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Stories from Thursday, July 21, 2005

Green Meadows destroyed by fire (07/21/05)
SIKESTON -- For over 90 years the building at 411 N. Kingshighway stood, the last 25 years of which it housed Green Meadows Retirement Home. On Wednesday morning, staff and residents watched as the building was destroyed by fire. The fire began just after 11 a.m. and spread quickly in the building and was fully involved when Sikeston Department of Public Safety fire personnel arrived. All 56 residents and employees were evacuated without any injuries...
Former deputy is sentenced (07/21/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A former Mississippi County deputy sheriff was sentenced to six months home confinement and three years of probation for Social Security fraud. Jerry Grice, 61, pleaded guilty in April to one felony count of falsely representing a Social Security number, one felony count of false statement of a material fact in determining rights to payment and five felony counts of failure to disclose his gainful employment to Social Security...
Area couple is given jail time (07/21/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A New Madrid County couple was sentenced to prison on felony drug conspiracy charges. Kenneth "Funk" Fields, 48, was sentenced to 188 months in prison on one felony count of conspiracy to distribute in excess of 50 grams of methamphetamine and one felony count of possession of firearm ammunition by a felon. Upon release from prison, Fields will be placed on supervised release for a period of four years...
Safety hazard closes Malone (07/21/05)
SIKESTON - City officials are asking area motorist to be patient with them: West Malone will soon be back to normal. "We're in a holding pattern right now," said Trey Hardy, community redevelopment coordinator. "The bottom line is, there was a structure failure to a building there."...
One more to go (07/21/05)
Sikeston pitcher Caleb Davidson fires a strike during Wednesday's 8-2 victory over Dexter's Stoddard County baseball team in the Junior Babe Ruth tournament held at Dexter. Sikeston plays Thursday at 8 p.m. against the winner of New Madrid and Dexter for the championship...
Bombers win in the 10th (07/21/05)
SIKESTON - After losing 4-3 in 10 innings on Tuesday, the Sikeston Bootheel Bombers turned the table on the Farmington Firebirds by scoring a run in the bottom of the 10th to come away with the 5-4 victory at VFW Stadium on Wednesday. The Bombers took advantage of an untimely fielding blunder by Farmington to overcome a two-run deficit with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game at four, then capitalized on two wild pitches by relief pitcher Shane Mayberry to win in extra innings...
Scott County stuns Dunklin County in Legion tournament (07/21/05)
SENATH -- Coming into the District 14 American Legion Baseball Tournament, top-seeded Dunklin County Post 303 had to be the sole favorite, but the game still has to be determined on the diamond. Scott County Post 369 shocked Dunklin County with a 9-8, extra-inning victory Wednesday afternoon at the Senath-Hornersville Baseball Complex, which brought their 2005 campaign to a screeching halt. ...
Velma Pattillo (07/21/05)
FARMINGTON -- Velma Pattillo, 89, formerly of Dexter, died July 19, 2005, at Southbrook Skilled Nursing Center at Farmington. Born Aug. 17, 1915, in Dunklin County, daughter of the late J.W. and Lena Moody Westmorlan, she was a homemaker. A member of the Sunnyview Church of Christ in Farmington and a former member of the Dexter Church of Christ, she had been residing in Farmington since 1991...
Willie Haynes (07/21/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Willie Eugene Haynes, 62, died July 18, 2005, at his home. Born Sept. 24, 1942, son of the late Robert and Minnie Settles Haynes, he was a lifelong resident of Missouri and a member of the Zion Rock Missionary Baptist Church in Portageville...
Eugene Green (07/21/05)
SIKESTON -- Eugene Green, 77, died at 6:35 p.m. July 19, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 15, 1938, in Caruthersville, son of the late Daniel Sidney "Sid" and Rosie Lee Naile Green, he had worked as a custodian for 25 years at Sikeston Public Schools. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II and the Korean War...
Connie Shuford (07/21/05)
CHAFFEE -- Cornelia "Connie" Shuford, 95, died at 5:15 p.m. July 19, 2005, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Dec. 23, 1909, in Obion, Tenn., daughter of the late Matty T. and Bertha Lippard McCoy, she taught five years at Chaffee High School. She was a retired field representative for the Missouri State Department of Revenue. ...
Martin Grayson (07/21/05)
SIKESTON - Martin Wayne Grayson, 41, died at 12:59 a.m. July 20, 2005, at his home. Born March 12, 1964, in St. Louis to Leonard Grayson of Sikeston and the late Dortha Marie Peters Grayson, he worked as a chef for Danny's Place and the Sikeston Country Club...
L.F. McClellon (07/21/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Lee Frank "L.F." McClellon, 68, died July 17, 2005 at Southeast Missouri Hospital of an apparent heart attack. Visitation is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Friday at Greater Dimension Ministries in Cape Girardeau where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday with Calvin Bird officiating...
Gary Beggs (07/21/05)
BENTON - Gary D. Beggs, 66, died July 21, 2005, at Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at this time at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton.
Sue Atteberry (07/21/05)
CHARLESTON - Mary Sue Atteberry, 94, died at 2:27 p.m. July 20, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 14, 1911, at McCool, Miss., daughter of the late Walter Phillip and Hattie Wade Atteberry, she had lived in Charleston most of her life. ...
Looking Back 7/21 (07/21/05)
SIKESTON - Robert Norman Tate, seaman first class, was aboard the U.S. Carrier Ticonderoga, which was struck by a Japanese suicide airplane last January, it has been announced. SIKESTON - In connection with the Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Aug. 12-15, the Sikeston Production Credit Association in cooperation with the Sikeston Jaycee Wives, is sponsoring a Little Mr. and Miss Western Contest Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. in the street adjacent to Legion Park...
The cell phone is ringing worldwide (07/21/05)
I'm not sure if any expansion in technology will ever match the cell phone. In what seems like virtually overnight, cell phones are as much a part of our lives as any single advance in technology. And the statistics prove it. Global sales of cell phones will top 800 million this year and in less than five years there will be an estimated 2.6 billion cell phones in use. That pretty well covers the population of the world...
Speakout 7/21 (07/21/05)
Another grave complaint I, too, would like Speakout about the Garden of Memories Cemetery. I have my loving husband out there and I have tried to get them to straighten his tombstone up and put some dirt by the side of it where there is a hole. When I go out there there is grass and dirt and stuff all over it. ...