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Stories from Thursday, December 6, 2001

Keeping Old Glory flying proves difficult at times (12/06/01)
SIKESTON - During a time when people are having to accept that terrorist acts have forever changed America, people of all ages are showing pride for their country like never before. American flags are displayed on vehicles, in yards, at businesses and on clothes. And if it wasn't for bad...
Local resident killed in accident (12/06/01)
VANDUSER - A Sikeston woman lost her life late Wednesday evening when she was involved in a one-vehicle accident near Vanduser. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Doris Jean Hull Stokes, 43, was driving on Scott County Road 445, three miles north of Vanduser when her vehicle...
Christmas parade set for Saturday (12/06/01)
EAST PRAIRIE - The Sixth Annual Country Christmas Parade will get under way at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. The festive, colorful and brightly lit event is a highlight of the community's Christmas celebration, said officials with the East Prairie Chamber of...
Accident reported by Highway Patrol (12/06/01)
CHARLESTON - A Charleston woman was injured in a one-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 7:04 p.m. on Route N, eight miles west of Charleston, when the eastbound vehicle driven by Marsa Mitchell, 36, ran off the right shoulder of the roadway, over corrected, ran off the left side of the roadway and struck a utility pole...
Bulldogs slam Terriers (12/06/01)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston wrestling team improved to 2-1 on the season with a 56-18 win over Carbondale, Ill., at the Sikeston Field House on Wednesday. Sikeston will compete in the Dexter Invitational on Saturday. "I'm very happy, I thought we wrestled a complete match tonight," said Sikeston head coach Chris Hodgkiss. ...
Lady Bulldogs upset No. 1 Kelly at Chaffee (12/06/01)
CHAFFEE -- Sikeston pulled off a big upset in the semifinal round of the 25th Annual Chaffee Lady Devils Invitational Tournament on Wednesday night, beating top-seeded Kelly in overtime 45-37. The Lady Bulldogs will now face the winner of a Delta/Scott City game in Saturday's championship at 4:30 p.m...
Lambert, Keller make all-state (12/06/01)
JEFFERSON CITY - Sikeston offensive lineman Kevin Keller and kicker Andrew Lambert were both named to the Class 4A Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association All-State first team. "They both worked very hard to accomplish that," said Sikeston coach Charlie Vickery. "Neither one of them sat back and tried to survive on ability alone. They've worked hard in the off-season to improve their skills."...
Ivie Lewis (12/06/01)
SIKESTON - Ivie E. Lewis, 98, died Dec. 5, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Dec. 27, 1902, near Cumberland City, Tenn., son of the late Richard and Mary Jane Lewis, he was of the Methodist belief. He moved with his family from Indian Mound, Tenn., to Sikeston in 1918 and worked at the Sikeston International Shoe Factory for 15 years. Then he bought his farm and enjoyed raising crops for many years...
Martha Kem (12/06/01)
SIKESTON - Martha Jane Kem, 79, died at 8:20 p.m. Dec. 4, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born July 12, 1922, in Lilbourn, daughter of the late John and Inez Brown Hessling, she retired as a bookkeeper for National Lock and was a member of Calvary Temple in Sikeston...
Doris Hull Stokes (12/06/01)
SIKESTON - Doris Jean Hull Stokes, 43, died at 11:50 p.m. Dec. 5, 2001, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Vanduser. Born March 17, 1958, in Chaffee, daughter of Alene Randles Barlow of Chaffee and the late Russell Barlow, she owned and operated Heartland Trailer Manufacture and Sales Incorporated...
Catherine Padgett (12/06/01)
WYATT - Catherine Elaine Padgett, 82, died at 8:05 p.m. Dec. 4, 2001, at the Medical Center-Southeastern Oklahoma in Durant, Okla. Born Oct. 26, 1919, in Mississippi County, daughter of the late Mack Neal and Izora Forgey Corbitt, she lived in Wyatt most of her life where she was a member of the Wyatt Baptist Church and owned and operated Catherine's Beauty Shop until retiring in 1969...
Ama Morgan (12/06/01)
LILBOURN - Ama Lee Morgan, 80, died Dec. 5, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born Dec. 2, 1921, in Newsite, Miss., daughter of the late Jessie Washington and Mattie Osborn Horn, she was a member of the Unity Pentecostal Church in Lilbourn...
Corrigan - Sebourn (12/06/01)
COLUMBIA - Candice Marie Corrigan and Michael Joe Sebourn exchanged wedding vows in a 2 p.m. ceremony Aug. 4, 2001, at Our Lady of Lourdes in Columbia. Monsignor Michael Flannagan performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of John and Carolyn Corrigan of High Ridge and the bridegroom is the son of Joe and Mary Sebourn of Sikeston...
Bollinger - Pyatt (12/06/01)
ST. LOUIS - Dr. Ray and Brenda Ker and Frank and Debra Bollinger of Oran have announced the engagement of their daughter, Heather Rene Bollinger, to Timothy John Pyatt, son of Robert and Norma Pyatt of Potosi. A 1989 graduate of Washington High School, the future bride graduated in 1995 from Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau with a bachelors degree in music and voice performance. ...
Looking Back In Time (12/06/01)
SIKESTON - Twenty-one members of the 1941 Sikeston High School Bulldog Squad received football letters from Coach Vernon Green Monday. Seniors are Captain Clem Beal, Reece Matthews, Leonard Crawe, D.B. Wagener, Billy Shain, John Marshall, Lowell Skelton, J.D. ...
One case against bigger government (12/06/01)
You say you want more government, bigger government? Well here's what it will get you. Wal-Mart has for years allowed charities to solicit funds outside of their thousands of retail outlets. And given the traffic at the outlets, those charities do very well...
Your View (12/06/01)
In the Nov. 28 issue of the Democrat Advertiser, I read about the program to improve New Madrid's riverfront. The levee project is great for tourists, but what about people who live in and around New Madrid? I'm talking about wheelchair ramps into the stores. Sure, the sidewalks have ramps up onto them, but not into most of the stores. For example, the Bank of New Madrid, Dollar General Store and most insurance companies...
Your View (12/06/01)
On Dec. 10, Jews everywhere will begin observing the festival of Chanukah. The festival commemorates the heroism of the Maccabees, the early defenders of Israel. In recent times, it has served as an occasion for Jewish children to receive holiday gifts. But Chanukah also offers important insights into the Jewish dietary tradition...
SPEAKOUT (12/06/01)
I live here in town and have taken the daily paper for 50 years. I read where people are needing help for Christmas. I'm sure they do need it, but I noticed one thing. Some of them do need it. Sometimes people will buy stuff and when they get tired of it, they get new stuff and buy the real, real good brands. Needy people can get a lot more good used stuff than they would otherwise, but some of them are so demanding and just want everything new...