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Stories from Sunday, October 8, 2006

SHS celebrates (10/08/06)
Quinn Kaiser was named the Sikeston Senior High School Homecoming queen Friday night during halftime of the SHS-New Madrid County Central game. Also pictured is her escort Blake Taylor.
Breathing easier (10/08/06)
SIKESTON -- Firefighting equipment selected by the Sikeston's Department of Public Safety has a track record the firefighters can depend on, according to the department's fire division chief. In St. Louis, firefighters and their families are dealing with losses attributed to equipment failures, according to a recent St. Louis Post-Dispatch news story...
Teen in custody for firing shots at four in vehicle (10/08/06)
CARUTHERSVILLE - A 17-year-old, suspected of chasing down and shooting into an occupied car, is in custody. At about 6:30 p.m. Friday, Caruthersville Police responded to a report of a shooting in the 100 block of East 12th Street. According to a release from Police Chief Chris Riggs, officers interviewed several people in a large crowd gathered at the scene...
Gazebo gets facelift (10/08/06)
Chaz Marshall places weed barrier on the landscaping at the Malone Park gazebo Friday. Marshall, a member of Boy Scout Troop 59, was painting and landscaping the gazebo for his Eagle Scout project.
Sikeston woman killed in crash (10/08/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU (SMNS) - One woman was killed and two others injured in a Friday night accident on Interstate 55 near the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, stalling traffic for several hours in both directions. The three-vehicle accident occurred at 6:10 p.m. ...
SEMO Conference scores 10/8 (10/08/06)
NMCC 27 Sikeston 20 Dexter 50 Charleston 14 East Prairie 30 Chaffee 26 Festus 20 Caruthersville 6 Hayti 38 Mtn. View-Liberty 26 Jackson 24 Cape Central 14 Malden 41 Kennett 20 Farmington 21 Poplar Bluff 14 Scott City 38 Brentwood 7
Bearcats run over depleted Bluejays (10/08/06)
DEXTER - The Charleston Bluejays football team was overpowered on Friday night at Charles Bland Stadium in Dexter as the Bearcats won 50-14 on homecoming. Turnovers and penalties once again proved to be the downfall of the Bluejays. Charleston turned the ball over four times and committed six costly infractions for 55 yards...
Late touchdown ruins Sikeston homecoming (10/08/06)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs showed improvement in several areas, but it wasn't enough to overtake New Madrid County Central on homecoming night Friday at SPS Stadium. The Eagles scored the game-winning touchdown with a little over a minute to play to defeat the Bulldogs 27-20...
East Prairie holds off Red Devils (10/08/06)
CHAFFEE -- Offenses ruled as the East Prairie Eagles outlasted the Chaffee Red Devils in a 30-26 shootout on homecoming night at Chaffee. The two teams combined for 774 yards of total offense -- 405 by East Prairie, 369 by Chaffee -- with several big scoring plays spicing the SEMO Conference Southern Division action...
President appoints former resident to post (10/08/06)
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Former Southeast Missouri resident George David Banks will serve as associate director of international affairs and climate change at the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), Executive Office of the President, and as national security council director of clean development...
Chili cooks can vie for honors at competition (10/08/06)
NEW MADRID - The New Madrid Chamber of Commerce will host its first "Red Hot Chili Cook Off" Oct. 28 at the Davis Street Park. The event will give chili connoisseurs from around the area the opportunity to showcase their masterpiece chili recipes, said Margaret Palmer, executive director of the New Madrid Chamber of Commerce...
DAEOC Head Start director completes leadership class (10/08/06)
COLUMBIA - Cindy Huey with Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation Head Start completed the 2006 Missouri Leadership Institute. The Institute took place over a six month time span beginning in January and concluding with a reception celebrating the accomplishments of the class of 2006 on Aug. 28 at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Columbia...
Travel Center of America expands (10/08/06)
Travel Center of America, located at the intersection of Interstate 55 and Highway 80 at the Matthews exit, recently celebrated the grand opening of two new shop bays and a parts store. The addition enables the truck stop to provide all minor truck repair as well as keep on hand a variety of truck parts for customers. ...
Business briefcase 10/8 (10/08/06)
CHICAGO -- A Sikeston native is leading an effort in Chicago to help find missing children with the use of DNA. Susan Rockett, assistant chief of Calumet Police Department in Chicago, is heading the department's assistance to collect DNA samples from parents and relatives of missing children in the Chicago area. Rockett is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Rockett of Sikeston...
