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Stories from Monday, October 15, 2001

Fatal accident reported by Highway Patrol (10/15/01)
BERNIE - A Malden man sustained fatal injuries in a one-vehicle accident early today. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the incident occurred at 3:57 a.m. on Missouri Highway 25 in Stoddard County near Bernie when 33-year-old James Dabbs lost control of the vehicle he was traveling, causing it to overturn on its top...
Kennett man killed in wreck (10/15/01)
KENNETT - A one-vehicle accident claimed the life of an area man over the weekend. According to The Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 7:24 p.m. Saturday on U.S. 412 in Pemiscot County, near Route B when a vehicle driven by Mark Letzter, 38, of Kennett, drove off the right side of the roadway and struck a building...
Coroner's inquest to seek cause of inmate's death (10/15/01)
BENTON - An autopsy performed Friday on an inmate who died in the Scott County Jail didn't immediately reveal a cause of death, but county coroner Scott Amick said toxicology reports could contain the answer. A fellow inmate discovered Ernest L. Fenton, 43, of Fayette, unconscious Thursday on a mattress he had dragged onto the floor of his cell, Scott County Sheriff Bill Ferrell said. ...
Accident leaves four people injured (10/15/01)
BLOOMFIELD - A Sunday night accident resulted in injuries to four area residents. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred at 5:47 a.m. on Stoddard County Roads 524 and 525, near Bloomfield when a vehicle driven by Mark Hatchel, 26, of Bloomfield traveled through an intersection and struck an embankment. He sustained moderate injuries...
Program seeks to share values between vets, youth (10/15/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Generations In Valor convention scheduled for Oct. 24 at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau will be more that just a celebration of our nation's veterans. It is a chance for them to pass on their legacy of courage to our nation's youth at time when they need it most, a chance to mentor and inspire them to embrace the values that carried them through the hard times of their generation, say organizers...
Prints of peace (10/15/01)
Students at the New Madrid Kindergarten found their handprints on a special flag they created as a class project. Using paints and their hands, they created their own version of the red, white and blue, which is now on display at The Gallery on Main Street in New Madrid. Matching their hands with their handprints are Alondria Farr and Daniel Manley as Jamie Hardin watches...
Bootheel family has history of serve in armed forces (10/15/01)
SIKESTON - It is important that everyone understands the Generations in Valor event scheduled for Oct. 24 at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau is not just a Cape Girardeau event, according to Amy Gordin, planning committee member. Among the many interesting exhibits will be one featuring M.B. Wethington of Sikeston, Don Wethington of Bloomfield and their seven siblings who all served in the United States' armed forces...
Golden Age Games (10/15/01)
Winnie Wedbush participates in the clothesline contest during the 18th Annual Golden Age Games which was held at the Hunter Acres Caring Center Friday afternoon. Residents from area nursing homes competed in several events from cow milking to wheelchair races. Wedbush won the contest...
Teachers will use 'balloon' in geography lessons (10/15/01)
SIKESTON - In a few days students and teachers at Sikeston Middle School will have a chance to see the world. They'll discover why seashells are found on Himalayan mountaintops, why the earth's crust is cracked, why Icelanders swim outdoors in winter and more...
Dexter, Hayti win big (10/15/01)
DEXTER-- The Dexter Bearcats roughed up the Caruthersville Tigers on Friday, defeating them by the score of 35-0. Matt Burnett scored in each of the first two quarters with runs of 1, 6, and 2 yards to give Dexter a 21-0 lead heading into the third quarter...
Charleston blanks E.P. (10/15/01)
EAST PRAIRIE-- The Charleston Blue Jays handily defeated the East Prairie Eagles on Friday by the score of 47-0. Standout tailback Jordy Mixon finished the night with 151 yards on 11 carries with two scores, all of which came in the first half of play...
NMCC rides Tipler, Sims to win over Dyersburg (10/15/01)
NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central rode Dereke Tipler and Desmond Sims to an impressive 46-26 victory over Dyersburg (Tenn.) on Friday night, using a split-back offense for the first time this season. Both Division I prospects had monster games, accounting for 36 of NMCC's 46 points. Tipler rushed for 271 yards on 17 carries, scoring on touchdowns from 38 and 52 yards out. He also returned a punt 70 yards for a TD, and finished with an incredible 331 all-purpose yards...
Sikeston posts ugly win (10/15/01)
SIKESTON - With district competition heating up next week, the Sikeston Bulldogs were looking for a sharp performance on Friday night against Roosevelt. The Bulldogs weren't very sharp, but they still did enough to pull out a victory, winning 37-26 on homecoming night at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium...
