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Stories from Thursday, December 13, 2001

Donation collected (12/13/01)
Charter Communications employees in Sikeston gather up toys donated through a promotion. More than 300 toys were collected which in turn were donated to the Community Christmas Campaign.
Road crews prepare for wintery weather (12/13/01)
SIKESTON - With conditions coming together for the first snowfall of the year, Missouri Department of Transportation crews are preparing for whatever Mother Nature brings their way and asking area motorists to do the same. "Keeping highways safe to the traveling public is most important to MoDOT," said Willie Chasteen, operations engineer. ...
Undefeated Dexter looking prove itself against Poplar Bluff (12/13/01)
DEXTER -- Two of the area's best basketball teams collide this Friday when the Dexter Bearcats play host to the Poplar Bluff Mules. Up to this point, both teams have lived up to their high preseason expectations. Dexter is 5-0, with quality wins over Charleston, Sikeston, Notre Dame, Jackson and Twin Rivers...
Clinton Aslin (12/13/01)
HAUGHTON, La. - Clint Harold Aslin, 68, died Dec. 9, 2001, in Haughton. Born March 19, 1933, in Bloomfield, Mo., son of the late Ernest and Eva Aslin, he lived in Haughton for the past 25 years. After graduating in 1954 from the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he served in the Air Force ROTC, he was a pilot and command officer with various duties in the U.S. ...
Maude Kurtz (12/13/01)
SCOTT CITY - Maude Lee Kurtz, 97, died at 8:35 a.m. Dec. 12, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 9, 1904, in Esto, Ky., daughter of the late Dudley and Myrtie Hudson Grider, she was a riverboat cook and member of Illmo Baptist Church in Scott City...
Jerry Shipman (12/13/01)
DEXTER - Jerry L. Shipman, 81, died Dec. 12, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 3, 1020, in Dexter, son of the late John and Pearl Smith Shipman, he was a lifelong resident of Dexter. He was a retired truck driver and member of the First General Baptist Church of Dexter...
Thomisa Colbert (12/13/01)
BENTON - Thomisa Louise Colbert, 68, died at 3:52 p.m. Dec. 11, 2001, at her home. Born Jan. 17, 1933, daughter of the late Carl and Florence Nightengale Nugent, she was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star at Grown Point, Ind. On Sept. 11, 1972, at Chicago, Ill., she married Sequoyah Colbert who survives of the home...
Lizabeth Miller (12/13/01)
EAST PRAIRIE - Mary Elizabeth "Lizabeth" Miller, 75, died at 6:20 a.m. Dec. 13, 2001, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Louis Coleman (12/13/01)
ST. LOUIS - Louis S. Coleman, 73, died Dec. 11, 2001, at New Haven Meadows Nursing Home in Florissant. Born Dec. 24, 1927, in Mound Bayou, Miss., son of the late Leroy and Lydia Spellers Gary, he had lived in Missouri for over 60 years. A graduate of Washington Tech High School in St. Louis, he was a concierge for a hotel and a member of Memorial Baptist Church, where he served as an usher...
Vickery - Lape (12/13/01)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lee Vickery have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jill Elaine, to Daniel DeKalb Lape, son of Mr. and Mrs. Danny Lape of Sikeston. The future bride is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles William Vickery Jr. ...
Looking Back In Time (12/13/01)
SIKESTON - W.G. "Bill" Veasman and W.H. "Bill" Vinson now are operating the White Way Service Station on Highway 61 and Tanner. SIKESTON - A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Edwards of Sikeston and a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Garland Nelson of Wyatt at Missouri Delta Medical Center...
Spirit of Christmas is alive in Sikeston (12/13/01)
It's hard to imagine but in less than a week the 22nd annual Community Christmas Campaign will be history. Delivery of this year's holiday baskets is set for Wednesday, Dec. 19. On that day, hundreds of food baskets as well as toys and clothing items will be delivered in Sikeston in a tradition that began in 1979...
SPEAKOUT (12/13/01)
In response to the individual claiming cancer victims are badly treated, I must say, you have seen a different slice of humanity than I. I can honestly say I have never witnessed maltreatment of a cancer victim. Compassion and outright generosity have been the hallmarks of the public and private treatment for every one of the patients I've seen, and as most people, I've seen far too many for comfort. ...