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Stories from Friday, January 6, 2012

Commission reviews year-end balances (01/06/12)
CHARLESTON -- Barring another natural disaster, several Mississippi County funds will have have much smaller figures in the revenue column this year. Commissioners reviewed year-end balances for the county's major funds during a public hearing for the county's 2012 operating budget during Thursday's regular County Commission meeting...
Daily rate for holding inmates sent to prison increases (01/06/12)
CHARLESTON -- Three hots and a cot in the Mississippi County Detention Center will now cost inmates who are sent off to prison. During their regular meeting Thursday, county commissioners approved setting the daily rate at $35 for holding inmates who are sent to the Missouri Department of Corrections...
Wyatt man is charged with abusing baby (01/06/12)
CHARLESTON -- A Wyatt man is in jail on charges of abusing a baby. Jeffry Hemphill, 25, of Wyatt is scheduled to return to court Jan. 18 on two counts of abuse of a child, two counts of first degree domestic assault and two counts of first degree endangering the welfare of a child, according to Missouri Case.net...
Perfect landing (01/06/12)
With Thursday's sunny skies and warm temperatures, there was a lot of activity at the Sikeston Airport as flying enthusiasts and construction workers both took advantage of the weather. A grader works to level the new taxiway as a plane glides in for a landing. Work began by R.L. Persons Construction of Poplar Bluff on the mile-long taxiway this past fall and should be completed by mid-summer according to Mike Hawkins, project supervisor...
Officials say ferry due back in a month (01/06/12)
HICKMAN, Ky. (AP) _ Transportation officials say the Dorena-Hickman Ferry running between Kentucky and Missouri should be back online in about a month. Mississippi County Port Authority head Tammi Hutcheson told The Paducah Sun that several upgrades, including new engines, have pushed the return of the ferry back from Jan. 1. The ferry has been out of service since Nov. 17 (http://bit.ly/xFzIlu)...
Drainage repairs close road (01/06/12)
SIKESTON - Route Y in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform drainage repairs. This section of roadway is located from Route 25 to County Road 351. Work will take place today through Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, weather permitting...
Sikeston defeats Anna-Jonesboro 46-25 (01/06/12)
SIKESTON -- Fueled by three quick wins and their home crowd, the Sikeston Bulldogs wrestling team dispatched Anna-Jonesboro during their dual meet at the Sikeston Field House, 46-25. Sikeston's Garrick Madison, Blake Angle and Cody Middleton all scored lightening fast pins within the first round igniting a fire under the home crowd as well the Bulldog squad...
Childress honored, aids NMCC in rout of Senath (01/06/12)
NEW MADRID -- Honored before the game for hitting the 1,000 point mark in her New Madrid County Central career, junior Benesha Childress showed Senath-Hornersville just how lethal she can be when she gets on a roll. Scoring 26 of her game-high 28 points in the second and third quarters, Childress guided the Lady Eagles to a 15-point halftime lead before holding on for a 77-63 win...
Notre Dame thumps Dexter boys; Charleston girls roll (01/06/12)
DEXTER -- The Dexter Bearcats fell victim to the Notre Dame Bulldogs on Thursday, 81-53, at the Bearcat Event Center in Dexter. Notre Dame's Joe Siebert poured in 25 points while Nathan Meystedt added 18. D.J. Dowdy led the Bearcats with 10 points. Dexter (3-9) fell behind 14-7 after the first quarter and 36-23 at the half. Notre Dame blew the game open in the third outscoring the home team 24-15...
Doris McDaniel (01/06/12)
SIKESTON - Doris McDaniel, 66, died Jan. 6, 2012, at her home in Sikeston. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Lawson Keith Scott (01/06/12)
MATTHEWS -- Lawson Keith "Buddy Boy" Scott, 62, of Matthews, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at his home. Born Aug. 30, 1949, in Matthews, to the late Lawson Alonzo and Birley Evelyn (Bohannon) Scott, he was a special needs child. He was of the Baptist faith. His love of radio and the Oak Ridge Boys made him a joy to know...
Ed Duty (01/06/12)
BENTON -- Estel "Ed" Duty, 85, formerly of East Prairie, died at 6:20 p.m. Jan. 4, 2012, in the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born March 4, 1926, near Portageville, to the late Joseph Lorin and Myrtle Christine Blankenship Duty, he owned Duty & Kestner Excavating. He was a member of the New Fellowship of Hope Church in Benton. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II and was awarded a Bronze Star and a Silver Star...