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Stories from Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Man arrested for drugs (02/13/07)
SIKESTON - A 20-year-old Sikeston man is in custody on drug charges as well as facing charges for fleeing from officers not once, but twice. Olajuwon Lane is being held in the Scott County Jail on charges of leaving the scene of an accident, possession of narcotics, felony escape and resisting arrest which were filed by Scott County Prosecutor Paul Boyd. Lane is being held on a $10,000 cash or surety bond. No court date has been set...
National FFA Week more than agriculture (02/13/07)
SIKESTON -- They may not all be preparing to be future farmers, but FFA members are preparing for their futures. National FFA week begins Saturday and continues until Feb. 24, according to Joanna Branson, advisor of the Sikeston FFA chapter. "Our theme for FFA Week this year is 'Blue Jackets, Gold Standards,'" Branson said...
Red hot principal (02/13/07)
Torie Miller and Allisyn Holifield, both students at Southeast Elementary School, place Red Hots on the face of principal Kathy Sturgess. The principal challenged the students to attend the school's "Reading Count Day" which was Saturday. The purpose of the challenge was to promote student and parent involvement within the school and to encourage reading...
DPS investigating Friday shootings (02/13/07)
SIKESTON - Two shootings at occupied residences are under investigation by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers were called to 229 Welter St. at about 9 p.m. Friday. The victim, Doreen Calvin, and her three children were in the residence at the time the shots were fired through the living room window...
Bland, Madison qualify for state meet (02/13/07)
FARMINGTON -- Two Sikeston High School wrestlers qualified for state with third-place finishes at the Class 3, District 1 meet on Saturday. The top four in each weight class move on to the state meet which opens on Thursday at the University of Missouri in Columbia...
SHS thumps Caruthersville (02/13/07)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs basketball team blitzed the Caruthersville Tigers in SEMO Conference action, 76-22 on Senior Night Monday evening at the Field House. The depleted Tigers team, sporting a completely different lineup than the one Sikeston faced in December, never had a chance on Monday...
SEMO's Whitney names OVC player of the week (02/13/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Southeast Missouri State junior post player Missy Whitney was named the Ohio Valley Conference player of the week and newcomer of the week for her performance last week. Whitney, a Three Rivers Community College transfer and Charleston High School graduate, produced her seventh double-double with 28 points and 10 rebounds in a win over Morehead State last week...
Lady 'Dogs fall to Cape Central on the road (02/13/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs put a disappointing regular season behind them with a 61-31 SEMO Conference loss to the Cape Central Lady Tigers on Monday. The Lady Bulldogs (4-17, 3-7 in conference) enter the MSHSAA Class 4, District 1 playoffs as the bottom seed (No. 6) hosting No. 3 Dexter at the Sikeston Field House next Monday...
Kelly holds off Scott Central in conference action (02/13/07)
SIKESTON - The Kelly Lady Hawks basketball team defeated the Scott County Central Bravettes on the road Monday night, 61-55. Scott Central raced out to a 23-14 lead after one quarter of action, but foul trouble haunted the Bravettes in the second quarter...
Chad Freed (02/13/07)
DEXTER - Chad Eric Freed, 33, died Feb. 11, 2007, at his home. Born Jan. 22, 1974, at Poplar Bluff, son of Gerald Freed of Dudley and the late Bonnie Sue Freed, he was a construction worker. On July 20, 2006, at Piggott, Ark., he married Ceceli Duckworth who survives of the home...
Demaris Stephens (02/13/07)
DEXTER -- Demaris Stephens, 96, died Feb. 10, 2007, in the Cypress Point Health Care at Dexter. Born Nov. 13, 1910, at Dexter, daughter of the late Alfred and Lula Hough Clark, she was a graduate of Dexter High School, former owner and operator of Stephens Grocery Store and a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter...
John Ashley (02/13/07)
DEXTER - John W. Ashley, 76, died Feb. 11, 2007, at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter. Born Nov. 23, 1930, in East Prairie, son of the late Claude and Mattie Strong Ashley, he had lived in Southeast Missouri all his life. He lived for over 40 years in Dexter where he was a retired janitor with the Dexter Public Schools and a member of the Friendship Baptist Church...
