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Stories from Tuesday, September 4, 2001

Bell City will host Community Days (09/04/01)
BELL CITY - Bell City Community Days begin Friday and will offer activities through Saturday. Sponsored by the Bell City Rotary Club, activities begin Friday when area residents have the opportunity to visit food booths offering homemade ice cream and barbecue. Also there will be miniature golf and a dunking booth set up...
Chase ends for St. Louis man (09/04/01)
NEW MADRID - A St. Louis man is in custody in the New Madrid County Jail following his arrest early Monday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Renard Smith, 34, was fleeing authorities from Tennessee but his luck ran out when he came to Missouri...
Traffic accident reported (09/04/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - A New Madrid man sustained moderate injuries in a one-vehicle accident early today. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred at 12:30 a.m. on Route T, three miles south of Portageville, when an eastbound vehicle driven by Brian Box, 21, of Lilbourn failed to stop at a stop sign and struck a ditch. The vehicle then traveled into a bean field...
Teen injured in auto accident (09/04/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - A Labor Day accident resulted in minor injuries for a Portageville teen. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Virginia Angel, 35, of Portageville was attempting to make a left turn onto County Road 355 from a private drive when she pulled into the path of an eastbound vehicle driven by Melanie Forrester, 24, of Portageville...
Jet skiers rescued from river (09/04/01)
CARUTHRSVILLE - An adventure on the Mississippi was cut short for two jet skiers. Pemiscot County sheriff's deputies received a report Friday evening of two persons stranded on the Mississippi River. The Pemiscot County Rescue Squad was activated and was able to recover the individuals and their jet skis...
Sunset reunion held Saturday (09/04/01)
SIKESTON - Some came from Chicago and Atlanta. Some only walked across the street to Roberta Rowe Park for "Return to Sunset Day." More than 100 people attended Saturday's reunion meant to help restore a sense of pride to the troubled Sunset Addition community, which in recent years has gotten attention mostly as a magnet for drug dealing and violence...
Sikeston, Kelly cross country squads open season at Jackson (09/04/01)
JACKSON -- Sikeston and Kelly's cross country teams opened the 2001 season at the Jackson Invitational on Saturday, running in eight divisions that featured 21 schools. SIKESTON BULLDOGS In the 11th grade race, Sikeston's Sam Klimmek took first place in a field of 52 runners. The returning state qualifier covered the 2.35-mile course in just three minutes, 13 seconds...
SHS soccer takes sixth in tournament (09/04/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston soccer team finished sixth place in the eight-team Notre Dame Tournament on Monday. #Sikeston played two games Monday after having their games postponed. The Bulldogs defeated Poplar Bluff in the first match 2-1 but lost to Jackson 2-0 afterwards...
Sikeston native wins Winston West Bank One 250 (09/04/01)
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Sikeston native Sammy Potashnick always knew he could win in the NASCAR Winston West Series. He proved it to everyone else, too -- capturing the victory in the Bank One 250 Presented by NAPA and Hoosier at Rocky Mountain Raceways on Saturday...
James Daugherty (09/04/01)
CROSSVILLE, Tenn. - James Herbert Daugherty Sr., 94, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Sept. 2, 2001, at his home. Born Jan. 28, 1907, in Sikeston, son of the late Benjamin Gaither and Bertie Stokes Daugherty, he retired as a manager for Standard Brands Corporation and had owned a retail auto center at New Madrid, Mo. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge in San Diego, Calif...
Andrew Heisserer (09/04/01)
ORAN - Andrew V. Heisserer, 87, died at 5 p.m. Sept. 1, 2001, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born July 29, 1914, near Oran, son of the late Victor and Bertha Schott, he was a retired self-employed farmer and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. A member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church and St. Joseph Sodality, he was also a member of Knights of Columbus Council 4311 and Morley VFW Post 5368...
