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Stories from Monday, September 17, 2001

Moving Wall brought many together (09/17/01)
SIKESTON - Ten years ago a wall was raised in Sikeston that, instead of dividing people, brought them together. Consisting of 70 panes made of black anodized aluminum with white letters silk-screened on its surface, "The Moving Wall" Vietnam Veteran Memorial was placed on exhibit at Rotary Park from Sept. 18-23, 1991...
Seven to be inducted into Hall of Fame (09/17/01)
SIKESTON - There are those rare individuals who do things not for fame or fortune, but simply because they believe in the cause. For them, recognition is unnecessary. But the friends and colleagues of several of these people believe the community should know what was achieved for Sikeston Public Schools. ...
Fraud case reported to DPS (09/17/01)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Department of Public Safety arrested a man Sunday after he defrauded a local church. The man went to a local church and asked for help buying baby formula for his sick child. On his request, the church purchased six cans for him, but the man was able to get a hold of the receipt and returned the cans to the store to get the money back...
Little racer (09/17/01)
Lindsey Hawkins, 3, pedals as hard as she can during the toy tractor pull race at the Matthews Community Day Saturday.
Youngsters invited to paint windows (09/17/01)
SIKESTON - It might be a little early to envision going trick-or-treating, but there couldn't be a better time to start thinking about what to enter in the Seventh Annual Halloween Window Painting Contest. The project will give non-profit youth groups an opportunity to paint windows in the downtown area from 8-10 a.m. ...
Teen-ager killed in auto accident (09/17/01)
MINER - A Matthews teen sustained fatal injuries in a one-vehicle accident Sunday. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 16-year-old Steven Brashear was traveling on New Madrid County Highway AA, seven miles south of Miner at 9:42 p.m., when the northbound vehicle he was driving ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a utility pole. Brashear died as a result of his injuries...
Mixon, Charleston shut out Caruthersville (09/17/01)
Charleston-- The Charleston Blue Jays improved to 2-1 Friday defeating the Caruthersville Tigers 32-0. The Blue Jay defense stepped up big time in the game allowing no points as they kept the Tiger offense off balance for most of the night. "My defense played a lot better, I'm very proud of those guys, I really have to take my hat off to my defense tonight," said Charleston coach Brent Anderson...
E.P. grabs first win; Chaffee falls (09/17/01)
SCOTT CITY - The East Prairie Eagles secured one of their biggest wins in recent memory on Friday by defeating SEMO South rival Scott City 35-14 on the road. It's the first time the Eagles have beaten Scott City since 1996. "There's no doubt, this is a huge win for us," said East Prairie head coach John Garner, whose team improves to 1-2...
Area highlights (09/17/01)
EAST PRAIRIE earned its first victory of the season, beating Scott City 35-14. Sophomore Josh Boyer led the Eagles, rushing for 171 yards on 34 carries. He scored three touchdowns and also had an interception playing defense. Teammate Josh Shoffner had an interception as well, returning it 36-yards for a score. Brad Glenn paced Scott City with 99 yards on 27 carries. East Prairie (1-2) will host Fulton in Week 3, while Scott City (0-3) hosts Brentwood...
NMCC earns another ugly, impressive win (09/17/01)
NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central picked up another ugly, yet impressive victory on Friday night, defeating Farmington 28-13 in a highly-touted matchup between two state ranked teams. The Eagles botched two punts deep in their own territory, and gave up 110 yards on 15 penalties. But in the end, speed overcame all shortcomings as the Eagles held off the Knights to improve to 3-0...
Sikeston 'D' hammers Dexter (09/17/01)
DEXTER - So far this season, the Sikeston Bulldog offense hasn't yet reached its full potential. But the Bulldogs' defense and special teams have performed admirably well. That remained true on Friday night when Sikeston stomped the Dexter Bearcats 38-6 at Charles Bland Stadium...
