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Stories from Thursday, November 14, 2002

Charges filed in school fight (11/14/02)
CHARLESTON - A fight that broke out at Charleston High School this week has resulted in charges filed against a 17-year-old. On Wednesday, the Mississippi County Prosecuting Attorney's Office filed the felony charges against Jacqueline Johnson for the offense of assault in school property...
"You Can't Take It With You" (11/14/02)
Sikeston Little Theatre actors perform a scene during dress rehearsals for "You Can't Take It With You." The third production of the year starts tonight at the Albritton-Mayer Cultural Center. Performances begin at 8 p.m. today and Friday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Seats can be reserved by calling the theater at 481-0255 or by contacting Collins Music in downtown Sikeston...
Lewis and Clark's journey began here (11/14/02)
CHARLESTON - While history books link Lewis and Clark's famous exploration of the Louisiana Purchase with the year 1804, for Mississippi County the story begins a year earlier. "On Nov. 16, 1803, they crossed the Mississippi River into our county," said Tom Graham, chairman of the Mississippi County Chapter of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Committee. ...
Lots to learn (11/14/02)
SIKESTON - Wildly colored numbers, letters and words cover every inch of wall space. Games and books are piled high in the corners. Hands-on activity areas are placed strategically throughout the classroom, awaiting eager little hands. There's no such thing as idle time in today's kindergarten classroom. The young pupils are expected to know a lot more than they used to...
Two area residents are up for honors by Special Olympics (11/14/02)
SIKESTON -- Recently two area residents were nominated for induction into the Special Olympics Missouri Hall of Fame and their wait of knowing who won will come to an end on Saturday, when the inductees are announced. Vicky Dannenmueller of Oran is one of three finalists in the volunteer category throughout the state, and Greg Swinney of Sikeston is one of four finalists in the athlete category...
Ste. Genevieve passing attack burns Bearcats in Class 3 sectional, 36-7 (11/14/02)
STE. GENEVIEVE - With star running back Matt Burnett on the sidelines in street clothes, the Dexter Bearcats knew they would need to play a near flawless game to defeat the No. 7 ranked Ste. Genevieve Dragons in Wednesday's Class 3 Sectional. But it didn't happen as the Bearcats turned the ball over five times in the first half in a 36-7 loss to the Dragons...
Portageville wins epic battle (11/14/02)
CHARLESTON -- Portageville's defense has made several big plays this year, but none were bigger than the tackle made by Spencer Martin and Antonio Scott on Wednesday night. With 27 seconds left, the two corraled Charleston's Orrice Stanback at the 1-yard line to preserve a 6-0 victory in a Class 2 sectional game...
Hila Peterson (11/14/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Hila E. Peterson, 84, died Nov. 12, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born March 25, 1918, in Oklahoma, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Lucy Ross Patton. On Dec. 11, 1936, in Caruthersville, she married Robert Henry Peterson who preceded her in death on Nov. 24, 1986...
Mary Cornwell (11/14/02)
ST. PETERS - Mary Sue Cornwell, 59, formerly of Sikeston, died Nov. 12, 2002, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Peters. Born Oct. 24, 1943, in Sikeston, daughter of Merline Shipley Gaddis of New Madrid and the late Basil Gaddis, she was a cashier for Huck's Convenience Store in St. Peters...
Anna Chafin (11/14/02)
WAPPAPELLO - Anna L. Chafin, 74, died Nov. 13, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 6, 1928, in Fremont, Mich., daughter of the late Forest Wilson and Addie Page Wilson, she was of the Baptist belief. She was a member of VFW Post 3416 Ladies Auxiliary since 1983 and served as the 15th district president and treasurer for 17 years...
Suedell Brown (11/14/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Suedell Brown, 63, died at 10:10 p.m. Nov. 12, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Born Sept. 26, 1939, in Lafe, Ark., daughter of the late William Edgar and Flora Grambling Puckett, she was a machine operator for the Lighthouse for the Blind in St. Louis and was a waitress for Mables Cafe in Chaffee before retiring. She was a member of the Country CB'ers in Chaffee...
