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Stories from Thursday, October 24, 2002

Headline clarification (10/24/02)
BENTON - The headline on the Oct. 23 edition of the Standard Democrat which announced the Scott County sheriff requested 31 new positions for the new jail was incorrect. As some of the positions will be filled by people already employed by the sheriff's department, only about half of the jobs will be new positions. We regret the error...
Amber Alert system is discussed at area meeting (10/24/02)
SIKESTON -- Several local law enforcement agencies, along with Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon, gathered Wednesday at the Sikeston Clinton Building to discuss the Amber Alert system currently being developed for the area. "This summer many of us watched the news and learned of children across the country who were kidnapped or abducted in communities just like this," Nixon said. ...
All aboard! (10/24/02)
Attracting attention Wednesday was the placement of a railroad caboose next to the Sikeston Depot. Ferrell Equipment placed the railroad ties, track and caboose. Steve Ferrell (facing the camera) discusses the placement with his workers. Plans call for other improvements to the area including wrought iron fencing and lighting...
Bar crawl will make bar hopping safe and easy (10/24/02)
SIKESTON -- In an effort to limit congested highways of drinking drivers and to help St. Jude's children, four North Scott County bars have decided to have a first for the area this weekend -- a bar crawl. Local bar owners hope area residents will come along for the ride for the North Scott County Halloween Pub Shuttle...
SHS players make all-district team (10/24/02)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston softball players Molly Brinkmeyer and Misti Clark were both honorable mention selections for the Class 4 all-district team this year. "I was really proud of them," said Sikeston coach Jenny Hobeck. "Since I've been here, we haven't had anybody make all-district. It's a big honor, especially for Molly, who is just a freshman."...
Let's get ready to rumble (10/24/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs have certainly had an interesting season. It's been a season highlighted by three goal-line stands in the waning moments of games that have preserved victory three times. It's been a season in which the Bulldogs have fielded one of their best defensive teams in a number of years...
Kyle Jones (10/24/02)
NEW MADRID - Kyle Wayne Jones, 16, died Oct. 22, 2002, at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Born May 22, 1986, in Sikeston, son of Eddie and Christy Householder Jones of New Madrid, he was a junior at New Madrid County Central High School and member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He was a huge Braves fan and loved to play baseball...
Margariette Persfull (10/24/02)
DEXTER - Margariette Ellen Persfull, 66, died Oct. 22, 2002, at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark. Born Oct. 22, 1936, in Jonesboro, daughter of the late Joe A. and Johnnie A. Davidson Stewart, she lived in Dexter since 1962. She retired as an elementary teacher for Richland Public Schools after 32 years of service. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter and Order of the Eastern Star in Bloomfield...
Births (published 10/24) (10/24/02)
FENTON - Mr. and Mrs. Michael King are the parents of their second son born at 9:59 p.m. Sept. 23, 2002, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. Braeden Daniel King weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long. Mrs. King is the former Ashli Estes, daughter of Ronnie and Linda Estes of Charleston...
Graham - Swatzell (10/24/02)
GRAND RIVERS, Ky. - Phyllis Ann Graham of Matthews, Mo., and Lonnie Alan Swatzell of Princeton were married at 2 p.m. Oct. 5, 2002, at Patti's 1880s Settlement in Grand Rivers. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. David Rogers. The bride is the daughter of the late Phillip "Buck" and Virginia Hunott and her husband is the son of Clark and Charlotte Harper of Princeton...
Looking Back in Time at Oct. 24 (10/24/02)
SIKESTON - Approximately 575 tons of scrap have been hurled back into World War II by patriotic Scott Countians to keep production of armaments in the mills going. --- SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Boone are parents of a son born Monday at the Sikeston General Hospital...
Nation will watch how Missouri votes (10/24/02)
I had occasion this week to drive to Columbia and back and since I can't fully understand most of the music on FM radio these days, I listen exclusively to talk radio. Call me boring - which many do - but it fills the hours of interstate travel...
SpeakOut 10/24 (10/24/02)
I'd like to SpeakOut about people who are in prison who are mentally sick. Someone I know didn't have a trial of any kind. Is it really true that the governor has decided to let all the mentally ill prisoners out of prison to be placed in homes for the mentally ill only if the families can't provide homes for them because the government can't afford to keep sick folks in prison. Is this true? Please let me know...