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Stories from Monday, October 8, 2001

Sheriff's department reports arrests (10/08/01)
NEW MADRID - Three persons are in custody after New Madrid County Sheriff's deputies received a report of a man being assaulted with a baseball bat. At 4:39 p.m. Sunday, officers arrested two men and a woman in connection with the incident. The victim, whose condition was not available, remains in the hospital today, a spokesman with the department said...
Teachers praise DPS Learn Not To Burn (10/08/01)
SIKESTON -- Every year, many children are killed in fires, many times because they have not been taught any fire safety skills. In an effort to help educate area students, the Sikeston Department of Public Safety instituted an educational program that receives rave reviews...
Goal lines (10/08/01)
Jim Baker, Sikeston Area United Way boardmember, adjusts the percentage on their sign at the intersection of Main and Malone. The Sikeston Area United Way has a goal of $76,000 which will go to area charities. Also pictured are Sarah Buchanan, chairperson for the United Way Campaign, and Eugene Adams, purchasing agent for Canedy Sign Company. Canedy installed the sign for the United Way...
Falling for flowers (10/08/01)
Renee Cokenour planted mums in her front yard recently in Sikeston. Area residents, who are preparing their yards for fall, should enjoy today's weather with highs from 65 to 70 degrees.
Portageville gives unbeaten Hayti a scare (10/08/01)
HAYTI - The Hayti Indians scored 14 points in the fourth quarter on Friday night to hold off the Portageville Bulldogs 14-6 in a SEMO South matchup. The Bulldogs appeared poised to pull off the upset of the Class 1A No. 5 ranked Indians, leading 6-0 heading into the fourth quarter...
Explosive Bluejays burn Bearcats (10/08/01)
CHARLESTON -- Charleston took advantage of its big-play capabilities against Dexter Friday night, breaking two huge touchdown runs to beat Dexter 13-6 in a game that was dominated by the Bearcats. The Bluejays finished with just three first downs compared to Dexter's 15, but a 99-yard touchdown run by Dontay Clark and a 60-yarder by fullback Orrice Stanback was good enough for the win...
Sikeston stuns NMCC, 25-14 (10/08/01)
NEW MADRID - With New Madrid County Central's football team loaded with seniors, many Sikeston fans probably figured that the Eagles' reign over the Bulldogs would eventually come to an end. But it came a year earlier than they thought. The Bulldogs pulled off a massive upset of state-ranked NMCC on a cold, windy Friday night, spoiling the Eagles' homecoming 25-14...
E.P. loses another nail-biter (10/08/01)
EAST PRAIRIE -- East Prairie jumped out to a 12-0 lead but couldn't hold on as Chaffee rallied to a 22-18 victory Friday night. Jeremy Hahn ran in two touchdowns, and quarterback Derrick Uhrahan hooked up with James Reischman for another score as the Red Devils won their second game of the season...
Kenneth Crossno (10/08/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - Kenneth Ray Crossno, 63, died Oct. 5, 2001, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Born Aug. 29, 1938, in Steele, he was the son of the late Samuel Henry and Lois Mae Barker Crossno. Survivors include: six brothers, Paul Wendell Crossno and Donnie Crossno of Portageville, Willis Ray Crossno, Vernon O'Dale Crossno and Gary Eugene Crossno of St. ...
Terry Smith (10/08/01)
BLOOMFIELD - Terry Roger Smith, 53, died Oct. 4, 2001, near Bloomfield of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born April 5, 1948, in Poplar Bluff, son of Mary Moore Smith of Bloomfield and the late Thomas "Bud" Smith, he was a lifelong resident of Stoddard County and of the Methodist belief. He served with the U.S. Navy in Vietnam and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars at Wappapello...
Mary Fisher (10/08/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - Mary Louise Fisher, 73, died Oct. 4, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 9, 1928, in Portageville, daughter of the late John Andrew and Myrtle Ezell Carter, she was a member of St. Eustachius Catholic Church and the Ladies Sodality...
Looking Back In Time (10/08/01)
SIKESTON - Sikeston High School Bulldogs, whose bark seemed louder than their bite on the basis of a defeat handed them by East Prairie in a season's opener, trotted out of the valley of despair in a muddy setting here Friday night to whip the Jackson Indians, 6-0. Wayne Ables hurled the touchdown pass to D.B. Waggener, who crossed the goal line. Clem Beal, left end for the Sikeston Bulldogs, was elected captain of this year's football team prior to Friday night's contest...
Looking Back in Time 10/7 (10/08/01)
SIKESTON - Billy Dudley ha been named captain and Dean Stotts lieutenant of a school boy safety patrol which again is looking out for the welfare of tots crossing the highway and going to and from the South Grade School. Other members of the patrol who wear uniforms and this year acquired new caps are: Alfred Bach, Paul Yeargain, Richard Murrell, Howard Weekly, Waverly Hastings, Dick Young, Lynn McClellan and Billy Gene Murphy...
U.S. immigration laws must change (10/08/01)
All too often it takes tragedy to bring about change. The examples are abundant. School security was tightened in the wake of several school shootings. Auto safety is often the result not of testing but rather of tragedies that generate public support and eventually legal remedies. That's just the way it is...
Your View (10/08/01)
In the past few weeks we have all witnessed the devastating effects of terrorism in our country. It is important for all Americans to show their support to the victims of this devastation. It is time for us to stand up and tell the terrorists that we, the citizens of the United States of America, will not tolerate attacks on our people or our government. ...
SPEAKOUT (10/08/01)
A store where I live sells a lot of barbecue meat pretty cheap. The meat is half-ruined. Is it against the law to sell meat that is half-ruined? We contacted Environmental Public Health Specialist Keith McCord with the Mississippi County Health Department. ...
Speakout 10/7 (10/08/01)
I am looking for an address or a magazine to the U.S. Purchase Exchange catalog, I'd sure appreciate it if you would put it in the newspaper. I bought a product out of the catalog and it's a really good product. I need more, but don't have the address...