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Stories from Sunday, October 19, 2008

Raid leads to the arrest of 32 (10/19/08)
NEW MADRID -- Thirty-two residents from New Madrid, Scott and Dunklin counties were arrested Friday in a roundup of drug offenders. Undercover drug investigation by the Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force centered primarily in New Madrid County were conducted over a one-year period, according to Friday news release by Sgt. Kevin Glaser of the SEMO Drug Task Force...
Grandfather gets prison time for knifing grandson (10/19/08)
CHARLESTON -- An East Prairie man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for assaulting his grandson. Raymond Wheatley, 66, was sentenced Thursday to eight years in the Missouri Department of Corrections for first degree domestic assault. The sentence couldn't have come at a more appropriate time, according to Mary Anne Clayton, victims advocate for Mississippi County. "October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month," she said...
Traveling art exhibit makes stops at many local libraries (10/19/08)
SIKESTON -- History is coming alive in several libraries and schools in the area, and it's all thanks to "Picturing America," an exhibit offered through the National Endowment for the Humanities. "It's rich in history and the artwork is very appealing," said Ann Thompson, children's librarian at the Sikeston Public Library, one of the local recipients. "And the best thing about it is that it's appealing to an intergenerational audience."...
Friends of Library returns (10/19/08)
SIKESTON -- In an effort to enhance its services, the Sikeston Public Library is revitalizing a community organization that has, over the years, revamped its physical appearance as well as improve opportunities for local readers. A membership drive is under way for Friends of the Library, an organization that disbanded several years ago. Letters have already been sent to some individuals, families and businesses in the Sikeston community...
Principal palate (10/19/08)
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Sikeston man killed in I-55 accident (10/19/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- A Sikeston man died of injuries sustained in an automobile accident that slowed traffic for several hours Friday on Interstate 55 near Portageville. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 5:30 a.m. on I-55, four miles north of Portageville, as northbound motorist Charles R. ...
Local band will play before Cheney (10/19/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A Sikeston man will have a very special audience member at his band's gig this Monday: Vice President Dick Cheney. Saxophonist Bob Donze said the band he plays for, The All Stars, will be playing at the home of David Limbaugh in Cape Girardeau...
Carter County sheriff is found dead (10/19/08)
GRANDIN -- Carter County Sheriff Greg Melton, 47, of Grandin was found dead in his garage from a gunshot wound Thursday night. The investigation is being conducted by Missouri Highway Patrol Troop G based in Willow Springs. "We got the call at 8:16 p.m.," said Sgt. Marty Elmore, public information officer for Troop G. "The sheriff's wife found him."...
SHS drops district opener (10/19/08)
WEST PLAINS -- The West Plains Zizzers proved that they have a tough schedule on Friday evening as they defeated the visiting Sikeston Bulldogs by a final score of 52-28. The Zizzers were coming off of a previous win in week seven where they defeated the reigning Class 5 state champion Waynesville by three points. Sikeston was fresh off of a victory over Kennett, but couldn't provide enough offense to match West Plains' 475 total yards from scrimmage...
NMCC wins runaway (10/19/08)
DEXTER -- The New Madrid County Central defense dominated the Dexter offense Friday night, while the Eagle ground game wore away at the Bearcats in a 34-14 win Friday night in the first game of Class 3, District 1 play. "The whole essence of our defense is pressure, pressure, pressure," said NMCC head coach Arlen Pixley. "That was so true in the first half and really in the third quarter we came out and set the tone."...
East Prairie wins battle of Mississippi County (10/19/08)
CHARLESTON -- The East Prairie Eagles football team rolled the Charleston Bluejays 46-22 Friday night at J.H. Marshall Stadium in Charleston, gaining their first victory over the Bluejays since 1986. The Eagles (5-3), who had not won in Charleston since Lyndon B. Johnson was in the oval office (1965), were led offensively by star senior tailback MC Williams. Williams had five touchdowns and 312 all-purpose yards, in addition to four extra points...
