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Stories from Thursday, March 1, 2007

Charleston man sentenced (03/01/07)
CHARLESTON -- A Charleston man was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for the May 2004 murder of another Charleston man on the parking lot of Mr. C's Night Club near Morley. Brandon Johnson, 25, was convicted Jan. 5 of first-degree murder and armed criminal action in a two-day jury trial for the shooting death of Jemorrio A. Betts, 20, on May 9, 2004...
Sikeston R-6 will be recognized (03/01/07)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston R-6 is the first Southeast Missouri school district to be acknowledged by the state for its exceptional professional development program. The school district recently learned it's the recipient of the Commissioner of Education's Award of Excellence for Professional Development...
Trends show fewer fires (03/01/07)
SIKESTON -- Statistics for the Department of Public Safety Fire Division are carefully tracked but usually require several years of data to recognize significance. "Comparing year to year doesn't necessarily show a trend," said Capt. Jim Hailey, fire division commander. "Fires and casualties tend to be higher some years without any particular reason. What we try to look at is a longer period to try to determine a trend."...
Extrication calls are increasing (03/01/07)
SIKESTON -- Safer car designs have resulted in a rising number of extrication calls for the Sikeston Department of Public Safety Fire Division. "People will have car wrecks," said Fire Division Commander Jim Hailey. "The best way to make cars safe is for the car to absorb the energy."...
Students will participate in 'Youth in Government Day' (03/01/07)
SIKESTON -- Student leaders from Sikeston Senior High School will once again assume the roles of mayor, City Council members and other city officials as part of the Sikeston Optimist Club's annual "Youth in Government Day." To promote a greater understanding of government, students will be tasked this time with deciding whether or not to prohibit smoking in public restaurants and bars within the city limits this Friday...
Car stolen in Sikeston recovered (03/01/07)
CARUTHERSVILLE - A car reported stolen in Sikeston was recovered by Caruthersville police. An anonymous tip at 6 p.m. Wednesday led officers to a vehicle abandoned on West Third Street. After checking the registration, it was determined the vehicle was reported stolen Saturday in Sikeston...
Sikeston DPS recovers $5,000 in property; one arrested (03/01/07)
SIKESTON - A Sikeston man was arrested Tuesday for felony stealing. Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden reports that officers from DPS served a search warrant at 309 Malcolm Tuesday for property obtained illegally over the Internet. Evidence obtained during the search led to the arrest of the occupant, Sheridan Brockman, 41, of Sikeston...
Local racer makes appearance on Speed Channel show 'Pinks' (03/01/07)
SIKESTON -- When Daniel Pharris started racing at the Sikeston Drag Strip four years ago, little did he know it would take him to the national stage. Pharris took his drag racing skills to Topeka, Kan., back in October for a taping of the Speed Channel show "Pinks." The show aired on Wednesday night and will air again this Sunday at 12:30 a.m...
Alvia Simmons (03/01/07)
LILBOURN - Alvia "Big Al" L. Simmons, 59, died Feb. 25, 2007 at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 1, 1947, in Twist Cross, Ark., he was the son of the late Buford and Easter Holbrook. On Feb. 23, 2007, in Sikeston, he married Connie Joe Kellum Simmons who survives of the home...
Edna Weeks (03/01/07)
BELL CITY -- Edna Marie Smith Weeks, 71, died Feb. 27, 2007, at her home. Born April 19, 1935, in St. Louis, daughter of the late Thomas Smith and Lucretia Noles Smith McBride, she was a homemaker and member of the Bell City United Methodist Church. Edna was also past secretary/treasurer of the Bell City Community Betterment Association and a former Girl Scout leader...
Daniel Sawyer (03/01/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Daniel T. Sawyer, 60, who died Feb. 25, 2007, were: Chad Owens, Garrett Edwards, Chris Riney, Shawn Ross, Mike Long and Danny Fraser.
Wanda Driver (03/01/07)
TRUMANN, Ark. -- Wanda Lee Sandusky Driver, 69, died Feb. 27, 2007, at St. Bernards Hospital in Jonesboro. Born Aug. 11, 1937, at Bernie, Mo., daughter of the late Jack Sandusky and Mattie Crain Sandusky, she was a registered nurse and worked in Home Health before her retirement. She was a member of the Full Gospel Tabernacle of Trumann...
Louise Coburn (03/01/07)
MATTHEWS -- Louise Coburn, 88, formerly of Bloomfield, died March 1, 2007, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Born Oct. 7, 1918, at Bloomfield, daughter of the late Edward and Lelia Crain Sifford, she had spent most of her life in the Bloomfield Community. She was retired from ASCS in Bloomfield and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Bloomfield...
Reda Ragains (03/01/07)
MORLEY - Reda Ragains, 89, died Feb. 27, 2007, at Chaffee Nursing Care Center. Born Jan. 3, 1918, in Maynard, Ark., to the late Alpha Elias and Gussie Norene Johnston Evans, she was a member of the Morley Church of Christ. A homemaker and a seamstress, she had been an election judge in Morley for many years. She was a beloved sister, sister-in-law and aunt...
Mary Boyles (03/01/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Mary Sue Boyles, 92, who died Feb. 26, 2007, were: Larry Don Jarrell, B.J. Crowe, Gary Johnson, Callee Ruckel, James O'Hanlon and Bernard O'Hanlon...
James Malloy (03/01/07)
ESSEX - James Malloy, 74, died Feb. 28, 2007, at his home in Essex. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Shelby Winstead (03/01/07)
MALDEN -- Shelby Duck Winstead, 64, died Feb. 27, 2007, in Sikeston. Born Oct. 21, 1942, in Malden, daughter of the late John E. and Pearlie Wilkes Duck, she was a homemaker and former real estate agent for Century 21 in Sikeston. She was also a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Malden...
Looking Back 3/1 (03/01/07)
SIKESTON - The Tanner School, located a few miles north of Sikeston, burned Thursday prior to closing time. SIKESTON - Residents of the R-6 school district will go to the polls Tuesday to decide the fate of a $1.3 million public school bond issue. Light turnouts have been the case in previous school board issues. The last bond issue was held in 1962, when it was voted on twice because of a property evaluation miscalculation...
Longing for springs of the past (03/01/07)
For some unknown reason today brought back memories of exactly 40 years ago. As I turned the page of the calendar this morning to March, it took me back to the spring of 1967. I can't pinpoint the reason for this travel back in time but I vividly remember that spring like few in my life...
Your view: More poetry (03/01/07)
"In Sincere Supporter" by Any Name. I believe in the efforts of General Patraeus; More than in democrats who generally betray us. I believe in our troops; that they're doing more right than wrong; I do not believe in slanderous slogans of a maniacal throng...
Speakout 3/1 (03/01/07)
I just watched the news this morning about churches. Why do some people keep saying, "I'm Afro-American." If you're born here, you're American, period. So who is keeping racism alive? Don't panic! Acute and chronic pulmonary histoplasmosis. I know you are tempted not to read this article because you never heard of this big, long medical term so there is no way it could be a part of you or your child's life. ...