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Stories from Monday, March 7, 2005

Local students take part in march (03/07/05)
BENTON - A group of eighth grade students from St. Denis Grade School learned a lesson in government and life by taking part in Washington, D.C., protest march. The students and their chaperones recently participated in the 31st annual March for Life in Washington D.C. The march was held to protest the decision of Roe v. Wade, the landmark case that legalized abortion in 1973...
Quiz kids (03/07/05)
Throughout the day, high school students answered questions on everything from current events to calculus to earn points for their teams at the New Madrid County Central Academic Invitational Tournament Saturday. Taking top honors in the varsity and junior varsity competitions was Notre Dame High School from Cape Girardeau while the New Madrid County Central Varsity team earned second place in varsity and third and fourth places in the junior varsity competition. ...
Bluejays hold off Kelly for championship, 62-57 (03/07/05)
POPLAR BLUFF - It never seems to get any easier, but the Charleston Bluejays basketball team always finds a way to get it done. For the fourth straight year the Bluejays captured the Class 3, District 2 championship with a hard-fought 62-57 win against top-seeded Kelly on Saturday at the Bess Activity Center in Poplar Bluff...
Lady Hawks roll to title (03/07/05)
POPLAR BLUFF - In convincing fashion, the Kelly Lady Hawks cruised through the Class 3, District 2 Tournament, clinching the championship with a 56-35 win against second-seeded Greenville on Saturday at the Bess Activity Center in Poplar Bluff. Kelly will play Doniphan on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in a Class 3 Sectional game at Poplar Bluff High School...
Bearcats bow to Bowen's barrage (03/07/05)
FARMINGTON -- With no lead larger than five points, this girls Class 4 Quarterfinal game figured to go to the wire. Behind a career night by Jennifer Bowen, the St. James Lady Tigers prevailed with a 51-48 win over the Dexter Lady Bearcats on Saturday at the Farmington Civic Center...
Support is again shown by area (03/07/05)
The Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce would like to join the rest of the community in welcoming back our troops from Iraq: We are happy to have you safe at home. It was wonderful to see so many people out braving the cold weather to welcome our soldiers back on Tuesday morning and the afternoon ceremony was outstanding. That kind of community support just shows what a great area we live in...
After 30 years, area couple turning in the keys to motel (03/07/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - After more than 30 years, a Portageville couple has retired from their motel business. Edward and Edna Deere purchased the TeRoy motel, located on Highway 61 North, during the summer of 1973. The 18-unit motel, though small by today's standards, gave a needed resting spot for tourists, those stranded on the highway and local industries...
Conference will promote job growth (03/07/05)
SIKESTON - The second Southeast Missouri Economic Development Alliance Economic Development Conference will be April 1 at the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center, Highway 61. According to Steve McPheeters, chairman of the SMEDA Steering Committee, the conference is a continuation of efforts to attract new jobs and businesses as well as help existing businesses through SMEDA and the Bootheel Regional Planning Commission...
Business briefcase 3/6 (03/07/05)
SIKESTON -- Peggy Gates, major accounts executive for Manpower in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma, was recently named to Manpower's first-ever Circle of Stars, a recognition that identifies top performers in sales and customer satisfaction ratings. Circle of Stars honorees are among the top 10 percent of sales performers in Manpower's North American organization. Gates was ranked No. 2 in sales revenue in the United States was honored at Manpower's annual conference in early February...
Ruth Ohmes (03/07/05)
CHARLESTON - Ruth E. Wyatt Ohmes, 80, died at 2:10 a.m. March 7, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 26, 1925, in Charleston, daughter of the late William A. and Violet Golda DeField Wyatt, she had lived her entire life in Charleston where she graduated from Charleston High School in 1943 and was a member of the St. ...
Bill Boitnott (03/07/05)
JACKSON - William "Bill" Boitnott, 72, formerly of Charleston and Cape Girardeau, died March 4, 2005, at his home. Born May 2, 1932, in Scott County, son of the late Elmer and Rose Schaeffer Boitnott, he served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War from 1950-54. ...
Randal Fincher (03/07/05)
DEXTER - Randall L. Fincher Sr., 49, died March 4, 2005, at his home. Born Sept. 8, 1955, in Dexter, son of Shirley Razer Britton of Dexter and the late Milbern Fincher, he had lived in Southeast Missouri most of his life and was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Essex...
Richard McDougal (03/07/05)
SIKESTON - Richard S. "Dick" McDougal, 81, died March 6, 2005, at his home. Born Oct. 1, 1923, in Bernie, son of the late Prince A. and Pansy Johnston McDougal, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was an insurance agent before retiring...
Kenneth Beal (03/07/05)
SIKESTON - Kenneth Beal, 53, died March 7, 2005, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Jane May (03/07/05)
DEXTER - Jane May, 63, died March 5, 2005, at her home. Born Aug. 18, 1941, in Caruthersville, daughter of the late Ellis and Irene Yates Woody, she was an independent insurance agent. On Aug. 30, 1958, at Caruthersville, she married Don May who survives of the home...
Beulah Baker (03/07/05)
CARLINVILLE, Ill. - Beulah Mable Baker, 98, formerly of Essex, died March 4, 2005, at the Carlinville Area Hospital. Born Oct. 16, 1906, in Essex, daughter of the late James Wesley and Hydra Greer Baker, she lived in Carlinville since 1950 and was a member of the Methodist Church...
Florence Kelley (03/07/05)
SIKESTON - Florence Kelley, 94, died March 7, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Lucille Glass (03/07/05)
MARION, Ill. - Nancy Lucille Glass, 94, died at 7 p.m. March 6, 2005, at Fountain Nursing Home in Marion. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie, Mo.
Gary McGee (03/07/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at Blanchard Funeral Chapel for Gary Lee McGee, 51, who died March 5, 2005, were: David Couch, Jeremy Couch, Emmett Burke, Taylor Burke, Jason Grubbs and Troy Parr.
Fay Johnson (03/07/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Fay Johnson, 76, died March 6, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Looking Back 3/7 (03/07/05)
VANDUSER - A.M. Phegley, the former mayor of Vanduser and president of the Vanduser Consolidated School District, is now making his home in Hot Springs, Ark., where he is operating the Savoy Hotel. DEXTER - The Stoddard County Rescue Fund Drive has gone over the top with $3,500 collected, according to Bryant Hubbard, county Civil Defense director...
Speakout 3/7 (03/07/05)
Has anyone found a 2-ton floor jack on Highway H close to Miner? My handicapped driver was pulling a flat bed trailer and he did not know that it would fall off the trailer. I would deeply appreciate it if whoever found it would call me at 471-7623 and return it...