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Stories from Monday, October 29, 2001

Exhibit highlights 1950s era (10/29/01)
SIKESTON - The birth of Rock 'n' Roll and space exploration. Fallout shelters and coonskin hats. Transistors and the polio vaccine. The 1950s exhibit put together by Joan Cowell and Marilyn Grant, now on display at the Sikeston Depot, is a part of the "Our Town" series of exhibits by the Depot which not only show what Sikeston was like during a particular decade, but also serve as microcosms of what was happening around the nation and the world at that time...
MoDOT works to improve traffic flow (10/29/01)
SIKESTON -- It's been nearly three weeks since Interstate 55 in southern Cape Girardeau and northern Scott counties has been reduced to one lane in each direction and everyone has been trying to get used to the situation. "We are pleased with the number of people who have used the alternate route to get around construction," said Stan Johnson, Missouri Department of Transportation area engineer...
Kids using magic as therapy (10/29/01)
SIKESTON - The little magician smiled and talked to his audience about the upcoming illusion he would create "right before their eyes." With a slight movement of his hands, the dollar disappeared. It's magic! But the real magic is the manipulative skill the youngster has developed. For you see this pint-sized magician is one of the children receiving therapy at the Kenny Rogers Children's Center...
Area employers, job-seekers offered resources from state (10/29/01)
SIKESTON - Those seeking jobs and those in need of workers are able to make use of the Division of Workforce Development through the Internet or any of several Career Centers such as the one in Sikeston. Larry Hightower, designated principal assistant for the Division of Workforce Development, traveled to the Bootheel on Friday to visit Career Centers, including the Sikeston version. It was a homecoming of sorts - Hightower worked in the same building some 25 years ago...
Vehicles reported stolen (10/29/01)
SIKESTON -- Officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety are investigating a burglary in which three vehicles were stolen. The incident happened sometime Thursday night at Cars Etc. at 942 E. Malone. According to reports, the subjects entered the business by breaking a window on the northeast corner of the building...
DPS plans for normal Halloween (10/29/01)
SIKESTON -- With terrorist attacks and anthrax fears filling the thoughts of many Americans, Halloween 2001 is taking on a more cautious approach. Across the country the fears of many adults are trickling down to their children and come Oct. 31, there may be fewer kids going door-to-door for candy...
Bulldog rally falls short (10/29/01)
FARMINGTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs football team had its playoff hopes dashed on Friday night in Farmington, falling to the Knights 37-31 in Class 4A, District 1 action. The Bulldogs entered the game with a slim chance to stay alive in the district hunt after losing to Cape Central two weeks ago, but a 29-point second quarter by Farmington was too much to overcome...
Eagles win 3A shootout (10/29/01)
KENNETT -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles came one step closer to clinching their seventh consecutive district title Friday by outslugging the Kennett Indians 65-34. The win marks five consecutive SEMO Central Conference title for the Eagles, who also set a school record for points in a game...
Portageville blanks Malden (10/29/01)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Portageville jumped into the driver's seat of 2A District 1 Friday night, defeating Malden 20-0 in a game expected to decide the district crown. The Bulldogs took advantage of an outstanding defensive effort, three crucial Malden fumbles, and a huge 72-yard punt return to pull out the win...
Kelly qualifies for state meet (10/29/01)
ST. LOUIS -- The Kelly boys cross country team qualified for the Class 2A state meet by finishing second in the District 1 meet at Jefferson Barracks. The Hawks, 41 points, finished runnerup to Herculaneum, which finished with 25 points. For the second year in a row, Notre Dame placed third, finishing with 95 points...
Alma Enderle (10/29/01)
JACKSON - Alma Laura Enderle, 82, died at 1:55 a.m. Oct. 27, 2001, at the Jackson Manor. Born March 4, 1919, in New Hamburg, daughter of the late Michael and Heneritta Linhart Bucher, she retired from the Lutheran Home at Cape Girardeau in 1981 and was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church and St. Ann's Sodality of New Hamburg...
Emanuel Woods (10/29/01)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Emanuel B. Woods, 82, died Oct. 26, 2001, at his home. Born March 8, 1919, in Kentucky, son of the late William Theodore and Florence Jane Woods Sr., he was a member of Faith Baptist Church. He was a self-employed farmer for 42 years and worked in maintenance at the Bright Star Motel in Florida before retiring...
Margaret Parks (10/29/01)
DUDLEY - Margaret Parks, 63, died Oct. 28, 2001, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Almeta Sides (10/29/01)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Almeta Sides, 63, who died Oct. 25, 2001, were: Glenn Clawson, Billy Mitchell, Lindel Mason, Charles Roper, Chris Roper and Robert Holmes.
Geraldine Bartley (10/29/01)
SIKESTON - Geraldine Bartley, 79, died Oct. 26, 2001, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Dec. 22, 1921, in Baxter Springs, Kan., daughter of the late William Edwin and Virginia Leone Sayler Hiatt, she attended State Teacher College at Pittsburgh, Kan., and later attended University of Kansas School of Nursing at Kansas City, Kan. ...
