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Stories from Sunday, March 10, 2002

Hospital tightens security to prevent abductions (03/10/02)
SIKESTON - A baby has never been abducted from Missouri Delta Medical Center - and they intend to keep it that way. As stories of infant abductions have surfaced over the past few years, security has gradually tightened in hospitals around the nation...
SAHEC proves to be a success (03/10/02)
SIKESTON - The dream of having a Sikeston Area Higher Education Center of Southeast Missouri State University in Sikeston is a successful reality. In January the facility began its fourth year with another record enrollment. According to Judy Buck, director, the numbers continue to support the belief of many that Sikeston and the area had a need for a center offering higher education...
SAHEC auction planned (03/10/02)
SIKESTON - Since the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center opened in January 1998, students of all ages have walked through the doors to take needed classes in order to fulfill graduation requirements, for work or to brush up on a particular subject...
Residents lose power (03/10/02)
NEW MADRID - Some New Madrid County residents between Matthews and Sikeston were without power Saturday morning. According to the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department, power lines were down between Matthews and Sikeston on Highway 61. The department had received a cell phone call from a resident and a deputy had noticed the damage while on his way to work. Officials said the power company got to the site in record time and repairs were under way...
Nine arrested in drug investigation (03/10/02)
BLOOMFIELD - A successful investigation was reported by the Stoddard County Sheriff's Department. According to reports, nine people were arrested as a result of a drug-related investigation by the SEMO Drug Task Force. The investigation began when a package addressed to a Dexter resident was intercepted in Texas. ...
Encore planned (03/10/02)
The first play performed by the Sikeston Little Threatre at the Imogene Ruth Albritton Mayer Center for the Arts has proved popular with audiences. An encore performance of "Godspell" today is sold out and a second encore performance is now planned for 2 p.m. March 17 at the center. Advanced tickets are available by calling Lynn Colley at 471-6888...
NMCC advances to title game (03/10/02)
COLUMBIA -- Dereke Tipler scored a season-high 37 points Friday afternoon, leading New Madrid County Central to an 85-72 win over Westport Edison Charter in the Class 3A semifinals at the Hearnes Center in Columbia. The two-time all-stater hit 13-of-17 shots from the field and was a perfect 8-for-8 in the first half. He also dished out seven assists with three steals and four rebounds...
Soccer team prepares for inaugural season (03/10/02)
SIKESTON -- This spring, Sikeston High School will offer a girls soccer program for the first time. The team will be coached by Derrick Long, who has made notable strides in the past few years with the boys soccer team. "We're starting to get the boys soccer on the right track, and there are not many girls programs in the spring," explained Long. "I went to talk to the superintendent and some other people on the school board, and we just decided to go with it."...
Sessel Hutchcraft (03/10/02)
DEXTER - R. Sessel Hutchcraft, 74, died March 7, 2002, at the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Dec. 13, 1927, in St. Louis, son of the late Arthur Oren and Flossie Bean Hutchcraft, he was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter and retired farmer. He served with the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne in World War II...
Louella Kowlow (03/10/02)
DEXTER - Louella Koslow, 88, died March 5, 2002, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Born March 29, 1913, in Dexter, she was the daughter of the late George M. and Clora Giles York. Her husband, William Koslow, preceded her in death on Feb. 28, 2002. Survivors include: one brother, Bill York of Dexter; and two sisters, Sarah L. Poole of St. Louis and Georgia Graves of Dexter...
Mable Hart (03/10/02)
CHARLESTON - Mable Lene Brown Hart, 80, died March 6, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 8, 1921, in Lee County, Ark., daughter of the late James and Aletha King Mack, she lived in Missouri most of her life. She was a member of the Ollie Grove Baptist Church in Wyatt, where she served as president of the Usher Board, treasurer of the Benevolent Fund and member of the Mother's Board...
Mary Tilley (03/10/02)
BLOOMFIELD - Mary J. Tilley, 28, died March 8, 2002, at her home. Born April 21, 1973, in Dexter, daughter of Patty Crowell Tilley and J.W. Tilley of Bloomfield, she was a lifelong resident of Bloomfield and attended the Assembly of God Church in Birds Corner...
