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Stories from Monday, October 22, 2007

Sikeston man, wanted for part in shooting, turns himself in (10/22/07)
BENTON -- A Sikeston man wanted for his involvement in an Oct. 15 shooting in Sikeston has turned himself into authorities. Ulyses Neal IV, 18, turned himself in on several charges about 1:25 p.m. Saturday to the Scott County Sheriff's Department in Benton. Neal was wanted for three counts of first degree assault, three counts of armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon and first degree property damage...
Oran man stabbed in bar fight (10/22/07)
ORAN -- An Oran man remains in critical condition two days after being stabbed in the stomach during a bar fight at Otter's Bar in Oran. Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter said Larry Koenig, 51, of Cape Girardeau was charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action...
'Lions Looking for Lenses' (10/22/07)
Bobby Gentry, a United States Postal employee, picks up eyeglasses that were donated to the Sikeston Lions Club "Lions Looking for Lenses" campaign. The campaign, which will end Saturday, is the Lions Club's main project. All collected items will be delivered by the Sikeston Lions Club to the Missouri Lions Eye Research Foundation...
Authorities bust dogfighting ring (10/22/07)
DUDLEY -- Three people were arrested Saturday on suspicion of operating an illegal dogfighting ring on a rural farming area near Dudley. Police arrested Jamie Sifford, 29, of rural Stoddard County, Jessey Short, 30, of Cape Girardeau, and Curtis Pickering, 28, of South Fulton, Tenn...
Bernie man killed in Sunday single-vehicle accident (10/22/07)
BERNIE -- A Bernie man was fatally injured as a result of a single-vehicle accident early Sunday morning near Parma. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that Clarence L. McCoin, 63, of Bernie, was driving north on Missouri Highway 153, two miles south of Parma, around 12:35 a.m. Sunday when his vehicle traveled off the roadway. The vehicle overturned and ejected McCoin, who was pronounced dead at the scene by New Madrid County Assistant Coroner Ralph Barnwell...
Former police chief, Leon Culp, dies at 83 (10/22/07)
SIKESTON - Leon Robinson Culp, who served some 27 years in the Sikeston Department of Public Safety including a stint as chief of police, died Oct. 21, 2007, at his home. He was 83. Born Nov. 5, 1923, in Leachville, Ark., he was the son of the late William and Mattie Culp. ...
DeWitt places fourth (10/22/07)
SPRINGFIELD -- The stellar career of Sikeston tennis player Jenni DeWitt came to an end Saturday with a fourth place finish in the Class 1 Missouri State HIgh School Activities Association singles tournament. DeWitt, who entered Saturday with a 24-0 record, lost her semifinal match to Amy Barnthouse of Notre Dame de Sion, 6-1, 6-0 and then dropped her third place match to Maddie Keller of Notre Dame de Sion, 6-1, 6-2. ...
Margaret Wilson (10/22/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Margaret Wilson, 93, died at 3:03 a.m. Oct. 22, 2007, at the Bertrand Retirement Home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Arlen Maevers (10/22/07)
SIKESTON - Arlen Leon Maevers, 74, died Oct. 21, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 20, 1933, in Tilsit, son of the late August and Amanda Nagle Maevers, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean War. He was a senior construction inspector for Missouri Department of Transportation and a licensed land surveyor...
Al Asmus (10/22/07)
ORAN - Alred "Al" Charles Asmus went to meet his heavenly Father at 5:58 a.m. on Oct. 20, 2007, at his home in Oran. Al was born Jan. 5, 1935, to Adam and Frances Margaret Wiedefeld Asmus in Oran, where he later built a house next to his home place...
Burnice Rogers (10/22/07)
NEW MADRID -- Burnice R. Rogers, 90, formerly of Princeton, Ind., passed away at Golden Living Center in New Madrid on Oct. 20, 2007. Burnice was born in Princeton on Oct. 18, 1917, to Chester A. and Edith Cutright Geiser, who both preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death was her sister, Delama W. Greek, in October 2006...
Jessie McRoy (10/22/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services conducted Sunday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Jessie A. McRoy, 90, who died on Oct. 18, 2007, were: Tom James, Roger Wooten, Kent Kassinger, James Tilman, B. Franklin and Ron Williams.
Carol Kaiser (10/22/07)
SIKESTON - Carol Kaiser, age 58, of Sikeston, died on Oct. 20, 2007, at her residence. She was born Nov. 13, 1948, in Oceanside, N.Y., to the late John Frederick Kaiser Sr. and Anne M. O'Reilly Kaiser, who survives of Sikeston. A member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, she was a secretary for Alan Wire Company and also worked for Drury Inn in Sikeston...
Loretta Carlyle (10/22/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Loretta Huff Carlyle, 46, died Oct. 20, 2007, at the Elvis Presley Trauma Center in Memphis, Tenn., from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Dolly Littleton (10/22/07)
SIKESTON - Dolly Fate Littleton, 90, died Oct. 21, 2007, at West Ridge Place in Sikeston. Born April 29, 1917, in Tupelo, Miss., daughter of the late Odis Harvey and Sarah Idella (Hall) Raper, she was a longtime member of First Baptist Church. On July 10, 1942, at Feathertown, she married William "Bill" Littleton, who preceded her in death...
Births (Published 10/22) (10/22/07)
Blagg JACKSON - Hannah Blagg is the parent of her first child, a daughter, born at 8:29 a.m. Sept. 6, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Journey Nevaeh Blagg weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. Grandparents are Tammy and Heath Blagg...
Looking Back 10/22 (10/22/07)
SIKESTON - Dr. T.L. Chidester and P.A. McDougal returned Thursday evening from a successful deer hunting trip at Crane Lake, Minn., on the Canadian border. The group bagged seven deer on the trip. Dr. T.C. McClure and George Hale Sr. continued the hunting trip, going into Canada to try their luck further...
SpeakOut 10/22 (10/22/07)
This is in response to "The Forbidden Sin" posting on Oct, 11. First of all, I'm not going to base my eternal life beliefs on a script in a Hollywood movie. I wanted to say that for all those who keep passing judgment on the gay folk in the world, because they're not going to Heaven. ...