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Stories from Saturday, October 27, 2012

Voters weigh in on tobacco tax on Nov. 6 (10/27/12)
SIKESTON -- When registered Missouri voters head to the polls next week, they will give their final say on whether or not to increase cigarette sales tax. Proposition B, if approved on Nov. 6, would raise Missouri's cigarette tax to 90 cents from its current 17 cents -- the lowest in the United States. The national average is $1.46...
Display honors those killed in Iraq, Afghanistan (10/27/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- While America honors those who served in the nation's Armed Forces on Veterans Day, the city of Portageville is also remembering those who served and sacrificed their lives. "Remembering Our Fallen," an exhibit featuring Missouri men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, is on display from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at the First State Community Bank, 801 Highway 61 in Portageville...
Arraignment set in Mississippi County theft (10/27/12)
CHARLESTON -- An attempt to literally leave a woman without her wheels has landed a Charleston man in jail. Gregory DeWayne Davis, 51, will be arraigned Wednesday on charges of theft and tampering with a motor vehicle. He is currently being held at the Mississippi County Detention Center with bond set at $50,000...
Team work (10/27/12)
Members of the Sikeston High School football team spent part of their day Friday helping out at the Sikeston Food Bank. The athletes, including Reese Porter (above) put together approximately 900 food boxes which will be distributed to the elderly. Food Bank officials are looking for more help. To volunteer call 651-0400...
Prep schedule (10/27/12)
Soccer Class 2, District 1 -- Farmington Cape Central v. Sikeston, 7 p.m. Football Class 4, District 1 Cape Central at Sikeston, 7 p.m. Class 3, District 1 NMCC at Ste. Genevieve, 7 p.m. Class 2, District 1 Scott City at Caruthersville, 7 p.m. Charleston at Malden, 7 p.m...
Sikeston's junior high splits with Kennett Lady Indians (10/27/12)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston eighth grade girls basketball team handed the visiting Kennett Lady Indians their first loss of the season after a 50-34 win at the Sikeston Junior High. Both Zayteanna Williams and Kiera Steward each had 11 points for the Lady Bulldogs while Marissa Jones added seven...
NMCC pulls off comeback win against Potosi (10/27/12)
POTOSI -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles stormed back from a 21-point deficit to defeat the Potosi Trojans 28-27 during the Class 3, District 1 tournament at Potosi High School. NMCC came into the game as the districts fifth seed -- one behind Potosi, who stood at the four...
Portageville gashes Cabool on the ground in 50-7 win (10/27/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Any lingering concerns Portageville may have had after being shutout last week against New Madrid County Central where quickly answered in Friday's opening to the Class 1, District 1 tournament. With senior running back Daniel Foster breaking off a 50-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage, the Bulldogs set the tone for what became a 50-7 rout of Cabool to advance to a semifinal matchup against Hayti...
Jane Mann (10/27/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted Friday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church for Melba Jane Cottingham Mann, 90, who died on Oct. 22, 2012, were: Sam Thomas, David Mann, Chris Mann, L. Brian Mann, Cliff Hathaway and Reade Fergeson. Ponder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements...
A closer look at the state's ballot issues (10/27/12)
When Missouri voters cast their ballots Nov. 6, they will be faced with more than candidates for office. Also on this year's ballot are one Constitutional Amendment and three statewide Propositions. Down ticket measures on general election ballots generally garner far less attention than they should. The wording is often confusing to voters and their impact pales in comparison on the important decision of which leaders we will elect to take us into the future...