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Stories from Tuesday, January 3, 2006

New prison superintendent begins work (01/03/06)
CHARLESTON -- The new year brings a new superintendent for the Southeast Correctional Center. Effective Jan. 1, Troy Steele, a former associate superintendent for SECC, began as the facility's third superintendent for the maximum-security prison for men since it opened in 2001...
Armed robbery rings in new year (01/03/06)
SIKESTON -- Armed robberies closed the old year out and opened the new year in Sikeston. Three Sikeston juveniles were arrested for an armed robbery that occurred shortly after 8 p.m. Friday, according to Sikeston Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden...
New year fun (01/03/06)
Karsyn Stone, 4, rides in her Jeep Monday afternoon in Miner with her mother, Valerie Crow, following. Residents enjoyed the outdoors with the above- normal temperatures.
Barge worker dies Saturday (01/03/06)
CHARLESTON -- Authorities are investigating the death of a barge worker from the St. Louis area. According to Mississippi County Coroner Terry A. Parker, Corey Stockl, 27, fell from the boat he was working on early Saturday morning into the Mississippi River between Charleston and Cairo, Ill...
Two are killed in holiday accidents (01/03/06)
SIKESTON - Two persons were killed in accidents over the New Year's weekend, according to reports from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. At 5:37 a.m. Saturday, three miles south of Hayti on Interstate 55, a southbound truck driven by Michael Marolf, 58, of Wilton, Iowa, traveled across the median into the northbound lane. The vehicle then ran off the roadway, overturning down an embankment...
Lady Bearcats claw Eagles (01/03/06)
NEW MADRID - The Dexter Lady Bearcats basketball team won a road game on Monday night over the New Madrid County Central Lady Eagles, 70-45. Unselfish play by the Lady Bearcats was the winning formula, as Dexter racked up 24 assists compared to seven for NMCC...
Charleston third at Christmas tourney (01/03/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Charleston Bluejays rebounded from a disappointing semifinal loss to eventual champion Notre Dame to defeat Bell City 85-67 for third place in the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament at the Show Me Center on Friday. "We responded well," said Charleston coach Danny Farmer. "We played without two of our starters (Shawn Sherrell and Josh Thompson) and won convincingly. That's what I'm pleased with, more than anything."...
Ruben Adkins (01/03/06)
DEXTER - Ruben Ezra Adkins, 82, died Dec. 31, 2005, in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter. Born Feb. 7, 1923, in Bernie, son of the late Ezra Adkins and Carrie Anthony Adkins, he was a member of the Bethany General Baptist Church at Campbell. A retired farmer, he was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corp serving in World War II...
Joe Bollinger (01/03/06)
CHAFFEE - Joseph J. "Joe Bollinger, 87, died Jan. 1, 2006, at St. Ambrose Church in Chaffee during 9 a.m. Mass. He was born Jan. 18, 1918, in Benton, the son of the late Victor and Clementine Hahn Bollinger. On March 25, 1940, in Cape Girardeau, he married Phyllis E. O'Donnell, who survives of Saxony Village in Cape Girardeau...
Joan Aarant (01/03/06)
DEXTER - Joan Aarant, 77, died Dec. 30, 2005, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, Ill. Born April 1, 1928, at Dexter, to the late William and Margaret Berry Knight, she was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter and a homemaker...
Scyvillia Buell (01/03/06)
ORAN - Scyvillia Regina Buell, 78, died at 2:55 p.m. Jan. 1, 2006, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 20, 1927, in Oran to the late Ferdinand "Fred" and Louise Wiedfeld Brucker, she was a retired employee of the Oran Hat Factory. A member of the Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran, she was belonged to the St. Ann Sodality...
Kathryn Fortner (01/03/06)
RISCO - Kathryn Marie Rayburn Fortner, 80, died at 3:03 a.m. Dec. 30, 2005, at her home in Risco. Born Oct. 28, 1925, in Malden, to the late Harry Edward and Kittie Belle Capshaw Rayburn, she was a retired teacher and an active member of the Risco First Baptist Church...
Carmen G. Mason (01/03/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Carmen G. Mason, 91, who died Dec. 30, 2005, were: Harold Brewer, Rick Brewer, Richard Shivers, Kenneth Shivers, Eric Scanlon and Jayme Brewer.
