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Stories from Monday, September 24, 2001

Barriner's re-trial put off to 2002 (09/24/01)
UNION - Jury selection was slated to begin next week in the trial of a Poplar Bluff man accused of murdering a teen-ager along with her 73-year-old grandmother. However, the trial of Cecil Barriner, 39, has now been put back until Feb. 11. According to New Madrid County Prosecuting Attorney H. Riley Bock, the defense attorney got the case continued because "he has a sick child."...
State tests pose challenge (09/24/01)
SIKESTON - Although Missouri students are improving on the Missouri Assessment Program test, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education says about two-thirds are still not where they need to be. The problem seems to focus on the basics, such as reading, math, science and social studies. Most students scored below their grade level in all five subjects of the standardized tests given under the MAP, reports the state department...
Officials open newest prison (09/24/01)
CHARLESTON - Local and state dignitaries including Gov. Bob Holden and former Gov. Warren Hearnes gathered in the Southeast Correctional Center gymnasium for the facility's dedication ceremony Friday. During his address, Gov. Holden listed some of the recent factory closings in Charleston and said that while 445 jobs and a payroll of $11.5 million can make a difference anywhere, "it makes a big difference in Charleston and Mississippi County."...
Local quilter's patriotism earns stamp of approval (09/24/01)
SIKESTON - The U.S. Post Office in Sikeston is flying the colors like no other thanks to Bertha Bowman. Bowman used her needle, thread and a lot of red, white and blue material to express her love for her country. She created a one-of-kind American quilt complete with U.S. map and details on each of the 50 states...
Post Office break-in investigated (09/24/01)
SIKESTON -- The United States Postal inspectors are offering up to a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for breaking into post office boxes at the Sikeston Post Office this weekend. The break-ins occurred sometime between 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday. According to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, 10 post office boxes were damaged when the clear front was broken out...
Tennessee man dies from injuries (09/24/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - A Tennessee man sustained fatal injuries in an early morning accident. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 12:33 a.m. today on Interstate 55, four miles north of Portageville, when a vehicle driven south by Patrice Armstrong, 33, of Bartlett, Tenn., went off the right side of the road and struck a ditch embankment...
Relief efforts will get proceeds from theaters (09/24/01)
SIKESTON - The Malco Trio Theaters of Sikeston will join other members of America's movie industry in hosting a "Victims' Benefit Day at the Movies." On Tuesday, 100 percent of ticket and concession sales will be donated to the "September 11th Fund."...
Portageville runs by Chaffee (09/24/01)
PORTAGEVILLE-- The Portageville Bulldogs racked up their third consecutive win on Saturday defeating the Chaffee Red Devils 49-0. With the win, Portageville improves to 3-1 with the only blemish coming from a week one defeat by Gosnell Ark. Portageville dominated the game from the opening kick as the Bulldogs racked up 516 yards of total offense compared to the 92 handed in by Chaffee. ...
E.P. suffers disappointing loss (09/24/01)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Fulton County scored 17 unanswered points on East Prairie, rallying to a 17-10 victory for their first win of the season Friday night. The Pilots (1-4) came in on a 12-game losing streak, dating back to last season's Week 3 game against Portageville. They had been outscored 161-2 this year...
NMCC shellacks Charleston, 54-0 (09/24/01)
NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles improved to 4-0 with an impressive 54-0 blowout of the Charleston Bluejays. The Eagles entered Friday night's matchup with Charleston ranked 6th in the state in 3A. "This was a big conference win for us," said NMCC head coach Steve Rogers. "Charleston was on top and we knew we had to beat them to get where we wanted to be, our guys cut down on our penalties considerably, everyone got in, and we stayed pretty healthy."...
Sikeston wins third straight (09/24/01)
SIKESTON - Last season, the Kennett Indians shredded the Sikeston Bulldog defense for more than 500 yards of offense. One year can sure make a difference. On Friday at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium, the Bulldogs kept the Kennett offense in check the entire game, rolling to a 38-20 win...
Denise Hart (09/24/01)
PUXICO - Denise Hart, 38, died Sept. 21, 2001, at Three Rivers Healthcare North in Poplar Bluff. Born April 11, 1963, in Oceanside, Calif., daughter of Peggy Boshear of Puxico and the late Edgar Boshear, she was a licensed practical nurse for Three Rivers Healthcare North. A 1981 graduate of Oak Harbor (Wash.) High School, she had lived on various military bases in the United States...
Lottie Ellerbrook (09/24/01)
PARMA - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Lottie Ellerbrook, 97, who died Sept. 19, 2001, were: Chris Hon, Lester Jackson, Terry Ellerbrook, Mike Ellerbrook, Randy Ellerbrook, Jason Ellerbrook and Todd Ellerbrook...
Norval Roberts (09/24/01)
SCOTT CITY - Norval Nicholas Robert, 71, died at 7:50 a.m. Sept. 21, 2001, in Greenville. Born Dec. 11, 1929, at Kelso, son of Martha Catherine Westrich Robert of Benton and the late Nicholas Henry Robert, he was a boiler technician for St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau and member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso...
Looking Back In Time (09/24/01)
SIKESTON - Charles Dean Butler, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Butler of Sikeston, ranked seventh among 2,180 freshmen who last week took examinations in English as part of the enrollment activities at Central College in Fayette. DEXTER - Miss Carolyn Cobb was crowned Miss Stoddard County here Thursday night by Secretary of State Warren Hearnes. Attendants were Miss Essex, Wanda Jarvis and Miss Stoddard County Farm Bureau Laura Lee...
Looking Back in Time (09/24/01)
SIKESTON - Walter Mill has gone to Columbia, where he has entered the medical school of Missouri University. --- SIKESTON - The Gibson and Hood roller skating rink is now open on Highway 61 North next to the ball park. It was moved here the first of the week from Perryville...
Prison is welcomed addition to the area (09/24/01)
Southeast Missouri's newest industry will soon be open for business. The new maximum-security prison at Charleston was officially dedicated Friday paving the way for inmates to soon populate the $72 million facility. Prisons are controversial by their very nature. ...
Your View (09/24/01)
The United Methodist Men of the First United Methodist Church wish to thank the participating golfers, sponsors and contributors to the UMM two-man scramble golf tournament held Sept. 10 at the Sikeston Country Club. The tournament, a charity event, will use the proceeds to support community needs and projects to aid more unfortunate persons and the organizations that help them through the Christian belief in the importance of caring and giving with the generosity of others...
Your View (09/24/01)
America: Home Of the Brave A veil of sadness hangs above New York City, For this was a place that was home to many. A place where people worked and children played in city parks on sunny days. But the sun went behind a cloud to cry When it witnessed all those people die...
Your View (09/24/01)
Terrorists are bad, Terrorists are mean. They are all evil And are like killing machines. Terrorists kill people For no reason at all. They hit the World Trade Center And made it fall. Terrorists are people Who have no feelings. To make them feel better,...
SPEAKOUT (09/24/01)
If I were the terrorists who planned last week's attack, by this time I'd be on a freighter that goes around the world for six months. That's the best way I know to throw George W. off the trail until things cool down. It's foolish to start an all-out war until you find the terrorists...
Speakout (09/24/01)
I called in asking to put an ad in there about my little Maltese is missing and that he has asthma attacks and has short cut hair. I'm wondering how come they quit running my ad. I didn't call and tell them to quit running it. Your ad ran in the classified section of the Standard Democrat Aug. ...