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Stories from Thursday, September 11, 2003

A road trip for the ages (09/11/03)
SIKESTON - It's a road trip some men half his age wouldn't dare, for that matter, half of half. But at 81, Charles "Ebb" Donahoo is traveling Missouri's highways by bicycle, intent on getting to Liberty "sometime." Donahoo isn't sure just when he will reach his destination; he isn't exactly sure how far his trip from Tullahoma, Tenn., to Liberty will be. ...
Living History Day is set to take place on Saturday (09/11/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Get your umbrellas ready: With a 50 percent chance of rain forecast for Saturday, it looks like history may repeat itself with yet another wet Living History Day at Big Oak Tree State Park. But just like previous years, that won't stop them from having a good time bringing history alive. "It's still going to go rain or shine," said Denise Dowling, superintendent of Big Oak Tree State Park. "We'll be here regardless."...
Tractor models on display (09/11/03)
SIKESTON -- Since he was a young boy, Andy French Jr. of Charleston has collected toy tractors of all models, shapes and sizes. "I started collecting original toy tractors in the 1940s when I was in grade school," French recalled. "Then as I got older, I quit for awhile and started to collect again years later."...
Missouri communities observe anniversary (09/11/03)
SIKESTON -- An open chapel at the First United Methodist Church for prayer in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001 tragedy is just one of many anniversary observances planned in Missouri and across the country. It has been two years since terrorist-hijacked planes toppled the World Trade Center and plowed into the Pentagon, and many Missourians planned to gather in towns big and small Thursday for anniversary observances in memory of the disaster's dead, including the open chapel from 7 a.m. ...
Soccer team beats Kennett for second straight victory (09/11/03)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's soccer team won its second consecutive match on Wednesday afternoon, defeating Kennett 5-3 at the Recreation Complex. The Bulldogs outshot Kennett 32-4 in the win. "I thought we came out a little sluggish," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. "When you outshoot a team like that, you want more to go in. This was our fifth game in seven days, so we're pretty tired and beat up right now. We turned it on in the second half and started to get a little momentum."...
Charleston tennis team defeats Jackson, 6-3 (09/11/03)
JACKSON - The Charleston girls tennis team improved to 4-0 on the season with a 6-3 victory at Jackson on Wednesday. The Lady Bluejays took four of the six singles matches and two of the three doubles to win the match. But head coach Mitch Baker is still uneasy with his team's doubles play...
Sikeston faces oldest rival (09/11/03)
SIKESTON - As far as longevity, no other rivalry tops the Sikeston-Charleston game, which is 117 games strong. But it's the one-sidedness of the rivalry which takes some of the excitement away from the series. Sikeston leads 82-31-4. And the Bulldogs don't appear to be slowing down as they've taken 12 of the last 13 games and 21 of the last 25 under Sikeston coach Charlie Vickery...
Sikeston upsets Kelly (09/11/03)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's softball team possibly recorded its most impressive win in program history on Wednesday afternoon, upsetting Kelly 3-2. The Lady Bulldogs finally got a handle on their defensive woes, committing just one error to topple the traditional Southeast Missouri power...
Sid Fraley (09/11/03)
SIKESTON - Sidney R. Fraley, 53, died at 10:50 p.m. Sept. 9, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 27, 1949, in Sikeston, son of Raymond E. "Shot" Fraley of Matthews and the late Rachel Ellen Coppage Fraley, he graduated in 1967 from Matthews High School and attended the University of Missouri-Columbia. Fraley served with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era and was service manager with Fabick Brothers Equipment Co. for 13 years. He was of the Baptist belief...
Augusta Moore (09/11/03)
LILBOURN - Augusta Moore, 92, died Sept. 6, 2003, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born June 16, 1911, in Sunflower County, Miss., daughter of the late Nathan and Caroline Pruitt, she was a member of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Lilbourn for many years...
Lawrence Sullivan (09/11/03)
ST. LOUIS - Lawrence Clifford Sullivan, 43, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Sept. 9, 2003, at his home. Born Dec. 13, 1959, in Cape Girardeau, son of Clifford H. Sullivan of Cape Girardeau and Helen R. Cathcart Sullivan of Columbus, Ohio, he was a 1978 graduate of Cape Central High School. He graduated in 1982 from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau and was a restaurant waiter...
