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Stories from Thursday, June 14, 2012

Behind the 8-ball (06/14/12)
The 2012 Sikeston Corporate Games are under way. SEMO Health Network has already earned first place honors in last Thursday's Trivia Contest while the Sikeston Public Schools won first place in the Coed Football Challenge. The Coed 8-Ball competition will continue tonight. Here, Nancy Bruner of Bootheel Counseling Service prepares to hit a shot...
Arkansas man enters guilty plea to voluntary manslaughter (06/14/12)
NEW MADRID -- A Jonesboro, Ark., man will spend 15 years in prison after entering a guilty plea to voluntary manslaughter. Eric Dashawn Wilbourn, 20, entered the guilty plea before Judge Fred Copeland Tuesday on the amended charge of voluntary manslaughter...
Summer street repairs (06/14/12)
Reconstruction of cross-overs on the Broadway median and some gutter work are nearing completion. Workers with Lappe Cement Finishing were at work Wednesday on the project, which has resulted in some closures to traffic along the street. Pictured working (from front to back) are Wally Deck, Joel Bland, Jay Gadberry and Bill Hazel...
Schools honored for support of positive behavior (06/14/12)
SIKESTON -- Four Sikeston schools will receive state recognition next week for rewarding students for their positive behavior. "Overall, Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support is creating a positive, warm climate for students where teachers are looking for what students are doing right instead of what they're always doing wrong," said Joanna Branson, counselor at New Horizons Alternative Education Center in Sikeston...
Limbaugh to take over Bravettes basketball program (06/14/12)
SIKESTON -- A day after naming a new boys basketball coach, Scott County Central decided to do the same for their Bravettes. Matt Limbaugh will take over the Scott County Central girls program after three seasons of being the Braves' baseball coach. Limbaugh replaces the Bravettes former head coach Semona Penrod...
Charleston swept by Jr. Legion Post 369 (06/14/12)
CHARLESTON -- Playing the Charleston Woodpeckers on Wednesday, Scott County Jr. Legion Post 369 picked up a pair of wins as took both sides of the double header, 10-2 and 11-3 respectively. "They played well today," Scott County coach Zach Pobst said. "I'm proud of them. They hit the ball well and played good defense."...
Unit 114 drops two against Cape (06/14/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Sikeston Legion Unit 114 lost two games to Cape Girardeau Senior Legion Wednesday 7-0 and 13-3. In each game, Unit 114 (1-8) had two hits apiece. Jayshawn McDaniel was the losing pitcher in the first game after throwing all seven innings...
Clyde Weaver (06/14/12)
CAMPBELL -- Pallbearers for services held Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Clyde Flora Weaver, 52, who died on June 10, 2012, were: Bud Davis, Billy Ray McCarver, Zack Davis, Fred Price, Bulldog Wells and Lee Dillard.
Alberta Luster (06/14/12)
BELLEVILLE, Ill. -- Alberta Luster, 84, died June 8, 2012, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville. She was born March 4, 1928, in Earle, Ark. Visitation is from 11:30 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. at the New Madrid Baptist Church in New Madrid, Mo...
Georgia Whittenberg (06/14/12)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Georgia Lucille Whittenberg, 92, formerly of Dexter, died June 12, 2012, in the Mark Twain Caring Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Nov. 1, 1919, in Bertrand, to the late Stephen and Edith Skaggs Whittenberg, she had worked as a seamstress for Elder Manufacturing Company of Dexter and was of the General Baptist belief...
Marty Carter (06/14/12)
SIKESTON -- Martha Nell "Marty" Carter, 75, formerly of Risco and Flint, Mich., died June 12, 2012, at her home in Sikeston. Born Feb. 6, 1937, in Bethel Springs, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Hobert and Mary Landreth Moore. On April 30, 1967, in Flint, she married Fred Carter and he preceded her in death in 1989...
Billy Swiney Sr. (06/14/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for graveside services to be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Mounds Park Cemetery in Lilbourn for Billy Swiney Sr., 77, who died on June 12, 2012, will be: Billy Swiney Jr., Phillip Swiney, Ryan Eddy, David Eddy, Pat Hogan and Dennis Haynes...
Marshall Larkins (06/14/12)
CLINTON, Ky. -- Herbert Marshall Larkins, 82, died at 12:04 a.m. June 13, 2012, at Parkway Regional Hospital. Son of the late R.R. and Annie Bennett Larkins, he was a retired farmer and the owner of West Kentucky Enterprises of Mayfield. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean War, a member of Clinton First Baptist Church and was involved for 18 years with the Hickman County Jail Ministry...
Bob Dennis (06/14/12)
BLOOMFIELD -- Bobby Gene Dennis, 79, died June 11, 2012, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born April 6, 1933, at Williamsville, to the late Mable Fisher Dennis Seeker and Fred Bradford Dennis, he was a former welder/pipefitter with Little Rock Union Hall No. 155. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Bloomfield, the Poplar Bluff Masonic Lodge No. 209 and the Bloomfield Chapter Order of Eastern Star No. 385...
Wayne Stovall (06/14/12)
OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. -- Calvin "Wayne" Stovall, 62, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died June 9, 2012, at his home. Born May 21, 1950, in Sikeston, to the late William Calvin Stovall and Ruby Lee Potter Stovall, he had worked for the City of Sikeston before moving to Olive Branch where he was self-employed...
Donna Gilliland (06/14/12)
SIKESTON -- Donna Gilliland, 73, died June 11, 2012, at her home in Sikeston. Born Oct. 27, 1938, in Clarksville, Ark., daughter of the late Wilbur and Gladys (Bell) Gossett Sr., she was a member of First Church of the Nazarene and had worked for Sikeston Woodworking, Oran Hat Factory and DeWitt Company before retiring...
Dolores Crawford (06/14/12)
SIKESTON -- Georgia Dolores Crawford, 89, died at 7:35 a.m. June 13, 2012, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Jan. 31, 1923, in Sikeston, to the late John Foster Husher and Marjorie Bell Swanigon Husher, she was a housewife. A lifelong resident of Sikeston, she was a member of Murray Lane Baptist Church and a former G.A. leader...