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Stories from Wednesday, September 11, 2002

Conflicts heat up at Miner meeting (09/11/02)
MINER - The Miner Board of Aldermen breezed through the agenda's business items with unanimous votes, but unfortunately the harmony came to an end before the meeting did. Before adjourning Tuesday's regular meeting, personal conflicts heated back up to the point of raised voices culminating in the mayor insulting an alderman...
Setting the foundation (09/11/02)
John Snyder and Wayne Berry tie rebar for the foundation of the Missouri Delta Medical Center's Sikeston Jaycee Renal Dialysis Center Tuesday. The new center will be located at the corner of Dudley Drive and Plaza Drive in Sikeston.
Attacks still on minds of many (09/11/02)
SIKESTON -- It's been exactly one year since the attacks. While car magnets aren't as visible as once before and news of the attacks was replaced with other news over recent months, last year's Day of Terror has never really left the minds of the American public...
Even youngest Americans are affected by Sept. 11 (09/11/02)
SIKESTON - From the rubble and horror of what happened Sept. 11, 2001, Americans rose to the surface and became stronger than ever. "The events of Sept. 11 have made some people more aware of the price we pay for the freedoms we enjoy in the United States," remarked Taryn LeGrand-Lovett of Bootheel Counseling Services. ...
Drug bust (09/11/02)
Scott County Sheriff Bill Ferrell, right, and deputy Bobby Penrod look over the scene of a drug bust at 10 Charles St. in Sikeston. Federal and state warrants were served Wednesday morning by the Scott County Sheriff's Department, Sikeston DPS, the Highway Patrol, SEMO Drug Task Force, FBI and the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department...
Commission focuses on county jail (09/11/02)
BENTON - Hardware and software for the new Scott County jail were the focus of Tuesday's Scott County commission meeting. Commissioners met with representatives from the sheriff's department to discuss the jail's computer needs as well as a grant that will help cover the cost...
Cape Central Tigers at NMCC Eagles (09/11/02)
NEW MADRID - When the Cape Central Tigers and the New Madrid County Central Eagles began playing in 1998, many thought wins would be tough to come by for the small school Eagles. However, the exact opposite happened. Cape Central defeated NMCC that first year 35-20, but the Eagles have won the last three, one of which was convincing...
Tripp earns first Pro win (09/11/02)
Here are the weekend race results from tracks around the area. Look for more results in the scoreboard on page 12. SIKESTON DRAG STRIP SIKESTON -- Mike Buckley posted his first win of the season with a hard charge for the Super Pro points championship on Saturday. He ran 5.86 on a 5.85 dial at 121 m.p.h. His reaction time was .506. Buckley finished second in points. David Phillips, of Puxico, took second in Super Pro with a 6.11 dial. He ran 6.12 at 113 m.p.h. His reaction time was .493 red...
Blanchard edges Kinder (09/11/02)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Youth Soccer League was back in action on Tuesday. Here are those results. 7-8 GRADE Ponder Funeral Home 7, Standard Democrat 2 Jacob Owens, Austin Gelsheimer and Justin Deere each scored two goals for Ponder, while Terrel Bucher added one. For Standard Democrat, Blake Taylor scored both goals...
Cape Central topples Sikeston (09/11/02)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's softball team was defeated by red-hot Cape Central on Tuesday, 13-2 in seven innings. After seven Cape Central runs, Julie Annesser and Erin Wibbenmeyer scored runs for Sikeston to make it 7-2. But Lady Tigers ended the game with six unanswered runs to pull out the uncontested victory...
Soccer team still looking for first win (09/11/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston soccer team fell to 0-4 on the season with a 5-0 loss to Marion, Ill., on Tuesday at Matthews Elementary. Sikeston got outshot 18-12 in the game by the Wildcats. "They're a pretty tough team and they've got some pretty good players," said Sikeston head coach Derrick Long. ...
Sikeston-Charleston rivalry will live up to its tradition (09/11/02)
The Sikeston-Charleston football rivalry is known for being the oldest west of the Mississippi River. Recently, it has also been known as a guaranteed win on Sikeston's schedule. The Bulldogs have won 11 of the last 12 meetings, with Charleston's last series victory coming in 1996, when the Bluejays trotted out studs like Larico Coleman, Nick Pratt, Corey Kent and Victor Jamison. ...
Tennis team posts big win over Jackson (09/11/02)
JACKSON - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs tennis team posted a big 5-4 victory against Jackson on Tuesday. Sikeston won two of the three doubles matches to pull out the win, improving to 3-1 on the season. "The girls played phenomenal today," said Sikeston head coach Lynne DeWitt. "They really went out there and took care of business. They played really hard and never gave up. I'm extremely proud of their efforts and their performances."...
Willie Mae Brown (09/11/02)
HAYTI - Willie Mae Brown, 93, formerly of Charleston, died Sept. 2, 2002, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Born Dec. 9, 1909, in Mississippi, she lived in Missouri for more than 50 years and was of the Baptist belief. She is survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives...
Chester Pulliam (09/11/02)
KANSAS CITY - Chester Lewis Pulliam, 91, died Sept. 9, 2002, at the New Mark Care Center. Born June 10, 1911, in Doniphan, son of the late Lewis and Flora Pulliam, he was a minister from 1945 until retiring in the early 1980s, during which time he had served as pastor of several churches. He was a past minister of the Missouri East Conference of the United Methodist Church...
Thelma Carroll (09/11/02)
DEXTER - Thelma Carroll died Sept. 10, 2002, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Births (published 9/11) (09/11/02)
Uranga SIKESTON - April Kelly and John Uranga are the parents of their third child, second son, born at 6:45 p.m. Aug. 13, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Damian Michael Uranga weighed 9 pounds and was 21-inches long. Maternal grandmother is Denise Marie Kelly...
Looking Back in Time at Sept. 11 (09/11/02)
SIKESTON - A total of 1,554 students are enrolled in the public school system of Sikeston, Superintendent R.A. Harper announced today. There are 533 students enrolled in the South grade School; 212 in the Bailey School; 596 in the high school building; and 26 in the opportunity classroom...
Have we changed in this past year? (09/11/02)
As I begin writing this column each day, the first order of business is to type in the date of the day's editorial comment. As I sit here and type in 9-11, the date alone sends an uneasy chill. And I imagine it will always bring that same feeling of sadness and tragic recollections...
Your View 9/11: United we "still" stand (09/11/02)
Some of you may or may not remember a letter of mine published a year ago, following the tragic terrorist attacks upon our great country that killed thousands of innocent citizens. After having many positive comments, one very recent, I felt the need to express and answer some of my questions from last year...
SpeakOut 9/11 (09/11/02)
Perhaps you can help me. You are running an ad offering a chance to be a sponsor for $1 for something that involves the tragedy that occurred last Sept. 11. Could you elaborate, please? What is that "something" that would be sponsored. Will the dollar go to this organization, victim, charity, etc.? I am not wanting to be so cynical to believe that you are the entity this dollar would sponsor and that this exploitation is designed as some sort of true indication of the nature of one's patriotism or "support of the values we hold dear," so please help me out. ...