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Stories from Thursday, September 27, 2001

Treebute deadline extended (09/27/01)
SIKESTON - The deadline to place orders with the Park Division for the 2001 Treebute memorial tree program has been extended to 5 p.m. Oct. 12. Donors to the program may purchase trees as memorial gifts for a friend or loved one or as a living gift in honor of a birthday, anniversary or other special occasion...
Showing their true colors (09/27/01)
MATTHEWS - At 5 years old, DeeKota Polk already understands the significance of the flag. "It means America," she volunteered, "because it's American." That message of patriotism is just what the members of the Veterans Committee of Noranda hope to spread as they sponsor "100 flags for 100 schools." DeeKota's school, Matthews Elementary at Matthews, is one of the first to receive a flag...
Arrest made in investigation (09/27/01)
EAST PRAIRIE - A burglary case under investigation in East Prairie this week was brought to a successful conclusion. According to East Prairie Police Chief Danny Lafferty, Billy Stallings of 208 Lee Ave. reported a burglary to his home on Monday. Forced entry was made through a garage door and Stallings reported the theft of a .20 gauge shotgun, .32 caliber pistol, two 15-inch Fosgate speakers, two Pioneer speakers and a Sony Play Station...
Hosting royalty (09/27/01)
Jeannie Williams emceed the Annual Little Mr. and Miss Cotton Carnival Wednesday night at the Sikeston Jaycee Rodeo Grounds. Here, Williams gets to know a little more about contestant, Kyler Laymon.
Detection affects survival rate (09/27/01)
SIKESTON - This year the American Cancer Society estimates 198,100 men in the United States will find out they have prostate cancer. Of them, 31,500 will die. Although the ACS is constantly trying to get the message out about the importance of getting check-ups, not everyone is heeding the warning. So, the organization spends one week a year devoting all its energies to try to persuade men to listen...
Lady Hawks sweep Egyptian (09/27/01)
BENTON -- Kelly's softball team swept a traditionally strong Egyptian team on Wednesday, winning the first game of the doubleheader 9-2, and the second 6-1. "Overall, it was a pretty good day for us," said Kelly coach Melanie Heuring. "I thought the girls really came out and played well, especially in the first game."...
SHS looks to upset rival Poplar Bluff (09/27/01)
POPLAR BLUFF - Whenever the Sikeston Bulldogs and the Poplar Bluff Mules meet on the football field, the contest brings out the best in each team. Over the years, even if a school is heavily favored, the game always seems to be close. In the Charlie Vickery era (1978-2001), only twice has a team defeated the other by more than 20 points. Every other game has usually been a nailbiter...
Portageville coach to join Poplar Bluff Hall of Fame (09/27/01)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Portageville basketball coach Jim Bidewell will be inducted into the Poplar Bluff Sports Hall of Fame today. Bidewell has coached the Bulldogs to four consecutive Missouri State 2A Basketball Championships. He had undefeated 31-0 seasons in 1991 and 1993, and he was Missouri Class 2A Coach of the Year both of those years...
Harry Williamson (09/27/01)
ESSEX - Pallbearers at graveside services conducted Wednesday at the Essex Cemetery for Harry Glenn Williamson Sr., 82, who died Sept. 24, 2001, were: Randy Corlew, Mark Hux, Ralph Thurston Jr., Bruce Williamson, Brett Williamson, Mark Kelly and Kenneth Keller...
Clifton Hinman (09/27/01)
DEXTER - Clifton Hinman, 60, died Sept. 26, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey Funeral Home in Dexter.
Ramona Hamm (09/27/01)
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Ramona Hamm, 98, formerly of New Hamburg, Mo., died Sept. 23, 2001, in San Diego. Born March 29, 1903, in New Hamburg, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Mary Schwartz Gosche. On Sept. 1, 1929, in San Francisco, she married Theodore Hamm who preceded her in death on March 7, 1976...
Virdie Goode (09/27/01)
BLOOMFIELD - Virdie Goode, 74, died Sept. 27, 2001, at Missouri Southern Heathcare in Dexter. Born Oct. 11, 1926, in Oreo, daughter of the late Pat and Hattie Gregory Goode, she lived in Essex before moving to Bloomfield in 1970. On Aug. 21, 1944, she married Harvey Moore who preceded her in death on Nov. 9, 1977...
Looking Back In Time (09/27/01)
SIKESTON - Clem Beal was elected Tuesday as president of the senior class at Sikeston Senior High School. --- SIKESTON - Miss Mary Jane Sikes left Monday for New York City, where she will attend Julliard's School of Music. Mrs. W.H. Sikes accompanied her daughter as far as St. Louis and will return this Tuesday...
Missouri's no-call law is a success (09/27/01)
Missouri's new no-call list is working. Attorney General Jay Nixon has levied another $102,000 in fines against telemarketers who violated the no-call list names. That brings to $267,500 the amount of fines imposed on the no-call violators, which is much better than we had expectd...
Your View (09/27/01)
I am writing in regard to the manner in which the Board of Education recently conducted its procurement of insurance coverage. The history as I know it to be is this: The Board of Education hired Charlesworth & Associates LC to review the Sikeston Public Schools insurance program, prepare bid specifications, assign markets for agent consideration, correspond with agents, review submitted bids and to make a recommendation to the Board of Education for insurance coverage placement. ...
SPEAKOUT (09/27/01)
Terrorists may use box cutters, bombs, bullets and other instruments of death to batter, bruise and bloody American flesh, but they can never pierce our indomitable spirit. The coming war may endure 11 days, 11 months, 11 years or longer. "Never forget the 11th of September" will be our rallying cry. My prayers are that the men and the women who serve in the U.S. military will suffer as few injuries and deaths as possible...