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Stories from Friday, October 12, 2001

Suspect in Sikeston armed robbery found unconscious (10/12/01)
BENTON - Authorities are investigating the death of one of two suspects being held in the Scott County Jail following Wednesday's armed robbery in Sikeston. According to the Scott County Sheriff's Department, 43-year-old Earnest Fenton was found unconscious in...
Practice makes perfect (10/12/01)
Citizens of the United States of America have banded together since the Sept. 11 tragedy in more ways than one. Today at 1 p.m. the majority of the nation will proudly say the "Pledge of Allegiance." Students at the Sikeston Kindergarten spent a few minutes Thursday afternoon to practice the pledge...
Teen takes pride in role (10/12/01)
NEW MADRID - It's Friday night and Jake Baehr suits up for another New Madrid County Eagles football game. But instead of helmet and pads, he grabs a rubber chicken and some sign board. And as far as his uniform - well, it's for the birds. You see, Baehr is the New Madrid County Central Eagle...
County officials consider insurance coverage (10/12/01)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County commissioners are leaning toward implementing a self-insured plan for providing health insurance for county officers and employees next year. "It's cheap and we have decent coverage," said Junior DeLay, county clerk, during Thursday's county commission meeting regarding the current plan provided by the SAI insurance company...
Bluff wins conference meet (10/12/01)
BENTON - The SEMO Conference cross country meet was held in the rain on Thursday at Kelly High School. Poplar Bluff brought home first place at the meet with 38 points while Kelly finished second with 43 points. Cape Central, Jackson and Notre Dame rounded out the top five...
SJHS splits with Cape (10/12/01)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston 8th and 9th grade teams split with Cape Central's junior high teams on a rainy Thursday night at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium. The 9th grade team fell to 2-3 on the season with a 14-8 loss. The 8th grade team finished up its season at 3-2-1 with a 22-8 win...
SHS volleyball downs Puxico in three sets (10/12/01)
PUXICO -- Sikeston's volleyball team turned it on, turned it off, then turned it back on to beat Puxico in three sets Thursday. The Lady Bulldogs dominated the first set 15-4, only to get dominated 15-3 in the second. Sikeston turned the intensity back up in the final set to win 15-6 and claim the overall match...
Sikeston blanks Kennett in soccer, 8-0 (10/12/01)
SIKESTON -- Thursday was a record day for Sikeston's soccer team, as Adam Garrett and Brandon DeWitt set new school records in an 8-0 victory over Kennett. Garrett broke the record for most goals in a game, scoring five. The old record was four goals, held by both Garrett and former standout Andrew Lawson...
Guy Bush (10/12/01)
BONNER SPRINGS, Kan. - Guy Theodore Bush, 46, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 12:40 a.m. Oct. 11, 2001, at the Providence Hospital in Kansas City. Born March 25, 1955, in Wyatt, son of Janie Mae Carlyle Bush of Bonner Springs and the late Guy Theodore Bush, he was a U.S. Army veteran and of the Baptist belief...
Sam Garland (10/12/01)
MATTHEWS - Samuel T. "Sam" Garland, 59, died Oct. 10, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 9, 1942, in Clinton, Ky., son of Bennie Henderson Garland of Cadiz, Ky., and the late Artell Henderson, he was an industrial electrician for Noranda Aluminum since 1984 and was stationed in Germany while serving with the U.S. Army...
Rolonda Conway (10/12/01)
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Rolanda R. Conway, 26, died unexpectedly Oct. 9, 2001, in Florida. Born Nov. 26, 1974, in Aurora, Ill., daughter of Rebecca L. Jones of Kissimmee and Clifton Conway of Millington, Tenn., she was a member of GAP Ministries in Kissimmee...
Clifford Oyler (10/12/01)
TRENTON - Clifford Oyler, 78, died 11:25 a.m. Oct. 10, 2001, at the Sunnyview Nursing Home. Born Oct. 1, 1923, in Grundy County, son of the late Bert and Mary Blanche Moore Oyler, he was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, was a farmer and raised cattle. He was a member of Hatton Chapel United Methodist Church and Joseph L. Norton VFW Post 919...
Janie Edwards (10/12/01)
DEXTER - Janie Lucille Edwards, 81, died Oct. 10, 2001, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born May 10, 1920, in Murray, Ky., daughter of the late Atle and Illa Marine Charlton, she was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses in Dexter. In 1937, at Piggott, Ark., she married Tribble Elsworth Edwards ho preceded her in death in 1991...
Jay Chambliss (10/12/01)
NEW MADRID - Jay Junior Chambliss, 51, died Oct. 11, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 29, 1951, in Barstow, Calif., son of the late J.R. and Leona Hunt Chambliss, he had been employed by the Mid-American Transportation Barge Line...
Myrtle Jenkins (10/12/01)
DENTON, Ky. - Myrtle Jenkins, 80, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died Oct. 10, 2001, at the Oak View Nursing Home. Born Nov. 22, 1920, at Freeport, Ill., daughter of the late Louis E. and Lillian Crowe Miller, she was a member of the First Christian Church and a former bookkeeper for the Midwest Waste Company in Dexter...
Joel McClendon (10/12/01)
CHARLESTON - Joel "Piano Joe" McClendon, 78, died Oct. 10, 2001, at his home, following a brief illness. Born Feb. 11, 1923, in Arkansas, he lived in Missouri for more than 45 years and was a member of the Opportunity Church of God in Christ. On May 11, 1978, he married Maggie B. Johnson who preceded him in death...
John Singleton (10/12/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - John Wylie Singleton, 55, died Oct. 9, 2001, in Portageville. Born Sept. 1, 1946, in Portageville, he was the son of the late William Wylie Nelson and Ruth Collins Singleton. On Nov. 2, 1968, in New Madrid, he married Linda Rose Hartman who survives of the home...
Jerrold Powers (10/12/01)
POPLAR BLUFF - Jerrold Emmett Powers, 84, formerly of East Prairie, died at 2:20 a.m. Oct. 11, 2001, at the Three Rivers Medical Center North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born June 2, 1917, in East Prairie, son of the late William Arthur and Myrtle Methany Powers, he lived in East Prairie before moving to Poplar Bluff 27 years ago. He was a retired farmer and member of the Dogwood United Methodist Church...
Looking Back In Time (10/12/01)
VANDUSER - Jimmie Parks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Parks of Vanduser, sucked a sandburr down his throat. He was taken to Barnes Hospital in St. Louis for a removal operation. --- SIKESTON - A 23-day-old strike at Scott County Milling Company plants ended as abruptly as it began Wednesday afternoon...
Fear of lawsuits is changing society (10/12/01)
On. Nov. 9, 1999, Demetrius Davis went into an Osco Drugstore in midtown Kansas City apparently intent on shoplifting. Davis, with a lengthy criminal record for theft and drug offenses, had been doing cocaine before he entered the store. A medical examiner would later testify Davis had ample cocaine in his system at the time...
SPEAKOUT (10/12/01)
I live in Commerce and I just want people to know that during the Flood Fest we had team roping events for the tourism organization and it went over very well. Now a couple members of the town board in Commerce are trying to stop the tourism organization from having any more team roping in the month of October. I wish you would do an article about it...