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Stories from Sunday, November 4, 2007

Secondary roads put kings in driving for youth (11/04/07)
NEW MADRID -- Sixteen-year-old Sonni Carlisle drives on the same rural road in New Madrid most every day. "It's a paved highway, but it doesn't have a shoulder on it, and there's an inch dropoff onto gravel," she said. "It's a straight road, but there's a lot of bumps -- it's really, really rough."...
As auction nears, Rotarians say 'plastic' payment will be accepted (11/04/07)
SIKESTON -- Will that be cash, check or ... credit card? For the first time the Sikeston Rotary Club will accept all major credit and debit cards on purchases made during its annual auction set for Nov. 13-15. "We definitely think it will enhance the business by having that (credit card payment method available)," said Sharron Lathum, co-chair of the auction, which has been an annual event for more than 30 years...
Found guilty by jury (11/04/07)
BENTON -- A Sikeston man found guilty by jury for distributing crack cocaine now faces 10 to 30 years in prison. Glenn Mansfield, 33, of Sikeston was found guilty Wednesday by a Cape Girardeau County jury of distributing crack cocaine, a controlled substance. ...
Girl injured after vehicle hits horse (11/04/07)
DEXTER -- A Dexter girl was injured early Friday in a collision with a horse near Powe. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol reports, the accident occurred at 5:40 a.m. on Route U when the westbound vehicle driven by Martha P. Sandoval, 36, of Dexter struck a horse in the road...
St. Louis man will speak at Veterans Day Ceremony (11/04/07)
SIKESTON -- The City of Sikeston will observe Veterans Day with a ceremony at the Sikeston Field House beginning at 9:45 a.m. Nov. 9. Performing will be the high school band, choir and orchestra, along with local veterans from the American Legion and VFW participating in the service. Members of the local National Guard Unit will post the colors and perform a 21-...
Sikeston man sentenced to prison for selling drugs near public areas (11/04/07)
BENTON -- Two Sikeston men were sentenced to prison Friday for selling drugs near a school and public housing. Sale near a school or near public housing is a class A felony that carries a minimum 10 years in prison to 30 years in prison no matter how small the amount of controlled substance that is involved in the sale...
Charleston eases past Tigers (11/04/07)
Charleston -- The Charleston Bluejays ended the regular season on a high note Thursday night, by defeating the Caruthersville Tigers by a score of 32-12. "We played the first half fairly decent," Charleston head coach Dan Kesselring said. "(Chase) McClendon had a big night running the ball. (Jerquawn) Sherrell and (Marquez) Ware also had big games."...
Hunters ready for Nov. 10 (11/04/07)
SIKESTON -- If you're like me or any other hunter in Southeast Missouri, then you know that firearm deer season is rapidly approaching. For most area hunters, Nov. 10 will rekindle their dream of bagging that trophy buck. With that in mind, I decided to talk to two area hunters to see what methods work the best towards making that dream a reality...
SACC tackles many issues as part of job (11/04/07)
I would like to open my column with a big thank you to the Sikeston Elks and the downtown merchants that participated in this year's Halloween Window Painting Contest. We had some very talented young people working on the windows and they did an outstanding job...
Employees earn certification (11/04/07)
Henry Nichols, left, Donald Fodge, center, and Tony Worley of Garage Door Co. of Sikeston were recently certified as commercial sectional door technicians by the Institute of Door Dealer Education and Accreditation. To be certified, each individual must be sanctioned to have a minimum two years' experience in their field and pass a test for basic knowledge in the areas of codes and standards, materials and finishes, product components, methods of operation, and safety. ...
Country Wide Insurance Agency (11/04/07)
Country Wide Insurance Agency held a grand opening ribbon cutting at their new location, 820 N. Main Suite B. Cutting the ribbon is producing agent Bart Ziegenhorn. Country Wide Insurance Agency offers all items of insurance specializing in commercial. The business is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment by calling 481-9873. Also pictured are: Curtis Tumbleson, producing agent; Lisa Grissom, branch manager, and members of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce...
Youth office opens (11/04/07)
Alfred Spears, Scott County youth case manager for MERS/Goodwill, cuts the grand opening ribbon Oct. 23. The Youth Office for MERS/Goodwill is located at 205 S. Malone, Suite A., and is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office helps young adults, 14 to 21 years of age, in educational and occupational goals. Offices are also available in Perry County, Cape County and Stoddard County...
