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Stories from Friday, August 5, 2005

The bar must go on: Benton business back (08/05/05)
BENTON -- A marquee sign outside the Corner Bar and Grill reads: "This week -- Fire Hot Wings." And the owners aren't kidding. On Monday a fire destroyed the interior of the Benton bar, but surprisingly, it hasn't destroyed the spirit of its regular inhabitants...
TRCC opens Sikeston Center to the public (08/05/05)
SIKESTON - In just a little over one month, the Sikeston Three Rivers Community College Off-Campus Center at Sikeston underwent tremendous changes. "Our renovation company was working days, nights and weekends," said Dr. Larry Kimbrow, TRCC executive vice president. The company, 4SEMO, located in Malden, also did the renovations in the Malden and Kennett centers...
East Prairie woman dies in car crash (08/05/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- A Mississippi County woman was killed in a one-vehicle accident near East Prairie Thursday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 8 p.m. on Highway 80 in New Madrid County, seven miles west of East Prairie, an accident occurred as eastbound motorist Loretta A. Williams, 45, of East Prairie swerved her vehicle to the left. The vehicle skidded off the roadway and overturned, partially ejecting her from the vehicle...
Back to school preparations (08/05/05)
Scott County Sheriff Deputy Chuck Bollinger finger prints Armani Williams Thursday morning during the Sikeston DAEOC back-to-school fair at the Field House. Over 450 students, kindergarten through 12th grade, were provided school supplies for the upcoming school year...
Scam artists return to town (08/05/05)
SIKESTON - The Irish Travelers have struck in Sikeston again, according to Sikeston Department of Public Safety officials. Tuesday afternoon an elderly couple on Illinois Street became the latest local victims, said DPS Detective Sgt. James Donner. "Three white males told an elderly couple they were ready to open a furniture store for the elderly," Donner said. ...
State rejects Matthews school plan (08/05/05)
JEFFERSON CITY - After minimal discussion, the Missouri State School Board on Thursday rejected a proposal to create a new public school district at Matthews. The board's unanimous action marks the second time it has thwarted efforts to carve a new school system out of the New Madrid County R-1 School District...
Farmington bombs Bombers (08/05/05)
SIKESTON - The Bootheel Bombers fell to the Farmington Firebirds 7-1 in the first game of a pair of seven-inning contests at VFW Stadium on Thursday. The Bombers bats went cold as Firebirds starting pitcher Justin Holmes settled down after allowing one run in the first to pitch six scoreless innings on his way to the complete game win. He struck out nine batters and gave up six hits and four walks in the process...
Does it fit? (08/05/05)
Sikeston assistant football coach Jay Eckert helps Sikeston junior Joe Moore find a helmet Thursday afternoon at the Sikeston football team's equipment check-in. Practice for all fall sports, including football, begins on Monday.
Golf Glance: Sikeston Country Club (08/05/05)
Ladies Golf Association - Tuesday Ch. Flight - Suzie Ruppert, 73 A Flight - Linda Underwood, 88 B Flight - Lolita Scott C Flight - Judy Garrett, 114 SCC Senior Association - Wednesday 1st Low Gross - Ron Underwood, 68 1st Low Net - Ray Clinton, 66 Men's Golf Association - Thursday...
Jimmie Ward (08/05/05)
NEW MADRID -- Jimmie Lee Ward, 93, died July 30, 2005. Born July 18, 1912, he grew up in Mississippi. In 1934, he married Julie Ward, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, one brother and one sister. Survivors include: two daughters, Shirley Gibbs of New Madrid and Hattie Gibbs of Sikeston; three sons, Jimmy Ward Jr. ...
John Van Dover (08/05/05)
DEXTER - John T. Van Dover, 68, died Aug. 4, 2005, at the Mulberry Manor in Dexter. Born Oct. 3, 1936, in St. Louis, son of the late Grover D. and Eva F. Richardson Van Dover Sr., he was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter and the Knights of Columbus. He had resided in the St. Louis area before moving to Dexter...
Therisa Whitworth (08/05/05)
PARMA -- Pallbearers for services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Parma for Therisa Ann Whitworth, 51, who died July 30, 2005, were: Terry Swims, Stacey Swims, Joe Wallis, Mike Cook, Michael Downer, Michael Sheffield and Ron Sheffield...
Ruby Uthoff (08/05/05)
COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. - Ruby Lain Uthoff, 91, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Aug. 4, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Collierville. Born Aug. 10. 1913, in Charleston, Mo., daughter of the late George Allen and Henrietta Cottum Lain, she was a factory worker in Anderson, Ind., for Delco-Remy, a division of General Motors Company, until her retirement in May 1972. A member of the United Automobile Workers, she was of the Methodist belief...
Charlene Humphreys (08/05/05)
DICKSON, Tenn. -- Charlene Humphreys, 89, died July 21, 2005, at Dickson Health Care Center. Daughter of the late Spurlin and Birdie Duke Beck Sr., she was a homemaker. Her husband, J.R. Humphreys Sr., preceded her in death. Two sisters and two brothers also preceded her in death...
Barbara Barnett (08/05/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Barbara Rebecca "Bobbi" Barnett, 68, died at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 4, 2005, at her home in Cape Girardeau. Born July 12, 1937, in Kennett to the late Rella Alice White and William Howard Linam Sr., she was a retired riverboat cook and had worked for Luhr Brothers of Cape Girardeau. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Morley VFW Post 5368 and the native American tribe Ah-Ni-Yu-Wi-Ya...
Orion Baker (08/05/05)
SIKESTON - Orion Markell Baker, infant son of Diann Graham and Torress Baker of Sikeston, died Aug. 4, 2005, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Births (Published 8/5) (08/05/05)
SIKESTON - Robert and Deborah Buttry are the parents of their third child, a son born June 23, 2005. Nicholas Brennan Buttry was born at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Mrs. Buttry, a homemaker, is the daughter of Virgil Hubbard and Debbie Hubbard. Buttry, a welder, is the son of Charles Buttry and Ann Tidwell...
Looking Back 8/5 (08/05/05)
SIKESTON - J.M. Kein, who has been confined to his home on South Kingshighway for months following a paralytic stroke, is now able to sit up for a while each day. SIKESTON - Clem Beal will be master of ceremonies Saturday of the Little Mr. and Miss Western Contest. The contest will begin at 7 p.m. in the street adjacent to Legion Park...
Speakout 8/5 (08/05/05)
All this talk about Medicaid, welfare and social security fraud but nothing is done. If you know someone that is committing fraud, turn them in. You can do it on the toll free phone line, letter or the internet. You can do this anonymously. Get together a few facts and do the taxpayers a favor. ...