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Stories from Sunday, October 23, 2005

Weekend accident (10/23/05)
Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers responded to a two-car accident at approximately 3:25 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Virginia and South Main. Each of the cars had multiple passengers, several of which were treated at the scene for what appeared to be minor injuries. At least two were taken away by ambulance and a third was transported from the scene by Air Evac. No further information was available at press time...
Sikeston's annual leaf collection set to begin (10/23/05)
SIKESTON -- The beauty of fall foliage is back along with the task of dealing with the mounds of fallen leaves. While some residents opt to mulch or compost their leaves, many Sikeston residents will again take advantage of the city's annual Leaf Collection Program which is scheduled to begin Oct. 31...
Two people injured by driverless ATV (10/23/05)
BERNIE -- A driverless ATV caused an accident injuring two persons Friday evening. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol at 6:55 p.m. Friday on Highway 25, two miles north of Bernie, an ATV being hauled by a northbound vehicle driven by Scott Hendrix, 42, of Dexter came loose. The ATV struck a northbound vehicle driven by Douglas Johnson, 16, of Bernie. Johnson's vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway and overturned...
With a click of a mouse, Sikeston R-6 parents will soon be able to check child's current progress in school (10/23/05)
SIKESTON -- With a click of a mouse, Sikeston R-6 parents will soon be able to access their child's current attendance, grades, lunch account balances and more. During this week's parent-teacher conferences, parents in the R-6 district will be introduced to the option of signing up for a new program launched by the district, ParentLink -- an Internet-ready program that will allow parents to access timely information about their students' progress in school...
Scott County raid nabs 13 (10/23/05)
BENTON -- Early morning raids Friday put a dent in the outstanding warrant list in Scott County. According to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, the Sheriff's Emergency Response Team along with officers from Scott City Police Department, Morley Police Department, Oran Police Department and the SEMO Drug Task Force served 17 recently-issued warrants. Twelve of those sought and one additional fugitive were arrested in the sweep...
Chaffee falls to St. Vincent (10/23/05)
CHAFFEE -- St. Vincent turned two interceptions into touchdowns, and Waylon Richardet scored two TDs to lead the Indians past Chaffee 42-8 on Friday night. The Indians (6-2) won their fifth straight game. Though this was a nonconference game, they are perfect in the Mississippi Area Football Conference Blue Division for small schools at 4-0...
Dexter pounds Kennett, 46-0 (10/23/05)
KENNETT - Alex Becker rushed for 195 yards and scored four touchdowns as the Dexter Bearcats spoiled Kennett's Homecoming in a big way Friday night, 46-0. Becker carried the ball 31 times and scored Dexter's first three touchdowns as the Bearcats dominated the Indians both offensively and defensively. The senior running back did his damage while playing less than three quarters...
Charleston falls to Crystal City (10/23/05)
CRYSTAL CITY -- Charleston traveled to Crystal City and lost a tough one 14 -8 and fell to 0-1 in Class 2, District 2. Crystal City scored first as a 68-yard drive was rewarded when Dominique Hall scored from two yards out at 5:48 of the first quarter. After the PAT, Charleston trailed 7-0 after one quarter...
Caruthersville manhandles Portageville (10/23/05)
PORTAGEVILLE -- It's district time and the Caruthersville Tigers are acting like a team that has advanced to the state playoffs the last two years. "We've been preaching to them all year that nothing matters until the districts," said Caruthersville's first-year coach Brad Gerling. "That's kind of been the focus, getting back into the state playoffs for the third straight year."...
SHS drops district opener (10/23/05)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs had their district hopes dashed on Friday night as the West Plains Zizzers left SPS Stadium with a convincing 49-7 victory. Although Sikeston is technically alive in the district hunt, it's a longshot as the Bulldogs would need to win out and West Plains would have to stumble in one of its next two outings...
East Prairie picks up key district win (10/23/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - On a cold and dreary night in East Prairie, the Eagles defeated the Malden Green Wave in the first game of district action by a score of 26-6. In a setting only a Londonite would love; cold with a steady drizzle of rain, East Prairie gained a total of 334 yards on the ground and with some solid defense to propel the Eagles to an important opening win in Class 2, District 1 action...
Scoreboard (10/23/05)
Cape Central 31, Poplar Bluff 28 Caruthersville 60, Portageville 6 Crystal City 14, Charleston 8 Dexter 46, Kennett 0 East Prairie 26, Malden 6 NMCC 34, Perryville 14 Rockwood Summit 30, Jackson 6 St. Vincent 42, Chaffee 8 Scott City 20, Grandview 19...
Montgomery Bank welcomes local attorney to its board of directors (10/23/05)
SIKESTON - Joseph C. Blanton Jr. was recently appointed to the Montgomery Bank's Board of Directors. "We are honored and excited that someone with Joe's depth of experience and perspective will offer their talents to the benefit of our employees, customers and shareholders," said Troy Wilson, chief-executive officer, about the appointment. ...
