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Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Stories from Monday, October 17, 2005

Suitcase found to be empty (10/17/05)
SIKESTON -- A suitcase in the Wal-Mart parking lot caused quite a stir Friday night, shutting down the business along with an adjacent McDonald's Restaurant for several hours. At about 7:30 p.m., dispatchers at the Sikeston Department of Public Safety received an anonymous call that a suitcase was in the Wal-Mart parking lot, just east of the lawn and garden section...
One-of-a-kind robes designed for NMCC's one-of-a-kind choir (10/17/05)
NEW MADRID - The Singing Eagles have something new to sing about - and in. The New Madrid County Central High School select choir, made up of some 50 sophomores, juniors and seniors, debuted in their new choir robes at the October concert. The black robes with green and gold stripes on the bottom of the sleeves are topped with a satin green and gold stole featuring an old-style letter C. The unique robes were designed by the choir's director Judy Henry...
Hurricane Katrina evacuees evolve into lifelong friends (10/17/05)
BENTON -- As a truck driver, Dale Paradeles passes over Interstates 55 and 57 near Sikeston three or four times a year. But when Hurricane Katrina struck over a month ago, it wasn't her job that brought Paradeles to those interstates again. After riding out the hurricane with family and friends in her 100-year-old church in Crossroads, Miss., and living without electricity for a few days, Paradeles decided enough was enough. ...
Russell Turner (10/17/05)
SIKESTON - Russell Turner, 84, died Oct. 16, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 26, 1921, in Essex, son of the late James and Ruth (McMullin) Turner, he was a member of the Cairo Baptist Church in Cairo, Ill. and a veteran of United States Air Force, having served during World War II. ...
Louise Howard (10/17/05)
BROWNSBORO, Texas - Louise D. Howard, 87, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Oct. 15, 2005 at Hospice of East Texas in Tyler. Born Aug. 10, 1918, in St. Louis, Mo., daughter of the late John and Mabel Craig Klein, she had been a buyer for Laclede Steel Co. in St. Louis. In 1974, she moved to Sikeston, where she was a member of the Trinity Gospel Church and the Women's AGLO in Sikeston...
Births (Published 10/17) (10/17/05)
BENTON - Sara and Jamie Parks are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 6:31 p.m. Sept. 12, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Alexandria Skylar Parks weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces and was 17.5 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Mike and Donna Thompson of Benton and Frank and Kathleen Vinyard of Benton...
Looking Back 10/17 (10/17/05)
SIKESTON - Billy Hunter, Boy Scout Troop 44, was awarded the Golden Eagle at the Sikeston district held at the high school Monday night. The award is for his outstanding performance. SIKESTON - The harvest in Mississippi, Scott, Stoddard and New Madrid counties will pass the next critical stage in the next 10 days. ...
Speakout 10/17 (10/17/05)
Can anyone tell me where I can find fused glass blocks and french patio doors? My number is 573-683-6522. Good evening, and I haven't seen my article that I called you about two weeks ago. It was considering the Republicans and President Bush. He got a free ride to the White House 'cause he was against abortion. ...