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Stories from Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Hardy resigns in wake of investigation (10/17/12)
SIKESTON -- A longtime city staff member has opted to resign following the results of an investigation into the city's handling of critical floodplain map information. Trey Hardy, community redevelopment coordinator for the city of Sikeston, confirmed that he resigned from his position Friday...
Grant helps organization provide free flu shots (10/17/12)
SIKESTON -- Area adult residents who have yet to receive a seasonal flu shot may want to consider contacting Bootheel Counseling Services and Family Medical Clinic. The Sikeston organization was recently awarded $9,780 by Missouri Foundation for Health to reduce clients' and community members' seasonal flu risk through an educational campaign and vaccinations...
Miner board again faced with loud music complaints (10/17/12)
MINER -- It's an old story in Miner: some want to party loud and late; others would like to sleep in peace and quiet that time of night. Loud music late at night from the latest business to set up shop in the building where J.D.'s, the Double Nickel and other nightclubs have entertained nightlife for over 20 years is again resulting in the city receiving complaints...
Two seriously injured in separate accidents on Tuesday afternoon (10/17/12)
SIKESTON - A driver was seriously injured in a head-on collision Tuesday afternoon. At 2:49 p.m. on Highway 61, one mile south of Sikeston, A southbound truck driven by Paul D. Linebaugh, 48, of Charleston ran off the right side of the road. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Linebaugh's vehicle crossed the center of the road striking a northbound tractor-trailer driven by Richard A. Hanlon, 55, of Matthews...
Rules set up for those who drive Scott County vehicles (10/17/12)
BENTON -- Driving Scott County's vehicles now requires following the rules. County Commissioners adopted a policy for the use of county-owned vehicles and equipment during their regular meeting Tuesday. "It goes along with our personnel policy," said Jamie Burger, presiding commissioner. ...
Big win eludes Lady Bulldogs in three sets (10/17/12)
SIKESTON -- They may not have came away with the win on Tuesday, but few could have expected the turnaround that Sikeston experienced after such a rough start against visiting Advance on senior night. Trailing by as many as 13 points midway through the first set loss, the Lady Bulldogs were able to seize momentum to take the second game and go up early in the third...
Good fortune lands Dial at state tournament (10/17/12)
SPRINGFIELD -- Call it a rare occurrence, good fortune or just downright lucky. It's not every day a forfeit sends an individual to a state competition, but in Kelsey Dial's case -- who calls it divine intervention -- she'll take it no matter how or why it happened...
Isiah Walton (10/17/12)
SIKESTON -- Isiah Walton, 94, died Oct. 8, 2012, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born June 8, 1918, in Helena, Ark., to the late Ezekiel and Betress Walton, he spent most of his life in Catron. On Jan. 10, 1961, he married Maggie Gurley...
W.C. Eckles (10/17/12)
MEMPHIS, TENN. -- W.C. "Dub" Eckles, 55, died Oct. 15, 2012. Born Nov. 8, 1957, in Dundee, Miss., to Murlean Gladney Eckles of Sikeston, Mo., and the late Henry Eckles Sr., he was a 1975 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School. Upon receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in physical education from Rust College in Holly Spring, Miss., in 1979, he returned to Sikeston and became a physical education teacher with the Sikeston Public Schools. ...
Buddy McClain (10/17/12)
SIKESTON - Buddy McClain, 73, died Oct, 16, 2012, at Southeast Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Buddy McClain (10/17/12)
SIKESTON - Buddy McClain, 73, died Oct, 16, 2012, at Southeast Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Howard Stevens (10/17/12)
ORAN -- Howard L. Stevens, 77, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee. He was born July 27, 1935, in Scopus, to the late George Pinkney and Hester Zeda Welch Stevens. On March 2, 1957, he married Yvonne M. Cook, and she preceded him in death on May 27, 2009...
Rhonda Lane (10/17/12)
SIKESTON - Rhonda Lane, 54, died Oct, 16, 2012, at St Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Nicholas Chisholm (10/17/12)
EAST PRAIRIE - Nicholas Ivy Chisholm, newborn son of Kelsey Nicole Hodge and Patrick Ryan Chisholm, died Oct. 13, 2012. In addition to his parents, survivors include: paternal grandmother, Dianna Chisholm of Cairo, Ill.; paternal great-grandparents, Martha Morris of Cairo and Margaret Chisholm of Patrick, S.C.; maternal grandparents, Kirk Hodge and Tina Hodge of Sikeston; maternal great-grandparents, Burl Hodge of East Prairie, Diane Haney of Sikeston, Judy and Bill Stokes of Sikeston, and Ray McIntrye of the state of Arkansas; and great-great-grandmother, Wanda Salyer of Sikeston.. ...
Shaun Newsom (10/17/12)
KILLEEN, Texas -- LaTerrance DaShaun "Shaun" Newsom, 24, died Oct. 11, 2012 in Killeen. Born Dec. 23, 1987 in Sikeston, Mo., to Chris Collins of Sikeston and Terrlyn Newsom of Killeen, he was a 2006 graduate of New Madrid County High School. He was of the Baptist faith and a United States Army veteran...
Willie Ross Jr. (10/17/12)
SIKESTON -- Willie Ross Jr., 63, died Oct. 11, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 20, 1949, in New Madrid, to Hattie Grant of Sikeston and the late Willie Ross Sr., he attended school in New Madrid and was later employed as a custodian with National Steel Co. in East St. Louis, Ill. He later moved to Sikeston where he was a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church and attended Keidra's Adult Daycare Center...
Stella Steger (10/17/12)
CHAFFEE -- Stella Irene Steger, 79, died Oct. 15, 2012 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 10, 1932, in Commerce, to the late Ira Andrew and Edna Louise Saddler Sadler, she was a member of the Chaffee Country CBer's, Chaffee American Legion Auxiliary Post 389 and Chaffee V.F.W. Auxiliary Post 3127...
Peggy Joslyn (10/17/12)
CHARLESTON - Margaret "Peggy" Bernice Gallup Joslyn, 98, died July 3, 2010, at her residence in Charleston. Memorial services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Friday at the United Methodist Church in Charleston, with the pastor, Rev. Dan Faust, officiating...
Leonard Murski (10/17/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Leonard Joseph Murski, 82, of Cape Girardeau, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at The Lutheran Home. He was born Feb. 9, 1930, in Brenham, Texas, to the late William Peter and Stella Kopycinski Murski. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a staff sergeant after serving more than 20 years from 1948 to 1969. ...
Oh, the horrors of shopping (10/17/12)
Standing outside the doors that open and shut like a horizontal guillotine I took a deep breath and said a prayer before closing my eyes and venturing inside. The chances of me surviving a trip to what I refer to as Hellmart on a Friday night had to be less than 50 percent...
Acceptance of vote is part of democracy (10/17/12)
Why would people threaten to riot if Mitt Romney is elected president? Why would other people promise to leave the country if Barack Obama is re-elected president? Both attitudes reflect our nation's extreme polarization and division. And both attitudes provide an insight into the radical reactions to an outcome other than what they want...