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Stories from Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Deadly tornado is the stage for this year's Judgement House (10/03/12)
MINER -- Attendees of this year's Judgement House at Miner Baptist Church may face their ultimate nightmare as they pass through scenes of a deadly tornado. "It really has close ties to Missouri because this year's theme is around a storm/tornado that comes through and seeing the death and destruction it leaves behind," said associate pastor Jim Barnhart about this year's Judgement House...
Taking it down (10/03/12)
Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers worked to remove the antenna and old communications equipment attached to it from the roof of the old DPS headquarters building Tuesday.
Officials address renovations to county facilities (10/03/12)
BENTON -- Scott County will use two contractors but only one supply vendor for renovations to county facilities. Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger said during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday that both contracting firms which submitted bids for doing general construction projects for the county will have projects to work on...
Charleston man faces drug, firearm charges (10/03/12)
CHARLESTON -- A Charleston man has been arrested on drug and firearm charges. According to Missouri Case.net, Robert F. Watson, 42, was arrested by the Charleston Department of Public Safety on charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, distribute or manufacture and unlawful possession of a firearm...
Bulldogs' offense explodes in 8-1 win (10/03/12)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs soccer team showed just how dangerous they can be when their offense is clicking on Tuesday night. Adam Johnson scored three goals against visiting Harrisburg, Ill., and the Bulldogs rolled to a lopsided 8-1 win at the Sikeston Sports Complex...
SHS tennis falls out of team district tourney (10/03/12)
KENNETT -- After a dominant win over Caruthersville to open the Class 1, District 1 tournament, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs tennis team fell to Kennett 5-0 in the second round on Tuesday. "We gave it our best, but Kennett's team is just so strong 1-6," Sikeston head coach Russ Dial said...
Sikeston moves closer to .500 mark, beats Portageville in two sets (10/03/12)
SIKESTON -- After a disappointing finish in last Thursday's loss to Dexter the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs got back to their winning ways on Tuesday against visiting Portageville. Overcoming an early five-point deficit in the first set Sikeston went on to sweep the match and earn their eighth win of the season, 25-19, 25-19...
Lady Rams win season finale, 5-2 (10/03/12)
SCOTT CITY -- Just one day before they kick off the Class 2, District 1 tournament, the Scott City Lady Rams picked up a 5-2 win over Perryville on senior night. Fight back from an early one-run deficit, Scott City came back to tie things up with a run in the fourth before going on a four-run rally in the fifth inning to take the lead...
Billie Taylor (10/03/12)
LILBOURN -- Pallbearers at funeral services scheduled for 1 p.m. today at the Church of God in Lilbourn for Billie Jean Taylor, 82, who died Oct. 1, 2012, will be: Ethan Stevens, Anthony Taylor, Aaron Taylor, Dustin Duenne, Justin Duenne and Logan Farrenburg. Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston is in charge of arrangements...
Dorothy Coots (10/03/12)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services Tuesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Dorothy Dale Coots, 85, who died Sept. 29, 2012, were Mike Conway, Johnathan Maloyed, John Southern, Lester Wright, Lee Austin Bowman and Dwayne Coots. Honorary pallbearer was Clyde Lee Launius...
Anna Brucker (10/03/12)
NEW HAMBURG -- Pallbearers for services scheduled at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in New Hamburg for Anna Marie Brucker, 80, who died Oct. 1, 2012, will be: Dustin Deen, Justin Deen, Mark Hitt, Randy Hitt, Tim Myers and Todd Voorhes. Honorary pallbearer will be Steven A. Margrabe...
Velma Duke (10/03/12)
PUXICO -- Velma Virginia Elizabeth Duke, 82, died Oct. 1, 2012, at her son's home in Puxico. Born March 6, 1930, in Farrenburg, to the late Andrew and Hattie Bear Carroll, she had lived in Belleville, Ill., and New Madrid County most of her life and had recently moved from Bloomfield to Puxico. She was a member of the Mormon church...
Dorothy Huls (10/03/12)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Dorothy M. Huls, 86, died Oct. 1, 2012, at her home. Born Nov. 7, 1925, in Marked Tree, Ark., daughter of the late Bert and Nina Glasner Wyrick, she attended high school in Morehouse and worked at Blum's Department Store in Sikeston. She later worked at a factory in St. Louis making ammunition during World War II. A resident of Jefferson City for over 50 years, she was employed in the office at Schulte's IGA for 30 years before retiring in 1987...
Jackie Lasters (10/03/12)
SIKESTON - Jackie Colleen (Brown) Lasters, 81, died Sept. 30, 2012, at her residence in Sikeston. Private arrangements were made by Blanchard Funeral Chapel and no services planned.
Sarah Jackson (10/03/12)
HOMEWOOD, Ill. -- Sarah I. Jackson, 89, died Oct. 2, 2012, in Homewood. Born Oct. 8, 1922, in Sikeston, daughter of the late James L. and Anna Margaret Moser Harmon, she had worked as a bookkeeper before retiring. On Dec. 3, 1948, in Sikeston, she married Harvie S. Jackson, who preceded her in death on Feb. 1, 2010...
Dewayne Self (10/03/12)
SIKESTON -- Donald Dewayne Self, age 55, died on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 at his home in Sikeston. He was born Oct. 25, 1956, in Kennett, to Don and Jerrolyn Pritchett Self. He was a member and deacon of Miner Baptist Church and also coached his sons' baseball teams and taught Sunday School classes for many years. He was an avid golfer and hunter, a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather and friend to many. He was employed by United Parcel Service for 26 years...
Gift giving needs new rules (10/03/12)
One of the best things about being single is there are a lot fewer holidays to worry about having to buy gifts for. And that is great for me because I have to be one of the worst gift givers in history. For example, today would have been my 14th wedding anniversary. ...
Do you understand issues in election? (10/03/12)
Like many on the right, I remain dumbstruck over how many voters continue to support this administration. And I'm not referencing the "impartial" polls that show skewed results to drive opinion. I recently read Mitch Albom's new book "The Time Keeper" as a diversion away from politics...