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Stories from Sunday, September 28, 2008

Hot Topix: Web site forum draws criticism (09/28/08)
Judgement House: Eye-opening experience (09/28/08)
MINER -- Marty Pullen has seen the range of expressions in people's faces as they enter one of the last scenes in Miner Baptist Church's Judgement House. "Some of their eyes get real big, and some of them won't even look at me," said Pullen, who plays Jesus in heaven, one of the last scenes in the drama...
New inductees (09/28/08)
Steve Drake, left, is presented with a plaque during his induction to the Sikeston R-6 Hall of Fame on Friday night by Steve Borgsmiller, superintendent. Four other individuals and four teams were also inducted to the school's Honor Wall/Hall of Fame during Friday night's football game...
Woman shot, is in critical condition (09/28/08)
PORTAGEVILLE - A woman was in critical condition following an early morning shooting Saturday. Althought details remained sketchy as of press time, New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens reported his officers were called to a residence at Point Pleasant about 5:50 a.m. Saturday. At the scene, officers found a woman with a gunshot wound to the head. She was flown by air ambulance service to a Memphis hospital. Stevens indicated the woman's condition was very critical...
Sikeston woman is fatally injured (09/28/08)
SCOTT CITY - A Sikeston woman was killed in a one vehicle accident Friday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Shirley A. Amos, 73, was driving northbound on Interstate 55, one mile south of Scott City, when her vehicle ran off the right side of the road and overturned. Amos was transported by Ambulance to St. Francis Medical Center where she was pronounced dead...
Class will cover ghost huntings and techniques (09/28/08)
SIKESTON --A different type of hunting course will be offered next month in Sikeston. But instead of searching for wild animals, the object of this one-night workshop is to hunt ghosts. "Missouri Haunts: Ghost Stories and Ghost Hunting in Missouri" is set for 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Sikeston Career and Technology Center...
Homecoming Queen (09/28/08)
New Madrid County Central senior Shari Padilla smiles as she is crowned Fall Homecoming Queen before Friday night's football game against Caruthersville.
Bulldogs rout Cape Central for third win (09/28/08)
SIKESTON -- A lot has changed since the last time the Sikeston Bulldogs met up with the Cape Central Tigers on the gridiron. That contest, held last November in Cape Girardeau, featured a 27-20 victory that slipped away from the Bulldogs on a cold evening at Houck Stadium...
Bearcats win first game (09/28/08)
MALDEN -- The first win seems to be the hardest for a team to get. But after four weeks the Dexter Bearcats finally got their first win over the Malden Greenwave in a 41-7 game. "Anytime you get a win it's a positive and we needed it bad," said Pixley. "Quite honestly I was worried about it. Whenever your 0-4 you don't know how your going to respond to anything. They were a little quiet before the game and I didn't really know how to take that but they came out playing hard."...
Eagles roll past Caruthersville (09/28/08)
NEW MADRID-- The New Madrid County Central Eagles rolled past the Tigers of Caruthersville 32-12 Friday night in New Madrid. The Eagles put up solid offensive numbers, compiling 373 yards of total offense. One of New Madrid's most productive offensive weapons was running back Bryan Waters, who ran for 116 yards and received for 57 yards. He also had one touchdown...
Blackcats hold off E.P. rally (09/28/08)
FREDERICKTOWN -- The Fredericktown Blackcats pulled out a close win over the East Prairie Eagles on Friday evening 40-32. "It was just like last week," said East Prairie head coach Jason Aycock. "We were a couple of seconds from pulling off a win." The Eagles scored twice in the first half, but Fredericktown matched and did one better as they scored three times and were headlined by running back Joey Lewandowski. ...
Chaffee wins rivalry game over Scott City (09/28/08)
SCOTT CITY (SMNS) -- Chaffee quarterback Aaron Horrell wanted his team to give his father, assistant coach Brian Horrell, the best birthday present of all Friday without having to spend any money. Aaron Horrell and his teammates delivered the 39-year-old Horrell that present -- a victory over rival Scott City...
Shop offers same services, but in a bigger building (09/28/08)
SIKESTON -- An eye for detail and the desire to be the best at what they do is what prompted Mini Sensations Body Shop and Towing to expand its building earlier this year. And owners Terry and Sadonna Lewis plan to only increase their commitment to the work and community...
