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Stories from Friday, September 12, 2003

Zoning will be amended for property being used to expand jail (09/12/03)
CHARLESTON - Charleston city officials will amend zoning for property being sold to the county for a future jail expansion instead of going through to regular rezoning process due to an oversight. Tommy Butler, who is selling the property to the county for $9,000, advised county commissioners he believes the property is already zoned commercial. ...
MOPP receives accreditation (09/12/03)
SIKESTON -- Eyes wide open and ears perked, the 3 and 4 year olds at the Sikeston Missouri Preschool Project (MOPP) listened from their assigned spots on the carpeted floor during circle time. Their teacher, Susan Ivie, roamed from learning center to learning center, explaining the day's activities on Thursday...
Mopping up (09/12/03)
Kinder Brothers Excavating of Dexter works on the section of St. John Ditch Thursday running between Ables and Malone Ave. in Sikeston near Kentucky St.
Down goes Cape Central (09/12/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Returning most of the team from last year, including a pair of Division I recruits, preseason expectations were high for New Madrid County Central's football team. After falling at Jonesboro (Ark.) last week 26-7, the Eagles lived up the preseason hype with a stunning 26-20 overtime victory against Southeast Missouri's top-ranked team, Cape Central, on Thursday at Houck Stadium...
Softball team wins again (09/12/03)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Sikeston's softball team picked up another win on Thursday afternoon, beating East Prairie 5-1. Jessica Owens picked up the win, allowing three hits and four walks with two strikeouts. "I actually thought we would play them a little stronger," said Sikeston coach Jenny Hobeck. "We didn't hit quite as well as I would've liked, but overall, we did okay. Defensively, we didn't have any errors."...
Soccer team runs out of time against Notre Dame (09/12/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Sikeston's soccer team took on the defending state champions Thursday, losing 3-1 to Notre Dame on the road. "We were in it until the end," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. "We had just a couple defensive errors on penalty kicks. This will go as a mark in the loss column, but I don't thing we really lost that game. We just ran out of time."...
Leatha Rister (09/12/03)
SOUTHAVEN, Miss. - Leatha Elizabeth Rister, 83, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 4:15 p.m. Sept. 10, 2003, at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven. Born Sept. 4, 1920, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., daughter of the late Grover and Esther Snider Hitt, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church and Methodist Women's Club in Sikeston...
Nadine Brasher (09/12/03)
CHARLESTON - Nadine Brasher, 62, formerly of Piedmont, died at 1:20 a.m. Sept. 12, 2003, at her daughter's home in Charleston. Born Feb. 17, 1941, near East Prairie, daughter of the late Charles and Ruby Bowles Mansfield, she worked for Brown Shoe Company in Piedmont. She was of the Pentecostal belief...
Brig. Gen. Hal F. Robertson (09/12/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Hal F. Robertson, 80, died Sept. 7, 2003, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 31, 1922, in Piggott, Ark., he was the son of the late John Augustus and Lillian Robertson. Robertson began his military career in the U.S. ...
C.D. Lynch (09/12/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Cecil Dale "C.D." Lynch, 68, formerly of Sikeston, died at 5:30 a.m. Sept. 12, 2003, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born May 1, 1935, in Mississippi County, son of Helen Dale Peters Lynch of Bertrand and the late Cecil Lynch, he served with the U.S. ...
Bud Leiner (09/12/03)
SCOTT CITY - Henry C. "Bud" Leiner, 85, died Sept. 11, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Joy Long (09/12/03)
DEXTER - Joy A. Long, 76, formerly of Dudley, died Sept. 11, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are pending at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, where visitation is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. today. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home...
Nancy Wilson (09/12/03)
ADVANCE - Nancy Lee Wilson, 53, died Sept. 11, 2003, at her home. Born July 15, 1950, in Pontiac, Mich., daughter of Ivan Kardell of Silverwood, Mich., and the late Norma Bane Kardell, she graduated from Pontiac Northern High School. She was a packer for Horizon Music in Advance and member of the Advance Assembly of God Church...
Alma Smothers (09/12/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Alma Jean Smothers, 73, died at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 10, 2003, at her home. Born March 2, 1930, in Corning, Ark., daughter of the late Clarence and Elsie Maxwell Kearby, she lived in East Prairie most of her life and was of the Baptist belief. She was a cook for the East Prairie R-2 School District for many years before retiring...
Florida Williamson (09/12/03)
PARMA - Florida Bell Williamson, 87, died at 11:30 p.m. Sept. 9, 2003, at the Malden Nursing Center. Born June 8, 1916, in Clarendon, Ark., daughter of the late Will and Bell Richardson Madden, she lived in Parma for more than 60 years. A member of the Sikeston Jurisdictional Church of God in Christ, she had served as district missionary and evangelist, was a Sunday school teacher, YPWW teacher, treasurer and on the Mother's Board in the Church of Christ at Parma for more than 50 years. ...
Looking Back in Time at Sept. 12 (09/12/03)
SIKESTON - Miss Ella Sellards of Flat River expects to spend this winter in Sikeston with her sisters, Mrs. Milburn Arbaugh and Mrs. J.J. Reiss. --- Lou Bona, new coach of the Sikeston High School, announced that football uniforms would be issued to members of the 1943 squad Monday afternoon...
Child abuse cases sicken and frustrate (09/12/03)
I don't know about you but when I read stories about child abuse cases, especially those that end tragically, I am both sickened and frustrated. It's the frustration that really bothers me. I hope eventually society can arrive at an answer concerning why some people can inflict cruelty at such a high level. It's a human flaw that is simply beyond my comprehension...
SpeakOut 9/12 (09/12/03)
I'm calling in regards to the comments in the Sept. 2 Letter to the Editor from W.T. Woods. While I agree with some things he said in a political spectrum, I find his closing comments in regards to the President's mother distasteful. He should be ashamed of himself...