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Stories from Thursday, September 22, 2005

Searching for a scenic route (09/22/05)
St. Louis area: Foresters say the summer drought will reduce fall color. Prospects are just average, with a likely peak the weekend of Oct. 22 and 23. Big Oak Tree State Park in East Prairie is open from 6:30 a.m. to dusk daily for motorists to drive through the park and view the colors. ...
Murder suspect caught in Hayti (09/22/05)
CARUTHERSVILLE - A man wanted for capital murder in Mississippi is in custody after law enforcement officials followed his trail to Hayti. Officers with the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department, Hayti Police Department and Missouri Highway Patrol arrested Albert McDonald, 24, of New Albany, Miss., at approximately 10 p.m. Wednesday...
Man is arrested in Oran for drugs (09/22/05)
BENTON -- An Scott County man was arrested on drug-related charges early Wednesday, after a Sheriff's Emergency Response Tactics Team entered and served a warrant at the suspect's residence. Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter reported Ricky A. King, 39, of 603 Warner St. in Oran, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held in the Scott County Jail at Benton in lieu of a $20,000 bond...
Drought may affect fall color (09/22/05)
SIKESTON -- Today may mark the first day of fall, but don't expect it to look like the new season just yet. Rick Speer, assistant manager at Mingo National Wildlife Refuge in Puxico, noted, like the rest of the area, the leaves really haven't started to change colors yet...
Sikeston softball bounces back to thrash Egyptian (09/22/05)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs softball team cruised to a 13-0 victory over visiting Egyptian, Ill. on Wednesday at the Sikeston Complex. The return of Allison Blurton at designated hitter put back some pep in the Lady Bulldogs bats as they banged out 11 hits on the afternoon...
'Dogs, Indians open conference play (09/22/05)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs and Jackson Indians have both gotten off to slow starts this season, but all that can change when the two meet tomorrow night for the SEMO Conference opener at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium at 7 p.m. in the 90th meeting between the rivals...
Rushing finishes seventh in Cape Central Invitational (09/22/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Matt Rushing was the leading finisher for Sikeston at the Cape Central Invitational. Matt finished 7th out of 60 runners in a time of 19.25 over the 3.1 mile course. Also finishing for Sikeston in the same race was Jordan Roberts who finished 36th...
NMCC junior high teams stay unbeaten (09/22/05)
NEW MADRID -- Both New Madrid County Central Middle School teams continued their unbeaten streaks Tuesday with impressive wins over Caruthersville. The 7th grade team won 34-0 while the 8th grade Eagles shutout the Tigers by a score of 36-0. In the 7th Grade game, G'Darius Stevenson took a handoff on the first play from scrimmage and ran 70 yards to pay dirt. ...
Anne E. Ford (09/22/05)
SIKESTON - Anne Elizabeth Ford, 57, died at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 20, 2005, at her residence. Born Dec. 24, 1947, in Cape Girardeau, to the late Vincent A. "Buck" and Kathleen "Elizabeth" Spalding Wissman, she was a 1965 Sikeston High School graduate and a member of the First United Methodist Church. ...
Carl Foster (09/22/05)
DEXTER - Carl Foster, 82, died Sept. 21, 2005, at his residence near Dexter. Born Feb. 25, 1923, at Fornfelt, he was the son of the late William Edgar Foster and Laura Boss Foster. He was of the Assembly of God belief, a retired plaster contractor and a World War II U.S. Navy veteran...
Kenneth Ledermann (09/22/05)
WHITEWATER -- Kenneth John Ledermann, 88, died Sept. 21, 2005, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Mildred Maddox (09/22/05)
CUMINS, Mich. - Mildred M. Maddox, 92, died Sept. 19, 2005, at the AuSable Valley Home in Cumins. Born Aug. 26, 1913, in Puxico, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Frank S. and Bertha Willis Goble. She had lived in St. Louis where she and her husband operated a grocery store in the 1930s. ...
Darla Jean Wilburn (09/22/05)
ADVANCE - Darla Jean Wilbur, 62, died Sept. 20, 2005 at her home in Advance. Born Aug. 10, 1943, in Swinton, daughter of Opal Walker Livingston of Advance and the late Leon Livingston, she was a certified nurse's aide. In 1958, she married Danny Gibson, who preceded her in death in 1992...
Nita Peel (09/22/05)
NEW MADRID - Nita F. Northcutt Peel, 72, was born April 28, 1933, in Hardin County, Tenn., to the late Dwight K. and Norma I. Alexander Northcutt, and passed away Sept. 20, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. On Aug. 3, 1952, in New Madrid County, she married the late Samuel H. "Sonny" Cooper Jr. On April 20, 2003, she married John Glen Peel, who survives of the home...
Linda Schrum (09/22/05)
SCOTT CITY - Linda Darlene Schrum, 60, died at 8:32 a.m. Sept. 21, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 28, 1945, in Illiniois, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Coleen Brady Jimerson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Chaffee CBers...
George Kotoff (09/22/05)
DEXTER - George P. Kotoff, 80, died Sept. 22, 2005, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center at Bloomfield. Born Feb. 1, 1925, in Bitol, Yugoslavia, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Pando Kotoff. He was an electrician for various contractors in St. Louis and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II...
Looking Back 9/22 (09/22/05)
SIKESTON - Miss Margaret Gray Anthony, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. W. A. Anthony, has returned to Columbia to resume her studies at the University of Missouri. NEW MADRID - Work continues on Interstate 55, at its southerly frontier, two miles south of New Madrid with only 30 days remaining on its construction. This construction link will end 1,700 feet south of this point. It will connect with the completed highway near Matthews...
Panel ends study of state operations (09/22/05)
For months now, the State Government Review Commission has been meeting around the state and listening to ways to improve the efficiency of state government in Missouri. Today the group will formally vote on some 88 proposals. We look forward to their suggestions...
Your view: Help appreciated (09/22/05)
We would like to thank everyone that brought items and food for us to take to Bay Saint Louis, Miss. The following businesses made donations: Alsup Woodworking, Regions Bank, Alliance Bank, Lambert's Cafe, Animal Health Center, Pizza Inn, First State Bank and Wal-Mart...
Speakout 9/22 (09/22/05)
I am calling about the very small article in the paper about the East Prairie football team Friday night. Your sports editor needs to learn that it takes a team to win and a team to lose. If it wasn't for those other boys that played out there on that field, the boy wouldn't have scored the touchdown that he scored. We need to give credit where credit's due. There are 11 boys on that team. There is no "I" in team...