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Stories from Friday, October 31, 2008

Fall festivities (10/31/08)
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Residents miss prison assistance (10/31/08)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County is not responsible for East Prairie no longer using prisoner labor, according to county officials. During the regular County Commission meeting Thursday, Commissioner Homer Oliver said he was advised by a county resident that some ladies in East Prairie are "irate because they had lost their state prisoners who had been assisting East Prairie, particularly in their flower beds."...
Thanksgiving Day dinner (10/31/08)
SIKESTON -- On Thanksgiving Day, Marlene Stevens truly believes she is in the presence of angels. "I call my volunteers 'angels in street clothes,'" said Stevens, coordinator of the annual Thanksgiving Day community dinner. The meal is geared toward the elderly in Sikeston, Morehouse and Haywood City who don't have a place to go on Thanksgiving Day...
Teenager seriously injured in wreck (10/31/08)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston teenager was seriously injured in a two-vehicle accident Thursday in New Madrid County. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 5:20 p.m. on U.S. Highway 60, two miles west of Sikeston, as southbound motorist Daniel J. Lane, 17, of Sikeston attempted to cross the road and was struck by the westbound vehicle driven by Larry F. Spradley, 65, of Poplar Bluff...
Farmington slips by SHS (10/31/08)
FARMINGTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs football team's season ended in a barn burner, as they fell to the Knights of Farmington 27-26 Thursday night in Farmington. The Bulldogs (5-5) came into Farmington fired up and ready to play. Sikeston's defense was able to stop the Knights offensive juggernaut for three-and-outs on their first two offensive possessions. The Bulldog offense was able to move the ball early and gain some first downs but were eventually forced to punt by the Knight's defense...
NMCC knocks off Perryville for third-straight district title (10/31/08)
NEW MADRID -- Defense wins championships. That was exactly the case for the New Madrid County Central Eagles on Thursday night as they rolled their way past the Perryville Pirates to claim their third straight Class 3, District 1 championship at New Madrid County Central High School...
East Prairie falls short in quest for title, 28-14 (10/31/08)
MALDEN -- The Malden Greenwave pulled off what some considered an upset on Thursday evening as they defeated the district favorite East Prairie Eagles 28-14 in front of the home crowd. For the Eagles, a slim margin of error cost the squad a chance at the state playoffs as they could've lost by only one point and still taken second in the district, therefore earning a bid to play in November...
Chaffee blows out Portageville, 43-0 (10/31/08)
CHAFFEE -- The Chaffee football team wrapped up its season with a lopsided 43-0 victory over Portageville on Thursday. The Red Devils moved to 5-5, the second straight year they finished at .500 or better. Chaffee jumped on the Bulldogs early, scoring 23 points in the opening quarter...
Mary Winters (10/31/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Mary Loretta Friga Winters, 67, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 16, 1941, in Swifton, Ark., daughter of the late Mike and Rosa Pazdera Friga, she was a member of St. Mary Cathedral. Mrs. Winters was an avid singer and sang while touring in Europe with a parish choir group for one year. Mrs. Winter was also a loyal member to her Bible study...
Billy D. Williamson (10/31/08)
SIKESTON -- Billy D. Williamson,76, formerly of Essex, died Oct. 30, 2008, at his home. Born June 9, 1932, in Essex, son of the late W. J. and Mary Anna Fortner Williamson, he had lived in Essex for many years before moving to Sikeston 38 years ago. He was retired from Triangle Manufacturing in Sikeston and was of the Baptist belief...
Nellie Wampier (10/31/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- Nellie Wampier, 87, died Oct. 30, 2008, in Silvis, Ill. Arrangements are incomplete with Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Regina Anderson (10/31/08)
SIKESTON -- Regina Frances Anderson, 88, died at 10:10 p.m. Oct. 30, 2008, at the Chateau Girardeau in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Births published 10-31 (10/31/08)
BERNIE -- Anna and Tommy Sullivan Jr. are the parents of their second child, first son, born at 3:59 p.m. Sept. 25, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. William Rush Sullivan weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Rose and Wayne Williams...
Looking Back 10-31 (10/31/08)
SIKESTON - Visitors to Sikeston High School's upcoming open house will be entertained with a one-act play, "Pop Quiz," to be given by the drama class. SIKESTON - Building permits issued last month authorized construction of two major department stores in the Kingsway Plaza Mall Shopping Center, a computer center on Highway 61 South and 15 new residences, boosting the total to more than $1 million, according to City Clerk John Vaughn...
SpeakOut 10-31 (10/31/08)
Someone commented in the paper that the sign along I-55 would be essential in case of a New Madrid Fault earthquake. Doesn't everybody realize that the bridges will fall in and there won't be anybody on I-55 to read the sign, even if the power would be on. Come on folks, come up with a better excuse for this waste of money...