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Stories from Thursday, August 24, 2006

Hearing set for Sikeston man charged with murder (08/24/06)
BENTON -- A preliminary hearing is set for the Sikeston man charged with the shooting death of a Sikeston woman. Robert Eugene Madison was arraigned in Associate Circuit Court Division 5 by Judge David Mann Wednesday on second degree felony murder, armed criminal action, first degree assault and first degree burglary charges for the shooting death of Shekiah Mitchell Robinson. Also shot during the incident was her husband, Marcus Robinson, who survived with minor injuries...
Harvest time (08/24/06)
A farmer shells corn in a field located in Mississippi County. Farmers all across the Bootheel are beginning to shell corn as harvest season approaches.
Two warrants are issued in death of New Madrid man (08/24/06)
NEW MADRID - Warrants were issued Wednesday afternoon for the arrests of two persons for the murder of a New Madrid man. The men, whose names were not released by law enforcement officials by press time Thursday, are reported to be residents of New Madrid. Formal charges of first degree murder are expected to be filed against the two, according to New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens...
Charleston police chief resigns (08/24/06)
CHARLESTON -- The city of Charleston is looking for a new police chief. Paul A. Johnson, director of the Charleston Department of Public Safety, turned in his written resignation Tuesday, according to City Manager Dave Brewer. "It's effective Oct. 8," Brewer said. "We're just going to start the process of looking for a new chief."...
School board member resigns (08/24/06)
SIKESTON -- After weighing his options, Eric Kesler decided Wednesday to step down from his position on the Scott County Central school board. Kesler said his written resignation, which was effective immediately, came out of concern the issue of his residency was creating too much of a distraction for the district, its teachers and students...
Jamboree Friday (08/24/06)
Sikeston junior varsity quarterback Charlie Bohannon (11) prepares to throw as Andy Vanover (72) applies pressure during Aug. 16's annual Red and Black Scrimmage. The Bulldogs will participate in a preseason jamboree scrimmage at Perryville High School with New Madrid County Central and East Prairie on Friday at 6 p.m. The Bulldogs will open the regular season on Sept. 1 when they host Caruthersville at 7 p.m...
John Ward (08/24/06)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for funeral held Wednesday at Ponder Funeral Home for John Ward, 70, who died Aug. 19, 2006, were: Dan Jennings, Tom Jennings, Justin Landers, David Towe, Joe Towe and Steve Bryant.
Mary Gunter (08/24/06)
MORLEY -- Mary Rozila Gunter, 86, died at 10:35 a.m. Aug. 23, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 12, 1920, at Winona, daughter of the late James Longstreet and Mary Ellen Melvina Price Lindsey, she had worked as a nutrition education assistant for the University of Missouri Extension Service...
Russell Joseph (08/24/06)
DEXTER -- Everett Russell Joseph, 84, died Aug. 22, 2006, in the Cypress Point Health Care at Dexter. Born Feb. 13, 1922, in Stoddard County, son of the late Edgar and Lula Allstun Joseph, he was a retired farmer, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving in World War II and a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter...
Marilyn Collins (08/24/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Marilyn Joyce Collins, 65, died at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22, 2006, in the Missouri Delta Medical Center at Sikeston. Born Nov. 25, 1940, in Mississippi County, to Mildred V. Hanor Adkisson of East Prairie and the late Forrest Adkisson, she lived her entire life in East Prairie...
Sandy Shaw (08/24/06)
MALDEN -- Sandra Jean Shaw, 68, died Aug. 21, 2006, at her home. Born Jan. 9, 1938, at Parma, daughter of the late Robert Gray and Violet Gaither Gray Elder, she had worked as a legal secretary for Dempster Law Firm in Sikeston until her retirement and attended the First Southern Baptist Church in Malden...
Births (Published 8/24) (08/24/06)
DEXTER - Chad Azbill and Velvet Woods are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 7:53 a.m. July 10, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Landon Reed Azbill weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 18.75 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Larry and Mary Woods of Corning, Ark., and Jean Blankenship of Piggott, Ark. Great-grandparent is Maudie Cook of Lafe, Ark...
Looking Back 8/24 (08/24/06)
SIKESTON - Billy Walker, Sikeston businessman, announced Saturday the purchase of the Homestead Hotel on Highway 60 from J.F. Cox Sr., who has owned the property for a number of years. The price was $42,000. CHARLESTON - A.J. Drinkwater was named Charleston's Man of the Year Thursday night at a banquet sponsored by the Lions Club. ...
Political awareness is sadly lacking (08/24/06)
The Zogby pollsters are at it again. The national polling firm is a highly respected operation that polls Americans on everything from pop culture to politics. More often than not, they're pretty accurate. So Zogby last week released a new poll that I believe they felt was a source of humor. I found it an extremely sad commentary on just how disengaged the American public actually is...
Your view: Time to resign (08/24/06)
To the citizens of Scott County School District: I would like to take this opportunity to thank the community, the school board, the teachers and all the students for your support since I became a school board member in April 2006. Due to the controversy over my residency, I am resigning from the school board effective immediately. I don't want to distract from the school business any longer because the administration and teachers need to be focused 100 percent on the students...
Speakout 8/24 (08/24/06)
I agree with the person about the boy being made fun of and everything and it's not funny. As a child I went to Morehouse school. My sister, my brother and I were held on the bus by this family that lived out in the country. He wouldn't let us off the bus and the bus driver just sat there and took the whole thing in and wouldn't do anything and laughed. ...