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Stories from Monday, January 24, 2005

Man in custody for sex crimes (01/24/05)
BENTON -- A search for a missing girl by the Scott County Sheriff's Department led to the arrest of a 25-year-old Jackson man on charges of child molestation and statutory rape. Daniel L. Phillips is charged with two counts of child molestation in the first degree, statutory rape in the first degree, 10 counts of statutory rape in the second degree, and seven counts of statutory sodomy in the second degree. Scott County Prosecuting Attorney Paul Boyd, filed the charges Friday...
Twistin' the night away (01/24/05)
Participants in the Miss Drama Queen Contest do the "twist" during the competition's talent portion at the Graycen Beardslee Benefit, which was held Saturday at the St. Lawrence Parish Center in New Hamburg. Proceeds from the contest, oral auction, silent auction and food court will be used to purchase a special suit and to construct a play center for 2-year-old Graycen who was recently diagnosed with xeroderma pigmentosum, a rare and incurable genetic disorder that makes exposure to the sun or any ultraviolet light life threatening.. ...
Farmers have a busy off season (01/24/05)
SIKESTON -- Joe Priggel may have spent some time duck hunting earlier this week, but the New Madrid County farmer insists he and his peers have plenty to keep them busy during their "off season." "You could work all year and keep busy with farming," Priggel said...
Bulldogs fifth at Superman (01/24/05)
METROPOLIS, Ill. -- The Sikeston Bulldogs defeated Hopkinsville (Ky.) 69-44 on Saturday afternoon to capture the consolation championship in the Superman Classic at Massac County High School. It's the first time Sikeston has won two games in the tournament since winning the consolation in 1998...
Prep wrestlers compete at SEMO Conference meet (01/24/05)
BONNE TERRE -- Jackson's 152-pound champion Cody Rouse was chosen the outstanding wrestler as he improved to 40-0 while leading the Indians to their 15th SEMO Conference Tournament title on Saturday. A handful of local grapplers, led by Sikeston's two-time all-state heavyweight Joe Johnson, also medaled at the meet...
Bell City's Niemczyk names to volleyball all-state second team (01/24/05)
BELL CITY -- Katie Niemczyk, Bell City's mighty mite volleyball standout at 5-foot-3, was chosen to the Class 1 All-State second team by the Missouri High School Volleyball Coaches Association. What Niemczyk lacked in size, she more than compensated with effort...
Lady Bulldogs fall to Mules (01/24/05)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Sikeston dropped a 58-29 decision to Southeast Missouri's top-ranked girls team, the Poplar Bluff Lady Mules, on Thursday. Freshman Amber Minner led the shorthanded Lady Bulldogs with 18 points. Martika Davis and Jordi Ferrell added eight and six, respectively...
Van H. Sharp Jr. (01/24/05)
NEW MADRID - Van H. Sharp Jr., 88, of New Madrid died Jan. 21, 2005, at Methodist North Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Born Dec. 16, 1916, in Gideon, he was the son of the late Van H. Sharp Sr. and Mamie Maude Waltrip-Sharp. On June 24, 1951, in Cadiz, Ky., he married Rebecca Della Hughes, who survives of the home...
Andy Halter Sr. (01/24/05)
CHAFFEE -- Andy L. Halter Sr., 85, died at 12:15 p.m. at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Nov. 30, 1919, in Scott County, son of the late Frank and Rose Glastetter Halter, he retired in 1998 as a foreman for the Little River Drainage District in Cape Girardeau County. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in the 84th Infantry Division during World War II...
Fenton Langston (01/24/05)
PUXICO -- Fenton H. Langston, 82, died Jan. 23, 2005, at Puxico Nursing Center. Born Feb. 10, 1922, at Puxico, son of the late John Robert and Eunice Martin Langston, he was a retired farmer and a retired employee of IXL Handle Co. and the Puxico Nursing Center. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in the Rhineland, Central Europe and European-African Campaigns during World War II. He attended the Assembly of God Church in Puxico...
Robert Hunter (01/24/05)
NAPLES, Fla. - Robert H. Hunter, 85, of East Prairie, Mo., died Jan. 23, 2005, at Naples. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Ethel Everett (01/24/05)
SIKESTON -- Ethel Regina Everett, 71, died Jan. 23, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 17, 1933, in Light, Ark., daughter of the late Owen and Rachel Ward Everett, she worked as a telephone operator in St. Louis before retiring...
Lula McFall (01/24/05)
DEXTER - Lula McFall, 100, died Jan. 22, 2005, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Born Aug. 7, 1904, she was a member of the Assembly of God Faith and a homemaker. On Feb. 29, 1940, in Hardin County, Ill., she married Frank McFall, who preceded her in death on Sept. 27, 1973...
Mary K. Bohannon (01/24/05)
PANA, Ill. - Mary K. Bohannon, 63, died at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 21, 2005, at her residence in Pana. Born May 18, 1941, in Luxora, Ark., to the late Luther Franklin and Agnes Augusta Gaines Kesler, she lived in rural Sikeston, Mo., until moving to Pana in 1965. A graduate of Morehouse (Mo.) High School, she was the owner of Bohannon's Jewelry and Gifts at Pana for 27 years, a member of the First United Methodist Church of Pana and a member-at-large of Delta Theta Tau Sorority in Pana...
Gertrude Stevens (01/24/05)
DEXTER - Gertrude Phillips Stevens, 90, died Jan. 21, 2005, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center at Dexter. Born Jan. 31, 1914, in Dexter to the late John and Ida Robey Phillips, she was a former church nursery worker. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one son, Charles Dennis Stevens; two brothers, Albert and William "Bill" Phillips; and two sisters, Alma Sadler and Dollie Phillips...
John K. Johnson (01/24/05)
AMARILLO, Texas - John Kenneth Johnson, 56, died Jan. 21, 2005. Born and raised in Chaffee, Mo., he had been a resident of Amarillo since 1987. He was employed for 37 years with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad and a member of the Masonic Lodge, Lubbock Scottish Rite, York Rite and Khiva Temple (Drum Corps and Oriental Band). He served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War era...
Joe Williamson (01/24/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Larry "Joe" Williamson, 57, died Jan. 22, 2005, at his home. Born Jan. 8, 1948, in Idalia, son of Cozette Hester Williamson of Essex and the late Parvin Williamson, he was of the Baptist belief. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, he received the Vietnam Campaign Medal and Combat Action Ribbon. He was a former employee of the Triangle PWC Wire Co. where he worked as a fork lift operator...
Looking Back 1/24 (01/24/05)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. T.M. Solomon, for more than 12 years residents of Sikeston, observed their 53rd wedding anniversary on the 20th. KENNETT - The Parthenon Construction Company was the low bidder on a 13-mile sewer line to be built in Kennett. The bid was $278,406.01. At the same time the lower bidder for the construction of a new lagoon in Kennett, with a bid of $159,837.46 was Austin Brothers of Mountain Grove, Ala...
Speakout 1/24 (01/24/05)
I don't know who hit my car on Jan. 14, the night Scott Central played Charleston at Scott Central, but you know who you were. I hope you can live with your conscience. If you would like to redeem yourself, please call me at 471-6176. I am outraged to hear about the tens of millions of dollars being spent for the inauguration. ...