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Stories from Sunday, September 14, 2008

LCRA: Progress - one house at a time (09/14/08)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's list of 186 condemned properties may be alarming to some but city officials say it indicates progress. "When we established the Land Clearance Redevelopment Authority, we targeted those homes that weren't meeting code and got aggressive with a redevelopment plan for the LCRA area," said City Manager Doug Friend. "That's where the majority of the condemned houses are."...
Depot, St. Louis Science Center partner to offer special displays (09/14/08)
SIKESTON -- What began as a mission to find a shoe for the world's tallest man at the Sikeston Depot turned into a full display of unique shoes from around the world, and a partnership that will benefit the museum for years to come. "This is the beginning of a relationship we've started with the St. Louis Science Center," said Mike Marsh, director of the Depot. 'They will loan us things for up to a year and we already have our eyes on some more displays."...
Man ejected from vehicle in crash (09/14/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- An East Prairie man was seriously injured after being ejected from his vehicle during a single-vehicle accident early Saturday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, the accident occurred at about 2:15 a.m. on County Road 528 two miles south of East Prairie when the westbound vehicle driven by David L. Sutton, 39, ran off the right side of the roadway and overcorrected, causing the vehicle to overturn in the roadway...
Parade promises to again be on of state's largest (09/14/08)
SIKESTON -- This year's Cotton Carnival parade will be safer but just as sweet. The American Legion Post No. 114 and Auxiliary's 63rd Annual Cotton Carnival Parade will begin at 10 a.m. Sept. 27, according to Blair Moran, co-chairman for the parade...
SHS Wins shootout (09/14/08)
SIKESTON -- It has been nothing but Dexter Bearcat dominance over the Sikeston Bulldogs on the football field for the last six years. On Friday night though, the Bulldogs ended the Dexter winning streak in a 49-27 victory at Sikeston Public High School Stadium...
Potosi glides past NMCC (09/14/08)
NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles fell 1-2 on the season Friday night as their visiting opponent the Potosi Trojans were victorious by a final score of 28-18. According to NMCC head coach Arlen Pixley, the Eagles had a harder time battling themselves on Friday evening than they did the Trojans...
Jays roll to first win of season (09/14/08)
CHARLESTON-- The Charleston Bluejays football team (0-2) met the Portageville Bulldogs (0-2) Friday night at Charleston's Marshall Athletic Complex. Both were looking for their first win of the season. However, it was the Bluejays who emerged victorious from the contest rolling the Bulldogs 49-0...
And the winners are ... (09/14/08)
The 12th Sikeston Corporate Games were held earlier this year. The games featured 14 companies, including two new participants, NewWave Communications and Wal-Mart. At the August meeting of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce, awards for the top teams, plus Team Spirit and Sportsmanship, were presented by Jiggs Moore, parks and recreation director. He thanked all volunteers and civic clubs for helping make the corporate games a success once again...
Business Briefcase 9/14 (09/14/08)
SIKESTON -- Dr. Syed Sayeed has been granted a J-1 visa waiver by the U.S. Department of State to work as a psychiatrist for the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston as part of the DRA's Delta Doctors program. "This program is designed to increase the number of physicians providing care to the people we serve," said Pete Johnson, federal co-chairman of the Delta Regional Authority. ...
New location (09/14/08)
Clyda Schwartz and Colyn Wibbenmeyer, formerly hairdressers at Beauty Inn, have joined the staff of Rage Hair Studio, 1022 Linn St. in Sikeston. The two have 73 years of combined experience. Schwartz and Wibbenmeyer are now taking appointments for Tuesday through Friday. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 472-1088...
Robert M. Childers (09/14/08)
SIKESTON - Robert M. Childers, 65, formerly of East Prairie, died at 9 a.m. Sept. 12, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born July 19, 1943, in Mississippi County, to the late Con H. and Esta M. Tripp Childers, he lived in Sikeston for the past 10 years after moving from East Prairie. He was a truck driver...
Carolyn VanPool (09/14/08)
SIKESTON -- Carolyn Sue VanPool, 61, died at 8 p.m. Sept. 11, 2008, at Miner Nursing Center. Born Oct. 17, 1946, in Bertrand, daughter of Betty Lou Bishop VanPool of Miner and the late Wilbur Hershal VanPool, she had been a waitress and was in the ladies auxiliary of the Sikeston Eagles Club and American Legion Post 114...
