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Stories from Thursday, November 1, 2007

Skateboarder struck by car (11/01/07)
CARUTHERSVILLE - A 13-year-old skateboarder was injured when he skated into the path of an oncoming vehicle. At about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Caruthersville police officers responded to a report of a pedestrian hit by a car at the intersection of 12th and Grand streets...
Artworks by local artist, her children going on display at Sikeston Depot (11/01/07)
SIKESTON -- Three award-winning artists, several different art forms -- one family. "A Family Portrait: The Artwork of Annie, David and Laura," will feature a variety of art by three members of the Schuchart family: Annie Schuchart of Sikeston and her two youngest children, David Schuchart, 24, of St. Louis and Laura Schuchart, 19, who is attending the University of Missouri-St. Louis...
MySpace has web of uses (11/01/07)
SIKESTON -- The Web site MySpace.com is used by people of all ages to network and keep in touch with friends and family. Now, businesses and musicians are using the site to spread the word about what they offer and to share their tunes. Others use it to organize events such as class reunions...
State seeks local comments on senior issues, funding (11/01/07)
SIKESTON -- An interim committee looking to find ways to improve the health of the state's senior citizens will make a stop in Sikeston next week to obtain testimony from area residents. "Public hearings are being held throughout the state so people have an opportunity to express their ideas about how Missouri can better serve the senior citizens in the senior programs offered," said State Rep. ...
Soccer tourney has become one of the largest in state (11/01/07)
SIKESTON --The largest soccer tournament from Memphis to St. Louis is back this weekend as the Sikeston Youth Soccer League (SYSL) will host their 13th Annual Bootheel Classic Soccer Tournament (BCST). In what started out as a 17 team tournament back in 1995, the Classic has grown dramatically over recent years to become one of the largest sporting events in the state...
Bearcats, Eagles to battle for title (11/01/07)
NEW MADRID - The New Madrid County Central Eagles welcome in the Dexter Bearcats football team tonight for a district title showdown. The Eagles come in with the better record, at 7-1, while the Bearcats come in at 6-3. Of course, the game features the head coaching match-up of the Pixley brothers, Arlen, of NMCC, and Aaron, of Dexter, but what makes the district title game more interesting, is that it features the same teams as the 2006 title game that went in NMCC's favor, by a score of 34-26, after the Eagles held off a late fourth quarter rally of the Bearcats.. ...
Carl Brown (11/01/07)
NEW MADRID - Carl Brown, 52, died Oct. 30, 2007, at his home. Born Oct. 7, 1955, in Charleston, he was the son of Gene Brown of Kewanee and the late Frances Hurley Brown. Survivors include: three sons, Carl Walter Brown of St. Louis and Kamden Brown and Christopher Brown of the state of South Carolina; four brothers, Gerald Brown of Whitewater, Jimmy Brown of Granite City, Ill., Glen Brown of Sugar Hill, Ga. ...
W.J. Selph (11/01/07)
O'FALLON -- W.J. Selph, 71, formerly of Sikeston, died Oct. 22, 2007 at his home. Born April 20, 1936, in Gibson County, Tenn., son of the late Elvis "Dick" and Nellie Self, and moved to Sikeston as a small boy. He retired from Boeing Aircraft after 35 years at Lambert Airport in St. Louis...
Wilma Higgerson (11/01/07)
NEW MADRID - Wilma L. "Bill" Higgerson, 84, died Oct. 31, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Born March 18, 1923, in Morrilton, Ark., she was the daughter of the late James E. and Mabel Gordon Williams. She was married to Walter "Urch" Higgerson, who preceded her in death on July 11, 1993...
Simon Wofford (11/01/07)
HOWARDVILLE - Simon Wofford, 82, died Oct. 30, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 28, 1925, in Woodland, Miss., son of the late Simon and Fannie Wright Wofford, he was a U.S. Marine veteran serving during World War II and a member of the Holy Temple Church of God in Christ at Howardville...
Rubin Hill (11/01/07)
LAFORGE - Rubin Hill was born April 26, 1964, in Lilbourn. He was one of eight children born to Rosie Lee Wilderness Hill and Eugene Hill. Five boys and three girls were born to this union. Rubin attended school at Kewanee and New Madrid High School. He also attended truck driving school in Milllington, Tenn. He was employed as an over-...
Roy Kester (11/01/07)
BLOOMFIELD -- Roy Kester died Nov. 1, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Alvin Mills (11/01/07)
SIKESTON - Alvin "Bud" Mills, 74, died at 3:15 a.m. Nov. 1, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Larry Evans (11/01/07)
GRUBVILLE -- Larry Evans, 61, died Oct. 28, 2007, at Manchester. Born Nov. 8, 1945, at Poplar Bluff, son of Lucille Dodd Evans of Dexter and the late Carl Evans, he was a retired repair man for the Chrysler Corporation of Fenton and a member of the UAW BASS Club. He attended the Living Word Baptist Church and was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War...
Carl Hopkins (11/01/07)
MORLEY -- Carl David "Porky" Hopkins, 77, died Nov. 1, 2007, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston. Born May 23, 1930, in Avert, he was the son of the late Carl and Luella Curd Hopkins. On Dec. 30, 1950, he married Shirley Sanders who survives of the home...
Robert Maze (11/01/07)
DEXTER -- Robert D. Maze, 81, died Oct. 30, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter. Born Oct. 19, 1926, at Parma, he was a former mechanic for Vend-O-Matic in Dexter and a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during World War II. Survivors include: three sons, Michael R. ...
Births (Published 11/1) (11/01/07)
Savat HENNEPIN, Ill. - Bruce and Samantha Savat are the parents of their third child, first daughter, born at 7:31 p.m. Sept. 17, 2007, at St. Margaret's Hospital in Spring Valley. Kiana Grace Savat weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 19 inches long...
Looking Back 11/1 (11/01/07)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Omer Sutton of Tanner are the parents of a boy. Mr. and Mrs. Reddia Hillis of Lilbourn are parents of a son. Mr. and Mrs. Claude Smith of Sikeston are parents of a boy. --- SIKESTON - Rickki Leslie, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Leslie, was honored with a birthday matinee party. He celebrated his eighth birthday...
Political movies are not a hit with public (11/01/07)
Hollywood - the land of loonies and liberals - has always taken left-wing positions in the world of politics. Those ultra-rich elite so enjoy providing entertainment that bashes other ultra-rich elite because their political positions are on the other side of the spectrum...
Your view: A good deed done (11/01/07)
I was in Sikeston last Saturday for a reunion. My husband and I were traveling down School St. South, crossing Murray Lane heading for home in Nashville,TN. Our trunk was opened a bit and he pulled over to shut it.. We drove on down School St. on the newer road and a car behind us blinked their lights, getting our attention. We pulled over...
SpeakOut 11/1 (11/01/07)
I would like to have the number of some people who do machine quilting, please. To the SpeakOut caller of We're all in trouble, amen, amen, amen. Here are three DWI cases heard in Scott County printed in today's paper, Oct. 23. Richard Walton II, driving while intoxicated - alcohol - prior offender, $250 fine, failure to drive within right lane of highway, $50 fine; Zadrin D. ...