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Stories from Friday, September 14, 2001

State officials expected to attend ceremony for prison (09/14/01)
CHARLESTON - State dignitaries including Gov. Bob Holden will join legislators and city and county officials Sept. 21 at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Southeast Correctional Center. The ceremony, scheduled to begin at 1 p.m., will take place at the maximum-security prison located one mile south of Charleston on Missouri Highway 105...
Local blaze (09/14/01)
Firefighters with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety spray water on a blaze on Highway FF in New Madrid County. When firefighters arrived, the fire was heavily involved and the structure was unable to be saved. The house was unoccupied at the time of the fire...
Bridge replacement planned (09/14/01)
CHARLESTON - The bridge at Four Mile Pond is scheduled to be replaced beginning next summer. Mississippi County commissioners discussed the project with Sam Smith, engineer for Smith and Co. of Poplar Bluff, during Thursday's county commission meeting...
Community Betterment judges will tour area (09/14/01)
SIKESTON - Sikeston is among the cities and neighborhoods who have entered the 2001 Missouri Community Betterment Award competition. Also entering this year's MCB Awards competition are Howardville, East Prairie, Charleston, Portageville and Dexter...
IRS investigates suspect in rape (09/14/01)
MINER - The Miner Police Department has confirmed that Naji Mohsen Monasser, 35, a resident alien from Yemen facing felony forcible rape, forcible sodomy and kidnapping charges, is being investigated by the Internal Revenue Service for possessing multiple IRS individual tax payer identification number cards...
Many WWII veterans missing out on honors (09/14/01)
SIKESTON - Missouri World War II veterans have until the end of the year to turn in applications for the new World War II medallion, medal and certificate, but may want to do by the end of this month. "There will be a mass distribution of these awards on Veterans Day," said 2nd Lt. Tamara Spicer, public affairs officer for the Missouri National Guard. "It's an appropriate time to hand out the award."...
Motorists hospitalized after accident (09/14/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - The Missouri Highway Patrol reported an accident early today near Portageville which sent three people to area hospitals. Patrice M. Armstrong, 33, of Bartlett, Tenn., was traveling south on Interstate 55, four miles north of Portageville, when she ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a ditch embankment. She sustained serious injuries in the 5:30 a.m. accident and was transported by air to St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau...
Fatal auto accident reported (09/14/01)
SPRINGFIELD - A Benton truck driver was involved in an accident Wednesday afternoon which resulted in the death of a Fordland woman. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, Cameron F. Beggs, 40, of Benton, was traveling west on Highway 60, five miles east of Springfield, when the 2:40 p.m. accident occurred...
'See You At The Pole' event planned for Sunday (09/14/01)
SIKESTON - Youth, parents and church leaders in the community are invited to gather for a special event Sunday, one designed to give youth leaders a chance to support their children in the upcoming "See You At the Pole" event. "We set the time for the rally at 8 p.m. so the kids will have time to go to their own churches first," said Scott Allender, youth pastor of the Powerhouse of God Church, 951 S. Kingshighway. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m...
Soccer teams wins, 3-0 (09/14/01)
KENNETT - The Sikeston soccer team shutout the Kennett Indians on Thursday 3-0 on the road. Sikeston allowed only five shots on goal. Bulldog goalie Chris Cota made all five saves to record the shutout. "We played pretty good defense," said Sikeston head coach Derrick Long. "When you hold a team to five shots then you've shut them down. We had a big game from Justin Coffer. He made sure no one got past him -- he's our last line of defense."...
SEMO-Southwest game still set for Saturday (09/14/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The football game between Southeast Missouri State University and Southwest Missouri State University will be played at 6 p.m. Saturday at Houck Stadium in Cape Girardeau. The decision to play the game came after the Ohio Valley Conference announced that member institutions intend to participate in their scheduled athletics contests unless further developments regarding the terrorist acts dictate otherwise...
Sikeston tennis team blisters Caruthersville (09/14/01)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston tennis team continued it strong play of late, defeating Caruthersville 8-1 on Thursday. Sikeston (5-3) will play at Cape Central on Tuesday at 4 p.m. On Thursday, only a pair of the matches were close for the Lady Bulldogs as they cruised to the easy victory...
