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Stories from Thursday, June 1, 2006

Scott County adds new K-9 unit (06/01/06)
BENTON -- The Scott County Sheriff's Department will soon add an officer to the force -- a four-legged one. The canine, which will be paired with Deputy Paul Dirden to form a K-9 unit, is being purchased by the department primarily for drug searches...
Science project makes it to national fair (06/01/06)
SIKESTON -- In the past five months, one Sikeston High School sophomore has spent a fair share in the labs and presenting her science fair project to judges. Anna McReynolds, 16, not only wrote an extra paper, but spent every day in the lab watering plants for her project "Sand Prairies: Restoring An Endangered Biome." Her work proved worthwhile, and she earned the chance to compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Indianapolis...
Police search continuing for Bootheel man (06/01/06)
CARUTHERSVILLE - Law enforcement authorities are continuing to search for a man first reported missing May 15. At 2 a.m. Wednesday, the Jackson, Tenn., Police Department contacted the Caruthersville Police Department to report a 2000 model Buick LeSabre last seen operated by Juan Terrell Walton of Caruthersville was located. The vehicle, found in a parking lot in an apartment complex in Jackson, was seized and impounded by police...
Wednesday evening fire (06/01/06)
Sikeston Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden, left, and Capt. Dan Armour direct DPS firefighters responding to a fire at 203 William St. at about 5:37 p.m. Wednesday. DPS investigators believe the fire started in the attic area around a window air-conditioning unit and have identified the possible cause as being electrical, according to Capt. John Martin of the DPS. No injuries were reported and damage to the home was described as moderate...
School officials have a lot on their plates with wellness policies (06/01/06)
SIKESTON -- As the number of overweight children continues to rise, the adults in their lives are trying to find ways to reverse the nationwide trend. Last month the nation's largest beverage distributors agreed to stop selling non-diet sodas to most public schools, where childhood obesity has become an increasing concern...
Oran miscues prove costly (06/01/06)
COLUMBIA -- Oran did not commit an error in either of its first two games in the state playoffs. The state final four is a different animal, though, and despite Oran's state tournament experience, the Eagles made six errors in Wednesday's Class 1 semifinal at Taylor Stadium...
Dexter football getting early start (06/01/06)
DEXTER - It is never too soon to talk about football. The high school season is over two months away, but one local team is already gearing up just as school is letting out for the summer. Dexter head football coach Aaron Pixley is running the first Bearcat camp all this week for returning and first time players...
Positions still open for upcoming Nunnelee Tourney (06/01/06)
SIKESTON - Positions are still available in the junior division of the 16th Annual Ed Nunnelee Memorial Tennis Tournament. The draw for both the junior and adult divisions will take place tonight, but competitors still have time to enter the tourney...
Dorothy Wadley (06/01/06)
ST. LOUIS - Dorothy Rose Carr Wadley, 82, formerly of Charleston, died at 1 a.m. May 31, 2006, at St. Luke's Medical Center in Chesterfield. Born Feb. 6, 1924, in Charleston, to the late Leo Sylvester and Catherine Maude Perkins Carr, she had lived since the 1950s in St. Louis, where she was employed as a bookkeeper with General Motors Co. and was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church and their Women's Guild. She was a former member of the St. Henry Catholic Church in Charleston...
Patsy Duncan (06/01/06)
SIKESTON - Patsy R. Duncan, 71, died May 30, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 3, 1934, in St. Louis, daughter of the late Mary Alice Tisdale, she was a charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary 3319 Fraternal Order of Eagles and had been a service clerk for 32 years for Sikeston Light and Water before retiring...
Hollis Husher (06/01/06)
AURORA, Colo. - Hollis Fred Husher, 85, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died May 19, 2006, in Aurora. Born Nov. 2, 1920, in Essex, Mo., son of the late David and Anna Belle Miller Husher, he was a United States Army World War II veteran having served from October 1942 to April 1946. ...
Aurellia Jennings (06/01/06)
WATERFORD, Mich. - Aurellia Ione Jennings, 84, formerly of Dexter, died May 25, 2006, at Canterbury on the Lake in Waterford. Born June 1, 1921, at Dexter, daughter of the late Roy Burton and Sarah Jane Meade Minton, she was a homemaker and a member of the Waterford Community Church and the Daughters of the American Revolution...
