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Stories from Monday, November 26, 2001

Several injured in accidents (11/26/01)
POPLAR BLUFF - Area traffic accidents over the holiday weekend resulted in injuries to several drivers and passengers. Two Dexter residents sustained moderate injuries in a two-vehicle accident early Thanksgiving Day. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred at 10:35 a.m. ...
Counting down (11/26/01)
New Madrid County Central head football coach Steve Rogers watches the last few seconds tick away in the Missouri Class 3A State Football Championship game Friday. Platte County defeated NMCC 21-14 to claim the title. In the foreground is NMCC assistant coach Arlen Pixley. For more on the game turn to today's Sports section...
Christmas Campaign shares holiday spirit with needy (11/26/01)
SIKESTON -- Now that Thanksgiving has past, the focus is clearly on Christmas. And as many local residents buy Christmas trees and hang their decorations, it is a good time to think of others who will not have a merry Christmas without the help of others...
Local charities all wrapped up in fund-raiser (11/26/01)
SIKESTON - It's the season for giving simply because it feels good and the Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores are providing customers with an opportunity to feel twice as selfless during the holidays this year. From now through Christmas, shoppers can take the presents they've so carefully selected to Main Street Eatery, located at the Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores, and have them wrapped by local charity organizations...
Floodway project to be discussed (11/26/01)
EAST PRAIRIE - A public meeting is scheduled Monday for input on the St. John's Bayou/New Madrid Floodway project. The supplemental impact statement will be the primary topic of the meeting set for 7 p.m. Monday at the Church of God Family Life Center...
$4.1 million project OK'd for levee (11/26/01)
WASHINGTON - President Bush's signature on the Energy and Water Appropriations Act brings good news for New Madrid residents. Among the programs funded is a $4.1 million project to improve the New Madrid riverfront and levee. Leading the support for the project was Eighth District Representative JoAnn Emerson. Emerson first visited with city officials in April about their idea to create a park and improve maintenance of the town's levee...
Meeting planned at historic site (11/26/01)
NEW MADRID - The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will hold an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3 to discuss issues related to the Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site. The public is invited to the meeting which will be at the Mill Street Community Building...
Annual Rotary Auction nears (11/26/01)
SIKESTON - Sikeston and the annual Rotary Auction, scheduled to be held from 6:30-10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday on the Sikeston Public Schools cable access channel 12 this year, go back a long way. It all began in the early 1970s as an outdoor rummage auction in a tent, but in a few year's time the Rotary Auction grew to be a five-night per week event with proceeds averaging from $3,000-$5,000...
Cape County native will be aboard space shuttle for Thursday's launch (11/26/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Cape Girardeau County native Dr. Linda Godwin is preparing to fly to the International Space Station - the first shuttle launch since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and NASA officials say security will be far greater than previous shuttle flights...
NMCC title hopes fall short (11/26/01)
ST. LOUIS - Two big plays by Dereke Tipler were not enough for New Madrid County Central to overcome the Platte County Pirates on Friday in the Class 3A Show-Me Bowl at the Trans World Dome in St. Louis. The Eagles came up short in the fourth quarter to the Pirates, falling 21-14...
Sikeston JV wins (11/26/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston junior varsity basketball team captured the consolation championship in the Notre Dame JV Tournament on Friday, defeating Cape Central 49-39. Sikeston trailed 21-19 at the half but outscored the Tigers 17-6 in the third quarter to take control of the game...
SHS wrestlers hope to reload, not rebuild (11/26/01)
SIKESTON - With one returning wrestler that qualified for the state meet last year, the Sikeston Bulldogs appear to be in for a long year. Not so fast. Even with Adam Miller, last year's qualifier, Bulldog head coach Chris Hodgkiss is as optimistic as ever with his 2001-2001 team...
Mildred George (11/26/01)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Sunday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Mildred Corbin George, 77, who died Nov. 21, 2001, were: Chris Brewer, Austin Corbin, Roy Ward, Randy Hopper, James Simmons and Porter Brewer. Burial followed in the Dogwood Cemetery near East Prairie...
Paul Hoxworth (11/26/01)
GRAVEL HILL - Paul E. Hoxworth, 86, died Nov. 19, 2001, at his home. Born Feb. 19, 1915, son of the late John and Ella Hester Hoxworth, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and lived and farmed in the Gravel Hill community since 1953. He had worked for Delta Asphalt, Rock Hill Asphalt and Penzel Construction before retiring in 1977 and was a member of Operating Engineers Local 513...
Golda Woods (11/26/01)
DEXTER - Golda Mae Woods, 73, died Nov. 24, 2001, at Three Rivers Healthcare South Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born March 31, 1928, in Hendrickson, daughter of the late Ed and Dorothy Ray Etheridge, she lived in Silva for many years before moving to Dexter in 1993. She was a member of Elk General Baptist Church in Broseley...
