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Stories from Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Police search for missing Poplar Bluff child (10/24/12)
POPLAR BLUFF - At 6:58 a.m. Wednesday Poplar Bluff Police Officers were dispatched to 2106 Wood St. regarding a missing juvenile. Upon arrival officers contacted Eva Crawford, who stated her 5-year-old daughter Abigail Bertholf was missing. She last seen Abigail asleep on the couch in the living room of her residence...
Mealtime music (10/24/12)
Senior citizens eating at the Oaks Center in Sikeston Tuesday enjoyed music along with their meal. Members of the Hinkle Family, who are based out of Fairmont, W.V., sang and played a variety of patriotic and gospel tunes. Performing a song, are, from left: James Hinkle, Lydia Hinkle, Paul Hinkle Jr. and Paul Hinkle...
Weather events are discussed at meeting (10/24/12)
CHARLESTON -- Either too much or too little of it can make all the difference to a farm. But water is also a valuable resource that is abundant here. Missouri House members and citizen agriculture specialists on the Interim Commission on Agriculture Innovation and Economic Recovery met Tuesday at the Delta Growers Association with local residents, many of whom are also candidates for state positions...
Want to help? (10/24/12)
What: Annual Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner, which offers a free dine-in or delivered meal to senior citizens in the Sikeston area When: Thanksgiving day; deliveries begin at 11 a.m. and doors open at noon Where: VFW Hall on Smith Street in Sikeston...
Volunteers, donations key to community's Thanksgiving day meal (10/24/12)
SIKESTON -- Last fall when Cassandra Limbaugh organized a canned food drive to benefit the Annual Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner, she had no idea the project would have the impact it did. "I worked at the Catholic school for 12 years and we always had can drives there," said Limbaugh, who now serves as the childcare director for the YMCA in Sikeston. "I thought we should have something like that here at the Y."...
Portion of Highway 60 shut down after fuel truck overturns (10/24/12)
GRAYRIDGE - A portion Highway 60 was blocked when a truck overturned and spilled fuel on the roadway. At 9:18 p.m. Tuesday, Joseph W. Odom, 37, of Lynchburg, Va., was driving westbound on Highway 60, a half mile east of Grayridge, when his vehicle ran off the roadway. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, Odom's tractor-trailer rig struck a guardrail and came to rest blocking both westbound lanes of the highway...
ROUND 1 DISTRICT MATCH-UPS (10/24/12)
------ When: 7 p.m. Friday Records: Cabool (0-9), Portageville (7-1) Series History: Cabool leads 2-0 Last Meeting: 2011, Cabool won 41-10 Last Week: Salem 41, Cabool 21; NMCC 46, Portageville 0 Outlook: Cabool has struggled this season, averaging just 10 points per contest while allowing 39. ...
Junior High tryouts (10/24/12)
Eighth grader Chris Baker goes up for a shot Tuesday during the seventh and eighth grade basketball tryouts at the Sikeston Junior High gymnasium. Tryouts will continue until Thursday when final cuts will be made.
Searching to bounce back from first loss, Bulldogs open districts (10/24/12)
SIKESTON -- Getting over a brutal loss can be a struggle for any team. Luckily for the Sikeston Bulldogs, a No. 1 seed in the Class 4, District 1 tournament has them sitting pretty with a perfect rebound game. Needing to bounce back from their 24-16 loss to Cardinal Ritter, the Bulldogs open the district tournament with the Perryville Pirates -- a team they have owned the past two years...
Dexter's season ends in semifinals, once again (10/24/12)
DEXTER -- For the third-straight year, the Dexter Lady Bearcats saw their season come to a close in the Class 3, District 1 tournament semifinals. The Lady Bearcats fell behind early in both sets before being swept by the eventual tournament champion, Perryville Lady Pirates, 25-20, 25-18...
State champs (10/24/12)
The Sikeston High School cheerleaders won first place at their state competition Sunday in the Class 4 Large division in Columbia. Pictured are: Kyleigh Branch (head cheerleader), Megan Dacus, Libby Menz, Katherine Inman, Morgan Williams, DeDe Oglesby, Madison Shanle, Harper Bryant, Rachel Hopson, Abbey Jones, Natalie Stevens, Kameron Wilcox, Emily McClain, Anastasia Oliver, Elizabeth Blanton, Lexi Curtis, Mary-Claire Gleason, Morgan Krokstrom, Madeline Limbaugh, Carissa Below, Kylie Ritter, Madeline Williams, Tori Williams, Caroline Gleason, Lauren Eby, Sarah Martin and Katie Smith.. ...
Rickey Cobb (10/24/12)
SIKESTON - Rickey Dewayne Cobb, 56, formerly of Delta, died Oct. 22, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Tyrone Morgan (10/24/12)
CARUTHERSVILLE - Tyrone Morgan, 41, died Oct. 21, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements, which are incomplete, are under the direction of Driver Funeral Service in Sikeston.
