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Stories from Monday, February 26, 2007

'Wizard of Oz' (02/26/07)
Samantha Jarrett (Auntie Em), Hannah Moore (Dorothy) and Heather Palmer (Miss Gultch) act out a scene in the Sikeston Little Theatre production of the "Wizard of Oz." The actors performed in front of packed houses this weekend and are sold out for all upcoming performances...
Three murders, grand jury mark busy year in '06 (02/26/07)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore's second year in office was a busy, productive and successful year. Moore and his deputies worked over 370 cases in 2006 resulting in numerous felony arrests, according to a recent press release...
New Madrid Chamber honors (02/26/07)
Businesses and individuals were honored Saturday night during the New Madrid Chamber of Commerce Banquet. Leroy Nunn was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Also receiving awards from the Chamber were the SEMO Health Network as Business of the Year and Buddy Mowery, the Community Service Award. ...
Dexter man jailed (02/26/07)
DEXTER -- A Dexter man is in jail on charges for stealing three motor vehicles. Michael Vincent Knight, 17, of Dexter was arrested by Dexter Police Department, Stoddard County Sheriff's Department and Missouri State Highway Patrol at 1:30 p.m. Saturday for his alleged involvement in stealing two vehicles from Dexter and one from Georgia, according to the police department. All three vehicles were recovered without incident and returned to the owners...
Kelly, Portageville, NMCC advance in district tournament (02/26/07)
NEW MADRID -- The Kelly Lady Hawks advanced to the semifinal round with a 65-29 romp over East Prairie in the Class 3, District 1 Tournament on Saturday. Kelly (21-6) led 20-12 after the first quarter, then held the Lady Eagles to five points in the second period as they extended the lead to 35-17 at the half. The Lady Hawks outscored East Prairie 30-12 in the second half...
Rodney Kemp (02/26/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Rodney Chester Kemp, 49, died at 10:10 a.m. Feb. 25, 2007, at his home. Born May 27, 1957, in St. Louis, son of Hester Morine Russom Kemp of East Prairie and the late Chester Inlo Kemp, Rodney had lived in East Prairie the past several years after moving from St. Louis where he was employed by Famous Barr in the warehouse...
Leona Duckworth (02/26/07)
SIKESTON -- Leona M. Duckworth, 93, died Feb. 25, 2007, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born April 9, 1913, in Dogwood, she was the daughter of the late Allen Wilson and Amelia Ann Kyle Marchbanks. On July 8, 1950, she married Robert H. Duckworth who survives of the home...
Ron Phillips (02/26/07)
ROGERS, Ark. -- Rondal "Ron" Louis Phillips, 64, died Feb. 22, 2007, at his home. Born Sept. 8, 1942, in Portageville, Mo., son of the late Ragel and Lillian Beauton Phillips, he lived in many parts of the U.S. working for 43 years with Cargill where he was a business manager. He was a graduate of Southeast Missouri State in Cape Girardeau, Mo., and coached T-ball, Little League baseball and 6th and 7th grade football...
Helen Bone (02/26/07)
CHARLESTON - Helen P. Bone, 92, died at 3:50 p.m. Feb. 24, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 26, 1914, in Charleston, to the late J.W. and Ida Forsythe Brown, she lived her entire life in Charleston, where she was a member of the United Methodist Church and had worked for over 30 years at the Ben Franklin Dime Store...
Earnest W. Botsch (02/26/07)
MALDEN -- Ernest W. Botsch, 87, died Feb. 23, 2007, at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 19, 1919 at Carmi, Ill., son of the late Christian W. and Flora Mary Winter Botsch, he was a member of the First Presbyterian Church at Malden where he served as an elder. He was a retired dairyman and farmer and worked with the Land for the Landless and the Heifer International Project while serving as an agricultural missionary in Brazil...
Floyd McConnell (02/26/07)
ORAN - Floyd R. McConnell, 88, died at 3:45 a.m., Feb. 24, 2007, at his son's home in Scott City. Born Oct. 13, 1918, in Cabot, Ark., son of the late Eddie Cleveland and Buleah Stephenson McConnell, he was owner and operator of McConnell's Garage for 44 years and was a member of the Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran. ...
Looking Back 2/26 (02/26/07)
SIKESTON - In the final game of the season, the Sikeston boys basketball team went down in defeat to Cape Central, 64-40. CHARLESTON - The March exhibit of the Mississippi County Historical Society and art gallery will be 50 paintings - 30 oils and 20 watercolors - from the Grumbacher collection. The show is titled "The Palette Reveals the Artist." 20 years ago...
You view: Defect noted (02/26/07)
I have never been sick, but illness threatens every time David Broder's column appears in criticism of President George W. Bush. Each time it appears, the question again emerges, i.e., where was Broder in 2004? If your read his '04 stuff, it will become obvious that he was a Bush defender for re-election...
Speakout 2/26 (02/26/07)
We were passing Scott County Central this afternoon and we noticed on the billboard that they are having school on President's Day that honors Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. We were just wondering why they are having school when on Martin Luther King Day they didn't have school? I don't think he was president. Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves and I don't know what Martin Luther King did. I think this is very low of them to have school when they should be honoring George Washington...