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Stories from Wednesday, September 5, 2001

Cotton Carnival Parade has much to offer (09/05/01)
SIKESTON -- For the viewers, the 57th Annual Cotton Carnival Parade has lots to offer - one of the biggest gatherings in the state of Missouri of bands, floats, royalty and more. For the participants, there is the opportunity to offer "A Salute to the Merchant Marines and Fire Departments" and to compete for prizes of up to $1,000...
New storm pipe (09/05/01)
Danny Monroe and Troy Thompson, employees of Monroe Plumbing and Heating Company, install a new storm pipe at the intersection of Murray Lane and Kingshighway Tuesday afternoon. The intersection will be closed for one month to allow construction of the storm pipes and to rebuild the intersection...
Simply amazing (09/05/01)
Donnie Beggs, principal operator of Beggs Pumpkin Patch, works in his cornfield maze adventure "The Wild West Adventure" in Blodgett. The region's first 12-acre cornfield maze has 10,000 feet of pathways through more than 200,000 living cornstalks cut into the shape of Bronco Billy on his horse and included a steer heads at each corner of the maze. Beggs Pumpkin Patch will open Maize Quest, Sept. 22...
New tint law will cost many (09/05/01)
SIKESTON -- Imagine taking your vehicle to be inspected, expecting everything to be in order, when you are told that your vehicle has failed because your tint is too dark. This is a scenario that could be facing many Missouri residents. The new state law, which began Aug. ...
Marijuana plants found (09/05/01)
GIDEON - A complaint about property damage led to the discovery of an illegal crop. New Madrid County Sheriff's Deputies were assisting Gideon Police in the investigation of a property damage report on Monday when officers discovered marijuana growing near the front porch of the suspect's residence...
Traffic accidents reported by Highway Patrol (09/05/01)
POPLAR BLUFF - The Missouri Highway Patrol reported two accidents Tuesday which resulted in injuries to a passenger and a driver. A one-vehicle accident resulted in moderate injuries to Walker W. Thacker, 56, of New Madrid, who was riding in a truck driven by Brian J. ...
Three police vehicles purchased (09/05/01)
SIKESTON -- Vehicle purchases were the main items for action during Tuesday's regular meeting of the City Council. The meeting was held Tuesday due to the Labor Day holiday on Monday. The bid for the purchase of three police pursuit vehicles was awarded to Sikeston Motor Company for $64,643...
Stinnett grabs checkered flag at SEMO Raceway (09/05/01)
BLODGETT -- SEMO Raceway, near Blodgett, hosted one of its largest crowds ever Saturday night with 80 karts racing in the various classes, along with the A Class and Jr. Class of Micro Sprints, and a new class at SEMO, the Sportsman Class, 600 cc motors with a restrictor plate...
Marion nips SHS in soccer (09/05/01)
MARION -- Sikeston's soccer team suffered a disappointing 3-2 loss to Marion on Tuesday, falling to 1-3 on the season. For Sikeston, one starter was out with a red card and the other was out with a broken nose, but head coach Derrick Long offered up no excuses...
SHS jayvee opens with win (09/05/01)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston junior varsity football team opened its season with a 14-6 win over Charleston on Tuesday. Sikeston jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first quarter. The Bulldogs scored again late in the fourth quarter to lead 14-0. Charleston was able to score a touchdown with about 30 seconds left to make things interesting at 14-6, but they couldn't get any closer...
Sikeston netters give Jackson a scare (09/05/01)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's tennis team got an opportunity to see how it stacked up against the area's best on Tuesday, falling to Jackson 7-2. While the end result was never in question, head coach Suzanne Hart was pleased to see several players compete with their opponents...
NMCC leery of Cape Central (09/05/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Last season, there weren't many teams that gave New Madrid County Central much of a challenge. In fact, other than the Eagles' season-ending loss to Festus, the only team that came within 13 points was Cape Central. The two will lock horns again on Friday when the Eagles travel to Houck Stadium to play the Tigers at 7:30 p.m...
Charleston Looking For 32nd Win In Oldest Rivalry (09/05/01)
The oldest rivalry west of the Mississippi River finally has a chance to live up to its prestige. This Friday the 116th installment of Sikeston-Charleston will be about more than just who's running the gameball down I-57, or talking to people that you haven't seen in a coon's age...
Errors doom Sikeston against Cape Central (09/05/01)
SIKESTON -- Cape Central plated 12 runs on nine hits, taking advantage of over 10 Sikeston errors to defeat the Lady Bulldogs 12-0 on Tuesday. "We had major errors on defense today," said Sikeston coach Jenny Hobeck. "(Cape Central) got a lot of girls on base from defensive errors."...
Elva McConnell (09/05/01)
CHAFFEE - Elva Estes McConnell, died Sept. 4, 2001, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, where friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday. Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Chaffee...
Brian Evans (09/05/01)
DEXTER - Brian J. Evans, 42, died Sept. 3, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 30, 1959, in Sikeston, son of Bill Evans of Dexter and the late Patricia Carr Evans, he was a public safety officer with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety for eight years. ...
Jacob Williamson (09/05/01)
SIKESTON - Jacob Williamson, 96, formerly of Dexter, died Sept. 3, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Dec. 18, 1904, at Parma, son of the late Jacob Ledford and Onvill Mary Hatchel Williamson, he was a retired farmer and member of the United Pentecostal Church at Poplar Bluff...
Bud Huck (09/05/01)
COMMERCE - Linus E. "Bud" Huck, 86, died Sept. 4, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Births (09/05/01)
SIKESTON - Judson Thomas and Jessica Felker Carle are the parents of their third child, second son, born at 9:51 a.m. Aug. 14, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Edward Felker Carle weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20-inches long...
Looking Back In Time (09/05/01)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Matthews have sold their six-room residence at 118 Maplewood Drive to Franklin Moore. Mr. and Mrs. Matthews have moved to Miner Switch, where they have purchased Malcolm's store. --- STEELVILLE - Sikeston's Chicks administered a 13-0 defeat to the Steelville All-Stars in a game played here Friday night...
Sunset's future is shining brighter (09/05/01)
Organizers of this past weekend's Sunset Neighborhood Reunion are to be commended for their work and their success for what hopefully will become an annual event. I've lived here long enough to remember when the Sunset neighborhood was a thriving area of town with a rich tradition and heritage...
SPEAKOUT (09/05/01)
I have lost a gold ring. It has a tansonite stone (bluish-purple color) and has diamonds in it. I lost it on Aug. 28 and I went to three places today, Lowe's, Judy's Clothing and SEMO Glass (I don't think it's at SEMO Glass). It slipped off my finger and I have no idea where. It is very important to me. If anybody has found it, please call me at 472-1909 where I work. I would really appreciate it. I might be able to give some sort of award...