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Monday, July 25, 2016

Donald Lee Brown
07/20/16
Donald Lee Brown, of Bernie, was born April 3, 1948, in Holcomb, to the late John H. Brown and Reda Vivian Hatchett Brown, and departed this life July 16, 2016 at his residence at the age of 68 years. On Aug. 3, 2003, in Malden, he married Sharon Kay Wilson. She survives of the home...

Irene Marie Sparks
07/20/16
Irene Marie Sparks, of Malden, was born Jan. 16, 1932, in Slick, Okla., to the late Loyd Gregory and Bertha Gregory. She departed this life July 14, 2016, at her residence in Malden, at the age of 84 years. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Malden...

A.B. "Buddy" Campbell
07/20/16
A.B. "Buddy" Campbell, 88, passed from this life July 18, 2016 at his residence in Parma. He was born Dec. 31, 1927, the second born son of the late I. D. Campbell, Sr. and Cora Gordon Campbell of Plumerville, Ark. During his younger years he spent time in the military and briefly worked as a television repairman. ...

Ivory Joe Morris
07/20/16
Ivory Joe Morris, of Malden was born on Aug. 16, 1950 in Memphis, Tenn., to Barbara Yvonne Smith Keeble and the late Clarence Morris. He departed this life July 16, 2016, at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., at the age of 65 years. Ivory Joe Morris was a road construction worker., and a member of the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Malden...

