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Stories from Monday, February 18, 2002

Kmart status still unclear (02/18/02)
SIKESTON- Recently the Detroit Free Press released a preliminary closing list of 291 Kmart stores. Sikeston Kmart was among the list of closing stores. Kmart Corp., headquartered in Troy, Mich., will not confirm the accuracy of the list. The Detroit Free Press originally stated in its Feb. 2 issue that the list was reported by American City Business Journals, and in its Feb. 12 issue, the newspaper referred to the list as "a list of unknown origin."...
Highway Patrol reports injuries from accident (02/18/02)
GIDEON - Two area residents were seriously injured over the weekend in a one-vehicle accident. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a northbound vehicle driven by Manuel Lopez, 19, of Malden was traveling on Highway 153, one mile south of Gideon at 6:25 p.m. Saturday when the vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway, struck a mailbox and tree and came in rest in a ditch...
Woman dies in accident (02/18/02)
DIEHLSTADT - A Diehlstadt woman sustained fatal injuries in a one-vehicle accident over the weekend. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 1:53 a.m. Sunday on Scott County Road 533, two miles south of Diehlstadt, when 35-year-old Sarah Adams lost control of the northbound vehicle she was driving, ran off the left side of the roadway and overturned...
Court cases are now on the Web (02/18/02)
NEW MADRID - Today, the slap of the judge's gavel marking the conclusion of a court case is followed by the tap of computer keys. Court cases in Scott, Mississippi, New Madrid and Pemiscot counties are now accessible on the Internet. It is an innovation under way throughout Missouri with the Bootheel courts among the first to put cases on the World Wide Web...
Meatless meals are pick for more eaters today in Bootheel (02/18/02)
SIKESTON - While the rest of the world feasts on tacos, pepperoni pizzas and hot wings, there's a select group that marches to a different drumstick. A meatless one. Beefless hamburgers, chickenless chicken sandwiches, sausageless sausage. Vegetarianism has become a booming trend in the United States. And to meet the growing demand, foods to please the vegetarian palate can be found most anywhere, from restaurant menus to the grocer's freezers to cookbooks...
Jurors impose death sentence (02/18/02)
WARRENTON - A jury reinstated the death penalty for a man charged in a gruesome double murder. Cecil Barriner was found guilty Friday of two counts of first degree murder in the deaths of Irene Sisk and her teen-age granddaughter, Candace, by the jurors. On Saturday, the jurors, who heard the case in Warren County on a change of venue, determined Barriner should be punished for the women's Dec. 16, 1996, murders by dying...
Jury returns guilty verdict on Barriner (02/18/02)
WARRENTON - After approximately an hour's deliberation, a jury returned two guilty verdicts against a Poplar Bluff man charged in a New Madrid County double murder. Cecil Barriner was found guilty of two counts of first degree murder in the deaths of Irene Sisk and her teen-age granddaughter, Candace, by the jurors, who are hearing the case in Warren County on a change of venue. ...
Seven are chosen to represent area (02/18/02)
SIKESTON - Representing the hundreds of children who are served by the Kenny Roger Children's Center on the promotional poster this year with their seven faces are, clockwise from top left: Diagnosed with visual impairment which impacts her ability to move through and function within her environment, Emily receives occupational and physical therapy services from the KRCC...
Poster children for telethon named (02/18/02)
SIKESTON - With only five weeks left before the 22nd Annual Kenny Rogers Children's Center Telethon, it is time once again to remind people what the telethon and center are all about. The faces on posters promoting this year's telethon are only a fraction of the lives touched by telethon donations...
Eagles hold off late Portageville charge (02/18/02)
NEW MADRID -- Portageville fell two points short of NMCC on Friday night, losing the historic first game between the two county rivals, 50-48. While the Eagles had several letdowns and miscues, head coach Joby Holland was pleased just to get out with a win. "We were just fortunate to win it," said Holland...
SHS drops regular season finale (02/18/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs closed out the regular season with a tough 45-36 loss to SEMO Conference rival Kennett on Friday night at the Field House. The two teams are on opposite sides of the bracket in the upcoming Class 3A, District 1 Tournament which starts Tuesday at the Field House...
Weeks, Anthony eliminated from state meet (02/18/02)
COLUMBIA -- Both Sikeston wrestlers were eliminated from the Class 3A state meet on Friday, losing in the second round of wrestlebacks. In the 125-pound division, Sikeston's Kyle Weeks lost a 10-4 decision to Helias' Kyle Singer. At 130, Sikeston's Cleveland Anthony fell to Ste. Genevieve's Shane Okenfuss in 1:41...
