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Stories from Friday, January 11, 2002

Chaffee man hurt in accident (01/11/02)
ALLENVILLE - A Chaffee man sustained minor injuries Thursday morning when he was driving north on County Road 241 in Cape Girardeau County, two miles north of Allenville. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred as the vehicle driven by Leland E. May, 36, ran off the roadway and struck a utility pole and a tree. He was taken by a private vehicle to Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau...
See ya next year (01/11/02)
Bill Nance, a Sikeston Public Works-Parks and Recreation Division employee, loads a trailer with Christmas trees Thursday morning. The city will use the trees as fish shelters in the city ponds. The city will be accepting trees for an additional week at the drop-off point behind the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce...
Former dispatcher files suit (01/11/02)
NEW MADRID - A former dispatcher for the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department and Ambulance Service has filed a lawsuit alleging racial discrimination and violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Gary Burger, a St. Louis attorney with the firm Cantor and Burger, filed the lawsuit on behalf of Dana Ramsey in U.S. ...
Victim in auto accident identified (01/11/02)
DELTA - The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released information concerning the accident Wednesday in which a Bloomfield woman died and others were injured. According to reports, the five-car crash occurred at 4:25 p.m. in Cape Girardeau County on Missouri Highway 25, three miles south of Delta...
County may foot bill for 911 training (01/11/02)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County commissioners may agree to pick up the tab for E-911 dispatcher training. Martin Lucas, commissioner, said during Thursday's county commission meeting that East Prairie officials had asked if mandatory training for dispatchers could be paid from the county's 911 fund...
Sikeston comes up on short end against Notre Dame (01/11/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston girls basketball team got a chance to test their mettle against one of the better teams in the area in Notre Dame, but they came up on the short end 77-29. Notre Dame jumped out to a 28-6 lead after one quarter and extended that to a 46-17 halftime lead...
Portageville upsets Dexter (01/11/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - The Portageville Bulldogs hosted the Dexter Bearcats on Thursday in a battle of state-ranked teams. The 8th ranked Class 2A Bulldogs got a measure of revenge on the Class 3A No. 8-ranked Bearcats with a 68-54 win, avenging a loss in the Bloomfield Christmas Tournament championship game last month...
Top seeds to play for Scott-Miss title (01/11/02)
MORLEY -- The top seeds of the Scott-Mississippi girls conference tournament will play in the championship game on Saturday. Both teams prevailed in Thursday's semifinal round, with No. 1 Charleston beating Scott City 55-45, and No. 2 Kelly defeating Delta 53-42...
Kansas interested in NMCC standout (01/11/02)
NEW MADRID --New Madrid County Central's Desmond Sims has added a visit to his schedule. After talking to one of the new coaches at Kansas, they have been included for his consideration. "I talked to one of the coaches and he sounded cool, so I decided to make a visit to them," Sims said about Kansas. "I don't know anything about them, so this will be a visit (Jan. 11) to learn the things I need to know about them to make a decision."...
Bell City dominates Zalma; Chaffee falls (01/11/02)
BELL CITY -- Bell City passed the century mark Thursday night, hammering lowly Zalma, 113-58. The visitors were overwhelmed from the start as Bell City posted 35 points in the first quarter and 30 in the second. Even with massive substitutions in the second half, the Cubs put up 25 points in the third quarter and 23 in the fourth. "It's a good win for us," said Bell City coach David Heeb...
Ferrell scores two hat tricks (01/11/02)
SIKESTON - The Fas Gas Buzz soccer teams fared well this past weekend. Both teams played against superior select clubs from the area and managed to tie at least one game. Jordi Ferrell started off the scoring with a hat trick in the first game. Her next hat trick came in the third game and brought her total of goals to 6...
Helen Jones (01/11/02)
SIKESTON - Mary Helen Jones, 93, died Jan. 11, 2002, at her home. Born June 23, 1908, daughter of the late George and Eva Mae Lile Sr., she was affiliated with the Sikeston Community Baptist Church, where she was a member of the ladies Sunday school class...
