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Stories from Monday, November 5, 2007

Ice and snow? Take it nice and slow (11/05/07)
SIKESTON --With temperatures dipping down toward freezing now, area motorists should begin thinking about slowing down and taking care while on the road. "This time of year they have to be cautious of frost on bridges early in the morning," said Keith Gentry, maintenance superintendent for the the Missouri Department of Transportation's southeast district...
Soccer tournament (11/05/07)
Roughly 2,000 players from 130 soccer teams took part in the 13th Annual Bootheel Classic Soccer Tournament held Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Sikeston. Here, four members of the Sikeston Red team play on the bench during their game against Jackson in the boys first and second grade division Saturday afternoon. For more photos see today's sports section...
Sikeston DPS officers seek out those with warrants (11/05/07)
SIKESTON -- Police departments across the nation are always working to bring wanted persons to justice. The Sikeston Department of Public Safety is no different. "Everyday, before our officers begin their shift, they are notified of new warrants that have just been issued for people in the area along with other important information," said Capt. Mark Crocker of DPS...
Discovering autism (11/05/07)
SIKESTON -- When Patty Noe first heard from the doctor that her then 2- year-old daughter was showing autistic-like characteristics, she said the only source she had to compare it to was the movie "Rain Man." It was four years ago when Noe and her husband, Tim, found out their daughter, Hannah, had mild to moderate autism, with their daughter being on the high-functioning side...
Soccer, soccer, soccer (11/05/07)
Roughly 2,000 players from 130 soccer teams invaded Sikeston this weekend to take part in the 13th Annual Bootheel Classic Soccer Tournament. Top: Sikeston Black's Kristin King fights for the ball against a Marion, Ill., player Saturday afternoon in the girls 7-8 grade division...
Dollie O'Guin (11/05/07)
CHARLESTON -- Dollie O'Guin, 90, died Nov. 5, 2007, at the Charleston Manor. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Samuel Hickman (11/05/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Samuel Hickman, 83, died Nov. 5, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Bud Mills (11/05/07)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services held today at Blanchard Funeral Chapel for Alvin Edward "Bud" Mills, 74, who died Nov. 1, 2007, were: Lt. Jeff Vitale, Cpl. Charles Colbert, Trooper Nick Bratton, Trooper Todd Watson, Trooper Keith Almond and Trooper Jason Crites...
Elaine Pursell (11/05/07)
DEXTER - Elaine Pursell, 50, died Nov. 4, 2007, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Sue Lemonds (11/05/07)
SIKESTON -- Marjorie Sue Lemonds, 77, died Nov. 4, 2007, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born March 12, 1930, in Kennett, daughter of the late Lum and Beulah Moore Sullinger, she was a retired beautician. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Sikeston, where she belonged to the Arbutus Sunday School Class...
Tami L. McCollom (11/05/07)
BLOOMFIELD - Tami Lynne McCollom, 40, died Nov. 3, 2007, at her home. Born July 23, 1967, in Cape Girardeau, to John Ervin of Anderson and Ruth Schlichting Kruse of Cape Girardeau, she lived most of her life in Bloomfield. On Feb. 14, 2004, she married Randol McCollom, who survives of the home...
Loiselle Ellis (11/05/07)
CHARLESTON -- Margaret Loiselle Fisher Ellis, 89, died at 2:45 a.m. Nov. 3, 2007, at the Charleston Manor. Born Jan. 20, 1918, in Cape Girardeau, to the late Earnest G. and Chloe Alice Kassel Fisher, she was a 1935 graduate of Cape Central High School. ...
Toby Baehr (11/05/07)
GRANITE CITY, Ill. -- Edwin Health "Toby" Baehr, 72, formerly of Lilbourn, Mo., died at 9 p.m. Nov. 2, 2007, at the Rosewood Care Center in Edwardsville. Born July 8, 1935, in Lilbourn, son of the late Homer and Mildred Heath Baehr, he was a journeyman electrician with Electricians Local Union 309 in Collinsville. He was a member of the Granite City Eagles F.O.E. 1126...
Patrick Rolwing (11/05/07)
CHARLESTON -- Patrick Newcum Rolwing, 77, died Nov. 4, 2007, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 6, 1930, at the Texas Bend community in Mississippi County, son of the late Otto Joseph and Ethel Newcum Rolwing, he attended the University of Missouri-Columbia and what is now Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau following his service in the U.S. ...
Looking Back 11/5 (11/05/07)
SIKESTON - Floyd Dillender was seriously injured in a fall yesterday afternoon at the E.C. Robinson Lumber Co., from the top of a box car. SIKESTON - The United Fund drive has collected about $22,000 of its goal of $57,000, chairperson Charles D. Matthews reported...
SpeakOut 11/5 (11/05/07)
I was recently visiting my High School reunion in Sikeston and was horrified by what I saw and heard. The neighborhood where I grew up was once a fairly nice community. You can thank Jimmy Carter for what it is today. His free housing program destroyed the community. ...