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Stories from Thursday, June 21, 2012

Train derailment closes county road (06/21/12)
WARDELL -- A train derailed early today closing a Pemiscot County Road. The Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department was notified at 2:45 a.m. today a Burlington Northern-Santa Fe train derailed along County Road 208. A dispatcher with the Sheriff's Department, said 28 cars filled with coal were off the track...
Summer employment for teens has fallen to lowest level in decades (06/21/12)
SIKESTON -- Finding a summer job isn't as easy as it used to be for teenagers. "In the situation now, the economy is not very good, and the teens that normally had the jobs have adults competing against them -- for any kind of job," said Eugene Myracle, functional leader for Missouri Career Center in Sikeston...
38th Annual Sweet Corn Festival begins Friday in East Prairie (06/21/12)
EAST PRAIRIE - The sweet corn is ripening and East Prairie is ready to celebrate the arrival of the annual harvest. The 38th Annual Sweet Corn Festival activities get under way Friday and the celebration continues through July 4. "It's a real good time," said Karen Coffer, a member of the Downtown Revitalization Committee, about the events hosted by the community. "It's all about having a good time and showing the unity in our community."...
DPS seeking suspect in armed robbery (06/21/12)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Department of Public Safety is investigating an armed robbery. At 10:03 p.m. Tuesday, officers were called to the residence at 931 Hawthorn where an armed robbery was reported to have occurred. "The two gentlemen were there, and there was a knock at the door," said Lt. Jim McMillen, public information officer of Sikeston DPS. "There was a girl at the door, and she pushed her way inside the home. Behind her was a man with a gun."...
Staying cool (06/21/12)
A local youth slides through an inflatable water tube during a YMCA Summer Day Camp field trip at Tanner Street Church of God on Wednesday.
Over $35K obtained in drug case forfeiture (06/21/12)
CHARLESTON -- The Mississippi County schools will benefit following the conviction of a drug dealer. According to Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore, a total of $35,760 was obtained in a forfeiture on the drug case, State versus Richard Hensley. According to reports the money was located during the drug arrest which led to the conviction of Hensley...
Post 114 rally falls short, Squirrels win 5-4 (06/21/12)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Legion Post 114 baseball team saw its late rally fall just short in a 5-4 loss to visiting Charleston on Wednesday at VFW Stadium. Post 114 fell behind 4-0 in the first four innings and showed no signs of making a game of it, but the bats woke up in the bottom of the fourth to keep the Fighting Squirrels on their toes the rest of the way...
Sikeston Jr. Legion splits pair with Cape Girardeau (06/21/12)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Junior Legion Auxiliary Unit 114 split a doubleheader with Cape's junior legion Tuesday at Capaha Park in Cape Girardeau. Sikeston won the first game 9-8 behind a complete game effort from starting pitcher Ace Ace Armstrong...
Missouri Amateur Championship (06/21/12)
Evan Deere of Sikeston hits from the 10th teebox in the first round of the Missouri Amateur Championship Tuesday at Dalhousie Golf Club. Deere shot a 90 on Tuesday and an 83 on Wednesday, failing to make the cut. Deere was the lone participant from Sikeston in the event...
Eathel Doolittle (06/21/12)
PALATKA, Fla. - Eathel Agnes Doolittle, 98, formerly of Charleston and East Prairie, Mo., died at 12:50 a.m. June 20, 2012. Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie is in charge of arrangements.
Gale Brown (06/21/12)
BERTRAND -- Larry Gale Brown, 71, formerly of East Prairie, died June 20, 2012, at his home in Bertrand. Born July 15, 1940, in Mississippi County, to the late Prince Albert "P.A." and Hazel Luella Jones Brown, he had lived in Mississippi County his entire life. He had been employed as a police officer in East Prairie a number of years and also worked in construction...
Sharon Beck (06/21/12)
SIKESTON -- Sharon Jeanie Beck, 57, died June 19, 2012, at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Beatrice Dudley (06/21/12)
CHAFFEE -- Beatrice Lee Dudley, 98, died June 20, 2012, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Dec. 21, 1913, in Zalma, to the late Buford Harrison and Iva Crites Fowler, she was a member of the First Christian Church in Chaffee. On April 28, 1930, she married Clarence Earl Dudley who preceded her in death on June 26, 1982...
Joseph Geuin (06/21/12)
DEXTER -- Joseph Ray Geuin, 56, died June 19, 2012, at his home. Born Jan. 3, 1956, in DeRidder, La., son of the late Marvin Credale Geuin and Lois Lavina Simpkins Geuin, he was affiliated with the United Pentecostal Church where he was a member of the ministerial alliance for 39 years. He was the senior pastor of the First Pentecostal Church in Dexter...
Margaret Petty (06/21/12)
CHARLESTON -- Margaret Ann Petty, 61, died June 19, 2012, at her home. Born Jan. 24, 1951, in Henson, to the late J.D. and Veatrice Crider Wilson, she was owner of Margaret Petty Day Care for over 20 years and a foster parent for the state of Missouri. She was a member of New Beginnings Church where she was the church mother...