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Stories from Thursday, February 28, 2008

Agencies team up; illegal drugs found (02/28/08)
BENTON -- Teamwork between two law enforcement agencies led to the seizure of drugs from three Wisconsin residents traveling through the area. According to a news release issued Wednesday by Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, Scott County and Miner officers teamed up in a traffic stop just after midnight Wednesday...
Society looking to find seized dogs loving homes (02/28/08)
SIKESTON -- Pit bulls seized late last year during a Stoddard County dogfighting bust aren't living happily ever after -- yet the opportunity to do so is definitely there. Earlier this month the Humane Society of Missouri received permanent custody of 22 pit bulls and one beagle seized by the Stoddard County Sheriff's Department in association with a dog fighting investigation in October...
Boy dies in ATV wreck (02/28/08)
CHARLESTON -- A four-wheeler accident involving a 10-year-old boy is under investigation in Mississippi County. According to Mississippi County Coroner Terry A. Parker, 10-year-old Andrew R. Shelby and a friend were riding a four-wheeler Wednesday afternoon near the boy's home outside of East Prairie when it overturned, pinning both children under it...
Annual Civil War event will provide action, teach history (02/28/08)
SIKESTON -- Some mid-1800s action will come to Sikeston this weekend during the Battle of Sand Ridge Re-enactment. For the fourth year, the 10th Tennessee Cavalry, led by Rick Justice, will camp out, perform a raid, and then show the public what that battle -- one of the first ones that took place near Sikeston during the Civil War -- was really like...
Dexter goes cold (02/28/08)
PARK HILLS -- All season long the Dexter Lady Bearcats were known as a high-scoring basketball team, averaging 65 points per game. Wednesday night, the offense disappeared. Facing a Farmington team that finished second in state a year ago, the Lady Bearcats were unable to find the basket in the second half, losing 48-35 to the Knightettes in a Class 4 Sectional game played at Mineral Area College...
Maujeva Overfield (02/28/08)
CHAFFEE -- Maujeva Louise Overfield, 60, died Feb. 26, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Ute Childers (02/28/08)
SIKESTON -- Ute Childers, 65, died Feb. 27, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 25, 1942, in Jagerndorf Sudetenland, Germany, to the late Werner and Herta Ammicht Awolin, she was a member of Eagles Aerie 3319 Ladies Auxiliary and a longtime resident of Sikeston, adopting numerous families in America. Before retirement, she had been employed by Brown Shoe Company...
Mary Martin (02/28/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Mary Margaret Carden Martin, 88, died at 2:35 p.m. Feb. 26, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 6, 1919, in Hickman, Ky., to the late Robert Richie and Clara Miranda Clack Wainscott, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County where she was a member of the First Baptist Church in East Prairie. She had worked for many years cleaning homes and babysitting and for several years at the Shelby Furniture Store and Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie...
August Mekan (02/28/08)
MALDEN -- August Mekan, 84, died Feb. 27, 2008, in the Malden Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Horsie James (02/28/08)
BERNIE -- Morris "Horsie" James, 75, died Feb. 25, 2008, at his home. Born Sept. 1, 1932, at Clarkton, to the late Paul and Bernice Reeves James, he was the owner and operator of Winer's Department Store in Bernie and a charter member of the Bernie Lions Club. A U.S. Air Force veteran who served during the Korean War, he was of the Jewish belief...
Bill Morgan Jr. (02/28/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- William J. "Bill" Morgan Jr., 81, died at 7:36 a.m. Feb. 25, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 28, 1926, in Sikeston, son of the late William J. and Ruby Cozette Stone Morgan, he lived all his life in Mississippi County where he was a retired automobile mechanic for Pope Motors in East Prairie and a member of the First General Baptist Church in East Prairie. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II...
William Heckert (02/28/08)
BERTRAND -- The Rev. William Doyle Heckert, 90, died at 12:10 a.m. Feb. 27, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 17, 1917, in Bertrand, son of the late Doyle and Cecil Mae Meeks Heckert, he had been a farmer and owned a trucking company prior to becoming a minister with the Church of God of Prophecy where he served as pastor in several Southeast Missouri towns including Bernie and Charleston for over 50 years...
Looking Back 2/28 (02/28/08)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs outlasted the Dexter Cagers in an action- packed game Friday night to take the subregional tournament championship with a 39-33 score before an overflow crowd in the Dexter High gymnasium. SIKESTON - Students from elementary schools in Sikeston collected $285.90 for the county heart fund campaign...
SpeakOut 2/28 (02/28/08)
I'm calling in about some burn-out victims, two men. They lost everything. I'd like to know if anybody would have anything to donate. I called this in before and I haven't seen it in the paper. There's been a change in the phone number. It's 667-9029. If they could call this phone number I could give them more information. It would certainly be appreciated if anyone out there could help...