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Stories from Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Fall is here (10/10/06)
Russell McGee, 5, loads leaves into his wheel barrel Monday afternoon at his home. With Sikeston Public Schools out of school Monday, McGee used the time to rake his family's back yard.
Hospital fundraiser to feature the 'King' (10/10/06)
SIKESTON -- Missouri Delta Medical Center's Blast from the Past fundraiser will feature the ultimate blast from the past this year: the King. The fourth biennial Blast from the Past will be held from 7-11 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Sikeston Armory, according to Blair Moran, executive director of the Missouri Delta Medical Center Foundation...
SHS rips Fredericktown (10/10/06)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs soccer team overmatched the visiting Fredericktown Blackcats on Monday night at the Sikeston Complex, 8-1. The Bulldogs exploded for six second half goals to power past the Blackcats. Senior Blake Taylor led the offensive onslaught for the Bulldogs with four goals and dished out three assists. Fellow senior Chris Carnell tallied two goals and two assists, while sophomore Timmy Hart chipped in two goals and had an assist for Sikeston...
Helen Barker (10/10/06)
DEXTER -- Helen Elizabeth Barker, 87, died Oct. 8, 2006, in the Cypress Point Health Care. Born Oct. 19, 1918, in Stoddard County, daughter of the late Elmer and Mabel Sitton Williamson, she was a member of the Vinson General Baptist Church near Bernie. She had been a former volunteer with the Dexter Senior Center (O.A.K.S.) and a cook for the Bernie school system...
Kimberley Myers (10/10/06)
SIKESTON -- Kimberley Myers, 45, died Oct. 6, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 19, 1961, in Sikeston, daughter of Clara Myers of Sikeston, she was a dietitian for the Chaffee Nursing Center, worked at Farmers Kitchen at Charleston and during tax season worked for H&R Block...
Mayme Smith (10/10/06)
MORLEY - Pallbearers for the services to be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Mayme O. Smith, 94, who died Oct. 7, 2006, will be: Howard Peridore, Bob Patterson, Charles Parks, Jim Barber, Charles Evans and Stan Banderman...
Mary Pool (10/10/06)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for the service conducted Monday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Mary Euvon Pool, 69, who died Oct. 6, 2006, were: David Hankins, Scott Hankins, T.J. Smith, Daniel Smith, David Morgan and Gene Pyle.
Lonnie Belcher (10/10/06)
DEXTER - Lonnie Belcher, 34, died Oct. 9, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Birth (Published10-10) (10/10/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Lewis and Melinda Angell are the parents of their second child, second son, born at 8:03 a.m. July 26, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Brandan Lee Angell weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20.5 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Calvin and Brenda Standfield of Kansas City, Kan...
Looking Back 10/10 (10/10/06)
SIKESTON - Extreme precautions were taken against the possibility of a bank robbery in Sikeston Monday when a note was left on a desk in the Bank of Sikeston which read as follows: "Mr. and Mrs. P. Bank robbing in (cape) Sikeston while everyone is at circus. Signed, Ed." The word "Cape" had been written originally and then scratched out...
Higher costs could require some cuts (10/10/06)
If the generation that protected this nation during World War II is indeed the "greatest" generation - and I would agree - then we baby boomers who followed may well be the generation that broke the bank. Or that's what Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke implies. And when he speaks, we'd darned well better listen...
Speakout 10/10 (10/10/06)
I just returned from watching the Cotton Carnival Parade, and while I enjoyed watching the parade, I was appalled by the eyesore of litter and trash along the parade route on Malone Avenue. The people in this town are very inconsiderate and have no respect for other people's property. ...