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Stories from Sunday, December 23, 2001

Flood plain permits required (12/23/01)
CHARLESTON - Despite the efforts of officials to inform Mississippi County residents of their obligation to get a flood plain permit before beginning new construction, there are still some who apparently don't know. Martin Lucas, commissioner, said during Thursday's county commission meeting that there is a house being built by a county resident below base flood elevation in East Prairie in violation of the county flood plain ordinance...
Jury finds local man guilty on drug charges (12/23/01)
BENTON - Former Sikeston resident Lawerance Strickland, 26, was convicted by a jury of two felony counts of selling crack cocaine Monday, according to Paul R. Boyd, assistant prosecutor for Scott County. The jury returned the two guilty verdicts after approximately 20 minutes of deliberation, according to the prosecutor's office...
Clydesdales' handlers admit to enjoying their hard work (12/23/01)
SIKESTON - The little girl grabbed her mother's hand just a little tighter. "O-o-o-h," she gasped, looking up at the massive brown and white horse. The horse snorted back prompting giggles from the youngster. Chalk up another admirer of the Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales...
Charleston seeks U-High title (12/23/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The 57th Annual University High School Christmas Tournament will take place at the Show-Me Center Dec. 26 through 29. Here is a look at each team in this year's tournament, as seeded: 1. Charleston (3-4) The major goal for Charleston this year is living up to the number one seed. The Bluejays were defeated by the number two seed of the tournament, Notre Dame, on Tuesday night...
Kelly wins consolation title at Twin Rivers (12/23/01)
BROSELEY -- Kelly won the consolation championship of the 5th Annual Lady Royals Holiday Classic Blue Division Thursday night, beating out Clearwater, 47-44. "It was a very tough division," said Kelly coach Rod McQuerter. "I'm very proud that the girls were able to come out and win the consolation championship. They played hard and played as a team."...
Looking Back In Time (12/23/01)
MATTHEWS - The Matthews High A and B teams took both ends of a doubleheader from Morehouse in Matthews Friday night, the B game score being 26 to 21 and the A game 45 to 19. --- SIKESTON - The sixth candlelight service will be observed Friday afternoon in the gymnasium...
Who receives blame for teen's rampage? (12/23/01)
This story is just too good to pass up. If you want to know what's in a name, just read on. A judge has sentenced 17 year-old Montea Mitchell to 70 years in prison for stealing two cars at gunpoint and trying to steal a third. But that most certainly doesn't tell the story...
SPEAKOUT (12/23/01)
Yes I have the answer to your question on the birth announcement of the woman with nine children. The lady that has the nine children lives in Charleston, Missouri. She doesn't have any of them in her home, they have all been placed in different foster homes because she has an addiction problem. Also this young lady is in her late 30s or early 40s. So welfare in a sense is taking care of these children because most of them are in foster care, those not in foster care have been adopted out...