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Stories from Monday, October 16, 2006

Air Force Band performs (10/16/06)
The United States Air Force Band of Mid-America performed Sunday afternoon at the Sikeston Field House in front of a crowd of approximately 750. The band performed 14 songs including "Tuxedo Junction," "In the Mood," and "America the Beautiful." Above, Technical Sgt. Steve Frioux of New Iberia, LA plays a trombone solo with a mute. Left, soloist SrA Bonnie Ramsey of Bedford, Iowa sings while being accompanied by members of the band...
Scott County Sheriff gets equipment (10/16/06)
BENTON -- The Scott County Sheriff's Department was recently awarded an assortment of photo, video, and printing equipment from Canon and The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Recognizing the need to make equipment and technology available for law enforcement to effectively investigate cases of missing and exploited children, Canon worked with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to provide equipment at no cost to agencies like the Scott County Sheriff's Department.. ...
Dexter man arrested after chase (10/16/06)
DEXTER -- A 20-minute vehicle pursuit resulted in the arrest of a Dexter man Saturday. Lonnie Joe Robbins, 39, of Dexter was arrested on a warrant for resisting arrest by flight, first degree assault on law enforcement (vehicle) and armed criminal action...
Afternoon football (10/16/06)
New Madrid County Central's DeAnton Brown looks for a hole in the second quarter of Saturday's game against Centralia. The Panthers rallied in the fourth quarter to beat NMCC. A game story can be found on page 9.
Two robberies investigated (10/16/06)
SIKESTON -- Police are searching for three suspects who robbed a Sikeston mother while she was taking a stroll with her baby in Sikeston this weekend. Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers were called at 12:35 p.m. Saturday to the 100 block of William, where Sikeston resident Angela Nunn reported she was robbed, according to Capt. ...
NMCC Eagles' upset bid falls short (10/16/06)
NEW MADRID - The New Madrid County Central Eagles played inspired football at home on Saturday afternoon, but an upset bid of the Centralia Panthers fell short 34-22. The Panthers are ranked No. 4 in Class 2 but needed three late touchdowns, one late in the third quarter and two in the fourth, to defeat the Eagles...
Lady Hawks to state tourney (10/16/06)
BALLWIN -- Kelly sophomore Ashley Flahardy could not have had a much better "Sweet Sixteen" birthday present. Flahardy came off the bench to deliver a bunt single in a three-run sixth inning that helped the Hawks to a 7-2 victory against Fatima on Saturday in the Class 2 state quarterfinals at Ballwin Athletic Association...
Mary McCoy (10/16/06)
DEXTER - Mary McCoy, 51, died Oct. 16, 2006, in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
John Thomure (10/16/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - John Earl Thomure, 70, died at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 14, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Inez Stafford (10/16/06)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted Saturday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Inez Stafford, 78, who died Oct. 12, 2006, were: Randy Stafford, Mike Kimbrle, Tony Stafford, Tom Stafford, Darrell Stafford and Larry Stafford...
Mary Vinson (10/16/06)
CHARLESTON - Mary Loucretia "Mary Lou" Thurman Vinson, 66, died Oct. 15, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston.
Joseph Keepers (10/16/06)
DEXTER -- Joseph S. Keepers, formerly of Poplar Bluff, was born Aug. 24, 1916, in Gallup, N.M., to George and Miriam Keepers and passed away at home on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006, at the age of 90. He moved to Bloomfield when he was 10 years old and graduated from Bloomfield High school in 1935. ...
Glen E. Parks (10/16/06)
MORLEY - Glen E. Parks, 68, died Oct. 13, 2006, at his home. Born Dec. 17, 1937, in Sikeston, to the late Henry and Gladys Tina Williams Parks, he was previously employed as a truck driver for Malone and Hyde/ Fleming Foods of Sikeston. After retiring, he worked for Wheeler's of Morley. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as staff sergeant...
Robert Summers (10/16/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Robert Dalton Summers, 70, formerly of Marion, Ill., died at 2: 05 a.m. Oct. 13, 2006, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born April 25, 1936, at Cairo, Ill., to the late Fred Summers and Ida Mae Taylor Summers Hurley, he had lived in East Prairie for the past year, moving from Marion. He retired July 26, 1997, from the Army National Guard as a sergeant and was also a veteran of U.S. Marines...
Leo Curtis (10/16/06)
ORAN - Leo Wylie Curtis, 94, died at 8 a.m. Oct. 15, 2006, at his home. Born Jan. 10, 1912, in Johnson County, Ark., he was the son of the late Jessie and Idella Breedlove Curtis. Retiring in 1988, he was a self-employed farmer. On Oct. 25, 1933, in Hagarville, Ark., he married Newell Mary Michelson who preceded him in death on April 3, 1962. He married Wilma Cousins McGowen on Aug. 7, 1963, and she preceded him in death on July 4, 1996...
Births (Published10-16) (10/16/06)
SIKESTON - Lynsey and Jason Perry are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 2:59 p.m. Sept. 7, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center's Family BirthPlace in Cape Girardeau. Zoe Jade Perry weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 18.25 inches long...
Looking Back 10/16 (10/16/06)
SIKESTON - Mrs. C.W. Elliot entertained at her home Sept. 26 in honor of her daughter, Shirley Ann, who had her 11th birthday. SIKESTON - The temperature dipped to 32 degrees for the first time this fall. It occurred Sunday night and early today. Frost accompanied the low temperature this morning. No crop damage was reported this morning; it was confined to the low spots...
Your view: Democrat dirty tricks (10/16/06)
Most traditional Americans believe in personal responsibility, not collective guilt. Guilt by association has been the number one weapon in democrat's arsenal in their Jihad-politics of personal destruction. They hoped the Foley scandal would be their crowning cherry on top of an excrement pie alamode they've slowly, and methodically, been baking up for Republicans since George Bush beat them in two elections. ...
Your view: Vote no on 2 (10/16/06)
The 2006 Ballot Measure, Constitutional Amendment 2, Stem Cell Initiative will be decided when voters go to the polls in November. I oppose this Amendment for many reasons. The first reason is that unless you read the full text of the Amendment you will not see this notice at the very beginning...
Speakout 10/16 (10/16/06)
I wish there was something somebody could do about these people who call every 15 minutes through the day and night. About this is Paul and he wants to do something about the satellites, and this is John and he wants to do this, that and the other. I'm getting sick and tired of it, it's about to drive me crazy. ...