Halloween Family Fun Day (10/27/08)
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Halloween Family Fun Day (10/27/08)
Ample grape harvest expected (10/27/08)
SIKESTON -- This year's grape harvest is proving to be a bountiful one for Missouri wineries, leaving some wineries looking for extra storage space. Winemaker Jerry Smith said River Ridge Winery in Commerce is having its best year ever since the first grapes were planted in 1981 and the winery opened in 1994...
Boyd makes stop in Sikeston (10/27/08)
SIKESTON -- Neal E. Boyd was back in Sikeston for a brief visit over the weekend, and he couldn't have been happier. "It's important to me that people don't see me as going off to Hollywood and never coming home," said Boyd. "It's important to me that they see me as much as possible."...
Sex offenders must avoid giving candy (10/27/08)
BENTON -- Changes have been made by lawmakers this year to require all registered sex offenders to make precautions not to come into contact with children for Halloween. Missouri statute 589.426 required registered sex offenders to avoid all Halloween-related contact with children and remain inside their home between 5 and 10:30 p.m. unless required to be somewhere for just cause. These causes include, but are not limited to, employment and medical emergencies...
Second Place: Lady Hawks fall short in search for state championship (10/27/08)
ST. JOSEPH -- Five runs on nine hits provided just enough offense to end the Kelly Lady Hawks' season on Saturday afternoon, but the Class 2 runner-up squad didn't go home feeling as if an entire 23-5 season was a loss. "What a way to go out," said Kelly head coach Rhonda Ratledge following the Class 2 championship game. "Any team in the state of Missouri would trade places with us right now. That's what I told the girls, 'There's no reason to hang your heads.' We'll take second place."...
Gladys B. Brown (10/27/08)
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Gladys B. Brown, 95, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 10:57 a.m. Oct. 25, 2008, at the Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville. Born Jan. 16, 1913, in the Barnes Ridge Community near East Prairie to the late Joseph Burris and Mary Perneitha Lindley Bard, she lived most of her life in East Prairie and was a member of the Church of Christ...
Pops Cohen (10/27/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Francis L. "Pops" Cohen, 85, died at 2:55 a.m. Oct. 26, 2008, in the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 20, 1923, in Sikeston, to the late James H. and Florence Cooper Cohen, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County where he was a retired mechanic and was a member of the Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall in East Prairie. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in World War II and the Korean War...
Sylvia Watson (10/27/08)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services conducted Saturday at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Dexter for Sylvia Edith Watson, 93, who died Oct. 17, 2008, were: Jeff Watson, Gilbert Woolard, Bill Dozier, Norman Harty, John Harty and Matt Ford.
Donald Rodgers (10/27/08)
GREENVILLE -- Donald Jean Rodgers, 67, died Oct. 25, 2008, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born June 9, 1941, in Puxico, he was the son of the late Glen E. and Elizabeth Gogorth Rodgers. He had lived in Morehouse for 30 years and moved to the Wappapello and Greenville areas eight years ago. He was a retired farmer, a member of the Wappapello Eagles Aerie and the Wappapello VFW. He was of the Baptist belief...
Lillian Thomas (10/27/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- Margaret Lillian Thomas, 88, died Oct. 24, 2008, at the Golden Living Center. Born Oct. 24, 1920, at Kansas City, to the late John Perry and Ester Huffman Vaughn, she had lived in Qulin for many years but had been a Bloomfield resident since 1987. A member of the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield, she also belonged to the Bloomfield Order of the Eastern Star...
Eula Adams (10/27/08)
SIKESTON -- Eula M. Adams, 88, died at 1:55 a.m. Oct. 27, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Johnnie Hunt (10/27/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at funeral services conducted Friday at Ponder Funeral Home for Johnnie Hunt, 90, who died Oct. 21, 2008, were: Tom Bryant, Bill Bryant, Bob Bryant, Jim Bryant, Andrew Bryant and Robert Seyer.
Looking Back 10-27 (10/27/08)
SIKESTON - Seyer's Cash Market, located on Highway 61 North, has been sold by Mr. and Mrs. Bernard J. Seyer to Mr. and Mrs. Gene Kindred, who have already assumed management. SIKESTON - Construction will begin Monday on a Goodyear Service Store to be built in the Midtowner Village Shopping Center...
SpeakOut 10-27 (10/27/08)
I have read with interest the many comments both for and against Mr. Obama. I do believe with all my heart that he says things that are wrong, and that he is indeed a Muslim. Not that I hate Muslims, just because of the World Trade Center, and their many acts of violence and their out and out hatred of "non-believer heathens" that they are duty bound to convert or kill. ...