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Stories from Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Sikeston couple has trial date set (01/15/08)
CHARLESTON - A Sikeston couple will be tried on charges of serving alcohol to minors. Judge T. Lynn Brown denied a motion Monday to suppress evidence collected from two computers belonging to Mark Cheatham and Terry Brewer-Cheatham. A trial date for the couple will be set during a court appearance scheduled for 9 a.m. Jan. 30...
Guilty pleas entered on drug charges (01/15/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Two Sikeston men entered guilty pleas on federal drug charges on Monday. Lenard Jackson, 22, entered a plea of guilty to a felony count of possession of cocaine base with intent to distribute. Jackson now faces a maximum of 40 years in prison and a $2 million fine followed by a period of at least four years supervised release...
Antler thieves sought (01/15/08)
ESSEX -- There's only one word Larry McMullin, owner of McMullin Taxidermy, could use to describe the way he felt when he discovered his prize full body mount in his shop had the antlers sawed off a little over a week ago: sick. "I still don't understand why they sawed it -- maybe it was just the icing on the cake," said McMullin. He'd been offered $1,500 for the rack, which, without the antlers, is now worth about $100...
New business coming to Sikeston (01/15/08)
SIKESTON -- A new business is moving in. Philips Products, a window and door company based in Elkhart, Ind., has signed a long-term lease on the rear 50,000 square foot building at the old Essex complex on East Malone to set up a tempered glass and sub-window assembly plant...
NMCC soars past East Prairie in second half (01/15/08)
NEW MADRID -- Lady Eagles could be found everywhere on the court in New Madrid County Monday night. The New Madrid County Central Lady Eagles soared past the Lady Eagles of East Prairie, 62-37. The first half was a fairly close match-up between the two. NMCC was leading 18-12 at the end of one quarter. East Prairie would battle back though, and cut the lead to two, 26-24, and eventually went into half time only down by four, 28-24...
SHS grounds Chaffee (01/15/08)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs rebounded their way past Chaffee Monday night, beating the Lady Devils 53-38. "I thought the girls played very well tonight," said Sikeston head coach Homer Jackson. "We were very aggressive offensively, hitting the boards and I thought that carried over well on the defensive end of the court."...
Kelly rebounds after loss (01/15/08)
SCOTT CITY--The Kelly Lady Hawks improved their record to 11-4 on Monday evening, as they traveled to Scott City and defeated the Lady Rams by a score of 56-29. Kelly head coach Rod McQuerter said that the win was a good one, coming off of a tough tournament loss last Saturday to Delta...
Kelly, Scott City advance to semifinals (01/15/08)
DELTA--The Scott-Miss boys basketball tournament got underway Monday evening in Delta, as the Scott City Rams and the Kelly Hawks both advanced to the second round. In the final game of the evening, the Kelly Hawks defeated the Chaffee Red Devils by a final score of 68-50. The win gives the Hawks their sixth consecutive victory, and their second win over the Red Devils in a week...
Jim Abernathy (01/15/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- James William "Jim" Abernathy was born Aug. 26, 1920, in Lutesville and passed away Jan. 13, 2008, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Jim's parents were Delmar and Ora Choate Abernathy. In 1941, he married Mary Margaret Brorein, a music teacher at Lutesville High School. ...
Beulah McQuary (01/15/08)
BONNE TERRE -- Beulah McQuary, 101, formerly of Dexter, died on Jan. 13, 2008, in the St. Joe Manor at Bonne Terre. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Fern Bryant (01/15/08)
CHARLESTON -- Fern Anselm Bryant, 92, died at 7:45 a.m. Jan. 15, 2008, at her home in the Texas Bend Community, north of Charleston. Arrangements are incomplete with the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Larry Durham (01/15/08)
TAFT, Calif. -- Larry Dewayne Durham, 65, formerly of Bernie, Mo., died at the Mercy Southeast Hospital in Bakersfield. Born June 21, 1942, in Bernie, son of the late John and Nora Ogelvie Durham, he was a truck driver. He married Susan Durham who survives of the home...
Zane Grann (01/15/08)
SIKESTON -- Zane Rex Grann, 72, died at Jan. 12, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Jan. 4, 1936, in Chaffee, son of the late Auburn Andrew and Bessie Julia Heeb Grann, he was a construction worker for Koss Construction in Kansas City before working at the Sheltered Workshop in Sikeston. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Chaffee...
Bob Van Kleek (01/15/08)
DEXTER -- Robert "Bob" Van Kleek, 61, died Jan. 14, 2008, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born March 25, 1946, in Pontiac, Mich., son of the late Eston Romaine and Elizabeth Mobbs Van Kleek, he was a self-employed carpenter. On Sept. 22, 1969, in Waterford, Mich., he married Diana Mowery who survives of the home...
Ruth Clark (01/15/08)
NEW MADRID -- Ruth M. Clark, 76, died Jan. 13, 2008, at Golden Living Center. Born in Arkansas, daughter of the late Lee and Julia Hensley Hardin, she was a member of the New Life Assembly Church and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 595 in New Madrid...
Ettilee Westfall (01/15/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Pallbearers for funeral services held Monday at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, for Ettilee Westfall, 85, who died Jan. 11, 2008, were: Robert Westfall, Gary Westfall, Rob George, Dan Foutz, Greg Daniel and Steve McClung.
Births (Published 1/15) (01/15/08)
Copeland CAPE GIRARDEAU - Carrie and Robert Copeland are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 9:31 p.m. Nov. 19, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center's Family BirthPlace in Cape Girardeau. Carlee Inez Copeland weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 19.25 inches long...
Looking Back 1/15 (01/15/08)
SIKESTON - A Sikeston woman was killed and her husband seriously injured early this morning when the car in which they were riding east on Malone Avenue was struck by a southbound Frisco freight train at the crossing in the west end of Sikeston. PARMA - Roxann Jaynes, 17, Parma High School junior, was crowned Cotton Boll Yearbook Queen at Parma High School. Her attendants included Vickie Butler, Joyce Lowery and Anita Parker...
Political games can tire out the public (01/15/08)
The upcoming presidential election appears to be about Martin Luther King and Ronald Reagan. As best I can tell, every candidate in both parties is desperately trying to invoke the name of King or Reagan at every turn. Barack Obama, who is black, and Hillary Clinton, who is not, both drop the King name as if they stood by the civil rights' leader on that crowded balcony in Memphis 40 years ago. ...
SpeakOut 1/15 (01/15/08)
I was watching CNN News today and the unemployment rate is 4.8 percent. I'm so sick and tired of hearing about the unemployment rate. If they would put these people that are on welfare, these healthy people that are too lazy to work that's letting the state take care of them, if they would put this on the unemployment rate, the unemployment rate would probably be 32 or 37 percent. ...