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Stories from Monday, December 31, 2001

Teens held on robbery charges (12/31/01)
SIKESTON - Three Sikeston teen-agers face charges for the robbery of a pizza delivery person. Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden reported the arrest of Chris Turner and Xavier Ray in connection with the Dec. 20 robbery of a Pizza Hut delivery person...
Christmas conservation (12/31/01)
Area residents, such as Ande Oliver, are dropping their Christmas trees off in a designated area behind the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce building located a 1 Industrial Drive. The drop-off location will be open until Jan. 9 when the trees will be put into area lakes to create fish habitats...
One dies in head-on collision (12/31/01)
MATTHEWS - Tracy Calvert of Sikeston was killed Friday evening in a head-on collision on Highway 60. The accident occurred at approximately 9:40 p.m. three miles south of Matthews when a southbound vehicle driven by 38-year-old Calvert crossed the centerline and struck a vehicle traveling north driven by Artie McGowen, 65, of Poplar Bluff...
Cops resolve to watch out for drivers who are drinking (12/31/01)
SIKESTON - Those under the influence of alcohol New Year's Eve should be advised: They will be looking for you. "I want the public to know we're watching," said Sgt. Steve Palmer of the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. DPS will not only have some additional officers on the road, but will also have extra people on duty at the firehouses, according to Palmer...
In memory (12/31/01)
The tragedy of Sept. 11 prompted Beauton Drugs and the James Bayou Cookers to establish a flag pole and marker in East Prairie in memory of those who lost their lives that day. On Saturday, a group gathered to officially dedicate the area, located along Washington Street in East Prairie. ...
Keeping resolutions prove harder than making them (12/31/01)
SIKESTON - Few would dispute that it's a whole lot easier to make a resolution than it is to actually keep it. And many of us are living proof that diet and exercise are two of the easiest promises to break. So last New Year's Eve three Sikeston residents pledged to work on becoming better people...
Happy New Year (12/31/01)
Colton Douglass Ross of Sikeston has already discovered there's going to be lots to like about 2002, especially the shiny decorations and noisemakers. The 7-month-old son of Kim and Jason will be celebrating his very first New Year's Eve at home with his family and if his mother gets her wish, it will be a quiet evening...
Armed robbery under investigation (12/31/01)
SIKESTON -- A robbery at Casey's Sunday night has DPS officers looking for two men. According to reports, a customer purchased some items inside Casey's, located at 1207 W. Malone, at about 8:40 p.m. and when he left the store was approached by two black males described to be in their late teens. The men pulled a handgun and robbed the victim of about $40 before fleeing on foot south on Jaycee Street...
DPS checks out shooting incident (12/31/01)
SIKESTON -- Officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety are investigating a shooting that took place Friday night. According to reports, Craig "Peco" Marks was shot between 376 and 378 Magnolia St. at approximately 9:30 p.m. Friday. The bullet hit Marks in the upper left shoulder of his back, but did not penetrate his body. Marks received bruise about the size of a dime along with a laceration and was treated and released from Missouri Delta Medical Center Friday night...
Hard work earns teacher top credentials (12/31/01)
SIKESTON - Only a handful of Missouri educators seek National Board Certification and even fewer complete it. But now Sikeston Public Schools can add one of their own to the list. Cindy Mayfield, a preschool teacher at Sikeston Kindergarten Center, is the first teacher in the R-6 District to achieve the high status...
NMCC upsets No. 1 Cairo (12/31/01)
CARBONDALE -- New Madrid County Central knocked off the top seed in the Carbondale Holiday Tournament Friday, 85-59. The Eagles played DuQuoin in Saturday's Class A championship. Results will be in Monday's paper. "We're very excited," said NMCC coach Joby Holland after Friday's game. "It was a big win for us, the kids really came to play."...
Dexter beats Twin Rivers in overtime thriller (12/31/01)
BLOOMFIELD - The 45th Annual Bloomfield Christmas Tournament hasn't provided too many exciting games this year. But Friday night's game between top-seeded Dexter and No. 4 Twin Rivers will go down as one of the best games in recent memory in the tournament...
Dexter claims fourth straight Christmas tournament title (12/31/01)
BLOOMFIELD - With a 64-50 victory against Portageville, the Dexter Bearcats became the first team ever to win the Bloomfield Christmas Tournament four consecutive years. It also marks Dexter's sixth Bloomfield championship overall, giving them one more than Malden for the most ever...
Charleston wins U-High tournament (12/31/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- They said, they couldn't do it. They said, they didn't deserve it. They said… They were wrong. The number one seeded Charleston Blue Jays put all the doubters to rest Saturday night as they defeated Jackson's Indians 54-44 for the University High School Christmas Tournament crown. This is the 14th time that the Blue Jays have won the trophy in the 57 years of the tournament...
