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Stories from Thursday, March 6, 2008

Man arrested for sexual abuse (03/06/08)
BENTON -- A physical defect on a Cape Girardeau man's hand ultimately led to his arrest for conducting illegal sexual activities with an 8-year-old child. According to a Scott County Sheriff's Department news release, Michael Donahue, 55, of Cape Girardeau is charged with eight counts of statutory sodomy in the first degree...
Boy saved from fire, tragedy averted (03/06/08)
SIKESTON -- A possible tragedy was averted on Wednesday morning thanks to the quick thinking of a Sikeston man. Jimmy Gipson rescued a 2-year-old child from a burning semi-truck outside the former Essex building Tuesday morning, as he arrived to make preparations for a new business moving in later this month...
Bill may help with teacher shortage (03/06/08)
SIKESTON -- While they say it would be wonderful to meet the state's teaching shortage of qualified math and science educators, some local educators aren't completely convinced a bill recently passed by the Senate is the answer. Last week the Missouri Senate approved a proposal that would allow experienced professionals to more easily become teachers through an alternative certification from the state Board of Education through the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence, or ABCTE.. ...
Wednesday fire (03/06/08)
Miner volunteer firefighter Michael Baker moves a water line Wednesday afternoon at Gold Star Enterprises (top photo). Along with Miner, Sikeston DPS and other emergency personnel responded to the fire.
Hanlon records her first hole-in-one (03/06/08)
SIKESTON -- Becky Hanlon recorded her first hole-in-one March 1 at the Bootheel Golf Course. Hanlon hit the ace on the Par 3 second hole.
Woodgeard, Lady Bears end Portageville's season (03/06/08)
POPLAR BLUFF -- The Portageville Lady Bulldogs fought till the end on Wednesday night at the E.T. Peters gymnasium in Poplar Bluff, falling seven points shy of advancing to their first quarterfinal game in 20 years to the Greenville Lady Bears, 67-60...
Eagle determination pays off (03/06/08)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Determination. That was the word of the night for the New Madrid County Central Eagles, as they won their first sectional basketball game since the 2002 season, defeating the Doniphan Dons 46-43. NMCC jumped out to the first lead of the game as Dontre Jenkins stopped in the paint for two points. The Dons quickly followed with two of their own, but the Eagles extended the lead 8-4...
Rita Ressel (03/06/08)
ORAN -- Rita Marie Ressel, 70, died at 2:06 a.m. March 5, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 20, 1937, in Oran, to the late Roman John and Marie Elizabeth Duenne Ressel, she had worked in St. Louis as a housekeeper at Cardinal-...
Ellenora Giddens (03/06/08)
LILBOURN - Ellenora Giddens, 89, died March 6, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Richards Funeral Home in Lilbourn.
Gwendolyn Steward (03/06/08)
DYERSBURG, Tenn. - Gwendolyn Gray Steward, formerly of Morehouse, Mo., died March 5, 2008, in Dyersburg. She was married 65 years to Harold A. Steward, formerly of New Madrid, Mo., and who survives of Dyersburg. Following services Saturday in Dyersburg, burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Evergreen Cemetery in New Madrid...
Ivalene Wright (03/06/08)
SCOTT CITY -- Ivalene Lucille Wright, 73, died March 1, 2008, at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 2, 1934, in Brilliant, Ala., daughter of the late George Albert and Molly Bertha Thompson Collier, she had lived most of her life in Malden and Dexter but lived in Scott City for the past several years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Dexter...
Pearl Grimes (03/06/08)
MALDEN -- Pearl Pauline Grimes, 91, died March 3, 2008, at the Golden Living Center in Malden. Born Nov. 30, 1916, in Chattanooga, Okla., to the late Oliver Knox and Bessie Irene Thomas Posey, she was a member of the Stokelan Drive Christian Church in Malden...
Opal Kelley (03/06/08)
SIKESTON - Opal Lorene Kelley, 84, died March 5, 2008, at her home. Born Nov. 15, 1923, in Dale, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Ira Eldon and Jewell Priscilla Jones McMillan. On Aug. 23, 1941, at Grayridge, she married T.M. "Bud" Kelley, who preceded her in death on Feb. 27, 1998...
Looking Back 3/6 (03/06/08)
SIKESTON - Dr. T.C. McClure announced yesterday that he will be associated with Dr. W.J. Ferguson, a Sedalia physician, in a clinic located at 217 S. Kingshighway, the latter part of the summer. SIKESTON - Potlatch Forest Inc., Dairy Service Division, Highway 60 East, is in the process of building a 43,000-square-foot addition to its plant, almost doubling its present size. The expansion is estimated to cost $306,000...
SpeakOut 3/6 (03/06/08)
I'm calling about the Court listings that was in Feb. 21 SpeakOut. The person didn't think the person and the crime they are charged with should be posted outside the court room. Maybe they shouldn't break the law. They obviously broke the law and are embarrassed about what they did and they don't want anybody to know it. ...