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Stories from Tuesday, September 18, 2001

Schedule for local festival (09/18/01)
Children's Art Activities: 9 a.m. - Storytelling at Ms. Cottontale's Story Porch located at the northeast end of American Legion Park 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Ford Car Painting. Painting with tempera paint on a white Ford automobile. Cost is 50 cents 9:30 a.m. - Storytelling at Ms. Cottontale's Story Porch...
Cotton Festival of the Arts to feature food, music (09/18/01)
SIKESTON - It is an event that promises to pique the interest of palates, art enthusiasts and music lovers alike. Sponsored by Sikeston Missouri Arts Inc., the Missouri Arts Council along with area businesses, organizations and individuals, the Cotton Festival of the Arts is an annual event that offers something for everyone...
DPS reports on disturbance (09/18/01)
SIKESTON - Seven people were arrested on various civil disobedience charges near Luther and Osage streets when a crowd formed and became unruly after a man was arrested on assault and drug charges. The names of those arrested are being withheld pending the filing of formal charges...
Constitution's framers faced difficult task (09/18/01)
SIKESTON - One week ago today following the series of surprise terrorist attacks, President George W. Bush said during his address that "Freedom itself was attacked this morning, and I assure you freedom will be defended." Monday marked the 214th anniversary of a document that has served as the cornerstone of our freedoms as well as providing a blueprint for nearly every free society established since it was drafted - the Constitution of the United States of America...
Warrants issued for pair (09/18/01)
BENTON - Warrants were issued for an Arkansas couple in connection with the July 28 theft of a tractor-trailer pulling a tank trailer loaded with 7,500 gallons of anhydrous ammonia. According to Scott County Sheriff Bill Ferrell, the vehicle was recovered in Pocahontas, Ark., more than a week after the theft...
SHS volleyball sweeps Lady 'Jays; Oran rallies to victory (09/18/01)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's volleyball team defeated Charleston in straight sets Monday night, 15-3, 15-9. With the victory, the Lady Bulldogs improve to 8-7-1 on the season heading into tonight's match at Jackson. "We played okay in the first game, but we were very sloppy in the second match," said Sikeston coach Steve Beydler. ...
Jayvee football earns road win (09/18/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston junior varsity football team improved to 3-0 on the season with an 18-14 road win over Cape Central on Monday. Sikeston trailed going into the fourth quarter but the Bulldogs pulled out the win with a pass play to Scotty Keenan...
Sikeston whips West Plains, 5-1 (09/18/01)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldog soccer team evened its record with a 5-1 whipping of West Plains on Monday. The Bulldogs (4-4) scored five goals in the first half to win the game easily. "This is a good win for us," said Sikeston head coach Derrick Long. "We didn't know anything about them. We scored a quick goal right off the bat. Five goals in a half can kill a team. We've been having an offensive drought so hopefully this will get us going."...
Kelly runners place sixth at Cape Invite (09/18/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Kelly cross country team had a strong showing at the Cape Central Invitational on Saturday. Fox of Arnold came out on top in the 2.6 mile event. Kelly finished in sixth place while Sikeston placed seventh out of 11 teams in the tournament...
Notre Dame shuts out SHS; Kelly wins (09/18/01)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston fell to 2-9 on the season with a 10-0 five-inning loss to Notre Dame on Monday. Sikeston managed just two hits off Notre Dame hurler Blankenship, who struck out five. Jessica Owens had a double and Kerri Jones had a single for the Lady Bulldogs' lone hits...
Jethro Pruiett (09/18/01)
CARUTHERSVILLE - Jethro Pruiett, 93, died Sept. 17, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 29, 1908, at Caruthersville, son of the late James Walter and Jennie Lee French Pruiett, he attended school at Kinfolks Ridge. He was a retired farmer and of the Baptist belief...
Jill Thomas (09/18/01)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Jill Dean Thomas, 55, died Sept. 7, 2001, at her home. Born Nov. 18, 1945, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Jacob W. and Celia Bishop Thomas, she was a licensed practical nurse at the Senior Services Nursing Home in Memphis and was of the Baptist belief...
