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Stories from Monday, May 22, 2006

Big time, small time fishing (05/22/06)
(Top) Daryl and Jason Masingale of Paragould, Ark., wowed the crowd gathered on the New Madrid levee front Saturday for the Cabela's King Kat Tournament when they pulled seven large catfish from their live well on their boat. The men took top honors in the competition weighing in more than 214 pounds of catfish, which were then released back into the Mississippi River. There were 24 teams taking part in this year's local portion of the tournament...
Conservation Department trying to eradicate geese (05/22/06)
SIKESTON -- Jim Crest's giant Canada goose decoys kept the frost off his tomato plants this spring but aren't good for much else lately. "Since there's no geese to hunt I found a use for them," Crest said. "I use them to cover tender young plants."...
New Madrid company job base expands (05/22/06)
NEW MADRID - A small town industry may have a solution to a big time problem facing New Orleans. Kontek Industries Inc. has received contracts to provide hurricane-resistant safe houses and modular building systems for Louisiana. With the contracts, the local industry has expanded its workforce to more than 100 to meet the June delivery date in time for the beginning of hurricane season...
Another candidate withdraws (05/22/06)
CHARLESTON -- And then there were three. Clark Dugan withdrew his candidacy for presiding commissioner in Mississippi County last week, according to the county clerk's office. The three candidates remaining, incumbent Jim Blumenberg, Jack Feezor and Dr. Donald Raithel, are all filed as Democrats so the race will be decided during the August primary election...
SHS sends 14 to state (05/22/06)
BONNE TERRE -- Stephon Turner and Chasman Herrion posted second-place individual finishes at the Class 3, Sectional 1 track meet at North County High School to lead the Sikeston contingent. All nine of Sikeston's boys and five of the six girls who qualified for Saturday's sectional round remain in the hunt for a state track title...
Bulldog netters clipped (05/22/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Sikeston boys tennis team was eliminated from state competition in the MSHSAA Class 1, District 1-2 sectional championships on Saturday at St. Louis. Mary Institute and Country Day School (MICDS) of St. Louis, the District 2 representative, defeated District 1's top-seeded Sikeston Bulldogs, 5-1...
Carl Carrier (05/22/06)
BLOOMFIELD - Carl Carrier died May 20, 2006, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home of Bloomfield.
Clifton Cooper (05/22/06)
DEXTER - Clifton Cooper, 84, died May 20, 2006, in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter. Born Nov. 10, 1921, near Marmaduke, Ark., son of the late Clarence Clifton and Arlie White Cooper, he was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter. A former employee of the City of Dexter Street Department, retiring after 30 years of service, he was also a United States Army veteran, having served during World War II...
Gary Martin (05/22/06)
ESSEX - Gary Donald Martin, 60, died May 19, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 26, 1945, at Conway, Ark., son of the late Rufus C. and Audrey Shriner, he had lived all his life in the rural Essex area. He was the former owner of Martin Hill Retirement Home near Essex and a veteran of the United States Army, having served during Vietnam...
Connie Riley (05/22/06)
SAVANNAH, Tenn. -- Connie Riley, 61, formerly of Wyatt, Mo., died May 18, 2006, at her home in Savannah. Born Dec. 28, 1944, in Charleston, Mo., daughter of the late Wallace and Vera Houston Brown, she grew up in Wyatt, but had lived in Savannah since 1972. She was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church in Savannah...
Gus Sliger (05/22/06)
PANA, Ill. - Farris Lee "Gus" Sliger, 69, died at 9:44 p.m. May 18, 2006, at Pana Community Hospital. Born April 24, 1937, in Morehouse, Mo., son of the late Herbert Lee and Edna Maris Farris Sliger, he was a graduate of Morehouse High School and moved to Pana in 1972. He retired from the Pana Township and was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Church of God...
Dorris Payne (05/22/06)
WARDELL - Dorris Odell Payne, 72, died May 21, 2006, at his home. Born Oct. 4, 1933, in Pemiscot County, son of the late Lorenzo and Cecil Rone Payne, he was a heavy equipment operator and a member of the Operating Engineers Local 513 before retiring in 1996, and a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean War...
Lyndie Reeves (05/22/06)
DeKALB, Ill. -- Lyndle R. "Sparky" Reeves, 72, passed away Friday, May 19, 2006, at the DeKalb County Rehab and Nursing Center. He was born on March 31, 1934, in Brunot, Mo., the son of Raymond J. and Daisy Randolph Reeves. He married Erma Christine Harris on April 14, 1953, in Hernando, Miss...
Helen Ellis (05/22/06)
NEW MADRID - Helen Ellis, 83, died May 19, 2006, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born Feb. 6, 1923, in New Madrid, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Margaret Roach Ellis. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister...
Terry Smith (05/22/06)
NEW MADRID -- Terry Lynn Smith, 43, died May 18, 2006, at Pemiscot County Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Born April 6, 1963, in St. Louis, he was the son of Eugene and Sue Hartman of Branson. His wife, Peggy Smith, survives of the home. Other survivors include: two sons, T.J. Smith and Garrett Smith of Portageville; two daughters, Tara Ross of St. Louis and Krystal Hagar of Akron, Ohio; two brothers, Glen Smith and Don Smith of New Madrid; and one sister, Tammy Hartman of St. Louis...
Looking Back 5/22 (05/22/06)
SIKESTON - Highway 60 between Sikeston and Poplar Bluff has been closed since early Sunday morning on account of water overflow from Black River. Proposals were that it would probably not be reopened until sometime Tuesday afternoon. SIKESTON - More than 1,500 people from around the Bootheel area crowded facilities at the Sikeston Airport yesterday to view activities of the first air show. ...
Your view: Some secrets needed (05/22/06)
Only once in my life have I become so enraged with the media and associated political agendas that I have been forced to comment publicly. This is the second time. During WWII Germany's General Rommel's sly and cunning strategies earned him the knick name "Desert Fox". ...
Speakout 5/22 (05/22/06)
"The part-time positions at the Juvenile Detention Center in Charleston were advertised in Charleston and Sikeston newspaper according to protocol set out in Court Operating Rule 7. Several applications have been received from both Scott and Mississippi counties. ...