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Stories from Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Student project expands into public remembrance (04/18/12)
SIKESTON --The Holocaust and World War II ended nearly 67 years ago, but as today's Sikeston Junior High School students are finding out, some important lessons can be learned from history. The first Holocaust Remembrance Day at Sikeston Junior High will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the school...
Man arrested for shooting in Bootheel (04/18/12)
CARUTHERSVILLE - A man wanted in connection with a shooting is now in custody. The Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department reported Tuesday the arrest of Lee Houston, 41, on charges of first degree assault and armed criminal action. The arrest stems from an incident April 16, just outside the Holland city limits, when officers responded to a report of a fight. ...
Two local men are sentenced to jail time in federal court (04/18/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Two area men will serve time in federal prison on felony gun charges. Danny Lee Byrd, 25, of Charleston was sentenced to 180 months on one felony count of being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm. At approximately 3 a.m. ...
Tuesday blaze battled (04/18/12)
Officers with the Miner Volunteer Fire Department along with Sikeston Department of Public Safety were called to a fire at 203 State Highway AA in Miner just before noon Tuesday. A witness at the scene said one person was inside the building at the time the fire was spotted from an adjacent business. The individual was able to get out of the building. As of press time, cause of the blaze was unavailable...
Gone fishin' (04/18/12)
Hoping to have the catch of the day, Parker Lovall casts a line during Family Night at the Museum at the Sikeston Depot Tuesday night as part of its "Gone Fishin'" exhibit.
MoDOT plans bridge repairs (04/18/12)
SIKESTON - The East and west bound Route 60 in New Madrid County will be reduced as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform bridge repairs. This section of roadway is located between Keystone Drive and Route 60/62. Weather permitting, work will take place from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday...
Chaney leads Sikeston past Cape Central 2-1 (04/18/12)
SIKESTON -- Taking on upwards of four defenders at a time has become second nature to Sikeston's Madison Chaney. The fleet-footed forward draws the attention of every defense she faces which, at times, looks like an entire backfield is between her and the goal...
10-run first lifts SHS to win over rival (04/18/12)
SIKESTON -- In a battle between two rivals, Tuesday night's game between Sikeston and Charleston went a lot deeper than a baseball game between the two schools. The event was dubbed "Rivals for a Cure!" in an effort to bring attention to breast cancer with proceeds from the game, as well as T-shirts that were sold, being donated to the Missouri Delta Medical Center's Mammography Department...
Cape Central quiets NMCC in 3-1 victory (04/18/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Unable to fight back from an early three-run deficit, the New Madrid County Central Eagles fell to Cape Central on Tuesday, 3-1. "We're an inconsistent ball club right now," NMCC head coach Joseph McClarty said. "We weren't ready to play the first two or three innings and we were never ready to hit...
Risco ends Cooter's 78-game conference and district winning streak (04/18/12)
COOTER -- The Risco Tigers stunned the Cooter Wildcats 6-0 in Tri-County Conference play, stopping a long streak in the process. Cooter had won their last 78 games against conference and district opponents before Risco sophomore Jordon Pavy shut down the potent Wildcat offensive attack...
Leon Rushing (04/18/12)
DORENA - Leon Rushing, 63, died April 17, 2012, at his residence in Dorena. Shelby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Karen Susie Tidwell (04/18/12)
ORAN -- Karen Susie Tidwell, 65, died April 17, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 7, 1946 in Sikeston, to the late Ralph and Mildred Greer Sturgeon, she had been employed as a nurses aide and activities director at Shuffits Nursing Home...
A.C. Lay (04/18/12)
DEXTER -- A.C. Lay, 87, died April 16, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 4, 1924, in Bell City, to the late Albert Charles and Mabel Clara Ramsey Lay, he was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Dexter. He had worked in several factories in Dexter and was a former employee of the First Baptist Church in Dexter...
Chester Thomas (04/18/12)
NEW MADRID -- Chester Thomas, 66, died April 17, 2012, at his home in New Madrid. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Margie Worley (04/18/12)
DONIPHAN -- Margie Worley, 89, died April 17, 2012, at her home near Doniphan. Born Nov. 28, 1922, in Como, to the late Charles Clinton and Lola Blanch Taylor Boyt, she had lived most of her life in Stoddard County before moving to Doniphan three years ago. She was a member of the Grandin Full Gospel Holiness Church in Grandin where she served as a board member. She had worked at Elder Manufacturing and at area nursing homes...
Belinda Gilmore (04/18/12)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Belinda L. Gilmore, 50, died April 14, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 15, 1962, in Poplar Bluff, daughter of Willie and Myrtle Shaw, she was a 1980 graduate of Poplar Bluff High School and a former employee of Nordyne in Poplar Bluff and the Butler County Health Department. She was a member of the Lively Stone Church of God in Poplar Bluff...
Another US tax day has come and gone (04/18/12)
Well yet another tax day has come and gone. And to be honest, it's not the most pleasant day of the year. But not all of us view tax day with hesitation. Some in fact, recognize that tax day is their financial bonanza of the year. When the final figures are compiled, it will show that nearly 60 million Americans were non-payers on tax day. Most of those folk - 96 percent in the most recent calculation - made under $50,000 annually...