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Stories from Wednesday, January 9, 2002

Flooding report given to county (01/09/02)
SIKESTON - Joe Burton, Emergency-911 administrator for Scott County, presented county commissioners with a report of E-911 activity during the recent flooding. Burton said during Tuesday's county commission meeting that none of the homes flooded in Scott County would fall under the "50 percent rule."...
Local man enters guilty plea (01/09/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A Sikeston man entered a guilty plea Monday to a charge of possessing cocaine base with the intention to distribute. Mario J. Baker, 20, pled guilty to one felony count of possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base...
School Internet policy visited (01/09/02)
SIKESTON - Keeping students of Sikeston Public Schools safe is a priority of the R-6 District and that includes protecting them from the potential misuse of technological advancements. One way to accomplish this, Assistant Superintendent Paul Kitchen told board members Tuesday afternoon, is through the Children's Internet Protection Act policy...
Area Girl Scouts to start selling cookies on Friday (01/09/02)
SIKESTON - Don't think of it as buying a box of cookies. Think of it as helping build strong minds, strong leadership, strong values and a strong community. This year's Girl Scout cookie sale begins Friday and continues through Jan. 27, with delivery set for Feb. 20 through March 3. And while customers are picking out their favorites, the Cotton Boll Area Girl Scout Council reminds them there's so much more to a box of Girl Scout cookies than what meets the eye...
Did You Know... (01/09/02)
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Arrests reported by sheriff's department (01/09/02)
BLOOMFIELD - Two Essex residents were taken into custody on charges of endangering the welfare of a child. The Stoddard County Sheriff's Office reported the arrest of Charles William Arthur, 62, and Amanda Lorena Arthur (Pyles), 24, on warrants charging them with endangering the welfare of a child. They are being held in the Stoddard County Jail where bond is set for each at $10,000...
SHS wrestlers sweep NMCC (01/09/02)
NEW MADRID - The Sikeston wrestling team improved its dual record to 4-2 this season with a dominating 65-6 win over New Madrid County Central. The Bulldogs won every match except for a forfeit to NMCC's Damion Bills in the 171 weight class. "Any time you can go on the road and come out with a win in every match you have to be pleased," said Sikeston head coach Chris Hodgkiss. ...
Portageville earns conference win (01/09/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - The Portageville Bulldogs basketball team improved to 10-2 on the season with an impressive 61-44 win over Bootheel Conference rival Caruthersville. Portageville jumped out to a 15-7 first quarter lead and extended that to a 35-19 halftime lead...
Bulldog defense thwarts Malden (01/09/02)
MALDEN - The Sikeston Bulldogs basketball team crept above the .500 mark on the season with a 54-35 road win over Malden on Tuesday. The Bulldogs, coming off a heartbreaking one-point defeat to Charleston on Friday, looked sharp defensively for most of the night...
NMCC holds off Charleston (01/09/02)
NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central ran its record to 10-1 Tuesday night, beating SEMO Conference rival Charleston 65-62 in a game that brought out the best in both teams. Terrance Smith came through down the stretch for the No. 1 ranked Eagles, scoring nine of his 14 points in the fourth quarter. With five seconds left, the 6-foot-3 senior hit two free throws to give NMCC a three-point lead...
Portageville earns conference win (01/09/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - The Portageville Bulldogs basketball team improved to 10-2 on the season with an impressive 61-44 win over Bootheel Conference rival Caruthersville. Portageville jumped out to a 15-7 first quarter lead and extended that to a 35-19 halftime lead...
Barry Scott (01/09/02)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Barry Scott, 60, who died Jan. 5, 2002, were: Rick Little, Jim Baugher, Gary Clinton, Rob Taylor, David Scott and Todd Alsup. Honorary pallbearers were: Joe Sherfield, Alan Andrews and Dale Taylor...
Daryl Taylor (01/09/02)
SIKESTON - Daryl L. Taylor, 30, died Dec. 16, 2001, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born April 30, 1971, at Seattle, Wash., he was the son of R.D. Taylor Jr. of Sacramento, Calif. and Alberta McMurtry of Sikeston. Survivors include: three brothers, Darin Taylor of Sikeston, J. ...
Ferrell Gossett (01/09/02)
SIKESTON - Ferrell A. Gossett, 90, died at 6:50 p.m. Jan. 7, 2002, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Nov. 16, 1911, in Hartman, Ark., daughter of the late Frank and Minnie Hardin Bennett, she was a member of the New Bethel Primitive Baptist Church and lived in Crowder for 25 years before moving to Sikeston in 1958...
Ottis Howard (01/09/02)
MATTHEWS - Ottis Wiley Howard, 80, died Jan. 8, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 1, 1921, at Lexon to the late Clarence and Bertha Howard, he was a farmer. A veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army, he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars at Morley...
Mildred LaFond (01/09/02)
PARK RIDGE, Ill. - Mildred C. LaFond died Jan. 7, 2002, at the Summit Square. She was a long-time resident of Park Ridge. She was married to Armand L. LaFond Sr., who preceded her in death. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and Ted Colgan of Seattle, Wash.; one son and daughter-in-law, Armand L. "Bud" and Marilyn LaFond of Chicago, Ill.; one niece, Kathleen Pelczynski of Sikeston, Mo.; and 13 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild...
Looking Back In Time (01/09/02)
VANDUSER - Matthews defeated Canalou 28-24 in the Vanduser Invitational Tournament. HOLLYWOOD - Jacqueline Scott, daughter of Maxine Scott of Sikeston, will appear on Bonanza on Channel 6 Sunday night. The episode is titled, "The Tall Stranger." BENTON - Absentee ballots are available at the County Clerk's office at the Scott County Courthouse for the Feb. ...
Murderer deserves his death penalty (01/09/02)
By the time you read this column, James R. Johnson should be dead. Only a last-minute change of heart by Missouri Gov. Bob Holden would have spared Johnson's life. At this writing we can only hope Holden refuses to intervene. James R. Johnson was a curious man by all accounts. ...
Your View (01/09/02)
As we look back at the year 2001, we are reminded of the pain and suffering our neighbors have endured and continue to do so. We hold a heart-felt desire to do something - anything. As many Americans shrugged their shoulders, not knowing how to help, many others rolled up their sleeves, giving their own blood to save the lives of others...
SPEAKOUT (01/09/02)
I'd like to SpeakOut about the homeless shelter here in Sikeston, where people move in and out. A young lady was there with two children and they had head lice. She went in to ask them to give her something for it because she has no way of going anywhere. ...