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Stories from Thursday, September 12, 2002

Sept. 11 remembered: Area residents, state mark first year after attacks (09/12/02)
SIKESTON - There were prayers and pledges, songs and silence as Southeast Missouri residents joined other Missourians and the nation to remember the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks Wednesday. Red, white and blue were the colors of the day for many Sikeston and area residents. Schools throughout the region marked the nation's first patriot day with special observances, which included songs, poems and moments of reflection...
Man arrested after chase (09/12/02)
CARUTHERSVILLE - A suspect is in custody after leading law enforcement a high-speed chase late Wednesday. At 11:20 p.m. Pemiscot County deputies attempted to stop a vehicle west of Steele on Highway 164. The driver evaded officers and a pursuit began...
New Charleston police chief adapting in first month (09/12/02)
CHARLESTON - After a month on the job as Charleston's new police chief, Paul A. Johnson said things are running smoothly and morale is good. "The officers are eager to get out and work cases, work investigations. I believe things have really picked up here at the Charleston Department of Public Safety," Johnson said...
Living History Day planned for Saturday (09/12/02)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Families looking for some good, old-fashioned fun can head out to Big Oak Tree State Park's 14th annual Living History Day Saturday, where children can churn butter or spin a button, and parents can enjoy demonstrations and old-time music...
Officials look at MAP test results (09/12/02)
SIKESTON - If it doesn't have a bearing on grade point averages or graduation, then why bother, many students reason. But Sikeston Public Schools and its Board of Education have a different take on the situation, especially since its students are testing lower than school officials would like to see in some areas according to the results of the Mastery Assessment Program...
Sikeston hangs with Kelly (09/12/02)
SIKESTON -- Traditionally, Sikeston's softball games against Kelly are one-sided. But the Lady Bulldogs proved they could compete with the area powerhouse on Wednesday, with an eye-opening 5-2 loss. The Lady Bulldogs took a 2-0 lead into the fourth inning, but saw Kelly come from behind to pull out the win...
Soccer team grabs first win (09/12/02)
KENNETT -- Sikeston's soccer team picked up its first win of the season on Wednesday, defeating Kennett 4-1. The Bulldogs outshot the Indians 28 to 4. "I thought we played pretty good," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. "Any time you get 28 shots, you want more goals, but goals have been hard to come by so far this year. It was good to get that many shots."...
Oldest braggin' rights (09/12/02)
CHARLESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs and the Charleston Bluejays will meet on Friday night at Marshall Stadium for the 117th installment of the oldest rivalry west of the Mississippi River. The Bulldogs opened the season with an inspiring 21-14 win against perennial power Jackson, while Charleston is still shaking its head after losing to SEMO Central rival Kennett 21-7 in Week 1...
Sikeston wins conference tourney (09/12/02)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston won the SEMO Conference volleyball tournament on Wednesday, beating Scott City in the championship game 15-7, 6-15, 15-9. "It has been a long time since Sikeston has won the tournament," said Sikeston coach Steve Beydler. "This was our second goal this year. ...
Lucille Patterson (09/12/02)
NEW MADRID - Lucille Patterson, 87, died Sept. 10, 2002, at her daughter's home in New Madrid. Born April 1, 1915, in Lamar, Ark., she was the daughter of the late George Washington and Margaret Burton Reynolds. She was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church in Lilbourn as well as an avid and talented quilt maker...
Dorothy Tibbles (09/12/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Dorothy L. Tibbles, 81, died Sept. 9, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center. Born April 11, 1921, in St. Louis, daughter of the late John Paul and Louise Dorothy Messmer Weis, she graduated in 1939 from Beaumont High School in St. Louis. ...
Troy Boshears (09/12/02)
SIKESTON - Troy Wayne Boshears, 47, died Sept. 11, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Zelma Carroll (09/12/02)
BLODGETT - Zelma Christine Carroll, 83, died at 10:10 p.m. Sept. 10, 2002, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Dec. 15, 1918, in Neelyville, daughter of the late John Wesley and Cora Murrell Strayhorn and a member of the Blodgett Baptist Church, she was a housewife and homemaker...
Welter - Scott (09/12/02)
BENTON - Wedding vows were exchanged in a June 22, 2002, ceremony by Jaclyn Dawn Welter and Paul Jackson Scott Jr. at St. Denis Catholic Church in Benton. The Rev. Normand Varone performed the ceremony. Mass servers were Nicholas Welter and Aaron Welter of Benton and Cindy Jansen, cousin of the bride, served as lector...
Burnett - Stidham (09/12/02)
CHAFFEE - Tom and Shelley Burnett have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amy Jean, to Thomas Lynn Stidham II, son of Tom and Paula Stidham of Chaffee. A 2000 graduate of Chaffee High School, Burnett will be a September 2002 graduate of the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center School of Nursing...
Miller - Arnold (09/12/02)
SIKESTON - Trish Calvert of Sikeston and Barry Miller of Portageville have announced the engagement of their daughter, Brandy Nicole Miller to Brent Aaron Arnold, son of Jan Partin of Paducah, Ky., and Billy Joe Arnold of Bardwell, Ky. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the ceremony at 5 p.m. Sept. 21 at Tanner Street Church of God in Sikeston...
Dodd - Ragan (09/12/02)
BENTON, Ky. - Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Byrd have announced the engagement of her daughter, Courtney Lynn, to Eric Justin Kenneth Ragan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ragan of Thayer. The future bride is the granddaughter of Gladys Adamson of Sikeston, Mo., Helen Dodd, formerly of Sikeston and the late Elba Adamson and Luther Dodd. She graduated in 1996 from Sikeston High School and is a student at Arkansas State University...
Chaney - 60th (09/12/02)
GATLINBURG, Tenn. - Charles and Ruth Chaney of Sikeston, Mo., celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary by renewing their wedding vows on July 25 at the Evergreen Chapel in Gatlinburg. The couple was married July 4, 1942, in Morley, Mo. Their children and spouses, Connie and Paul Taylor of Poplar Bluff, Van and Marjorie Chaney of Heidelberg, Germany, and their grandchildren, Brian and Melissa Taylor and Carrie Chaney attended the ceremony which was arranged by the couple's children...
Looking Back in Time at Sept. 12 (09/12/02)
SIKESTON - Miss Catherine Ann Cook left Wednesday morning for Bloomington, Ill., where she will be a senior student in the Music School at Illinois Wesleyan University. --- KENNETT - Announcement has been made of the birth of a son to the Rev. and Mrs. Thomas Moore, Aug. 26. The child has been named Thomas Jr...
Here is your chance to really clean up (09/12/02)
Next week and the following week the city of Sikeston will offer residents the annual free fall clean-up services provided by the city's solid waste contractor Sonny's Solid Waste. This annual two-week opportunity gives every resident a chance to dispose of some of those large unwanted items. Drive around the city and you'll see that in many areas we need this opportunity...
SpeakOut 9/12 (09/12/02)
When winter time gets here and snow and ice are on the roads and the highway department won't go out and scrape ice and spread salt because they're on strike, you can thank your governor. I would like to SpeakOut to the Mississippi County Commission about the johnson grass taxes they have raised. ...