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Stories from Monday, August 18, 2008

MoCHIP program (08/18/08)
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Man with ties to East Prairie may be the face of documentary series (08/18/08)
SIKESTON -- A man with roots in East Prairie may be the man behind the signature image for a PBS documentary series on World War II. "I was in the kitchen getting a cup of coffee and my wife said, 'Come in here, you're on the TV.' I looked and there was my picture," recalled Frank Smothers...
Sikeston All-Stars are 1-1 (08/18/08)
JAMESTOWN, N.Y. -- Joseph Morel went 4-for-4 and earned the victory on the mound in leading Middle Atlantic (College Point, N.Y.) over Midwest Plains (Sikeston, Mo.) 11-2 in pool play at the 13-Year-Old Babe Ruth World Series on Saturday afternoon at Diethrick Park...
Richard Gregory Sr. (08/18/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Richard Henry Gregory, Sr., 64 years, eight months and 23 days, a resident of East Prairie, passed away at 2 p.m. Aug. 16, 2008, at his residence. Born Aug. 23, 1943, at St. Louis, to the late L.E. and Robbie Helen Bryan Gregory, Richard lived in East Prairie all of his life where he was engaged in law enforcement having been a deputy sheriff and police chief in East Prairie for 20 years. ...
Brandon Morales (08/18/08)
MALDEN -- Brandon Lee Morales, 13, died Aug. 15, 2008, at Poplar Bluff. Born May 29, 1995, in Poplar Bluff, son of Fernando Morales of Aurora, Ill., and Trina Kay Slavings of Malden, he lived most of his life in the Malden area and was of the Baptist belief...
Bud Thompson (08/18/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Joseph "Bud" Thompson, 60, died Aug. 16, 2008, at his home. He was born Feb. 13, 1948, in Cape Girardeau, the son of Earsel Joseph and Josephine Sophie Neiderkorn Thompson. He and Sharon A. Sullivan were married on July 12, 1969, in Ste. Genevieve...
Mary Jo Blankenship (08/18/08)
FRIENDSVILLE, Tenn. -- Mary Jo Blankenship, 35, died Aug. 16, 2008, at Blount Memorial Hospital. The daughter of Garry and Karen Waldron of Greenback, she was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She married David Blankenship who survives. Other survivors include: one daughter, Lauren Emily Blankenship; one son, Alexander Davis Blankenship; her grandparents, Davis and Shirley Kelso of Greenback; one brother, John Waldron of Knoxville; and one sister and brother-in-law, Christina and Shinlever of Maryville.. ...
Maxine Richmond (08/18/08)
SIKESTON -- Maxine Richmond, 77, died Aug. 16, 2008, at her home in Sikeston, surrounded by friends and family. She was born March 7, 1931, in Greenville, daughter of the late Francis and Gluennie (Hood) Berry. She had worked for Caprico and later was a cook at Jays before retiring, and she was a member of the Baptist faith...
Frances Hammontree (08/18/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Frances Louella Hammontree, 95, died at 5:20 a.m., Aug. 16, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 17, 1913, in Guin, Ala., to the late Lewis and Rosa Franks Green, since 1962 she had lived in East Prairie where she was a member of the First Church of God. She was active in the East Prairie Nutrition Center and the East Prairie R.S.V.P. program...
Paul McLean (08/18/08)
SIKESTON -- Paul McLean, 69, died Aug. 18, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
John Matthews (08/18/08)
CLOVIS, N.M. -- John Andrew Matthews, 75, died Aug. 15, 2008, in Clovis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, Mo.
Elden Collins (08/18/08)
HARDIN, Ky. -- Elden Glenn Collins, 74, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 8 p.m., Aug. 17, 2008, in the Calloway County Hospital in Murray. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Bill Miller (08/18/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- William R. "Bill" Miller, 79, died Aug. 16, 2008 at his home. He was born on Jan. 3, 1929 in Chicago, son of Roland S. Miller and Dorothy Stewart Miller. He married Velma Honey on Oct. 24, 1950. She passed away in April of 1992. In 1994, he married Jean Doyle Miller, and she survives in Cape Girardeau...
Fay Box (08/18/08)
SIKESTON -- Fay Box, 94, died Aug. 18, 2008, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Looking Back 8-18 (08/18/08)
Aug. 18, 1948 SIKESTON - Leonard McMullin died last night at his home, 655 Park Avenue, following a long period of illness. McMullin was a Sikeston businessman and farmer. Aug. 18, 1968 PORTAGEVILLE - The new concrete stretch of Interstate 55 from north of Howardville to one mile south of Portageville will be opened to traffic about Nov. 1, Division 10 Project Engineer Don Gregory of Malden reports...
SpeakOut 8-18 (08/18/08)
I'm calling to make a suggestion to the city, which pertains to putting in a sidewalk on the south side of Ables Road. You could go from the school on the east side to the school on the west side and it would also reduce some of the parents picking up the children. It would also give children, grade school, high school and etc., a much safer place to walk on Ables Road with so much traffic...