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Stories from Tuesday, January 8, 2002

Local issues going to high court (01/08/02)
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Supreme Court will hear lawyers argue whether a Sikeston man should receive a $4 million damage award. Ernest Bland suffered third-degree burns after being splashed with molten aluminum at the now-closed Marnor Aluminum Processing Inc. in Miner in 1997. A Scott County jury awarded Bland $4 million in his personal injury lawsuit against Marnor's owner, Metal Mark Inc., and that company's owner IMCO Recycling Inc...
Bids awarded; election certified (01/08/02)
SIKESTON - The city of Morehouse will purchase a 1976 fire truck declared surplus equipment by the city of Sikeston for $10,257.60. Council members approved the sale during Monday's regular Sikeston City Council meeting. Morehouse's bid was the highest with a private company offering $750 and the city of Bertrand bidding $7,500, according to Drew Juden, director of the Sikeston Department of Public Safety...
Officials prepare for new session (01/08/02)
SIKESTON - State Representatives Peter Myers and Lanie Black think they have some better ideas for Missouri. As the session opens Wednesday, they will promote those ideas and other bills they have signed on to for lawmakers' consideration. Myers, who still finds time to help out on the family farm, is pushing several agriculture-related bills. ...
Fatal traffic accident reported (01/08/02)
HAYTI - A Hayti man was fatally injured in a one-vehicle accident Monday afternoon. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 10:57 p.m. in Pemiscot County, two miles south of Hayti when a northbound vehicle driven by 35-year-old Charles Cheshire traveled off the left side of the roadway...
Bootheel man injured in wreck (01/08/02)
BERNIE - An Elsinore man sustained moderate injuries in an accident that occurred in Stoddard County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 26-year-old Brian Asher was traveling east on Highway U, two miles west of Bernie at 2:57 p.m. Monday when the freightliner he was driving traveled off the right shoulder and returned to the roadway. The driver over corrected and traveled off the left shoulder into a ditch...
Citizen honored by law enforcement (01/08/02)
Mike Tullis, a pharmacist at Super D, was recognized Monday by the Scott County Sheriff's Department and the Sikeston Department of Public Safety for assistance offered during the investigation of the armed robbery of Super D last fall. Despite threats on his life, Tullis provided officers with a description of the robbers and their vehicle which aided in their subsequent capture. Pictured with Tullis are Sheriff Bill Ferrell and DPS Chief Drew Juden...
SHS hammers Caruthersville (01/08/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston girls varsity basketball team improved to 7-3 on the season with a 78-44 win over the Caruthersville Lady Tigers at the Field House on Monday. The Lady Bulldogs led just 17-15 after one quarter of play, but dominated the middle quarters...
SJHS splits with Charleston (01/08/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston 8th grade A and B teams split games with Charleston on Monday at the Sikeston Middle School. Sikeston's A team lost 50-25 but the B team pulled out a 40-29 win over Charleston's B-teamers. In the A game, Sikeston trailed 8-7 after one quarter and 18-13 at the half...
Dexter, Portageville girls teams post wins (01/08/02)
DEXTER - The Dexter Lady Bearcats posted a big win on Monday with a 51-38 victory over district foe Kennett at Dexter gymnasium. Dexter led throughout the game, but couldn't put the Lady Indians away until the fourth quarter. "This is a big win for us," said Dexter head coach Gavin Miller. "It's a district game, that's one reason it's a big win. It's going to help us with our seed come district time. Head to head competition is vital when it comes to the seed meeting."...
Dellia Baker (01/08/02)
BERTRAND - Pallbearers at services to be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston for Dellia L. Baker, 85, who died Jan. 5, 2002, will be: Charles McKinley, Billy Joe Wilkerson, David Hurley, Michael Hurley, Gary Harper and Randy Harper...
