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Stories from Thursday, December 27, 2001

Highway Patrol reports on traffic accidents (12/27/01)
POPLAR BLUFF - Several area traffic accidents resulting in injury were reported over the holiday weekend by Troop E of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Four people were injured in an accident at 4:28 p.m. Saturday when Aaron M. Cornish, 23, of Coppearas Cove, Texas, was driving west on U.S. Highway 62 at Highway 77 in Wyatt...
Tax deadline nearing (12/27/01)
BENTON - With Christmas behind us and the end of the year drawing near, area residents have exchanged lines at the shopping malls for those at county collectors' offices. "The lines aren't too bad as of right now," said Mark Hensley, Scott County collector. He does expect them to grow as the Dec. 31 deadline draws near, however. "Today was a little heavier than last week."...
No upsets in U-High opener (12/27/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - In the opening round of the University High School Christmas Tournament all the games were sleepers, except one. For the fans that hung around for the final game of the evening, Scott County Central's Braves and Meadow Heights' Panthers put on a show. The lead even changed hands in the second half, this was the only game on the night where it did...
Top teams set to battle in Carbondale tourney (12/27/01)
CARBONDALE -- It's tough enough that the Class A portion of the Carbondale Holiday Tournament features four of Southern Illinois' best small-school teams. But import two-time defending 3A Missouri state champ New Madrid County Central and perennial power Memphis University School and it suddenly becomes the deepest fields around...
Dexter, Portageville roll in first round at Bloomfield (12/27/01)
BLOOMFIELD - The 45th Annual Bloomfield Christmas Tournament got underway on Wednesday at Bloomfield High School. Most of the games went as seeded with the exception of two. No. 12 Puxico pulled a notable upset with a 62-55 win over fifth-seeded Bernie. Also, No. 9 Hayti defeated No. 8 Richland 56-55 in the best game of the night by a longshot...
Vashon set to defend Showdown title (12/27/01)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Just getting to Poplar Bluff safely for the 2001 Showdown would be nice for the Vashon boys basketball team. Last year, the team bus flipped over three times after hitting a patch of ice en route to the tournament. Once in Poplar Bluff, the Wolverines drove through the brackets to win the tournament for the second consecutive year, beating the host in the finals, 75-46...
Gene Clark (12/27/01)
BERNIE - Gene Leon Clark, 68, died Dec. 25, 2001, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born Sept. 5, 1933, in Bernie, son of the late Charlie and Vina Nelson Clark, he was a carpenter with Building Construction of Southern California before retiring. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he was of the Baptist belief...
Marguerite Allen (12/27/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - Marguerite A. Allen, 50, died Dec. 22, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 23, 1951, in Portageville, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Maggie Howard Allen Sr. Survivors include: three sons, John Allen and Anthony Allen of Portageville and Walter Allen Jr. of Columbia; and two sisters, Deloris Grant and Bertha Collier of Columbia...
W.T. Colson (12/27/01)
BARLOW, Ky. - W.T. Thomas Colson, 76, died Dec., 20, 2001. Born Feb. 14, 1925, in Kentucky, son of the late Jr. and Ruth Wilkerson Colson, he was a retired farmer and a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Eagles Club and American Legion Post 3...
Hallene Partain (12/27/01)
BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. - Francis Hallene Partain, 85, died Dec. 25, 2001, in Bullhead City. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Cheryl Bowers (12/27/01)
EAST PRAIRIE - Cheryl Ann Bowers, 46, died Dec. 26, 2001, at the home of her mother. Born Dec. 24, 1955, at Dexter, daughter of Virginia Louise Buckley Bowers of East Prairie and the late Johnnie M. Bowers, she was of the Baptist belief. In addition to her mother, survivors include: three sons, Billy Dickson of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Ed Williams and Robert Williams of East Prairie; two brothers, Jim Bowers of Sikeston and Glen Bowers of Gosnell, Ark.; three sisters, Janet Steere of Malden and Carol Jones and Melissa Winchester of East Prairie; and one granddaughter.. ...
Carel Perry (12/27/01)
MALDEN - Carel G. Perry, 78, died Dec. 26, 2001, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Malden. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey Funeral Home in Bernie.
