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Stories from Thursday, August 3, 2006

Sikeston man facing murder charge (08/03/06)
BENTON -- A Sikeston man will face first degree murder charges for the stabbing death of a former girlfriend who bore his child. During a preliminary hearing Wednesday in Scott County Associate Circuit Court, Division 5, Judge David C. Mann ordered James Cullum, 21, of 105 Fifth St. in Sikeston, bound over to appear before Judge David Dolan for an arraignment Aug. 10 at the circuit court level on first degree murder and armed criminal action charges...
Charleston man is guilty on two counts of murder (08/03/06)
CHARLESTON -- Andre Clark, 43, was found guilty on two counts of second degree murder and one count of first degree assault today. The decision was handed down from Judge Fred W. Copeland, circuit judge for New Madrid County's 34th judicial circuit. Copeland said he used the time since the trial ended on Tuesday "to reflect upon the evidence presented."...
FMG versus MDMC: Charges dismissed by federal judge (08/03/06)
SIKESTON -- Federal anti-trust and conspiracy charges brought by the Ferguson Medical Group against Missouri Delta Medical Center have been dismissed. U.S. District Court Judge Catherine D. Perry of Missouri's eastern district made her decision Wednesday on FMG's claims that the hospital violated the Sherman Antitrust Act passed in 1890 to address improper, predatory and harmful competitive practices...
Cowboy Up! Local arts festival is scheduled for Aug. 11-12 (08/03/06)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Depot is getting into the rodeo spirit asking local citizens and visitors to "Cowboy Up!" The Depot's 2006 Cowboy Up! Arts Festival will be from 1-6 p.m. Aug. 11 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Sikeston Depot and Legion Park...
All-stars win regional (08/03/06)
WAITE PARK, Minn. -- It wasn't quite as dominating as last year, but the Sikeston 11-year-old all-star team still left Minnesota as the Midwest Regional champions for the second straight year. Last year, as 10-year-olds, the team swept through the tournament without even allowing a run on their way to the Cal Ripken World Series...
Ted Armes (08/03/06)
SHREVEPORT, La. - Theodore Felix "Ted" Armes, 80, formerly of Vanduser, Mo., died at 6:50 a.m. Aug. 1, 2006, at his home. Born Jan. 18, 1926, in Bloomfield, Mo., to the late George Alva and Agnes Mary Atherton Armes, he had been an ordained minister, member and deacon at Vanduser Baptist Church. ...
Carey Hughes (08/03/06)
SIKESTON -- Carey Hughes, 78, formerly of Haywood City, died July 31, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 10, 1928, in Oran, son of the late Earnest and Cora Bell Johnson Hughes, he moved to East St. Louis, Ill., where he retired from Schually Steel. He was a member of the New Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church in Haywood City, where he also served on the usher board...
Sarah Hurt (08/03/06)
ADVANCE -- Sarah Nell Hurt, 77, formerly of East Prairie, died at 10 p.m. Aug. 2, 2006, in the St. Francis Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Richard Perryman (08/03/06)
BENTON -- Richard Lee Perryman, 70, died at 11:07 p.m. Aug. 1, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 17, 1935, in Nacona, Texas, son of the late Raymond Burk and Ireta Margarit Crawford Perryman, he had been a route salesman with Tom's and was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served in the Korean War. He belonged to the Eagles Club in Cape Girardeau and the Jackson Elks...
Betty Johnson (08/03/06)
ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- Betty Jean Johnson, 60, died July 3, 2006, in Orange Park following an extended illness. Born March 16, 1946, in Matthews, Mo., daughter of the late Sam Tim and Margaret Elizabeth Lewis, she was of the Catholic belief. She was employed by the Jacksonville Naval Base and had worked at the naval base in Cuba while her husband was stationed there in the service...
Maggie Skinner (08/03/06)
SIKESTON -- Maggie Skinner, 86, died at 5:43 p.m. July 30, 2006, at her home. Born Nov. 24, 1919, in Marlow, Tenn., daughter of the late Jess Anton and Frances Marion Jones Taylor, she was a cook for 60 years, working at Rustic Rock, War Drum and for Sikeston Public Schools. She had worked at the International Shoe Factory in Sikeston and attended Smith Avenue Church of God...
Rice Burns (08/03/06)
SIKESTON - Rice P. Burns Sr., 81, died at 3:25 p.m. Aug. 2, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 7, 1924, in Sawmill No. 3, Colbert County, Ala., to the late Berry Ellis and Sue Petree Burns, he was a 1942 graduate of Central High School in Memphis, Tenn. ...
Jeffery Womack (08/03/06)
BLOOMFIELD - Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted on Wednesday at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery under the direction of Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Parma for Jeffery Glenn Womack, 53, who died July 31, 2006, were: Raymond Dickerson, Vernon Johnson, Marty Bondurant, Scott Bondurant, Jim Evans, Bob Keathley, Oscar Sapp and Justin Williams...
Paul Eaves (08/03/06)
SIKESTON -- Paul Eaves, 87, died at 6 a.m. Aug. 3, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Joyce Knight (08/03/06)
SIKESTON -- Ivory Joyce Knight, 83, died Aug. 2, 2006, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Looking Back 8/3 (08/03/06)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Charles Beal moved this week to their home, 9 Benton Street, which they recently purchased. BENTON - County Collector Aubrey Michael apparently was the victor in his bid for Democratic renomination for his office in the Scott County primary Tuesday. His margin for the victory was narrow, however Michael led Harold Hahn by only 150 votes on the basis of complete but unofficial returns from the county's 30 precincts...
Speakout 8/3 (08/03/06)
My speakout is against a power company and I feel that they have forgotten their values on what customer service is really about. You know people forget about dates and they forget to pay and they have legitimate excuses why they don't pay their bill on the exact day and time they expect it. ...