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Stories from Sunday, October 29, 2006

Rain, rain go away (10/29/06)
Football fans had to weather lots of bad weather Friday night but at last the sun has returned to Southeast Missouri. While today's temperatures will reach into the 70s, the rain is expected to return Monday evening.
Missouri's schools for handicapped not being closed (10/29/06)
SIKESTON -- Rumors circulating that students from state schools will be mainstreamed into the public school system are simply untrue -- at least for now. "Last school year the governor asked for a study to be done on how the state provides educational services to students who are severely disabled," said Charlie Taylor, superintendent of State Schools for Severely Handicapped. "It's just to see how we're doing overall."...
When can you trick-or-treat? (10/29/06)
SIKESTON no ordinance; regular curfew of 11 p.m. CHARLESTON 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 31 for children 10 and under EAST PRAIRIE 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 31; trick-or-treaters are limited to age 14 and older NEW MADRID 5-8 p.m. Oct. 31
Lilbourn man killed when vehicle overturns in ditch (10/29/06)
LILBOURN - A New Madrid County man was fatally injured early Friday morning near Lilbourn. Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred at 6:50 a.m. on Route D, one-half mile south of Lilbourn. Perry Ray, 51, of Lilbourn was southbound when the vehicle he was driving ran off the right side of the road, struck a ditch and overturned...
There's no trick to Halloween safety (10/29/06)
SIKESTON -- Trick-or-treating can be a fun time for everyone involved, but it can quickly go from fun to frightening if certain safety precautions aren't taken. The No. 1 cause of injuries Halloween night may be accidental falls from tripping over hems of costumes, steps or curbs, but the scariest fact is that four times more children are killed that night each year in pedestrian-...
SEMO Conference scores 10/29 (10/29/06)
Poplar Bluff 8 Sikeston 0 NMCC 15 Perryville 12 Parkway West 29 Jackson 7 Dexter 37 Kennett 0 Caruthersville 42 East Prairie 6 Malden 12 Charleston 8 Hayti 22 Chaffee 6 St. Vincent 34 Portageville 6 Crystal City 38 Scott City 0
Dexter routs Kennett, 37-0 (10/29/06)
DEXTER -- Dexter running back Zach Ventura broke the 1000 yard rushing mark for the season as the Bearcats defeated the Kennett Indians, 37-0, at home Friday night on a rain soaked Charles Bland Stadium field. The win sets up a showdown with New Madrid County Central next week for the Class 3, District 1 championship and the SEMO Conference's Central Division title. ...
NMCC slips past Pirates (10/29/06)
NEW MADRID - The New Madrid County Central Eagles football braved the elements at home on Friday night and defeated the Perryville Pirates for their second district win, 15-12. NMCC improves to 2-0 in Class 3, District 1. Dexter is also undefeated after blowing out Kennett 37-0. The two teams will meet for the championship Thursday night at the Bearcats...
Mules shut out Sikeston, 8-0 (10/29/06)
SIKESTON -- Even though they were still technically alive for a district championship, the Sikeston Bulldogs saw their chances blow away with the wind Friday night. On a night that seemed to bring out all the elements -- driving wind, heavy rain, cold temperatures -- the Bulldog offense was just as cold as Poplar Bluff held on to win 8-0...
Local doctor earns honor (10/29/06)
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Roy T. Waltrip, a Sikeston, Mo., physician, is again a Charter Diplomate of The American Board of Family Medicine. Waltrip earned the status with the successful completion of the ABFM's recertification examination. Waltrip successfully completed his recertification in Family Medicine for the sixth time. ...
Closed industrial site goes up for sale in Sikeston (10/29/06)
SIKESTON - A new owner for the closed Patriot Homes manufacturing plant in Sikeston is being sought. Tom Kelsey, commercial broker with Lorimont Place Ltd., has been assigned the task of finding. The Cape Girardeau-based real estate broker is no stranger to finding a user for a building that has become empty...
Mississippi County projects funded through USDA's Rural Development (10/29/06)
CHARLESTON - Grants totaling $168,354 were made in Mississippi County recently. The grants are part of the USDA Rural Development Community Facilities program. Mississippi County Ambulance District was presented a mock check totaling $79,745. "The Mississippi County Ambulance District is very pleased that USDA Rural Development has awarded us a Grant for new communication equipment, an early storm warning siren, and a new ambulance," said Board of Director's President Bill Feezor. ...
Sikeston banker to retire (10/29/06)
SIKESTON -- Joel Montgomery Sr. has announced his retirement as chairman of Montgomery Bancorporation Inc., the parent company of Montgomery Bank. He made the announcement at a recent meeting of the bank's board of directors. Succeeding Montgomery as chairman of Montgomery Bancorporation Inc. will be Troy Wilson, the current chief executive officer of Montgomery Bank. Richard Montgomery remains chairman of Montgomery Bank...
George Quinton (10/29/06)
DEXTER - George M. Quinton, 83, died Oct. 26, 2006, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Nov. 28, 1922, in Snowdenville, to the late William Wesley and Iola Fletcher Quinton, he lived all his life in Dexter where he was a school bus driver for 40 years for Dexter Public Schools and member of the I.O.O.F. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II and of the Baptist belief...
