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Stories from Thursday, August 30, 2001

Four fishermen face charges (08/30/01)
CARUTHERSVILLE - That catch of the day had a real hook in it for four fishermen who thought they discovered the perfect fishing hole. At 7:51 p.m. Wednesday, Pemiscot County sheriff's deputies received a report of persons trespassing at one of the Commercial Catfish Ponds located on Route U and Interstate 55...
Public Safety reports arrest (08/30/01)
SIKESTON -- After months of eluding officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, James "Punkin" Harris is now in custody. Harris, who was No. 2 on Sikeston DPS most wanted list, was arrested at Luther and Osage at 1:42 a.m. today following a tip from a citizen...
Day takes veteran affairs to the heart (08/30/01)
SIKESTON - Among the most well-known promises offered as an enticement to enlist in the U.S. armed forces or to stay on and make a career of it is the promise of free health care benefits for life. Military pay has been always lower than for civilians, according to Col. George E. "Bud" Day. Documents going back as far as 1918 promise, however, "if you joined the military you could serve 30 years and retire with 75 percent of your pay and free lifetime medical care," said Day...
Special activities scheduled (08/30/01)
SIKESTON - The Col. George E. "Bud" Day Parkway will be dedicated in a special ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Friday. The Sikeston High School Marching Band will perform and the unveiling of the street sign will be accompanied by a welcome speech by state and local dignitaries. The parkway is at the stoplight on Highway 61 at Lowe's Home Improvement...
Decorated veteran visits on Friday (08/30/01)
SIKESTON - Area residents will have the opportunity Friday to see the man behind the name that will grace one of Sikeston's new streets during its dedication ceremony. The Col. George E. "Bud" Day Parkway bears the name of "a man our community can be proud to have named this after," said developer Scott Matthews, adding his sister, Dr. Elizabeth Brunt of St. Louis, "is as much a part of this as I am. She joins me in my appreciation of what Doris and Colonel Day did for our country."...
Authorities urge motorists to take care (08/30/01)
SIKESTON -- Labor Day is known as the unofficial end to summer, leaving many people to take the one final trip to visit friends or family, a theme park, a lake or a sporting event. While the holiday weekend is enjoyed by most, it can quickly turn to tragedy...
Sikeston looking to slow down Jackson's Super Mario (08/30/01)
SIKESTON - All summer long, the Jackson Indians have thought about one thing -- Poplar Bluff. After the Mules upset Jackson in last year's finale 27-16, the Indians have worked harder this year to be even better than the disappointing 9-1 team in 2000...
St. Pius throws a one-hitter on SHS in tourney (08/30/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- One day after plating 28 runs, Sikeston's softball team went to the other extreme in the first round of the Notre Dame Tournament Wednesday, collecting just one hit in a 13-0 loss to St. Pius. "St. Pius is probably one of the best teams we will face all year," said Sikeston coach Jenny Hobeck. "Their pitcher threw one of the top speeds we will see all year. Plus, we had a lot of defensive errors today."...
Area pool team wins $25,000 (08/30/01)
LAS VEGAS -- Huly's Hooligans, an area pool team from Vanduser and Cape Girardeau, finished first in the 2001 Camel 8-Ball National Team Championships -- Open Division, conducted by the American Poolplayers Association on Aug. 20-25 at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas...
Sikeston tennis team hangs tough with Dexter; falls 6-3 (08/30/01)
DEXTER -- Sikeston gave Dexter all it wanted in a tennis marathon Wednesday, dropping two close doubles matches, while playing several singles matches tight in a 6-3 loss. The Lady Bulldogs started the first match at 3:55 p.m. The final set finished up at 8:35...
NMCC volleyball squad defeated (08/30/01)
SCOTT CITY -- New Madrid County Central's volleyball team dropped to 0-2 on the season Wednesday, losing to Scott City in straight sets, 12-15, 9-15. "We have the ability, but we're not putting it together yet," said NMCC coach Sonya Pixley. "We should be 2-0 right now. It's early in the season, but that's not an excuse. We can beat these teams."...
NASCAR exhibit coming to Bootheel (08/30/01)
MALDEN - The Chevrolet NASCAR Monte Carlo Thunder Tour, an interactive collection of exhibits and attractions, will be on display Aug. 31- Sept. 1 at Richardson-Wynette Motors in Malden. Admission is free. The exhibit will include Jeff Gordon's No. 24 Dupont race-modified Monte Carlo and the No. 4 race-modified Taz/Daytona 500 Monte Carlo...
Elroy Morris (08/30/01)
NEW MADRID - Lloyd Elroy Morris, 76, died Aug. 27, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 29, 1925, in Center Ridge, Ark., son of the late I.C. and Mattie Dooley Morris, he served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired as a machine operator for Anderson Lumber Company in New Madrid...
Carter Davis (08/30/01)
PARMA - Pallbearers at services conducted today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Carter Nelson Davis, 80, who died Aug. 27, 2001, were: Steven Goin, Danny Joe Goin, Chris Whalen, Jeremy Holloway, Bobby David Lowrey and Mike Harris.
Cona Ulmer (08/30/01)
MORLEY - Cona Alline Ulmer, 83, died at 10:45 a.m. Aug. 29, 2001, at her home. Born Oct. 22, 1917, in Maynard, Ark., daughter of the late Henry Adolphis and Lofa Ann Evans Casey, she attended the Morley Church of Christ. On Oct. 5, 1935, at Morley, she married J.E. Ulmer who preceded her in death...