Faye Farmer (10/08/06)
WASHINGTON, Mo. -- Faye Farmer, 76, formerly of Charleston, died at 6:30 a.m. Oct. 6, 2006, at the St. John's Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur. Born July 29, 1930, at Canalou, daughter of the late Roy and Ofie Evans Johnson, she had lived most of her life in Charleston where she was a member of the First Baptist Church and retired as an operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in 1985. ...
Mayme O. Smith (10/08/06)
SIKESTON -- Mayme O. Smith, 94, died Oct. 7, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Dec. 13, 1911, in Sikeston, daughter of the late C.E. and Molly Newman Early, she was a member of First Baptist Church for over 50 years and had been employed by International Shoe...
Kim Myers (10/08/06)
SIKESTON -- Kim Myers, 45, died Oct. 6, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Gary Rowland Sr. (10/08/06)
PARMA -- Pallbearers for the service conducted Friday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Parma for Gary M. Rowland Sr., 58, who died Oct. 3, 2006, were: Terry Blankinship, Brandon Blankinship, Matthew Lewis, Joey Rowland, Shawn Ludwig and Todd Ludwig...
Martha Tucker (10/08/06)
BLUE SPRINGS - Martha Ellen Tucker, 77, formerly of East Prairie, died at 4:17 a.m. Oct. 7, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Lyman Garner (10/08/06)
DEXTER -- Lyman Arthur Garner, 73, died Oct. 6, 2006, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 31, 1932, at Dexter, son of the late Bert and Goldie Dillingham Garner, he was a member of the Cane Creek Christian Church near Dexter. He had farmed, co-owned Garner Appliance in Dexter, and served in the U.S. Air Force...
Will MOrris Sr. (10/08/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Will Mason Morris Sr., 97, died Oct. 6, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 25, 1909, in Hickman, Ky., son of the late Monroe C. and Flora Bessie Nichols, he had lived most of his life in Mississippi County. He owned and operated Morris Grocery and was a member of the St. James General Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Evelyn Colbert (10/08/06)
CHAFFEE - Evelyn June Colbert, 77, died Oct. 5, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 11, 1929, at Sturdivant, daughter of the late Home and Grace Harrington Watkins, she was a homemaker and a member of Kinder Chapel General Baptist Church at Kinder...
Bud Thompson (10/08/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Lawrence E. "Bud" Thompson, 72, died Oct. 6, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Christopher Daniels (10/08/06)
BLOOMFIELD -- Pallbearers for the service conducted Friday at the Bloomfield First General Baptist Church for Christopher Lee Daniels, 16, who died Oct. 2, 2006, were: Chris Wilson, Troy Underwood, Michael Dobbs, Nick Martin, Nicole Rickman and Patrick Varner...
Benjamin Horman (10/08/06)
SILVA -- Benjamin Franklin Horman, 72, died Oct. 4, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 2, 1934, at Chaffee, son of the late Frederick Dewey and Mayme Christine Griffin Horman, he was a self-employed farmer and had retired from Dame Lumber Co. in Chaffee where he had worked as a lumber sales clerk. A member of the St. Anthony Catholic Church in Glennon, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Looking Back 10/8 (10/08/06)
SIKESTON - At the Malone Theater "Road to Utopia" with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope. At the Rex, "Weekend at the Waldorf" with Ginger Rogers and Walter Pigeon. SIKESTON - Wind and lightning downed tree limbs and branches around Sikeston Sunday night. No serious damage was reported. Only .17 of an inch or rain was recorded for the period. Isolated power failure resulted during the storm in the central and eastern sections of the town...
Amish community shows its strength (10/08/06)
Like most of you reading today's column, I know little of the Amish religion or traditions and customs. I know they shun many of the modern "conveniences" and that they are extremely close-knit communities built around their religious beliefs. I have learned this week, however, that we could all learn a lesson from the Amish community following the tragic deaths of those young girls in a senseless school shooting...
Speakout 10/8 (10/08/06)
It is quite apparent to me that many of the working middle class have not idea what Democrats have done for them. They have made a whole new class called the welfare dependent, no I'm never going to work, you owe me so take care of me and my five children. ...