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Stories from Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Authorities locate meth lab (09/25/01)
TALLAPOOSA - Law enforcement officers halted the production of methamphetamine in a working meth lab early today. At approximately 12:30 a.m., deputies from the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department and the Tallapoosa Chief of Police Don Deprow conducted a raid on a shed behind a Tallapoosa residence. A working meth lab was discovered in the shed, according to New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens...
No-fly rule affecting local crop dusters (09/25/01)
CHARLESTON - Stephen Austin's job has been up and down since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. On Monday it was down. He and other Bootheel crop-dusters, along with their counterparts nationwide, weren't spraying anything after the Federal Aviation Administration grounded crop-dusting planes amid worries about terrorism...
Health officials encourage better eating, exercise habits (09/25/01)
SIKESTON - Many risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease are controllable, making it preventable. Yet between 1990 and 1997, heart disease and stroke claimed the lives of 174,640 Missourians. Scott County Health Department officials believe the best way to lower these statistics is to have a better educated community, which they hope to help produce during Cardiovascular Day set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Scott County Health Department, 919 E. Malone Ave...
Cotton Carnival kicks off (09/25/01)
SIKESTON -- The smell of cotton candy and funnel cakes will fill the air once again as the 57th edition of the American Legion Cotton Carnival begins today. With the theme, "A Salute to Merchant Marines and Fire Departments," the carnival is being held at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Grounds and will run through Saturday...
Some flags will remain at half-staff to honor fallen rescue workers (09/25/01)
SIKESTON -- While President George W. Bush requested flags go back to full-staff, many will notice the flags in front of fire and emergency service agencies in Sikeston are still flying at half-staff. The flags remain at half-staff after a request by the International Association of Fire Chiefs...
Thanks for donating (09/25/01)
Jaycee Darrell Weems puts boston butts on the grill Monday night for the blood drive being held at the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston today. The Jaycees are feeding those who donate blood. The blood drive is open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Charleston gets revenge on Sikeston tennis team (09/25/01)
CHARLESTON -- Charleston's tennis team pulled out a 6-3 victory over Sikeston on Monday, redeeming a loss earlier in the season while improving to 7-2 overall. "It was an exciting match," said Charleston coach Mitch Baker. "A lot of the matches could've gone either way. I was extremely happy to get away with the win. Sikeston has a strong team, but the girls wanted this one bad."...
Soccer team plays worst game; still beats Knights (09/25/01)
FARMINGTON - The Sikeston soccer team continued its impressive play on Monday, defeating Farmington 3-2 on the road. Sikeston improves to 6-4-1 on the season but even with the win, head coach Derrick Long wasn't happy with his team's play. "I just don't think we played very well," said Long. "It's probably the worst game we've played all year. It seems like every time we go to Farmington we don't play well. I don't know what it is."...
Kelly cross country team places sixth at Hancock (09/25/01)
ST. LOUIS -- Kelly's cross country team competed in the 39th Annual Hancock Invitational at Jefferson Barricks Park in St. Louis on Saturday. The meet featured 78 teams from all over the Midwest, broken up into three divisions. Kelly's varsity boys team took sixth place in its division of 22 teams with 202 team points...
Sikeston jayvee football squad blanked (09/25/01)
BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. -- The Sikeston junior varsity football team lost its first game of the year at the hands of the Blytheville Chickasaws 20-0. Sikeston falls to 3-1 on the season and will play at Poplar Bluff on Monday at 6 p.m. "We didn't play with quite the intensity that we've played in previous ballgames," said Sikeston head coach Charlie Vickery. ...
SHS falls to Farmington; junior varsity squad wins (09/25/01)
FARMINGTON -- Farmington made short work of Sikeston's softball team on Monday, beating the Lady Bulldogs 16-1 in three innings. "Farmington was really solid when we played them last year in districts," explained Sikeston coach Jenny Hobeck. "I would say they looked even stronger this year."...
Volleyball team drops back, forth match with Scott City (09/25/01)
SCOTT CITY - The Sikeston volleyball team fell to 9-9-1 on the season with a loss on the road to Scott City on Monday. Although the Lady Rams won 15-8, 15-11, the games were actually much closer. "We had some back and forth games," said Sikeston head coach Steve Beydler. "In the first game we just ran into a tough server and we came into a tough rotation."...
