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Stories from Monday, April 24, 2006

Kewanee woman named as 'Woman of the Year' (04/24/06)
NEW MADRID - For her daughter, Weba Blankenship has always been "woman of the year." Now, she is also the Pi Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi's Woman of the Year. On Sunday Mrs. Blankenship received the honor, a tradition going back some three decades. During a reception the longtime Kewanee resident was honored by friends, family and members of Beta Sigma Phi and presented with an engraved clock by Chapter President Eva Rausch...
Registered voters to get new ID cards (04/24/06)
BENTON - Registered voters in Scott County will receive new identification cards in the next few days. Approximately 25,600 blue cards will be mailed to the address listed on the registration books. According to state statutes, each local election authority must send every active registered voter a voter ID card by nonforwardable mail at least every two years. If the address is wrong, then the card will be returned to the county clerk's office...
Body found outside of East Prairie (04/24/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Police are searching for the identity of a body discovered by four-wheeler riders Saturday along a ditch bank near East Prairie. Mississippi County Coroner Terry A. Parker said the victim's death is believed to be an execution-style killing. ...
Three arrested in Pemiscot County for theft of motor (04/24/06)
CARUTHERSVILLE - Three persons are in custody as one theft was solved while police search for suspects in another. Todd Trowbridge reported the theft of the lower unit to a Mercury outboard motor, valued at $2,000, from his 2002 Baha Outlaw 20-foot ski boat. Following the recent tornado, the boat had been laying upside down in a field near the residence where it is normally stored...
Cruising the car show (04/24/06)
Cars of all sizes and models filled the Hunter-Dawson Community Park Saturday during the New Madrid County Lions Club's open car show. Gary Cross of Tulsa, Okla., and his sister Carolyn Burchett of Sikeston take a closer look at one of the cars on display. The day also included a children's model car show, children's tractor pull, arts and crafts, entertainment and refreshments...
Soccer, track, baseball, softball spice sports scene (04/24/06)
WEST PLAINS -- A gut-wrenching overtime loss to Jonesboro (Ark.) knocked the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs out of the final of the West Plains Lady Zizzers Soccer Classic on Saturday. Sikeston and Jonesboro, the second-ranked team in the state of Arkansas, battled to a scoreless tie through regulation and two 10-minute overtime periods before the contest was decided on a shootout...
Irene Beggs (04/24/06)
SCOTT CITY - Irene Beggs, 92, died at 3:45 a.m. April 22, 2006, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 1, 1913, in Chaffee, son of the late James Irvin Lewis and Ora Irene Grant Lewis Eastwood, she had been employed as a bookkeeper with A.E. Birk and Son of Cape Girardeau. She was a member of Centenary Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau and Irene Ham Lodge of the Ladies Auxiliary of U.T.U...
Lillian Godwin (04/24/06)
HOUSTON, Texas - Lillian Marie Godwin, 85, died April 22, 2006, at Houston North West Medical Center in Houston. Born May 21, 1920, in Bernie, Mo., daughter of the late Andrew Pearl and Evalee Young Hope, she was a former nurse for 20 years at Dexter, Mo., Memorial Hospital and affiliated with the Assembly of God Church in Houston...
Jessie Baer (04/24/06)
CATOOSA, Okla. - Jessie Pearl Blankinship Baer, 69, died April 22, 2006, in Catoosa. Born March 29, 1937, in Canalou, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Conliff and Ruby Blankinship. She was united in marriage to Larry Baer who survives of the home...
Velva Robisky (04/24/06)
DALLAS - Velva Robisky, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died April 22, 2006, at the Carlton Methodist Hospital in Dallas. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Kenneth Gore (04/24/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Kenneth Gore, 56, died at 4:36 a.m. April 24, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Looking back 4/24 (04/24/06)
SIKESTON - Mrs. Roland Malcolm and her mother, Mrs. Fred Sacks of Marshall, Ill., have moved to Sikeston and are now located on Matthews Street. SIKESTON - Mrs. Tony Heckemeyer was named committee chairman for Sikeston for the 1986 fund drive of United Cerebral Palsy...
Speakout 4/24 (04/24/06)
Yesterday on Highway 61 north of Sikeston, I found a ring of keys. I took them to the sheriff's office in Benton and dropped them off. I don't have the number for SpeakOut, so I am hoping this can be put in. I want to thank the person who found my wallet and sales receipt in the buggy where I had left it in the Wal-Mart parking lot on Thursday, April 13th and turned it in to the service desk. ...