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Stories from Monday, November 5, 2001

Organizers hope to spark reading surge (11/05/01)
SIKESTON - If you haven't picked up a good book lately, what are you waiting for? "Reading can take you to the most amazing places," noted Ann Thompson, children's librarian at the Sikeston Public Library. And helping children come to that realization is what...
Sikeston resident arrested (11/05/01)
SIKESTON - Jeromy Hunt, 22, of Sikeston was arrested at approximately 6:20 p.m. Friday on warrants served following an ongoing investigation of several controlled substance purchases, according to Sikeston Department of Public Safety officials. Hunt was charged with four counts of distributing a...
Gun sales stead here despite 9-11 concerns (11/05/01)
SIKESTON -- In the wake of the terrorists' attacks in September, personal security is at an all-time high causing many people to look to firearms for safety. However, locally the sale of firearms has not risen very much. "Nationwide, I would say on the east and west coast and metropolitan areas, your liberals who were against guns three months ago are now buying them," said Alan Reiman, owner of ReArmms Inc. ...
Fog blamed in accident (11/05/01)
POPLAR BLUFF - The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported several traffic accidents over the weekend which resulted in minor to serious injuries. Steven M. Cummins, 28, of Matthews was driving north on New Madrid County Route AA at 11:02 a.m. Friday, one mile south of Miner, when his vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway. ...
Veterans Day event features test pilot (11/05/01)
SIKESTON - A Charleston native will be the featured speaker as Sikeston area residents gather Friday for Veterans Day. The ceremony will begin at 9:45 a.m. Friday at the Sikeston Field House. Guest speaker will be U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Mitchell Cassell, who is from Charleston...
Former resident writes about war experiences (11/05/01)
CAMERON, S.C. - The battles of World War II have been told by the historians and by the high-ranking officers but there are few books from the average soldier. Charles Everett Bullard set out to change that by publishing his story and the stories of those who served with him in the 440th Troop Carrier Group...
Advance man killed in accident (11/05/01)
ADVANCE -- A two-car accident four miles east of Advance claimed the life of an Advance man and injured three others Sunday afternoon. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occured at 1:19 p.m. on County Road O in Stoddard County when a vehicle driven by James Green,...
Two-vehicle accident results in multiple injuries (11/05/01)
SIKESTON -- Eight people were injured in a two-vehicle accident late Saturday night. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a freightliner tractor driven by Ronald Walker, 47, of Jacksonville, Fla. struck the rear of a vehicle driven by Madonna Richmond, 55, of Poplar Bluff at 11:45 p.m...
Highway Patrol responds to scene (11/05/01)
KELSO -- A Sikeston man received moderate injuries when the vehicle he was driving ran off the side of the roadway, struck an embankment and overturned. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Gary Darnall, 50, received moderate injuries in the...
Wreck blamed on foggy conditions (11/05/01)
BENTON -- Two Charleston residents were injured in a one-vehicle accident caused by fog Friday night. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol a vehicle driven by Charles Morris, 78, failed to negotiate a curve in the fog and ran off the road,...
Eagles win 3A District 1 for seventh consecutive season (11/05/01)
FREDERICKTOWN -- New Madrid County Central won its seventh consecutive 3A District 1 title, beating Fredericktown 35-15 on a foggy Friday night in Madison County. The Eagles will now play host to District 2 champion Ste. Genevieve in the state sectionals this Wednesday at 7 p.m. ...
Portageville completes magical regular season (11/05/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - In a season of important steps, the Portageville Bulldogs took perhaps their biggest one yet. They first learned to believe in themselves. Then they learned to believe they really could win. Next they learned how to put teams away when they have the chance, to play their best and crush them...
Charleston wins Fog Bowl, District (11/05/01)
SCOTT CITY - The Charleston Bluejays football team looked pretty sharp on Friday night...at least when you could see them. In a Fog Bowl at Scott City High School, the Bluejays rolled past the Rams 44-0 to clinch their second straight Class 2A, District 2 championship...
