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Stories from Monday, October 29, 2007

Halloween Family Fun Day (10/29/07)
The Halloween Family Fun Day was held Saturday at Malone Park. (Top) Two children listen during the Sikeston Library Story Hour while in costume at the band shell. (Bottom) Dogs greet each other before the start of the Sikeston Area Humane Society pet costume contest and parade...
Curfews are set for Halloween (10/29/07)
SIKESTON -- Despite Halloween falling on a Wednesday -- a church night for many people -- trick-or-treating will still be observed on the holiday in most local towns. However, curfews have been set. Both Sikeston and East Prairie city officials recommend trick-or-treaters go between 5 p.m. ...
Treatment may help boy regain sight (10/29/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- The moment the word "cars" came out of 4-year-old Daegan Archie's mouth, his brother stood up from where he had been playing. "I'll go get your cars," Jase, 3, said, disappearing down the hallway of his East Prairie home. Daegan was born blind. His optic nerves didn't develop, and he was diagnosed when he was about three months old. Doctors said there was nothing they could do...
Heating bills will only see slight increase (10/29/07)
SIKESTON -- Area residents who heat their homes with natural gas can expect only a slight increase in heating bills as compared with last year. According to a recent press release from Atmos Energy, natural gas prices have declined for the fourth consecutive month...
Sikeston shuts out Blackcats (10/29/07)
FARMINGTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs got their district play underway Saturday night as they traveled to Farmington to take on the Fredericktown Blackcats. Sikeston, who has had difficulties this season against the Blackcats, came in and didn't take them lightly as the Bulldogs controlled the ball well to go for 1-0 victory...
Sikeston JV defeats Perryville, 37-20 (10/29/07)
PERRYVILLE -- The Sikeston junior varsity football team ended their season on a high note Saturday morning, defeating the Perryville Pirates 37-20. The Bulldogs did all their scoring in the first half, taking a 37-6 lead in at the half. Sikeston got on the board first when Dale Winters ran in from one yard out and after the kick the Bulldogs led 7-0...
Aaron Watkins (10/29/07)
CHAFFEE - Aaron Lee Watkins, 84, died at 8:20 p.m. Oct. 26, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 28, 1923, in Graves County, Ky., he was the son of the late Jacob Lawrence and Veatrice Ray Watkins. He was a retired truck driver of Thorngate Ltd. in Chaffee and a U.S. Army veteran, who served during World War II...
Pauline Watkins (10/29/07)
LILBOURN - Pauline Watkins, 82, died Oct. 28, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 2, 1925, in Conway, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Seth and Arkie Nichols Baker. On Aug. 21, 1943, she married Jeff Watkins, who preceded her in death on Dec. 10, 1990...
Obie Gates (10/29/07)
NEW MADRID -- Obie Christine Gates, 84, died Oct. 28, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Born Aug. 9, 1923, in WInston County, Ala., daughter of the late Homer and Emmaline Giles Tyra, she was a homemaker and member of the Kewanee Methodist Church...
Megan Rooker (10/29/07)
NEW MADRID - Megan L. (Rinehart) Rooker, 22, died Oct. 28, 2007, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Patricia Jobe (10/29/07)
SIKESTON -- Patricia Ann Jobe, 66, died Oct. 28, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Herman Wood (10/29/07)
SIKESTON - James Herman Wood, 90, died Oct. 29, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Looking Back 10/29 (10/29/07)
SIKESTON - The Rev. E.D. Owen, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Sikeston, was re-elected as vice moderator of the Missouri Baptist General Association for 1948 as the association closed its 113th annual convention in Moberly late yesterday. SIKESTON - A burglary of $575 in appliances and sundry items was discovered at 7:30 a.m. today at Riggs Wholesale Co., 800 West North St., police reported...
SpeakOut 10/29 (10/29/07)
I wish that the secret SpeakOut Heckemeyer basher would come up with some new hate material to use on Tony. Get yourself all whipped up and write some new stuff. Your old routine is predictable and boring. Mike, I'm calling about the SpeakOut where someone said 'that's not funny, Hillary Clinton being called a Socialist.' As every married man knows, Hillary was president once before. ...