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Stories from Friday, April 20, 2007

Security at courthouse discussed by officials (04/20/07)
BENTON -- With the shooting tragedy at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., fresh on their minds, Scott County commissioners discussed security issues at the county courthouse. "It's always easy to know what they should have done after the fact," Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger said during the regular County Commission meeting Thursday...
Cole to receive more stem cell treatments (04/20/07)
SIKESTON -- Nearly five months after receiving stem cell treatments, Terry Cole is standing -- something he hasn't been able to do in 32 years. Cole uses parallel bars to support upper extremities, but he uses his own strength and weight to stand, which is a feat in itself...
Island Road won't close (04/20/07)
CHARLESTON -- No. 7 Island Road will not be closed. During their regular meeting Thursday, Mississippi County commissioners voted unanimously not to close the road as requested by Rob Vinson, wildlife management biologist for the Missouri Department of Conservation, during the March 29 County Commission meeting...
Prosecutor: Evidence is not enough to proceed (04/20/07)
ST. LOUIS - The special prosecutor, who dismissed stealing charges against former Sheriff Bill Ferrell, said he will not refile charges unless more evidence becomes available. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch said Thursday in dismissing the charges "the evidence presented to the Grand Jury was certainly sufficient to support the return of an indictment but subsequent review of witness statements, bank records, audits and documents relating to the raising of the funds give Ferrell a colorable claim of right to the funds involved.". ...
Report of gunmen causes schools to be 'locked down' (04/20/07)
CARUTHERSVILLE - Caruthersville Middle School and High School were "locked down" Thursday morning after police received a report of two men believed to be armed with a gun hiding nearby. At approximately 10:45 a.m. Caruthersville police officers received information that Juan E. ...
Helping the county (04/20/07)
Scott County Jail inmates moved file cabinets Thursday under the supervision of a Scott County deputy sheriff.
Kelly tops Notre Dame in SEMO Conference battle (04/20/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Kelly Hawks capitalized on Notre Dame mistakes to defeat the Bulldogs 7-5 in SEMO Conference baseball action on Thursday. "It was one of our better all-round performances," said Kelly coach Cory Johnson, whose Hawks improved to 4-5, 2-4 in the conference. "We still had some holes, but anytime you can come out with a win at Notre Dame playing against a traditionally good, well-coached team, that's always a big win for any program."...
'Dogs blast Fredericktown (04/20/07)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team used solid pitching and timely hitting to defeat the visiting Fredericktown Blackcats on Thursday afternoon at VFW Stadium, 11-1 in six innings. Sikeston starter Joey Williams pitched effectively and kept the Blackcats off balance throughout the contest. Williams got the complete game win and allowed only one run on three hits, walked three and struck out five...
SJHS fares well in own relay event (04/20/07)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Junior High Relays saw several top performances on Thursday at SPS Stadium. Of the 10 teams participating, Sikeston had a good showing. Official results weren't available at press time, but Sikeston took first place in the boys 4 x 100 meter dash, the long jump relay and the high jump relay...
Annie Verner (04/20/07)
CHARLESTON - Annie Mae Verner, 77, died April 18, 2007, at her home. Born May 17, 1929, in Dixon, Tenn., to the late Walter and Rosie Sager Walker, she had lived in Missouri for many years. Survivors include: six sons, Jodie Verner of St. Louis, Johnnie Townsend of Clearlake, Calif., Henry J. ...
Dellar Dodds (04/20/07)
SIKESTON - Dellar Dodds, 82, died April 19, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Blanchard Funeral Chapel of Sikeston.
Lorene Kinsey (04/20/07)
CHAFFEE -- Lorene Emma Kinsey, 84, died at 1:15 p.m. April 18, 2007, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born March 4, 1923, in Chaffee, daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Ada Dunning White, she was a retired nurse's assistant from Chaffee General Hospital and a member of the First Baptist Church in Chaffee...
Phyllis Murray - Townsend (04/20/07)
DECATUR, Ill. -- Phyllis Murray-Townsend Taylor, 42, died at 2 a.m. April 13, 2007, in Decatur. Born April 11, 1965, in Sikeston, Mo., she was the daughter of Bobby and Versa Townsend of Sikeston. In addition to her parents, survivors include: two dauthers, Brettni Taylor and Brandy Taylor of Decatur; two brothers; five sisters; and her grandmother, Helen Murray of Sikeston...
Rose Lucas (04/20/07)
BLOOMFIELD - Rose Ann Lucas, 88, died April 19, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
William Brown (04/20/07)
ESSEX - William Henry Brown, 74, died April 19, 2007, at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Harvey Hutcheson (04/20/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Harvey Lee Hutcheson, 71, died at 3:55 p.m. April 18, 2007, at his home. Born July 2, 1935, in Windyville, son of the late John Raymond and Janie Lee Arington Hutcheson, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force...
Looking Back 4/20 (04/20/07)
SIKESTON - At the Rex Theater, "Do You Love Me?" with Dick Haynes; at the Malone, "Nora Prentiss" with Ann Sheridan. SIKESTON - George L. Hale Jr., jewelry and community leader, was named as the Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year Thursday night at the Sikeston Armory. David Blanton, master of ceremonies, presented Hale with the plaque of honor...
Your view: Working for SB 364 (04/20/07)
As many of your readers already know, Senate Bill 364, better known as the Missouri Farm and Food Preservation Act, has been the focus of a great deal of debate in Jefferson City and across the state. The bill provides for governing concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) in Missouri. I believe this issue is extremely important for not only farmers, but all citizens of Missouri...
Speakout 4/20 (04/20/07)
My family from Texas wants to come see my daughter graduate, we do have available tickets for them. They will not be able to make the trip due to the expense of losing close to a whole work week. Considering the 2007 graduation being on Tuesday, is it possible graduation be on a Friday for out of town/state people? Could this be a possible consideration for other years to come?...