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Stories from Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Library to hold rare-book sale (11/16/11)
BENTON -- A personal book collection comprised of works spanning over 100 years will be available through a library fundraiser this weekend in Scott County. Bernice Kern, librarian at Riverside Regional Library in Benton, said a patron passed away this year and left part of their book collection -- which includes over 1,000 titles -- to the library...
Sikeston residence destroyed in blaze (11/16/11)
SIKESTON -- A Wednesday morning fire destroyed a Sikeston home. Sikeston Department of Public Safety received a call at 9:22 a.m. Wednesday of a fire at the residence located at 410 Prosperity St., according to Lt. Bill Mygatt. Firefighters had the blaze under control by 9:35 a.m. and completely extinguished shortly before 10 a.m...
Free community dinner set for today (11/16/11)
SIKESTON -- Those in search of an early Thanksgiving meal are in luck. The Green Memorial Church of God in Christ will provide a free Thanksgiving community dinner from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at the church, located at 113 Clayton Ave. in Sikeston. "It's open to the public," said Rita Savage, church member and dinner organizer. "Anybody who wants to come and eat are more than welcome -- eat and be merry."...
In search of a Thanksgiving Day meal? (11/16/11)
SIKESTON -- Senior Citizens looking for a warm, traditional meal on Thanksgiving day may want to consider the Annual Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner. The dinner offers a free dine-in meal at the VFW Hall in Sikeston or delivered meal to senior citizens in the Sikeston area on Thanksgiving day. Deliveries begin at 11 a.m. with doors of the VFW opening at noon...
Local juvenile detention center workers honored (11/16/11)
CHARLESTON -- Two local juvenile detention center workers have received national recognition for their efforts. Kevin Hess, superintendent of the Mississippi County Juvenile Detention Center, and Linda Moore, one of the detention center's two shift supervisors, were selected for awards in their respective roles at the detention center...
Postseason Honors (11/16/11)
2011 MHSVCA All-State Volleyball Teams Class 2 First Team Amelia Held, jr., St. Pius X (Festus); Brianna Kempker, jr., Fatima; Joanna Muenks, jr., Fatima; Laura Rethemeyer, sr., Hermann; Maddie Baumann, sr., Clever; Marissa Brackman, jr., St. Paul Lutheran; Meagan Nolte, sr., St. Paul Lutheran; Michaela Hanafin, sr., Clever; Mikah Simpson, sr., Scott City; Samantha Meyer, jr., St. Pius X (Festus)...
The Area's Best (11/16/11)
Coach of the Year: Erin Hoffman, Scott City ---------------------------------------------- Top Seniors: Katie Hogan and Mikah Simpson, Scott City ---------------------------------------------- Top Junior: Trenice Greer, Sikeston ----------------------------------------------...
Duo was driving force for Scott City (11/16/11)
Separately, Mikah Simpson and Katie Hogan would undeniably be the stars of their own team. They each do everything on the volleyball court at the highest possible level they can reach, all while being the all-important squad leader on the floor. Thankfully for the Scott City Lady Rams, the two seniors have been together, on the same team, ever since the sixth grade...
Mildred Morris (11/16/11)
CHARLESTON -- Mildred Thomas Morris, 78, died at 10:45 p.m. Nov. 12, 2011, at the Charleston Manor Skilled Nursing Center. Born Jan. 5, 1933, in Charleston, to the late Grover and Mabel Bankhead Thomas, she attended Charleston Public Schools and was a graduate of the Licensed Practical Nurse School in Poplar Bluff. She worked many years for Dr. John Samples and Dr. T.P. Fenton. She was a member of Jehovah Witness congregations in East Prairie and Cairo, Ill...
Ervin Compas (11/16/11)
CHAFFEE -- Ervin L. Compas, 88, died Nov. 15, 2011, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born June 7, 1923, in Kelso, son of the late Benjamin G. and Sophie Scherer Compas, he owned and operated Compas Mobil Service Station in Chaffee and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Chaffee, St. Ambrose Men's Club, Chaffee American Legion Post No. 389 and Chaffee VFW Post No. 3167...
Ed Gayle (11/16/11)
DEXTER -- Ed Gayle, 86, died Nov. 15, 2011, at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 24, 1925, at Littlefield, Texas, to the late Walter M. and Nannie Emma Ruth Gayle, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, the former owner of Gayle's Jewelry in Denver City, Texas for 47 years and a former city council member and mayor of Denver City. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the European Theatre during World War II, where he received the Purple Heart...
Wilbur Forgey (11/16/11)
SIKESTON -- Wilbur Forgey, 78, died Nov. 15, 2011, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Ponder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Linda Daugherty (11/16/11)
SIKESTON -- Linda Daugherty, 67, died Nov, 14, 2011, at her home. Born March 30, 1944, in Dexter, to the late Fred and Willa Mae Fritts Henderson, she was a member of Tanner Street Church of God and the office manager for Sikeston Mini Storage. On April 2, 1961, she married Jim Bob Daugherty who survives of the home...
Gregory Tate (11/16/11)
FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- Gregory Bernard Tate, 42, died Nov.11, 2011, at his home. Born May 22, 1969, in Chicago, son of Willie Wilson Jr. of New Orleans and Shirley Coleman Tate of Sikeston, Mo., he was a graduate of the Sikeston High School class of 1988 and was of the Methodist belief. He was employed by Superior Essex in Fort Wayne...
Shannen Ledbetter (11/16/11)
SIKESTON -- Shannen E. Ledbetter, 81, died Nov. 12, 2011, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 11, 1930, in Pulaski, Ill., daughter of the late Fred and Marie Denfip Miller, she attended Trinity Baptist Church and had worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone for 33 years as an operator and a clerk before retiring...
Dr. Theodore Roberts (11/16/11)
SIKESTON -- Dr. Theodore Wesley Roberts, 74, of Sikeston, died Nov. 2, 2011, at the Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia/Flagler in Orange City, Fla. Born Feb. 16, 1937, in Matthews, to the late William and Dorothy Fern Brundage Roberts, he served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a physician in private practice and also was affiliated with the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston...
Eliminating fraud is not an easy task (11/16/11)
If there's one issue on which all politicians can agree - and that's a big "if" - then surely it's the topic of waste, fraud and abuse in federal spending. A desire to eliminate or address fraud, etc., is about as bipartisan as you can get. We're told that every problem has a solution but I am skeptical. Some problems actually defy a solution because the cure may be worse than the disease...