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Stories from Monday, September 8, 2008

Journey of Remembrance will stop in New Madrid (09/08/08)
SIKESTON -- Those wanting to learn more about President Abraham Lincoln's early years will have the opportunity when a 60-foot pioneer-era flatboat docks at the Riverfront Park in New Madrid later this month. The boat, Journey of Remembrance, sets sail Tuesday and will travel down the Mississippi River to retrace Lincoln's 1828 flatboat trip from Rockport, Ind., to New Orleans...
Horsepower Festival (09/08/08)
Markel Fitchpatrick of Blodgett buffs his 1964 Ford F-150 on Saturday morning at Rotary Park in Sikeston. He was preparing for judging in the Fourth Annual Sikeston Jaycee Horsepower Festival.
Caruthersville man is arrested after stabbing (09/08/08)
CARUTHERSVILLE - A Caruthersville man is in custody in connection with a stabbing which left another resident in critical condition. At 4:56 p.m. Saturday, Caruthersville police officers were flagged down on East Seventh Street by Gary Hatley. Hatley, 44, appeared to have a stab wound to his right chest area, according to a news release issued by the Caruthersville Police Department...
Notre Dame downs the Lady Hawks in title game (09/08/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU-- The Notre Dame Lady Bulldogs Softball team defeated the Kelly Lady Hawks 2-0 to claim the championship of the Notre Dame SoftballFest tournament Saturday in Cape Girardeau. The defensive struggle was a pitching duel between two of the premier pitchers in the area in Notre Dame's Lauren Reinagel and Kelly's Danielle Dock...
Sikeston finishes tourney in fifth (09/08/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeson Lady Bulldogs softball team came away with a fifth place finish from the 2008 Notre Dame Softballfest over the weekend by winning their final three games after dropping the first one on Friday. They defeated Ste. Genevieve 15-6, Oran 7-6 and Chaffee 3-0...
Sikeston soccer still in search of first victory (09/08/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston boy's soccer team fell to the Poplar Bluff Mules in a 2-1 battle at the Notre Dame Soccerfest on Saturday. The Bulldogs (0-4) had a chance to tie the game at the 68 minute mark with a penalty kick try, but it was missed to seal the win for the Mules...
Georganna Middleton (09/08/08)
CHARLESTON -- Georganna Henson Middleton, 50, died at 8 p.m. Sept. 5, 2008, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 30, 1957, in Cairo, Ill., to the late George Robert and Syvella Marie McTigue Henson, she had lived her entire life in Charleston where she was a member of the Church of Christ. She had been employed at Al Hendricks 61 Express in New Madrid as a waitress and cook until her retirement...
Elvis Kester (09/08/08)
DEXTER -- The Rev. Elvis R. Kester, 91, died Sept. 6, 2008, at his home. Born June 19, 1917, in Clay County, Ark., he was the son of the late George and Dicey Prince Kester. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was a carpenter and a pastor of the General Baptist faith for many years in Stoddard County...
Shirley Williams (09/08/08)
NEW MADRID -- Shirley June Williams, 56, died Sept. 5, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 7, 1952, in Gideon, she was the daughter of the late Milton and Mamie Joyce Holt Carter. Survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin and Sara Williams and Jamie and Tina Williams of New Madrid; four brothers, Gary Carter and Robert Carter of Lilbourn, Phillip Carter of New Madrid and Ray Carter of Laforge; and seven grandchildren...
Helen Jacobs (09/08/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Helen Jacobs, 83, died at 5:55 a.m. Sept. 8, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston.
Keegan Lewis (09/08/08)
SIKESTON -- Keegan Lewis, infant son of Mark and Amanda Alsup Lewis of Sikeston, who was born Sept. 1, 2008, died Sept. 6, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his paternal grandparents, Myron A. and Peggy Lewis of Sikeston; maternal grandparents, Suzanne Alsup of Sikeston and Glenn "Skip" Alsup of Wellington; maternal great-grandmother, Mary Louise Alsup of Sikeston; and cousins, McKenzie Alsup and Jacob Alsup both of Sikeston...
Births published 9-08 (09/08/08)
CHARLESTON -- Gina Johnson and Bernard Betts are the parents of their fourth child, second son, born at 6:51 p.m. Aug. 7, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center's Family BirthPlace in Cape Girardeau. Bernarius Jah'tron Betts weighed 5 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 17.5 inches long...
Looking Back 9-08 (09/08/08)
SIKESTON - Gary Phillip Weeks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Weeks, celebrated his second birthday Thursday afternoon with a party at his home. SIKESTON - Ben Bowman, Edward Matthews and Joe McCord will be students at Westminster College in Fulton this year...
SpeakOut 9-08 (09/08/08)
In response to "A Great Place to Live" on 8/22/08. First and foremost, your comments are somewhat understandable but annoying at the same time. I'm from Sikeston. Lived there most of my childhood and visit frequently my parents and other family. You suggest getting rid of Section 8. ...