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Stories from Saturday, October 20, 2007

Haunted Hayride to return (10/20/07)
SIKESTON -- After about a 10-year hiatus, the Sikeston Jaycees are bringing spooky back. The Sikeston Jaycee Haunted Hayride will run from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. this Friday and Saturday at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Grounds. Sikeston Jaycee Chris Deen, chairman of the event, said timing was just right to once again offer the event that was a staple among community Halloween entertainment for so many years...
Counties call for help (10/20/07)
ADVANCE --All across the state, 911 centers are having the same problem: declining revenue and rising costs. Members of the State House Interim Committee to Evaluate the 9-1-1 System met with over 60 officials from area counties, state legislators, representatives from Rural Development and other interested individuals Friday morning at Advance City Hall for the last in a series of public forums on 911 systems. ...
Third suspect nabbed, one more sought (10/20/07)
SIKESTON -- The investigation continues into the Monday night shooting on Dorothy Street by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. According to a news release issued by DPS, there has been a third arrest. Another subject is also being sought in connection with the crime...
Film starring area teenagers to be viewed (10/20/07)
SIKESTON -- Those looking for an entertaining yet educational film about the Civil War won't want to miss this Saturday's film screening at the Little Theatre. They'll also get to see some local teens playing roles in the film, who are part of Rick Justice's re-enactment group. He's led a group of students within the town, ranging in age from 14 to 21, who portray both Union and Confederate troops, for the past eight years...
Distribution arrest made (10/20/07)
BENTON -- A Sikeston woman was arrested Thursday for distribution of a controlled substance. Following a two-month investigation into the illegal sale of prescription medication, a search warrant was served at 408 Williams Street in Sikeston, according to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter...
Dexter 'D' holds off Pirates (10/20/07)
DEXTER -- The Dexter Bearcats found themselves in an unusual position Friday night: in a close game. Since the first game of the season, Dexter has either won or lost their games by multiple touchdowns until Friday night. And it took a late interception to hold off a Pirate rally...
Third place finish (10/20/07)
COLUMBIA -- The Kelly Lady Hawks softball team took home third-place hardware on Friday afternoon, as they fell in their semifinal game to the Palmyra Lady Panthers 7-0, then bounced back to beat the Marion C. Early Lady Panthers 4-1, in the MSHSAA Class 2 State Playoffs for the third-place trophy...
Bluejays run past Eagles for win (10/20/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- The Charleston Bluejays (2-6) were able to get the ball into the hands of their playmakers Friday night, as they defeated the East Prairie Eagles (1-6) in the battle for Mississippi County, 34-12. "Offensively, I thought we did a great job moving the ball," Bluejays coach Dan Kesselring said. ...
Poplar Bluff shuts out Cape Central, 35-0 (10/20/07)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Cape Central was shut out for the first time this season, losing 35-0 Friday night in its district opener to Poplar Bluff. Central managed just 115 yards of total offense, led by 67 rushing yards from junior Cantrell Andrews. Quarterback Chase Johnson ran for 28 yards and threw for 22 more on 6-of-16 passing. He threw a pair of fourth-quarter interceptions...
DeWitt still alive in state tourney (10/20/07)
SPRINGFIELD -- Jenni DeWitt's dream of a state title was alive and well Friday night after winning her first two matches in the Class 1 singles tournament held in Springfield. DeWitt, who finished fourth last season, kept her perfect season alive by defeating Michelle Wertz of Clinton, 6-0, 6-0 in the first round. In the quarterfinals, DeWitt dispatched Tessa Klassen of Villa Duchesne, 6-2, 6-1...
West Plains storms by SHS (10/20/07)
SIKESTON -- With the weather advisory calling for clear skies, a different type of storm blew into Sikeston Public Schools Stadium Friday night as the Sikeston Bulldogs hosted the West Plain Zizzers. In the end the Bulldogs couldn't stop the rain as the Zizzers flooded Sikeston 69-34...