Margrite Darby (10/15/01)
DEXTER - Margrite M. Darby, 71, died Oct. 14, 2001, at her home. Born Dec. 29, 1929, at Bloomfield, daughter of the late Perry Lee and Edna Young Moore, she was a member of the New Bethel General Baptist Church in Dexter, a former employee of the International Hat Factory and a resident of Dexter for many years...
Juanita Redman (10/15/01)
DEXTER - Juanita L. Redman, 83, died Oct. 15, 2001, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey Funeral Home.
R. Wayne Lorch (10/15/01)
BARTLETT, Ill. - R. Wayne Lorch, 58, died Oct. 11, 2001, at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield. Born March 2, 1943, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., son of Claudine Tippett Lorch of Advance, Mo., and the late Leonard Lorch, he graduated in 1961 from Advance High School, where he was an all-state basketball player. ...
Aquilla Cooper (10/15/01)
MALDEN - Aquilla Cooper, 91, died Oct. 13, 2001, at the Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis. Born Oct. 12, 1910, at Malden, daughter of the late P.A. and Rosa Belle Gulledge Stocks, she worked as a clerk in grocery stores in Malden and Bernie for 26 years. A member of the Lone Oak General Baptist Church near Malden for more than 50 years, she taught the Ladies Bible class and was a member of the choir...
Theda Hutson (10/15/01)
CHARLESTON - Theda Welch Farrell Hutson, 70, died at 7 a.m. Oct. 14, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 7, 1931, at Wyatt, daughter of the late Victor and Lucille Welch, she had lived most of her life in Charleston where she was a member of the Southside Baptist Church and had been employed by the Brown Shoe Company until her retirement in 1988...
Marjorie Jaeger (10/15/01)
KENNEDALE, Texas - Marjorie R. Rogers Jaeger, 56, formerly of Morehouse, Mo., died Sept. 29, 2001, at Pecan Manor Health Care in Kennedale. Born Aug. 1, 1945, in Orland, Calif., to Juanita Adkins Rogers of West Allis, Wis., and the late Rollie R. Rogers, she grew up in Morehouse, attended Morehouse Schools and graduated in the Class of 1963. She attended the School of the Ozarks at Point Lookout and the University of Missouri-Columbia...
Annabell Hagar (10/15/01)
MORLEY - Annabell Hagar, 88, died at 1:31 p.m. Oct. 12, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 5, 1913, in Biggers, Ark., son of the late Thomas Newton "T.N." and Lydia Davidson Hagar, she had been a waitress for the Morley Cafe and was a bookkeeper for Hagar-Holland Bookkeeping in Morley. She was a member of the Morley Baptist Church...
Looking back in time 10/14 (10/15/01)
SIKESTON - Sarah Matthews is an employee of the Sikeston Laundry. --- SIKESTON - F.E. Mount will serve the Kiwanis Club as president during 1942. He was elected last week to succeed Wiley P. Wilkerson. SIKESTON - Out of 171 students who applied for summer jobs, the Jaycees and state agencies were able to place 100 which, according to Leon Garrett of the Division of Employment Security, is a good record...
Looking Back In Time (10/15/01)
SIKESTON - Paul Broadway, 20, has assumed his duties as day clerk at the Dunn Hotel at Sikeston after serving in the same capacity in the hotel of the same name in Poplar Bluff. He succeeds Howard Christian, who resigned to accept a position in the Bank of Sikeston...
Don't allow census sampling to count (10/15/01)
Very quietly and far in the shadows of the national spotlight, $185 billion in federal money for social programs will be divided this coming week based on numbers from the 2000 census. The Democratic party - at the request of minorities and inner-city residents - is working behind the scenes to urge the census bureau to change their mind and allow sampling numbers instead of the actual population count to divide this money...
Speakout 10/14 (10/15/01)
I am calling about the "Change policy next year" article that was in SpeakOut. I had done this once before but I'll say it again. The Little Miss Cotton Carnival has nothing to do with race. It's a little bit hard for a little black girl to have blonde hair and Little Miss Cotton Top is for little blonde-headed kids - not race, cotton top. ...
SPEAKOUT (10/15/01)
I'm just calling about Baby Zoe. Southeast Missouri is great for making donations and helping. This is another place your money is going to the absolutely beyond the very best place. There was so much an output for people in New York and helping them. ...