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Stories from Tuesday, November 19, 2002

Safety first when using chainsaw (11/19/02)
SIKESTON -- Local residents may be revving up their chainsaws to cut firewood for the cold months that lie ahead, but professional woodcutters are advising them to exercise safety precautions because one never knows what can happen. Brad Greer of Brad's Pest Control and Tree Service has seen his fair share of chainsaw accidents through the years. He's seen someone's hand ripped open by a saw, and he has even seen a man's face cut right up the middle...
Many still don't know about home care (11/19/02)
SIKESTON - Missouri Delta Medical Center's Continu-Care Home Care Services have been offered since 1995 and the Visiting Nurse Association of Southeast Missouri has been in the area since August 1973, but many people still do not really know much about home health services...
Shooting is investigated (11/19/02)
SIKESTON -- A shooting at Sonic Sunday morning injured one man and has left police looking for answers. Sikeston Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden stated today that at approximately 12:17 a.m. Sunday, there was a shooting at Sonic located at 216 North Main...
Hayti one win away from dome (11/19/02)
HAYTI -- Hayti is just one win away from playing on the St. Louis Rams' home field. The Indians qualified for the Class 1 semifinals by clobbering Tipton in Monday's quarterfinal round, 44-21. Hayti fell behind early as Tipton's Garet Uptergrove scored on a 66-yard TD run in the first quarter. Torey Nelson tied the score with a nine yard TD, only to see Uptergrove score his second TD later in the quarter to make it 13-6...
Hail Mary not answered (11/19/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - The last time the Portageville Bulldogs made it to the state quarterfinals in football, they defeated the Lutheran North Crusaders 34-33 in a stunning upset in 1997. On Monday night at Vic Reaves Stadium, the Bulldogs were hoping history would repeat itself against Lutheran North in a Class 2 state quarterfinal game...
Mary Irene Cantrell (11/19/02)
SIKESTON - Mary Irene Cantrell, 68, died Nov. 19, 2002, at the Miner Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel.
Stella Walden (11/19/02)
SIKESTON - Stella Walden, 89, died Nov. 17, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 22, 1913, in Banner, Ky., daughter of the late Barley and Polly Ann Jones, she was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. On Aug. 22, 1945, in Ogden, Utah, she married Burrel Ellis Walden who preceded her in death on May 2, 1998...
James Lee (11/19/02)
PALATINE, Ill. - James Edward Lee, 70, died Nov. 18, 2002. Born May 8, 1932, in Sikeston, Mo., son of the late James Ray and Mildred Beatrice Lee, he graduated in 1951 from Sikeston High School and in 1957 from Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau with a bachelor of science degree in education. ...
Arthur Eftink (11/19/02)
ORAN - Arthur John Eftink, 80, died at midnight Nov. 17, 2002, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born May 18, 1922, in Portageville, son of the late John and Josephine Glastetter Eftink Jr., he was a member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church, St. Joseph Sodality and Knights of Columbus Council 4311 in Oran. He was a self-employed farmer...
Leon Cannady (11/19/02)
PARMA - Leon Cannady, 60, died Nov. 18, 2002, near Marble Hill. Born Jan. 5, 1942, in Como, son of the late Clarence and Goldie Creason Cannady, he was a lifelong resident of the Parma area, where he was a farmer and member of the Church of God. On March 17, 1972, in New Madrid, he married Judy Cullum who survives of the home...
Blanche Johnson (11/19/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Blanche Irene Johnson, 84, died at 10:40 a.m. Nov. 18, 2002, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born July 6, 1918, at Vulcan, daughter of the late James and Lydia Eldrige Stevenson, she lived near East Prairie most of her life and was a member of the First Christian Church in East Prairie...
Births (published 11/19) (11/19/02)
CHARLESTON - Jeannie Marie Lauren Lee Borders is the mother of her first child, a son, born at 9:20 p.m. Oct. 28, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Brandon Lawrence Lee Borders weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19-inches long. Grandparents are Larry and Ruby Borders...
Bustos - Merideth (11/19/02)
SAN ANTONIO -- Jaime Vaness Bustos and Kenneth D. Merideth were united in marriage in a 4 p.m. ceremony Nov. 9, 2002, at Sacred Heart Chapel of Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. The mass was celebrated by the Rev. Michael Horan. Ceremony music was performed by Canzona String Trio, under the direction of Doris Norton and Mary Ann De la Garza. ...
Glaser - Hester (11/19/02)
BELLEVIEW -- Harlan and Alice Glaser have announced the engagement of their daughter, Christina Marie, to Joseph Allen Hester of Sikeston, son of Gary and Marilyn Hester of Bloomfield. The future bride graduated with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Culver-Stockton College and earned a masters degree in physical therapy from Southwest Baptist University. She is a physical therapist for SeNet Rehabilitative Services...
Jernigan - Marks (11/19/02)
SIKESTON -- Marie Marshall has announced the engagement of her daughter, Stephanie "Crickett" Jernigan of East Prairie to Randy Joe Marks, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Marks of Sikeston. A 1979 graduate of East Prairie High School, the future bride is employed by American Home Care of East Prairie...
Looking Back in Time at Nov. 19 (11/19/02)
SIKESTON - Unleashing power house offensive, the Cape Girardeau Central High School Tigers swamped the Sikeston High School Bulldogs, 78-0 Friday night. SIKESTON - Twenty-two members of St. Francis Xavier Circle Daughters of Isabella were present for the installation of officers at a meeting held last Wednesday evening in the school basement. ...
Salary commission likely ignored again (11/19/02)
It's hard to imagine a group more useless than the Missouri Citizens' Commission on Compensation for Elected Officials. The group was created in 1994 when Missouri voters thought it would be a good idea to turn over the sticky issue of lawmakers raising their own salaries. The commission was designed to meet, discuss the need for salary review for many Missouri elected officials and then to make those recommendations to the Legislature which holds the ultimate power of approval...
SpeakOut 11/19 (11/19/02)
I think that a police officer is called to Sikeston Public Schools when there is a problem with his or her child, or a close friend's child, another officer should be called. It may cloud your judgment. To the person looking for holders for souvenir spoons, they are available at Welcome Home in the Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores...