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Stories from Friday, May 5, 2006

Grand jury to look at missing funds (05/05/06)
CHARLESTON -- The Mississippi County prosecutor will get his grand jury. During the regular County Commission meeting Thursday, county officials distributed to the press copies of an order from Special Judge Paul McGhee which calls for a grand jury to be convened "to investigate and return indictments for crimes including an investigation of the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department and Detention Center."...
Bank fees rising, local bankers say not necessarily so (05/05/06)
SIKESTON -- A national study of bank fees says the cost of overdrawing your checking account has gone up again, but some local bankers say that's not necessarily the area's trend. Robin Hough of First State Bank in Sikeston said the institution hasn't increased its fees in two or three years. The current fee for bounced checks by First State customers is $20 per check, and the fee is $1.50 for its customers who use a foreign automated teller machines -- machines not owned by the bank...
Storm cleanup begins (05/05/06)
Mickey Williams cuts a limb off of a tree that fell due to high winds Thursday afternoon. Williams was helping his son, Jeff, remove the tree from his home on Shady Lane.
Disaster recovery center is now open (05/05/06)
SIKESTON - The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency and the State of Missouri Emergency Management Agency have opened a mobile Disaster Recovery Center in Sikeston. In an effort to speed assistance to Missouri residents affected by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from March 8 through March 13 the mobile Disaster Recovery Center opened today in the lobby of the Family Life Center of the First United Methodist Church...
Kennett trounces Chaffee (05/05/06)
CHAFFEE -- The Chaffee Red Devils remained winless in the SEMO Conference, falling 18-4 to the visiting Kennett Indians on Thursday. The five-inning run-rule loss buried the Red Devils, 8-12 overall, deeper in the conference basement at 0-9. "We're not going to make any excuses," said Chaffee coach Brian Horrell. ...
Oran slips by Kelly; Bluejays rout Hayti (05/05/06)
ORAN - The Oran Eagles baseball team used a big sixth inning to get past the visiting Kelly Hawks on Thursday, 8-5. With the contest tied 4-4 heading into the bottom of the sixth, Oran plated four runs in the inning to put away the Hawks. Tyler Beardslee had the big offensive day for the Eagles, going 2-for-3 with a home run and 3 RBIs. Austin Dumey also had two hits for the Eagles and picked up the win on the mound for the Eagles. Chase Seyer was second on the club with 2 RBIs for Oran...
Richland coach Jennewein resigns after one season (05/05/06)
ESSEX - After confirming that he intended to stay at Richland High School for another season a month ago, varsity boys basketball head coach Jeff Jennewein has decided to resign his position to take another head coaching position. Jennewein confirmed to the Standard Democrat late Thursday night, that he has accepted the boys head coaching position at a high school in Vienna, Mo...
Frances Drake (05/05/06)
CANALOU -- Mary Frances Drake, 87, died May 4, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Tentative plans are for visitation Monday evening and a funeral Tuesday morning at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Helen Turner (05/05/06)
SIKESTON -- Helen Turner, 89, died May 3, 2006, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born June 18, 1916, in Kenmare, N.D., daughter of the late Christian and Anna Holt Anderson, she was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief. Her husband, Noal Turner, preceded her in death in 1979...
James Cossiboom (05/05/06)
SCOTT CITY -- James "Boomer" Cossiboom, 48, died at 5:52 p.m. May 2, 2006, at Methodist Germantown Hospital in Germantown, Tenn. Born Sept. 24, 1957, in Cape Girardeau, son of Bessie Arleen Huffman Tipsword of Scott City and the late Henry Alonzo Cossiboom, he worked as an engineer for Burlington-Northern Santa Fe Railway Co. in Chaffee for 13 years...
Linda Turner (05/05/06)
CHICAGO - Linda Joyce Pullen Turner, 48, died April 27, 2006. She was the daughter of Arne and Bernice Pullen. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Green Memorial Church of God in Christ at Sikeston. Arne Pullen Sr. will officiate...
Phyllis Throgmorton (05/05/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services held today at Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston for Phyllis Joyner Throgmorton, 88, who died on May 1, 2006, were: Bob Joyner, Paul Lindlau, Joseph O'Neil, Austin O'Neil, Brian Francis Hegney, Brian Joseph Hegney and Harry Garwood Sharp III...
Nancy Jackson (05/05/06)
DEXTER - Nancy Jackson, 91, died May 4, 2006, at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born March 28, 1915, in Doniphan, daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Mayberry Bates, she had lived in Southeast Missouri and Dexter for many years. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief...
Makayla Wheatley (05/05/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Makayla Nicole Wheatley, 4 months, died May 4, 2006, at her home. Born Dec. 18, 2005, at Sikeston, she was the daughter of Bobby Don Wheatley and Jessica Lynn Edwards of East Prairie. In addition to her parents, survivors include: one sister, Alexandra Edwards of the home: four brothers, Andrew Edwards of Benton, Zachery Edwards, Brendon Revelle and Evan Wheatley, all of the home; paternal grandparents, Bobby and Linda Wheatley of East Prairie; paternal great-grandparents, Virginia Galemore and Arthur Wheatley of East Prairie; maternal grandparents, Sherry Smith of East Prairie and Steve Edwards of Jones, Okla., maternal great-grandmother, Katherine Edwards of East Prairie; and maternal stepgrandfather, Alvin Smith of East Prairie; and many uncles, aunts and cousins.. ...
Births (Published 5/5) (05/05/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Christina Jones and Matthew Cline are the parents of their third child, third daughter, born at 7:29 a.m. March 30, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Kaylee Mae Cline weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 20 inches long...
Looking back 5/5 (05/05/06)
SIKESTON - Recent rains of the last week have caused serious damage to the cotton crop of the area. From 40-75 percent of it will have to be replanted in Scott County, according to a survey made by Joe Caldwell over the past weekend. CHARLESTON - A request from the East Prairie R-2 Board of Education for a board of arbitration on its boundary dispute with the Charleston R-1 District is pending before the State Board of Education in Jefferson City...
Your view: Join Race for a Cure (05/05/06)
I want to invite my fellow Missourians to join with me in the fight against breast cancer. Last year I ran in the 2005 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in St. Louis. It was a beautiful day and I enjoyed the exercise and felt good about doing just a little bit to help a worthy cause...
Speakout 5/5 (05/05/06)
An ACLU lawyer says West Virginia Bridgeport High School must remove a picture representing Jesus Christ that's hung at the school for 40 years. The lawyer has set a familiar trap. The Superintendent steps into the trap when he says he will provide a wall where he will place pictures of other's chosen historical heroes in a special display along with this painting of the head of Jesus, from an artists's own imagination. That would require a "panel of men/...