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Stories from Wednesday, November 7, 2012

New Madrid County voters crisscross party lines (11/07/12)
NEW MADRID -- The days when New Madrid County could be counted as a Democratic stronghold are apparently long gone. New Madrid County voters in Tuesday's general election chose who they wanted for the national and state leaders crossing from Republican to the Democrat and back again...
Jones elected commissioner; local use tax fails in Mississippi County (11/07/12)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County's associate county commissioners will be Democrats Mitch Pullen and Darrell Jones when the new year begins. In the race to represent the county's second district on the Mississippi County Commission, voters selected Jones over Republican Stanley Craig Sutton 1,465 to 1,168...
Kiefer re-elected commissioner; Mason to remain recorder in Scott County (11/07/12)
BENTON -- Republican candidates were favored by Scott County voters in all but three contested races during Tuesday's Presidential election. Nearly 63 percent, or 17,172 of Scott County's 27,336 registered voters, turned out to the polls Tuesday. The percentage was slightly lower than the 75 percent county projection and 72 percent state projection for voter turnout...
Rehder wins 148th; Hodges takes 149th (11/07/12)
SIKESTON -- When Holly Rehder's defeat of Bart Ziegenhorn came late in the evening Tuesday, it was the end of a long road on the campaign trail, the newly-elected Sikeston native said of the race for the 148th House District. "I'm very humbled by the support," said Rehder, who garnered more than 60 percent of the vote. "It's been wonderful, and fun campaigning, and I tell you, I pray for wisdom and courage every day and it has definitely been needed."...
Lady Bulldogs split with visiting Poplar Bluff (11/07/12)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston junior high basketball teams split two games between visiting Poplar Bluff Tuesday at the Sikeston Junior High School. The eighth grade won 38-29 and the seventh grade fell 36-18. Larysa McClellon led the Lady Bulldogs with 11 points. Aalyia Fobbs added seven points while Zayteanna Williams chipped in six...
Bulldogs soccer sets records in 2012 season (11/07/12)
SIKESTON -- Another trip to the Class 2 quarterfinals may not have been in the cards for this year's Sikeston soccer team, but that didn't stop the Bulldogs from once again making their mark on the record books. Besides topping the school record for shutouts, set by last year's team, Sikeston finished this season with a new high for wins in the regular season along with capturing their first ever SEMO Conference title...
Kennett, Dexter take a win each in middle school basketball (11/07/12)
KENNETT - Kennett Indians middle school girls basketball coach Janet Hilburn has stressed to her teams the importance of making free throws in games in recent practices. "We've been really working on those in practice," Hilburn said. "I told them free throws could be a deciding factor in a game."...
Trudy Moore (11/07/12)
CHAFFEE-- Trudy Diane Moore, 63, died Nov. 5, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 11, 1949, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Wright Hull and Maggie Bell Warner Shelton, she formerly attended New Hope Apostolic Church in Chaffee. She worked many years as a certified medical technician at Chaffee Nursing Center and Ratliff Nursing Center...
Malissa Richards (11/07/12)
SIKESTON - Malissa Richards, 77, died Nov. 3, 2012, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Jan. 9, 1935, in Bell City, to the late Tommy Richards and Lucille Smith Pullen, she was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include: one son, Larry Johnson of Sikeston; one daughter, Freddie Ann Sanders of Chicago; three brothers, Eugene Richards and Walter Richards of Chicago and Dennis Richards of Hoffman Estates, Ill.; five sisters, Olivia Henderson, Emma Leachman and Vernita Harris of Chicago, and Bernice Cox and Beatrice Rives of Springfield, Ill.; five grand-children, 26 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.. ...
Chunky Spoor (11/07/12)
BOEKERTON - Clarence "Chunky" Spoor, 67, died Nov. 5, 2012, at his home in Boekerton. Born Feb. 18, 1945, in Portageville to the late Clarence M. and Maggie Marie Friel Spoor, he was retired from the Portageville Water Department and had worked for several water departments in Southeast Missouri...
