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Stories from Sunday, September 7, 2003

Scott County adds latest law enforcement tool to arsenal (09/07/03)
BENTON - Jail inmates who refuse to comply with Scott County Sheriff's deputies and jailers may have a shock in store for them. Scott County Sheriff Bill Ferrell, his officers and jail staff completed training last week with their latest inmate compliance and law enforcement tool, the Advanced M26 Taser...
Rubys will be honored for records as wrestlers (09/07/03)
SIKESTON -- Wrestling isn't traditionally thought of as a family sport, but add four brothers, and quickly it becomes one. Just ask the Ruby family of Sikeston. From 1978-1990, brothers from oldest to youngest -- Terry, Bill, Dan and John -- started taking the high school wrestling circuit -- and the entire decade of the 1980s -- by storm. They won matches against wrestlers from small schools and wrestlers from the larger schools...
Highway Patrol report (09/07/03)
SIKESTON - Two Sikeston residents and a Morehouse woman were injured in two separate accidents this weekend. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol reports, the first accident occurred at approximately 4:02 p.m. Friday on State Highway 60 at Route FF in New Madrid County when the southbound vehicle driven by Gregory Clark, 27, of Sikeston failed to stop at a stop sign, striking the eastbound vehicle driven by Angelia Thomas, 28, of Morehouse, causing it to overturn...
SHS alumni are inducted Friday (09/07/03)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston Senior High School graduates will be recognized for their accomplishments as they are inducted into the Sikeston Public Schools Hall of Fame and Honor Wall during the Sikeston/Charleston football game Friday. In addition to Terry, Bill, Dan and John Ruby, 1959 graduate Larry Bohannon and 1966 graduate Jacqueline "Jane" Merrick will also be inducted into the Hall of Fame. The late Charles Reaves, a 1966 graduate, will be inducted into the Honor Wall...
Golden Hurricanes pull away from NMCC (09/07/03)
JONESBORO -- Jonesboro didn't dominate at the start or at the finish. In between, though, the Hurricane showed it can be the dominant football team it wants to be. JHS opened the season with a 26-7 thumping of New Madrid County Central, relying on its defense for support as the offense inexplicably struggled Friday night at Cooksey-Johns Field...
Ghost in woods (09/07/03)
Become a ghost before and after you get to the woods. Out of all the methods this may be the best way to truly get close to deer. The methods that you can do starting a month before the season opens is to eliminate what the deer rely on most - smell. No detail is too small. I believe in cleaning out your vehicle of dirt and other scents to help cut down on the scent getting on you when you are getting in and out of your vehicle during the season...
Hayti powers past Eagles (09/07/03)
EAST PRAIRIE -- The Hayti Indians, who finished second place in Class 1 last year, seem to have picked up right where they left off. The East Prairie Eagles played well in the opening minutes of the contest Friday night but eventually fell to the talented visitors 41-0...
Mistakes doom Bulldogs (09/07/03)
SIKESTON - If Friday night's season opener against Jackson is any indication, the Sikeston Bulldogs' defense appears to be just as stout as ever. Unfortunately the same can't be said for the Bulldog offense, which sputtered for most of the night in a 12-7 loss to the Indians at SPS Stadium...
Tough first week for local teams (09/07/03)
It was a tough week for teams in our area. Every team that our newspaper covers suffered a Week 1 loss with the exception of Charleston, which beat Kennett 22-7, and Portageville, which was idle. Sikeston was dealt a 12-7 upset loss to Jackson, New Madrid County Central fell apart in the second half against Jonesboro to lose 26-7, East Prairie was outmatched by Hayti 41-0, and Dexter lost its quarterback on the opening possession which led to a 31-8 loss to Poplar Bluff...
