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Stories from Friday, September 21, 2001

'Old Glory' is in big demand (09/21/01)
SIKESTON -- Immediately following the terrorist attacks on the United States last week, Americans began showing their pride by displaying thousands of U.S. flags at businesses, homes and on vehicles. The high demand for the flags, however, has led to shortages in Sikeston...
Etiquette tells dos, don'ts of flag display (09/21/01)
SIKESTON -- While many people are displaying flags to show their patriotism, it is also important for people who display the flags to do it correctly. If displaying a flag from a staff projecting from a window, balcony or a building, the union (stars) should be at the peak of the staff unless the flag is at half staff. No other flag should be placed above, or, if on the same level, to the right of the flag...
East Prairie police chief resigns (09/21/01)
EAST PRAIRIE - Richard Gregory has resigned as East Prairie's chief of police amid allegations of sexual harassment. Lonnie Thurman, who recently resigned as mayor to assume the duties of assistant city administrator, said Gregory has been East Prairie's chief of police since 1987...
CDBG sought for water project (09/21/01)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County officials will seek approval from the Department of Economic Development for their choice of the Bootheel Regional Planning Commission to provided administrative services for a Community Development Block Grant. The county is applying for $500,000 through the CDBG program on behalf of the county public water supply's Phase 1 project...
SHS sweeps Bloomfield (09/21/01)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's volleyball team defeated Bloomfield in straight sets Thursday night, winning the first match 15-10, then rallying to win the second 16-14. With just seven varsity players, head coach Steve Beydler feels his injury plagued team took a step in the right direction with the victory...
Netters blister Kennett, 8-1 (09/21/01)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston girls tennis team had an easy time with Kennett on Thursday, winning 8-1. Sikeston is now 7-3 on the season and will play at Charleston on Monday at 4 p.m. "This was a good day for the girls -- we had a another great day of tennis," said Sikeston head coach Suzanne Hart. "The team is playing well right now. I couldn't ask for anything more than how they played today."...
Sikeston eighth graders edge Charleston, 14-12 (09/21/01)
CHARLESTON - The Sikeston 8th grade football team improved to 1-1-1 on the season with a 14-12 win over Charleston on Thursday. Sikeston trailed twice in the game but was able to pull out the win. "We're showing improvement," said Sikeston coach Gary Silverthorn. "They showed some guts and determination to win. We really played well in the second half. They played like they wanted to win."...
Sikeston plays toe-to-toe with Notre Dame (09/21/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston soccer team continued its strong play on Thursday when they tied the Notre Dame Bulldogs on the road. Sikeston tied the game at 1-1 early in the second half. The game went into two overtimes without either team scoring. There is no shootout during the regular season, only in the playoffs...
Kelly softball upset by Notre Dame (09/21/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Three defensive errors and two unearned runs doomed Kelly's softball team Thursday, allowing rival Notre Dame to pull out a 2-0 victory. Both Notre Dame runs were scored on defensive errors made by Kelly in the third and fifth innings...
Earl Nanney (09/21/01)
SIKESTON - Earl W. Nanney, 74, formerly of Steele, died Sept. 19, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 24, 1927, in Marston, he was the son of the late Elisha Dillion and Hattie M. Newton Nanney. On March 29, 1945, in St. Louis, he married Edith Kirkpatrick who preceded him in death on Sept. 11, 1999...
Aubra Tatum (09/21/01)
POINT PLEASANT - Aubra Allen Tatum, 50, died Sept. 18, 2001, at his home. Born May 2, 1951, in Hayti, he was the son of the late Charles Thomas Tatum Sr. and Vera A. Winkle Stafford. On June 15, 1996, in Point Pleasant, he married Carolyn Leonard who survives of the home...
James Sherwood (09/21/01)
SIKESTON - James Sherwood, 63, of Sikeston Route 4, died at 8:10 a.m. Sept. 21, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
James Kenna (09/21/01)
PUXICO - James Edward Keena, 73, died Sept. 20, 2001, at his home in rural Puxico. Born March 16, 1928, in Wappapello, son of the late Tom and Stella Smith Keena, he was a farmer and veteran of the U.S. Army. On Oct. 29, 1955, at Puxico, he married Leta Williams who survives of the home...
Irmabelle Keller (09/21/01)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 11 a.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home for Irmabelle Keller, 87, who died Sept. 18, 2001, were: Jim Kellett, Lee Shell, Steve Sikes, Paul Keller, Keith Keller and Henry Ausbrooks.
Paul Watkins (09/21/01)
DEXTER - Paul David Watkins, 43, died Sept. 19, 2001, in Cape Girardeau County of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Dec. 5, 1957, in Dexter, son of Goldie Watkins DePriest of Dexter and the late George Watkins, he was a construction worker...
Wade Demaree (09/21/01)
MALDEN - Wade Demaree, 72, died Sept. 19, 2001, at his home. Born Feb. 24, 1929, in Malden, son of the late Abraham Otto and Sarah Elizabeth Bunnell Demaree, he was a lifelong resident of Malden. A 1947 graduate of Malden High School, he graduated from the University of Missouri with a bachelor of science degree in agriculture and served on the Cottonhill Township Board since 1985. ...
Charlie Walker (09/21/01)
CORINTH, Miss. - Charles Robert "Charlie" Walker, 63, died Sept. 19, 2001, at his home. The son of the late Charles W. and Medrith Olevia Troxell Walker was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Sikeston, Mo. He was employed by Roger's Supermarket for 32 years and served with the U.S. Army in the Berlin Crisis...
Looking Back In Time (09/21/01)
SIKESTON - Sabbath services will be conducted at the Methodist Church Sunday for the first time in 14 weeks, during which the most extensive repairs and improvements made on the property have been undertaken since the building was erected 30 years ago. ...
Quick, firm actions needed for assault (09/21/01)
For months now, the Sunset neighborhood has been a source of relative peace and quiet. Crime problems still plague the Clayton Addition area and have been well documented in far too many instances. But the Sunset neighborhood has remained quiet thanks in large part to improved Public Safety efforts combined with true and deep concerns from residents of the neighborhood. All of that changed Monday night when police again faced rocks and bottles following an arrest...
Your View (09/21/01)
My co-workers and I watched on TV and listened as unspeakable horrors unfolded in New York and Washington. We cried and prayed as the freedoms we all take for granted each and every day were threatened by some evil, despicable group. Over the last several days, we have heard stories of bravery, courage and selflessness demonstrated by Americans pulling together, standing strong and helping each other. ...
SPEAKOUT (09/21/01)
I'd like for you to investigate and find out what the state law says about school violence about weapons. Is a can of mace considered a weapon? Over here in East Prairie, a girl walked in and another girl had a can of mace in her hand. She maced the other girl in the building and started beating her with the can of mace in her face. ...