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Stories from Saturday, June 9, 2012

New Madrid County Relay for Life (06/09/12)
The New Madrid County Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society got under way Friday afternoon. Above: A survivor watches families take the second lap. The event also included music, a parade, games and other activities. Volunteers prepare candles which were lit at dusk...
Five charged in fatal jail assault (06/09/12)
NEW MADRID - Five persons are charged in connection with a fatal assault at the New Madrid County Jail. New Madrid County Prosecuting Attorney Lewis Recker has filed second degree murder and first degree assault charges against Joshua Darter, Maurice Ely, Henry Lewis Hill, Pedro S. Rivera and Trevor J. Hatton, who were prisoners in the New Madrid County Jail on June 5 with John Wayne Reynolds...
Retiring director instrumental in Sikeston campus' growth (06/09/12)
SIKESTON -- Judy Buck has nurtured Southeast Missouri State University's Sikeston campus from the very beginning, and now, after 14 years, the director is preparing to say goodbye. The longtime educator is retiring, effective June 29. "This is my baby," Buck said about Southeast-Sikeston. "Someone said to me: 'You took it from the incubator stage and on up.' And I have."...
Seniors create special boxes to help local Alzheimer's patients (06/09/12)
SIKESTON -- If you believe memories are precious, these gifts may be priceless. "We have been making memory boxes for the nursing homes," said Lisa Hicks, director of the Sikeston OAKS Center. "We've been doing it for about the last month or so -- we're pretty excited about it."...
Highway Patrol warns public to stay away from railroad tracks (06/09/12)
POPLAR BLUFF -- A fatal train wreck in southeast Missouri offers a stark warning about dangers around tracks, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Two Poplar Bluff teenagers died and a third was badly hurt when a train struck their vehicle at 12:25 a.m. Tuesday. It was a crash which was avoidable, said Trooper Clark D. Parrott in a new release...
Chaney, other Lady Bulldogs honored (06/09/12)
FARMINGTON -- The Class 2, District 1 All-District team was recently released with 11 players from the five schools selected to the first-team by the district coaches, and eight players were given Honorable Mention. Sikeston's Madison Chaney was the Lady Bulldogs' lone representative on the first team. ...
Thunder-struck: Squirrels fall 1-0 (06/09/12)
CHARLESTON -- The Poplar Bluff Thunder provided a 'measuring stick' for manager Michael Minner and his Fighting Squirrels. The undefeated Thunder squeaked by Charleston 1-0 Friday during the second round of the Fighting Squirrels Classic at Hillhouse Park in Charleston...
Dunklin County slips past Sikeston Post 114 (06/09/12)
CHARLESTON -- Despite getting seven solid innings from starter Cord Sheehy on Friday, Sikeston Legion Post 114 wasn't able to rebound from their opening round loss the day prior in the Fighting Squirrel Classic. Playing Dunklin County Legacy Equipment Legion in the consolation bracket, Post 114 stranded a total of 10 runners on their way to a 3-2 loss that pushes them down into the 13th-place game of the tournament...
Leeon Sugg (06/09/12)
DEXTER -- Leeon Sugg, 67, died June 7, 2012, at his home. Born April 16, 1945, in Sikeston, to the late Daniel Lee and Gladys Mae Marlin Sugg, he lived in Sikeston before moving to Dexter three years ago. He owned and operated his own auto body repair shop for more than 30 years and was a member of the Morehouse Assembly of God Church. For over 20 years, he and his wife served as foster parents to many children...
John Reynolds Jr. (06/09/12)
NEW MADRID -- John Wayne Reynolds Jr., 49, died June 5, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born Sept. 18, 1962, in Chicago, to John Wayne Reynolds Sr. of Lilbourn and Janet Marie Lacy Morgan of Scott City. In addition to his parents, survivors include: two sons, John Joseph Reynolds and Michael Jay Reynolds of Tiptonville, Tenn.; one brother, Bobby Lloyd Reynolds of Lilbourn; two stepbrothers, Kevin Morgan of New Madrid and Richard Morgan Jr. ...
Patricia Schlosser (06/09/12)
SCOTT CITY -- Patricia Anne "Sis" Schlosser, 78, died June 6, 2012, at her home. Born Nov. 14, 1933, in Kelso, to the late Lambert and Lorraine Dohogne Drury, she was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Scott City, charter president and member of Ladies Auxiliary Knights of Columbus Council 6420, past president of St. Joseph Council of Catholic Women, a volunteer at St. Francis Medical Center and Meals on Wheels and Eucharistic minister at St. Joseph Church...
Mary Ann Forbis (06/09/12)
SIKESTON -- Mary Ann Forbis, 80, of Sikeston, died Thursday, June 7, 2012, at Golden Living at Brandywood in Gallatin, Tenn. Born Sept. 10, 1931, in Sikeston, she was the daughter of the late James and Tishie (Bates) Hitchcock. She was also preceded in death by her son, Lawrence; and three brothers, J.N. Hitchcock Jr., Olen Hitchcock and Lindell Hitchcock...
Donna Miller (06/09/12)
SIKESTON -- Donna Laverne Miller, 79, died at 5 a.m. June 7, 2012, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Oct. 11, 1932, in White Oak to the late Eugene Daniel and Lois Marie Waller Hankins, she was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion and had previously worked as a switchboard operator for the Norfolk and Western Railroad...
Trudye Blackard (06/09/12)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Trudye Margaret Weaks Blackard, 68, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., passed away peacefully on Friday, May 18, 2012, at St. Vincent's hospital with her daughter at her side. Born Sept. 15, 1943, in Sikeston, she was the daughter of the late Robert H. "Jake" and Marie Dickerman Weaks...