Open for business (10/19/08)
China Buffet, a family-owned restaurant, recently held a grand opening ribbon cutting at its new location, 1207 S. Main St. The new location features three meeting rooms. Cutting the ribbon is Mike Marshall, mayor of Sikeston, flanked by Linda Lin, manager, on the left; and at right, George Huang, one of the family owners. ...
This fall, take advantage of some fun family events (10/19/08)
Hopefully, the weather in Sikeston has started to turn cooler by the time my column hits the newspaper! Yes folks, it is fall in Southeast Missouri. Have you checked out all of the options the area has to offer for your friends and families? Honestly, I will have to admit that before I was given the opportunity to be the executive director of the Sikeston-Miner Convention & Visitors Bureau, I was unaware of many of the annual festivals, tournaments, events and happenings we have...
Southeast Missouri Food Bank hires new development director (10/19/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Amanda Pratt has joined the staff of the Southeast Missouri Food Bank as development director, Executive Director Karen Green announced. The food bank has served Southeast Missouri since 1985, bringing together available food resources to assist those living in poverty...
Employees honored (10/19/08)
The Sikeston Regional Office recently recognized its employees of the quarter and employee of the year. Pictured are Diane Roach, Misty Koch-Dunning, Angie Clark and Bruce Balken. Balken was recognized as employee of the year.
No accidents (10/19/08)
Semo Port Railroad's Board of Directors recognized Motive Rail Inc. for another accident-free year operating the switching railroad at Semo Port. The railroad received the "Jake Award" from the American Short Line & Regional Railroad Association. Pictured are, left to right: J. Ronald Fischer, John M. Thompson, Irvin Garms, Mike Marshall, Jay Respondek of Motive Rail Inc., Gene Penzel, Gene Dement, Bob Kielhofner, who is presenting the award, and Mark Kluesner...
Business Briefcase (Published 10/19) (10/19/08)
ST. CHARLES -- David's Rocking Chairs of Sikeston is among approximately 50 companies that will exhibit at the Log Home and Timber Frame Expo Oct. 31 through Nov. 2 at the St. Charles Convention Center. Show hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 31; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 1; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 2. Tickets are $15 for a three-day pass, children 15 and under admitted free...
Walter Britt (10/19/08)
CANALOU -- Walter Britt, 81, died Oct.18, 2008, in Columbia. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Jean Britt (10/19/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Marie Imogene "Jean" Britt, 81, passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, at her home. She had spent the last several months at home surrounded by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other family and friends as she gracefully battled cancer, never losing her faith...
Stephen Merriman (10/19/08)
DEXTER -- Stephen Merriman, 50, died Oct. 15, 2008, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born March 25, 1958, in Anna, Ill., to Dorothy Willard Schaffer of Anna and the late Albert Leon Merriman, he lived in Anna until he moved to Dexter in 1988. He had been a construction worker and was a member of the Laborers Local 1104. He was of the Baptist belief...
Kathryn Webb (10/19/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Kathryn Frances Lemons Webb passed away at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.15, 2008, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Mrs. Webb was born on Nov. 20, 1917, in Jonesboro, Ill., and was the daughter of John Edgar and Flora Wilson Lemons. She moved from Illinois to Charleston in 1924 where she lived until 1938, at which time she was married to Joseph Alan Webb and moved to East Prairie. ...
Ivan Morlan (10/19/08)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Dexter for Ivan Ellis Morlan, 86, who died Oct. 14, 2008, were: Shane Bess, Jason Wilson, Mike Bell, Ralph Whitzel, Cody Gibson and John Jacobs.
John Powell (10/19/08)
PUXICO -- Pallbearers for services conducted Friday at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Puxico for John Franklin Powell, 90, who died Oct. 14, 2008, were: Eric Powell, Jerry Powell, Ron Greer, Terry Greer, Todd Greer, Brad Greer and Nicholas Schwarz.
