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Stories from Wednesday, September 12, 2001

County commission planning to replace computers (09/12/01)
BENTON - Sgt. Jerry Bledsoe of the Scott County Sheriff's Department presented county commissioners with bids for computer hardware during Tuesday's county commission meeting. "We have a couple of computers that need to be replaced real bad," said Bledsoe. Bledsoe's two bids were on "package deals" for two computers without monitors as well as a replacement for the department's network printer. "It's old and I have to work on it every time I use it," said Bledsoe. "It's crippled."...
Dexter woman injured in accident (09/12/01)
SIKESTON - A Dexter woman sustained moderate injuries Monday when she was involved in a one-vehicle accident at 1:25 p.m. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, Jennifer A. Joseph, 22, was driving east on Stoddard County Route Y, 10 miles west of Sikeston, when her vehicle ran of the roadway and overturned...
Cape Central shuts out SHS soccer team (09/12/01)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's soccer team was close to Cape Central in every category except the final score at the end of Tuesday's match, falling 4-0. "I think we played them pretty tough," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. "We didn't get a lot of breaks, and (Cape) capitalized on the mistakes we did make. They are probably going to be the best team we face."...
Sikeston shows 'Hart' in huge win over Charleston (09/12/01)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's tennis team showed Hart in Tuesday's 5-4 upset win over Charleston -- head coach Suzanne Hart that is. The fifth year coach saw her team's potential as the Lady Bulldogs went on to beat the Lady Bluejays for the first time in recent memory...
State-ranked teams set to battle Friday (09/12/01)
NEW MADRID - When New Madrid County Central made the long trip to Farmington last season, most expected the No. 2 state-ranked Knights to hand the Eagles their first loss of the year. Instead, NMCC shocked everybody and rolled past Farmington in a 34-0 win...
McKay: The Greatest Coach Of All Time? (09/12/01)
Last week Portageville pulled off the biggest shocker in the SEMO Conference, blistering Scott City 58-0 to end an 11-game losing streak. Have the Rams gotten that much worse in just one year, or is Jim McKAY simply the greatest coach in the history of high school football?...
Sikeston eighth graders open season with tie (09/12/01)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston 8th grade football team opened its season with a 12-12 tie to the NMCC 8th graders at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium on Tuesday. Sikeston had a chance to win the game with 1:20 left but a two-point conversion failed. "We felt like we had an opportunity, we just had a mix up on the play on the two-point conversion," said Sikeston junior high coach Gary Silverthorn. ...
Junior golfer with local ties wins state championship (09/12/01)
FORT KNOX, Ky. -- Blake MacKenzie Pendergrass placed first in his age group at the U.S. Kids World Golf Kentucky State Championship held June 27 in Fort Knox, Ky. The 7-year-old son of Rhonda Anderson of LaCenter, Ky., and Jeffery Pendergrass of Bertrand was one of the top 500 young players to advance to the second annual World Championship event played at Jekyll Island, Ga., Aug. 3-5. The young golfer is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Ron Laster of Barlow and Mrs. Roger Pendergrass of Bertrand...
Oran volleyball team posts win (09/12/01)
CHAFFEE -- Oran's volleyball team defeated Chaffee in straight sets Tuesday night, 15-3, 15-3. Ashley Dirnberger led the Lady Eagles with 14 service points. Maria Eftink had 13 kills, and Candace Duncan contributed 11 assists. Oran (6-4-1) will travel to Notre Dame on Thursday...
Lanny Laud (09/12/01)
SIKESTON - Lanny J. Laub, 47, died Sept. 8, 2001, at his home. He was born Oct. 27, 1953, in Cape Girardeau, son of William H. and Iva Mae Bohannon Laub. Mr. Laub was a graduate of Oran High School, the University of Missouri and Southeast Missouri State University. ...
Eva Jones (09/12/01)
BERTRAND - Eva Jewell Jones, 83, died at 8 a.m. Sept. 11, 2001, at the Bertrand Retirement Facility. Born Aug. 16, 1918, in Hickman, Ky., daughter of the late Orb and Hettie McClanahan Denning, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life. She was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy, where she served as a Sunday school teacher and Women's Missionary Society leader...
Bobbie White (09/12/01)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Bobbie Jean White, 67, who died Sept. 11, 2001, will be: Bradley White, Trey White, Pete King, Jackie King, Robert King and Billy King. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home...
Irma Murphy (09/12/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Irma Joan Bard Murphy, 60, formerly of East Prairie, died Sept. 11, 2001, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Flossie Gregory (09/12/01)
BELL CITY - Flossie M. Gregory, 94, died Sept. 11, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 7, 1907, at Campbell, daughter of the late James and Martha Wright Fish, she was a cook at Bell City Schools for many years. She had also been a cook for restaurants, had been a midwife and child care provider and was of the Pentecostal belief. She had raised several children in the Bell City community...
Thomas Kizer (09/12/01)
MALDEN - Thomas F. Kizer, 85, died Sept. 10, 2001, at the Ridgeview Nursing Home. Born Dec. 28, 1915, in Ballard County, Ky., son of the late James and Allie Clark Kizer, he was a retired farmer. A resident of Risco for many years, he was a winter resident of Crystal River, Fla...
Garland Burchfield (09/12/01)
SIKESTON - Garland C. Burchfield, 81, died at 10:25 a.m. Sept. 11, 2001, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born March 8, 1920, in Wooster, Ark., son of the late John Lee and Mary Edna Wofford Burchfield, he was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. ...
Paul Wethington (09/12/01)
ENCINITAS, Calif. - Paul Melvin Wethington, 73, died Sept. 4, 2001, in San Diego. Born Nov. 14, 1927, near Essex, Mo, son of the late Hudson Green and Bertha Condict Wethington, he served in the U.S. Navy as an enlisted man for nine years and as an officer for 15 years before retiring on June 30, 1971...
Looking Back In Time (09/12/01)
SIKESTON - There is an unconfirmed rumor going around that one of the football squadmen tossed Miller Moll the other day by mistake after grabbing for a football. DEXTER - Miss Janet Triplett, 16-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Triplett, was crowned Miss Dexter at the junior high school auditorium before a capacity crowd of more than 750 persons. Selected as attendants were Miss Cindy Worley and Miss Mary Lou Graves...
Acts by terrorists have changed the world (09/12/01)
Like other dark days of our past, Sept. 11 will forever be etched in our minds. Too many dark days are there now. Collectively we sit in amazement and bewilderment, watching slow motion tragedy in a scene far too familiar. The pictures turn your stomach. The stories move your heart. And you realize, there are fathers and mothers behind those pictures of destruction...
SPEAKOUT (09/12/01)
Why in the world would you publish Malcolm Montjoy's obit twice, once was with a picture and one without. Both of those items stated he died in New Madrid County. Just because whoever it is in Scott County is knocking off the African-American men (that's the third one), after founding two in Scott County limits, they decided to take Montjoy's body to New Madrid County. Where are they going to leave the next one, Mississippi County or Stoddard County? Or both?...