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Stories from Sunday, October 14, 2012

Concert preparation (10/14/12)
Commission revisits issue of operating ATVs on roads (10/14/12)
CHARLESTON -- Are Mississippi County residents still OK with all-terrain and utility vehicles on public roads or not? The question was raised by Randy Allstun of rural East Prairie who is staunchly against them. During the regular County Commission meeting Thursday, Allstun asked Commissioners to reverse that previous Commission's decision and no longer allow ATVs on county roads...
Despite hot, dry summer, pumpkin crop faring 'decent' (10/14/12)
SIKESTON -- Summer's severe drought mixed with the heat may not have created the largest pumpkins this fall, but there are still plenty to go around. "We've got nice pumpkins but they're not as big," said Kevin Johns, who owns Cates Orchard in Dudley with his wife, Janet Cates Johns. "We've had a decent crop-- not as good as crop as in years past though."...
David Keenan (10/14/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services to be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday for David C. Keenan, 87, who died on Oct. 9, 2012, will be his grandsons: Matthew Bevans, Jeremy Bevans, Jonathan Keenan, Paul Bryant, Scott Keenan, Mark Bryant, Austin David Bryant and Blake Alan Bryant...
Rebels wear down Bearcats (10/14/12)
DEXTER -- Dexter couldn't hold it together for four quarters. Eventually, Park Hills wore down the young Bearcat squad with a powerful running game and an equally impressive run-stopping defense to match. Park Hills gashed Dexter for 404 rushing yards and handed the Bearcats their third-straight loss 27-7 Friday at Charles Bland Stadium in Dexter...
Jays blowout Eagles in battle of Mississippi County (10/14/12)
CHARLESTON -- You know you're in for good night when you're two main running backs combine for 199 yards and four touchdowns, all on just their first six carries. All that came before the first quarter ended on Friday as Charleston's Robert Bogan and Rontavious Clark totaled 366 yards of offense in a 66-0 rout over East Prairie...
Charles Williams Sr. (10/14/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted on Friday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Charles E. Williams Sr., 75, who died on Oct. 8, 2012, were: Robert Carter, Nathan Patrick, Rocky Williams Jr., Richard Cross, Billy Mace and David Williams.
Tyler Lake (10/14/12)
SIKESTON -- Tyler Joseph Lake, 1-day-old infant son of Brian David and Esther Kathryn "Kathy" Hinton Lake, was called back to Heaven at 10:18 p.m. Oct. 10, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. In addition to his parents, he is survived by: one brother, Kendall Hinton of the home; one sister, Autumn Lake of Little Rock, Ark.; his maternal grandfather, Bob Hinton of the home; maternal grandmother, Cindy Dyson of Morehouse; and paternal grandmother, Debbie Fike of Little Rock...
Shawn Smith (10/14/12)
DEXTER -- Shawn Byron Smith, 37, died Sept. 6, 2012, in Dexter. Born May 29, 1975, in Dexter, to Daniel A. Smith of Bloomfield and the late Karen Ruth Gillett Smith, he was a member of the Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter. He was employed as a mechanic for Hollister Lube and Oil in Hollister...
Akin just can't shake those two little words (10/14/12)
As much as I would like to change the topic, I find myself drawn to political discussions for a variety of reasons. But, as you can expect, that's the nature of the newspaper business. Or so it would seem this time of year. I suspect I need no disclaimer in the political arena because I am proudly conservative. Not a new convert to the conservative movement by any means...