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Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Stories from Friday, November 2, 2001

Stabbing reported to authorities (11/02/01)
BENTON - A Morley man was hospitalized after a Halloween night stabbing incident. The Scott County Sheriff's office received a call just before midnight Wednesday regarding the stabbing. When officers arrived at the residence they found Kevin W. Smith, 40, with stab wounds to the upper chest and back area...
Vehicles collide in New Madrid County (11/02/01)
NEW MADRID - A two-vehicle accident resulted in minor injuries for a Kentucky man Thursday afternoon. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven east by Charles Fowler, 77, of Essex was attempting to cross the roadway at 4:24 p.m. on U.S. Highway 62 at Highway 25 when it was struck by a northbound vehicle driven by 42-year-old Ronnie Riley of Melber, Ky. Both vehicles came to rest in the roadway...
East Prairie woman hurt in accident (11/02/01)
CHARLESTON - An East Prairie woman was injured in a Thursday afternoon accident. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported the accident occurred at 6:01 p.m. Thursday on Route C, six miles south of Charleston when a northbound vehicle driven by Sondra Ervin, 29, of East Prairie, was attempting to cross the roadway and failed to yield the right of way. Ervin's vehicle struck a westbound vehicle driven by Nora Newcomb, 89...
Authorities report attack (11/02/01)
CHARLESTON - A Charleston resident was slashed with a knife during an assault Halloween night. Charleston Department of Public Safety is investigating a slashing assault in the 700 block of Gail in Charleston which occurred about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Public Safety officers were called to the scene of a disturbance and the first arriving officer was informed of an assault with a knife...
Financial Aid Night planned at SHS (11/02/01)
SIKESTON - Although most parents dream of sending their children to college when the time comes, not every pocketbook can handle the price tag that's attached. Today's tuition can cost an average of around $10,000-$12,000 a year to go to a state school and $15,000-$30,000 at a private school...
Determined deputy nabs suspect (11/02/01)
BENTON - A Diehlstadt man is in the Scott County Jail after assaulting a Scott County Deputy Wednesday evening. Scott County Sheriff Bill Ferrell reported deputies were investigating a burglary in the Diehlstadt area where a saddle, chainsaw and an air impact wrench were taken. During the investigation 28-year-old Jackie E. Arington became a suspect...
Shooting suspect sought (11/02/01)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Department of Public Safety is continuing its search for a Sikeston man wanted in a Wednesday night shooting. According to reports, officers responded to a shooting at 407 Dorothy Wednesday evening. Upon their arrival, officers found Tommy Miller suffering from multiple gunshot wounds...
Come and get it (11/02/01)
Members of the Sikeston Rotary Club prepare meals for the organization's 48th Annual Chili Day fund-raiser on Thursday. The event took place at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Sikeston.
Bulldogs end on high note (11/02/01)
SIKESTON - Considering the circumstances, the Sikeston Bulldogs football team couldn't have asked for a better ending the 2001 season. After being eliminated from district competition last week, the Bulldogs ended the season with an impressive 44-0 victory over Perryville on Thursday night at SPS Stadium...
Valle downs Chaffee (11/02/01)
STE. GENEVIEVE -- Chaffee's football season came to an end Thursday night with a 43-0 loss to Valle Catholic. The Red Devils finish at 2-8 overall. In district play, they finished negative 39 in points with an 0-3 record. "Being winless in districts, we knew it was going to be tough," said Chaffee coach Allan Horrell. ...
Phil Waldman (11/02/01)
SIKESTON - Ellis Phillip "Phil" Waldman Jr., 76, died Nov. 1, 2001, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 13, 1924, in Sikeston, son of the late Ellis and Martha Thomas Waldman Sr., he was a member of the First Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge 310 AF&AM. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he served as county clerk of Scott County for 16 years. He worked in sales for the Johnson Publishing Company and was a business owner in Osceola, Ark., before retiring...
Zoa Cox (11/02/01)
PUXICO - Zoa Gertrude Cox, 90, died Nov. 2, 2001, at the Puxico Nursing Center. Born Oct. 9, 1911, near Puxico, daughter of the late William C. and Betty Hastings Gray, she lived in the Kinder and Puxico areas all her life and was a member of the Kinder Chapel near Puxico...
Marshall Dial (11/02/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - Marshall R. Dial, 76, died Oct. 31, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 17, 1925, in Tiptonville, Tenn., son of the late Wright and Addie Nobles Dial, he was a member of St. Luke and St. John Episcopal Church in Caruthersville. The director of the New Madrid County Library for more than 40 years held a strong interest in local history. He conducted a series of oral history interviews with area residents for a program named "The Stories They Tell."...
Glenn McElyea (11/02/01)
SPRINGFIELD - Glenn Dale McElyea, 72, died Oct. 17, 2001, at his home. Born Oct. 13, 1929, in Matthews, son of the late Claude Homer and Edna Reba Harden McElyea, he served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force. He retired in 1996 from Time-Warner Cable Company in Denver, Colo...
Duke Carroll (11/02/01)
CHAFFEE - Lloyd "Duke" Carroll, 77, died at 5 a.m. Nov. 1, 2001, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Sept. 5, 1924, in Chaffee, son of the late James Edward and Amanda Marie Willie Carroll, he retired as a self-employed handyman. On Sept. 9, 1957, he married Patricia Louise Ussery who survives of the home...
Edward Heckert (11/02/01)
SIKESTON - Edward Heckert, 76, formerly of Bertrand, died at 2:11 p.m. Nov. 1, 2001, at Memorial Hospital in Ste. Genevieve. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Herman Williamson (11/02/01)
DEXTER - Herman B. Williamson, 83, died Nov. 2, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey Funeral Home in Dexter.
Looking Back In Time (11/02/01)
SIKESTON - Mrs. Gene Aufdenberg gave a surprise party for her daughter, Lucy Jo, Monday evening. The guests were these members of the Friendly Girls Club: Shirley Ann Brown, Jane Nix, Mary Ann Hitchcock, Joan Bishop, Marilyn Yoffee, Mary Ann Tomerlin, Margaret Ann Thrower, Phyllis Ann Garner and Laurene Fowler...
Racial profiling can improve security (11/02/01)
Isn't it interesting how the issue of racial profiling has taken such a turnabout? Lambasted by civil libertarians and minorities, racial profiling is now silently being employed in our national quest to identify potential terrorists. It's a delicate balance to be sure...
SPEAKOUT (11/02/01)
You who called in and blamed the war on President Bush, get real. He had nothing to do with this. I guess you would let this maniac bomb all the good things we have in this country. Please think about this. Any person would not take this. After all, they killed 7,000 innocent people and ruined our great buildings and now are spreading anthrax to people who have never done any harm to them. This is not right...