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Stories from Sunday, October 20, 2002

Charges filed in hostage case (10/20/02)
SIKESTON -- Charges have been filed against a Sikeston man who was arrested after a two-hour standoff with police in a hostage situation. Larry "Frog" Marshall faces two counts of resisting arrest, one count of felonious restraint and several traffic charges...
'Role model' earns national honor (10/20/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Portageville elementary art teacher DeLois Booker patiently helps her young students through the drawing assignment. She encourages them to look at the subject then to look again and try to see it in another way. That is Booker's philosophy about art as well as her philosophy on life. ...
Halloween's best treat is safe time (10/20/02)
SIKESTON - With questions about the economy and the threat of war still looming, there is uncertainty in just about everything. But it hasn't seemed to deter Americans from celebrating Halloween. According to the latest National Retail Federation Halloween survey, consumers say they plan to spend an estimated $44 per household this year on Halloween candy, costumes and decorations, an amount that is not far from last year when consumers said they would spend $45...
Area merchants see growth in seasonal celebration (10/20/02)
SIKESTON -- Over the past couple decades retailers nationwide have kept busy as Halloween has shifted from a one night or one weekend holiday into a seasonal celebration that lasts from August through October. "There's no doubt about it. Compared with Christmas, this is my second biggest holiday of the year," said Tim Bitter, Sikeston Wal-Mart assistant manager over the seasonal department...
Charleston manhandles E.P. (10/20/02)
CHARLESTON - The Charleston Bluejays got their second win of the season Friday night with a convincing 48-15 win over the visiting East Prairie Eagles. "We came off the ball a little better than we have been, and tried to dominate the line of scrimmage," said Charleston head coach Brent Anderson...
Dexter tames Tigers (10/20/02)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- Matt Burnett scored 32 points on Friday night, leading Dexter to a 42-7 win over Caruthersville. Burnett scored five touchdowns and ran in a two-point conversion for the points. He finished the game with 177 yards rushing on 18 carries...
Bruceton hands Portageville its first loss (10/20/02)
BRUCETON, Tenn. -- Portageville's game against Bruceton on Friday ended the same way it started. The Tennessee power put up 14 points in the first quarter and 14 in the fourth to hand the Bulldogs their first loss of the season, 28-7. Bruceton Division-I prospect Patrick Willis had a big day, rushing for 118 yards on 21 carries, scoring two touchdowns. He was one of the few bright spot for the Tigers, who finished with just 285 yards of offense...
Eagles wear down against Dyersburg in second half (10/20/02)
DYERSBURG, Tenn. -- After handing the Dyersburg Trojans their worst loss of the year last season, the New Madrid County Central Eagles knew they would be in for a tough night on the road in Tennessee on Friday. The Eagles hung with the Trojans for a half, but eventually wore down against the larger school, falling 38-20 at Dyersburg's J.C. Sawyers Stadium...
Lorene Glueck (10/20/02)
CHAFFEE - Lorene Louise Glueck, 90, died at 5:14 a.m. Oct. 19, 2002, at her home. Born Nov. 4, 1911, at Kelso, daughter of the late Charles B. and Pauline Bisher Scheeter, she was a member of the St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Chaffee and the Daughters of St. Ambrose...
Alvis Haynes (10/20/02)
DEXTER - Alvis Haynes, 85, died Oct. 18, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born July 14, 1917, at Double Springs, Ala., son of the late William and Alma Tidwell Haynes, he was a retired farmer and of the Baptist belief. On Feb. 1, 1939, at Lynn, Ala., he married Esther Lou Winters who survives of the home...
Tony Varble (10/20/02)
AQUILLA - Tony Ray Varble, 67, died Oct. 18, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 23, 1935, in Malden, son of the late Ralph and Annetta Williams Varble, he was a 1953 graduate of Bloomfield High School and retired from Arvin Automotive in Dexter...
Mitchell McLard (10/20/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Mitchell McLard, 56, who died Oct. 15, 2002, were: Jeff McLard, Chris Hensley, Kevin Hensley, Roydean Burns, Jimmy Worley and Mike Hopkins. Honorary pallbearers were: Brad Clenney, Troy Burns, Floyd Aters Jr., Nate Aters and Jerry Wilson...
Mary Nelson (10/20/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Mary A. Nelson, 84, died Oct. 18, 2002, at the Veterans Home. She is survived by two sons, Stan Thompson of Jackson and Steve Thompson of Huntsville, Texas; and one daughter, Mary Hunt of Liper Fork, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid...
John Gee (10/20/02)
PARMA - John Junior Gee, 79, died Oct. 18, 2002, at his home. Born Oct. 7, 1923 at Parma, son of the late Lum and Eva Jenkins Gee, he graduated from Parma High School and lived in Parma until 1941, when he entered the Navy and served during World War II. ...
Cude Cullum (10/20/02)
BERNIE - Calvin "Cude" Cullum, 77, died Oct. 17, 2002, at the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Hospital in Poplar Bluff. Born Dec. 1, 1924, at Greenway, Ark., son of the late Henry McKinley and Lucinda Jane Carmichael Cullum, he was a farmer and a member of the Bernie General Baptist Church. He was a veteran if World War II...
Frances Duff (10/20/02)
BETHALTO, Ill. - Frances Baugh Duff, 80, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died at 5:14 p.m. Oct. 18, 2002, at Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton. Born Oct. 14, 1922, at Charleston, daughter of the late Alfred and Berneta Elizabeth Telker Carlisle, she had lived in Charleston her entire life and moved recently to Bethalto to be near her family. She had been employed with Knights Department Store in Charleston for several years until retiring in 1982. She was a member of the St. Henry Catholic Church...
Looking Back 10/20 (10/20/02)
FAYETTE - Miss Gwendolyn Kirk, senior at the Swinney Conservatory Music Central College and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Kirk, will sing four solos Monday before the convention of the Mo-Kan District of Kiwanis International, Kansas City. SIKESTON - Last Saturday, during the annual auto show sponsored by the Bank of Sikeston, hundreds of balloons were given away to the youngsters. ...
Easier voting is not necessarily better (10/20/02)
As election day nears there is a movement in some states to make the voting process easier and less burdensome on the public by allowing election day registration. The idea - championed in California, of course, by immigrant leaders who recognize that many newcomers fail to register - is a thinly-veiled Democratic attempt to swell their voting numbers. You can't read it any other way...
Your view: Say no to witchcraft (10/20/02)
Deuteronomy 18:10-14 10 "Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, 11 "or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead...
Speakout 10/20 (10/20/02)
I'm calling about the Oct. 6 SpeakOut, "Stop whining" regarding health insurance rates for state employees. I agree that insurance is too high on everybody. The person who called in made reference that they are a self-employed person. That's very good for them; I'm proud for them. ...