Business briefcase 11/4 (11/04/07)
SIKESTON - Movie Gallery in Sikeston will again host Customer Appreciation Days, Nov. 12-18. During this special promotion, customers can take advantage of reduced fees for extended viewing. SIKESTON - Barry Pinnell has joined the staff of Mid-Town Motors as the sales manager...
Warren Barker (11/04/07)
ALVIN, Texas - Warren Thomas Barker, 81, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died Nov. 1, 2007, at Corneerstone Hospital-Clear Lake in Webster. Born Jan. 15, 1926, at Hahn, Mo., son of the late Charles and Mary Barker, he was a member of the Church of Christ...
Betty Clemons (11/04/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. Wednesday at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston for Betty Jean Clemons, 47, who died Nov. 1, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Burial will follow in the Dogwood Cemetery...
Liz Richards (11/04/07)
BENTON - Elizabeth Ann "Liz" Richards, 71, died Nov. 1, 2007, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born May 27, 1936, in DeValls Bluff, Ark., daughter of Harold Haynes and Vina Lomax Haynes, she worked for Sells Rest Home in Matthews as an administrative assistant for 25 years and was a member of Sikeston Chapter 137 Order of Eastern Star...
Mary Lambert (11/04/07)
BLOOMFIELD - Mary Elizabeth Lambert, 74, died Nov. 1, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 31, 1933, at Leachville, Ark., daughter of the late Charles and Dacie Ruth Hearl Baremore, she had spent most of her life in the Bloomfield community and was retired from Elder Manufacturing Company...
Doris Pearson (11/04/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services to be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ponder Funeral Home for Doris Evelyn Anderson Pearson, who died Nov. 1, 2007, will be: Damon Pearson, Derek Pearson, Jeff Pearson, Blake Pearson, Scott Anderson and Ben Stricklin. Honorary pallbearers will be: Mark Anderson, Tommy Anderson, Leroy Jones, Amon Ring Jr., Dale Jones and Kevin Waldo...
Lorene Noble (11/04/07)
DELTA - Lorene Noble, 99, died at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 2, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 6, 1908, in Advance, to the late John Henry and Anna Josephine Felbinger Weissenborn, she was a retired money dispatcher from Famous Barr in St. Louis and a member of First Baptist Church in Delta...
Loiselle Ellis (11/04/07)
CHARLESTON - Loiselle F. Ellis, 89, died at 2:45 a.m. Nov. 3, 2007, at the Charleston Manor. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston.
Bud Mills (11/04/07)
SIKESTON - Alvin Edward "Bud" Mills, 74, died at 3:15 a.m. Nov. 1, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 8, 1933, in Guin, Ala., to the late Jeremiah Matthew and Mary Pugh Mills, he served as a patrolman for the City of Sikeston from 1955-1958. ...
Lindsey - Vaughn (11/04/07)
SIKESTON - Ashleigh Nicole Lindsey and Kenneth Ray Vaughn were united in marriage during a 4 p.m. ceremony Sept. 15, 2007, at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston. The Rev. Tom McCanless, uncle of the bride, performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Gary Lindsey of Sikeston and the late Brenda Lindsey. Parents of the bridegroom are Karen and Cliff Pettit of Sikeston...
Hale - Davis (11/04/07)
SIKESTON -- Danny Hale of Jackson and Dana Davis of Commerce City, Colo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Candice Hale, to Gregory Davis, son of Robert and Judy Davis of Sikeston. A U.S. Navy veteran of nine years, the future bride attends Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed as the managing editor at the Banner Press weekly newspaper in Marble Hill...
Looking Back 11/4 (11/04/07)
SIKESTON - Sikeston's Bulldogs were held powerless by the Cape Central Tigers in a game last night at Houck Stadium and Bulldog miscues set up two scoring opportunities which the Tigers took advantage of to win in a Big Eight Conference game 12 to 0...
Immigration arrests are just first steps (11/04/07)
As expected, Gov. Matt Blunt's increasing crackdown on illegal immigration in Missouri is starting to create complaints and confusion. Neither the complaints nor the confusion should deter state officials from maintaining their stand on the problem in Missouri. ...
Speakout 11/4 (11/04/07)
I'm really happy to hear that our representative, Jo Ann Emerson, is backing Rudy Guilani on his campaign for Republican president. I'm pleased with Jo Ann for making such a wise choice. You go, girl! Charleston needs a liberal Democrat appointed job to tell us how to run our town. We're gonna get 50 low income families and our old dilapidated housing will be fixed up. Charleston will probably lose that many good tax paying citizen because we're tired of it...