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Stories from Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Calendar, cool weather signal arrival of fall (09/23/03)
SIKESTON -- Warm, sunny days and cool, crisp nights mixed with a little rain are the secret ingredients in the recipe for creating the perfect "fall effect," experts say. "If the weather keeps up like it is, we'll really have a great fall," said Denise Dowling, park superintendent for Big Oak Tree State Park in East Prairie...
New law may bring short-term boom (09/23/03)
Scott Welton Standard Democrat SIKESTON - While some gun ranges, instructors and dealers around the state are seeing dollar signs with the new concealed gun law, local vendors are keeping their feet on the ground with more down-to-earth expectations...
Traffic stop uncovers $1 million in drugs (09/23/03)
CHARLESTON -- A Michigan man is in the Mississippi County Jail after a traffic stop conducted by Mississippi County deputies led to the recovery of drugs valued at approximately $1 million. According to Mississippi County Sheriff Larry E. Turley, on Sept. 13, deputies David Watkins and Steve Dunning conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 57, which led to the arrest of Charles Edward Jackson III of Saginaw, Mich...
Fire and brimstone (09/23/03)
Jason Grubbs, Miner Baptist Church youth pastor, works on a scene in the church's "Judgement House" Monday afternoon. The theme for the house is "Land of the Free, Home of the Brave!" The walk through drama starts Oct. 1 and is free to the public. For reservations call 471-1331...
Feds fund county vans (09/23/03)
WASHINGTON - Southern Missouri will receive $4.6 million in transportation awards for bus and bus-related programs in the 8th District. Earmarked in the funds are two replacement vans for Scott County and a new van for Stoddard County. "Missourians rely on buses and vans to commute to work, travel to school, and get around without the use of a car. ...
Big second half lifts Sikeston soccer team over West Plains (09/23/03)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's soccer team recorded its fourth win of the season on Monday afternoon, beating West Plains 3-1. After a scoreless first half, the Bulldog offense came alive with three second-half goals. "The first half was kind of an ugly game for both teams," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. ...
Volleyball team rallies to beat Charleston (09/23/03)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's volleyball team beat Charleston in three sets Monday evening, 24-26, 25-9, 25-10. After losing the opening set in heartbreaking fashion, the Lady Bulldogs turned it on like a light switch to win the final two sets convincingly...
Sikeston tennis team wins Fredericktown tournament (09/23/03)
FREDERICKTOWN -- Sikeston's tennis team took first place in the Fredericktown Tennis Tournament over the weekend. The Lady Bulldogs posted 13 1/2 points, beating out Fredericktown with 10 1/2, Dexter with 5 and Chaffee with 2 1/2. "This was a great tournament," said Sikeston coach Lynne DeWitt. "It was the first time we have ever been in one. It was good because it was set up like the district."...
Cape Central tops Sikeston (09/23/03)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's junior varsity football team was beaten by Cape Central on Monday, 12-6. Cape Central held a 6-0 lead at halftime, then scored again in the fourth quarter to jump up 12-0. Travis Hudson put Sikeston on the board with a 25-yard touchdown run. The two-point conversion failed, making the final score 12-6...
Local runners set pace at Cape Central invite (09/23/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Sikeston cross country runners participated in the Cape Central Invitational on Saturday. In the varsity boys race, Sikeston's Clay Lincoln took third place with a time of 17:11. Two runners from Fox High School out-sprinted Lincoln the last 200 meters of the race. The winning time was 17:05...
Elmer Matthews (09/23/03)
SIKESTON -- Elmer Matthews, 86, died at 3:45 a.m. Sept. 23, 2003, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel.
Voneita Myracle (09/23/03)
BERTRAND - Voneita L. Phillips Myracle, 73, died at 11 a.m. Sept. 21, 2003, at her home. Born May 28, 1930, in Bertrand, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Nelson and Edna Hurley Phillips. She lived in Mississippi County all her life and owned and operated Ronnie's Trading Post near Wyatt until retiring. She was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Bertrand...
Edna Daniel (09/23/03)
MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. - Edna Lennie Daniel, 96, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 11:40 a.m. Sept. 22, 2003, at the Oakview Heights Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center in Mount Carmel. Born Aug. 24, 1907, in Scott County, Mo., daughter of the late Joe and Dollie Ann Seufert, she was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church of Sikeston. She retired in 1965 from the International Shoe Company in Sikeston...
Births (Published 9/23) (09/23/03)
ANNISTON - Terra O'Connor and Jason Lee are the parents of their second child, first son, born Aug. 3, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Jason Scott Lee weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20-inches long. Maternal grandmother is Gail O'Connor...
Jones Linhorst (09/23/03)
ST. CHARLES -- Dena Leigh Jones and Dennis "Denny" Alan Linhorst exchanged wedding vows July 26, 2003, at the conservatory in the historical district of St. Charles. The Rev. Joel Stevenor performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Clarence and Leanne Jones of Bertrand. She is the granddaughter of Loretta Gier of Charleston and the late Lawrence Gier and Bill and Laverne Jones...
Burford-Ebersole (09/23/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Kathy J. Burford and Ralph R. Ebersole were married in a 4 p.m. ceremony April 26, 2003, at the Royal N'Orleans before Judge David A. Dolan. The bride is employed in the Office of the Attorney General in Cape Girardeau and the bridegroom is a retired vice president of operations at Noranda Aluminum in New Madrid...
Odle-Baker (09/23/03)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A little over a year after their fairy tale engagement on a gondola ride through Venice, Italy, Dr. Tara Lynn Odle and Dr. Eric Eugene Baker exchanged wedding vows in a 5 p.m. ceremony June 7, 2003, on the 33rd wedding anniversary of the bridegroom's parents. ...
Looking Back 9/23 (09/23/03)
SIKESTON - Joe Crouthers, living south of Sikeston, was in town Wednesday afternoon to consult a physician, as he was bitten by a spider above his eye and his face was badly swollen. SIKESTON - Surviving an early game surge by the visiting Perryville Pirates, Sikeston's Bulldogs posted a final score of 21-13. The Pirates, with an amazingly inspired squad, gave Sikeston the scare of its life...
You can check the wind or check a poll (09/23/03)
I am not a big believer of polling, especially when they show favor for something I dislike. Actually that's not fully true. I think polls have taken a strange and dominant role in our American political scene and, in the end, that is not good. And before I forget it, I think some polls are obviously driven to produce a specific response and outcome. As a result, they become a part of the story instead of simply reporting the story...
Speakout 9/23 (09/23/03)
I am a truck driver and have seen cops out here in the median or wherever. If you're not guilty, don't worry about it. Let the cops do their job. If you're guilty, of course you're going to cry and moan. You're just lucky you didn't get caught. Let Miner cops do their job; let all the cops do their job. We're glad to have the authorities out here. At least they show their presence so you clowns slow your butts down...