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Stories from Wednesday, January 30, 2013

High winds shut down ferry operations (01/30/13)
EAST PRAIRIE - The Dorena-Hickman Ferry has halted operations due to high winds. The ferry shut down upon reaching the Kentucky shore about 1:30 p.m., and will remain closed for the rest of today. Captain Ed Floyd expects the ferry to be able to reopen to traffic on Thursday morning...
Storms rip off roof, down trees, dump rain (01/30/13)
SIKESTON - A storm system packing high winds and rain drove through Southeast Missouri Tuesday night causing bringing down tree limbs and damaging house trailers. New Madrid County Sheriff's Department reported some power outages in the county with electrical crews responding early today. In Lilbourn, the high winds are blamed for turning over a trailer...
Tuesday fire (01/30/13)
Firefighters with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety hose down a fire at 625 William St. on Tuesday morning. The house was a total loss but firefighters were able to save nearby homes from damage. No further information on the fire was available at press time...
County officials discuss move of communication center (01/30/13)
BENTON -- The Scott County Commission will have a better idea Thursday of how to proceed with a planned move of the county communication center. Commissioners met with Dale Rogers, president of Robert Stearnes and Associates Inc. Architects in Sikeston, during their regular meeting Tuesday to discuss specifications general contracting firms will soon bid on...
Bulldogs and Bluejays set to meet at Show Me Center for first time (01/30/13)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A win by either team could do wonders for a potential playoff run. It could also settle any score on who is the undisputed king of southeast Missouri. Their second meeting of this season will be nothing like their hundreds before. For the first time in their illustrious feud, Sikeston and Charleston will take their hatred to the biggest stage southeast Missouri has to offer...
Risco tops North Pemiscot, Rams bash Crusaders (01/30/13)
RISCO -- The Risco Tigers wrapped up the second-seed in the Tri-County Conference Tournament on Tuesday with an 87-47 win over North Pemiscot. Risco came out to on a dominant 25-5 lead to start the game and by halftime had accumulated a 31-point lead. Putting up 32 points in the third frame for their biggest quarter of the night, the Tigers ensured a turbo-clocked fourth...
Braves erase rough start, cruise to 72-51 victory over Kelly (01/30/13)
SIKESTON -- With leading scorer Larandis Banks still out of the lineup, the Scott County Central Braves had a rough early going against visiting Kelly. Thanks to dual 19-point efforts from Jaylen Porter and Tyler Masters, however, the Braves eventually put the Hawks in their rearview for a 72-51 win to push over the .500 mark on the season...
NMCC continues hot streak against Mules (01/30/13)
NEW MADRID -- Tuesday night's SEMO Conference matchup between New Madrid County Central and Poplar Bluff featured two of the hottest teams in the area. But it was NMCC keeping its hot streak going as it defeated the Mules 80-70 at NMCC High School. The Eagles (10-6, 3-2 SEMO Conference) dominated the Mules for three quarters, but Poplar Bluff erased a 24-point deficit and got as close as six points with two shots at making it a one-possession game in the final minute...
Marilyn Horman (01/30/13)
CHAFFEE - Marilyn A. Horman, 68, died Jan. 29, 2013, at the family home in Chaffee. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, where a parish rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at the St. Ambrose Catholic Church...
Lula Jones (01/30/13)
PORTAGEVILLE - Lula Mae Jones, 96, died Jan. 22, 2013, at the Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Born Oct. 3, 1916, in Marion, Ark., to the late Sammy and Annie M. Smith Horton, she was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her son, Wilbur Morgan...
Velda Anderson (01/30/13)
ORAN -- Velda G. Anderson, 82, died Jan. 29, 2013, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 3, 1930, in Bell City, to the late Leonard and Lynn Workman Deimund, she was a member of the Morley Baptist Church. On Dec. 24, 1954, she married Bill C. Anderson, and he survives of the home...
