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Stories from Thursday, January 24, 2002

Suspects sought by DPS (01/24/02)
SIKESTON -- Officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety are looking for three individuals wanted in a burglary and assault Tuesday night. According to reports, at approximately 6:30 p.m. Tuesday three black males knocked on James E. Cooper's home at 808 Ruth. When Cooper answered the door, the men rushed into the house and demanded money...
Arrests made in connection with robbery (01/24/02)
SIKESTON -- Two people have been arrested in connection with a robbery that occured Sunday evening. Jeremy Beedle, 18, and John Yeager, 22, both of Sikeston were arrested and charged with robbery in the second degree by Scott County Prosecutor Cristy Baker-Neel. Both are currently being held in Sikeston, awaiting transfer to Scott County under $25,000 bond...
Foggy conditions (01/24/02)
Southeast Missouri woke up to a dense fog over the area Wednesday morning. A farm irrigation system on Missouri State Highway H is pictured in the fog. The fog, which lifted latter in the afternoon, brought warmer temperatures.
East Prairie resident receives minor injuries (01/24/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - A one-vehicle accident resulted in minor injuries for an East Prairie teen. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported 19-year-old Robert Shaw was traveling on County Road 533 and Route 00 at 9:48 p.m. Wednesday when the southbound vehicle he was driving skidded through the intersection and struck an embankment stop sign...
Veterans will be honored Friday (01/24/02)
SIKESTON - Friday, between Sikeston High School's varsity and junior varsity basketball games with Kelly High School, fans will be asked to put down their school colors and pick up the nation's. "Our colors are red, white and blue," said Tom Austin of the American Legion...
Early morning fire (01/24/02)
A Blodgett fireman sprays water on an early morning fire at Wheeler Truck Trailer Equipment Company on Highway 61 in Morley. Seven fire departments throughout the area responded to the fire that destroyed the building.
Sikeston freshmen sweep Notre Dame (01/24/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Sikeston's freshman basketball team beat Notre Dame twice on Wednesday night, winning the A-game 48-42 and the B-game 53-39. In the A-game, Josh Alvarado led the Bulldogs with 18 points, followed by Felante Larry with nine, Brandon Williams with five, Marcos McCauley with five and Avis White with three...
SHS ready for Kelly, Portageville (01/24/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs basketball team will have a pair of Class 2A teams on tap this weekend. On Friday, the Bulldogs will host the Kelly Hawks. They follow that up with a Saturday matchup when they visit the Portageville Bulldogs on homecoming night...
Velda Harriel (01/24/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Velda Louise Harriel, 46, of Grayridge, who died Jan. 21, 2002, were: Kenny Thompson, Jeffery Terry, Bill Boyd, Darrin Knox, Jamie Harriel and Harvey Taylor. Burial followed in the Essex Cemetery...
Thomas Taylor (01/24/02)
DEXTER - Thomas G. Taylor, 89, died Jan. 22, 2002, at Cypress Point Health Care. Born Oct. 17, 1912, in Essex, son of the late W.R. and Mary Caroline McMullin Taylor, he was a member of the United Methodist Church in Essex. He was stationed with the U.S. Army in the Philippines during World War II and was a retired farmer...
Albert Weaver (01/24/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Albert Lee Weaver, 83, died Jan. 22, 2002, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born Sept. 1, 1918, in Sikeston, son of the late Arvil Columbus and Mary Ellen Daniel Weaver, he was affiliated with the Church of Christ in Portageville. On April 16, 1942, in New Madrid, he married Edith Leora Friel who preceded him in death on Dec. 10, 1996...
Eddie Golightly (01/24/02)
CHARLESTON - Edward Lee "Eddie" Golightly, 53, died at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 22, 2002, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Dec. 5, 1948, in Charleston, son of Christine Counts Golightly Cogdill of Charleston and the late Edward A. "Pete" Golightly, he was a lifelong resident of Charleston and member of Elm Street Baptist Church. He had been employed in construction...
Mary Jameson (01/24/02)
DEXTER - Mary Jane Jameson, 72, died Jan. 22, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Aug. 25, 1929, in DeSoto, daughter of the late Ed and Mildred Burton, she lived in Bernie for 40 years before moving to Dexter two years ago. She attended the Assembly of God Church in Bernie...
Glenn Hunt (01/24/02)
ARNOLD - Glenn A. Hunt, 91, formerly of Dexter, died Jan. 23, 2002, at the Woodland Manor Nursing Center in Arnold. Born Jan. 29, 1910, at Dudley, son of the late James Milton and Minerva Powell Hunt, he was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ. He was a trackman with the Missouri Pacific Railroad before retiring...
Edna Peters (01/24/02)
PUXICO - Edna W. Peters, 97, died Jan. 23, 2002, at the Puxico Nursing Center. Born June 11, 1904, in the Oklahoma Territory, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Pappy Wilkerson, she lived in Missouri most of her life. She and William Peters were married in Poplar Bluff and he preceded her in death in 1977...
Bonnie Long (01/24/02)
ST. LOUIS - Bonnie Houke Long, 62, died Jan. 19, 2002, at her home. Born Jan. 4, 1940, at Vanduser, daughter of the late Hosea Clayton and Ines Claire Long, she was a graduate of Vanduser High School and was employed at Laclede Gas Company in St. Louis until her retirement...
Christine Davidson (01/24/02)
WYATT - Christine Brown Davidson, 83, died at 6 a.m. Jan. 24, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 22, 1918, in Carlisle County, Ky., daughter of the late Samuel Oscar "S.O." and Gertrude Caldwell Brown, she lived in Wyatt most of her life and was a member of the Wyatt Baptist Church. She had been employed with Renee Insurance in Cairo, Ill., and then the Scott-Huff Insurance Agency in Sikeston before retiring in 1980...
Charlsie Shelton (01/24/02)
CLARKTON - Charlsie M. Shelton, 83, died Jan. 23, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 14, 1918, in Wooster, Ark., daughter of the late Earl and Callie Williams Bass, she was a teachers aide for 10 years for Clarkton School. She was first a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church and then the First Baptist Church in Clarkton, where she was a member of the choir, a Sunday school teacher for more than 50 years and participated in the Black River Baptist Association...
Swiney - Gates (01/24/02)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Swiney have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amy Marie, to Neil Gates Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Gates Sr. of Sikeston. A 1999 graduate of Thomas W. Kelly High School, Swiney is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in finance at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau...
Looking Back In Time (01/24/02)
CHAFFEE - The Sikeston Bulldogs basketball team won a close game here. The 'Dogs edged the Chaffee Red Devils, 28-26. SIKESTON - Lynn Farris, a senior at Sikeston High School, has won the 1962 Betty Crocker Search for the American Homemaker of Tomorrow competition. She had the highest score among senior girls on a test taken Dec. 5...
Governor's speech short on substance (01/24/02)
Gov. Bob Holden delivered the annual State of the State address Wednesday to give Missourians a glimpse of the plans for government in the upcoming session of the General Assembly. The speech was long on style and somewhat short on substance but that's normal...
SPEAKOUT (01/24/02)
I know. Just one more call on the accident. I can understand the feelings of pros and cons. Just the other night there was a bad accident at Delta and KFVS had it on the news. The police car was sitting there with its lights going and they just flashed like a dickens all over the TV screen. ...