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Stories from Thursday, October 9, 2008

Meeting Fire Pup (10/09/08)
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NRCS is providing flood damage assistance (10/09/08)
SIKESTON -- Area drainage districts are receiving help from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in mopping out ditches filled in by spring flooding. Following the floods, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service's state office requested $35 million to help individuals and communities in Missouri recover from damages...
150th celebration activities (10/09/08)
SIKESTON -- Although it's more than a year away, organizers of Sikeston's Sesquicentennial Celebration are in the final stages of setting up events for the 2010 yearlong celebration. "I know it seems far away, but really it's not," said Missy Marshall, executive director of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce, which is spearheading the event, along with the city of Sikeston. ...
Prank proves to be a problem (10/09/08)
CARUTHERSVILLE - What began as a prank has five Caruthersville residents facing charges. At 12:05 a.m. today, Caruthersville Police officers responded to Reynolds Park in reference to a possible abduction. A witness told police a vehicle pulled up and an individual jumped out of the trunk, then begin running. A man then exited the car, tackled the person fleeing from the trunk and apparently assaulted him before putting him back in the trunk. The car then sped from the scene...
Running offense to be plenty on Friday night in Kennett (10/09/08)
KENNETT -- The Sikeston Bulldog football team will look to rebound from their tough loss to the New Madrid Country Central Eagles last Friday as they hit the road to take on the the 6-0 Kennett Indians this Friday. The Bulldogs (3-3) jumped off to a 22-6 lead over the Eagles last week, but were not able to hold on against NMCC's second half rally, as they fell 40-29...
Billy Arington (10/09/08)
DOGWOOD -- Billy Vernon Arington, 79, went to be with the Lord at 10:05 p.m. Oct. 7, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 19, 1929, in Windyville, he was the son of the late Harvey and Loula Arington. He was co-owner of the Dogwood Store, served on the Board of Directors at Citizens Bank and also owned and operated his family farm. He enjoyed sharing his wit and wisdom with family and friends...
Louise Callahan (10/09/08)
CHARLESTON -- Louise Lee Callahan, 94, died at 3:35 p.m. Oct. 8, 2008, at her home. Born Oct. 28, 1913, in Clinton, Ky., to the late Miles Thomas and Troy Viverette Lee, since 1947 she had lived in Charleston where she was a member of the United Methodist Church...
Clara Stevenson (10/09/08)
PARMA -- Clara Stevenson, 91, died Oct. 8, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.
Oral Fortner (10/09/08)
DEXTER -- Oral Fortner, 97, died Oct. 8, 2008, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter. Born Dec. 29, 1910, at Scurry, Texas, to the late William Terrill and Clennie Dill Fortner, he formerly owned a television repair shop at Cardwell and was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ...
Asa Rhodes (10/09/08)
SIKESTON -- Asa Reilly Rhodes, newborn son of Michael Edwin and Christi Wilson Rhodes of Sikeston, died Oct. 5, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. In addition to his parents, survivors include: maternal grandparents, William and Cathy Wilson of Risco; paternal grandparents, Donald and Sandra Rhodes of Bloomfield; maternal great-grandmother, Juanita Beck of Risco; two uncles, Bryan Wilson of Poplar Bluff and David Rhodes of Bloomfield; and one cousin, Dakota Wilson of Poplar Bluff.. ...
Colleen Brown (10/09/08)
DEXTER -- Colleen Marie Brown, 79, died Oct. 8, 2008, at her home. Born Oct. 30, 1928, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Clarence and Eunice Sneed Robinson, she grew up in Dexter before moving to California with her family. She returned to Dexter in 1988 and was a member of the Church of the Brethren in Frisco...
Kathy Henry (10/09/08)
BERTRAND -- Kathy Jean Henry, 51, died at 4 a.m. Oct. 9, 2008, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Looking Back 10-09 (10/09/08)
SIKESTON - J.A. Sutterfield, Sikeston architect, was appointed fund drive chairman of the Red Cross at an executive board meeting held at the Red Cross office Tuesday afternoon. SIKESTON - Tentative sketches for a new three-story addition to the Baptist Church were turned over to the architect today by the church building committee, according to J.J. Reiss, chairman of the group. The addition will be added to the west side of the facility...
Support appreciated (10/09/08)
We would like to thank all the business firms and volunteers who helped make our 64th annual Cotton Carnival a huge success. We appreciate your generosity and support. Donations from businesses: Helen's Florist, King's Jewelry, First State Bank, Montgomery Bank, Sam's Jewelry, Ambitions, Sikeston Trophies, Bo's Jewelry & Pawn, Focus Bank, T & T Tanning, I-55 Auto Sales, Medlin Equipment, Randal Strull, Pullen Bros., Wiese Planning and Engineering, Kohlfield Distributing Inc., Sikeston DPS and Park Board, Parades Marshalls, Judges and Larry Caroll Sound System.. ...
Your View: Help is needed (10/09/08)
Five years ago at the urging of a fellow church member I became involved with Beverly Baker and her Thanksgiving meal. I was in awe at the trust she put in God and the community to pull off the meal. The following year when Beverly turned the organization of the meal over to me, I found out just how much faith is a part of this community wide effort...
SpeakOut 10-09 (10/09/08)
Why is it that you don't print ALL comments submitted to SpeakOut? I recently (and for the first time) submitted a comment to SpeakOut and it has never been printed! And don't tell me that it was too long - I've read dissertations within the confines of SpeakOut that went on for days! There was nothing within my comment that slammed anyone or anything, nor did it mention any business names. ...