[Nameplate] Overcast ~ 45°F  
High: 53°F ~ Low: 38°F
Monday, Dec. 22, 2014

Stories from Monday, March 31, 2008

Waiting game (03/31/08)
Fields between Oran and Chaffee are some of the wettest around after recent flooding left many of the fields under water. Farmers are still waiting for water to drain from fields.
East Prairie man stabbed in chest (03/31/08)
NEW MADRID - A East Prairie resident was stabbed in an altercation late Saturday night. According to New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens, Randy Woods Jr., 19, received a stab wound to the chest during an altercation involving several teens. As of Sunday, Woods was listed in serious but stable condition, the sheriff said...
Local teens get taste of being a firefighter (03/31/08)
SIKESTON -- Veterans of the Morehouse Volunteer Fire Department had turnout gear older than Jerence Dial but when it came time to vote on his joining the department, he was in. Dial, 18, of Morehouse, had looked forward to being part of the firefighting team for a long time. He remembers clearly when he decided he wanted to be a firefighter. "It was right after 9/11," he recalled...
Saving fuel is painless process (03/31/08)
SIKESTON -- Motorists have grown accustomed to fluctuating fuel prices but for many of them, saving money and getting the most out of their vehicles remains a major concern. Missouri's average price is $3.08 for regular unleaded gasoline compared to the national average of $3.26 per gallon, according to the American Automobile Association. The Sikeston area average is $3.05, according to gasbuddy.com...
NMCC's Stricklin wins javelin event (03/31/08)
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Southeast Missouri State track athletes took home a number of top-five honors as they completed the Mississippi State Invitational. First place finishes came from Audrey Harwood in the pole vault with a height of 11-0 and Ben Stricklin in the javelin with a heave of 192-11...
Limbaugh shuts down Perryville Saturday (03/31/08)
PERRYVILLE -- The Sikeston Bulldogs used a terrific pitching performance from senior Garrett Limbaugh in a 3-0 win over Perryville on the road Saturday afternoon. Limbaugh threw a two-hit shutout, striking out five in earning the win. Sikeston scored all of their runs in the first inning as Scott Droddy, Vince Howard and Seth Baker all came across to score...
Mizzou drops series finale at Texas Tech, 15-11 (03/31/08)
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Texas Tech scored 11 runs over the final three innings to take a 15-11 win over Mizzou on Sunday in Lubbock, Texas. Doug Thennis hit a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the ninth to give the Red Raiders the series victory. Texas Tech scored three times in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game at seven. Mizzou answered with a four-run top of the eighth inning, but Tech would score twice in the bottom of the eighth, then put six runs across the plate in the ninth...
William Nicholas (03/31/08)
LAKEMOOR, Ill. -- William James Nicholas, 80, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died March 28, 2008, at Northern Illinois Medical Center in McHenry. Born July 28, 1927, in Alicia, Ark., to the late William J. And Mary Hilliard Nicholas, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as a corporal in the Korean War. Since 1965, he had been a resident of Lakemoor. He was employed as an electrician for NIMCO, retiring in 1989...
Violet Cox (03/31/08)
BLOOMFIELD - Violet Geraldine Cox, 65, died March 29, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 12, 1943, at Lilbourn, to the late William Riley and Sara Perryman Cox, she was a former captain and deputy sheriff in the Riverside County, Calif. ...
Joanie Clark (03/31/08)
DEXTER -- Joanie Elaine Clark, 47, died March 28, 2008, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter. Born Jan. 24, 1961, at St. Louis, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Mary Lois Payne Morris. She moved from St. Louis to Dexter in 1994 and was of the Baptist belief...
Earleen Lowes (03/31/08)
JACKSON -- Earleen Gail Lowes, 55, died at 6:42 a.m. March 30, 2008, at her home. Born Sept. 25, 1952, in Cape Girardeau, to Leonard Herman and Stella Marie Crader Nothdurft of Whitewater, she was the director of health information at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson...
Billy Dean (03/31/08)
CHARLESTON -- Billy Douglas Dean, 77, died at 6:25 a.m. March 29, 2008, at his home in Charleston. Born Oct. 31, 1930, in Clay County, Ark., to the late Robert W. and Sarah Eugenia Golden Dean, he had been the office manager at the Chrysler Space Division. A U.S. Army veteran, he served as a sergeant in the Korean War. In April 2006, he moved from Spring, Texas to Charleston where he was a member of the Southside Baptist Church...
Linda Terry (03/31/08)
SIKESTON -- Linda D. Ryan Terry, 50, died at 5:40 p.m. March 28, 2008, at the Hunter Acres Caring Center in Sikeston. Born July 24, 1957, in Rodchester, N.Y., to the late Joe and Charlene Holifield Ryan, she had been a homemaker and was of the Baptist belief...
Virginia Keaton (03/31/08)
MATTHEWS -- Virginia Keaton, 90, died March 30, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 30, 1917, in Dexter, to the late Harry Lehman and Josie Watts Vernon, she was a teacher at Bertrand and the Matthews Elementary School before retiring...
Jerry Holigan (03/31/08)
PUXICO -- Jerry Dean Holigan, 75, died March 30, 2008, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Jan. 22, 1933, in Puxico, to the late Harl and Inez Clinton Holigan, he lived most of his life in Puxico where he was a member of the VFW Post 7822. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of the United Association BTJ Pipefitters...
Births (Published 3/31) (03/31/08)
Couch SIKESTON - Laura and Bradley Couch are the parents of their third child, first son, born at 9:35 p.m. Feb. 25, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Jackson Allan Couch weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 21 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Susan Duncan of Conesville, Ohio and the late Allan Davidson...
Looking Back 3/31 (03/31/08)
SIKESTON - Billy Joe Greer, former track star of Sikeston High School, placed second in the low hurdle race in an MIAA indoor meet at Columbia last Saturday as a member of the Southeast Missouri State College squad. SIKESTON - Delmar Alcorn, a charter member of the Elks Lodge, was named Elk of the Year at a banquet Saturday night at the Elks Club. About 100 persons were in attendance...
Your view: Scouts say thanks (03/31/08)
Dear Editor, Boy Scout Pack 41 of Sikeston recently held our annual Blue and Gold Banquet. Our turn out was really spectacular; however we could not have done it if not for donations and help from local residents and businesses. So we would like the thank the following for their help and support:...
Your view: Kindness noted (03/31/08)
Dear Editor, Since we have been coming to Sikeston for doctors' appointments over the years, I have met some nice, friendly people. Among them is a nice guy named Larry at Wal-Mart. He doesn't give me any problems when I give him a bunch of coupons. He thinks it's great that a person will take the time to use them and how much they help. I will wait until I can get in his line...
SpeakOut 3/31 (03/31/08)
This is concerning the little red Dachsund that the paper said was lost. No, he wasn't. Some one over at Bertrand stole my dog out of a locked trailer. Whoever you are, if you still have him, please return him to me. He wasn't yours to take. I have the law in three different towns looking for him. ...