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Stories from Monday, December 8, 2003

East Prairie man killed in accident (12/08/03)
EAST PRAIRIE -- A Mississippi County man sustained fatal injuries in a one-vehicle accident Sunday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 2:15 a.m. in Mississippi County on Missouri Highway 80, five miles east of East Prairie, an accident occurred as motorist David C. Abner, 26, of East Prairie ran his vehicle off the roadway. The vehicle overturned and came to a rest in a partially water-filled ditch...
Home tour (12/08/03)
People tour the home of Lisa and Mike Pobst of Sikeston Sunday afternoon during the Christmas Homes Tour. The third annual event is sponsored by the Sikeston Depot.
Patrol urging all motorists to buckle up (12/08/03)
SIKESTON - No matter how many times you hear it, the message remains just as important: Buckle up, obey the speed limits, and don't drink and drive. "We're hoping to prevent tragedies from happening on our roadways," said Lt. Jim McNiell of the Missouri State Highway Patrol's Troop E. "There's no greater tragedy than to lose a loved one during the holidays."...
East Prairie parade (12/08/03)
Characters from the "Wizard of Oz," floats and even Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus attended the annual East Prairie Christmas Parade Saturday. The event is East Prairie's way to kick off the holiday season.
SHS falls behind early, loses to DeSoto (12/08/03)
DESOTO, Mo. -- The Sikeston Bulldogs basketball team fell to 0-3 on the season with a 67-52 road loss to DeSoto on Saturday. The Dragons snapped a five-game losing streak to Sikeston with Saturday's win. For the third straight time the Bulldogs got way behind early and could not recover...
Three Rivers comeback falls short against Wabash Valley (12/08/03)
POPLAR BLUFF - Three Rivers was one rebound away from having possession with the opportunity to tie the game. Instead, the missed free throw fell into the hands of Wabash Valley's Quinton Butler, who sank two free throws with 41 seconds left to ice the Warriors' 67-61 victory against the Raiders Saturday afternoon at the Bess Activity Center...
Eugenia Pritchett (12/08/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Eugenia Pritchett, 95, died at 1:25 a.m. Dec. 8, 2003, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Linda Hutson (12/08/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Linda Hutson, 52, died at 8:29 a.m. Dec. 8, 2003, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Omer Sutton (12/08/03)
MATTHEWS - Omer Wilson Sutton, 91, died at 10 a.m. Dec. 7, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 19, 1912, in Miner to the late Marcus H. and Ella Green Sutton, he was employed in farming. His wife of 63 years, Elsie Pauline Rushing, survives of the home. The couple was married Oct. 2, 1937, at Matthews...
Mary Miller (12/08/03)
POPLAR BLUFF - Mary Olene Miller, 78, died Dec. 7, 2003, at the Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born Nov. 17, 1925, in Naylor to the late Rainey L. and Effie McGowen Bishop, she had lived in Dexter for 39 years before moving to Poplar Bluff in 1987. She was a retired employee of Elder Manufacturing and was a member of the Cornerstone Tabernacle in Poplar Bluff...
Gene Reed (12/08/03)
SCOTT CITY - R.E. "Gene" Reed, 87, died at 8 p.m. Dec. 6, 2003, at his home. Born June 5, 1916, at Illmo to the late Peter and Dora Russell Reed, he was a conductor with the Cotton Belt and Southern Pacific Railroad retiring in 1986. A member of the Illmo United Methodist Church, he was a member of the Harold O. Grauel Masonic Lodge 672 in Cape Girardeau and served as a Navy Seal during World War II...
H. Cline Carter (12/08/03)
SIKESTON -- H. Cline Carter, 89, died at 6:30 a.m. Dec. 7, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Jan. 17, 1914, at Oran, son of the late Frank and Addie Carter, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston. He lived in Oran until his sophomore year in high school when the family moved to Cape Girardeau, where he graduated from Central High School in 1931. ...
Harry L. Still (12/08/03)
NEW MADRID -- Harry L. Still, 80, died Dec. 7, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
Eleanor George (12/08/03)
SIKESTON - Eleanora Lee Minich George, 86, died Dec. 6, 2003, at the Clearview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 6, 1917, in Morehouse, daughter of the late Amos Seth and Beatta Fry Minich, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a retired bookkeeper from Sharp Buick and Mitchell Sharp Chevrolet...
Ralph Elkins Sr. (12/08/03)
DEXTER - The Rev. Ralph W. Elkins Sr., 83, died Dec. 6, 2003, at the John J. Pershing Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born July 4, 1920, at Anna, Ill., to the late James T. and Dovie Merriman Elkins, he was a former resident of Chicago, Ill., and the state of Michigan but had lived in Dexter for the past 30 years. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Church of God of Prophesy...
David Abner Jr. (12/08/03)
EAST PRAIRIE -- David Charles Abner Jr., 26, died Dec. 7, 2003, from injuries sustained in a car accident. Born May 8, 1977, in Sikeston son of David Charles Sr. and Rhonda G. Poore Abner of Bertrand, he had lived all of his life in Mississippi County where he was a 1995 graduate of Charleston High School. He was employed as a welder with Butler Machinery in Charleston...
Looking Back 12/8 (12/08/03)
60 years ago Dec. 8, 1943
Your view: Land theft (12/08/03)
In the Nov. 21 article regarding the St. James District, I noticed that wetlands are valued at $1,800 per acre. Well, in 1990 I was notified having 7.9 acres of wetlands, which figures almost 6.6 percent of my small 120-acre farm. This 7.9 acres happened to be yet in timber, but every inch, if cleared, would be as farmable as any other of my small holding. Other than two small donnicks, a five-acre block of it is the highest and driest portion of this farm...
Speakout 12/8 (12/08/03)
Why are the egg prices so high? They seem to have gone up in the last month and a half and are continuing to go up. We called Mike Riney at the Sikeston Market Place, who was able to get the following information for you. The Environmental Protection Agency shut down to major egg suppliers in the United States because the producers were not conforming with federal regulations. ...