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Stories from Thursday, January 31, 2008

Sikeston couple enter plea of guilty (01/31/08)
CHARLESTON -- A Sikeston couple charged with multiple counts of supplying alcohol to minors pled guilty to charges of failing to stop minors from consuming alcohol on their premises during a Wednesday court appearance in Charleston. Mark Cheatham, 49, and his wife, Terry Brewer-Cheatham, 47, were previously charged with 30 counts each of supplying alcohol to minors at a graduation party they held at their home in Sikeston on May 20, 2007. ...
Ethanol plant is on hold (01/31/08)
SIKESTON -- A missed deadline means money put up for a proposed ethanol plant in Sikeston must be returned to investors. "The equity monies that were invested in this offering are in the process of being returned to investors with interest," said David Herbst, chairman of Bootheel Agri-Energy LLC. "Investors can expect to receive their initial equity investment within the next 10 days with the interest to follow within the next 30 days."...
Communities work to clean up after storm (01/31/08)
SIKESTON -- Some Southeast Missouri communities spent Wednesday cleaning up debris while others focused on staying warm after a powerful cold front barreled across the area late Tuesday. Nearly three-fourths of residents in East Prairie, most of whom were Ameren UE customers, were without power from about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday until 3 p.m. Wednesday, a city official said...
Baseball finals will return to Springfield (01/31/08)
SPRINGFIELD -- The Missouri State High School Activities Association announced today that its Baseball Championships will remain at Meador Park in Springfield for 2008. The 59th annual high school state championships will take place May 28-31 at the 1,500-seat facility...
Beard playing well for MCC (01/31/08)
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa -- Sikeston graduate Julian Beard has become an important piece of the puzzle for the Marshalltown Community College basketball team. Beard, in his first season with the Tigers, is averaging seven points per game and is second on the team in 3-pointers with 31. Through his first 16 games, Beard is shooting 43 percent from 3-point range and is shooting 82 percent from the free throw line for the 9-10 Tigers...
Triple-double troubles visiting Lady Eagles (01/31/08)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs played host to the Oran Lady Eagles Wednesday night, racking up a victory over their guest, 59-51. The game began slowly, as Oran led after the first quarter, 8-7, despite playing nearly the entire first eight minutes without offensive threat Callie Kielhofner, who picked up two quick fouls in the first 24 seconds of action...
Kenneth Atteberry (01/31/08)
PORTAGEVILLE - Kenneth Atteberry, 64, died Jan. 30, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Earl Western (01/31/08)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services conducted today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Harbert Earl Western, 61, who died on Jan. 29, 2008, were: Robert Keener, Daniel Western, Fred Grantham, Steve Western, Larry Western and Tim Johnson. Burial with full military rites provided by the Missouri Military Funeral Honor Guard followed in the IOOF Cemetery in Charleston...
Billy Welch (01/31/08)
CHARLESTON - Billy Eugene Welch, 76, died at 3 a.m. Jan. 31, 2008, at the St. John's Mercy Heart Center in St. Louis. Born Sept. 17, 1931, at Decaturville, Tenn., to the late Floyd and Druie Butler Welch, he moved to Charleston in 1966. He had lived a number of years in St. Louis where he was employed as a city driver with Smith Transfer Freight Lines of St. Louis until retiring in 1985. He was a member of the Elm Street Baptist Church in Charleston...
Betty Patrick (01/31/08)
EAST PRAIRIE - Betty S. Patrick, 69, died at 11 a.m. Jan. 30, 2008, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Rebecca Keasler (01/31/08)
MIDLAND, Texas -- Rebecca A. Keasler, 99, died Jan. 25, 2008. Born in New Madrid, Mo., she was a homemaker and a retired school teacher. Services were conducted today at Moore's Southlawn Chapel in Tulsa, Okla. Burial followed in Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa...
Charles Peek (01/31/08)
IMPERIAL - Charles Peek, 64, died Jan. 30, 2008, at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
George Edwards (01/31/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- George William Edwards, 69, died Jan. 29, 2008, at his home. Born July 17, 1938, in East Prairie, to the late Howard Orlin and Blanche Williams Edwards, he lived all of his life in Mississippi County where he was co-owner of Edwards Transportation and a member of First Church of God, both in East Prairie...
Kitty Dover (01/31/08)
MOUND CITY, Ill. - Kathryn "Kitty" Beavers Dover, 74, died at 4:01 p.m. Jan. 26, 2008, at her home. Born Dec. 3, 1933, in Scott County, Mo. to the late James W. and Clara Baugher Beavers Sr., she was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mound City. She and her husband owned and operated the Dover Green Door Tavern in Mound City for many years...
Ethel Cannon (01/31/08)
CHAFFEE -- Ethel Louise Cannon, 91, died at 5:25 a.m. Jan. 30, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 25, 1917, in Poplar Bluff, to the late Willie Edward and Cynthia Margarite Crittenden Jeffries, she was a retired supervisor from Borg-Warner Inc. in Manchester and a member of Maplewood Baptist Church in Maplewood...
Bernard Daniel (01/31/08)
SCOTT CITY -- Huey Bernard Daniel, 76, died at 10 p.m. Jan. 29, 2008, at his home. Born Aug. 27, 1931, in Summerdale, Ala., son of the late William Abel and Zuma Mae Burns Daniel, he was a truck driver for ABF Freight, retiring in 1992. A member of Commerce Baptist Church, he was also a member of the Masonic Lodge 184 AF&AM in Morley and Men's Seekers Class of Lynwood Baptist Church...
Jerry Long (01/31/08)
SIKESTON -- Jerry Dwight Long, 19, died Jan. 28, 2008, at his home. Born Nov. 2, 1988, in Joliet, Ill., to Jackie Eugene and Shannon Elizabeth Long, he was employed as a welder with Thompson Culvert. He was a 2007 graduate of Kelly High School, where he had been a member of the F.F.A...
Birth (Published 1/31) (01/31/08)
Wilkinson SIKESTON -- Angela Wilkinson is the parent of her third child, first son, born at 8:21 a.m. Dec. 21, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Agustin weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are David Wilkinson and Elizabeth Green...
Looking Back 1/31 (01/31/08)
SIKESTON - Tomorrow the Malone Theater will present "The Unsuspected" with Joan Caulfield and Claude Rains. Featured at the Rex Theater will be "One More Tomorrow" with Ann Sheridan and Dennis Morgan. --- PORTAGEVILLE - Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Warren of Portageville are the parents of a daughter born Saturday morning at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau...
Ralph Nader is past prime as candidate (01/31/08)
Ralph Nader is considering another bid for the White House and said he would decide within a month whether to enter the campaign once again. There are countless readers of this newspaper who have never heard of Ralph Nader. So that may forecast his prospects...
Your View: Something greater (01/31/08)
This morning, sixteen Soldiers arose from their bunks at 0500, donned their Army Combat Uniform, assisted one another putting on multiple pieces of body armor weighing approximately 55 pounds, grabbed their weapons and headed out of the barracks to conduct a tactical road march. This type of training even occurred across the United States on military installations from coast to coast, but the training event is not the reason I have chosen to write this article...
SpeakOut 1/31 (01/31/08)
This is in reply to Fraud prevention. If the Family Services actually did their job and checked in to people's background and drug testing to prevent them from getting welfare, they would not have a job. Because people would not be on welfare. I was just reading in SpeakOut about the person talking about Obama. ...