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Stories from Thursday, October 12, 2006

Former teacher pleads guilty to sodomy charges (10/12/06)
POPLAR BLUFF - A former Middle School teacher has entered guilty pleas to four counts of statutory sodomy. Susan Sharp, formerly of New Madrid, entered the pleas Wednesday in Butler County Circuit Court before Judge William Seay. Sentencing for Sharp is set for 3 p.m. Dec. 19...
Two accused of murder have hearing rescheduled (10/12/06)
NEW MADRID - A preliminary hearing for two men accused in the robbery and murder of a New Madrid man will be rescheduled. A hearing was to be conducted today in Division II of New Madrid County Circuit Court for Bobby Mays and Cornelius Sutton, who are charged with first degree murder, first degree robbery and armed criminal action in the Aug. 17 murder of Charles "Charlie" Toler...
Indictments handed down (10/12/06)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County's grand jury handed down indictments resulting in 11 arrests so far including the arrest of a former county jail administrator. Members of the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department and the Charleston Department of Public Safety met at 5 a.m. Tuesday at the Sheriff's Office to begin a roundup for indictment warrants, according to Sheriff Keith Moore...
Portageville man pleads guilty in federal court (10/12/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A Portageville man has pled guilty on federal charges of unlawful possession of a firearm. Richard Rowe, 34, entered a plea of guilty to one felony count of being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm in an appearance Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Henry E. Autrey. Due to Mr. Rowe's prior felony convictions, he is prohibited by law from possessing firearms...
Three to appear in court on felony stealing charges (10/12/06)
CARUTHERSVILLE - Three Dunklin County men are expected to appear in court today on charges of felony stealing. Charged are David Holified, 22, Mike Summers, 29 and Darryl Kuehl, 41, all of Campbell. While investigating the theft of quick hitches from farm implements that have been left in the fields, Pemiscot County deputies along with Dunklin County deputies, were following up on leads in the Peach Orchard area when they observed a van sitting in the middle of a field that appeared to be loaded down with metal irrigation pipe. ...
City celebrates 25 years of Sikeston power plant (10/12/06)
SIKESTON -- After 25 years of operation, Sikeston's power plant remains an asset to be proud of. Past and current officials from the Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities, the city of Sikeston and other community leaders gathered at the Sikeston Power Plant Wednesday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the plant's operation...
Bulldogs looking to pick up win before district (10/12/06)
KENNETT -- With district football right around the corner, the Sikeston Bulldogs will try to head into next week on a positive note as they visit the Kennett Indians on Friday night at 7 p.m. The Bulldogs (0-6) and the Indians (1-4) have been on similar paths this season with both teams struggling to post victories...
Kelly trumps Royals (10/12/06)
BENTON - The Kelly Lady Hawks softball team advanced to the quarterfinals of the Class 2 state tournament with an 11-0 five-inning shutout over the visiting Twin Rivers Lady Royals on Wednesday afternoon. Kalie Hughes was dominant both on the mound and at the plate for the Lady Hawks. Hughes picked up the one-hit complete game victory with seven strike outs and only one walk...
E.P., Portageville to meet for 68th time (10/12/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - The East Prairie Eagles and the Portageville Bulldogs will meet for the 68th time on the gridiron Friday night in a SEMO South Conference matchup at 7 p.m. in East Prairie. Portageville has an overall lead in the series matchup that began back in 1926 with a 14-0 Bulldog home victory over the Eagles. The Bulldogs lead the series 46-19-3, but East Prairie has gotten the better of the games recently, riding a 3-game winning streak heading into Friday's game...
Sikeston soccer posts fourth straight victory (10/12/06)
HILLSBORO -- The Sikeston soccer team posted its fourth straight victory with a 1-0 shutout of Hillsboro on the road on Wednesday. Sikeston out-shot Hillsboro 15-9 in the contest. Sikeston's Timmy Hart scored the Bulldogs' lone goal on a penalty kick at the 7:00 mark...
Christopher Slavings (10/12/06)
ORAN -- Christopher Ryan Slavings, 23, formerly of Hayti, died Oct. 8, 2006, in Oran. Born July 7, 1983, in Hayti, son of Michael James Slavings Sr. of Hayti and Deborah Ann Ward DePung of Farmington, he was a welder and a member of the Significant Grace Apostolic Grace Church in Sikeston...
James Tate (10/12/06)
ORAN - James Joseph Tate, 89, died at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 3, 1917, at the home on Bement Hill in Bement, son of the late Joseph and Lydia Ward Tate, he was a farmer for most of his adult life. He also owned Joe's Carpet Service, from which he retired. For more than 50 years he was a member of the Oran First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in France and Germany...
Flo Adkins (10/12/06)
SOMONAUK, Ill. -- Flo Adkins, 95, formerly of LaForge, Mo., died Oct. 7, 2006, in Somonauk. Born Oct. 3, 1911, in Harmony, Ark., she was the daughter of the late John A. and Lura Porter Adkins. Survivors include: one brother, John A. Adkins Jr. of Merced, Calif. and her sister-in-law and caretaker, Doris Adkins of Somonauk, of the home...
Shirley Kirkland (10/12/06)
DEXTER - Shirley Kirkland, 73, died Oct. 11, 2006, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston. Born July 22, 1933, in Morehouse, daughter of the late Herbert and Zora Jeeter Brown, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter...
Ellen Tucker (10/12/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Martha Ellen Thompson Tucker, 77, died Oct. 7, 2006, at the home of Alec and Sarah Poff in Blue Springs. Born Sept. 2, 1929, in Big Sandy, Tenn., to William Mack McNary and Effie Mac Aikins Thompson, she was graduated from Union University in 1954, and taught school 38 years including 35 years in the East Prairie School Systems. ...
Births (Published10-12) (10/12/06)
MATTHEWS - Kerri Jones is the parent of her first child, a son, born at 10:14 p.m. Sept. 5, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center's Family BirthPlace in Cape Girardeau. Levi Thomas Lane Jones weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 21.25 inches long. Grandparents are Thomas and Janie Jones of Matthews...
Looking Back 10/12 (10/12/06)
SIKESTON - At the Malone Theater today, "Searching Wind" with Robert Young and Anne Baxter. At the Rex, "Abbott and Costello in Hollywood." SIKESTON - The Sikeston Volunteer Fire Department received two calls within a half hour late this morning. A farm house in McMullin was burned to the ground and a house on Felker Street was completely gutted...
Sometimes the real victim is our society (10/12/06)
Gosh how we love a victim in our society. We flock to the side of the victim and coddle and fawn over them. We give them attention and support because, well, they're a victim. Take the case of Twyana Davis. Poor Ms. Davis was raped at a party, got pregnant through this date rape and then abandoned her newborn in a trash bin. ...
Speakout 10/12 (10/12/06)
The topic in SpeakOut was God bless Harrison Street. Two things in that article contradict themselves. One thing says that I go back there from time to time. How would that person know what goes on on that street if they don't live on that street and just go back from time to time? If you had a personal problem with the person riding a lawnmower, that lawnmower is gonna go mow a yard and you know that. Judge not lest ye be judged. Hey, don't hide behind the Bible. Have a good day...