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Stories from Thursday, August 28, 2003

Preliminary hearing for alleged child molestor has been continued to Oct. 1 (08/28/03)
BENTON - A preliminary hearing was set for Wednesday in Scott County Associate Court for Jack Pruitt of Sikeston. The case was continued to Oct. 1 so the Missouri attorney general can enter his appearance. Pruitt is charged with one count of first degree child molestation, possession of child pornography and 17 counts of first degree statutory sodomy...
State is power bargain (08/28/03)
JEFFERSON CITY -- While Missourians are cranking up their air conditioners to combat stifling heat, officials say the state -- including the City of Sikeston -- has one of the lowest rates for residential electricity in the nation. The state Department of Economic Development said Wednesday that 2002 statistics from the federal Energy Department show Missouri has the seventh lowest residential electricity rates, tying with neighboring Tennessee...
Jail inmate kills himself (08/28/03)
EAST PRAIRIE -- A New Madrid man arrested on charges of anhydrous ammonia theft hanged himself in a holding cell at the East Prairie City Jail early Wednesday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at approximately 12:40 a.m. Wednesday, officers from the Patrol observed the attempted theft of anhydrous ammonia and successfully arrested three subjects without incident. The arrest occurred at a nearby agriculture supply business, just outside the city limits of East Prairie...
Clinic expands to bring dental care to needy (08/28/03)
SIKESTON - When the dust from construction clears, Medicaid recipients will have another dentist to see in town. "It really is coming together," said Daniel F. Brachman, chief executive officer of the Semo Health Network, looking up at the recently-built but still unpainted walls of the Sikeston Family Clinic's expansion...
Homicide suspect is sought (08/28/03)
BLOOMFIELD - A suspect is being sought after the Stoddard County Sheriff's Department identified the remains of a female found Wednesday in a field. The name of the homicide victim was not released pending notification of next of kin. An autopsy is scheduled for today to determine the exact cause of death...
Internet offers children knowledge and dangers (08/28/03)
SIKESTON -- As students settle into their classrooms over the next few weeks, several of them will take on class projects and homework that will require a little research. For many of them, the Internet will be a main source of information, and one thing parents need to make sure their children aren't putting themselves in any danger while working online...
Fins and Feet triathlon a success (08/28/03)
SIKESTON -- Swimming, cycling and runner were carried to a big of an extreme at the Sikeston Country Club during the inaugural Ferguson Medical Group's Fins and Feet Youth Triathlon. The event took place this past Saturday and featured 47 children from Jackson, Cape Girardeau, East Prairie and Sikeston, ranging in age from 6-15...
Sluggers back from USSSA World Series (08/28/03)
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Sikeston Sluggers 7-year-old traveling baseball team went to Oklahoma City, Okla., for the 7-8 Pitching Machine USSA World Series. The squad took second place in the consolation bracket. Members of the team are Austin Erwin, Caleb Hampton, Adam Kennard, Chase Baran, Chase Davis, Seth Ressel, Dylan Mason, Colton Black, Aaron Neal, Derrick Garner, Zachary Harrison and Doug Still Jr...
Sikeston rolls in home opener (08/28/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston softball team picked up its first win of the season with a 10-0 shutout of Twin Rivers on Wednesday. The game was stopped after five innings due to the mercy rule. "The girls played good defense and they hit the ball well today," said Sikeston head coach Jenny Hobeck. "Twin Rivers has got a really young team this year, but it was a good game for an offense booster."...
Sikeston cross country team ready to open 2003 season (08/28/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston cross country team will open its season on Sept. 6 when they run in the Jackson Invitational.For the second year in a row it appears Sikeston will have enough runners to field a team. Cross country rules stipulate that in order to accumulate team points, there must be at least five runners that compete...
