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Stories from Wednesday, November 7, 2001

Contractor demands payment - or else (11/07/01)
BENTON - Sikeston contractor Kenny Bridger demanded payment from Scott County commissioners for the new heating and air conditioning unit installed on the old county jail in August, threatening to embarrass them if he was refused. "I was told to put the unit in, I put the unit in, and I expect you to pay me," said Bridger during Tuesday's county commission meeting...
Sikeston lawyer sentenced on drug charges (11/07/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A Sikeston attorney was sentenced on methamphetamine charges. Spencer L. Edwards, 38, has been sentenced to 40 months in prison and given a $1,000 fine on one felony count of possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. He appeared on Tuesday before U.S. District Judge Rodney W. Sippel...
Miner measure misses (11/07/01)
MINER - By a slim margin, Miner residents rejected a proposal to make the position of police chief an appointed position rather than an elected one. Residents went to the polls Tuesday to decide the matter, the only issue put to the voters in Scott County...
Downtown merchants setting mood for Christmas (11/07/01)
SIKESTON - Think it's too early to think about Christmas? Not when you consider Dec. 25 is only eight weeks away. The downtown merchants are setting the mood by inviting the community to take a stroll on candlelit sidewalks, listen to Christmas music, take a carriage ride through historical downtown, get a sneak peek at Santa, have a cup of wassail and take advantage of holiday bargains galore...
Approval given in Risco (11/07/01)
RISCO - Only a few of the town's voters opted to cast their ballots in Tuesday's special election but it was enough to give approval to a proposal to improve the town's sewer system. According to unofficial totals from New Madrid County Clerk Jim W. Farrenburg's office, the issue was approve with 46 yes votes and 11 persons casting no votes...
Veterans to be honored by state (11/07/01)
SIKESTON - Southeast Missouri World War II veterans are among more than 6,000 Missourians who will receive honors through Operation Recognition this week. Missouri will award the first of the special medallions, medals and certificates being issued by the state in several area ceremonies, most scheduled as part of Veterans Day, which is Sunday...
Eighth graders split (11/07/01)
SIKESTON --Sikeston's eighth grade girls basketball team split with Poplar Bluff on Tuesday night. The Lady Bulldogs won the A-game 35-31, with Allison Blurton scoring 14 points, followed by Paige Silverthorn with 13. Sikeston lost the B-game to the Lady Mules 38-17. Blair Shipps and Jamie Romo each scored four points...
COLUMN - HAS HAYTI FINALLY MET ITS MATCH? (11/07/01)
Tonight our six local district champions take the field for the first round of the 2001 Missouri playoffs. Do any of these teams have what it takes to go the distance and bring a state championship back to Southeast Missouri? Hayti might have the best chance...
Charleston looking to end P-ville's storybook season (11/07/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - The Charleston Bluejays are used to playing Bulldogs on the gridiron -- the Sikeston Bulldogs, whom they have met 116 times over the years. But Wednesday night will be the Bluejays' first meeting with the Portageville Bulldogs since 1974 when the two play in a Class 2A sectional game at Portageville's Vic Reaves Stadium...
Kimiko Williams (11/07/01)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Kimiko Williams, 70, of Oceanside, Calif., who died Nov. 2, 2001, were: John Scarbrough, Bill Scarbrough, Dub Deason, Richard Riley, Anthony Williams and Gerald Williams...
Curt Evans (11/07/01)
SIKESTON - Curt Evans Jr., 57, died at 11:10 a.m. Nov. 5, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center. Born Jan. 1, 1944, in Delmar, Ala., son of the late Alfred Curtis and Ina Mae Byrd Evans Sr., he was an oven operator for Bunny Bread for 33 years. He was a sergeant with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era...
Marie Johnson (11/07/01)
SCOTT CITY - Marie F. Glass Johnson, 93, died at 10:20 p.m. Nov. 5, 2001, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 30, 1907, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Charles D. and Bertha Dunnigan Frazier, she worked for Brown's Shoe Fit in Cape Girardeau for 20 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Scott City...
