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Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Stories from Sunday, April 22, 2007

Work on track (04/22/07)
Jeff Wilson, a Sikeston R-6 School District maintenance employee, welds the center sections of the wrought iron fence at the Sikeston Public School football stadium. The welding class at the school made the center sections which will outline the track and football field...
Two-car collision sends three to local hospital (04/22/07)
MINER -- An East Prairie woman received what appeared to be moderate to serious injuries in a Friday car crash. The accident occurred at approximately 9:56 a.m. on Highway H in Miner near the Miner Baptist Church, about a half mile north of Malone Avenue, according to Chief Roger Moore of the Miner Police Department...
Spring celebration (04/22/07)
Mother Nature may be making up for her earlier actions by providing warm, pleasant weekend weather for this year's Charleston Dogwood-Azalea Festival. Activities wind down today but there is still plenty to do and see. Above, a visitor looks at sale items from the Molly French Garden Club at the Shelby Home on North Main in Charleston. The plant sale continues today. Also today will be the art show, a model airplane show, quilt show and piano praise concert, among other activities...
Sikeston sleuth solves crimes in the laboratory (04/22/07)
FARMINGTON -- A forensic pathologist with roots in Sikeston will soon be featured on a television program for his part in solving a 15-year-old murder case. Dr. Mike Zaricor, a pathologist at the Mineral Area Regional Medical Center in Farmington for 27 years, will appear on an episode of "Forensics Files" slated to air on Court-TV Sept. 19...
Festival blossoms downtown (04/22/07)
SIKESTON -- Hoping residents take advantage of what downtown Sikeston has to offer, the Historic Midtown Development Group will host a new all-day spring event Saturday. "I think the downtown area is one of the most unique, historic things we have in Sikeston, and being able to preserve that and bring life to downtown is very important to us," said Charlette Vanover, president of Sikeston Area Humane Society which is sponsoring a cake walk and pet talent show...
Charlestonfalls in 12 innings to Stoutland (04/22/07)
CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Bluejays opened the Mississippi County Wood Bat Classic against the Stoutland Tigers, the state's second-ranked Class 1 team, at Hillhouse Park on Friday. Charleston (3-9) battled undefeated Stoutland (9-0) on even terms before dropping a 10-9 heartbreaker in 12 innings...
Tourney begins (04/22/07)
ORAN - The Scott County Invitational Baseball Tournament got underway on Friday afternoon at Oran High School. In a rematch of last year's Class 1 sectional matchup, the Cooter Wildcats got a little payback on the Oran Eagles with a 8-5 win in the first game on the day...
Lady Bulldog soccer blanks West Plains, 5-0 (04/22/07)
WEST PLAINS -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldog soccer team improved to 8-3 on the season with a 5-0 victory against West Plains at the West Plains Zizzer Classic. Sikeston got two goals from Abbi Keefer and one goal apiece from Emily Eaves, Laura Atchison and Jennifer Millington...
Kelly miscues lead to Lions victory (04/22/07)
BENTON -- One day after posting a big victory against SEMO Conference rival Notre Dame, the Kelly Hawks fell back into an all-too-familiar trend of costly errors and mental blunders on Friday against Senath-Hornersville. The Hawks committed three crucial errors, had two runners picked off on line drive double plays and couldn't string together enough hits in suffering a 10-5 loss to the Lions at Kelly High School in pool play of the Scott County Invitational...
A new home (04/22/07)
Harry Gremore (standing with the scissors), officially cut the ribbon opening his new office at 705 U.S. Highway 61 in New Madrid on April 12. The building houses Gremore's business, Edward Jones Investments, which offers the full range of investment services including estate planning, certificates of deposit, IRAs, mutual funds, stocks and bonds. ...
The Convention and Visitors Bureau is working for you (04/22/07)
The Sikeston and Miner Convention and Visitors Bureau's role is to create and maintain effective marketing programs for the cities of Sikeston and Miner and to promote local attractions and events for the purpose of attracting visitors, conventions and meetings to the area, creating an overall economic impact to the benefit of each city...
The UPS Store will take part in recycling foam packing peanuts (04/22/07)
SIKESTON - In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, The UPS Store is encouraging consumers to help protect the environment by bringing in clean, foam packing peanuts of all sizes, shapes and colors for reuse/ recycling. This is part of an ongoing effort by The UPS Store to increase peanut recycling throughout the year...
Rose Ann Lucas (04/22/07)
DEXTER - Rose Ann Lucas, 88, died April 19, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Sept. 1, 1918, in Chicago, Ill., to the late Nicholas and Margarette Kirsh Kuhns, she was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter. On Aug. 20, 1938, in Chicago, she married Leo Joseph Lucas, who preceded her in death on June 9, 2004...
Robert Sivert (04/22/07)
BERNIE - Robert Edward Sivert, 85, died April 20, 2007, at his home near Bernie. Born Aug. 28, 1921, at Dexter, son of the late Charles and Elizabeth Harvey Sivert, he was a former foreman at I.X.L. Handle Factory at Bernie. On Oct. 19, 1940, at Bloomfield, he married Dealie Verniece Eubanks, who preceded him in death on Aug. 25, 1993...