University Extension will offer Business, Farm Income Taxation School (10/20/07)
CAPE?GIRARDEAU - University of Missouri Extension is offering a tax school in Cape Girardeau on Thursday for preparers of income tax returns. The school will deal with a broad range of tax issues with an emphasis on business/farm taxation. It will be taught by Mike Hardin, Ph.D., enrolled agent, and retired professor of Agricultural Economics, Oklahoma State University; Parman Green, MU Extension ag business specialist; and Nancy Outlaw, stakeholder liaison, Internal Revenue Service...
Public Works employee honored (10/20/07)
Bill Nance, a 30-year veteran of the Park Division, pictured left, recently received a cash award and plaque after being named the Sikeston Department of Public Works' Employee of the Fourth Quarter. In presenting the award, Mayor Mike Marshall said Nance plays an important role in Sikeston's ongoing park maintenance efforts and can be counted on to anticipate and address issues before they become a problem, frequently offering suggestions on the best way to resolve them...
KSIM program director earns recognition (10/20/07)
SIKESTON?- A local broadcaster has received a top honor from a national magazine focused on the industry. KZIM KSIM Program Director Faune Riggin was recently nominated by her peers and national organizations for her work in keeping the AM news talk stations above industry standards...
Artist creates special lasting look (10/20/07)
SIKESTON - For years, Alexie Whitten's works of art hung on walls. Today, her works of art are walking around town. Whitten has turned her artistic abilities into a new business, A Lasting Image, which offers permanent makeup and cosmetic tattooing. Permanent makeup and cosmetics tattooing is the placement of pigment just beneath the epidermis of the skin...
Tanic Tan (10/20/07)
Tanic Tan, 334 S. Kingshighway, held a grand opening ribbon cutting Wednesday morning. Cutting the ribbon is Tiffany O'Neal, owner of the business. From left are: Michelle Worth, Linda McClendon, O'Neal, David O'Neal; Joe Parish and Missy Marshall. Not pictured are: Chris Eastwood and Randy McClendon...
Anna O'Neal (10/20/07)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services conducted Friday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Anna Lois O'Neal, 85, who died on Oct. 16, 2007, were: Doug O'Neal, Keith Wilson, Randy Corlew, Jeffery Corlew, Clinton Corlew and Tony Thorn.
Burnice Rogers (10/20/07)
SIKESTON -- Burnice Rogers, 90, died Oct. 20, 2007, at the Golden Age Living Center in New Madrid. Arrangements are incomplete at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Reba Hampton (10/20/07)
BLOOMFIELD -- Reba Hampton, 93, died Oct. 19, 2007, at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center at Dexter. Born July 24, 1914, in Tennessee, daughter of the late Alonzo and Lessie Bell Crabtree Cutler, she was a former seamstress with Elder Manufacturing and was a member of the Broadwater Church of The Brethren at Frisco...
Births (Published 10/21) (10/20/07)
Adell SIKESTON - Lori and Paul Adell are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 11:06 p.m. Sept. 6, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center's Family BirthPlace in Cape Girardeau. Kadison Paige Adell weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 20 inches long...
Palmer-Ingram (10/20/07)
MORLEY - Kay Frances Palmer and Timothy Quentin Ingram were united in marriage during a 6 p.m. ceremony Sept. 22, 2007, at Morley Baptist Church. Rodney Davis performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Kay Cross of Sikeston and the late Rupert Cross. Parents of the bridegroom are the late Quentin and Joyce Ingram...
Looking Back 10/21 (10/20/07)
SIKESTON - Announcement was made today by L.S. Hartzog, owner, of the installation of a new $10,000 bread wrapping machine in Hart's Bakery. Completely automatic and controlled by delicate instruments, the machine is capable of wrapping 60 loaves per minute...
Missouri's seach for a poet stops here (10/20/07)
I have truly never contemplated any other career position other than the newspaper business. I acknowledge that some among you might suggest I consider other options but, at this point in life, I'm too old to learn new tricks. Actually, I'm getting old enough to even forget some old tricks...
SpeakOut 10/21 (10/20/07)
I get the Sikeston Democrat paper. I live in Arkansas. I have two grandchildren that play in every sport that there is. But yet I live in Arkansas and cannot get my newspaper because the United States Postal Service will not give me my mail that I paid for everyday. ...