John Hudson (11/26/01)
ORAN - John Burton Hudson, 97, died Nov. 24, 2001, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Aug. 24, 1904, at Gatewood, son of the late Newton and Maude Goodman Hudson, he retired as a farm laborer for the Jim Mack Emerson Farm near Morley. On Sept. 25, 1935, he married Thelma Hart who preceded him in death on Feb. 28, 1992...
Anna Duley (11/26/01)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Anna Duley, 54, who died Nov. 20, 2001, were: Donald Volz, Timmy Sanders, Dale Sanders, George Jaco, Ernie Williams Sr. and Ernie Williams Jr.
Helen Sweet (11/26/01)
BERTRAND - Helen Kathleen Groves Sweet, 71, died at 3:30 a.m. Nov. 22, 2001, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. Born Nov. 20, 1930, in Red Bay, Ala., daughter of the late Floyd and Lillie Bell Warren George, she lived in Bertrand most of her life, where she attended the First Baptist Church...
Hazel Bembry (11/26/01)
MONTECA, Calif. - Hazel Grant Bembry, 72, died Nov. 21, 2001, while visiting her children in Portageville, Mo. Born Nov. 4, 1929, in Tyronza, Ark., daughter of the late Sterling and Sarah Grant, she had graduated from cosmetology school and was a hair stylist before working for Libbey Owens Ford, from where she retired...
Katie Morris (11/26/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - Katie F. Morris, 72, died Nov. 22, 2001, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born Dec. 7, 1928, in Hickman, Ky., daughter of the late Lonnie and Hattie Patrick Walker, she was a member of the First Church of God in Portageville where she was a past member of the WCG...
LaVaughn Medley (11/26/01)
DELTA - LaVaughn Medley, 68, died Nov. 25, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
J.L. McLard (11/26/01)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for J.R. McLard, 67, who died Nov. 20, 2001, were: Clifford Townsend, Marvin Edwards, Harold Williams, Lonus Caudle, Ralph Hall and Jim Holden. Honorary pallbearers were: Fred Smith, Frank Hatchell, Dale Jones, Hubert Neely and Bobby Dodd...
Tonya Essary (11/26/01)
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - Tonya Lee Essary, 23, died Nov. 21, 2001, at the Summit Medical Center in Nashville. Born July 12, 1978, in Cairo, Ill., daughter of the late Thomas Lee Essary of Southside and Mary Ann Howard Stoveall of Conyers, Ga., she was of the Baptist belief...
Looking Back 11/25 (11/26/01)
SIKESTON - A large bird appearing to have a silver breast and silver-tipped wings was observed flying east over Sikeston early Thursday afternoon by Mrs. C.H. Cooper. The bird, which was not a hawk, was flying at a high altitude. --- SIKESTON - Charles B. Tanner has won the right to wear the coveted "Golden Wings" of a Naval aviator after 10 months of intense flight training...
Looking Back In Time (11/26/01)
SIKESTON - Freezing temperatures followed in the wake of rainfall. Residents woke to find pools of water in lawns and frozen solid in ditches. PINHOOK - The solution of what to do with some 20 high school age pupils of the Pinhook Community who live in a common school district that has no high school is still unsettled. Eighteen of them were finally located in the Anniston High School and the rest in New Madrid High School...
Christmas Campaign needs your support (11/26/01)
We see them everyday just like you do. And often we try to ignore them. They are the poor among us. Quite honestly, we're sometimes angered by them. We wonder why they don't work since many appear healthy and certainly young enough to work. We look at the classified ads in this newspaper and we see hundreds of jobs available. Yet they remain jobless and poor and dependent on others...
Your View (11/26/01)
Frequently sage advice, words of wisdom, procedures, etc., as outlined below and from anonymous authors float into our computer. Request you publish same. Thanks. Peace activist With all of this talk of impending war, many of us will encounter "Peace Activists" who will try to convince us that we must refrain from retaliating against the ones who terrorized us on Sept. ...
SPEAKOUT (11/26/01)
Here's one more opinion on Harry Potter. I don't understand what all the fuss is about over the little Potter dude. It's just fantasy. The Wizard of Oz had witchcraft in it and it was considered good, wholesome family entertainment. If your child can't determine fantasy from reality, he doesn't need to read Harry Potter as well as a multitude of other classic stories that we grew up on. ...
Speakout 11/25 (11/26/01)
I'm calling about the Nov. 15 SpeakOut in the paper about school officials. I agree totally with what the person said about Veterans Day. My grandfather was killed and let me tell you something, if it weren't for the veterans, there wouldn't be a Martin Luther King Day. ...