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Stories from Friday, November 9, 2001

Woman charged in death of infant (11/09/01)
SIKESTON -- The death of a baby in September has led to the arrest of a Sikeston woman. According to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, Latoya Marie Fletcher, 21, has been arrested and formally charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action through the Scott County Prosecutor's office...
Improvements being made (11/09/01)
Workers for the City of Sikeston continue to have nice weather conditions to work in. Here, Public Works employees work on a new storm drain being installed on Smith Street.
Shooting death under investigation (11/09/01)
NEW MADRID - An investigation continues into the death of a 28-year-old rural New Madrid woman this week. According to New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens, officers were notified at 5 p.m. Wednesday about an apparent shooting at a residence on County Road 726...
Sheriff, commission officials butt heads over reimbursing bill (11/09/01)
BENTON - Scott County Sheriff Bill Ferrell said he will take care of deputies personally for expenses incurred during an investigation after commissioners failed to approve reimbursement. Ferrell met with commissioners during Thursday's county commission meeting to answer questions regarding a bill for $24.95...
National Children Book Week (11/09/01)
Mark Jones and Emily Brashear, both students at the Sikeston Kindergarten Center, work on an art project for National Children's Book Week. Ann Thompson, children's librarian for th Sikeston Public Library, visited the school to promote the week. National Children's Book week starts Monday...
State statute may affect property tax (11/09/01)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County Commissioners approved an ordinance that puts into effect a Missouri statute which reduces property tax on structures vacated due to natural disasters. County Assessor W.R. "Bill" Thompson asked commissioners during Thursday's county commission meeting to put the statute into effect in Mississippi County. "This is something that needs attention," he said...
Bertrand man hurt in accident (11/09/01)
CHARLESTON - An accident that occurred Thursday night resulted in moderate injuries for an area man. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident happened at 6:17 p.m. on Mississippi County Highway UU, two miles south of Charleston, when a northbound vehicle driven by Fred Tidwell, 74, of Bertrand ran into a disc being towed on a northbound 1991 Case International Tractor which was being driven by Al Goodin, 38, of Charleston...
Highway Patrol responds to wreck scene (11/09/01)
PUXICO - An Advance woman was injured Thursday night as she drove along Stoddard County Highway 51. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported the accident occurred at 3:58 p.m. near Puxico when a northbound vehicle driven by Jane Cato, 37, ran off the right side of the roadway. Cato over corrected, the vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway and overturned...
Man injured in accident (11/09/01)
CHARLESTON - A pedestrian was seriously injured in a leaving the scene accident Thursday night. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported Prince Earnest, 35, of East Prairie sustained the injuries at 11:30 p.m. on Mississippi County Highway 60/62, east of Charleston...
Eighth graders win (11/09/01)
The Sikeston eighth grade girls A team avenged an earlier defeat to Dexter, winning 36-32 on Thursday. Allison Blurton led Sikeston with 13 points. Whitney McCray followed up with nine points. Sikeston lost the B game 40-17 to Dexter. Tyanna Wiggins led Sikeston with six points while Khassie Patterson had five points. The A team improves to 7-3 while the B team falls to 1-7...
Tonya Wade Jordan (11/09/01)
NEW MADRID - Tonya Marie Wade Jordan, 28, of rural New Madrid, died Nov. 7, 2001, at her home. Born July 10, 1973, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Charles E. and Judy Kay Truett Wade of Sikeston, she was a 1992 graduate of Sikeston High School. She had been employed by Dr. David Morris at the Delta Veterinary Clinic, Wal-Mart in Sikeston and Plastene Supply Company in Portageville...
Marion Mitchell (11/09/01)
DEXTER - Marion Mitchell, 77, died Nov. 7, 2001, at Hunter Acres Caring Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 31, 1924, in Essex, son of the late Willie and Anna Ledbetter Mitchell, he attended the Hopewell General Baptist Church at Frisco. He retired as a line worker for General Motors in Flint, Mich., and served with the U.S. Army in World War II...