Alice McQueen (11/07/01)
BLOOMFIELD - Alice McQueen, 70, died Nov. 5, 2001, at her home near Bloomfield. Born Feb. 20, 1931, in Walnut Ridge, Ark., daughter of the late Marion and Gladys Birmingham Brady, she lived in Tennessee and Arkansas before moving to Bloomfield 35 years ago. A member of the Missionary Baptist Church in Yarbro, Ark., she was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Disabled American Vets, the Sheriff's Association and the National Rifle Association...
Catherine Stinson (11/07/01)
CARBONDALE, Ill. - Catherine Helen Hall Stinson, 81, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died Nov. 5, 2001, at the Carbondale Nursing and Rehab Center. Born Feb. 22, 1920, in Amorel, Ark., daughter of the late Samuel Bruner and Sarah Hattie Scifres Adkisson, she was a member of the First Church of God in East Prairie...
Johnny Alexander (11/07/01)
JACKSON - Johnny H. Alexander, formerly of Sikeston, died Nov. 6, 2001, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Gene Dorris (11/07/01)
LILBOURN - Gene Dorris died Nov. 6, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn.
Jueldeen Livingston (11/07/01)
SCOTT CITY - Jueldeen Kathleen Livingston died Nov. 6, 2001, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Sandra Romberg (11/07/01)
SIKESTON - Sandra Lee Romberg, 58, died at 1:38 a.m. Nov. 6, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Jan. 17, 1943, in Caruthersville, she was the daughter of Mildred Virginia Brown Christian of Gravel Ridge, Ark., and the late Orbia Lee Smith...
Laura Johnson (11/07/01)
PARMA - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Laura Johnson, 77, who died Nov. 3, 2001, were: Doug Mitchell, Larry Tipton, Danny Biggs, Bob Lowery, Jerry Shaw and Sonny Brannon.
Miller - Adams (11/07/01)
JACKSON - Melissa Renee Miller and Mark Allan Adams exchanged wedding vows in a 2 p.m. outdoor ceremony June 2, 2001, at the home of the bride's parents. The Rev. Les Cassil of Calvary Baptist Church in Columbia performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Dr. Tim and Donna Miller of Jackson and her husband is the son of Mark T. and Tamera Adams of Sikeston...
Dorris - Krauss (11/07/01)
SIKESTON - Laryssa Lynn Dorris and Louis Eugene Krauss II have announced their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Roger and LaRue Howlett of Bertrand and James and Lela Busby of Sikeston. Her fiance is the son of Louis "Johnny" and Willie Krauss of Festus and Patty Krauss of East Prairie...
Cochran - Pobst (11/07/01)
ORAN - Coy and Duranda Cochran have announced the engagement of their daughter, Crystal Gail, to Jeremy Martin Pobst, son of Vernon and Susie Pobst of Oran. A 1998 graduate of Oran High School, the future bride is pursuing a degree in early childhood education at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. She is a contractor for the State of Missouri to teach independent living programs...
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence E. Cantrell (11/07/01)
SIKESTON - Relatives and friends gathered to congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Clarence E. Cantrell at an Oct. 12 celebration at the Ramada Inn. The reception was held in commemoration of their 65th wedding anniversary and Cantrell's 90th birthday. Cantrell and the former Mary B. ...
Looking Back In Time (11/07/01)
SIKESTON - Miss Alice Van Horne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Van Horne, underwent an appendix operation at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau Monday morning. --- BLODGETT - Miss Louise Neinstedt of Blodgett was the honoree of a surprise birthday party at her home Thursday night, given by the other members of the Blodgett School Facility, of which Miss Neinstedt is a member...
Death sentence is a just punishment (11/07/01)
Defense lawyers believe a jury should spare the life of Arthur Lee Gales Jr. for the sake of his relatives. The prosecution says Gales should be executed for his crimes. You decide. Exactly one year ago this week, Gales and his former girlfriend Judy Chandler had an argument over another man the woman was now dating. The argument grew violent. When police finally arrived, Judy Chandler had been left near death on railroad tracks, beaten severely. But the crime spree had only begun...
SPEAKOUT (11/07/01)
I saw where they're wanting to raise their taxes on some people that own their homes and property and things. Some have sent their kids through school, have grandkids and great-grandkids and are working to pay their way. The way for them to do this is to charge every parent who has a kid in school $1 a month for each kid. ...