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Stories from Thursday, November 8, 2001

Break-in reported to DPS (11/08/01)
SIKESTON -- One individual is in custody after a break-in at Freshour Cycle Tuesday morning. According to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, the front window to the store, located at 816 S. Main, was broken sometime after 10 p.m. Monday. Six bikes were taken along with three pair of glasses and one pair of goggles...
Street departments watch winter outlook (11/08/01)
SIKESTON - Last year's frigid temperatures and winter weather that both began earlier and ran longer than usual has resulted in a high demand for road salt around the nation. Road salt producers have reported low reserves with some unable to even meet the demand for their product...
Event raises funds, Christmas spirit (11/08/01)
SIKESTON - Dinner and magic. A chance to have your Christmas tree already decorated. And reaching out to women who could use a little help. Altrusa's "O' Christmas Tree" event has it all. For the past three years the organization has hosted the benefit dinner and auction as a way of providing guests an evening of fun while raising money for various local causes...
Two-vehicle accident reported (11/08/01)
EAST PRAIRIE - The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a two-vehicle accident which occurred at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday on Mississippi County Highway 105, three miles north of East Prairie. Robert L. Marshall, 31, of Charleston was driving north and had slowed to make a left turn, when he was struck in the rear by a northbound car driven by Robert H. Hunter, 81, of East Prairie...
Motorist injured (11/08/01)
CARUTHERSVILLE - A Portageville man was injured in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a westbound vehicle driven on Pemiscot County East Outer Road, two miles south of Route A at 3:44 p.m. by 85-year-old Boyd Curtis of Portageville pulled from a driveway and into the path of Phillip Shelly, 41 of Caruthersville who was driving a northbound freightliner...
Drug-related charges filed (11/08/01)
BLOOMFIELD - A Zalma man is in jail on drug-related charges. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports Billy Ray Moit, 43, was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, possession of precursor ingredients, distribution of methamphetamine and manufacturing methamphetamine...
Public Safety takes one into custody (11/08/01)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Department of Public Safety has one person in custody in connection with the death of a baby in September. The investigation began on Sept. 17 when officers with Sikeston DPS were called to the 300 block of Alabama at 7:19 a.m...
NMCCMS wins season opener (11/08/01)
MORLEY -- Both New Madrid County Central Middle School basketball teams opened the 2001 season with wins over Scott Central on Tuesday night. The NMCCMS eighth graders beat the Braves 49-38 behind a 21 point performance from Dontrey Washington, and a 17 point effort from DeAnton Brown...
Charleston's Clark proves too much for Portageville (11/08/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - After rushing for 213 yards in the season-opener against Kennett, Charleston quarterback Dontay Clark never came close to duplicating that performance all year. That was until Wednesday night's Class 2A Sectional game against Portageville...
NMCC speed burns Ste. Gen (11/08/01)
NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central added a fifth sectional championship to the trophy case Wednesday night, beating Ste. Genevieve 28-6. The Eagles will now travel to St. Louis on Monday for a Class 3A Quarterfinal showdown with Clayton, who defeated Herculaneum 28-8 last night...
Johnny Alexander (11/08/01)
JACKSON - Johnny Hester Alexander, 85, formerly of Sikeston, died Nov. 6, 2001, at his home. Born May 21, 1916, in Puryear, Tenn., son of the late Charlie Hester and Ollie Miller Alexander, he was a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ in Sikeston and a veteran of the U.S. ...
Tonya Jordan (11/08/01)
NEW MADRID - Tonya Marie Wade Jordan, 28, died at 6:03 p.m. Nov. 7, 2001, at her home near Kewanee. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Marion Mitchell (11/08/01)
DEXTER - Marion Mitchell, 77, of rural Dexter, died Nov. 7, 2001, at Hunter Acres Caring Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey Funeral Home in Dexter.
Dixie Dade (11/08/01)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted today at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church for Dixie Schuerenberg Dade, 78, who died Nov. 5, 2001, were: Greg Stephen Hall, Richard Luke St. Mary, Roger Kenedy, Mark Harrington, John Schuerenberg and Donnie Smith...
Gene Dorris (11/08/01)
LILBOURN - Eugene "Gene" Dorris, 89, died Nov. 6, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 29, 1911, in Steele, son of the late Oscar and Myrtle Woods Dorris, he was a member of the Lilbourn General Baptist Church and Missouri National Guard. He was a self-employed contractor before retiring...
Curt Evans (11/08/01)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers conducted at 1 p.m. today at Blanchard Funeral Chapel for Curt Evans Jr., 57, who died Nov. 5, 2001, were: Larry Crowell, Arles McIntrye, Dugless Estes, Terry Burton, Clark Duke, Robert Deal, Bob Deal and Richard Freed.
Sandra Romberg (11/08/01)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Blanchard Funeral Chapel for Sandra Romberg, 58, who died Nov. 6, 2001, will be: James Long, Bobby Long, Johnny Ray Smith, Mike Shands, Michael Long, Jerry Long and Robert Walters.
Homer Patterson (11/08/01)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Homer Gene Patterson, 56, who died Nov. 5, 2001, were: Harvey Butler, Ronnie Dean Patterson, Cletis Patterson Jr., Roland Appleton, Bruce Appleton and Rick Rauls...
Jueldeen Livingston (11/08/01)
SCOTT CITY- Jueldeen Kathleen Livingston, 81, died at 10:30 p.m. Nov. 6, 2001, at her home. Born Dec. 10, 1919, in Sikeston, she was the daughter of the late Rudolph and Gracie Mae Hensley Palmer. On Oct. 26, 1940, in Bloomfield, she married Harold Lee Livingston who preceded her in death on April 16, 1977...
Charles Crawford (11/08/01)
WAPPAPELLO - Charles A. Crawford, 55, died Nov. 7, 2001, at his home near Puxico. Born Jan. 15, 1946, in Puxico, son of the late William O. and Leona Clayton Crawford, he lived in the Puxico and Wappapello communities all his life. A member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Poplar Bluff and the Amateur Ham Radio Club, he was a carpenter and receiving clerk for Rowe Furniture in Morehouse...
Looking Back In Time (11/08/01)
SIKESTON - Dr. T.C. McClure and Leo Fisher have bagged the limit of one moose and one deer on an hunting expedition into Canada and have motored south into South Dakota for pheasant shooting, according to word received here Thursday. FULTON - Dick Tongate, a freshman at Wheaton College, is recovering from pulled tendons and ligaments in an ankle, an injury received more than two weeks ago while playing softball on the team of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity...
Green Party works toward legitimacy (11/08/01)
The Green Party is expected to receive national status today from the Federal Election Commission which will allow the environmental-leaning party to accept larger political donations. But don't expect the designation to mean much to voters. Even with the federal status, the Green Party remains a splinter coalition of various groups who have had zero success in convincing voters to back their position. In fact all 57 Green Party congressional candidates last year lost...
SPEAKOUT (11/08/01)
I used to walk into the Charleston Wal-Mart and could get anything I wanted. I am handicapped and when I walk the length of the parking lot in Sikeston, I'm worn out. Then when I get to a wheelchair they're either gone or the batteries are down. If the Sikeston Wal-Mart expects people to show up at their store, they need to get some more wheelchairs. I can't make it through that big store and get the items I need...