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Stories from Wednesday, January 23, 2002

Drug-related arrests reported by DPS (01/23/02)
SIKESTON - Several people were arrested on drug-related charges in the last few days. According to Sikeston Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden, the DPS Drug Unit was extremely busy last week, serving nine search warrants in four days. Juden said the warrants were served across the city and led to the arrests of 13 people, along with the seizure of crack cocaine, marijuana, cash and drug paraphernalia valued at more than $10,000...
January fishing (01/23/02)
Anthony Valentine fishes at the Sikeston Sports Complex Tuesday afternoon. Above average temperatures Tuesday allowed area residents to enjoy the outdoors.
Bids are awarded at county meeting (01/23/02)
BENTON - Scott County commissioners awarded the bid for general carpentry renovations at the courthouse to the sole bidder, Quad G Construction of Chaffee, during Tuesday's county commission meeting. Quad G Construction's bid of $26 per hour for general carpentry, $26 for plaster work and $32 for weekends and overtime is "in line" with expected prices for the type of work involved, according to Jamie Burger, commissioner...
All is quiet at Sikeston Kmart (01/23/02)
SIKESTON - Store managers have clammed up and direct all calls to the corporate office, but the BlueLight still burns at the Sikeston Kmart. Kmart Corp., long known for its BlueLight Special and discount prices, filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday becoming the largest retailer to seek shelter from creditors under Chapter 11...
Arrests made by sheriff's department (01/23/02)
BLOOMFIELD - The Stoddard County Sheriff's Department has reported several arrests. Robert Gaylon Hooper, 33, of Bloomfield, was arrested on a warrant for second degree assault. He remains in custody in the Stoddard County Jail, with cash bond set at $7,500...
Week used to recognize school board members (01/23/02)
SIKESTON - They serve as constitutional officers and community leaders, making decisions that affect students, parents, school employees and taxpayers. It's a commitment board of education members have made. Sikeston Public Schools will join school districts throughout Missouri in honoring these individuals during School Board Recognition Week, Jan. 21-27 and to call attention to the contributions of members of boards of education...
Wreck kills Charleston man (01/23/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - A Charleston man was killed in a two-vehicle accident at 12:40 p.m. Tuesday according to the Missouri Highway Patrol. According to reports, Melvin D. Burney, 40, of East Prairie was traveling west on Missouri Highway 80, three miles east of East Prairie, when his vehicle ran into the rear of a pickup truck driven by Larry Johnson, 54, of Anniston, who was also westbound. Johnson's truck went off the right side of the roadway and overturned...
COLUMN - TOUGH STRETCH AHEAD FOR ORAN (01/23/02)
One week ago Oran was on top of the world. Seven days later, everything has changed. Adversity hit the Eagles right on the nose in the Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament last week when standout Ryne Wood suffered a broken schnauz Thursday. Then on Friday, the team took one on the chin from Scott Central in the tournament's championship game. Wood got his nose fixed on Monday and is expected to miss around two weeks...
Bearcats trample Bloomfield, 101-44 (01/23/02)
BLOOMFIELD -- The Dexter Bearcats matched up against the Bloomfield Wildcats . . . again. It was the teams' third meeting this season as Dexter had won the previous games against the Bloomfield team. The saying, "Third time's a charm!" would not hold true for the Bloomfield Wildcats on Tuesday night in the Stoddard County Tournament...
Ste. Gen too much for SHS wrestlers (01/23/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston wrestling team lost to a tough Ste. Genevieve squad on Tuesday 66-9 at the Sikeston Field House. The Bulldogs are now 4-4 in dual meets this year. Sikeston's only winners were Adam Miller and Stuart Carraway. Miller pinned Brad Basler in 5:53 in the 119 class while Carraway won 7-3 over Josh Carron in the 215 class...
NMCC whitewashes Kennett (01/23/02)
NEW MADRID -- Bad news for the rest of Missouri: the back-to-back 3A state champs are getting better. New Madrid County Central followed up its impressive performance at the Bass Pro tournament with a dominant 82-39 win over Kennett on Tuesday. The Eagles were stellar in every phase of the game, overwhelming the Indians on both offense and defense...
Sikeston rally falls short at Jackson (01/23/02)
JACKSON - The Sikeston Bulldogs basketball team has had it's fair share of close ballgames this year. Tuesday night at Jackson High School proved no different as the Bulldogs fell to the Indians 49-46 in a SEMO Conference matchup. Sikeston is now 8-8 on the season and 2-2 in conference play. Jackson improves to 11-8 and 2-3 in league play...
Velda Harriel (01/23/02)
GRAYRIDGE - Velda Harriel, 46, died at 5:35 p.m. Jan. 21, 2002, at her home. Born Dec. 25, 1955, at Catron, daughter of Roy B. and Louise Davidson English of Canalou, she was a member of the Morehouse Assembly of God Church. On Aug. 11, 1976, in Rome, Ga., she married Leonard "Lenny" Harriel, who survives of the home...
L.T. Miller (01/23/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - L.T. Miller, 77, died at 7:50 p.m. Jan. 22, 2002, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Oct. 17, 1924, in Ridgely, Tenn., to the late Martin Nathaniel and Lona Mae Henderson Miller, he had lived in Mississippi County most of his life. A retired cotton gin operator with the Dorena Cotton Gin, he was a retired farmer and mechanic and a member of the Dorena Baptist Church...
Ola Hastings (01/23/02)
JACKSON - Ola Bernice Hastings, 86, formerly of Sikeston, died at 11:30 p.m. Jan. 2, 2002, at the Monticello House in Jackson. Born April 27, 1915, in Jerusalem, Ark., to the late Lee Andrew Roper and Emma Mae Taylor Roper, she moved to Jackson in September 2001 after residing in Sikeston for many years. She was a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ in Sikeston...
Ollie Mae Getter (01/23/02)
ESSEX - Ollie Mae Getter, 79, died Jan. 21, 2002, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born April 12, 1922, at Marvel, Ark., to the late Bill and Mary Smith Jones, she had lived in Essex for the past 46 years. She was employed by Tyson Foods and was a member of the New Mount Zion Baptist Church near Essex...
Edward Golightly (01/23/02)
CHARLESTON - Edward L. Golightly, 53, died at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 22, 2002, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on Highway 80 near East Prairie. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Looking Back In Time (01/23/02)
SIKESTON - A total of 33 employees of the F.W. Woolworth Company store in the office of the Scott County Milling Company and of the Sikeston Standard has joined the ranks of employees taking out hospitalization protection with group Hospital Service...
Think out of the cell about prison reform (01/23/02)
Missouri's prison population totals around 28,600 prisoners on any given day and by all measure, the population would grow substantially if more prison cells were available. That, I guess, is both good and bad news. But for taxpayers the swelling prison population is a serious problem that will not get any better in the short run. The long run doesn't bode too well either...
SPEAKOUT (01/23/02)
I was wondering. At the Winter Olympics, are they going to have the ever-popular gang from Afghanistan goat-ball, where they take a dead goat and bat it around with a pole while riding on a horse? I can't wait to see that. I live in Dexter and when I go to the store to get a paper, they're always out by 5 p.m. How can I be sure to get a paper when I need one?...