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Stories from Monday, November 7, 2005

Gas prices are falling (11/07/05)
Fuel prices are falling in the area with some gas stations now below $2 a gallon.
New water district on Tuesday ballot (11/07/05)
BENTON -- Polls open at 6 a.m. Tuesday for residents in parts of Scott County which form a new county rural water district. Voters will have until 7 p.m. to cast their ballots on whether to issue $25,000,000 in revenue bonds to fund construction of a waterworks system to rural residences...
Bootheel Classic (11/07/05)
Seth Williams of the Sikeston Black third grade all-stars throws the ball in while his coach shouts instructions during a game against the Perryville Scorpions Saturday morning in the 11th Annual Bootheel Classic Soccer Tournament. Over 120 teams took part in the two-day event that was played on soccer fields throughout Sikeston...
Three killed in two accidents (11/07/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - An East Prairie man was one of three people killed in two separate fatal accidents in the Bootheel during the weekend. At 4:35 p.m. Sunday, on Route FF, one mile south of Pinhook, a southbound car driven by Rocket B. Porter, 29, crossed the centerline. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol's report, Porter overcorrected, causing the vehicle to travel off the right side of the roadway. The vehicle overturned several times in a field ejecting the driver...
Bulldogs prepare for state run (11/07/05)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs boys soccer team, probably more comfortable and more confident this second time around, earned a return trip to the state playoff quarterfinals. "Last year, it was a big deal, our first district championship, and we were still on a high off that," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. ...
Inez Bruce (11/07/05)
LILBOURN -- Inez Briggs Bruce, 86, died Nov. 5, 2005, at her home. Born Feb. 17, 1919, in Nashoba, Okla., daughter of the late Clifton and Myrtle Donica Briggs, she was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Bruce, on May 17, 1967; and by four sisters and one brother...
Dick Forbey (11/07/05)
CHARLESTON -- Richard F. "Dick" Forbey, 91, died at 3:43 a.m. Nov. 5, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 23, 1914, in Charleston, son of the late Arch and Ora Locker Forbey, he had lived in Charleston his entire life. ...
Parisea Zook (11/07/05)
SIKESTON - Parisea Lee Zook, 95, formerly of East Prairie, died at 6:10 p.m. Nov. 5, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 24, 1910, in Rector, Ark., daughter of the late Jake and Willie Calhoun Latham, she had owned and operated the Cream Cone Drive Inn and the Paris Cafe in East Prairie, worked as a foster grandparent for Sikeston Head Start and the New Dawn State School, and had previously attended Calvary Temple Church in Sikeston...
Milton Powell (11/07/05)
SIKESTON - Milton Powell, 75, died Nov. 5, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 29, 1929, in Atala, Ala., son of the late Ollie Andrew and Bertha Lee Hannah Powell Sr., he was of the Pentecostal faith and a stock car enthusiast. He had been a self-employed auto mechanic in New Madrid and later worked for the Sikeston Motor Company. He had owned and operated Powell's Auto Repair for many years before retiring...
Earline Manar (11/07/05)
NORMAN, Okla. -- Earline Griggs Manar, 80, formerly of Mississippi County (Mo.), died at 6:29 p.m. Nov. 5, 2005, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston, Mo.
Willia Wilmath (11/07/05)
DEXTER -- Willa Wilmath, 72, died Nov. 6, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Clarence Wilhite (11/07/05)
DEXTER -- Clarence Wesley Wilhite, 84, died Nov. 6, 2005, at his home. Born Nov. 8, 1920, at Wilhite, La., son of the late Benjamin Oliver and Claudia Moore Wilhite, he was a self-employed farmer and mechanic. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army who served 39 months in World War II of which 29 months were spent as a surgical technician in the 52nd field hospital in the Solomon Islands and Philippines...
Larry Sumner (11/07/05)
NEW MADRID -- Larry "Summertime" Sumner, 51, died Nov. 4, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born Oct. 30, 1954, in New Madrid County, son of the late Earl and Beulah Sumner. On Oct. 27, 1995, in New Madrid, he married Christina Jenkins who survives of the home...
Carrie Teeter (11/07/05)
DEXTER - Carrie Pauline Teeter, 91, died Nov. 5, 2005, at the Cypress Point Healthcare. Born Sept. 10, 1914, at Braggadocio, daughter of the late Wilce Tinsley and Dora Faircloth Waldrop, she was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Bloomfield...
George Orr (11/07/05)
SIKESTON -- George W. Orr, 80, died at 10:45 a.m. Nov. 6, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born June 16, 1925, in Lexa, Ark., son of the late William Eugene and Kydell Lizzie Mae Tull Orr, he served in the U.S. Army and was called "Iron Orr" as he proudly served his country in World War II as a Cannoneer. ...
Zelma Findley (11/07/05)
ESSEX - Zelma Arith Findley, 86, died Nov. 5, 2005, at the Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter. Born Sept. 11, 1919, in Victor, Ark., daughter of the late James and Margaret Ford Boyd, she had lived in Essex for the past 58 years and was a member of the Bird's Corner Assembly of God near Essex...
Dorris Cannon (11/07/05)
SIKESTON - Dorris Cannon, 63, died Nov. 7, 2005, at her residence in Sikeston. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Lillie Johnson (11/07/05)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Lillie Mae Johnson who died on Oct. 31, 2005, were: George Reed, Joe Reed, Elmer Clark, Frank Dyes, Leon Johnson and Floyd Wade Jr.
Looking Back 11/7 (11/07/05)
SIKESTON -The new Hammond electric organ for the Christian Church has been received and is now in the church building. It will be installed within a short time and will be dedicated on Sunday . SIKESTON - In dedicating the new $200,00 post office Sunday, Harold Jinks, of Piggott, Ark., special assistant to the regional director of the post office department, told more than 200 listeners that "the building was dedicated to the people by the employees connected with it."...
Your view: Read the book (11/07/05)
It was with great interest that I read Matthews - The Historic Adventures of a Pioneer Family. Ned Matthews is to be commended for going beyond the encyclopedia format of most family histories. His book encourages a deeper level of study of southeast Missouri and provides the seeds for doing so. ...
Speakout 11/7 (11/07/05)
I live in New Madrid, and as I came down the road tonight, all you can see is a haze over the whole town of New Madrid and the smell of burning leaves and fields. I think it's very, very selfish of someone to burn leaves on Halloween night, when kids who have bronchitis and asthma can't get out and trick or treat. ...