HMDG plans events to mark fall and winter (09/28/08)
I hope everyone had fun at this year's Cotton Carnival. Thanks to everyone who came downtown after the parade to enjoy the Cotton Heritage Festival in American Legion Square. Many thanks go out to all the volunteers and contributors. Look for us again in 2009...
Business Briefcase 9/28 (09/28/08)
SIKESTON -- Missouri Delta Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in Computerized Tomography (CT) as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of the practice. ...
James E. McGarity (09/28/08)
SIKESTON -- James Earl McGarity, 88, passed away peacefully on Sept. 25, 2008, in Sikeston, surrounded by his wife and children. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Grace, along with his children Carl Edward McGarity of Oklahoma City, Ronnie Lee McGarity and wife, Patricia of Racine, Wis., Bobbie Jo McLeod of Sikeston, Debra McGarity Dietrich and husband, Donald of Memphis, Tenn., Denise Darlene McGibony and husband, Robbie of Pananma City, Fla.; and Michael Dean McGarity and wife, Kimberly of St. ...
Reece Morgan (09/28/08)
BONNE TERRE -- Reece H. Morgan, 75, died Sept. 24, 2008, at Des Peres Hospital in Kirkwood. Born Dec. 12, 1932, in Maynard, Ark., to the late Reece and Sylvia Knotts Morgan, he was a retired Illinois State Trooper and received many awards and commendations for service. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of the Masonic Lodge 424 in Bonne Terre...
Dale Sullivan (09/28/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for graveside services held Friday at Mounds Park Cemetery for Clyde Dale Sullivan, 61, who died Sept. 22, 2008 were: Travis Sanders, Phillip Sanders, Dale Pearson, Jimmy Pearson, Donnie Brown, and Chris Wilburn. Ponder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements...
Births published 9/28 (09/28/08)
DEXTER -- Trisha Hall and David Steksal are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 5:39 p.m. Aug. 21, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Andrea Jean Steskal weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 18 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Barbie Hall and Greg Hall...
McCullough-Simpson (09/28/08)
DEXTER -- Tonya McCullough and John L. Simpson III were united in marriage during a 2 p.m. ceremony July 26, 2008, at the First Assembly of God Church in Dexter. Mike Kohlbaker, pastor, performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Bruce of Sikeston. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Daily of Sikeston...
Halter-Riseling (09/28/08)
CHARLESTON -- Kimberly Anne Halter and Jason Clark Riseling were united in marriage during a 1 p.m. ceremony Aug. 30, 2008, at St. Henry's Catholic Church in Charleston. The Rev. Scott Sunnenberg officiated and Frank Stallings of Charleston assisted...
McDowell-Hingle (09/28/08)
BERTRAND -- Mr. and Mrs. David W. McDowell have announced the engagement of their daughter, Leslie Ann McDowell, to Scott Matthew Hingle, son of Mr. and Mrs Edward C. Hingle III of St. Louis. The future bride graduated in 2007 from Southeast Missouri State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in business administration with an emphasis in finance. ...
Harper-Tyra (09/28/08)
NEW HAMBURG -- David and Karen Harper have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kristin Nicole Harper, to Donald Joseph Tyra, son of Allen and Brenda Fry of Dexter and the late Charles Tyra Sr. A 2005 graduate of Thomas W. Kelly High School in Benton, the future bride earned an Associate of Arts in radiologic technology from Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences in May. She is a registered radiology technologist at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston...
Looking Back 9-28 (09/28/08)
SIKESTON - A tentative opening date of Nov. 1 was set for the Missouri Delta Community Hospital, according to a written statement from E.P. Coleman Jr., president of the hospital board. BLOOMFIELD - Elvis Mooney of Bloomfield was elected grand master of Missouri Masons at the annual meeting of the Grand Lodge in St. Louis. Mooney served as deputy grand master last year...
Landslide ahead but winner unknown (09/28/08)
One of the nation's leading experts in political polling dropped a bomb this week when he predicted that the presidential election would end in a landslide. Trouble is, he said the landslide could go either way! John Zogby, of Zogby International Polling, told reporters this week that this upcoming presidential election will be decided the weekend before Election Day. ...
Speakout 9-28 (09/28/08)
Mike, you always do a great job telling one side of the story. Your statement about Blunt being popular is just a way for you to manipulate your readers into thinking that he is doing a good job. If you want to be factual in your reporting you should leave these phrases out. ...