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Stories from Saturday, September 29, 2007

Sweet anticipation (09/29/07)
Sunny weather drew one of the Cotton Carnival parade's largest crowds ever Saturday morning. Above: People line Malone Avenue and prepare to grab candy as the floats pass. Right:?Two people attempt to catch a stuffed bear as it was thrown from a float. ...
Up close and personal; boot camp will teach children about daily life during the Civil War (09/29/07)
NEW MADRID -- History books and classes are full of information about important battles, the names of generals and their victories and defeats. On Saturday, a special program at the Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site will give children ages 9-12 an opportunity to learn about the daily life of an ordinary Civil War soldier by participating in a Civil War Boot Camp...
Second bomb threat (09/29/07)
DEXTER --Two Dexter residents were arrested in connection to a false bomb threat made to Tyson Foods. Arrested were Misty Michelle Brown, 33, and John Dee Brown, 54, on warrants for making terroristic threats. According to a news release from the Dexter Police Department, the threat was made around 4:18 p.m. Thursday to Tyson Foods. At the time of the report, Tyson employees were evacuated to a safe location...
Sikeston's ISL placement numbers steady (09/29/07)
SIKESTON -- Despite a push from the state to pair as many people living in individualized supported living as possible, the number of people in these ISLs has remained about the same over the past few years in Sikeston. "It's pretty steady," said Kim Crites, director of the Sikeston and Poplar Bluff Regional Centers for people with developmental disabilities. In fact, workers already tried to pair people before the initiative, she said. "We try to be the most cost-effective we can be."...
Sikeston man jailed (09/29/07)
BENTON -- A Sikeston man was recently arrested following a drug investigation by deputies of the Scott County Sheriff's Department. According to a Friday news release from Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, Billy W. Jones, 46, of 842 Linn St., was arrested on a warrant for distributing a controlled substance. Jones had sold methamphetamine to an undercover officer in Sikeston earlier this year...
Poplar Bluff wins in OT (09/29/07)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Poplar Bluff quarterback Todd Bullington scored on a 10- yard run in the first overtime Friday night to give the Mules their first homecoming win in three years, 27-21. North County started overtime with the ball but Poplar Bluff senior Austin Sutton intercepted a tipped pass in the end zone on third-and-7 from the 10...
Kennett tames Bulldogs (09/29/07)
KENNETT -- Last Monday, Kirk Welch challenged his Kennett Indians football team to come out and put Portageville away quickly Friday night. The Tribe was up to the challenge, to say the least. Blake Parr passed for a career-high 204 yards and Kennett racked up 448 yards of total offense to take a 46-7 victory over the Bulldogs at Metz Cherry Stadium...
Scott City finally gives Red Devils their due (09/29/07)
CHAFFEE -- Streak over. Adam Horton wasn't alive when it started, but he played a big role in ending it. Horton and Dylan McAlister tripped up Scott City's Cody Carlyle short of the goal line on a 2-point attempt and Chaffee held on for the 21-19 victory Friday night. The victory ended the Rams' 21-game winning streak against the Red Devils...
Dexter defense drowns Green Wave (09/29/07)
DEXTER -- The Dexter and Malden High Schools are less than 20 miles apart but the two football teams were light years apart on the football field Friday night. The Bearcats held a banged up Green Wave squad to just 51 yards while dominating the offensive side of the ball in their 39-0 win...
Elusive Indians slip past Bluejays (09/29/07)
CHARLESTON -- The Hayti Indians marched into John Harris Marshall Field Friday night to take on the Charleston Bluejays in what proved to be a tough gridiron show-down. In the end, the Bluejays found their grasp to be out of reach as the Indians slipped by with the victory, 39-20...
State-ranked Knights wear down Bulldogs (09/29/07)
SIKESTON--The Sikeston Bulldogs football team dropped its third straight game Friday night, falling to state-ranked Farmington 42-0. Farmington, ranked fourth in Class 4, poured on the yardage with the help from quarterback Aaron Baker and wide receiver Parks Peterson...
Extension offers small business ownership class (09/29/07)
CHARLESTON?- At the heart of the America's small business sector are self- employed and non-employer businesses, which comprise approximately half of America's businesses. These small businesses, employing 50 people or fewer, fill niche markets, innovate, and contribute to the competition in free markets. ...
Cecil Triplett (09/29/07)
DEXTER -- Cecil Melvin Triplett, 96, died Sept. 28, 2007, in the Golden Living Center at Dexter. Born Jan. 5, 1911, in Essex, son of the late Edward Albert and Hettie Snider Triplett, he was a farmer. On Aug. 10, 1932, at Essex, he married Evelyn Eaton, who preceded him in death on Aug. 27, 2001...
Genalee Jarrell (09/29/07)
DEXTER -- Genalee Jeanette Jarrell, 72, died Sept. 28, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 27, 1935, in Lavalla, daughter of the late Orlando and Kathleen Brooks Smith, she had spent her childhood in Essex, lived in St. Louis and in Barstow, Calif., from 1987 to 1994 and was currently a Dexter resident. She was a retired rate clerk with Yellow Freight and attended the Baptist Church...