Russell Sherfield (01/30/13)
DEXTER -- Russell C. Sherfield, 86, died Jan. 29, 2013, at his home. Born Oct. 3, 1926, in Dexter, to the late Otis and Iva Jo Hunt Sherfield, he had lived in Dexter all his life. He was employed by Missouri Utilities Company where he worked as a troubleshooter until his retirement. He was a member of the Risen Church in Dexter, the Airstream Club and was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during World War II...
Eugene Spear (01/30/13)
PADUCAH, Ky. - Eugene Spear, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Jan. 30, 2013, at Paducah. Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Thelma Johnson (01/30/13)
BENTON, Ky. -- Thelma Crawford Johnson, 84, died Dec. 29, 2012, at the Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah. She was the daughter of the late Prentice Estel and Ada Grissom Crawford and was of the Methodist belief. She married H.C. Johnson who preceded her in death...
Pansie Poe (01/30/13)
SIKESTON -- Pansie M. Poe, age 94, died Jan. 25, 2013, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 25, 1919, in Pontotoc, Miss., daughter of the late M.G. and Bessie Russell McCoy, she was a member of First Church of the Nazarene in Sikeston. ...
Bradley Kelley (01/30/13)
CHAFFEE -- Bradley Joe Kelley, 41, died Jan. 23, 2013, at his home. A memorial visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Chaffee VFW Hall. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee is in charge of arrangements.
Eva Cookson (01/30/13)
PUXICO -- Eva Lois Cookson, 93, died Jan. 29, 2013, at the Puxico Nursing and Rehab Center. Born July 29, 1919, in Fisk, to the late William and Carrie Rister Klaffer, she was a lifelong resident of Puxico where she was a member of the Life Chapel Assembly of God Church...
Charles Shultz (01/30/13)
SIKESTON -- Charles Shultz, 74, died Jan. 29, 2013, at his home. Born Nov. 7, 1938, in Kennett, to the late Lee Edward and Mildred Gay Shultz, he graduated from Kennett High School and attended University of Missouri-Columbia. He was an insurance adjuster for Shelter Insurance for 34 years before retiring...
Helen Tollison (01/30/13)
NEW MADRID -- Helen Tollison, 91, died Jan. 26, 2013, at St. Francis Medical Center following an illness. Born Jan. 3, 1922, in rural New Madrid County to the late Roy and Eunice Rhodes, she had lived in New Madrid her entire life and was a longtime member of Kewanee Missionary Baptist church, and worked several years in New Madrid at the Head Start and ABC Play Skool...
Gene Ellen Maclay (01/30/13)
SHAWNEE, Kan. -- Gene Ellen Rogers Maclay, 86, died at 5:50 p.m. Jan. 27, 2013, at The Sweet Life Care Center in Shawnee. Born Oct. 23, 1926, in Dorena, Mo., to the late Webb Jones Rogers and John Dallas Rogers, she lived in Dorena and Charleston, Mo., most of her life. ...
Heads or tails? (01/30/13)
The value of farm land in Southeast Missouri has always fluctuated; usually the price moves along with the financial health of the national economy. That was certainly the case beginning in the late 1920s. For Southeast Missouri, and especially New Madrid County the bad times began with the flood of 1927. ...
My quirks make me who I am (01/30/13)
Everyone has their little quirks that makes them unique and in some cases gets them committed. Me, I'm apparently very unique and well on my way to being committed. My girlfriend is learning these quirks rather quickly. The other day we were cleaning my kitchen cabinets and I had to look at each individual item asking questions about each one before going to the next one...
Obama fails to focus on the real problems (01/30/13)
You can imagine my delight when I read that this week's Presidential radio address would focus on "irresponsible behavior." Hallelujah! I have long believed that irresponsible behavior is the underspoken issue that politicians largely ignore. At long last, this administration would finally address irresponsible behaviors like the explosion of single-parent households, the problem of school dropout rates and the high crimes in urban war zones that account for half of the murders in this country...