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Stories from Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Cotton picked (10/14/08)
Cotton pickers move to the end of the field after traveling through a field just east of Matthews on Monday afternoon. The cotton harvest is progressing throughout Southeast Missouri.
Event to fill funding gaps (10/14/08)
SIKESTON -- More competition for resources to provide services at the House of Refuge has left the agency strapped for cash. And now, to help raise funds, leaders of the organization are looking to those from Sikeston and the surrounding area to provide a few answers -- while having some fun...
Making hay - ride (10/14/08)
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Church honors its leader in a unique way (10/14/08)
SIKESTON -- Local Catholics will honor their priest by participating in World Priest Day Oct. 26. "It's a new thing our diocese is doing," said Valerie Bollinger, vice president of the parish council for St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. "It's the first we're having here in our parish, the first we're doing here in Sikeston."...
Toddler killed in farming accident (10/14/08)
BERNIE -- A Stoddard County toddler was killed in a farm accident Monday near Bernie. Stoddard County Sheriff's Department received a call at 9:42 a.m. Monday in reference to a farming accident on County Road 667, west of Bernie. When officers arrived, they discovered a 2-year-old girl, who on a daily basis comes to the field with her parents, had hidden in a cotton module tarp and was accidentally run over by a tractor attempting to unload cotton in the module, according to a news release issued by the sheriff's department.. ...
Autopsy results to be released soon (10/14/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Results from Monday's autopsy of a Chaffee man who died in a barge accident are expected to be released within a couple of weeks, Cape Girardeau County chief deputy coroner Jerry Goin said. Thomas Eftink, 67, died after falling into an empty hopper barge at Buzzi Unicem, 2524 S. Sprigg St. in Cape Girardeau Saturday afternoon. He was taken to Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, where he was pronounced dead...
Sikeston picks up fourth win of season against Blackcats (10/14/08)
SIKESTON-- The Sikeston Bulldog soccer team outlasted the Fredericktown Blackcats in a defensive struggle Monday night to claim their fourth win of the year 1-0 at the Sikeston Complex. The game was all defense for 74 minutes, until Mikey Botkin was able to score off an assist from Darin Dicus...
Dexter stings Lady Hornets (10/14/08)
DEXTER -- In their first round match-up of the 2008 Stoddard County tournament, the No. 2 seed Dexter Lady Bearcats took down the Advance Lady Hornets in straight sets of 25-20 and 25-9. "Tonight was a nice way to start out the tournament," Dexter head coach Kris Vandeven said. "There are several tough teams in our tournament this year. We all seem to bring out the best in each other."...
Caruthersville hands SHS JV 14-8 loss (10/14/08)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- The Sikeston junior varsity football team played an away game at Caruthersville on Monday night and came back with a 14-8 loss to the Tigers. The Tigers scored first on a 12-yard run to make it a 6-0 lead. But, the Bulldogs answered right back with a 15-yard pass from Sam Erwin to Keldon Warfield. Rico Ivey ran in the 2-point conversion to give Sikeston an 8-6 lead going into halftime...
Former Gideon standout is making most of opportunity (10/14/08)
JACKSON, Tenn. -- As a freshman, Lindsey Wilson entered Union University on a volleyball scholarship. And with seven upper classmen, including four seniors, she knew her opportunities might be few and far between. Now, over halfway through her first season at Union, Wilson is making the most of one of those opportunities...
Little league football sponsors (10/14/08)
Sikeston Jaycee Little League Football program would like to thank the sponsors for the 2008 season. Pictured, from left are: Bart Ziegenhorn, John Rowland, Rob Clay, Dennis Ziegenhorn, Greg Miller, Ryan Mitchell and Zac Black.
Thomas Eftink (10/14/08)
ORAN -- Thomas Henry Eftink, 67, died Oct. 11, 2008, at Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 15, 1941, at Portageville, to the late Henry J. "H.J." and Delpha Kathleen LaFont Eftink, he was a self employed farmer and had worked at Buzzi Unicem in Cape Girardeau. He was a member of the National Guard and the Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran, where he was a member of St. Joseph Sodality and the Knights of Columbus Council No. 4311...
Ollie Sindle (10/14/08)
DEXTER -- Ollie Marie Sindle, 90, died Oct. 12, 2008, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born March 28, 1918, in Dover, Ark., to the late Charlie Franklin and Clemmie Agnes Boze Jones, she was a housewife and charter member of the Hooe Missionary Baptist Church in Oran...
