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Stories from Tuesday, February 8, 2005

Street program OK'd by council (02/08/05)
SIKESTON - City Council members approved the 2005 Street Program during their regular meeting Monday. The Council approved the recommended plan with its estimated cost of $756,189 plus the extension of Plaza Drive near the hospital. The price includes engineering costs, according to City Manager Doug Friend. "These should be pretty solid numbers," he said...
Food Check-Out Day (02/08/05)
Tom Jennings and Cindy Faulkner, both with the Scott County and New Madrid County Farm Bueau, bag groceries Monday during the Food Check-Out Day at Sikeston Market Place. Monday marked the calendar day (37 days) upon which the average American has earned enough income to provide food for their families for the entire year...
Police search for robbery suspect (02/08/05)
DEXTER -- Dexter Police Department are searching for a suspect in an alleged robbery Monday. At about 5:30 p.m. Monday, the Dexter Police Department reports officers responded to a local business in the downtown area of Dexter in reference to an alleged robbery. An undetermined amount of money was taken from the business...
Three killed in car crash (02/08/05)
WAPPAPELLO -- Three family members were fatally injured in a one-vehicle accident Sunday in Wayne County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 11 p.m. on Route Z, seven miles north of Wappapello, an accident occurred as motorist Ronald G. Griffin, 64, of Wappapello ran off the right side of the roadway, struck a driveway, became airborne and struck two trees before coming to a rest...
Double murder suspect bound over for trial (02/08/05)
CHARLESTON -- Although the defense argued there wasn't any physical evidence or probable cause to connect suspect Andre Clark to the murder of his fiancee and her son, the judge disagreed. At Clark's preliminary hearing Monday at the Mississippi Courthouse, Judge T. Lynn Brown ordered the 41-year-old from Charleston to appear before Judge David Dolan today for an arraignment at the circuit court level...
Sikeston, Kelly girls fall to Class 5 powers (02/08/05)
JACKSON - The Sikeston girls basketball team ran into a powerful Jackson team on Monday, falling 78-31 to the state ranked Lady Indians. Sikeston trailed 31-16 at the half and had the lead down to eight points in the third quarter before seeing Jackson go on a huge run to end the game...
Brashers resigns (02/08/05)
CHAFFEE - Chaffee High School is searching for a new head football coach after the January resignation of Terry Brashers. Brashers coached the the Red Devils for two seasons, finishing winless at 0-20. Chaffee's last win came on Oct. 11, 2002, against East Prairie. The Red Devils have lost 24 straight since...
Former Bulldog update (02/08/05)
SIKESTON - Former Sikeston High School basketball player Ben Anderson helped his Berea College Mountaineers snap an 11-game losing streak by scoring 14 points with seven rebounds in an 83-53 win against Asbury College. The 6-foot-8 Anderson is averaging just over four points and four rebounds for the Mountaineers in 21 games. The 14 points tied a season-high. He also had two blocked shots in the game...
Heartland wrestlers have four take first in Ozark tournament (02/08/05)
OZARK - The Heartland wrestling club had several wrestlers place in the Ozark tournament, including four champions recently in Ozark. "This was another large tournament for these kids," said Sikeston coach Dan Ruby. "The competition is really tough up there. Our boys are very competitive and in very good shape and they proved it by overpowering their opponents."...
Darlene Constantine (02/08/05)
WAPPAPELLO - Regina Darlene King Constantine, 47, died in an automobile accident at 11:22 p.m. Feb. 6, 2004, near Wappapello. Arrangements are pending at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, where visitation is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday...
Ronald Gene Griffin/ Jewell Dean Griffin (02/08/05)
WAPPAPELLO - Ronald Gene Griffin, 64, and his wife, Jewell Dean Griffin, 69, formerly Sikeston, died in an automobile accident at 11:22 p.m. Feb. 6, 2004, near Wappapello. Arrangements are pending at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, where visitation is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday...
Erna Sullivan (02/08/05)
SIKESTON -- Erna Mary Sullivan, 90, died at 6:56 a.m. Feb. 5, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 14, 1914, in Commerce, daughter of the late Monroe and Carrie Sheetz Wills, she was a homemaker and had worked at H&H Auto Supply in Charleston. She was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Sikeston...
Elmer Heuring (02/08/05)
KELSO - Elmer George Heuring, 80, died at 9:05 a.m. Feb. 6, 2005, at his home. Born June 11, 1924, in Kelso to the late Lawrence and Clara Gosche Heuring, he was employed in farming. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. A member of the St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso, he was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus Council 6420 in Scott City, a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6407 in Scott City and a member of the American Legion Post 133 in Perryville...
