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Stories from Monday, October 13, 2003

Officials, residents celebrate milestone (10/13/03)
NEW MADRID - Jim Robinson of Pinhook remembers moving to the New Madrid Floodway from Tennessee in 1942 with his family at age nine in a time so far removed it might as well be another world. He remembers how people of color were allowed to go into town for supplies provided they left before sunset...
State, federal officials help dedicate new ferry tugboat (10/13/03)
DORENA - State and federal officials from both Missouri and Kentucky gathered on the Dorena-Hickman Ferry Friday to celebrate the dedication of "Dorena II," the ferry's new tugboat. Community leaders on both sides of the Mississippi have done a great job keeping the vital heartland link open, according to Sen. Christopher "Kit" Bond...
Dinner theater (10/13/03)
Brian Fisk and Jennifer Chessor rehearse lines for the upcoming Sikeston Area Humane Society's "Murder Me Always" Dinner Theater. The dinner theatre will be held at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Sponsors building. Tickets are available by calling 471-4801...
'Judgement House' (10/13/03)
The Miner Baptist Church's presentation of "Judgement House," the walk through drama, "Land of the Free, Home of the Brave!" will conclude tonight at the church. Admission is free to the public and will start at 6 p.m.
Collins brothers will perform in hometown (10/13/03)
SIKESTON - Former Sikeston residents Scott and Justin Collins will kick off their new record tour with their first stop in Sikeston. The Collins with their band Pale Blue Dot will perform in Sikeston Oct. 16 and 17. This is the first time the Collins brothers have taken the stage here in Sikeston since moving to Nashville 11 years ago...
Charity walk held (10/13/03)
The Kenny Rogers Children's Center annual charity walk was held Saturday with over 100 walkers participating. The walk started at Lowe's and ended at VFW Post 3174 on Smith Street, where lunch was provided by the VFW.
Harland, Boyer lead surging Eagles past Chaffee, 49-12 (10/13/03)
EAST PRAIRIE -- The East Prairie Eagles garnered their third straight win Friday night by thrashing the Chaffee Red Devils 49-12. The win put East Prairie over the .500 mark (3-2) for the first time in more than 5 years and marked the first time it won three straight since the 1994 season. The loss was the 10th straight for Chaffee...
Sikeston softball season ends (10/13/03)
FARMINGTON -- Sikeston's softball team saw the 2003 season come to an end on Friday with an 8-2 loss to Farmington in the district tournament. The Lady Bulldogs were held to three hits on the loss. "We did not hit the ball today," said Sikeston coach Jenny Hobeck. "Their pitcher didn't have exceptional speed -- we just weren't waiting on good pitches. Defensively, we had too many errors."...
Charleston wins district (10/13/03)
SIKESTON -- Charleston won the Class 1, District 2 tennis tournament at Sikeston High School on Friday with 29.5 points. The Lady Bluejays won the doubles tournament, had a team take third, then had a player take fourth in the singles tournament to win the event...
Portageville upsets No. 1 Hayti, 14-7 (10/13/03)
HAYTI -- The Portageville Bulldogs are just full of surprises these days. One week after an unexpected loss to Kennett, the Bulldogs upset the top-ranked team in Class 1 on Friday night, beating Hayti 14-7. "This is probably one of the bigger victories we've had in a long time," said Portageville coach Jim McKay. ...
NMCC rallies to beat Sikeston (10/13/03)
NEW MADRID - For a half on Friday night, the Sikeston Bulldogs looked unbeatable as they staked a 25-7 lead on the New Madrid County Central Eagles. But unfortunately for the Bulldogs, football games are designed for two halves. As good as Sikeston looked in the first half, NMCC looked even better in the second half as the Eagles rallied to a 35-25 homecoming victory, snapping a two-game losing streak to the Bulldogs...
Huck Bard (10/13/03)
ANNISTON - James B. "Huck" Bard, 69, died at 2:59 a.m. Oct. 12, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, following an extended illness. Born Nov. 30, 1933, near East Prairie, son of the late Carl and Mary Nell Tyner Bard, he lived most of his life in Mississippi and New Madrid counties and was a retired timber cutter and veteran of the U.S. Army...
Willa Chasteen (10/13/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Willa Chasteen died Oct. 12, 2003, at Beverly Healthcare in Bloomfield. Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home.
Paul Wethington and Pauline Clanton (10/13/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Memorial services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter for the late twins Paul Wethington and Pauline Wethington Clanton. They were the children of the late Hudson and Bertha Wethington. Their brothers, Glenn Wethington and Russell Wethington, also preceded them in death...
Addie Linebaugh (10/13/03)
ST. LOUIS - Addie Martin Linebaugh, 88, formerly of Charleston, died at 10:10 a.m. Oct. 11, 2003, at the West County Care Center in St. Louis. Born Oct. 27, 1914, in the Lusk Chapel community of Mississippi County, daughter of the late Charles and Clara Bell Brawner Martin, she lived in Charleston most of her life. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Charleston and was a teacher at the Lusk Chapel School before retiring...
Velda Trapp (10/13/03)
CHAFFEE -- Velda Marie Trapp, 89, died at 3:03 a.m. Oct. 11, 2003, at her home. Born Jan. 14, 1914, in Perryville, daughter of the late Jesse and Loretta Grampp Tucker, she was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Chaffee, where she was a member of the Daughters of St. Ambrose and former member of the choir. She was also a member of Chaffee American Legion Post 389 Ladies Auxiliary and the Chaffee VFW Post 3127 Ladies Auxiliary...
