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Stories from Monday, June 18, 2012

Celebrating 100 years (06/18/12)
Residents of Scott County marked 100 years of the Scott County Courthouse during a celebration on Saturday afternoon. Above: Scott County Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger addresses the crowd from the courthouse steps. Burger recognized both past and present officials that were in attendance at the event. ...
Wildfire risk is high (06/18/12)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- The National Weather Service is reporting an elevated wildfire risk today for Southeast Missouri. "Near red flag atmospheric conditions will become established this afternoon with south to southwest winds picking up into the 13-17 mph range," according to the weather service. "Some guest of 20 to 25 mph may occur, especially in open areas over higher terrain."...
Gov. Nixon appoints new prosecuting attorney for Ripley County (06/18/12)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Christopher J. Miller, of Doniphan, is the new prosecuting attorney for Ripley County. The position became vacant after the resignation of the former prosecuting attorney, Monte C. Phillips. Miller, a Democrat, operates a law practice in Doniphan and previously served as the Ripley County prosecuting attorney from 1983 to 1990, from 1999 to 2002, and from 2007 to 2010. ...
Dunklin Co. cruises by Unit 114 in six innings (06/18/12)
SIKESTON (SMNS) -- Dunklin County Legion cleanup hitter Zach Watkins has tried to simplify how he approaches his at-bats in recent weeks. "I had a couple of bad games earlier in the season and was in a hitting slump," Watkins said. "I've got to where finally I don't think about what I'm doing too much at the plate. I just try to put the bat on the ball."...
Chaffee stays hot to win Charleston Wood Bat Invitational (06/18/12)
CHARLESTON -- After scoring a combined 26 runs in the first two rounds of the Charleston Wood Bat Invitational, the Chaffee Honey Badgers entered Sunday's championship game against Elsberry Junior Legion Post 226 looking to stay hot. Riding a complete game one-hitter from starter Connor Scott, the Honey Badgers pounded out 11 hits to beat Post 226 10-0 in six innings on the mercy rule...
Artie Mansfield (06/18/12)
EAST PRAIRIE - Artie B. Mansfield, 85, died at 4:15 a.m. June 18, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Reva Medlin (06/18/12)
BERNIE -- Reva Medlin, 83, died June 16, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 8, 1929, at Bernie, daughter of the late Ralph Beaird and Cassie Onedia Murphy Beaird, she was a former line worker for the Rexall Factory and later employed by Dr. Bess in Malden from 1995-2011 as a secretary...
Rosemary O'Dell (06/18/12)
FREDERICKTOWN - Rosemary O'Dell, 64, formerly of East Prairie, died at 12:10 a.m. June 18, 2012, in the Madison County Medical Center in Fredericktown. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Carol Crowe (06/18/12)
SPRINGFIELD -- Carol Ann Crowe, 71, formerly of Dexter, died June 15, 2012, at St. John's Mercy Villa Nursing Center in Springfield. Born Oct. 1, 1940, in Idalia, to the late Cecil and Mildred E. Patterson Crowe, she had lived in the Dexter area most of her life and has resided the past few years in Springfield...
Maxine Stabbs (06/18/12)
BENTON -- Maxine Stabbs, 74, died June 16, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 29, 1938 in Charleston, to the late Leo F. and Seena L. Chandler Hale. She worked as a caregiver and was of the Baptist belief. On July 14, 1956, she married Lawrence A. Stabbs, and he preceded her in death...
Paul Adkisson (06/18/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Paul Vernon Adkisson, 83, died at 7:30 p.m. June 16, 2012, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born July 31, 1928, in Mississippi County, to the late Rudolph and Alice Tanner Adkisson, he lived most of his life in East Prairie where he was a member of the First Christian Church. He was a retired federal grain inspector and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Charleston Masonic Lodge 407 in Charleston and also a 32nd degree Mason of the Scottish Rite...
Bertha Hodges (06/18/12)
SIKESTON -- Bertha Hodges, 101, died June 18, 2012, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston is in charge of arrangements.
Scottie Tidwell Jr. (06/18/12)
ANNISTON - Scottie L. Tidwell Jr., the one-month-old son of Scottie L. Tidwell Sr. and Debra Denise Dawn Busby of Anniston, died June 16, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie...
Rose Welter (06/18/12)
CHAFFEE -- Rose Marie Welter, 77, died June 15, 2012, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Aug. 28, 1934, near Chaffee, to the late Anton and Agnes Enderle Welter, she was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Chaffee. Survivors include: two brothers and sisters-in-law, Anthony "Tony" and Phyllis Welter of Scott City and Franklin and Linda Welter of Chaffee; six nieces and nephews; and 12 great-nieces and nephews...
Wilma Baldwin (06/18/12)
BERTRAND -- Wilma Shipman Baldwin, 78, died June 16, 2012, at the Bertrand Nursing Home. Born Aug. 3, 1933, in Arkansas, to the late Henry and Dora Pry Shipman, she had lived in this area most of her life. She was married to Don Baldwin, and he preceded her in death...
Sally Poyner (06/18/12)
CHARLESTON -- Marcella Ann "Sally" Poyner, 65, died Saturday, June 16, 2012, at her home in Charleston. Born Oct. 17, 1946, at Belleville, Ill., to the late Cletus J. and Helen Blackman Haas, she had lived in Chicago, Ill., and Elkhart, Ind., before returning to Charleston. She was of the Catholic belief...