Doris Lester (01/11/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Doris Lester, 80, died Jan. 9, 2002, at Hermitage Garden in Oxford, Miss. Born June 20, 1921, in Dunklin, Okla., daughter of the late Walter H. and Cleo Faust Mullins, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church. On Jan. 7, 1940, in Charleston, she married Elza Lester who survives of the home...
Pearline Robinson (01/11/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Pearline Robinson, 80, died Jan. 9, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 28, 1921, in Hayti, she was the daughter of the late Robert A. and Beulah Cox Hughes. On Oct. 10, 1942, in Portageville, she married Amon Robinson who preceded her in death on June 3, 1963...
Jerry Avery (01/11/02)
COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. - Gerald "Jerry" Avery, 56, formerly of New Madrid, Mo., died Jan. 9, 2002, at the St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. The son of the late Arline and Lady Avery was a former officer with the Memphis Police Department and retired from the Air National Guard. He was a member of the Central Church of Memphis...
Thedamay Cleek (01/11/02)
SIKESTON - Thedamay Kitchen Cleek, a longtime resident of Sikeston, died Jan. 10, 2002, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Feb. 14, 1916, in Puxico, she was the first of six children born to Viola and Eldon Kitchen. Mrs. Cleek was a 55-year member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston and member of Kings Highway Daughters of the American Revolution and Beta Sigma Phi sorority. ...
Glenna Cline (01/11/02)
SIKESTON - Glenna W. Cline, 57, died Jan. 9, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 27, 1944, in Portageville, daughter of Tennie Tate Houchins of Bloomfield and the late Charles William Houchins, she attended the First Church of the Nazarene for many years...
Anna Sanders (01/11/02)
BLOOMFIELD - Anna Mae Sanders, 59, died Jan. 9, 2002, in Delta of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born May 5, 1942, in Fisk, where she was a resident most of her life, she was a merchandiser for American Greeting Cards and was formerly a homemaker for the Butler County Health Department...
Lottie Brooksher (01/11/02)
SIKESTON - Lottie R. Brooksher, 81, died at 9:55 p.m. Jan. 10, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 20, 1920, in Appleton, Ark., daughter of the late John and Tiny Lathum Sanders, she was a member of the Morehouse Assembly of God Church...
Larry Ditto (01/11/02)
SIKESTON - Larry Gene Ditto, 54, formerly of East Prairie, died Jan. 9, 2002, at his home. Born July 18, 1947, in East Prairie, son of the late Charles Lee and Helen Marie Cummins Ditto, he was employed by DeWitt Fabricating and moved to Sikeston from East Prairie three years ago. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Vietnam Conflict...
Looking Back In Time (01/11/02)
SIKESTON - Moderating temperatures Sunday morning gave the first relief from a seven-day cold snap. The thermometer had frequently dropped below zero during the cold spell. SIKESTON - The Board of Education made plans to initiate a long range improvement plan for the schools. The idea was proposed at the meeting of the Citizens Advisory Council...
K.C. schools still fail to make grade (01/11/02)
Following the turmoil in the Kansas City school district is like reviewing a Three Stooges movie. Just when you think things are going badly, they get worse. So now the Kansas City schools - among the worst performers in the state - are considering a new national search for a superintendent. For those keeping score that would be 20 superintendents in 30 years. And you wonder why the district has academic problems?...
Your View (01/11/02)
I am working on the genealogy of my family on my father's side. The "Blair" part of the family moved to Sikeston in the 1890s. I have only been able to find descendants of one of them. I would appreciate it if you would print the following query in your letters to the editor section...
SPEAKOUT (01/11/02)
I was recently informed that it is Sikeston Public School policy that the second quarter grade automatically becomes the first semester grade and the fourth quarter becomes the second semester grade, instead of the traditional method of averaging. I fail to see the logic behind this policy. ...