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Stories from Thursday, October 10, 2002

Robber gets 30 years (10/10/02)
CHARLESTON - A Cape Girardeau man will spend the next 30 years in prison as punishment for aiding in the Keller Truck Stop robbery in Miner. Darrin Meuir, 24, was sentenced following a jury trial held in the Mississippi County Circuit Court before Circuit Judge David A. Dolan...
Biotechnology improves performance of crops (10/10/02)
SIKESTON -- Farmer Mike Geske can't find anything negative about genetically enhanced crops. In fact, he doesn't understand how or why anyone could oppose the use of biotechnology. "The benefits are unbelievable," Geske assured. "There's a lot of promise with biotech crops if we let scientists proceed with their research."...
Up in the air (10/10/02)
The new Scott County Jail at Benton is taking shape. Workers were busy Wednesday inside and out including painting and sealing the exterior of the building. Officials hope to complete work on the building by the end of the year.
Sikeston man found guilty (10/10/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A Sikeston man was found guilty Wednesday on charges of possessing cocaine base with the intent to distribute. Derrick D. Scott, 26, was found guilty following a two-day jury trial of one felony count of possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base, with U.S. District Judge Rodney W. Sippel presiding over the trial...
Sikeston woman to face murder charges (10/10/02)
BENTON - A Sikeston woman faces first degree murder charges in connection with the death of her child. Samantha Lewis was ordered bound over for trial following her preliminary hearing Wednesday before Scott County Associate Judge David Mann. A hearing date in Circuit Court was set for Oct. 21...
Driver's tests turn 50 (10/10/02)
SIKESTON -- "I think I can hear his palm's sweating," Kellie Cooper said about her 16-year-old son, Brad Ready of Poplar Bluff. "It's really nerve-wracking for the kids -- and the parents." Ready was celebrating his 16th birthday by taking his driver's license test at the Sikeston Armory Tuesday. He had already taken his written exam, although he had to take it twice, and was ready to hit the open road...
SHS to face Poplar Bluff in first round of districts (10/10/02)
POPLAR BLUFF -- The Class 4 District 1 softball tournament starts today in Poplar Bluff, with the host Mules taking on Sikeston at 4 p.m. The two teams played back on Aug. 30, with Poplar Bluff pulling out a 12-4 win. But Sikeston's young lineup has improved a lot since that time, finishing the regular season with a record of 7-8. It's the best record the Lady Bulldogs have posted since moving to the fall...
Bulldogs look for third straight (10/10/02)
SIKESTON - Ask any Sikeston Bulldog fan, coach or player what their favorite game was a year ago, and they would most likely point to the New Madrid County Central game. It was in New Madrid that the Bulldogs shocked the eventual Class 3A runner-up Eagles 25-14, marking one of the biggest upsets of the year...
Jack Carson (10/10/02)
NAPLES, FLA. - John Howlett "Jack" Carson, 79, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died at 10 p.m. Oct. 9, 2002, at the Encore Senior Village in Naples. Born March 10, 1923, in Charleston, son of the late Ralph and Geraldine Howlett Carson, he lived in the Charleston area most of his life. ...
L.B. Painter (10/10/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Dr. L.B. Painter Jr., 81, died Oct. 8, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 30, 1921, in Knoxville, Tenn., son of the late Lattie B. and Florence Beach Painter Sr., he graduated in 1939 from high school in Knoxville. ...
Michael Kirchhofer (10/10/02)
SIKESTON - Michael J. Kirchhofer, 37, died Oct. 8, 2002, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Bernie. Born Dec. 18, 1964, in St. Louis, son of James Kirchhofer of Atlanta, Ga., and Martha Johnson Kirchhofer of Sikeston, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and worked in the construction business...
Barton Bradley (10/10/02)
NEW MADRID - James Barton Bradley II, 31, died Oct. 7, 2002, at his home. Born May 23, 1971, in Sikeston, he was the son of James Barton Bradley of New Madrid and Martha Broughton Farrenburg of LaForge. Other survivors include: one brother, Patrick Bradley of New Madrid; one sister, Hallie Bradley of New Madrid; and one niece and three nephews...
Nelson Gruen (10/10/02)
MATTHEWS -- Nelson Raymond Gruen, 88, died at 10:55 p.m. Oct. 9, 2002, at Sells Rest Home. Born Jan. 18, 1914, in Madison County, Ill., son of the late Charles and Amelia Louise Friedhoff Gruen, he was a farmer and of the Methodist belief. On June 2, 1946, in Barlow, Ky., he married Mattie Shepard who preceded him in death on March 31, 2001...
Elsie Warner (10/10/02)
FLORISSANT - Elsie Marie Warner, 88, died Oct. 9, 2002, at Manor Health Care Services. Born May 5, 1914, in Randles, daughter of the late Tony and Mary Patterson Menz, she was employed by Bussman Fuse Company before retiring and was a member of the Hazelwood Baptist Church...
Jim Turner (10/10/02)
SIKESTON - James Bryan Turner, 79, died at 12:01 a.m. Oct. 9, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born June 5, 1923, in Sikeston, son of the late Claude B. and Bess Darrell Turner, he was a graduate of Sikeston High School and attended Central College at Fayette and Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. ...
Jerry Duncan (10/10/02)
COLUMBIA - R.J. "Jerry" Duncan, 80, died Oct. 9, 2002, at Columbia Regional Hospital. Born Sept. 9, 1922, in Conway, Ark., son of the late John A. and Lilli Rosalie Mahan Duncan, he had worked for McKay Chevrolet, Tiger Motor Company, Rupp Automotive and Columbia Auto Parts before retiring. ...
H. Spencer Matthews (10/10/02)
SIKESTON - A local memorial service has been scheduled at 3 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church for U.S. Navy Rear Admiral (Retired) H. Spencer Matthews Jr., 81, who died Sept. 24, 2002.
Wibbenmeyer - Holtzhouser (10/10/02)
ST. LOUIS - Bob and Pat Wibbenmeyer of Perryville have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jenny of St. Louis, to David Holtzhouser of St. Louis, son of George and Wanda Holtzhouser of Sikeston. The future bride graduated in 1996 from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau with a bachelors degree in communication disorders. ...
McCullough - Butrum (10/10/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Rev. Joe and Debbie McCullough have announced the engagement of their daughter, Heather Lynn, to the Rev. Matthew Marvin Lynn "Matt" Butrum, son of the Rev. Marvin and Carolyn Butrum of Sikeston. The future bride is employed with the Visiting Nurse Association of Southeast Missouri...
Looking Back in Time at Oct. 10 (10/10/02)
SIKESTON - A donation of $250 toward construction of an honor roll board in Legion Park, which will carry the names of Sikeston men in the armed service, was voted by the City Council at its October meeting Monday night. SIKESTON - Lennie Whitworth, president of the Chamber of Commerce, has sent out letters to those interested, calling attention to a luncheon meeting at the Rustic Rock Inn Thursday at noon for the purpose of organizing and electing officers for a Presidents' Council...
Deaths bring widely differing sentences (10/10/02)
The Associated Press reported on the same day this week two murders in two different parts of the country that clearly illustrates the wide difference in sentencing in this nation. Perhaps geography and circumstances make all the difference. But that doesn't make it right...
SpeakOut 10/10 (10/10/02)
Are we going to vote for a new governor again or senator? Or are we going to vote for a live body? To the person who said 95 percent of the Sikeston people are on welfare. This is a big misunderstanding. The most money people on welfare with one or two kids even gets is $297-$350. ...