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Stories from Wednesday, October 17, 2001

Accident leaves four injured (10/17/01)
BLOOMFIELD - Four Stoddard County residents were injured early Sunday morning in a one-vehicle accident on County Road 524 and 525, two miles northeast of Bloomfield. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Mark A. Hatchel, 26, of Bloomfield was driving west when he traveled through an intersection at 4:50 a.m. and struck an earth embankment. Hatchel sustained moderate injuries in the accident...
County will receive $55,000 (10/17/01)
BENTON - The $55,000 Scott County will receive through the recorder of deeds office under recently passed legislation is a rare but welcome example of larger counties in Missouri subsidizing the smaller counties, according to Tom Dirnberger, county recorder...
Handcuff key found in prisoner (10/17/01)
BENTON - A handcuff key was found inside a prisoner being held in the Scott County Jail in connection with last week's Super D Drug Store robbery in Sikeston. Scott County Sheriff Bill Ferrell explained that following the death of his brother, Ernest L. Fenton...
D.A.R.E. officer honored with service award (10/17/01)
SIKESTON -- Every day, Sikeston Department of Public Safety D.A.R.E. officer Shirley Porter works with children, helping to keep them off of drugs and on the right path. It is this service that earned Porter a distinguished service award from the Drug Education...
Lifestyle changes accompany diabetes (10/17/01)
SIKESTON - A restricted diet, medication, exercise, no smoking... There is often a long list of lifestyle changes that must be made when diagnosed with diabetes. The disease can be frustrating and life-altering, which is why in recognition of National Diabetes...
One killed in accident (10/17/01)
CHAFFEE -A young woman died and three other people were injured in a one-vehicle accident early Tuesday. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported the accident occurred at 7:12 a.m. on Scott County Highway 77, one mile north of Chaffee. According to the...
Clean-up (10/17/01)
Randy Gaines and Jim Williams, employees of the City of Sikeston Public Works Department, prepare for the Communitywide Clean-Up Day. The second annual clean-up day is slated for Saturday. To volunteer or to have assistance in removing trash call 471-8318...
Minor injuries result from mishap (10/17/01)
KEWANEE - A New Madrid man escaped serious injury at 7 p.m. Tuesday when he was driving a motorcycle on New Madrid Route P and Interstate 55 just east of Kewanee. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported the accident when Gary W. Curry, 23, was driving west and lost control of his bike, which slid under a guard rail. He was transported by ambulance to Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston for treatment of minor injuries...
Sheriff reports arrest (10/17/01)
BLOOMFIELD - The Stoddard County Sheriff's Department reported the arrest of Bryan Wayne Simpson, 35, of Chaffee, who is charged with stealing anhydrous ammonia and possession of precursor ingredients. His bond is set at $25,000 cash and Simpson remains incarcerated in the Stoddard County Jail...
Area netters geared up for state tournament (10/17/01)
SPRINGFIELD -- Five area tennis players qualified for the 2001 Girls Tennis Championships, which will take place Thursday through Saturday at the Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield. Sikeston's Elizabeth Killion will compete in the state singles tournament, while Charleston teams of Britt Story-Courtney McClendon and Emily McDowell-Mindi Luehmann will play in the doubles tournament...
COLUMN - How You Finish Is What Counts (10/17/01)
In 1983, Chaffee's football team lost two of its first three games in the regular season. But instead of cashing in the chips and rebuilding for '84, head coach Mick Wessel and the Red Devils responded by rattling off 10 consecutive wins. The team wasn't remembered for losing to Malden and Portageville early in the year. After all, it's not how you start the season -- its how you finish...
SHS opens districts at Cape (10/17/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Heading into the season, the Cape Central Tigers were considered the overwhelming preseason favorite in Class 4A, District 1. A stellar showing in the jamboree didn't sway anyone's opinion, but a disappointing 3-4 start this year has left some doubters with the Tigers...
