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Stories from Monday, October 14, 2002

Train cars overturn (10/14/02)
LILBOURN - Officials from Union Pacific Railroad were working this morning to clear tracks after a train cars overturned. According to the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department, the train, which was taking coal to Associated Electric Co. Inc., overturned at 1:05 a.m. today on tracks between Lilbourn and Catron. Nine cars reportedly derailed...
Walking for others (10/14/02)
Cooler temperature made the 29th Annual Kenny Rogers Children's Center Charity Walk a pleasant trip Saturday morning. The center's fall fund-raiser is being held to provide funds for therapy services to youngsters from throughout Southeast Missouri...
Cotton gin worker killed (10/14/02)
MARSTON - A man was killed when he became pinned between a truck and loading dock Sunday. Orlando J. Kershaw Sr., 39, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident at Richardson's Gin at Marston. The accident occurred shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday...
Rangers' daring rescue made them heroes of Bataan POWS (10/14/02)
SIKESTON - For one man, the 6th Ranger Battalion Reunion was an opportunity to meet some of the men who had given him a second chance in life. Born in Canada, Robert Body's family moved to Detroit, Mich., when he was 2 years old. Looking for a better life, he first enlisted with the Canadian army while he was still 16 years old. Soon after, his age was discovered and he was discharged...
A gathering of heroes (10/14/02)
SIKESTON - It wasn't the first reunion that has gathered at Lambert's Cafe for a meal, but it was without a doubt one of the most remarkable group to dine there yet. Every other year since 1982, members of the 6th Ranger Battalion have held a reunion. Joining them over the years have been the prisoners of war their battalion liberated from the Cabanatuan, Luzon, prisoner of war camp in the Philippines on January 31, 1945...
Luehmann wins district title (10/14/02)
SIKESTON -- After being postponed Thursday the Class 1 District 2 tennis tournament took place Friday, seeing an underdog win the district title. Senior Mindi Leuhmann of Charleston won the singles division and earned her third straight trip to the state tournament. Luehmann, who entered as the third seed, received a bye in the first round before dispatching Malden's Ashley Lancaster 6-0, 6-1 and Heather Allen of Park Hills Central 6-1, 6-2...
Henry Elderbrook (10/14/02)
SIKESTON -- Henry Elderbrook, 76, died Oct. 13, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 31, 1926, in Matthews, son of the late William "Willie" and Delpha Pierce Elderbrook, he was of the Baptist belief and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He worked as a plumber for the Veterans Administration Hospital before retiring...
Gilbert Tribble (10/14/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Gilbert Tribble, 88, died Oct. 13, 2002, at his home. Born July 24, 1914, in Long Tree, son of the late Dewitt Tribble and Louise Tribble Berry, he was a mechanic and member of the First United Pentecostal Church of Portageville. On May 30, 1936, in Missouri, he married Marie Black who survives of the home...
Hallie Dye (10/14/02)
CROWDER - Hallie Claire Dye, 95, died at 5 a.m. Oct. 12, 2002, at the Cypress Point Nursing Home in Dexter. Born July 24, 1907, in Crowder, where she lived for most of her life, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Rachel Cunningham Smith. She graduated from Vanduser High School and began her teaching career in the elementary school at Crowder in the fall of the same year. ...
Agnes Lambert (10/14/02)
SIKESTON - Agnes Jeanette Dyer Lambert, 89, died Oct. 12, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born Oct. 1, 1913. Her husband, Earl Lambert, preceded her in death on Sept. 20, 1976. Mrs. Lambert was a key figure in establishing Lambert's Cafe. She and her husband started Lambert's in 1942. In 1976, she and her son, Norman, and his wife, Patti, went into a partnership. Mrs. Lambert made the first batch of the famous "Throwed Rolls."...
Geneva Webb (10/14/02)
CHARLESTON - Geneva Faye Webb, 67, died at 8:22 a.m. Oct. 12, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 4, 1935, in Datto, Ark., daughter of the late Elbert and Laura Belcher Pemberton, she lived in Charleston most of her life, where she retired in 1991 from the Brown Shoe Company. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bertrand...
Opal White (10/14/02)
MARSTON - Opal White, 80, died Oct. 12, 2002, at her home. Born Oct. 23, 1922, in Dallas, Texas, daughter of the late Jasper and Mamie Martin Kirby, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Conran. On Oct. 31, 1946, she married Claude White who survives of the home...
Grace Townsend (10/14/02)
CHARLESTON - Grace Townsend, 96, died at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 14, 2002, at the Charleston Manor. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home.
Orlando Kershaw (10/14/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Orlando J. Kershaw Sr., 39, died Oct. 12, 2002, at Marston. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Della Speakman (10/14/02)
SIKESTON - Della Speakman, 90, died Oct. 13, 2002, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Bertha Roberts (10/14/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Bertha E. Roberts, 88, who died Oct. 10, 2002, were: Bob Fralick, Jerry Ellis, Grant Hargrove, Tony Roberts, Tom Fralick and Carl Farber.
Births (published 10/14) (10/14/02)
ANNISTON - Charlotte Lee Griggs is the mother of her second daughter, born at 2:28 p.m. Sept. 18, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Hannah Nicole Miller weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19-inches long. Grandparents are Geraldine Griggs and David Griggs...
Looking Back in Time at Oct. 14 (10/14/02)
SIKESTON - Announcement of the appointment of Miss Isabel Hess as nutrition chairman of the Scott County Chapter of the Red Cross was made by Chairman John Reiss at a meeting of the executive board of the agency at the high school building Friday. Mrs. O.E. Wright will serve as chairman of the program in Sikeston...
Your View: two views from 10/14 (10/14/02)
Editor's Note: This letter was submitted following the death of a Sikeston man at a Burlington Northern Railroad Crossing, three miles south of Morley. Was this in so I can look the crossing up on the FRA data base? I remember distinctly last weekend the Missouri railroad administrator saying if people would "stop, look and listen" they wouldn't have a problem. ...
SpeakOut 10/14 (10/14/02)
I would like to SpeakOut about the cigarette tax they're going to put on the Nov. 5 ballot in Missouri. Neither my wife nor I smoke nor drink. Neither do my children and grandchildren. There should be a watchdog committee in Jefferson City to tell the voters in Missouri how that money will be used. ...