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Stories from Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Sikeston Public Library now offers wifi access (05/30/12)
SIKESTON -- Last month, the Sikeston Public Library began offering wireless Internet access within the library, for users who would prefer to bring their own laptop, tablet or other device. "This was a service we had wanted to offer for a while, but couldn't accomplish with our existing equipment," said Ron Eifert, assistant director and technology coordinator for the library...
Scott County Courthouse turning 100 (05/30/12)
BENTON -- Federal, state and past county officials aren't the only ones invited to celebrate the Scott County Courthouse's 100th year. During their regular meeting Tuesday, Scott County commissioners paid a visit to county offices to personally invite current elected officials and county employees to attend the centennial celebration scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. June 16...
Waves of grain (05/30/12)
Southeast Missouri farmers are harvesting their winter wheat crop. According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, the harvest is 23 days ahead of normal with 47 percent of the crop reported good and 16 percent listed as excellent. Above, a farmer cuts wheat on a field just east of New Madrid...
Check this out: Area libraries offer e-books (05/30/12)
SIKESTON -- As technology changes so are local public libraries. Beginning Friday, Sikeston Public Library and the seven branches of New Madrid County's library system will offer e-books and downloadable audiobooks through a consortium of 57 Missouri libraries called MoLib2Go...
Man faces molestation allegation (05/30/12)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- A Caruthersville man was arrested on statutory sodomy and child molestation charges. According to a news release from Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell, Pemiscot County deputies arrested Robert Brown, 43, of rural Caruthersville on Saturday after statutory sodomy and child molestation charges were filed by the Pemiscot County prosecutor's office...
Man hurt in fall from truck (05/30/12)
CAMPBELL -- A Clarkton man was injured after falling out the back of a pickup Tuesday in Dunklin County. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 6:30 p.m. on U.S. Highway 62, about two miles west of Campbell, as a mattress in the back of a pickup driven by Daniel R. Gum, 3, flew out of the truck's bed. Ronald L. Fowler, 27, of Clarkton attempted to hold on to the mattress but was unable to and fell out of the back of the vehicle...
Local teams set for third annual basketball camp (05/30/12)
DEXTER -- Word is getting out. In just it's third year of existence, the Rib City Shootout has expanded nearly four times its original size adding countless teams to it's summer basketball camp lineup. Starting Friday, the first of three girls weekends kicks off the summer with the boys beginning June 8-9...
Naile takes next step, signs with University of Alabama at Birmingham (05/30/12)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- He wasn't the reason they came, but James Naile made a huge impression on the UAB baseball program. During a routine visit to see other prospects, the Charleston High School graduate caught the eye of the University of Alabama at Birmingham giving Naile an opportunity he's pined over since signing with Parkland University after high school...
Squirrels open with 'fortunate' 2-2 start (05/30/12)
MARION, Ark. -- Playing their second road double-header in as many nights, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels split a two-game set on Tuesday with Marion, Ark. After losing the opener 12-5, Charleston rebounded for an 8-5 win in the night cap thanks in part to a complete game effort from starting pitcher Tim Fox...
SAYB action (05/30/12)
The Sikeston Area Youth Baseball league continued Tuesday at the Sikeston Sports Complex. First Midwest Bank catcher Luke Triplett tags out Sikeston Jaycees' Cody Linley as he tries to score on a ground ball in Musial League action.
Chase Cobb (05/30/12)
SIKESTON -- Chase Cobb, 7, died May 29, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Visitation is scheduled from 12:30 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m. Friday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Virginia Cowan (05/30/12)
SIKESTON -- Hazell Virginia Cowan, 86, died May 27, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 20, 1925, in Lauderdale County, Ala., to the late Leonard and Merle Grimes Holt, she was a homemaker and member of Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Miner...
Tammy Romo (05/30/12)
SIKESTON -- Tammy Loraine Romo, 49, died May 27, 2012, at the Select Specialty Hospital in Springfield. Born June 12, 1962, in Baltimore, to Culan J. Crocker of Ann Arbor, Mich., and the late Daisy C. Clemons Crocker, she was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Sikeston...
Billy Joe Turnbo (05/30/12)
WARRENTON -- Billy Joe Turnbo, 72, died May 26, 2012, at his home. Born May 26, 2012, in Portageville, to Lorell Davis Turnbo of East Prairie and the late Guy Turnbo Sr., he was a skilled trades worker, a pipe fitter and raised mules and Tennessee Walkers on his ranch. A member of Pauldingville Masonic Lodge No. 11, he retired from General Motors in 2001 after 25 years...
