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Stories from Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Ballots are cast (08/08/12)
Area voters register before casting their ballot at Trinity Gospel Church on Tuesday afternoon. Turnout was above average as precincts across the region reported large turnouts throughout the day. Nearly 27 percent of Scott County registered voters turned out to exercise their rights to vote...
Ziegenhorn, Rehder to square off in November (08/08/12)
BENTON -- The races for state representatives of District 148 and 151 are now set after Tuesday's primary narrowed the races to two. In District 148, Democratic candidate Bart Ziegenhorn defeated Mike Marsh 1,493-860 to win the primary. Ziegenhorn will now take on Republican Holly Rehder in November. Rehder claimed her spot on the Republican ticket by overtaking Josh Bill 2,330-1,472...
Stevens holds off Young to retain sheriff position (08/08/12)
NEW MADRID - New Madrid County residents picked some new faces to fill county offices during Tuesday's primary election. With 4,819 voters coming to the polls to cast ballots, an overwhelming majority opted for the Democratic ballot, which featured the local races. No candidates for countywide offices filed on the Republican, Libertarian or Constitution party ballots...
Walter wins, will serve another term as sheriff (08/08/12)
BENTON -- Scott County voters chose during Tuesday's primary election to keep their current sheriff in place for the next four years. On the Democratic ballot -- and not facing opposition from any other party -- Rick Walter defeated his challenger, Paul A. Johnson, 2,047 votes to 526 votes, and will continue as the sheriff...
Pullen slips past Jackson in commissioner race (08/08/12)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County will have two new county commissioners, one of which remains to be determined. With no Republicans filed for the first district county commissioner seat, the matter was settled by the county's voters Tuesday with the upset of incumbent Robert M. Jackson...
A toast to the bride and groom (08/08/12)
I have never made a toast at a wedding before. Shocking I know as I think I would be perfect for it with my sarcastic wit and obvious humbleness. But today I make my first. My toast came about last week as I received the notice of my divorce being final on Monday. Of course on Friday my ex was remarried. Fortunately the judge used quick drying ink...
Hawks set to begin first football season (08/08/12)
BENTON -- When he first heard that he was moving into the Kelly High School school district, junior Josh Roberts was not happy to learn that football was not provided. Fortunately for Roberts, and 42 other Kelly students, the Hawks can now play football...
Slack continues at 60th Annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo (08/08/12)
SIKESTON -- Day two of slack got underway on Tuesday at the 60th annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo with barrel racing and steer wrestling. Highlighting the evening's action was Sikeston native Carrie Potashnick taking sixth place in barrel racing with a time of 17.49 seconds on her run. Thomas' time left her over a second behind the Kaley Bass' pace as she took top honors by finishing in 16.30 seconds...
Toni Fritz (08/08/12)
SIKESTON --- Toni Fritz, 63, died Aug. 7, 2012, at her home in Sikeston. Ponder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Mike Roberts (08/08/12)
HAYWARD - Mike Roberts, 56, died Aug. 7, 2012, at his home in Hayward. Visitation is after 6 p.m. today at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday.
Rosemary Quatmann (08/08/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Pallbearers for services conducted today at the St. Francis Xavier Church for Rosemary Blanton Barr Quatmann, 92, who died on Aug. 4, 2012, were her grandsons: Bruce McEvoy, Randolph McEvoy, Richard Barkauskas, Christopher Barkauskas, Nick Barr, Ian Barr, Cullen Barr and Mike Sullivan Jr...
Earl Morrison (08/08/12)
CORINTH, Miss. -- Earl E. Morrison, 65, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died Aug. 5, 2012, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Southaven. Born June 16, 1947, in Dyess, Ark., son of the late Marie Walley Morrison, he was a manager in food service and a U.S. Navy veteran...
James McCormick (08/08/12)
SIKESTON -- James E. McCormick, 63, died Aug. 3, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 2, 1949, in Salcedo, to the late Abraham Lincoln and Geneva Louella McCormick Burgess Sr., he was a self-employed carpenter, and had served in the U.S. Army...
Chris Garner (08/08/12)
SIKESTON -- Chris Austin Garner, 50, died July 11, 2012, at his home. Born Feb. 5, 1962, in Sikeston, he had worked as an assistant carpenter and as a cab driver. He is survived by: one daughter, Alyssa Garner of the home; and three sisters, Dee Hairston-Jones and Shelia Wheetley of Claremore, Okla., and Judy Anderson of Whitehouse, Tenn...
Franklin Hickman (08/08/12)
SIKESTON -- Franklin D. Hickman, 57, died at 5:46 p.m. Aug. 3, 2012, at his home. Born Feb. 19, 1955, at Philadelphia, Miss., to the late John and Margaret Lewis Hickman, he lived in this area most of his life and had worked in several cotton gins. He is survived by: a special friend, Deborah Phillips of the home; three stepsons and two daughters-in-law, Gary Phillips Jr. ...
Roger Williams (08/08/12)
NEW MADRID -- Roger Williams, 50, died July 27, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 11, 1961, in Clayton, he lived most of his life in care facilities and had been a resident of the Golden Living Center in New Madrid since Nov. 1, 1985...
Charlene Burns (08/08/12)
SIKESTON -- Charlene Burns, 65, died Aug. 7, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 18, 1946, at Sikeston, to the late Hubert F.M. and Virlon Mae Wyatt Cooksey, she was a lifelong resident of this area. She was a housewife and had attended First Baptist Church at Diehlstadt...