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Stories from Monday, November 12, 2001

Library ready to hold annual Fine Free Week (11/12/01)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Public Library will make you a deal. Bring back those overdue library materials and there will be no fines, no questions asked. It's doesn't even matter how long you've had them. There's no catch, the library staff simply wants its belongings back. Currently there are an estimated 800 overdue library books, magazines, CDs, audios, etc., which could have been due anywhere from yesterday to three years ago...
Patrol (11/12/01)
SCOTT CITY - A Scott City man sustained fatal injuries in an accident involving the motorcycle he was riding and a train. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred at 9:30 p.m. Friday, near Scott City, when 41-year-old Robert Veal was riding an eastbound motorcycle in the middle of the railroad tracks and as he attempted to exit the tracks was struck by an eastbound Union Pacific freight train conducted by Steven Jett, 60, of Mt. Vernon, Ill...
Drug arrest made (11/12/01)
Officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety look at a package of drugs Friday afternoon that an individual threw out of a vehicle during a high speed chase. The chase took place through the city streets of Sikeston before the individual was arrested on Gladys Street. His name is being witheld pending the filing of formal charges...
Morley man sentenced in Miner robbery (11/12/01)
BENTON - A Morley man has been sentenced to serve 10 years for the robbery of a Miner business. According to the Scott County Prosecutor's Office, on Thursday Christopher Shipman, 28, entered a guilty plea to the offense of robbery in the first degree for the robbery of Keller's Truck Stop in Miner...
Area veterans are honored (11/12/01)
SIKESTON - Veterans Day is a bit different this year. "It's a lot more significant," said Lee Bloomfield, a junior at Sikeston High School, just before the Veterans Day Ceremony at the SHS Field House Friday. "We really think about it now." SHS senior Sandra Williams agreed this year's observance has more meaning than in recent years "because of the terrorism."...
Local man receives jail sentence (11/12/01)
BENTON - A Haywood City man has been sentenced to two, 10-year sentences on drug-related charges. According to Paul R. Boyd of the Scott County Prosecutor's Office, 42-year-old David Lee Turner's sentence is to run consecutive in the Missouri Department of Corrections after being found guilty on two counts of sale of a controlled substance after a Sept. 24 trial before Circuit Judge David Dolan...
Accident leaves two injured (11/12/01)
CHARLESTON - Two Illinois residents were moderately injured in an accident Saturday evening. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred at 6:33 p.m. on US 60, when a vehicle driven southbound by John Dienhart, 79, of Chicago, failed to yield and pulled into the path of an eastbound vehicle driven by Lujeans Dodds, 56, of Mounds. Both were taken to Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston...
DPS reports on arrest at local bar (11/12/01)
SIKESTON - Ronald Pyatt, 35, of Sikeston was arrested early Saturday for burglary, a felony, after Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers responded to a report of a burglary in process at Red's Bar, according to the DPS. DPS officers including a K-9 unit and a light unit arrived shortly after 4:08 a.m. and reported an air conditioning unit had been pulled out of a window to provide an entrance to the building...
Eagles will get it done this year (11/12/01)
Southeast Missouri football isn't the laughing stock of the state this year. For the first time ever, the SEMO Conference has a representative in every class heading into the quarterfinal round of the playoffs. Jackson, Cape Central, New Madrid County Central, Charleston, and Hayti all take the field Monday with hopes of qualifying for the state semifinals...
NMCC seeks first semifinal appearance (11/12/01)
ST. LOUIS -- New Madrid County Central has fielded some outstanding teams in the past, qualifying nine for the state playoffs. Four of those teams won the first round game and qualified for the state quarterfinals. But that's where it ends. NMCC has never reached the semifinals...
Charleston hopes to topple No. 2 ranked John Burroughs (11/12/01)
CHARLESTON - For the first time in seven weeks, the Charleston Bluejay football team will be a prohibitive underdog. That's because the Class 2A No. 2 ranked John Burroughs Bombers will enter Charleston's Marshall Stadium tomorrow at 7 p.m. with an undefeated record, and a grand tradition...
Alice McQueen (11/12/01)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Alice McQueen, 70, who died Nov. 5, 2001, were: Loyal McCanless, Roy McGuire, Jeff Ottinger, Jonathan McQueen, Roger Kevitt and Wade Jines.
Charles Pruett (11/12/01)
CHAFFEE - Charles Elwin Pruett Jr., 60, died at 11:20 a.m. Nov. 9, 2001, at his home. Born March 16, 1941, in Blodgett, son of Grace Williams Pruett of Chaffee and the late Charles Elwin Pruett Sr., he retired as a line operator for Procter and Gamble in Cape Girardeau. He was a former patrol officer in Chaffee and member of the First Assembly of God Church in Sikeston...
Charles Lewis (11/12/01)
SPRINGFIELD - Charles Edward Lewis, 77, formerly of Sikeston, died at 10:35 p.m. Nov. 4, 2001, at his home, following an extended illness. Born Aug. 11, 1924, in Springfield, son of the late Otis E. and Eva M. Lewis, he was a 1942 graduate of Republic High School. ...
