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Stories from Wednesday, September 26, 2001

Two-vehicle accident reported (09/26/01)
PUXICO - A two-vehicle accident resulted in minor injuries to a Zalma resident. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 5:10 p.m. Tuesday in Stoddard County, seven miles northeast of Puxico. Jerry L. Lafferty, 43, of Bloomfield was driving north when he turned left into the path of a southbound vehicle driven by Mary M. McIntosh, 52, of Gypsy...
Sikeston council fills vacancies on local boards (09/26/01)
SIKESTON - City board and commission appointments were the chief action items for Tuesday's special City Council meeting. "It's that time of the year again," said Linda Lowes, director of governmental services. Terms on the city's boards and commissions expire Monday. Lowes said it is important to make the appointments in September so appointees and their staff representatives are ready prior to October's meetings...
City council discusses land issue (09/26/01)
SIKESTON - In addition to making appointments to city boards and commissions, the Sikeston City Council addressed the following items during Tuesday's special meeting: Green said the original projection for the LCRA's operating budget to get it under way was estimated at around $800,000 by John Brancaglione of the urban consulting firm Peckham, Guyton, Albers and Viets of St. Louis, which was contracted to assist with development and implementation of the LCRA...
Flu shots becoming available (09/26/01)
SIKESTON - Delivery of this year's flu vaccine isn't expected to be as late as last year, but officials say some delays can be expected due to fewer manufacturers and delivery lapses. Public-health doctors are urging that the vaccine be used first for elderly people and individuals with health problems that make them more susceptible to serious flu complications...
Vaccinations offered throughout area (09/26/01)
The Scott County and Mississippi County Health Departments will be providing flu shots for high risk patients on the following dates: Oct. 6 8-11 a.m. at the Scott County Health Department near the courthouse in Benton 8-11 a.m. at the Chaffee Nutrition Center, 800 S. Main in Chaffee...
Officials refuse to settle (09/26/01)
BENTON - Scott County commissioners rejected an initial offer to settle with Bridger Construction Company on what they say was an unauthorized purchase of a new heating and air conditioning unit for the old county jail. The jail is slated to be replaced with a new 120-prisoner facility presently under construction on the adjacent lot...
Carnival time (09/26/01)
The 57th Annual American Legion Cotton Carnival began Tuesday night at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Grounds. This year's theme is "A Salute to Merchant Marines and Fire Departments" for the Carnival, which will run through Saturday.
Hull conquers Winged Sprints (09/26/01)
BENTON - Jerrod Hull of Sikeston conquered the Winged Sprint battle besting Steve Short and Lowe Cannel for the win. Fellow Sikeston racer John Barnett was untouchable as he took the top honors in the Open-Wheel Modified division, the win snapped Chris Hall two race win streak in the division. ...
Annual tennis tourney still going strong (09/26/01)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Country Club held its Annual Tennis Tournament, still going strong since 1963, on Sept. 15 and 16. There were 78 participants from Illinois, Kentucky, Arkansas and Missouri. Listed below are the results of the winners. Men's Open...
Tri-State wins tournament (09/26/01)
FREDERICKTOWN -- The Tri-State women's slow pitch softball team won first place at the Fredericktown Women's Autumn Softball Tournament on Sept. 15. Tri-State finished with a 4-1 record, with their only loss coming to D&D Towing in their first game. Tri-State then went on to beat teams from Farmington, Fredericktown and Wentzville. The last game again pitted Tri-State against D&D Towing...
SHS netters defeated (09/26/01)
FARMINGTON - The Sikeston girls tennis team lost to a strong Farmington squad on Tuesday, 8-1. Sikeston was never really close in any of the matches other than their lone win, a Valerie Haman 8-5 victory over Jenny Beffu. "Farmington is undefeated right now," said Sikeston head coach Suzanne Hart, whose team falls to 7-5. "They are the toughest team we've seen. They have excellent ball placement and ball control. We were just beaten by a better team."...
COLUMN - Portageville's real test comes Friday (09/26/01)
What's the real story behind these Portageville Bulldogs? Can they be as good as they look, or are they just taking advantage of cupcake opponents? One thing is certain: the Bulldogs are taking care of business. They're not just beating teams, they're obliterating them...
