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Stories from Tuesday, October 25, 2005

One dies in wreck (10/25/05)
MALDEN -- A Bernie resident was killed and two others injured in a two- vehicle accident Monday in New Madrid County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 2 p.m. on Missouri Highway 25 at U.S. Highway 62 in Malden, the accident occurred as the westbound vehicle driven by Robert W. ...
High cotton (10/25/05)
A farm machine picks cotton north of Sikeston on Scott County Road 472 Monday afternoon. Local farmers are now harvesting the last of the cotton for the season.
Innovative therapy available at MDMC (10/25/05)
SIKESTON -- Swallowing is something we tend to take for granted - until we can't do it. An estimated 15 million Americans suffer from swallowing disorders. Approximately 60,000 people die each year as a result of complications from dysphagia - the medical term for any difficulty or discomfort in swallowing...
DeWitt places sixth at state (10/25/05)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's Jenni DeWitt finished sixth at the 2005 Missouri Class 1 tennis singles competition at the Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield. DeWitt dropped a hard-fought first-round match in three sets, 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (10-0), to Marshall's Kelsey Franklin, then reeled off three straight wins to reach the consolation final...
Bulldogs beat Poplar Bluff on Senior Night (10/25/05)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs boys soccer team notched a big win on Senior Night over the Poplar Bluff Mules 2-1 at the Sikeston Complex. Four seniors played their final home match of their career. Ryan Beard, Andrew Box, Scott Gardner and Trey Stone made their final home game a victorious one...
Sikeston junior varsity defeats Dexter (10/25/05)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston junior varsity football team defeated Dexter's J.V. squad 13-0 on Monday night at SPS Stadium. Sikeston broke a scoreless tie in the third quarter when quarterback Joey Williams hit James Bonner for a 35-yard touchdown pass...
Birdfeeding in your back yard (10/25/05)
SIKESTON -- Backyards are popular feeding places. To increase the popularity of your feeding station, furnish it with water year round. The bluebird, Missouri's state bird, may be enticed to feeding stations during the winter if water is available...
Mississippi County boxing ready for big event Saturday (10/25/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- The Eagles Aerie 4062 along with The Mississippi County Boxing Team will be presenting an exciting night of boxing in Dexter on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. There will be teams coming in from Jefferson City, Poplar Bluff, Mississippi County, St. Louis and Hannibal to produce some hard-core amateur boxing action...
Ray Cathey (10/25/05)
THAYER - Ray Orvis Cathey, 89, died Oct. 23, 2005, at the Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. Born June 17, 1916, in Sharp County, Ark., son of the late John and Etta Young Cathy, he was a United States Army veteran of World War II and was awarded the Silver Star for his involvement in the Battle of Luzon...
Bill Storey (10/25/05)
RACINE, Wis. - William "Bill" Storey, 72, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Oct. 15, 2005. Born Aug. 1, 1933, in Water Valley, Ark., son of the late Clarence and Bessie Jackson Storey, he was a retired contractor and a United States Army veteran, having served in the Korean War...
Mary Schinker (10/25/05)
DEXTER -- Mary Jarrell Schinker, 75, died Oct. 22, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born April 1, 1930, in Dexter, daughter of the late Raymond Lawrence and Jennie Lester Davis Jarrell, she was a homemaker. Survivors include: two daughters, Patti McGuire Connors of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Jennie Schinker of St. Louis; one sister, Nita Lee Bittner of St. Peters; and two grandchildren...
Oniece Watkins (10/25/05)
BERNIE - Oniece Watkins, 81, died Oct. 24, 2005, near Malden. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Mildred Hendrix (10/25/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Mildred May Hendrix, 89, formerly of Lilbourn, died Oct. 23, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 7, 1915, in Howell, Ark., daughter of the late Herbert and Gertrude Bull Reneau, she had worked as a machine operator at the New Madrid Garment Factory...
Bertie Staples (10/25/05)
CHARLESTON - Bertie Marie Staples, 76, died at 1 a.m. Oct. 25, 2005, at her residence. Born Nov. 3, 1928, in Dell, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Burnie Calvin and Audra Mae Garrett Barber. Prior to moving to Charleston in 1964, she lived in Blytheville, Ark., where she owned and operated a beauty shop. ...
Wilma Link (10/25/05)
DEXTER - Wilma Link, 93, died Oct. 25, 2005, in the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center at Bloomfield. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Lavinia Gardner (10/25/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for funeral services held at 2 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston, for Lavinia Moll Gardner, 86, who died Oct. 23, 2005, were: Mark Allen Moll, Michael Gordon Moll, William Miller "Bill" Moll, Allen Crites, Ronald Eaker and Bob Lambert...
John McCollough (10/25/05)
DEXTER - John R. McCollough, 76, died Oct. 22, 2005, at his residence. Born March 1, 1929, son of the late Wesley and Ethel Hutchcraft McCollough, he had lived near Dexter all of his life. He was a retired truck driver, a member of the Ark of Hope Church near Dexter and a veteran of the United States Army, having served as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne...
Pearl M. Forbey (10/25/05)
CHARLESTON -- Pearl M. Forbey, 82, died at 1:34 p.m. Oct. 24, 2005, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. Born Nov. 13, 1922, in Benton, daughter of the late John Ross and Beulah Minter Ervin, she had lived most of her life in Charleston, where she was a member of the Church of the Nazarene and had worked at Brown Shoe Company until her retirement...
Gladys Johnson (10/25/05)
SIKESTON - Gladys L. Johnson, 91, died at 3:35 a.m. Oct. 24, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 13, 1913, in Maunie, Ill., daughter of the late Allie D. and Ella Mae Zoph Ward, she was a real estate broker for R.D. Clayton Real Estate Company from 1961 until 1983. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, where she was in the choir, and a member of the Order of Eastern Star 450 of Morehouse and 137 of Sikeston...
Looking Back 10/25 (10/25/05)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. David Chamberlain of New Madrid are the proud parents of a daughter, born at the local hospital. CHARLESTON -Chamber of Commerce members met at the Charlestonian for their monthly luncheon session with Wendell Choate as speaker. His topic was "Production and Marketing of Perishable Vegetables."...
Speakout 10/25 (10/25/05)
I would like to know why we no longer get Sikeston's city court record in the paper. We used to always get it in the paper. Chief Juden seems to be doing such a good job, why doesn't he let us see what he's doing? Is he hiding something from us? We get Benton, New Madrid and Charleston, but we don't get Sikeston. What's up with that?...