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Stories from Monday, October 22, 2001

Preparing for flu season (10/22/01)
The Scott County Health Department issued over 500 flu shots for area residents at the Health Department and Sikeston Senior Citizens Center Friday. Charlotte DeWitt, RN, gives John C Matthews Sr. a flu shot at the Senior Citizens Center.
Area law, health officials say don't panic over anthrax threat (10/22/01)
SIKESTON -- With reports of anthrax exposure arriving in mail rooms in Nevada, Florida and the nation's capital, law enforcement is now taking a better safe than sorry approach, although most feel an attack will not occur here. The threat of anthrax exposure has many people across the country giving second looks at their mail and many post offices and businesses are changing the way they handle mail. ...
Cancer awareness important, survivors say (10/22/01)
SIKESTON - An estimated 192,200 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year and 40,200 will die from the disease, making breast cancer the second leading cause of cancer deaths in American women. During October's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the American Cancer Society strives to let women know that early detection saves lives and increases treatment options. ...
Noranda announces layoffs (10/22/01)
MARSTON - A major steel-working company's attempt to cut costs will affect hundreds of individuals, including several local residents. Noranda Inc. has announced company-wide measures to improve its cost structure, productivity and financial flexibility. The move effects 223 employees worldwide, including 41 in U.S. operations. Twenty salaried positions at New Madrid's Primary Products division are effected by the cost cutting plan...
Community cleans up (10/22/01)
Volunteers from all walks of life participated in the second annual Community-wide Clean-Up Day Saturday. Here, Michael Williams and Donald Pettis throw old carpet into one of the dumpsters provided for the event.
Fight against breast cancer involves community (10/22/01)
SIKESTON - The American Cancer Society is spreading awareness about breast cancer and urging women to take action by learning more about the disease during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And Southeast Missouri is joining the effort. According to the most recent data, mortality rates declined significantly during 1990-1997. ...
Communities form regional network (10/22/01)
JACKSON -- The newest component of the disaster preparedness/response network for the Southeast Missouri Region, the Weapons of Mass Destruction Team, was formally introduced at a meeting at the City of Jackson Fire Rescue Station. "The purpose of the meeting was to first introduce the team, and then network, exchange information and discuss procedures regarding a unified response to the heightened fears of possible terrorist activities," said Brad Golden, fire chief of the Jackson Rescue and one of the coordinators of the WMD team.. ...
Actors put aside fears for Halloween play (10/22/01)
NEW MADRID - "Trick or Treat" describes Sherry Burton's life recently. The trick is balancing her work, her home life and her roles as director and actor in the upcoming production by the Dixie Drama Players. The treat will be when the curtain rises Saturday and Sunday on the first adult...
Indians blank Red Devils (10/22/01)
CHAFFEE -- The Chaffee Red Devils opened up district play Friday with a 28-0 loss at the hands of the visiting St. Vincent Indians. "We came out in the first half and really played some tough football," said St. Vincent head coach Keith Winkler. Sophomore quarterback Chad Lane had a career night, throwing for 149 yards on 13 attempts with three of the passes going for touchdowns...
Eagles dodge the bullet (10/22/01)
NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central scored 13 unanswered points late in the fourth quarter to beat Dexter 31-10 in a game much closer than the final score indicates. "My hat is off to Dexter," said NMCC coach Steve Rogers. "They played an excellent football game and did everything they needed to do to win. We caught a couple of breaks late, but they played a whale of a game. We're lucky to get out of here with a win."...
Portageville adds another blowout (10/22/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - One year ago, the Portageville Bulldogs were winless and were heading nowhere. But a year can make all the difference in the world as the Bulldogs entered Friday's Class 2A, District 1 opener with East Prairie as the favorites. Even coming off an open date, the Bulldogs looked every bit as good as advertised, thrashing the Eagles 42-0 at Vic Reeves Stadium...
Charleston holds off Crystal City, 37-27 (10/22/01)
CRYSTAL CITY - The Charleston Bluejays jumped out to a 23-0 lead on Crystal City, propelling themselves to a 37-27 win in their Class 2A, District 1 opener. The Bluejays led 30-6 heading into the fourth quarter but the Hornets made the score much more respectable, scoring 21 points in the final frame...
Thelma Davis (10/22/01)
SIKESTON - Thelma Irene Davis, 81, died Oct. 21, 2001, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Jan. 1, 1920, in Pocahontas, Ark., daughter of the late Rufus Lee and Sarah Ann Shaver Vermilye Sr., she was a member of North Park Church of Christ in Rockford, Ill. She worked in the food service department of Rockford Memorial Hospital for 17 years before retiring...
Lillie Webb (10/22/01)
SCOTT CITY - Lillie Subulla Webb, 86, died at 12:45 p.m. Oct. 21, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 6, 1915, in Butler County, daughter of the late James Monroe and Lillie Drucilla Saylors Barriner, she was a family service aide for Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation and attended the Assembly of God Church in Scott City...