Jackson snaps SHS unbeaten streak (09/26/01)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston soccer team lost to Jackson on Tuesday 4-1, snapping a four-game unbeaten streak. Jackson jumped up 2-0 and never trailed in the contest. Sikeston falls to 6-5-1 on the season. "Jackson's a real tough team -- but I don't think they're four goals better than us," said Sikeston head coach Derrick Long. "We've been in a funk lately. We're leaving guys wide open and it's something that we've got to figure out. We really came out flat defensively."...
Clayton wins triple crown (09/26/01)
Sikeston's Bethany Clayton (133) picked up the triple crown at the Sikeston Racepark over the weekend, dominating all three of her classes on her C&C Racing sponsored four-wheeler. The Sikeston Racepark runs 12 ATV classes every Saturday night through Nov. 10...
PHS looks up upset Kennett (09/26/01)
KENNETT - A year ago, nobody in the area thought the Portageville Bulldogs had much of a chance against the Kennett Indians. They were right as the Indians blasted Portageville 47-7. It was the Bulldogs' worst loss of the season during a nightmarish 0-9 campaign...
Sikeston falls; Kelly clinches (09/26/01)
BROSLEY -- Sikeston's softball team suffered its 12th loss of the season Tuesday afternoon, falling 11-10 to East Carter County, a team they defeated earlier in the year. "Defensively, we made several errors again today that really hurt us," said Sikeston coach Jenny Hobeck. "It was a game we knew we had a great chance of winning, so it's disappointing to lose. We should've done better."...
Ida Perry (09/26/01)
WYATT - Ida M. Perry, 95, died Sept. 21, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 4, 1906, in Banard, Miss., daughter of the late Dan and Alma McDory Cross, she lived in Missouri for many years. She was a member of Sanders Chapel AME Church in Wyatt, where she had served as trustee, usher and on the Mothers Board...
Burl Mann (09/26/01)
MALDEN - Burl E. Mann, 59, died Sept. 23, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born April 26, 1942, at Parma, son of the late Monrol and Rosie Homes Mann, he was a retired farmer and attended the Church of God in Parma. In February 1967, at Parma, he married Alice Johnson who preceded him in death on Sept. 10, 1975. He married Eunice Lee Cullum on May 13, 1978, at Grayridge, and she died on July 18, 1999...
Backfisch - Arnold (09/26/01)
NEGRIL, Jamaica - Rosie A. Backfisch of Cape Girardeau and Preston D. Arnold of Sikeston were married July 28, 2001, at the Grand Lido Resort in Negril by the Rev. James MA. Peont. The ceremony was held in a gazebo adorned with tropical flowers overlooking the Caribbean. The bride wore a white mermaid-style gown and carried a bouquet of tropical flowers and her husband was attired in a black tuxedo with vest and bow tie, accented with a floral boutonniere...
Looking Back In Time (09/26/01)
SIKESTON - Sikeston High School's Bulldogs will go up against a team at East Prairie this Friday night. East Prairie previously defeated Ste. Genevieve, which has eight lettermen back for this season's tussles. SIKESTON - Young people from the sixth and seventh grade will gather at the Sikeston Country Club Oct. 2 to begin a series of 18 lessons in ballroom dancing. Practicing courtesy toward each other and all forms of correct social behavior will be a part of each lesson...
One-strike provision is an effective tool (09/26/01)
Public housing is either a salvation or a cancer, depending on your point of view. But five years ago the federal government took a major step toward improving public housing by implementing the one-strike provision that removes residents when they or a member of their family living in public housing is arrested for a drug violation. That single federal policy at long last gave public housing administrators a tool to remove drug offenders from the government-funded housing complexes...
Your View (09/26/01)
Terrorism: use of terror and violence to intimidate and subjugate, etc., especially as a political weapon or policy. Certainly the acts on Sept. 11, 2001, have intimidated all of us and brought fear to our hearts. Some who have flown for years now have a fear of being on an airplane, some of being in crowded places like a ball park, mall or concert, and even come of coming out of their homes. So the terrorists did accomplish some of what they set out to do...
Your View (09/26/01)
With the prospect of an extended struggle against terrorism by radical groups and the nation-states that support them, many of the "experts" have cataloged their advantages and our disadvantages. We've all heard them. They include: the difficult terrain of Afghanistan, the single-minded purpose of the fanatics, our dependence on foreign oil and the limits of our strategic petroleum reserves, etc...
SPEAKOUT (09/26/01)
It is great how the people have really started through this terrible tragedy, except the greedy American oil companies, who will make all the money they can from this terrible tragedy. It's Sunday evening and I just read the derogatory comments about President Bush in our SpeakOut. ...