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Stories from Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Adults, children plan to dress up this year (10/22/08)
SIKESTON -- Whether they'll be handing out candy or attending a party, Americans young and old want to look their part this Halloween. Marlene Bell, co-owner of Show-Me Rental's Stonehaus, a costume and accessory shop located at Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores, said adults and children are equally enthused about Halloween this year...
Events planned to celebrate Halloween (10/22/08)
SIKESTON -- With Halloween just around the corner, there are plenty of events -- both spooky and family-friendly -- to help people celebrate the holiday. Coming up Saturday is the Sikeston Historic Midtown Development Group's third annual Halloween Family Fun Day...
Water work: City will replace system's pump (10/22/08)
MINER -- The city of Miner will begin replacing water meters and try out a chemical pump. During the regular monthly Board of Aldermen meeting, Brian Livingston, chief water operator, advised board members that the city's water system needs to replace four chemical feed pumps...
County officials get transportation plan (10/22/08)
BENTON -- The Scott County Commission received copies of the Bootheel Regional Planning and Economic Development Commission's Transportation Plan, Transit Plan and Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies during their regular meeting Tuesday. "These are all requirements for service providers to be eligible for state and federal funding," said Steve Duke, executive director of the BRPC at Dexter...
Unfinished business (10/22/08)
BENTON -- For the second consecutive season, the Kelly Lady Hawks are heading to the Final Four in softball. The Lady Hawks have a record of 22-4 on the season as they head into their Friday morning contest with the Marion C. Early Lady Panthers. The Lady Panthers ride into St. Joseph with a 21-8 record...
Knights end SHS winning streak (10/22/08)
FARMINGTON -- The Sikeston Bulldog soccer team fell in a 2-1 overtime game to the Farmington Knights Tuesday night in Farmington breaking their four-game winning streak. "It seemed like we had a lot of chances to score," Sikeston head coach Derrick Long said. "It was pretty much a back-and-forth kind of game. Their going to be one of the highest seeds in our district and I felt like we played with them punch-for-punch."...
Local teams are still in state playoff hunt (10/22/08)
SIKESTON -- With one week of district play in the books, local high school football teams know more about where they stand in the their respective district as well as their playoff aspirations. Especially with the new playoff system that went into effect this season in Missouri...
Thankfully Rays end Red Sox season (10/22/08)
It's official. This will be the last week of the Volunteers hat for a while, barring any double-or-nothing bets with my father. Enjoy it fellow fans, I feel your pain...
Sybil Wathen (10/22/08)
SIKESTON -- Sybil Jane Wathen, 71, died at 12 p.m. Oct. 18, 2008, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born May 2, 1937, in Lilbourn, to the late Burnie Lee and Beulah Heath Chambers, she was the executive housekeeper at Missouri Delta Medical Center and a member of Hunter Memorial First Presbyterian Church...
Ida Henderson (10/22/08)
CHARLESTON -- Ida Henderson, 99, died Oct. 17, 2008, at the Charleston Manor Nursing Home. Born March 9, 1909, in Wolf Island, Mo., to the late Monroe and Hallie Cotton Turner, she lived in Missouri all her life. A member of Mt. Zion M.B. Church at Wolf Island, she was a member of the Mothers Board, Mission Society, was president of the Usher Board and served in many other capacities...
Johnnie Hunt (10/22/08)
SIKESTON -- Johnnie Hunt, 90, died Oct. 21, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Glenda Hosey (10/22/08)
SIKESTON -- Glenda Hosey, 79, died Oct. 22, 2008, at Clearview Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Joe McCord (10/22/08)
SIKESTON -- Joseph Henry McCord, 90, died at 9:23 a.m. Oct. 20, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 20, 1918, in Lilbourn, to the late Robert Allen and Martha Gertrude Glascock McCord Sr., he was a prominent business owner and civic, community and church leader. ...
Phillip Johnson (10/22/08)
SIKESTON -- Phillip Johnson, 48, died Oct. 17, 2008, as a result of an automobile accident near Portageville. Born Feb. 1, 1960, in New Madrid, to the late L.J. and Francis Ella Minner Johnson, he had attended New Madrid Public Schools. Survivors include: one son, Shavendale Maxwell of Howardville; two daughters, Talike Maxwell and Latasha Maxwell of Howardville; seven sisters, Dorothy Pampkins of St. ...
James Laseter (10/22/08)
SIKESTON -- James Alton Laseter, 58, died at 6:55 a.m. Oct. 21, 2008, at his home. Born Sept. 19, 1950, in Cape Girardeau, to the late James Franklin and Anna Helen Golightly Laseter, he was employed at Tetra Pak for several years and was a member of Miner Baptist Church...
Becky Stewart (10/22/08)
CHARLESTON -- Becky Lynn Stewart, 36, died at 1:18 a.m. Oct. 20, 2008, at the St. Louis University Medical Center. Born February 6, 1972 in Flint, MI to Betty Jones Temples of Dexter, she moved to Dexter in 1974, and following completion of her seventh grade year moved to Paris, Tenn., where she graduated from Henry County High School in 1990. ...
Beverly French (10/22/08)
CHARLESTON - Beverly French, 69, died at 11 p.m. Oct. 21, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Peggy Sielert (10/22/08)
DEXTER -- Peggy Sielert, 73, died Oct. 21, 2008, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Looking Back 10-22 (10/22/08)
JACKSON - Scott County Treasurer Hess Porter has been appointed by the Scott County Court to the Riverside Regional Library Board of Directors. SIKESTON - Beth Montgomery was crowned 1968's Homecoming Queen at Sikeston following the Bulldog's defeat of the Cape Girardeau Central Tigers, 14-6...
Road trip with the three stooges (10/22/08)
Every once and a while you just need to get away for a few days. That was my thinking when I took off with two friends to watch a Kansas City Chiefs game this past weekend...
Forgotten issue may prove costly (10/22/08)
Do you find it troubling that the controversial issue of illegal immigration has not been a part of the presidential campaign? To the best of my limited memory, not one single question concerning immigration has surfaced in any of the three presidential debates and not one headline has explored the positions of each candidate on illegal immigration...
SpeakOut 10-22 (10/22/08)
I lost some keys on Oct. 8 with a purple tag on them. If you will return them, I will give you a reward. Call 471-5684. Reagan is the reason things are the way they are today. He was a pathetic president. It has been reported that these same "robbers" could have been involved in the attack over around Southeast Missouri State University last week as well. ...