Green Wave finish year strong against Eagles (11/05/01)
EAST PRAIRIE - The East Prairie Eagles ended a disappointing season, falling to the Malden Green Wave 33-6 on Friday night. Malden, which started 1-5, finished strong, winning three of its last four games to conclude the season at 4-6 under first-year head coach Kevin Collier...
Kimiko Williams (11/05/01)
OCEANSIDE, Calif. - Kimiko Williams, 70, died Nov. 2, 2001, at her home. Born March 7, 1931, at Tokyo, Japan, daughter of the late Kenshiro and Tsuru Koshino, she was a member of the Japanese Christian Church in Vista. On June 29, 1955, in Yokohoma, Japan, she married Ronald E. Williams who survives of the home...
Raymond Ashley (11/05/01)
MARION, Ark. - Raymond Leo Ashley, 90, died Nov. 4, 2001, at his home. Born April 23, 1911, in Houlka, Miss., son of the late Oscar D. and Eola R. Ashley, he was a retired farmer. Survivors include: one daughter, Barbara Ross of Sikeston; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren...
Zoa Cox (11/05/01)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted Sunday for Zoa Cox, 90, who died Nov. 2, 2001, were Stanley Cookson, Steven Cookson, Michaqel Cox, Marty Barnfield, Bruce Christian and Bill Hutchcraft.
Robert Abernathy (11/05/01)
CANALOU - Robert Lavern Abernathy, 77, died at 1:50 p.m. Nov. 3, 2001, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 4, 1924, at Searles, Tenn., son of the late Oscar Laverlie and Georgia Caroline Baker Abernathy, he was a farmer. On Dec. 11, 1945, in New Madrid, he married Frances Elizabeth Bishop who survives of the home...
Kimiko Williams (11/05/01)
OCEANSIDE, Calif. - Kimiko Williams, 70, died Nov. 2, 2001, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, Mo.
Ricky Fry (11/05/01)
BURFORDVILLE - Ricky Don Fry, 39, died Nov. 2, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 19, 1962, in Dexter, son of Jim Fry of Bloomfield and the late Doris Jackson Fry, he had been a carpenter and served with the U.S. Army. He was of the Assemblies of God belief...
Lorene Kuhn (11/05/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Lorene Corene Kuhn, 81, died at 2:45 p.m. Nov. 2, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Born March 27, 1920, in Cape Girardeau County, daughter of the late William and Alvina Amelunke Hager, she was a member of the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Cape Girardeau...
Dixie Dade (11/05/01)
SIKESTON - Dixie Schuerenberg Dade died at 4:55 a.m. Nov. 5, 2001, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Nunnelee Funeral Home in Sikeston is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Viola Smith (11/05/01)
SCOTT CITY - Viola Smith, 92, died at 6:15 a.m. Nov. 3, 2001, at her home. Born June 2, 1909, in Dongola, Ill., daughter of the late Albert and Stella Watson Mowery, she was a member of Broadway Methodist Church in Scott City and the United Transportation Union Ladies Auxiliary...
Raymond Savat (11/05/01)
MARSTON - Raymond Leonard Savat, 68, of Marston died 10:20 p.m. Nov. 3, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 14, 1933, in New Madrid County, son of the late Leonard and Pearl Lovins Savat, he was a postmaster for 22 years in Marston and a member of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Evergreen Baptist Church in Marston...
Helen Hall Stinson (11/05/01)
CARBONDALE, Ill. - Helen Hall Stinson, 81, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 5:45 a.m. Nov. 5, 2001, at the Carbondale Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Laura Johnson (11/05/01)
PARMA - Laura Johnson, 77, died Nov. 3, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 12, 1923, at Parma, daughter of the late William and Roxie Ward Cravens, she was a program specialist for Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation and had lived in Parma for the past 50 years. She was a member of the Parma First Baptist Church and of the Eastern Star Carnation Chapter 141...