Dessie Wallace (09/11/03)
FLINT, Mich. - Dessie H. Wallace, 91, formerly of Bernie, Mo., died Sept. 8, 2003, at the Genesys Health Park in Grand Blanc. Born Nov. 7, 1911, in Bernie, daughter of the late J.F. and Jennie Riddle Vincent, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bernie...
Roberta Harvey (09/11/03)
SIKESTON - Roberta Helen Harvey, 86, died Sept. 10, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Sept. 8, 1917, in Arkansas, daughter daughter of the late Tom and Ada Parham Becton, she lived in Sikeston and East Prairie most of her life. She was a long-time resident of the Shuffit Nursing Center and lived in the Clearview Nursing Center for the past eight years...
Letha Rister (09/11/03)
HERNANDO, Miss. - Letha Rister, 83, died at 4:15 p.m. Sept. 10, 2003, at the Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, Mo. Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston...
Alma Smothers (09/11/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Alma Smothers, 73, died at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 10, 2003, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Frances Saliba (09/11/03)
CHARLESTON - Frances Camille Saliba, 91, died at 6:50 p.m. Sept. 9, 2003, at the Charleston Manor. Born Oct. 16, 1911, in Knox City, daughter of the late George E. and Gertrude Smith McFadden, she lived in Charleston most of her life. She owned and operated Saliba's Jewelry until retiring in 1979 and was a member of the First Christian Church in Charleston. ...
Moseley -- DeKriek (09/11/03)
SIKESTON -- Penny Michelle Moseley and William Kyle DeKriek exchanged vows in a 2 p.m. ceremony May 17, 2003, at the home of the bridegroom's parents in Sikeston. Judge David Mann performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mike and Jennifer Moseley of Sikeston, and her husband is the son of Rene and LaDona DeKriek of Sikeston...
Stevenson -- Tiniacos (09/11/03)
TULSA, Okla. -- Vicki Lynn Stevenson and Jay Tiniacos were married in an Aug. 17 ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Ken and Janet Stevenson of Charleston, Mo., and her husband is the son of Morelly Lindsey of Alabama and Charles Lindsey of Louisiana...
Bessenger -- Adams (09/11/03)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Kristine Bessenger and Ronnie Adams Jr. will exchange wedding vows in a 7 p.m. ceremony Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Portageville. The bride is the daughter of Ted and Joyce Miller of Laguna Woods, Calif., and the bridegroom is the son of Ronnie Adams of Portageville and Linda Rogers of New Madrid...
Moyers -- Chamberlain (09/11/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Jinny and Robert Schenimann have announced the engagement of their daughter, Brandi Moyers, to Jonathan Chamberlain, son of Jeannie Chamberlain of Lilbourn and the late Jimmy Chamberlain. A 1997 graduate of Cape Central High School, the future bride graduated in May 2003 from Southeast Missouri State University, where her major was medical technology. She is a clinical lab scientist for Bio Merieux in St. Louis...
Looking Back in Time at Sept. 11 (09/11/03)
SIKESTON - Those who finished the senior lifesaving class on Aug. 17, taught by Edwin Webster, were Ed Dan Renner, John Boardman and Bill Sikes. --- ORAN - Miss Mary Lee Campbell of Festus came last week to live with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Witt...
Sept. 11, 2001, has changed our nation (09/11/03)
The universal national question today is: "Do you feel any safer today than you did two years ago following the Sept. 11 terrorist attack in this country?" Well that to me is one of those yes and no questions. And it may be to you as well. I have long argued as have many others that anyone truly dedicated and bent on destruction can wreak havoc given the time and resources and an obsession with the task. ...
Your View: three from 9/11 (09/11/03)
In this time of instant communications and 60-second microwave dinners, many people of our country have become complacent and accustomed to having everything on demand. However, many facts of life do not work that way. It still takes 60 seconds to make a minute in time; it still takes nine months of gestation for a baby. War is still war and rebuilding thereafter still takes time and the will to see it through...
SpeakOut 9/11 (09/11/03)
Calvin King rescue makes that 98 people lied, because I also called it in and it was printed. I would also like to know how they get this information on Mississippi County on the Internet. I have tried Mississippi County on the Internet and cannot get the sex offender list or anything on that order. Can someone tell me how to find it?...