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Stories from Tuesday, November 6, 2001

Fugitive returned to custody (11/06/01)
BENTON - A fugitive who escaped from custody over the weekend in back in custody according to law enforcement officials. According to reports, Scott County Deputy Dane Stausing stopped a vehicle Saturday night in the Haywood City area. A subject in the vehicle was identified as 35-year-old David Tyrone Harris of Haywood City, who is wanted by Scott County authorities on six felony warrants including two counts of statutory rape, statutory sodomy, promoting prostitution in the second degree and endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree.. ...
Benefit concert conducted (11/06/01)
BENTON - The talent was somewhat more local than those gathered by Paul McCartney, but the idea was the same: an evening of entertainment to raise money for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The benefit concert held Monday evening in the Kelly High School gymnasium was a whole-community collaboration featuring performances by students from both Kelly and St. Denis schools. "So many of our students wanted to do something," said Fara Jones, principal at Kelly Elementary...
Farmers banquet set for Nov. 15 (11/06/01)
MINER - Southeast Missouri's agriculture roots go deep. While in recent years the Bootheel has become more industrialized, those roots are still strong and those who cultivate them will be honored Nov. 15 by area residents. Some 250 to 300 people will gather for the 31st Annual Farmers Recognition Banquet. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Ramada Inn in Miner...
Falling leaves (11/06/01)
The above average temperatures in the Bootheel are allowing residents to do more outside activities. One example is Lila Hardin of Sikeston who rakes her yard on Monday morning.
Eagles look for redemption (11/06/01)
NEW MADRID -- Last year was a disappointment for New Madrid County Central football. Never mind the conference and district championships. Forget about the undefeated regular season, where the Eagles outscored the opposition 380 to 54. A loss to the underdog Festus Tigers in the state sectionals ended all hopes of a run at the 3A state title. Instead of being remembered as an outstanding season, 2000 went down as an underachieving one...
Kelly takes fourth at state meet (11/06/01)
JEFFERSON CITY - The Kelly High School boys cross country team finished in fourth place at the Class 2A state meet on Saturday at the Oak Hills Golf Center. Adam Lofton earned all-state honors, placing 18th out of 174 runners with a time of 17:38. "He had a great day -- he really wanted this," said Kelly team manager Janie Merrick. "He's been one of the top runners in just about every race. He showed a lot of guts this weekend. He saved us as far as team points."...
George Robins (11/06/01)
CHAFFEE - George William Robins, 73, died Nov. 4, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born May 5, 1928, in Palestine, Ark., son of the late Ullit and Martha Shaford Robins, he was a member of the SEMO Beagle Club and retired as a machine operator for the Caterpillar Tractor Co. in Joliet, Ill...
Homer Patterson (11/06/01)
FAIRDEALING - Homer Gene Patterson, 56, formerly of Sikeston, died Nov. 5, 2001, at the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Dec. 27, 1944, in Stoddard County, son of the late Victor Harrison and Alma Marie Bess Patterson, he lived in Southeast Missouri all his life. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he lived in Sikeston for 15 years before moving to Fairdealing four years ago...
Elmer Russell (11/06/01)
SPRINGFIELD - Elmer Dean Russell Sr., 72, formerly of Sikeston, died Nov. 1, 2001, at his home. Born March 15, 1929, in Clarksville, Ark., son of the late John and Nellie Dunn Russell, he was a salesman before retiring in 1991 and owned and operated the Buck Stove Store in Springfield. A member of the Second Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge 310 AF&AM in Sikeston, he was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps...
Lillian Dooley (11/06/01)
CHAFFEE - Lillian Rea Dooley, 79, died at 6:50 a.m. Nov. 5, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 7, 1921, at Atkins, Ark., daughter of the late Bertie Alvin and Katie Muirhead Bixler, she was a member of the First Christian Church in Chaffee...
Walter Scott (11/06/01)
CHAFFEE - Walter Stanley "Scottie" Scott, 68, of Chaffee, died Nov. 5, 2001, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. He was born Feb. 21, 1933, in Kay Switch, Ark., son of the late Jesse Nelson and Lorene Boyd Scott. Walter "Scottie" is a retired riverboat captain with the Missouri Barge Line. A graduate of Charleston High School, where he achieved recognition in football and track, he attended the University of Missouri and also served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Chaffee Masonic Lodge 618...
Tenna Henning (11/06/01)
COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. - Tenna Kaye Henning, 37, formerly of Jackson, Mo., died Oct. 31, 2001, at her home, following a courageous battle with cancer. She passed peacefully, surrounded by family and friends. Born July 5, 1964, in Dexter, Mo., she was the daughter of Sharon and Robert Gremore of Portageville, Mo...
Dixie Dade (11/06/01)
SIKESTON - Dixie Schuerenberg Dade, 78, died at 4:45 a.m. Nov. 5, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 12, 1923, in Kewanee, daughter of the late Charles G. and Mary B. Woods Schuerenberg, she was a registered nurse at Barnes Hospital in St. ...
Icess Milligan (11/06/01)
CHAFFEE - Icess Lorraine Milligan, 70, died at 1:45 p.m. Nov. 5, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 29, 1931, in Dexter, daughter of the late James Marion Markland and Ella Loveda Lane Markland, she was a member of the Church of Christ in Cape Girardeau...
Curt Evans (11/06/01)
SIKESTON - Curt Evans Jr., 57, died Nov. 5, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel.
Looking Back In Time (11/06/01)
COLUMBIA - Loomis Mayfield Jr. left a hospital at Columbia Sunday, where he had received treatment for a cut on the ear and a head concussion sustained in a recent automobile accident. He is a student at the University of Missouri. SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. ...
Terrorist worries impacting drug war (11/06/01)
Here's an interesting side benefit to the changes following the September terrorist attacks on our nation - drug smuggling arrests have taken a dramatic increase. It seems that our efforts to search vehicles for bombs or other terrorists' devices have reaped a bonanza of drug smugglers headed into our borders...
SPEAKOUT (11/06/01)
It would sure be nice if people would quit blaming Bush for all the problems we're having. He got elected president and Clinton and Gore didn't even carry their own states. Florida was just one of them that had all them foreigners come over and trying to vote and didn't know how. ...