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Stories from Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Nine nabbed for disturbing peace (02/28/06)
BENTON -- Nine people are facing criminal charges following a weekend disturbance. According to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, the incident took place at Mr. C's Night Club on Highway 61 north of Sikeston, about 12:35 a.m. Sunday. Scott County Sgt. ...
DPS to conduct checkpoints (02/28/06)
SIKESTON - During the next several weeks the Sikeston Department of Public Safety will increase traffic enforcement areas in and around the city. This is in response to public interest, favorable weather conditions and increased traffic, authorities said...
Hot tamales! (02/28/06)
Sikeston Lions Club members Sharron Lathum, Dennis Ziegenhorn and Jerry Pullen organize supplies for today's Chili, Hot Tamales & Chili Dog Day at the Sikeston Elks Lodge. The Lions Club's 30th annual "Chili, Hot Tamales and Chili Dog Day" will start serving at 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Elks Lodge...
Fraud scheme by letter circulating (02/28/06)
BENTON -- At least one Scott County resident was contacted with a fraudulent scheme to gain confidential bank information. Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter explained the way the scheme works is a letter from Rockaway Processing of Montreal, Canada, arrives with a check for $2,700 made out to the victim to pay "insurance and processing fees" drawn on Citibank in Seattle, Wash. ...
Priest is removed over sex allegation (02/28/06)
SPRINGFIELD -- A priest who served the Sikeston parish until last fall was relieved of his duties this past weekend following an investigation of an allegation of sexual misconduct with a minor. Monsignor Stephen Schneider, who served as pastor of the St. ...
Sikeston man says he sold cocaine (02/28/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A Sikeston man pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to one count of distribution of cocaine base. Michael S. Sheron, 32, entered the plea, before U.S. District Judge Jean C. Hamilton. Sheron is scheduled to be sentenced May 22 and he could face up to 40 years imprisonment and a $2 million fine followed by four years on supervised probation...
Crime stats were 'normal' in 2005 (02/28/06)
SIKESTON -- Year-end reports for crime in Sikeston "show what a department can do when they're fully staffed, fully funded," according to Drew Juden, director of the Department of Public Safety. Juden said DPS having the support of the city council and community "makes a huge difference in what takes place in a community."...
Baseball fever (02/28/06)
Kevin Self, Sikeston Bulldog head baseball coach, hits a grounder to an infielder during the squad's first practice Monday afternoon at VFW Stadium. The Bulldog's first game will be at home March 21 against Notre Dame.
Sikeston takes on role as favorite (02/28/06)
PARK HILLS -- When the Sikeston Bulldogs meet the DeSoto Dragons tomorrow night at Mineral Area College in a Class 4 Sectional game, they won't be strangers to each other. The two teams played eight times from 1996-2003 before the series ended last season...
Bell City destroys Marquand; Delta nips Leopold (02/28/06)
OAK RIDGE -- Delta used a second-half comeback and a 3-pointer in the last second to pull off a mild upset of Leopold, winning 66-64 in the first round of the Class 1 District 2 boys basketball tournament Monday at Oak Ridge. Fourth-seeded Leopold led 32-23 at halftime, but No. 5 Delta (8-17) came out with a 30-18 advantage in the third quarter. Terrence Below drained a 3 with less than a second remaining to give the Bobcats the victory...
Risco, Scott Central advance (02/28/06)
GIDEON - The Risco Tigers basketball team advanced to the semifinals of the Class 1, District 1 Tournament on Monday night, with a 77-62 victory over the Southland Rebels at Gideon High School. After a lackadaisical first half, Risco awoke in the fourth quarter to get past the pesky Rebels. ...
NMCC loses thriller (02/28/06)
MALDEN -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles came up a bit short on the scoreboard, but, in the process, did retiring coaching legend Lennies McFerren proud in his swan song. The Malden Green Wave outlasted NMCC 77-74 in double overtime in an exciting Class 3, District 1 opening-round contest at Malden on Monday...
Emily Presley (02/28/06)
SIKESTON - Emily Lou Presley, 83, died at 11:20 p.m. Feb. 26, 2006, at her home. Born Sept. 26, 1923, at Clarkton, to the late Olsie and Cora Scarbrough Waltrip, she had owned and operated the Miner Fruit Market in Miner for 38 years before retiring in 1995. She was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Matthews...
