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Stories from Monday, January 17, 2005

Former deputy indicted (01/17/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A former Mississippi County deputy was indicted on seven felony counts of Social Security fraud. Jerry W. Grice, 60, of Bertrand appeared Friday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lewis M. Blanton and was released after posting a $5,000 secured bond. Grice was indicted on Dec. 16 by a federal grand jury...
Kenny Rogers Children's Center is making headlines (01/17/05)
SIKESTON - The Kenny Rogers Children's Center is making headlines. The January 2005 edition of the "Rural Missourian," published by the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives and distributed to its members, has a story and photo about the center. "A place for kids" presents the KRCC's history and the work being provided today to the children...
Students want policy changed (01/17/05)
BENTON - Several Kelly High School students as well as their families and community members want to change the school's early graduation policy. Students who have earned the required credits after the first semester of their senior year are allowed to graduate in December. However, they are not permitted to participate in the year-end commencement exercises...
Farmers can now register premises (01/17/05)
SIKESTON -- Missouri livestock producers now have the opportunity to voluntarily register their premises with the state Department of Agriculture -- a first step in tracking animal diseases with the Missouri Animal Identification Program. Dr. Taylor Woods, state veterinarian, said although he doesn't have a specific number, several livestock producers have already registered the locations of their premises, or the primary location that the owner of the animals are operating from, since registration opened Jan. ...
Changes made at Sikeston City Hall (01/17/05)
SIKESTON - Reorganization at City Hall has opened a supervisory position. Tom Bridger, formerly the public works director, was transferred to the Department of Public Safety in an internal lateral move to fill the newly-created position of emergency management coordinator, according to City Manager Doug Friend...
Betty Witt (01/17/05)
SCOTT CITY - Betty LaVerne Witt, 80, died at 2:13 a.m. Jan. 16, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 25, 1924, in Bloomington, Ill., daughter of the late Chester William and Anna "Lorene" Hickman Short, she served with the U.S. Women's Army Corps (WAC) in World War II. She was a member of Eisleben Lutheran Church in Scott City...
Wayne Smith (01/17/05)
PUXICO - Wayne Allen Smith, 40, formerly of Puxico, died at 7:25 p.m. Jan. 14, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 28, 1964, in Sikeston, son of Jim and Micki Smith and Helen and Bill Lewis of East Prairie, he lived in East Prairie most of his life before moving to Puxico four years ago. He was a member of Tanner Street Church of God in Sikeston...
Marie Eby (01/17/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Alice Marie Eby, 90, of Naples, Fla., and formerly of Matthews, Mo., who died Jan. 14, 2005, will be: Larry Eby, Chris Mabrey, Steven Burch, Brian Menz, Keenan Carlisle and Farrell Bewely...
Frances Wilcox (01/17/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Frances Ann Wilcox, 65, who died Jan. 11, 2005, were: Michael Douglass, John Douglass, Andrew Douglass, Jeff Wilcox, Jay Douglass, Chad Wilcox and Jeremy Wilcox...
Bobby Weems (01/17/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Bobby Joe Weems, 69, died at 9:18 p.m. Jan. 16, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Greg O'Guinn (01/17/05)
SIKESTON - Gregory "Greg" O'Guinn, 54, died Jan. 14, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 31, 1950, in St. Louis, son of the late Orbie and Dorotha Bushong O'Guinn, he was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church where he served as a deacon. He was former owner of G&M Automotive and was a self-employed building contractor since 1997...
Births (published 1/17) (01/17/05)
SIKESTON - Willia Triblett and JaTyson Warfield are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 6:56 p.m. Dec. 20, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. JaTyson Naurrez Warfield Jr. weighed 5 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19-inches long. Maternal grandparents are Sandra Denise Triblett and Thomas Marshall...
Looking Back 1/17 (01/17/05)
SIKESTON - T-5 Floyd R. McConnell, serving with the 317th Infantry in Germany, has been awarded a Bronze Star for heroic achievement. T-5 McConnell is the husband of Sylvie M. McConnell of Sikeston. SIKESTON - Highway Wives of District 10 met recently at Cyrus Restaurant, where they elected officers for the new year. Mrs. George Doyle was elected president and Mrs. Jim Toft was elected vice president...
Your view: A team effort (01/17/05)
Mayor, members of City Council, all departments and volunteers for the City of Miner: I have written this in regards to the City Council meeting Jan. 11, 2005. My husband, Billy Williams, was presented with a plaque for "Recognition above and beyond the call of duty" for his actions during the past snow storm in December...
Speakout 1/17 (01/17/05)
I am calling about flu vaccine. I am thankful that I won't have to be the one to answer to the Lord for lying and sneaking this one and that one in at the back door to get flu shots, when a lot of us who needed one were turned away and not able to get one. Dr. Emily Senay (on CBS) was talking about so much vaccine now will have to go bad because they had so much of it. If they have too much now, they have had it all along. It's ridiculous!...