[Nameplate] Fog ~ 58°F  
High: 75°F ~ Low: 59°F
Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

Stories from Monday, September 26, 2005

Community fun (09/26/05)
Sometimes having fun is hard work. Gavin Childers, 5, gives it his all as he competes in the tractor pull at Matthews Community Day Saturday. Youngsters pedaled the tractor across the tennis courts pulling a wagon loaded with four bricks during the competition. The day, sponsored by the Big Prairie Jaycees, also included games, pageants, a horse shoe tournament and a barbecue cook-off...
Three are injured in accident (09/26/05)
NEW MADRID - Three people were seriously injured in a two-car collision Sunday. At 12:10 p.m. on Highway 62, two miles east of Miner, a westbound vehicle driven by Kasey Holifield, 16, of Bertrand crossed the center line, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol. Holifield's vehicle struck head-on an eastbound car driven by Rodney Keeton, 61, of East Prairie...
Little League football (09/26/05)
Bears quarterback Luke Keefer prepares to make a hand off during the second quarter of the Sikeston Jaycee Little League Football game against the Packers. The Bears won the game 28-7.
Man's hobby helps victims of Katrina (09/26/05)
LILBOURN - A local man has found a way for his hobby to help out Hurricane Katrina victims. For several years, Anthony "Gramps" Sullenger and the Fightertown Design Group have made virtual models of World War II aircraft to fly on computers using the Microsoft flight simulator programs...
Bulldogs blow past Chaffee (09/26/05)
PORTAGEVILLE -- The Portageville Bulldogs football team used a balanced running attack on Saturday afternoon against the visiting Chaffee Red Devils en route to a 40-6 victory on homecoming. The Bulldogs utilized 10 different running backs that carried the football 56 times for 507 yards on the ground. Five Portageville runners rushed for over 72 yards on the afternoon...
Clarence Sitz (09/26/05)
ESSEX - Clarence H. Sitz, 97, died Sept. 24, 2005, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Nov. 1, 1907, in Essex, son of the late James and Grace Land Sitz, he had lived in Michigan from 1926 until 1955 when he returned to Essex where he farmed for many years...
Blanche Blackman (09/26/05)
DOGWOOD - Blanche Blackman, 84, died at 12:40 a.m. Sept. 25, 2005, at her home. Born April 5, 1921, at Bertrand, daughter of the late Walter and Nettie Holland Maxwell, she had lived all her life in Mississippi County. She had taught school in Dorena and East Prairie and was a member of the Dogwood United Methodist Church...
Billy Joe Richard (09/26/05)
PUXICO - Billy Joe Richard, 68, died Sept. 23, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 16, 1937, in Stoddard County, son of the late John W. and Eva Duren Richard, he had been a resident of the Puxico area all his life and owned Bills Market there with his wife, Judy. He also formerly owned Richards service station and other markets in the Puxico area. He was a member of the Puxico Masonic Lodge 596 AF&AM and was a U.S. Army veteran...
Dave Hodge (09/26/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Dave V. Hodge, 95, died at 9:10 p.m. Sept. 25, 2005, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Joe Davis (09/26/05)
SIKESTON - Joe R. Davis, 92, died Sept. 25, 2005, at Clearview Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Ruth Williams (09/26/05)
DESOTO - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Ruth M. Williams, who died Sept. 21, 2005, were: Christopher Williams, Patrick Williams, Monty Krueger, Mike Lane, Joe Barber and Ray Barber.
Patricia Scott (09/26/05)
SIKESTON - Patricia Scott, 70, died Sept. 25, 2005, at her residence. Born Sept. 22, 1935, in St. Louis, the daughter of the late Claude John and Marie Emma Laufer Jameson, she was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and a 1953 Sikeston High School graduate. A graduate of DePaul School of Nursing in St. Louis in 1956, she was a registered nurse for 50 years, working for Missouri Delta Medical Center for 35 years until her retirement as night nursing supervisor in 1993...
Births (Published 9/26) (09/26/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Tonya Caruso and Bobby Atwood are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 7:22 p.m. Aug. 24, 2005, at Southeast Hospital. Kaylee Elizabeth Atwood weighed 7 pounds 5 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are James Caruso of Siwa and Teresa Fern of Arlington, Va...
Looking Back 9/26 (09/26/05)
SIKESTON - Mrs. George Hensley honored her husband Monday night by giving a supper at their home near Sikeston in celebration of his birth anniversary. SIKESTON - First place for the comical float division of the Cotton Carnival parade was the Showboat scene of the Business and Professional Women's Club of Sikeston. First place winner in the civic class was Cinderella and her golden slipper float, sponsored by the Sikeston Junior Women's Club...
Speakout 9/26 (09/26/05)
To the person who called in Speakout blaming all this mess the way we are, must not be a Christian and have much of an education. You must be pretty low yourself to want to keep blaming Clinton. I keep wondering if we had another election and put Clinton in? Bush has been in almost six years and he has done nothing but lie, he said he was going to do something about gays and abortion, well abortion is still going on, gays are still going on. ...