Jo Alma Comstock (05/30/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Jo Alma Comstock, 79, died at 12:13 p.m. May 26, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 13, 1932, at Bertrand, to the late John and Mamie Mae Ellis Davenport, she had lived in Mississippi County most of her life and was a member of the First General Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Mark Warren (05/30/12)
BERTRAND -- Mark Anthony Warren, 44, died May 28, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 21, 1968, at Sikeston, to Linda Jean Parks Warren of Bertrand and the late James Edward Warren, he had lived in Bertrand most of his life and was a 1986 graduate of Charleston High School. A graduate of the DeVry Institute of Technology at Irving, Texas, he was employed a number of years at the DeWitt Company in Sikeston. He was of the Church of Christ belief...
Rachel Bowers (05/30/12)
MOREHOUSE -- Rachel Bowers, 36, died May 27, 2012, at Piedmont. Born May 9, 1976, in Sikeston, to Dolan Ray Uthoff of Dexter and Tamra Lowery Uthoff Nast of Morehouse, she was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief. Survivors in addition to her parents include: two sons, Kyle Bowers and Zachary "Zach" Bowers of Dexter; one daughter, Brianna Bowers of Dexter; one brother, Thomas McDonald of Blodgett; two sisters, Mary Huus of Morehouse and Kristy Whitley of Sikeston; her maternal grandmother, Helen Lowery of Morehouse; one stepson, Justin King of Chicago, Ill.; one stepdaughter, Heather Hann of Dexter; a stepmother, Rhonda Uthoff of Dexter; a stepfather, Howie Nast of Morehouse; and her fiance, George Orr of Sikeston.. ...
CC Neal (05/30/12)
SIKESTON -- Ulysses "CC" Neal V, 23, died May 26, 2012, as the result of a car accident. Born Jan. 27, 1989, in Sikeston, to Ulysses Neal Jr. and Sheila Mae Moore Gillespie of Sikeston, he was a 2007 graduate of Sikeston High School and a member of the Freewill Missionary Baptist Church...
Ollie Spillers (05/30/12)
KLONDIKE, Ill. -- Ollie Spillers, 67, died May 26, 2012, at his home. Born Nov. 16, 1944, in Pinhook, to the late James and Annie Marshall Spillers, he was a retired U.S. Air Force jet mechanic. He was a member of the New Pleasant Grove Church in Klondike and was a member of the Cairo United Men's Choir...
Genevia Jenkins (05/30/12)
SIKESTON -- Genevia Baker Jenkins, 69, died May 25, 2012, at her home. Born Oct. 13, 1942, in Bell City, to the late Walter and Wallee Henry Baker, she was a graduate of Bell City High School and a cook for the Bell City Public Schools until her retirement in 2004 after 20 years of service. She was a member of New Morning Star Baptist Church in Haywood City...
Enoch Kaiser Jr. (05/30/12)
FLINT, Mich. -- Enoch Harvey Kaiser Jr., 76, formerly of Bertrand, Mo., died May 17, 2012, at his daughter's home in Flint. Born Dec. 12, 1935, in Kennett, Mo., to the late Enoch Harvey and Lue Ethel Hyatt Kaiser, he was a 1954 graduate of Sikeston High School. ...
Gary Martin (05/30/12)
CONRAN -- Gary E. Martin, 81, died May 29, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 25, 1932, in Dise, Ark., to the late Walter E. and Rosa H. Reed Martin, he was the retired owner/operator of Gary's BBQ in Portageville and a carpenter. He was a member of the Conran Baptist Church...
Frances Farris (05/30/12)
SIKESTON -- Frances Fox Farris, 91, died peacefully May 27, 2012, in Sikeston. Born Dec. 27, 1920, in Charleston, to the late Hascal and Hontas Fox, she was one of eight children. After graduating from Diehlstadt High School, she was employed by the Mississippi County Agricultural office in Charleston...
Finding agreement on political spectrum (05/30/12)
To my liberal friends: As the presidential election comes ever closer, are there some areas - any areas - on which we can agree? Let's agree that the Bush-era Medicare drug plan, plus the cost of two military conflicts brought on by the Sept. 11 attack, put our country in a financial tailspin?...