Shirley McGhee (01/03/06)
DEXTER - Shirley McGhee, 73, died Jan. 2, 2006, at her home. Born March 14, 1932, in Malden, daughter of the late Arthur and Lillian Opal Burchett Book, she had lived for the past 36 years in Dexter and worked for many years as a cashier at the Hickory House Restaurant. She had also worked as a CNA at the Vintage Villa Nursing Home in Dexter and was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Dexter...
Bud Hedge (01/03/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Melburne Francis "Bud" Hedge, 70, died Jan. 1, 2006, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born May 11, 1935, in Mississippi County, son of the late George Martin and Hattie L. Moore Hedge, he was a retired truck driver and lived in Mississippi County his entire life...
Geneva Crow (01/03/06)
BERNIE - Geneva F. Harrellson Crow, 90, died Jan. 2, 2006, at her home. Born Oct. 20, 1915, in rural Bernie, near Sugar Tree, daughter of the late Benjamin Conway and Caltonia Young Harrellson, she had lived all her life near Bernie, where she had farmed with her husband and was the 2003 Missouri Farm Woman of the Year and was a member of the Poplar Bluff Master Gardeners...
Albert Seiler (01/03/06)
SIKESTON - Albert I. Seiler, 84, died at 11:30 p.m. Dec. 31, 2005, at his home following an extended illness. Born Sept. 26, 1921, in Oran, son of the late Herman and Mary Snyder Seiler, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, where he was stationed in England. ...
Rosalee Spence (01/03/06)
NEW MADRID - Rosalee Clark Spence, 93, died Jan. 1, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 12, 1912, in New Madrid County, she was the daughter of the late Curtis Alfred and Letha Masterson Clark. Five brothers, one sister, one son and an infant daughter also preceded her in death...
Bradley Mills (01/03/06)
DEXTER - Bradley Fred Mills, 46, died Jan. 2, 2006, at his home. Born Sept. 19, 1959, at Poplar Bluff, son of Ted and Barbara Brown Mills of Dexter, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, owner of a transit service and the former owner of an overhead door company, both in Fort Lauderdale, Fla...
Annie Matthews (01/03/06)
SIKESTON - Annie Mae Gant Matthews, 86, died at 5:20 p.m. Dec. 31, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Aug. 9, 1919, in Saltilo, Tenn., daughter of the late Marvin and Mary Bell Gant, she lived most of her life in Sikeston where she owned and operated Ann's Fabric for 17 years. She was a member of the Shady Acres Church of Christ and a former member of Order of Eastern Star Chapter 137...
Lillie Dettrie (01/03/06)
DEXTER - Lillie Mae Dettrie, 94, died Jan. 1, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Born July 31, 1911, at Waverly, Tenn., daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Ivy Florence Powers Guthrie, she was a homemaker and a member of the Bethany General Baptist Church near Campbell...
Looking Back 1/3 (01/03/06)
SIKESTON - Gilbert Clinton, well known Sikeston restaurant operator, announced that he is now operating the Homestead Hotel and dining room. He invites all his former customers and friends to call on him. LILBOURN - Further organizational steps were taken this week by the fledgling Lilbourn Jaycees in the form of a chapter constitution and the passing of bylaws. The next step for the Lilbourn club will be to make formal application for chapter...
Your view: Christmas shared (01/03/06)
December 27, 2005 To Whom It May Concern: Christmas Day our meals reached over 400 senior citizens. Once again I am grateful to have been a part of this project to feed our senior citizens and once again I want to thank the faithful volunteers for giving up a portion of their day to serve others. So many people stepped outside of their normal circumstances, moved beyond them and put themselves in the realm of the extraordinary, giving them the opportunity to act out their love spiritually...
Speakout 1/3 (01/03/06)
This is to the woman who insists on breast feeding her child at school events. Please show some consideration for those around you. Please show some discretion by covering up with a blanket or something. It is not acceptable to just whip it out for all the world to see. You can take care of your child and still respect those around you. Aside from that, a one-year old is too old to be breast fed. It would serve you right if he took a bite out of you...