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Stories from Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Council reluctantly OKs FEMA flood plain changes (06/06/12)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston City Council has picked what appears to be the lesser of two evils: accepting FEMA's new flood plain maps. Council members approved an amended version of a bill accepting the maps during their regular monthly meeting Tuesday...
Diehlstadt residents begin cleanup from deadly storm (06/06/12)
DIEHLSTADT -- Diehlstadt residents began cleanup Tuesday after the fatal tornado Monday evening. The National Weather Service has determined Diehlstadt was hit at about 8:44 p.m. by a class EF2 tornado, signifying wind speeds of at least 111 miles per hour. According to the Paducah, Ky., branch of the NWS, winds reached about 115 miles per hour as it moved from about a quarter mile north of Diehlstadt to a quarter mile south of the town...
Claims process should start immediately (06/06/12)
SIKESTON -- While residents can't prevent severe weather from happening, there are few steps they can take to help the claims process. Jared Self, insurance agent for Self Insurance in Sikeston, said residents who suffer property damage following a severe weather like the tornado and hail storm that occurred in the area Monday night should immediately contact their insurance company...
First look: Display at YMCA educates people about adoption, foster parenting (06/06/12)
SIKESTON -- Local families looking to adopt children can begin their search through a display this week in Sikeston. On Monday, employees with the 33rd Judicial Circuit of the Missouri Children's Division set up the 2012 Missouri Adoption Heart Gallery for viewing through Saturday at the YMCA of Southeast Missouri in Sikeston...
Bootheel woman being charged with hindering prosecution in shooting (06/06/12)
CARUTHERSVILLE - A woman now faces charges in connection with a shooting which left one person injured. Fonda Baxter, 31, of Steele is charged with hindering prosecution and endangering the welfare of a child for her role following the April 9 shooting in Holland, Mo...
Sikeston wins first relay title (06/06/12)
SIKESTON -- Eight yards separated Sikeston's 4x200 relay team from history or just another good showing. As the last leg, Sikeston's Nick Nichols has been in 'catch-up' situations before. His teammate and third leg, Kyland Gross, did his part by putting him in the best position possible. It was up to Nichols to do one of the most exciting and pressure-packed things in all of track -- catch an opponent down the final stretch...
Early run holds up for Squirrels in 1-0 win over Quake (06/06/12)
CHARLESTON -- One day after pitching a complete game to guide Charleston to a win, Tim Hillis came up big with his bat as the Squirrels edged out the New Madrid County Central Quake on Tuesday in the first game of a wood bat double-header. With both starting pitchers Ryan Mathis and Mason Kellams going the distance in a pitcher's duel, Hillis drove in the games only run in the bottom the first frame to help Charleston squeak out a 1-0 win and hit the .500 mark on the season...
SAYB scores (06/06/12)
American League Steward Steel 7, Kiwanis 0 Harrison 11, Nunnelee 0 Rookie League Focus Bank 10, SEMO Christian Academy 1 Charleston Chiropractic 12, Standard Democrat 7 Hits: (S) Baden 2, Jameson Ethan, Brice; (C) Tharen, Dawson, Jacob, Preston, Sterling...
Altee Johnson (06/06/12)
HOWARDVILLE -- Altee Johnson, 72, died June 4, 2012 at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 11, 1939, in Portageville, Missouri to the late Lusher and Iodia Wheeler Johnson Sr.. she was employed at Plastene Supply Company in Portageville for 25 years and she also worked at Swift Company in Dexter, Missouri. ...
Peggy Blissett (06/06/12)
SIKESTON -- Peggy Lee Blissett, 58, died June 3, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 26, 1954, in Dorena, to Louis Van Montjoy Sr. of Sikeston and the late Katherine Dickson-Montjoy, she was a 1972 graduate of Sikeston High School. She worked for 20 years at Sells Nursing Home in Matthews and five years at Tri-County In-Home Service. She was a member of Divine Temple Church of Oran where she was in charge of the Pastors Aide Committee...
Herbert Brown Jr. (06/06/12)
MOREHOUSE -- Herbert Roosevelt Brown Jr., 83, died at 7:30 a.m. June 5, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 28, 1929, in Sanford, N.C., to the late Herbert Roosevelt and Estelle Underwood Brown Sr., he retired as a panel operator after 28 years of service working at Hart's Bakery and later I.B.C. ...
