Region briefs 4/23

Tuesday, April 23, 2002

Advance, Mo., man recuperates after crash

An Advance, Mo., man continues to recuperate after being involved in a car crash late Friday near Dutchtown, Mo., in which a Chaffee, Mo., woman died.

Bethani Vandeven, 21, died Saturday after the car she was driving crossed the center line on Highway 25 and struck a car driven by Larry Britt, 36, of Advance.

Britt was flown by helicopter to Southeast Hospital where he was listed in fair condition late Monday.

Vandeven was pronounced dead at the scene by Mike Hurst, Cape Girardeau County coroner.

The daughter of Richard and Jackie Glaus Vandeven, she was a 1999 graduate from Notre Dame High School and a junior at Southeast Missouri State University, majoring in pre-veterinarian medicine. Vandeven had a Regents Scholarship and was on the Dean's List.

Area Scouts plan Camporee at airport

Nearly 300 area boys will descend on the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport May 3 to 5 as part of the 2002 Shawnee District Boy Scouts of America Camporee.

Scouts will earn their aviation merit badge as they camp at the airport and take part in airplane demonstrations, pre-flight inspections, orientation rides and model rocket launches.

The Scouts will also design their own balsa wood airplane and attempt to drop an egg 30 feet in a creative way so that it "survives."

Airport manager Bruce Loy said Monday that 274 boys have signed up for the Camporee. Those with questions should call Loy at 334-6230.

Grief seminar slated for satellite broadcast

Area residents can take part in a satellite broadcast Wednesday to help them better understand the loss and needs of people making end-of-life decisions.

The seminar "Living with Grief: Loss in Later Life" will be from noon to 3:30 p.m. at the Jackson, Mo., extension office, Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff, Mo., and the vocational school at Kennett, Mo..

The seminar is sponsored by VNA Hospice, a service of the Visiting Nurse Association of Southeast Missouri.

The cost is $8 for a book that complements the video program. Continuing education credits are available for a $25 processing fee.

For information or to register, call Tammy Jones at (800) 246-2519.

The program will provide insights and suggestions to people who deal with aging clients and their families. The program will explore the challenges they face in making critical end-of-life decisions.

The broadcast will be seen by 150,000 people nationwide.

Sikeston man hospitalized in crash

SIKESTON, Mo. -- A Sikeston resident was hospitalized and another was treated and released in an accident Sunday afternoon on U.S. 60 west of Sikeston.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported an eastbound vehicle driven by Charles Mulcahy, 17, ran into the rear of an eastbound vehicle driven by Matthew Davis, 18, who was then pushed into an eastbound vehicle driven by Howard Payne, 68.

Payne and Davis had been stopped for another accident when they were hit. Mulcahy was taken by helicopter to Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Davis was treated for minor injuries at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.

-- From staff and Southeast Missouri News Network reports

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