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Stories from Wednesday, December 12, 2001

Public input meetings scheduled (12/12/01)
SIKESTON -The first of two public input meetings for the Home Rule Charter is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday. Home Rule Charter commissioners will present the current draft of the charter for a review by the public at this time and hope "to hear from people from every corner of the community," according to Harry Sharp, commission chairman...
Insurance coverage reviewed (12/12/01)
SIKESTON -- Only one topic -- insurance -- caused a slight rumble during the Sikeston Board of Education's monthly meeting. And it wasn't the issue of additional earthquake coverage but that of Worker's Compensation that created the stir. R-6 School District Superintendent Stephen Borgsmiller advised the board two bids were returned on requests for Worker's Compensation Insurance Coverage. ...
Vacancy remains unfilled (12/12/01)
MINER - Money matters dominated much of the Board of Aldermen's time Tuesday night. The board was concluding its business when someone in the audience asked about the vacancy left by the death of alderman Harry Barnes. "Well, at this time we don't really have one," said Mayor Frank Tatum, who said an appointment would likely be made at next month's meeting. "That will give us some more time."...
Misuse of levee addressed (12/12/01)
BENTON - Larry Brazel, Oliver Kirkpatrick and Terry Dehart, Levee District 2 board members, met Tuesday with Scott County commissioners to determine how a section of County Road 341 which runs along the top of a levee could be closed. "We've got trash dumpers and four wheelers," said Brazel...
Donations could make Christmas brighter for needy (12/12/01)
SIKESTON -- Christmas is less than two weeks away and the Community Christmas Campaign is set to deliver baskets to the needy in one week. While many people have already donated time and money to the Community Christmas Campaign help is still needed to ensure as many families as possible have a merry Christmas...
Checking the fit (12/12/01)
The Sikeston Optimist Club members fit children for new shoes during their Christmas Socks and Shoe project Tuesday morning. More than 300 new shoes and socks will be given to needy children in Sikeston.
Accident reported by authorities (12/12/01)
DIEHLSTADT - The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a one-vehicle accident Tuesday which resulted in moderate injuries to a Sikeston man. The accident occurred at 5:40 p.m. as Robert P. Johnson was driving north on Scott county Highway 77, one-half mile south of Diehlstadt. According to the report, Johnson failed to negotiate a curve, traveled off the roadway and struck a mobile home. His vehicle then continued traveling and struck a fence before coming to rest in a field...
Fund-raiser aids efforts of Humane Society (12/12/01)
SIKESTON - A warm home. Caring family. Food to eat. Someone to play with. It's not visions of sugar plums that are dancing in the heads of homeless, abused and abandoned animals. What they are wishing for this Christmas is someone to love them. The Sikeston Bootheel Humane Society's "Here Comes Santa Paws" project not only gives individuals a chance to help make Christmas a little brighter for homeless animals, but it's also a way of honoring or memorializing a loved one or cherished pet...
Oran hammers East Prairie for third consecutive win (12/12/01)
EAST PRAIRIE - The Oran Eagles got 28 points out of Nathan Seyer to push past East Prairie 72-41 on Tuesday. Oran (4-1) led 16-8 after one quarter and pushed the lead to 28-14 by halftime. East Prairie never could overcome the halftime deficit. "They're definitely the best defensive team we've gone against," said East Prairie head coach Jason Irby, whose team falls to 2-4...
McClinton, Bulldogs topple Knights (12/12/01)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs basketball team evened its record at 4-4 on the season with a 59-51 win over Farmington on Tuesday at the Field House. The Bulldogs jumped out to an early lead and never trailed after the first quarter. "I was proud of our players, we came out and established a lead," said Sikeston head coach Gregg Holifield. ...
Sikeston, NMCCMS teams split (12/12/01)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston 8th and 9th grade basketball teams split with Poplar Bluff's junior high teams on Monday at the Sikeston Field House. Sikeston's freshmen rolled past Poplar Bluff 63-39 while the 8th grade team lost 48-45. In the 9th grade game, Sikeston jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. The Bulldogs led 17-9 after one quarter and 38-22 at halftime...
SHS wrestlers drop dual to Murphysboro (12/12/01)
MURPHYSBORO -- Sikeston's wrestling team was beaten by Murphysboro on Tuesday 42-24. "I'm proud of the way our team wrestled tonight," said Sikeston coach Chris Hodgkiss. "We came out and fought for every team point that we got. Murphysboro is a very solid team."...
Inside-outside duo leads Dexter to win over Royals (12/12/01)
DEXTER -- The inside-outside duo of Chris Carr and Chad Gill proved to be a winning combination for the Dexter Bearcats in Tuesday night's game against the Twin Rivers Royals. Carr and Gill each had 21 points on the night, with Carr dominating inside and Gill canning three 3-pointers as the Bearcats won 68-59 to improve to 5-0 on the year...
COLUMN - WHO WILL TAKE SECOND AT BLOOMFIELD THIS YEAR? (12/12/01)
For the last three years, the Bloomfield Christmas Tournament has been a battle for second place. Doniphan, Twin Rivers, Kennett and Portageville have all brought good teams to the event since 1998, but none have been on the same level as Dexter. The Bearcats haven't just won -- they've dominated by an average score of 84 to 55...
Marie Delwiche (12/12/01)
CASCO, Wis. - Marie Delwiche, 78, died Dec. 9, 2001, at St. Vincent Hospital. Born April 21, 1923, in Red River, daughter of the late Louie and Adele Servais Vanness, she was a welder at Christy's Shipbuilding during World War II. She was later employed at Penning's Convalescent Home and Brown County Health Care as a cook. ...
Evelyn Shelby (12/12/01)
POPLAR BLUFF - Evelyn Shelby, 91, formerly of Bernie and Malden, died Dec. 10, 2001, at the Westwood Hills Care Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Sept. 7, 1910, in Earle, Ky., to the late William Jackson and Mary Elizabeth Stanley Arnett, she was a member of the White Oak Grove General Baptist Church of rural Bernie...
Looking Back In Time (12/12/01)
SIKESTON - Two pin oak trees, transplanted by a representative of the Davy Tree Surgeons, Kent, Ohio, now adorn the lawn of Mrs. L.M. Stallcup, 312 Tanner St. --- SIKESTON - A radio newscast Monday reported Charles Conrad Branum, son of Mr. and Mrs. P.V. Branum who live west of Sikeston, was killed in action in the war in the Pacific. He apparently was the first Sikestonian to lose his life in the war with Japan and was believed to have been killed in the initial action by bombers Sunday...
Unknown individuals can have big impact (12/12/01)
If you've never heard of Don Tennant, you're not alone. I had never heard his name until today when I read his obituary. Tennant was an ad man - some called him an advertising genius - who coined enough phrases and familiar characters to fill a book. He died Saturday at age 79...
SPEAKOUT (12/12/01)
Opinions of man can never override or change the absolutes of right and wrong. According to every scripture pertaining to this subject matter, witchcraft of any form in any situation is never good. Any lifestyle, entertainment, etc., that promotes witchcraft, sorcery or wizardry with a positive acceptable attitude is in err of what is right. ...