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Stories from Friday, October 19, 2001

Community Clean-up needing volunteers (10/19/01)
SIKESTON - It is teamwork that makes the Community-Wide Clean-up Day such a success every year, yet ironically if more Sikeston residents don't step up and volunteer to help, the success of Saturday's clean-up will be limited. According to the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce,...
Future football star (10/19/01)
Clay Tongate, 12, tries to avoid Luke Keefer, 7, while playing a pick-up game at halftime of Sikeston's football game at Cape Central Thursday night. Sikeston lost the opening game of district play 32-9 and will play next when they travel to Farmington Friday...
Pathway leads to good health (10/19/01)
NEW MADRID - Everyone knows walking is good exercise. But a recent survey by the New Madrid County Health Department found many people, rather than dodge traffic or barking dogs, have simply put off that healthful stroll. Today, their excuses not to don their walking shoes...
Commission, insurance representatives meet (10/19/01)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County's group health insurance plan is not a scam, according to the agent responsible for setting the county up with ERISA plan. Greg Greenwalt of Greenwalt Financial Services answered questions during Thursday's county commission...
Two persons under arrest (10/19/01)
CARUTHERSVILLE - A stash of drugs and drug paraphernalia discovered at a Pemiscot County residence has led to the arrest of two persons. At about 1:30 a.m. Thursday, members of the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department, Bootheel Drug Task Force and Missouri State Highway Patrol conducted a search of a residence near Cottonwood Point, south of Caruthersville. ...
New Madrid resident hurt in accident (10/19/01)
MALDEN - A two-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon resulted in moderate injuries to a New Madrid County woman. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 1 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. 62 at Route 25, one-half mile east of Malden. Vicky E. Johnston, 46, of Parma was driving east when she pulled into the path of a southbound vehicle driven by John G. Riddell, 18, also of Parma...
Sikeston volleyball ends regular season with win (10/19/01)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's volleyball team ended the regular season with a 15-5, 15-6 win over New Madrid County Central on Thursday night. Since it was the last home game, Sikeston honored seniors Summer Ray, Jamie Medlin, Beth French and Stefanie Mason before the varsity match...
Tigers topple Bulldogs, 32-9 (10/19/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - For about a year, the Sikeston Bulldog football team has pointed to Thursday night's matchup with Cape Central at Houck Stadium. This one game meant more to the team than any other during the season. especially with it being the Class 4A, District 1 opener...
Dorothy Reid (10/19/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Dorothy Dodd Reid, 90, died Oct. 16, 2001, at Fountainbleau Lodge. Born April 27, 1911, in Arcadia, daughter of the late Hartford and Ruth Kanouse Collins, she was past president of the Sikeston Civic Club and member of the Methodist Women's Club in Sikeston...
Harry Bell (10/19/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - Harry M. Bell, 85, died Oct. 18, 2001, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born Jan. 7, 1916, in Martin, Tenn., son of the late George Lee and Ora Lee Simmons Bell, he was a member of St. Eustachius Catholic Church. On Aug. 22, 1938, in Portageville, he married Virginia L. Young who preceded him in death on Aug. 4, 1991...
Mari Hazel (10/19/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Marie Hazel, 86, formerly of Sikeston, died Oct. 12, 2001, at her home. Born Oct. 8, 1915, at Fornfelt, daughter of the late Henry A. and Bertha Hanschen Voges, she was director of assisting for the SEMO Area Agency on Aging for more than 20 years. A member of the Evangelical United Church of Christ, she was a lifetime member of the Exchangette...
Roselene Grady (10/19/01)
DEXTER - Roselene Grady, 66, died Oct. 18, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey Funeral Home in Dexter.
Looking Back In Time (10/19/01)
SIKESTON - Barbara Ann Ramsey celebrated her seventh birthday anniversary at a party Sunday. Those present were Mary Lou O'Connor, Margaret Ann Lathom, Eleanor Sue Bailey, Ann Schulte, Margaret and Mary Ellen Kindred, Marilyn Malcolm, Greta Faye Terrell, Greta Marilyn Ables, Jackie Meldrum and Katherine Ann Kindred...
SPEAKOUT (10/19/01)
I have noticed since the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on America at the baseball games, in the seventh inning when they play "God Bless America" that the players are standing there chewing their gum. I find that very disrespectful. They do take off their hats, which is great, but they need to stop chewing their gum during the song...