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Stories from Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Doctor is arrested (02/20/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A lengthy investigation led narcotics officers to raid the home of Dr. Reno R. Cova Jr., 63, of 40 Schonoff Lane, on Friday evening, Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle said in a news release. Cova was home when officers from the drug task force served a search warrant. ...
Cookies are here (02/20/07)
Katherine Hay and Melissa Ensor load Girl Scouts cookies Monday afternoon at the St. Francis Xavier's Parish Center. Girl Scouts in the Cotton Boll Area sold 1,822 boxes of cookies.
Man killed in car wreck (02/20/07)
LODI - A Chaffee man was fatally injured Monday morning when he pulled into the path of a freight liner. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 10:25 a.m. on U.S. 67, one mile north of Lodi. Lance C. Holbrook, 24, was parked on the northbound shoulder...
Former Rep. Gene Copeland dies (02/20/07)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Fred E. "Gene" Copeland, former New Madrid state representative who served nearly four decades in the Legislature, died Monday at his home in Jefferson City. He was 74. Former State Rep. Betty C. Hearnes, who worked with Copeland during the 1980s, said Copeland was an extremely good representative and loyal friend -- a combination hard to find in politics...
Kelly survives late Portageville rally (02/20/07)
BENTON - The Kelly Lady Hawks basketball team survived a late rally by the Portageville Lady Bulldogs to gain a 49-47 home win on Monday night. In a preview of a possible Class 3, District 1 final matchup, Kelly controlled the first half, but had to survive a late Portageville charge in the fourth to pick up the win...
Sikeston girls season ends (02/20/07)
SIKESTON -- The girls Class 4, District 1 Tournament tipped off on Monday at the Sikeston Field House with two first-round games. In the first game, fourth-seeded Perryville defeated No. 5 Ste. Genevieve 47-45. In the nightcap, No. 3 Dexter defeated sixth-seeded Sikeston 70-22...
Scott Central wins shootout with Caruthersville; Naylor rips Oran (02/20/07)
MORLEY -- The Scott County Central Bravettes won a 98-81 shootout with the Caruthersville Lady Tigers on Monday. Scott Central (17-5) used a 33-19 fourth-quarter advantage to break open a close ballgame. The Bravettes held a 47-42 lead at the half, then the Tigers cut the margin to three at 65-62 going into the final period...
Gene Copeland (02/20/07)
NEW MADRID - Rep. Fred E. "Gene" Copeland, 74, died Feb. 19, 2007, at his home in Jefferson City. Born June 12, 1932, in Cooter, son of the late Fred M. and Bessie Oakley Copeland, he was a 1950 graduate of Kewanee High School and attended Arkansas State University. ...
Richard Farley (02/20/07)
CHESTERFIELD, Va. - Richard D. Farley, 50, died Feb. 1, 2007, at his home. Born in Fort Benning, Ga., to Barbara Farley Thibault of Colonial Heights and the late Doran Vall Farley, he was a U.S. Navy veteran and a safety specialist for Waste Management Inc...
Velda McClain (02/20/07)
MATTHEWS -- Velda Rea McClain, 89, formerly of Matthews, died at 1:30 a.m. Feb. 18, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter. Born Sept. 12, 1917, at Searcy, Ark., to the late Norman and Vivian Barnett Finley, she was a housewife and had attended the Assembly of God Church in Canalou...
Glenda Gregg (02/20/07)
BERNIE - Glenda Gregg, 72, died Feb. 19, 2007, at her home in Bernie. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Bernie.
Ruth Buchheit (02/20/07)
PERRYVILLE -- Ruth Ann Buchheit, 62, died at 9:45 p.m. Feb. 17, 2007, at her home. Born Jan. 3, 1945, at Painton, daughter of the late Loomes and Emma Edwards Pirtle, she was a homemaker and member of General Baptist Church in Bell City. On April 10, 1981, she married Andrew Standley who preceded her in death on March 8, 1993. She later married David J. Buchheit on April 13, 1997, and he survives of the home...
Jackie Towe (02/20/07)
SIKESTON - Jackie Webster Towe, 66, died Feb. 19, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 29, 1940, in Lamar, Ark., to the late John Virgil and Pearl Smith Towe, he was of the Pentecostal belief. He worked for Bridger Plumber and Heating for many years and later was a self-employed contractor before retiring...
Mary Sitton (02/20/07)
DEXTER - Mary Sitton, 97, died Feb. 19, 2007, in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Shelby Dick (02/20/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Shelby J. Dick, 86, died at 2:15 p.m., Feb. 18, 2007, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Feb. 4, 1921, at Dorena, to the late Marion B. and Joella Byassee Dick, he lived most of his life in Dorena where he was a farmer. A member of the First Baptist Church of East Prairie, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II...
Buler Brewer (02/20/07)
LILBOURN -- Buler Brewer, 85, died Feb. 19, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 12, 1921, in Alabama, she was the daughter of the late Tom and Riller Peek. She married Raymond Brewer who preceded her in death in 1974. One son, Lewis DeWayne Brewer, and several brothers and sisters also preceded her in death...
Ida Cowan (02/20/07)
DEXTER - Ida Cowan, 90, died Feb. 19, 2007, in the Cypress Point Health Care at Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Gladys Newman (02/20/07)
CHARLESTON - Gladys Greer Newman, 93, died at 12:40 a.m. Feb. 20, 2007, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with the McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston.
Looking Back 2/20 (02/20/07)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston High School Bulldogs rolled over East Prairie in basketball Monday night with a score of 53-27 in a game played at the Mississippi County School. SIKESTON - E.R. "Dick" Inman, manager of the Board of Public Works, returned Friday from a meeting of the Southeast Municipal Advisory Council in Tulsa, Okla. Inman was re-elected director representing Missouri...
Another lesson is learned from Katrina (02/20/07)
For those who argue the federal government has not done enough for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, it now appears the government may have done too much. At least 70,000 households in Louisiana alone improperly received almost $310 million in federal assistance, according to a new report. Some of the improper payments resulted from the chaotic period following the hurricane and other improper payments were because of fraud...
Speakout 2/20 (02/20/07)
I was just curious to know what religion Barack Obama is. As a child, Obama was raised without a religious faith. Currently, the Obamas are members of Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ. I live in Morehouse and I want to complain about dogs running loose in town. They are getting into people's trash and scattering it and just being a nuisance. Do we not have a humane officer or someone to call?...