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Stories from Thursday, December 12, 2002

Holiday rush reaches post office (12/12/02)
SIKESTON - Rain, snow and sleet don't stop the Postal Service, and neither will a shortened holiday season. With six fewer days to handle holiday mail due to a late Thanksgiving, it appears people are trying to make up for lost time. "We started off pretty busy," said Larry Brown, postmaster for the Sikeston Post Office. "The last four of five days we've really been swamped here."...
Officials alarmed: Area seat belt usage very low (12/12/02)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Unofficial results from a seat belt use survey recently conducted in Dexter and Sikeston have alarmed officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Missouri Division of Highway Safety. The survey results indicate seat belt use in the 13-county Troop E, which includes Mississippi, New Madrid, Scott and Stoddard counties, is at an unacceptable level and well below the national average of 70 percent motorists who use their seat belts...
Floodway project ruling is appealed (12/12/02)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Memphis District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is appealing a state ruling halting a local floodway project. The Corps has filed an appeal with the Missouri Clean Water Commission in response to the denial by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources of a Section 401 Water Quality Certification for the St. John's Bayou-New Madrid Floodway Project...
Free tours (12/12/02)
Ella LaValle with the New Madrid Historical Museum adjusts the angels featured above a large antique nativity scene currently on display (top). The museum, along with the Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site and the Higgerson School in New Madrid will offer free tours from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday...
Delta holds off Sikeston rally in Chaffee tourney (12/12/02)
CHAFFEE -- The second day of the 26th Annual Chaffee Lady Devils Invitational Tournament took place on Wednesday night with four games. Delta 40, Sikeston 38 In a thrilling semifinal game, top-seeded Delta avoided an upset from Sikeston, holding off a late rally to earn a nail-biting 40-38 victory...
Carbondale wrestlers take down Sikeston, 40-29 (12/12/02)
CARBONDALE -- Sikeston's wrestling team was defeated by Carbondale on Wednesday, 40-29, dropping the Bulldogs' season record to 1-2 in dual meets. "We didn't wrestle up to our potential tonight," said Sikeston coach Chris Hodgkiss. "Hopefully we can use this to motivate us for the next couple of weeks going into the Christmas break."...
Priday makes All-State (12/12/02)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston linebacker Jacob Priday was selected to the Class 4 all-state team released today. Priday had an outstanding season for the Bulldogs this year, recording 176 tackles. "He was a very dominant linebacker all year for us, he is very deserving," said Sikeston football coach Charlie Vickery. "He just has a nose for the ball. He can see a play develop very rapidly, plus he's a good tackler."...
Lennie Northcutt (12/12/02)
MALDEN - Lennie Mae Northcutt, 92, died Dec. 11, 2002, at the Malden Nursing Care Center. Born Sept. 22, 1910, in Sugar Tree, Tenn., daughter of the late Francis Marion and Bertha Dora Mills Faulkner, she was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene and the Prayer Warriors...
Madge Irelander (12/12/02)
SIKESTON - Magdaline V. "Madge" Irelander, 79, died Dec. 11, 2002, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born March 8, 1923, in St. Louis, daughter of the late Laura Irelander, she attended the First Baptist Church in Sikeston. She is survived by many friends...
Manora Nelson (12/12/02)
NEW MADRID - Manora Nelson, 37, died Dec. 9, 2002, in St. Louis. Born Jan. 17, 1965, in New Madrid, daughter of Littie Nelson of New Madrid and the late Walter Aubry, she served in the U.S. Army National Guard and was office manager for the Mid South Service Group Home Healthcare...
Freda Miller (12/12/02)
ESSEX - Freda Miller, 84, died Dec. 12, 2002, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Billie Wallace (12/12/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Billie Ira Wallace, 81, formerly of Oran, died Dec. 12, 2002, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Mildred Gibson (12/12/02)
DEXTER - Mildred Gibson, 91, died Dec. 12, 2002, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Arcel Knuckles (12/12/02)
MALDEN - Arcel E. Knuckles, 63, died Dec. 10, 2002, at his home. Born May 28, 1939, in Canalou, son of Stella Downs Knuckles of Sikeston and the late Herschel Knuckles, he retired as a maintenance mechanic for the Sikeston Power Plant and was a veteran of the National Guard. He was a member of the First Pentecostal Church of Malden...
Sam Wyman (12/12/02)
DESOTO - Samuel Lee "Sam" Wyman, 55, formerly of Parma, died Dec. 10, 2002, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, following an lengthy battle with cancer. Born April 12, 1947, at Parma, son of Walter S. Wyman of Essex and the late Henrietta L. Wyman, he was a retired guidance counselor at DeSoto High School. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was a member of Elks Lodge 689 and St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in DeSoto...
Ada Choate (12/12/02)
SCOTT CITY - Ada Florence Choate, 98, died at 8:07 p.m. Dec. 11, 2002, at the Bertrand Retirement Home. Born March 26, 1904, in Allenville, daughter of the late William Nelson and Flora Jane Smith Daniels, she had lived in Fairview Heights, Ill., for many years...
