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Stories from Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Neal E. Boyd pens letter to Sikeston following big win (10/07/08)
Hearing addresses 'quiet zones' (10/07/08)
SIKESTON -- City residents seem to be in favor of making Sikeston a "quiet zone" for trains passing through although there are some questions they would like to see answered first. A public hearing on the proposed quiet zone for the Burlington Northern Railroad was held during the regular Sikeston City Council meeting Monday...
Parents and teachers get word out on PAT program (10/07/08)
SIKESTON -- As next month's 25th anniversary of the Parents as Teachers approaches, local parent educators continue to get the word out about the program designed to give children the best possible start in school. "Everyone's born to learn, and everyone has a certain degree of ability, but you have to be able to nurture and bring them up to the point where everyone is equal or above," said Judy Armstrong, parent educator for Sikeston R-6 Schools. "Then you have a good base for learning."...
Two are arrested on drug charges (10/07/08)
BENTON -- Two men are in the Scott County Jail, following in investigation into a meth lab in the Crowder community. Christopher Copeland, 40, of Crowder, and Richard Gregory, 36, of Whitewater, are charged with attempt to manufacture methamphetamine, distribution of a controlled substance; possession of chemicals; possession of controlled substance; possession of marijuana; and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond is set at $75,000 each, cash only...
Three in custody after two separate burglaries (10/07/08)
SIKESTON - Three persons are in custody as the Sikeston Department of Public Safety continues the investigation into two separate burglaries. Sikeston officers responded to an alarm at 2 U Beauty and Fashion, 605 Brunt St., at 8:20 p.m. Sunday. When officers arrived they saw two males, ages 15 and 16, from Sikeston, walking from the rear of the business...
Man arrested after year on the run (10/07/08)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- After a year on the run, a Pemiscot County man wanted on drug charges was caught over the weekend in Pemiscot County. According to Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell, 47-year-old Paul Crocker was arrested Saturday after deputies obtained information Crocker was at a residence in Holland. Crocker was arrested on warrants issued in September 2007 and January 2008 for possession, delivery and manufacturing of a controlled substance...
Lady Hawks riding momentum into the district tournament (10/07/08)
BENTON -- The last game of the regular season for the Kelly Lady Hawks meant that it was a special day for the senior class on the softball team. Luckily for them, they pulled out a close 3-2 win on the field on Monday afternoon against Jackson to finish their final regular season...
Lady Bearcats survive hot start by Puxico (10/07/08)
DEXTER -- The Dexter Lady Bearcats' volleyball team experienced a scare on Monday evening as the visiting Puxico Lady Indians got out to a hot start in the first set. Dexter began to warm up and shake off the cobwebs and eventually they cruised back into control to take the first set, and held off their tough opponent in the second set as well to win 25-23 and 25-23...
Lady Bulldogs finish up with 14 wins on diamond (10/07/08)
KENNETT-- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs softball team defeated the Kennett Lady Indians 3-1 in eight innings of play to wrap up their regular season Monday afternoon in Kennett. The Lady Bulldogs were once again led by Sarah Hopson on the mound and Mary Deason at the plate...
Elzie Wethington (10/07/08)
DEXTER -- Elzie L. Wethington, 74, died Oct. 3, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 7, 1934, at Essex, to the late Hudson G. and Bertha Leola Condict Wethington, he was a retired farmer and businessman. He was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter and had been a deacon in the General Baptist Church. ...
Doris Illig (10/07/08)
DEXTER -- Doris M. Illig, 64, died Oct. 5, 2008, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Nov. 24, 1943, at Carbondale, Ill., to the late Clyde Dennis and Georgia Mae Williams Hickam, she had lived for many years in Cutler, Ill., Ava, Ill., Chester, Ill., and Colp, Ill. In 2004, she moved to Dexter where she was a member of the First Pentecostal Church...
Edna Bunch (10/07/08)
HOPE, Ark. -- Edna G. Stephens Bunch, 68, died Oct. 6, 2008, at Little Rock. Born Sept. 2, 1949, at Canalou, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Herschel and Lillian Drake Stephens. Survivors include: three daughters and sons-in-law, Edessa and Chris Walton, Elena and Casey Smillie and Laura and Matt Kidd of Hope; one brother, Phillip Stephens of Broken Bow, Okla.; three sisters, Martha Wilkening and Darlene Alligood of Sikeston, Mo., and Vonna Smith of Hope; and seven grandchildren...
Eugene Slayton (10/07/08)
SIKESTON -- Wayne Eugene "Skeeter" Slayton, 84, died Oct. 5, 2008, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born March 30, 1924, in Senath, son of the late Shelby Turner and Minnie Elizabeth Taylor Slayton, he was a member of New Beginnings Fellowship Church. He had been a maintenance foreman for Kansas City Medical University before retiring...
Estella Hinklin (10/07/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Estella Rosetta Hinklin, 79, died Oct. 6, 2008, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born July 26, 1929, at Lindy, she was the daughter of the late Nellie Eula Quick and Andrew William Baker. On Oct. 22, 1948, in New Madrid County, she married Henry Alford Hinklin, who preceded her in death on Feb. 12, 1999...
Ruby Sample (10/07/08)
DEXTER -- Ruby Juanita Sample, 85, died Oct. 6, 2008, at her home. Born April 19, 1923, at Poplar Bluff, to the late Dewitt and Rachel McMannis Thompson, she was a homemaker. She married Theodore Sample who preceded her in death in August 1964. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Shirley Newman...
Joyce Sloan (10/07/08)
SIKESTON -- Joyce Sloan, 67, died Oct. 6, 2008, at her home in Sikeston. Born July 10, 1941, in Sikeston, daughter of Tonie Geraldine Freeman Mays Conner of Sikeston and the late Quinn Anderson Mays, she was a member of First Church of the Nazarene in Sikeston. She had worked for In-Home Healthcare and Pyramid Healthcare...
Births published 10-07 (10/07/08)
SIKESTON -- Laura Towe and Hector Hernandez are the parents of their third child, third daughter, born at 5:35 p.m. Aug. 28, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Kinzie Mariela Hernandez weighed 9 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 21 inches long...
Looking Back 10-07 (10/07/08)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. William Marsh moved last week from 109 Stoddard St. to 231 William St. SIKESTON - The Sadler Grocery Store, 221 E. Center St., went back under the ownership of Mr. and Mrs. Sadler this morning, according to Sadler. CHARLESTON - Mrs. Manford Cox was named Woman of the Year last night at the third annual banquet sponsored by the Business and Professional Women's Club. Mrs. Omni Brewer was named Honorary Woman of the Year...
Your View: Blame ACORN (10/07/08)
By 2-to-1 margins Americans detest handing over $700 billion to financial institutions as a reward for buying dead paper. But these institutions are not the ultimate beneficiaries, nor the originators of the disaster. ACORN with the news media solidly behind them produced this disaster with intimidation tactics which ACORN used starting in CHICAGO bullying banks into giving money to people who had no means of repaying a mortgage under the guise of promoting Affordable Housing!...
SpeakOut 10-07 (10/07/08)
A president's pension currently is $191,300 per year, until he is 80 years old. Assuming the next president lives to age 80, Sen. McCain would receive ZERO pension as he would reach 80 at the end of two terms as president. Sen. Obama on the other hand, would be retired for 26 years after two terms and would receive $4,973,800 in pension. ...