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Stories from Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sikeston's MVP (10/16/08)
SIKESTON -- Blake DeWitt's rookie season may have ended Wednesday after the Los Angeles Dodgers lost to the Philadelphia Phillies in game five of the National League Championship Series, but Sikeston residents have already declared DeWitt as their most valuable player...
Civil War program planned Saturday (10/16/08)
NEW MADRID -- Last year the Confederates were rounding up soldiers. This year it will be the Union Army. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources Division of State Parks is once again sponsoring a Civil War Boot Camp at the Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site...
Haunted Inn raises funds for firefighting equipment (10/16/08)
PORTAGEVILLE - Halloween ghouls, ghosts and goblins are making Portageville residents just a bit safer. Thanks to those characters and others who have reserved a room at Portageville's Haunted Inn, the Portageville Rural Fire Department Association funded the purchase of a rescue vehicle. In this third year of the Haunted Inn, funds raised will go to pay for the brand new fire truck which arrived in town earlier this year...
Local man injured in motorcycle accident (10/16/08)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston man was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident Tuesday night just north of town. According to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, the incident occurred around 6:22 p.m. on Highway 61 near the Highway HH intersection. ...
New Madrid man is found guilty (10/16/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A jury found a New Madrid man guilty of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the beating death of a 70-year-old man. Cornelius A. Sutton was found guilty Tuesday of involuntary manslaughter, first degree robbery and first degree burglary in connection with the Aug. 19, 2006, death of New Madrid resident Charles Toler. Sentencing is set for Dec. 1...
First district opponent tough for Bulldogs (10/16/08)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs football team will take to the road again this week as they travel to West Plains to take on the 1-6 Zizzers this Friday. Although West Plains is 1-6, Sikeston head coach Kent Gibbs is quick to point out that this is not a true representation of the kind of team they are...
SHS falls on Senior Night (10/16/08)
SIKESTON -- It was not the Senior Night that the Sikeston volleyball team was expecting. The Lady Bulldogs played host to the Notre Dame Bulldogs on Wednesday night for the last home game of the season with the blue Bulldogs winning their 13th straight match in two sets, 25-8 and 25-9...
Sarah Wade (10/16/08)
ADVANCE -- Sarah Gertrude Wade, 97, formerly of Lutesville, died at 8:45 a.m. Oct. 14, 2008, at the Advance Nursing Center. Born Aug. 10, 1911, in Savannah, Tenn., to the late James Thomas and Amanda Love Hobbs, she was a housewife, a member of the Golden Ages Retired Senior Volunteer Program and was of the Pentecostal belief...
Joshua Bell (10/16/08)
NEW MADRID -- Joshua James Bell, newborn son of Matt and Amber Gray Bell of New Madrid, died Oct. 14, 2008, at Sikeston. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his grandparents, Greg Bell of Portageville, Lynn Williams of Gatewood and Shirley and J.E. Gray of New Madrid; and great-grandfather, J.P. Gray of New Madrid...
Dale Young (10/16/08)
BERNIE -- Dale Kenneth Young Sr., 60, died Oct. 14, 2008, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born April 13, 1948, at North Hampton, Pa., son of the late Kenneth Young and Rose T. Preston Young, he had been a truck driver and attended the Corner Gospel Fellowship in Bernie...
Mary Lou Freeman (10/16/08)
SIKESTON -- Mary Lou Freeman, 63, of Sikeston, died at 2:10 a.m. Oct. 12, 2008, at her daughter's home in Rossford, Ohio. Born Aug. 16, 1945, in St. Louis, daughter of Gretha (Marlin) McCants of Sikeston and the late Radie King, she was a charter member of the Sikeston Eagles Club and of the Pentecostal belief...
Dorothy McConnell (10/16/08)
KANSAS CITY -- Dorothy McConnell, beloved Mother of Rodney McConnell and Toby Turner, left this Earth on Oct. 14, 2008, at the home she shared with her daughter. Born Nov. 17, 1918, in Bernie, to the late Robert and Mary King, in 1936 she married Tobe McConnell and they made their home in Sikeston. ...
Kathryn Webb (10/16/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Kathryn F. Webb, 90, died at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 15, 2008, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at the Shelby Funeral Home.
Velna Brown (10/16/08)
CHARLESTON -- Velna Cooper Brown, 88, died Oct. 14, 2008, in Ponte Vedra, Fla., where she had lived with her daughters for the last 10 months. Born Aug. 6, 1920, in Brinkley, Ark., to the late the Rev. Allen Britton and May Lawrence Cooper, she had lived in Charleston since 1933 where she was a member of the First Baptist Church. ...
Ivan Morlan (10/16/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- Ivan Ellis Morlan, 86, died Oct. 14, 2008, at his home in rural Bloomfield. Born Feb. 22, 1922, in Lowndes, son of the late John Alfred and Clara Ellen McCoy Morlan, he had grown up in the Studivant and Avert communities and had lived in the Bloomfield area most of his life. ...
John Powell (10/16/08)
PUXICO -- John Franklin Powell, 90, died Oct. 14, 2008, at his home. Born Jan. 1, 1918, in Puxico, to the late John F. and Pearl E. Kimes Powell, he had lived in Puxico all his life. He had worked at Dean's Service Station for 22 years and was a member of the Church of Christ in Asherville...
Charlotte Greene (10/16/08)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services conducted on Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel for Charlotte K. Greene, 72, who died on Oct. 11, 2008, were: Gordon Greene, Darrin Greene, George Frye, Suzanne Frye, Ronnie Greene and Joseph Frye.
Births published 10-16 (10/16/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Melissa Long and John Thompson are the parents of their second child, second son, born at 5:44 p.m. Sept. 5, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Parker Cole Thompson weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 20 inches long...
Looking Back 10-16 (10/16/08)
SIKESTON - Janet Stevens, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Stevens, was given a surprise birthday party at her home Monday evening. SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs took on the Dexter Bearcats Friday evening at the Sikeston football stadium. The Bulldogs rolled over their visitors, 34-9...
SpeakOut 10-16 (10/16/08)
I would like for the person who put the castor oil recipe in the paper to get rid of moles to put it back in again if he would. I sure would appreciate it. May I suggest someone introduce the editor and reporters to Google? A simple Google search about the Treasure Hunters Roadshow would have revealed the company bounced checks paid to Illinois residents earlier this year. ...