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Stories from Wednesday, October 9, 2002

County reviews audit findings (10/09/02)
BENTON - Vehicle logs and a pay raise approved in 1997 were the highlights of the state's audit of Scott County. During their regular meeting Tuesday, Scott County Commissioners for the most part opted to let their comments in the audit report speak for themselves...
Time to be judged (10/09/02)
MINER -- Freida Cardwell has witnessed the fear in the eyes of those who pass through the hell depicted in the Judgement House. She's also seen the tears they shed as they enter the heaven represented by the Halloween-alternative drama, which began running Tuesday at the Miner Baptist Church...
Miner mayor refuses suspension (10/09/02)
MINER - The Miner Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday evening opened and closed with comments regarding Mayor Frank Tatum's refusal to accept the board's Sept. 17 symbolic suspension. The board first approved the minutes from the Sept. 10 regular meeting and the Sept. 19 special meeting, but the minutes of the Sept. 17 special meeting failed to get enough votes with Alderperson Betty Barnes not voting to approve them and Alderman Tom Brock's absence...
Sikeston man killed in wreck (10/09/02)
BERNIE - A Sikeston man lost his life Tuesday night after he was involved in a one-vehicle accident near Bernie. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Michael J. Kirchofer, 37, was driving east on Stoddard County Route Z four miles east of Bernie. The accident occurred at 11:15 p.m. when his vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a culvert. Kirchofer and Ray H. Hendrix, 31, of Newburg, were ejected from the vehicle...
Fuel costs concerns school officials (10/09/02)
SIKESTON - The cost of fuel isn't just a concern for motorists, it's also something Sikeston Public Schools must take into consideration. And on Tuesday afternoon, the point was made that when it comes to the R-6 System's school buses, attention must also be given to what works...
STANDARD DEMOCRAT GAME OF THE WEEK: Hayti Indians at Portageville Bulldogs (10/09/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - When Jim McKay left Hayti to become the head coach at Portageville, he knew he was leaving a gold mine. But the opportunity to coach again at the school where he spent 22 years as the head coach was too much to pass up. Since he left Hayti, the Indians have won 15 of their last 16 games, including a Class 1A quarterfinal appearance last season...
Notre Dame pulls away late against SHS soccer (10/09/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Sikeston's soccer team was defeated by Notre Dame on Tuesday, 5-1. The Bulldogs played well early, holding the area power scoreless in the first half. Sikeston eventually ran out of gas though, allowing Notre Dame to pull away late. The Bulldogs played the match without standout Tanner Fritz, who received a red card in Monday's contest against Farmington...
Sikeston volleyball squad nips Portageville in three (10/09/02)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's volleyball team squeaked out a win on Tuesday, nipping Portageville in three sets, 15-12, 14-16, 17-15. "We ran into a tough, scrappy Portageville team," said Sikeston coach Steve Beydler. "They didn't have an overpowering hitting team, but they were able to see the court. They laid down some easy balls in holes, which caused my team to scramble a little bit. That's really what kept them in the game."...
Hills races to $2,000 with Super Pro victory (10/09/02)
Here are weekend race results from tracks around the area: SIKESTON DRAG STRIP SIKESTON -- Fremont's Linden Hills took home $2,000 for a first place finish in the Super Pro Class on Saturday night. Posting his first win of the season, Hills ran 5.21 on a 5.20 dial at 131 m.p.h. ...
L.R. Painter (10/09/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Dr. L.R. Painter Jr., 81, died Oct. 8, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
John Goetz (10/09/02)
CHARLESTOWN, Ind. - John Thomas Goetz - what a great, great loss to this world and a great gain for eternity. If you did not know John Thomas Goetz, you have another opportunity to hear friends, family, ministers of the gospel and singers of the "Kingdom Message" sharing a small portion of their awesome relationships with this awe-inspiring man of God as he walked and talked on this Earth...
Miza Eisenhart (10/09/02)
DEXTER - Miza Eisenhart, 90, died Oct. 8, 2002, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born Jan. 20, 1912, at Bloomfield, daughter of the late Harvey D. and Nellie Keating Stroup, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter. She had been an accountant with the A.C.L. Haase Packing Company in St. Louis...
Barton Bradley (10/09/02)
NEW MADRID - James Barton Bradley II, 31, died Oct. 8, 2002, at his home. Born May 23, 1971, in Sikeston, he was the son of James Barton Bradley of New Madrid and Martha Broughton Farrenburg of LaForge. Other survivors include: one brother, Patrick Bradley of New Madrid; one sister, Hallie Bradley of New Madrid; and one niece and three nephews...
Jim Turner (10/09/02)
SIKESTON - Jim Turner, 79, died at 12:01 a.m. Oct. 9, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Michael Kirchofer (10/09/02)
SIKESTON - Michael Kirchofer, 37, died Oct. 8, 2002, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Bernie. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Looking Back in Time at Oct. 9 (10/09/02)
SIKESTON - Two building permits were issued during September for residential construction in Sikeston. ORAN - Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Bramlett of Route 1 are the parents of their first child, a son, born Thursday night in the St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau. The baby, James Kevin, weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces...
The work continues (10/09/02)
October 2002 marks a milestone for the implementation of Sikeston's Home Rule Charter. In the six months since its passage, the Council has acted on a number of issues. We have adopted ordinances establishing the city's administrative and personnel code and approved, by resolution, a written investment plan for the city's funds. No significant changes have been made in these areas, with most of this legislation formalizing what the city already had in place...
Television missed out on broadcast (10/09/02)
I am disappointed that the three major television networks declined to broadcast President Bush's speech Monday night where he outlined the reasons why America may soon be involved in a conflict in Iraq. I cannot imagine what their thinking must have been but I assume it was a political reason...
SpeakOut 10/9 (10/09/02)
Imagine another SpeakOut concerning the R-1 elementary school issue. I try not to stoop to the level of troublemakers on any issue, but cannot sit back any longer, biding my time. First of all, I am not from New Madrid but I do have to children who will attend the new school if this issue passes and I certainly hope it does. ...