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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Stories from Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Decision time: Big turnout expected (11/04/08)
COLUMBIA (AP) -- A historic presidential race and surging interest among new voters could make for long lines and frazzled poll workers at polling places across Missouri. Secretary of State Robin Carnahan has projected a near-record turnout: 76 percent of the state's 4.2 million registered voters. That group could include more than 300,000 people who have registered since the beginning of the year, one-third of whom enrolled in the St. Louis region alone...
Second graders choose equipment (11/04/08)
SIKESTON -- It was a close race but the results are in. Following the staff recommendation based on a vote by a second grade class, Sikeston City Council members accepted a bid of $19,259 for Miracle brand playground equipment from Hutchinson and Associates during their regular meeting Monday...
Advance man helps Red Cross achieve goal (11/04/08)
SIKESTON -- A Stoddard County man recently helped the Southeast Missouri Red Cross achieve its goal of recruiting and training 100 volunteers. Darrell Vavak of Advance returned a week ago Sunday after a three-week deployment to the Gulf Coast region in response to devastation from tropical storm Fay and hurricanes Gustav and Ike...
Sikeston set for districts (11/04/08)
HILLSBORO -- The Sikeston Bulldog soccer team is entering the district tournament tonight on a 6-16 record, but head coach Derrick Long says his squad is more prepared now than they have been all season long. "I like how we're going into districts," he said. "We've put together some winning streaks lately. It's all about who gets that first goal to put pressure on the other team."...
Two Kelly runners headed to state cross country meet (11/04/08)
ST. LOUIS (SMNS) -- Kelly was able to qualify one boy and one girl runner to the state cross country meet, and they both did so with top-10 finishes Saturday afternoon. Tara Johnson finished fifth in the girls race with a time of 21:41, while Cody Kern was eighth in the boys race...
Lady Bearcats land four on all-district team (11/04/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Class 3, District 1 All-Tournament volleyball teams was recently announced and Dexter placed two members on the first team and two on the second. Seniors Jessica Satterfield and Cathryn Heil were both tabbed for first-team honors, while juniors Abbie Warren and Brittany Bedford got the nod for the second team...
James Lawson (11/04/08)
DEXTER -- James William Lawson, 67, died Nov. 2, 2008, at Dexter. Born April 9, 1941, at Essex, to the late James Elijah and Hattie Alberson Lawson, he was a committee man for Ford Motor Company in Ypsilanti, Mich.; where he served as a Union representative. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Vietnam War...
David Pepple (11/04/08)
CHAFFEE -- David Pepple, 76, died at 3:40 a.m. Nov. 2, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 6, 1932, at Bernie, to the late David K. and Dessie M. Holt Pepple, he retired as an engineer from Burlington Northern Railway in Chaffee. He served as an electronics instructor in the Air Force and was a member of First Untied Methodist Church in Chaffee. He was an adult Sunday school teacher for many years and a member of the Scott City Promise Keepers...
Larry Joe Reno (11/04/08)
NEW MADRID -- Larry Joe Reno, 53, died Nov. 2, 2008, at his home. Born July 30, 1955, in Marston, he was the son of the late Ivan Joseph and Annie Dunn Reno. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ivan Leslie Reno and Bobby Ray Reno; and one sister, Sharon Kay Ren o...
Martha Rolan (11/04/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Martha E. Rolan, 76, died at 5:33 p.m. Nov. 3, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Linda Hill (11/04/08)
CLARKTON -- Linda Hope Hill, 45, died Nov. 2, 2008, in Campbell. Born Sept. 26, 1963, at Kennett, daughter of the late Bill and Glenda Crawford Cunningham, she was a member of the Church of Christ On April 21, 1978, at Bernie, she married Terry Hill Sr., who survives of the home in Clarkton...
Looking Back (published 11/04) (11/04/08)
60 years ago Nov. 4, 1948 SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Lewis of Sikeston Route 2 observed their 51st wedding anniversary Sunday and that day were dinner guests of their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. O.C. Lewis. 40 years ago Nov. 4, 1968 SIKESTON - No major damage was reported in Sikeston or Southeast Missouri as a result of an earthquake that struck at 12 a.m. Sunday. Telephone service was out temporarily in the city, according to William Newberry, telephone repairman...
SpeakOut (published 11/4) (11/04/08)
This is to the Super hopping in the Oct. 21 SpeakOut regarding the gentleman that waits on people as a carhop at Cream Castle. He does deserve a raise - I give him one every time I go get my food. It's called a bigger tip. He doesn't need a raise from his employer, he needs a raise from you...