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Stories from Tuesday, January 30, 2007

State cuts child abuse program's grant funds (01/30/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Due to a lack of funding, Southeast Missouri will lose its only in-school program targeting physical and sexual child abuse. However, an effort is under way for a grass-roots funding. The Southeast Missouri Network Against Sexual Violence's Green Bear program for school children from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade is age-specific and was developed solely to help protect children from physical and sexual abuse and to teach them what to do if they have been abused...
Stolen tool case solved (01/30/07)
BENTON -- A case involving stolen tools and materials from the Kelly High School construction site in Benton was solved with the arrest and confession of an East Prairie man. Beachie Todd Johnston, 37, of East Prairie was charged with felony stealing in the theft from the Kelly site, according to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter...
'Wizard of Oz' (01/30/07)
Dennis Bohannon, director of the Sikeston Little Threatre's production of "The Wizard of Oz," wraps Tetra Pak rolls with colored plastic wrap Monday afternoon at the Albritton-Mayer Cultural Center. The rolls will be used as part of the Munchkin Land set. Opening night for the play will be Feb. 22. Sets were designed by John and Teresa Fisk...
Robberies are investigated (01/30/07)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Department of Public Safety is investigating two unrelated robberies which occurred Friday. The first was an armed robbery which was reported at about 3:14 a.m. at Jay's Taxi, 111 North Kingshighway. According to the report, a black male wearing a brown coat with a hood entered the office armed with knife and asked the dispatcher for money...
SHS girls fall at buzzer (01/30/07)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs dropped a tight game at home on Monday evening as they fell to Twin Rivers 37-34 at the Field House. Sikeston's Latoya Gipson attempted a potential game-tying 3-pointer in the waning seconds, but the shot fell short as the buzzer sounded...
Oran uses big first quarter to put away Chaffee (01/30/07)
CHAFFEE -- The Oran Lady Eagles rode a near-perfect first quarter to a 49-38 victory over the Chaffee Red Devils in a Scott-Mississippi Conference game on Monday. Oran (8-8, 1-2 in conference) forced six turnovers and shot a high percentage on the way to a 19-3 first-quarter lead...
Bravettes trip up NMCC (01/30/07)
NEW MADRID - The Scott County Central Bravettes basketball team picked up a road win on Monday night over the New Madrid County Central Lady Eagles, 70-62. The Bravettes jumped out to a 8-0 lead to start the first quarter. NMCC had issues trying to break the full-court pressure of Scott Central in the quarter. The Lady Eagles didn't score until four minutes had elapsed in the first...
Lemuel Yarber Sr. (01/30/07)
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. -- Lemuel Kyle Yarber Sr., 47, died Jan. 25, 2007, at his home. Born July 19, 1959, at Sikeston, Mo., son of the late Sam Harp and Arabelle Davis, he graduated from Rogers Senior High and was employed with Sound Technologies. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Taylor Yarber...
Allen Copeland (01/30/07)
DEXTER -- Alton "Allen" Copeland, 58, died Jan. 29, 2007, at his home. Born Aug. 6, 1948, at Harrison, Ark., son of the late John S. and Vesta Mills Copeland, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a former employee of Kinder Excavating in Dexter. On Jan. 16, 1971, at Dexter, he married Jonnie Sue Cravens who survives of the home...
Steven Harmon (01/30/07)
SHARON, Miss. -- Steven Albert Harmon, 51, died Jan. 26, 2007. Born Sept. 22, 1955, son of Fred and Thelma Harmon of Portageville, he was a food service broker with Harvest Select Catfish-Mitchell of Mississippi. Survivors include: his wife, Lisa Harmon; one stepson, Grant Hall of Sharon; one brother and sister-in-law, Stan and Joan Harmon of Aiken, S.C.; father and mother-in-law, Glenn and Sylvia Mitchell of Brandon; one nephew, Brand Harmon; one niece, Sara Harmon; and family and friends, Rita and Curtis Royster.. ...
Charlotte Dunn (01/30/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Charlotte Elizabeth Bertrand Dunn left this Earth surrounded by her family on Jan. 29, 2007, at Ratliff Care Center. Born Dec. 24, 1927, to the late Frank Bertrand and Zetta Essner Bertrand of Cape Girardeau, she was an avid supporter of the Old Town Cape Merchant's Scholarship Garden and her charity work included making and contributing baby and comfort blankets to the Pediatrics Ward of Southeast Missouri Hospital. ...
Lena Uptain (01/30/07)
EAST MOLINE, Ill. - Lena Amy Uptain, 85, died Jan. 28, 2007, at Rosewood Care Center in Moline. Born March 12, 1921, in Lamar, Ark., to the late Alvin Eric and Ann Lee Goforth Wilkins, she was a school cook for three years and a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Coal Valley...
Ruby Tope (01/30/07)
LILBOURN - Ruby Tope, 87, died Jan. 29, 2007, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Lilbourn.
Lillian Whitehead (01/30/07)
POWE -- Lillian Mae Whitehead, 75, died Jan. 28, 2007, at Golden Living Center in Dexter. Born Dec. 12, 1931, in Powe, daughter of the late Willis and Hester Mekan Myers, she was a homemaker and member of the Church of Christ in Powe. On Dec. 17, 1949, in Piggott, Ark., she married Virl Calvin Whitehead, who preceded her in death on Feb. 13, 1987...
Leon Howell (01/30/07)
NEW MADRID -- Leon F. "Bug" Howell, 74, died Jan. 28, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 18, 1932, in Steele, son of the late Lonnie B. and LaVonia Salsberry Howell, he was a retired school teacher and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force...
Larry Hisaw (01/30/07)
DEXTER - Larry Hisaw, 54, died Jan. 28, 2007, at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Oct. 21, 1952, at Dexter, son of Annice Hooks Hisaw of Dexter and the late Hollie Hisaw, he had lived all his life in Dexter. He was an engineer with the Union Pacific Railroad and a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers...
Looking Back 1/30 (01/30/07)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston cagers defeated the Cape Girardeau preps in basketball action 30 to 24. SIKESTON - Richard S. Pinkerton will begin Wednesday as the new manager of the Chamber of Commerce. Pinkerton arrived Monday from St. Joseph, where he worked for two years as assistant manager for the Chamber of Commerce...
City's celebration in very poor taste (01/30/07)
Though I find it hard to believe, the city of Miami is planning an official celebration to mark the death of Cuban president Fidel Castro. The Cuban dictator apparently is still alive though most reports indicate he is hospitalized and near death. But when that day arrives, an official celebration is planned at the Orange Bowl in Miami...
Your view: Political poetry (01/30/07)
Dems, you've politicized, postured and pranced. All Bush is saying - Give Truth a chance.. Dems, you yelled, and marched, mimicked Moore, and aligned with France. All Bush is saying - Give America a chance. Dems, you've debated, dialogued, Tele-prompted your rants...
Speakout 1/30 (01/30/07)
This is in reference to the speak out from Jan 23 that said a trip for Bush. They stated it was Gov. Blunt and Bush's fault that these jobs were going to Mexico. I was wondering if this caller was asleep when Ross Perot was talking about Bill Clinton, a democrat, and when they were running for president. ...