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Stories from Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Three injured in one-vehicle crash (08/29/12)
BENTON -- Three people were injured in a crash on northbound Interstate 55 between Benton and Scott City on Tuesday morning, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The crash happened at 9:38 a.m. when a northbound vehicle driven Lesley C. Parker, 37, of Cape Girardeau ran off the right side of the road, returned to the road, went back off the right side of the road and overturned, ejecting Parker...
Shooting suspect is captured in Texas (08/29/12)
SIKESTON - A shooting suspect was tracked to Texas where law enforcement officers took him into custody. Cortne Mantez Beasley, 25, of Sikeston fled Sunday after being involved in a shooting, which left one person injured. Following the incident, Beasley was charged with three counts of first degree assault and three counts of armed criminal action...
Annual Benton Neighbor Days set for this weekend (08/29/12)
BENTON -- The tradition of being "neighborly" continues this weekend during the annual Benton Neighbor Days as a parade and activities for all ages are planned in the Scott County town. "It's a good, fun-filled weekend, and it's family-oriented," said Barry Urhahn, chairperson of the weekend's event sponsored by the Benton Chamber of Commerce. "Walk around and say 'Howdy, neighbor,' and if you the pick right person to say it to, you get $5."...
Playhouse being built to help raise money (08/29/12)
SIKESTON -- You might call the latest fundraiser for adequate housing in Sikeston a "doghouse for humanity." Sikeston Area Habitat for Humanity raffled off its first playhouse to raise money for a build in 2009. For this year's playhouse project, they have partnered with the Sikeston Career and Technology Center to continue that tradition...
SCTC class gives local women look at the world of football (08/29/12)
SIKESTON -- Moms cheer for their football-playing sons on the sidelines, but rarely -- if ever -- do they get a glimpse into the male-dominated sport. Now, through a one-evening class offered through the Sikeston Career and Technology Center, local women have the chance to learn more about life on the gridiron...
Brucker's no-hitter leads Lady Hawks past Delta (08/29/12)
BENTON -- When sophomore pitcher Kristy Brucker opened the game by striking out the side against Delta on Tuesday, the Kelly Lady Hawks had to know they were in for a good day. What wasn't as quickly apparent, however, was that Brucker would wind up throwing a no hitter as the Lady Hawks rolled to a 10-0 win over the Lady Bobcats in six innings...
Costly errors prove too much for Sikeston to handle (08/29/12)
SIKESTON -- During their first two games the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs' defense has been as solid as ever. Tuesday, however, their consistency wore out. The Lady Bulldogs committed five errors against the visiting Perryville Lady Pirates which put them in a hole early, leading to an 8-7 loss -- their first of the year...
SHS netters bounced by Jackson, volleyball falls on road (08/29/12)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs tennis team fell to the Jackson Lady Indians 9-0 on Tuesday. Sikeston was only able to capture two collective points against Jackson in singles competition and three in doubles. "We were totally outplayed in every aspect of the game today," Sikeston head coach Russ Dial said. "Jackson is a Class 2 team and the difference in classes showed today. "Hopefully we'll do better against Dexter, a Class 1 opponent (today)."...
Viola Christensen (08/29/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for funeral services held Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Viola Christensen who died on Aug. 23, 2012 were: Bill Rut, Roy Kubert, Wayne Kubert and Al Okray.
'Puddy' Baugh (08/29/12)
WYATT - Lawrence Russell "Puddy" Baugh, 85, died Aug. 28, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home.
Dora Vogel (08/29/12)
HARLINGEN, Texas -- Dora Irene Cooper Vogel, 94, died Aug. 21, 2012, at the Ebony Lake Nursing Center in Brownsville. Born April 23, 1928, in Bloomfield, Mo., to the late Judge Malcolm Walker Cooper and Ethel Stevens Cooper, she graduated from Bloomfield High School and received a teaching degree from Southeast Missouri State Teachers College in Cape Girardeau, Mo. She was a longtime teacher in the Kennett, Mo., and Sikeston, Mo., school districts...
Dale Seabaugh (08/29/12)
COWETA, Okla. -- Dale Seabaugh, 90, formerly of Chaffee, Mo., died Aug. 27, 2012, at his daughter's home in Coweta. Born Feb. 18, 1922, in Zalma, Mo., to the late Vincent Earl and Bertha Alfreda Abernathy Seabaugh, he was a self-employed carpenter who built houses before working as a rock crusher machine operator and security guard for St. Joe Mining Co. in Viburnum, Mo. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II from October 1942-45...
Brete Blanton (08/29/12)
RENO, Nev. -- Brete Austin Blanton, 49, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Aug. 7, 2012, at his home. Born Oct. 6, 1962, in Sikeston, to the late Charles Lee and Cherie Ann Lee Blanton III, he was a 1981 graduate of Sikeston High School and had attended Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Ga. He had also been a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston...
Doris Higgins (08/29/12)
POPLAR BLUFF - Doris Jean Higgins, 62, died Aug. 28, 2012, at her home in Poplar Bluff. Driver Funeral Services of Sikeston is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Kimberly Mothershead (08/29/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Kimberly V. Mothershead, 53, passed away peacefully at her home Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her children. She was born Jan. 22, 1959, in Springfield, daughter of Donald Edward and Kathryn Keller Vance Sr...
I'm lost in the world of fashion (08/29/12)
There have been a few challenges to being single. None more so than shopping. Gone is that safety net when I could pull out a bright orange shirt, hold it up and ask, "Would I wear this?" I tried and the man walking by just looked at me and went into a five minute monologue about the color of my pants I would be wearing with it. No more talking to strangers...
Extremists will make this election critical (08/29/12)
While all of the national focus is squarely on Election Day, Nov. 6, the important day is Nov. 7. That day we'll know more clearly how our personal lives will be impacted and how the future will likely unfold for our children and grandchildren. So let's look beyond Election Day and peek into the future...