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Stories from Thursday, March 31, 2005

Prison terms handed down (03/31/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Two area women were sentenced on federal drug charges Wednesday, according to U.S. Attorney James G. Martin. Danna Rains, 32, of Sikeston, was sentenced to 78 months on one felony county of conspiracy to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute. ...
Local missionary narrowly escapes kidnapping (03/31/05)
SIKESTON - A local pastor and missionary became the victim of a kidnap and extortion plot while on a recent annual missionary tour to the Philippines. Charles Warren of the Sufficient Grace Apostolic Church in Sikeston returned to the United States earlier this month but the man he believes was taken in his place has still not been returned to his family...
Voters set to decide issues (03/31/05)
SIKESTON - In addition to city official and school board candidates, Scott County ballots include several other issues to vote on Tuesday. No election is necessary for Sikeston R-6 school district board members as board president Greg Colwick and board members Rick Adams and Bill Priday were all unopposed for new terms...
Spring weather luring fishermen (03/31/05)
SIKESTON -- Warmer weather and budding plants typically mark the arrival of springtime, but they're also signs of the heightened fishing season. "The best time for fishing is after Easter up until about July," said Leother Branch, an agent with the Missouri Department of Conservation...
Bulldogs pound Cape Central 10-5 (03/31/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Graduation claimed Sikeston's three top bats, but through two games this season the Bulldogs have not had too many problems scoring runs. After claiming its season-opener 5-2 at home Tuesday against Scott City, Sikeston (2-0) pounded Cape Central pitching for 10 runs in a 10-5 victory Wednesday at Central (2-6)...
Kelly picks up first win with 7-1 defeat of Dexter (03/31/05)
Jerry Jarrell SEMO News Service BENTON - Caleb Daughhetee pitched a complete game and Kendal Deason collected three hits as the Kelly Hawks defeated the Dexter Bearcats 7-1 in SEMO Conference baseball action Wednesday afternoon. Daughhetee was making his first start as a varsity pitcher and the junior scattered three hits over seven innings to pick up Kelly's first win of the season...
Blunt named all-state for second time (03/31/05)
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association released the All-State basketball teams for Classes 4-5 today. Rachel Blunt became the first Dexter girls basketball player to ever become a two-time all-stater. After making first team last year, Blunt was named to the first team again this season...
Mississippi County Boxing competes in Gateway Classic (03/31/05)
ST. LOUIS - Mississippi County Boxing traveled to St. Louis this week to compete in the 11th Annual Gateway Classic Boxing Tournament. The tournament was held at the Gateway Athletic Foundation Center approximately 150 boxers attending. Roger Achter started the week for Miss. Co. losing his match to Rondell Sykes of the Cherokee Boxing Team from St. Louis...
NMCC rips Scott City, 10-1 (03/31/05)
Blake Essner threw a five-inning no-hitter to lead the Bulldogs to a road rout. Essner struck out 11 and walked two in what coach Jeff Graviett said is the only Notre Dame no-hitter he can recall in his six years as coach. Aaron Jenkins had four hits and four RBIs to lead Notre Dame's 16-hit attack. Jacob Essner, Blake Essner and Mitch Glueck had two hits apiece. Lucas Dirnberger added a grand slam...
Albert Blattel (03/31/05)
SCOTT CITY - Albert Windel Blattel, 79, died March 30, 2005, at the Lutheran Home. He was born Nov. 8, 1925, in Ancell, to Leo S. Blattel and Anna C. Schoen Blattel. Albert graduated from Fornfelt High School in 1943 and received a business administration degree from Southeast Missouri State College in 1949. He was an accountant for Bucher and Associates in Sikeston for many years...
Mary V. Breece (03/31/05)
DEXTER -- Mary V. Breece, 83, died March 30, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Shirley Nelson (03/31/05)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Shirley Nelson, 55, who died March 25, 2005, were: Moses Grayson III, Brandon Moore, Charles Kellum, Robert Jacobs, Bryan Walker, Bobby Joe Thompson, Michael Henry and Dennis Thorton...
Vera McDaniel (03/31/05)
PARMA -- Vera Margaret McDaniel, 67, formerly of Lilbourn, died March 30, 2005, at Beverly Healthcare in Dexter. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday.
DeAngelo Mosley (03/31/05)
SIKESTON - DeAngelo Rashad Mosley, infant son of Lawanda Holmes and Donald Ray Mosley, died at birth March 29, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. In addition to his parents he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Donald and Tressie Griffin of Portageville; paternal grandparents, Clyde Mays and Gloria Henderson of Wilson City; and his maternal great-grandfather, James Griffin of Charleston...
Bobby Byrum Sr. (03/31/05)
BONNE TERRE -- Bobby Gene Byrum Sr., 66, died March 29, 2005, at John Cochran V.A. Medical Center in St. Louis. Born May 21, 1938, in Cairo, Ill., son of the late Elmer "Toad" and Virginia "Toby" Turner Byrum, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Survivors include: three sons, Bobby Gene Byrum Jr. ...
Herb Scheurenber Jr. (03/31/05)
SIKESTON -- Herbert A. "Herb" Schuerenberg Jr., 59, died at 1:30 p.m. March 29, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 26, 1945, in Kewanee, son of the late Herbert A. and Anna B. Bizzell Schuerenberg Sr., he was a landowner and farmer for many years in Scott and New Madrid counties. ...
Artie Rowland (03/31/05)
PARMA - Artie Alean Rowland, 92, died March 29, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 21, 1913, in Finger, Tenn., daughter of the late George C. and Lessie Ann Young Bullman, she had been a resident of Parma since 1938. A member of the First Baptist Church in Parma, she was a retired riverboat cook with the Inland Oil Co...
Mildred Foeste (03/31/05)
CHAFFEE - Mildred Foeste, 83, died March 30, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Mary Heisserer (03/31/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Mary Ann Heisserer, 37, died at 7:50 a.m. March 29, 2005, at her home in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 12, 1967, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Louis "Butch" and Alene Raines Heisserer of Scott City, she graduated in 1987 from Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff and in 1989 from Lamoni College in Iowa. A member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso, she was a counselor at Echo Life Learning Center...
Looking Back 3/31 (03/31/05)
MORLEY - Mrs. Betty Manley is substituting as school teacher at McMullin today for Mrs. G.D. Anderson who has gone visiting. SIKESTON - New officers of the Jaycees are Paul Slinkard, president; Jim Cox, first vice president; Jim Green, second vice president; Bill Dillon, secretary; Tony LeGrand, treasurer; and Mike Jones and Bill Burch, state delegates...
New Water Supply District will bring progress to County (03/31/05)
Most of us take for granted that our water supply is safe and reliable. But for some areas of rural Scott County, that's not always the case. Wells, pumps and water softeners are simply a way of life in many rural areas. That is both costly and often unreliable...
Your view: Fix Medicaid (03/31/05)
Michael Jensen hit the nail on the head with this article concerning Medicaid funding in Missouri. He certainly did not take the politically correct road through this political minefield that many are taking regarding cuts to this increasingly bloated program...
Speakout 3/31 (03/31/05)
Old Walter Conkrite - the old man. When he was a youth you would have been proud for him to take your daughter out. You know what he said: Dan Rather's demise was long, long, over due and he was a man in the know. Old Jimmy Carter told us a long time ago we were running out of oil, too many vehicles for the amount of oil we had. ...