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Stories from Friday, November 16, 2001

Chamber outlines upcoming activities (11/16/01)
MINER - With several activities coming up, the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce met for its monthly membership luncheon at the Miner Baptist Church. Mitch Jackson, president of the Sikeston Ministerial Alliance, was guest speaker and started off discussion about his host church...
Officials reverse statute decision (11/16/01)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County commissioners reversed their decision to implement a Missouri revised statute they say was misrepresented to them during a presentation by County Assessor W.R. "Bill" Thompson. Martin Lucas, commissioner, said during Thursday's county commission meeting that the statute was not adequately explained by Thompson at the Nov. 8 meeting when the commission approved its implementation...
Suspects sought in shooting (11/16/01)
CHARLESTON - Two men are being sought by Charleston Department of Public Safety in connection with a shooting. Officers are investigating an assault that occurred on Saturday in the 700 block of Lon Moore. Officers were called to the scene after Robert Cassell, 17, of Charleston was shot twice in the left leg by an unknown assailant...
NMCC hopes to replace Salem (11/16/01)
NEW MADRID -- Two of the top four teams in Missouri Class 3A will collide Saturday when Salem travels to New Madrid County Central for a semifinal showdown at 1:30 p.m. Salem (11-1) brings a solid postseason tradition, having reached the final four the last four seasons...
Poplar Bluff wins NMCCMS tourney (11/16/01)
NEW MADRID -- Charleston defeated New Madrid County Central Middle School in the third place game of the NMCCMS seventh grade basketball tournament on Thursday, 43-30. NMCCMS (1-2) was led in scoring by Dontrey Washington's eight points. Washington was named to the all-tournament team...
Pauline Stricker (11/16/01)
JACKSON - Pauline E. Stricker, 95, formerly of Gordonville, died Nov. 14, 2001, at the Jackson Manor Nursing Home. Born March 31, 1906, at North Sudbury, Mass., daughter of the late Alfred and Mabel Provost Beauregard, she was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson, a charter member of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary and a member of St. Ann's Sodality and the Legion of Mary...
Velma Hill (11/16/01)
ST. LOUIS - Velma Hill, 84, formerly of Sikeston, died at 6:55 a.m. Nov. 16, 2001, at the Beau Vais Manor in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Cleo Mossman (11/16/01)
DEXTER - Cleo Mossman, 77, died Nov. 15, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey Funeral Home in Dexter.
Looking Back In Time (11/16/01)
SIKESTON - Seven thousand five hundred state driver's licenses have been sold to date this year at the license bureau in the Mattingly Service Station on East Center Street. Approximately 4,000 were distributed there last year. --- SIKESTON - Marie Vaughn is a clerk in the F.W. Woolworth Co. Store...
Join our community in giving thanks (11/16/01)
For years now, Sikeston residents have come together once a year for the annual Communitywide Thanksgiving Service. This year's event is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. Hosting this year's gathering is the First United Methodist Church. Sponsored by the Ministerial Alliance, all churches and their congregations are urged to join in this combined service. ...
SPEAKOUT (11/16/01)
I want to SpeakOut about a restaurant in town. When I'm ordering and say I need just a minute, it means that I'm not ready to order. It doesn't mean that I need help finding anything on the menu. I for one am still waiting for the big economic boon the prison was to bring to Charleston and Mississippi County. I heard a firecracker. I believe that was it...