Born Sept. 16, 1948, at Oran, son of Maudie Louise Biby Schmitt of Chaffee and the late Linus Cletus, he was a janitor at St. Ambrose Catholic Church where he was a member and of the church's Men's Club and of the Chaffee Elks Lodge 1810. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam...
Melissa Norton (02/01/09)
RALEIGH, N.C. - Melissa Lynn Norton, 42, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 26, 2009 in the Rex Hospital in Raleigh. Born March 2, 1966 at Hayti, Mo., to Clarence and Margie Douglas Mayabb of East Prairie, she lived in North Carolina for the past four years...
Larry Emerson and Ruth Emerson (02/01/09)
EAST PRAIRIE - Larry Reed Emerson, 65, died at 12:20 a.m. Jan. 27, 2009 in the St. Francis Medical Center. Born Jan. 4, 1944, at East Prairie to the late Cecil and Helen Drury Emerson, he lived most of his life in East Prairie where he was a truck driver for Maverick Transportation . He was a member of the First General Baptist Church in East Prairie and a veteran of the Army serving during the Vietnam Era...
Births (Published 2-1) (02/01/09)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Kandi Gamblin is the parent of her second child, first daughter, born at 11:38 a.m. Dec. 19, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Madison Nicole weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. Grandparents are Donna Vent of Sikeston and Dennis Gamblin of Portageville...