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Stories from Sunday, August 5, 2012

Two Portageville children killed in wreck (08/05/12)
KENNETT -- Two Portageville children were killed in a two-vehicle accident Friday morning in Dunklin County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 9:18 a.m., seven miles north of Kennett. Jamie K. Vires, 28, of Portageville was traveling westbound on Highway M when her vehicle pulled into the path and was struck by the vehicle driven by Brandi L. Palmer, 37, of Rector, Ark., who was traveling north on Highway 153...
Efforts to revitalize Morley under way (08/05/12)
MORLEY -- Morley's mayor is hoping his town's city council will join him in pushing for some R and R. Mayor Jonathan McNeely introduced his idea during the council's regular July monthly meeting. "I made a presentation before city council asking them to adopt a program called Restoration and Revitalization," McNeely said. "Ultimately the goal is to totally restore and revitalize our little town here."...
Welcome, freshmen! (08/05/12)
Voters have many choices to make in Tuesday's election (08/05/12)
SIKESTON -- The first decision voters will make in Tuesday's statewide primary election will be which party's ballot they will pick up. Voters have a choice of Democrat, Republican, Libertarian or Constitutional. Presidential candidates will not be among the choices voters will make Tuesday...
Cowboy Up! Arts Festival wrangles fun (08/05/12)
SIKESTON -- Looking for a unique opportunity to watch a parade, hear live music, and visit art exhibits all in the same day? Look no further than the Sikeston Depot's Cowboy Up! Arts Festival in downtown Sikeston Aug. 11. "We wanted to do something to bring people downtown during the Rodeo," said Mike Marsh, director of the Depot...
Competitive edge: Male Athlete of the Year named (08/05/12)
Whether it's yards on the football field or how many newspaper clippings are hanging on the refrigerator, inside Cody Stevens' home, there's always a battle to be the best. The will to win drove Stevens to pick up a golf club -- the sport he will be going to college for -- simply because his younger brother, Ethan, was improving on the links...
Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo kicks off Monday (08/05/12)
SIKESTON -- Though the musical acts and opening ceremony won't get underway until Wednesday, rodeo fans can get a sneak peek of the action when the 60th annual Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo kicks off slack on Monday. Starting at 6 p.m. on both Monday and Tuesday, slack is free to attend for the general public and times from the events will count toward the overall standings...
Michael Mitchell (08/05/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted Friday at Ponder Funeral Home for Michael Mitchell, 58, who died on July 30, 2012, were: Mike Mitchell, Ryne Mitchell, Mark Kneezle, Mason Kneezle, Billy Johnson and Ray Bell.
Delmer Underwood (08/05/12)
BLOOMFIELD -- Delmer R. Underwood, 87, died Aug. 2, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 16, 1925, in Bloomfield, to the late Roy and Josie Quick Underwood, he had lived in Bloomfield all of his life where he was the former mayor. ...
Cecil Higdon (08/05/12)
SIKESTON -- Cecil Edwin Higdon, 84, died at 8 a.m. Aug. 3, 2012, at his home. Born Sept. 25, 1927, at Osceola, Ark., to the late Clay and Dell Cooper Higdon, he was a lifelong resident of this area and had attended school in Matthews. He had worked as a painter at General Steel in St. Louis for 32 years and was also a farmer. He was a member of Potter House Ministries in Sikeston...
Gilbert Hammon (08/05/12)
MOREHOUSE -- Sylvester Gilbert Hammon, 56, died Aug. 1, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 21, 1956, in Poplar Bluff, to Nadine Jeffries Hammon who survives of Sikeston and the late C.A. Hammon, he was self-employed in construction, and had served in the National Guard. He attended the Country Church in Sikeston...
Bo Kirby (08/05/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- John Z. "Bo" Kirby, 76, died at 8:45 a.m. Aug. 3, 2012, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Aug. 21, 1935, in Tallapoosa, to the late Vester and Mildred Johnson Kirby, he lived most of his life in East Prairie, served in the U.S. Army and was of the Baptist faith...
Each candidate worthy of 148th House seat (08/05/12)
Newspaper political endorsements have become a dinosaur in our industry with the exceptions of metro papers who always seem to base endorsements along party lines and those party lines are usually Democratic endorsements. Long ago, when I first started writing this column, I handed out endorsements like candy. I never really knew if they had any impact, much less motivated or swayed any voters...