[Nameplate] Mostly Cloudy ~ 77°F  
High: 81°F ~ Low: 60°F
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Stories from Tuesday, January 15, 2002

Two-vehicle accident reported by authorities (01/15/02)
DUDLEY - A two-vehicle accident resulted in minor injuries for a Qulin resident. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred at 12:22 p.m. Monday, four miles west of Dudley at US 60 and Missouri Highway 51, when a southbound vehicle driven by Dorothy Bozung, 77, crossed US 60 into the path of an eastbound vehicle driven by Adam Wilson, 34, of Poplar Bluff...
Parents get caught up in name game (01/15/02)
SIKESTON - Naming a baby these days isn't as easy as it sounds. There's a lot to consider. There's the sound and compatibility factor. It needs to work with the last name. Most parents shy away from rhymes or puns such as Ali Gator or Reyn Coate...
Emerson, staff hit the road (01/15/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Rep. Jo Ann Emerson and her staff kicked off four days of rolling up their sleeves Monday as they began the "On the Road and On the Job - Washington and Missouri at Work" tour of the Eighth Congressional District. Staff from Emerson's Washington, D.C., office and district offices in Cape Girardeau, Rolla and Farmington will spend the week working in jobs related to the issues they work on in Emerson's office...
Area residents hurt in traffic accident (01/15/02)
MALDEN - Two area residents were injured Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Bertha Jobe, 78, of Gideon, pulled from a stop sign at US 62, in the Malden City Limits, at 2:31 p.m. and into the path of a vehicle driven south by Bettye Welch, 72, of Malden...
Rainbow of Dreams (01/15/02)
Ann Thompson, Sikeston Public Library children's librarian, holds a child so she can put her handprints on the "Rainbow of Dreams" Monday night. The "Rainbow of Dreams" was part of the Martin Luther King activities for children attending the Family Night at the library...
Medlin sets record in win over Chaffee (01/15/02)
SIKESTON -- Sharpshooter Jennifer Medlin set a new school record Monday night, hitting six 3-pointers in Sikeston's 60-43 win over Chaffee. The junior finished with 25 points in the game, leading the Lady Bulldogs to their eighth victory. Jaime Medlin hit two treys and Ashley Johnson contributed one to give Sikeston a total of nine 3-pointers in the game...
Madison too much for SHS (01/15/02)
METROPOLIS, Ill. -- The 19th Annual Superman Classic Tournament got under way on Monday night at Massac County High School in Metropolis, Ill. The Sikeston Bulldogs lost their first round game, falling to a quick, athletic Madison, Ill., team 50-41...
Scott Central, Scott City win in Scott-Miss tourney (01/15/02)
DELTA - The Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament started on Monday with second-seeded Scott Central beating Kelly 66-55, and third-seeded Scott City knocking off Chaffee 65-35. Oran was seeded first in this year's tournament, and will face the winner of today's Delta-East Prairie game on Thursday...
Sikeston wrestlers win third tournament of year (01/15/02)
PARK HILLS -- Sikeston won its third wrestling tournament of the season on Saturday, placing first in the Park Hills Invitational. "We really worked hard this past week in practice," said Sikeston coach Chris Hodgkiss. "Just because we had a tournament on Saturday, we didn't let up. I expected the guys to be a little sluggish, but they really weren't. They came out and wrestled well."...
Henry Fowler (01/15/02)
NEW MADRID - Henry E. Fowler, 83, died Jan. 14, 2002, at Beverly Health and Rehab in New Madrid. Born July 5, 1918, in Lawrence County, Tenn., son of the late Will and Emma Walters Fowler, he was a farmer in the local area before retiring and member of New Madrid Masonic Lodge 429 AF&AM. He was inducted into the Southeast Missouri Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000...
Peggy Coffer (01/15/02)
SIKESTON - Peggy C. Coffer, 71, died Jan. 14, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 21, 1930, to the late Chester and Pauline Kirkpatrick Childers, she was a member of the Temple Baptist Church. She was employed for Story Farms and Ainsworth Construction Co. before retiring...
Hazel Ward (01/15/02)
WYATT - Hazel G. Ward, 91, died at 5:20 a.m. Jan. 15, 2002, at the Charleston Manor. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home.