Carolyn Hopper (08/30/01)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Carolyn Jo Hopper, 54, of Morley, who died Aug. 26, 2001, were: Keith Masters, Alan Hopper, Dustin Hicks, Justin Bich, Avery Gardner and Jason Hopper. Honorary pallbearers were: Brandon Bich, Jesse Ray Bich and Bubba Gardner...
Sander - Essner (08/30/01)
COMMERCE - Emily Joy Sander and Jamie William Essner exchanged vows on June 9, 2001, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in New Hamburg. The Rev. Normand Varone performed the double-ring ceremony with the Rev. James Seyer and the Rev. Al Hoering serving as concelebrants. Servers for the ceremony were Ryan Essner, Zachary Essner and Trent Ray...
Klipfel - Omohundro (08/30/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - Yvonne Charisse Klipfel and Thomas William Omohundro exchanged wedding vows in a 5 p.m. ceremony July 20, 2001, at St. Eustachius Catholic Church before the Rev. Roger Leveillee. Serving as lectors were Lauren Williams of Portageville, cousin of the bride, Martha Hipes of Clarksville, sister of the bridegroom and Alice Mosquera of St. Charles, sister of the bridegroom...
Rolwing - Morgan (08/30/01)
CHARLESTON - Carrie Lynn Rolwing and Timothy Gene Morgan were united in marriage at St. Henry Catholic Church in a 2 p.m. ceremony June 9, 2001. Monsignor Richard Rolwing performed the ceremony. Candles and ferns accented with tulle decorated the church, arranged by Cora Sue Stallings and Angie Jones...
Evans - Mitchell (08/30/01)
SIKESTON - Carolyn Evans has announced the engagement of her daughter, Karen Renee, to Wesley Stuart Mitchell, son of Sally Mitchell of Carlyle, Ill., and the late Willis Wesley Mitchell Jr. A 1990 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, the future bride graduated in 2000 from Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration/accounting. ...
Laymon - Norton (08/30/01)
SIKESTON - Earnest M. Laymon Sr. and Mary R. Laymon have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Susie, to David Andrew Norton, son of Dan Norton and Linda Norton of Sikeston. Wedding plans are being finalized for an Oct. 6 ceremony.
Heath - Dahlbeck (08/30/01)
DOGWOOD - Nancy Heath Moore has announced the engagement of her daughter, Emily Margaret Heath, to David Dahlbeck, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eric Dahlbeck of San Antonio, Texas. The future bride, daughter of the late Kenneth Heath, is a 1993 graduate of East Prairie High School. She graduated in 1997 from the University of Missouri Schools of Agriculture and Journalism. She is a public relations executive with Fleishman-Hillard International Communications in Kansas City...
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Cole (08/30/01)
MINER - Mr. and Mrs. Bill Cole of Sikeston will be guests of honor for a reception at 2 p.m. Sept. 2 at Miner Baptist Church in commemoration of their golden wedding anniversary. Cole and the former Betty Walton were married Aug. 29, 1951, in Pocahontas, Ark. Their attendants were Howard Cole of Sikeston and Mary Francis Bridges New of Missouri...
Mr. and Mrs. James Terrell (08/30/01)
SIKESTON - Relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Terrell are invited to a golden wedding anniversary celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Imogene Albritton Center, 506 S. Kingshighway in Sikeston. Terrell and the former Hope Edwards were married Sept. 4, 1951, in Sikeston. The event is hosted by their children, Jamie and Chris Terrell and Terri Terrell-Hays of Sikeston and Lisa and Tom Hill of Greenwood. They have seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren...
Looking Back In Time (08/30/01)
SIKESTON - A khaki tent city mushroomed up on 20 acres of the Chaney Subdivision bordering South Kingshighway and Highway 61 Tuesday afternoon and thousands of Sikeston residents who motored along the adjacent thoroughfares were given a visible reminder of the national emergency...
Little League player raises big questions (08/30/01)
By the end of the day we may know the real age of Dominican Republic Little League star Danny Almonte. Then again, we may not. For those uninformed, Almonte was the star pitcher for the Bronx Little League team in last week's Little League World Series. ...
Your View (08/30/01)
On behalf of all associated with Kenny Rogers Children's Center, I would like to say thanks for Tonia Pennington's recent article regarding Camp Barnabas. It was an incredibly special week in July that none of us will ever forget. The total cost of camp was a little over $9,500. ...
Your View (08/30/01)
I just wanted to e-mail you and let you know that I think your stories about Governor Holden are right on track. I am a state employee and now I just can't believe how much he is hurting our Show Me State. I particularly liked one sentence in the article about "Governor gets an F in public relations." It said, "But Bob Holden either doesn't get it or his advisors are woefully inadequate." I believe both are true...
SPEAKOUT (08/30/01)
I put in there about the 87 and 92 octane in gas. You did not put the whole thing in there that I asked you. I said I had gotten a gallon of 87 octane at a certain place. Then I went and got a gallon of 92 octane and it looked the same. I thought 92 octane was a whole lot cleaner and clearer gas. I have done this at two stores here in Sikeston. How can we tell if we are really getting 92 octane? That's what I asked in SpeakOut...