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Stories from Thursday, September 18, 2008

Students thank soldiers (09/18/08)
SIKESTON -- As the nation remembered 9-11 last week, third graders in Amanda Grossius' class at Matthews Elementary in Sikeston were busy scribing postcards to U.S. soldiers stationed overseas. "It was just a postcard to remember Sept. 11, and we only spent 15 minutes on it," Grossier said about the project...
Henry has led Sikeston Housing Authority for 20 years (09/18/08)
SIKESTON -- With the perspective of 20 years on the job, the director of the Sikeston Housing Authority sees improvements in the city's housing. Bobby K. Henry's first day on the job as director was Sept. 6, 1988. "The major issue they had going at that time was all the vacant homes in the Pin Oak Subdivision," Henry recalled. "I promised the board that I would stay at least until we got that situation resolved not knowing it would take us 10 years to do that."...
Boyd performs as part of final 10 (09/18/08)
LAS VEGAS -- Sikeston native Neal E. Boyd performed as one of the final 10 contestants on NBC's "America's Got Talent" Wednesday night. Tonight he'll find out if he stays in the live competition or if he's sent home without the $1 million prize...
Lady Bulldogs breeze through East Prairie with victory (09/18/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs handled business on Wednesday afternoon as they traveled to East Prairie, defeating the Lady Eagles 17-0 in five innings. For Sikeston, it was a display of offense as they rattled off 14 hits in four innings at the dish, chipping in nine walks as well...
Lady Rams walk off with win (09/18/08)
SCOTT CITY -- With the game tied at two runs a piece in the bottom of the eighth inning, the Scott City Lady Rams had the bases loaded with two outs against the visiting Oran Lady Eagles. Rachel Reed, who was the Lady Rams starting pitcher for the game, stepped up to the plate and sent a line drive to right field. Oran's right fielder Lexi Cummins, who was recently subbed in, tried to make the reaching catch in front of her but the ball hit off of her glove and rolled behind her...
Sikeston looking to carry their momentum north to Jackson (09/18/08)
SIKESTON--Optimism is in high volume around the Sikeston Bulldog football program as they prepare to travel to Jackson to take on the Indians Friday night. "I think our kids are optimistic," Sikeston head coach Kent Gibbs said. "You talk to them around school and there is a lot more optimism within our football program. The outlook of our kids that 'hey, we have a real shot at winning these games' is so much better. Our boys are excited to play and that just makes things a lot better."...
Kennett takes down Sikeston in tennis (09/18/08)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs fell to the Kennett Lady Indians' tennis team on Wednesday afternoon. "The girls played a lot better than yesterday," said DeWitt. "Kennett is a strong team. All six of their varsity players are seniors." In varsity singles, Brook Burcham (K) defeated Jacarra Lampkin (S) 8-4, Hanna Lack (K) defeated Caroline Murray (S) 8-0, Susan Shetley (K) defeated Erica Garrett (S) 8-0, Hope Sparks (K) defeated Brooke Partridge (S) 8-0, Samantha Geary (K) defeated Jessica Hutchcraft (S) 8-0 and Anna Grantham (K) defeated Rachel Murphy (S) 8-0.. ...
Mary Appleton (09/18/08)
BERNIE -- Mary Aldean Appleton, 89, formerly of Morehouse, died Sept. 17, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Jan. 18, 1919, in Grayridge, to the late John Luster and Linnie Bruce Tarrants, she moved to Bernie 10 months ago after living for 48 years in Morehouse where she was a member of the United Pentecostal Church...
Kenneth Chatman (09/18/08)
BERTRAND -- Kenneth James Chatman, 48, died at 4:40 p.m. Sept. 16, 2008, at his home. Born Sept. 19, 1959, in Sikeston, to Claude E. Chatman of East Prairie and the late Stella Bruce Chatman, he was employed as a truck driver for Transvantage Transportation Inc. of Charleston. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served 17 years...
Brady Sanders (09/18/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Brady Evan Sanders, newborn son of Travis Euell and Jessica Young Sanders of Portageville, died Sept. 17, 2008, at Hayti. In addition to his parents, survivors include: his grandparents, Georgia Young of Portageville and John W. Sanders of Hayti; great-grandmothers, Kay Young of St. Louis and Peggy Sanders of Hayti; great-grandfather, H.R. Euell of Hayti; and many aunts, uncles and cousins...
Eugene C. Oliver (09/18/08)
SIKESTON-- Eugene C. Oliver, 94, died Sept. 16, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 1, 1914, in Princeton, Ky., son of the late Dora E. (Kappler) Oliver and Cullen H. Oliver. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served in the Seabees in Guam during World War II. He was a union carpenter construction foreman and a member of Eastside Church of the Nazarene...
Betty Goering (09/18/08)
CHARLESTON -- Betty Jane Jackson Goering, 64, died Sept. 17, 2008, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 16, 1943, in Cairo, Ill., to the late Elbert "Ike" and Dorothy Fields Jackson, she had lived her entire life in rural Charleston. She had been employed as a bookkeeper with M&M Farms until ill health forced her retirement and was a member of the Cornerstone Church in Bertrand...
G.H. Starnes (09/18/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted Wednesday at the First Baptist Church for G.H. Starnes, 83, who died Sept. 13, 2008, were: Shawn Lucas, Steve Huffstutler, Stan Banderman, Bobby Harris, Roger Stephens and John Stanley. Honorary pallbearers were: Jim Leigh, Bob Patterson, Ray Clinton, Lloyd "Beans" Evans, Jack Hartzog, Jim Barber, Clarence Hilterbrand, Jim Doster, Roscoe Vaughn, Jim Ward, Bob Lambert and Bob Medlock...
Dwayne Kraus (09/18/08)
ORAN -- Dwayne Kraus, 66, died at 12:10 p.m. Sept. 17, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 4, 1942, in Hagarville, Ark., to Bessie Mae Patterson Kraus of Oran and the late Amos J. Kraus, he was a member of the Trinity Gospel Church in Sikeston...
Looking Back 9-18 (09/18/08)
SIKESTON - Harry C. Blanton, Sikeston attorney, was named chairman of the Sikeston Boy Scout District in an annual meeting held last night at the Scout cabin at the airport. MATTHEWS - The Little Mr. and Miss Matthews were crowned last night at the fifth annual Matthews Fall Festival. The honors went to Sidney Parker, 4, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lindle Parker, and Dana Vaughn, 4, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Vaughn...
Your View: Media obsessed (09/18/08)
As I watch the news today, I'm amazed at the mainstream media as they brazenly and openly support the anti-Christian liberal view. Apparently fair and balanced reporting is a thing of the past. Those who once prided themselves as reporting the news are now actively striving to distort the news. ABC, NBC and CBS have all become propaganda machines of liberal social ideology. This fact has never been more evident since Senator John McCain selected Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate...
SpeakOut 9-18 (09/18/08)
I am 72 years old and have voted Democrat most of my life, but I think the Democratic party has gone too far left for most Americans. We thought if we got a Democrat Congress, we would get something done like drilling for oil in Alaska. But what does Nancy Pelosi do - she closes down Congress and calls security to get the Republicans out and turns off the lights. ...