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Stories from Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Police seek a suspect in sexual assault case (09/17/03)
DEXTER -- Police officers in Dexter are looking for man after a sexual assault Tuesday. At approximately 9:23 a.m., officers with the Dexter Police Department responded to a residence located in the northwest sector in reference to a burglary in progress...
Special prosecutor requested (09/17/03)
CHARLESTON - A case involving a man charged in Mississippi County with child molestation and statutory sodomy was forwarded to the Missouri State Attorney General's Office for prosecution. According to Mississippi County Prosecuting Attorney Jennifer B. Raffety, after filing initial charges against Alan Dale Duenne of Mississippi County, she filed a motion to withdraw as prosecutor and for appointment of a special prosecutor...
Economy growing in Scott County (09/17/03)
BENTON - With a better-than-expected second quarter, experts are seeing evidence of an economic turnaround and are predicting more of the same. "We're starting to show some growth again," said Scott County Economic Developer Jim Schwaninger during Tuesday's regular County Commission meeting...
New Horizons: Alternative for learning success (09/17/03)
SIKESTON -- Drab gray lockers and water fountains have been given a fresh coat of "bulldog" red paint. Fallen plaster has been repaired, and new carpet installed at the old Bailey School on Moore Street. But the building isn't the only thing with a new look. Students attending Sikeston Public Schools new alternative school, New Horizons High School, have also been given a fresh start...
Injury-plagued Kelly nails St. Vincent (09/17/03)
PERRYVILLE -- Kelly's softball team is out four starters now, but that didn't keep the Lady Hawks from blistering St. Vincent 19-5 on Tuesday. Jessica Burnett went 2-for-3 with a triple and had four RBIs, leading her team to the convincing victory...
Sikeston wins Jackson tournament (09/17/03)
Sikeston won the Jackson Junior Varsity Softball Tournament over the weekend, finishing with a record of 3-0. The Lady Bulldogs beat Cape Central 7-6, Jackson 14-3 in the semifinals, then Farmington 3-0 in the championship. Team members are front row, from left: Allison Blurton, Julie Annesser, Haley Davis, Paige Silverthorn, Ashley Brown and Molly Brinkmeyer; second row: Allison Friend, Samantha Ross, Jessica Jackson, Erin Wibbenmeyer, Beth Ziegenhorn and Barbara Hobbs; third row: coach Steve Drake, Kaycie Williams, Tess Marshall, Elizabeth Heeb and head coach Jennie Hobeck.. ...
First mud drag race a hit at SEMO Raceway (09/17/03)
Here are the weekend race results from tracks around the area. SEMO RACEWAY BLODGETT -- Over 200 race fans came out to SEMO Raceway Sunday afternoon to watch as SEMO hosted their first Mud Drag Races. Drivers of four wheel drive vehicles from all over came out to play in the 200 ft. mud drag...
Eighth graders drop season opener (09/17/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston 8th grade football team dropped its season opener with a 30-0 loss to New Madrid County Central. Sikeston had trouble moving the ball for most of the game which contributed to some short drives by the NMCC offense. NMCC scored in the first quarter on a 3-yard run by quarterback Leslie Williams...
Charleston netters best Sikeston, 7-2 (09/17/03)
CHARLESTON - The Sikeston tennis team fell to 4-2 on the season with a 7-2 loss at Charleston on Tuesday. Sikeston's Nos. 1 and 2 singles players Elizabeth Killion and Lindsay Leible provided the Lady Bulldogs' only wins. Killion beat Megan Leuhmann 8-5 and Leible beat Laura Burton 8-2...
Cape Central pulls away from Sikeston (09/17/03)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's defense played Cape Central perfect for one half in Tuesday's soccer match. It was the second half that killed them. The Tigers netted three goals and took advantage of an own-goal to beat the Bulldogs 4-0. "We played really well in the first half," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. ...
Upsets the best part of high school football (09/17/03)
New Madrid County Central didn't seem to have much of a chance heading into last Thursday's game against Cape Central. The Eagles were 0-1, riding a six-game losing streak that dated back to last season. They were unranked in the state and even unranked in the area media poll, receiving just 14 votes...
Caruthersville Tigers vs. Charleston Bluejays (09/17/03)
CHARLESTON - Friday night's football matchup between Charleston and Caruthersville will feature one program that's on the rise and another that's trying to stay on top. Charleston, owners of three straight district championships, have laid claim as one of the premier Class 2 teams in Southeast Missouri...
Garrett wins Bassbusters event (09/17/03)
FENTON, Ky. -- The Bootheel Bassbusters held their ninth tournament of the year on Sept. 7 on Kentucky Lake out of the Fenton ramp. Ty Garrett won the tournament with five fish weighing 11 lbs., 3 oz. Kenny Dement was second with 9 lbs., 1 oz., and also took big bass honors with a 4 lbs., 11 oz. fish. Stan Pace was third with 5 lbs., 7 oz., and Travis Garrett won the "Lucky Drawing."...
Fidela Aters (09/17/03)
JACKSON - Fidela "Dale" Aters, 70, of Jackson died Sept. 9, 2003, at her home. Born Dec. 6, 1932, in Guam, daughter of the late Jose and Maria Diaz Gutierrez Aguon, she lived in the state of California and moved to Jackson in 1995, after her retirement. She was a member of a Catholic church in Guam...
Sydney Pikey (09/17/03)
CONRAN - Sydney Beth Pikey, 7, died Sept. 15, 2003, at St. Louis Children's Hospital. The beloved daughter of John and Stacy Pikey of Conran was born May 3, 1996, in Cape Girardeau. Her brother, Drew Pikey; her grandparents, Sam Pikey of Conran and Linda and Steve Rogers of New Madrid; her great-grandparents, Margie and Douglas Riddick of Portageville and Doris "Tootsie" Pikey of Conran, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, survive Sydney...
Looking Back in Time at Sept. 17 (09/17/03)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Walker of Sikeston are parents of a son born last Wednesday at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau. --- SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Dunagan and their son, Danny Lee are now located in Compton, Calif., where they are doing defense work...
Publicity stunt isn't same as generosity (09/17/03)
Kevin Shelton is a highly successful real estate investor in Florida who is known as the "Money Man." Shelton wants to spark generosity in our society by giving away thousands of his dollars. But Shelton also has a lot of showman in him and not a small amount of ego. So instead of privately or quietly donating money to others, Shelton makes his giveaways public events. He did so last weekend at a shopping mall in Florida...
SpeakOut 9/17 (09/17/03)
In the Sept. 10 Standard Democrat entitled "Neighbors in need," there was a woman who needed a sofa and her neighbor needed a chair. I have those items, but I called the number that was in there but the phone has been disconnected. If she can leave another number in SpeakOut, I will be happy to contact her...