NMCC coach handed a real gem (02/18/02)
NEW MADRID -- Talk about the ultimate one-year coaching gig. Jobs don't get much more enticing than the position New Madrid County Central boys' basketball coach Joby Holland has found himself in this season. Holland is the bridge between last year's coach, Lennies McFerren, whose teams at Central and Charleston won nine state championships, and next year's coach, David Fields, who serves as Holland's assistant this year...
Area teams look to knock off Eagles (02/18/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Field House will be the site of the Class 3A, District 1 Tournament starting tomorrow for the girls and on Tuesday for the boys. The first boys game will be between No. 4 Kennett and No. 5 Doniphan at 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Third-seeded Sikeston will then take on No. 6 Perryville at 6:30, followed by No. 2 Dexter versus No. 7 Fredericktown at 8 p.m...
Ritter leads Hornets past Scott Central (02/18/02)
MORLEY -- Jared Ritter scored 28 points, Andrew Jenkins added 15 and Cain Kelley had 11 to lead Advance (16-8) to a 79-71 win over Scott Central Friday night. Chris Johnson led SCC (14-9) with 20 points. Chris Pullen had 15, Terrance Williams 14 and Desmen Johnson 11...
Raymond Vaughn (02/18/02)
CANALOU - Raymond Vaughn, 83, died Feb. 14, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 6, 1918, in Miner, son of the late Henry Tony and Maggie Mae English Vaughn, he lived in the Canalou area most of his life. He was a member of the Christian Tabernacle in Sikeston and U.S. Army veteran of World War II...
Rudy Wibbenmeyer (02/18/02)
SIKESTON - Rudolph Joseph Wibbenmeyer, 87, died at 10:50 a.m. Feb. 15, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 10, 1914, at Biehle, son of the late Theodore F. and Louisa E. Meyer Wibbenmeyer, he was a route salesman for 15 years with Locke Distributing Co. ...
Herbert Self (02/18/02)
WYATT - Herbert Marshall Self, 76, died at 1:12 p.m. Feb. 16, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 1, 1925, in Mississippi County, son of the late Charles Watson and Katie Katherine Mizer Self, he was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County. A member of the Wyatt Baptist Church, he retired in 1988 from the Burkhart Company in Cairo, Ill...
Vesteen Taylor (02/18/02)
ESSEX - Vesteen Taylor, 81, died Feb. 15, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 16, 1920, in Manilla, Ark, he was the son of the late Sam and Mary Elizabeth Woody Taylor. On March 4, 1947, in Piggott, Ark., he married Mary Juanita Quick who survives of the home...
Scott Waters (02/18/02)
SIKESTON - Wallace E. "Scott" Waters, 80, died Feb. 15, 2002, at his home. Born Aug. 21, 1921, in Matthews, son of the late Leroy David and Effie Mainord Waters, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston. He served in the U.S. Army with a field artillery unit in Italy during World War II for which he was awarded a Bronze Star. A former mayor of Matthews, he earned a degree in agribusiness from the University of Missouri and was vice president of production credit...
Fred Aduddell (02/18/02)
ZEIGLER, Ill. - Fred Ray Aduddell, 72, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 3:30 a.m. Feb. 15, 2002, at his home. Born Jan. 20, 1930, in Herrin, son of the late Ray and Vivian Vaughn Aduddell, he owned and operated Aduddell Distribution and the Circle A Leasing Company in Zeigler. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War...
Sarah Adams (02/18/02)
DIEHLSTADT - Sarah Louise Adams, 35, died at 1:53 p.m. Feb. 17, 2002, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born July 4, 1966, in Charleston, daughter of Alfred Edward and Glenda Mae Carter Murphy of Diehlstadt, she lived in the Diehlstadt area most of her life and had been employed by the Good Humor-Breyers South Line plant for eight years. She was of the Baptist belief...
Donald Patterson (02/18/02)
DEXTER - Donald Wayne Patterson, 71, died Feb. 17, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Sept. 19, 1930, in Rector, Ark., son of the late John Wesley and Irene Howe Patterson, he retired as a truck driver for a frozen foods company. Survivors include: one son, Randy Patterson of Dudley; two daughters, Linda Sullivan of Clarkston, Mich., and Connie Honkoski-Meridian of Colorado, Idaho; two brothers, Paul Patterson of Flint, Mich., and Ray Patterson of Kalkaska, Mich.; two sisters, Eutha Bradshaw of Cross Hill, S.C., and Patricia Samuelson of Fostoria, Mich.; and five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.. ...