Louise Woods (02/13/07)
SIKESTON -- Beatrice Louise Woods, 83, died at 12:03 p.m. Feb. 11, 2007, in the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Jan. 30, 1924, in Covington, Tenn., to the late John Anderson and Minnie Beatrice Fuller O'Bryan, she was a former restaurant owner and operator. She had been a member of the Ladies Auxiliary and Eagles Club and was of the Baptist belief...
Edwin Wooley (02/13/07)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Edwin A. Wooley, 81, died Feb. 12, 2007, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born March 23, 1925, at Ranger, Texas, son of the late Edwin and Lilly Tite Wooley, he was a former employee of Huffman Construction in Poplar Bluff and of the Baptist belief. A U.S. Army veteran having served during World War II, he was a member of the Poplar Bluff American Legion and a member of the Dexter Masonic Lodge No. 532 where he served as past-master...
Dorris Roberts (02/13/07)
SIKESTON -- Dorris Maurine Minner Roberts, 86, died Feb. 12, 2007, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 4, 1920, in Crowder, daughter of the late Harvey and Eula Page Minner, she worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone and she and her husband owned and operated Roberts' Grocery at McMullin...
Albert Stafford (02/13/07)
POINT PLEASANT -- Albert Stafford, 84, died Feb. 12, 2007, at his home. Visitation is after 5 p.m. Wednesday at the DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville, where services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Leland Butler will officiate. Burial will follow in the Mounds Park Cemetery...
Mary Petty (02/13/07)
ESSEX - Mary Elizabeth Petty, 70, died Feb. 12, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Cathy Greer (02/13/07)
MOREHOUSE - Cathy Greer, 51, died Feb. 9, 2007, at her home in Morehouse. Born July 24, 1955, in Sikeston, daughter of Winston and Dorothy Waldo Young of Sikeston, she was a member of First General Baptist Church in Morehouse and had worked for Hammond Organ, Home Health Care and Neal's Furniture...
Walter Bailey (02/13/07)
NEW MADRID - Walter J. Bailey, 101, died at 3:26 p.m. Feb. 12, 2007, in the Golden Living Center at New Madrid. Born June 25, 1905, in Renault, Ill., to the late Frank and Martha Glodo Bailey, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in New Madrid. He lived most of his life in New Madrid County, near East Prairie, where he was a farmer...
James Hutchcraft (02/13/07)
POPLAR BLUFF -- James Charles Hutchcraft, 78, died Feb. 11, 2007, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Nov. 24, 1928, in Dexter, son of the late Charley and Jessie Metcalf Hutchcraft, he was raised in Dexter and had lived the past 35 years in Poplar Bluff. He was retired from the Star Gas Station and was of the Jehovah Witness belief...
Willie Carlson (02/13/07)
BERNIE - Willie J. Carlson, 89, died Feb. 11, 2007, in the S.S.M. Medical Center at St. Charles. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Bernie.
Births (Published 2/13) (02/13/07)
BERTRAND - Joanne and Matthew Hodges are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 8:24 a.m. Dec. 28, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Chase Mason Hodges weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Robert Livingston and Jane Livingston of Jefferson City...
Looking Back 2/13 (02/13/07)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldog basketball team took third place in a Scott- Mississippi County Tournament in Benton Friday night. MATTHEWS - The Central Division of the Southeast Missouri Junior High Band Festival will be held here Thursday. SIKESTON - One hundred ninety-two students who had trained in the multi-...
Breaking the dollar bill habit is hard (02/13/07)
First there was the Susan B. Anthony dollar coin. But the American public did not embrace the coin as government officials had hoped. So fast-forward another 20 years and the feds tried it again. This time it was the Sacagawea coin and it was about as popular as its predecessor. In other words, it went over like a lead balloon...
Speakout 2/13 (02/13/07)
I feel so strongly about the nursery here in town that does so many freebie things for people who need help but who can't do it or can't afford it, such as cleaning the snow from our drives, porches, walks, etc. every year. The Lord will repay them in better ways than we ever could. I've never made it so public before because I didn't want to embarrass them--sorry B. but I had to let others know what you do out of the goodness of your heart. Thank you and God bless you...