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Stories from Wednesday, September 3, 2003

Prison time is ordered for possession of rifle (09/03/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A Scott City man learned his fate when he appeared in federal court Tuesday before U.S. District Judge Henry E. Autrey. Robert J. Blankenship, 32, was sentenced to 156 months on one felony count of being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm...
Rain cancels tours at Field Day (09/03/03)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Heavy rains soaked the fields, forcing tours to be canceled at the MU Delta Research Center's 42nd Annual Field Day held at the Center's Research Farm Tuesday. Although the rain dampened the soil, it apparently didn't dampen the spirits of the Center's staff. One presenter even added a little humor, welcoming people to the "Delta Center's Raining Field Day."...
Regular hours set to resume in county (09/03/03)
BENTON - After their first summer of working four 10-hour days, the Scott County Highway Department will be back to working five 8-hour day shifts. Road and Bridge Department Supervisor Harlan Duncan said during the regular county commission meeting Tuesday that the department's regular hours will resume Monday as daylight hours are growing shorter...
Bill is approved to purchase excess power (09/03/03)
SIKESTON - Put up a windmill or install solar panels that gather enough power and the Board of Municipal Utilities might have to write you a check. The Sikeston City Council approved a bill during their regular meeting Tuesday which to provide for the purchase of excess power generated by customers through renewable power sources...
In training (09/03/03)
Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers Andy Vanover and Dan Hinton help Jeff Cole, South Scott County Ambulance District administrator, into a hazardous material suit Tuesday. Brad Golden, one of the team leaders for the SEMO Hazardous Materials Team which consist of Jackson and Sikeston fire departments, taught the class to give health care employees a better understanding of what to do during an emergency...
Week 1 a must-win for several teams (09/03/03)
Friday night marks Week 1 of the 2003 high school football season. While winning early is important to all teams, several schools in our area are faced with a must-win situation against a conference rival. In the Northern Division of the SEMO Conference, Sikeston plays host to Jackson. In the SEMO Central, Charleston travels to Kennett...
Sikeston volleyball team drops opener to Bernie (09/03/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston volleyball team opened with a loss to Bernie on Tuesday at the Field House. Sikeston was defeated in two sets, 23-25, 15-25 to the traditional Class 1 power. "Bernie's always a fun match, a tough match," said Sikeston head coach Steve Beydler. "It's a good gauge to see where we are and what we need to work on."...
Kenneth Melton (09/03/03)
SENATH - Pallbearers at graveside services conducted Tuesday at the Senath Cemetery for Kenneth Dale Melton, 65, who died Aug. 29, 2003, were: Lanie Morgan, Raymond Dickerson, Carl G. Keasler, Larry Crain, Larry Gee and Don Nelson. Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Parma was in charge of arrangements...
Leslie Gammons (09/03/03)
DETROIT - Leslie Wayne Gammons, 34, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 10:15 a.m. Sept. 2, 2003, at the Bon Secours Hospital in Grosse Pointe. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Willowdean Shaffer (09/03/03)
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Willowdean Beasley Shaffer, 71, died Aug. 30, 2003, at the Center Avenue Health and Rehab Center. Born May 1, 1932, in Camden, Tenn., daughter of the late Harrison and Gaynell Bell Beasley, she graduated in 1949 from Diehlstadt (Mo.) High School. ...
Births (published 9/3) (09/03/03)
Link BERNIE - Chanda Renee Link Jarvis is the mother of her second child, first son, born at 7:59 a.m. Aug. 4, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Breaden Azerick Link weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long. Grandparents are J. David Link, Dianna Link, Georgina F. Woodall and Garry A. Woodall...
Looking Back in Time at Sept. 3 (09/03/03)
SIKESTON - The Malone and Rex Theaters will pay tribute to the boys and girls of the Armed Services by showing their pictures on the screen. Please leave pictures at the box office by Sept. 3. SIKESTON - Ryan Construction Co. has been awarded the contract to build the new Murray Lane Elementary School, it was announced by Superintendent Lynn Twitty...
Race isn't an issue in school closings (09/03/03)
Just when it appeared that you've heard just about every possible piece of bad news about the St. Louis school district, now comes a report of the district spending $444,000 on faculty lunches and weekend workshops at just one restaurant in St. Louis. It's that kind of nonsense that makes hard-working, honest taxpayers want to revolt...
SpeakOut 9/3 (09/03/03)
This is regarding tips for the restaurant servers. Any employer who expects their workers to work for less than minimum wage does not deserve to have a business. Not only do we pay for the regular food, they want us to pay the salaries of their servers. Seniors should not have to worry about tipping the servers. The restaurant owners should be ashamed for asking customers to pay the salaries of their employees...