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Stories from Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Sex offenders to be more than name (08/17/05)
BENTON - Convicted sex offenders in Scott County will soon be more than just a name to those who look them up on the sheriff's Web site. A new law which goes into effect Aug. 28 authorizes law enforcement agencies to include photos on online registries of sex offenders living in their communities...
Changes to Web site paying off for Scott County (08/17/05)
BENTON - Changes to the Scott County Web site are paying off. "The average use of the Web site is increasing," County Developer Joel Evans reported during the regular Scott County Commission meeting Tuesday. "For August, already we're at 35,000 hits."...
Who must register (08/17/05)
According to the Web site listing sex offenders in Scott County, any person who has been found guilty or pleaded guilty to forcible rape, attempted forcible rape, rape, attempted rape, statutory rape in the first degree, statutory rape in the second degree, sexual assault, forcible sodomy, attempted forcible sodomy, sodomy, attempted sodomy, statutory sodomy in the first degree, statutory sodomy in the second degree, child molestation in the first degree, child molestation in the second degree, deviate sexual assault, sexual misconduct in the first degree, sexual misconduct involving a child, or sexual abuse after July 1, 1979, must register with local law enforcement authorities.. ...
Program teaches gardening (08/17/05)
BENTON - Some may say you can't teach an old gardener new tricks. But that isn't true, said several seasoned gardeners who have completed the University of Missouri Extension's Master Gardener Program. "I always learn something from every class," said Judy Scherer of Benton, who has worked at Diebold Orchards for several years. "The first class is going to be on plant anatomy and you just forget all of that stuff."...
Nobody asked me but . . . (08/17/05)
Nobody asked me but...football season is the most wonderful time of the year. Friday night under the lights, the bands and the anticipation of kickoff. Wow, I'm getting goosebumps just thinking about it! Whether it be high school, college or Eskimos playing in the snow, I will be glued to the tube if any football game is on...
Heartland Nationals fall in pool play at World Series (08/17/05)
CONCORD, Calif. -- The Heartland Nationals 12-and-under girls softball team picked up its first win in pool play at the 2005 Babe Ruth World Series with a 9-7 victory over Concord, Calif. The Nationals, based in Scott City and representing the Midwest Plains region, finished with a 1-3 pool play record in the tournament at Cherry Hill, N.J...
BassBusters hold sixth tournament of season (08/17/05)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- The Bootheel BasssBusters held their sixth tournament of the year on August 7th on the Tennessee, Cumberland, and Ohio Rivers out of Paducah, Ky. Jim Sindle won the tournament with five fish weighing 8 lbs. 2 oz. Mike Estes was second with four fish weighing 7 lbs. 13 oz. and Leon Miller was third with five fish weighing 7 lbs. 2 oz...
Let her fly (08/17/05)
The Sikeston Bulldogs football team held its first full-contact intrasquad scrimmage recently at the high school practice field. Sikeston will hold its annual soap game on Friday. The Bulldogs will also host the jamboree scrimmage on Aug. 26. The Bulldogs' first game will be on Sept. 2 when they host Caruthersville...
Gladys Wilhelm (08/17/05)
GIDEON - Gladys Lavern Wilhelm, 94, died Aug. 16, 2005, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 2, 1910, in Gideon to the late L.R. and Bessie Quinn Pope Sr., she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Gideon. On July 1, 1933, in Gideon, she married Doyle D. Wilhelm who preceded her in death on Feb. 7, 1997...
Mike Cowan (08/17/05)
SIKESTON - Terry Michael "Mike" Cowan, 56, died at 10:43 p.m. Aug. 16, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 13, 1949, in St. Louis to Virginia Holt Cowan of Sikeston and the late John Cowan, he was the manager of Cowan Construction Co. in Sikeston and a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Pearline Dooley (08/17/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Pearline Moore Dooley, 75, formerly of Randles, died Aug. 15, 2005, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. On Sept. 20, 1929, she was born at Randles to the late Robert Lee and Mae Belle Lynn Moore. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Delta...
Maxine Dodson (08/17/05)
BRANSON -- Maxine Dodson, 87, formerly of Sikeston, died Aug. 15, 2005, at her home in Branson. Born Aug. 15, 1918, in Tiptonville, Tenn., daughter of the late Edgar and Jessie Figgins Boals, she was a member of the Church of Christ and had been employed by the Hunter family in New Madrid before retiring...
Sharon Williams (08/17/05)
SIKESTON -- Sharon Kay Williams, 40, died Aug. 14, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 10, 1965, in Hughes, Ark., daughter of Florida Lee Mitchell Williams of Sikeston and the late Joe Louis Williams, she was a graduate of New Dawn State School and was a member of Powerhouse of God Church, where she served as an usher...
Daniel Gregory (08/17/05)
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Daniel Gregory, 53, formerly of Harrison, died Aug. 14, 2005, at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. Born Aug. 24, 1951, in Flora, Ill., son of Clifford Albin and Carolyn Laverne Davis Gregory of Sikeston, Mo., he was a member of First Baptist Church in Harrison and a store manager for J.C. Penney...
Births (Published 8/17) (08/17/05)
ESSEX - Lisa Phillips and Kenneth Turnbow are the parents of their third child, first son, born at 7:43 a.m. July 7, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Trenten Ray Turnbow weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 inches long. Phillips is the daughter of Larry and Allison Phillips...
Looking Back 8/17 (08/17/05)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. B.J. Murback and daughters, Judith and Patricia, spent the weekend at Lake Wappapello. SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Raymond G. Crews are spending the week in Rector, Ark., along with their daughter, Mona. The family plans to stay because the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.R. Crews, reside there...
Cameras effective in battling crime (08/17/05)
There is a growing debate in this country over the use of surveillance cameras in public locations to help law enforcement reduce crimes. The debate has grown in recent months as larger metropolitan areas install cameras to monitor terrorist activities...
Your view: Greed in churches (08/17/05)
I remember approximately 75 years ago when a small group of "humble, God-fearing" believers who had just been converted, were under the ministry of a teenager preacher. This preacher, in the person of O.H. (Otis) Virgin, began what is now called the Bell City Assembly of God Church. The revival that converted so many of this group was held in a barn type, dirt floor building...
Speakout 8/17 (08/17/05)
I just heard about the Oran town meeting on TV. The new police chief is already being criticized. The young man who spoke complained that the chief was giving tickets for people not wearing a seatbelt. He said something to the effect of "My God this is Oran." He evidently doesn't know that Oran is in Missouri and Missouri has a law that you wear a seatbelt. How many deaths do we have to see before people quit being rebellious to our laws? If you don't like a law get it changed...