August Green (11/14/02)
BLOOMFIELD - August Albert Green, 76, died Nov. 12, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 20, 1926, near Bloomfield, he was a lifelong resident of Bloomfield and charter member of the Bloomfield Assembly of God Church. On March 19, 1949, in Piggott, Ark., he married Della Jean Robinson who survives of the home...
Estelle Cathey (11/14/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Estelle Cathey, 90, of Poplar Bluff and formerly of Sikeston, who died Nov. 10, 2002, were: Kenny Todahl, Sam Cathey, Mike Nelson, Darlene Cathey, William Millner and Steve Boyers...
Thelma Files (11/14/02)
CHARLESTON - Thelma Donaldson Files, 76, died at 12:35 p.m. Nov. 13, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 16, 1926, in Charleston, daughter of the late Overton and Marie Williams Donaldson, she was of the Baptist belief. She was a lifelong resident of Charleston, where she worked for the Brown Shoe Company for 36 years before retiring in 1992...
Ruby Burton (11/14/02)
VANDUSER - Ruby May Burton, 76, died at 3:17 a.m. Nov. 13, 2002, at her home. Born May 26, 1926, in Crowder, daughter of the late Isaac Waymon and Oma Selby Nichols, she was a member of the Vanduser Church of Christ. She served as an election judge for the Scott County Democratic Central Committee for many years...
Billy Myers (11/14/02)
PEORIA, Ill. - Billy Gene Myers, 65, died at 4:14 a.m. Nov. 8, 2002, at his home. Born Sept. 24, 1937, in Blodgett, Mo., son of the late Chap and Ruby Bonifield Myers, he was a self-employed carpenter in the Peoria area for many years before retiring...
Minnie Baker (11/14/02)
NEW MADRID -- Minnie Garner Baker, 90, died Nov. 13, 2002, at her daughter's home in New Madrid. Born Sept. 28, 1912, in Cardwell, daughter of the late George Washington and Millie Nance Boyles, she had lived most of her life in Dexter and the last two years in New Madrid. She was a member of the Victory Temple in Dexter...
Schumer - Pope (11/14/02)
PERRYVILLE -- Robert and Jacqueline Schumer have announced the engagement of their daughter, Janelle Christine, to William Clayton "Clay" Pope IV, son of Bill and Barbara Pope of East Prairie. The future bride is a 1998 graduate of St. Vincent High School. A 2002 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, she is an English teacher at Jackson High School...
Looking Back in Time at Nov. 14 (11/14/02)
SIKESTON - Honor and proficiency rolls for the first quarter of the school year were announced today in senior high school. Honor roll seniors were: Charles Boyd, Mary Evelyn Chapman, Jane Cummins, Jean Cummins, Ann Draughon, Billy Foley Jr., Harold Lindley Jr., Shirley Shainberg, Frank Stevens, John Stewart, Alice Van Horne, Dorothy Vaughn and Edwin Webster. Juniors were: Mary Ellen Bailey, Tessie Ingram, Jeanne Jackson, Mildred Lambert, Grace Marie Sitzes, Billy Wagner and Laverne Yoffie...
No easy solution to state foster care (11/14/02)
The foster care program in the state of Missouri obviously has abundant problems. The first in a series of state public hearings on foster care got under way this week. The dialogue was aimed clearly at the policies of the Division of Family Services and how they decide if and when to remove a child from a home. I believe the result will be stronger legislation coming out of the new General Assembly...
SpeakOut 11/14 (11/14/02)
I read the article in the Nov. 4 issue of the Standard Democrat. Where do the American people get off the idea that they feel that everybody in the United States should support people who are too lazy to get out and work and earn any money.? I would like to SpeakOut about Howard Stern. ...