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Stories from Wednesday, September 10, 2003

Shoppers in Miner will have 'shopping holiday' next year (09/10/03)
MINER - Shoppers in Miner will enjoy a "shopping holiday" next year for back-to-school buying. The Board of Alderman decided during their regular meeting Tuesday not to opt out of the sales tax holiday approved by Missouri lawmakers for Aug. 13-15, 2004. On these days, clothing, computers and school supplies may be purchased without sales tax...
County approves purchase of buffer (09/10/03)
BENTON - Scott County Courthouse floors may be a bit shinier next time you see them. County commissioners approved the purchase of a new 2,400 RPM floor buffer for $1,475 from Beaver Janitorial in Sikeston during their regular meeting Tuesday. The courthouse's old buffer recently stopped working while being used at the jail. "He was using it and it quit," said Capt. Jim Chambers of the Sheriff's Department...
Sikeston MAP scores higher, ACT lower (09/10/03)
SIKESTON -- The results were in at the Sikeston R-6 Board of Education meeting Tuesday, and the findings were higher MAP scores and lower ACT scores for the school district. Sikeston R-6 students who took the spring 2003 ACT averaged a local composite score of 20.4, which was slightly lower than the national composite of 20.8, said Stephanie Reddick, assistant superintendent of curriculum for Sikeston Public Schools...
Circus fun (09/10/03)
The Barnes and Carson 5-Ring Circus, the oldest 5-ring show in the nation, stop in Sikeston Tuesday at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Grounds. Over 40 acts ranging from aerial, acrobatic, juggling and clown were performed in several acts. The circus was sponsored by the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce...
Soccer team gets first win (09/10/03)
MARION -- Sikeston's soccer team picked up its first win of the season on Tuesday, beating Marion, Ill., 3-1. The Bulldogs tied the same team over the weekend in the Notre Dame Tournament. "We had a 2-0 lead on them (Saturday) and let it slip away in the last few minutes," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. "We had a little redemption against them today. Since I've been coaching, it's the first time we've beaten them at their place. It feels good to get our first."...
Overby beats out Maupin for Super Pro win at drag strip (09/10/03)
Here are the weekend race results from tracks around the area. SIKESTON DRAG STRIP SIKESTON - In the Super Pro class, Keith Overby won with a 5.47. He ran 5.48 at 122 mph. His reaction time was .520. Runner up went to Jack Maupin, who ran 5.93 on a 5.93 dial at 116 mph. His reaction time was .531...
Sikeston Bowling Center honors local bowler after 90th birthday (09/10/03)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bowling Center honored 90-year-old Carl Cokenhour on Tuesday night, recognizing him for the numerous years he has participated in the sport. "He has been bowling for 45 years that we know of," said Sikeston District Bowling Association president Richard Vaught. "He has missed six weeks of bowling in the Tuesday Night League since 1958. That's pretty impressive."...
Big inning lifts Cape past Sikeston (09/10/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Sikeston's softball team suffered a 5-0 road loss to Cape Central on Tuesday, allowing all five runs in the second inning. "It was defensive errors again," said Sikeston coach Jenny Hobeck. "We gave them seven or eight outs in that inning. That really cost us."...
Tennis team nips Jackson (09/10/03)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's tennis team defeated Jackson in thrilling fashion on Tuesday, winning 5-4. With the score tied 4-4, the match came down to a singles battle between Sikeston's Jeri Nichols and Jackson's Megan Bell. Nichols won 8-5 to give her team the victory...
That's why they play the games (09/10/03)
With the exception of one game, the opening week of high school football pretty much went as expected. Most good teams won. Most bad teams lost. But in the case of Sikeston-Jackson, a supposed bad team in the SEMO North beat a supposed good team. How can this be explained?...
Portageville Bulldogs vs. Scott City Rams (09/10/03)
SCOTT CITY - In most rivalries, there are always upsets. Whenever Portageville and Scott City meet on the football field, the old saying, "throw the records out" doesn't apply. Mainly because there is rarely an upset between the two. Most of the time, the favored team wins...
Michael Crain (09/10/03)
PARMA - Pallbearers at services conducted today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Michael Lee Crain, 62, who died Sept. 4, 2003, were: Raymond Dickerson, Larry Crain, Darrin Hardin, Norman Condict, James Stokes and Steve Watkins.
Frances Saliba (09/10/03)
CHARLESTON - Frances C. McFadden Saliba, 91, died Sept. 9, 2003, at the Charleston Manor. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home.
Charles Leek (09/10/03)
SIKESTON - Charles Darrell Leek, 66, died Sept. 8, 2003, at his home. Born Feb. 27, 1937, he was the son of the late Elmer and Lucy Bradford Leek. Survivors include: two sons, David Leek and Donnie Leek of Nashville, Tenn.; three daughters, Charlotte Leek of Sikeston and Penny Collins and Debbie Pritchett of Nashville; one sister, Verbal Selph of Morehouse; and eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren...
Sid Fraley (09/10/03)
SIKESTON - Sid Fraley, 53, of Sikeston died at 10:50 p.m. Sept. 9, 2003, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel where services are scheduled for Friday.
Births (published 9/10) (09/10/03)
Starnes SIKESTON - Kimberly Latoya Starnes and Fredrick Buxton are the parents of their second son, born at 8:16 a.m. Aug. 4, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Malik Jayqwan Starnes weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long. Grandparents are Queen Ester Starnes and Albert Applewhite Jr...
Looking Back in Time at Sept. 10 (09/10/03)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Army Aviation Cadet Ben Bowman has completed preflight training at Maxwell Field in Montgomery and has been transferred to Arcadia, Fla., for primary instruction. SIKESTON - Glenn Greene, circulation manager of the Daily Standard, was elected vice president of the Missouri Circulation Managers Association during the meeting held at Jefferson City on Sept. 7...
Sikeston students finding way on MAP (09/10/03)
I spent some time this week talking with Sikeston school officials about the recently released MAP scores. These annual tests are critical for a number of reasons to every school district in the state. But the true value of the tests is the ability to accurately gauge how students perform in comparison to others within the state and how they have progressed in the past year...
SpeakOut 9/10 (09/10/03)
I live close to a house that has just welcomed a new member to its family - another dog (rottweiler). This household already has four other dogs. Two of the dogs stay outside with no shelter from the heat and several neighbors have said there have been several days and/or weeks when they have seen no attempts made to feed or water them. ...