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Stories from Monday, September 16, 2002

Officer's death investigated (09/16/02)
EAST PRAIRIE -- The death of an East Prairie police officer is under investigation by Mississippi Coroner Terry Parker and Mississippi County Sheriff Larry Turley. According to Parker, Christopher Johnson, 26, died Sunday evening. Apparent cause of death was a gunshot wound. Parker said the officer was off-duty at the time of the shooting...
Season kicks off (09/16/02)
The Sikeston Jaycee Little League Football program kicked off their season Saturday at the Sikeston Sports Complex. Over 120 students in the sixth and seventh grades are playing in the league. The Bears defeated the Chiefs 15-14 and the Rams won 20-12 over the Packers...
Girl Scouts, dads hooked on fishing derby (09/16/02)
SIKESTON - There's nothing better than spending a beautiful fall day with your favorite guy. Especially when he's your dad, says Brittney Parker. "I like doing things with my dad because he's fun," said the 9-year-old. The Cotton Boll Area Girl Scout Council has its own ways of creating lasting memories and one of them is through its annual "Me and My Guy Fishing Derby," set for 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 21 at the Sikeston Recreation Complex Lake...
An officer with bite (09/16/02)
The 1140th Engineer Battalion Charlie Company of the Missouri Army National Guard held training exercises and demonstrations for their company Saturday at the Armory. Officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety taught the company self defense and gave a demonstration on their canine unit. Mike Ervin, trainer and a member of the Sikeston DPS, demonstrates an exercise with canine unit member Syr...
Seat belt saturation (09/16/02)
BENTON - Heads up, motorists: Chances are you are going to see a lot of police cars Sept. 23. On that day, the 2,800 miles of Missouri highways will be patrolled by approximately 536 law enforcement officers - an officer for every 5.2 miles - as part of "Click It. Don't Risk It," a statewide seat belt enforcement initiative...
James Taylor Jr. (09/16/02)
IMPERIAL - James David Taylor Jr., 64, died at 6:10 p.m. Sept. 14, 2002, at the Monticello House in Jackson. Born March 13, 1938, at LaForge, son of the late James David and Emma Alice Pugh Taylor Sr., he was employed by the Brady Drake Company in St. Louis and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy...
Amel Shibley (09/16/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Rev. Amel A. Shibley, 73, formerly of New Madrid, died Sept. 14, 2002, in Cape Girardeau. Born March 5, 1929, in New Madrid, son of the late Gabriel and Merym Samaha Shibley, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Shibley attended St. Louis Preparatory Seminary and the Kendrick Seminary in St. Louis and was ordained on March 25, 1962, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Madrid...
Anita Geary (09/16/02)
SALEM - Anita Geary, 83, died Sept. 14, 2002, at the Salem Nursing Center. Born Dec. 23, 1918, in Ackerman, Miss., she was a former resident of Bird's Corner and Dexter and was of the Protestant belief. On March 2, 1935, in Osceola, Ark., she married Jesse Geary who preceded her in death on June 22, 1985...
Johnny Dover (09/16/02)
BELL CITY -- Johnny Clay Dover, 51, died Sept. 14, 2002, at his home, following an extended illness. He was born Aug. 17, 1951, in Sikeston to the late J.C. and Orena "Renee" Duke "Dover. He was a 1969 graduate of Bell City High School and was a member of the Bell City United Methodist Church, where he was serving as president of the church administrative council. ...
Lorene Kearbey (09/16/02)
SIKESTON - Lorene Helen Kearbey, 78, died Sept. 14, 2002, at her home. Born July 28, 1924, in Salcedo, daughter of the late Sherman and Verbal Lands Turley, she had been employed by the International Shoe Factory and later worked for the Sikeston Laundry before retiring...
Henrietta Conyers (09/16/02)
MORLEY -- Henrietta Conyers, 80, died Sept. 15, 2002, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Jan. 13, 1922, in Scott City, daughter of the late Charles and Emma Jaco Eastwood, she was a member of the Morley General Baptist Church and had worked for Brown Shoe Company in Charleston until her retirement in 1962...
Eulalia McCanless (09/16/02)
OAK RIDGE - Eulalia McCanless, age 69, died Sept. 14, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 26, 1932, at Landers Ridge, daughter of the late George and Flora Asher Volz, she was a member of Caney Fork Baptist Church near Oak Ridge where she sang in the choir and had taught Sunday School and Bible School. A loving and devoted mother, she was also an accomplished artist and especially enjoyed painting rural, nature and animal scenes. She also played the organ...
Inez Fent (09/16/02)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Inez Hunter Grissom Fent, 86, formerly of Midlothian, Ill., and East Prairie, Mo., died at 6:45 a.m. Sept. 15, 2002, at the Imperial Manor Convalescent Center in Madison. Born April 9, 1916, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Charles and Lizzy Terry Grissom, she lived in Midlothian for 53 years where she retired as a social worker for the State of Illinois and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...
Alzie Gromer (09/16/02)
DEXTER - Alzie Gromer, 94, died Sept. 14, 2002, at her home. Born Dec. 7, 1907, in Vandalle, Ark., daughter of the late Henry and Ella Mason, she was a former resident of the Hill's Store Community and was a member of Sweet Prospect General Baptist Church in Dexter...
Christopher Johnson (09/16/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Christopher Johnson, 26, died Sept. 15, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Looking Back in Time at Sept. 16 (09/16/02)
SIKESTON - Blue-eyed Dorothy Long, Benton High School senior and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O.L. Reynolds of the Scott County town, was selected as queen to reign over the 1942 Neighbor Day celebration at Benton Oct. 1 in ceremonies at the high school gymnasium here Friday night...
Your View 9/16: Internship appreciated (09/16/02)
I want to thank all of the employees of the City of Sikeston. First, I'd like to thank them for the opportunity I was given to perform an internship with the City this summer. The entire staff went out of their way to assist me in meeting my objectives and to make me feel welcome...
SpeakOut 9/16 (09/16/02)
I read in SpeakOut "Pot calls the kettle black." What's wrong? Is your conscience bothering you? I would like to SpeakOut about the Sikeston Middle School in particular, but in general about the whole Sikeston Public Schools system. My daughter is 11 years old and attends the Middle School. ...