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Stories from Monday, April 30, 2012

Sikeston In Bloom (04/30/12)
Sikeston residents enjoyed the beautiful spring weather on Saturday at the Sikeston in Bloom Festival. Top photo: Addison Beth Willis examines the baskets of flowers on sale by Mueller's Greenhouse. Janise Lambert, Rick Lambert, Max Davidson and Jane Davidson entertained the crowd during the Festival...
Sides honored as Woman of the Year in New Madrid (04/30/12)
NEW MADRID - A lifelong resident was honored Sunday afternoon for her dedication to her community and devotion to others. Elizabeth Belle "Betty Belle" Sides was named the as the 2012 Woman of the Year, an honor presented annually by the Pi Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. In making the presentation, Lynette Fowler described Sides' "many wonderful attributes, such as her strong faith, her love for family and her commitment to work and to her community."...
1 killed, several hurt in weekend accidents (04/30/12)
KENNETT - A Southeast Missouri resident died in a single-vehicle accident Sunday evening. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 11:50 p.m. Sunday, Stephen D. Murrell, 41, of Kennett was driving southbound on Route NN, two and half miles south of Highway 412 when his vehicle ran off the road. The vehicle then struck farm equipment...
Man's ear bitten off during altercation (04/30/12)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- A weekend fight in Caruthersville resulted in part of a man's ear being bit off by another person. About 10:25 p.m. Friday officers with the Caruthersville Police Department responded to the 1200 block of Vest Street in reference to a large fight in progress and weapons involved, according to a news release from the department...
Three are in custody following robbery at Portageville store (04/30/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Three people are scheduled to be arraigned today following an armed robbery at a convenience store. Portageville Police Chief Ronnie Adams said his office was contacted at 12:07 a.m. Saturday that the Casey's General Store, located on Highway 162, was being robbed. Adams said a man had entered the store armed with scissors and demanded money from the clerk...
Marijuana discovered (04/30/12)
The New Madrid County Sheriff's Deputies seized 15 marijuana plants that were located near the Mississippi River just outside New Madrid City limits during a narcotic investigation, according to New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens. About 2:30 p.m. ...
SHS downs NMCC in consolation semis (04/30/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Bouncing back from their disheartening 15-5 loss to Dexter on Friday, the Sikeston Bulldogs defeated New Madrid County Central 6-1 on Saturday in a loser's bracket game during the SEMO conference tournament. Trey Tigart picked up the win going six innings and striking out four. He also walked none...
Sikeston boys second, girls fourth at PB Invitational (04/30/12)
POPLAR BLUFF -- The Sikeston boys track team finished second and the girls fourth in the Poplar Bluff Invitational meet on Friday. West Plains won the boys with 145 points with Sikeston finishing with 111 points. In the girls, Poplar Bluff with 151 points while Sikeston was fourth with 83.50. Dexter was sixth with 52...
Chaffee falls short in title game of own tournament (04/30/12)
CHAFFEE (SMNS) -- Shawnee struck for two runs in the second inning and made them stand up against host Chaffee in the championship game of the Red Devil baseball tournament Saturday. The Red Devils scored a run in the fourth but couldn't strike again in the 2-1 loss. It was the Red Devils' second loss of the season...
Becky Goodman (04/30/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Rebecca "Becky" Goodman, 56, died April 29, 2012, at Heritage Garden in Portageville. Visitation is from 10 a.m. until time of services at 2 p.m. Tuesday at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville. A.R. Gentry will officiate. Burial will follow in the Portageville Cemetery...
Bobie Lee Beck (04/30/12)
BERNIE -- Bobie Lee Beck, 68, died April 27, 2012, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Nov. 15, 1943, in Flint, Mich., to the late, Robert Lee Beck and Ruby Ramsey Beck, he was a factory worker for many years. Survivors include: one son, Randell Beck and his companion, Misty Reynolds of Dexter; two daughters and sons-in-law, Renea and Ron DeProw of Dexter and Tina and Craig Taylor of Spring, Texas; two brothers, Timothy Dale Beck of Bernie and Roger Beck of Arnold; and eight grandchildren.. ...
Corky Raines (04/30/12)
SIKESTON -- Richard Allen "Corky" Raines, 69, died at 4:44 p.m. April 27, 2012, in the emergency room at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Nov. 2, 1942, in Sikeston, to the late Cordie and Evelyn Ryan Raines, he had worked as a crew leader at Anchor Toy and later as a crew leader at Scott County Milling Company. He was a member of the Canalou Baptist Church...
Lois Powers (04/30/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Lois Powers, 89, died at 5:30 p.m. April 27, 2012, at her home. Born Nov. 1, 1922, in Louisville, Miss., to the late James Daniel and Eddie Jerrigan Eaves, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life where she attended the St. James General Baptist Church...