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Stories from Friday, August 12, 2005

Supplement for insurance OK'd (08/12/05)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County commissioners approved securing an insurance supplement for crime coverage during their regular meeting Thursday. The county's existing insurance provided built-in coverage for a loss of up to $5,000 at a cost of $300 per year, according to County Clerk Junior DeLay...
Matthews Volunteer Fire Department gets brand new engine (08/12/05)
MATTHEWS -- For the first time, the Matthews Volunteer Fire Department has a brand new fire-engine red, well, fire engine. "It's unbelievable how much this will help," said Matthews fire chief T.J. Gantner. "This is the first time Matthews has a had anything brand new."...
Death investigated (08/12/05)
CHARLESTON - An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death for a Southeast Correctional Center inmate. William Cottrell, a 48-year-old male serving a life sentence for second degree murder and armed criminal action, was pronounced dead at 2:07 a.m. Thursday at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. The autopsy was ordered due to DOC policy...
Evans performs (08/12/05)
Sara Evans entertained fans Thursday night at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo. The rodeo will continue through Saturday with Dierks Bentley on Friday night and Darryl Worley on Saturday night.
The man behind the scenes (08/12/05)
SIKESTON - For someone heading up the 2005 Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, Mike Conway is spending more time behind the scenes than watching the show. However, he is learning to tune into the action. When a roar goes up from the crowd, Conway strains to get a look at the instant replay on the video scoreboard. Giving a nod of approval, Conway goes back to his rounds along the rodeo grounds making sure all is running smoothly...
Hayes captures first place at drag strip (08/12/05)
SIKESTON - Jeff Hayes of Herrin, Ill. took first in the Super Pro race at the Sikeston Drag Strip on Saturday. Hayes ran an elapsed time of 6.58 seconds and dialed in at 6.586 with a speed of 103.47 mph and a reaction time of .506 seconds. Sam Phillips of Puxico was second. He had an elapsed time of 5.80 with a dial-in of 5.812 at 117.46 mph and a reaction time of .521...
Bump drills (08/12/05)
Sikeston volleyball player Emily Taylor and teammates work on drills during a recent practice. The Sikeston volleyball team will play its first game on Aug. 30 when they host Bernie.
Rodeo action braves heat (08/12/05)
SIKESTON - It was another hot and muggy night at the 53rd Annual Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, but that didn't stop fans from packing into the rodeo grounds to see another round of top-notch cowboys perform. Here are the results from Thursday night's action...
Ben Chambers (08/12/05)
SIKESTON - Benjamin Franklin Chambers, 81, died Aug. 11, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 26, 1924, in Anniston to the late Benjamin Franklin and Emma Pollock Chambers, he was a member of the Shady Acres Church of Christ and owner and operator of Chambers Electric in Sikeston for many years...
Norma Pride (08/12/05)
NEW MADRID - Norma Jean Minner Pride, 67, died Aug. 10, 2005, at her home. Born May 23,1938, in New Madrid, to the late Albert and Norma Burns Minner, she was a member of BB Memorial CME Church in New Madrid. On Sept. 2, 1993, in New Madrid, she married Sylvester Pride, who survives of the home...
Rana Hendrix (08/12/05)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Pallbearers at services conducted at 2 p.m. today at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville for Rana Ann Hendrix, 42, who died Aug. 9, 2005, were: Boe Mathis, Gerald Mathis, Ryan Braswell, Gary Braswell, Richard Altise and Jeremy Rhoades...
Dorothy Thomason (08/12/05)
SIKESTON -- Dorothy Marie Thomason, 84, died Aug. 11, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 17, 1920, in Harrell, Ark., to the late I.L. and Irene Abernathy Williams, she had worked for the Accent Shop for 27 years before retiring and was a member of the Tanner Street Church of God...
Jessica Poe (08/12/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Jessica Ann Bridwell Poe, 26, formerly of Benton, died Aug. 10, 2005, at her home. Born June 13, 1979, in Cape Girardeau to Jerry W. and Betty Roberts Bridwell of Benton, she was employed at Good Humor-Breyers in Sikeston. On Sept. 15, 2001, in Blodgett, she married Roy L. Poe Jr. who survives of the home...
John Whiteside (08/12/05)
EVANSVILLE, Ind. - John W. Whiteside, 79, died Aug. 11, 2005 at his residence in Evansville. Born May 28, 1926, in Essex, Mo., to the late Cecil and Belma Whiteside, he was employed by Inland Container for 25 years, he also worked for five years, as a mechanic at Charlie's Gulf Station at Boeke and Riverside Drive. He was a lifetime member of Vann Avenue Baptist Church...
Murlin Andrews (08/12/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Murlin Wallace Andrews, 85, died Aug. 11, 2005, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. Born Jan. 5, 1920, in Bowman, Ark., to the late James Rowland and Elizabeth Jane McCullers Andrews, he had lived in East Prairie several years, he was a member of the First Assembly of God Church and was retired from the railroad. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Army...
Beulah Miller (08/12/05)
SIKESTON -- Beulah H. Miller, 88, formerly of Wyatt, died at 10:04 a.m. Aug. 11, 2005, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born April 8, 1917, in Chester County, Tenn., to the late Andy A. and Dosha Melinda King, she had lived most of her life in Wyatt and was a member of the Southside Baptist Church in Charleston...
Margaret Pritchard (08/12/05)
DEXTER - Margaret Pritchard, 87, died Aug. 12, 2005, at the Mulberry Manor in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Looking Back 8/12 (08/12/05)
SIKESTON - Miss Lucille Stubblefield, who has been employed in Washington, D.C., this past year, is expected home the latter part of this week. CAIRO, Ill. - Fred L. Danner, son of Margaret Danner of Cairo and a gunnery mate in charge of heavy artillery aboard a destroyer, has arrived home after his discharge from the U.S. Navy. Danner, who served three years in the U.S. Navy, will soon be relocating to Missouri...
Speakout 8/12 (08/12/05)
I had a possum in my house about a week ago and I think if something that big got in maybe a snake could be in here hiding here somewhere. I just want to know if anyone out there can tell me how can you tell if a snake is in your house or not. Please tell me, I'm scared to death...