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Stories from Friday, December 28, 2001

Grain bin fire extinguished (12/28/01)
SIKESTON - Streets were barricaded for nearly two hours Thursday as Department of Public Safety officers extinguished a grain bin fire at Cargill on West Malone. Lt. Ken Dicus said the fire started shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday while the bins were being fumigated. The fire was reportedly started by a water-reactive chemical used in the fumigation process...
Mississippi County coroner resigns (12/28/01)
CHARLESTON - John Allen McMikle of Charleston has resigned as coroner for Mississippi County. Mississippi County commissioners reviewed the letter from McMikle announcing his resignation effective immediately "due to health reasons" during Thursday's county commission meeting...
UW campaign goal reached (12/28/01)
SIKESTON - The United Way of Sikeston launched its annual fund-raising campaign in August. Then came Sept. 11, a recession and the war in Afghanistan; local UW officials worried whether their $76,000 goal would be met. Those worries have proved unfounded. The Sikeston Area United Way not only met - it exceeded - its goal by raising $88,237, according to Glenna Shy, executive secretary for the local program...
Go team (12/28/01)
The Portageville High School cheerleaders shout for the Bulldogs during Thursday nights quarterfinal action of the Bloomfield Christmas Tournament. Portageville was victorious over Doniphan 63-54 and will play East Carter County at 8:30 p.m. today.
Oran uses OT to oust Bell City; Mixon scores 30 against SCC (12/28/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- In any language, in any country, they are basics. They are as basic as dribbling and passing, but Friday night poor free throw shooting came back to bite the Bell City Cubs as they fell in the second round of the University High School tournament to Oran...
Murph, Tipler lead Eagles over Herrin (12/28/01)
CARBONDALE -- Back-to-back slam dunks by Brian Murph ignited New Madrid County Central in the first round of the Carbondale Holiday Tournament Thursday night, leading the Eagles to an 83-63 win over Herrin. The 6-foot-1 senior shot 8-for-10 from the field, 5-for-5 from the foul line and hit his only 3-point attempt for 22 points. ...
Portageville downs Doniphan; East Carter upsets Kennett at Bloomfield (12/28/01)
BLOOMFIELD - The second round of the 45th Annual Bloomfield Christmas Tournament provided one shocking upset on Thursday at Bloomfield High School. All scheduled games went as seeded, setting up some intriguing semifinal matchups. In the winner's bracket, top-seeded Dexter mauled No. 9 Hayti 92-49; No. 2 Kennett beat No. 7 East Carter County 56-54; No. 3 Portageville beat No. 6 Doniphan 63-54; and No. 4 Twin Rivers beat No. 12 Puxico 72-41...
Carel Perry (12/28/01)
BERNIE - Carel Glenn Perry, 78, died Dec. 26, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare in Malden. Born Oct. 7, 1923, son of the late Earl Foster and William Marie Perry, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the First Baptist Church at Powe...
Roy Williamson (12/28/01)
BEMENT - Roy Edward Williamson, 59, died Dec. 27, 2001, at his home. Born June 7, 1942, in Charleston, son of the late Raymond Williamson and Christie Williamson Mott, he was a deckhand for the Walker Barge Lines and attended the Bement Baptist church...
Johnnie Oliver (12/28/01)
BLOOMFIELD - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Mount Zion-Walker General Baptist Church near Bloomfield for Johnnie Lee Oliver, 57, who died Dec. 21, 2001, were: Terry Lewis, Glen Chamberlain, Kenneth West, James West, Donald Bell, Harold Persfull, Harold Wheetley and Ron Hueneseld...
Freeman Hickman Sr. (12/28/01)
NEW MADRID - Freeman R. Hickman Sr., 53, died at 4:08 p.m. Dec. 24, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born April 12, 1948, in Philadelphia, Miss., son of the late John and Margaret Lewis Hickman, he had been a farmer and was formerly employed by the Sikeston Coca-Cola Bottling Company...
Bonnie Harrell (12/28/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - Bonnie Odell Harrell, 77, died Dec. 27, 2001, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Gladys Marshall (12/28/01)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Gladys E. Marshall, 81, who died Dec. 23, 2001, were: Kevin Marshall, Louis Cherry, Brian Seale, Alton Bohannon, David Tackett Jr. and Tom Nunnelee.
Thelma Goodall (12/28/01)
WYATT - Thelma N. Goodall, 82, died at 10:15 a.m. Dec. 27, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 18, 1919, in Mound City, Ill., daughter of the late William and Dora E. Baumunk Modglin, she lived in Wyatt most of her life...
Hallene Partain (12/28/01)
BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. - Francis Hallene Partain, 85, died at 12:10 a.m. Dec. 25, 2001, at the Silver Ridge Village Nursing Center in Bullhead City. Born June 2, 1916, in East Prairie, Mo., she was the daughter of the late John D. and Grace Ellen Moore Metheny...
Looking Back In Time (12/28/01)
SIKESTON - George Wright, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. Claud Wright, broke his leg at 2 p.m. Monday. He was caught in a tractor belt at his father's farm three miles south of town. SIKESTON - Warren Manning, a sanitarian with the Scott County Health Department, has been accepted by the National Association of Sanitarians for membership in that body...
Bumpy road ahead to improve highways (12/28/01)
A major report surfaced today on the conditions of America's roadways and Missouri was near the bottom of the list - again. Of course, for starters, you must realize that the report was issued by the highway construction industry so take that for what it's worth...
SPEAKOUT (12/28/01)
I'm a native American. I was always kind of puzzled at the white man's Christmas. They run around and cut one another's throat, crook and cheat and lie to one another all through the year, then at Christmas, they all go and hug one another. I just can't understand it...