Cape JV downs Sikeston in tourney (10/17/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston junior varsity soccer team lost to Cape Central's JV team on Tuesday, 3-0 in the Cape Tournament. Sixth-seeded Sikeston (6-7-1) will play for third place on Thursday against Carbondale at 4 p.m. Cape Central's Jason Sellers gave the Tigers the lead with a goal in the first half. Ben Watson added two goals in the second half for the Tigers. The Tigers had 18 shots on goal while Sikeston had 14. Jake Marsh had 10 saves...
Robert Schwendemann (10/17/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - Robert Joseph Schwendemann, 56, died Oct. 16, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 9, 1945, in St. Charles, son of Clara Margaret Boschert Schwendemann of Silex and the late Anthony Lawrence Schwendemann, he was employed by Noranda Aluminum and a member of St. Eustachius Catholic Church...
Darlene Haley (10/17/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Darlene Haley, 19, died Oct. 16, 2001, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born June 30, 1982, in Sikeston, she was the daughter of Austin Eugene Haley and Dorothy Ann Strickland Haley of Sikeston. Other survivors include: one brother, Eugene Haley of Cape Girardeau; five sisters, Tonya Strickland of Vandalia, Annette Strickland of Sikeston, Diana Haley and Beverly Haley of Cape Girardeau and Janice Haley of Metropolis, Ill.; seven nephews, Fuazuon Strickland, Stevie Foreman, Stefuan Foreman and Darrion Foreman of Sikeston and Couvariseya Strickland of Parma and Dominic Haley and Damon Haley of Cape Girardeau; and five nieces, Jameshia Johnson of Parma, Kierra Haley of Vanduser, Jasmine Haley of Metropolis, Myesha Haley of Cape Girardeau and Shatika Thatch of Charleston.. ...
Rosie Johnson (10/17/01)
MOUNDS, Ill. - Rosie Lee Johnson, 71, formerly of Wyatt, Mo., died Oct. 12, 2001, at the Fountain Care Facility in Marion. Born Aug. 21, 1930, in Blytheville, Ark., daughter of the late Orange Riggen and Luella Neal Riggen, she had lived in Missouri for more than 60 years. She was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Villa Ridge...
Laura Hopper (10/17/01)
COMMERCE - Laura Ina Hopper, 84, died Oct. 16, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Byrd - Poynor (10/17/01)
SIKESTON - Alan Joe and Paula Byrd have announced the engagement of their daughter, Sara Kelley, to Edmond "Luke" Poynor, son of Roy and Mary Ellen Poynor of New Madrid. A 1996 graduate of Sikeston High School, the future bride is employed by A.G. Edwards and Sons in Cape Girardeau...
Hartwell - Johnson (10/17/01)
QULIN - Charles and Cathy Hartwell have announced the engagement of their daughter, Holly, to Joshua Johnson, son of Ben and Pat Johnson of Portageville. Hartwell graduated in 1996 from Twin Rivers High School. She graduated in 2000 from Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau with a bachelor of science degree in secondary education and is a high school English teacher at New Madrid County Central High School...
Looking Back In Time (10/17/01)
SIKESTON - The curious who have been motoring to the Sikeston Compress and Warehouse Company have been rewarded with a million dollar view of 10,000 bales of cotton stacked on the operation grounds north of the building. --- ST. LOUIS - Lady Luck's shining light must have burned out last Friday night for the Sikeston Bulldogs, who journeyed all the way to St. Louis to play Christian Brothers College and the lost 6-0...
Join the community clean-up campaign (10/17/01)
About this time last year, hundreds of volunteers gathered for the first Community-Wide Clean-Up Day. The purpose was to have neighbors helping neighbors in removing trash and other eyesores. The underlying purpose was to restore pride to some neighborhoods through this massive one-day effort. By any definition, it was an amazing success...
SPEAKOUT (10/17/01)
I think the NAACP and Black Panthers ought to be on the terrorist list. Can you tell me when the fall cleanup is in Sikeston? I've been watching for it in the paper but haven't seen it. Fall cleanup was done in mid-September. However, Make a Difference Day is set for Oct. ...