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Stories from Friday, June 22, 2012

Japanese beetles attack flower gardens, crops (06/22/12)
SIKESTON -- Japanese beetles arrived in the area about two weeks early this year, but the good news is they may not cause the damage growers are used to seeing each summer. "There are some specialists who are saying as dry as we are, there is a good chance the numbers will be down," said Donna Aufdenberg, horticulture specialist for the Southeast Region of the University of Missouri Extension...
Man is in custody for child molestation (06/22/12)
MINER -- A resident is in custody on allegations of child molestation. Officers with the Miner Police Department were called to a residence on Highway AA on Tuesday to investigate allegations of child molestation. According to Miner Police Chief Chris Griggs, the allegations came from the Missouri Children's Division...
County commissioners consider repair options at Mississippi County's airport (06/22/12)
CHARLESTON -- Maintenance and construction at the county's airport concerned Mississippi County Commissioners at their meeting Thursday. County Clerk Junior DeLay said he met with Bryan Gregory of the Missouri Department of Transportation at the airport to discuss possible maintenance. DeLay said the southwest corner of the apron is in the worst condition...
Man linked to series of vehicle break-ins (06/22/12)
BENTON -- An alert Scott County resident helped to end an apparent string of burglaries from vehicles early Thursday. The Scott County Sheriff's Office received a report early Thursday morning from a person who confronted a suspect outside his residence, north of Miner. After being confronted, the suspect ran and hid in a nearby cornfield, leaving a bicycle at the residence, the homeowner reported...
Camping at Sikeston Depot (06/22/12)
Youngsters and their families learned more about camping during family night at the Sikeston Depot Museum on Thursday. Participants got to see a model camp site and sing campfire songs as part of the evening. Above: Zerriah Moore makes a bead necklace during the craft portion of the evening...
Contact Camp (06/22/12)
The annual SEMO Coaches Association Contact Camp began Thursday at Sikeston High School. The camp continues today with local schools getting a chance to scrimmage against one another. Top photo: Sikeston's Chris Word gets past a Perryville defender.
Bennett's arm leads Squirrels past Jackson (06/22/12)
CHARLESTON -- Holding Jackson Senior Babe Ruth to only two hits in a complete game effort on Thursday, Charleston starter Trevor Bennett allowed the Fighting Squirrels to maintain an early lead for a 3-0 win. "That's two good pitching performances in a row," Charleston head coach Michael Minner said. "I thought lefty was on top of his game. He just throws it in there, his ball moves and he's tough to hit. He's been solid on the mound and that's another solid outing...
Rosie Lee Hill (06/22/12)
NEW MADRID -- Rosie Lee Hill, 76, died June 12, 2012, Born Aug. 19, 1935 in Marston, to the late Lady Bee Martin and Peter Wilderness, she worked for 25 years at Sells Rest Home from which she retired. In 1952, she married Eugene Hill, and he preceded her in death...
Scottie Tidwell Jr. (06/22/12)
ANNISTON -- Scottie Leon Tidwell Jr., 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. He was born May 6, 2012, at Sikeston. In addition to his parents, survivors include: three sisters, Tia Tidwell and Linda Tidwell both of Anniston and Alanna Tidwell of Dexter; one brother, Justin Tidwell of Anniston; paternal grandparents, Linda Vanvickle and David Griggs of Anniston and Robert and Ann Tidwell of Matthews; maternal grandparents, Danny and Irene Busby of Thebes, Ill., and Kim Smith of Kansas; paternal great-grandparent, Charlotte Tidwell of Matthews; and paternal great-grandparent, Lawanda England of Thebes.. ...
Rosemary O'Dell (06/22/12)
FREDERICKTOWN -- Rosemary Garrett O'Dell, 64, formerly of East Prairie, died at 12:10 a.m. June 18, 2012, in the Madison Memorial Hospital in Fredericktown. Born Oct. 30, 1947, in Dorena, to the late Burrow and Lovie Irene Pope Garrett, she lived in Fredericktown for the past 16 years moving from East Prairie. She was of the Baptist belief...
Eathel Doolittle (06/22/12)
CRESCENT CITY, Fla. -- Eathel Agnes Doolittle, 98, formerly of East Prairie and Charleston, died at 12:50 a.m. June 20, 2012, in the Putnam Community Hospital in Palatka, Fla. Born May 4, 1914, in Searcy, Ark, to the late W.M. and Maude Ramer James, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life and had lived in Florida for the past 12 years. She was a member of the First Christian Church in East Prairie...