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Stories from Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Teacher's court date scheduled (10/27/04)
NEW MADRID - A preliminary hearing for a middle school teacher charged with rape, sodomy and giving prescription drugs to underage teenage boys is set for 9 a.m. Monday in Division II of New Madrid County Circuit Court. Rebecca Susan Sharp, 47, was charged Monday with two counts of second-degree statutory sodomy, one count of second-degree statutory rape and one count of giving a controlled substance, the anti-anxiety drug Xanax, to a minor, according to the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department said.. ...
County OKs bid for crisis system (10/27/04)
BENTON - Reports for state authorities on the next crisis to hit Scott County will be ready at the push of a button. Scott County commissioners approved a bid of $27,944.25 with 50 user licenses for Blue292 crisis information software during their regular meeting Tuesday. The software was recommended by Joe Burton, Scott County E-911 administrator...
Arrest made in double murder (10/27/04)
CHARLESTON -- After a four-month investigation, an arrest was made in double homicide case that shook the Charleston community. Captain Ronald K. Replogle, director of the Division of Drug and Crime Control (DDCC), announced Tuesday afternoon that Andre Clark, 41, of Charleston was arrested for the June 16 double homicide of Lazan T. Balentine, 32, and Kyri Balentine, 3, mother and son, of Charleston...
Absentee voter interest high (10/27/04)
BENTON - If absentee ballots are any indication, the interest is running high in Tuesday's general election. With 850 applications for absentee ballots received by Scott County elections officers for this election, 590 have been voted so far. During the presidential election four years ago, a total of 748 absentee ballots were voted...
Storm strikes New Hamburg (10/27/04)
NEW HAMBURG -- The town of New Hamburg is recovering this morning after a Tuesday evening tornado tore through the town. According to Ivan LeGrand, fire chief of the NBC Fire Department, a short time after 5 p.m. a funnel cloud touched down in New Hamburg damaging several homes before veering to the east...
Southeast Missouri faces many choices in upcoming election (10/27/04)
BENTON - For the first time in almost 30 years, Scott County voters will not see Sheriff Bill Ferrell in the race for Scott County's chief law enforcement position. Voters instead will choose between Rick Walter, a Democrat with 17 years of law enforcement experience who made a try for the position four years ago, and the Republican candidate, Wes Drury, who has served as the investigator for the prosecuting attorney's office for nine years. Ferrell declined to run again for the position...
Shooting investigated (10/27/04)
An officer of the Sikeston Department of Public Safety was fired upon Tuesday night in the 1000 block of Ruth Street after a vehicle chase. Pictured are members of the Sikeston DPS, Missouri State Highway Patrol and Scott County Sheriff's Department standing by the bullet-riddled car. ...
Favored Dexter to take on NMCC (10/27/04)
DEXTER -- Dexter and New Madrid County Central tangle in the second round of the Class 3, District 1 football playoffs on Friday night. Dexter (5-3, 1-0), the district favorite, must fend off NMCC (1-7, 0-1) to set up a probable title game with Perryville in the final week of district competition...
SEMO Conference Football Records (10/27/04)
SEMO NORTH Cape Central Tigers (2-6) Jackson Indians (6-2) Poplar Bluff Mules (2-6) Sikeston Bulldogs (2-6) SEMO CENTRAL Caruthersville Tigers (7-0) Charleston Bluejays (6-2) Dexter Bearcats (5-3) Kennett Indians (2-6) NMCC Eagles (1-7) SEMO SOUTH...
Laying down the law (10/27/04)
Former Charleston High School player A.H. Marshall, shown here (43) making a tackle against Benedictine University, is the only freshman at Evangel University that made the varsity team. Marshall starts for Evangel's special teams unit and backs up at strong safety. Marshall has been offered an additional scholarship to play baseball as well for the university...
Slick Conyers (10/27/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Slick Conyers, 81, died at 3:05 a.m. Oct. 27, 2004, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Cleo "Ick" Bain (10/27/04)
SCOTT CITY - Cleo Neville "Ick" Bain, 95, died at 7:40 a.m. Oct. 26, 2004, at his home. Born Jan. 3, 1909, in Advance, son of the late Jessie Cleveland and Mary Francis "Fanny" Thorpe Bain, he retired in 1971 as an engineer for the Cotton Belt Railroad. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Scott City and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers...
Dub Kelley (10/27/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home for William Thomas "Dub" Kelley Sr., 78, who died Oct. 23, 2004, were: Thomas Kelley, Jerry Kelley, Dustin Kelley, Wesley Kelley, Brooks Kelley and Mike Denbow. Chuck Monan, a Church of Christ minister, officiated...
Mike Ellis (10/27/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Michael "Mike" Ellis, 60, died Oct. 26, 2004, in Portageville. Born Nov. 23, 1943, in Wardell, he was the son of Dixie Chappell Ellis, who died Oct. 10, 1999, and Woodrow Ellis, who died March 21, 1989. He was employed by the Mark Ellis Farms...
Births (Published 10/27) (10/27/04)
SIKESTON - Robert Page and Amy Marie Hopper are the parents of their third child, first daughter, born at 12:33 p.m. Sept. 28, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Katelyn Nicole Hopper weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long...
Looking Back 10/27 (10/27/04)
NEW MADRID - Mrs. Lawrence Daniels of New Madrid entered Oct. 12 and a baby girl was born to her the next day. SIKESTON - The Country Club was the scene Monday night of the annual "Kick-Off Dinner" for the official membership drive of the Delta Community Concert Association...
Deja vu: It's a red state vs. blue state (10/27/04)
Just think about it. In just about a week, it will all be over. I've listened to both sides address their strengths. I've also listen as their opponents pointed out the weaknesses of the other side. Partisans on both sides are equally vocal with their support. The differences are about as clear-cut as any in recent memory...
Speakout 10/27 (10/27/04)
I was reading in SpeakOut where people seem to be experts on the situation in Iraq. I've been there on the ground and most of the people are glad to see us. The majority of the people are going about their business. There are a few hot spots in the country, but most people are doing their everyday affairs. ...