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Stories from Thursday, October 2, 2008

Boyd Wins! Sikeston native takes home $1 million prize on 'America's Got Talent' (10/02/08)
SIKESTON -- Family and friends of Neal E. Boyd nervously watched the season finale of "America's Got Talent" on Wednesday night, only to erupt in applause when the tenor was crowned the winner. In what host Jerry Springer called the closest vote in the show's three seasons, Boyd narrowly won the $1 million prize and Las Vegas gig by one-half percent over Eli Mattson, a pianist who also sings...
Painting the Downtown pink (10/02/08)
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Conferences seek to empower women (10/02/08)
SIKESTON -- Two upcoming conferences will seek to empower women and make them aware of resources available to take care of themselves. "I think women tend to take care of everyone else first and themselves last. And these days, there's not a lot of time left" said Tonya Carruth, director of the Family Resource Center in New Madrid. ...
East Prairie grain bin complex burns (10/02/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- A grain bin complex caught on fire early today in Mississippi County, destroying at least one building. About 4:30 a.m. today, East Prairie Fire Department responded to a blaze at Mount Level Farms located on East Main Street just outside city limits...
Kelly's Dock no-hits Oran Lady Eagles (10/02/08)
ORAN -- The Kelly Lady Hawks ended their two game losing skid on Wednesday afternoon with a 9-0 win over the Oran Lady Eagles at Oran High School. Danielle Dock pitched a no hitter for the Lady Hawks and allowed only five baserunners due to five walks. She also struck out 10 and at one point retired 10 straight batters in a row...
Lady Bulldogs continue hot streak (10/02/08)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs continued their hot streak on Wednesday afternoon as they once again saw victory, defeating the visiting Saxony Lutheran Lady Crusaders 6-0. As districts are nearing, every win is meaningful in head coach Tiffany King's eyes...
Sikeston set for rivalry game against NMCC (10/02/08)
SIKESTON-- Football fans will be in for a treat Friday night as they file into Sikeston Public Schools stadium to see two of the fastest and most talented teams in Southeast Missouri square off in the Sikeston Bulldogs and New Madrid County Central Eagles...
Sikeston netters fall to Bearcats (10/02/08)
DEXTER -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs tennis team traveled to Dexter on Wednesday only to come back with a 9-0 loss. "We played a solid Dexter team," Sikeston head coach Lynne DeWitt said. "Our strategical aspects of the game showed. However, we're still improving with our fundamental game."...
Dolan Rogers (10/02/08)
SIKESTON -- The Rev. Dolan Franklin Rogers, 83, died at 2:23 a.m. Oct. 1, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Sept. 25, 1925, in Sardis, Tenn., to the late Stephen Franklin and Mary Jane "Janie" Robins Rogers, he was a corporal in the U.S. Army during World War II. ...
Norma Eichhorn (10/02/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Norma Almedia Eichhorn, 73, died Sept. 30, 2008, at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis. Born June 6, 1935, in Kinder, daughter of the late Cassie Jack and Murl Stroup Watson, she had lived in Puxico until the early 1950s when she moved to St. Louis. She was employed by Rexall Drugs in St. Louis where she worked packaging drugs. She was of the Pentecostal belief...
Donnie Atteberry (10/02/08)
HAYTI -- Donnie Atteberry, 59, died Oct. 1, 2008, at his home in Hayti. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Elvira Metz (10/02/08)
ORAN -- Elvira B. Metz, 91, died Oct. 1, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 31, 1916, in Grafton, Ill, daughter of the late Frank A. and Stella E. Vogelbacher Metz, she graduated from Oran High School in 1934 and later graduated from Latamier Business College in Cape Girardeau. ...
Kenneth Reeves (10/02/08)
DES ARC -- Kenneth W. Reeves, 47, died Sept. 27, 2008, at Sikeston. Born Aug. 20, 1961, at Wyatt, to Norris and Joan Frederick of Des Arc, he worked as a mechanic for an oil refinery. In addition to his parents, survivors include: one son, Russell Reeves of Melbourne, Fla.; two daughters, Amber Gail Morris of Ponce City, Okla., and Alisha Lynch of Bertrand; two brothers, Kyle Jones of Bell City and Lyle Jones of Oran; one stepbrother, Randy Frederick of Breaux Bridge, La.; two sisters, Theresa Shane of Linn and Ginger Jones of Sikeston; two stepsisters, Carla Robin and Chantel Leblanc both of Breaux Bridge; and eight grandchildren.. ...
Maggie Broadway (10/02/08)
SIKESTON -- Maggie Broadway, 50, died Sept. 27, 2008, at St. Louis. Born Feb. 26, 1958, she was the daughter of Irma Jean Jones of Marston and the late Jimmy Jones. Survivors include: three sons and a daughter-in-law, Anthony and Linda Jones of Lilbourn and Marcus Long and Eddie Jones of Sikeston; one daughter, Leah Jones of Sikeston; two brothers, Jimmy Jones Jr. ...
Birth published 10-02 (10/02/08)
HARAHAN, La. -- Dr. Cary and Katrina Sanders are the parents of their fourth child, first daughter, born at 2:18 p.m. Aug. 26, 2008, at Touro Hospital in New Orleans. Lucy Adeline Sanders weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Garry and Margaret Anderson of Sikeston, Mo. Great-grandparent is Edna Anderson of Dexter, Mo...
Looking Back 10-02 (10/02/08)
SIKESTON - Joe Berthe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Berthe, celebrated his 12th birthday Sunday afternoon with a wiener roast at his home. SIKESTON - The United Fund Drive's goal for eight member agencies in Sikeston has been set at $41,940 for 1968-69. Pat Lea is drive chairman while Sam Harbin will serve as co-chairman...
Your View: Leader needed (10/02/08)
As a life-long staunch Republican, I have come to demand certain qualities in leadership. I believe an honest self-concept and wisdom in judgment are likely the most important qualities a president can possess. An honest self-concept will cause a good leader to recognize and admit to his or her own short comings. This is the basic first step. Without an open and honest self-concept, no leader can set realistic goals, plan, and then act in a way that brings about positive results...
SpeakOut 10-02 (10/02/08)
This is to the city of Sikeston. I am calling to ask them about the new skatepark. The concrete has been poured for months and months now. The kids worked real hard to raise money to build it. I don't know who has that money, but the kids need a place to skate and I think they need to know the truth. Is there going to be a skatepark or not? Baseball players, soccer players and tennis players were never asked to help build their place to play. Please answer this question...