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Stories from Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Operation Safe Teen (02/16/05)
Sikeston Department of Public Safety PSO Keith Hente checks a driver's license Tuesday afternoon during an Operation Safe Teen checkpoint at the Ables and Pine intersection. Officers checked for proof of insurance and enforcement of the provisions of the law that make safety belt usage a requirement of the intermediate license...
Jump rope fun (02/16/05)
Southeast Elementary School first grade students Anthony Lee, Hannah Placek and Miranda Ruby jump rope Tuesday during their lunch break. Monday and Tuesday's temperatures were in the upper 60s. Today's temperatures will top out in the 40s.
Sikeston man found guilty in murder case (02/16/05)
CHARLESTON - A Sikeston man remembered by most area residents as one of Sikeston High School's best running backs ever was convicted of murder in a jury trial Tuesday. Justin Robinson was charged with first degree murder, armed criminal action and kidnapping for his involvement in the May 24, 2003, shooting death of 19-year-old Trevor Neal of Sikeston at Dixie and Osage streets...
Investigation under way at Head Start (02/16/05)
SIKESTON -- A temporary closing of the Sikeston Head Start Center and a lay off of its employees has left several parents and teachers scratching their heads. "We are in the process of investigating some credible allegations made by parents against the staff at Sikeston Head Start," said Vonnie Hays-Adams, executive director for Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation in Portageville...
Scott County Central wins shootout with Bell City (02/16/05)
SIKESTON -- The Scott County Central Braves scored a potent 32 points in the third quarter Tuesday and held on for a 92-81 win over arch-rival Bell City. The win was the 16th of the season for the Braves against eight losses. Bell City drops to 15-8...
NMCC snaps losing streak (02/16/05)
NEW MADRID - The Sikeston Bulldogs' late-season struggles continued on Tuesday night with a 58-44 road loss to New Madrid County Central. Sikeston (8-14, 1-7 SEMO Conference) has now lost seven of its last eight heading into its final regular season game at Kennett on Friday...
Kelly topples state-ranked Jackson (02/16/05)
BENTON -- If any doubters remain, the Kelly Hawks presented indisputable evidence that they are one of the area's premier boys basketball teams with a 64-62 win over the state-ranked Jackson Indians on Tuesday. "This time of the year playing against a state-ranked Class 5 team like Jackson, which has such a great program and great coaches, this has got to be our top win of the year so far," said Kelly's first-year head coach Cory Johnson...
Charleston holds off Cape Central (02/16/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Central's boys basketball team held Arkansas State signee Ashton Farmer to 11 points, but could not hold down sophomore Jamarcus Williams as visiting Charleston defeated the Tigers 73-62 Tuesday night. Williams scored 20 of his game-high 23 points in the second half. Central (11-14) trailed 47-41 heading into the fourth quarter but was forced to put the Blue Jays (15-8) on the line late...
Betty Clifton (02/16/05)
LEES SUMMIT - Betty Marie Clifton, 68, died Feb. 15, 2005, at St. Mary's Hospital in Blue Springs. Born Aug. 25, 1936, in Grubsville, daughter of the late Archie Grant and Mary Jane Minker Pierce, she was a member of the Blue Springs Country Club. A 1954 graduate of Grayridge High School, she was owner and chief executive officer of the Delta Sweeping Company for more than 30 years...
Joseph Campbell (02/16/05)
SIKESTON - Joseph Campbell, 55, died Feb. 10, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 2, 1949, in Scooba, Miss., son of the late Donner and Sadie Campbell, he attended Sikeston Public Schools. He had been employed by the Bell and Howell Company in St. Charles, Ill., and Houghton Mifflin Company in Geneva, Ill...
Glen Jordan (02/16/05)
DeSOTO - Glen B. Jordan, 74, died Feb. 14, 2005. He was preceded in death by his wife, Violet Mae Jordan. Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Mary Jane Jordan; one daughter and son-in-law, Glenda and Patrick Jordan; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Fern Raymond...
Dorothy Telker (02/16/05)
CHARLESTON - Dorothy Mae Telker, 93, died at 9:35 a.m. Feb. 15, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 24, 1911, in Crosno, daughter of the late Boyd and Lula Mae Hughes Henderson, she was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County and member of St. Henry Catholic Church in Charleston...
Willard Christensen (02/16/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Willard L. Christensen, 89, formerly of Sikeston, died Feb. 11, 2005, at the Lutheran Home. Born Dec. 3, 1915, in Hordville, Neb., daughter of the late Carl and Dora Hansen Christensen, he was a captain with the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War II. He had been employed in the long lines division of AT&T...
Looking Back 2/16 (02/16/05)
SIKESTON - Paul Holmes, Seaman 1c of the Navy, left Tuesday to spend several days in St. Louis visiting relatives after spending a three-day leave with his wife. Seaman Holmes returned recently from the Pacific where he spent 10 months on troop transport duty...
More important issues need debate (02/16/05)
I find it somewhat disheartening that the Missouri Legislature has spent an extraordinary amount of debate time over the issue of renaming Southwest Missouri State University. Lawmakers actually held an all-night filibuster this week over the naming issue. For now it appears the General Assembly will allow Southwest to change their name to Missouri State University...
Your view: The Bard's birds (02/16/05)
I found a bit of humor in the Feb. 9 SpeakOut, "Root of problem." The speaker blamed the "greedy farmers and land developers" for the bird-roosting problems in our region, when in fact it is really all Shakespeare's fault. Seems that the European Starling was introduced to the United States from England in 1891 by a New Yorker who wanted everyone to know the birds mentioned in the Bard's works...
Speakout 2/16 (02/16/05)
This is addressed to the student in the school bus who threw an empty milk carton out of the bus window when it was stopped briefly at the Dialysis Unit on Feb. 4. Who do you think is going to pick up the carton now and dispose of it properly? Is the way you were taught to treat our environment?...