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Stories from Monday, September 10, 2001

History Lesson (09/10/01)
The Big Oak Tree State Park was transformed to another era this weekend with the park's annual "Living History Day." Several hundred people attended the event which featured Civil War reenactors, and traditional skill exhibitions such as woodworking, basket weaving and blacksmithing. Making a yard ornament is blacksmith Don Alexander...
Group works to get fathers involved (09/10/01)
SIKESTON - "There are nearly 9,000 non-custodial fathers in the Bootheel," said Scott Porter, program manager for Missouri Bootheel Healthy Start's Fatherhood First program. "That's a lot of kids waking up everyday with their fathers not there with them...
A real Jewel (09/10/01)
SIKESTON - She may not have been chosen Missouri's Retired Educator of the Year by the judges, but as far as her friends and colleagues are concerned Jewel Harber is the epitome of the title. Besides, being named one of the 11 finalists in the entire state is pretty impressive. This is the first year for the recognition...
Former resident travels for NASA (09/10/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - When most people think of NASA and the space program, they think of Cape Canaveral, not Cape Girardeau. Those people, however, probably don't know that Cape Girardeau is the home of Missouri's only NASA Educator Resource Center. A new traveling exhibit from NASA scheduled to be displayed outside the Linda Godwin NASA Education Resource Center at Southeast Missouri State University Wednesday, Thursday and Friday is intended to change that and increase public awareness of both the center and NASA's goal of making space travel as routine, safe and affordable as today's air travel - "Building the highway to space.". ...
Theft ring broken up (09/10/01)
BENTON - Two Sikeston men are in jail following a multi-jurisdictional investigation. Brian D. Lambert, 30, of 1610 County Road 528 and Bobby L. Kennedy Jr., 26, of 228 Watson are charged with possession of stolen property. Bond for each is set at $25,000...
Portageville snaps skid (09/10/01)
SCOTT CITY - Portageville ended an 11-game losing streak in dramatic fashion Friday night by defeating conference rival Scott City 58-0 on the road. Portageville forced six Ram turnovers on their way to the blowout win, Scott City's worst loss since 1964...
Bulldogs contain Charleston trio (09/10/01)
SIKESTON - Heading into Friday night's 116th game with Charleston, head coach Charlie Vickery knew his Sikeston Bulldogs would have to find some way to limit the Bluejay big-play offense. Charleston was able to break off a couple of long runs, but the Bulldogs contained the Bluejays enough to win 36-15 at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium...
Area highlights (09/10/01)
CORNING, Ark. -- Last season, the East Prairie Eagles snapped an 11-game losing streak with a win over Corning. This time, it was Corning snapping a 13-game losing streak, defeating East Prairie 18-13 on Friday night. East Prairie (0-2) trailed 6-0 at the half when Corning's Cory Godwin scored with 14 seconds left in the second quarter...
NMCC wins tough-luck game over Cape, 28-20 (09/10/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Last season, Cape Central was the only team that came close to New Madrid County Central in the regular season. With several starters returning for both teams, this year's game promised to be even better. The highly-anticipated rematch between the two schools lived up to its billing Friday night, as the Eagles held off the Tigers 28-20...
Robert Schuchart (09/10/01)
SIKESTON - Robert L. "Bob" Schuchart, 80, died at 3:10 p.m. Sept. 8, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 22, 1921, at Leslie, son of the late R.P. and Minnie Catherine Henneken Schuchart Sr., he was a retired farmer and member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church...
Adriel Williams (09/10/01)
ORAN - James Adriel Williams, 82, died at 9:30 p.m. Sept. 9, 2001, at his home. Born July 27, 1919, in Parma, son of the late John G. and Katie Ann Biby Williams, he retired as a self-employed mechanic and bus driver for the Oran School District. A member of the First Baptist Church of Oran and Morley VFW Post 5368, he was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II...
Mariam Aslin (09/10/01)
BLOOMFIELD - Mariam Eleanor Aslin, 70, died Sept. 8, 2001, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born March 15, 1931, in Bloomfield, daughter of the late Venton and Pearl Parks Martin, she lived most of her life in the Bloomfield area where she was a member of Hills General Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star...