Gerald Tilley (04/22/07)
MINER -- Gerald Douglas "Shorty" Tilley, 63, died April 17, 2007, at the Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory, N.C. Born June 26, 1943, in Sherrill, Ark., to the late John Henry and Vevie Dillard Drye Tilley, he spent his entire life in the Stoddard County area, until moving to Miner a year ago. ...
Louie McDonald (04/22/07)
SIKESTON - Louie McDonald, 90, died April 20, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Bessie Hodge (04/22/07)
MORLEY - Bessie Hodge, 89, formerly of Pollard, Ark., died April 19, 2007, in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 5, 1917, in Pollard, she was the daughter of the late Luther Edgar and Tinna Elizebeth Pollard Evans. On July 3, 1933, she married Jessie Leeman Hodge, who preceded her in death in 1974...
Dellar Dodds (04/22/07)
SIKESTON - Dellar Dodds, 82, died at 9:23 p.m., April 19, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 20, 1924, in Monroe County, Miss., to the late William and Isabell Copeland Dodds, she lived in Sikeston for 60 years where she was a homemaker and attended Old Bethel Baptist Church...
William Brown (04/22/07)
ESSEX - William Henry Brown, 74, died April 19, 2007, at the John J. Pershing Veterans Hospital in Poplar Bluff. Born Dec. 12, 1932, at Parma, son of the late Otho "Dink" and Alma Jewel Walker Brown, he was a former truck driver for Edd Eubanks Trucking Company and a veteran of the United States Army...
Coots - Tubbs (04/22/07)
BERTRAND -- DeWayne and Sharon Coots have announced the engagement of their daughter, Katie Coots, to Frankie Tubbs, son of Donnie and Shiela Tubbs of Benton. The future bride attends Bethel College in McKenzie, Tenn., where she is a member of Lambda Sigma sorority. Her fiance also attends Bethel College and is a member of Phi Delta Sigma fraternity. Both serve as presidential ambassadors for their school...
Swift - Riddle (04/22/07)
SIKESTON -- Brenda and Earl Dunbar of Bloomfield and Danny Boese of Advance have announced the engagement of their daughter, Candis Riddle, to Zach Swift, son of Debbie and Phil Vaught of Sikeston and Larry and Sherian Swift of Doniphan. A 2005 graduate of Bloomfield High School, the future bride is a full-time college student and employed at Montgomery Bank...
Wicker - Foote (04/22/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Willie and Jana Wicker have announced the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Blake Wicker, to Tommy Joseph Foote, son of Gary Foote of Sikeston and Linda Brown of Poplar Bluff. A 1999 graduate of East Prairie High School, the future bride is employed as the Sikeston All-Star Cheerleading coach at Sikeston Gymnastics. She is the granddaughter of Fern Hutchison of Dorena and the late Howard Hutchison...
Couple celebrate 50 years together (04/22/07)
SIKESTON -- Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lopp celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary March 31 with family and friends during a small reception hosted by the couple's two sons. Lopp and the former Judith A. Capron were married March 31, 1957, in Anderson, Ind. Their children and grandchildren include Jay and Carmen Lopp of Oceanside, Calif., and their daughters, Emily and Zoe; and Craig Lopp of San Antonio and his sons, Logan and Conner...
Neels mark milestone (04/22/07)
SIKESTON -- Mr. and Mrs. Bill Neel marked their golden anniversary April 19. Neel and the former Sally Davis were married April 19, 1957, in Deering. They have one daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn N. and Dennis Spurlock of Jonesboro, Ark.; one son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Christy Neel of Sikeston; and four grandchildren, Logan Spurlock of Jonesboro, Ben McMullin of Cape Girardeau and Meyer Neel and Martha Neel of Sikeston...
Looking Back 4/22 (04/22/07)
SIKESTON - An estimated 45,000 homes in Southeast Missouri will be sprayed with DDT during 1947, according to Monroe Rhodes, health educator. SIKESTON - Nearing the climax of the three-day district Rotary conferences here last night, 350 Rotarians were on hand at the senior high school cafeteria to hear an address by Claud Sith, personal representative of the International Rotary president, Richard Evans...
Some times evil can't be stopped (04/22/07)
In the wake of tragedies such as the one that struck the Virginia Tech campus this week, you learn a great deal about human nature. Unfortunately, much of what we learn says volumes about our eroding society and the "victim" mentality that we have allowed to cloud our common sense...
Speakout 4/22 (04/22/07)
Well looks like the yellow-dogs won on the sheriff deal. The north end is the blue dog democrats and the south end is the yellow dogs. Blue dogs thought they had the yellow dogs by the throat, but turned out different, didn't it? Guess that will stop the blue dogs from tackling the yellow dogs in the south for awhile. That's the way she goes boys...