Clarisa Lancaster (10/14/08)
RANDLES -- Clarisa Ann Lancaster, 83, died at 1:23 p.m. Oct. 12, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 16, 1925, at Kennett, to the late James Wesley and Ethel May Davis Stewart, she and her husband owned and operated Lancaster Grocery in Randles for over 40 years...
June Smith (10/14/08)
IRMO, S.C. -- June Rosemary Mason Smith, 88, died Oct. 11, 2008. Born June 3, 1920, in Cairo, Ill., to the late Charles E. and Mattie Beatrice Moreland Mason, she was a graduate of Cairo High School. She retired as manager of Catherine Stout Shoppe in 1985. She was a member of the Riverland Hills Baptist Faith Sunday School Class and a past member of the Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, Zion Shrine 58 in Mound City, Ill...
Lawrence Fugate (10/14/08)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for funeral services held Monday at Ponder Funeral Home for Lawrence "Bud" Fugate, 65, who died Oct. 10, 2008, were: Shawn Clinton, Ron Pruitt, Justin Pruitt, Caleb Pruitt, Randy Gaines and Zach Bryan. Honorary pallbearers were: Rodney Bridger and Chris Russell...
Bill Jackson (10/14/08)
DEXTER -- Bill Jackson, 84, died Oct. 13, 2008, in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Joyce Smith (10/14/08)
PINE BLUFF, Ark. -- Joyce Corder Smith, 62, died Oct. 13, 2008, at Trinity Village Medical Center. Born Aug. 1, 1946, in Searcy, to Dorothy Marie Fitzgerald Cooper of Pine Bluff and the late Harvey L. Cooper, Sr., she grew up and attended school in Charleston, Mo., graduating from St. ...
Dorothy Robinson (10/14/08)
FESTUS -- Dorothy Marie Robinson, 76, died Oct. 11, 2008, at her home. Born Aug. 31, 1932, at Charleston, to the late Floyd and Adie Spicer Davis, she had lived for over 30 years in the Festus area and also had lived in St. Louis. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief...
Velna Brown (10/14/08)
CHARLESTON -- Velna Cooper Brown, 88, died at 4:30 a.m. Oct. 14, 2008, at her daughter's home in Ponte Verda, Fla. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Ray Wibbenmeyer (10/14/08)
PERRYVILLE -- Ray Wibbenmeyer, 86, died Oct. 12, 2008, at Perryville. Born Nov. 10, 1921, at Biehle, to the late Hugo Wibbenmeyer and Cecelia Lappe Wibbenmeyer, he had worked as a mechanic. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II where he served as a corporal in a field artillery battalion and was awarded the Bronze Star. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Holy Name Society, American Legion Post 133 and the V. F. W...
Jean Harrington (10/14/08)
SPRINGFIELD -- M. Jean Harrington, 80, died Oct. 8, 2008, at her home. Born Feb. 23, 1928, daughter of the late Jesse Franklin and Eva Nolan Altom in Scott County, she graduated from Blodgett High School in Blodgett and Murray State University in Murray, Ky. ...
Looking Back 10-14 (10/14/08)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston High School Bulldogs mixed a short passing game with a potent ground attack to roll over the Kennett Indians 28-0 on the Sikeston field Friday night for their third straight gridiron win. SIKESTON - Allin Leslie, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Leslie, celebrated his fourth birthday Monday with a party at his home...
Your View: Witness to life (10/14/08)
The Sikeston Area Life Chain would like to again take this opportunity to express our deepest gratitude for the community support of the Oct. 5th annual life chain. Over 100 participants from local churches and faiths joined efforts in making a bold statement for life. This silent prayerful witness was a powerful testimony of how precious all life is...
Your View: By the numbers (10/14/08)
One never ending war in Iraq, $341 million per day. One budget deficit, $410 billion and counting. One national debt, $10 trillion and and counting. One "Bailout" for members of the Golden Parachute Club, $770 billion. One "Package of Bailout Sweeteners" made necessary by 12 House Republicans, $150 billion...
SpeakOut 10-14 (10/14/08)
In response to the letter in Your View from Lourie Burke. I would just say to Miss Burke, if you believe what you've written here you are woefully naive. If you are a Republican voting for Obama, then you like all the rest that helped this phony charlatan get in the White House, you will have nothing to be proud of. I'm glad you're proud now, but I'm ashamed of you. I think you will be hanging your head in shame if this phony gets in the White House...