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Stories from Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Fire in Dexter closes Highway 25 for short time (06/26/12)
DEXTER -- Highway 25 between Dexter and Bernie was closed for a short time due to a large field fire as well as an eastbound lane of Highway 60, but both have been reopened. Smoke and poor visibility led to the road closure as several power poles are on fire and several structures are in danger, however, no structure fires have been reported...
Crafting summer fun (06/26/12)
Sikeston's Summer Reading Program kicked off Monday for children in kindergarten through second grade, drawing more than 60 youngsters to the Sikeston Public Library. After listening to stories about lightening bugs, the youngsters created their own. Alexis Dyson, right, shows her lightening bug bracelet to her friend Ashley Parkhurst. Children in third to fifth grades will meet on Tuesday afternoons while those in sixth through 12th grade will gather Wednesday afternoons...
Options to re-examine FEMA flood maps discussed (06/26/12)
IKESTON -- The Sikeston City Council discussed further developments of the Federal Emergency Management Association's flood maps Monday. One of the ideas discussed was bringing in an out of town engineering firm to re-examine the maps FEMA submitted...
East Prairie pastor now faces new charge of sodomy (06/26/12)
CHARLESTON -- An East Prairie church pastor arrested on child pornography and sodomy charges now faces an additional charge of sodomy. Kenneth Neal Allen, 36, waived his preliminary hearing Thursday in Mississippi County and is due to appear at 1 p.m. July 10 in Mississippi County Circuit Court before Judge David Dolan. A bond reduction request was also denied...
Extreme heat in forecast (06/26/12)
A swimmer jumps into the water at the Fox Haven Country Club swimming pool. Use at local pools has increased dramatically with the increase in temperatures. Triple-digit heat is in the forecast beginning later this week through the Fourth of July
Group collecting, distributing diapers to those in need (06/26/12)
SIKESTON -- Rachel Ashworth knows there's a need for a diaper bank in the Sikeston area. Ashworth recalled one mother telling her she'd never cleaned and reused a disposable diapers, but she had used clothes as diapers for her child. didn't have money to purchase diapers and had to use a sweater to serve the purpose...
Fighting Squirrels hold on for 6-4 win over Chaffee (06/26/12)
CHARLESTON -- When given the chance to payback Chaffee for sweeping last week's doubleheader, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels didn't disappoint. While hosting the Honey Badgers for one nine-inning contest on Monday the Squirrels were able to take advantage of an early four-run rally to hold on for a 6-4 win...
Post 114 fails to overcome early deficit against Jackson (06/26/12)
SIKESTON -- Surrendering five runs to start the game wasn't the ideal situation for Sikeston Post 114. It inevitably was too big of a hill for Post 114 to climb as they fell to Jackson's Senior Legion Post 158 11-1 in the first game of a doubleheader Monday at VFW Memorial Stadium...
Scott Co. Post 369 take two from Bulls, Quakes toppled by PB Thunder (06/26/12)
SCOTT CITY -- Scott County Junior Legion Post 369 defeated the Missouri Bulls 14U team twice Monday in Scott City 10-5 and 7-6. In their first game, Brent Forck picked up the win after seven innings on the hill. He gave up five runs (two earned) on five hits and two walks. He also struck out five...
Beunah Hutchcraft (06/26/12)
DEXTER - Beunah Hutchcraft, 90, died June 25, 2012. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
John Slaten (06/26/12)
CHARLESTON -- John C. Slaten, 49, died June 25, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home.
Joe Polk (06/26/12)
SIKESTON -- Joe Polk, 76, died June 25, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Lyman Jines (06/26/12)
DEXTER - Lyman Jerry "Nub" Jines, 78, died June 24, 2012, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Born March 5, 1934, in Sikeston, he was the son of the late Lyman Lloyd Jines and Cora Mae Knight Jines. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Korea shortly after the Korean War...
Lois Stowe (06/26/12)
NEW MADRID -- Lois Keene Stowe died June 23, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center due to complications after surgery for a fractured hip. She was born in rural New Madrid County on Aug. 29, 1921, to the late John Wesley and Ida B. Joiner Keene. She was a twin to Lloyd Keene...