Peggy Louise Timms
07/20/16
Peggy Louise Timms, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Gideon, was born Jan. 16, 1950, in Gideon, to the late William Hughes and Mary Powers Hughes, and departed this life July 17, 2016 at Memphis South Hospital in Memphis. She is survived by one son, Brian Earnheart of Malden; one daughter, Amy Timms of Memphis; four grandchildren, Justin Earnheart, Dylan Earnheart, Joshua Earnheart and Allison Earnheart; one brother, Dale Taylor of Flint, Mich.; and five sisters, Shirley Lance of Marshfield, Mo., Phyllis Hughes of Poplar Bluff, Sandi Pickard of Gulfport, Miss., Judy Anderson of Poplar Bluff, and Debbie Scott of Gideon.. ...
City of Malden honors Dallas Officers (07/20/16)
The Malden City Council met in regular session Monday evening to approve minutes from the last council meeting and discuss new business. Before the council got under way, Mayor Ray Santie asked for everyone to join them in a moment of silence, to honor the Dallas police officers who had recently lost their lives and to also remember Mr. Morris, the City Clerk's brother, who had recently passed...
Bev Randals for Lt. Gov tackles Malden (07/20/16)
The Bev Randles for Lt. Governor of Missouri campaign trail hit the Bootheel of Missouri Monday, as one her last stops, landed her in Malden. "This is an area I am very familiar with," Randles said. "Growing up on a farm in Sikeston, Randles said she is very familiar with the life and customs of a small Missouri town. "Being from a small town, helps you to understand the needs and wants like we have here in Southeast Missouri," Randles said...
Lynnette Jenkins is the DNC weekly Feature SpotLight (07/20/16)
Lynnette Jenkins can be found fairly easily around Malden if you are ever searching for her. Serving as Ward One councilwoman and also as Mayor Pro-Tem, Jenkins tends to stay pretty busy, doing all she can to contribute to her home, church and community...
Drokes support Greitens (07/20/16)
Beau and Meagan Droke each hand Eric Greitens (for Missouri Governor) a check, contributing to the Eric Greitens campaign, during the recent meet and greet session held in Malden.
Investigation continues in shooting death of a Kennett Man (07/20/16)
Dunklin County Sheriff Bob Holder says Shane McCormick was allegedly shot by Kenneth Bowles after a fight at a home on Elm Street Sunday afternoon. McCormick later died at Twin Rivers Medical Center in Kennett. Bowles has not been yet charged in relation to the shooting, but he was charged with assault relating to the victim's mother, according to a news release from Holder...
Friends of Music to host Jazz Orchestra Saturday July 30 (07/20/16)
Friends of Music will conclude its 2015-2016 concert season with the annual performance in Kennett by The Southeast Missouri Regional Jazz Orchestra on Saturday, July 30, beginning at 5:00 p.m., in the Mayes Fellowship Hall of First Christian Church, 105 W. Washington St., Kennett. Please note the starting time. Admission to the concert is free, and the public is cordially invited...
Deadline for Kennett Roundabout delayed by 30 Days (07/20/16)
The deadline for completing the US 412 roundabout and intersection projects has been pushed back to August 31, one month past its original completion date, thanks in part to rainy weather and driver impatience, says MoDOT Area Engineer David Wyman "We're doing quite a bit of work," said Wyman in a phone interview Thursday afternoon...
Several roads flooded in Malden (07/20/16)
The area saw some flooding late last week and into the weekend, after several days of pop-up showers moving through the area.
Holcomb hires new Ag Teacher (07/20/16)
The Holcomb Board of Education approved the hiring of Jacob Nelson as the district's new vocational agriculture teacher during the closed session of Thursday's monthly meeting. Nelson replaces longtime teacher John Osborn, who resigned from the position in June...
Malden High School Football holds Powerclean Showdown (07/20/16)
The Malden High School weightroom was filled with the the clanking of metal, grunts of effort, and the smell of sweaty competitiveness as the MHS football team held the Powerclean Showdown on Thursday, July 14. Coach Joel Wyatt stressed that every competitor was a winner, with about half the attendees achieving new personal records...
Green Wave B'ball team hosts Basketball Shootout (07/20/16)
The Malden High School boys' basketball team held a four day Summer Boys' Basketball Shootout last week. Varsity boys from several schools played throughout the days on Thursday and Friday July 7-8 and their junior varsities did battle on Monday and Tuesday, July 11-12...
Greitens motto: Want Different, Do Different (07/13/16)
The Eric Greitens for Governor campaign trail, brought the American combat veteran through the City of Malden Thursday afternoon. The Greitens campaign bus, is covered in artwork, displaying the signatures of all those who pledge to vote, support and/or campaign for Greitens, for the upcoming Aug. 2 election...
Heaven's Beauty (07/13/16)
Malden's weekly weather forecast Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Wednesday Night A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Thursday...
Summers Golf Tournament proceeds donated to homeless Veterans (07/13/16)
The John J. Pershing VA Medical Center accepted a $5,000 donation to the Homeless Veterans Program from the third annual "SSGT Eric W. Summers Play-For-Honor" golf tournament. The tournament, established in memory of fallen Marine hero, Eric Summers, has sponsored such worthy causes as a new flag pole at the golf course, the Veterans' Wall in front of the Black River Coliseum, and now the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center's Homeless and At-Risk Services for Veterans...
Senath Woman Injured In Accident South Of Malden (07/13/16)
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 55-year-old Lisa Rickman was parked on Highway 25 three miles south of Malden when a southbound semi driven by 55-year-old Randy Anderson, of Campbell, ran off the road and struck Rickman's car. Rickman was transported by EMS to Southeast Health in Dexter with moderate injuries. ...
BHS to hold basketball Camp (07/13/16)
Bernie High School will hold their 2016 basketball camp July 18, 19, and 20 at the BHS gym. Admission fee for the camp with be $25 per attendee. Campers entering grades 3-5 will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and those entering grades 6-8 will meet from 10:30 a.m. until noon...
Troop E To Host Community Alliance Program (07/13/16)
Captain Jeffrey N. Vitale, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, announces the Missouri State Highway Patrol will be conducting a Community Alliance Program at the Troop E Headquarters, beginning Monday, September 19, and concluding with an awards banquet on Monday, October 31, 2016...
Celebrating 65-Years (07/13/16)
Bill and Laverda Alexander will be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary Sunday, July17, at Beechwell General Baptist Church in Campbell. Mr. Alexander is a retired farmer and business man who has spent most of their married life northwest of Campbell on their farm. He has long been an active hunter and fisherman...
Upcoming Back to School Fairs (07/13/16)
Several area Back to School Fairs are coming up in the next few weeks to help students prepare for the 2016-2017 school year. New Madrid will hold their Back to School Fair on July 28 at the New Madrid County Family Resource Center from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Portageville's fair will be held July 30 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Red Building, and Gideon's fair will be held August 2 at the Gideon High School Cafeteria from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m...
Risco Rural Independent Club June Meeting (07/13/16)
Risco Rural Independent Club met June 16, 2016 at the Cotton Pickin' Café in Risco. June hostesses Deema Berry, Glodene Thompson, and Iris Smith carried out the program theme of a white-elephant jewelry auction. Debbie Patterson had created a beautiful interest center with display area for the jewelry. ...
Gideon Community Women's Club announces new Officers (07/13/16)
The Community Women's Club of Gideon met Saturday night at Rebecca Sharp's place in New Madrid for the club meeting and dinner. A delicious dinner was served to member and guest. The club's first guest speaker was Slayton Boone, a 2011 Gideon High School graduate. ...
Firestone Building Products honors local firm for roofing system installation Excellence (07/13/16)
SENATH, Mo. (June 29, 2016) -- Firestone Building Products Company, LLC, a leading manufacturer and supplier of a comprehensive "Roots to Rooftops" product portfolio, presented Quality Roofing Contractors of Semo, Inc. with the 2016 Partner in Quality Award. The Senath firm is among only 133 Firestone Building Products Red Shield™ Licensed Roofing Contractors in the United States, Canada and Mexico achieving the esteemed honor...
Malden High School softball honors banquet Held (07/13/16)
The Malden High School softball team held their honors banquet on Thursday, July 7 at the SEMO Community Church. At the banquet they celebrated, among other things, finishing third at the state tournament and winning the district championship. Those individuals honored included:...
Green Wave basketball players hold fundraiser Car Wash (07/13/16)
MHS basketball players and coaches held a fundraiser car wash on Saturday, July 9 to raise funds for attending tournaments, training, and other events, and to help with other expenses of the squad. (left) Players David Wiseman and Tyler Ison tried to help bring in customers. (above) Even though it was hot and humid, the team managed to have fun while raising money to help the team. Coach Andrew Halford laughes at a joke one of the boys made during the fundraiser...
Cheerleaders brave the heat to prepare for 2016/17 (07/13/16)
Malden High School cheer coach Angie French is getting her girls ready for the upcoming school year. The girls were out practicing in the summer heat on Tuesday, July 6.