Herman Goss (11/12/01)
CAHOKIA, Ill. - Herman Goss, 70, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died Nov. 8, 2001, at his home. Born Sept. 9, 1931, in Arbyrd, Mo., son of the late Charlie and Lessie Black Gross, he was the retired owner/operator of Herman Goss Tree Service and a member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church, both in Cahokia...
Marie Landgraf (11/12/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Marie Bertha Eifert Landgraf, 93, died Nov. 9, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Born May 14, 1908, in Fornfelt, daughter of the late Daniel and Pauline Will Eifert, she was a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau and Trinity Lutheran Church in Okmulgee, Okla., and a current member of Eisleben Lutheran Church in Scott City...
Darrell Alcorn (11/12/01)
SIKESTON - Darrell Ellis Alcorn, 84, died Nov. 11, 2001, at his home. Born June 13, 1917, in Greenway, Ark., son of the late Ellis and Wrista Alcorn, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was a 32nd degree Mason, member of Sikeston Masonic Lodge 310 AF&AM, a Shriner with the Moolah Temple in St. ...
Verba Romines (11/12/01)
BERNIE - Verba Romines, 80, died Nov. 11, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey Funeral Home in Bernie.
Mary Pearson (11/12/01)
BELL CITY - Mary Kathryn Pearson, 80, formerly of Sikeston, died Nov. 11, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 2, 1921, in Niles, Ohio, daughter of the late Sidney "Sid" and Margaret Jane Beardsley Mullins, she was a member of Temple of Faith General Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Herman Goss (11/12/01)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Sunday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Charles "Herman" Goss, 70, who died Nov. 8, 2001, were: James Sides, Buck Sides, Vern Thornton, Duane Floyd, Roger Hall and Bill Sides.
Donald Hopper (11/12/01)
SCOTT CITY - Donald Lee Hopper, 71, died at 1 a.m. Nov. 11, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 2, 1930, in Girard, Ill., son of the late Clinton B. and Hazel I. Rigg Hopper, he was a machinist for 30 years at Richardson Manufacturing in Springfield, Ill. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Scott City...
A. Wayne Findley (11/12/01)
PUXICO - A. Wayne Findley, 72, died Nov. 10, 2001, at his home. Born Nov. 22, 1928, in Puxico, son of the late Alfred L. and Pearl King Findley, he lived in the Puxico and Poplar Bluff areas all his life. A retired commercial vehicle inspector with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, he was affiliated with the Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and had served in the Signal Corps...
Looking Back In Time (11/12/01)
SIKESTON - Election of the Twice-A-Week Sikeston Standard to membership of the Associated Press, foremost news organization of the United States and noted for its long records of accuracy and impartiality in the news, was announced today by Col. C.L. Blanton Sr., publisher...
Looking Back in Time 11/11 (11/12/01)
SIKESTON - The PC Editor says, "We have been blessed with another grandchild, the 19th born to Mr. and Mrs. David Blanton, which event took place in the Lucy Lee Hospital at Poplar Bluff Saturday morning. The little fellow has been doing nicely, but we learn Grandpa Hearne is being carefully watched. We welcome David Jr. to our family circle."...
Spotlight now shines brighter on veterans (11/12/01)
Today's Veterans' Day observances are shrouded in ultra-patriotism as American finds a common ground with the Sept. 11 attacks on American soil. As everyone agrees, every Veterans' Day should carry the level of emotion but of course that's simply not the case...
Your View (11/12/01)
The members of Writer's Block at Sikeston Junior High School would like to express our thanks to all the veterans of the area who served our country. You are the kind of people who make us proud to be Americans. We really appreciate what you did to make a way for us. We are fortunate to live in the land of the free because of you and all the veterans across the country. The recent act of terrorism forced us to focus on how fortunate we are to live in the United States...
Your View (11/12/01)
We share, these days, a national tragedy. Thousands of innocent lives have been lost and military actions place service men and women at risk. As our fighting men and women respond, those of us in the civilian life owe them our full support and deep appreciation. They follow in the proud tradition of military service going back to the days of the minutemen...
Your View (11/12/01)
Most of my friends knew I was going to move, but the time table got moved up and I moved ahead of schedule and didn't get to say good-bye. I have a lovely new home on a river which turns into a lake and look forward to many weekends boating and fishing with family and new friends...
Speakout 11/11 (11/12/01)
This is for Michael Jensen. On Nov. 2, where your article said racial profiling can improve security, where we're mainly looking for Middle-Eastern people as our terrorists. Did you forget about Timothy McVeigh? He was an American and he was Caucasian. I don't think you need to pick on just the Middle Eastern people...
SPEAKOUT (11/12/01)
I'm calling about the World Trade Center. There are some who want to keep it at this slow pace and account for every body. That would be impossible and stupid. If it were my own brother in that rubble I would have to say that it is time to move on. Clean it up and get on with life. Cops, firefighters, friends, family - say goodbye. Let's rebuild America...