Casey Linley (02/18/02)
SIKESTON - Casey Melissa Linley, daughter of Michael and Deanna Mills Linley, died at birth Feb. 14, 2002, at Three Rivers Healthcare North in Poplar Bluff. Survivors in addition to her parents include: three brothers, Blake, Bryce and Brandon of the home; four sisters, Misty, Brittany, Breanna and Josie of the home; maternal grandparents, Bud and Sandra Mills of Sikeston; paternal grandparents, Owen and Margie McKnight of Jonesboro, Ark...
James Stokes (02/18/02)
MORLEY - James A. Stokes, 77, died Feb. 17, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Mildred Crowe (02/18/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Mildred E. Crowe, 92, who died Feb. 14, 2002, were: Dalton Becker, G.B. Ritchey, Bill Furguson, Franklin Allstun, Jerry Burleson and Tim Flowers.
Meridell Vanlandingham (02/18/02)
SIKESTON - Meridell Vanlandingham, 84, died Feb. 17, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where visitation is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home...
Travis Carter (02/18/02)
CHARLESTON - William "Travis" Carter, 24, of rural Charleston, died unexpectedly at 3 p.m. Feb. 17, 2002, near Wyatt of an apparent heart attack. Born July 9, 1977, in Effingham, Ill., son of Richard Lee Kuhlman and Mary Kramer Stringer of Effingham, he moved to Mississippi County in 1998 and was a truck driver for Star Transport in Martin, Ill. He was of the Protestant belief...
Sally McKinney (02/18/02)
JEFFERSON CITY - Sally Azilee McKinney, 83, died Feb. 17, 2002, at St. Joseph's Home for the Aged. Born Oct. 12, 1918, in Fayette County, Ala., daughter of the late James P. and Anne-Orpha Elizabeth Perry Jones, she graduated in 1938 from Matthews High School in Matthews. ...
Looking Back In Time (02/18/02)
BENTON - A total of 1,640 Scott County men between the ages of 20 and 44 registered for selective service Sunday and Monday. 40 years ago Feb. 18, 1962 ORAN - A $100,000 grease remover plant will be built near here. It should be completed by summer...
Looking Back 2/17 (02/18/02)
SIKESTON - The Navy Department has notified Mrs. Ada White Aldrich her son, Gene Davis Aldrich, is missing in the Pacific. CHARLESTON - Five young people are dead and two critically injured after an auto race on Highway 60, two miles east of here. Two cars started racing at high speeds. When one vehicle ran off the road, hit a muddy shoulder and slid into a pole, the other car drove off...
Efforts should be made to keep local store (02/18/02)
The possible loss of Sikeston's KMart retail outlet is most certainly not welcome news. Hopefully those making the decision on the future of the KMart stores will reconsider Sikeston or perhaps the initial reports of the closing are inaccurate. There may be little that city officials can do to sway company officials to keep the Sikeston store in operation. ...
Your View (02/18/02)
On behalf of the Artrain USA staff, I would like to thank the Sikeston Depot Cultural Development Center for the opportunity to bring Artrain USA to Sikeston. The community response to the featured exhibition, "Artistry of Space" from the NASA Art Program was overwhelmingly positive and enthusiastic...
Ballpark is a hit (02/18/02)
The Cardinals' approach to building a new ballpark in St. Louis shows their commitment to be productive citizens of Missouri, not its pampered guests. The ballpark proposal now awaiting approval by the legislature puts the financial burden for building the new park squarely on the Cardinals, not on taxpayers. ...
SPEAKOUT (02/18/02)
I'm calling about the accident on Highway 61. First off, I don't recall seeing any signs posting a minimum speed limit. Unsafe, maybe yes, but illegal? No. I wasn't really surprised at the report and I don't think many people were because, after all, we've got that good old boy's club that's got to stick together. ...
Speakout 2/17 (02/18/02)
Can you put a phone number or location in the paper where tickets to "Godspell" will be sold and how much they are? Tickets are $5. Call the center at 481-0255 or Lynn Colley at 471-6888 for more information. I am a member of Gates family and would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for all their support and help since the accident on Jan. 1. Thank you...