Caleb Burton (09/17/01)
MOREHOUSE - Caleb Ray Burton, 3-month-old son of Jason Ray and Jennifer Janice Graham Burton, died at 12:34 p.m. Sept. 13, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born June 16, 2001. In addition to his parents he is survived by: his paternal grandparents, Paula and Jerry Appleton of Morehouse; paternal great-grandfather, Wilford "Jack" Hadder of Sikeston; paternal great-grandparents, Daniel and Hazel Burton of Morehouse; maternal grandparents, Dora and Albert Graham of Sikeston; and his stepgreat-grandparents, Dale and Della Graham of Morehouse and Roland and Peggy Appleton of Sikeston.. ...
Virginia Healy (09/17/01)
MATTHEWS - Virginia Dare Healy, 84, died at 8:15 a.m. Sept. 12, 2001, at Sells Rest Home. Born April 19, 1917, at Grafton, W.Va., daughter of the late William D. and Estella Kyer Webb, she was a secretary for Duncan Foundry in Alton, Ill., for many years and was a member of the Main Street Methodist Church in Alton...
Raleigh Hitt Jr. (09/17/01)
ARBOR - Raleigh A. Hitt Jr., 87, died Sept. 14, 2001, at his home. Born Nov. 15, 1913, at Arbor, son of the late Raleigh and Mary Kidd Hitt Sr., he owned and operated the Arbor Vault Company for 30 years. On Sept. 26, 1945, he married Virginia Heuring who preceded him in death on Sept. 27, 1988...
Alfie Brown (09/17/01)
CHARLESTON - A.S. "Alfie" Brown, 79, died at 6:35 p.m. Sept. 14, 2001, at his home. Born July 25, 1922, at Charleston, son of the late A.S. and Ora J. Johnson Brown Sr., he had lived his entire life in Charleston where he was a member of the First Baptist Church. He was a landowner, a retired farmer and a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II...
Lola Wagner (09/17/01)
SIKESTON - Lola E. Wagner, 89, formerly of Charleston, died Sept. 15, 2001. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in Charleston.
Red Swain (09/17/01)
NEW MADRID - Norman "Red" Swain, 79, died Sept. 14, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 13, 1922, at Poe, son of the late Elza and Ethel Bell Tucker Swain, he was a self-employed painter and pest exterminator. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and member the New Madrid Methodist Church, he was also a member of American Legion Post 595 and the Masonic Lodge in New Madrid...
Paul Arnold (09/17/01)
McGEE - Paul Arnold, 67, died Sept. 14, 2001, at his home. Born June 21, 1934, at Perkins, son of the late Athel Paul and Annabelle Head Arnold, he retired as a staff sergeant with the U.S. Air Force, after 20 years of service. On July 19, 1958, at Perkins, he married Shirley Storey who survives of the home...
Carrie Hancock (09/17/01)
WINTER GARDEN, Fla. - Carrie Nell Hancock, 85, died Sept. 13, 2001, in Florida. Born Oct. 4, 1915, in Sikeston, Mo., daughter of the late Frank and Cora Short Mount she was a department store bookkeeper before retiring and member of the First United Methodist Church in Winter Garden, where she lived since 1973...
Vennie Schaffer (09/17/01)
LILBOURN - Vennie Schaffer, 96, died Sept. 13, 2001, at the East Prairie Nursing Center in East Prairie. Born March 19, 1905, at Camden, Tenn., daughter of the late Samuel D. and Frances Caroline Helems, she was a member of the General Baptist Church in Lilbourn...
Steven Brashear (09/17/01)
MATTHEWS - Steven Brashear, 16, died at 8:55 p.m. Sept. 16, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
J.D. Sherrod (09/17/01)
SIKESTON - Joseph David "J.D." Sherrod, 79, died at 5:50 a.m. Sept. 17, 2001, at his home, following a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Bill Cole (09/17/01)
MINER- William "Bill" Cole, 72, died Sept. 16, 2001, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home. ---- Memorial contributions may be sent to Miner Baptist Church Building Fund 416 State Highway H Sikeston, Mo. 63801...
Rufus Alsup (09/17/01)
AMORY, Miss. - Rufus R. Alsup, 87, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Sept. 14, 2001, at his home. Born Feb. 2, 1914, in Tippah County, son of the late R.M. and Ruth Dollar Alsup, he moved to Amory in 1965. A farmer and cattle man, he was a member of the Amory Church of Christ...
