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Stories from Monday, August 21, 2006

Cub Scout Advancement Day (08/21/06)
Roger Moore helps his son, Ty, tie a knot during the Cub Scout Advancement Day at the Sikeston Complex Saturday morning. Over 40 Wolves, Bear and Webelos participated in the day. The day helped the Cub Scouts earn achievements for badges such as knot tying, first aid and others...
Sikeston resident killed in accident (08/21/06)
GRASSY -- A Sikeston man sustained fatal injuries in a motorcycle accident Saturday in Wayne County. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 5:30 p.m., John E. Ward, 70, of Sikeston was driving his motorcycle westbound on Highway 34, seven miles west of Grassy, and an accident occurred when he ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree. Ward was thrown from the motorcycle and pronounced dead at the scene at 6 p.m. by Wayne County Coroner Alex Ruegg...
Elderly man murdered (08/21/06)
NEW MADRID - Officers with the major case squad continue to sift through evidence and leads hoping to determine who murder an elderly New Madrid man. The body of Charles Toler, 70, was discovered Saturday morning after New Madrid Police officers were asked to check on his well being. An officer forced his way inside Toler's apartment at 449 Femmer Drive and discovered the body...
Charges are filed against Madison (08/21/06)
SIKESTON -- Charges were formally filed against a Sikeston man in the weekend shooting death of a Sikeston woman and the injurying of her boyfriend. Robert Eugene Madison is charged with second degree felony murder, armed criminal action, assault in the first degree and burglary in the first degree in the shooting death of Shekiah Mitchell and injuring her boyfriend, Marcus Robinson, according to Scott County Prosecuting Attorney Paul Boyd. ...
Al Denny (08/21/06)
DEXTER - Al Denny, 72, died Aug. 19, 2006, at his home in Dexter. Born Nov. 15, 1933, at Fort Smith, Ark., son of the late John Thomas and Nola Elizabeth Barclay Denny, he had lived 25 years in West Plains and spent 12 years in Mount View, Ark., before moving to Dexter four months ago. He was a retired foreman at the Cloud 9 Ranch near Caulfield and a member of the Pentecost Church...
Dal Daniel (08/21/06)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Dal Daniel, 92, who died Aug. 16, 2006, were: Gary Summers, Ross Daniel, Clayton Daniel, Jon Daniel, Gene Biggerstaff and David Johnson. Honorary pallbearers were: Bud Shell, Bill Pippins Sr., Bruce Eskew and Ab Frields...
Keith Grisso (08/21/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Keith Grisso, 44, died Aug. 20, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Norman Shepard (08/21/06)
BEMENT -- Reverend W. Norman Shepard, age 95, a resident of Bement, died at 12:23 a.m., Aug. 20, 2006, at the Delta West Rehabilitation Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 9, 1910, at Lawrenceburg, Tenn., son of the late James Arch and Nancy Ella Woodard Shepard, Rev. ...
Elva Depro (08/21/06)
SIKESTON -- Elva Depro, 90, died Aug. 19, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Jan. 25, 1916, in the Big Opening community in New Madrid County, daughter of the late James Richard and Letha Presson Settles, she graduated from Matthews High School and was one of the original Sikeston Red Peppers and an avid supporter of the Sikeston Bulldog athletics. ...
Robert Marshall (08/21/06)
SIKESTON -- Robert Marshall, 73, died Aug. 16, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 1, 1933, in Hayti, son of the late James Kelly and Rosalie Beck Marshall, he was a member of Parker Memorial Pentecostal Church. He had farmed with his father and during his 30s, he worked at the Ford Plant in Flint, Mich...
Richard Bomar (08/21/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Richard Bomar, 50, formerly of Mississippi County, died Aug. 21, 2006, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston.
Donald Lynn (08/21/06)
BERTRAND -- Donald A. Lynn, 83, died at 11 a.m. Aug. 19, 2006 at the Puxico Nursing Center. Born May 14, 1923, at Neosho, son of the late Lafe and Elizabeth Lynn, he had lived in Bertrand most of his life and had been employed with the Brown Shoe Company at Charleston for a number of years until his retirement. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps and then later with the U.S. Army during World War II. He was of Protestant belief...
John Ward (08/21/06)
SIKESTON - John E. Ward, 70, died Aug. 19, 2006, near Piedmont. Born Nov. 6, 1935, in Wilson, Ark., son of the late Ruben Lester and Lura Mae Jones Ward, he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, where he was a jet engine mechanic. He attended the Bootheel Cowboy Church in Sikeston. He had owned and operated Mid-West LP Gas and later worked for Jennings Brothers Farms...
Raymond Bickings (08/21/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Raymond D. Bickings, 77, died Aug. 18, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center. Born Feb. 19, 1929, in McNairy, Tenn., son of the late Fred D. and Gladys Griswell Bickings, he served in the U.S. Air Force from Sept. 5, 1947, to Sept. 15, 1949. ...
Looking Back 8/21 (08/21/06)
SIKESTON - Mid-summer temperatures continued in the Sikeston area during the past few days with the mercury hitting a high of 95 on Saturday. SEDALIA - Miss Leta Jane Bock, 17, of Charleston, was crowned Missouri State Queen of Fairs for 1966 Sunday. Miss Bock was selected from a group of 31 candidates and she will reign over the state fair activities through Aug. 28. The queen was elected by her 30 co-competitors as Miss Congeniality...
Speakout 8/21 (08/21/06)
I just heard on the 10 o'clock news that Blunt is not in favor of raising the minimum wage. He wants to keep it at $5.15. Well, I wish he could go ahead and work at a job where you sweat and make $5.15 an hour and have to make car payments, truck payments, house payments, pay insurance and raise a family because I don't think he could do it on $5.15 an hour. ...