Verna Cruse (10/29/01)
BLOOMFIELD - Verna May Cruse, 89, died Oct. 28, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 19, 1912, in Rockview, daughter of the late Tom and Florence Wills Miller, she had lived in Essex, Grayridge and Dexter before moving to Bloomfield a year ago and was a member of the Baptist Church...
Raymond Gaines (10/29/01)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Sunday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Raymond Gaines Jr., 64, who died Oct. 25, 2001, were: Danny Hillis, Jimmie Moore, Ronnie Gaines, Matt Hyslip, Sammy McCoy, Richard Gaines and Gene Gaines.
Rudy Taylor (10/29/01)
DEXTER - Rudy V. Taylor, 67, died Oct. 29, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey Funeral Home.
Ellis Elrod (10/29/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - Ellis Osborn "Funny" Elrod, 86, died Oct. 27, 2001, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Born Feb. 5, 1915, in Alabama, son of the late Dallis Elex and Effie Sue Gatland Elrod, he owned and operated Elrod's 54 Cab Co. in Portageville...
Nicholas Schwach (10/29/01)
CHAFFEE - Nicholas Henry Schwach Jr., 77, died at 2:05 p.m. Oct. 27, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 22, 1924, in Gordonville, son of the late Nicholas Henry and Nellie White Schwach, he was a construction heavy equipment operator for McCarthy Brothers in St. ...
Zelma Finley (10/29/01)
CHARLESTON - Zelma Finley, 73, died at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 27, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 14, 1928, in Walnut Ridge, Ark., daughter of the late James Henry and Mittie Jackson Spray, she lived in Charleston most of her life and was employed by Bessie's Restaurant before retiring in 1992. She was of the Baptist belief...
Emanuel Woods (10/29/01)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Emanuel B. Woods, 82, died Oct. 27, 2001, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Almeta Sides (10/29/01)
BLOOMFIELD - Almeta Sides, 63, died Oct. 25, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 12, 1938, in Clarksville, Ark., daughter of Marie Dempsy Dowdy of Dexter and the late Jack Dowdy, she had lived in Bloomfield the past five years and was a homemaker...
Geraldine Bartley (10/29/01)
SIKESTON - Geraldine Bartley, 79, died Oct. 26, 2001, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Dec. 22, 1921, in Baxter Springs, Kan., daughter of the late William Edwin and Virginia Leone Sayler Hiatt, she attended State Teacher College at Pittsburgh, Kan., and later attended University of Kansas School of Nursing at Kansas City, Kan. ...
Looking Back in Time 10-28 (10/29/01)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Cunningham have opened a sandwich shop at the North "Y" Service Station that Cunningham has been operating the past year. SIKESTON - The three bosses picked at the annual B&PW Association's "Bosses Night" dinner party were named as tops in their field. They were: Bernard Rice, straw boss; Alton McCann, boss of the year; and Forrest Rudd, boss of the night. No explanations were given as to the qualifications required to achieve the honors bestowed...
Looking Back In Time (10/29/01)
SIKESTON - A letter to the editor read as follows: Dear Mr. Blanton: I thank you very much for letting me be one of the groups that visited your printing press. I thank you a lot for the ice cream and for the information you gave us. Thanks again for the ice cream. Albert Keith Bess...
Government is not cure to all problems (10/29/01)
You don't have to look very far sometimes to see a dumb idea. State Rep. John Bowman of St. Louis takes the cake this week with his proposal to create a new state Department of Urban Conservation. Bowman thinks by creating yet another level of state government bureaucracy that more attention would be drawn to the problems of the inner city and more creative ways to address those problems would surface...
Your View (10/29/01)
I come from a time when common sense prevailed, which seems to be lacking in our under-experienced but highly educated society, and being politically correct had not been invented. My common sense tells me our American school children should not send their dollars to President Bush to give to Afghanistan's children. ...
I was there (10/29/01)
When the attack came at Fort Necessity, I was there. When the Redcoats fired on us at Lexington, I was there. In the blizzard with Washington crossing the Delaware, I was there. With the brave men alongside Colonel Travis at the Alamo, I was there. On the battlefields of Gettysburg, Shiloh and Bull Run,...
SPEAKOUT (10/29/01)
I saw an ad in a newspaper that said to shop in Mississippi County and keep the money at home. Shop where? Since Wal-Mart in Charleston closed, where do you have to shop in Mississippi County? I haven't seen any men's clothing store? What about a shoe store? Everybody likes going to a discount store, so unless you get some business in town, they have to go out of town to shop. And that's sad...
Speakout 10-28 (10/29/01)
I was calling in response to the "Growing list" that was in the paper. If the NAACP and Black Panthers are put on the terrorist list, the KKK and the Skinheads should be put on there as well. It's a shame that some white Americans feel that a statement like that is appropriate in our country's time of tragedy while we should be coming together as a nation instead of trying to keep us racially divided. It's a shame...