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Stories from Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Inmate's death investigated (02/10/04)
CHARLESTON - An inmate at the Southeast Correctional Center was pronounced dead, apparently of natural causes. Doran Pettis, 38, was in the recreation area Friday when a problem was first noticed, according to Chuck Dwyer, SECC superintendent. "He had been playing basketball," Dwyer said. "Apparently he want over to the bench and then he kind of keeled over onto the floor. ... Preliminary indications are heart failure but we don't have the official report back yet."...
Sheriffs urge support of bill to boost funding (02/10/04)
JEFFERSON CITY -- The real intent of a letter signed by 62 Missouri sheriffs that insinuates Gov. Bob Holden has been tardy in joining the fight against methamphetamine is to urge him to support legislation that would boost local law enforcement funding, according to some area sheriffs...
Large amount of drug seized (02/10/04)
STEELE -- Two subjects are being sought after a large amount of marijuana was found by Missouri State Highway Patrol officers near Steele. On Feb. 8, at approximately 9:30 p.m., the Missouri State Highway Patrol seized over 1,800 pounds of marijuana following a routine inspection at the Patrol's E2 North Weigh Station, located on Interstate 55 near Steele...
Dangerous driving (02/10/04)
Fog, along with slick road conditions, made driving in Southeast Missouri treacherous this morning. Thirty-five accidents were reported in Pemiscot County this morning and another 10-15 were reported in New Madrid County. No injuries were reported in those accidents but not everyone was so lucky. ...
Thirty-five arrested in Charleston raid (02/10/04)
CHARLESTON - Thirty-five people were arrested Monday morning in Charleston as part of a joint undercover drug investigation initiated in June 2002 by the Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force, Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Drug Enforcement Administration...
YMCA soccer (02/10/04)
SIKESTON -- The YMCA of Southeast Missouri will be holding registration for spring soccer Feb. 9-20. The cost is $15 for YMCA members and $30 for non-members. Registration must be done at the YMCA in person. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday -Friday; 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. You may also mail in your registration form and fee to the YMCA at 602 Tanner St...
Meeks' 25 holds off Risco (02/10/04)
RISCO -- The Risco Tigers lost a hard fought game to Delta C-7 Monday night 71-65. Delta C-7's Brad Meeks scorched the nets for 25 points including seven 3-pointers in leading the Chargers to the win. "It was a real good game," said Risco coach Brandon Blankenship. "It seemed like every time we would get close they would hit a big shot. Meeks hit two or three 3-pointers in a row on us."...
Lady Indians scalp Sikeston (02/10/04)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston girls basketball team fell to 11-11 on the season with a 69-24 loss to powerful Jackson on Monday at the Field House. Jackson (20-3) jumped out to a 20-4 lead after one quarter and never looked back. "They're a superior team," said Sikeston head coach Lee Brooks. "Any time you've got a state-ranked team and a quality program like that, you just come out and try to hang on."...
Earlene Smith (02/10/04)
ADVANCE - Earlene Smith, 84, died Feb. 9, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 30, 1919, in Itawamba County, Miss., daughter of the late Oscar and Sarah Dulany Johnson, she was a member of the Church of Christ in Advance...
Julia Burke (02/10/04)
KANSAS CITY - Julia Burke, 90, formerly of Bernie, died Feb. 4, 2004, at The Greens Creekside Healthcare Center in Kansas City. Born Nov. 1, 1913, in Bernie, daughter of the late Gabe A. and Ida Ellen Neal Pointer, she was a member of the Bernie General Baptist Church since 1937...
Jahwoundee Clifton (02/10/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Jahwoundee Clifton, 68, died Feb. 8, 2004, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Born June 18, 1936, in Jessup, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Clifton A. and Dorothy Watson McCrackin. On July 25, 1951, at Piggott, Ark., she married Raymond Bruce Clifton who preceded her in death on June 21, 2000...
Rosa McBride (02/10/04)
NEW MADRID - Rosa L. McBride, 70, died Feb. 6, 2004, at her home. Born May 7, 1933, in Siler City, N.C., daughter of the late Brad Rogers and Roberta Foxx, she was a member of Mount Calvary Powerhouse Church in Poplar Bluff. On Jan. 17, 1955, she married Perry L. McBride who preceded her in death on Sept. 27, 1999...