Ada Rowell (08/28/03)
WAPPAPELLO - Ada M. Rowell, 70, formerly of Morehouse, died Aug. 27, 2003, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Wappapello. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Roberta Brammer (08/28/03)
DIEHLSTADT - Roberta Marie Hill Brammer, 71, died at 6 a.m. Aug. 27, 2003, at her home. Born May 14, 1932, in Charleston, daughter of the late Ralph Kermit and Anna Louise Sasseen Hill, she lived in Charleston most of her life and was a member of the Bible Holiness Church in Diehlstadt. She had been employed with Knights Department Store and Rowe Insurance Company in Charleston for many years before retiring...
Brandon Mosby (08/28/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Brandon Mosby, 21, died Aug. 27, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Mildred Powers (08/28/03)
PUXICO - Mildred Walker Powers, 82, died Aug. 27, 2003, at he home. Born March 14, 1921, in Bell City, daughter of the late Elmer and Pearl Denton Riney, she lived in Puxico since 1949, where she was a member of the Providence Missionary Baptist Church. She was a nurse aide at the Puxico Nursing Center before retiring...
Pete Koppman (08/28/03)
PUXICO - Jerry "Pete" Koppman, 73, died Aug. 26, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Oct. 4, 1929, in Puxico, son of the late Louis Koppman and Lura Rollman Koppman Skidmore, he was a lifelong resident of Puxico. He owned and operated the Koppman Barber Shop in Puxico for 37 years and also raised cattle. A member of Masonic Lodge 596 and VFW Post 7822 in Puxico, he served with the U.S. Army in the Korean War. He attended the First General Baptist Church in Puxico...
Births (published 8/28) (08/28/03)
Brasher PORTAGEVILLE - Sara Joy Beppler and James Daniel Brasher are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 10:28 a.m. July 27, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Emily Danielle Brasher weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20-inches long. Beppler is the daughter of Richard Beppler Sr. of East Prairie.Brasher is the son of Tony Brasher and Gail Brasher of Portageville...
Robinson - Glenn (08/28/03)
KEWANEE -- Larry and Pansy Glenn have announced the engagement of their son, Douglas Brian, to Holly Renee Robinson, daughter of Van and Nan Robinson of Cape Girardeau. The future bride graduated in 1995 from Cape Central High School. A 1989 graduate of New Madrid County Central High School, the prospective bridegroom graduated from Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau with a degree in criminal justice...
Brown - Cogdill (08/28/03)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Brown have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kasey Elizabeth, to Bryan Joseph Cogdill, son of Shirley Carlyle of East Prairie and Jeff Cogdill of Anniston. A 2001 graduate of East Prairie High School, the future bride is pursuing a degree in early childhood education and minoring in developmental psychology at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau...
Taylor - 70th (08/28/03)
SIKESTON -- Mr. and Mrs. Melfred Taylor will be guests of honor Sunday in celebration of their 70th wedding anniversary. Taylor and the former Margaret L. Mitchell were married Aug. 31, 1933, in Anna-Jonesboro, Ill. They are the parents of three sons and daughters-in-law, Fred and Barb Taylor of West DesMoines, Iowa, and Mike and Mary Lou Taylor and Steve and Pat Taylor of Sikeston; and have eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter...
Looking Back in Time at Aug. 28 (08/28/03)
SIKESTON - Miss Betty Wayne Cummins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Cummins, underwent an appendix operation Monday afternoon at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. CHARLESTON - The voters of Mississippi County will soon have an opportunity to vote on a courthouse improvement project. A special election has been called for Oct. 8 to vote on a $163,000 bond issue...
Death penalty ruling shows court politics (08/28/03)
The Missouri Supreme Court showed their political side this week with a surprise ruling that prohibits executions of criminals under the age of 18 despite an earlier Supreme Court ruling that said the executions were legal. The politics came in when the votes were counted - all four Democratic appointments voted in favor of the execution ban for anyone under 18 while the three Republican appointees voted against the ban...
SpeakOut 8/28 (08/28/03)
President Bush and the Republican Party like to pretend they are friends of the military. Now, according to the Army Times, we learned that the White House fought a proposal to double the $6,000 gratuity paid to families of kids who die in active duty, and it wants to roll back recent increases in imminent danger pay from $225 to $150 and the family separation allowance from $250 to $100 for troops in combat zones. ...