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Stories from Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Morley woman is arrested for selling drugs (03/06/07)
BENTON - A Morley woman is in jail on drug-related charges. Melba Jean Hays, 17, is charged with one count of distribution of a controlled substance and one count of distributing not more than 5 grams of marijuana. According to a news release from the Scott County Sheriff's Department, Hays sold the controlled substance to a reserve deputy sheriff during an undercover sting operation led by Detective Branden Caid and Deputy Roy Moore...
Burglaries under investigation (03/06/07)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Department of Public Safety is investigating a string of robberies which took place early Monday morning. According to reports, at 2:54 a.m. officers responded to Jay's Krispy Fried Chicken at 218 N. Main. Upon arrival officers found the east door to the foyer broken with a brick. Nothing was found missing from the business...
Council will support skateboard in Sikeston (03/06/07)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston City Council will issue a letter of support for a city skatepark. Evelyn Comstock acted as spokesperson for the 25 parents and young people who attended the regular City Council meeting Monday to express their interest in seeing a skatepark built here...
BMU rate increase approved (03/06/07)
SIKESTON -- City residents will pay more for water and sewer services beginning in May. City Council members approved the rate increases during their regular monthly meeting Monday. Ed Throop, Board of Municipal Utilities' executive director, presented Council members with information on BMU's recommended rate increase during the previous regular Council meeting Feb. 5...
Mayor wants crack down on litterbugs (03/06/07)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's mayor called on residents and law enforcement to join in the fight against litterbugs. Mayor Mike Marshall said during the regular City Council meeting Monday that he has received comments from residents about litter in the city...
Educators in favor of new requirements (03/06/07)
SIKESTON -- Local educators are embracing the state Board of Education's recent decision to replace the current Missouri Assessment Program test for public high school students with a slate of "end-of-course" exams starting in spring 2009. Dr. Cindy Amick, director of curriculum and instruction at New Madrid County R-1 School District, said she's happy with the new requirement...
Weather warm-up (03/06/07)
Dave McCauley pushes his 3-year-old granddaughter, Dora Anderson, on a swing Monday morning at Roberta Rowe Park. Many Sikeston residents took advantage of temperatures that climbed into the mid-50s Monday.
Corrections officer being charged with tampering (03/06/07)
BENTON - A Scott County corrections officer is charged with attempting to tamper with a witness. Sarina Watkins, 29, of Sikeston was arrested on two counts of attempting to tamper with a witness. Watkins was charged after investigation revealed she was attempting to get witnesses to change statements previously made against a county inmate...
Kelly, Doniphan to meet in playoffs for third straight time (03/06/07)
POPLAR BLUFF - The Kelly Lady Hawks basketball team will battle the Doniphan Donettes in a Class 3 sectional matchup at Poplar Bluff High School on Wednesday at 7:45 p.m. This will mark the third straight season that the Lady Hawks and Donettes have met in the first round of the playoffs. In 2005, Doniphan defeated Kelly 65-50 and advanced to the quarterfinals before losing to Hancock 58-47...
Charleston to play Malden in battle of state-ranked teams (03/06/07)
POPLAR BLUFF -- The Class 3 matchup that most area basketball fans have waited for will become a reality tomorrow night at Poplar Bluff High School. Charleston, ranked No. 2 in Class 3, will take on fifth-ranked Malden (27-1) at 6 p.m. Malden, after defeating Doniphan 67-65 on Friday night in the District 2 championship game, is in the playoffs for the first time since 1991...
Nobody asked me but... (03/06/07)
Nobody asked me but...is Poplar Bluff ready for the carnival that is Scott County Central and Bell City? The Braves and Cubs will meet on Wednesday night in a Class 1 boys sectional game. I will go out on a limb (scary, noting my girth at the present time) and state that the winner will probably move on to make the final four...
Kathryn Ross (03/06/07)
CHAFFEE - Kathryn E. Ross, 88, died at 9:11 a.m. March 5, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 18, 1918, at Banner, Ky., daughter of the late Barley and Polly Ann Crumb Jones, she was a homemaker and a former member of the First Assembly of God Church in Chaffee...
Maxine Harper (03/06/07)
MOREHOUSE - Maxine Harper, 77, died March 3, 2007, at the Sikeston Convalescent Home in Sikeston. Born Jan. 9, 1930, in Wayne City, Ill., to the late Ben and Blanche Stanberry Stroud, she lived most of her life in Morehouse and had worked at the International Shoe Factory and National Lock in Sikeston...
Bud Tippen (03/06/07)
DEXTER -- Abner E. "Bud" Tippen, 72, died March 2, 2007, at his home. Born May 14, 1934, in Frisco, son of the late Rudolph Tippen and Myrtle Marie Grim, he was raised in Dexter where he returned several years ago after retiring from General Motors Co. He was in the U.S. Army, serving an occupational tour of duty in Germany...
Cate Gregory (03/06/07)
DEXTER - Granville "Cate" Gregory, 62, died March 6, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Betty Perrin (03/06/07)
SIKESTON - Betty J. Perrin, 76, died March 5, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Grace Powell (03/06/07)
SIKESTON - Grace Powell, 82, died March 5, 2007, at Golden Living Center in Malden. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Louis Condict Jr. (03/06/07)
SIKESTON - Louis Condict Jr., 59, died March 5, 2007, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Looking Back 3/6 (03/06/07)
SIKESTON - The Bulldogs dropped the final game of a Charleston sub- regional tournament Friday night when the boys lost to Morley, 35-26. SIKESTON - Wayne Woodard has been named chairman of the Scott County American Cancer Society crusade, which opens April 1. The 1967 goal for Scott County is $3,100...
Eagleton was major force in state, U.S. (03/06/07)
Looking back now, the controversy that removed Missouri Senator Tom Eagleton from the Democratic vice presidential spot seems so insignificant. But 35 years ago, there was a substantial stigma to any issue involving mental health. And Eagleton's revelation that he had been treated for depression was just too much for the nation to accept. Presidential-aspirant George McGovern asked Eagleton to step aside. The rest is history. The longtime Missouri Senator died peacefully this week. He was 77...
Speakout 3/6 (03/06/07)
This is about the man who is poor and doesn't have a checking account. My husband and I have seen the day where we didn't have a checking account or a savings account. We barely had enough to eat, so don't knock down the poor, they do the best they can. And by the way, we never got any food stamps and we never got any welfare...