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Stories from Thursday, October 20, 2005

New victims advocate has clear goal in mind (10/20/05)
BENTON -- Scott County's new victim advocate has a clear goal in mind: helping every victim of every crime. Samantha Hedge, a Sikeston native, became Scott County's victim advocate Sept. 12 after being hired by Prosecuting Attorney Paul Boyd. "Sam will be a valuable asset to the prosecution team and a good resource for the victims within the county," Boyd said...
Ready for Halloween (10/20/05)
Tom Wilson, a Scott County First Responder, works on the torture chamber in the Sikeston Outlet Mall's Spooky Space Wednesday. The stores will have their first haunt Oct. 28 from 6:30-10 p.m., Oct. 29 from 3-10 p.m. and Halloween from 4-9 p.m.
Stomach bug strikes area students (10/20/05)
NEW HAMBURG -- A stomach bug has apparently bitten one Scott County school already this season. When 48 of 112 students and several of the 15-member staff contracted the stomach virus at Kelso C-7 School in New Hamburg, superintendent David Newell made a subjective choice to use a "snow day" and close school Wednesday...
Bid is OK'd to repave Malone (10/20/05)
SIKESTON - Sikeston residents will see some improvements to one of the town's main thoroughfares. The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded a contract for work in Sikeston as part of the Smooth Roads Initiative. A $667,770 contract was awarded to Apex Paving Co. for improvement of Route 62 (Malone Avenue) in Sikeston...
Search continues for missing woman (10/20/05)
NEW MADRID - The search continues for a missing New Madrid County woman. New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens said his officers are following leads in an attempt to locate Christy Ramsey of Parma. Ramsey's family reported her missing to the Sheriff's Department on Oct. 9...
Conference Prep Corner 10/20 (10/20/05)
Area Football Standings SEMO Conference Northern Division Southern Division Central Division _ Friday games _ Top Performers for Week 7 RUSHING 17 carries, 9.9 avg., 2 TDs ---------------------------------------- 23 carries, 7.2 avg., 1 TD ----------------------------------------...
East Prairie hoping to snap futility against Green Wave (10/20/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - The East Prairie Eagles football team will entertain the Malden Green Wave on Friday night to start district play in Class 2, District 1. The Eagles (3-3) are coming off a tough loss to the Charleston Bluejays last week 47-26, while Malden (2-4-1) shutout the Chaffee Red Devils 36-0...
SHS to open district play with Zizzers (10/20/05)
SIKESTON - One of the unique things about high school football in Missouri is that every team has an equal chance to make the playoffs. Regular season records don't mean anything as every team will start with a clean slate. That means Sikeston, which enters the district 1-6, could turn around a disappointing season with three wins in the next three weeks...
Frank Sedlacek (10/20/05)
DEXTER - Frank Sedlacek, 79, died Oct. 18, 2005, at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born April 6, 1926, in Jackson, Miss., son of the late Frank John and Josephine Johansen Sedlacek, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter. ...
Bill Counts (10/20/05)
KEWANEE -- Bill Counts, 72, formerly of East Prairie, died at 1:15 p.m. Oct. 18, 2005, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born Oct. 27, 1932, in Clay County, Ark., son of the late Clifford Henry and Alta Lamborn Counts, he lived in New Madrid and Mississippi Counties most of his life. He was a retired dry wall contractor...
Hazel Murphy (10/20/05)
JACKSON - Hazel G. Miller Murphy, 84, died Oct. 18, 2005, at the Monticello House in Jackson. Born My 29, 1921, in Glass, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Jack and Mary Woody. In 1937, in Hayti, she married E.T. Miller, who preceded her in death May 15, 1968. In 1982, in Greensville, Texas, she married Kenneth Murphy, who preceded her in death Dec. 17, 1994...
Lyle Hardin (10/20/05)
PARMA - Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted today at the First Baptist Church in Parma for Lyle Hardin, who died Oct. 18, 2005, were: Dale Hardin, Yancy Hardin, Carl Blackburn, Chris Blackburn, Keith Hardin and Bill Williams. Watkins and Sons Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements...
Helen Reynolds (10/20/05)
SIKESTON -- Mary Helen Reynolds, 76, died Oct. 18, 2005, at the Barnes- Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born July 27, 1929, in Cape Girardeau County, daughter of the late Theodore Charles and Addie Isabelle Bennett Birk, she was an active member of Concordia Lutheran Church and served faithfully on the church's Altar Guild, Lutheran Women's Missionary League and Board of Evangelism during more than 50 years of membership. ...
Barbara Davis (10/20/05)
DEXTER - Barbara Redman Davis, 71, died Oct. 18, 2005, at her residence. Born Aug. 17, 1934, at Brownwood, daughter of the late Myrta Benton and Wilford "Dick" Redman, she was a homemaker and of the Nazarene belief. Survivors include: two sons, Terry Bollinger of Dexter and Mike Bollinger of Cuba; two daughters, Karen Watkins of Campbell and Sharon Tucker of Dexter; one brother, Bob Redman of Kennett; one sister, Sheila Portwood of Dexter; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...
Alma Kneezle (10/20/05)
DEXTER - Alma Kneezle, 73, died Oct. 19, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Chiles- Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Mae Wallace (10/20/05)
VANDUSER - Pallbearers for funeral services held today at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, for Mae Wallace, 93, who died Oct. 18, 2005, were: Bob Wallace Jr., Bobby Wallace III, Hunter Eskew, Jamie Easter, Travis Wallace, Ben Easter, Danny Simpson, Mike Huddleson and David Shackles...
Births (Published 10/20) (10/20/05)
SIKESTON - Cheryl and John Tarter are the parents of their second child, second son, born at 10:10 p.m. Sept. 23, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Austin Lane Tarter weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. The daughter of Russell and Jetta Upchurch of Louisville, Ky., Mrs. Tarter is employed as an administrative assistant with Collins Music...
Looking Back 10/20 (10/20/05)
SIKESTON - Cadet Fielding Potashnick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Potashnick of Sikeston, has been cited for a distinguished academic record at the Missouri Military Academy in Mexico, Mo., according to an announcement released by Col. C. R. Stribling, superintendent...
Viewers, not group, make TV decisions (10/20/05)
The Parents Television Council is at it again. The ultra-conservative group provides an annual list of the worst family viewing television programs which, ironically, probably boosts the ratings of those shows. Fox Network had a handful of the "worst," according to the group but it also had one of the best in the form of "American Idol."...
Your view: A great carnival (10/20/05)
The American Legion Post 114 would like to thank each and everyone who made our 61st Annual Cotton Carnival another wonderful success. We appreciate your generosity and support of the Cotton Carnival. Donations from businesses: First State Bank, Accent Shoppe, First National Bank, King's Jewelry, First Security Bank, Mills Jewelry, Kinder Signs and Flower Patch. ...
Speakout 10/20 (10/20/05)
I'm calling about the negative comments about Paris Tipler. I think that Paris Tipler is the only person on the East Prairie team that has hopes of possibly furthering his football career after high school. I think the players and the fans need to recognize this and do what they can to help him achieve his goals. ...