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Stories from Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sikeston man gets 22 years for child abuse (07/18/12)
BENTON - A Sikeston man will serve more than two decades in prison for physically abusing his four-month-old daughter. Michael James Dement, 26, was sentenced to 22 years in prison after entering a guilty plea to the class A felony of first degree assault. The charge stems from incidents which occurred in Sikeston between Jan. 27, 2010, and May 26, 2010...
Two critically injured in Tuesday morning crash (07/18/12)
SIKESTON - Drivers of two vehicles are in critical condition following a collision Tuesday morning. At about 8:20 a.m., officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety were called to a collision at the intersection of East Malone Avenue and Ingram Road...
Helping Levi's legacy live on (07/18/12)
SIKESTON -- Family and friends are continuing fundraising efforts to help the legacy of Levi Stephen Collom live on. From 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 24, 10 percent of the sales at Chick-Fil-A in Cape Girardeau will be used to support "Levi's Adventure Trail," a future outdoor exhibit at the Discovery Playhouse Children's Museum in Cape Girardeau. Those who visit the restaurant during fund-raising hours must say they're there to support Levi...
Preschoolers remember Levi through tree planting and balloon release (07/18/12)
SIKESTON -- As Shelly Williams and her preschool class gathered on the lawn on the north side of Southeast Missouri State University's Child Development Center Tuesday morning, the teacher asked the group of 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds why they were there...
Officials OK new mower for county (07/18/12)
BENTON -- Scott County officials know the grass alongside some county roads is getting long but the county should have a new mower on the job any day now. "Hopefully the public will bear with us," Presiding County Commission Jamie Burger said during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday...
Miner city employees can still get paper paychecks (07/18/12)
MINER -- City of Miner employees who want them can still get their paychecks on paper. The Miner Board of Alderman decided during their regular monthly meeting Tuesday not to mandate direct deposit of wages. "That seems to work out really well," Mayor Frank Tatum said of direct deposit...
Hayti man dies following tractor roll-over accident (07/18/12)
COOTER -- A Hayti man was fatally injured Tuesday in a tractor accident in rural Cooter. According to Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell, deputies responded to a report of a man being trapped under a tractor when it overturned on County Highway 567, just south of State Highway O...
Charleston looking to make waves in regionals (07/18/12)
MONTROSE, Co -- Fresh off their improbable run to the Missouri Senior Babe Ruth championship, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels once again will look to make some noise when the Midwest Plains Regional Tournament start today. Unlike in last year's tournament, when they Squirrels were guaranteed as spot in the tournament due to their hosting duties, this year's squad was forced into six straight do-or-die games to earn their way into the bracket...
Sikeston swim team prepares for annual Swim-a-thon as conference championship meet looms on horizon (07/18/12)
SIKESTON -- After a summer full of practice and meets the Sikeston Sharks swim team will start to wind down its season this week with two of its biggest events of the season.On Thursday the Sharks will host their annual Swim-a-thon to help raise money for the team and two days later will travel to Cape Girardeau to take part in the Southeast Missouri Swim Conference Championship (SMSC)...
Wanda Critchlow (07/18/12)
SIKESTON -- Wanda Critchlow, 96, died July 17, 2012, at Clearview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sikeston. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, where services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery...
Junior Hayes (07/18/12)
MARSTON -- Junior Hayes, 89, died July 16, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 11, 1923, in Ridgely, Tenn., to the late R.H. and Clara Fausett Hayes, he was a lifetime member of the Evergreen Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, Sunday School superintendent and church usher...
Duane Caston (07/18/12)
SIKESTON -- Duane Keith Caston, 47, died July 16, 2012, as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Born Oct. 15, 1964, he was the son of William Caston of Arizona and the late Doris Heath Caston. In addition to his father, survivors include: one son, Jonathon Caston of West Plains; and one brother, Kevin Caston of Sikeston...
Howard Adkisson (07/18/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Howard Lee Harr Adkisson, 97, formerly of Benton, died at 5:25 p.m. July 16, 2012, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Sept. 25, 1914, in East Prairie, to the late Joseph F. and Bertie Sailor Harr, she had lived most of her life in East Prairie and Benton, and was a member of the West Side Church of God in Cape Girardeau...
Claudette Copeland (07/18/12)
MOREHOUSE - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Claudette Copeland, 68, who died on July 14, 2012, were: John Launius, Pete Leija, Brandon Eldridge, Christian Crumpecker, Bill Beck and Chris Acord. Honorary pallbearers were: Doug Copeland, Bill Reynolds and Eddie Patrick...
Shannon Davis (07/18/12)
SIKESTON -- Mural D'Shannon "Shannon" Davis, 42, died July 16, 2012, in Dexter, as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident. Born Feb. 3, 1970, in Hayti, to Richard Zack of Florida and Linda McClendon Davis II of Caruthersville, he was employed by Teroy Sales and Supply...
Marcia Nolen (07/18/12)
CHARLESTON - Marcia Nolen, 65, died July 17, 2010, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Bubba Davis (07/18/12)
SIKESTON -- Ernest D'Shannon "Bubba" Davis, 22, died July 16, 2012, in Cape Girardeau, as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident. Born Sept. 29, 1989, in Sikeston, to Sharon Alene Hazel Davis of Sikeston and the late Mural D'Shannon "Shannon" Davis, he was a self-employed landscaper...
Take note: I'm starting over (07/18/12)
It's funny how life can change in an instant. One moment I am walking into the house to talk about what I wanted for my birthday with my wife and then the next you are reading a note, finding out you are single. You learn real quick what a deer feels like when it sees headlights. And then there is the impact with what is behind those headlights...
Economic numbers don't always add up (07/18/12)
Following a friendly discussion with a pro-Obama voter recently, I came to the conclusion we've entered the age of the New Economy. I was told in glowing terms just how the economy was improving. Unemployment, gasoline prices, interest rates, home foreclosures and a whole host of improving metrics were touted with great pride...