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Stories from Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Fun to dye for (05/15/12)
In preparation for Lee Hunter Elementary School's upcoming Field Day, volunteers tie-dyed 430 shirts in five colors to be worn by the students and teachers. Pictured working on the shirts are, from left: Terri Falkenberg, Juli Dees, Kim Pinkard, Angela Grant and Ashli Steward. During Friday's Field Day, students will celebrate the end of the school year by participating in a variety of activities including a dunking booth, wet sponge relay and water balloon toss...
Community Chorus to perform concert on Sunday (05/15/12)
CHARLESTON -- Last fall's concert by the Charleston Society for the Arts Community Chorus proved so popular with its audience, they asked for more. Not wanting to disappoint, the group has reconvened for a spring concert. Set for 7 p.m. Sunday at the Charleston United Methodist Church, the Charleston Society for the Arts Community Chorus Spring Concert will feature a diverse group of 30 to 35 musicians and singers from the Charleston community...
Big Cat Quest fishing tourney in New Madrid on Saturday (05/15/12)
NEW MADRID - The fishermen are returning to New Madrid and the community is planning to celebrate. The Bass Pro Shop's Big Cat Quest Tournament will be May 19 in downtown New Madrid, offering $5,000 in cash and prizes to participants. The event kicks off Friday with a fish fry and tournament registration from 5-7 p.m. at the Mill Street Community Building. The public can dine in or carry-out plates will be $10...
Kid's fishing derby set for Saturday (05/15/12)
SIKESTON -- The annual Kids' Fishing Derby, sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Division, is scheduled from 8-11 a.m. Saturday at the Recreation Complex Lake. This event is open to all youngsters age 15 and under. There is a $1 per child fee, with a limit of one fishing pole per child. ...
Field tour of winter canola will be Friday (05/15/12)
SIKESTON -- Residents can learn more about a promising alternative crop for Southeast Missouri. As part of a U.S. Department of Agriculture rural development project, the Sikeston Chamber of Commerce is hosting a field tour of winter canola from 8 to 9 a.m. Friday at the Hulshof Farms. Attendees will see a large field of winter canola that was fall planted and will be ready for harvest around early June...
Two men injured in Charleston shooting (05/15/12)
CHARLESTON -- Two persons are recovering from gunshot wounds following a shooting Monday. Charleston Department of Public Safety Director Robert Hearnes reported officers responded at 10:30 a.m. Monday to a report of gun shots fired in the area of Vine and Lee streets...
Top-seeded Red Devils upset in semifinals 4-3 (05/15/12)
CHAFFEE -- Faced with a four-run deficit and only six outs to work with the Chaffee Red Devils spent the final two innings of Monday's Class 2, District 3 Tournament semifinal matchup against Jefferson trying to salvage their season. Despite a valiant effort that including putting the tying run on third late in the seventh top-seeded Chaffee saw the fourth-seeded Blue Jays hold on for a 4-3 upset win...
Litterest and Valle Catholic silence Kelly bats in 5-1 win (05/15/12)
CHAFFEE -- Unable to find an answer to Valle Catholic starter Tyler Litterest on Monday, the Kelly Hawks saw their season come to a close in the semifinals of the Class 2, District 3 Tournament. In out-dueling Kelly ace Ian Householder, Litterest pitched six no-hit innings to lead his team a 5-1 final that has the reigning district champions back in the finals...
Sikeston golfers 7th after first day of state tournament (05/15/12)
SPRINGFIELD -- The Sikeston golf team sits in seventh place after one round of play at the Class 3 State Golf Tournament at Rivercut Golf Club in Springfield. Sikeston marked a 329 and sits in seventh place with the final round to be played today. Individually, Ben Murray had the low round of the day for Sikeston, scoring an 80 on the par-72 course, putting him in 40th place. Dexter's Cody Stevens also scored an 80 in the first round...
Risco stays alive with 11-1 rout of Clarkton (05/15/12)
HOLCOMB -- Backed by four shutout innings from starting pitcher Chris Pavy the Risco Tigers picked up a 11-1 win over Clarkton in the opening round of the Class 1, District 1 Tournament. After loading the bases to start the bottom of the first Risco saw a quick pair of strikeouts lave the Tigers one out from stranding all three runners. A double from Josh Earnheart in the next at bat, however, cleared the bases and put the Tigers up 3-0...
