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Stories from Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Charleston man to serve 50 years for murder of Hayti man (11/28/12)
CHARLESTON - A Charleston man will serve the next 50 years in prison for the murder of a man during a robbery. On Tuesday, Jevon Jones, 20, was sentenced in connection with the Nov. 10, 2010, death of Justine Wright, 22, of Hayti. Wright, who was found shot several times in his car in the 700 block of Gain Street in Charleston, later died at a local hospital...
Players are reminded to play responsibly (11/28/12)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Eight months after a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot set a world lottery record, Powerball is offering up a $500 million prize that would be the second highest. "Powerball is back in serious dream territory," said May Scheve Reardon, executive director of the Missouri Lottery, in a news release. "But, we want to remind all of our players to play within their means. In the end, it only takes one ticket to win."...
Residents trying luck to win the largest Powerball jackpot ever offered -- $500M (11/28/12)
SIKESTON -- With the Powerball jackpot estimated at a record $500 million, local residents are ensuring they have a chance at the windfall. "I'm just trying my luck," said Elliott Turner of Sikeston who purchased a Powerball ticket Tuesday. Due to strong sales, the Powerball jackpot for tonight's drawing increased from an estimated $425 million on Monday to an estimated $500 million on Tuesday-- the largest jackpot prize ever offered in the game...
Myers being remembered for his faith, sincerity and leadership (11/28/12)
SIKESTON - Whether he was working as deputy secretary for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C., walking the halls of the Missouri State Capitol or tending to his agriculture and farm interests in Southeast Missouri, those who came in contact with Peter Myers all recall his sincerity, his faith and his leadership...
Renovation projects under way at Scott County Judicial Building (11/28/12)
BENTON -- Renovation projects on Scott County's public buildings in Benton have started -- and for the Scott County Judicial Building, at least, are long overdue. Scott County Commissioners said during their regular meeting Tuesday that the first renovation project on county-owned buildings, remodeling the Scott County Judicial Building, began Monday...
Bulldogs roll past Blytheville in season opener (11/28/12)
BLYTHEVILLE, Ark., -- The Sikeston Bulldogs couldn't have asked for a better start to the season. The Bulldogs rolled past Blytheville, Ark., Tuesday night 79-34 at Blytheville High School. "I really thought we played well as a team," Sikeston head coach Gregg Holifield said. "We had good pressure on the basketball, we worked hard, we rebounded well and I thought we were physical...
Malden pulls upset over Red Devils (11/28/12)
ORAN -- Plagued by a slow start, the Chaffee Red Devils were handed the first upset of the Oran Invitational Tournament on Monday in their quarterfinal matchup against fifth-seeded Malden. Despite cutting a 17-point fourth quarter deficit to five in the final minutes, the Red Devils were ultimately undone by a 41-point effort from Malden sophomore Cortez Dobbins as the Green Wave held on for a 67-57 win...
Bluejays take care of Dexter, Risco bests Bloomfield in Campbell Invite (11/28/12)
DEXTER -- The Charleston Bluejays easily took down the Dexter Bearcats Tuesday 70-27 at the Bearcat Event Center in Dexter. Darrion Carter led the Bluejays with 13 points. Michael Hull added 10 and Ryan Parham scored nine. The injury-plagued Bearcats (0-1) were led by Brad Potts, who scored 12 points...
NMCC drops match to Jackson (11/28/12)
CARBONDALE, Ill., -- New Madrid County Centrallost to Jackson 75-6 during a double dual in Carbondale (Ill.) Tuesday. NMCC's Bade Perkins won the Eagles' only match pinning Jamison McCullough in the 195-pound division in 1:14. Jackson 75, NMCC 6 106 -- Shawn Birider (J) won by forfeit...
Peter Myers (11/28/12)
SIKESTON - On Nov. 26, 2012, Peter Caverno Myers Sr., 81, died at his home in Sikeston with his family present. He was born Jan. 4, 1931, in Racine, Wis., to the late Samuel Peter Myers and Margaret Morrill (Caverno) Myers. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather...
Violetta McKnight (11/28/12)
MOREHOUSE - Violetta McKnight, 77, died Nov. 27, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Sherwood Cross Jr. (11/28/12)
CHARLESTON -- Sherwood Cross Jr., 68, died Nov. 22, 2012, at the Charleston Manor Skilled Nursing Facility. Born Jan. 18, 1944, in Charleston, he was the son of the late Sherwood and Ardell Walker Cross Sr. On Dec. 25, 1977, he married Marzella Mason who survives of the home...
James Hodges (11/28/12)
SIKESTON -- James Curtis Hodges, 88, formerly of Charleston, died Nov. 26, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born May 28, 1924, in the Samos community in rural Charleston, to the late Thomas L. and Mona Alba Scoggins Hodges, he graduated in 1942 from the Western Military Academy in Alton, Ill. ...
Carrie Hardin (11/28/12)
SIKESTON -- Carrie L. Hardin, 61, died Nov. 24, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 18, 1951, in Brinkley, Ark., to the late Herman Adell and Josephine Fennell White, she was a graduate of Marion Anderson High School in Brinkley. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Gray Ridge and had been employed as an in-home healthcare provider...
Helen Oliver (11/28/12)
SIKESTON -- Helen Mae Oliver, age 91, of Sikeston, passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, in St. Louis. Born April 18, 1921, in Sikeston, to the late James and Ida Wallace, Helen raised two wonderfully successful children, Patsy Jean and Emory Caleb. Helen was a dedicated worker and spent 35 years at the International Florsheim Shoe Factory. ...
Rueben Scott (11/28/12)
SIKESTON -- Rueben E. Scott, 67, died Nov. 26, 2012, at his home in Sikeston. Born Jan. 8, 1945, in Canalou, he was the son of Alline Hill Scott of Sikeston and the late Edward F. Scott. On Oct. 21, 1987, he married Karen Kay Edwards Wren who survives of the home...
Mickeal Quillman (11/28/12)
SIKESTON - Mickeal L. Quillman Sr., 60, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at his home in Sikeston. He was born March 6, 1952, at Chester, Ill, to Ruby Pearl (Farris) Quillman, who survives of Pinkneyville, Ill., and the late Marion Lavern Quillman. A resident of Sikeston since 1995, "Bro. ...
Just the ticket to real financial prosperity? (11/28/12)
Like many this time of year, I'm balancing appropriate Christmas shopping with a realistic "new normal" budget. With one eye on the economy and the other on Santa's wish list, I doubt I will join those optimistic shoppers who plan to spend more this year...