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Stories from Wednesday, November 28, 2001

Families in need of help (11/28/01)
SIKESTON -- As many local residents continue their Christmas shopping and prepare for the holidays, it is a good time to think of others who will not have a merry Christmas without help. The holiday spirit has reached many already and through the Community Christmas Campaign other area families will gain some Christmas cheer in the form of food, blankets and other needed items...
Map will be taken to Jefferson City (11/28/01)
BENTON - A 100-year old map of Scott County accidentally discovered last summer will be taken to Jefferson City. Joan Feezor with the local records program for the Office of the Secretary of State said during Tuesday's county commission meeting that she will email the conservators first and "see that they think" and is willing to take the map to the state capitol "to have the conservators look at it."...
Two suspects in custody (11/28/01)
BENTON - Two Benton men are in custody in the Scott County Jail after being arrested on drug-related charges. According to Sheriff Bill Ferrell, John K. Ikerman, 36, is charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute, attempt to manufacture a controlled substance, possession of ephedrine with the intent to manufacture, possession of chemicals and endangering the welfare of a child. His bond is set at $200,000...
Hunter-Dawson home sports new paint for open hous (11/28/01)
NEW MADRID - It is a white Christmas for the Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site. The house is sporting a brand-new coat of white paint over most of its exterior just in time for the annual Holiday Open House at New Madrid's three historic spots on Dec. 7 and 8...
ACS will hold Christmas tea (11/28/01)
SIKESTON - Christmas is many things to many people - commemorating the birth of Christ, spending time with loved ones, celebrating traditions and creating new memories. For the American Cancer Society, it is a time to give to others. Not only will the organization's upcoming Christmas Tea give the community an opportunity to visit with friends, but the proceeds will go toward funding various local programs the ACS offers cancer patients and their families...
COLUMN - SOUTHEAST MISSOURI'S 'DANDY DOZEN' (11/28/01)
Now that the 2001-2002 basketball season is here, who are the top players to watch out for? Everybody has his or her own opinion on the subject. The following is a list of what I consider the top 12 players heading into the season. Here is Southeast Missouri's "Dandy Dozen."...
Sikeston drops heartbreaker (11/28/01)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs basketball team dropped a heartbreaker on Tuesday at the Field House, falling to the Marion (Ill.) Wildcats 49-48. The Bulldogs led 48-44 with less than a minute remaining but a rash of turnovers and poor free throw shooting led to the defeat...
Dexter opens season with impressive win over 'Jays (11/28/01)
CHARLESTON -- Who needs Shannon Wright or Brett Hale? Dexter took a five-point lead into the fourth quarter and turned it into a 62-47 victory Tuesday night, hitting 15-of-18 free throws in the final period to beat Charleston. Beating the projected area power on their home floor in such a convincing fashion was an impressive debut for the Bearcats and first-year coach Eric Sitze...
NMCCMS falls to Blytheville (11/28/01)
NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central Middle School's seventh grade basketball team was defeated by Blytheville on Tuesday, 40-27. NMCCMS scorers were D'Andre Hicks (2), Shamar Davis (9), Deanton Brown (2), Dontrey Washington (10), Tommy Rowe (2), and John Carlisle (2). Tobar led Blytheville with 11 points...
Thelma Wamble (11/28/01)
LINCOLN PARK, Mich. - Thelma Mae Wamble, 86, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died Nov. 26, 2001, at the Rivergate Healthcare Center in Riverview. Born May 6, 1915, in Stoddard County, daughter of the late Almond and Nancy Robinson Martin, she had lived in Michigan for several years, where she was a member of the Ecorse Baptist Church...
Ronnie Smith (11/28/01)
MARIANNA, Ark. - Ronnie Lee Smith, 49, formerly of Marston, Mo., died Nov. 26, 2001, at the Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Born on May 22, 1952, in Marston, to the late Katherine Lynch and Ira Smith, he was a maintenance engineer with the U.S. Corps of Engineers. A member of the American Legion Post in Marianna, he served three years with the U.S. Army and 20 years with the National Guard...
Dorothy Caldwell (11/28/01)
DEXTER - Dorothy LaVerne Caldwell, 70, died Nov. 26, 2001, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born Jan. 29, 1931, at Dexter, to the late Lee Rowe and Maude Joseph Rowe, she attended the Pleasant Grove Church near Dexter. On May 22, 1949, at Dexter, she married Richard Caldwell, who survives of the home in Dexter...
William Thacker (11/28/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - William Hershel Thacker died Nov. 24, 2001, at the Portageville Nursing Center. DeLisle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Golda Woods (11/28/01)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Golda Mae Woods, 73, who died Nov. 24, 2001, were: Jack Etheridge, Bobby Pullum, Floyd Pullum, Shawn Harmon, David Shain and Steve Bruce.
Melba Bennett (11/28/01)
LaFORGE - Melba Jean Bennett, 71, died at 7:45 a.m. Nov. 27, 2001, in the Beverly Nursing Center. Born July 7, 1930, in Caraway, Ark., daughter of the late L.T. and Janie Vanhoozier Hampton, she had lived in LaForge most of her life and was a member of the Kewanee Missionary Baptist Church and New Madrid American Legion Ladies Auxiliary...
Amy Becking (11/28/01)
BERNIE - Amy Nell Becking, 76, died Nov. 26, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 2, 1925, at Bernie, she was the daughter of the late James Robert Kifer and Ora May Vineyard Kifer. On June 19, 1948, at Piggott, Ark., she married Glendale Lee Becking, who survives of the home...
Looking Back In Time (11/28/01)
SIKESTON - Sikeston police are investigating a burglary at the Bernard Bush home, 509 Kathleen. Taken was a man's overcoat, a high school class ring and a .32 caliber pistol. SIKESTON - It seems when an appeal is made to the folks in the Sikeston Public School system to help on the Community Fund each year, just about everybody connected with the system gets into the act. ...
The system should protect the children (11/28/01)
This is a complex story about a complicated tragedy. It should make you sick. And then it should make you mad. This is far from a holiday story. You've been warned. Bradley Hardy was only 2 when he died. His head had been shoved into a toilet like a plunger because the child had soiled himself. Then he was beaten. And then he died...
SPEAKOUT (11/28/01)
All you people who write nasty snide remarks about Clinton and Bush need to get a life. If you would spend your energy helping others instead of always tearing someone down, you would certainly be more productive. I can't believe how many of you have called the paper on each of these men and I, for one, am ashamed of you. ...