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Stories from Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Local man pleads guilty on meth charges (06/14/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A Mississippi County man pled guilty Monday to felony drug charges in federal court. Mark Allen Lee, 43, of Charleston, entered a plea of guilty to one felony count of possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of methamphetamine. He now faces a maximum of life imprisonment and a $4 million fine with the court imposing a period of supervised release of at least eight years. Sentencing has been set for Aug. 15 in Cape Girardeau...
Dexter native to head Guard (06/14/05)
DEXTER - After having his nomination as director of the Army National Guard confirmed by the Senate late last month, Dexter native Maj. Gen. Clyde Vaughn is slated to receive a promotion and assume his new duties this week. "He gets sworn in and promoted on Wednesday," said Jan Martin, secretary to the director...
Sikeston celebrates Flag Day (06/14/05)
SIKESTON -- Flags flying high along Kingshighway and a special ceremony set for later today are just a couple of ways Sikeston is displaying American pride for Flag Day. "To us, the American flag symbolizes our freedom, and the red for the blood that has been spread and shed for all of our comrades that didn't make it home," said veteran Larry Floyd. "The flag is something special everybody should appreciate."...
Body is identified (06/14/05)
CHARLESTON -- Authorities have identified the body retrieved from the Mississippi River last week as a woman from the St. Louis area. According to Mississippi County Coroner Terry Parker, the identity of 60- year-old Cheri Pederson was made after a pathologist at Farmington matched dental records provided by family to the body...
Three Rivers announces plans for Sikeston Center (06/14/05)
SIKESTON - At Three Rivers Community College's announcement on Monday of the opening of its own Center in downtown Sikeston, located at 103 Kathleen, TRCC president Dr. John Cooper called Monday "a historic day for Three Rivers." This site is one of the six alternate centers where TRCC will offer classes in the Bootheel area. ...
Stee-rike! (06/14/05)
Irrigation Central's Adam Kennard throws a pitch during a Musial League game on Monday at the Sikeston Recreation Complex.
Donald Garner (06/14/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Donald R. Garner, 66, died June 13, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Annetta Varble (06/14/05)
LEORA -- Annetta Varble, 97, died June 13, 2005, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Sept. 28, 1907, in Uniontown, Ky., daughter of the late Ernest and Nora Pike Williams, she had lived most of her life in the Leora community, where she and her husband owned and operated a store. She was a member of the Leora Missionary Baptist Church and the Puxico Eastern Star...
George Sweet (06/14/05)
NEW MADRID -- George E. Sweet, 78, died at 6:38 a.m. June 13, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 14, 1926, in Farrenburg, to the late Edgar and Clara Gardener Sweet, he was a retired farmer and a U.S. Navy World War II veteran, having served at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii...
T.E. Hicks (06/14/05)
BENTON - Theodore Edgar "T.E." Hicks, 65, died at 6:57 p.m. June 13, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 30, 1940, in Blodgett, son of the late A.Y. and Viola Isabel Webber Hicks, he was a retired auto mechanic, having been self-employed at Hicks Garage in Morley and Bell City...
Gracie Welch (06/14/05)
CHARLESTON - Gracie Geraldine Welch, 73, died at 3:30 p.m. June 13, 2005, at her residence in Charleston. Born Feb. 18, 1932, in Deventer, daughter of the late Raymond and Lorene Cherry Field, she had lived in St. Louis for 44 years, where she had been employed with Town House Furniture Company retiring in 1983. She moved back to Mississippi County in 1997, where she attended the Wyatt Baptist Church...
Bertie Plunk (06/14/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services at 2 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Bertie E. Plunk, 94, formerly of Matthews, who died June 11, 2005, will be: Alex Holman, Matt Eversmann, Eric Eversmann, Scott Marshall, Dean Kraft and Darrin Kraft.
Becky Dukes (06/14/05)
SIKESTON - Rebecca "Becky" Lynn Dukes, 48, died at 7:15 a.m. June 13, 2005, at her home. Born Sept. 1, 1956, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Donald Ceifus and Mary Ellen Parks Crone, she was a secretary for insurance companies and banks. She was also a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church...
Looking Back in Time at June 14 (06/14/05)
SIKESTON - New arrivals: Mr. and Mrs. David Kelley of Sikeston are parents of a daughter born at Sikeston Hospital June 11. Lt. and Mrs. Ewart Taylor are parents of a son born June 13 at the local hospital. Lt. Taylor is serving with the Navy in the Pacific area...
Fireworks display in jeopardy this year (06/14/05)
Before you know it, the 4th of July will roll around. That special day brings picnics, family gatherings, flag-waving and fireworks displays. But Sikeston's annual 4th of July fireworks display is in jeopardy this year because of inadequate funding. And that's a sad commentary...
Speakout 6/14 (06/14/05)
My mother is a resident in a local nursing home. I don't know but I heard one of the residents' family saying to the nursing staff today and the Speakout column I read last night kind of tripped something inside of me. There is something you idiotic ingrates need to know. ...