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Stories from Monday, December 10, 2001

A Christmas celebration (12/10/01)
The choir of the First Baptist Church of Charleston, 301 S. Main St., will present "Celebrate the Child" at 6 p.m. Dec. 16. The Children's Choir will also participate. Preparing the sanctuary for the presentation are music director Betty C. Hearnes, seated, Cora Sue Stalling, standing left, and Karen Brown. Admission is free...
Numerous accidents reported (12/10/01)
POPLAR BLUFF - The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported three area accidents over the weekend which resulted in numerous injuries to motorists. Candace C. Wright, 19, of Hoffman, Ill., was driving south on Interstate 55, four miles south of Scott City at 1:36 a.m. Saturday when her vehicle was struck in the rear by the one driven by Jeffery J. Bryant, 30, of Sikeston...
Teen-ager charged in fatal accident (12/10/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A 16-year-old girl faces a misdemeanor charge of careless and imprudent driving in connection with an accident that killed her younger sister and injured two teen-agers. Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle announced the charge Friday, the same day that the girl, April McDonald of Cape Girardeau, was issued a summons to appear before Associate Circuit Judge Gary A. Kamp at 9 a.m. Jan. 3...
Meth continues to be problem in area (12/10/01)
BENTON - Paul Boyd, assistant prosecutor for Scott and Mississippi counties, said there are clear indications the methamphetamine problem in Southeast Missouri continues: "The number of lab seizures that are still taking place and the number of defendants coming through court on meth possession charges."...
DPS makes drug arrests (12/10/01)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Department of Public Safety has arrested six people on drug offenses since Wednesday According to reports, two subjects were arrested for the distribution of a controlled substance and a quantity of marijuana was seized on Wednesday night. Sikeston DPS is seeking charges on the subjects for distribution of a controlled substance within 2,000 feet of a school...
Living Christmas Tree (12/10/01)
Members of the Sikeston's First Baptist church will be conducting their final performance of the year for the church's "Living Christmas Tree" Sunday afternoon. The event starts at 4 p.m. and tickets are available by calling 471-4122. The proceeds will benefit the Community Christmas Campaign...
Elk hit near New Madrid (12/10/01)
KEWANEE -- An 800-pound elk was killed by a southbound Memphis motorist on I-55 north of LaForge near the Kewanee junction in New Madrid County at 12:15 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4. The elk is believed to be the same one that was spotted by Rick Davis and several other people in a Butler County rice field south of Poplar Bluff the last week of September...
Sikeston grapplers win Dexter tourney (12/10/01)
DEXTER - Sikeston's wrestling team capped off an outstanding week on Saturday by winning the Dexter Tournament. Three days earlier, the Bulldogs beat Carbondale for the first time in three years. "We had a really good week," said Sikeston wrestling coach Chris Hodgkiss. "We're looking to take this good momentum into the Tiger Classic. I was very pleased with how the guys performed."...
Sikeston title hopes are dashed by Delta (12/10/01)
CHAFFEE -- For the second straight year, Sikeston's hopes of winning the Chaffee Lady Devils Invitational Tournament have been dashed in the championship game. The Lady Bulldogs lost to second-seeded Delta 41-25 in Saturday's title game, falling to 3-2 on the season...
Oak Ridge no match for SCC (12/10/01)
MORLEY -- Oak Ridge had no answer for Scott Central's quickness or athleticism Friday night, losing 87-53 in a game that saw 51 fouls. "It was a very physical ballgame," said Scott Central coach Steve Wells. "We were able to play a lot of kids, which we needed to do, because fouls were taking their toll on both teams."...
Eagles soar in SIT title game (12/10/01)
SIKESTON - The 30th Annual Sikeston Invitational Tournament finals produced three good games on Friday night at the Sikeston Field House. In the championship, top-seeded New Madrid County Central won its third straight SIT title with a 62-53 win over No. 3 Poplar Bluff. No. 7 Kennett won the third place game 58-55 over No. 5 Blytheville and No. 2 Charleston took the consolation championship with a 71-65 win over fourth-seeded Sikeston...
Portageville tops Twin Rivers (12/10/01)
POPLAR BLUFF - The Portageville Bulldogs defeated the Twin Rivers Royals on Saturday in the Holiday Shootout at the Black River Coliseum in Poplar Bluff. It was a battle of two of the top Class 2A teams in the area. With the score tied 39-39 entering the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs were able to hold the Royals to only eight points in the final frame to pull out the win...
Evelyn Roberts (12/10/01)
NEW MADRID - Evelyn Roberts, 82, died Dec. 9, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 8, 1919, in Portageville, daughter of the late Bill and Nell Laws Hornburg, she was a factory worker for the New Madrid Garment Factory, had worked as an aide for the Beverly Health and Rehab Center and also owned a restaurant in New Madrid before retiring...
