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Stories from Wednesday, August 21, 2002

R-1 puts bonds on ballot (08/21/02)
NEW MADRID - New Madrid County R-1 School District voters will decide in November whether to consolidate the district's three elementary programs. The R-1 Board voted during its August meeting to place a bond issue to fund construction of a new consolidated elementary school on the ballot. Currently the district's elementary schools for prekindergarten through fifth grade students are located at Matthews, Lilbourn and New Madrid...
Company safety (08/21/02)
Liz Deken, an instructor from Three Rivers Community College, trains participants of the Bootheel Regional Training Group on accident investigation training procedures at the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center. The training focused on procedures for investigating accidents and results in accident prevention...
Secret to diet success isn't just in pill, pharmacists say (08/21/02)
SIKESTON -- Everyone knows the best way to lose weight is through a healthy diet and adequate exercise. But let's face it. This day and age, it's hard enough to fit in daily chores, much less exercise. The result? People are swapping their gym shoes for dietary supplements in hopes of zapping away fat and curbing their appetite without breaking a sweat...
Wall memorializes 9-11 victims (08/21/02)
SIKESTON - It was the day the world forever changed. When the World Trade Center collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001, an estimated 2,794 adults perished, leaving behind approximately 2,500 children. All over the world people watched television in horror, seeing play by play what was happening. And now, glancing over the endless list of those lost lives brings what happened that day to the surface...
County jail's opening delayed (08/21/02)
BENTON - With only around four months left before the new Scott County jail is finished, commissioners are turning their attention toward equipping and staffing the new facility. Although the wet spring pushed back the completion date from its original September target, officials hope to see the facility finished by the end of the year...
Two in custody for robbery (08/21/02)
DEXTER - Two men were arrested in connection with a robbery of a Dexter car wash. According to the Dexter Police Department, officers responded to Pro Car Wash on One Mile Road after cash was stolen from the business. Four suspects were located during an area search and were taken into custody. A large portion of the stolen cash was recovered from the suspects and a vehicle...
Thompson takes top honors at drag strip (08/21/02)
Here are the weekend racing results from local tracks: SIKESTON DRAG STRIP SIKESTON -- Royce Thompson posted his first Super Pro win of the season with a 6.23. He ran 6.23 at 109 mph. His reaction time was .503. Runner up Dave McDonald ran 6.25 on a 6.26 dial at 107 mph. His reaction time was .514...
Central division title in Dexter's reach this year (08/21/02)
For the last five years in the SEMO Conference, there has been the Northern Division, the Southern Division and the NMC-Central Division. Against Charleston, Caruthersville, Dexter and Kennett, the New Madrid County Central Eagles have gone 19-1, scoring 894 points while giving up 203 during that span...
Diana Drinkwater (08/21/02)
ABERDEEN, N.C. - Diana McCutchen Drinkwater, 60, died July 31, 2002, at North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. Born Jan. 25, 1942, in Memphis, Tenn., daughter of the late A.C. and Miriam McCutchen Drinkwater Jr., she graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received her law degree, graduating summa cum laude from Georgia State University. ...
Mary Amos (08/21/02)
ALLENVILLE - Mary Alice Amos, 72, died at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 19, 2002, at her home. Born Aug. 22, 1929, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Andrew and Essie Vance Spinks, she retired as postmaster for the Dutchtown Post Office and was a member of the Allenville Missionary Baptist Church...
Carl Roach (08/21/02)
SIKESTON - Carl Roach, 49, died Aug. 21, 2001, at his home in Sikeston. Ponder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Birth (published 8/21) (08/21/02)
NEW MADRID - Howard and Paula Higgerson are the parents of their third child, first daughter, born at 5:21 p.m. July 2, 2002, at the Women's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Emily Rose Higgerson weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20-inches long. Mrs. Higgerson is the former Paula Thurman, daughter of Ken and Rose Ward and Bill Thurman of New Madrid...
Looking Back in Time at Aug. 21 (08/21/02)
SIKESTON - John Tandy announced today the sale of his four-room frame house, 711 Sikes Ave., to Billy Walker and J. Ernest Harper. Tandy, a sergeant in the state patrol, has been transferred from Sikeston to Poplar Bluff. SIKESTON - Manuel Drumm, city attorney, Saturday filed with County Clerk Phil Waldman petitions signed by 235 voters to run as an independent candidate for the office of prosecuting attorney of Scott County in the general election in November. ...
Anti-American stance by NEA is all wrong (08/21/02)
It takes something special to get me mad but it takes much less simply to upset me. The National Education Association (NEA) teachers' union has me mad. If you read their garbage recommendation on how teachers should handle the upcoming Sept. 11 anniversary, you'll be mad as hell too...
Your View 8/21: Another solution (08/21/02)
The last few weeks, I have been studying the two letters written by Dr. Mike Barnes and the New Madrid R-1 School District and also the study commissioned by it for repairs to the Matthews School buildings. One of the letters was published in the Standard Democrat, the other in the New Madrid Weekly Record...
SpeakOut 8/21 (08/21/02)
I want to SpeakOut about Mr. Bush. Jack Anderson was right in his Aug. 11 column. Secretary of the Treasury Paul O'Niell along with George W. Bush are dipping into Social Security big-time. I sure hope you Republicans have a lot of money saved at home that's not invested in stocks or anything, because when you need it, it's not going to be there. ...