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Stories from Thursday, August 11, 2005

Grand jury is convened once again (08/11/05)
BENTON - Scott County Prosecutor Paul Boyd has convened another grand jury for the county. "It's an effective tool for law enforcement and it generally pushes the cases through the criminal justice system quicker," Boyd said. This grand jury will investigate "a mix of things," according to Boyd, including "drugs, property crimes and sexual assault crimes."...
One arrested for girl's death (08/11/05)
BLOOMFIELD -- A Stoddard County man is in jail on charges of raping and murdering his 12-year-old relative. According to the Stoddard County Sheriff's Department, Steve Chipman, 19, of Acorn Ridge was arrested Wednesday and charged with first degree murder, armed criminal action, forcible rape and first degree statutory rape...
Judge explains rules of rodeo (08/11/05)
SIKESTON - Fans screaming and booing rodeo judges following a score they don't feel justifies the performance they have just witnessed is nothing new to George Gibbs, a Wrangler pro official of 24 years, who is judging the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel rodeo...
Marston man given four years in prison (08/11/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A former Marston man was sentenced in U.S. District Court for an embezzelment scheme which cost his former employer more than $1 million. Abe B. Evans, 36, was found guilty on all eight counts of an indictment following a jury trial on May 12. Evans was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Catherine D. Perry...
Van Buren man found dead (08/11/05)
VAN BUREN - An investigation is under way in the death of a Van Buren man. On Aug. 9 emergency personnel received information of a body lying in a fence approximately two miles west of Van Buren along a stretch of old Highway 60. Ambulance personnel responded to the scene and found James C. Freeze, 43, fatally injured...
Council member serving in Iraq (08/11/05)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston city council member Michael Harris may be thousands of miles away, serving the country in Iraq, but he remains Sikeston proud. "One of things they told me is I'm an ambassador for U.S. over here, but I also look at it like I'm an ambassador for the city of Sikeston as well," Harris said during a telephone interview...
First day of rodeo in the books (08/11/05)
SIKESTON - The 53rd Annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo opened on Wednesday night to warm, muggy temperatures, proving to be quite a different setting from last year's rainy, cool weather on the opening night. Fans crowded into the arena to watch the usual great competition between some of the best rodeo performers in the world at Missouri's largest outdoor rodeo...
Serve it up (08/11/05)
Brittany Bohannon serves during a recent girls tennis practice. Bohannon and the Lady Bulldogs have tried to beat the heat by holding early-morning practices. The tennis team will open the season on Aug. 31 at Dexter.
James doubles up at Malden Speedway (08/11/05)
MALDEN - Sikeston resident racked up two feature wins last Friday night (Aug. 5) at Malden Speedway. James visited victory lane in his dirt late model and also scored the win as a hired gun for Charles Morrisett's 54a hobby stock car. In the 30-lap late model feature event at Malden, James battled with Benton racer Joey Mack and Charleston driver Todd Hall early in the event before taking the lead for good on lap 14. ...
Michael Sullivan (08/11/05)
MATTHEWS - Michael Sullivan, 51, died Aug. 10, 2005, at his home. Born Sept. 8, 1953, in Sikeston, son of Judith Schurenburg of Matthews and the late Odell Sullivan, he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and had worked as an equipment operator for Nova Brik MidAmerica for 15 years...
Charity Chesire (08/11/05)
SIKESTON - Charity Lee Acree Cheshire, 80, died July 29, 2005, in Sikeston. Born Sept. 13, 1924, in Brownsville, Tenn., daughter of the late Willard and Dora Lee Sanders Acree, she was a member of the Jesus Name Tabernacle Church. In 1973, in Caruthersville, she married Tommy Cheshire who preceded her in death in 2002...
Virginia Houchin (08/11/05)
SIKESTON - Virginia R. Houchin, 74, died Aug. 9, 2005, at the Clearview Nursing Center. She was born July 3, 1931, in Kewanee, daughter of the late Sam and Anna Lee Gross Lands. In 1952, she married Vincent Vernon Houchin Sr., who preceded her in death on Dec. 30, 1986...
Jessica Poe (08/11/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Jessica Poe, 26, died Aug. 10, 2005, at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Beulah Miller (08/11/05)
SIKESTON -- Beulah Miller, 87, formerly of Wyatt, died at 10:04 a.m. Aug. 11, 2005, at Clearview Nursing Home in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Rena Hendrix (08/11/05)
ELLSINORE -- Rena Ann Hawkins Hendrix, 42, formerly of Portageville, died Aug. 9, 2005, at Three Rivers Healthcare in Poplar Bluff. Born Jan. 16, 1963, in Hayti, she was the daughter of Lloyd and Wanda Mathis Hawkins of Portageville. In addition to her parents, survivors include: two sons, John Stricklin of St. ...
Looking Back 8/11 (08/11/05)
SIKESTON - Paul Workman, 17-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. B.D. Workman, is recovering at Sikeston General Hospital from serious injuries sustained Saturday morning in a motorcycle-automobile accident. --- SIKESTON - Miss Betty Murdock, a member of the 1945 high school graduating class, has enrolled for study at Draughton's Business College in Memphis...
Wasteful spending must be stopped (08/11/05)
Conservatives talk about addressing waste and fraud in federal spending while liberals talk about raising more taxes to provide additional money for federal spending. Here's what conservatives are talking about. The federal government paid for at least 203 funerals in Florida last year that were reported to have resulted from Hurricane Frances. Problem is, not one of those deaths was in any way related to the hurricane...
Your view: Column comment (08/11/05)
I enjoyed your article in last Sunday's paper regarding memory loss in the aged. Both my wife and I have enjoyed similar experiences - i.e. forgetting where the car is parked at Wal-Mart, etc. In fact both relate closely to the following story: The older couple were sitting on the porch one evening when the wife said she would like some ice cream. ...
Your view: Thanks (08/11/05)
A benefit dinner was held July 30 for Dean Hasty at Vanduser. The Hasty family would like to thank everyone for making this a success. Thanks for caring enough to participate. A special thanks to the Vanduser Church of God. The Hasty Family
Speakout 8/11 (08/11/05)
Please do not shorten or rephrase anything I am about to say. It has been a week since I called Speakout and I still have not seen my issue printed. So I am assuming the reason it has not been printed is due to the conflict an editor may have so I will say again how I feel. The City Manager Doug Friend has disrespected our Chief of Police and all officers by revoking their well-...