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Stories from Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Meth lab discovered near Miner; four are arrested (06/13/12)
BENTON - Four persons are in custody after law enforcement officers discovered them apparently manufacturing methamphetamine. Timothy C. Taylor, 39, and Celeste P. Johnson, 19, of Sikeston, and Jennifer N. Carpenter, 18, of Oran, are charged with possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance, and possession of marijuana. Bond for Taylor is set at $100,000 while Johnson and Carpenter have bond set at $75,000 each...
Williams named new superintendent (06/13/12)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston R-6 Board of Education has selected a new superintendent from within the district. Tom Williams was appointed to the position during an executive session of the Board of Education Tuesday evening. "This opportunity to be the superintendent of schools at Sikeston is a very exciting moment for me in my professional career," said Williams, who has worked in the district for 23 years...
Board OKs application for JROTC (06/13/12)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston R-6 Board of Education is considering adding a Junior ROTC program to the high school campus. On Tuesday, in a vote of 5-2, Board of Education members approved the JROTC application to be submitted to the Secretary of the Army. Board members David Jones and Deke Lape voted against the measure...
Food bank has new name and vibe (06/13/12)
SIKESTON -- What was known as the Sikeston Food Pantry has a new name and a new vibe. "We are changing the name to 'Good Neighbor Pantry,'" said Missy Rice, agency relations and program director for the Southeast Missouri Food Bank. How long it will take the new name to catch on is hard to say but the new mode of operation at the food pantry, "client's choice," has actually received applause when announced to those coming in for food, according to Rice...
Scott County officials worry about beaver population (06/13/12)
BENTON -- Scott County doesn't have a beaver problem and commissioners would like to keep in that way. County Commissioners met with Seth Swafford, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's state director of wildlife services for both Missouri and Iowa, during their regular meeting Tuesday to discuss federal wildlife management funding...
Flags should be displayed correctly (06/13/12)
SIKESTON -- During Flag Day on Thursday, many Americans may choose to display "Old Glory" in their homes or businesses. However, some may display the flag incorrectly. The way that the flag is displayed is important "because it represents our nation," said Blair Moran, chaplain for the Sikeston post of the American Legion. "It's an honor to be able to fly our flag," because it represents the service and sacrifice needed to remain free, he said...
Staples hired as new Scott Central basketball coach (06/13/12)
SIKESTON -- Scott County Central Superintendent Al McFerren confirmed Tuesday that the Scott County Central Braves basketball team has a new head coach. Frank Staples will take over the Braves after serving as Scott Central's assistant coach for the past three years under former head coach Kenyon Wright...
Three from Oran, Chaffee are named all-staters (06/13/12)
SPRINGFIELD -- After earning third place in the Class 1 state baseball tournament, three Oran Eagles have been named first team All-State in Class 1 by the Missouri Baseball Coaches Association. Junior Kody Moore was honored as a pitcher, after finishing the season with a 4-2 record with two saves and 2.44 ERA. ...
Woodpeckers pounded by Chaffee (06/13/12)
CHARLESTON -- Chaffee's Senior Babe Ruth team got some much needed experience with lumber on Tuesday. In playing the Charleston Woodpeckers in the first game of a doubleheader, Chaffee combined for 19 hits to win 17-1 in five innings via the mercy rule...
SAYB scores (06/13/12)
May 31 ROOKIE LEAGUE Ort Inc. 9, Rick Leonard Heating and Air 2 Hits: (O) Roger Tidwell, DeQwan Tillson, Bryce Phelps; (R) Jase Riddle, Hunter Beck. NATIONAL LEAGUE Fabrite 6, Self Insurance 4 Hits: (S) Adam Comstock, Nate Self, Will Gilmer, Noah Brown; (F) Austin Branch 3, Ben Ray 2, Fred Thatch...
Cornelia Treadwell (06/13/12)
WYATT -- Cornelia Treadwell, 67, died June 12, 2012, at her home. Born Jan. 27, 1945, in Charleston, daughter of the late Will Gee and Cordia Dunnigan, she was a member of Faith Temple Church of God in Christ in Wyatt. Her husband, Henry Treadwell, preceded her in death...
Mamie Flowers (06/13/12)
CREVE COUER -- Mamie A. Flowers, 63, died June 8, 2012. Survivors include: three siblings, Janice Flowers-Davis of Hutto, Texas, Wilbur Flowers of O'Fallon, Ill., and Robbie Flowers-Alxander of Kansas City, Mo.; two aunts, Mozetta Henry of Wardell and Alberta Gardner of Columbus...
Joseph L. Partee (06/13/12)
PORTAGEVILLE - Joseph L. Partee, 71, died June 11, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 30, 1941, in Bokerton, to Atlean Young Partee and Elgie Partee, he was a retired employee of the Missouri Highway Department. On May 6, 2005, in Portageville, he married Margaret Jackson, who survives of the home...
Joe Greer (06/13/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Joe Greer, 73, died at 4:35 p.m. June 12, 2012, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 27, 1938, in Mississippi County, son of the late Earl and Marie Schneider Greer, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County where he was a retired farmer and manager of the MFA Oil Plant in East Prairie. He was a member of the First Christian Church in East Prairie...
Billy Swiney Sr. (06/13/12)
SIKESTON -- Billy Swiney Sr., 77, died June 12, 2012, at Miner Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 4, 1934, in Booneville, Miss., son of the late Clyde and Vivian Gooch Swiney, he was a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ and had been a farmer until retiring in 2005...
Donna Gilliland (06/13/12)
SIKESTON -- Donna Gilliland, 73, died June 11, 2012, at her home in Sikeston. Born Oct. 27, 1938, in Clarksville, Ark., daughter of the late Wilbur and Gladys (Bell) Gossett, she was a member of First Church of the Nazarene and had worked for Sikeston Woodworking, Oran Hat Factory and DeWitt Company before retiring...
Sylvester Sims (06/13/12)
NEW MADRID -- Sylvester "Fat" Sims, 57, died June 9, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 5, 1954, in New Madrid, to the late George Bob and Genevieve Miller Sims, he attended New Madrid County Schools where he was a member of the 1972 graduating class and a member of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in New Madrid. He was employed by Riceland Foods Inc. in Marston and a member of United Steel Union Local 7686...
Justice Served (06/13/12)
James R. "Flat-top" Howard had seen a lot of things by the time he and Sheriff Cowboy Ramsey operated the Cabana Court Motel on Highway 61 in New Madrid in the 1960s. Flat-top was the night clerk. One evening, sitting at the front desk, he noticed the lights of a car pull on the lot and drive up just short of the door. A man came in and wanted to rent a room for the night. Flat-top collected the money and the fellow left with the room key...
The conservatives still have work to do (06/13/12)
Warmed by the glow of a decisive victory for fiscal sanity in Wisconsin last week, some conservatives are giddy over the prospects for November. Put that giddiness aside my fellow conservatives. There's work to be done. The conventional wisdom says unions will be lukewarm to President Obama because of his no show in Wisconsin...