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Stories from Wednesday, February 20, 2002

Route AB to be reduced (02/20/02)
SIKESTON - The Missouri Department of Transportation will reduce Route AB in northern Cape Girardeau and southern Scott counties to one lane near the Interstate 55 interchange from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Saturday. The purpose of the change is for the crew to widen the roadway...
'Business as usual' despite fire which destroyed building (02/20/02)
BLODGETT - Plans are already in the works for a Blodgett business to rebuild following a Feb. 13 fire. David Russell, owner of Tank Tech, said when they learned of the blaze, the buildings were immediately evacuated. "An employee was cleaning the shop and came in and warned us that the southwest corner of the shop was on fire. Smoke was billowing above the office," he recalled. "It happened so fast, the only thing we could escape with was our lives."...
Highway Patrol responds to wreck (02/20/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - An Advance man escaped serious injury Tuesday when he was involved in a one-vehicle accident reported at 9:50 a.m. on County Road 205, three miles south of Cape Girardeau. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Jack L. Hurt, 61, was driving north when his vehicle ran off the roadway and struck an embankment. Hurst was taken to Southeast Missouri Hospital for treatment of minor injuries...
Program helps families meet child's developmental needs (02/20/02)
SIKESTON - What if it's your child who has special needs? Many parents have to face that reality along with all the questions and concerns that come with it. They find themselves searching for someone to talk to and connections that will lead them to information and contacts...
E-911 to save on part (02/20/02)
BENTON - If all goes well, Scott County E-911 will save $1,800 on a dispatching equipment part. Joe Burton, administrator for Scott County Emergency 911 services, reported during Tuesday's county commission meeting on repairs needed for the emergency call recorder at the county's off-site Public Safety Answering Point in Miner...
Traffic accident reported (02/20/02)
DEXTER - The Dexter Police Department reported an accident at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Highway 25 and Stoddard Street. Norma H. Bryant of Essex was stopped in the southbound merge lane from Stoddard Street, waiting to turn south onto Highway 25. Jennifer A. Shoemaker-House, who was driving the second vehicle involved in the accident, had attempted to change lanes to avoid a collision. Her car collided with Bryant's vehicle...
SHS squeaks by Perryville (02/20/02)
SIKESTON - The Class 3A, District 1 boys basketball tournament got under way on Tuesday at the Sikeston Field House. All three scheduled games went according to seed with No. 2 Dexter rolling past No. 7 Fredericktown 80-38; No. 3 Sikeston slipping by No. 6 Perryville 57-48 in overtime; and No. 4 Kennett beating No. 5 Doniphan 57-56...
Red-hot Cubs throttle Braves (02/20/02)
BELL CITY -- Bell City won its final home game of the season Tuesday, blistering Scott Central 94-63. The Cubs improved to 20-5 with the win. "It was good for the seniors to go out in their last home game and get a win," said Bell City head coach David Heeb. "It was a big win and I was proud of the effort."...
COLUMN - 3A DISTRICT 1 WILL PLAY OUT AS SEEDED (02/20/02)
Last night the 3A District 1 boys basketball tournament opened with two nail-biters and one blowout. Both Sikeston and Kennett avoided upsets, then Dexter unmercifully shredded Fredericktown. The second round takes place on Thursday. For reasons unknown, Kennett is no match for New Madrid County Central. Every time these two teams hook up, it turns into a lopsided blowout...
Robert Hency (02/20/02)
SPRINGDALE, Ark. - Rev. Robert Dean Hency, 75, died at 9:10 a.m. Feb. 18, 2002, at his home. Born Aug. 2, 1926, in Oran, son of the late Elmer and Elba Simmons Hency Sr., he was a petty officer with the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. ...
Richard Carr (02/20/02)
CHARLESTON - Richard Carr, 76, died at 1 a.m. Feb. 20, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. McMikle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
William Tidwell (02/20/02)
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - William Andrew Tidwell, son of Roger and Deborah Lofton Tidwell, died at birth Feb. 15, 2002, at Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital. Survivors in addition to his parents include: one sister, Alyssa Tidwell of the home; his paternal grandparents, Z.E. and Ann Tidwell of Sikeston, Mo.; maternal grandfather, Larry Lofton of East Prairie, Mo.; maternal great-grandparents, Wanda Hall of Immokalee, Fla., and Billy Watson of East Prairie; and several aunts and uncles...
Carl Bailey (02/20/02)
SIKESTON - Carl Henry Bailey, 74, died Feb. 18, 2002, at his home. Born Nov. 3, 1927, in Aid, son of the late Jess and Lena Marie Clark Bailey, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston. He owned and operated Bailey's Electronics until retiring and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War...
Geneva Mainord (02/20/02)
BURKLEY, Ky. - Geneva Olene Mainord, 64, died Feb. 17, 2002, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. Born Sept. 26, 1937, daughter of the late Claude Owens and Virginia Avery Roberts, she was a member of the Crow Congregational Methodist Church in Matthews, Mo., and Order of the Eastern Star in Bardwell...
Melvin Felty (02/20/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Melvin J. Felty, 72, died Feb. 12, 2002, at his home. Born Jan. 19, 1930, in Benton, son of the late Oda and Zora Dell Wagoner Felty, he was an assembler for the Chrysler Corporation in Fenton and a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War...
Calvin Bohannon (02/20/02)
CHARLESTON - Calvin Lawrence Bohannon, 78, died at 6:50 a.m. Feb. 19, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 14, 1923, at Dogwood, son of the late Grover Lawrence and Celia Ann Brodhacker Bohannon, he had lived in Charleston for the past 47 years. A retired farmer, he served his community as a Little League Baseball coach, Boy Scout Leader, St. Henry High School basketball timer and most recently on the Calvary Cemetery Board of Directors...
Harvey Moore (02/20/02)
SIKESTON - The Rev. Harvey T. Moore, 67, died Feb. 16, 2002, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Aug. 22, 1934, in Mississippi, son of the late Bryant and Josephine Stewart Moore, he lived in Missouri for more than 55 years. He was a member of Travelers Rest Missionary Baptist Church and a Baptist minister...
George Champion (02/20/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - George Champion, 67, died Feb. 19, 2002, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital at Hayti. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Looking Back In Time (02/20/02)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Simpson are the parents of a daughter born Monday at the home, Route 2. --- SIKESTON - March of Dimes Chairman Charles Bethune announced $311.15 was donated by Sikeston residents for the fight against polio. SIKESTON - Charles Godwin, owner of the Charleston Electric Co., is in satisfactory condition at Missouri Delta Community Hospital. He is recovering from major surgery...
Few more brochures won't solve problem (02/20/02)
You'll find few others as adamant as I am when it comes to drinking and driving. In short I have no sympathy for those who drive drunk. I believe the punishment for the crime is far too lenient and I believe the crime is largely overlooked by society. It's that little dark secret that we seem to hide for some unexplained reason...
SPEAKOUT (02/20/02)
This is for the lady who is running for the school board in East Prairie. I take my hat off to you because you have made a landmark. What is the population of East Prairie and is the school 1A, 2A or 3A? I hear that East Prairie is a good place to live. So I would like to know the name of the lady who is running for the school board because I would like to congratulate you and tell you it's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game...
SPEAKOUT (02/20/02)
This is for the lady who is running for the school board in East Prairie. I take my hat off to you because you have made a landmark. What is the population of East Prairie and is the school 1A, 2A or 3A? I hear that East Prairie is a good place to live. So I would like to know the name of the lady who is running for the school board because I would like to congratulate you and tell you it's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game...