Roy Poe (12/10/01)
BLOOMFIELD - Roy Ashley Poe, 90, died Dec. 9, 2001, at Central Gardens in Dexter. Born Aug. 22, 1911, in Bloomfield, son of the late Terry and Cora Stacey Poe, he was a lifelong resident of Bloomfield and retired from Elder Manufacturing Company in 1975. A 50-year member and past master of Bloomfield Masonic Lodge 153 AF&AM, he was also a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Bloomfield...
Harold Riggs (12/10/01)
CHARLESTON - Harold Riggs, 75, died at 11:33 p.m. Dec. 9, 2001, at the John J. Pershing Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home.
Roy Fisher (12/10/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - Roy Fisher died Dec. 8, 2001, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Lillian King (12/10/01)
SIKESTON - Lillian M. King, 79, died Dec. 8, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 2, 1922, in Decatur, Tenn., daughter of the late Robert and Hulda Cordle Harder, she was a farmer's wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Canalou and Henry Meldrum American Legion Post Ladies Auxiliary...
Dorothy Merideth (12/10/01)
SIKESTON - Dorothy C. Merideth, 83, died at 12:30 a.m. Dec. 10, 2001, at Sikeston Health Care. Born July 12, 1918, in Kennett, daughter of the late Martin and Alvina Bles Menz, she was a lifelong resident of the Sikeston area. She attended North Acres General Baptist Church and worked in the Foster Grandparents Program in Sikeston for 16 years...
Clinton Aslin (12/10/01)
HAUGHTON, La. - Clinton Aslin, formerly of Bloomfield, Mo., died Dec. 9, 2001, at Haughton. Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Sylvia Glastetter (12/10/01)
NEW HAMBURG - Sylvia Marie Glastetter, 88, died at 4:35 p.m. Dec. 6, 2001, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 1, 1913, in New Hamburg, daughter of the late Henry Jacob and Julia Marie Westrich Welter, she retired in 1973 from the housekeeping division of the Holiday Inn at Cape Girardeau. She was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, St. Ann's Sodality and the New Hamburg Senior Citizens...
Inez Dame (12/10/01)
SIKESTON - Inez E. Prindle Dame, 89, died at 6:50 a.m. Dec. 7, 2001, at her home. Born Feb. 23, 1912, in Oran, daughter of the late Ernest and Ida Pobst Prindle, she was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church where she was a member of the Altar Society and Daughters of Isabella...
Nathalie Hipes (12/10/01)
CHAFFEE -- Nathalie Margaret Hipes, 89, died at 1:10 a.m. Dec. 8, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born May 3, 1912, in Harrisburg, Ill., daughter of the late Joseph Warren and Florence Alma Wilhelm Bolton, she owned and operated Chaffee Floral Shop until she retired in December 1962. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Chaffee V.F.W. Post 3127 and Chaffee American Legion Post 389. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Chaffee...
Looking Back In Time (12/10/01)
SIKESTON - Sikeston Boy Scouts have collected more than 17,000 pounds of waste paper in a continuing campaign to make money for their troops and at the same time further national defense. SIKESTON - The National Cotton Council announces the appointment of William F. Sikes of Sikeston to its committee on Utilization Research and A.L. Story of Charleston to its committee on Production and Marketing for 1962...
Looking Back 12/9 (12/10/01)
SIKESTON - New residential and commercial construction and repair work were approved in eight city building permits issued during November. BLOOMFIELD - Boyce Unger, cashier of the Bank of Bloomfield, has been named executive vice president of the bank, it was announced by the Board of Directors. Mr. Unger, who has been with the bank since 1946, will commence his duties immediately. Harry Normal will replace Mr. Unger as cashier...
Government ignores illegal immigrants (12/10/01)
Following tragedies such as the Sept. 11 terrorist assault, we tend to learn things that make no sense. We hear of warnings that should have been heeded, we hear of signs that should have been obvious. But now we hear of federal policies that make you wonder who is in charge...
Your View (12/10/01)
Today is the 60th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. That brings back a lot of memories for me, even though I wasn't born at the time of the attack. A year ago in March, my husband, Rev. W.T. Fitzgerel, and I went to the Punchbowl Cemetery with a minister friend and his wife. ...
SPEAKOUT (12/10/01)
On my property here in Sikeston I have found a silver cross made with skulls from one end to the other with a black shield in the center. If there is anyone who might know what this represents, please leave your phone number in SpeakOut. I'm calling about "Unions are A-OK." Unions are A-OK if we can afford to pay for them. ...
Speakout 12/9 (12/10/01)
I wish you could tell me why we need that new light on South Main and Plantation. I thought the new Colonel Day Parkway was supposed to help the people in that subdivision get to places south of there such as Wal-Mart and Lowe's. There are places in town where we need a stoplight to turn left a lot worse than we need it there. Also, what is the theory behind the no right turn on Malone Avenue and South Kingshighway? These are just a few questions for whoever takes care of those lights...