Bobby Mace (09/29/07)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services conducted Friday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Bobby Ray Mace, 65, who died on Sept. 25, 2007, were: Terry Mace, Bobby Haas, Dustin Mace, Aaron Mace, Sherryl Ray Daniels and Albert "Pete" Mace...
Johnny Watkins Sr. (09/29/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services to be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Johnny Louis Watkins Sr., 67, who died on Sept. 27, 2007, will be: Roy Buell, Darrin Watkins, James Watkins, Danny Watkins, Steve McAnelly and Rodney Mitchem...
Irene Smith (09/29/07)
BLOOMFIELD - Irene Smith, 82, died Sept. 27, 2007, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 20, 1924, in Wayne County, Tenn., daughter of the late William Henry and Mary Azlee Bunch Pope, she was a retired machine operator with Elder Manufacturing Company in Dexter...
Mary Kennett (09/29/07)
NEW MADRID -- Mary Virginia Cope Kennett, 97, died Sept. 27, 2007, at her daughter's home in New Madrid. Born Sept. 9, 1910, in Eminence, to the late Dr. Edwin Grey and Hattie Jean Cope, she was a retired teacher in the Dell, Ark., and Senath/Hornersville Schools. She was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church in Hornersville...
Catherine Cooper (09/29/07)
GIDEON -- Catherine Cooper, 63, died Sept. 28, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 6, 1944, at Lilbourn, daughter of the late Joe L. and Stella Lawson Williams, she had worked as a cashier at Wal-Mart in Malden for several years. She was a member of the New Prospect Church of rural Malden...
Births (Published 9/30) (09/29/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Rodney and Bobbi Hurt are the parents of their seventh child, fifth son, born at 10:05 a.m. Aug. 22, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Chase Dean Hurt weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Sharon Ivy and Danny Ivy...
Daniels-Rawson (09/29/07)
MATTHEWS -- Brad and Neila Gilmer and Johnny and Rhonda Daniels have announced the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Marie Daniels, to Jeffery Scott Rawson, son of Scott and Dena Rawson of Dexter. A 2004 graduate of New Madrid County Central High School, the future bride will graduate in December 2008 from Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in education...
DeWitt-Robertson (09/29/07)
SIKESTON -- Kevin and Alyssa DeWitt have announced the engagement of their daughter, Daneka June DeWitt, to Cody Lewis Haynes Robertson, son of Lewis and Carol Robertson of Calhoun, Ky. The couple met at Murray State University in Murray, Ky., where the future bride earned a degree in agriculture business and the prospective bridegroom graduated with a degree in animal science. Plans are being finalized for an Oct. 6 wedding at Trinity Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Couple mark 50 years of marriage (09/29/07)
JACKSON -- Mr. and Mrs. Charles Williams of Jackson recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their children. Williams and his wife, Judy, were married Aug. 15, 1957, at the General Baptist Church of Bertrand. The couple have four children, Darryl (Summer) Williams of Montague, Mich.; Kim (Richie) Fisher and Danielle (Steve) Jordan of Advance; and Tim (Renee) Williams of Sikeston. They have nine grandsons, six granddaughters, one great-...
Robesons celebrate milestone (09/29/07)
SIKESTON -- John and Betty Robeson recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner hosted by Sue Hodge of Bertrand. The couple were married Sept. 20, 1957, at the General Baptist Church of Bertrand.The couple have two sons, Steve Robeson and James Robeson; one daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Dee Lambert; five grandchildren, Monica, Dillion and Alyssa Robeson; and Jonathan and Christopher Cooper; and two great-grandchildren, Alex and Anna Lora Robeson...
Looking Back 9/30 (09/29/07)
SIKESTON - Joe Blanton, a senior, was elected as president of the student council at Sikeston High School. --- SIKESTON - The wedding of Miss Mary Lucille Marshall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Newcomer, and James Spivey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Armey Spivey Sr., took place Sunday afternoon at the Methodist Church...
Focus should be on a politician's vision (09/29/07)
Like many of you, I have a love/hate relation with the political process. Sometimes I love to hate the entire arena. But more often than not, I'm simply fascinated with the manner we treat the journey from campaign to election day. I've cringed at the daily diet of political speak on the national level especially with election day so far down the road. ...
Your View: New bridge initiative begins (09/29/07)
Dear Editor, A summit on regional bridge safety was conducted by the City of Sikeston on Tuesday, Sept. 18. More than 150 people attended as representatives from Missouri and Kentucky discussed the heavily traveled infrastructure within our region. Of particular concern was the condition of the US-60 and US-51 bridges connecting Missouri and Kentucky...
SpeakOut 9/30 (09/29/07)
In the Wednesday, Sept. 19 edition of your newspaper, in the story on inductees into the Sikeston High School "Hall/Walls of Fame," the writer declared, "Members of the 1957-1958 baseball team played in the state semifinals at Busch Stadium, where they lost to Cleveland." St. ...