Southeast Missouri's New Year Awards (12/31/01)
Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to min'? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And days o' lang syne? Break out the party favors and prepare to kiss 2001 goodbye. It's time to hand out Southeast Missouri's annual New Year Awards...
Charleston hammers Oran (12/31/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Charleston Blue Jays took on Jackson in the championship of the University High School Christmas Tournament Saturday at 8:30 p.m. The results of the game will be printed in Monday's edition of the Standard Democrat. Friday night, the Blue Jays made easy work of Oran's Eagles as Charleston rolled to a 58-37 victory...
NMCC falls in bonus game (12/31/01)
CARBONDALE -- New Madrid County Central won the Class A tournament and fell just two points short of winning the "championship plus" game at the Carbondale Holiday Tournament Saturday night. The Eagles defeated DuQuoin for the small school title 68-49, then later in the evening, dropped a 62-60 heartbreaker to Carbondale in a game between the two tournament champions...
Marcellia Shelby (12/31/01)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Vreda Marcellia Shelby, 74, who died Dec. 28, 2001, were: Rick Ling, Randy Ling, Justin Ling, Christopher Ling, Rick Ling Jr., Greg Landers, Aaron Hammock and Andrew Hammock...
John Doll (12/31/01)
SCOTT CITY - John C. Doll, 89, died at 2:25 p.m. Dec. 30, 2001, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 30, 1912, in Kaskaskia, Ill., son of the late Carl and Mary Lusk Doll, he was a plasterer for the Drury Company in Cape Girardeau. He served with the 1st Infantry of the U.S. Army during World War II and was of the Catholic belief...
Irene Davis (12/31/01)
ADVANCE - Irene Davis, 91, died at 1 p.m. Dec. 29, 2001, at the Advance Nursing Center. Born May 10, 1910, at Allenville, she was the daughter of the late John and Ella Suttles Jones. On Feb. 26, 1925, she married Clifton Hess, who preceded her in death. She and John L. Davis were married Jan. 27, 1930, and he died on Oct. 1, 1963...
Bertha Scherer (12/31/01)
KELSO - Bertha Clara Scherer, 92, died at 3:45 p.m. Dec. 30, 2001, in Advance. Born Aug. 12, 1909, in Chaffee, daughter of the late Anton and Regina Heuring Glastetter, she was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso. On Oct. 20, 1932, at New Hamburg, she married Joseph Otto Scherer who preceded her in death on April 17, 1969...
Tracy Calvert (12/31/01)
SIKESTON - Tracy "TC" Calvert, 38, died at 10:21 p.m. Dec. 28, 2001, in an automobile accident near Kewanee. Born Oct. 24, 1963, in Cape Girardeau to Kenneth Calvert of Metropolis, Ill., and Sharon Burns Calvert of Olive Branch, Ill., he was a former resident of Olive Branch...
Ray Edmonds (12/31/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Ray Cleman Edmonds, 83, formerly of Charleston, died at 12:50 a.m. Dec. 30, 2001, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 14, 1918, at Commerce to the late Ulyess and Addie Sanders Edmonds, he had lived most of his life in Charleston where he was employed with the ASCS office, then as vice president and manager of the Production Credit Association until his retirement. ...
Pearl Cathey (12/31/01)
DEXTER - Emma Pearl Cathey, 95, died Dec. 29, 2001, at Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter. Born Aug. 7, 1906, in Portageville, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Maude Funkhouse Adams. On Nov. 21, 1925, at New Madrid, she married Fred Monroe Cathey who preceded her in death on Feb. 6, 1991...
Lexie Kincade (12/31/01)
SIKESTON - Lexie Kincade, 62, died Dec. 29, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born May 7, 1939, in Morley, son of the late Connie and Beulah Mize Kincade, he retired in 1982 as a master sergeant with the U.S. Army. On March 9, 1976, he married Bonnie Travis who survives of the home...
Mary Blackburn (12/31/01)
BERTRAND - Mary Margaret Blackburn, 71, died at 1:55 p.m. Dec. 29, 2001, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. Born June 30, 1930, at Collinwood, Tenn., to the late James Alonzo and Exie Marie Owens Martin, she had lived in Mississippi County most of her life. ...
William Evans Jr. (12/31/01)
BLOOMFIELD - William Lawrence Evans Jr., 74, died Dec. 28, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Jan. 7, 1927, at Fairview, son of the late William L. and Velma Mae Jackson Evans, he spent his entire life in Stoddard County. He was a retired employee of the Missouri State Highway Department, a member of the Fairview Methodist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II...