William Hutchison (06/01/06)
ST. LOUIS - William Franklin Hutchison, 85, formerly of Mississippi County, died May 31, 2006, at the Friendship Village South in St. Louis. Born Nov. 9, 1920, in Calvert City, Ky., to the late John T. and Betty Stokes Hutchison, he was a retired mechanic, a member of the Dream Center Church in St. Louis and an Army Air Force veteran, having served during World War II...
Louis Glass Jr. (06/01/06)
YEADON, Penn. - Louis C. Glass Jr., 74, died May 23, 2006, in Yeadon. He was born July 17, 1931. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid, where funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery...
Wilma Tone (06/01/06)
MATTHEWS -- Wilma E. Tone, 86, formerly of East Prairie, died May 30, 2006, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews. She was born Dec. 25, 1919. A memorial service will be planned at a later date. Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid is in charge of arrangements...
Betty Hardesty (06/01/06)
MALDEN - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted on Wednesday, under the direction of Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Parma, for Betty Louise Meier Hardesty, who died on May 29, 2006, were: Raymond Dickerson, Leon Pullum, Ted Morgan, Ken Lentz, Stanley West Jr. and Dary Castor...
Aaron Smith (06/01/06)
SIKESTON -- Aaron J. Smith, 36, died at 5:07 p.m. May 30, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 9, 1970, in Fort Gordon, Ga., son of the late Alex and Polly Lou Gestring Smith Jr., he was a 1988 graduate of Sikeston High School and a 1994 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. He was self-employed as a Web site designer...
John McClard Sr. (06/01/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - John D. McClard Sr., 88, died May 30, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 7, 1917, in Pocahontas, son of the late Albert and Ora Unger McClard, he served in the United States Army during World War II. He was of the Baptist faith and was an avid fisherman...
Terry Simmons (06/01/06)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Terry Randall Simmons, 43, died May 31, 2006. Services are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel of Chaffee.
Elvine Blankenship (06/01/06)
NEW MADRID - Elvine Camille Nelson Blankenship, 88, died May 31, 2006, at Gideon Care Center in Gideon. Born Sept. 1, 1917, in New Madrid County, she was the daughter of the late Raymond W. and Alice E. Hodges Nelson. In Piggott, Ark., she married James Lynn Blankenship, who preceded her in death in 1990...
Katherine Powers (06/01/06)
ANNISTON - Katherine Ann Powers, 53, formerly of Tanner, died May 30, 2006, near East Prairie as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Feb. 9, 1953, at St. Louis, she was the daughter of Albert P. Bailey of Anniston and the late Margie F. Bradford Bailey...
Ron Newcomb (06/01/06)
SIKESTON -- Ronald "Ron" Newcomb, 54, formerly of Charleston, died at 2 p.m. May 31, 2006, at his home in Sikeston. Born Aug. 31, 1951, in Cairo, Ill., he was the son of Mary Lou Bruenderman Newcomb, who survives of Charleston, and the late Clarence Halton Newcomb. ...
Bud Acord (06/01/06)
DEXTER - Benjamin Leroy "Bud" Acord, 93, died June 1, 2006, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, where funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday.
Theresa Lynch (06/01/06)
SIKESTON - Theresa Kay Henson Lynch, 49, formerly of Charleston, died at 7: 15 a.m., May 31, 2006, at her home. Born June 19, 1956, in Wyatt, to the late George Robert and Syvella Marie McTigue Henson, she had lived her entire life in Mississippi and Scott counties and was a member of the Church of Christ in Charleston...
Looking Back 6/1 (06/01/06)
SIKESTON - Moderately cool temperatures continued in the Sikeston area during the past few days with mostly cloudy skies. The low for the past four days was 60 on Thursday and the high was 84 in the same 24 hours. SIKESTON - Mrs. Henry S. Bussey announce her candidacy for Richland Township committeewoman in the Democratic primary. Lila Jeanne, as she is known to her friends, was the former Lila Jeanne Harris of Kansas City. She is for sure a "Show Me State" girl...
Photo IDs assure free, fair elections (06/01/06)
The controversial new law in Missouri that requires voters to show a photo ID is still generating political squabbles. Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, a Democrat, now wants Republican Gov. Matt Blunt to call a special session of the Legislature to provide money to canvass the state and provide free photo IDs to those without identification. ...
Speakout 6/1 (06/01/06)
I was calling in about Junior Legion and Senior Legion baseball tryouts. I would like to know the rules, who is supposed to play and where. Another thing is, if they already have their team picked before tryouts, why would you even have tryouts? This is concerning the Morehouse Housing Authority. ...