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Stories from Sunday, September 14, 2003

Steps to curtail bullying taken (09/14/03)
SIKESTON -- U.S. schools haven't done much to prevent bullying, a report says, but officials with the Sikeston R-6 School District insist they're taking a proactive approach to bullying. "We're not seeing much of it (bullying)," noted Julia Reynolds, sixth grade counselor for Sikeston Middle School. "There's really been very little of it, but we're being proactive."...
Mums in bloom (09/14/03)
Tracy Plunk of Mueller's County Greenhouses in Bertrand works with mums Friday. Mums are beginning to bloom around the area to coincide with the arrival of fall.
Dwyer named new chief of Charleston prison (09/14/03)
CHARLESTON -- An official at the prison housing Missouri's death row has been named to oversee the maximum-security, all-male Southeast Correctional Center in this Mississippi County community, the state Department of Corrections said Friday. Charles Dwyer, 58, a 15-year veteran of the state corrections department, had served since mid-1998 as associate superintendent at the maximum-security Potosi Correctional Center. Before that, he had been assistant superintendent there...
Hall of Fame (09/14/03)
Janie Merrick accepts her certificate for being inducted into the Sikeston Public Schools Hall of Fame Friday during the Sikeston/Charleston football game. In addition to Merrick, Terry, Bill, Dan and John Ruby, Larry Bohannon and the late Charles Reaves were inducted in the Hall of Fame...
More arrests made in Stoddard county jail investigation (09/14/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Another arrest has been made in Stoddard County in connection with an ongoing investigation into illegal activity at the Stoddard County Jail. According to Stoddard County Sheriff Steve Fish, Melody Diane Horn, 47, of Dexter, was charged with delivery on premises of prohibited items. This charge carries a cash bond of $7,500...
Demolition work will begin Monday (09/14/03)
SIKESTON - Beginning 7 a.m. Monday, demolition work will continue on Wakefield. A two-block section from Kingshighway through the intersection of N. Ranney will be removed for reconstruction. All motorists and residents in the area are asked to use alternate routes to avoid this construction site and are encouraged to use caution when in the construction areas...
Bearcats dominate Gosnell (09/14/03)
Staff reports Standard Democrat GOSNELL -- Dexter limited Gosnell, Ark., to three first downs and only 110 total yards in a 16-2 victory Friday night. Gosnell (1-1) scored first when defensive tackle Danny Bell sacked Dexter quarterback Kyle Espey in the end zone with 2:56 left in the first quarter. The rest of the night belonged to Dexter (1-1)...
Bulldogs withstand late Charleston rally (09/14/03)
SIKESTON - After a disappointing Week 1 loss to Jackson, the Sikeston Bulldogs needed a win in the worst way on Friday night against the Charleston Bluejays. The Bulldogs got it, defeating their state ranked rivals 21-12 at a packed SPS Stadium in the 118th meeting between the two teams...
Portageville opens season with win over Scott City (09/14/03)
SCOTT CITY -- After enjoying an open date last week, the Portageville Bulldogs played a very strong defensive game and beat the Scott City Rams in their opening game Friday night, 24-3. The Bulldog defense bent several times in the contest, but never broke. The Rams played very well between the 20-yard lines but the 'Dogs' defense stiffened when it had to to stop the threats...
Little things make a big difference (09/14/03)
Another rivalry game has come and gone for Sikeston and Charleston. This one will go in the books like many before it -- as a Bulldog victory. If you haven't picked up one of our newspapers in the last week, that's 13-of-14 that the Bulldogs have won and 22-of-26 under head coach Charlie Vickery...
SEMO Insurance Agency Inc. opens (09/14/03)
SIKESTON - Insurance has enabled a lot of people to start over. For insurance agent Pat Taylor, the insurance business has enabled her to start over. Since April of this year, Taylor has worked as an independent agent representing Haulers, Hartford, Progressive, Travelers, Safeco and other companies. ...
