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Stories from Thursday, March 3, 2005

March is Disaster Preparedness Month (03/03/05)
SIKESTON - The good news is spring is nearly here. The bad news is the warmer temperatures bring the risk of tornadoes. Tornadoes can happen any time of the year but April and May are identified by many experts as the peak tornado months while others say mid-March through June. Tornadoes are known to appear as early as February...
Afternoon playtime (03/03/05)
Austyn Smelley, 3, plays at the Sikeston Sports Complex Wednesday afternoon. Temperatures should reach into the 50s today.
Many couples calling it quits within five years of marriage (03/03/05)
SIKESTON -- For years statistics have said nearly half of all marriages eventually end in divorce, but one local trend finds many couples are calling it quits not long after the honeymoon ends. According to Scott County public records, of the 51 divorces that occurred in a recent three-month period, about 20 percent occurred in marriages lasting two years or less; nearly 53 percent of the divorces were in marriages of five years or less...
Tennessee man charged with murder (03/03/05)
CARUTHERSVILLE - A Tennessee man is facing murder charges in Pemiscot County. At 10:28 p.m. Wednesday the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department received a report of a man being pushed off a bridge just west of Caruthersville at the intersection of Pemiscot County Roads 351 and 352. Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell reported the body of Benton S. Pierce, 50, of Dyersburg was found partially in the water along the bank of the ditch. He was pronounced dead at the scene...
Spring is near (03/03/05)
Farmers disc up a field Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Kingshighway and Salecdo Road. Wednesday's clear skies had many area farmers out working before the chance of showers today and Friday.
Portageville advances to district title game (03/03/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - The Portageville Bulldogs advanced to the championship game of Class 3, District 1 Wednesday by defeating the Twin Rivers Royals 55-52 in overtime. The win for the Bulldogs was the first in three tries against Twin Rivers in recent district play. In 2001 and 2002, the Royals ended Portageville's season with district wins...
Poplar Bluff boys, girls advance to quarterfinals (03/03/05)
FARMINGTON ---- The defending Class 5 state champion Poplar Bluff Mules opened defense of their title with a convincing 72-58 victory over sixth- ranked Lafayette in front of a soldout crowd at the Farmington Civic Center. McDonald's All-American Tyler Hansbrough hit a pair of 3-pointers and was 13-for-14 at the foul line en route to a game-high 31 points. He also had 16 rebounds and blocked three shots...
Dexter hammers Potosi in Sectional (03/03/05)
PARK HILLS -- Heading into this season the Dexter girls basketball team had never won a district championship. But the Lady Bearcats looked like high school playoff veterans on Wednesday night, routing Potosi 60-40 in a Class 4 Sectional game at Mineral Area College in Park Hills...
Florence Adams (03/03/05)
MOREHOUSE -- Florence Evelee Adams, 82, died March 1, 2005, at her home. Born Aug. 5, 1922, in Como, daughter of the late John and Mary Porterfield Stephens, she was a member of the Oneness Pentecostal Church in Morehouse. She had worked for Houchin's Donut Shop in Sikeston for 20 years, worked at Rowe Furniture in Morehouse for seven years, and was a grandmother for Sikeston Public Schools for five years before retiring...
Leo Ramsey (03/03/05)
SIKESTON - Leo Ramsey, 66, died March 1, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 30, 1938, in Shuqualak, Miss., to the late John Ramsey and Lucinda Hardin Ramsey, he was a retired construction worker and affiliated with the Baptist church...
Edward Piper (03/03/05)
SIKESTON -- Edward C. Piper, 71, formerly of Bloomington, Ill., died at 2:35 p.m. March 1, 2005, at Hunter Acres Caring Center in Sikeston. Born June 5, 1933, in Eureka, Ill., he was the son of the late Harry and Mildred Hoyte Piper. Survivors include: two daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Darren Miller of Oran and Myra and Mark Weiland of Bloomington; and three sons and one daughter-in-law, Edward J. ...
Mimi Smitten (03/03/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Mary E. "Mimi" Allen Smitten, 79, formerly of Sikeston, died at 1:35 a.m. March 1, 2005, at Chateau Girardeau Nursing Center. Born July 30, 1925, in St. Joseph, to the late Thomas B. and Juanita Woods Allen Jr., she was a member of the St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Sikeston and the Daughters of American Revolution and was the Business and Professional Women's Club "Woman of the Year."...
Emory Oliver (03/03/05)
SIKESTON -- Emory Oliver, 80, died March 3, 2005, at his home in Sikeston. Born Oct. 30, 1924, in Princeton, Ky., son of the late Cullen Hezekiah and Dora Elizabeth Kappler Oliver, he had worked for Rice Dairy in Sikeston for over 10 years and in construction for 28 years before retiring...
Hal Hunter Jr. (03/03/05)
NEW MADRID -- Hal E. Hunter Jr., 83, died March 2, 2005, in Sebring, Fla. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
Raymond Carpenter (03/03/05)
BLOOMFIELD -- Raymond Carl Carpenter, 86, died at 12:01 p.m. March 2, 2005, at his home. Born Nov. 1, 1918, in Treat, Ark., son of the late Weaver and Clara Hull Carpenter, he was a farmer and a member of the Church of Christ at Morehouse. On July 20, 1942, in Dover, Ark., he married Gladys May Gunter who survives of the home...
Ora Heath (03/03/05)
DOGWOOD - Ora Mae Heath, 93, went to be with the Lord at 4:50 a.m. March 1, 2005, at her home in Dogwood. Born May 12, 1911, in Wickliffe, Ky., daughter of the late Della B. and E.H. Sullivan, she was a member of the Dogwood United Methodist Church. She worked tirelessly owning and operating the family farm, cattle operation and antique business. Other interests include her church, family, politics, gardening and sharing her knowledge, wisdom and love with family and friends...
Trinity Chappelle (03/03/05)
SPRINGFIELD -- Trinity Chappelle, 3-year-old daughter of Michael and Julie French, formerly of Sikeston, died at 2:10 p.m. March 2, 2005, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Springfield. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston...
Looking Back 3/3 (03/03/05)
SIKESTON - Thought to be the first Sikeston girl to join up with an overseas unit of the USO, Miss Mary Jane Sikes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Sikes, is scheduled to leave soon for an undisclosed destination to entertain overseas troops. MORLEY - The sophomore class of Morley High School has selected John R. ...
Working together has positive results (03/03/05)
The level of cooperation and involvement in welcoming home the 1140th Engineer Battalion this week says a great deal about our community. Officials from Jefferson City were open in their praise of Sikeston residents for staging a homecoming like none other in this region...
Your view: Don't forget others (03/03/05)
I have been reading with interest your editorials on the return of the 1140th Engineer Battalion of the National Guard. By the time you read this they will have already arrived, and I know how relieved all are that these fine individuals have returned home, safely. Sitting at my computer last night, I had a difficult time even remembering where the armory was located. While there in Sikeston, I never thought much about it, as I knew that building or any like it would never affect me...
Speakout 3/3 (03/03/05)
Saga continues Schools do what they can these days and they are going to be bad-mouthed no matter what. If nothing had been done and the issue had spread through the classroom and home to parents someone would have complained that nothing had been done. ...