Stories from Sunday, October 1, 2006
Everyone loves a parade
Above: The 62nd Annual American Legion Cotton Carnival parade works its way down Malone Avenue in Sikeston Saturday morning. Over 200 floats were featured in the event. This year's theme was "Honoring Disabled Veterans" and "Our Youth Are Our Future." Right: Kelly High School marching band members perform during the parade. ...
Canalou men charged in burglary
BENTON --Two New Madrid County residents were charged with felony stealing and burglary in Scott County on Friday. The men were charged following an investigation of a Sept. 22 break-in at the General Watkins Conservation Area near Morley. Joseph T. ...
Air Force jazz band will visit
SIKESTON -- For the first time in many years, Sikeston will be treated to a performance by a U.S. Air Force band. The Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble, a 16-piece big band made up of active- duty members of the U.S. Air Force, is scheduled to play a free concert at 2 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Sikeston Senior High School Field House...
Judgment time: Production benefits those behind the scenes as much as attendees
MINER -- Miner Baptist Church's "Judgement House" is designed to make its attendees consider life's alternatives, but those working behind the scenes also benefit from the annual production. "In our department, it's really cool because we (sometimes) see a changed person at the end (of the tour)," said Wendy Self, prayer team director for "Judgement House." "Sometimes the actors don't get to see that, and they don't get to see the end of the tours or the entire scene."...
SEMO conference scores
Cape Central 34
St. Charles West 10
Scott City 36
North County 31
Poplar Bluff 21
Bearcat 'D" manhandles Malden
MALDEN -- On paper the game looked like a battle between Malden's unstoppable offense and Dexter's gritty defense. In the end it was the Green Wave's inability to stop the Bearcats offensively that resulted in a 35-6 Dexter win Friday night. Dexter scored on four of its first five possessions to control the game from the opening kickoff and hand Malden (4-1) its first loss of the season...
Kennett pounds Portageville
PORTAGEVILLE -- One would not have to look hard to find who stood out for the Kennett Indians Friday. The only problem might be finding just one. Would you choose Ben Howard, who ran for 200 yards and three second-half touchdowns on 19 carries? Or Mario McGraw, who had three catches for 79 yards and a first-half TD to spark the Tribe?...
Eagle defense stifles Reed, Caruthersville
NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central found Caruthersville to be an obliging guest at its homecoming game on Friday night. The Eagles pounced on five of six Caruthersville fumbles, converting three into scores, in a 27-14 victory over their SEMO Conference Central Division rivals...
Bluejays doomed by penalties, turnovers
HAYTI - The Charleston Bluejays were their own worse enemy on Friday night as the Bluejays fell on the road 14-8 to the Hayti Indians. Charleston committed four costly turnovers in the contest and committed six back-breaking penalties for 70 yards. "We just shot ourselves in the foot tonight," said Charleston head coach Al Marshall. ...
Bulldogs struggle against Knights
FARMINGTON -- The Farmington Knights' offensive balance combined with Sikeston's offensive struggles proved to be a lethal combination for the Bulldogs on Friday night at Farmington High School. The Bulldogs did break a two-game scoreless streak against the Knights, but it wasn't enough to overcome turnovers and a sophisticated option attack in a 40-12 loss...
Redneck Barbecue Contest declared a success
I would like to once again thank all our sponsors for the Redneck Barbecue. It was a great weekend for the competition and our competitors who represented Missouri, Tennessee and Kentucky had a good time. Some of the teams were local or had been here before, while others joined us for the first time...
Sikeston factory Outlet Stores honor store manager as theri first 'Hero'
SIKESTON - After the Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores declared her their first "Hero," Debbie Allen wasn't so sure about the title but she was glad she was able to help someone in need. Allen was honored by SFOS for her role in helping locate a missing adult...
SFOS' changes include new mall manager
SIKESTON - Zipping around the Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores in her golf cart emblazoned with the SFOS logo, Laurie Romas stops in the stores to chat with workers, check on visitors and keep a watchful eye as the traffic moves in and out of the parking lot...
LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Dan Wilson, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 11:30 p.m. Sept. 29, 2006, at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces.
Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Marie L. Nunnelee
SIKESTON - Marie Lucille Nunnelee, 85, died at 2:25 a.m. Sept. 30, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday with prayer services to be held at 7:30 p.m. at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston. A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Xavier Church...
Arthur Summers Jr.
ATHENS, Ala. - Arthur William Summers Jr., 72, formerly of Morehouse, Mo., died Sept. 22, 2006. Born March 12, 1934, in Pine Bluff, Ark., he was the son of the late A.W. and Nota Summers Sr. His wife, Patricia Summers, survives of the home. Other survivors include: two sons, Neil Jeffery Summers and Shawn Summers; three daughters, LaTisha Kay Lounsbury, Beverly Jean Cotten and Lauri Lee Ketcherside; four stepsons, Rick Jordan, Raymond Jordan, Rexford Jordan and Rocky Jordan; two stepdaughters, Robin Fortner and Lisa Maxwell; one brother, Charles Summer of Muscle Shoals; one sister, Betty Jo Harp of Morehouse, Mo.; and 29 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.. ...
SIKESTON -- Charles Lloyd Meunier, 84, died at 10:57 a.m. Sept. 28, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 6, 1922, in Blytheville, Ark., to the late Charles Thomas and Dora Sweat Meunier, he served in the U.S. Army Infantry, Patton's 3rd Army during World War II, entering the service in November 1942. ...
EAST PRAIRIE -- James Harlin "Jim" Owens, 68, died at 10:50 a.m. Sept. 28, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 20, 1938, in McGuire, son of the late William Harlin and Ines Marie Thacker Owens, he lived most of life in Mississippi County. He operated several businesses in East Prairie before retiring and was of the Baptist belief...
EAST PRAIRIE - Sammi and Michael Merz are the parents of their third child, second daughter, born at 2:41 p.m. Aug. 23, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center's Family BirthPlace in Cape Girardeau. Maggie Rae Merz weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19.25 inches long...
Stephenson - Knight
SIKESTON -- Heather Stephenson and Steven Knight were united in marriage during a Sept. 16, 2006, ceremony at Powerhouse Church of God in Sikeston with the Rev. Harriet Craig, pastor, officating. Parents of the bride are Patrick and Joyce Stephenson, and the bridegroom is the son of Shirley and Bobby Knight...
Seyer - Mock
NEW HAMBURG -- Eugene and Norma Seyer of New Hamburg have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jean Marie Seyer, to Thomas Dale Mock Jr., son of Dan and Pat Jones of Sikeston and Tom and Sandra Mock of Bertrand. A 1989 graduate of Kelly High School at Benton, the future bride received an associate's degree in electrical engineering in 1994 from IET Vo-Tech School in Paducah, Ky. She is a master control operator at KFVS-TV in Cape Girardeau...
Pearson - Johns
SIKESTON -- Jimmy and Mary Pearson have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amy Renae, to Eric Van Johns, son of Vanice and Betty Johns of Sikeston. A 2002 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, the future bride expects to graduate from Southeast Missouri State University in May 2007 with a degree in social work. She is employed full-time by Columbus Care Center...
Couple will celebrate milestone
MALDEN -- Family and friends of Dr. and Mrs. William E. "Bill" Morehead are invited to attend a celebration in honor of the couple's 50th wedding anniversary from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Malden Country Club. Morehead married the former Patricia "Pat" Riegle Oct. ...
Looking Back 10/1
SIKESTON - At the Malone Theater today: "Do You Love Me" with Maureen O'Hara and Dick Haynes. 40 years ago Oct. 1, 1966 SIKESTON - Phil Waldman Jr. has been selected area chairman for the 1967 Heart Fund Drive, it was announced today by Dr. M. Graham Clark, state Heart Fund chairman of Point Lookout...
Space isn't quite safe for tourists yet
Hidden somewhere in this week's news headlines was the story that at least two companies are beginning to launch private rockets to take ordinary citizens into space. Well, ordinary citizens who have at least $200 grand for the brief adventure into weightlessness...
I just called the American Legion and they are charging $20 this year for arm bands and I think that is ridiculous. Last year it was $15 and that was too high too. The only thing I can figure is that they are trying to take care of that building that burnt. I have two kids and there's no way that I am paying that much. They are going to be upset but that is way too much...