Beatrice Gowen (02/08/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Beatrice M. Gowen, 82, who died Feb. 5, 2005, were: Charles Griffin, Alan Mansker, Don Jones, Lyle Allen, Josh Mansker and Thad Jones.
Rex Jeffress (02/08/05)
KENNETT - Rex L. Jeffress, 82, formerly of Bernie, died Feb. 5, 2005, at his home. Born March 9, 1922, in Bernie, son of the late Delmer S. and Viola Hopkins Jeffress, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bernie. He served with the U.S. Army in World War II and retired as a salesman for the Tayloe Paper Co. in Memphis, Tenn...
Vincent Michelena (02/08/05)
SIKESTON - Vincent Ramon Michelena, 85, died at 11 a.m. Feb. 6, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Nov. 4, 1919, in Denver, Colo., son of the late Ramon and Virginia Cage Michelena, he retired as a chief master sergeant with the U.S. Air Force, after 32 years of service. He was a member of Hunter Memorial First Presbyterian Church...
Carl Thomann (02/08/05)
SIKESTON - Carl Irvin Thomann, 84, died at 10:05 p.m. Feb. 6, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Dec. 25, 1920, in Morehouse, son of the late Irvin M. and Lillie Be. West Thomann, he owned the Circle Gas Company. He was also a truck driver and had been employed by the W.S. McMullin Construction Co., Kellett Oil Co. and Moore Co. He was a member of Illinois Avenue General Baptist Church...
Jenny Stark (02/08/05)
SIKESTON - Jeanette N. "Jenny" Stark, 27, died Feb. 6, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 17, 1977, in Mexico, Mo., daughter of Caren Teaster Stark Brown of Sikeston and the late Paul Stark III, she was a 1996 graduate of Sikeston High School. She had been employed in the Wal-Mart Photo Lab and was also a telephone salesperson for Rain Soft...
Lee Fansler (02/08/05)
SIKESTON - Orla Lee Fansler, 79, died Feb. 5, 2005, at his home. Born July 21, 1925, in Sikeston to the late Orla and Jennettia Fansler, he owned and operated a cookie distributorship from 1946 to 1976. A 1944 graduate of Sikeston High School, he was a staff sergeant in the U.S. ...
Rose Morey (02/08/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Rose Morey, 48, died at 3:09 a.m. Feb. 8, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Wylee Zimmerman (02/08/05)
CAMPBELLSBURG, Ky. - Wylee Douglass Zimmerman, 71, formerly of Campbell, Mo., and Jonesboro, Ark., died Feb. 5, 2005, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Louisville. Born March 14, 1933, near Malden, son of the late Hershel Wiley and Goldie Mae Venable Zimmerman, he graduated from Bernie (Mo.) High School and attended the University of Alaska at Anchorage, Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek, Mich., Mankato (Minn.) State University, the Federal Aviation Agency Academy in Oklahoma City, the University of Louisville and several military schools.. ...
Looking Back 2/8 (02/08/05)
SIKESTON - Bill Portlock, formerly of Sikeston, reported for induction into the Army Corps at Fort Dix, N.J., on Jan. 20. He was sent to Keesler Field, Miss., on the 30th. SIKESTON - The Rotary Club in their meeting Tuesday night at the Rustic Rock, observed Boy Scout Week, when program chairman Jim Green explained the Scouting program in the Sikeston area, narrated a film on the 1964 National Jamboree. His guests were Don Northcutt Jr., a Life Scout, and Gary Whitworth, a Cub Scout...
Tougher penalties will impact criminals (02/08/05)
Maida Coleman is a liberal Democratic urban legislator from St. Louis. Actually she's a native of Sikeston. Yet her solution to reduce crime is straight out of the conservative playbook - make the penalties severe enough to change people's behavior. And once again, she's right...
Your view: Budget hurts children (02/08/05)
Have you thought about running a story on the governor's proposed cut of the First Steps program from the budget? First Steps is an early intervention program for the birth to 3 population who have a 50 percent or more delay in at least one area of development (cognition, speech/language, motor, social emotional, self-help skills). ...
Speakout 2/8 (02/08/05)
This is to confirm the statement by Ron Greenlee in the Jan. 31 issue of the paper. I agree with him 100 percent. Condoleezza Rice is totally incompetent and it is a shame that she is in the position where she is. Any senator who voted for her ought to be put out of office...