Camden Bock (10/29/06)
NEW MADRID -- Amos Camden Riley Bock, 24, was killed by hostile enemy action on Oct. 23, 2006, in Baghdad, Iraq, while leading his platoon on patrol. Born Jan. 30, 1982, in Cape Girardeau, son of H. Riley Bock and Jill Ann Plummer Bock of New Madrid, he was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in New Madrid. ...
Mary Louise Ritch (10/29/06)
DEXTER -- Mary Louise Ritch, 70, died Oct. 26, 2006, at her home. Born May 17, 1936, in Gideon, daughter of the late W.B. and Floye Atterberry Plunk, she lived most of her life in Essex and Dexter. She had worked for the International Hat Company in Dexter and St. Louis and was of the Baptist belief...
Richard Myrick (10/29/06)
SIKESTON - Richard L. Myrick, 73, formerly of Dexter, died Oct. 27, 2006, at Sikeston Health Care. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Eugenia Abelson (10/29/06)
BERNIE - Eugenia Abelson, 58, died Oct. 27, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Bernie.
Dorothy Hampton (10/29/06)
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Dorothy Marie Hampton, 83, died at 6:50 a.m. Oct. 27, 2006, at the N.H.C. Rehab Center. Born Dec. 20, 1922, in Richmond, Va., she retired from Chaffee General Hospital as a certified nurse technician and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Chaffee, Mo...
Margie McKnight (10/29/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Margie Lou McKnight, 51, died at 2:59 a.m. Oct. 23, 2006, at her home. Born Dec. 11, 1954, at East Prairie, to the late Lawrence W. and Josie E. Mathis Wilson, she lived all of her life in Mississippi County and was of the Baptist belief...
Carl Jarrell (10/29/06)
DEXTER - Carl Otto Jarrell, 77, died Oct. 27, 2006, at his home. Born Feb. 27, 1929, in Bloomfield, son of the late Elijah Monroe and Bessie Bell Hopkins Jarrell, he lived all his life in Dexter and was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War...
Reba Vandover (10/29/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Reba Vandover, 94, died at 3:40 a.m. Oct. 28, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Elizabeth Scott (10/29/06)
TEXARKANA, Texas - Sarah Elizabeth Scott, 88, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died Oct. 26, 2006, in a local hospital. Born Oct. 18, 1918, in Elmo, Mo., she retired from First Bank in East Prairie and was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, where she the former pianist and organist...
Dick Feilner (10/29/06)
LAMAR -- Richard Eugene "Dick" Feilner, 73, died at 5 p.m. Oct. 25, 2006, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin. Born Jan. 5, 1933, in St. Louis, son of the late Oscar C. and Ines Amos Feilner, he retired from McDonald-Douglas Aircraft in St. Louis where he was employed as an electronic technician. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Lamar, the American Legion Post in Springfield, the Knights of Columbus in Wentzville and was a U.S. Army veteran having served during the Korean War...
Audrey Grant (10/29/06)
SIKESTON - Audrey Grant, 82, died Oct. 27, 2006, at the Mary Queen and Mother Center in St. Louis. Born March 31, 1924, in Johnston City, Ill., to the late Kirkley and Maude Pearce, she was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief. On Feb. 18, 1949, in Johnston City, she married Wilburn Grant, who preceded her in death on June 4, 2002...
Lock - Ragains (10/29/06)
DECATUR, Ga. -- Mary Suzanne Lock and Stephen Harris Ragains were united in marriage during a 6 p.m. candlelight ceremony May 6, 2006, at Decatur First United Methodist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Dr. David S. Naglee officiated. Parents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Nelson Lock of Atlanta. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hays Pickens of Stone Mountain and the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Nelson Lock...
Lowes - Eftink (10/29/06)
JACKSON -- Jamie Nichole Lowes and Ricky A. Eftink Jr. were united in marriage during a 3 p.m. ceremony Sept. 16, 2006, at First Baptist Church in Jackson. The Rev. Ed Carter performed the ceremony. Parents of the bride are James and Kathy Lowes of Jackson and the bridegroom is the son of Rick and Pam Eftink of Oran...
Looking Back 10/29 (10/29/06)
SIKESTON - Airport news: George Jennings of St. Louis flew a new Culver "V" to the municipal airport Wednesday where it was demonstrated by Don Robinson. CHARLESTON - Taxes to be collected in Mississippi County will come to $1,569,277.90 according to County Collector C.E. Wyatt...
Jim Talent deserves to be re-elected (10/29/06)
Given the apparent closeness of the upcoming general elections, the eyes of the nation have focused this week on the Senate race in Missouri between State Auditor Claire McCaskill and incumbent Republican Tim Talent. It was one television commercial and the response it generated that brought the attention to Missouri. ...
Speakout 10/29 (10/29/06)
I'd like to comment about you article Nobody asked me but, by Chris Moore. I don't appreciate and I'm sure a lot of Cardinal fans don't appreciate his thoughts on the Cardinal fans, the Cardinal team and Pujols. He spells Pujols Pooholes which is very disrespectful. ...