Laura Eakins (09/17/01)
SIKESTON - Laura L. Eakins, 87, died Sept. 15, 2001, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born Nov. 3, 1913, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Albert C. and Hulda C. Erickson Dittlinger, she had attended Chapel By the Lake and owned and operated Eakins Plaza in Sikeston...
Ernest Brown (09/17/01)
WYATT - Ernest Edward Brown, 84, died at 1:15 p.m. Sept. 15, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 10, 1917, in Wyatt, son of the late John J. and Maggie Belle Goode Brown, he lived in Wyatt most of his life and was of the Methodist belief. He was a resident of Morlan, Calif., for 17 years where he was employed with the Growers Gin Company...
Lola Wagner (09/17/01)
SIKESTON - Lola Ellen Wagner, 89, formerly of Charleston, died Sept. 15, 2001, at her home. Born Nov. 25, 1911, in Bowling Green, Ky., daughter of the late L.A. and Joan Bishop Dillard, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life. Her husband, Seward Wagner, preceded her in death in 1985...
Lorene Bennett (09/17/01)
DORENA - Lorene C. Bennett, 75, died at 4:02 a.m. Sept. 16, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 7, 1926, in Camden, Tenn., daughter of the late Mims and Lillie Harper Beasley, she was of the Protestant belief. She lived most of her life in Dorena where she and her husband owned and operated Bennett's Store for 45 years...
Lillie Lett (09/17/01)
MINER - Lillie Lett, 90, died at 6:10 a.m. Sept. 17, 2001, at the Miner Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Larry Wadlington (09/17/01)
SCOTT CITY - Larry Dale Wadlington, 66, died at 11:05 p.m. Sept. 15, 2001, at his home. Born Nov. 26, 1934, in Fornfelt, son of the late Euin and Lorene Hensley Wadlington, he was a representative for Robbins Pharmaceuticals and Southeast Hospital Outreach Lab and officiated at high school and college basketball games. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau...
Basil Stephens (09/17/01)
ELWOOD, Ind. - The Rev. Basil Earl Stephens, 77, died Sept. 14, 2001, at Community Hospital. Born Jan. 23, 1924, in Canalou, son of the late Herschell and Lillian and Drake Stephens, he served as pastor of the Hartford City Assembly of God Church for 11 years and the First Assembly of God Church in Elwood for 22 years before retiring. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Looking Back in Time (09/17/01)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Williamson have moved into their new home at 501 E. Gladys St. SIKESTON - Jaycee wives will meet with Mrs. Claude Benney, 723 Mimosa Drive, at 7:30 p.m. NEW MADRID - A mistake in the city's liquor-by-the-drink license fee was discussed in a meeting of the New Madrid City Council Tuesday. ...
Looking Back In Time (09/17/01)
SIKESTON - Congested conditions in the Bailey School were solved as a result of Tuesday night's school board meeting. There was a rezoning of elementary school areas that will send 35 pupils now attending the school to the South Grade School. BLODGETT - Edward Lee Jolley III celebrated his second birthday recently with a party at his home...
Conflict should not become secondary (09/17/01)
Believe me, I would much rather write this column on local civic affairs or even the turmoil of state politics. I'd much rather recognize someone's dedication to a local event or point an accusing finger of blame at some state officials for a bureaucratic snafu. But like the conversation that dominates our lives this week, instead I focus on a changing world, a world not as safe today as it seemed just yesterday...
Your View (09/17/01)
Gov. Bob Holden should be commended for appointing Lt. Gov. Joe Maxwell to chair a 15-member bipartisan task force to hold public hearings to address the costly prescription drugs for senior citizens. The past legislative session failed to pass legislation that would assist senior citizens in the purchase of prescription drugs. ...
SpeakOut (09/17/01)
It's 6:50 p.m. Thursday. I passed by DPS and it is court night up there. There were approximately 40 people standing outside waiting in line to go in and have their court. I would have to say that not one of these people will spend any time in jail. ...
SPEAKOUT (09/17/01)
A look at our future? I really think it's hilarious because you Republicans would have had a fit and a calf if you wouldn't have gotten the President appointed instead of elected to office. I think it's funny the stock market is at an all-time low because you are the ones with the money to have stuff in the stock market. I hope it goes to zero - bankrupt - then I'm going to laugh in your face...