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Stories from Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Sikeston DPS buys new fire equipment (10/13/04)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Department of Public Safety recently improved the safety of fire fighters by acquiring new breathing apparatus and air cylinders. DPS Director Drew Juden said that 35 Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus and 70 extra air cylinders were purchased with funds from the Homeland Security Fire Grant Program. ...
Costume donations (10/13/04)
Laura Whitehead, Even Start program coordinator for the Susanna Wesley Family Learning Center, and Bob Bell of Show-Me Rentals look over costumes the store donated to the center Tuesday afternoon. The store donated over $4,000 in costumes and accessories to the East Prairie-based center...
County will look at funding options (10/13/04)
BENTON - Scott County Commissioners will meet with U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development officials at 11 a.m. Oct. 21 to go over funding options for a proposed countywide public water district. Commissioners said during their regular meeting Tuesday they have invited Terry Luetkemeyer, Rural Development manager for Southeast Missouri; Phyllis Minner, district loan specialist for Rural Development; and John Chittenden of Waters Engineering in Sikeston to attend the meeting and discuss grant and loan options available from USDA's Rural Development.. ...
Miner raises fines (10/13/04)
MINER - The Miner Board of Aldermen approved an animal abuse ordinance during their regular meeting Tuesday but denied a request for the police station to serve as the area's game check station. Peggy Holman, alderman, said she had received calls about someone trapping squirrels and cats and disposing of them, although they had no evidence the animals were killed...
Fugitive nabbed by DPS (10/13/04)
SIKESTON -- A federal fugitive hiding out in Sikeston was arrested Monday by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. Markeith Nekia Kelly, 26, was arrested by DPS special operations officers along with the United States Marshal's service at the Days Inn around 9 a.m. Monday...
County jailer is arrested (10/13/04)
NEW MADRID -- A New Madrid County Sheriff's Department jailer was arrested on charges of forcible sodomy Tuesday following an investigation by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. On Monday, the Patrol's Division of Drug and Crime Control was asked to conduct an investigation at the request of New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens, according to Sgt. Larry Plunkett Jr., public information officer for the Patrol's Troop E...
Ice rink proposed in center at Miner (10/13/04)
MINER - Figure skaters, ice hockey players, ice sports parents and coaches met with Miner city officials and residents Tuesday to pitch their idea for a multi-purpose facility with a full-sized ice rink. About 30 people attended the public hearing for the proposed convention-recreation center held before the regular Board of Alderman meeting...
Building needs studied (10/13/04)
SIKESTON - As the Sikeston R-6 Board of Education continues to contemplate a bond issue for the district, several faculty members gave the board some things to consider during Tuesday's regular meeting. In compliance with a requirement of the Missouri School Improvement Plan, representatives of the district's library media, health services, at-risk services and transportation department, were all on hand to deliver information about their programs to the board...
Sportsmen - next time you vote consider your significance (10/13/04)
The economic impact of sportsmen in the United States should and does get the attention of politicians. Here's what they know and you should know about the power of sportsmen as a voting bloc. If all sportsmen had voted in the 2000 presidential election, they would have equaled 36 percent of the entire vote...
Mississippi County rivals set to meet for 64th time (10/13/04)
CHARLESTON -- Momentum may not mean much in Friday night's non-conference matchup between East Prairie and Charleston at Marshall Field. Sure, East Prairie comes off a strong 55-28 win over winless Chaffee, while Charleston tries to regroup from a penalty-plagued 19-7 loss to a good Dexter team, but history firmly backs the Blue Jays in this Mississippi County rivalry...
Bulldog soccer drops close match with Jackson (10/13/04)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston split its season series with Jackson when nipped 3-2 at the Sports Complex on Tuesday. The Bulldogs (8-9-1) defeated the Indians 1-0 earlier in the season. "Going into tonight, I knew it was going to be tough," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long...
Sikeston 8th grade girls lose opener (10/13/04)
CHARLESTON - The Sikeston 8th grade girls basketball team lost its season opener on Tuesday with a 36-23 setback against Charleston. Alex Fowler led Sikeston with 17 points. Keyarra Blissett added five points and Andrea Coleman had one point.
Doris Owens (10/13/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Doris E. Owens, 71, died Oct. 12, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 25, 1932, near East Prairie, daughter of the late Fayette and Christine Marshall, she served as East Prairie city collector for nearly 20 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of East Prairie...
