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Stories from Friday, April 28, 2006

Corrections officer charged (04/28/06)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- Charges were formally filed Thursday against a Pemiscot County corrections officer for sexually abusing an inmate. Jeremy Lee Hood, 22, of Caruthersville was charged with two counts of sexual contact with an inmate, class D felony...
New position is established (04/28/06)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County is establishing a new position to enforce its new public nuisance ordinance. Mississippi County commissioners met with Sheriff Keith Moore, Chief Deputy Charlie Marcum and Bob Whitehead, jail administrator, during their regular meeting Thursday to discuss enforcement for the county ordinance which addresses trash, junk, junk cars, and overgrown lots in the county's rural areas...
Woman organizes local Binky Patrol (04/28/06)
SIKESTON -- A year after she had learned how to sew, Christina McWaters decided she was going to make one blanket and donate it to a worthy cause. But when the 31-year-old Sikeston mother found Binky Patrol, an organization that makes blankets for children, she decided to start a local chapter...
Man charged with robbery in Benton (04/28/06)
BENTON -- A Benton man charged with the Wednesday robbery at Express Fuel in Benton will be arraigned before Associate Circuit Court Judge David C. Mann on Tuesday. Robert L. Bom, 44, of Benton, was charged Thursday with first degree robbery, class A felony, in a warrant issued by Mann, according to Scott County Sheriff's Department...
Father is arrested for shooting his son (04/28/06)
PORTAGEVILLE -- A Portageville man is in jail for shooting his son early today. Portageville Police Chief Ronnie Adams said the incident happened at 2:52 a.m. on West 11th St. in Portageville. Names of both the victim and suspect are being withheld pending notification to all family members, but Adams said the father and son were involved in an argument when the father shot his son in the head...
Rodeo shirt (04/28/06)
Missy Marshall, executive director of the Sikeston Chamber of Commerce, displays the pink shirt that the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo will sell during the rodeo Thursday during the SACC monthly luncheon. The shirt, which only will be sold on the Thursday of the rodeo, will benefit the American Cancer Society...
Rash of thefts leads to reward offer (04/28/06)
SIKESTON - Sikeston Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden announced a $1,000 crime stopper award for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of persons or individuals responsible for the reoccurring stealing and burglary offenses in the area of North Kingshighway...
Murder trial for area man is continued (04/28/06)
CHARLESTON -- The murder trial for Brandon C. Johnson has been delayed, probably until next year. Johnson, 23, of Charleston, is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action for the shooting death of Jemorrio A. Betts on May 9, 2004, at Mr. C's Night Club near Morley...
SHS holds off Kelly (04/28/06)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs advanced to the second round of the SEMO Conference Baseball Tournament on Thursday afternoon with a 5-4 victory against Kelly at VFW Stadium. Sikeston (10-9), seeded seventh, will take on No. 2 seed New Madrid County Central today at 4 p.m. in New Madrid. Tenth-seeded Kelly will play the loser of the Dexter-Kennett game on Saturday at noon at the Cape Central J.V. field...
Ollie C. Amick (04/28/06)
SCOTT CITY - Olliver Charles Amick, 86, died April 27, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. Sunday, with a Masonic Service at 7 p.m. at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City, where funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday...
Debbie Reynolds (04/28/06)
PUXICO -- Pallbearers for the services conducted at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel today for Debbie Stewart Reynolds who died on April 24, 2006, were: Brian Guffy, Anthony Quartararo, Mike Ellebracht, Mike McClain, Mike Harty and Danny Hodge.
Sonny Copeland (04/28/06)
SIKESTON -- Earl B. "Sonny" Copeland, 84, died April 27, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Monday.
Velva Robisky (04/28/06)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted on Thursday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Velva Robisky, who died on April 22, 2006, were: Charlie Smith, Barry Reynolds, Ted Overall, Charles Gibson, James Netherland and Glyn Jarrell...
Dink Allen (04/28/06)
NEW MADRID -- Mara Jack "Dink" Allen, 55, died April 24, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 31, 1950, in Sikeston, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Pauline Kolwyck Allen. One sister, Betty Claire Allen, also preceded her in death...
Rita Caldwell (04/28/06)
PUXICO -- Rita Caldwell, 88, died April 27, 2006, at Puxico Nursing Center. Born Oct. 21, 1917, near Arab, daughter of the late William Edgar and Rachel Aretta Williams Watson, she was a homemaker and baby sitter in her home. She attended the Egypt Church near Puxico...
Eveline McVey (04/28/06)
PATTERSON - Eveline McVey, 71, formerly of Sikeston, died April 26, 2006, at her home. Born Sept. 8, 1934, in Vienna, Austria, she had lived the past five years in Patterson. She was a retired sales clerk and a member of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sikeston...
Michael Foulk (04/28/06)
DELTA -- Michael Scott Foulk, 24, died April 27, 2006, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Home in Chaffee.
Willie Deason (04/28/06)
BLODGETT - Willie Lee "Bill" Deason, 88, died April 27, 2006, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born July 7, 1917, in Dyersburg, Tenn., daughter of the late Robert Adam and Cora Frances Knox McDaniel, she was a member of Morley Church of Christ...
Births (Published 4/28) (04/28/06)
CHARLESTON - Kevin and Bethany Green are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 10:07 a.m. March 24, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Emma Leanne Green weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Beverly Phillips of Benton and Jerry and Reba Phillips of Little Rock, Ark...
Looking back 4/28 (04/28/06)
SIKESTON - A truck with 12 head of cattle overturned in front of the Dr. Handy Smith home at 188 Tanner St. Saturday. All 12 of the cattle escaped, but all were finally rounded up. SIKESTON - Hermie the friendly snake is out of his usual habitat, South America, as he is in the classroom of the high school biology department. Hermie measures six feet long. The huge baby snake was shipped to the biology department from Miami, Fla...
Your view: Unfair article (04/28/06)
I'm writing in regard to the Business Scene, Sunday, Easter April 16, article. Prime time. Everyone was home from out of town to read it. The businesses in Sikeston and surrounding area, who actually run 365 days a year businesses, should have felt a hit. ...
Speakout 4/28 (04/28/06)
The truth about the ACLU: The Liberals depend on the ACLU to legally advance their agenda and dismantle the original frame work of American culture. Sound like an ignorant, hate-filled statement? Well consider these facts. Here are some issues the ACLU supports: Legalization of homosexual marriage. ...