Chloe Clark (10/24/12)
ANNISTON - Chloe F. Clark, infant daughter of Annabell Dee Achter and Thomas Wayne Clark of Anniston, died at 10: 20 a.m. Oct. 22, 2012. She was born Oct. 14, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center Besides her parents, she is survived by: her paternal grandparents, Tammi and Mike Woods of Anniston and P.J. ...
Ella Tipler (10/24/12)
EAST PRAIRIE - Ella L. Tipler, 76, died Oct 22, 2012, at the Charleston Manor Skilled Nursing Center. Williams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Howard Little (10/24/12)
HILLSBORO - Howard Eugene Little, 53 years and 18 days, formerly of East Prairie, passed away at 9:20 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at his residence in Hillsboro. Born Oct. 4, 1959, in East Prairie to Leo Lester and Doris Ann Scott Little of East Prairie, Howard lived in the Hillsboro area over 20 years. He graduated from South County Tech in St. Louis and was a cabinetmaker until his disability a few years ago caused his retirement...
Donald Jones (10/24/12)
BENTON -- Donald Ray Jones, 64, died Oct. 22, 2012, at his home. Born Oct. 10, 1948, in East Prairie, to Elbert "Preacher" and Lois Pinnion Jones, he was a maintenance supervisor at the Scott County Courthouse and a member of Unity Baptist Church in Benton...
Mike Erwin (10/24/12)
STRAYHORN, Miss. -- Michael Keith Ewrin, 60, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Oct. 22, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Desoto in Southaven. He was a member of the Faith Chapel Holiness Church in Senatobia. Survivors include: three daughters and a son-in-law, Kathy and Bobby Bly, Vanessa Erwin and Kari "Nikki" Thomas of Strayhorn; one son and daughter-in-law, Michael Scott and Regina Erwin of Strayhorn; two sisters, Sandy Farmer of Bertrand, Mo., and Debbie Franks of Broken Arrow, Okla.; two brothers, Randy Eskew and Tommy Taylor of Sikeston; and 13 grandchildren.. ...
Loretta Steward (10/24/12)
SIKESTON -- Loretta Steward, 70, died Oct. 20, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 15, 1942, in Malden, to the late Everrie and Georgia Mae Steward, she was a member of Greer's Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston where she served on the Usher Board. She was employed at Tetra Pak Incorporated in Sikeston for 27 years until her retirement in 2004...
Brenda Carter (10/24/12)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Brenda J. Yarber Carter, 57, died Oct. 17, 2012, at Saint Francis Park Hospital in Memphis. Born Aug. 24, 1955, in Sikeston, Mo., to the late Robert and Arebelle Yarber, she was a 1974 graduate of Sikeston High School and had been employed as a certified nurse's aide and was a licensed welder. She was a member of the Green Memorial COGIC in Sikeston and later joined The Hope of Glory COGIC in Memphis...
Jettie Haynes (10/24/12)
CHARLESTON -- Jettie Mae Haynes, 69, died Oct. 17, 2012, at the Charleston Manor Skilled Nursing Facility. Born March 13, 1943 in Charleston to the late Robert and Susie Mae Bayley Haynes, she attended Lincoln High School in Charleston and was of the Baptist belief...
Jane Mann (10/24/12)
SIKESTON -- Melba Jane Cottingham Mann, 90, died Oct. 22, 2012, at Bertrand Nursing Facility in Bertrand. Born March 10, 1922, in Henderson, Ky., daughter of the late Amon M. and Frankie Corbin (Overfield) Cottingham, she was a member of Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church and the Daughters of Isabella...
Leroy Reed (10/24/12)
CHARLESTON -- The Rev. Leroy Reed, 67, died Oct. 18, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 4, 1945, in Earle, Ark., to the late Major and Minnie McDonald Reed, he was the former pastor of Bell Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Ullin, Ill., and one of the founders of the gospel group, "The Wings of Heavens," which was founded in 1988. He was also a member of the Sons of Daniel in Portageville for a number of years...
I'm a candidate ready to party (10/24/12)
In my diligent work as a reporter I recently discovered there will be a presidential election in mere weeks. That explains all of the posts I desperately try to ignore on Facebook and Twitter. But as I made my discovery and began investigating this election, I kept thinking "These are the best candidates we can come up with?" Were Beavis and Butthead not available? If only Martin Sheen from "West Wing" was running. But then I realized maybe the best candidate just wasn't running -- me...
Candidates map out their 'ground game' (10/24/12)
Two weeks to go and we political junkies are like kids in a candy store. Everywhere you look there's a political nugget that captures your attention. Then in the blink of an eye, another hidden morsel of news surfaces and your attention shifts to a new candy counter...