Randall Hunsperger (12/12/02)
ST. LOUIS - Randall Curtis Hunsperger, 36, died at 11:12 p.m. Dec. 10, 2002, at his home. Born April 29, 1966, in St. Louis, son of Mabel Givens Hunsperger of Charleston and the late Curtis Hunsperger, he was a graduate of East Prairie High School. He completed vocational welding certification and moved to St. Louis, where he was employed by the Mart Corporation...
Anaise Green (12/12/02)
NEW MADRID - Anaise Green, 61, died Dec. 5, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 26, 1941, in Greenwood, Miss., son of the late Anaise Green Sr. and Nettie Anothy, he was a farmer. Survivors include: two sons, Edward Green and Tommy Green of Baltimore, Md.; three daughters, Betty Jean Hardy, Betty Ann Green and Marilyn Richerson of Baltimore; three brothers, Willie "Eddie" Green and Joe Lewis Green of Okeechobee, Fla., and Robert Jefferson Green of Washington, D.C.; two sisters, Chaney Hoskins and Sammie Robinson of New Madrid; and eight grandchildren.. ...
Mabel Thompson (12/12/02)
CHAFFEE -- Mabel Belle Thompson, 100, died at 2:10 a.m. Dec. 11, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 29, 1902, at Leachville, Ark., daughter of the late John Lumpkins, she was a cook and waitress at Mable's Cafe and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Chaffee...
LaDonna Fletcher (12/12/02)
BERTRAND - Eva LaDonna Fletcher, 78, died Dec. 11, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 4, 1924, in Eudora, Ark., daughter of the late Joe and Jewell McClain LaeDicker, she was a lifelong resident of her family's farm in Mississippi County. She worked for the Sears Catalog Store in Sikeston for 30 years before retiring and was of the Baptist belief...
Mary Jackson (12/12/02)
SIKESTON - Mary Jackson, 82, died Dec. 11, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. Born May 8, 1920, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Phillip and Caroline Strack, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston. She had worked as a waitress for Lambert's Cafe and the El Capri Motel before retiring...
Earl Christian (12/12/02)
DEXTER - Earl Eugene Christian, 80, died Dec. 12, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
William Dixon (12/12/02)
ST. LOUIS - William Alonzo Dixon Sr., 85, formerly of Charleston and Cape Girardeau, died Dec. 10, 2002, at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis. Born March 29, 1917, son of the late Ozark and Essie Martin Dixon, he was educated in the Thompson Bend and Charleston School Districts. He served in the U.S. Army from Jan. 5, 1943, until Feb. 6, 1946, and retired as a carpenter with Penzel Construction in Jackson...
Essner -- Silman (12/12/02)
NEW HAMBURG -- Michelle LeAnn Essner became the bride of Andrew David Silman in a 1 p.m. ceremony Aug. 10, 2002, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in New Hamburg. Monsignor Philip Bucher performed the ceremony. Parents of the bride are Carla and Andrew Essner of New Hamburg and the bridegroom is the son of Cindy and Mark Silman of Benton...
Andrews -- Dailey (12/12/02)
NEW MADRID -- Mary Pat Hillis of New Madrid and Michael W. Andrews of Collierville, Tenn., have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Brooke Andrews of West Memphis, Ark., to John William Dailey IV of West Memphis, son of Mike and Jeanette Kopp of Cordova, Tenn...
Wade -- Cogdill (12/12/02)
HORSE BRANCH, Ky. -- Sharmon Wade and Phillip Wade have announced the engagement of their daughter, April Dawn, to James Everett "Jamie" Cogdill, son of George "Bill" and Eugenia Cogdill Jr. of East Prairie, Mo. A 1997 graduate of Ohio County School, the future bride graduated in 2001 from Campbellsville University. ...
Looking Back in Time at Dec. 12 (12/12/02)
SIKESTON - Awards have been made for the nine point health standard in the Sikeston Schools. The following students have received pins for being nine pointers for five years: Jack Bowman, Marilyn Yoffie, Mary Ann Tomerlin, John Kendig, Eugene Hirschberg, Phyllis Ann Garner, Raymond Shainberg, Donald Duncan, Paul Trotter, Marlin Graber, Marilyn Tucker, Betty Sue Keasler, Francis Lair Mattingly, Ray Vick, Fielding Potashnick, Mary Jane Farris, Darrol Dean Pharris, Barbara Jean Guthrie, Barbara Ann Canedy, Ruth Ann Forrester, John Richard Young, Marilyn Mayfield, Pat Vick, Billy Northington and Margaret Thrower.. ...
Death penalty must remain alternative (12/12/02)
As expected, a federal appeals court has overruled a lower court and upheld the federal death penalty as constitutional. An unusual ruling earlier this year by a New York judge put the federal death penalty in question. The ruling had no impact over state death penalties...
Your View 12/12: Project needed (12/12/02)
The commissioners of Scott County want to express our disappointment at the attitude shown by the editors of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Nov. 21 when they, in effect, said the people of the Bootheel were not worth saving. Their editorial praised the roadblocks that have been put in front of the St. ...
SpeakOut 12/12 (12/12/02)
I would like to comment on this water issue. I've lived in Morehouse all my life and I've never had any problem with the water. If these people would give up some of the past history and what they did in the past, they might figure out the real reason. ...