Wilson Watkins (09/18/01)
ESSEX - Wilson Watkins, 89, died Sept. 17, 2001, at Southern Missouri Healthcare in Dexter. Born Feb. 22, 1912, in Middleton, Tenn., son of the late James Wesley and Mexi Watkins, he worked for the International Shoe Company in Dexter for 27 years and was a retired farmer. He attended New Hope General Baptist Church near Essex...
Richard Sanders (09/18/01)
DELTA - Richard Sanders Sr., 54, died Sept. 17, 2001, near Advance. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, where friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Fred Leible (09/18/01)
KELSO - Fred William Leible, 88, died Sept. 18, 2001, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Lillie Lett (09/18/01)
MINER - Lillie Edna Lett, 90, formerly of Bertrand, died at 6:10 a.m. Sept. 17, 2001, at Miner Nursing Center. Born July 17, 1911, in Trenton, Tenn., daughter of the late John W. and Mildred Hearn Peace, she was a charter member of Bement Baptist Church and a current member of the Sikeston Community Church...
Bill Cole (09/18/01)
MINER - William Milo "Bill" Cole, 72, died Sept. 16, 2001, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Oct. 31, 1928, in Sikeston, son of the late William Floyd and Eva Lee Cole, he was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. A retired self-employed farmer, he was a member of Miner Baptist Church, Henry Meldrum American Legion Post 114 and VFW Post 3174 in Sikeston...
Mary Pointer (09/18/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - Mary Lee Pointer, 79, died Sept. 17, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Sola Depree (09/18/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Sola Depree, 87, died Sept. 13, 2001, in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 25, 1913, in Portageville, he was the son of the late Ervin and Alice DePree Depree. Survivors include: three sons, Sola Depree Jr. of Fort Wayne, Ind., Sola Depree of St. Louis and Jerry Depree of Cape Girardeau; two daughters, Rose Depree of Kansas City and Alice Depree of Cape Girardeau; six stepchildren; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Mary Lyons of Cape Girardeau...
Fannie Clark (09/18/01)
STE. GENEVIEVE - Fannie Clark, 82, died Sept. 17, 2001, at Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
J.D. Sherrod (09/18/01)
SIKESTON - Joe D. "J.D." Sherrod, 79, died at 5:50 a.m. Sept. 17, 2001, at his residence. Born Aug. 25, 1922, near Hayti, to the late Dave Crockett and Rosalee Brodglin Sherrod, he served in the Civil Conservation Corps and served with the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II. A postal worker who retired after 28 years with the U.S. Postal Service, he owned and operated Sherrod's Upholstery Shop for seven years...
Steven Brashear (09/18/01)
MATTHEWS - Steven Michael "Spike" Brashear, 16, died Sept. 16, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Dec. 12, 1984, in Cape Girardeau, son of Michael Wayne Brashear of Sikeston and Kathy Ann Thompson Sparks of the home, he was a junior at New Madrid County Central High School where he played third base for the baseball team. ...
Looking Back In Time (09/18/01)
SIKESTON - An 8 pound, 1 ounce son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Luther Stropp at Sikeston General Hospital Tuesday. --- SIKESTON - Seventeen patients were receiving treatment in the Sikeston General Hospital Monday. It was a record number. SIKESTON - It was announced this morning that the ticket office for the 9th Annual Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo has been moved from the Gay 90s village to the ticket car parked at the Jaycee Rodeo Grounds. ...
Public must assist in investigation (09/18/01)
Lost in the shuffle of national attention over the terrorists' attack are smaller tragedies closer to home. Ironic as it is, these regional stories obviously get lost in the national and international news these days. Under different circumstances, they would be the headlines. How I wish they still were...
SPEAKOUT (09/18/01)
I saw where they're wanting to take cable television out of the prisons where the boys are. I think it's better for them to have television to keep them quiet and help keep them from fighting or trying to break out. If they're going to cut that out, why don't they cut it out on these lazy people who live on welfare and Medicaid and all that? These people have to have cable TV. If they live on welfare, cut their cable television out too...