Sikeston Plaza Tire Service has new leadership (10/23/05)
SIKESTON - Plaza Tire Service in Sikeston is under the new leadership. Store Manager Rick Noon, Assistant Manager Dean Foulk and Service Manager Jeff Woods recently accepted their new positions. The three have worked in the tire and automotive industry for several years...
Business briefcase 10/23 (10/23/05)
POPLAR BLUFF - The Three Rivers Community College Board of Trustees officially welcomed Annabeth Miller as TRCC's coordinator of News Services at a recent meeting. Miller will be responsible for disseminating news and photographs from the college. She is graduate of William Woods College and served on the staff of the late U.S. ...
Tender Hearts Child Therapy Center opens (10/23/05)
Deborah Hohimer, Tender Hearts Child Therapy Center's LCSW clinical director and registered play therapist, cuts the grand opening ribbon on Oct. 21. From left are: Missy Marshall, executive director of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce; Teri Kluesner, LCSW; Hohimer; Theresa Lumos, LPC and Monica Griffith, office manager. ...
Kontek lands several government contracts (10/23/05)
NEW MADRID - Kontek Industries was awarded a $15.0 million contract through the Kansas City District Corps of Engineers for the U.S. Air Force's Whiteman Air Force Base. The contract, known as an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) is for the design and construction of "Igloo" weapons storage facilities and additional force protection products. ...
Gonda Buckalew (10/23/05)
SHREVEPORT, La. - Gonda Mae Buckalew, 70, formerly of Bloomfield, Mo., died Oct. 18, 2005, in Shreveport. Born May 20, 1935, in Bloomfield, daughter of the late Henry and Evelyn Jewell Walker Cagle, she grew up in Missouri and graduated from Bloomfield High School. She was an active member of the Living Water Worship Center in Stonewall...
Orentlal Steward (10/23/05)
MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- Staff Sgt. Orentlal S. Steward, 29, died Oct. 9, 2005, in Misawa, from injuries sustained in a traffic accident. Born April 26, 1976, in Dexter, Mo., son of Allen Rand of Portageville, Mo., and Betty Steward of Lilbourn, Mo., he was a member of the Greater Love Missionary Baptist Church, the men's choir and the single's ministry. ...
Myrtle Newton (10/23/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Myrtle D. Newton, 72, formerly of Morehouse, who died Oct. 20, 2005, were: Mike Newton, Pat Newton, Patrick Newton, Shannon Newton, Mike Vails and Matt Hawkins.
Scott Gaines (10/23/05)
PERRYVILLE - Norman Scott Gaines, 56, died Oct. 19, 2005, in Bexar County at San Antonio, Texas. Born Sept. 23, 1949, at Poplar Bluff, son of Helen Carney Gaines of Dexter and the late Woodrow Gaines, he was a veteran of the United States Navy, a member of the Masonic Lodge in St. Mary, a 32nd Degree Shriner in St. Louis and a member of the American Legion Post 0133 in Perryville. He was of the Baptist belief...
Helen Cornwell (10/23/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Lily Helen Jackson "Granny" Cornwell, 87, died Oct. 20, 2005, at her home. Born May 26, 1918, in Perkins, daughter of the late Monroe and Rhoda E. Trout Jackson, she lived most of her life in East Prairie, where she was a member of the St. James General Baptist Church. Granny as she was affectionately called by many whose lives she had touched enjoyed reading puzzles and sharing with you everyday experiences...
Births (Published 10/23) (10/23/05)
CHARLESTON - Shannan and Richard Gillespie are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 10:55 a.m. Sept. 26, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Brianna Denise Gillespie weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 20 inches long...
Wilton - Gilmore (10/23/05)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Amy Wilton and G.W. Gilmore were married Sept. 19, 2005, aboard the MS Celebration, in the port of Jacksonville The MS Celebration is owned and operated by Carnival Cruise Lines, based in Miami. The ceremony was performed by Michelle Miller in the Admiral's Library...
Jones - Sexton (10/23/05)
Jones- Sexton SIKESTON -- Kelly Marie Jones and Joshua Clay Sexton were united in marriage during a 3 p.m. ceremony May 28, 2005, at the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston. The Rev. Jonathan Cooney performed the ceremony. Kathy Sparks of Matthews, cousin of the bridegroom, was the musician for the ceremony...
Looking Back 10/23 (10/23/05)
SIKESTON - Charles Albert Harr, who had been confined to his home for several months suffering from carcinoma, died at his home on Lake Street last Saturday. LILBOURN - Missouri's state department of education has given its approval to the Lilbourn R-4 school district's application for an adult basic education program to begin Nov. 1...
Bush's legacy can begin with a veto (10/23/05)
Despite some troubled times for the Bush administration in recent weeks, the president has one golden opportunity to put his stamp on this second administration. Bush must use the veto pen on the bloated budget bill under debate that spends $141 billion for transportation, housing and other programs. Without a veto, Bush's conservative label will be forever eroded. He must act now...
Speakout 10/23 (10/23/05)
I am calling about if anyone has one of them wheelchairs that runs on a motor, if you want to sell it, reasonable and not too high, leave your name and number in the paper. I am in need of one. To our neighbors. We have filed dozens of sheriff's complaints. ...