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Stories from Thursday, September 20, 2001

Starting the day in prayer (09/20/01)
Students from Sikeston Public Schools gathered early Wednesday morning proving that amid the recent tragedy there is still much to be thankful for. About 266 students gathered around the flag pole at Senior High for the annual 'See You At The Pole' ceremony...
Harvest time (09/20/01)
A farmer harvests rice recently on the Gary Brown farm on Highway 153 in Stoddard County. The farm has 1,000 acres planted in rice.
Dexter man killed in accident (09/20/01)
DELTA - A Dexter man was killed in a one-vehicle accident Wednesday evening. Pronounced dead at the scene was Paul Watkins, 43. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 7:54 p.m. Thursday, four miles north of Delta, Watkins was driving southbound on Highway 25 when his vehicle ran off the eastside of the road. The vehicle then struck a tree...
Human bones discovered (09/20/01)
EAST PRAIRIE - Bones discovered in the back yard of a residence have been identified as human. According to an East Prairie office, a sewer line was being dug in the backyard of a house on Folk Street. During the excavation several small bones were unearthed...
Arrest attempt turns ugly for Public Safety (09/20/01)
SIKESTON -- After months of relatively calm in the Luther and Osage area, another problem arose Monday night when a large crowd again began throwing rocks and bottles at police officers. The incident began around 9 p.m. Monday when Department of Public Safety officers responded to a report of someone breaking out the rear window of a vehicle using a sling shot and ball bearing, An infant in the back seat of the vehicle was injured in the incident...
Ripley triple lifts Kelly to win (09/20/01)
BENTON -- Kelly's softball team rallied to a 5-4 victory over Dongola, Ill., on Wednesday, plating three runs in the seventh inning off a two-out triple by Bridgett Riley. The Lady Hawks trailed 4-2 heading into the final inning. Cara Scherer got things started with a base hit, Alana Burford reached on an error, then a successful Monica Senciboy bunt loaded the bases...
SHS netters blank Chaffee, 7-0 (09/20/01)
CHAFFEE -- Sikeston didn't have much trouble against Chaffee's depleted tennis squad on Wednesday afternoon, winning 7-0 to improve to 6-3 on the season. Chaffee, which had just five players, was soundly defeated in all but one match. "This was just kind of a good practice for us," said Sikeston coach Suzanne Hart. "In these kind of matches sometimes it's hard to keep your focus, but today it wasn't. The girls took charge, and things got over with pretty quick."...
Improved Bulldog defence looking to slow down speedy Indians (09/20/01)
SIKESTON - Last year, when the Sikeston Bulldogs and the Kennett Indians met for the first time since 1991, most expected much of the same -- an easy, lopsided win for the Bulldogs. But that couldn't have been further from the truth, as the Indians ran wild in a 41-27 win...
Edward Nanney (09/20/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - Earl Nanney, 74, died Sept. 19, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Irmabelle Keller (09/20/01)
SIKESTON - Irmabelle Keller, 87, died Sept. 18, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 25, 1913, in Madison, Neb., daughter of the late Frederick Hamilton and Hattie Belle Thatch Davis, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston and was employed by the International Shoe Factory for eight years. She owned and operated a grocery store with her husband, delivered newspapers and had worked for Britt's Department Store and the Hallmark Store before retiring...
Lottie Ellerbrook (09/20/01)
MATTHEWS - Lottie May Ellerbrook, 97, died Sept. 19, 2001, at Sells Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Parma.
Aubra Tatum (09/20/01)
POINT PLEASANT - Aubra Allen Tatum, 50, died Sept. 18, 2001, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville, where friends may call after 6 p.m. today and services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday.
Mary Lee Pointer (09/20/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - Mary Lee McGary Pointer, 78, died Sept. 17, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 7, 1922, in Point Pleasant to the late Margaret Hank and Jerry McGary, she was a member of the New Salem Missionary Baptist Church...
Charles DeProw (09/20/01)
TALLAPOOSA - Charles Devere "Doodle" DeProw, 62, died Sept. 18, 2001, at his home. Born Oct. 10, 1938, at Tallapoosa, son of the late James LeRoy Prow Sr. and Mattie Demetrial Dempsey DeProw, he was a Mason and a member of the Assembly of God Church in Tallapoosa...
Sylvia Bailey (09/20/01)
EAST PRAIRIE - Sylvia Iretta Bailey, 79, died at 2:37 p.m. Sept. 17, 2001, at the Baptist Hospital in Blytheville, Ark. Born July 9, 1922, in Charleston, daughter of the late Morris S. and Alpha O. Smoot Bailey, she lived in East Prairie most of her life, where she was a member of the First Baptist Church...
Raymond Stephens (09/20/01)
SCOTT CITY - Raymond C. Stephens, 95, died Sept. 18, 2001, at the Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 8, 1906, at LaPorte City, Iowa, son of Alfred M. and Rose Broad Stephens. On May 27, 1938, in Miltonvale, Kan., he married Vera Frances Cox...
V. Grace Heise (09/20/01)
JACKSON - V. Grace Heise, 83, died at 5:33 a.m. Sept. 18, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 6, 1918, in Commerce to the late Alice Loftin and Jesse Richmond Sanders, she worked in assembly at the Florsheim Shoe Co. and at Montgomery Wards in the sales and catalog departments. She was a member of the Foursquare Livingway Church in Cape Girardeau...
Richard Sanders Sr. (09/20/01)
DELTA - Richard E. Sanders Sr., 54, died Sept. 17, 2001, at his farm near Advance. Born Oct. 19, 1946, in Cape Girardeau, son of Faye Huey Sanders of Delta and the late Earl John Sanders Jr., he graduated from Delta High School and Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. A self-employed farmer who raised row crops and cattle, he was also owner and operator of Quality Metal in Delta...
Looking Back In Time (09/20/01)
SIKESTON - Fire, which fanned out quickly through contact with gasoline and oil, broke out in the rear of the Mitchell-Sharp Chevrolet Co., 107 W. Center St. Saturday morning, causing damage estimated to total $20,000 to the building, fixtures and contents, which included seven automobiles and a truck...
Your View (09/20/01)
Almost 20 years ago, the two children of my wife's best friend lost their father. He had served three tours of duty in Vietnam and had returned to his family unharmed, only to die years later. A little girl and young boy were left without a father. For many years, the children and their mother enjoyed every holiday with my family - the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas. We enjoyed being together...
SPEAKOUT (09/20/01)
I'd like to know why the stations in Sikeston raised their gas prices yesterday due to the rumors going out. Even if the rumors were true, the gas they already had in their tanks didn't cost them any more, it was already there. Why did they raise their prices and can anything be done about that?...