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Stories from Friday, August 31, 2001

Elementary school program encourages responsibility, citizenship among students (08/31/01)
MOREHOUSE - How a person handles personal relationships in school, at work and in life stems from character, something experts say must be consciously developed by example and demand. Morehouse Elementary has set out to play a supporting role in building character in youngsters and in turn, explains Jeff Williams, the venture will help form future adults who can live healthy, happy lives of purpose using principled reasoning and ethical decision making...
County commission discusses jail (08/31/01)
CHARLESTON - Inmates at the Mississippi County Detention Center will soon "get their sunshine through the side of the fence," according to Jim Blumenberg, presiding county commissioner. "We can't have any more escapes. We have to incarcerate them and keep them."...
Road work will affect traffic (08/31/01)
SIKESTON - The intersection of South Kingshighway and Murray Lane will be closed to traffic effective 7 a.m. Tuesday. "We have to tear the entire intersection out and put in all new storm sewers for the intersection," said Tom Bridger, public works director. The work on the intersection is a continuation of the storm sewer project extending from School Street down Murray Lane as well as extending the storm sewer north of Kingshighway to Edmondson...
Items taken from local residence (08/31/01)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston resident returned home Thursday afternoon to find that her home had been burglarized. Caroline Faye Evans left her home at 236 Harry at 5 a.m. Thursday and when she returned at 3:15 p.m. she found her front door damaged and several items missing from her home...
Tractor, trailer thefts reported (08/31/01)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston area has seen a rash of trailer and tractor thefts in the last month and another was reported Thursday morning. The latest theft occurred at Bolen Brothers located at 1018 Linn. According to Aaron Boyd, the 12-foot dump trailer was at the business when it closed at 4 p.m. Wednesday but was not there upon his arrival at 7:30 a.m. Thursday...
Incident under investigation by DPS (08/31/01)
SIKESTON -- Officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety are investigating a larceny from a vehicle Thursday evening. According to reports, Adam Pavelki, a salesman with Kirby Vacuum Cleaners, parked his truck in the driveway of a home at 210 Alabama in order to show the resident a vacuum. When he returned to his truck, he found a vacuum cleaner missing...
Cape Central gives Kelly an extra-innings scare (08/31/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Kelly softball coach Melanie Heuring expected a tough challenge from Cape Central in Thursday's season opener, and a tough game is exactly what the Lady Hawks got in a 3-1 extra-innings victory. "I knew it was going to be a close game because Cape Central is a good team," said Heuring. "We had a few errors early, but eventually calmed down. We didn't get our offense going until late in the game."...
Sikeston blanks CHS (08/31/01)
CARUTHERSVILLE - The Sikeston girls tennis team defeated Caruthersville on Thursday 9-0 to improve to 2-1 on the season. The Lady Bulldogs dominated the Lady Tigers in every match, winning most by 8-1 or 8-0 margins. "They're kind of down this year," said Sikeston head coach Suzanne Hart. ...
Sikeston soccer team loses season opener (08/31/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston Bulldogs soccer team lost its season opener to the Carbondale Terriers on Thursday in the Notre Dame Tournament. Carbondale scored three goals in the final six minutes to win 4-1 over Sikeston. "We couldn't figure out what happened there," said Sikeston head coach Derrick Long. ...
John Hartwell (08/31/01)
CAMPBELL - John William Hartwell Sr., 90, died Aug. 30, 2001, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. Born July 31, 1911, at Hayti, son of the late James Alexander and Sarah Wigington Hartwell, he was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired as a campus police officer for St. Louis University, was a member of Four Mile Masonic Lodge in Campbell and attended the Beechwell General Baptist Church in rural Campbell...
Looking Back In Time (08/31/01)
SIKESTON - Another drenching rain came to Sikeston and vicinity Wednesday morning, providing additional moisture for growing crops. The fall amounted to 1.30 inches in the city, Harry Young, weather observer, reported. SIKESTON - The Missouri Air Pilots Association, with some 40-60 planes, is expected to touch down at the Sikeston Airport around 4:30 p.m. today. The organization is touring Arkansas and Missouri as part of its annual air tour...
Friday night football is American tradition (08/31/01)
It looks like the weather may even cooperate on this first night of high school football in Missouri. The Sikeston Bulldogs will take to the field at home tonight against Jackson in the season opener for both teams. High school football in small-town America is a tradition that predates this writer and virtually every reader. ...
SPEAKOUT (08/31/01)
There is a disabled veteran who lives on School Street who had to pay a fine of $120 (which he did not have) because he had too much in his yard. He had been given the washer and dryer and had just brought it home and did not have a chance to install it. ...