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Stories from Sunday, October 5, 2008

Sikeston man killed in crash (10/05/08)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston man was fatally injured after his vehicle struck a tree late Thursday. The Sikeston Department of Public Safety reported that Tyrone Sheron, 29, died as a result of a one-vehicle accident on Ann Street in Sikeston. Around 11:33 p.m. ...
High speed chase ends with arrest (10/05/08)
SIKESTON -- A man was apprehended Friday morning following a high speed chase that began in Morehouse and ended on Interstate 55, just north of Sikeston. According to DPS officials, the pursuit began late Friday morning in Morehouse after the suspect allegedly stole alcohol from a business there. ...
Sikeston queen crowned (10/05/08)
Local experts weigh in on financial woes (10/05/08)
SIKESTON -- Joel Montgomery Sr. of Sikeston endured the worst and longest economic collapse in the history of the modern industrial world -- the Great Depression, which lasted from the end of 1929 until the early 1940s. So when the 88-year-old banker thinks about the state of today's economy, he knows it could be a lot worse...
Major changes ahead for business world (10/05/08)
SIKESTON -- Major changes are coming in the future for Southeast Missouri, the state, nation and world. And Ron Crouch, director of the Kentucky Data Center located at the University of Louisville, discussed the future and some of those impending changes Friday afternoon with economic and business leaders from around the area at "Retooling for Economic Change." The one-day seminar, held at Southeast Missouri State University-Sikeston was held to provide essential tools for regional and local leaders to understand economic change.. ...
Homecoming Heartbreak: Sikeston unable to hold on to 22-6 halftime lead (10/05/08)
SIKESTON -- The bid for a 4-2 record came up shy for the Sikeston Bulldogs on Friday evening as the visiting New Madrid County Central Eagles overcame a 22-6 halftime deficit to win by a final of 40-29 to spoil Homecoming festivities. NMCC on the other hand now sits at 4-2 on the season as they prepare for Park Hills Central on Friday...
East Prairie flies by Chaffee (10/05/08)
CHAFFEE -- The East Prairie Eagles football team cruised past the Chaffee Red Devils 53-8 Friday night at host Chaffee's homecoming game. East Prairie head coach Jason Aycock was very pleased after Friday's contest with his team and their execution...
Bearcats, Bluejays put on offensive display Friday (10/05/08)
DEXTER -- An offensive powder keg exploded all over Charles Bland Stadium on Friday night. The Dexter Bearcats and the Charleston Bluejays compiled almost 1,000 yards of total offense between them with the Bearcats coming out on top of the high scoring affair in a close 49-42 final...
Groundbreaking ceremony (10/05/08)
The Board of Directors of Progressive Farm Credit recently broke ground at the site of their new corporate office building at 1114 North Main in Sikeston. This 10,540 square foot building project is expected to be completed in June 2009 and will replace the current 47-year-old office near downtown Sikeston. ...
Several businesses join SACC in '08; next membership drive is in November (10/05/08)
I want to start out this month's article by expressing our sympathy to the American Legion and the Floyd family on the loss of American Legion Commander Larry Floyd. Larry was not only important to the American Legion but to the Sikeston and Miner communities because of his volunteerism on so many area projects. ...
Group surpasses $1 million of premium sales for company year (10/05/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Members of the Hahs Group, the local district office of the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, gathered recently at the Members Manor at Dalhousie Golf Club to celebrate having exceeded $1 million in new insurance premium sold for the company year concluded at the end of May...
Business Briefcase 10/05 (10/05/08)
River Bend Ag LLC increases its storage NEW MADRID -- River Bend Ag LLC recently announced it will increase its storage of dry fertilizer. The company has signed a contract that will effectively increase storage capacity by approximately 35 percent...
Gertrude R. Jones (10/05/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Lifetime East Prairie resident, Gertrude Carlotta Roberts Jones, 82 years and 28 days, passed from this life on Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, in Cape Girardeau with her daughters at her side. She had been a short-time resident of the East Prairie Nursing Center...
Hustella Smith (10/05/08)
CHARLESTON -- Hustella Frazier Smith, 66, died Oct. 1, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 6, 1942, in Charleston, to the late Alonzo and Therssa Kirkwood Frazier, she had lived in Missouri most of her life. She was married to Levi Smith, who survives of Las Vegas...
James E. McGarity (10/05/08)
SIKESTON -- James Earl McGarity, 88, who died on Sept. 25, 2008, will be interred at 1 p.m. Oct. 17, in the Columbarium Wall at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield. Services will include a Military Honor Guard, eulogy by family members and prayer by the Rev. Bill McGarity...
Elzie Wethington (10/05/08)
DEXTER -- Elzie Wethington, 74, died Oct. 3, 2008, at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Raymond Coatney (10/05/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for funeral services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church for Raymond Coatney, 68, who died on Oct. 2, 2008, will be: Mark Coatney, John Roland, Bob Crowley, Mike Dillard, Gary Ozment and John Wright. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Sunday with parish prayers at 6 p.m. at the Ponder Funeral Home...
Swogger-Duncan (10/05/08)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Marcy Marie Swogger and Stephen Thomas Duncan exchanged wedding vows in a 6 p.m. worship service on May 24, 2008, at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens in Nashville. Robert Kompelien, pastor, performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Janice Swogger of Sikeston, Mo., and the late George Swogger, and her husband is the son of Tom and Janice Duncan of Kenosha, Wis...
Manley-Foote (10/05/08)
SIKESTON -- Kellee Marie Manley and Gregory Jerome Foote Jr. were united in marriage during a 2 p.m. ceremony March 29, 2008, at the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston. Ron Spell, pastor, performed the ceremony. Parents of the bride are William and Tina Manley of Sikeston. The bridegroom is the son of Gregory and Bonnie Foote of Sikeston...
Wheeler-Gregory (10/05/08)
ESSEX -- Hannah Jade Wheeler of Essex and Charles Brandon Gregory of Eminence have announced their engagement. A 2006 graduate of Richland High School and a 2008 graduate of Southeast Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences in Cape Girardeau where she received an associate's degree in radiologic technology, the future bride is employed at Kneibert Clinic in Poplar Bluff. ...
Wimberley-Porch (10/05/08)
SIKESTON -- Joyce Ann Wimberley and Matthew Clayborn Porch have announced their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Jimmy and Lori Wimberley of Sikeston. A graduate of Kelly High School, she is employed at AT&T in Cape Girardeau. The prospective bridegroom is the son of Tim and Sally Porch of Scott City. He is a graduate of Scott City High School and is vice president of Interior Plus...
Looking Back 10-5 (10/05/08)
Peter Kinder has served region well (10/05/08)
With an all-important election now just weeks away, the obvious attention is focused on the top of the national and state tickets. That is understandable. But for Southeast Missouri specifically, we should pay attention to the race for lieutenant governor in Missouri and return Cape Girardeau native Peter Kinder to the seat he holds with honor and distinction...
Speakout 10-5 (10/05/08)
Where the heart is I grew up in Sikeston and Sikeston is where my heart is. It is exciting to watch Neal Boyd and I wish him all the best. I enjoy keeping up with what is going on in Sikeston and get the headlines e-mailed to me. I really have a hard time at rodeo time because I have so many memories there. ...