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Stories from Thursday, September 30, 2004

Bank robber sentenced (09/30/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A Tennessee woman will serve almost four years in prison for robbing the First National Bank of Miner. Phyllis Ann Hester, 48, was sentenced to 46 months in federal custody on one felony count of bank robbery. She was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Rodney W. Sippel...
Hearing set for murder suspect (09/30/04)
CHARLESTON -- A Nov. 1 preliminary hearing is scheduled for a Bertrand man charged with murder. Fred Drury Sr., 54, of Bertrand was arraigned Wednesday in Division II of Mississippi County Circuit Court on charges of second degree murder and armed criminal action. Judge T. Lynn Brown set the preliminary for 9:30 a.m. Nov. 1...
New Sikeston school opens its doors (09/30/04)
SIKESTON -- Sam Warren is just like any other kindergartner. He is learning his ABCs and numbers and enjoys recess. But at Sam's school, he also recites pledges to the American flag, the Christian flag and the Bible. "I like to learn about Jesus and Bible verses," Sam said Wednesday before his library class began...
New prosecutor (09/30/04)
Darren Cann is sworn-in as the new Mississippi County prosecuting attorney Wednesday afternoon by county clerk Junior DeLay at the Mississippi County Courthouse in Charleston. Cann said he plans to be moved into his new office by Monday.
Arrest is made in shooting (09/30/04)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston man was arrested Wednesday for a shooting that occurred last week at a convenience store on West Malone. Gailon Applewhite, 18, was arrested by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety on a Scott County warrant around 7 p.m. Wednesday at the 500 block of Ruth. Applewhite is facing charges of first degree assault and armed criminal action for the Sept. 23 shooting at the Cash Box...
SHS looks for first win on homecoming (09/30/04)
SIKESTON - Still searching for that first win, the Sikeston Bulldogs football team will host yet another undefeated team on Friday night when the Farmington Knights come to town on homecoming night. There's no doubting that Sikeston (0-4) hasn't played well this year, but they've also played one of the toughest schedules during the first part of the season with undefeated Caruthersville and Jackson and one-loss teams Dexter and Charleston...
Katheryn Rowell (09/30/04)
SIKESTON - Katheryn Rowell, 92, died Sept. 29, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 3, 1912, in Mississippi, daughter of the late Fred Patrick and Lura Hubbard Rowell, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston. She was a teacher at Morehouse Elementary School and then for the St. Louis Public Schools before retiring...
Jennings Haynes (09/30/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Jennings Bryan Haynes, 104, died Sept. 29, 2004, at the Life Care Center. Born Oct. 3, 1899, in New Madrid County, son of the late Charles and Louisa Keene Haynes, he had farmed and worked in the construction industry. On Feb. 16, 1931, he married Lillie Moss who preceded him in death...
Rosemary Bowen (09/30/04)
DONIPHAN - Rosemary Christine Bowen, 56, died Sept. 28, 2004, at her home in Doniphan. She was born July 28, 1948, in Blytheville, Ark., to the late Willodene Ferguson Martin and Bruce O. Martin. In 1967 in Richland, S.C., she married William Bowen, who survives of the home...
Amos Robinson (09/30/04)
ORAN - Amos Quinton Robinson, 85, died at 2:25 p.m. Sept. 28, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 4, 1919, in Gastonia, N.C., son of the late Kelly Robinson, he was an accountant for the Northrop Corporation Aircraft Division in Los Angeles. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and member of the Third Baptist Church in St. Louis...
J. P. Bramlett (09/30/04)
EAST PRAIRIE -- J.P. Bramlett, 17, died at 3:15 a.m. Sept. 30, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Wanda Wright (09/30/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Wanda Louise Wright, 67, died at 2:25 a.m. Sept. 29, 2004, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born June 6, 1936, in Mississippi County, daughter of the late Leslie and Flora Swinney Northern, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life and was of the Baptist belief...
Ada Furlong (09/30/04)
MALDEN - Ada Furlong, 87, died Sept. 28, 2004, at the Malden Nursing and Rehab Center. Born Oct. 6, 1916, in Matthews, daughter of the late Luther and Annie Dockins Deane, she lived in Southeast Missouri all her life and had lived in Malden since 1965 and was of the Methodist belief. ...
Ruby Kitrel (09/30/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Ruby Kitrel, 92, who died Sept. 27, 2004, were: Don Kitrel Jr., Danny Shelton, Stephen Watkins and Darrell Penberthy.
Roland 'Kayko' Gentry (09/30/04)
CHARLESTON - Roland S. "Kayo" Gentry, 92, died at 2:15 p.m. Sept. 28, 2004, at the Charleston Manor. Born Nov. 23, 1911, in Delta, son of the late James R. and Bertha Shell Gentry, he followed his grandfather and father's steps in the Gentry family business, the Charleston Heating and Plumbing Company. ...
Bill Sparks (09/30/04)
SIKESTON - William Earl "Bill" Sparks, 78, died at 9:15 a.m. Sept. 27, 2004, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 13, 1926, in Lutherville, Ark., son of the late Samuel Harrison and Mary T. Belling Sparks, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and member of VFW Post 3174 in Sikeston and Disabled American Veterans. He was of the Methodist belief and retired as an iron worker for LaSalle Iron Works in St. Louis...
Nancy Barnes (09/30/04)
BERNIE - Nancy Imogene Barnes, 76, died Sept. 30, 2004, at her daughter's home in East Prairie. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Elaine Pope (09/30/04)
BLOOMFIELD -- Elaine Pope, 61, died Sept. 28, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 23, 1942, at Arnold, daughter of Helen Rhodes Doris of Grandin and the late Ed Tallis, she was a former consultant for Avon Products. She was of the Baptist belief...
Hux - Ezzell (09/30/04)
SIKESTON -- Mr. and Mrs. John Hux Jr. have announced the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Ann, to Timothy Allen Ezzell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Ezzell of Bandera, Texas. A 1988 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, the future bride graduated in 1993 from the University of Mississippi. She is employed with Mortgage Discounters in Pensacola, Fla...
Zagar - Gregston (09/30/04)
SIKESTON -- Keith and Debbie Gregston have announced the engagement of their son, Christopher Corey, to Katherine Elliott Zagar, daughter of Robert and Louann Zagar of St. Louis. A 1995 graduate of Lindbergh High School, the future bride graduated in 1999 from Westminster College. She is a second grade teacher with the Lindbergh School District...
Looking Back 9/30 (09/30/04)
SIKESTON - Pfc. Luther B. "Red" Hutchason, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charley Hutchason of Sikeston Route 1, was awarded the Bronze Star medal for heroic achievement in action on July 8 in the vicinity of Rosignano, Italy. He braved heavy enemy artillery and machine gunfire to deliver several important messages...
Treat dogs' attack as murder attempt (09/30/04)
The police report said it was a simple case of vandalism. When all was said and done, the case should have been attempted murder of a police officer. And the crazy woman involved in this case should spend years behind bars. It all started last weekend when police in Desloge, about 50 miles south of St. ...
Your view: Peanut Day (09/30/04)
For the past 69 years, the members of the Sikeston Kiwanis Club have been devoting much of their free time, talent, energy and resources to help make their community and the world better places to live and work. The majority of their time and energy is spent in their own community...
Speakout 9/30 (09/30/04)
I have a suggestion/request for my favorite hometown newspaper. How about having some new writers contribute to the "opinions" section? You know, the editorials. I am not suggesting relieving Jensen altogether, he can still write. It would be so much more interesting to see other opinions also. ...