Hal Robertson (10/13/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Graveside services for Hal F. Robertson, 80, of Cape Girardeau and formerly of Sikeston, who died Sept. 7, 2003, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield. VFW Post 3838 of Cape Girardeau and a Marine Corps League Honor Guard will conduct military rites...
Nellie Hanschen (10/13/03)
SCOTT CITY - Nellie D. Hanschen, 86, died Oct. 11, 2003, at The Arbors of Cape Girardeau. Born March 12, 1917, in Fornfelt, daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Ruth Marie Clark Speak, she was a teacher from 1937-41 at Illmo Elementary School and from 1971-77 at St. Joseph Catholic School. She was a lifelong resident of Scott City where she was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Council of Catholic Women at St. Joseph and served as the church organist for 38 years...
Everett Holley Sr. (10/13/03)
CHARLESTON - Everett L. Holley Sr., 72, died at 5:50 a.m. Oct. 12, 2003, at his home. Born Oct. 26, 1930, in Patton, son of the late George and Mildred Meisser Holley, he lived in Charleston most of his life where he owned and operated Holley Electric and was a member of the First Baptist Church. He was a lieutenant colonel with the Missouri National Guard...
Wayne Zook (10/13/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Wayne Zook, 78, died Oct. 13, 2003, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Clyde Ledbetter (10/13/03)
BETHPAGE, N.Y. - Clyde R. Ledbetter, 88, formerly of Matthews, Mo., died at 3:20 p.m. Oct. 8, at the Northshore University Hospital in Plainview. Born Feb. 15, 1915, in Wheeler, Miss., son of the late David and Fannie Bell Horton Ledbetter, he had been a farmer in Matthews. He was a machinist for the U.S. Blind Stitch Company in Plainview for many years before retiring in 1980 and was a member of the Plainedge Baptist Church in Bethpage...
Teresa Cooper (10/13/03)
DELTA -- Teresa Gail Schearf Cooper, 42, died Oct. 10, 2003, at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. On Dec. 7, 1991, Teresa and Brent Cooper were married at their current home in Delta. Teresa was employed at U.S. Poly Enterprises as plant manager. She was also president and founder of Sundog Animal Sanctuary, the first no-kill sanctuary in Southeast Missouri. This was a dream come true for Teresa, as she had compassion and love for God's homeless pets...
Bill Tumbleson (10/13/03)
ESSEX - Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield for William "Bill" Tumbleson, who died July 28, 2001, at the age of 67. The Marine Corps League Honor Guard of Cape Girardeau will conduct full military honors at the service, which will be officiated by the Rev. Doyle Corlew of Dexter...
Velda Trapp (10/13/03)
CHAFFEE -- Velda Marie Trapp, 89, died at 3:03 a.m. Oct. 11, 2003, at a family home. Born Jan. 14, 1914, in Perryville, daughter of the late Jesse and Loretta Grampp Tucker, she was a homemaker and member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Chaffee, where she belonged to the Daughters of St. Ambrose and the church choir. She was also a member of the Chaffee American Legion Ladies Auxiliary 389 and the Chaffee V.F.W. Legion Ladies Auxiliary 3127...
Novella Hinton (10/13/03)
GREAT BEND, Kan. - Novella Lois Hinton, 86, formerly of St. Louis, Mo., died Oct. 7, 2003, at the Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Nov. 27, 1916, at Ardeola, Mo., daughter of the late Edwin and Stella Hopkins Stewart, she lived in Great Bend since August 1995, where she was a member of the First Christian Church and Women's Fellowship and Joy Group...
Nellie Hanschen (10/13/03)
SCOTT CITY -- Nellie Hanschen died Oct. 11, 2003. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Births (published 10/12) (10/13/03)
Young MARSTON - Amanda Renee Young is the mother of her first child, a daughter, born at 12:33 p.m. Sept. 2, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Riley Morgan Young weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19-inches long. Grandparents are Barbara and Randy Estes of Portageville and Dennis and Linda Young of Marston...
Looking Back in Time at Oct. 12 (10/13/03)
60 years ago: Oct. 12, 1943
Looking Back in Time at Oct. 13 (10/13/03)
KEWANEE - His face, arms and shoulders badly burned by flames from ignited gasoline, D.D. McKenzie, 29, superintendent of Kewanee schools, was rushed to Sikeston General Hospital Friday afternoon. McKenzie and W.K. Sitzemore, also of Kewanee, were in the pit of the school bus garage working on the gasoline tank of McKenzie's car. The fumes from the tank ignited and the gasoline in the tank exploded...
Too many issues are in hands of courts (10/13/03)
It's truly a dangerous proposition to fiddle with the Constitution. That applies to government at all levels. Yet increasingly, because our society has been so prone to litigate constantly, the judicial branch of government has taken on powers that seem far beyond the scope of any original intent...
Your View 10/13: Education worries (10/13/03)
Senator Kinder (R-19) is sending letters to newspapers throughout Missouri accusing the Governor Holden of misrepresenting the senator's position on school consolidation and higher property taxes. I regret that Senator Kinder is uncomfortable being held accountable for his statements, but the governor stands by his position that the senator has acknowledged both school consolidation and higher property taxes are consequences of the lack of funding for education...
SpeakOut 10/12 (10/13/03)
People with big mouths, such as Rush Limbaugh and Tony Heckemeyer, really have a hard time keeping their foot out, don't they? Mike, I don't agree with you on too many things, but you are right on target on revamping the Christmas Campaign. What started out, to your credit as a good deed for the community, has been taken advantage of. ...
SpeakOut 10/13 (10/13/03)
Does anyone in this area have any remedies for getting fleas off a Rottweiler dog? I have tried everything anyone has told me about and I can't get rid of the fleas. We called the Animal Health Center in Sikeston with your question. You get what you pay for. ...