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Stories from Wednesday, November 13, 2002

Students using library programs (11/13/02)
SIKESTON -- Students care about their future. That was the underlying theme at the Sikeston Public School's Board of Education meeting Tuesday because apparently, students are utilizing programs and services offered by the school's library and the district guidance program...
Leaf collection (11/13/02)
Rich Bramlett, Clifford Shannon and Jim Williams, employees of the City of Sikeston Street Department, train on the leaf collection machine Tuesday afternoon. The city will begin its second annual leaf collection Monday starting in the southwest section of Ward 4. Residents are to rake the leaves next to, but not into, the gutter of the street for collection...
Unmarked car elicits complaints from Board (11/13/02)
MINER - Police Chief Roger Moore's plan to put an unmarked car into service received a less-than-enthusiastic response during Tuesday's regular board of aldermen meeting. In the city's last item of business for the evening, Mayor Frank Tatum asked Moore why the emergency light bar been removed from a patrol car's roof and the lights placed in the rear window. "Do you plan on putting a plain car in service?" Tatum asked...
Commission discusses shelter fund (11/13/02)
BENTON - Scott County commissioners have until Nov. 15 to respond to applications for domestic violence shelter money collected by the county. County officials discussed the domestic violence shelter fund award during Tuesday's county commission meeting. County Clerk Rita Milam said the fund now gathers about $5,000 annually...
NMCC students will perform dinner theater (11/13/02)
NEW MADRID - "You Got to Have Heart" "Sisters" "Love Makes the World Go Round" These aren't your typical Christmas carols. But after an evening at the New Madrid County Central High School's Holiday Dinner Theater, the student performers and their director believe the audience will be humming these tunes right along with their other holiday favorites. It will be a blend of Broadway and Christmas music featured Dec. 14 and 15 for the dinner theater production, "Heart of Christmas."...
Death ruled accident (11/13/02)
SIKESTON -- In hopes to bring closure to family and friends, the Sikeston Department of Public Safety issued a release stating the Aug. 27 school bus accident that claimed the life of Kristen Harris was officially ruled an accident. The announcement came from Sikeston Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden Tuesday afternoon after an investigation was conducted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crash Team...
Sikeston team ends season (11/13/02)
Sikeston's second grade all-star soccer team finished its season with a record of 7-3, with three second place finishes in tournaments. The Bulldogs took second in the Sikeston Bootheel Classic, second in the CAYSL in Cape Girardeau and lost to Jackson in double-overtime of the Sikeston Tournament. ...
Gut-check time for Dexter (11/13/02)
STE. GENEVIEVE - It's been a dream season for the Dexter Bearcats. The team won its first district championship since 1992. They won their first outright SEMO Central title since 1987. And, at 8-2, they posted the team's best record since 1987. But the Bearcats will be put to the test when they face their toughest opponent since Week 3 when they travel to Ste. Genevieve tonight for a Class 3 Sectional game at 7 p.m...
Cleo Story (11/13/02)
NEW MADRID - Mary Cleo Story, 84, died Nov. 11, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 22, 1918, in Chaffee, daughter of the late Jim and "Nannie" Smith Stringfellow, she was a member of Trinity Gospel Church in Sikeston. Before her retirement, she was a factory worker in Chaffee and later at the Chris' Young World and LaPetite Shop...
Thelbert Odum (11/13/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at service conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Thelbert Odum, 79, who died Nov. 9, 2002, were: Michael Cobb, Scott Cobb, Todd Slaten, Billy James Jr., Greg King, Kenny Vaughn and Joe Sherrod.
Betty Mouser (11/13/02)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Betty Mouser, 69, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died Nov. 9, 2002, in Albuquerque. Born Jan. 27, 1933, in Dexter, daughter of the late Edison and Hallie Baker Evans, she was also a former resident of New Jersey and California. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter...
Harold Shaver (11/13/02)
SIKESTON - Harold Loyd Shaver, 73, died at 2:52 p.m. Nov. 11, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 12, 1929, in Ingram, Ark., son of the late Oscar and Sarah McCamey Shaver, he was a corporal with the U.S. Army Infantry during the Korean War. He was a blacksmith in the maintenance department of the Missouri Department of Transportation for 43 years before retiring on April 1, 1991, and was a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ...
Hila Peterson (11/13/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Hila Peterson, 84, died Nov. 12, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Ruby Burton (11/13/02)
VANDUSER - Ruby May Burton, 76, died at 3:17 a.m. Nov. 13, 2002, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Mary Townsend (11/13/02)
CHARLESTON - Mary Townsend, 63, died Nov. 10, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 18, 1939, in Charleston, daughter of the late Robert and Jessie Mae Matthew Townsend, she was a lifelong resident of Charleston and member of the Townsend Sisters Group...
Looking Back in Time at Nov. 13 (11/13/02)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. George Dye entertained with a dinner Wednesday in honor of their son Frank's birthday anniversary. The guests were: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dye and grandson Larry Cannoy; Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Dye of Benton; Mrs. John Russell and Mrs. Maggie Wood of Chicago...
Southern hospitality includes charity, too (11/13/02)
Now it's official - southern hospitality is for real! But then again, I think everyone knew that already. In the latest issue of the Catalogue for Philanthropy - as if anyone knew this publication existed - the South again ranks well above the rest of the nation in terms of their generosity...
Your View 11/13: Commission responds (11/13/02)
We the County Commission have opted not to respond to SpeakOut articles because anyone that has feelings such as expressed in this call should meet with us or sign their statements. If we respond to every SpeakOut criticism or rumor, it would consume all our time and not allow us to do the job we were elected to do. The caller made so many false statements in his Nov. 10 SpeakOut article, however, we feel we needed to set the record straight...
SpeakOut 11/13 (11/13/02)
This is about your wonderful, heartwarming story in the Oct. 31 paper about the two high school football teams in Ohio who elected to let a senior with a case of mental retardation to practice faithfully all four years with his team and never once played in any game. ...