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Stories from Wednesday, February 9, 2005

Death penalty will be sought (02/09/05)
CHARLESTON -- Andre Clark, accused of murdering his fiancee and her son, could face the death penalty if convicted. On Tuesday Mississippi County Prosecuting Attorney Darren Cann filed a notice of intent to seek the death penalty against Clark during Clark's arraignment at the circuit court level before Presiding Judge David Dolan. Cann said he couldn't remember the last time a death penalty case was filed in Mississippi County...
Food service director hired (02/09/05)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston R-6 Board of Education approved a new director of food services for the district's Chartwells School Dining Services during its regular meeting Tuesday. Afton Y. Green of Cairo, Ill., will fill the position held by Doris Mills, who recently resigned. Since 1997 Green has worked as the director of dining services for Cairo School District No. 1...
Tax help (02/09/05)
Dennis Dodson, an AARP tax aide volunteer, prepares taxes for Harold Hodge, pictured left, Tuesday at the OAKS Senior Center. Volunteers will be at the center from 9 a.m. until noon each Tuesday until April 12. Appointments can be made by calling 471-8059...
Airport repairs needed (02/09/05)
SIKESTON - Repairs to the Sikeston Airport's runway lights, runway and taxiway will be the city's immediate focus, but the facility needs more than that. An "airport summit meeting" was hosted by city officials at the Clinton Building Tuesday to "get some communication going back and forth between those who are using the airport," said Mayor Mike Marshall...
New poles (02/09/05)
Danny Hampton, Sikeston Parks Department employee, cuts wire for the new parking lot poles at the Sikeston Sports Complex. The department is placing the barrier around the new parking area at the park.
Miner's water towers are overdue for inspection (02/09/05)
MINER - The Board of Aldermen will wait for one more bid, which they expect to receive today, before awarding the contract to inspect the city's water towers. The Board discussed inspections of the city's water towers during their regular meeting Tuesday...
County in search of DRA funds (02/09/05)
BENTON - Scott County commissioners discussed finding a county project eligible for Delta Regional Authority grant funding during their regular meeting Tuesday. Last year, the county was approved for $100,000 in DRA funding for a county project which would build a bridge over Ramsey Creek and build an outer road near Scott City...
Bulldogs snap losing streak (02/09/05)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs snapped a four-game losing streak with a 58-27 victory against Oran at the Field House Tuesday. Sikeston raced out to an 18-2 lead to start the game and was never threatened. "We came out and got a good lead and held on to it," said Sikeston coach Gregg Holifield. "We hit some shots, played better defense and did some good things."...
Kelly withstands Scott City comeback (02/09/05)
SCOTT CITY -- Kelly ruled the first half, then withstood a torrid second-half comeback by Scott City to post a 79-73 Scott-Mississippi Conference win on Tuesday. The victory, Kelly's fourth straight and eighth in nine games, kept the Hawks' conference record unblemished at 3-0 and raised their overall ledger to 14-5...
Portageville holds off reeling East Prairie (02/09/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - The Portageville Bulldogs won their 17th game of the season Tuesday night and their sixth straight by holding off the East Prairie Eagles 58-46. The loss was the Eagles' fifth straight. East Prairie's record is now 15-8 for the season...
Joan Lepper (02/09/05)
PUXICO - Joan M. Lepper, 72, formerly of St. Louis and Illinois, died Feb. 7, 2005, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born May 11, 1932, in East St. Louis, Ill., daughter of the late Ed and Mabel Merritt Deatherage, she lived in Puxico for the past 33 years and attended the Church of God in Poplar Bluff...
Darlene Constantine (02/09/05)
WAPPAPELLO - Regina Darlene King Constantine, 47, died at 11:22 p.m. Feb. 6, 2005, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Wappapello. Born May 17, 1957, in Sikeston, she was the daughter of the late Lendell E. King and her mother, Jewell D. Burns King Griffin, who also died in the traffic accident. She was a licensed practical nurse and stepdaughter of Ronald Gene Griffin, who died in the accident...
Bill Schroeder (02/09/05)
EMPORIA, Kan. - Wilbur G. "Bill" Schroeder, 96, died Feb. 6, 2005, at Newman Regional Health. Born June 10, 1908, in Hillsboro, son of the late Gerhard and Anna Bartel Schroeder, he owned and operated Navrats Office Supply in Garden City for 30 years before retiring in 1975 and was a member of the United Methodist Men. ...
Jewell Griffin (02/09/05)
WAPPAPELLO - Jewell Dean Griffin, 69, formerly of Bloomfield, died at 11:22 p.m. Feb. 6, 2005, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Wappapello. Born Feb. 17, 1936, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Robert A. and Lena M. James Burns, she was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Wappapello and Order of the Eastern Star in Puxico...
Ronald Griffin (02/09/05)
WAPPAPELLO - Ronald Gene Griffin, 64, formerly of Bloomfield, died at 11:22 p.m. Feb. 6, 2005, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Wappapello. Born Nov. 14, 1940, in Sikeston, son of the late John M. and Georgia P. Hagy Griffin, he was a truck driver. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Wappapello and Puxico Masonic Lodge 549...
Vyola Grant (02/09/05)
CHARLESTON - Vyola Marie Grant, 63, died Feb. 2, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 14, 1941, in Charleston, daughter of the late Carmel and Ethel Mae Henderson, she was a graduate of Lincoln High School. Survivors include: two sons, Corky Henderson of LaPlace, La., and Claude Grant Jr. ...
Births (Published 2/9) (02/09/05)
PARMA - Patricia Ann Maher is the mother of her first child, a daughter, born at 4:50 p.m. Jan. 10, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Patrina Maria Maher weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19-inches long. Grandparents are Tina Villella and Rick Maher...
Looking Back 2/9 (02/09/05)
SIKESTON - Pfc. David Lair, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. F.D. Lair Sr. of Sikeston, was slightly wounded in action, according to word received by his grandparents this week. SIKESTON - Rob Mitchell, one of the best all around athletes that Sikeston has had in recent years, signed his letter of intent with line coach Al Onofrio, of Missouri University last night to accept a full football scholarship...
West Hollywood is a pet's best friend (02/09/05)
Let's face it - God has to have a sense of humor. Otherwise how could you explain the silliness that afflicts humanity? Case in point - West Hollywood, California. West Hollywood's city council has banned cosmetic surgery for pets. Having said that, I'm at a loss to fully explain how seemingly intelligent men and women can find themselves in such a position. ...
Speakout 2/9 (02/09/05)
Here it is 8:47 a.m. Tuesday morning. I have called the dog catcher two or three days in a row. There are dogs running around over here between Bynum and Tanner. We need somebody over here to pick them up. They're in the trash and everything else. Sportsmanship - what has happened to it? A week ago in a girl's basketball game, team A beat team B 80-17. ...