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Stories from Friday, August 19, 2005

Two arrested for stealing farming items (08/19/05)
CHARLESTON -- Two Mississippi County men were arrested on charges of stealing farm-related items and officials say more arrests are expected. According to Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore, eight items stolen between 2003 and 2005 were recently recovered in Carter County. The estimated value of the recovered items, which were all stolen from Mississippi County residents, were valued in excess of $65,000...
Other legal actons taken in Missouri (08/19/05)
JEFFERSON CITY - Legal action taken elsewhere across the state as part of Attorney General Jay Nixon's Operation Grave Concerns included: Turner faces seven felony counts of unlawful merchandising practices for allegedly selling approximately $157,000 in pre-need funeral contracts as an agent for Missouri Funeral Trust Inc. and approximately $88,000 as an agent for National Prearranged Services Inc., two of the largest sellers of pre-need funeral contracts in Missouri...
Injunction filed in cemetery case (08/19/05)
BENTON - A consent preliminary injunction against Mike Graham and Associates was obtained in the Scott County Circuit Court Thursday by Attorney General Jay Nixon as part of Operation Grave Concerns. Mike Graham and Associates, a holding company based in Houston, Texas, that does business as Memorial Park Cemetery and Garden of Memories in Sikeston, Forest Hill Memorial Gardens in Morley, and Ozark Memorial Cemetery in Rolla, allegedly took money for dozens of grave markers that were never delivered and sold space in a mausoleum in Rolla that has yet to be constructed.. ...
Students enjoy their first day of first grade (08/19/05)
SIKESTON -- No tears were shed, but lots of hugs and kisses were given as parents said goodbye to their children in Elaine Sever's first grade class at Southeast Elementary Thursday morning. "She seemed glad for school to start," said Anthony Scheffer after dropping off his daughter, Melinda...
Fuel crisis is forcing changes (08/19/05)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County commissioners are requesting a meeting with the sheriff to discuss the county's fuel crisis. "They're down to $2,500," Presiding Commissioner Jim Blumenberg said of the sheriff's fuel budget during Thursday's regular County Commission meeting...
Youth ready to shine at rodeo (08/19/05)
SIKESTON - This weekend is the time to shine for young rodeo contestants. The Scott County 4-H Rodeo Club is sponsoring their annual rodeo Saturday at the Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo grounds. Contestants ages 8 through 18 from eight counties will participate, competing in barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying, calf touching, calf roping, breakaway roping, calf riding, steer riding and bull riding...
Bulldogs to showcase team in annual intrasquad scrimmage (08/19/05)
SIKESTON - The Annual Red and Black Scrimmage will be held tonight at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium starting at 6:30. The "soap game," as it is formerly called, gives fans a chance to see the team in their uniforms and under the lights for the first time...
Charles Menees (08/19/05)
SIKESTON - Charles B. Menees, 75, previously of Morehouse, died Aug. 18, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Marvin Minner (08/19/05)
CHICAGO -- Marvin Minner, formerly of New Madrid, Mo., died Aug. 14, 2005, in New Madrid. Visitation is from 11 a.m. Saturday until time for services at 1 p.m. at Richards Funeral Home Inc. in New Madrid. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery...
Jay Sampietro (08/19/05)
ROGERSVILLE - Cpl. John Anthony "Jay" Sampietro Jr., 36, died Aug. 17, 2005, in Springfield. Born June 26, 1969, in Memphis, Tenn., to John Anthony Sampietro Sr. of Sikeston and the late Judy Sparks Sampietro Tumblson, he was a corporal for Troop D of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, serving in the Webster County office since 2003. A member of the 64th Recruit Class of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, he received his associate's degree in law enforcement from Mineral Area College...
Martha Hood (08/19/05)
SIKESTON - Martha Jane Hood, 75, died Aug. 18, 2005, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Bettie Pansky (08/19/05)
SIKESTON - Bettie Cecilia Pansky, 79, died Aug. 18, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 7, 1925, in St. Louis, daughter of the late Dr. Edward E and Gertrude Cullen, she graduated from DePaul Hospital School of Nursing in St. Louis in 1946 and had worked at Frisco Hospital and DePaul Hospital before retiring...
Births (Published 8/19) (08/19/05)
CHARLESTON - Nathaniel and Rebecca Ault are the parents of their second child, second son, born at 12:16 p.m. July 9, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Nathaniel Rushing Ault weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and 20.5 inches long. Mrs. Ault, employed by Merck and Co. Inc., is the daughter of Doug and Anne Walton of Sikeston...
Looking Back 8/19 (08/19/05)
SIKESTON - During the past week several changes were made in real estate. Dr. H.M. Kendig has sold his residence to Hunter Albritton. It is understood that Kendig and his family will retain their residence here for a year, at which time they expect to seek a new location in Arizona. John Albritton has sold his residence to L.A. Harris. Albritton has purchased the Ray Simpson home on Moore Street...
Your view: Checking view (08/19/05)
To: The owners of cemetery plots at the Garden of Memories and Memorial Park Cemeteries, Sikeston. Surveying charges for opening and closing a grave at the above named cemeteries owned by Mr. Mike Graham and Associates of Houston, Texas, and comparing them to surrounding cemeteries yield some interesting results...
Speakout 8/19 (08/19/05)
To all the speeders on Highway H here in Blodgett. Your tag numbers are being taken down and reported to the highway patrol. I would advise you to watch your speed as you are coming through this little old town. To the family of Dean Hasty wishes to express their appreciation to the Vanduser Church of God people for the benefit meal they had for him. ...