Marcellia Shelby (12/31/01)
SIKESTON - Vreda Marcellia Shelby, 74, died at 9:47 a.m. Dec. 28, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 23, 1927, in Portageville, daughter of the late John and Versie Rogers Ling, she had worked for International Shoe Company in Sikeston and was affiliated with the Baptist church...
Doris Cain (12/31/01)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Doris Cain, 90, who died Dec. 26, 2001, were: Jeff Martin, Brad Wheeler, Scott Wheeler, David Wheeler, Randy Gilless and David Yarbrough.
Theon Heisserer (12/31/01)
KELSO - Theon Michael Heisserer, 78, died at 7:48 a.m. Dec. 28, 2001, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born June 20, 1923, in Kelso, son of the late Otto and Emma Scherer Heisserer, he was a self-employed farmer before retiring and was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso...
Bonnie Harrell (12/31/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - Bonnie Odell Harrell, 77, died Dec. 27, 2001, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born Nov. 20, 1924, in Portageville, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Monroe and Coral Alexander Welch. On Aug. 2, 1958, in Taylor, Ill., she married Ernest W. Harrell who preceded her in death on June 2, 1990...
Charles Tucker (12/31/01)
SIKESTON - Charles W. Tucker, 83, formerly of East Prairie, died at 5:30 a.m. Dec. 29, 2001, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born July 20, 1918, in Farrenburg, son of the late Charles C. and Betty Lou Hazel Tucker, he was a retired security guard with the state of Missouri, a self-employed mechanic and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II...
Hester Walls (12/31/01)
NEW MADRID - Hester Walls, 88, died Dec. 28, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 6, 1913, in Blackrock, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Benjamin J. McFalls and Mary Magdeline Henshaw White. On Dec. 24, 1930, in Portageville, she married Johnny Walls who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were two daughters, Geraldine Ables and Joyce Jones; two sons, Landall Walls and J.C. Walls; and three grandchildren and one great-grandchild...
Looking Back - 12/30 (12/31/01)
BENTON - The Scott County Medical Society announced an upward revision of fees, effective Jan. 1. The new fees are: office consultation, $2; city calls day, $3; city calls night, $4-$5; obstetrics, $35. SIKESTON - Phil Waldman Jr., county clerk, will be chairman of the Scott County Heart Fund drive, it was announced by State Campaign Chairman M. Graham Clark, president of the School of the Ozarks...
Looking Back In Time (12/31/01)
SIKESTON - Marilyn Mayfield entertained several friends at her home Christmas Eve after the group had spent the evening caroling. Mrs. Loomis Mayfield chaperoned the carolers: Ruth Ann Forrester, Billy Northington, Barbara Ann Canedy, John Cavernor, Barbara Jean Guthrie, Patty Davis, Gene Hirschberg and Marilyn Mayfield...
No compassion for American traitor (12/31/01)
It goes without saying that the events of Sept. 11, 2001 will dominate the history of this past year. Rarely has an event so defined a year as has this terrible tragedy. And yet as we stand on the brink of another new year, we realize that the results of Sept. 11 continue to unfold daily. It may well be that way far into the new year and even perhaps beyond...
Your View (12/31/01)
The New Madrid County Family Resource Center would like to thank the following for their part in this year's Christmas Angel Tree Project: Portageville Brownie Troop 42, Martindale Chevrolet, Farmer's Bank of Portageville, Pro Pizza, BeBee Memorial CME Church, Evergreen Baptist Church, New Madrid County Family Resource Center staff, Bank of New Madrid, Pat's Variety Shop, P&G Quick Sack, Bootheel Counseling Services, Goody's, Big Lots, Probation and Parole-Department of Corrections staff, Gay Hartness with Health Facilities Management Corporation, Division of Family Services staff; and to all those who stopped by the center and picked an "angel" from the tree.. ...
Speakout - 12/30 (12/31/01)
I would like to put a thank you in the paper for a person who works at Burger King in Sikeston. She helped me get all the Lord of the Rings. She went to all the Burger Kings and asked for the ones I didn't have and I really appreciate it. In your Dec. 26 SpeakOut comment, "Did the President serve?" you kind of leave it up in the air like Al Gore along with Bill Clinton, who did not serve. Al Gore was a Vietnam veteran. Why don't you put that in the paper?...
SPEAKOUT (12/31/01)
This is to the kind lady at Missouri Delta Medical Center who helped me get back to my car on Christmas evening. She knows who she is. May God bless you in the new year with health and happiness. I want to thank you again. Does anyone have information on any lots for sale in Canalou? I know there are a few over there, but I don't know who owns them. If you know who owns any of these lots, please leave a phone number in SpeakOut and I will call you...