James Lykins (11/07/12)
CIRCLE CITY -- James Allen Lykins, 68, died Nov. 4, 2012, at his home. Born Sept. 30, 1944, in Exeter, Calif., son of the late King David Lykins and Elsie Cheek Lykins, he was employed by Tyson Foods in Dexter. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Marvin Lykins and LeRoy Lykins, and two sisters, Nora Ames and Susie Lockridge...
Roy G. Kunkle Jr. (11/07/12)
BLOOMFIELD - Roy G. Kunkle Jr., 83, died Nov. 5, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 14, 1928, in Hyde Park, Penn., son of the late Roy G. and Mildred Baker Kunkle Sr. he had lived Michigan for over 40 years and moved to Bloomfield in 1995. He had worked at Schriber Manufacturing as a machinist and was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Bloomfield...
Edith Johnston (11/07/12)
JACKSON - Edith Glenda Johnston, 93, died Nov. 5, 2012, at her home in Jackson. Born May 23, 1919, in Dexter to the late John Henry Law and Anna Allard Law, she lived briefly in South Africa as a child where her father was a missionary, but lived most of her life near Puxico, where she and her husband farmed. She served as a vacation Bible school director and Sunday school teacher for many years, and, for decades, was the choir director for the First Baptist Church of Puxico...
Betty Casey (11/07/12)
DEXTER -- Visitation for Betty L. Casey, 77, who died Nov. 2, 2012, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, is now scheduled for 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter where services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Phil Warren of Dexter will officiate...
Ann M. Ginn (11/07/12)
PUXICO - Ann M. Ginn, 80, died Nov. 5, 2012, at the Puxico Nursing Center in Puxico. Born May 24, 1932, in Pontotoc County, Miss., daughter of the late George A. and Lola I. Clark Tackett, she had lived in Fisk, Wynne, Ark., and Dexter before moving to the Puxico where she had lived the past few years. She had worked for Missouri Family Services as a center coordinator...
Jerome Robinson (11/07/12)
SIKESTON -- Jerome Robinson, 80, formerly of Pinhook, died Nov. 1, 2012, at his home. Born Dec. 26, 1931, in Arlington, Tenn., to the late Jim and Barbara Tate-Bush Robinson, he was a retired farmer and was of the Baptist belief. On June 8, 1952, he married Ella Mae Neal, who survives of the home...
Jane Hammock (11/07/12)
SIKESTON - Jane Hammock, 69, died Nov. 6, 2012, at the Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Beverly Cureton (11/07/12)
ORAN - Beverly Ann Cureton, 31, died Nov. 5, 2012, in Oran. Born June 3, 1981, in Dexter to Robert Wayne Brown and Carol Lucile Johnson, she worked as a teller for the Southern Bank of Sikeston. On May 22, 2004, she married Thomas Cureton, who survives...
Jo Ann Hogan (11/07/12)
MOREHOUSE - Jo Ann Hogan, 74, died Nov. 5, 2012, at her home in Morehouse. Born June 30, 1938, daughter of the late Joe and Verlon Meese Hogan, she had lived in the Morehouse area all her life and was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are: one daughter, Saundra Laminack of Morehouse; one sister, Verline Greer Edwards of Cape Girardeau; one grandchild and three great-grandchildren...
Sarge Schlegel (11/07/12)
CHAFFEE -- Larry "Sarge" Dean Schlegel, 75, died Nov. 4, 2012, at the family home in Chaffee. Born June 1, 1937, in Cape Girardeau to the late Edwin P. and Vesta R. Slinkard Schlegel, he was a machine gunner as well as a M.P. in the United States Marines for four years. ...
I don't know jack about flats (11/07/12)
I grew up reading comic books and watching super hero movies, dreaming of the day I would finally become a super hero myself. Like Clark Kent I spend my day job as a reporter and even wear glasses while appearing clumsy and goofy a majority of the time. It is a good cover. That's my story and I'm sticking to it...