Shelby Jones (02/28/06)
PARMA - Shelby Franklin Jones, 80, died Feb. 26, 2006, at his home. Born Aug. 1, 1925, in Parma, son of the late Taylor Gilbert and Lucy Bell Marcum Jones, he had worked many years in St. Louis before returning to Parma in 1987 and was a member of the Church of Christ. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and received the American Area Victory Medal, four Asiatic Pacific Stars, two Philippine Liberation Stars and a Unit Commendation...
Floyd Matthews (02/28/06)
SIKESTON - Floyd Alfred Matthews Jr., 58, died Feb. 27, 2006, at his home. Born Aug. 16, 1947, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Floyd A. and Mable Caruthers Matthews Sr., he was a member of the First Christian Church. He was a chief master sergeant in the United States Air Force, retiring in 1997, and then worked for Midway Wholesale Florist. He started his own karaoke business in 2002...
Helen Chittenden (02/28/06)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for the funeral services conducted Monday at Ponder Funeral Home for Helen Chittenden, 90, who died Feb. 25, 2006, were: Jim Chittenden, Rudy Chittenden, John Chittenden, Bruce Chittenden, Maurice McGill and Stan McGill.
Dorotha Jobe (02/28/06)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -Pallbearers for services held today in the Dempster Chapel at the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston for Dorotha Jobe, 97, who died Feb. 25, 2006, were: Josh Bill, Harry Sharp, Dwayne Lorenz, Kenneth Williams, Gordon Smith and Scott Kiesling...
Calvin Thornton (02/28/06)
MALDEN -- Calvin Gene Thornton, 62, died Feb. 24, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 15, 1943, in Essex, he was the son of the late McKinley and Julia Williams Thornton. Survivors include: three sons, Earnest Martin of Detroit, Lamario Purdy of Milwaukee and Michael Gorden of Elkhart, Ind.; three daughters, Pamela Mathis and Tina Thornton of Milwaukee and Shelly Gorden of Malden; six brothers, Bob Ayers of Poplar Bluff, Clarence Ayers and Bobby Thornton of Malden, Jake Ayers of Miami, Perry Thornton of Essex and Jessie Thornton of Sikeston; two sisters, Betty Harris of Elkhart, Ind., and Mary Underwood of Malden; 21 grandchildren and a special friend, Elaine Gorden of Malden.. ...
Helen Ramsey (02/28/06)
SIKESTON - Helen L. Ramsey, 94, died at 5 a.m. Feb. 28, 2006, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Blanchard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Edith Dumay (02/28/06)
HARRISONVILLE - Edith Frey Dumay, 91, formerly of Sikeston, died Feb. 26, 2006, at Crown Care Center in Harrisonville. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Dorothy Jackson (02/28/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Dorothy Evelyn Jackson, 88, died at 12:35 a.m. Feb. 28, 2006, at the Charleston Manor. Born Oct. 14, 1917, in Fulton County, Ky., to the late Thurman and Hallie Poley Craddock, she had lived in Mississippi County most of her life. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Charleston...
Duane Eastman (02/28/06)
CHARLESTON - Duane Guy Eastman, 70, died at 11:15 a.m. Feb. 27, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 24, 1935, in Marion, Ill., to the late Donald G. and Emma LaBotte Eastman, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County and owned Eastman's Decorating and Framing in Sikeston. ...
Births (Published 2/28) (02/28/06)
WYATT - Sharonda Lane and Michael Smith are the parents of their third child, second daughter, born at 12:03 a.m. Oct. 30, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. MiKyra Rae Smith weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Carrine White and Lommie Lane Jr...
Looking Back 2/28 (02/28/06)
SIKESTON - Work will start next Monday on the new 12,000-foot water line that will serve both Chaney and Matthews additions. SIKESTON - The Southwest Chapter of the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers, at the Holiday Inn Saturday night, recognized two engineering feats by Missouri firms. The program was in charge of the R.B. Potashnick Construction Co. in Cape Girardeau, with Don Statler, a member of the Cape Girardeau firm, announcing the two Missouri awards...
Stem cell debate is not a ballot issue (02/28/06)
You have Missourians Against Human Cloning on one side and the Coalition for Lifesaving Cures on the other. If things go according to plan, Missouri voters will decide which side is right come November. What troubles me is that none of us really has much of a clue on the topic of stem cell research. But we're going to be asked to decide the highly controversial issue in November...
Speakout 2/28 (02/28/06)
I was kind of wondering about these trains that are going through Sikeston late at night about 50 or 60 miles an hour. What happens if one of them derails? Now they're hauling chlorine and nuclear waste. In some towns they've derailed and they've had to evacuate the towns. ...