Bearcats lose QB, game (09/07/03)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Dexter lost quarterback Kyle Espey to a dislocated knee just under three minutes into the season while Poplar Bluff scored 17 points in the second quarter Friday night in their home opener. Todd Tinsley rushed for 132 yards on 11 carries for the Mules. The junior opened the second half with a 71-yard touchdown run to put Poplar Bluff up 31-2...
Winchester Chiropractic (09/07/03)
Winchester Chiropractic held a ribbon cutting recently at their new location at 1214 Linn location. Cutting the ribbon is Leslie Winchester, D.C. The office is open from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ...
Business briefcase 9/7 (09/07/03)
SIKESTON - Gray Young of Caruthersville has joined the Missouri Farm Bureau as a career agent in Scott County. Young has completed two weeks of training emphasizing life, accident/health and property and casualty insurance. His office will be in the local Farm Bureau office at 1901 E. Malone Ave. in Sikeston...
Area companies receive state training funds (09/07/03)
JEFFERSON CITY - Five Southeast Missouri companies are among those to receive funding from the Missouri Department of Economic Development and its Division of Workforce Development to help offset costs associated with training and upgrading the skills of their employees...
Long-time workers honored (09/07/03)
SIKESTON - The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program recently honored two employees at the Sikeston Health Care Center. Social Service Director Kathy Collins has been at the center for 25 years and Activity Director Pam Little has been there for 24 years. The awards were presented in appreciation of loyal service to the residents on Aug. 26 at an appreciation ceremony...
Growing business meets clothing needs of today's growing children (09/07/03)
SIKESTON - Youngsters are constantly growing and, in the case of Squiggles and Giggles, so is the clothing store designed to meet their ever-changing needs. Two years ago owners Susan and Samantha Cooper opened their store at 2107 C East Malone Ave. with the intention of providing quality children's clothing on consignment...
W.P. Wilson (09/07/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - W.P. Wilson, 66, died at 6:45 a.m. Sept. 6, 2003, at the Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 17, 1937, at Ridgely, Tenn., son of the late William and Mary Belle Moore Wilson, he lived most of his live in East Prairie where he was a member of the First General Baptist Church and self-employed as a plumber for 35 years until retiring due to ill health...
Michael Lee Crain (09/07/03)
NAPLES, Fla. - Michael Lee Crain, 62, died Sept. 4, 2003, at the Naples Community Hospital in Naples. Born July 25, 1941, at Parma, Mo., son of the late Coy Lee and Frieda Lee Tisdale Crain, he grew up in Parma before moving to Carrier Mills, Ill., where he lived for several years and worked as a maintenance and construction worker in a coal mine before moving to Florida three years ago. ...
Tyler Mattison (09/07/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Tyler Wayne Mattison, 18, who died Sept. 5, 2003, will be: Bruce Taylor, Billy Clayton, Buster Hampton, Clint Hampton, Ronnie Hampton and Chris Pinkerton. Officiating at the services will be the Rev. Dewayne Coleman, pastor of the First Baptist Church at Canalou...
Births (published 9/7) (09/07/03)
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Looking Back 9/7 (09/07/03)
ORAN - Miss Anita Barnes, who has been spending some time with her sister and brother-in-law, Sgt. and Mrs. Everett McGinnis, came home Thursday of last week. --- SIKESTON - The Sikeston schools will open today, it was announced by Superintendent R.A. Harper...
Good government needs public input (09/07/03)
You'd have to be a true political junkie to have any great interest in the brouhaha that has surrounded the Sikeston City Council's recent appointment to the Board of Municipal Utilities. As a past 8-year member of that Board, I probably follow the actions of the Board more than most. But this potentially embarrassing situation has the public examining the ways that appointments are made...
Speakout 9/7 (09/07/03)
In regards to some comments about "no man's land" of Parma, as a resident, yes, everything you commented on is very true. There is more wrong with this town of "no man's land" than drugs. Gambling machines are being played for cash by one employee of the business. Go in on Sundays and stand in line to be waited on because employees own the machine. Loan sharking is big there, also...