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Stories from Monday, September 30, 2002

Levee work begins (09/30/02)
It's the best show in town according to Chance Howard, 6, of New Madrid and his 4-year-old brother, Tatum. The youngsters spent time recently watching the equipment move the dirt on the New Madrid levee front in preparation for a $2.5 million riverfront improvement project...
Local man dies in wreck (09/30/02)
MORLEY -- A Sikeston man sustained fatal injuries as the result of failing to yield at a railroad crossing Sunday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 2:38 p.m., on Route Z at Burlington Northern Railroad Crossing, three miles south of Morley, Jesse Whittley Jr., 52, was traveling westbound when he failed to yield his vehicle to a Burlington Northern train engine driven by William A. Turner, 45, of Jackson...
When green means stop (09/30/02)
SIKESTON -- A few years ago, Leasa Stone of Bell City was the foster parent of 2-year-old Tylen Haneline. Unfortunately, Tylen was sent to his biological home, where he was murdered by his parent as a result of child abuse. A man living next door heard Tylen's screams, but never reported the sounds to the police. In memory of Tylen, Stone created The Green Bear Organization, a non-profit organization designed to educate children and parents about child abuse...
Jesse Whittley Jr. (09/30/02)
SIKESTON - Jesse Whittley Jr., 52, died at 2:25 a.m. Sept. 30 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
William Perry (09/30/02)
NEW MADRID - William Andrew "Sonny" Perry, 74, died Sept. 30, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 20, 1928, in Pascola, son of the late George and Ivy Perry, he was a member of the New Madrid Eagles Club, New Madrid County Civil Defense, New Madrid City Auxiliary Police Department and the New Madrid City Fire Department. He worked as a custodian and night watchman for the New Madrid Public Schools before retiring...
Elizabeth Cappel (09/30/02)
OCALA, Fla. - Elizabeth Addie Cappel, 88, died Sept. 28, 2002, at Ocala Health and Rehab. Born Sept. 15, 1914, in Fulton, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Charles M. and Claudia Tranbarger Ashworth. She moved to Ocala from Tampa in 1984 and was of the Episcopal belief...
George Pullum (09/30/02)
BLOOMFIELD - George L. Pullum, 75, died Sept. 28, 2002, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 21, 1926, at Idalia, to the late William and Anna Triplett Pullum, he had lived in Bloomfield all his life. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a retired carpenter and a member of the Beech Grove General Baptist Church...
Jerry Arnold (09/30/02)
ADVANCE -- Jerry Arnold, 53, died Sept. 28, 2002, at his home after an extended illness. Born March 27, 1949, in St. Louis, son of the late William and Naomi Gibson Arnold, he had worked as a custodian at The Bank of Advance for over 20 years. He was a member of the Christian Fellowship Church in Advance...
Bill Lilly (09/30/02)
NEW MADRID -- William "Bill" L. Lilly, 97, died Sept. 27, 2002, at his daughter's home in Steele. Born Sept. 15, 1905, in Tamms, Ill., he was a lifelong resident of New Madrid and a commercial fisherman in New Madrid. He was married to Frances Lilly who preceded him in death on Feb. 3, 1981...
Glenn Nicholson (09/30/02)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted Sunday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Glenn Nicholson, 89, who died Sept. 26, 2002, were: Charles Chaney, Steve Huffstuttler, Jim Barnes, Jim Leigh, Jim Barber and Tommy Brack.
Vida Scott (09/30/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Vida Scott, 55, who died Sept. 26, 2002, were: Willie Hagy, Darby Hagy, Carl Wayne Hagy, B. Earl Hagy, L. Earl Hagy, Johnny Hagy, Joe Hagy and Tommy Hagy.
Mary Vetter (09/30/02)
COMMERCE -- Mary Helen Vetter, 59, died at 1:50 p.m. Sept. 28, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 2, 1942, in Kaskaskia, Ill., daughter of the late Clarence and Llolav Summers Biri, she was a member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary Post 6407 in Scott City and the Commerce Better Community Club. A homemaker, she attended Commerce Baptist Church...
Willie Fletcher (09/30/02)
BERTRAND -- Willie Morrow Fletcher, 87, died at 6 a.m. Sept. 30, 2002, at the Bertrand Retirement Facility. Born April 24, 1915, in Red Bay, Ala., daughter of the late Robert and Sarah Belle George Morrow, she had lived in Scott and Mississippi Counties most of her life and had been employed with the Buckner Ragsdale Store in Charleston before her retirement. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bertrand...
Elbert Sadler (09/30/02)
AID - Elbert Leander Sadler, 81, died Sept. 29, 2002, at his home. Born May 8, 1921, in Bernie, son of the late Richard L. and Lily Ramsey Sadler, he had lived in the Aid community since 1949. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church and was a U.S. Army World War II veteran...
Margy Huggins (09/30/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Margy Huggins, 69, died Sept. 27, 2002, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born July 15, 1933, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Hayward Joseph and Verna Ussery Poe, she was a member of Word of Faith Fellowship in Cape Girardeau where she was the church pianist. A graduate of Scott City High School, she worked for the International Shoe Company in Cape Girardeau for eight years and later in Chaffee for four years...
Lula Corn (09/30/02)
SCOTT CITY -- Lula Novella Corn, 90, died at 9:45 a.m. Sept. 28, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 7, 1912, in Swinton, daughter of the late Melton John and Lilly Bell Moore Phillips, she had been a seamstress for Ely Walker Co. in Scott City...
Gene Wheeler (09/30/02)
BELL CITY - Marion Eugene "Gene" Wheeler, 83, died Sept. 26, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 16, 1919, in Bell City, son of the late Claude and Myra Harvey Wheeler, he was a rural mail carrier for many years and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II...
Theon Scherer (09/30/02)
KELSO - Theon Lawrence Scherer, 79, died at 3:15 p.m. Sept. 28, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 23, 1923, at Kelso to the late Charles Adam and Irene Rose Enderle Scherer, he was a farmer and a member of the St. Augustine Catholic Church. A World War II veteran of the U.S. Army serving in D-Day at Normandy, he was a member of the Scott City Veterans of Foreign War Post 6407...
Looking Back in Time at Sept. 30 (09/30/02)
SIKESTON - Announcement has been made of the approaching marriage of Miss Beatrice Lenore Dobbins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David W. Dobbins of Longmont, Colo., to Ensign Robert A. Dempster, son of Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Dempster of this city. The wedding ceremony will take place in October at the First Methodist Church there...
Your View: two views from 9/30 (09/30/02)
There is an adage that one picture is worth a thousand words. Today, one phone call may be worth a thousand votes. I recently learned the FY 2003 budget eliminated Medicaid spend down payments to eligible Medicaid recipients. Spend down is synonymous with co-pay or cost share and until the 2003 budget takes effect, Missouri Medicaid spend down pays the portion of the medical care or prescription cost that federal Medicare does not cover. ...
SpeakOut 9/30 (09/30/02)
When we have election again for the senators and Congressmen in this country, I'm speaking for the elders and disabled who draw Social Security. The Senate failed to pass a prescription drug benefit for the elderly that they've been promising for years and years. ...