Vivian Babb (03/10/02)
CHARLESTON - Vivian Lorene Babb, 85, died at 3:15 a.m. March 9, 2002, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. Born Jan. 11, 1917, at Mill Springs, daughter of the late George A. and Mina Jeffords Cox, she lived in Charleston most of her life, where she owned and operated Mrs. ...
Golda White (03/10/02)
CHAFFEE - Golda J. White, 77, died at 9:50 p.m. March 8, 2002, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Dec. 29, 1924, in Nash, daughter of Clara Walton Horman of Chaffee and the late Frank Stidham, she was a teacher for Allenville and Chaffee Public Schools before retiring. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Rockview...
Meredith Lee (03/10/02)
SIKESTON - Luther Meredith Lee, 92, died at 11:30 p.m. March 8, 2002, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born April 19, 1909, in Sikeston, son of the late Luther and Tessie Fisher Lee, he was a Specialist (C) with the U.S. Navy during World War II. ...
James Leathers (03/10/02)
MALDEN - James E. Leathers, 80, died March 6, 2002, at the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Oct. 25, 1921, in Parma, son of the late Charles Earnest and Minnie Ethel Borders Leathers, he was a farmer, trucker and watermelon broker. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. A member of the First General Baptist Church in Malden, he was elected "Watermelon King" in Southeast Missouri...
Russell Clark (03/10/02)
SHIPMAN, Ill. - Russell C. Clark, 69, died March 8, 2002, at Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton. Born June 4, 1932, in Puxico, Mo., son of the late Arch and Mary VanSyoc Clark, he was a truck driver for Amoco Oil Company before retiring in 1993 and U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Woodburn Baptist Church, Honda Motorcycle Club, Gold Wing Motorcycle Club, Teamsters Local 525 and Lewis and Clark Radio Club in Godfrey...
Tylan Starnes (03/10/02)
SIKESTON - Tylan Dontrell Starnes, infant son of Merry Starnes of Sikeston, died unexpectedly March 7, 2002, at his home. Born Jan. 28, 2002, in Sikeston, he is also survived by one brother, Christopher Hawkins of the home; and his grandparents, Queen Ester Starnes and Albert Applewhite Jr. of Sikeston...
Bradley Henson (03/10/02)
POPLAR BLUFF - Bradley Albert Henson, 14, died March 8, 2002, at his home. Born Dec. 23, 1987, in Poplar Bluff, son of Willis A. Layton and Iva J. Henson of Dexter, he was a lifelong resident of Dexter. Survivors in addition to his parents include: two brothers, Robert Cullum and Raymond H. Henson of Dexter; and one sister, Natalie J. Henson of Dexter...
Shirley Ripperdan (03/10/02)
SIKESTON - Shirley Gene Ripperdan, 65, formerly of East Prairie and Clinton, Ky., died at 4:10 p.m. March 6, 2002, at the Sikeston Health Care. Born April 14, 1936, in East Prairie, son of the late Muriel Ripperdan Cole and stepson of the late Sam Cole, he was a retired truck driver. He was raised in the Dorena and Wolf Island communities before moving to Kentucky, where he lived most of his life. He had resided at Sikeston Health Care since 1984...
Looking Back 3/10 (03/10/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Five seniors played their last game for the Bulldogs at Houck Field House. Sikeston lost to Cape Central, 31-19. The five were J.M. Arnold, Clem Beal, Lowell Skelton, Leonard Crase and D.B. Wagner. JACKSON, Tenn. - Jo Bill Sisson was named to the Dean's List at Union University. She is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. F.L. Sisson Jr. of Sikeston...
Hit-and-run death is example of cruelty (03/10/02)
This week brought us sickening revelations in the Andrea Yates murder trial with testimony on the drowning deaths of her five children. It also brought us more sordid details of abuse and molestations by a handful of priests across the country. But nothing can compare with the cold brutality of Chante J. Mallard and the hit-and-run death in Texas...
Speakout 3/10 (03/10/02)
The reason Paula Zahn, CNN News and Katie Kirk, NBC News are so against the Democrats is that they get paid $2 to $6 billion a year. So of course they pay great taxes. They are Republicans, hoping they'll pay less taxes under them and they are kinder to wealthy people. That's why they openly dislike Democrats...