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Stories from Friday, January 4, 2013

More than 30 people arrested in warrant roundup (01/04/13)
SIKESTON -- An early Friday warrant roundup resulted in the arrest of over 30 people in Mississippi and Scott Counties. The arrest warrants were the result of a year-and-a-half long drug investigation by the Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force. Warrants on the individuals all involved either sales, distribution or manufacture of controlled substance and all involved felony charges. ...
Ready to play (01/04/13)
Matthew Thurman of the Spurs third and fourth grade basketball team attempts to dribble around teammate Cleo Taylor during practice on Thursday evening at the YMCA of Southeast Missouri in Sikeston. YMCA little league basketball games begin Saturday with games being held at the YMCA and Tanner Street Church of God beginning at 9 a.m. and running throughout the day...
Brandom reflects on years as state rep (01/04/13)
SIKESTON -- Mandated welfare drug testing and boosted state economic development are among accomplishments Ellen Brandom said she's most proud of during the six years she's served as state representative of the 160th District. However, the 70-year-old Republican from Sikeston will officially say goodbye to the Missouri House of Representatives when the new legislative session begins Jan. 9...
University Extension asks Miss. County for more funds (01/04/13)
CHARLESTON -- Having ended the year a bit short on money in 2012, local University Extension officials are asking for a bit more from Mississippi County. Mississippi County University Extension Council members presented their annual report and budget request to the County Commission Thursday during the Commission's first meeting of the year...
Appointments for circuit courts made (01/04/13)
JEFFERSON CITY - A New Madrid native was among five appointments made to circuit courts across the state. On Wednesday, Gov. Jay Nixon named five new associate circuit judges to replace those that were elected circuit judge last November. Nixon appointed Assistant Attorney General Elizabeth Bock, formerly an assistant prosecutor in Greene County, to replace Craig Carter in Douglas County. Bock, who is formerly of New Madrid, currently resides in Springfield...
Early morning fire (01/04/13)
A house in the 400 block of Daniel Street was destroyed by fire. According to reports the blaze began about 2 a.m. today with fire personnel remaining at the scene until about 6:15 a.m. The two occupants of the home were unhurt. Further information about the cause of the blaze was not available as of press time...
Lady Bearcats shrug off Farmington 88-36 (01/04/13)
DEXTER -- Even with a near two week layoff since they defended their Lady Royals Christmas Classic championship, the Dexter Lady Bearcats showed no signs of rust in Thursday's meeting with Farmington. Dexter boasted six girls with double-digit scoring totals on the night, all while shooting 62 percent as a team from the floor en rout to an dominant 88-36 win...
Lady Bulldogs pressure Chaffee into 60-42 loss (01/04/13)
SIKESTON -- When the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs are able to do the things they do best, good things happen for them. With their pressure defense leading the way, the Lady Bulldogs forced 11 turnovers in the first half which led to a lopsided halftime score and a 60-42 final in favor of Sikeston...
NMCC breaks free in second half over Senath (01/04/13)
SENATH (SMNS) -- The New Madrid County Central Lady Eagles opened the second half on an 18-2 run to stretch its lead to double digits and led by at least 18 the remainder of the game on its way to an 85-57 win against the Senath-Hornersville Lady Lions varsity girls basketball team Thursday night...
Lady Bluejays storm past Caruthersville (01/04/13)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- The Charleston Lady Bluejays dismantled Caruthersville 81-7 Thursday. E'Neikque Ewing led Charleston (7-3) with 21 points while Sierra Frazier added 19. Charleston was ahead 33-3 after the first quarter and then 57-3 at the half. CHARLESTON (81) -- Sierra Frazier 19, Frederica Evans 9, Juwanna Walker 10, Cheyenne Randle 9, Channelle Quinn 2, E'Neikqua Ewing 21, Dazique Gillespie 5, Elasya Henderson 4, Webster 2. ...
Nancy Russell (01/04/13)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Nancy R. Russell, 58, died Jan. 4, 2013, at Pemiscot Nursing home. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
George Waggoner (01/04/13)
DEXTER -- George Eldon Waggoner, 76, died Jan. 3, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
George Stevens (01/04/13)
SIKESTON -- George A. Stevens, 85, died Dec. 29, 2012, at his home. Born Jan. 2, 1927, in Detroit, to the late John L. and Rose Everett Butler, in November 1928 he was adopted by Marion and Maggie Stevens who also preceded him in death. A veteran of the U.S. ...
Pauline Braun (01/04/13)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Pauline "Tudy" Braun, 87, died Jan. 3, 2013, at Chaffee Nursing Center. Born March 15, 1925 in Washington, daughter of the late Henry and Irene Teichmann Layton. She was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral. On Jan. 31, 1950, she married Glennon Braun, who preceded her in death on Jan. 21, 2007...
Ruby Phillips and Shorty Phillips (01/04/13)
CHAFFEE -- Ruby Phillips, 83, died Dec. 30, 2012, at Chaffee Nursing Center, and her husband, Willard "Shorty" Phillips, 89, died Jan. 2, 2013, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 3, 1929, in Tyroza, Ark., Mrs. Phillips was the daughter of the late Oscar and Nina Robertson Sr...
Frederick Neal (01/04/13)
ORAN -- Frederick H. Neal, 74, of Oran died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at his home. He was born Sept. 28, 1938, in Oran, to Frank and Estelle Fowler Neal. He attended Oran public schools and graduated from Oran High School in 1956. After high school, he was employed by St. Louis-San Francisco Railroad Co. as an agent-telegrapher, a position he held until 1964 when he became employed by the U.S. Postal Service...