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Stories from Thursday, September 8, 2005

Local troops on their way to help (09/08/05)
SIKESTON -- The Missouri National Guard 1140th Engineer Battalion's Charlie Company returned from Iraq in March after over a year away from home. Now Charlie Company is on its way to assist with cleanup of debris left by Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana...
Local cemetery problems lead to class action lawsuit (09/08/05)
SIKESTON - The city is performing temporary maintenance at the Garden of Memories and Memorial Park cemeteries but a more permanent solution is also in the works: a class action lawsuit. The Sikeston law firm Blanton, Rice, Sidwell, Nickell, Cozean and Collins LLC filed Aug. ...
East Prairie man enters guilty plea (09/08/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- An East Prairie man pled guilty Thursday to charges of unlawfully possessing firearms and ammunition. Thomas J. Farquhar, 29, pled guilty to one felony count of being a previously convicted felon in possession of firearms and ammunition...
Sikeston surgeon writes a book on experiences (09/08/05)
SIKESTON -- Since Dr. Max Heeb began practicing in Sikeston over 45 years ago, he has experienced some pretty unusual things -- both in and out of the operating room. Now the public will have a chance to learn more about the man behind the surgical mask in his new autobiography, "Max the Knife: The Life and Times of a Country Surgeon."...
NMCC to take on state-ranked North County (09/08/05)
BONNE TERRE - On Friday night, the New Madrid County Central Eagles' football team travels north to meet the No. 8 team in Class 4, the North County Raiders. Last week, NMCC lost to Farmington 52-21 and North County fell to Oakville 31-7. This will mark the second time the two will face each other as the Raiders defeated the Eagles 41-6 last season...
'Dogs, 'Jays prepare for 120th game (09/08/05)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs may have the overwhelming edge in the long-time series with the Charleston Bluejays, but none of that will matter when the two meet for the 120th time tomorrow night at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium. The Bluejays, which defeated the Bulldogs for the first time since 1996 last season, will once again be the favorites as they come into the game ranked sixth in the latest SEMO poll...
Offense abandons Lady Bulldogs (09/08/05)
SIKESTON - A heated rivalry was renewed as the Kelly Lady Hawks invaded Sikeston to take on the Lady Bulldogs softball team Wednesday. In 11 hard-fought innings, Kelly outlasted Sikeston 6-3. The winning pitcher was Casey Kern and Molly Brinkmeyer took the loss for the Lady Bulldogs. Both pitchers threw a complete game...
SHS soccer team rips Kennett (09/08/05)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs soccer team entertained the Kennett Indians on Wednesday and came away with a 9-1 victory. Blake Taylor led the Bulldogs with four goals. In five games, Taylor has scored 10 goals. Chris Carnell chipped in two goals while Andrew Box, Timmy Hart and Clay Matthews each scoring a goal for the Bulldogs...
SEMO Conference Prep Corner (09/08/05)
Area Football Standings SEMO Conference Northern Division Southern Division Central Division _ Friday games _ Top Performers for Week 1 RUSHING 16 carries, 13.2 avg., 6 TDs. ---------------------------------------- 6 carries, 25.2 avg., 1 TD. ----------------------------------------...
DeWitt clubs walk-off home run for Vero Beach (09/08/05)
VERO BEACH, Fla. -- With the Vero Beach Dodgers facing elimination and down to their final strike, Blake DeWitt blasted a 3-run home run to give the Dodgers a 3-1 win Wednesday night at Holman Stadium. It was the first time the Dodgers had scored since the first inning of Game One...
Myrtle Joye Lee (09/08/05)
Denver, Colo. - Myrtle Joye Lee, 87, died July 30, 2005, in Denver, Colo., from complications of a long illness. Born Jan. 22, 1918, in Prescott, Ark., the daughter of Dr. Arthur Augustus and Gertine Worth Hamilton Reeder, in the early 1920s she moved to Portageville where she was active in school, church and community affairs...
Ivan E. Lesch (09/08/05)
DELTA - Ivan E. Lesch, 86, died at 8:07 p.m. Sept. 6, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 22, 1919, in Allenville, son of the late Guy and Ruth Mansker Lesch, he was a retired heavy equipment operator with Shelby Brown Construction Co. in Jackson. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army...
John Toombs (09/08/05)
SIKESTON - John Charles "R.D." Toombs, 26, died Sept. 6, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 9, 1979, in Alexander County, Ill., son of Albert Toombs of East Prairie and the late Beatrice Lillian Toombs, he was employed with Taco Bell in Sikeston...
Patricia Dabbs (09/08/05)
HERNANDO, Miss. - Patricia Gail Dabbs, 61, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 1:10 a.m. Sept. 7, 2005, in Memphis, Tenn. Born March 27, 1944, in Risco, Mo., the daughter of the late Adolph and Carrie Williams Miller, she was employed for 10 years with Federal Express and a member of North Acres General Baptist Church...
Mary Brutsche (09/08/05)
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Mary Alice Fox Brutsche, 44, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Sept. 5, 2005, at her home in Boca Raton, Fla. Born Aug. 29, 196l, in Sikeston, she was the daughter of Leslie Fox of Charleston and the late Alice Lee Burnett Fox. A graduate of Charleston High School, she received an Associate of Arts from Bauder Fashion College in Ft. ...
Virginia Wilkins (09/08/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Virginia Ann Wilkins, 65, died Sept. 6, 2005, at the Gideon Care Center in Gideon. Born March 9, 1940, in Savannah, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late John and Zilphia Evans Sweat. In 1973, in St. Louis, she married Louie Wilkins, who survives of the home...
Allen Carlyle Sr. (09/08/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Allen Dale Carlyle Sr., 48, died at 5:32 a.m. Sep. 7, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 6, 1957, in Wyatt, son of Bonnie L. Weems Carlyle-McLain and the late P.L. Carlyle, he had lived all of his life in Mississippi County. He was a truck driver and of the Pentecostal belief...
Births (Published 9/8) (09/08/05)
SIKESTON - Casey LaChae Baker and Blake Aaron Earnheart are the parents of their first child, a son, born Aug. 2, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Landon Avery Earnheart weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19 inches long. Baker is the daughter of Janie Baker and Kevin Baker...
Looking Back 9/8 (09/08/05)
SIKESTON - Mrs. F.S. Winford of Memphis was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Van Horne during the Labor Day holidays. Lucille and Dorothy Lee Thompson of Charleston were at their uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Matthews Tuesday. SIKESTON - The Junior Chamber of Commerce held a meeting yesterday at noon in the Rustic Rock with 34 Sikeston businessmen present to get a drive under way to raise $30,000 for the site of the mental retardation center...
Actions welcomed for local cemeteries (09/08/05)
The disgrace that has fallen on Garden of Memories and Memorial Park cemeteries may be coming to an end. The cemetery owners have long abandoned the maintenance at the two local cemeteries and now find themselves in legal troubles throughout the country. The Sikeston City Council this week took action to absorb the maintenance of the cemeteries and will send the owners the bill. But that's just the beginning...
Speakout 9/8 (09/08/05)
My parents are buried in the Forest Hills Cemetery in Morley. I was there this past weekend, and the grass is not being mowed. Repeat, not being mowed. It's at least a foot tall. It looks terrible. - - - If anyone has loved ones buried in the Forest Hills Cemetery in Morley, and hasn't been there in a while, it looks terrible. ...