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Stories from Wednesday, October 24, 2001

Halloween events planned (10/24/01)
SIKESTON - Parents looking for safe Halloween fun will be able to choose from several events open to the public Oct. 31. The Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores are keeping their tradition of passing out candy "so kids can trick or treat and be able to do it in a safe environment,"...
Dialysis dependents will benefit from MDMC ball (10/24/01)
SIKESTON - To those who depend on dialysis, Saturday night's gala will be more than a social gathering. To them, Missouri Delta Medical Center's benefit ball attendees will be a group of individuals who cared enough to help them receive the blood filtering...
Accident results in injuries (10/24/01)
CANALOU - An East Prairie man suffered moderate injuries Tuesday when he was involved in an accident at 3:15 p.m. on Highway A in New Madrid County, four miles south of Canalou. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, John J. Miskell, 27, was traveling east when he lost control of the tractor trailer truck he was driving. The truck left the side of the roadway and overturned. He was transported by air to St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau...
Duncan is named new supervisor (10/24/01)
BENTON - Harlan Duncan of rural Benton is the new superintendent for the county road and bridge department. Duncan was hired during Tuesday's meeting of the Scott County Commission. Duncan was selected from three applicants to replace Terry Herndon who will retire from the position at the...
COLUMN - TOUGH ROAD TEST AHEAD FOR BATTERED SIKESTON BULLDOGS (10/24/01)
The Bulldogs picked the worst time of the year to play their worst game of the year last Thursday. Now Sikeston is negative 13 in the district and gets to make that ghastly trip to Farmington to play the 7-1 Knights. To make things worse, Justin Lowes and Kevin Keller are out nursing injuries. Farmington has fielded one of its better teams this year, beating North County, Ste. Genevieve and Hillsboro...
Eighth graders win (10/24/01)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's eighth grade girls basketball team defeated Charleston on Tuesday, 44-2. Paige Silverthorn poured in 12 points and Allison Blurton contributed six points. On Monday, the team lost to Dexter 49-28. Silverthorn scored nine points in that game, and Blurton finished with five...
2A title runs through Malden (10/24/01)
MALDEN - Every year, the Class 2A, District 1 championship seems to go through the Portageville-Malden game. Since 1995, either Portageville or Malden has won the district title, with many of their head-to-head matchups deciding the winner. And on top of that, these two represent one of the biggest rivalries in the area...
Nina Ferrell (10/24/01)
MOREHOUSE - Arrangements have been changed for Nina Ferrell, 87, who died Oct. 22, 2001. Friends may call after 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Morehouse. Graveside services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Essex Cemetery with the Rev. Frank Breeden of Morehouse officiating...
Hope Easter (10/24/01)
CHARLESTON - Hope Easter, 76, died Oct. 23, 2001, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Pearl Lewis (10/24/01)
SIKESTON - Pearl Lewis, 85, formerly of East Prairie, died at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 23, 2001, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Looking Back In Time (10/24/01)
SIKESTON - Laurene Fowler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.M. Fowler, will entertain the Friendly Girls Club at a Halloween costume party Friday night at her home on Sikes Avenue. The guests will include Mary Ann Tomerline, Margaret Thrower, Janet Nix, Mary Ann Hitchcock, Phyllis Garner, Marilyn Yoffie, Joan Bishop, Lucy Jo Aufdenberg, Shirley Brown and D'Anna Fowler...
Was Missouri really ready for terrorists? (10/24/01)
The first in a series of town hall meetings was held in Kansas City this week to explain the state's response to the terrorist attack on Sept. 11. State officials, including Gov. Bob Holden, were on hand to explain the state's planning and response to the...
SPEAKOUT (10/24/01)
Whoever took my dog from 712 Wright in Oran , I will find you and smoke you out. Most Americans have shown their patriotism since the terrorist act, I'd like to know why hasn't Sikeston put up their flags all over town? You must have been out of town. The American Legion had put the flags out shortly after the attack and they remained on display in town until the week after the Cotton Carnival....