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Stories from Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Box gives scare at school (10/21/08)
SIKESTON - It turned out to be a lesson in cooperation and safety. A report of a suspicious package at the Sikeston High School had the Sikeston Public Safety Department and the Sikeston Public School staff on full alert Monday. However, in the end, the package turned out to be miscellaneous papers and books...
New D.A.R.E. car unveiled (10/21/08)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston D.A.R.E. program has a new set of wheels. The new D.A.R.E. car, a 2008 Toyota Scion, was unveiled and presented to D.A.R.E. officers during a car show Saturday evening at Carnell's Collision Repair. Sgt. Shirley Porter, who is in charge of the Sikeston Department of Public Safety's school resource officer and Drug Abuse Resistance Education programs, said she and D.A.R.E. ...
Catron woman donates farmland (10/21/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Southeast Missouri University Foundation has received a seven-figure gift, the largest single gift in its history, to benefit the Southeast Missouri State University Agriculture Research Center and the University's agriculture program...
Grain bin catches fire near Oran (10/21/08)
ORAN -- Firefighters from several departments worked together through the day Monday to battle a grain bin fire near Oran. A call reporting the fire came in around 9:30 a.m., said Jim Watkins, fire chief in Oran. A 50-foot grain bin on County Highway 413, southwest of Oran, which stored soybeans had caught fire...
JV squad previews what lies ahead for program in big win (10/21/08)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldog junior varsity football team finished their season on a high note as they defeated the Jackson Indians 20-14 Monday night at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium. The Bulldogs (6-2) and Indians held one another scoreless through the first quarter. ...
Sikeston and Dexter both fall on the road (10/21/08)
BELL CITY -- The Bell City Lady Cubs defeated the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs volleyball team in a best-of-five set match Monday night 25-12, 25-11 and 25-11. The Lady Bulldogs (5-17-4) were led statistically by Asia Liggins with six kills, Keyarra Blissett with five kills and one ace, Mandy Moore with 12 assists and one ace and Tyanne Townsend with one ace...
James W. Temple (10/21/08)
PUXICO -- James W. Temple, 84, died Oct. 19, 2008, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born July 10, 1924, in Dexter, son of the late Fred and Christa Haynes Temple, he had worked in St. Louis for 35 years before moving back to the Puxico area in the 1960s. ...
Wanda Chandler (10/21/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- Wanda Loraine Chandler, 77, died Oct. 20, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 23, 1930, at Dexter, to the late Clyde and Evelyn Harris Triplett, she was a former resident of Flint, Mich., where she retired from General Motors. In 1977, she moved to Bloomfield and was employed as executive director of the Bloomfield Housing Project, retiring after 25 years of service. She was an active member of the Bloomfield Red Hat Society...
Woodrow Cochran (10/21/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- Woodrow Cochran, 75, died Oct. 19, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 14, 1932, at London, Ark., to the late Rufus and Florence Bell Freeman Cochran, he spent most of his life in Bloomfield. He was a retired sawmill worker and a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Korean War...
George Hunsaker (10/21/08)
ESSEX -- Pallbearers for services conducted Saturday at Essex Cemetery for George Newton Hunsaker, 63, who died Oct. 13, 2008, were: Levi Wallace, George Allen Hunsaker, Jeff Hunsaker, Jerry Golden, Kevin Hunsaker and Moses Carbin.
Zola Kirkpatrick (10/21/08)
BERNIE -- Zola Viola Kirkpatrick, 93, died Oct. 19, 2008, at Golden Living Center in Malden. Born Dec. 3, 1913, at Jugtown, daughter of the late Louis Valle Statler and Sarah Jane Statler, she was a member of the Bernie General Baptist Church, had worked for Hawley's Manufacturing Co. in St. Charles, Ill., for several years and was a homemaker...
Joe McCord (10/21/08)
SIKESTON -- Joseph "Joe" Henry McCord, 90, died at 9:23 a.m. Oct. 20, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
James Laseter (10/21/08)
SIKESTON -- James Laseter, 58, died Oct. 21, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Births published 10-21 (10/21/08)
JACKSON -- Courtney and Desmen Johnson are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 11:23 a.m. Sept. 17, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Aubrey Piper Johnson weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Candy and Larry Wright and Judy Archie of Morley...
Looking Back 10-21 (10/21/08)
SIKESTON - The first steps toward bringing top flight musical talent to Sikeston were taken when a Community Concert Association was organized at a meeting at the high school music and agriculture building Tuesday night. George Kirk was elected president of the group and Keith Collins was elected as vice president...
Your View: Obama support (10/21/08)
Editor Jensen: I have comments regarding your editorial on Oct. 12, 2008. If indeed that you feel there are "no real choices" in our upcoming election, I have the perfect solution for you. Just don't vote! Don't compromise your high standards and strong moral fiber by settling for your party's aged warrior, John McCain and Hockey Mom Sarah Palin. They will never know and you can feel good about skipping this round...
SpeakOut 10-21 (10/21/08)
I'm calling in regards to the article that was printed in Oct. 8, Serious calls only about retailers calling DPS for help with shoplifters and if they are not going to prosecute them to quit calling DPS and wasting tax money. I was in an incident a few weeks ago with a similar situation with a child. ...