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Stories from Sunday, October 30, 2005

Capturing wildlife on canvas (10/30/05)
Mel Garbark, a nationally known wildlife and outdoor artist, demonstrates how to paint the wildlife eyes at the Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores. A two-day acrylic painting workshop was sponsored by the Bootheel Regional Art Guild on Friday and Saturday at the Outlet Mall for area artists...
Woman dies in crash (10/30/05)
DEXTER -- A Bernie resident was killed in a one-vehicle accident Friday in Stoddard County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 12:20 p.m. on Route ZZ, five miles southwest of Dexter, an accident occurred as a vehicle driven by Angela M. ...
Stoddard chief jailer faces drug charges (10/30/05)
BLOOMFIELD -- The chief jailer of the Stoddard County Sheriff's Department is in jail on drug-related charges. According to Stoddard County Sheriff Carl Hefner, David L. Currie, 51, of Dexter was charged with four counts of class B felony of distribution of a controlled substance...
Truth or scare: Area has more than its share of eerie legends (10/30/05)
SIKESTON -- Tales of ghosts and goblins are a typical treat for Halloween buffs, but what some area residents may not realize are a few of those spirits may be lingering closer than they think. For years rumors have circulated about creepy happenings such as seeing the Farrenburg light and the blue baby. ...
Winter will bring high heating bills (10/30/05)
SIKESTON -- Keeping warm this winter will probably be more costly than last year. Predictions are always subject to change depending on the weather, crude oil prices and general economic conditions. If current wholesale natural gas markets continue to hold and the area gets a normal winter, however, the average consumer could see a five-month winter bill of over $1,000 before taxes as compared with a little over $700 for last winter, according to Kevin Kelly of the Missouri Public Service Commission's public information office.. ...
Eagles fly past Portageville for district win (10/30/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - The East Prairie Eagles football team took one step closer to a spot in the Class 2 playoffs with a win at the Portageville Bulldogs by a score of 44-20. The Eagles improve to 2-0 in Class 2, District 1 and next Thursday night will be the deciding game as they will invade Hopke Field to take on the Caruthersville Tigers, who are also 2-0 in district. The Tigers beat Malden 27-26 in a nail biter...
Area scoreboard 10/30 (10/30/05)
Caruthersville 27, Malden 26 Charleston 47, Grandview 13 Crystal City 50, Scott City 6 Dexter 34, NMCC 7 East Prairie 44, Portageville 20 Eureka 24, Jackson 10 Hayti 38, Chaffee 0 Kennett 21, Perryville 20 OT Poplar Bluff 21, Sikeston 8 West Plains 42, Cape Central 20...
Bearcats claim district title (10/30/05)
NEW MADRID -- The Dexter Bearcats pounded the New Madrid County Eagles with 21 second-half points in a 34-7 victory on Friday. The win clinched the SEMO Conference Central Division crown for Dexter (6 -3, 4-0) and, more importantly, the Class 3, District 1 title. Even if Dexter should lose to winless Perryville next week, it still owns tiebreaker wins over the other two district opponents, NMCC and Kennett...
Poplar Bluff kicks 'Dogs (10/30/05)
POPLAR BLUFF - The Sikeston Bulldogs had plenty of opportunities to win Friday night's game at Poplar Bluff, but turnovers and missed assignments once again reared their ugly head. The Mules took full advantage and came away with a 21-8 victory at Morrow Stadium...
Charleston dominates Grandview (10/30/05)
CHARLESTON - The Charleston Bluejays did their part in staying alive in the district hunt as they blew out Grandview 47-13 on Friday night at Marshall Field. Unfortunately for the Bluejays, Crystal City clinched the district championship with a 50-6 win against Scott City...
High Definition Beauty Salon (10/30/05)
High Definition Beauty Salon, 2317-B East Malone Ave., conducted a grand opening ribbon cutting recently. Cutting the ribbon are owners Amy Allred and Sabrina Burford. From left are: Missy Marshall, executive director of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce; Tabitha Thompson, stylist; Allred; Burford; Margie Saulsbery, stylist; and Tina Wilson, massage therapist. The beauty salon is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday by appointment...
Bank names new officer (10/30/05)
SIKESTON - Ben Jeffries has joined the First State and Trust Co. as a compliance officer. Jeffries appointment was announced by Mike Marshall, community bank president. Jeffries has over 31 years of experience in several areas of the banking business including data processing, operations, investments, compliance and loans. ...
South Ridge Estates (10/30/05)
Scott Matthews of Four Corners Development cuts the grand opening ribbon on Tulip Trace to officially open Phases 11 and 12 of the South Ridge Estates. In the new phases, which are located south of Col. Day Parkway, 19 single- family homes will be built. The other street is named Willow Way. Also pictured are members of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce and members of Four Corners Development...