Herman Diebold (10/13/04)
KELSO - Herman E. Diebold, 82, died Oct. 12, 2004, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel at Benton is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Edna Woodward (10/13/04)
FARMINGTON - Edna Belken Woodward, 91, formerly of Sikeston, died Oct. 10, 2004, at the Farmington Presbyterian Manor Nursing Home. Born Dec. 12, 1912, in Libertyville, daughter of the late Sen. Charles John Belken and Jane "Jennie" Sonderman Belken, she was a member of St. ...
Kate Hester (10/13/04)
BLOOMFIELD -- Wilma "Kate" Hester, 93, died Oct. 12, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Sept. 27, 1911, in Idalia, daughter of the late W.M. "Bill" and Birdie Kirby Robinson, she had lived most of her life in the Idalia and Bloomfield communities. She had attended the Idalia General Baptist Church...
Robert Carrow (10/13/04)
SAPULPA, Okla. - Robert Leeman Carrow, 71, formerly of Morley, Mo., died at 4:45 p.m. Oct. 10, 2004, at his home. Born Dec. 25, 1932, in St. Louis, Mo., to the late Robert William and Ethelene Hodge, he had worked as a construction worker and painter before becoming a minister. He served as a minister of the Apostolic Truth Tabernacle in Joplin, Mo., for 20 years before retiring and was a member of the United Pentecostal Church International...
Warren Wilson (10/13/04)
EAST PRAIRIE- Warren Chester Wilson, 82, formerly of St. Louis, died Oct. 12, 2004, at his home. Born Feb. 2, 1922, in East Prairie, son of the late John and Ethel Mae Neely Wilson, he worked for Opportunity Incorporated in St. Louis from 1959-91 and was of the Baptist belief...
Bill Patterson (10/13/04)
BLOOMFIELD -- George W. "Bill" Patterson, 61, died Oct. 11, 2004, at the Beverly Health and Rehab Center. Born Aug. 6, 1943, in Clarksville, Ark., son of Leonia Hyatt Patterson of Grayridge and the late John Henry Patterson, he had lived in the Grayridge area most of his life. A U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a retired carpenter...
Darrell Brown (10/13/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Darrell Gene Brown, 51, died Oct. 11, 2004, at his home in Portageville. Born Sept. 6, 1953, in the Jay Wye community, to Hazel Green Brown of Portageville and the late Clarence Wilbur Brown, he was employed with Seigel-Roberts Inc. in Portageville. A member of the Assembly of God Church in Portageville, he served as a past commander for the Royal Rangers...
Lawrence Jenkins (10/13/04)
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Retired U.S. Naval Commander Lawrence Jacob Jenkins, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Sept. 30, 2004, at his home in San Antonio. Born June 23, 1936, in St. Louis to the late Esther and Lawrence Jenkins, he served in the U.S. Navy for 22 years and was commanding officer of the Naval Toxicology Unit at the time of his retirement...
Looking Back 10/13 (10/13/04)
CHARLESTON - Lieut. Lex May, formerly editor of The Charleston Democrat, visited his mother, Mrs. Frank May, at Charleston while on leave recently. Lt. May graduated from the Naval Reserve Officers Indoctrination School at Tucson, Ariz. SIKESTON - Several area residents who passed the state bar examination last June have been announced by the state board of law examiners in Jefferson City. ...
Distrust of politicians impacts the election (10/13/04)
Having nothing better to do, Monday night I watched a rerun of the Congressional hearings following the Presidential pardon of Richard Nixon for his criminal activities involving the Watergate scandal. It was fascinating to watch then-President Gerald Ford testify before the Judicial Subcommittee. Alas, most of the players in that drama are now long gone...
Your view: Saying good-bye (10/13/04)
On behalf of my parents, Clayton and Ruby Bohannon, and myself, here are some closing thoughts to this community we love. It has truly been a pleasure to serve you for the past 33 years. Through the avenue of business, we have been fortunate to have the opportunity of meeting, visiting and working with so many good people whom we consider friends. ...
Speakout 10/13 (10/13/04)
To the person who rear-ended my car, got out and looked at it and then drove off, you might as well just come on to the police department and take your punishment because now they have you for the crime of leaving the scene of an accident. You should have stayed there. ...