Bessie Johnson (01/08/02)
SIKESTON - Bessie B. Johnson, 88, died at 8:45 p.m. Jan. 6, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Dec. 31, 1913, at Sikeston, daughter of the late Clarence and Edith Schaffer Curtner, she was a homemaker. She had been a member of the Old Bethel Baptist Church since 1940...
A.E. Sturgeon (01/08/02)
MALDEN - A.E. "Tuff" Sturgeon, 86, died Jan. 6, 2002, at his home. Born Sept. 8, 1915, in Zalma, son of the late Howard Isaac and Clara Lacy Sturgeon, he was of the General Baptist belief. A retired farmer and landowner, he was a member of Four Mile Masonic Lodge 212 in Campbell and former trustee and ex-officio treasurer for Cottonhill Township...
Robert Foster (01/08/02)
LOMPOC, Calif. - Robert William Foster, 84, died Jan. 5, 2002, in Santa Maria. Born Feb. 1, 1917, in Morley, Mo., he built his first cotton gin at age 18. In 1958, he relocated with his family to Solvang, where he managed the Santa Ynez Valley Grin Mill...
Harold Warren (01/08/02)
SIKESTON - Harold Junior Warren, 44, died at 1:38 p.m. Jan. 6, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Sept. 12, 1957, at Sikeston, son of Harold and Teresa Wells Warren of Sikeston, he was a self-employed mechanic and of the Baptist belief. On Nov. 19, 1983, in Charleston, he married Gaila Kirk who survives of the home...
Evelyn Fordyce (01/08/02)
SCOTT CITY - Evelyn B. Fordyce, 70, died at 6:50 a.m. Jan. 7, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 28, 1931, in Fredericktown, daughter of the late Jessie and Mattie Buchanan Faircloth, she was a homemaker and a member of the Illmo Baptist Church in Scott City...
Ferrell Gossett (01/08/02)
SIKESTON - Ferrell A. Gossett, 90, died at 6:50 p.m. Jan. 7, 2001, at Clearview Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel.
Welter - Scott (01/08/02)
BENTON - Mr. and Mrs. Paul Welter have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jaclyn Dawn, to Paul Jackson Scott Jr., son of Dr. and Mrs. Paul Scott Sr. of Yellville, Ark. A 1997 graduate of Thomas W. Kelly High School, Welter will graduate in May 2002 from Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau with a bachelor of science degree in early childhood education...
Barbre - Taylor (01/08/02)
NEW MADRID - Richard and Kathleen Barbre have announced the engagement of their daughter, Christina Rose, to Jason Park Taylor, son of Bill and Carolyn Taylor of Lilbourn. The future bride graduated in 1997 from Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education. She is an elementary teacher with the New Madrid County R-1 School District. She is pursuing a masters degree in school administration from William Woods University at Fulton...
Wibbenmeyer - Sitz (01/08/02)
SIKESTON - Rick and Karan Wibbenmeyer have announced the engagement of their daughter, Mandy, to Greg Sitz, son of Gerald and Pat Sitz of Sikeston. A 1998 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, the future bride is a 2001 graduate of Rhodes College in Springfield. She is employed with the nursing department at Ferguson Medical Group...
Looking Back In Time (01/08/02)
MATTHEWS - The School Board announced a 24 by 36-foot addition to the Ogden School will cost $850. Construction starts soon. SIKESTON - Missouri Delta Community Hospital announced two births: a son born to Mr. and Mrs. Don E. Culbertson and a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Rhea...
Mom's lesson may be a killer for teen (01/08/02)
Lisa Marie Havens is facing 40 years in prison for a crime that involved no violence, no theft, no property damage. And in my opinion, 40 years would be far too lenient for the Michigan woman. Her crime? She taught her 15-year-old daughter and her friends how to inject heroin...
SPEAKOUT (01/08/02)
Missouri's third place from the top of the Nation's Road Contest comes with some surprise. I recently had the pleasure of meeting some of the officials who were responsible for the study of the conditions of our nation's roads. They used quite sophisticated apparatus to determine the smoothness of the surfaces of our highways. ...