Edith Ganus (02/10/04)
NEW ORLEANS - Edith Lucille Johnson Ganus, 81, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 7:38 p.m. Feb. 1, 2004, in New Orleans. The daughter of the late Frank Watson and Stella Myrtle Perry Johnson lived in the New Orleans area for the past 50 years. Survivors include: four daughters, Patricia Burke, Mary Beth Garcia, Nancy Powell and Becky Finn; two sisters Doris L. Ganus and Joan J. England; and six grandchildren...
Ora Melton (02/10/04)
BARDWELL, Ky. - Ora Helen Smith Melton, 92, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 5:39 a.m. Feb. 9, 2004, at Countryside Healthcare in Bardwell. Born Sept. 16, 1911, in Vego, Ill., daughter of the late Charles O. and Sarah Jane Warden Burgens, she lived in East Prairie for several years, where she was a member of St. James General Baptist Church. Before retiring, she was a den mother at the Old St. Vincent Seminary in Cape Girardeau. She moved to Bardwell four years ago...
Gary Hill (02/10/04)
LADY LAKE, Fla. - Gary E. Hill, 67, formerly of Bedford, Ind., died Feb. 7, 2004, at his home. Born March 20, 1936, in Orange County, Ind., son of the late Ira and Marie Hall Hill, he was employed by Wetterau Inc. for 34 years until retiring in 1996, when he moved to Florida. He attended Purdue University and served in the U.S. Marine Corps...
Bernice Ancell (02/10/04)
CHAFFEE - Bernice Ancell, 86, died at 11 p.m. Feb. 6, 2004, at her home. Born March 22, 1917, at Crump, she was the daughter of the late Ernest Kirby and Ida Mae Williams Crump. A member of the First Baptist Church, she was also a member of American Legion Post 389 Ladies Auxiliary and VFW Post 3127 Ladies Auxiliary, all in Chaffee...
Williams - Warren (02/10/04)
CANCUN, Mexico -- Heather Lea Williams and Jon Lawrence Warren were married July 17, 2003, on the beach of the Palace of the Moons Resort in Cancun. The bride is the daughter of Jared and Pam Williams of East Prairie and granddaughter of Margaret Schneider of East Prairie...
Drenon - Myers (02/10/04)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Ken and Janet Drenon have announced the engagement of their daughter, Andrea, to Joey Myers, son of Mike and Linda Myers of Sikeston. A 1999 graduate of Jefferson City High School, the future bride graduated in 2003 from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in human development and family studies-child life. She is continuing her education at Mizzou for special education...
McBride - Blattel (02/10/04)
VANDUSER -- Barry and Susie McBride have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amy Renee, to Andrew James Blattel, son of Darrel and Joan Blattel of Scott City. A 1999 graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School, the future bride earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Southeast Missouri State University in 2003. She works as an advertising and marketing specialist with Ole Hickory Pits in Cape Girardeau...
Looking Back 2/10 (02/10/04)
ORAN - Killian Felter, who has sold his 200-acre farm southeast of Blomeyer to Luther Felker, is moving his family to Cape Girardeau. Mr. Felter recently sold his farm near Oran. SIKESTON - Since midnight, outgoing mail in the post office did not have the hour postmarked on first-class letters. This is a departure from a nationwide practice that began with the founding of the postal system...
Something to admire in research passion (02/10/04)
The original thought behind today's column was actually to poke a little fun toward a gentleman I don't know who held an unusual obsession. The gentleman passed away this week and, while reading his obituary, I was struck by a sick sense of humor at how he spent his life. But the more I thought, the more I realized my approach to the column was all wrong. So here goes the tale...
Speakout 2/10 (02/10/04)
I heard about the story of an inmate in Charleston who has been diagnosed with tuberculosis. That is a very serious disease. Lanie Black and lawmakers in Jefferson City should pass a law that every time a person goes to prison, they should be tested for TB. The people who work in the state prisons and jails need to be tested too. You certainly have my tax money for that. It should be a top priority for lawmakers and the people who run the prisons...