Linda Miller (09/14/03)
CHARLESTON - Linda Marie Housman Miller, 31, died at 7 p.m. Sept. 12, 2003, at her home. Born Sept. 16, 1971, at Chaffee, daughter of Bruce Douglas and Betty Fay Rosson Housman of Charleston, she was a lifelong resident of Charleston and was of the Baptist belief...
Bud Leiner (09/14/03)
SCOTT CITY - Henry Charles "Bud" Leiner Jr., 85, died at 3:25 p.m. Sept. 11, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 13, 1917, in Fornfelt, son of the late Henry Charles and Millie Myrtle Johnson Sr., he was postmaster at Fornfelt from 1939-1942 and retired as an engineer for the Cotton Belt Railroad...
C.D. Lynch (09/14/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Blanchard Funeral Chapel for Cecil Dale "C.D." Lynch, 68, of East Prairie and formerly of Sikeston, who died Sept. 12, 2003, will be: Joe Holt, Jimmy Abner, Frank Ellinger, Matthew Butrum, Lewis Jones and Paul Eldridge...
Tommy Brown (09/14/03)
LILBOURN - Tommy Brown, 67, died Sept. 11, 2003, at his home. Born May 14, 1935, in Parma, he was the son of Mattie and Dixon Brown of New Madrid. His wife, Maudie Lee Taylor, survives of the home. Survivors in addition to his wife and parents include: one daughter, Maxcine Evan of Flint, Mich.; one stepdaughter, Darleen Taylor of Lilbourn; one brother, Robert M. Brown of Gary, Ind.; and nine grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren...
Joy Long (09/14/03)
DEXTER - Joy Angela Long, 76, died Sept. 11, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 2, 1927, in Flippin, Ark., daughter of the late Luther Earl and Ida Isodora Reed Cunningham, she was a lifelong area resident. On July 27, 1946, in Dexter, she married Charles Eugene Long who preceded her in death on June 22, 1999...
Payton Helms (09/14/03)
BERTRAND - Payton Elizabeth Helms, 10, formerly of Steele, died Sept. 12, 2003, at her home, following an extended illness. Born March 16, 1993, in Hayti, she was the daughter of Ernest Helms and Sarah Busby Constant of Bertrand. Other survivors include: one sister, Kayla Busby of the home; one brother, Breck Constant of the home; and her maternal grandparents, Thomas and Jean Busby of Cooter...
Harry Bock (09/14/03)
NEW MADRID - Harry H. Bock, 86, died Sept. 12, 2003, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born Nov. 18, 1916, in New Madrid, to the late C.C. and Dixie Riley Bock, he attended Immaculate Conception School and New Madrid High School, Southeast Missouri Teachers College in Cape Girardeau and the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, where he received his juris doctorate in 1940. ...
Dolores Gramling (09/14/03)
KENNETT - Dolores Vearn Gramling, 71, died Sept. 6, 2003, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center. Born Nov. 23, 1931, in San Francisco, Calif., daughter of the late Barney E. and Dora Jane Lincoln, Ray, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kennett...
Births (published 9/14) (09/14/03)
SIKESTON - Jumeca T. Phillips is the mother of her fourth child, second daughter, born at 5:31 p.m. Aug. 8, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Aliza Shonece Phillips weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19-inches long. Grandparents are Jerry Bonds and the late Patrice Jefferson...
Looking Back 9/14 (09/14/03)
SIKESTON - Will Pate brought one of the largest bean pods ever seen in a long time to this office Saturday morning. It had grown in his garden and was a foot in length. SIKESTON - During the Jaycees' last meeting before the 11th Annual Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, Claude Benney informed the group that advance ticket sales as of last night were $9,000...
Community must help in city issues (09/14/03)
I've spent the better part of my newspaper career - or so it seems - trying to analyze issues within our community and then trying to arrive at solutions. I've lost many more battles than I've won. And I'm certain to lose more of those battles in the future...
Speakout 9/14 (09/14/03)
Here in our community of Charleston, it is truly a shame when partisan politicians use a church facility to allow Governor Holden to attack members of the other party. Regardless of either being a Democrat or a Republican, no politician should be allowed to use a church facility for such partisan attacks...