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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Stories from Friday, April 1, 2005

Haz-Mat Training (04/01/05)
Members of the Missouri Delta Medical Center disaster team put together a decontamination station during training Thursday afternoon. The Sikeston Department of Public Safety's Haz-Mat Team helped the 25-member team learn procedures which can be applied to situations like chemical farm accidents or terrorist attacks. MDMC purchased the equipment with grants from the Department of Homeland Security...
Softball sign ups (04/01/05)
Kristin King throws to third base during a practice. The Sikeston Little League Baseball Assocation will have sign ups Saturday at the Sikeston Recreation Complex from 10 a.m. to noon. This is the first year for new league. For more information call Jeff King at 471-3399...
Money missing from detention center (04/01/05)
CHARLESTON - The recent regular audit of the county has confirmed roughly $23,000 is missing from the Mississippi County Detention Center. Mississippi County commissioners discussed the missing money and other issues related to the jail during their regular meeting Thursday...
School board races are set (04/01/05)
BENTON - School board races in Scott County are as follows: Voters in this district will also decide whether or not to issue $3.5 million in general obligation bonds to build, improve, furnish and equip school facilities including the construction of additional classrooms, science and computer labs, a library/media center and additional improvements at the high school; and the renovation of existing high school classrooms to serve as middle school and elementary school classrooms...
DPS officer injured while assisting the Missouri State Highway Patrol (04/01/05)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston Department of Public Safety officer received minor injuries while assisting the Missouri State Highway Patrol in the investigation of a trooper's death. On March 20, the Sikeston DPS Special Operations Group responded to the command post located in Van Buren to assist with the investigation of the death of Sgt. Carl Graham. Upon arrival the team was placed in a staging area until further assignment was made...
Heeb heading home (04/01/05)
BELL CITY -- It was no easy decision, but David Heeb's love of his alma mater outweighed all else as he chose to accept the vacant head coach position at Scott County Central. "It was an opportunity to go home," said Heeb, a former Brave player. "It's such a source of pride for me to think that I can get the program back to a level where we're feared throughout the state and to think that I can give something back to Coach (Ronnie) Cookson, Larry Mosley, the Porters, the Johnsons and the Timmons, all the people who helped build the program to the level it's at.. ...
Roundup: Sikeston netters fall to Dexter (04/01/05)
DEXTER - The Sikeston tennis team lost to Dexter 6-3 to open the season on Thursday. "For our first match, I was pleasantly surprised," said Sikeston coach Brian James. "Coming in to the match, I knew we would have our hands full with Dexter. They return so much varsity experience that I knew it would be a tough one...
Mildred Foeste (04/01/05)
CHAFFEE -- Mildred Winifred Foeste, 83, died March 30, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 23, 1921, in Granite Falls, Wash., daughter of the late Arthur W. and Fida Marie Wood Howarth, she had lived in Chaffee since 1965 after moving from Cape Girardeau. A member of the First Baptist Church of Chaffee, she was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3127 and American Legion Ladies Auxiliaries...
Jimmie Bogle (04/01/05)
SIKESTON - Jimmie L. Bogle, 65, died April 1, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Blanchard Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Mary Dawson Burrows (04/01/05)
NEW MADRID - Mary Dawson Burrows, 93, died March 31, 2005, at her home. Richards Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Barbara Mims (04/01/05)
DEXTER - Barbara Sue Mims, 64, died March 31, 2005, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Sept. 4, 1940, at Kennett to the late Willie Lee and Ollie Bell Pruitt, she was a former employee of the Paramount Hat Factory in Dexter. On Nov. 15, 1957, at Kokomo, Ind., she married Lesley Ray Mims, who survives of the home in Dexter...
Jill Johnson (04/01/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Mary Juanell "Jill" Johnson, 80, died at 12:39 a.m. March 30, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 18, 1924, at Lawrenceburg, Tenn., daughter of the late William Dennis and Iva Shelton Belew, she had lived in East Prairie for the past 18 years...
Vera McDaniel (04/01/05)
PARMA -- Vera Margaret McDaniel, 67, formerly of Lilbourn, died March 30, 2005, at Beverly Healthcare in Dexter. Born Feb. 23, 1938, in New Madrid County, daughter of the late Andrea and Cinda Raines Shemwell, she was a homemaker and attended the Church of God in Parma...
Milford Hinkle (04/01/05)
ADVANCE -- Milford Leon Hinkle, 77, died March 31, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 22, 1928, near Advance, son of the late Otto and Lola Borders Hinkle, he retired after working as an assembler for General Motors for 30 years. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Greenbrier...
Opal Freeman (04/01/05)
SULLIVAN -- Opal E. Hunt Freeman, 87, formerly of Sikeston, died March 30, 2005, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sikeston. Born Sept. 23, 1917, at Scranton, Ark., daughter of the late Walker Ely and Rosie Evelyn Snow Hunt, she received her education at the local school. She was a member of Faith Assembly of God in House Springs...
Mary Breece (04/01/05)
DEXTER - Mary Breece, 83, died March 30, 2005, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 28, 1922, at Lansing, Mich., to the late Louis and Roxy Vlahandres, she was a homemaker. On July 6, 1951, at Grand Rapids, Mich., she married Gene Breece, who survives of the home...
Looking Back 4/1 (04/01/05)
ORAN - Charles Penrose of East Prairie was here Friday at the Hartman home. He has charge of the hatchery in East Prairie. CHARLESTON - The American Legion has announced that the following boys of Charleston and Mississippi County will attend Boys State in June at Warrenton: Mike Dugan, Oliver French, Reginald Young, Donald Sutherland, John Williams, Mike Maynard, Larry McMikle and Larry Ashcraft...
Speakout 4/1 (04/01/05)
I'm calling about the spanking that was in today's Speakout. I totally agree with this grandmother. This government has taken away the parents' right to spank a child but yet the schools are allowed to spank them and leave marks - that is morally wrong...