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Stories from Friday, September 19, 2003

Grant funds will be used to buy larger water pipes (09/19/03)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County Rural District No. 1 will get bigger pipes. Mississippi County Commissioners reviewed a letter from the Department of Economic Development during their regular meeting Thursday advising the district was approved to use remaining Community Development Block Grant funds toward larger mains for the water system...
Local schools raising money for the extra things (09/19/03)
SIKESTON -- For years, fund-raisers have provided extra items for school districts, but with the current money crunch that exists for some area schools, fund-raisers may be more crucial now than ever before. "When the money's not available through the regular budget, then fund-raisers help provide the extra things to the curriculum," noted Kelly Elementary Principal Fara Jones. "We don't want the kids to feel the money stress."...
Second-half scoring frenzy gives Sikeston 10-0 victory (09/19/03)
KENNETT - The Sikeston soccer team scored five goals in a six-minute span to blank the Kennett Indians 10-0 on Thursday. Sikeston had defeated the Indians 5-3 earlier in the season, and only led 2-0 at the half on Thursday. But a second half explosion led by J.R. Bizzell allowed to win the game going away...
Tennis team blanks C-ville (09/19/03)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's tennis team improved to 5-2 on Thursday afternoon, shutting out Caruthersville 9-0. "We played great," said Sikeston tennis coach Lynne DeWitt. "All the girls played good today." In varsity singles, Elizabeth Killion defeated Caruthersville's Whitney Nelson 8-1. In the second spot, Lindsay Leible blanked Caruthersville's Anna Lansdale 8-0...
Sikeston volleyball team falls to Poplar Bluff in three sets (09/19/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston volleyball team lost to Poplar Bluff in three sets on Thursday, 25-21, 10-25, 16-25. "Early on the girls were talking well and communicating," said Sikeston volleyball coach Steve Beydler. "We were able to pretty much control the game in the first set."...
Dennis Bacon (09/19/03)
SENATH - Dennis Bacon, 86, died Sept. 17, 2003, at the Senath Nursing Home. Born Feb. 14, 1917, in Puxico, son of the late Louie and Virtie Varble Bacon, he was a member of the First Baptist Church for 54 years, where he served as a deacon for many years. ...
Janece Wilson (09/19/03)
FOREST, La. - Janece Wilson, 92, formerly of Grayridge, Mo., died Sept. 17, 2003, at her home. Born May 12, 1911, in Essex, Mo., daughter of the late John Monroe and Cordelia Barker Davis, she lived in Grayridge for many years before moving to Forest in 1982...
Arnold Jones (09/19/03)
CHARLESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted today at McMikle Funeral Home for Arnold R. Jones, 66, of East Prairie, who died Sept. 17, 2003, were: Daniel Lafferty, Howard Williams, Jimmy Williams, Cecil Williams, Jerry Brewer, Michael Brewer, Justin Lafferty and Tommy Brewer...
Velma Clemons (09/19/03)
CHARLESTON - Velma Clemons, 91, died Sept. 16, 2003, at her home. Born Nov. 18, 1911, in Kemper County, Miss., daughter of the late Warren and Jessie Belle Wilson Germany, she was a member of Sanders Chapel AME Church in Wyatt. She was first married to George Evans in Mississippi and later married Stennis F. Clemons in Missouri. They preceded her in death...
Connie Havener (09/19/03)
SIKESTON -- Connie Havener, 93, died at 2:30 a.m. Sept. 19, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born May 31, 1910, in Morrilton, Ark., daughter of the late James Madison and Rose Etta Hale Miller, she was a member of North Acres General Baptist Church and had served as a foster grandmother for the Kenny Rogers Children's Center...
Births (published 9/19) (09/19/03)
Wren JACKSON - Shannon Dale and Keri Beth Wren are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 1:13 p.m. Aug. 18, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Lydia Jo Wren weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 3/4-inches long. The former Keri Schlosser, Mrs. Wren is the daughter of Sandy Schlosser of Sikeston. She is a developmental therapist for First Steps...
Looking Back in Time at Sept. 19 (09/19/03)
VANDUSER - Jimmy Hillard of Jackson, Tenn., visited with his cousin, Jerry Layton of Vanduser, this week. SIKESTON - The grand opening of the Warren E. Hearnes for Governor campaign has been set for 7 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Sikeston Armory. --- SIKESTON - School officials, city officials and friends of the schools will participate in a ground breaking ceremony to inaugurate the construction of the new Murray Lane Elementary School at 10 a.m. Friday at the school site...
SpeakOut 9/19 (09/19/03)
I read in the paper about a family in Miner who doesn't keep their yard up like the rest of the neighborhood does. Have you ever heard that people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones? Remember, what goes around, comes around. Instead of criticizing the neighbor, why don't you be a good neighbor and buy a fence to put up for them? If you want them to cut the weeds, get them a weed eater. It might take being a good neighbor to get a good neighbor...