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Stories from Friday, October 26, 2001

Matthews residents hurt in accident (10/26/01)
MATTHEWS - Two Matthews residents were taken by ambulance to Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston Thursday after an accident occurred during an attempt to tow one vehicle with another, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. At 2:40 p.m. on County Road 609 two miles south of Matthews, the 1993 GMC Jimmy driven by Vilma Abreu, 28, backed into a parked 1993 Ford...
East Prairie man treated for injuries (10/26/01)
EAST PRAIRIE - Patricia Johnson, 46, of East Prairie was treated at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston Thursday for moderate injuries after striking a runaway trailer. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at approximately 2:35 p.m. ...
Accident reported by authorities (10/26/01)
BENTON - According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at approximately 7:40 a.m. Thursday three miles south of Benton on State Highway 77, the 1995 Peterbilt driven westbound by Allen Coons, 48, of Hamilton, Ala., attempted to make a left turn and pulled into the path of the eastbound 1993 Ford driven by Jenine Choate, 25, of Scott City...
Business continues despite closings (10/26/01)
WASHINGTON - Since anthrax closed down Capitol Hill, Eighth District Representative JoAnn Emerson and her staff have conducted office business from a bench. They used their cell phones and laptop computers to keep in touch with constituents and government officials...
Cleaning up (10/26/01)
Randy Ruedrich removes a limb from the roof of home in Vanduser Thursday afternoon with one tree on his home and another almost hitting the home. Area communities were hit with storm damage from Wednesday's front that moved through the Heartland. Six streets in Vanduser were blocked by fallen trees with 10 homes damaged. The small town was out of electricity overnight...
Help available for improving area workforce (10/26/01)
MINER - Though it carries a new name, the task of the Workforce Investment Board remains the same - finding good jobs for Southern Missouri residents. Ron Swift, president of the Workforce Investment Board, was the guest speaker during Thursday's Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon. The event took place at Ashley's at the Best Western Coach House Inn...
Officials OK bid for new transportation (10/26/01)
CHARLESTON - The purchase of a new prisoner transportation bus will help secure a higher rate for boarding federal Immigration and Naturalization prisoners, according to officials. Commissioners reviewed bids brought in by Don Chance, Mississippi County Detention Center administrator, and approved the purchase of a new transport vehicle for the jail during Thursday's county commission meeting...
Bluff freshmen down SHS (10/26/01)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston ninth grade football team ended its season on Thursday night at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium with an 18-12 loss to Poplar Bluff. Sikeston's freshman team finishes the season 2-4. The team was undefeated last season as eighth graders...
Soccer team wins district opener (10/26/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Sikeston managed to hold to a 1-0 lead to beat Kennett in the first round of the 1A-3A District Soccer Tournament at Notre Dame Thursday. Adam Garrett scored his 30th goal of the season at the six minute mark off an Adam Hahs assist, and it turned out to be good enough for the win. Sikeston has defeated Kennett four times this season...
Geraldine Bartley (10/26/01)
SIKESTON - Geraldine H. Bartley, 79, died Oct. 26, 2001, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Charles Eifert (10/26/01)
JACKSON - Charles Leon Eifert, 69, formerly of Scott City, died at 9:44 a.m. Oct. 24, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 23, 1932, in Illmo, son of the late Paul Casper and Hattie Bretzel Eifert, he was an engineer for the Cotton Belt Railroad and partner with Eifert-Mayfield Construction. A member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson and Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, he served with the National Guard from 1952-1955...
Raymond Gaines Jr. (10/26/01)
DEXTER - Raymond Gaines Jr., 64, died Oct. 25, 2001, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare facility in Dexter. Born March 15, 1937, in Dexter, son of the late Raymond W. and Vergie Rhema Lane Gaines, he had lived in Dexter all his life, was a former employee of the IXL Manufacturing Company in Bernie and was of the Baptist belief...
Harold Shipman (10/26/01)
DEXTER - Harold L. Shipman, 79, died Oct. 25, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Jan. 22, 1922, in Hornersville, son of the late Claud and Ada Bell Myers Shipman, he was a member of the Mulberry Missionary Baptist Church and Neighborhood Watch. He was a firefighter for the state conservation in Bollinger County...
Vaughn L. Odom (10/26/01)
NEW MADRID - Vaughn L. Odom, of New Madrid, 74, died Oct. 24, 2001, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born May 9, 1927, in Harmony, Arkansas, son of the late Argus and Edna Mason Odom, Vaughn was a veteran of World War II serving in the South Pacific Islands. After an honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy he was an automobile transport driver for Ford Association and Cassen Transport Company in Fenton. At the time of his death he was of the Catholic belief...
Clyde Copeland (10/26/01)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Clyde G. Copeland, 93, died Oct. 26, 2001, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Feb. 25, 1908, in Union, son of the late John and Clara Huber Copeland, he had lived in East Prairie for the last 10 years after moving from St. Louis where he was a retired owner-operator of a television repair business for 52 years...
Nina Ferrell (10/26/01)
ESSEX - Pallbearers for graveside services conducted Thursday at the Essex Cemetery for Nina Ferrell, 87, who died Oct. 22, 2001, were: Gerald Williams, Bill Ellis, Barry Ferrell, Stephen Watkins and Jim Laminack.
Nondes Busby (10/26/01)
DEXTER - Nondes D. Busby, 85, died Oct. 25, 2001, at the Beverly Health Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born Dec. 16, 1915, at East Prairie, daughter of the late Walter Pitman and Ora Thomas, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter and owner of Busby Realty...
Looking Back In Time (10/26/01)
SIKESTON - Work of clearing a lot adjacent to the Boyce Farm Equipment Co. preparatory to construction of a new office building for the Scott-New Madrid-Mississippi Cooperative Association began Wednesday. SIKESTON - Tuesday night, the automobile dealers of Sikeston were hosts for an appreciation dinner for Joseph L. Matthews, president of the Bank of Sikeston. Included in the part were several life-long friends of the banker and invited guests...
The new national pastime - litigation (10/26/01)
The case is Popov v. Hayashi, 400545. At stake is an estimated $1-2 million. Hanging in the balance is the baseball that Barry Bonds hit for his record-breaking 73rd home run this year. It is sickening how litigation-happy our society has become. A scramble beyond the ballpark on Oct. ...
SPEAKOUT (10/26/01)
I'm calling about Halloween. I think people who will be giving out candy this year should have a porch light on and those who will not be giving out candy should leave their porch light off and the door shut. This will be more convenient for the children. They can go to the houses with a light on and pass by the ones without a light, so they don't disturb the people who are sleeping and stuff...