Bluff sweeps SHS netters (09/14/01)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's volleyball team lost to Poplar Bluff in straight sets Thursday night, 5-15, 9-15. Middle hitter Jamie Medlin went down with a twisted ankle in the first set and was forced to sit out the rest of the match. Her status was unknown as of press time...
Kelly blanks Ste. Genevieve (09/14/01)
BENTON -- Kelly's softball team improved to 6-0 on Thursday, shutting out Ste. Genevieve 7-0. "Considering we played Cape yesterday, it was tough for the girls to adjust to a much slower pitcher," explained Kelly coach Melanie Heuring. Dana Essner threw all seven innings for the Lady Hawks, allowing one hit and no walks with seven strikeouts...
Red Swain (09/14/01)
NEW MADRID - Red Swain died Sept. 14, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home.
Larry Cornwell (09/14/01)
EAST PRAIRIE - Larry Gene Cornwell, 61, died at 11:50 p.m. Sept. 12, 2001, at his home. Born June 4, 1940, in East Prairie, son of Helen Jackson Cornwell of East Prairie and the late Raymond C. Cornwell, he was a truck driver and lifelong resident of Mississippi County...
Emma Felts (09/14/01)
EAST PRAIRIE - Emma Lou Shelby Felts, 75, died at 7:25 a.m. Sept. 13, 2001, at her home. Born July 11, 1926, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Travis W. and Lena Murphy Shelby, she lived in East Prairie most of her life. She and her husband owned and operated Shelby Furniture and Appliance and Shelby Funeral Homes Inc. She was named the East Prairie Chamber of Commerce Woman of the Year in 1995 and was a member of the First Christian Church in East Prairie...
Jerry Sneed (09/14/01)
BERNIE - Jerry Ray Sneed, 47, died Sept. 12, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Dec. 20, 1953, in Dexter, son of Carolyn June Dozier Sneed of Malden and the late Gene Ray Sneed, he was an auto body repairman at Jeremy's Cars Etc. in Dexter...
Paul McLain (09/14/01)
EAST PRAIRIE - Paul David McLain, 64, died at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 12, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 17, 1936, in East Prairie, son of the late Floyd F. and Annie M. Powers McLain, he lived in East Prairie most of his life. ...
Vennie Schaffer (09/14/01)
LILBOURN - Vennie Schaffer, 96, died Sept. 13, 2001, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn.
Caleb Burton (09/14/01)
SIKESTON - Caleb Ray Burton, 3-month-old son of Jason and Jennifer Graham Burton, died Sept. 13, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Hogan - Henry (09/14/01)
LIBERTY - Shannon Kaye Hogan and Whitson Edward Henry III exchanged vows during a 2 p.m. wedding Mass on Aug. 18, 2001, at St. James Catholic Church. The Rev. Ron Will performed the double-ring ceremony. Scripture readings were provided by Furgison S. Hunter Jr. of New Madrid, uncle of the bridegroom, Jennifer Nollette of Kansas City and Justin Hunter of Washington, D.C...
Looking Back In Time (09/14/01)
CRYSTAL CITY - O.E. Lathom, foreman, sustained a fracture of the right hip when a rubber heel slipped on wet pavement at a filling station near a highway intersection between Crystal City and Festus. He fell against a curb on which he was attempting to step. The accident occurred Saturday morning...
Battle will require long-term approach (09/14/01)
As the writer of a column devoted to a chronicle of the daily events - local, state and national - it becomes obvious that the events of this past week will dominate our lives for quite some time. I pray the national resolve is strong enough to sustain this long-term approach. Our past history unfortunately would indicate otherwise...
SPEAKOUT (09/14/01)
To you people who haven't fulfilled my request to re-enter school, I hope you realize you are taking my education away instead of helping me get it. I registered to sign up about a month ago and you still haven't sent my papers like you said you would. You used to tell us to care about our education no matter who we are or how we look or what we do...