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Stories from Friday, September 5, 2003

Council considers conflict of interest (09/05/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston City Council will seek an opinion from the state attorney general on a possible conflict of interest for a key board appointee. Council discussed communication among its members and the appointment of George Swogger to the Board of Municipal Utilities during a special meeting Friday...
Jail will soon have 'room to grow' (09/05/03)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County will soon have "room to grow" for its detention center, but county commissioners declined to reveal any plans they may have for the additional space. County officials confirmed during their regular meeting Thursday that the county has agreed to purchase the lot northwest of the Mississippi County Detention Center from Tommy Butler for $9,000...
Thursday walk through (09/05/03)
Sikeston quarterback Stephen Miller rolls out past a defender as the Bulldog football team made last minute preperations Thursday for their season opener tonight against Jackson. In the background are Sikeston assistant football coaches Jay Eckert (left) and Alan Scheeter...
Gearing up (09/05/03)
Sikeston Area United Way board members look over promotional materials for the 2003-04 fundraising campaign during their kickoff event Thursday at the Sikeston County Club. This year's goal is $76,000. Pictured seated from left are Suzanne Burch, treasurer; Sarah Buchanan, secretary; and Donna Tippy, chairperson. Standing are co-chairs Lee Bowman and Greg Colwick...
Sikeston teen dies in early morning crash (09/05/03)
BLODGETT -- An early morning accident claimed the life of a Sikeston teen. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Tyler Wayne Mattison, 18, a former Sikeston High School student, was killed instantly when a vehicle he was riding in overturned on Route H near Blodgett...
Sikeston soccer team falls to Cape Central (09/05/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Sikeston's soccer team dropped its first match of the season on Thursday, losing 5-0 to Cape Central in the first round of the Notre Dame Tournament. "It was tough," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. "I told the players going in, this was probably going to be the toughest team we face all year. (Cape has) 13 seniors and starts 10 of them. It's probably one of the most stacked teams they've ever had."...
SHS netters clobber Caruthersville (09/05/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston girls tennis team improved to 2-0 on the season with a 9-0 shutout of Caruthersville on Thursday at the Sikeston High School tennis courts. After just the second match of the year, head coach Lynne DeWitt thinks the team could be already hitting its stride...
First inning errors doom SHS against Notre Dame (09/05/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Sikeston's softball team allowed four runs in the first inning and never recovered, losing 7-1 to Notre Dame on Thursday in the Notre Dame Tournament. After the first frame, the Lady Bulldogs held Notre Dame's potent lineup in check for the most part, giving up one run in the third inning and two in the sixth, but it was too little, too late...
Clinton Harris (09/05/03)
RISCO - Clinton Harris III, 62, died Sept. 2, 2003, at his home. Born Jan. 17, 1941, in Water Valley, Miss., he was the son of Freddie Mae Owens Harris of Sunflower, Miss., and the late Clinton Harris Jr. On Dec. 21, 1959, he married Leatrice Davis, who preceded him in death on June 4, 2003...
Tootie Holtzhouser (09/05/03)
LILBOURN - Maudy Evelyn "Tootie" Holtzhouser, 79, died Sept. 3, 2003, at her home. Born Nov. 29, 1923, in Lilbourn, daughter of the late Earnest Buell and Lura Dell Crayton Newton, she was a lifelong resident of Lilbourn. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and VFW Post 7183 Ladies Auxiliary in Lilbourn and was employed with the People's Bank of Lilbourn before retiring...
Mary Brown (09/05/03)
CHARLESTON - Mary B. Brown, 82, died at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 4, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 28, 1921, in Columbus, Ky., daughter of the late James H. and Carrie Boyd Jones, she lived most of her life in Charleston, where she was a member of the First Baptist Church. She was secretary for the Associated Natural Gas Company in Charleston for 30 years before retiring in 1987...
Tyler Mattison (09/05/03)
SIKESTON - Tyler Wayne Mattison, 18, died Sept. 5, 2003, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident two miles south of Blodgett at Route H. Born Sept. 26, 1984, son of Steve Clark and Phyllis Ann Clayton Mattison of Sikeston, he attended Sikeston High School where he played junior varsity football. He also participated in Little League soccer, baseball and Jaycee Little League football and had also played Junior Babe Ruth League baseball in Sikeston...
Marilyn Sterling (09/05/03)
SIKESTON - Marilyn J. "Porky" Moore Sterling, 48, died at 1:07 p.m. Sept. 2, 2003, at her home. Born Jan. 10, 1955, in Benton Harbor, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Joseph John and Christine Williams Moore. Her husband, Larry Sterling, preceded her in death...
Births (published 9/5) (09/05/03)
Pemberton ORAN - Jamie Lee Boan and Robert Joeseph Pemberton are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 4:57 a.m. Aug. 3, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Cassy Lee Pemberton weighed 5 pounds, 4 ounces and was 18-inches long...
Looking Back in Time at Sept. 5 (09/05/03)
SIKESTON - Cpl. Jean Klein has notified his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Murray Klein, that he has entered officer candidate school at Fort Sill, Okla. --- SIKESTON - The Southeast Missouri Farm Bureau Service bulk oil station and warehouse will be rebuilt if the equipment can be secured...
Congressional pay hike isn't out of line (09/05/03)
On Thursday, members of Congress were voting on a pay raise for millions of government workers and among those scheduled to get the 4.1 percent pay hike were members of Congress themselves. The House approved the measure and it was headed for a Senate vote most likely before you read this column...
SpeakOut 9/5 (09/05/03)
The biggest problem we have around here are the welfare people. They're too lazy to do their job. We had complained several times about a woman who runs around all the time with different men and has different men in her house all the time. She stays up all night and sleeps all day and leaves her oldest little boy (age 10) to take care of the baby and his sister while she's in bed asleep. ...