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Stories from Monday, May 15, 2006

Soldiers not taking advantage of benefits (05/15/06)
SIKESTON -- Time invested in the U.S. Army has benefits many soldiers are not taking advantage of, according to the local Army Reserve career counselor. As career counselor for local Army Reserve and Individual Ready Reserve soldiers since 1997, it is the duty of Sgt. 1st Class Scott A. Hargraves to "make sure they're getting the full benefit of what they've earned."...
Setting up (05/15/06)
Clockwise from left: Todd Baker, Alan Scheeter, Chris Crosby, Kevin Self and Charlie Miller place green sheeting onto the outfield fence of VFW Stadium Sunday afternoon. The group was preparing the field for today's opening games of the district baseball tournament which started at noon...
Tornado on May 15, 1986, remembered (05/15/06)
Standing on the front lawn of her home in Morehouse, Wanda Dill Griswold stared straight up and looked into the bottom of what she now describes as an oversized hornets' nest. "Never in my life have I seen anything like it. And I've been around this world a while -- since 1929," Griswold said...
SHS runner-up at district (05/15/06)
PERRYVILLE -- Potosi's dominance in the distance events proved too much to overcome for the Sikeston track and field team at the Class 3, District 1 meet on Saturday. Sikeston finished second to Potosi for the second consecutive year following a four-year run as district champions. The Bulldogs scored 79 team points to Potosi's 153...
Ruthie J. Carter (05/15/06)
ST. LOUIS - Ruthie Joyce Carter, 85, passed away May 13, 2006, after an extended illness at St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis. Born Nov. 1, 1920, in the Avert Community, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Viola Pruitt Perry. On Feb. 22, 1941, she married Dan W. Carter, who preceded her in death on Dec. 13, 1968...
Cory Stotts (05/15/06)
GODFREY, Ill. -- Cory Dean Stotts, 31, died May 13, 2006, at his home. Born July 19, 1974, in Sikeston, Mo., son of Reggie Dean Stotts of Sikeston and Debbie Silverthorn Hurst of Buncombe, he was a member of the First Christian Church at Matthews, Mo. A 1996 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, he was regional manager for NAPA at Mt. Vernon...
June Brown (05/15/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- June LaPlant Brown, 85, died at 2:15 p.m. May 13, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 25, 1920, in the Barnes Ridge community, daughter of the late George Washington and Clara Tanner LaPlant, she lived most of her life in East Prairie where she was a member of the First Christian Church...
Molly Mitchell (05/15/06)
MATTHEWS -- Molly Irene Mitchell, infant daughter of Vyron "Trey" and Brandy Jones Mitchell III born May 10, 2006, died at 8:20 p.m. May 11, 2006, at St. Louis Children's Hospital. In addition to her parents, survivors include: a twin brother, Miles Jones Mitchell of the home; paternal grandparents, Vyron and Cynthia Mitchell of Cadiz, Ky.; maternal grandparents, Ron and Marlene Jones of Muskegon, Mich.; paternal great-grandparents, Eunice Mitchell Clark of Fulton, Ky., paternal great-grandparents, Lois Simpson and Harold Puckett of Lake Placid, Fla.; maternal great-grandmother, Martha Simpson; and three uncles, two aunts and 13 cousins.. ...
Ruth E. Wilson (05/15/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Ruth Wilson, 62, died at 5:20 p.m. May 13, 2006, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Born Dec. 18, 1943, in East Prairie, son of the late Kenneth W. and Oval Mae Murphy Hale, she lived all her life in East Prairie. Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Christy Wilson of East Prairie; one daughter and son-in-law, Joy and Chris Gower of North Carolina; two brothers, George Hale of Bonne Terre and Danny Hale of Jackson; and three grandchildren, Hunter and Hannah Wilson of East Prairie and Sean Grower of North Carolina.. ...
Steve Bess (05/15/06)
SIKESTON - Steve Bess, 59, died at 3 a.m., May 15, 2006, at his home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Malachi Marshall (05/15/06)
SIKESTON -- Malachi Jamaal Marshall, 3 months, died May 12, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Jan. 31, 2006, at Sikeston, he was the son of Gelisha Dionne Luttrell and Krischepher Jamaa'l Marshall of Sikeston. In addition to his parents, other survivors include: maternal grandparents, Delisa Jackson and Michaeal Hunt; paternal grandparents, Renee Jackson and Tyrone and Aimee Marshall; maternal great-grandmothers, Gearlene Luttrell and Josephine Hunt; paternal great-grandparents, Edgar Lee and Mickey Marshall; maternal great-great-grandmother, Mattie Riggs; and paternal great-great-grandparents, Edgar Lee and Almeta Marshall Sr., all of Sikeston.. ...
Sandra Sterling (05/15/06)
SIKESTON - Sandra Sterling, 39, died May 14, 2006, at her home in Sikeston. Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Gene Bender (05/15/06)
DUDLEY -- Gene Bender, 72, died May 13, 2006, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Born Jan. 1, 1934, at Dudley, son of the late Walter Lee and Velda Knodell Bender, he was a retired farmer and a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served during the Korean War...
Looking back 5/15 (05/15/06)
SIKESTON - N.C. Watkins left recently for Kennebunk, Maine, to accept a position with Howard, Needles, Tamnes and Bergendoff Consulting Engineers to go to Kansas City and New York City. BENTON - An arbitration board, in a session held here Saturday on the Charleston-East Prairie school boundary dispute, ruled in favor of the East Prairie District R-2. Representing the three-county board were Lloyd Harr, Mississippi County; Lyle Bird, New Madrid County; and Thurman Propst, Bollinger County...
Your view: Oppose cap (05/15/06)
Missourians Should Not Support Petition to Place a Cap on Funding As the former chair of the Budget Committee in the Colorado Legislature, I urge Missouri voters not to support a proposed Constitutional Amendment - called Article 14 - which would be extremely harmful to your state. ...
Your view: Poker run thanks (05/15/06)
As Commander of The Sons of American Legion Squadron 114, I would like to thank all who participated in our recent Poker Run and auction for St. Jude's Children Hospital. The Poker Run was a success again this year. This event couldn't have been possible without a lot of help from our community and all the volunteers who donated their time and energy...
Speakout 5/15 (05/15/06)
This person in my family gave me back one of the items stolen from me quite a few years ago. They told me where they got it from. I always thought that it was my father who stole these items, but come to find out, it was my sister. There's a brown cat with black stripes and a collar on him. He acts like he is lost and he's at my home. Anybody missing a cat, can call 481-0470 and I'll tell them how to get here and get him, because I think he's lost...