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Stories from Friday, October 5, 2001

Money, drugs confiscated (10/05/01)
CHARLESTON - As part of an ongoing investigation, the Charleston Department of Public Safety arrested two people Wednesday on drug related activity. According to reports, DPS seized approximately six pounds of marijuana, numerous pieces of drug paraphernalia, three firearms and about $18,000 from a residence at 618 Helena St. A significant portion of the marijuana was packaged for individual sales, officials said...
Rockin' and rollin' (10/05/01)
Students at New Madrid County Central High School got into the homecoming spirit Thursday evening with a parade, complete with floats, bands and the football team, along Main Street in New Madrid. This year's theme is "Rock 'n' Roll" with the Class of 2001 celebrating with a 1950s' themed float. Tonight's homecoming football game will match the NMCC Eagles against the Sikeston High School Bulldogs...
Mapping out success (10/05/01)
Roblyn Hatch with the Missouri Assessment Program explains the test to parents who attended the MAP Test meeting for parents at the Sikeston Field House Thursday afternoon. In April students in the Sikeston School district will take the MAP test which is to evaluate the students' progress within the district...
Murder investigation ends with arrests (10/05/01)
SIKESTON -- A 17-month murder investigation in Scott County has ended with the arrest of five men, four of them from Sikeston. According to Scott County Sheriff Bill Ferrell, five people were arrested and are charged in connection with the murder of Don Prude of Blythville, Ark. On May 30, 2000, Prude was shot numerous times in his car on Hickory Street in Haywood City...
County's health plan creates concerns (10/05/01)
CHARLESTON - County officials discussed an article forwarded to them warning of fraudulent health plans that may include the one county officers and employees currently carry. "We have that type of program," said Junior DeLay, county clerk, during Thursday's county commission meeting. "They were the only ones to accept us last year."...
Garrett breaks goal record (10/05/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston soccer team lost its third straight match, falling to Cape Central 4-1 on Thursday. Sikeston led 1-0 at the half but couldn't hold on in the second half. The Bulldogs are now 6-8-1 on the season and will play at Jackson on Tuesday at 4 p.m...
Players qualify for state match (10/05/01)
SIKESTON -- Dexter's tennis team won the 1A-3A District Tournament at Sikeston on Thursday, beating out 11 other teams in the district with 29 1/2 points. Charleston came in second, followed by Kennett, North County and Sikeston. The events started at 9 a.m. and finished up around 9 p.m...
SHS volleyball squad reach .500 mark (10/05/01)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's volleyball team reached the .500 mark Thursday evening, making quick work of a struggling Chaffee squad in straight sets, 15-4, 15-10. "Chaffee's had some problems the last couple of years," explained Sikeston coach Steve Beydler. "The girls came out with some real good intensity. I was pleased with the whole team."...
Kelly to face Notre Dame (10/05/01)
CRYSTAL CITY - The Kelly softball team advanced to the finals of the 2A District tournament in Crystal City on Thursday with a 12-4 win over No. 3 seed St. Vincent. Second-seeded Kelly will play top-seeded Notre Dame today at 4 p.m. at Crystal City for the championship...
Harry Gibson (10/05/01)
SIKESTON - Harry Leroy Gibson Jr., 62, died Oct. 3, 2001, at his home. Born July 15, 1939, in St. Louis, son of the late Harry Leroy and Dorothy Irene Nelson Gibson Sr., he was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He had been a technician with Heartland Oxygen Medical Equipment in Sikeston and was presently employed at an axe factory in Bernie...
Mary Fisher (10/05/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - Mary Louise Fisher, 73, died Oct. 4, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home, where friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at St. Eustachius Catholic Church...
Thomas McGowen (10/05/01)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Thomas Wesley McGowen, 78, who died Oct. 3, 2001, were: Clint Barnfield, Chris Barnfield, Seth Keena, Scott Keena, Tony McGowen and Jim McGowen.
Terry Smith (10/05/01)
BLOOMFIELD - Terry R. Smith, 53, died Oct. 4, 2001, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home.
Lollie Chrisman (10/05/01)
DEXTER - Lollie M. Chrisman, 94, died Oct. 4, 2001, at her home. Born Dec. 31, 1906, in rural Essex, daughter of the late W.R. and Mary Caroline McMullin Taylor, she and her husband had owned the Chrisman LP Gas Company, Chrisman Oil Company and Chrisman Hardware...
Joseph Ellis (10/05/01)
CHARLESTON - Joseph H. Ellis Jr., 94, died Oct. 3, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 20, 1907, in Newbern, Tenn., son of the late Joseph H. and Willie Mae Green Ellis Sr., he lived in Missouri most of his life and was a member of St. Henry's Catholic Church in Charleston...
Looking Back in Time 10/5 (10/05/01)
SIKESTON - A daughter was born at Sikeston General Hospital Wednesday to Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Griffin of Morley. --- BERTRAND - Mrs. Lula Burnett of Bertrand was struck at a crossing in Bertrand Tuesday afternoon by a westbound Missouri Pacific train. She was thrown to a side of the tracks, but was able to walk home a block and a half away...
Senate cutbacks deserve our praise (10/05/01)
Rarely am I impressed with state government. That attitude stems from years of monitoring the activities in Jefferson City and watching in amazement at the foolish moves undertaken year after year. But on Thursday the Missouri Senate took two impressive actions and those changes should not go unnoticed...
Speakout 10/5 (10/05/01)
I hope you are keeping up with the man who raped the maid at the Ramada Inn. I hope you know what's going on with him. If you know anything, please put it in the paper or SpeakOut or something. We are following the case as it goes through the court system....