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Stories from Sunday, January 6, 2013

Reward offered for info about NMC fire (01/06/13)
NEW MADRID -- A $15,000 reward is being offered for more information regarding a business fire New Year's day in Portageville. According to New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens, on Jan. 1 the shop building of Crop Production Services located on U.S. Highway 61 in Portageville was set on fire...
Winter waves (01/06/13)
New brew event set in Oran (01/06/13)
ORAN -- The Oran Jaycees have come up with an event that will allow amateur beer and wine makers to swap recipes and techniques while also sharing their creations with others. Set for 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 2 at the Jaycee Hall, 200 Haw St., in Oran, the Jaycees will host a homemade wine and beer competition and offer samples to the general public. Cost is $10 to sample as many beverages as one can. The admission is considered a tax-deductible donation...
Rams get key stop over rival Chaffee, win 73-67 (01/06/13)
SCOTT CITY -- In a game full of big offensive plays, it was the defensive effort of Scott City junior Eric Urhahn on Friday that prevented a near second half collapse against the Chaffee Red Devils. With the Rams holding a two-point lead in the final 20 seconds of overtime, Chaffee came down the court with a chance to at least force a second extra frame...
Prep roundup: Eagles take down Saxony, Lady Hawks pound Caruthersville (01/06/13)
JACKSON -- Oran senior Kody Moore scored 20 points as the Eagles grounded the Saxony Lutheran Crusaders Friday 68-50. The Eagles held a slim 50-42 lead after the first three quarters and quickly ran away with it in the fourth. Oran outscored the Crusaders 18-8 in the final eight minutes...
Sullivan Cassell (01/06/13)
CHARLESTON -- Sullivan Cassell, 95, died Jan. 1, 2013, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 26, 1919, in Pinhook, to the late Sullivan Cassell Sr. and Georgia Montjoy Cassell, he was a lifelong resident of Missouri, a retired mechanic and of the Baptist belief...
Nancy Russell (01/06/13)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Nancy R. Russell, 58, died Jan. 4, 2013, at the Pemiscot Nursing Home. She was born Jan. 16, 1954, to the late Rosetta Mullins and Carl Hurley. On Sept. 14, 1974, she married Larry Russell, and he survives of the home. Other survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Ashley Russell of Portageville; one brother, Terry Hurley of Hayti; four sisters, Sherry Quick of Portageville, Louise Rubio of Alamo, Tenn., Melinda Tubbs of Hayward and Emma Sparks of Blytheville, Ark.; and two grandsons.. ...
Frankie Hunsperger (01/06/13)
DEXTER -- Frankie Hunsperger, 84, died Jan. 2, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter. Born Aug. 28, 1928, in Koshkonong, to the late Thomas and Pearl Driver Hunsperger, he had lived in Dexter for 40 years and was of the Baptist belief. On Aug. 10, 1954, in Charleston, he married Rita Turner, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 24, 2011...
Shirley Froman (01/06/13)
ADVANCE -- Shirley Ann Froman, 76, formerly of Paragould, Ark., died Jan. 3, 2013, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 26, 1936, in Advance, she was a member of the Berrong General Baptist Church near Zalma. In 1973, she married Ronald Froman, and he preceded her in death in 2009...
Jerry Schuerenberg (01/06/13)
ASHLAND -- Jerry Paul Schuerenberg, 70, died Jan. 3, 2013. He was born June 14, 1942, in Olstead, Ill., to the late Walter Paul and Hazel Christine (Byers) Schuerenberg. On Oct. 31, 1964, in Cape Girardeau, he married Janice Gilmer, and she survives...
Marjorie Caid (01/06/13)
CHARLESTON -- Marjorie Caid, 89, died Jan. 4, 2013, at her home in rural Charleston. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home.
Frederick Neal (01/06/13)
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...
George Waggoner (01/06/13)
DEXTER -- George Eldon Waggoner, 76, died Jan. 3, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter. Born Feb. 11, 1936, in Dexter, to the late Cecil Elmer and Edith Lenora Perry Waggoner, he was a member of the Army Reserves and a lifelong resident of Dexter...
Political dealmakers failing constituents (01/06/13)
I am reluctantly joining the ranks of those who genuinely feel our politicians are simply not up to the job for which they were elected. And this growing frustration is shared in equal parts for both political parties. I had hoped that columns for this new year would focus on issues other than the political arena. But given the divisive nature of this current President and the apparent weakness of my party - the GOP - it appears that politics as usual may once again dominate...