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Stories from Tuesday, June 11, 2002

Accident kills area woman (06/11/02)
BLOOMFIELD - A Bloomfield woman sustained fatal injuries in a one-vehicle accident Monday afternoon. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol the accident occurred at 1 p.m. on Stoddard County Road 524, two miles east of Bloomfield, when an eastbound vehicle driven by Doris West, 42, ran off the roadway and overturned in a water-filled ditch...
Woman killed in hit-and-run (06/11/02)
HAYTI - A Hayti woman was killed after being hit by a vehicle whose driver reportedly left the scene. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported the accident occurred at 3:50 a.m. Monday on Cleveland Street in Hayti when 51-year-old Martha Spain, a pedestrian, was struck by the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene...
Juvenile referrals increase in area (06/11/02)
SIKESTON -- Recently, the Missouri Department of Public Safety announced a decrease in juvenile court referrals for 2000; however, that's not entirely the case in Southeast Missouri. "Actually, our center has seen a steady increase in court referrals," Michael Davis, chief juvenile officer for the 35th Judicial Circuit of Stoddard and Dunklin counties, said. "In 2000, we had 644 referrals, and in 2001, we had 700."...
Law could give Miner flexibility to use tax (06/11/02)
JEFFERSON CITY - Voters in Miner will have a chance to decide if revenue generated by an existing hotel tax can be used for purposes other than tourism promotion under legislation Lt. Gov. Joe Maxwell will sign into law on Wednesday. Senate President Pro Tem Peter Kinder, R-Cape Girardeau, sponsored the bill at the behest of Miner city officials, who said the tax was generating more than needed for tourism purposes...
Patient fisherman (06/11/02)
Caleb Myers, 7, waits for a fish to bite while his father, Bill, and brother, Dustin, 3, look on at the Sikeston Sports Complex Monday afternoon. The Myers family was out enjoying the outdoors before Monday afternoon's rain.
New crime trailer ready to be stocked (06/11/02)
BENTON - The Scott County Sheriff's Department will begin stocking the new Crime Scene Investigation Unit trailer next week but it's not too late to help. "We're still in the donation-taking stage," said Sgt. Jerry Bledsoe. Bledsoe said they will begin stocking the trailer with needed items received after a list was recently circulated among area businesses and individuals. ...
Sharks place third in season opener (06/11/02)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- Sikeston's swim team opened the 2002 season at Caruthersville on Saturday, taking third place in a meet with four area teams. Kennett was the host team, but the event took place at Caruthersville due to no pool in Kennett. The Kennett squad ended up winning the meet with 1,079.5 points...
What is the most significant change in hunting? (06/11/02)
For several years we have had huge advances in the type of camouflage we wear, the shotguns we turkey and deer hunt with, the bows we use, arrows we shoot, and of course the ammunition that has made us a better shot and more environmentally conscious...
Legion team sweeps St. Louis Cyclones (06/11/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Senior American Legion Post 114 baseball team improved to 4-1 on the season with a doubleheader sweep of the St. Louis Cyclones Legion squad. Sikeston won the first game 10-7 and won the nightcap 9-3 on Sunday at VFW Stadium...
Melvin Robinson (06/11/02)
CRAWFORDVILLE, Fla. - Melvin Gerald Robinson, 75, formerly of Portageville, Mo., died June 4, 2002, in Florida. Born Jan. 28, 1927, in Monette, Ark., son of the late Bill and Beulah Robinson, he served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired in 1979 as an electric crew foreman from Pacific Gas and Electric in California and recently retired from general contracting...
Claudia Williams (06/11/02)
SIKESTON - Claudia Mae Williams, 65, died June 6, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 16, 1936, in Grenada, Miss., to Mary Mitchell Williamson of Sikeston and the late Frank Williamson Sr., she was a member of the Freewill Missionary Baptist Church...
Jewell Stephens (06/11/02)
CHAFFEE - Jewell Irene Stephens, 87, died June 10, 2002, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born July 30, 1914, in Deering, daughter of the late John and Florence Jackson Alsup, she was a secretary for Chaffee High School 28 years before retiring. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and PEO Sisterhood in Chaffee...
Gladys Callow (06/11/02)
BELL CITY - Gladys Callow, 96, died June 10, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 27, 1906, in Tiptonville, Tenn., daughter of the late Walter and Ada Baker Blanks, she retired as a machine operator for the Oran Hat Factory. She was a member of Hooe Baptist Church near Oran, where she taught Sunday school for many years...
Henryetta Gibson (06/11/02)
BARTLETT, Tenn. - Henryetta Johnson Gibson, 78, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died June 8, 2002, in Bartlett. She was the daughter of the late Henry and Mary Clay Johnson. Survivors include: one daughter, Darlene Bell of Bartlett; one son, Dale Gibson of Bartlett; and three grandchildren, Justin Bell of Santa Rosa, Calif., Danielle Bell of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Zachery Bell of Memphis...
Anna Adams (06/11/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Anna Marie Adams, 95, died June 11, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare in West Memphis, Ark. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Dee West (06/11/02)
BLOOMFIELD - Doris "Dee" West, 42, died June 10, 2002, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born June 11, 1959, in Birmingham, Ala., daughter of Patricia Hoffman of Poplar Bluff and John Snyder of Fond Du Lac, Wis., she was affiliated with the New Life Cathedral in Dexter. A veteran of the U.S. Army, she served six years in Germany and was a member of Disabled American Veterans...
Kimes-Sullenger wedding (06/11/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Amy Renee Kimes and Robert Timothy Sullenger exchanged wedding vows in a 1 p.m. ceremony Dec. 29, 2001, at St. Eustachius Catholic Church before the Rev. Henry Grodecki. Laura Schwendemann of Portageville, cousin of the bride, served as lector...
Daubert-Orr (06/11/02)
CHARLESTON - Justin Daubert has announced the engagement of his mother, Patty Jo Daubert to Marion Dale "Junior" Orr Jr. of Grayridge, father of Russell and Rylee Orr. The future bride is the daughter of LeRoy and Regina Walker of Bertrand and the late Evonne Walker. She is the office secretary for the Missouri Farm Bureau in Charleston...
Looking Back 6-11 (06/11/02)
SIKESTON - Office of Defense Transportation order number 6 made it necessary to change ice deliveries. The ice service man can make one delivery daily, hospitals and armed forces excepted. NASHVILLE - Amanda Sue Goetz of Sikeston has been chosen associate editor of the Babbler for 1962-63 at David Lipscomb College. She was recommended by the current editor. Goetz is the daughter of Mrs. Fremont Goetz of Sikeston...
Method to madness isn't always found (06/11/02)
Sometimes human nature gets the best of me. Or maybe I have misstated my dilemma. Sometimes the thought process behind our actions is enough to baffle anyone. Case in point... Atlantic City, N. J., is the Las Vegas of the East Coast - home to a wide array of casino gambling and destination point daily for thousands upon thousands of gamblers and New York City day-trippers. ...
Speakout 6-11 (06/11/02)
I am calling from the East Prairie Nutrition Center. Someone asked in SpeakOut if anyone does hand quilting. The center does and our number is (573) 649-5805. Call Shirley for more information. I'd like for Kelly to answer this. They couldn't get the money to build a new school so now they're having to beg for old working band instruments. Give me a break...