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Stories from Thursday, September 27, 2007

Miss Cotton Carnival contest will follow Saturday's parade (09/27/07)
SIKESTON - The American Legion 63rd Annual Cotton Carnival Queen Contest will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Thirteen area high school girls will compete for the title. They are: A senior at Scott County Central High School, 17-year-old JoVonne Banks enjoys basketball and track. Her hobbies include eating out, working, school, pageants and hanging out with family and friends. She is the daughter of Keshia Banks...
Mr. and Miss Cotton Carnival royalty (09/27/07)
The Sikeston American Legion Mr. and Miss Cotton Carnival was held Wednesday night at the First Christian Church. Pictured are, from left: the 2007 Mr. and Miss Cotton Carnival and their court: Heather Conaway, third alternate; Isabelle McGill, second alternate; Emma Caroline Drury, first alternate; Rory Jaynes and Jacob Level, winners; Isaac Vaught, first alternate; Collin Mitchell Lape, second alternate; and Colton Andrew Jackson, third alternate...
Soybean rust makes return to area (09/27/07)
BENTON -- The bad news is Asian Soybean Rust has been found in the area. The good news is it is probably too late to hurt our crops. David Reinbott, agriculture business specialist for University of Missouri Extension in Scott County, confirmed the disease was found among sample leaves he sent in but doesn't have any additional information at this time...
Two boys in custody for school bomb threat (09/27/07)
DEXTER -- Authorities are seeking felony charges against two teenagers for Tuesday's bomb threat. According to a press release by the Dexter Police Department, the Stoddard County Juvenile Office and Dexter Police Department placed two 13-year old males in custody for the false bomb threat called into the T.S. Hill Middle School, located at 1107 W. Brown Pilot in Dexter...
That's a wrap (09/27/07)
Tammy Cummins, a Sikeston American Legion Auxiliary member, wraps a fish sandwich Wednesday during a visit by area nursing homes and sheltered workshops. The Cotton Carnival committee served over 300 guests each a free sandwich and drink, and the Girl Scouts gave the visitors popcorn...
If done in fun, pageants can be learning tool for contestants (09/27/07)
SIKESTON -- Those who compete in the Cotton Carnival pageants this week may run into some skepticism. But for most, the pageants are a positive, learning experience they compete in for fun. "It gives them a chance to speak in front of a group and gives them self-...
Bulldogs have tough test with state-ranked Knights (09/27/07)
SIKESTON--Sikeston Public Schools Stadium will play host to a battle Friday night between the Farmington Knights and the Sikeston Bulldogs. FOR THE RECORD Farmington comes in with a 4-0 record, and a Class 4 state-rank of fourth place. A much-improved Sikeston club comes in at 2-2, after two straight losses to difficult area teams in Dexter, 21-0 in week 3, and Jackson, 42-0 last week...
Former Redhawks playing in pro ranks (09/27/07)
Cape Girardeau -- Two former Southeast Missouri State University basketball players are playing with European professional teams. Roy Booker, who played at Southeast in 2005-2006, recently signed with Aris Friesland in The Netherlands while William "Bud" Eley who played at Southeast from 1995-1999, is continuing his professional career with Grupo Capitol in Spain. Eley has been playing in Europe since 1999...
Vic McCoy (09/27/07)
SIKESTON - Victor Dale "Vic" McCoy, 83, died at 3:20 p.m. Sept. 26, 2007, at Westridge Place in Sikeston. Born July 23, 1924, in St. Charles, to the late Edward and Rose Barren McCoy, he was a U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II. He had been a bookkeeper at the Scott-New Madrid-Mississippi County Rural Electric Co-op; had been the general manager at the Petit Jean Rural Electric Co-op in Clinton, Ala.; and had also been employed by the REA in Fayette and Mt. ...
Leon Travis (09/27/07)
SIKESTON - Leon Travis, 77, died at 7 p.m. Sept. 25, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Jan. 11, 1930, in Lilbourn, to the late Lawrence Eugene and Mary Mae Evans Travis, he was a farmer and worked as a mechanic for Richland School District, Noranda Aluminum, J.C. Penney Auto Center and Ryder Truck Company. He was a member of the Temple of Faith General Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Mildred Fesmire (09/27/07)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- Mildred Brown Fesmire, 78, died at 11:05 p.m. Sept. 25, 2007, at Lourdes Hospital. She was the daughter of the late S.O. and Lavonia Gertrude Caldwell Brown. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Paducah and Paducah Women's Bowling Association for 50 years. A longtime volunteer for the Western Baptist Hospital Auxiliary, she had retired from Fidelity Credit Co...
Johnny Watkins Sr. (09/27/07)
SIKESTON - Johnny L. Watkins Sr., 67, died at 3:30 a.m. Sept. 27, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel of Sikeston.
Ella Huffman (09/27/07)
MATTHEWS - Ella Carolyn Huffman, 54, died at 5:30 a.m. Sept. 22, 2007, at her home. Born Aug. 22, 1953, in Lucedale, Miss., to the late Amos and Pallie Havard Rhymes, she was a homemaker and a member of the Christian Tabernacle Church. On June 8, 1972, at Lucedale, she married Larry P. Huffman who survives of the home...
Charles Kerley (09/27/07)
DUDLEY - Charles L. Kerley, 74, died at 12:20 a.m. Sept. 26, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 27, 1932, in Bragg City, to the late Charles E. and Rudie Marie Dodd Kerley, he had been a factory worker, was a member of the Brown General Baptist Church in Puxico and a U.S. Army veteran...
Bobby Mace (09/27/07)
DEXTER -- Bobby Ray Mace, 65, died Sept. 25, 2007, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born May 4, 1942 in Essex, son of the late Austin William and Cozette Layton Mace, he had lived in Essex and Dexter all of his life. On July 13, 1964, in Stoddard County, he married Janice Campbell, who survives of the home...
Looking Back 9/27 (09/27/07)
SIKESTON - Tommy Roberts, son of Mr. and Mrs. T.A. Roberts, left for Nashville, Tenn., where he will attend Peabody College for the coming year. --- SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Walter Carr of Sikeston are parents of a daughter. SIKESTON - Dr. Howard Johnson has been named president-elect to the Southeast Missouri Dental Society at its annual meeting Thursday in Cape Girardeau. Dr. Charles Post, of Poplar Bluff, was elected president...
Our good deeds fail to bring us respect (09/27/07)
There is no question the United States is by far the most generous nation in the world. In fact, no other country even comes close to the generosity in funds and manpower provided to other nations by the U.S.A. You would think this generosity would somehow translate into more support and respect for our nation. But, sadly, it does not...
Your View: Newsworthy items (09/27/07)
Mike, I usually just praise, fuss or cuss the various articles I read in your paper to my wife. Today required more action on my part, so I chose to send this letter to you on various articles on this date. I think my first one will be in reference to the idiotic U. S. District Court Judge James Robertson, who ruled in favor of two environmental groups. His order stopped the work on the St. John's Bayou/...
SpeakOut 9/27 (09/27/07)
Mike Shain had it on the news this afternoon about some men not washing their hands when they leave the bathroom. That's just as bad as some of these old guys who only take a bath once a week, if not any at all. They don't change their clothes very often, neither...