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Stories from Wednesday, January 23, 2013

SUV v. tree (01/23/13)
Public Safety Officer Paula Nichols, left, and Lt. Rick Rapert of the Sikeston Department of Public Safety look over the vehicle which struck a tree in a yard at the corner of Lillian and Watson Tuesday morning. "He was northbound on Lillian and at 211 Lillian left the road on the opposite side of the correct travel lane, the left side, went into a yard and went airborne over the opening for a driveway, crashed into a fence and went completely through the fence -- crashed it down," Rapert said. ...
Scott County to put use tax on April ballot (01/23/13)
BENTON -- Officials will ask Scott County residents to reinstate a source of revenue struck down by the Missouri Supreme Court. During their regular meeting Tuesday, Scott County commissioners approved putting on the April election ballot a use tax for out-of-state vehicle purchases...
Wildlife supper: Annual event will begin on Thursday (01/23/13)
SIKESTON -- Good food and fellowship have always been the driving force of the Annual Wildlife Supper in Sikeston. This year is no exception. "It's an amazing event. All hunters get together in one place -- how good can you get?" asked Al Small, who is one of the supper organizers and member of First Assembly of God Church in Sikeston, which puts on the supper...
Miner police to no longer park, wait for speeders on Interstate (01/23/13)
MINER -- Miner police have been directed to not park and wait for speeders on Interstate 55. The Miner Board of Alderman voted during their monthly meeting Tuesday to prohibit city police from parking alongside the interstate to catch speeders -- although officers are allowed to periodically patrol the highway...
Honors Board nominees will be accepted until Feb. 22 (01/23/13)
SIKESTON - Now through Feb. 22, nominees will be accepted for the 2013 Honors Board installation by the Parks and Recreation Division. Since 1986, 40 individuals were honored by having their names installed on the Honors Board in recognition of their outstanding volunteer contributions to youth programs in the community. These programs include baseball, softball, basketball, soccer and Boy Scouts...
Sikeston quickness too much for spindly Indians (01/23/13)
SIKESTON -- In a classic matchup of speed versus size, the Sikeston Bulldogs' speed won out yet again. The Bulldogs toppled Jackson and its towering lineup on Tuesday night in a SEMO Conference tilt at the Sikeston Field House, 77-65. It's Sikeston's sixth straight win over Jackson, dating back to 2008...
SCC's Banks drains game-winner over Cairo (01/23/13)
SIKESTON -- Before Scott County Central's last possession on Tuesday, visiting Cairo, Ill., made a concerted effort to try and draw Braves senior Larandis Banks into his fifth and final foul. A few seconds later it was evident why as Banks drove the lane for the game-winning shot to propel Scott Central to a 67-66 come-from-behind win...
Oran handles Oak Ridge, Tigers hold off Gideon (01/23/13)
ORAN -- The Oran Eagles wasted no time getting and staying ahead of visiting Oak Ridge Tuesday night. Oran (17-2) scored 23 points to Oak Ridge's nine in the first quarter as they cruised to a 73-43 victory at Oran High School. Alex Heuring and Jacob Priggel led the Eagles with 15 points apiece. Priggel shot 7 of 10 from the field. Kody Moore, who shot 5 of 7 from the floor, scored 13 points...
Gale Wessling Sr. (01/23/13)
SIKESTON - Gale Gregory Wessling Sr., 77, died Jan. 22, 2013, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Phonzie Brown (01/23/13)
EAST PRAIRIE - Phonzie Brown, 95, died at 10 p.m. Jan. 22, 2013, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Shelby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Harvey Taylor (01/23/13)
LILBOURN -- Harvey Eugene Taylor, 87, died Jan. 21, 2013, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 10, 1925 in Catron, son of the late George Lee and Carrie Bell Lambert Taylor, he worked as a custodian and bus driver for Lilbourn Public Schools and had co-owned and operated the MFA Station in Lilbourn with his brother, Junior Ray Taylor, before retiring...
Brenda Mattison (01/23/13)
SIKESTON -- Brenda Rae Mattison, 70, died Jan. 21, 2013, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Dec. 5, 1942, in Sikeston, to the late Leon and Thelma Evans Stilwell, she had worked as a hostess at McDonald's and at Calvary Temple. She married Jack Mattison, who preceded her in death Jan. 21, 2007...
Barbara Jones (01/23/13)
SIKESTON -- Barbara Jones, 56, died Jan. 22, 2013, at her home in Sikeston. Born Aug. 20, 1956, in Sikeston, daughter of Lenora Byrd Goza of Sikeston and the late Norvil Eugene Edwards, she was a graduate of Sikeston High School and worked as a registered nurse before retiring after she became disabled...
Jimmie Jackson (01/23/13)
CHARLESTON -- Jimmie Dee Jackson, 61, died Jan. 19, 2013, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 14, 1951, in Blytheville, Ark., to the late Harrison and Mary Jackson, he lived in Missouri most of his life. He was a member of the Grand Avenue Seventh Day Adventist Church, was a truck driver for many years and was currently employed by RJS Burke Partnership of Charleston...
It's time to bring on spring! (01/23/13)
I hate cold weather. Wait. Hate isn't a strong enough word to truly explain how I feel about the cold. I despise the cold weather. Once the temperature drops below 50 degrees it is too cold for me. I would much rather be wearing flip flops, shorts and a T-shirt while sweating to death in the humid Missouri weather...
Address real issues behind gun violence (01/23/13)
By all means, let's ban assault weapons and reduce to a sane number the amount of bullets in a weapon's clip. Absolutely mandate and increase background checks on gun purchases. And certainly, let's monitor those with mental health issues to assure their access to guns in prohibited...