Jerry Odle (10/19/08)
RISCO -- J.L. "Jerry" Odle, 79, died Oct. 16, 2008, at the Golden Living Center in Malden. Born Aug. 4, 1929, in Midway, Tenn., to the late George Leslie and Mable Rozell Williams Odle, he was a member of the Pleasant View General Baptist Church in Risco. He had worked at the Risco Grain Company and later for the May Oil Company in Risco...
Lucy Kerber (10/19/08)
ELGIN, Ill. -- Edna L. "Lucy" Kerber, 82, died Oct. 15, 2008, at Kindred Hospital in Sycamore. Born Dec. 23, 1925, in Sikeston, Mo., to the late Edward B. O'Dell Sr. and Zenia Bell Palmer, she attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and graduated from telegraph school in Indiana. In 1945, she moved to Elgin, where she worked for Western Union until 1953. She served many years as secretary/treasurer for the American Federation of Musician local 48...
Jim Lynn (10/19/08)
CHAFFEE -- James Audrey "Jim" Lynn, 64, died at 12:56 p.m. Oct. 16, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 27, 1944, in Randles, to Iva Jewell Whorton Lynn of Chaffee and the late Audrey James Lynn, he was a self-employed trucker whose last job was transporting railroad men to and from work...
Andrew Bailey (10/19/08)
SIKESTON -- Andrew Gregory Bailey, 31, died Oct. 16, 2008, at his home. Born Oct. 23, 1976, in Sikeston, son of Gregory and Sylvia Tyrrell Bailey of Sikeston, he was a member of the Tanner Street Church of God. He graduated from Sikeston High School, attended University of Missouri and later Southeast Missouri State University, and was employed at Lowe's in Sikeston...
Hubert Breece (10/19/08)
GIDEON -- Hubert Breece, 86, formerly of Dexter, died Oct. 16, 2008, in the Gideon Care Center. Born Sept. 19, 1922, in Parma, son of the late Nathan and Pearl Brown Breece, he was a longtime resident of Dexter. A veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II, he was a recipient of the Purple Heart...
Alma Vandiver (10/19/08)
BERNIE -- Alma L. Vandiver, 86, died Oct. 18, 2008 at the Golden Living Center in Dexter. Visitation is from 11 a.m. until service time at 2 p.m. Sunday at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie. Burial will follow in the Bernie Cemetery.
Myrtle Wallace (10/19/08)
SIKESTON -- Myrtle Wallace, 75, died at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 17, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Pike-Chouinard (10/19/08)
SIKESTON -- Mr. and Mrs. Edward Pike Jr. have announced the engagement of their daughter, Christian Jayne, to Dr. William Chouinard, son of Dr. and Mrs. Michael Chouinard of Sikeston. A 1999 graduate of Sikeston High School, the future bride attended the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is an insurance agent for Anderson and Green Insurance...
Looking Back 10-19 (10/19/08)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs roared back with a sizzling passing attack in the waning moments of the last quarter to come from behind and gain a 6-6 tie with Perryville's Pirates in a bruising grid clash at Perryville Friday night. CAPE GIRARDEAU - Sue Scott, Gale Skalsky and Judith Matthews, all of Sikeston, are among the 12 nominees for Homecoming Queen. ...
Progress is being made in housing (10/19/08)
Housing has been a hot button topic in Sikeston for quite some time now. Our community, for a variety of reasons, has a disproportionate number of condemned homes or homes in desperate need of repair. Blame it on greedy landlords, blame it on lousy tenants, blame it on the foreclosure madness that hit our community - there is ample blame...
SpeakOut 10-19 (10/19/08)
Just because a person is pro-choice, does not mean that they are pro-abortion. Corrupt CEO's and other assorted fat cats who may wonder why America is rapidly evolving into a European style democratic socialist country need only look in the mirror. I want to start out by saying that I am not a Christian. ...