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Stories from Friday, September 20, 2002

Two juveniles in custody (09/20/02)
BLOOMFIELD -- Two Stoddard County juveniles are in custody at the Stoddard County Juvenile Detention Center after stealing a tractor with an estimated total damage of $40,000 to $50,000. According to Stoddard County Sheriff Steve Fish, after an extensive investigation, Stoddard County deputies were led to the two Stoddard County juveniles, ages 12 and 13, after receiving a report of a tractor being operated in a soybean field during the early morning of Aug. ...
Coaches wives wedded to game as well as the man (09/20/02)
SIKESTON -- "Do you have about five hours?" joked Julie Anderson, wife of Charleston head coach Brent Anderson. "No really, it's not all bad being a coach's wife." Life married to a coach has been described as difficult, lonely and bad for a marriage. Recently three area women took the time to discuss the common joke and to let readers know how they really feel about being married to a coach. "I go to all of his games," Anderson said. "And it helps because I love football so much."...
Contract approved by commission (09/20/02)
CHARLESTON - A $90,000 contract with Midland GIS Solutions of Maryville to set up the county's computer-based digital mapping was approved by Mississippi County commissioners during their regular meeting Thursday. County Assessor W.R. "Bill" Thompson explained it will not be a full Geographic Information System but is a good base to later add a GIS onto. ...
Getting ready (09/20/02)
Donnie Nelson, a Sikeston American Legion member, cleans equipment at the Son of the American Legion's stand Thursday afternoon. The Legion is preparing their upcoming Cotton Carnival which starts Tuesday at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeogrounds...
Many contributions made (09/20/02)
SIKESTON - During the week when the country observed the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the nation, thousands of Sikeston residents and visitors paid their respects at the 9/11 Memorial Wall. Many left more than condolences and special memories...
Chaffee volleyball team post first win in over two years (09/20/02)
OAK RIDGE -- Chaffee's volleyball team won its first varsity match in over two years, beating Oak Ridge in two sets on Thursday. The Lady Red Devils won the first set 15-2, then the second 15-6. "I knew it was just a matter of time," said first-year coach Dave Mirly. "We have been playing well lately. We started the season off kind of slow, with the girls learning the new system, but we've been improving every game."...
SEMO Conference at a Glance (09/20/02)
Place, time: Sikeston High School, 7:30 p.m. Coaches: Sikeston's Charlie Vickery (2-0), Dexter's Aaron Pixley (0-2). Last year: Sikeston won 38-6 Last week: Sikeston beat Charleston 24-6. Dexter lost to Gosnell, Ark., 28-7 Players to watch: SIKESTON - (LB) Jacob Priday, (DB) Michael Colon, (QB) Blake DeWitt. DEXTER -- (RB) Matt Burnett, (QB) Preston Clark, (WR) Willie Dooley...
Curtis Carbaugh (09/20/02)
SCOTT CITY - Harry Curtis Carbaugh Jr., 58, died at 3 a.m. Sept. 19, 2002, at his home. Born Nov. 23, 1943, in Cape Girardeau, son of Louise Letempt Carbaugh of Jefferson City and the late Harry Curtis Carbaugh Sr., he attended Christian Faith Fellowship in Cape Girardeau. ...
Lula Bess (09/20/02)
BELL CITY - Lula Bell Bess, 64, died Sept. 19, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 21, 1936, in Advance, daughter of the late Rosewell and Mona Mae Bess, she worked in the fitting department for the Inland Shoe Company in Advance for 30 years. She was a member of the General Baptist Church in Bell City, where she taught Sunday school and was a member of the Ladies of Aid...
Stephen Skalsky (09/20/02)
SIKESTON - Stephen Skalsky, 46, died Sept. 20, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center, following an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Clark Wallace (09/20/02)
SIKESTON - Clark Wallace, 61, died Sept. 20, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Vern Rigsby (09/20/02)
SIKESTON - Maurice Laverne "Vern" Rigsby, 74, died at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18, 2002, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Feb. 26, 1928, in Indiana, son of the late James and Gertrude Rigsby, he was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church. A retail store manager, he had owned and operated dimestores in Dexter and Bloomfield. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War...
Walter Johnson (09/20/02)
DEXTER - Walter H. Johnson, 73, died Sept. 20, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 12, 1929, in Flint, Mich., son of the late Harry Marshall and Lorene Stevens Johnson, he was a lifelong resident of the Dexter area and retired as a city mail carrier. ...
Looking Back 9-20 (09/20/02)
SIKESTON - The Rev. D.D. MacAdams announced today that a dedication of the Presbyterian Church here would be Oct. 4 in observance of the debt-free state of the building. BELL CITY - Bell City High School has entered Julie Williamson, 16-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Williamson, as its Cotton Carnival Queen candidate. Queen selection is at the American Legion Cotton Carnival Sept. 29...
Speakout 9/20 (09/20/02)
It's a shame that our local medical group has filed a lawsuit against one of the best surgeons around. I don't know why they can't just wipe their tears and take care of their patients, even half as well as this surgeon has. Everyone needs to move on. It's not hurting anyone except the patients...