Pearl Dunlap (09/14/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Pearl Dunlap, 93, died 7:30 a.m. Sept. 13, 2008, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Karen Fitzpatrick (09/14/08)
COLUMBIA -- Karen Renae Fitzpatrick, 51, died Sept. 12, 2008, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
John Watson (09/14/08)
SIKESTON -- John Waddell Watson, 68, formerly of Bertrand, died at 2:35 a.m. Sept. 12, 2008, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born Aug. 9, 1940, in Blodgett, to the late Waddell and Mary Eskew Watson, he was a retired truck driver. He first married Nedra Dockins who preceded him in death. On Nov. 12, 1998, he married Gwendolyn R. Rosenberger who preceded him in death on Feb. 18, 2006...
Harry Littleton (09/14/08)
SIKESTON -- Harry Summers Littleton, 86, died at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 12, 2008, at The Lutheran home in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 17, 1921, at Newport, Ark., son of the late Martin Harry and Frances Ewing Littleton, he was a 1939 graduate of Charleston High School and attended Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau for two years. ...
Frances Fowler (09/14/08)
DEXTER -- Frances Fowler, 77, died Sept. 11, 2008, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 6, 1931, to the late Elmer Joseph and Mary Katherine Jansen Heck, she lived most of her life in the Dexter area. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter...
Agnes C. Dumey (09/14/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Mrs. Agnes C. Dumey, 95, passed away Sept. 11, 2008, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 16, 1913, at Rockview, the daughter of Louis William Felden and Clara Irene Haynes. She was married to Frank "Mike" Dumey on Sept. 14, 1932, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Chaffee. He died on May 4, 2005...
Hermesch-Stuever (09/14/08)
SENECA, Kan. -- Emily Jo Hermesch and Matthew William Stuever were united in marriage Aug. 2, 2008, at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Seneca. Parents of the couple are Wayne and D'Ann Hermesch of Seneca and James and Angela Stuever of Dexter, Mo...
Luehmann-Priday (09/14/08)
CHARLESTON -- Mr. and Mrs. Greg Luehmann have announced the engagement of their daughter, Megan Jean Luehmann, to Jacob McMikle Priday, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ron Priday of Sikeston. The future bride is a 2004 graduate of Charleston High School and a 2007 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia where she received a bachelor's degree in occupational science. She is pursuing her master's degree in occupational therapy...
Deals will celebrate 50 years together (09/14/08)
SCOTT CITY -- Mr. and Mrs. Charles Deal will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 21. Deal and the former Norma Rampley were married Sept. 21, 1958, in Morehouse. They have two sons and daughters-in-law, Dale and Patti Deal of St. Ann and Russell and Bethany Deal of Potosi; one daughter, Debbie Strobel of Sikeston; and nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild...
St. Marys mark 60 years of marriage (09/14/08)
NEW MADRID -- Steve and Allie St. Mary celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 26, 2008, at Golden Living Center in New Madrid, where St. Mary has been a resident for more than a year. The staff gave the couple a cake, and they served it to friends and caregivers during a party...
Looking Back 9-14 (09/14/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Phyllis Hubbard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sammy Hubbard of Chaffee, was selected queen of the Cape Girardeau County Fair in a contest held at the fairgrounds last night. Carolyn Wilkinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wilkinson, represented Sikeston in the contest...
96th birthday celebration set for Bertrand man (09/14/08)
BERTRAND - A birthday reception will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Bertrand Nursing Facility for Harry Chaney who will be 96 years old. All friends and relatives are invited.
Bad fashion taste isn't Council issue (09/14/08)
OK, let's talk about saggy pants. As you have read and heard, the Sikeston City Council is having discussions on the subject of low-riding britches that expose underwear. The Council and probably the majority of residents think it's time to put an end to the public display of underwear...
Speakout 9-14 (09/14/08)
Are there any consignment shops in Sikeston? Lil's Peddler Shoppe, 104 E. Front and Judy's Buy Rite, 2109 E. Malone. I want to know how everyone can say we are going to have a first time African-American for president with Obama when actually his mother is white and his father is black. I don't understand how they can say he is an African-American...