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Stories from Thursday, February 10, 2005

Operation Safe Teen to begin next week (02/10/05)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Department of Public Safety will participate in a new enforcement and educational program to reduce injuries and deaths among young drivers. "Safety is our No. 1 concern with our youth today," said Sgt. Shirley Porter of the DPS...
Street division improving local alleys (02/10/05)
SIKESTON - City street crews are doing their best to make good on a promise to improve the condition of the city's alleys. While utility and public safety vehicles have become accustomed to dealing with huge potholes, overgrown vegetation and junk in the city's alleys, matters came to a head when a person was nearly injured in an alley mishap...
Lenten season begins (02/10/05)
Christians celebrated Ash Wednesday to begin the Lenten season. In observance of season, the Rev. Allen Shriver, pastor of the First Christian Church of Sikeston, applies ashes to Virginia Gremore's forehead. "Wearing ashes at the beginning of Lent is a long standing Christian custom," Shriver said. "It provides an excellent opportunity to witness the faith of others." He said ashes represent the sorrow Christians feel when they remember Christ's suffering...
Police capture robbery suspect (02/10/05)
CLARKTON -- A Clarkton man was arrested Wednesday night for committing several robberies in the area. According to Dexter Chief of Police Paul Haubold, a 31-year-old male from Clarkton was arrested in Clarkton around 7:30 or 8 p.m. and admitted to committing robberies in Dexter, Malden and Kennett. The man's name is currently being withheld, pending formal charges, and he is being held in jail at Kennett...
Two area men enter guilty pleas (02/10/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Two Southeast Missouri men plead guilty Wednesday to firearm and drug charges when they appeared in federal court before U.S. District Judge Catherine D. Perry. Stevie Lott, 32, of Sikeston, plead guilty to one felony count of being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition...
Regional quail meetings set for April (02/10/05)
JEFFERSON CITY - A series of public meetings in April will give Missourians a chance to learn about plans to restore bobwhite quail numbers. Those who attend will be encouraged to express their ideas about the quail plan and other conservation subjects...
Ferrell makes ODP team for second straight year (02/10/05)
SIKESTON -- Jordi Ferrell, a Sikeston High School freshman, has been chosen to the 1990 Olympic Development Program girls state soccer team for the second consecutive year. A two-sport athlete, Ferrell is also a starting guard for the Sikeston High School girls varsity basketball team, coached by Tiffany King...
Rose Mary Morey (02/10/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Rose Mary Morey, 48, died at 3:09 a.m. Feb. 8, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 31, 1956, in East Prairie, daughter of J.W. and Irene Ruth Willis Howton of East Prairie, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life...
Ellis Hoffine (02/10/05)
SIKESTON - Ellis Hoffine, 70, died Feb. 9, 2005, at Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Virginia Collier (02/10/05)
SCOTT CITY - Virginia Belle Collier, 76, formerly of Mississippi County, died at 9:15 p.m. Feb. 9, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Virginia Garland (02/10/05)
SHARPE, Ky. - Virginia K. Garland, 81, formerly of Anniston, Mo., died at 10: 30 p.m. Feb. 8, 2005, at Oakview Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation in Calvert City. Born March 23, 1923, in Anniston, daughter of the late Harley E. and Marrean Brokaw Choate, she retired as a restaurant cook in Grand Rapids, Mich., and was a member of the Symsonia United Methodist Church...
Clera Beeson (02/10/05)
SIKESTON - Clera Estelle Beeson, 90, died at 10:30 p.m. Feb. 9, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 28, 1914, in Loretta, Tenn., daughter of the late James Carl and Donie Cal Ezell Littrell, she was a charter member of Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church. She was a nurse aide for Missouri Delta Medical Center for 13 years before retiring...
Looking Back 2/10 (02/10/05)
SIKESTON - Hospital notes: Mrs. Joseph Broderick of Essex, entered Jan. 25 and a girl was born to her on the same day. Mrs. Early Van Adams of Bell City entered the 27th and a son was born to her on the same day. Mrs. Clarence Lyons of New Madrid entered the 29th and a girl was born to her on the following day. Mrs. O.C. Lewis, entered the 31st and a boy was born to her on the same day...
Are federal dollars being well spent? (02/10/05)
I have always had a problem with the millions of dollars in Homeland Security money flowing to the states. I recognize that some states and some larger cities probably should receive and use Homeland Security funds. But I believe the funds have become just another excuse to spend federal money for highly questionable projects...
Your view: Fund the arts (02/10/05)
On behalf of the Sikeston Cultural Development Corporation, I wish to announce that the Missouri Arts Council (MAC) has awarded the Sikeston Depot Museum a vitally important grant award of $4,699. These funds will be used to support our monthly art shows and artists' workshops, book lectures and art classes...
Speakout 2/10 (02/10/05)
Mike, I read your column on Social Security in the Feb. 2 paper. You are the crudest Republican I've ever heard of. They're going to kick you out of the club if you keep that up. ---- Kudos to Mike Jensen on his Feb. 2 editorial regarding SSI. He is right on target. There are some in prison who receive SSI. I know this for a fact. When will the madness stop?...