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Stories from Monday, September 15, 2008

Ike's aftermath: Storm rips through SE Missouri Sunday (09/15/08)
SIKESTON - Southeast Missouri residents continued their clean-up efforts today after the remnants of Hurricane Ike swept across the Bootheel Sunday morning. The storm toppled trees, damaged property and left thousands without power. Electrical crews were continuing today in their efforts to restore power for Southeast Missouri residents...
Planning on agenda for Vision meeting (09/15/08)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's Vision for Tomorrow team has identified negative trends and opportunities within the city. On the agenda for this week's meeting: planning. "This is the exciting part of the strategic planning process where we get creative and specific about our desires and plans for the future, have challenging discussions, and make tough decisions," said Derek Okubo, Vision for Tomorrow facilitator. "It is without question the most dynamic part of the process."...
Exile set to perform Friday (09/15/08)
SIKESTON -- Rock and country music lovers are in for a treat this fall. The music group Exile, best known for the hit song "Kiss You All Over," is set to perform in town Friday, and the news is causing quite a buzz. "Everyone is talking about it," said Danny Bridger, owner of Danny's Place in Sikeston, which is sponsoring the event. "It gives them an event that you would normally have to go to St. Louis or Memphis to see."...
Judd makes stop in Sikeston to promote Obama (09/15/08)
Scott Welton, Staff Actress Ashley Judd visited Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's Sikeston campaign office Saturday. During her visit she talked with campaign volunteers, discussed her reasons for supporting Obama's bid for the presidency and called local residents to ask them to vote for Obama in November...
Kennett wins singles, doubles titles at SIT (09/15/08)
SIKESTON -- The Kennett Lady Indians won both the singles and doubles titles in the Sikeston Invitational Tennis Tournament Saturday. The tournament was comprised of players from Sikeston, Charleston, Fredericktown and Kennett with eight singles players (two from each team) and eight doubles teams (two from each team) making up each bracket...
Dexter has strong showing at BA Sports Classic (09/15/08)
CAPE GIRDEAU-- The Dexter Lady Bearcats volleyball team participated in the B.A. Sports Volleyball Classic Friday and Saturday at the Southeast Missouri State University Recreational Center. The tournament was attended by over 30 area volleyball teams. The Lady Bearcats complied a 2-2-1 record in the event...
G.H. Starnes (09/15/08)
SIKESTON -- G.H. Starnes, 83, died Sept. 13, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born June 3, 1925, in Pinckneyville, Ill., son of the late Homer Gordon and Alta (Daugherty) Starnes Wilkinson. He was a member of First Baptist Church, a self-employed farmer and a veteran of the U.S. ...
Aline Hinkle (09/15/08)
BERTRAND -- Rose Aline Vanpool Hinkle, 82, died Sept. 11, 2008, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 10, 1926, in Bertrand, to the late George Hal and Grace Adeline Brashears Vanpool, she had lived her entire life in Bertrand. She had attended the Church of God of Prophecy and was employed at Brown Shoe Company in Charleston for over 43 years until her retirement...
Marion Benton (09/15/08)
DEXTER -- Marion Antonia Benton, 77, died Sept. 13, 2008, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born June 20, 1931, in Chicago, Ill., to the late Steve and Mary Slapek Talach, she was a former employee of Bulova Watch Co. in Lancaster, Pa. On March 25, 1972, in St. Charles, Ill., she married Vincent Benton, who died in 1996...
Karen Fitzpatrick-Blake (09/15/08)
COLUMBIA -- Karen Fitzpatrick-Blake, 51, formerly of Oran, died at 12:10 a.m. Sept. 12, 2008, at her home. Born April 14, 1957, at Bernie, to the late Leonard Williams and Ruby Jane Stacy Fitzpatrick, she was a homemaker. Survivors include: one son, Josh Fitzpatrick of Columbia; four brothers, Jerry Fitzpatrick of Van Buren, Ark., Billy Fitzpatrick of Atlanta, Dennis Fitzpatrick of Cape Girardeau and Dale Fitzpatrick of Essex; and two sisters, Sylvia Fitzpatrick of Atlanta and Sharon Fitzpatrick of Columbia.. ...
John Watson (09/15/08)
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...
Gene Ellis (09/15/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Edward "Gene" Ellis, 83, died Sept. 14, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Looking Back 9/15 (09/15/08)
60 years ago Sept. 15, 1948 SIKESTON - Sikeston High School Class officers include Seniors - Bill Hodges, president; John Caverno, vice president; and Leonard Vaughn, secretary; Juniors - Ray Vick, president; Bob Smith, vice president and Mary Sue Boone, secretary; and officers for the Sophomores are - Fielding Potashnick, president; and Barbara Boyce, vice president...
Your view: Acton against hunger (09/15/08)
This month, food banks and hunger-relief organizations across the country will celebrate Hunger Action Month, a nationwide effort to fight hunger in every community. One out of every eight people in the United States faces hunger, including 64,000 in Southeast Missouri. Each and every one of them needs our help...
Your View: It is up to us (09/15/08)
Dear Editor, A girl was walking by a store when she noticed a "help wanted" sign. She kept on walking but kept thinking about it. What is the rest of her life going to be, where will she stand? In life so many decisions are thrown our way and we choose what to do. We make life out to be what we want it. One mistake however can push everything away...
SpeakOut 9/15 (09/15/08)
In response to the Safety first speakout about the Portageville student. The caller said that the student had a weapon and alcohol in the vehicle which was not true. The student did NOT have a weapon in his/her possession. The student was disciplined the same as any student would be if they were to have alcohol in their possession...