Elizabeth Mungle (09/10/01)
CHARLESTON - Elizabeth "Nanny" Mungle, 87, died at 1:40 a.m. Sept. 8, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 27, 1914, in Pemiscot County, daughter of the late Walter L. and Cora D. Groom Reynolds, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life and was of the Baptist belief...
James Mason (09/10/01)
BERNIE - James Eugene "Gene" Mason, 60, died Sept. 8, 2001, at the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Aug. 13, 1941, in Bernie, son of the late Lawrence Eugene and Edith Opal Fields Mason, he owned and operated Mason's TV Service in Bernie and served with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam era...
Betty Volner (09/10/01)
SIKESTON - Betty L. Brown Volner, 69, of Sikeston and Miller City, Ill., died at 4 a.m. Sept. 7, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 2, 1931, in Miller City, daughter of the late Vegie D. and Velma Louise Hornberger Brown, she had been a secretary for the highway department...
Elizabeth Mungle (09/10/01)
CHARLESTON - Elizabeth Mungle, 87, died at 1:40 a.m. Sept. 8, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home.
Rodger Lambert (09/10/01)
EAST PRAIRIE - Rodger Lambert, 55, died at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 11, 1946, at Wolf Island, son of Juanita King Moore of East Prairie and the late Marvin Lambert, he was a retired service station owner and member of the Wolf Island Baptist Church...
John Powell (09/10/01)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for John Powell, 94, who died Sept. 5, 2001, were: Leo Lowery, Rudy Williams, Charles Pratt, Lee Doublin, James Jackson and Tim Hutson.
Alfred Westrich (09/10/01)
KELSO - Alfred F. Westrich, 81, died Sept. 7, 2001, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born July 5, 1920, at Chaffee, son of the late Albert John and Estella Enderle Westrich, he was a retired farmer. On June 4, 1946, in Kelso, he married Hermina H. Bles who survives of the home...
Banken - Noles (09/10/01)
DEXTER - Leslie Ann Banken and Tevis A. Noles III were united in marriage July 7, 2001, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The 3 p.m. ceremony was performed by the Rev. John Sheley, pastor. Special readings by Kenny and Debbie Essner of Dexter, friends of the family, were presented during the ceremony...
Looking Back In Time (09/10/01)
SIKESTON - Injuries sustained when he caught his left arm in a saw at the Coleman Cotton Gin Wednesday morning necessitated the amputation of a hand of Harvey Pace, 22, intersaw operator, at Sikeston General Hospital. SIKESTON - Jack O. Edwards, a recent graduate of the University of Missouri Law School, has been notified by the clerk of the Missouri Supreme Court that he has passed the Missouri Bar examination. ...
Looking Back in Time (09/10/01)
60 years ago Sept. 9, 1941 SIKESTON - A movement to obtain funds to provide Malone Park with playground equipment was disclosed by Alderman Charles H. Butler Thursday. MATTHEWS - Quite a large audience attended ground-breaking ceremonies here Sunday afternoon for the education annex for the First Christian Church of Matthews. The Rev. E. Leo Half is pastor...
Society must deal with young killers (09/10/01)
The victim was a 4-year-old boy. His killer was 8. The accomplice was 9. In New York this week, an 8 year-old, described as a bully by neighbors, apparently used a pen to stab to death a 4-year-old neighbor. The killer's 9-year-old brother apparently helped in the murder in the hallway of a Bronx apartment...
SPEAKOUT (09/10/01)
Would somebody please tell me why the University of Missouri doesn't want to win football games? I have lived in Missouri for 30 years and Missouri has never wanted to win the Big 8 or Big 12 Conference. They have never gone out and hired a real good football coach. They hire these second-rate people and expect them to win the conference for them, which they're not going to do. Somebody explain this to me, will you? Please?...
Speakout (09/10/01)
I am very proud of the paper I received on Aug. 30 with the write-up and the pictures of the ball teams of Southeast Missouri. It is tremendous and I am so very proud that you went to all this trouble to make such a wonderful paper for us. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart because I look forward to it every week. Thank you and keep up the good work. I'm proud of you and I'm proud of Sikeston...