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Stories from Friday, September 7, 2001

Seniors Corner (09/07/01)
9/7 SIKESTON - Rep. JoAnn Emerson's Mobile Office will be at the Nutrition Center from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday. Hearing tests will be conducted from 10 a.m. until noon on Tuesday. Blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol screenings are conducted from 10:30 a.m. until noon the first and third Thursdays of each month. Cholesterol screenings are available at a cost of $5 which will cover the cost of the testing strips...
Commission vote on extra principal payment reduces overall debt (09/07/01)
CHARLESTON - As paying debt off now saves Mississippi County taxpayers interest costs later, Mississippi County commissioners will use money available in the general revenue fund to pay down the principal of the courthouse construction debt, according to county officials...
Park official plan Living History Day (09/07/01)
EAST PRAIRIE - Demonstrations of traditional skills, music and reenactors will bring history to life Saturday for the 13th annual Living History Day. The five-hour event, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and hosted by Big Oak Tree State Park, takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m...
Retail giant pays tribute to educators (09/07/01)
SIKESTON - Like many teachers, Susan Williams and Sheila Bohannon believe students should be given the best education possible, which often means using money out of their own pockets. Recently, however, the Sikeston teachers received a little help for their efforts. The women were honored through the Sam's Club and Wal-Mart "Teacher of the Year Program" which recognizes outstanding teachers throughout the U.S. and in areas where the stores are in operation...
Man gets life for Bootheel slaying (09/07/01)
BENTON - In a brief court appearance Wednesday, a Springfield man pleaded guilty to killing a paraplegic and will spend the rest of his life in prison. Michael Todd Estes, 33, pleaded guilty as charged to the Class A felony of first-degree murder before Presiding Circuit Judge David Dolan, according to Butler County Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Barbour...
Special dove hunt scheduled (09/07/01)
CHARLESTON -- This special dove hunt will be for physically disabled hunters only. The National Wild Turkey Federation and the Missouri Department of Conservation are providing this hunt. MDC has agreed to set aside sunflower fields for NWTF to hold this hunt in. NWTF has a new branch and it is known as Wheelin Sportsmen NWTF. There will be no charge, or membership required...
Area Football Glance (09/07/01)
Place, time: SPS Stadium in Sikeston, 7:30 p.m. Coaches: Charleston's Brent Anderson (1-0), Sikeston's Charlie Vickery (0-1). Last year: Sikeston won 33-14. Last week: Charleston beat Kennett 35-32. Sikeston lost to Jackson 34-7. Players to watch: CHARLESTON -- (QB) Dontay Clark, (FB) Orrice Stanback, (RB) Jordy Mixon. SIKESTON -- (RB) Heath Hunter, (DB) Andrew Lambert, (OL) Kevin Keller...
Sikeston netters roll over Malden, 9-0 (09/07/01)
MALDEN - The Sikeston girls tennis team made quick work of Malden on Thursday 9-0. None of the matches were close as Sikeston improved to 3-2 on the season. "They all did a great job today, No. 1 through No. 9," said Sikeston head coach Suzanne Hart. "It was a real good day. It was one of those fun days for the kids. Malden is down this year and they're inexperienced. Our kids took care of business and did it in a short time."...
Slow start hurts Sikeston at East Prairie (09/07/01)
EAST PRAIRIE -- If only Sikeston's softball team could've started Thursday's game at East Prairie the way they finished it. The Lady Bulldogs let a golden opportunity for a win slip away against their winless adversaries, allowing eight runs in the first inning of a 9-6 loss...
Oran volleyball wins contest (09/07/01)
CHARLESTON -- Oran's volleyball team defeated Charleston in two sets Thursday night, 15-3, 15-9. Candice Duncan had 17 service points for the Lady Eagles and nine assists. Amber Seyer led the team in kills with eight, followed by Maria Eftink with six. Oran improved to 3-2 with the win...
Anderson Moore (09/07/01)
EAST PRAIRIE - Anderson Moore, 83, died Sept. 6, 2001, at his home. Born June 25, 1918, in Hornsby, Tenn., son of the late James Walter and Callie Wilson Moore, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life. He was a retired farmer and had been a member of the Wolf Island Baptist Church...
Pauletta Hooper (09/07/01)
BERTRAND - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston for Pauletta Hurley Hooper, 71, who died Sept. 6, 2001, will be: Michael Hurley, Tommy Woodruff, Jason Boyer, Dale Hurley, Blake Hooper and Jake Merideth...
Elva McConnell Jr. (09/07/01)
CHAFFEE - Elva Estes McConnell Jr., 77, died Sept. 4, 2001, at Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Oct. 7, 1923, at Malden, son of the late Elva Estes and Gertrude Ellen Markle McConnell Sr., he served in the U.S. Marines during World War II and was at the Battle of Midway. ...
Looking Back In Time (09/07/01)
SIKESTON - Fifty-one youths have reported for football practice at the high school field, exceeding expectations of Coach Vernon Green. SIKESTON - Births at Missouri Delta Community Hospital Sept. 2, 1961, were: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. William Turner of Oran; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Lloyd Tippy of Sikeston; and a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Charles Patterson of Morehouse...
The political future of psychic is hazy (09/07/01)
It must be the full moon. Nothing else could explain the amazing revelation from a Georgia state legislator that she communicates with the dead and has been "visited" by missing intern Chandra Levy. And we thought we had our share of nuts in Missouri!...
SPEAKOUT (09/07/01)
I'm calling about signs and big bushes and things at the edge of a business. Sometimes when you pull up to a stop sign or go to pull out of a business, you can't see other drivers on the roadway because of signs or bushes right at the edge along the road. That's dangerous and I know it has caused accidents. I've almost had accidents myself. I don't think they should be put so close to the road...