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Stories from Thursday, November 1, 2001

Trick or treat (11/01/01)
Area children were hosted by the Sikeston Factory Outlet Mall last night with the chance to do some trick or treating in a safe place. Along with ghosts and cheerleaders, members of Miner Police and Fire Departments were on hand to let children get a closer look at their vehicles. A small petting zoo was also set up for the children to enjoy during the event...
Seminar to point out role of fathers (11/01/01)
SIKESTON - When a man changes his thinking, he can change his destiny. And that's what Scott Porter and Keyth Blissett are hoping for. The men, involved in the Fatherhood First Program, say coming to Saturday's male conference will show fathers how important they are in their child's life and make...
Full moon (11/01/01)
The U.S. F-4 Phantom jet at the Sikeston Veterans Park is banked by Wednesday night's full moon. For the first time in 46 years Halloween was greeted by a full moon to guide trick-or-treaters.
Drug sweep results in several arrests (11/01/01)
CARUTHERSVILLE - It wasn't trick or treaters who came to the door after seven Pemiscot County residents Wednesday but agents of the Bootheel Drug Task Force. The agents "treated" them to warrants charging them with a variety of drug charges. In a drug sweep which began early Wednesday agents,...
Lack of tricks proves to be a treat (11/01/01)
SIKESTON - Halloween 2001 was a night of frayed nerves and lingering sadness across the nation, where the treats had to be combed for tricks and parents clutched their little goblins somewhat tighter. For the most part, area law enforcement officials said...
SHS cross country team competes (11/01/01)
POTOSI - The Sikeston cross country team finished up the season in the Class 3A district cross country meet at Potosi on Saturday. Sam Klimmek placed ninth (17:12) while Dale Ham placed 14th (17:24). Both runners will be competing at state this weekend. They competed among 55 runners in the boys race...
'Jays look for district repeat (11/01/01)
SCOTT CITY - For three straight years the Class 2A, District 2 championship has come down to the Week 10 matchup between Scott City and Charleston. Charleston has lived up to its end of the bargain, posting impressive wins over Grandview and Crystal City...
Margaret Parks (11/01/01)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Margaret Ann Parks, 63, who died Oct. 28, 2001, were: Kevin Shoup, Jeff Clark, Scott Campbell, Travis Decker, Randy McCollom and Jimmy Parks.
Marshall Dial (11/01/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - Marshall R. Dial, 76, died Oct. 31, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Duke Carroll (11/01/01)
CHAFFEE - Lloyd "Duke" Carroll, 77, died Nov. 1, 2001, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
James Richardson (11/01/01)
CHESTERFIELD - James Walter Richardson, 69, died at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27, 2001, at Delmar Gardens West. Born June 19, 1931, in Dexter, son of Eliza Luster Lane of Oran and the late C.B. Richardson, he was a maintenance worker for the Spann Building and Maintenance Company in St. Louis before retiring and member of the New Home Baptist Church at Oran...
Tony Marshall Sr. (11/01/01)
POPLAR BLUFF - Tony Dion Marshall Sr., 37, formerly of Sikeston and East Prairie, died at 6:03 a.m. Oct. 31, 2001, at Three Rivers Healthcare North. Born May 9, 1964, in Pocahontas, Ark., son of Patsy Floyd Marshall of East Prairie and the late Ralph Marshall, he lived in Poplar Bluff for the past six months, where he was an exterior glazer for the Maverick Glass Company. He was a member of the Little Brown General Baptist Church...
William Plummer (11/01/01)
NEW MADRID - William H. Plummer, 86, died Oct. 31, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born Aug. 6, 1915, in Miami, Okla., to the late Bertha H. and Harry S. Plummer, he was a long-time newspaper editor, writer and photographer. Attending Park College in Parkville and the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he was a member of the Delta Upsilon fraternity, he received his journalism degree in 1936 and began working as a reporter with the Harrison County Times...
Leona Whitehead (11/01/01)
CLIO, Mich. - Leona Janice Whitehead, 82, died Oct. 30, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born July 29, 1919, at Morley, daughter of the late William Elic and Lula Johnson Bailey, she was a member of North End Baptist Church at Mount Morris, Mich...
Verna Cruse (11/01/01)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Verna Mae Cruse, 89, who died Oct. 28, 2001, were: Terry Burns, Milton Ward, Ronnie Lufcy, Bill Schatz, Tommy Miller, Donald Cruse and Terry Blair.
Luella Biler (11/01/01)
CHAFFEE - Luella Regina Biler, 93, died at 1:10 p.m. Oct. 30, 2001, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 27, 1908, in Clarkton, daughter of the late Louis Richard and Ara Mae Dexter Thompson, she was a seamstress for Thorngate Ltd. in Chaffee, retiring in 1972. She was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church and the Legion of Mary, Ladies Prayer and Share, past president of the Daughters of St. Ambrose, member of RSVP and taught CCD religious classes for three years at St. Ambrose...
Floyd Holt (11/01/01)
KEVIL, Ky. - Floyd Holt, 79, died at 10:20 p.m. Oct. 30, 2001, at the Miner Nursing Center in Miner, Mo. Born Feb. 18, 1922, in Bicknell, Ind., son of the late Albert and Nell Johnson, he had lived in Kentucky for the past 15 years, where he had been employed by the Northwestern Railroad Company until his retirement. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a 52-year member of Masonic Lodge 839 AF&AM of Berwyn, Ill., and was a member of the Olivet Baptist Church at Paducah, Ky...
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Springs (11/01/01)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Harold Springs are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary today. Springs and the former Mary Alice Stanley were married Nov. 1, 1941, and have made their home in Sikeston, where he was engaged in farming and farm machinery sales. He served with the U.S. Army during the occupation of Japan at the end of World War II and is affiliated with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel...
Looking Back In Time (11/01/01)
SIKESTON - Pledges and donations of $1,331.46 assured today continuance of the hot lunch program in the public school here this year. --- SIKESTON - A daughter was born Thursday at Sikeston General Hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Shelby. SIKESTON - Ronald Lee, city collector, in his report of collections for October, shows a total of $46,415.54 received from all sources of taxes, real estate and licenses...
If the convoy must roll, let it be smooth (11/01/01)
Radioactive nuclear waste products are routinely trucked across this country with some of those shipments crossing Missouri on Interstate 70. This is nothing new. The radioactive waste - some of which comes from foreign countries - is destined for storage...
Your View (11/01/01)
Editor's note: This letter was written to the Miner and Sikeston police and fire departments by Kingston Arthur. The following letters are responses from the recipients. To the members of the Miner Police Department, Miner Volunteer Fire Department and the Sikeston Department of Public Safety...
Your View (11/01/01)
Editor's note: I have an answer to a question that was asked in SpeakOut a few days ago, "Where was God on Sept. 11?" This was in our church bulletin the following Sunday. I don't know who wrote it. Whoever did deserves al the credit. - Rick Barnett...
SPEAKOUT (11/01/01)
To whoever suggested the Black Panthers and NAACP should be added to the terrorist list, we should also add ignorance to the list. It is almost impossible to destroy ignorance because it is passed to the children and the children's children. It is passed all the way to the third, fourth and fifth generations. ...