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Stories from Saturday, February 4, 2012

A SHS salute (02/04/12)
Local veterans receive a standing ovation prior to the Sikeston/Poplar Bluff basketball game on Friday night at the Sikeston Field House. The veterans were honored as part of Veterans Night which is conducted once each basketball season. Members of the Sikeston concert band play during the ceremony. Local residents who served in World War II or in the wars in Korea, Vietnam, Grenada/Panama, Gulf and Operation Iraqi Freedom were thanked for their service to the country...
Caucus counts for GOP (02/04/12)
SIKESTON -- Want to have a say in who will be the Republican presidential candidate? Participate in your local caucus. There seems to be plenty of "confusion over why the caucus counts and the Missouri Republican primary on Tuesday does not," said Dee Cookson, chair of the Scott County Republican Central Committee. "I wanted to clear it up so the voters of Scott County can express their views and be part of the political process."...
Noranda donates firetruck to town (02/04/12)
MARSTON - Assistant New Madrid Fire Chief Steven Lewis walked around the firetruck checking out each lever and knob. Tom Chism, a member of the Noranda Emergency Action Team, walked with him explaining the ins and outs of the machine which has served the company for the past 12 years...
All smiles (02/04/12)
New Madrid County Central senior Jessi Beasley is all smiles after being crowned the 2012 basketball Homecoming Queen on Friday night at New Madrid County Central High School. Her escort, senior Earl Grissom, scored six points against visiting Scott County Central later in the evening...
Bearcats beat Advance, win ninth straight (02/04/12)
DEXTER -- Heading into the final few weeks of the regular season, the Dexter Bearcats look to be playing some of their best basketball of the season. Entering Friday's game against Advance, the Bearcats had won eight straight and with a win over the Hornets could inch closer to the regular season title in the Stoddard County Activity Association...
SHS turns patient style into big win over Mules (02/04/12)
SIKESTON -- When a team attempts to shorten the game against Sikeston by using long offensive possessions, the Bulldogs have responded to such tactics by being patient themselves. On Friday night, when Poplar Bluff tried to run long offensive possessions in an attempt to keep the clock running, the Bulldogs didn't panic by gambling for steals, but rather, stayed in good defensive position and waited for the Mules to make a mistake...
Scott Central shoots down NMCC 71-55 (02/04/12)
NEW MADRID -- It's been a struggle at times for the Scott County Central Braves to have the touch from the floor this season. Most of their buckets against lesser teams come from layups that stem from forced turnovers which give the illusion of above average field goal percentages...
Scott City, Risco cruise to easy wins (02/04/12)
SCOTT CITY -- The Scott City Rams improved to 15-6 with an easy 62-30 win over East Prairie on homecoming Friday night. Scott City led 21-9 after one quarter and 34-15 at the half before running away with the game in the third quarter. "We had a to play without our starting point guard, but I thought we played well," said Scott City coach Mark Dannenmueller. ...
Sikeston J.C. Penney store makes changes (02/04/12)
SIKESTON - When Sikeston's J.C. Penney store opened its doors Wednesday it rolled out the company's effort to make shopping more predictable for customers. Sikeston Store Manager Bill Dickherber said the store's new logo - the bright red square with JCP in the corner - says it all...
Glenda Morrison (02/04/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted Friday at Ponder Funeral Home for Glenda Keller Morrison, 85, of Cape Girardeau and formerly of Sikeston, who died on Jan. 30, 2012, were: Jason Baber, Bart Elfrink, Alex Elfrink, Trey Parker, Andy Thele and Michael Keller...
Harold Smith (02/04/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Harold Robert Smith, 89, died Feb. 3, 2012, at the Arbors at Auburn Creek in Cape Girardeau. Born July 17, 1922, in East Orange, N.J., to the late Albert and Lolita Smith, he had lived in New Jersey, moved to Douglasville, Ga., where he lived for 20 years, and then moved to Southeast Missouri in 1988. ...
Faye Heath (02/04/12)
CHAFFEE -- Faye Heath, 80, died Feb. 2, 2012, at her son's home in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 10, 1931, in Painton, to the late William and Winnie Barker LaGrand, she was a teacher's aide at Chaffee Grade School, worked at Walmart in Cape Girardeau, was a cook at Maxine's Drive In in Chaffee and was a housekeeper at the Chaffee General Hospital...
Ruth Triplett (02/04/12)
SIKESTON -- Ruth W. Triplett, 88, died Feb. 3, 2012, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born May 25, 1923, in Vanduser, to the late J.P. and Mary Kate Reding Wornica, she was a member of Tanner Street Church of God and Morley Church of God. On Feb. 26, 1945, she married James Lester Triplett who preceded her in death on Oct. 6, 2004...
Janice Johnson (02/04/12)
ENERGY, Ill. -- Janice Ann Laster Johnson, 57, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Feb. 3, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Gwendolyn Sharp (02/04/12)
SIKESTON -- Gwendolyn W. Sharp, 72, died Feb. 3, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Finley Williams (02/04/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Finley Robert Williams,76, formerly of East Prairie, died at 10:25 p.m. Feb. 3, 2012, in the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
George Watson (02/04/12)
DEXTER -- George Thurston Watson, 84, died Feb. 3, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter. Born Feb. 1, 1928, in Leachville, Ark., to the late George Eura and Ruth Stanley Watson, he was a member of the Bernie Church of Christ and served as an elder and treasurer for many years at the Parma Church of Christ. He worked for the ASCS office at Bloomfield and had been the Elk Township tax collector. He also farmed and raised hogs for many years...
Ruby Bromley (02/04/12)
COLLINSVILLE, Ill. -- Ruby Naomi Golightly Bromley, 80, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Feb. 2, 2012, at the Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Born Dec. 2, 1931, at Charleston, to the late Clarence and Catherine Bryars Golightly, she had lived in Collinsville for a number of years...
Housing proposal is undergoing scrutiny (02/04/12)
A Sikeston City Council committee created a bit of a firestorm this past week with their proposal to give away lots acquired by the taxpayer-funded Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority to potential developers. Our phones have been ringing nonstop since the plan first surfaced. The opposition stems not from the desire to redevelop lots where former condemned properties were located. It's the plan to give the lots free that's created the brouhaha...