Euless Stanley (11/09/01)
LILBOURN - Glada Euless Stanley, 81, died Nov. 9, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born June 9, 1920, in Enola, Ark., daughter of the late Jesse W. and Lucy W. Hurst Weaver, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lilbourn. She had been a teacher's aide at Lilbourn Elementary School and later worked in the New Madrid Nursing Center Dietary Department before retiring...
James Wright (11/09/01)
MATTHEWS - James Allen "Tap" Wright, 54, died Nov. 7, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 4, 1947, in Kilmichael, Miss., he was the son of the late Issiah Wright and Della Love Wright. Survivors include: one brother, L.C. Wright of St. Louis; one sister-in-law, Norma Wright of Malden; and several nieces and nephews...
Myrtle McGowen (11/09/01)
DEXTER - Myrtle McGowen, 74, died Nov. 8, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Oct. 6, 1927, in Ellsinore, she was the daughter of the late J.O. and Dora Ketcherside Carter. On Jan. 26, 1943, at Malden, she married Charles McGowen who survives of the home...
Alvie Burton (11/09/01)
VANDUSER - Alvie J. Burton, 89, died Nov. 8, 2001, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born April 26, 1912, in Buttermilk, Ark., son of the late S.W. and Mary Miranda Burton, he was a self-employed farmer and of the Baptist belief. On Aug. 16, 1969, he married Carol Reynolds who survives of the home...
Sue Hink (11/09/01)
SCOTT CITY - Mary "Sue" Hink, 62, died at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 8, 2001, at her home. Born May 24, 1939, at Fornfelt, daughter of the late William Leslie and Nona Belle Lincoln Welker, she was a waitress and barmaid in Cape Girardeau and Scott City. On May 19, 1957, in Mississippi, she married Richard Gordon Hink who preceded her in death on Jan. 26, 2000...
Johnny Alexander (11/09/01)
JACKSON - Johnny Hester Alexander, 85, 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. ...
Mitchell - Fitzgerald (11/09/01)
SIKESTON - Melissa Ann Mitchell and Corwin Christopher Fitzgerald exchanged wedding vows in a 6 p.m. ceremony June 2, 2001, at the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston. Dr. Jim Davis and the Rev. Sandra Schaller performed the ceremony. Richard Mitchell of Hamptonville, N.C., uncle of the bride, read "Today I Marry My Best Friend."...
Cochran - Pobst (11/09/01)
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. Benson "Benny" Forest (11/09/01)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Benson "Benny" Forest will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Powerhouse of God Church, 951 S. Kingshighway. Benson and the former Geneva Dufur were married Nov. 16, 1951. The event will be hosted by their children, Benson Forrest of Lexington, Ky., and Dale Forrest, Toleitha Campbell and Angela Sloan of Sikeston. They also have seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren...
Looking Back In Time (11/09/01)
SIKESTON - R.H. Sizemore long has had occasion to remember Oct. 23. It's his birthday. Now it's the birthday of his son, who was born in his home at 23 Delmar St. Sizemore, 53, has named his son R.H. Sizemore Jr. SIKESTON - A miscellaneous bridal shower was given Saturday night at the Dunn Coffee Shop in honor of Miss Pearl Edwards...
Oregon voters have spoken their minds (11/09/01)
The federal government - led by Attorney General John Ashcroft - should keep their nose out of Oregon's business. And for now a U.S. District judge agrees. First some background. Back in 1994, Oregon voters approved a Death with Dignity law that allowed physicians there to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to terminally ill patients. ...
Your View (11/09/01)
The Devil Himself I never seen the devil, but I seen him on TV. Osama bin Laden, his name, that I could see. Where you come from, that I'll never know, But the devil himself would stoop so low. You can hide in your caves, that's no doubt; Hide all you want, but you will come out...
SPEAKOUT (11/09/01)
In regards to the article, "Policy in question" in the Nov. 1 SpeakOut, in which someone questioned the police following cars of white people going down on the west end of town, I will say this. I'm also white, and wouldn't mind if they followed me and turned where I turned even if it happened every day. ...