John Rynish (09/25/01)
SPRINGFIELD - Monsignor John J. Rynish, 84, died Sept. 23, 2001, in Springfield. Born Oct. 28, 1917, in Kansas City, he was the son of the late Fredrick and Stanislaa Yacheniak Rynish. Ordained for the Diocese of Kansas City on Feb. 21, 1943, he served the Kansas City Diocese as associate pastor for Holy Cross Parish in Kansas City and as pastor for St. ...
John Braswell (09/25/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - John W. Braswell, 84, died at 1:35 a.m. Sept. 22, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Born Oct. 9, 1916, in Desloge, son of the late John Walter and Nola Belle Wheeler Braswell, he graduated from Flat River High School and was a lieutenant commander with the Merchant Marines during World War II...
Helen Morrison (09/25/01)
NEW MADRID - Helen Morrison, 53, formerly of Salisbury, died Sept. 22, 2001, at her home. Born Feb. 6, 1948, in Chariton County, daughter of the late Ralph and Genevieve Coy Schnetzler, she was a police officer for the City of New Madrid and a member of the United Methodist Church in Salisbury...
Bobby Jimerson (09/25/01)
NEW MADRID - Bobby Jimerson, 54, died Sept. 24, 2001, at his home. Born May 5, 1947, in New Madrid County, son of the late E.J. "Bob" and Mary Margaret McCane Jimerson, he was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 4206 of New Madrid and was a barge operator for Noranda Aluminum...
Mackenzie Hicks (09/25/01)
MORLEY - Mackenzie Faith Hicks, daughter of Chadwick Jay Emerson of Scott City and Rachel Hicks of Morley, died at 1:02 p.m. Sept. 23, 2001, at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis. She was born Sept. 22, 2001, at St. Mary's Hospital in St. Louis...
Harry Williamson (09/25/01)
ESSEX - Harry Glenn Williamson Sr., 82, died Sept. 24, 2001, at his home. Born May 26, 1919, in Essex, son of the late Harry and Lee Crutcher Williamson, he was a lifelong resident of Essex and retired as a road and dam construction worker. A member of the Essex Methodist Church and Full Gospel Men's Fellowship, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army Air Corps and had been a flight instructor...
Burl Mann (09/25/01)
MALDEN - Burl Mann, 59, died Sept. 23, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey Funeral Home in Dexter.
J.W. Sherwood (09/25/01)
SIKESTON - James William "J.W." Sherwood, 63, died at 8:10 a.m. Sept. 21, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born July 13, 1938, at Sikeston, son of the late James "Ode" and Mamie Robinson Sherwood, he was a retired farm worker for Parker Brothers Farms and Kesler Farms. He served in the Missouri National Guards for nine years...
Looking Back In Time (09/25/01)
SIKESTON - A resolution favoring 20 years as the age ceiling for high school football players was adopted by a one-sided majority vote at the annual meeting of the Southeast Missouri Conference at the high school building Saturday morning. ORAN - Elected by the student body of Oran High School, 16-year-old Margaret Ruffin, a senior, is the first candidate to register in the Cotton Carnival Queen contest which will be decided Saturday immediately after the street parade...
Unionization order is heading to court (09/25/01)
It was just a matter of time. A group of state employees has filed a lawsuit to halt the collective bargaining executive order issued by Gov. Bob Holden. We hope and believe the courts will side with the state workers in their effort to overturn the controversial unionization mandate issued by Holden...
Your View (09/25/01)
With My Head Raised High Once again I'm called To carry my stars and stripes proudly. Yet I'm not afraid, Because my country needs me. Yes, I've been here before And I proudly raise my head, Thrust my chest forward And march with dignity and honor...
Your View (09/25/01)
I'd like to respond to pet owners who are missing their pets. Yes, there are people around who will steal your pets. They love purebred and small animals of any kind. It doesn't matter whether they are spayed, neutered or not fixed at all. These people are called "lumpers" or "bunchers." They normally sell the animals to laboratories. ...
SPEAKOUT (09/25/01)
As far as I know, God has not given over his job to humans. God is the judge of us all. "Vengeance is mine," he says. Being the mother of 11 children, I know that when you've done all you know to do and it hasn't worked, give it to God. He can fix it. ...