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Stories from Friday, March 4, 2005

Ongoing investigation (03/04/05)
A member of the Missouri State Water Patrol dive team searches for firearms using metal detectors in the Robert G. Delaney Lake, also known by area residents as "Big Lake," near Charleston. The search was a joint effort with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Sikeston Department of Public Safety to follow up on an ongoing weapons violation investigation...
Blacktopping held up well over winter, commissioners report (03/04/05)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County's chip and seal blacktop stood up well over the winter, according to the county's commissioners - as long as the foundation was there. With spring a couple of weeks away, commissioners turned their attention to the county's roads during their regular meeting Thursday...
'Tick chick' authors article for Misouri medical journal (03/04/05)
SIKESTON -- Around school Chelsea Grigery may be affectionately known as the "tick chick," but in the world of science, she's making an even bigger name for herself. The 18-year-old senior at Sikeston High School has been accepted for publication later this year in Missouri Medicine: The Journal of the Missouri State Medical Association...
Missing children found safe (03/04/05)
NEW MADRID - A woman accused of violating a parental custody order is in jail and the two children at the center of the dispute are being returned to the father. New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens said his department located Rita Reeves, 33, in Iberia, La. When a sheriff's deputy and two members of the Missouri Highway Patrol went to Iberia they located the woman and her two children, Austin, 8, and Brandon, 3, at a residence and took the woman into custody...
Portageville clinches title (03/04/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - With a total team effort, the Portageville Bulldogs lived up to their top seeding in Class 3, District 1 with a victory over the third-seeded Caruthersville Tigers 64-55. The district championship is the Bulldogs' first since 2000. The Bulldogs placed three players in double digits with Willie Hassell's 21, Jordan Penn's 19 and Trey Mosby's 10...
Bell City wins fourth straight district (03/04/05)
DELTA -- Defending Class 1 champion Bell City cleared its first hurdle on the road to Columbia, but it wasn't easy. Delta played with the heart of a champion in a thrilling, down-to-the-wire 81-77 Bell City victory in the Class 1, District 2 final on Thursday night...
Scott Central holds off Clarkton to clinch second straight district title (03/04/05)
CLARKTON - Scott County Central held off Clarkton's fourth-quarter rally to post a 62-61 victory in the Class 1 District 1 championship game at Clarkton. Josh Boley led three Braves into double figures with 19 points, including five 3-pointers. Avis White added 17 points, and Isaac Porter scored 16...
Bud Graham (03/04/05)
CHAFFEE -- Marvin "Bud" Graham, 79, died at 11:15 p.m. March 2, 2005, at a family home. Born Aug. 18, 1925, in Fredericktown, son of the late Marvin L. and Nina White Graham, he owned and operated Chaffee Plumbing, Heating and Electric. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Chaffee VFW Post 3127 and the First Baptist Church of Chaffee...
Tump Brashears (03/04/05)
ST. JOSEPH - Claude N. "Tump" Brashears, 86, formerly of Bertrand, died March 3, 2005, at the St. Joseph Health Care Center. Born Oct. 12, 1918, in Bertrand, son of the late Henry and Rosalie Brashears, he was a farmer and carpenter and lived in Stanberry for 50 years before moving to St. Joseph several years ago. He was a member of the Hillcrest Bible Church...
Emory Oliver (03/04/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at service scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Ponder Funeral Home for Emory Adam Oliver, 80, who died March 3, 2005, will be: Gerald Oliver, Michael Oliver, Gary John Houchins, Ricky Copeland, Matthew Hodges and Benny Henden. Honorary pallbearers will be: Tommy Oliver, James "Bubby" Wallace and Richardson Copeland...
Trinity Chappelle (03/04/05)
WEST PLAINS - Trinity Rose Chappelle, 3, formerly of Sikeston, died at 2:10 p.m. March 2, 2005, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Springfield. Born Oct. 18, 2001, in Bend, Ore., to Michael Jeremy and Julie Haskin French, she had lived with her parents in the Springfield area for the past two years...
Helen McMIllon (03/04/05)
SPRINGFIELD - Helen Virginia McMillon, 89, died at 3:28 p.m. March 3, 2005, at Lakewood Assisted Living in Springfield. Born Aug. 7, 1915, in Morehouse, daughter of the late Oscar Carl and Minnie Niel Turner, she owned and operated Mack's Grocery in Illmo. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Chaffee and Eagles Aerie 3319 in Sikeston...
Looking Back 3/4 (03/04/05)
SIKESTON - Pvt. Clifton Hall, 26, formerly of Sikeston, is reported missing in action, according to a message received this week by Mrs. William Bechel, his sister, of Sikeston. When last heard from, Hall was in Belgium. BENTON - The Scott County University of Missouri Extension Council at its annual meeting here Tuesday night re-elected B.F. ...
Your view: Fest a success (03/04/05)
We want to express our gratitude to all those who helped us with the JP-FEST 2005. It generated sufficient funds to establish the James Paul Memorial Scholarship at Union Planters Bank in East Prairie and any contributions or donations can be made at the bank under the James Paul Memorial Scholarship. It would be greatly appreciated and needed...
Speakout 3/4 (03/04/05)
I have seen Sikeston grow and slow down at the Sikeston Airport. Since World War II they've just played around with it. If you people are going to have a good airport (you're already crowded with the rodeo and planning and zoning committee and Jiggs Moore and the city; they moved all the playground things in there and the ball park and stuff like that). ...