Jacob Williamson (09/04/01)
DEXTER - Jacob Williamson, 96, formerly of Dexter, died Sept. 3, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey Funeral Home in Dexter.
Shirley Messer (09/04/01)
DEXTER - Shirley Jean Messer, 67, died Sept. 2, 2001, in Dexter. Born Aug. 29, 1934, in Essex, daughter of the late Carl and Edith Scutter Curneal, she lived in Bloomfield most of her life before moving to Dexter a year ago. She retired from Elder Manufacturing and attended the Assembly of God Church...
J.R. Futch (09/04/01)
EAST PRAIRIE - J.R. Futch, 68, died at 2:30 a.m. Sept. 4, 2001, at his home. Born May 31, 1933, in Dorena, son of the late Wayne and Pauline D. Hunt Futch, he was a retired farmer, landowner and member of St. James General Baptist Church in East Prairie. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force...
Beatrice Holland (09/04/01)
DEXTER - Beatrice Holland, 77, died Sept. 2, 2001, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Born Dec. 7, 1923, at Pontotoc, Miss., daughter of the late Connie Clarence and Heather Beatrice Williams Harkness, she was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Dexter...
Aletha Varnon (09/04/01)
SCOTT CITY - Aletha Emma Varnon, 85, died Sept. 2, 2001, at the Parkview Health Care Facility in Bolivar. Born Feb. 9, 1916, in Ancell, daughter of the late Otto and Anna Sander Walter, she retired from the Carter Carburetor Company in St. Louis and was a U.S. Army veteran. She was a former resident of St. Louis and Morrisville and of the Catholic belief...
Brian Evans (09/04/01)
DEXTER - Brian Evans, 42, died Sept. 3, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey Funeral Home in Dexter.
Melvin Lackey (09/04/01)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Sunday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Melvin Lackey, 70, who died Aug. 31, 2001, were: Gerald Benson, Eric Benson, Jamie Benson, Ricky Colbert, Joseph McElroy and Richard Riley.
Marvin Speer (09/04/01)
ADVANCE - Marvin Speer, 57, died Sept. 2, 2001, at his home. Born Nov. 19, 1943, at Columbia, Ill., son of the late Virgle and Geneva Hogue Speer, he was a construction superintendent for Penzel Construction in Jackson. He served with the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne...
Jack T. Burnett (09/04/01)
SIKESTON - Jack Torrence Burnett, 78, formerly of Chaffee, died Sept. 3, 2001, at the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Hospital in Poplar Bluff. Born March 29, 1923, in Chaffee, son of Harvey and Jessie Marie Litzelfelner Burnett, he married Mildred Rose Schlitt Graviett on May 13, 1978, in Sikeston...
Davis - Holman (09/04/01)
ADVANCE - Tammy Renee Davis and Jason William Holman were united in marriage July 28, 2001, at the Assembly of God Church. The Rev. D.R. Heitman performed the double-ring ceremony. The new Mrs. Holman is the daughter of Ted and Karen Hornbuckle of Advance and the bridegroom is the son of Randall and Kathy Collins of Sikeston and William and Ruth Holman of Jackson...
Summers - Day (09/04/01)
EAST PRAIRIE - Clyde and Thelma Summers have announced the engagement of their daughter, Julie Dawn, to Roy Franklin Day, son of Roy and Shirley Day of Matthews. A graduate of East Prairie High School, the future bride is employed by Dr. Stephen T. Welton in Sikeston...
SPEAKOUT (09/04/01)
Well, Republicans, you can be happy now that your President has gotten into the Social Security funds. What you need to do now is vote him out of there so the senior citizens can get a raise because you won't be getting one this year. Thank you, Republicans...
Looking Back At Time (09/04/01)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Merchants' team defeated the Sikeston Chicks 10-7 in an exhibition game at the high school field Wednesday night. --- SIKESTON - Miss Jane Wilkerson was hostess at a "backward" party at her home on North Ranney Thursday night when the girls invited their own escorts...