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Stories from Tuesday, March 8, 2005

Mandatory seat belt use marks 20 years (03/08/05)
SIKESTON -- Twenty years of enforcing seat belt use seems to be working for the public. Monday marked the anniversary of when then Gov. John Ashcroft signed into law the mandatory use of seat belts throughout the state. "I think the law is reducing our fatality totals and there's more compliance from motorists," said Lt. Jim McNiell, commander of the Missouri State Highway Patrol's Troop E Service Center in Sikeston...
City obtains Essex building (03/08/05)
SIKESTON - The old Essex building is no longer just an empty facility - it is an opportunity. During their regular meeting Monday, Sikeston City Council members accepted the donation of the Essex Electrical Products building at 1620 East Malone. The plant was closed in August 2003...
Accident injures one (03/08/05)
POPLAR BLUFF -- A Mississippi County resident was injured in a two-vehicle accident Monday in Butler County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol at 12:05 p.m. on Business 60 at Route NN, three miles east of Poplar Bluff, an accident occurred as motorist Joshua L. ...
Two nabbed in drug raid (03/08/05)
SIKESTON -- Two Sikeston residents are in custody as part of a drug raid. Christopher Mark Grimes, 33, and Sabrina Grimes, 27, were charged for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Christopher Grimes' bond is set at $100,000 while Sabrina Grimes' bond is set at $50,000...
Woman charged after taking kids (03/08/05)
NEW MADRID - A woman arrested in connection with fleeing out of state with her children was arraigned Monday on charges of interfering with custody, a Class D felony. Rita M. Reeves was arrested in Louisiana on Thursday after deputies from the Parish of Iberia, La., Sheriff's Department, New Madrid County Sheriff's Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol located her in New Iberia, La. She waived extradition and was returned to Missouri over the weekend...
SCC, BC to meet in sectional (03/08/05)
SIKESTON - For the second straight year the state's up-and-coming Class 1 boys basketball program will have to go through the most decorated Class 1 program in order to make another trip to the state final four. Bell City (19-9), winners of two of the last three state championships, will square off with 12-time state champion Scott County Central (20-8) at 8:15 p.m. tonight in a sectional game at Sikeston High School...
David Masters (03/08/05)
SPRINGFIELD - David Masters, 52, died March 3, 2005, in Springfield. Born May 23, 1952, in Cape Girardeau, he was the son of Mary Louise Davis of Cape Girardeau and the late Elmo Masters. A graduate of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, he received his law degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and practiced law for more than 20 years...
Annie Fletcher (03/08/05)
HAYTI - Annie Mae Fletcher, 82, died March 1, 2005, in Sikeston. Born Dec. 25, 1922, in Wardell, Ark., daughter of the late Sam and Mildred Stroughter Hunt, she was a housewife and a member of the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Hayti. On Nov. 2, 1941, she married the Rev. George T. Fletcher who preceded her in death on Jun. 8, 1998...
Louise Fisher (03/08/05)
PUXICO -- Louise Fisher, 80, died March 7, 2005, at Poplar Bluff Regional Center. Born Oct. 10, 1924, in Gideon, daughter of the late Rufus and Gertrude Clark Madden, she was a member of the First Baptist Church, Puxico Auxiliary VFW and the CCC Club of Puxico...
Kenneth Beal (03/08/05)
SIKESTON -- Kenneth Barker Beal, 53, died at 12:50 a.m. March 7, 2005, Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 11, 1951, in Sikeston to the late Clem and Guynell Glover Beal, he served as a senior warden, vesting member and licensed Lay Eucharistic Minister of St. ...
Pauline Kelley (03/08/05)
SIKESTON - Florence Pauline Kelley, 94, died March 7, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Nov. 24, 1910, in Vanduser, she was the daughter of the late Charles H. and Louise Schuerenberg Martin. A longtime member of the Matthews Church of Christ, she attended Shady Acres Church of Christ in Sikeston. She graduated as valedictorian in 1929 from Kewanee High School, where she was an outstanding forward and captain of her basketball team...
Ruth Ohmes (03/08/05)
CHARLESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Henry Catholic Church for Ruth E. Wyatt Ohmes, 80, who died March 7, 2005, will be: Anthony Ohmmes, Rourke Ohmes, Dave Boyd, Michael O'Rourke, Bruce DeField and Jonathan Holley...
Sam Buttrey (03/08/05)
FISK - Sam Buttrey, 81, died March 6, 2005, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born June 2, 1923, in Parma, son of the late John Harrison and Pearl Sebastain Buttrey, he attended the Pleasant Hill General Baptist Church in Fisk. On Dec. 27, 1941, at Parma, he married Sarah Margaret Shelby who preceded him in death on March 20, 1984...
Mary Cantrell (03/08/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Mary Bernice Cantrell, 86, formerly of Sikeston, passed peacefully into the arms of her Lord on March 7, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 22, 1918, in Glendale, Ill., daughter of the late David and Carrie Allard, she was a charter member of the Salcedo Baptist Church where she served as pianist and organist for many years. ...
Fay Johnson (03/08/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Fay Wanda Johnson, 76, died March 6, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Feb. 13, 1929, in Culp, Ark., daughter of the late William C. and Nellie Bench Martin, she attended the First Assembly of God Church in Bloomfield...
Janette Grover (03/08/05)
CHAFFEE - Janette Lathom Grover, 81, formerly of Sikeston, died March 3, 2005, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Nov. 25, 1923, in Caruthersville, daughter of the late Bennie and Eva Hamra, she was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Sikeston for many years. She founded the Accent Shop in 1956 and remained as one of its owners until retiring in 1986...
Births (Published 3/8) (03/08/05)
SIKESTON - Micah Renae Lee and Andrew Clay Gardner are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 1:05 p.m. Jan. 21, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Joshua Andrew Gardner weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20-inches long. Maternal grandparents are Chesley Lee and Steve Watson...
Looking Back 3/8 (03/08/05)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Houck Mitchell and daughter left Thursday for Jefferson City, where they will make their home. Mitchell, manager of the U.S. Employment Office here, has been transferred to the Jefferson City office as labor recruiting specialist...
Rather fell short of journalism greats (03/08/05)
I won't miss Dan Rather. The infamous talking head of CBS news steps down this week from the anchor desk that, quite frankly, he has held far too long. He'll leave a legacy, that's for sure. But I suspect history won't be so kind to Rather and there's not a darned thing he can do about it now...
Speakout 3/8 (03/08/05)
My wife and I are senior citizens living in Mississippi County. We have been to basketball games at Kelly, Poplar Bluff, New Madrid and Sikeston and we've always been let in free. But Charleston and East Prairie want to charge. Where's the love for your senior citizens?...