Maurice Beardslee (10/22/01)
BENTON - Maurice Beardslee, 86, died Oct. 21, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Phyllis Finney (10/22/01)
SCOTT CITY - Phyllis Lea Finney, 69, died at 7:40 p.m. Oct. 19, 2001, at her home. Born Oct. 12, 1932, at Illmo, daughter of the late John Louis and Lilly Florence Blankenship Nation, she was a seamstress for the Ely Walker Factory and member of Father's Arm Fellowship Church...
Sammie Gadberry (10/22/01)
CHAFFEE - Samantha Faye "Sammie" Gadberry, 15, died Oct. 21, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Sammie was born Dec. 22, 1985, in Cape Girardeau, the cherished daughter of Rick and Cindy (Sheeley) Gadberry. She was a freshman at Chaffee High School. ...
Rose Grady (10/22/01)
DEXTER - Rose Grady, 66, died Oct. 18, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Feb. 2, 1935, in Arbyrd, daughter of the late J.B. and Vandora Haddock Grady, she was a member of the Bernie Church of Christ. She graduated with bachelor of science and masters degrees from Harding University in Searcy, Ark., and had been a mathematics teacher for several school districts in Southeast Missouri before retiring. ...
Wilma Mayberry (10/22/01)
PUXICO - Wilma M. Mayberry, 71, died Oct. 20, 2001, in Puxico. Born July 10, 1930, at Bell City, daughter of the late Roy and Mary Ilene Gamel Mayberry, she lived in the Puxico and Advance communities all her life. Survivors include: two sons, Donald Mayberry of Advance and Dennis Mayberry of Potosi; two brothers, George "Bud" Mayberry of Advance and Harold Mayberry of Fort Leonard Wood; and seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren...
Tuter Mayberry (10/22/01)
COMMERCE - Riley "Tuter" Mayberry, 77, died at 8:40 a.m. Oct. 21, 2001, at his home. Born May 5, 1924, at Tipperary, Ark., son of the late William and Lant Collins Mayberry, he was a self-employed brick mason and member of Commerce Baptist Church...
Emma Price (10/22/01)
DEXTER - Emma Louise Price, 73, died Oct. 21, 2001, at the Vintage Villa Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey Funeral Home in Dexter.
Dorothy Marks (10/22/01)
EAST PRAIRIE - Dorothy Marie Marks, 73, died at 6 p.m. Oct. 19, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 6, 1928, at Walnut Ridge, Ark., daughter of the late William Edward and Fronie Aday Burney, she had lived most of her life in Mississippi County and was of the Baptist belief...
Arralee Reep (10/22/01)
DEXTER - Arralee Morrison Reep, 85, died Oct. 19, 2001, at her home. Born Oct. 4, 1916, at Pansy, Ark., daughter of the late Carter and Eula Mae Crosby Morrison, she and her husband formerly owned a snack bar in Dexter and she was a member of the First United Methodist Church...
Stella Brown (10/22/01)
DELTA - Stella Louise Brown, 66, died at 6:20 p.m. Oct. 19, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 15, 1935, at Delta, daughter of the late John Fred Curtis and Suddy Biri Jaco, she was a laundry supervisor at Cape La Croix Nursing Home in Cape Girardeau before retiring. She was a member of the Whitewater United Methodist Church...
Looking Back In Time (10/22/01)
SIKESTON - Three high school classes elected officers Tuesday. Freshmen officers are Robert Lee, president; Eleanor McClure, vice president; and John Ensor, secretary-treasurer. Sophomore: Joe O'Connor, president; Phil Bowman, vice president; Mildred Lambert, secretary; and Billy Wagner, treasurer. Juniors: Wayne Ables, president; Lowell Greer, vice president; Sherry Winford, secretary; and Rachel Honeycut, treasurer...
Looking Back in Time 10/21 (10/22/01)
SIKESTON - Mrs. Keith Collins was hostess Monday afternoon to three tables of guests at a bridge party and linen shower complementing Miss Jenalee Sells. PORTAGEVILLE - A cotton gin here owned by the John L. Girvin estate was destroyed by fire just before dawn yesterday. Some 50 to 60 bales of loose cotton were considered a total loss...
Tragedy takes toll on the lives of many (10/22/01)
Friday's state semi-final softball game between Lutheran South of St. Louis and Jefferson City Helias was a match-up of two state-ranked teams. Lutheran South, a private school in the south St. Louis suburbs, had battled to the state tournament and was anxious to face the favored Helias. When the dust cleared early Friday afternoon, Helias had won. But the game was no longer the story...
SPEAKOUT (10/22/01)
This is the answer to "Where was God?" In the first place, you talk like you had been in the battlefield. Who do you think brought you home? I guess I am one of those Bible-thumpers you mentioned. Take it from me and read II Chronicles 7:14 and it will open your eyes to why God allowed this to happen. There's a great big "if" here. Why don't you just read the whole chapter? It would probably do you good...
Speakout 10/21 (10/22/01)
I am looking for someone to work on my Singer sewing machine. Please leave your number in SpeakOut. The police officer who was shot in the leg on Oct. 10 in Sikeston, how come he was sent to a Cape Girardeau hospital instead of the Sikeston hospital?...