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Stories from Thursday, September 25, 2008

October declared Neal E. Boyd month in Sikeston (09/25/08)
SIKESTON - Mayor Mike Marshall and the Sikeston City Council declared October as "Neal E. Boyd month." Boyd, the "Voice of Missouri", is a Sikeston native who made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2001. Last week he earned his way to the final round of NBC's "America's Got Talent." The tenor is well-known locally, as many recall his performances at Sikeston High School and later as his operatic career advanced...
Clydesdales to be featured in parade (09/25/08)
SIKESTON -- This year's Cotton Carnival Parade will have a hitch -- and a world famous one at that. For the first time ever, the Budweiser Clydesdales will be featured in Sikeston's annual parade. "They are one of the most recognizable corporate icons in the world," said Pete Petersen, hitch supervisor. "Budweiser has been using the Clydesdales for pulling the wagon for 75 years -- this is the 75th anniversary. Ever since the Prohibition was repealed they have been using the horses."...
Many take part in annual 'community day' Wednesday (09/25/08)
SIKESTON -- When asked how much she liked coming to the American Legion Cotton Carnival, Ashley Tifft spread her arms wide and said: "So much." As she continued to stretch her arms, she added: "Around the world and back." Ashley, a 20-year-old student at New Dawn Missouri School for Severely Disabled in Sikeston, was one of more than 300 residents taking part Wednesday in the "community day" at the carnival. ...
Sikeston becoming venue for new bands (09/25/08)
SIKESTON -- Cronies Sports Bar and Grill is working to bring in some new music acts, but there will be some familiar faces on the stage. Branston Keefer, co-owner, recently returned to work at the business and is working to offer more new acts and big-named band entertainment...
Bootheel burglar facing charges (09/25/08)
CARUTHERSVILLE - An apparent burglar faces several charges following his capture by police. At 1:38 a.m. Wednesday, Caruthersville Police responded to a residence on Bushey Street. Josh Lafferty told officers he saw a man crawling out of his kitchen window and then fleeing on foot...
Woman charged with stealing (09/25/08)
Bulldogs looking for revenge on Tigers (09/25/08)
SIKESTON-- The Sikeston Bulldogs football team will look to rebound from the well contested loss at Jackson last week when they take on the Cape Central Tigers at home on Friday. Sikeston head coach Kent Gibbs felt his team played well last week. "Overall, It was apparent that our kids thought they could win," Gibbs said. ...
Bulldogs notch second victory against Dragons (09/25/08)
SIKESTON -- Sometimes during the course of a game mistakes can happen but the outcome seems to turn out good. That's what led to the Sikeston Bulldogs lone goal in their match against the DeSoto Dragons on Wednesday night which ended up being the game-winner in a 1-0 game...
Offensive outburst gives Lady Dogs ninth win of year (09/25/08)
SIKESTON-- The Sikeston Lady Bulldog softball team rolled the Lady Cat's of Fredricktown 10-0 Wednesday at the Sikeston Complex. Sikeston head coach Tiffany King felt that it was important to rebound with a win Wednesday after suffering a 2-0 loss to Jackson on Monday...
Kelly wins on diamond, Charleston netters and Oran softball fall short (09/25/08)
PERRYVILLE -- The Kelly Lady Hawks traveled to Perryville on Wednesday and came back with a 6-3 win over the Lady Pirates. Heather Beggs (5-0) threw all seven innings giving up three runs (two earned) on three hits and four walks. She also had six strikeouts...
SEMO names new basketball assistant (09/25/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Veteran basketball coach Tommy Suitts, a former head coach at Rice and Chicago State, has been named an assistant basketball coach at Southeast Missouri State University. "Coach Suitts is an outstanding addition to our coaching staff," said Southeast head coach Scott Edgar. ...
First Tee program brings golf and life skills together (09/25/08)
SIKESTON -- Golfers all over the world can describe their sport as frustrating, yet calming at the same time. For the First Tee program, the idea behind the sports isn't that it's just a game, but that it is a life lesson as well. The First Tee program, created in 1997 by the World Golf Federation, was designed to bring together young aspiring athletes and the skills that they eventually need in life to succeed to their fullest potential...
Lois McCrite (09/25/08)
CHARLESTON -- Lois Rose McCrite, 63, formerly of Cairo, Ill., died at 8:57 a.m. Sept. 23, 2008, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 13, 1945, at Anna, Ill., daughter of the late Ferrell Virgil and Lucille Smith McCrite Sr., she had lived most of her life in Cairo, where she had worked as a cook for the Cairo Elks Club. She later moved to Charleston where she had been employed with the Casey's General Store and attended the First General Baptist Church...
Terrial Boyd (09/25/08)
SIKESTON -- Terrial Boyd, 34, died Sept. 23, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 10, 1973, at St. Louis, he was the son of Frank Boyd Jr. of St. Louis and Alice Lee Combs Boyd of Cape Girardeau. He was married to Veleka Boyd of Sikeston...
Melba Nichols (09/25/08)
MATTHEWS -- Melba Maxine Nichols, 75, died at 12:55 a.m. Sept. 24, 2008, at Close to Home Nursing Home in Matthews. Born April 30, 1933, at Sikeston, to the late Orville and Beulah Westmoland Nichols, she had worked as a farm laborer. She is survived by one brother, Orville Eugene Nichols of Corning, Ark...
Judy Campbell (09/25/08)
DEXTER -- Judy Kay Campbell, 49, died Sept. 16, 2008, at the St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho. Born Aug. 18, 1959, daughter of David and Lorene Milam O'Neal of Sikeston, she lived in Grangeville, Idaho, and in Dexter during the winter. She attended the Smith Street Church of God in Sikeston...
Dale Sullivan (09/25/08)
SIKESTON -- Clyde Dale Sullivan, 61, died Sept. 22, 2008, at his home. Born Sept. 17, 1947, in Cape Girardeau, son of Erladene (Pearson) Sullivan of Sikeston and the late Clyde Willie Sullivan, he attended Mississippi State University and was an accountant...
Brenda Hodge (09/25/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Brenda Yount Hodge, 48, who died on Sept. 18, 2008, were: Thomas Alford, Tracy Alford, Perry Yount, Bobby Yount, Cory Davis and Zachary Wilson. Burial followed at Webb Yount Cemetery in Marquand...
Bill Franklin (09/25/08)
WYATT -- William "Bill" Franklin, 82, died Sept. 24, 2008, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Looking Back 9-25 (09/25/08)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Wilford are parents of a son born Sunday afternoon at the Sikeston General Hospital. He has been named Robert Boone and is the second child, first son. LILBOURN - Paula Dial, daughter of Billy Dial and Mrs. Dorothy Smith of Portageville, was chosen Miss New Madrid County last night at the high school auditorium...
Your View: Others to honor (09/25/08)
I read with interest your article of Sunday, September 7, 2008 regarding the Cotton Carnival Parade honoring Gold Star Mothers and the US flag. I appreciate the concept that someone is trying to be patriotic as well as remember the moms of all of our service men and women who have died for this country, but to me you have forgotten the spouses of these same men and women by ignoring the group Gold Star Wives...
SpeakOut 9-25 (09/25/08)
I recently read a comment about no candy being given at the Cotton Carnival Parade because of potential liability for the city. Would not the horse poo be a hazard too, as raw sewage in the streets and a slip hazard for the marching bands? Or the Clydesdales - wonderful horses, but makers of huge amounts of poo and a tendency for flatulence, a greenhouse gas that is flammable - egads! Call the EPA we're going to be gassed and pooed on and a runaway horse might bite someone. ...