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Stories from Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Courses teach safety for hunters and others (10/17/07)
SIKESTON -- Although hunter safety education courses are only a one-time requirement for hunters, many instructors recommend it as a refresher or even an educational course for non-hunters who still spend time outside. "I recommend it for everyone," said Sue Rogers, who is the only female instructor in the Sikeston area. "A person needs to have a refresher, because there are things that change."...
'A Soldiers' Christmas' (10/17/07)
Marilyn Huffstuttler and Debbie Aters, both organizers of the "A Soldiers' Christmas" campaign, place Beanie Babies by the "A Soldiers' Christmas" tree Tuesday at Regional Title, 602 Matthews St., in Sikeston. The plush toys will be used as soldiers' gifts to Iraqi children...
Civil War program will be held on Sunday (10/17/07)
CHARLESTON -- Anyone looking to learn more about what it was like to live in Southeast Missouri during the Civil War will have the opportunity on Sunday. The Mississippi County Historical Society will host a free program on the Civil War in Southeast Missouri beginning at 2 p.m. at the Historical Society's Moore Home, 403 N. Main St., in Charleston...
MDMC Ball (10/17/07)
Sharon Green, Missouri Delta Medical Center Benefit Ball Decoration Committee chairperson, tightens the smoke stacks together Tuesday afternoon at the Sikeston Armory. The 13th biennial Hospital Benefit Ball, "An Evening Aboard the Queen Elizabeth," will be held Saturday at the Armory...
Officials look at insurance premiums (10/17/07)
BENTON -- Scott County Commissioners are looking for ways to bring down the county's workers' compensation insurance premium. Commissioners met with Bob Holthaus, loss prevention coordinator for the Missouri Association of Counties Self-Insured Workers' Compensation Fund, during their regular meeting Tuesday...
Two face charges in connection with Monday night's shooting (10/17/07)
SIKESTON - Two Sikeston men are charged in connection with a Monday night shooting. Eric Johnson, 18, and Mark Williamson, 19, were charged by Scott County Prosecutor Paul Boyd with a Class A felony of first degree assault, two counts of Class C felony of first degree assault, three counts of armed criminal action, one count of unlawful use of a weapon and one count of first degree property damage...
Soccer Challenge winner (10/17/07)
Wyn Roberds was the winner in the 10-year-old division of the Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge held in Sikeston Sept. 22. Roberds will now compete in the Regional Championship in Perryville on Oct. 21.
Unbeaten streak at four years for NMCC (10/17/07)
NEW MADRID -- Desire, discipline, dedication and determination, capped off with a stellar defense can only mean one thing, domination. It's under this combination that the New Madrid County Central Eagles have meant disaster for any opponent who has stepped up to meet this eight grade football team on the gridiron...
Back on the field (10/17/07)
SIKESTON -- As Justin Deere lay on the side of the road, injured and waiting for help to come after a serious car accident, playing soccer was the last the last thing on his mind. Now, a little over a year later, Deere has found himself back on the soccer field, albeit an inch-and-a-half shorter...
My body is all all shook up (10/17/07)
I am getting old. There are several telltale signs, like finding hairs that are the wrong color, making old man noises when I get up and not having near the energy I had when I was younger. And then there is my body breaking down. Before last week I had never pulled a muscle. Never. But there are firsts for everything I guess and much like everything I do there is no halfway. I couldn't pull a muscle in my finger or even in my knee. Oh no, I have to pull my groin muscle...
Robert McIllwain (10/17/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Robert J. McIllwain, 87, died at 2:16 p.m. Oct. 15, 2007, in the Missouri Delta Medical Center at Sikeston. Born Nov. 17, 1919, in East Prairie, to the late John Williams and Bessie S. Duncan McIllwain, he had lived in Cicero, Ill., for several years where he was employed as a machinist for the Goss Printing Company for 32 years before moving back to East Prairie in 2000. ...
Rose Parker (10/17/07)
O'FALLON, Ill. -- Rose M. Lawrence Parker, 43, formerly of Cape Girardeau, Mo., died Oct. 15, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 1, 1964, in Charleston, Mo., daughter of the late J.L. and Betty Parker Lawrence, she was a 1982 graduate of Charleston High School and later graduated from Metro Business College in Cape Girardeau. She was employed by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield as a project leader and was a member of Greater Dimension Ministries in Cape Girardeau...
Alice Curtis (10/17/07)
CHAFFEE - Alice M. Curtis, 94, died Oct. 15, 2007, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Feb. 15, 1913, in Jay Y, to the late John Edward and Bertha Sandy Garrison, she was a homemaker and member of First Assembly of God Church in Chaffee. On Oct. 5, 1929, she married Robert E. Curtis Sr. who preceded her in death on July 29, 1989...
Ira Stroud (10/17/07)
BLOOMFIELD - Ira W. Stroud, 84, died Oct. 15, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Born Feb. 22, 1923, at Gray Ridge, son of the late Sherman and Hattie Yates Stroud, he had spent his entire life in the Bloomfield community. Survivors include: one brother, Fred Stroud of Bloomfield; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives...
Lucille Jernigan (10/17/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Lucille Smithson Jernigan, 74, died at 11:53 a.m. Oct. 15, 2007, at her home. Born Jan. 18, 1933, in East Prairie, to the late Luther and Birdie Baker Banks, she lived all her life in East Prairie where she was employed as Parent Involvement coordinator for the East Prairie Headstart for 27 years...
Anna O'Neal (10/17/07)
BLOOMFIELD -- Anna Lois O'Neal, 85, died Oct. 16, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 20, 1922, in Columbus, Ky., to the late Fred Luke and Vera Mae Stacey Jones, she had lived most of her life in the Bloomfield area where she was a member of the First General Baptist Church...
Louise Adams (10/17/07)
WOODSON -- Sarah Louise Adams, 76, formerly of Dexter, died Oct. 13, 2007, at her home. Born May 10, 1931, in Pennsylvania, to the late Francis and Jessie Birdsall Ginter, she lived in Dexter from 1972 until moving to St. Louis in 2004. She had worked for the Airways Restaurant as a waitress before her retirement and had attended the Calvary Baptist Church in Dexter...
Looking Back 10/17 (10/17/07)
CHARLESTON - Mr. and Mrs. E.R. Putnam Sr. visited in Charleston Thursday and attended a family dinner given for Mrs. Putnam's father, S.P. Loebe, who celebrated his 78th birthday. --- SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Joe Arbaugh announce the arrival of a son born Oct. 10 at St. Francis Hospital in Cape...
We should be flush with pride in U.S.A. (10/17/07)
I don't mean to sound like some over-the-top, flag-waving patriot but if you don't believe America is the greatest nation on this good earth then you need your head examined. Granted, we spend useless time pursuing useless agendas from time to time but generally speaking, I suspect we truly don't fully appreciate just how great we have it here in the good ol' U.S.A...
Your View: Don't blame religion (10/17/07)
Dear Editor, To the person who made the comment about Muslims in America can blow up the World Trade Center or anything up, and Americans letting them come in and don't say anything to them in the Oct. 2nd SpeakOut article. First of all, this is the land of the free. America has many different religions. We are all free to worship under our own vine and fig tree...
SpeakOut 10/17 (10/17/07)
I think his name is Michael Carr, a Democrat, running for the 2008 Presidential election. I would like to know if anybody out there knows anything about him or how he's doing in his campaign. No information was found on a Michael Carr running for the presidency...