Hazel Walker (12/27/01)
CHAFFEE - Pallbearers at services conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee for Hazel P. Walker, 79, who died Dec. 24, 2001, were: Wesley Kinder Jr., Shawn Kinder, Lance Kinder, Chuck McCoy and the Rev. Don Leggett. She is survived by one daughter, Velma Jean Tucker Cox of Dayton, Ohio, whose name was incorrect in Wednesday's obituary...
Doris Cain (12/27/01)
ESSEX - Doris Cain, 90, died Dec. 26, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 9, 1911, at Frisco, daughter of the late Gardner Alexander and Mary Alice Starks Ray, she had lived in Essex most of her life and formerly taught at the Hale School. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter...
Anna Voss (12/27/01)
PARAGOULD, Ark. - Anna Marie Voss, 79, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died Dec. 25, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Nov. 19, 1922, in Kansas City, Mo., daughter of the late Pete and Mary Picaloe Farfalla, she was a former Red Cross worker in Paragould and was of the Catholic belief...
Anna Laseter (12/27/01)
SIKESTON - Anna Helen Laseter, 78, died at 11:10 p.m. Dec. 24, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Sept. 23, 1923, in Charleston, daughter of the late Alton and Lydia Bobo Golightly, she was a member of the Miner Baptist Church. On Oct. 7, 1942, in Sikeston, she married Frank Laseter who preceded her in death on Aug. 30, 1983...
Ernest Poole (12/27/01)
WHITEWATER - Ernest Homer Poole Jr., 66, died at 6 a.m. Dec. 25, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 26, 1935, in Ancell, son of the late Ernest Homer and Lillian Mae Gowins Poole, he retired as a truck driver for Wetterau Foods in Scott City. He was a member of Teamsters Local 574 in Cape Girardeau, where he had served as vice president and recording secretary...
Hunt - Shackles (12/27/01)
PERRYVILLE - Bill J. Hunt has announced the engagement of his daughter, Justine, to Daniel E. Shackles II, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel E. Shackles of Sikeston and Mr. and Mrs. L. Robert Cogar of Ossian, Ind. The future bride, daughter of the late Lydia K. Hunt, graduated in 1999 from Perryville High School and is employed by the JC Penney Styling Salon...
Mathenia -Blankenship (12/27/01)
PARMA - Mr. and Mrs. Terry Blankenship have announced the engagement of their son, Brandon Allen, to Staci Lynn Mathenia. A 1997 graduate of New Madrid County Central High School, Blankenship is a December 2001 graduate of Hannibal-LaGrange College, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in physical education...
Benjamin - Lyons (12/27/01)
NEW MADRID - Matthew and Lisa Hinds of Elkton, Ky., and Bob and Sheila Benjamin of Malden have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kara Jo Benjamin to Clarence O. Lyons III, son of Sherry and Clarence O. Lyons II of New Madrid. The future bride earned bachelor of science degrees in political science, mass communication, speech and criminal justice from Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau, where she graduated with honors. ...
Looking Back In Time (12/27/01)
SIKESTON - After being closed for five days, the Coffee Shop at the Dunn Hotel opened Tuesday morning under the managership of Frank Armstrong. He has had 11 years experience in the catering field. --- SIKESTON - The heaviest rainfall of 1941 fell during a 24-hour period ending at 7 a.m. Tuesday. The 3.55 inches of rain sent small streams out of their banks and left water standing on city streets...
Surgeon General's report is baloney (12/27/01)
I've waited two full weeks before writing today's column on the subject of our increasing overweight population. Two weeks ago, Surgeon General David Satcher issued a long-awaited report on the bulging waistlines of Americans. Since the Christmas dinners have now added a pound or two, it seems appropriate to comment on the recommendations by America's Surgeon General...
SPEAKOUT (12/27/01)
Word to the wise: Be careful of your sales. We looked at an item on Friday night that was $7.99. The next day they had a sale that was 10 percent off, but the shirt had gone up to $9.99. So beware and be sure to check your prices. I would like to SpeakOut about the delivery of the Standard Democrat newspaper in Dexter. ...