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Stories from Thursday, January 31, 2002

Arrests reported by sheriff's department (01/31/02)
BLOOMFIELD - The Stoddard County Sheriff's Department reported two arrests. Michael Shea Malone, 36, of Dudley, turned himself in to face a charge of assault on a warrant. He posted $5,000 cash bond and was released. James Eric Isaacks, 19, of Portageville, was arrested on a warrant for burglary and stealing. He remains in custody in the Stoddard County Jail with bond set at $10,000...
Wildlife program (01/31/02)
Mary Riney of Jurrock Park shows Annie and Elmer Matthews a Cockatoo Wednesday afternoon at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Rainey conducted a wildlife program for the residents and visitors of the center.
Authorities arrest five (01/31/02)
DEXTER - A tip landed five area residents in the Stoddard County Jail Monday and resulted in their being charged with multiple drug-related felonies. Diane Conner, 30, Carol June McClain, 29, Chasity K. Burnett, 23, andCharles Edgar Stephens, 39, all of Dexter and Michael Walker, 23, of Pacific are charged with the Class B felony of attempt to manufacture, Class C felonies of possession of meth and possession of a precursor and Class D felony possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Stoddard County Deputy Dennis Fowler.. ...
County voters will decide two tax issues (01/31/02)
BLOOMFIELD - Stoddard County voters will have a unique opportunity this April. When they go to the polls in the April 2 election voters will decide whether or not to eliminate one tax - but add another in its place. The Stoddard County Commission voted Tuesday to place the question before county voters to eliminate the county property tax in lieu of of a 1/2-cent sales tax increase. ...
Whooping cough is still serious (01/31/02)
SIKESTON - Remembered by many as one of the serious diseases of the past that have been eradicated or we no longer fear thanks to vaccinations, whooping cough's reputation as a deadly disease is well-deserved. Before a vaccine and antibiotics were found, there was a high mortality rate from the disease...
Police break up fight (01/31/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - One person received minor injuries and another is facing criminal charges following a fight. Portageville Police Chief Ronnie Adams reported a fight occurred Monday night. During the altercation a weapon was fired with the bullet striking the ground, Adams said...
Kelly JV squad posts win (01/31/02)
BENTON -- Kelly's junior varsity girls basketball team defeated Twin Rivers on Wednesday night, 47-27. Rachael Kline led the Lady Hawks with 10 points, followed by Jessica Burnett and Kelly Essner with eight each. Heath paced the Lady Royals with nine. Kelly (8-6) will face Woodland tonight...
SHS hopes to cool red-hot Bluff (01/31/02)
SIKESTON - One thing about the Sikeston-Poplar Bluff boys basketball rivalry is that it is unpredictable. Rarely is either team a heavy favorite over the other, and usually it doesn't matter, because the away team always wins. But heading into Friday night's homecoming matchup at the Field House, the visiting Mules will be heavy favorites against the Bulldogs...
Lady Bulldogs hold off Oran for 11th win (01/31/02)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's girls basketball team ran its record to 11-6 on Wednesday night, defeating Oran 47-39. The Lady Bulldogs jumped out to a comfortable lead, then held off a late Oran rally to preserve the victory. "We're a young team and we're not clock-conscience yet," said Sikeston coach Lee Brooks. ...
T.C. Kincy (01/31/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - T.C. Kincy, 77, formerly of Portageville, died Jan. 29, 2002, at the Missouri Veterans Home. Born June 14, 1924, in Portageville, he was the son of the late Jack and Inez McGraw Kincy. Survivors include: one son, Gary Kincy of Manhattan, Kan.; one daughter, Sherrie DeProw of Portageville; and six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren...
Edith York (01/31/02)
SIKESTON - Edith E. York, 83, died Jan. 30, 2002, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Born Oct. 16, 1918, in Bollinger County, daughter of the late Clarence A. and Ozark Jane Yount Miller, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston. She had been a Foster Grandparent for Sikeston Public Schools and was an activity director for various Sikeston area nursing homes before retiring...
Joan Allender (01/31/02)
SIKESTON - Joan Allender, 60, died at 4:45 a.m. Jan. 30, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 9, 1941, in Parma, daughter of Opal Smith Hamlin Maack of Sikeston and the late Thomas J. Hamlin, she had been a waitress for the Kwan Yin Restaurant and on the Robert E. Lee Restaurant at the landing in St. Louis. She moved to Sikeston in 1984 and had worked for the Vanduser Gin Company and had been a waitress at the Sikeston Country Club. She was a member of the Vanduser Baptist Church...
Gladys Boyd (01/31/02)
SIKESTON - Gladys A. Boyd, 81, died Jan. 30, 2002, at her home. Born Sept. 25, 1920, in Clarksville, Ark., daughter of the late D.C. and Zella Vangilder Crone, she formerly lived in St. Louis, where she and her husband owned and operated Boyd's Upholstery and had lived in Sikeston for the past 25 years. She was a member of the North Acres Baptist Church...
David Ray (01/31/02)
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - David Pickett Ray, 61, formerly of Dorena, Mo., died at 7 p.m. Jan. 27, 2002, at his home. Born June 9, 1940, in Dorena, son of the late Edward and Imogene Spence Ray Jr., he had lived in Brunswick for the past 33 years, where he was a retired foreman for Concrete Products...
Irma Crank (01/31/02)
DEXTER - Irma Mallory Dellinger Crank, 75, died Jan. 29, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Feb. 27, 1926, in Fairbury, Ill., daughter of the late Melvin and Irene Runyon Mallory, she lived in Central Illinois for many years before moving to Dexter 20 years ago...
Robert Reynolds (01/31/02)
SIKESTON - Robert Lynn Reynolds, 47, died Jan. 30, 2002, at his home. Born July 1, 1954, in Fort Leavenworth, Kan., son of Howard and Helen Birk Reynolds of Sikeston, he was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church and had worked at the Sikeston Power Station...
Lois Burton (01/31/02)
MOREHOUSE - Lois Burton died Jan. 30, 2002, at her daughter's home in Henderson, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Morehouse.
Looking Back In Time (01/31/02)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Victor Ledbetter are the parents of a son, born Jan. 28. --- SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dumey are the parents of a daughter, born Jan. 30. SIKESTON - Sikeston long distance numbers get a new look in February when the telephone company mails Area Code 314 stickers to customers with their regular bills...
Taking a cold view on preserving pets (01/31/02)
Nothing, absolutely nothing, stirs the emotions of people as much their pets. I'm constantly amazed at the attention and depth of emotion lavished on pets from people I would otherwise think are pretty level-headed. But any attempt to belittle or find humor in our association with animals is met with strong condemnation by pet advocates. So I normally just keep my mouth shut and kick a cat when no one is looking. Just kiddin' PETA people!...
SPEAKOUT (01/31/02)
I am so aggravated. If the referees, I was reading the other day, that was between Scott County Central and East Prairie. It was not a basketball game; it was more like football. The referees allowed things to get out of hand before they would even control things. ...