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Stories from Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sikeston executive leaders working on a new vision (03/04/12)
SIKESTON -- The latest vision for Sikeston's future is one of leaders working together. The focus for the Vision for Tomorrow's quarterly meeting Tuesday was the Sikeston VISION Executive Academy, according to Geoff Posegate, chairman of the Strategic Plan Implementation Commission...
Downtown Sikeston St. Patrick's Day event features home-brewed beers (03/04/12)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston-area residents will have the opportunity to sample over 60 home-brewed beers during Historic Downtown Sikeston's St. Patrick's Day celebration scheduled for later this month. Set for noon to 4 p.m. March 17 at Malone Park in Downtown Sikeston, the celebration includes a home brew competition, Irish jig contest and several other activities...
Sentencing scheduled for New Madrid man found guilty of murder (03/04/12)
NEW MADRID -- Now it is up to the judge to determine how long a New Madrid man will serve in prison for the stabbing death of another. Sentencing is set for 9 a.m. April 12 for Robert Rooker, 49, who was convicted of second degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of Patrick Bradley. Sentencing will be by 34th Judicial Circuit Judge Fred Copeland...
Jean Walters (03/04/12)
SIKESTON -- Thelma Jean Walters, 74, died March 2, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 1, 1937, in Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Elmer L. and Masil (Sewell) Marcus. She is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Larry Ray and Brenda Marcus of Matthews; and one sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Lex Perrin of Tipton, Ind...
Gloria Clark (03/04/12)
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Gloria June Wallace Clark, 79, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Jan. 30, 2012, in Overland Park. Born June 29, 1932, in Sikeston, she had lived in Overland Park since 1962, where she worked for the Shawnee Mission School District from 1973-1998, and attended The Church of the Resurrection in Leawood...
Garland Butler (03/04/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Garland Butler, 81, died March 2, 2012, at the Portageville Nursing Home. Born Sept. 23, 1930, in Wynne, Ark., he was the manager at Portageville Food Rite until his retirement. A U.S. Navy veteran serving during the Korean War, he was a past member of the Kiwanis Club and a member of the First Baptist Church in Portageville where he served as a deacon and a choir member...
Benson Forrest (03/04/12)
SIKESTON -- Benson Forrest, 85, died at 11:45 p.m. March 2, 2012, at the Miner Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with the Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Bill Fender (03/04/12)
BENTON -- William Douglas "Bill" Fender, 55, died March 1, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Dale Geske (03/04/12)
MATTHEWS -- Dale Geske, 84, died March 3, 2012, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Weather's whims will continue to impact us (03/04/12)
The one thing we know about the weather is that it's unpredictable. And another thing is that the weather is perhaps the most common conversation in this neck of the woods. We got a taste of the unpredictable part of Mother Nature this week and, to be real honest, it could have been much worse...