Susan Brannock (01/15/02)
WICHITA, Kan. - Susan Taliaferro Johnson Brannock, 86, formerly of the southeast Missouri area, died Jan. 12, 2002, at her daughter's home, following a lengthy illness. Born Sept. 17, 1915, in Tahlequah, Okla., daughter of the late Eugene Lee and Mary Veronica Sullivan Johnson, she graduated from Lindenwood College for Women in St. Charles, Mo., was active in the Democratic Party and was a supporter of human rights and animal welfare...
Raymond House (01/15/02)
PORTAGEVILLE _ Raymond Arthur House, 77, died Jan. 15, 2002, at his home. He was born Dec. 28, 1924, in Linda, son of the late William and Elizabeth Davidson House. On Dec. 27, 1946, in Piggott, Ark., he married Betty Sue Worth, who survives of the home...
Bill Milam (01/15/02)
BENTON - Robert William "Bill" Milam, 65, of Benton, Missouri, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born July 19, 1936, in Engleberg, Ark., the son of Willis and Stella Mae Holder Milam. He married Glenda Ruth Brock on Nov. 1, 1954, at Benton...
George Tousky (01/15/02)
WYATT - George Tousky, 81, died at 9:45 p.m. Jan. 14, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 5, 1920, in Dardanelle, Ark., son of the late Louis and Josey Pigeon Tousky, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he was of the Catholic belief...
Jiggs McClain (01/15/02)
BLOOMFIELD - Robert "Jiggs" McClain died Jan. 14, 2002, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home.
Dathel Rowland (01/15/02)
WYATT - Dathel Hayden Rowland died Jan. 15, 2002, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Anna Williams (01/15/02)
MORLEY - Anna Belle Williams, 83, died at 12:03 p.m. Jan. 14, 2002, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 2, 1918, in Brockett, Ark., daughter of the late Emmett Thomas and Ida Mae Sago Harris, she was a cook for Scott County Central High School and a member of the Morley Church of Christ...
Walter Young (01/15/02)
SIKESTON - Walter H. Young, 63, died Jan. 12, 2002, at Beverly Health and Rehab in New Madrid. Born June 5, 1938, in New Albany, Miss., son of the late James and Vema Kelso Young, he was a residential painter in the local area and served with the U.S. Navy...
DeBrock- Towe (01/15/02)
SIKESTON - Lisa Michelle DeBrock became the bride of Brian Lee Towe during a 1 p.m. ceremony July 28, 2001, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson. Monsignor Edward Eftink performed the ceremony. Music for the occasion was performed by organist, Heather Weber of Jackson, and vocalist, Mandy Dennis of Shreveport, La...
Hamilton - Jones (01/15/02)
CHARLESTON - Barbara and Jack Murray have announced the engagement of their daughter, Tosha Monique, to Marcus Darnell Jones, son of Bradford Jones of Charleston and Alfreda Perry of St. Louis. The future bride graduated in 1989 from Charleston High School and is employed by Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston...
Stevens - Faire (01/15/02)
SIKESTON - Allen and LaDonna Small have announced the engagement of their daughter, Crystal Dawn Small-Stevens, to David Chad Lee Faire, son of David and Pat Faire of Sikeston. A 1991 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, the future bride is employed by Ferguson Medical Group...
McIntosh - Deno (01/15/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Jack and Linda McIntosh have announced the engagement of their daughter, Tamara, to Jason Deno, son of Steve and Cathy Deno of Brasher Falls, N.Y. The future bride is the granddaughter of L.T. and Ellen Scott of Arkansas and the late Albert and Frieda Stoffregen. A 1998 graduate of East Prairie High School, she attended Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau before moving to New York...
Looking Back In Time (01/15/02)
VANDUSER - Mr. and Mrs. Willard Phegley are the parents of a baby daughter born Saturday. The child is named Barbara Ann. MATTHEWS - Friends and relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Proffer attended the reception held at their home Sunday. The Proffers were honored on their 50th wedding anniversary...
DWI rankings are sobering statistics (01/15/02)
Missouri is now officially a pure haven for drunk drivers. Well that's a bit of an exaggeration but new statistics out this week show that Kansas City and St. Louis both rank in the top eight in the nation for drunk driving incidents. That's one statistic where being near the top of the list is most certainly not a good thing...
SPEAKOUT (01/15/02)
I'm calling about "Actions are questioned" in the Scott County Sheriff's department about how an emergency call on a stolen truck cost a little girl and her aunt their lives. It's a shame. She should have been looking behind her when the deputy was going around her, but apparently she wasn't. It wasn't his fault they got killed...