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Stories from Friday, September 13, 2002

Seven arrested in drug sweep (09/13/02)
BENTON - Charges were filed Thursday against seven Sikeston residents after six drug-related federal search warrants were served here early Wednesday. The search warrants were served by law enforcement officers from the Scott County Sheriff's Office, New Madrid County Sheriff's Office, Sikeston Department of Public Safety, SEMO Drug Task Force, Missouri State, Highway Patrol, Drug Enforcement Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation...
Fuchs is new director (09/13/02)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Community Choir began rehearsals for the 34th season Thursday -- and this year, they've got a new leader. Nora Fuchs is assuming the position of choir director left by Nancy Bird of East Prairie after she retired last spring. Although she's a little overwhelmed because she's never worked with a choir of adults, Fuchs is excited about the upcoming season...
Back to school (09/13/02)
SIKESTON - It takes determination, time management and lots of oatmeal. The latter, explains Ann Heuiser, is just some food for thought. The 43-year-old mother of four has discovered many tricks along the way since becoming a first-time college student several weeks ago...
County is missing boat on tax money (09/13/02)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County is missing the boats on possible tax revenues, according to a former county assessor. Ed DeField met with commissioners during Thursday's regular county commission meeting to discuss what he believes to be an untapped source of revenue for riverside Missouri counties...
N.D. wins battle of Bulldogs (09/13/02)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's soccer team put forth a valiant effort against area power Notre Dame on Thursday. The Battle of the Bulldogs came down to the final two minutes of regulation, where Adam Prasanphanich scored to give Notre Dame a 3-2 victory. "It seems like every time we play Notre Dame, it's a close game," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. ...
Brinkmeyer, Sikeston shut out East Prairie (09/13/02)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's young and talented softball team chalked up another win on Thursday, beating East Prairie 10-0 in five innings. The Lady Bulldogs improve to 4-5 with the victory, more that doubling the win total from the last two seasons combined...
Oldest rivalry needs a kick in the pants (09/13/02)
Most high school football fans in the state of Missouri are aware of the Sikeston-Charleston rivalry. In many circles, it has long been considered the oldest rivalry west of the Mississippi River. There are other schools, like Kirkwood and Webster Groves, that claim to have the oldest...
Netters dominate Malden (09/13/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston girls tennis team improved to 4-1 on the season with a dominating 9-0 win against Malden on Thursday at the Sikeston Public Schools tennis courts. n Sikeston's nine wins, six were via shutout. All three of the doubles matches were by shutout...
Dorothy Link (09/13/02)
BLOOMFIELD - Dorothy Link, 76, died Sept. 11, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 26, 1925, near Aid, daughter of the late Walter A. and Armitte Wren Shrum, she was a lifelong resident of Stoddard County and member of the Church of Christ...
Bill Shirrell (09/13/02)
ZALMA - William "Bill" Shirrell, 71, died Sept. 12, 2002, at his home. Born Aug. 21, 1931, at Zalma, son of the late Phynnie and Dovie Hedrick Shirrell, he was a retired sawmill worker. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was of the Baptist belief...
Viola Luber (09/13/02)
ONTARIO, Canada - Viola Irene Luber, 87, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Sept. 8, 2002, at the Bella Vista Nursing Center in Ontario. She was born Nov. 10, 1914. On Dec. 16, 1938, she married Henry John Luber who preceded her in death on Feb. 13, 2001...
Cleddis Huffman (09/13/02)
MOREHOUSE - Cleddis Huffman died Sept. 13, 2002, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Morehouse.
Troy Boshears (09/13/02)
SIKESTON - The Rev. Troy Wayne Boshears, 46, died at 8:20 a.m. Sept. 11, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 9, 1955, in Blytheville, Ark., son of Irene Brewer Boshears of Morehouse and the late Fred Boshears, he had been employed by Tetra Pak in Sikeston and was assistant minister of Beulahland General Baptist Church...
Richard Bright (09/13/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Richard Bright, 86, died at 10:15 p.m. Sept. 12, 2002, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Harold Portlock (09/13/02)
BROWNWOOD - Harold D. Portlock, 72, died Sept. 11, 2002, at his home. Born Jan. 29, 1930, in Sikeston, son of the late Walter and Gladys Mietg Portlock, he was a retired farmer and U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. His wife, Glonda Ladd Portlock, preceded him in death on April 1, 1996...
Looking Back in Time at Sept. 13 (09/13/02)
SIKESTON - Opening Tuesday, Sept. 15, the L. and M. Garage (formerly the L. and O. Garage) Highway 61, one block north of the shoe factory, Kelly Lindsey and Tobe McConnell, former employees of Garner-Dement. SIKESTON - A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Leija of Sikeston...
High tech wasn't solution for safety (09/13/02)
In the wake of last year's Sept. 11 attacks, officials in Jefferson City decided additional security was needed at the state capitol. So despite a very tight state budget, officials spent $16,000 to install a South African-made security door that was a first of its kind in the nation. Unfortunately the door provided more problems than solutions and this week the door was removed and will be returned to the manufacturer...
Your View: Three views from 9/13 (09/13/02)
I just want to let you know that your comments about Darrell Porter were appreciated by all his fans. I was shocked to hear of his last days and hours. Your article made me reflect on his career and his personal life that he worked so hard at doing what he thought was right. ...
SpeakOut 9/13 (09/13/02)
I drive a school bus and I truly believe that if Jesus Christ himself drove a school bus, they would be bad-mouthing him. But then again he wouldn't take the job because he's already been crucified once. To all who wrote the negative comments in the paper about the little girl's death stemming from the school bus accident, I think you're wrong. ...