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Stories from Monday, October 31, 2005

Church has recipe for success (10/31/05)
SIKESTON - Sikeston's Wesley Methodist Church has the recipe for a successful Pancake Day. Start with 200 pounds of bacon, add 200 pounds of sausage, mix in some 300 pounds of pancake mix and top it off with cup after cup of coffee, juice or milk. But there is also a special ingredient - the church congregation. When 21st Annual Pancake Day begins at 7 a.m. Saturday at the church, almost every active member will pitch in to ensure its success...
Woman is found (10/31/05)
PARMA - A woman missing for a month is back home. New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens reported today that Christy Ramsey, who was last seen by family members on Sept. 29, is back with her family. According to Stevens, Ramsey, 35, contacted a family member Sunday afternoon telling him she was in Memphis. The relative picked her up and took her to her parent's home in Parma...
Final rehearsals (10/31/05)
The final rehearsals are being held this week for the Sikeston Little Theater's production of "Arsensic and Old Lace." Director Mike Marsh, far right, discusses last-minute changes with the cast. The production will be held this Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m., at the Albritton-Mayer Center, 506 S. Kingshighway...
Two injured in Sunday accident (10/31/05)
COMMERCE -- An Oran girl and her mother were injured Sunday in Scott County after brakes failed on a private vehicle, which was towing the vehicle they were riding in. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 3 p.m. on Route E, one mile west of Commerce, motorist Glenn D. ...
Officers investigate high-speed car chase (10/31/05)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Department of Public Safety is investigating a high- speed pursuit that started in Sikeston this morning. According to DPS officials, the pursuit began at approximately 4:42 a.m. when an officer observed a tan Dodge Intrepid driving without headlights on a residential street...
Drivers beware: Deer pose danger in the fall (10/31/05)
SIKESTON -- Hunter Kyle Kern didn't even have to fire one shot to bag his deer this year -- it just ran into the side of his pickup truck on his way to the deer stands. "A buddy of mine was riding with me, and we were going hunting around 5: 30 last Saturday morning," recalled Kern of New Hamburg. "We were on a backroad near Oran, and I saw a deer. I stopped -- I didn't think it would hit the side of my struck."...
Halloween time (10/31/05)
Students at SEMO Christian Academy say the Pledge of Allegiance recently while being dressed for Halloween. Children will be out in force this evening for Halloween.
'Dogs blank Owls in district opener (10/31/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston Bulldogs boys soccer team took its first step towards a district title as they defeated the Windsor Owls 3-0 at Notre Dame High School on Saturday afternoon. What has become a theme all season for the Bulldogs played out against Windsor, as Sikeston struggled in the first half but found new energy in the second half to defeat the Owls...
Jeffery Brittain (10/31/05)
DEXTER - Jeffery Lynn Brittian, 37, formerly of Sikeston, died Oct. 28, 2005, at his home. Born Sept. 1, 1968, in Birmingham, Ala., son of Roger Flanigan of Morehouse and Jean Lee White of Sikeston, he had lived in Sikeston for many years and was employed as a propane tank filler...
Shannon Howell (10/31/05)
BERNIE - Shannon Dale Howell, 59, died Oct. 30, 2005, at his home. Born July 8, 1946, in Risco, son of the late Rev. Henry and Nola Wilson Howell, he was a 1964 graduate of Bernie High School and had been a cook at 225 Package in Dexter. He had received trophies from the Bootheel Crappie Club, won awards from the Malden Dragstrip and was five-time state champion for table tennis from the Piggott Arkansas Jaycees. He was of the Assembly of God belief...
Kevin Hammer (10/31/05)
CHICAGO -- Kevin B. Hammer, 39, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died Oct. 27, 2005, at his home. Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday at the Dogwood Cemetery. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Angela Poe (10/31/05)
BERNIE - Angela Marie McCoy Poe, 29, died Oct. 28, 2005, in Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Born Aug. 27, 1976, at Dexter, the daughter of Anna Munaco Roper of Wappapello and the late Darrell Gene McCoy, she was employed with Fancy Farms at rural Bernie...
Tommie Hefner (10/31/05)
RIPLEY, Tenn. -- Tommie N. Hefner, 83, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., and a resident of Lauderdale Community Health Center in Ripley, died Oct. 28, 2005, at Baptist Lauderdale Hospital in Ripley. Born July 8, 1922, in Knobel, Ark., son of the late James Orto and Virginia Reiger Hefner, he was a seaman first class in the U.S. ...
Births (Published 10/31) (10/31/05)
LILBOURN - Tysha Lyles is the parent of her first child, a son, born at 10:37 p.m. Sept. 26, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Tayven Jarelle-Cortz Lyles weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Johnnie Mae Boyd and Johnny Lyles...
Looking Back 10/31 (10/31/05)
SIKESTON - R.A. McCord, Steward Hoover and Glenn Matthews Sr. are the owners of the Sikeston Auction Co. on Highway 60 West, it was announced today. SIKESTON - Curtis Cline exhibited a piece of an old tree that was cut down Friday on the lawn of Mrs. Sayers Tanner, North Kingshighway. The tree was 44 inches in diameter. The piece of wood cut from the trunk had two square nails embedded in it that were 14 inches from the outside of the tree. The mighty oak was about 110 years old...
Your view: Help needed (10/31/05)
First of all I want to thank the community of East Prairie, for showing how much you care for your community. And also, for sharing how much you love God through your sharing. I am Pastor Dan Usher, and I pastor the Nelson Memorial United Methodist Church here in East Prairie. I have only been here since June 26, 2005, and my family and I are proud to be a part of this community of faith. It is also a great honor to be in ministry with the "East Prairie Ministerial Alliance."...
Speakout 10/31 (10/31/05)
This is to Went Ahead and Done it Anyway. As a citizen of Miner, why wouldn't you want a new business or a business expansion in your town? All these people want to do is expand their business. Did you send a notarized letter to the clerk here in Miner with your objections? Did you know that only three people objected out of close to 300? It was stated at one of the council meetings that none of the businesses or expansions have been made this year. ...