Zahrell Banks (06/06/12)
WILSON CITY -- Zahrell Lee Sloan Banks, two months old, died June 3, 2012 in Wilson City. Born April 6, 2012, in Sikeston, he was the son of Roberta Sloan of Wilson City and Carlos Bank of Cape Girardeau. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Bobby Spencer and Zingo Spencer of Wilson City; and two sisters, LaDesha Sloan and Zhairra Sloan Banks of Wilson City...
Loy Miller (06/06/12)
DIEHLSTADT --Loy Gene Miller, 70, died June 4, 2012 at Diehlstadt. Born June 9, 1941, in Scott County, to the late Jasper Utah and Alma Edith McClain Miller, he had lived in Scott and Mississippi counties his entire life and was a retired farmer. In 1985, he was ordained as a General Baptist Minister and had served as the pastor of the Temple of Faith General Baptist Church in Sikeston a number of years...
Patricia White (06/06/12)
SIKESTON -- Patricia Ann White, 74, died June 3, 2012, at her home. Born March 17, 1938, in Battle Creek, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Helen Vincent Stark. She married Samuel White who survives of the home. Other survivors include: one son, Robert Cloyd of Orlando, Fla.; one daughter, Robbie Cloyd of Cincinnati, Ohio; two brothers, Lee Stark of Lake Placid, Fla., and Jim Stark of Bessemer, Ala.; and four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren...
Alan Mickel (06/06/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Alan Duane Mickel, 80, died at 6:06 p.m. June 4, 2012, at his home. Born June 1, 1932, in McCook, Neb., to the late Hamilcar "H.T." Tellez and Doris Ida Middleton Mickel, he lived most of his life in East Prairie and taught band in Deering and East Prairie for 30 years. ...
Bradford Shain Sr. (06/06/12)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Bradford M. Shain Sr., 79, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 3:40 p.m. May 24, 2012, at Methodist University in Memphis. High Point Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
John Milburn Sr. (06/06/12)
ROCK SPRINGS, Ark. -- John R. Milburn Sr., 85, died June 3, 2012, at his home. Born Aug. 2, 1926, in Sikeston, Mo., son of the late Ross A. and Mary Walker Milburn, he was a retired petroleum engineer for Dow Chemical and was a member of the Christian Church...
Murry Asberry (06/06/12)
SIKESTON -- Murry Lee Asberry, 83, died May 30, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 23, 1929, in Anniston, to the late Will Asberry and Charlotte Scott McCline, he attended Charleston Public Schools and worked in timber cutting...
Robert Dancler (06/06/12)
SIKESTON -- Robert Earl Dancler, 62, died June 4, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 23, 1949, in New Madrid, to the late King Agrippa and Areedia Young Dancler, he was a graduate of Jimtown High School. He was a painter, had served in the U.S. Army and was of the Baptist belief...
Bobbie Henry (06/06/12)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Bobbie L. Bryant-Henry, 73, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died June 1, 2012, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. Born Aug. 21, 1938, in Itta Bena, Miss., to the late Charles King and Johnnie Mae Stevens, she was a licensed practical nurse. She had been employed at Kirby Pines Retirement Home in Memphis and was a member of The Hope of Glory Church of God in Christ in Memphis...
Jasper Miller (06/06/12)
DIEHLSTADT -- Jasper Lewis Miller, 49, died June 4, 2012, at Diehlstadt. Born Oct. 1, 1962, at Wyatt, to Della Ray Miller Divinny of Charleston and the late Loy Gene Miller, he had lived in Charleston and Diehlstadt his entire life and was employed at Alan Wire Company in Sikeston. He was of the General Baptist belief...
Randy Miller (06/06/12)
DIEHLSTADT -- Randey Gene Miller, 47, died June 4, 2012 at Diehlstadt. Born July 16, 1964, to Della Ray Miller Divinny, who survives of Charleston and to the late Loy Gene Miller, he had lived in Charleston and Diehlstadt all of his life. He had been employed at Red Rocket Fireworks, Boomland,...
Freda Whiteside (06/06/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Freda Jean Whiteside, 77, died June 5, 2012, at the Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 24, 1935, near East Prairie, to the late Raymond and Mildred Mayberry Dick, she was a 1954 graduate of Anniston High School. She was employed by Production Credit in Charleston, drove a school bus for Cape Schools for 12 years and for BART transportation for 15 years. She was a member of Red Star Baptist Church...
Looking at source behind the giving (06/06/12)
The Pope last week proposed that rich families should help poor people in other countries. His charitable message was well received. But surely he wasn't speaking to the United States. Through our foreign aid program, the United States is hands-down the most charitable country in history. Our nation provides well over $55 billion in annual foreign aid and most of that is for economic support to help feed those who cannot feed themselves...