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Stories from Monday, April 16, 2007

Horsepower Festival (04/16/07)
The rain and cold temperatures couldn't keep people away from the Sikeston Jaycees Horsepower Festival Saturday at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo grounds. While inclement weather kept some vehicles indoors, over 10 cars were judged as part of the Festival...
Charges against Ferrell dismissed (04/16/07)
SIKESTON - Stealing charges handed down by a Scott County grand jury against former Scott County Sheriff Bill Ferrell have been dismissed. Ferrell and his attorney Jim Robison were notified today by the office of Robert P. McCulloch, who was appointed special prosecutor in case. McCulloch's one sentence memorandum enters the order of "Nolle Prosequi," which means he will proceed no further...
Redneck BBQ (04/16/07)
Gregg Trankler and Mike Essner of the Caney Misfits Barbecue team from Oran prepare their ribs for judging Saturday at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo grounds. The Caney Misfits, along with 31 other teams from Illinois, Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, braved the rain and cold temperatures to take part in the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce's 13th annual Redneck Barbecue. Caney Misfits placed 11th in the overall ratings...
'Queen of Organization' is honored at event (04/16/07)
NEW MADRID - In selecting the New Madrid's "Woman of the Year," Eva Rausch said an effort is made to find a woman of strength and who strives to help others. This year's recipient, Loretto Alexander, is that and much more, she said. In announcing Alexander as the 2007 New Madrid Woman of the Year, presented annually by the Pi Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, the sorority's members along with family and friends gathered Sunday afternoon for the special presentation...
Rain go away (04/16/07)
Sikeston's Jordi Ferrell (8) and Megan Underhill (9) battle Notre Dame's Courtney Luehmann in a match on March 26. The Lady Bulldogs were scheduled to play Urbana, Ill., last Saturday. The game was cancelled due to rain and will be made up on April 28...
Bob Gee (04/16/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Robert "Bob" Gee, 81, died April 14, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 3, 1925, at Parma, son of the late Solon T. and Pauline Meek Gee, he farmed in the Frailey area for 36 years. A member of the First United Methodist Church in Portageville, he was a merchant seaman during World War II and later served in the U.S. Army Tank Corp attached to the 88th Division in Italy...
Louis Frank (04/16/07)
DEXTER - Louis Amel Frank, 85, died April 13, 2007, at the John J. Pershing V.A. Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Feb. 23, 1922, in Dexter, to the late Fredrick Claud and Anzel Ringham Frank, he lived his entire life in the Dexter area. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II and had been a 60-year member of the American Legion where he served in many offices...
Rex Keller Sr. (04/16/07)
ESSEX - Rex Keller Sr., 88, died April 15, 2007, at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Gordon A. Starnes (04/16/07)
EL CENTRO, Calif. - Gordon A. Starnes, 61, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died April 15, 2007, at El Centro Medical Center. Born July 24, 1945, in Jonesboro, Ark., he was the son of G.H. and Bernadine Gleason Starnes of Sikeston, Mo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later...
Beatrice Gist (04/16/07)
NEW MADRID - Beatrice Gist, 87, died April 13, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 5, 1919, in Qulin, she was the daughter of the late Randolph and Rosetta Medler Stafford. Survivors include: five sons, Donald Gist and Bruce Gist of New Madrid, Robert Gist of The Villages, Fla., Larry Gist of Kokomo, Ind. ...
Carolyn Coffer (04/16/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Carolyn Ann Coffer, 65, died at 1 a.m., April 15, 2007, at her home. Born June 28, 1941, in Dorena, she was the daughter of the late Thurman and Nina Bell Newcomb Tripp. On Aug. 9, 1980, she married Larry Joe Coffer, who survives of the home...
Arah Williams (04/16/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Arah Imogene Williams, 78, died April 15, 2007, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born Sept. 18, 1928, in Obion County, Tenn., to the late Sterlin Franklin and Arah Petty Luker, she was a member of the Bokerton Baptist Church. Her first husband, Trent Johnston, preceded her in death on Dec. 7, 1949. She then married Powell "Junior" Williams Jr., who preceded her in death on Oct. 29, 1981...
Wyatt McClanahan (04/16/07)
SIKESTON - Wyatt McClanahan, 92, died April 15, 2007, at Bertrand Nursing Center. Born Oct. 21, 1914, in Decaturville, Tenn., son of the late Gilford and Minnie Wyatt McClanahan, he had been a member of Fellowship Baptist Church for 40 years, was presently a member of the Sikeston Community Church and had been employed with Pepsi-Cola for 31 years...
Births (Published 4/16) (04/16/07)
MINER - April Ervin and James D. Barnes are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born Feb. 28, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Madison Marie Barnes weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Tina Ervin and William Ervin...
Looking Back 4/16 (04/16/07)
SIKESTON - Sikeston High School's track team took second place at the Scott- Mississippi County track and field event at Charleston Friday. Charleston won with 71 points, while Sikeston received 64 1/2 points. SIKESTON - The public is invited to an educational meeting of which recommendations of the Missouri Governor's Conference on Education, held in September 1966, will be presented. The meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Sikeston High School...
Speakout 4/16 (04/16/07)
Here is the Biblical proof on global warming. After Jesus Christ comes back to this earth, the entire global climate will become back as it was before the Genesis flood after Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden. For three and a half years after Jesus Christ comes back again, the anti-Christ of Revelation 13 will rule. ...