Area businesses plan holiday open houses (10/30/05)
SIKESTON - The Downtown Merchants Association will host their annual Christmas Open House Nov. 4-6. Kathy Medley with the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce said the open house gives area resident the first look at many of the items which will be popular this holiday season. "A lot of the merchants are planning specials so people will be able to get a jump on the season," she said...
Local barber calling it 'clips' (10/30/05)
SIKESTON - Since 1958, Harry Williams has clipped and snipped the hair of Sikeston men, their sons, their grandsons and in some cases their great- grandsons and great-great-grandsons. "People would bring their baby boys to me for their first hair cut, just to continue the tradition," said Williams...
Medicap Pharmacies honors local franchise (10/30/05)
DES MOINES, Iowa - Ronnie Hamra, registered pharmacist, was honored at the recent national annual meeting of Medicap Pharmacies Inc. by being named to the President's Club. This award is presented to Medicap Pharmacy franchisees who represent the top 20 percent of Medicap Pharmacy store sales, during the past fiscal year...
George Whitaker (10/30/05)
WAPPAPELLO - George Louis Whitaker, 77, died Oct. 27, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 15, 1928, in Risco, son of the late Hyarm and Pearl Moore Whitaker, he was retired from General Motors and was a decorated veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army...
Evelyn Howlett (10/30/05)
MONROE, La. - Evelyn Rytter Howlett, 97, formerly of Charleston, died at 8:20 a.m. Oct. 27, 2005, at Avalon Place in Monroe, La. Born Jan. 21, 1908, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Charles William and Eliza Mae Anderson Rytter, she had lived in Charleston most of her life where she was a member of the United Methodist Church. For 25 years she had served as Mississippi County Magistrate and Probate clerk and was a member and Past Worthy Matron of the Charleston Chapter of Eastern Star...
Doris Sitz (10/30/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for the funeral services conducted on Friday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter, for Doris Mae Sitz, who died on Oct. 25 ,2005, were: Ed Robinson, Jake Robinson, Gary Green, Terry Green, Gary DeGroat and Travis DeGroat...
Tommie Hefner (10/30/05)
RIPLEY, Tenn. -- Tommie N. Hefner, 83, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 9: 50 p.m. Oct. 28, 2005, at the Baptist Lauderdale Hospital in Ripley. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Mattie Moring (10/30/05)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Mattie Lee McConnell Moring, 98, who died Oct. 27, 2005, will be: John Graham, Bob Graham, Bob Clark, Mike Garner, Vernon Knuckles and Mike Beedle. Honorary pallbearers will be: Joseph Knuckles, Stephen Beedle, Jeremy Beedle, Johnnie Graham and Billy Freeland...
Kenneth Toombs (10/30/05)
ANNISTON -- Kenneth Richardson Toombs, 82, died at 8 p.m. Oct. 28, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 6, 1923, in Wyatt, to the late Edward and Jessmine Pratt Toombs, he had lived in Mississippi County most of his life, was a member of the Wyatt Baptist Church and had worked for Ford Motor Company until his retirement...
Kelso - Alexander (10/30/05)
SIKESTON -- Heather Kelso and Kevin Alexander exchanged marriage vows in a 3 p.m. double-ring ceremony July 16, 2005, at the Manhattan Room in Sikeston. The Rev. Loyd Latham performed the ceremony. Parents of the bride are Ronnie Staggs Sr. of Sikeston and Vicki Bivens of Oran. She is the granddaughter of Tommy Staggs Sr. of Sikeston and the late Arlene McGill and Ruby Kelso of Sikeston and the late Elzie Kelso...
Emerine - Bruenderman (10/30/05)
BENTON -- Christina Louise Emerine and Jason Justin Bruenderman exchanged marriage vows in a 1 p.m. ceremony July 23, 2005, at St. Denis Catholic Church in Benton. The Rev. Normand Varone officiated. Parents of the bride are Bill and Linda Emerine of Benton and the bridegroom is the son of Don and Brenda Bruenderman of Charleston...
Clifton - Baker (10/30/05)
NEW MADRID -- Carol and Phillip Sturgeon of Gainesville, Fla., have announced the engagement of their daughter, Christina May Clifton of New Madrid and formerly of Charleston, to Kevin Lee Baker of New Madrid and formerly of Sikeston. Baker is the son of John and Rejeania Givens of Sikeston and David and Hester Baker of New Madrid...
Looking Back 10/30 (10/30/05)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston High School Bulldogs plowed their way into the championship of the northern half of Southeast Missouri football conference Friday night when they defeated the unbeaten Perryville Pirates, 34-0. MOREHOUSE - The senior class of Morehouse High School will present a three-act play. "Rocket in his Pocket" is scheduled for tonight at the Morehouse gymnasium...
Here's my nominee for Supreme Court (10/30/05)
If President Bush wants some advice from me - and rest assured, he doesn't - he might just look to former Missouri Senator and former United Nations Ambassador John Danforth as his nominee to the Supreme Court. Few men in America today generate the respect and admiration as much as Jack Danforth. And with good reason...
Speakout 10/30 (10/30/05)
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