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Stories from Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Local filing begins for city offices (10/19/05)
SIKESTON -- The first day of filing for elected city positions in Sikeston and Charleston closed today with only incumbents throwing their names into the hat. The last day to file in these municipalities for the April 4 election is Nov. 22. In Sikeston, the incumbents for all three of the city positions to be filled put their names in for another three years in office...
Bids OK'd to print planning booklet (10/19/05)
BENTON -- Even the best of plans is no good unless all the players know what it is. Scott County commissioners approved a bid to print 64 unbound copies of the county's Local Emergency Operation Plan during their regular meeting Tuesday. "They're going to be in a three-ring binder so if changes are made, it will be more economical to just change that page," County Developer Joel Evans said...
Halloween spending increases (10/19/05)
SIKESTON -- Higher gas prices may be forcing some consumers to travel less, but it's not stopping them from getting into the spirit of Halloween. Consumers are expected to spend $3.29 billion on the haunting holiday this year -- up 5.4 percent from $3.12 billion in 2004, according to the National Retail Federation...
Bonus kicks in with record jackpot (10/19/05)
SIKESTON -- If someone wins the estimated $340 million Powerball jackpot tonight, he or she won't be the only one who will benefit from the record prize. Players matching all but the Powerball number in the same drawing that the jackpot is won will get a larger-than-normal prize, thanks to a bonus that kicks in when the jackpot reaches a record level. Those players could also become millionaires if the jackpot continues to grow, West Virginia Lottery Commission spokeswoman Nancy Bulla said...
Mississippi County boxing tuning up for Dexter show (10/19/05)
ST. LOUIS -- For the past month Mississippi County Boxing has been on the road competing to tune up for a show coming up in Dexter at the Eagles Aerie #4062 on Highway 25. "They really want this show in Dexter to be a good show..", stated Coach Brad Wick. "We got some awesome kids getting ready, I know the crowd will love it."...
Undefeated Jenni DeWitt looking toward state (10/19/05)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs tennis team will send one participant to the Class 1 state tournament in singles play as Jenni DeWitt will open play at state on Friday in Springfield. DeWitt went 18-0 in the regular season and hopes to continue her winning ways. To do that, DeWitt stresses that her serve will be key to her success...
Nobody asked me but . . . (10/19/05)
Nobody asked me but...if the Dexter Bearcats play like they did last Friday against the Caruthersville Tigers, Bearcat fans should punch their tickets for the playoffs. Everyone knew running back Alex Becker presented problems for area teams. What was not known was the passing ability of junior quarterback Josh Stevens. Dexter is primed and ready and should win the Class 3, District 1 title...
Teams looking to get off on right foot (10/19/05)
PORTAGEVILLE -- The second season, district playoffs, kicks off Friday with Portageville hosting Caruthersville in Class 2, District 1. This district appears up for grabs with neither of the four contenders -- Caruthersville (2-5), East Prairie (3-3), Malden (2-4-1) and Portageville (3-4) -- above .500 for the season...
Mae Wallace (10/19/05)
VANDUSER -- Mae Wallace, 93, died Oct. 18, 2005, at her home in Vanduser. Born July 13, 1912, in Glenallen, she was the daughter of the late Steve and Mollie Schrock Buehler. Her husband, Dave Wallace, preceded her in death on Dec. 15, 1978. Survivors include: two sons, Jerry Wallace and Bob Wallace of Vanduser; three daughters, Leda Stage, Elizabeth Watkins and Judy Wallace, all of Vanduser; one brother, Estel Buehler of Vanduser; one half brother, Bill Wallace of St. ...
Paul Galey (10/19/05)
DEXTER -- Paul Galey, 72, formerly of Dudley, died Oct. 18, 2005, at his home near Dexter. Born Jan. 3, 1933, in Dudley, son of the late Ossie Galey and Eunice Florence Galey Daniels, he was a retired core driller for the Army Corps of Engineers and a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving in the Korean War...
I.B. McNew Jr. (10/19/05)
MOREHOUSE - I.B. McNew Jr., 68, died Oct. 17, 2005, at his home. Born the son of I.B. McNew Sr. of Morehouse and the late Lydia Merriman McNew, he was a resident of Morehouse all his life. He was an auto mechanic, a U.S. Navy veteran, and retired Dec. 31, 2001, from Good Humor-Breyers in Sikeston...
Hazel Murphy (10/19/05)
JACKSON - Hazel G. Miller Murphy, 84, died Oct. 18, 2005, at Monticello House in Jackson. DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Frank Sedlacek (10/19/05)
DEXTER - Frank Sedlacek, 79, died Oct. 18, 2005, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Barbara Davis (10/19/05)
DEXTER - Barbara Davis died Oct. 18, 2005, at the residence of her daughter in Dexter. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Lyle Hardin (10/19/05)
BERNIE - Lyle Hardin, 66, formerly of Parma, died Oct. 18, 2005 at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter. Born April 14, 1939, in Dexter, son of the late Samuel Sanford and Nellie Mae Whitworth Hardin, he had lived in Parma for several years before moving to Bernie 11 years ago. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Parma and was retired from Venture Products...
Gene Thomason (10/19/05)
DEXTER - Harvey "Gene" Thomason, 76, died Oct. 17, 2005, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born June 22, 1929, at Green County, Ark., to the late John Harvey Thomason and Flossie Drucilla Evans Thomason, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and worked as a mechanic for Autry Morlan Chevrolet in Dexter...
Helen Reynolds (10/19/05)
SIKESTON - Helen Reynolds, 76, died Oct. 18, 2005 at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Concordia Lutheran Church in Sikeston...
William L. Counts (10/19/05)
KEWANEE - William L. Counts, 72, died Oct. 18, 2005, at the Beverly Healthcare Center in New Madrid. Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie is in charge of funeral arrangements which are incomplete.
Louise Howard (10/19/05)
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...
Looking Back 10/19 (10/19/05)
SIKESTON - Pvt. Newton Carroll, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Carroll, is in training with the artillery at Fort Knox, Ky. --- BENTON - In order for the office of the Scott County prosecuting attorney in the court house at Benton to be kept open. Prosecuting Attorney M.E. Montgomery of Sikeston announced this week the appointment of D. W. Gilmore, Benton attorney, as his assistant...
Prospect for tax reform is unlikely (10/19/05)
It appears likely that tax reform is more a campaign promise than a practical goal. The much-anticipated report from the Federal Tax Reform Committee is expected this week. But early indications are that the group will make few, if any, fundamental changes to the tax code that frustrates taxpayers year in and year out...
Speakout 10/19 (10/19/05)
I'm calling in regards to the lady wondering where she could get a flag display case. I'm from Morley and I bought one for my father-in-law's flag at Hobby Lobby in Cape and it fits perfect. I'm regarding the topic about all these diseases they are finding out about, all these communicable diseases. ...