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Stories from Monday, April 22, 2002

Tornado rips through Bootheel Saturday (04/22/02)
CHARLESTON - The tornado that blew through the area Saturday afternoon resulted in an area couple losing everything. The Mississippi County Sheriff's Department reports that Jeff and Vickie Humphrey's mobile home on Road 322 was completely destroyed along with everything inside. However, no one was injured...
Accident injures three (04/22/02)
SIKESTON - Three Sikeston residents were injured, one seriously, in an accident that occurred over the weekend. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 4:32 p.m. Sunday on U.S. 60, one mile west of Sikeston when an eastbound vehicle driven by Charles Mulcahy, 17, ran into the rear of an eastbound vehicle driven by Matthew Davis, 18, who was then pushed into an eastbound vehicle driven by Howard Payne, 68...
Farming in the past (04/22/02)
A New Madrid County area field day for antique tractors and implements Saturday gave children and adults the opportunity to view some familiar names in farm equipment and some brands no longer used today. Eighteen different tractors were on display along with flowers and gardening items available from the Immaculate Conception Home and School Association. Proceeds from the event will be used for the Immaculate Conception Grade School in New Madrid....
Mothers, daughters share tea and quilts (04/22/02)
SIKESTON - Spending quality time with your child doesn't have to be anything extravagant. The activity can be something as small as reading, taking a walk or working on a craft project. The key is doing it together. One activity mothers and daughters have enjoyed for years is the Sikeston Public Library's Mother-Daughter Tea. Coming up May 5, the event is set from 1 to 3 p.m. at the facility...
Thanks, ma'am! (04/22/02)
Animals at the Petting Zoo were well fed during the Charleston Dogwood Azalea Festival held over the weekend. The annual event drew many visitors who had the opportunity to see the dogwoods and the azaleas at their peak this year.
Bill Bradshaw (04/22/02)
MOREHOUSE - Pallbearers at services conducted at 11 a.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Willie "Bill" Bradshaw, 80, who died April 19, 2002, were: Tim Thompson, Terry Greer, Greg Noyes, Greg Duester, Mark Lee, LeRoy Twitty and Roger Laminack...
Marie Copeland (04/22/02)
SIKESTON - Marie H. Copeland, 80, died at 7:26 a.m. April 22, 2002, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Joseph Simmons (04/22/02)
SCOTT CITY - Joseph W. Simmons died April 21, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel.
Bethani Vandeven (04/22/02)
CHAFFEE - Bethani Clarice Vandeven, 21, died April 20, 2002, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident north of Blomeyer. Born Oct. 16, 1980, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Richard and Jackie Glaus Vandeven, she graduated from Notre Dame High School in Cape Girardeau in 1999 and was a junior at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in pre-vet studies. ...
Lester King (04/22/02)
SIKESTON - Lester King, 77, died April 20, 2002, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 30, 1924, at Oran, son of the late William Vester and Menta Ella Trenthaph King, he had worked at International Shoe Factory for 29 years and managed the Magic Car Wash before retiring. He was a U.S. Army veteran...
William Thompson (04/22/02)
CHARLESTON - William H. Thompson, 88, died at 2 p.m. April 21, 2002, at the Charleston Manor. Born March 27, 1914, in Mississippi County, son of the late James Hazzard and Birdie Evans Thompson, he lived his entire life in Mississippi County where he was a farmer until his retirement...
Looking Back 4/22 (04/22/02)
SIKESTON - Leo Brauer Monday took over new duties as advertising manager of the Sikeston Standard, succeeding Roy Wilcox, who returned Saturday to Southwest City, where he is publisher of a weekly newspaper. SIKESTON - A space capsule identical to the one in which Lt. Col. John Glenn orbited the world was on display in Sikeston for three hours Wednesday night...
Thanks! (04/22/02)
The Sikeston Bootheel Humane Society would like to congratulate the winners of our first annual raffle ticket fund-raiser. The raffle drawing took place at Sikeston Market Place at 3 p.m. on March 15. The $10,000 winner is Kent Ferguson of Sikeston; the two $5,000 winners are Mike Williams of Matthews and Ginna Young-Newton of Arlington, Va.; and the five $1,000 winners are Jim Gleason, Eric Lambert, Carolyn Lee, Gary Ozment and Mike McReynolds, all from Sikeston...
Speakout 4/22 (04/22/02)
I've long wondered if politicians have any conscience at all or any moral responsibilities. After reading in the paper today about the three senators and two representatives who have no qualms about taking taxpayers' money to benefit themselves, and only themselves, after they are all out of Congress. They should all be ashamed of themselves...