SHS advances to district semis (05/15/12)
FARMINGTON -- Advancing to the semifinals of the Class 2, District 1 Tournament the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs put up a pair of early goals to defeat Fredericktown 2-1 on Monday. "We played them last week, but districts is a whole new season," Sikeston head coach Doyle Noe said. "Coming in to the game obviously the goal is to just win and move on. We came out and got an early goal, which is huge and it let us relax a little bit."...
Sumantha Nickens (05/15/12)
SCOTT CITY -- Sumantha Jeanne Nickens, 29, died May 13, 2012, at the home of her mother. Born Feb. 6, 1983, in Sikeston, to Laura Faye Nickens Jones of Scott City and the late Richard L. Green, she was an in-home health aide with Coventry Health Care and a member of Church of Christ in Vanduser...
R.B. Thorn (05/15/12)
LILBOURN -- R.B. Thorn, 81, passed away at his home in Lilbourn on May 12, 2012. Born May 28, 1930, in Blytheville, Ark., to the late William Shelby and Effie May Buress Thorn, he was a member of the General Baptist Church in Lilbourn. On Dec. 27, 1951, in Piggot, Ark., he married Loretta Green, who preceded him in death on July 4, 2011...
Connie Daniels (05/15/12)
SIKESTON -- Connie Channell Daniels, age 50, died May 13, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston after an extended illness. Born Sept. 15, 1961, in Lilbourn, to the late Rase Lee Channell and Josephine Black Martin, she was a receptionist at Montgomery Bank until ill health forced her into retirement...
Paul Cunningham (05/15/12)
SIKESTON -- Paul E. Cunningham, son of the late Asa and Pearl Reynolds Cunningham, was born near Parma, on April 5, 1929, and passed away at his home in Sikeston on May 13, 2012, at the age of 83 years, 1 months and 8 days. Mr. Cunningham moved to Parma in 1972, and moved to Sikeston four years ago. He was a retired Command Sgt. Major of the U.S. Army, serving 23 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Parma...
Maxine Hochart (05/15/12)
DEXTER -- Etter Beasley "Maxine" Hochart, 85, died May 13, 2012, at her home. Born June 16, 1926, in Booneville, Miss., to the late George M. and Velma Leona Ashbey Thompson, she had lived in Dexter all of her life and was of the Pentecost belief. On Aug. 19, 1946, she married Lonnie Beasley, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 15, 1977...
Linda Scott (05/15/12)
ZALMA -- Linda J. Scott, 58, died May 13, 2012, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Nov. 12, 1953, in Dexter, to the late Herbert and Mary Lorretta Edwards Burton, she worked as a caretaker at Sikeston Regional Center for 23 years. She was a member of Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Sturdivant...
Danny Penrod (05/15/12)
SIKESTON -- Danny Penrod, 52, formerly of East Prairie, died at 1:02 p.m. May 14, 2012, at his home. Born Dec. 30, 1959, at Wyatt, to the late Billie N. and Margaret Jo Bailey Barnes, Danny lived in Sikeston for the past several years. He was employed as a truck driver for FTL Logistics in Charleston and was a member of the Henry Meldrum American Legion Post No. 114 in Sikeston...
Lucille Evans (05/15/12)
DEXTER -- Lucille Evans, 90, died May 13, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter. Born March 3, 1922, in Dexter, to the late F.C. and Mammie Garner Dodd, she was a homemaker. On Feb. 20, 1945, in Malden, she married Carl Evans, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 20, 2002...
Nelson Dyer (05/15/12)
DANVILLE, Ill. -- Nelson C. Dyer, 80, of Danville passed away at 1:37 a.m. on Monday, May 14, 2012, at Provena United Samaritans Medical Center. He was born on Aug. 29, 1931, in Charleston, Mo., to Gerald Frederick and Myrtle Nelson Dyer. On Oct. 1, 1960, in Sikeston, Mo., he married Peggy A. Schaefer, and she survives...