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Stories from Wednesday, August 15, 2001

Officers trained for school shooting scenarios (08/15/01)
CHARLESTON - Officers of the Charleston Department of Public Safety and the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department were joined by officers from East Prairie, Poplar Bluff, Dexter and Scott City police departments over the weekend for a 16-hour course designed to prepare police and school officials to cope with a shooting crisis or other violent incident...
Parents need to prepare for first day of school (08/15/01)
SIKESTON - For many students, the opening day of school is an exciting time, but to those just entering the world of classes and homework it can be a fearful experience. Some kindergartners and first graders can think of nothing worse than being placed in an unfamiliar setting without mom or dad...
Elizabeth Hillis (08/15/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - Elizabeth Marie Hillis, 73, died Aug. 14, 2001, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Yulinda Anders (08/15/01)
BELLEFONTAINE - Yulinda Kay Anders, 38, died July 29, 2001, at Christian Hospital in St. Louis. Born Feb. 22, 1963, in St. Louis, she was the daughter of Rose Schoemaker Anders of Bellefontaine and the late Don Anders. She is also survived by three brothers, Don Anders, Greg Anders and Scott Anders of Bellefontaine...
Virgil Gaines (08/15/01)
McKENNA, Wash. - Virgil Marvin Gaines, 81, died Aug. 10, 2001, at the Nisqually Valley Care Center. Born July 6, 1920, in Yarbrough, Ark., son of the late William Dawson and Mina Mosley Gaines, he retired as a heavy equipment operator. Survivors include: one daughter, Janet Sue Reece of West Memphis, Ark.; one son, Virgil Maurice Gaines of West Helena, Ark.; one sister, Altha Gunn of Sikeston; and six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren...
Jane Walls (08/15/01)
SIKESTON - Jane Ann Walls, 68, died at 2:54 a.m. Aug. 13, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Nov. 18, 1932, in Matthews, daughter of the late Claude and Maude Lee Randolph, she was a member of the Illinois Avenue General Baptist Church. On July 27, 1973, at Union City, Tenn., she married Donnie Walls who survives of the home...
Benjamin McVay (08/15/01)
ORAN - Benjamin Howell McVay, 82, died at 9:25 p.m. Aug. 12, 2001, at the Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 13, 1919, in Haleyville, Ala., son of the late William Benjamin and Mittie Bradley McVay, he was a carpenter with Kluesner Construction in Cape Girardeau. He was a member of the Benton United Methodist Church and Morley Masonic Lodge 184...