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Stories from Thursday, November 15, 2001

Two Sikeston men arrested in vehicle break-ins (11/15/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Police are investigating the possibility that two Sikeston men accused of breaking into cars at two Cape Girardeau dealerships were involved in more than 60 other vehicle vandalisms and break-ins over the past two months. Donnie Ray Matheny Jr., 20, and James Terry Simmons, 19, both of Sikeston, were arrested Monday and remained Wednesday at the Cape Girardeau County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash-only bonds...
Area cancer patients benefit from woman's sewing talents (11/15/01)
SIKESTON - Business is booming, but profits have remained flat. Naomi Davis of Sikeston is producing hundreds of turbans for cancer chemotherapy patients as a volunteer with the American Cancer Society. "When you haven't got any hair it keeps your head warm," said Davis...
Scouting for Food concludes Saturday (11/15/01)
SIKESTON - Eight-year-old Lofton Hayes knows all about Scouting for Food. Last year, the New Madrid Cub Scout ran from neighbor to neighbor's house, gathering up the white plastic bags filled with canned goods. Sometimes it took an extra bit of "oomph" to lift the bags, filled with canned goods, into the vehicle. "They put in a million cans of green beans," said Lofton. "My feet got tired."...
Eighth graders win (11/15/01)
JACKSON - The Sikeston eighth grade girls basketball team defeated Cape Central's eighth graders 48-24 on Wednesday night to improve to 8-4 on the season. Ally Blurton scored 17 points while Paige Silverthorn had 11 and Whitney McCray had 10. With the win, Sikeston advanced to the championship game of the Jackson Invitational. ...
Bertie Simmons (11/15/01)
SCOTT CITY - Elberta Mae "Bertie" Simmons, 97, died at 1:48 p.m. Nov. 14, 2001, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born May 9, 1904, in Millcreek, Ill., to the late Green Perry and Dakota Cruse Watkins, she was a seamstress for 40 years with Ely Walker Co. and a member of the First Baptist Church in Scott City where she taught Sunday school for many years...
Florence Taylor (11/15/01)
BERNIE - Florence Melissalee Taylor, 90, formerly of Bernie, died Nov. 12, 2001, at the Integrated Health Systems at Big Valley Park. Born Aug. 2, 1911, in Hickman, Ky., to the late Monroe and Lillie May Haymes Gammons, she was a homemaker and affiliated with the Pentecostal Church...
Elnora McIntyre (11/15/01)
BELL CITY - Elnora Alice McIntyre, 84, died at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13, 2001, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Feb. 21, 1917, in Brookfield, Ill., daughter of the late LaPierre and Elsie Pulver Eastabrook, she was a grandparent teacher's aide at the Morehouse Elementary School for many years. She was a member of the First Oneness Pentecostal Church in Morehouse...
Darrell Alcorn (11/15/01)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 2 p.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home for Darrell Ellis Alcorn, 82, who died Nov. 11, 2001, were: Stan Vardell, David Alcorn, Bill Branum, Sonny Alcorn, John Johnson and Brad Branum.
Grover Lewis (11/15/01)
CAROLINA PINES, N.C. - Grover H. Lewis Jr., died Nov. 11, 2001, at his home. Born June 29, 1929, in Sikeston, Mo., son of the late Grover H. and Commie Gillum Lewis, he retired as a lieutenant colonel with the U.S. Army and served in Korea and Vietnam. After retiring from the service, he held positions with the National Automobile Dealers Association and John Hancock Life Insurance...
A. Wayne Findley (11/15/01)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for A. Wayne Findley, 72, who died Nov. 10, 2001, were: Jeff Hollaway, S.L. Cates, Avery Haney, Larry Steward, Carrol Moore and Carlyn Bowan.
Linus Bock (11/15/01)
ADVANCE - Linus E. Bock, 89, died Nov. 13, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 26, 1912, in Cape County, son of the late Carl and Carrie Gluckhertz Bock, he was a retired farmer and member of the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Advance...
Vader Link (11/15/01)
BLOOMFIELD - Vader L. Link, 79, died Nov. 14, 2001, at his home near Bloomfield. Born Jan. 5, 1922, to the late Franklin and Mary Magdeline Meinz Link, he was a teacher in the Portageville School System for many years as well as being engaged in farming by raising cattle on his family farm. He was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter and had attended the Link Community Church near Bloomfield...
Plunk - Recker (11/15/01)
SIKESTON - Brenda and Jerry Nimmo of Sikeston have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kenna Jo Plunk, to Wade Paul Recker, son of Ted Recker of Sikeston and Karen Geer Recker of St. Louis. A 1999 graduate of Sikeston High School, the future bride is a sophomore at Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff and a member of the Army National Guard...
Looking Back In Time (11/15/01)
SIKESTON - An eight pound son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Wedel Tuesday at Sikeston General Hospital. The child has been named Ray Wedel Jr. SIKESTON - The young concert pianist, Stanley Rabin, who has been making such a splash in musical circles the past few seasons, will appear in this city on Nov. 19 at the Lee Hunter School Auditorium...
State should end gambling loss limit (11/15/01)
Expect the Missouri Legislature this coming session to repeal Missouri's $500 loss limit at casinos. That prediction comes on the heels of two recommendations this week by business leaders in St. Louis and Kansas City. Those businessmen know that higher casino revenues to the state coffers will help fund a budget shortfall that is impacting not just Missouri but the entire nation. And statistics show they are right...
SPEAKOUT (11/15/01)
This is nothing but a lie that you put in the paper if you're talking about me. I'm not going to put my name in there, but I just had a no good landlord. If this was my landlord who put this in there about me, you know you're lying and I'll meet you in any courthouse in Southeast Missouri. And if you keep this up, you'll wind up in court because my husband is very sick with breathing problems because of this wet floor. So I imagine you should keep your mouth shut...