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Stories from Friday, October 11, 2002

County set to buy computers (10/11/02)
CHARLESTON - Computers for the E-911 centers at Charleston and East Prairie will be supplied by Integrated Computer Solutions in East Prairie which submitted the low bid of $4,950 for two desktop stations and two laptop computers. Commissioners opened bids and made their decision during their regular session Thursday...
Fire Prevention Week (10/11/02)
Sikeston Department of Public Safety Officer Joe Henry helps Eric Darnall a second grader at Southeast Elementary put on a breathing apparatus. DPS visited Sikston schools this week to teach the students about fire safety during Fire Prevention Week...
MAP test meeting planned (10/11/02)
SIKESTON - Getting through school at any age takes dedication, hard work and family support. One way adults can show interest in their child's education is by learning more about what the student is doing in school. That's the reason parents, grandparents and guardians are urged to attend a meeting Oct. 15 about the Missouri Assessment Program test...
Commerce man is sentenced (10/11/02)
NEW MADRID - A Commerce man has been sentenced to 20 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections, according to Paul Boyd, prosecuting attorney for Scott County. According to reports, James E. Howell had pled guilty to manufacturing methamphetamine in Scott County on Dec. 15, 2002, in the New Madrid County Circuit Court...
'Gentle Roast' (10/11/02)
Steve McPheeters, Dennis Ziegenhorn and Steve Taylor get one more laugh in during the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce's "Gentle Roast" of Jerry Pullen. McPheeters, Zeigenhorn, Taylor and Terry Cole were the roasters for the event.
Sikeston volleyball team rallies past upstart Chaffee (10/11/02)
CHAFFEE -- Sikeston took on Chaffee's upstart volleyball team on Thursday, defeating the Lady Red Devils in three sets in a SEMO Conference match up. The Lady Bulldogs were caught off guard in the first set, losing 6-15. Sikeston was able to bounce back though, winning the final two sets by a score of 15-3...
Ninth grade football team sluggish in loss to Bluff (10/11/02)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston ninth grade team dropped to 2-2 on the season with a 12-0 loss to Poplar Bluff on Thursday at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium. "We had very little emotion in the first half -- we weren't ready to play in the first half," said Sikeston junior high coach Chris Crosby. "We challenged them at halftime to increase the intensity and improve their performance. And they went out and did that. I was proud of them in the second half, we played much better."...
L.B. Painter (10/11/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Pallbearers at services conducted at 11 a.m. today at the First Baptist Church of Portageville for Dr. L.B. Painter Jr., 81, who died Oct. 8, 2002, were: Mike Rone, Ronnie Kimes, Stephen Kimes, Andy Ashford, Jonathan Ashford and Jake Rone...
Ian Cutlip (10/11/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Ian Michael Cutlip, infant son of Tommy and Lesley Nichols, died Oct. 10, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Bertha Roberts (10/11/02)
MOREHOUSE - Bertha E. Roberts, 88, died Oct. 10, 2002, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 12, 1913, in Essex, daughter of the late James Wesley and Hydra Greer Darby, she had lived in Palmyra, Ill., before moving to Southeast Missouri. She was also a former resident of Essex and Bernie...
Lucille Emerson (10/11/02)
MORLEY - Lucille Emerson, 79, died at 1 p.m. Oct. 10, 2002, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran, where visitation begins at 5 p.m. Sunday. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church in Morley...
Births (published 10/11) (10/11/02)
CHARLESTON - Menzise Jannel Richardson and Abe Kwane Andrews are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 7:29 p.m. Sept. 7, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Khia Jordan Richardson weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19-inches long...
Looking Back in Time at Oct. 11 (10/11/02)
SIKESTON - Jarith Keith, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Keith and Catherine Frances, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Allen Cook of Matthews, will be christened at the Methodist Church Sunday morning immediately preceding the preaching service. SIKESTON - The fire department was called to the Dunn Coffee Shop at 4:19 p.m. Saturday. The kitchen filled with smoke but there was no fire danger...
SpeakOut 10/11 (10/11/02)
I agree 100 percent. I was amazed at the amount of trash people left behind and probably 95 percent of these offenders had kids with plastic bags with them. If their brain works, they could have put the trash in the bags. As I drove on South Kingshighway, I remember seeing the people at the corner of Kingshighway and Malone before the parade and thought of those same people in very negative terms as I drove back after the parade. ...