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Stories from Monday, October 13, 2008

Matthews begins beautification (10/13/08)
MATTHEWS - With a population of 605, Matthews may be a small town, says Ann Porter, but it is a community with a big heart. More importantly, it is a community willing to invest in their town to bring improvements. Since forming the "Matthews Beautification Committee" just two months ago, community members have worked together to develop projects to "dress up the town a little bit," said Porter, one of the committee's members. ...
Downtown park will have new Christmas decorations (10/13/08)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's downtown park will sport new Christmas decorations thanks to inspiration from a neighboring town and some community spirit. "The design committee of the Historic Midtown Development Group was looking into getting some new Christmas decorations for the downtown. ...
Construction under way (10/13/08)
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Resources help smokers try to kick the habit (10/13/08)
SIKESTON -- A new survey shows that nearly two-thirds of Missouri's smokers want to kick the habit. Fortunately for Southeast Missouri smokers, the region has several resources to help them do just that. Leslie Freeman, community policy specialist for the Tobacco Use Prevention Program for the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services office in Cape Girardeau, said there's nothing new today with smoking trends in Southeast Missouri...
Lady Hawks win 24th district title (10/13/08)
BENTON -- The Kelly Lady Hawks softball team and district titles go hand-in-hand. The Lady Hawks hoisted their 24th district championship trophy on Saturday by defeating the Crystal City Lady Hornets 10-1. This also improves an already impressive streak that Kelly has built within those years. For 22 out of 23 seasons, the Lady Hawks have been able to call themselves district champions...
Lady Eagles claim their second straight district championship (10/13/08)
DELTA -- All facets of the game were on display from the Oran Lady Eagles. The pitching of Clair Seyer, hitting from almost every player in the lineup and a defense that committed no errors took down the Delta Lady Bobcats for their second straight Class 1, District 1 championship in an 8-1 game...
Sikeston nets road win over Zizzers (10/13/08)
WEST PLAINS -- The Sikeston Bulldog soccer team defeated the West Plains Zizzers 3-1 Saturday in West Plains. The Bulldogs (3-14) were able to strike first in the contest with a well placed goal from defensive player Stuart Strom only four minutes into the game...
Eddie Wade (10/13/08)
CHARLESTON - Jesse Edward "Eddie" Wade, age 70, a resident of rural Charleston, died at 6:38 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008 at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born Nov. 13, 193,7 in Charleston to the late John Eugene and Willie Mae Downs Wade. ...
Ada Holmes (10/13/08)
SIKESTON -- Ada Katherine Denfip Holmes, 97, formerly of Olive Branch, Ill., died at 2:30 a.m. Oct. 11, 2008, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Oct. 5, 1911, at Olive Branch, to the late Smith Henderson and Nancy Oller Denfip, she attended the Trinity Baptist Church in Sikeston. She was a Girl Scout leader for many years and had retired from a department store where she worked in human resources...
Ollie Sindle (10/13/08)
DEXTER -- Ollie M. Sindle, 90, died at 10:02 p.m. Oct. 12, 2008, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Clarissa Lancaster (10/13/08)
RANDLES -- Clarissa A. Lancaster, 83, died Oct. 12, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Margaret Thomas (10/13/08)
SIKESTON -- Margaret L. Thomas, 75, died Oct. 10, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 11, 1933, in Hayti, to the late Harold J. and Elsie M. Hale Wallace, she was a member of First Baptist Church and had been an office clerk for Associated Natural Gas Company before retiring...
Roy Last (10/13/08)
WELLESLEY, Mass. -- Roy Earl Last died on Oct. 5, 2008, at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage on Thursday, October 2. His family was by his side. He was 81 years old. Born in Stamford, Conn., on May 7, 1927, Roy Last grew up in New Rochelle, N.Y., and attended New Rochelle public schools. ...
Thomas Eftink (10/13/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Thomas H. Eftink, 67, died Oct. 11, 2008, in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Births published 10-13 (10/13/08)
BLODGETT -- Tracy and Josh Rice are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 4:51 p.m. Sept. 1, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center's Family BirthPlace in Cape Girardeau. Jude Robert Rice weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long...
Looking Back 10-13 (10/13/08)
MATTHEWS - Fire destroyed 49 bales of cotton and damaged the rear loading dock of E.P. Coleman Company's gin when a blaze of undetermined origin started in a stack of bales Friday. SIKESTON - In appointment announced at the St. Louis Conference at noon Saturday, the Rev. M.G. Joyce was returned to the pastorate at the Sikeston Methodist Church...
Your View: Obama is wrong (10/13/08)
Never before in the history of our nation have we faced such a grave crisis: one of the most radical political figures ever to be nominated by a major party is just minutes away from becoming the next President of the United States. I'm trying to figure out if it is just because he is black or just because he is a Democrat. ...
SpeakOut 10-13 (10/13/08)
I know I can trust you to stir the pot about this one. America's Got Talent just wrapped up and after a great season I'm thrilled for the winner Neil E. Boyd and the rest of the Top 5. But there was something interesting in the credits at the end of the show that was absent the rest of the season. ...