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Stories from Friday, November 4, 2005

Local writer pens suspense thriller (11/04/05)
SIKESTON -- Anyone who remembers Sikeston in the 1970s may recognize some of the streets and neighborhoods depicted in Brad Bloemer's first book, "Shattered Lives." But what won't trigger any memories is the murder mystery that unravels in the Sikeston native's work of fiction first published by Authorhouse in August...
City now accepts credit and debit card payments (11/04/05)
SIKESTON -- Those paying taxes, fines and other fees in Sikeston will now hear the familiar question: Will that be cash or charge? "We are now accepting most major credit cards," said Vicky Jordan, city collector. Accepted are American Express and Discover in addition to MasterCard and Visa...
Bicyclist, 13, killed by car (11/04/05)
MALDEN -- A 13-year-old bicyclist was fatally injured after he was struck by a vehicle Thursday in Dunklin County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports at 6:09 p.m. on Route J, about two miles west of Malden, an accident occurred as bicyclist Edwin L. ...
Charges filed after meth lab found (11/04/05)
BRAGGADOCIO - Two men are facing drug charges following their arrest by agents from the Bootheel Task Force with the assistance of deputies from the Pemiscot County Sheriff's office. Jerry Boone Jr., 27, of Kennett and Timothy Sweet, 20, from Blytheville, Ark. were arrested Tuesday after a consensual search of a shed located at County Highway 407, east of Braggadocio...
SHS soccer team wins second straight title (11/04/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Nothing was decided after two hours of intense action between No. 2-seed Sikeston and top-seed Notre Dame in the Class 2, District 1 championship game. After a scoreless 80-minutes of regulation and four 10-minute sudden victory overtime periods, the Sikeston Bulldogs netted four penalty kick goals to two for Notre Dame in a shootout to capture the district title on Thursday...
NMCC closes out season with victory (11/04/05)
KENNETT -- The final game of the season for the Kennett Indians, Senior Night, was not a pretty game to watch from either teams' perspective. The final score was New Madrid County Central 37 and Kennett 20. By the end of the contest the officials and coaches appeared close to losing control of the players. ...
Tigers flip Sikeston, 33-20 (11/04/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston Bulldogs' disappointing season came to an end on Thursday night with a 33-20 loss to Cape Central at Houck Stadium in Class 4, District 1 action. The Bulldogs lost fumbles on their first two offensive plays leading to two Cape Central touchdowns right off the bat...
Reed runs through Eagles (11/04/05)
CARUTHERSVILLE - The East Prairie football teams' dream of a playoff birth was cut short on Friday night at Hopke Field in Caruthersville as the Tigers defeated the Eagles 50-35. The Eagles fought hard but in the end it was too much Caruthersville running back Kendrickus Reed. After the dust had settled, Reed rushed for 379 yards on 35 carries and scored four rushing touchdowns...
William Acord (11/04/05)
DEXTER - William E. Acord, 73, died Nov. 1, 2005, in the John Cochran Veterans Administration Medical Center at St. Louis. Born March 13, 1932, at Dexter, son of the late Arthur Bertis and Pearl Mae Howell Acord, he had worked for over 30 years for Adams and McCord Paint Contractors in Dexter and was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the Korean War...
James Lankford (11/04/05)
DELTA -- James Lankford, 48, died at 4:55 a.m. Nov. 3, 2005, at Beverly Health Care Center in Bloomfield. Born Aug. 4, 1957, at Fort Worth, Texas, son of the late William James and Janet White Lankford, he was employed as a truck driver for Convanant Trucking. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the General Baptist Church in Chaffee...
Shirley Tidwell (11/04/05)
SIKESTON - Shirley L. Tidwell, 74, died Nov. 2, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Jan. 1, 1931, in Fayette, Ala., son of the late Lewis and Mamie Fowler Tidwell, he was a retired farmer and factory worker and a member of the American Legion and Eagles in Sikeston...
Kathryn Matthews (11/04/05)
DEXTER - Kathryn Lucille Matthews, 66, died Nov. 3, 2005, at her home near Dexter. Born March 22, 1939, at Parma, daughter of Madge Brown Noyes of Cape Girardeau and the late Drexel Noyes, she was a member of the New Hope General Baptist Church near Essex and a bookkeeper for 33 years with the Production Credit Association...
Vera Warren (11/04/05)
DEXTER - Vera Mae Warren, 84, died Nov. 3, 2005, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home.
Lela Mann (11/04/05)
DEXTER - Lela Mann, 88, died Nov. 4, 2005, at the Cypress Point Healthcare. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Burl Vines (11/04/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services scheduled at 10:30 Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Burl O. Vines, 79, who died on Nov. 3, 2005, will be: Jim Null, Tom Ayers, Jim McNiell, Ed Patterson, Harold Beaird and Keith Bateman. Honorary pallbearers will be: Chuck Grant, Leonard Barnes and Jerry Shy...
Therman King (11/04/05)
DEXTER -- Rev. Therman Lee King, 81, died Nov. 3, 2005, at his home. Born Aug. 4, 1924, at Swinton, son of the late Herman and Edith Proffer King, he had served as a pastor for 47 years, the past 20 years as pastor for the Faith General Baptist Church in Morehouse. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps who served in Okinawa during World War II and received the Purple Heart. He had worked as a farmer, business owner and had been a member of the ASCS County Committee...
Looking Back 11/4 (11/04/05)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Kiwanis Club celebrated its 10th anniversary Friday night with a special program and "ladies night" at the Dunn Hotel. --- SIKESTON - Miss Vida Harper entertained a group of friends with a Halloween party at her home on Daniel Street Monday night where 24 young people were present to enjoy it with her...
Speakout 11/4 (11/04/05)
I was sick Friday afternoon and I went to Super D and Mike came out to help me get some medication that made me feel a lot better. I would just like to say thanks to him, he is such an angel. And, they are all very nice people and will help you in any way they can. Thank God for people like these...