Ella Skinner (11/05/01)
KEVIL, Ky. - Ella Gertrude Skinner, 88, died at 2:25 a.m. Nov. 5, 2001, at the Life Care Center in LaCenter. Born May 6, 1913, at Barlow, daughter of the late W.D. and Ella Medlin Terrell, she had lived in Anniston for several years and was a member of the Old Bethel Baptist Church...
Charles Carl Jr. (11/05/01)
KANSAS City, Kan. - Charles H. "Snook" Carl Jr., 63, died Nov. 2, 2001, at his home. Born in Kansas City, he was a graduate of Kansas State University and a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. He worked as a sales representative for the Manville Corp. for 30 years...
Rick Fry (11/05/01)
JACKSON - Rick Fry, 39, died Nov. 2, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey Funeral Home in Dexter.
Edward Heckert (11/05/01)
SIKESTON - Edward Heckert, 76, died at 2:11 p.m. Nov. 1, 2001, at Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital. Born July 22, 1925, in Bertrand, son of the late Lawrence Doyle and Cecil Meeks Heckert, he lived in Bertrand most of his life and moved to Sikeston in 1978. ...
Herman Williamson (11/05/01)
DEXTER - Herman B. Williamson, 83, died Nov. 2, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Aug. 17, 1918, in Bloomfield, son of the late Oscar Franklin and Ollie Pry Williamson, he served with the U.S. Navy in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War before retiring and was of the Baptist belief...
Viola Smith (11/05/01)
SCOTT CITY - Viola Smith, 92, died Nov. 3, 2001, at her home in Scott City. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Lorene Kuhn (11/05/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Lorene Kuhn, 81, died Nov. 2, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel, where friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday.
Looking Back In Time (11/05/01)
SIKESTON - Sikeston High School's Bulldogs finished the T formation for the first time this season after the half of the football game with the Mules and Poplar Bluff Friday night and came back in a sea of mud to score a 13-13 tie. D.B. Waggener scored one touchdown pass, which was caught by Wayne Ables. Reece Matthews kicked the extra punt...
Looking Back in Time 11/4 (11/05/01)
SIKESTON - Walter Kistner has bought residential property on East Gladys Street and will move his family here from Cape Girardeau soon. Mr. Kistner is employed at the shoe factory. PARMA - Willie Lee Stringer of Route 1, Parma, was out hunting yesterday and accidentally shot himself in the hand. He was treated at the Missouri Delta Community Hospital...
Generosity needed for local campaign (11/05/01)
For 22 years, volunteers in Sikeston have joined hands during the Christmas holiday season to organize the annual Community Christmas Campaign. The yearly holiday food and toy drive has been among the most successful charity campaigns in the state of Missouri. But this year, Sept. 11 changed a number of issues in our society...
Your View (11/05/01)
First of all, I would like to thank the editor and all the staff at the Standard Democrat for printing my story, "Beating the Habit." My name is Randy Hall and I am currently serving seven years in the Missouri Department of Corrections for possession of chemicals. ...
An Open Letter (11/05/01)
Position statement: Open public access to city government The framers of our Constitution intended for government to be responsive to the wishes, hopes and desires of the people. Indeed, the public expression of personal opinion on the issues and topics of the day is fundamental to the governmental process that was envisioned and then constitutionally guaranteed by the founders of this nation. ...
Speakout 11/4 (11/05/01)
For the record, Mr. Slumlord, 12 jurors also found O.J. Simpson not guilty. Facts are, two young girls' statements were taken, one being a granddaughter. This can be verified by the judge and state prosecutor in this case. Non-believers need to call...
SPEAKOUT (11/05/01)
I was reading today where President George W. Bush went to a school today in Washington, D.C., and asked the students to start a pen pal program with children in the Mid East. Is this the same President that has asked that no Mexican trucks come across our border? Come on, folks. Even Republicans are saying something's wrong with this guy...