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Stories from Sunday, October 5, 2003

Electric scooters are illegal on street (10/05/03)
SIKESTON -- Traveling short distances has never been easier than with an electric scooter. Anyone is able to glide along, simply using a battery for power never worrying about finding a parking spot or stopping for fuel. Except there is one problem; legally the scooters can not be used on city streets or sidewalks in Sikeston...
Golden Age fun (10/05/03)
Cora Spradling, a resident at Sikeston Convalescent Center, participates in the clothesline contest during the Golden Age Age Games Friday. Contestants from Southeast Missouri's nursing homes participated in the annual event held at Hunter Acres Caring Center...
Making soap the old-fashioned way fills creative need for area woman (10/05/03)
MATTHEWS - Tana Huffstutler just bubbles when she talks about soap. Working in her kitchen, she stirs and pours to create one-of-a-kind soaps that are gathering a following among family, friends and area residents who have come to appreciate the homemade products...
Sikeston wins triple-OT thriller (10/05/03)
FARMINGTON - Through the first four games of the season, the Sikeston Bulldogs have been on the wrong end of games that go down to the wire. In Week 1 and in Week 3, the Bulldogs had victories snatched away in the final minutes by Jackson and Dexter respectively...
Watts leads Charleston to win over Green Wave (10/05/03)
CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Bluejays won their homecoming contest Friday night by downing the Malden Green Wave 34-19. The win was the second of the season for Charleston. The loss was the fifth for Malden. The favored Bluejays got a very early wake-up call in the game when, on the visitors' second play from scrimmage, Malden's Richard Marks gathered in a short pass and proceeded 85 yards for the first score...
Caruthersville stuns NMCC (10/05/03)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- Caruthersville snapped an eight-game losing streak against New Madrid County Central on Friday night, stunning the Eagles with a 34-30 upset. NMCC appeared to have the game wrapped up at several points, but Caruthersville didn't go away, outscoring the Eagles 13-3 in the final quarter to pull out the win...
Scott City keeps Chaffee optimism short-lived in win (10/05/03)
SCOTT CITY -- For a brief moment Friday at Chaffee, Red Devils fans had something to cheer about, and the players had reason for hope. But a penalty erased Chaffee freshman Zach McDaniel's 90-yard interception return for a touchdown, which would have made the score 28-13 late in the second quarter. Scott City scored on the following play en route to a 55-14 win on Chaffee's homecoming...
Sikeston County Club is DRIVING4LIFE (10/05/03)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Country Club is joining DRIVING4LIFE in an effort to raise money for research into a cure for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Tom Watson, winner of 39 PGA tournaments, including seven majors and four Champion Tour events, also joined DRIVING4LIFE when his longtime caddy was diagnosed with ALS earlier this year...
Cable TV company expands service (10/05/03)
SIKESTON - NewWave Communications has purchased Enstar Cable TV in Dexter and Malden. "With an estimated subscriber count of 5,500, I am very excited to be part of these communities and look forward to bringing unprecedented service and advanced products to these deserving populations," said Greg Lathum, general manager and vice president of NewWave Communications...
Business briefcase 10/5 (10/05/03)
Bank examiner attends training SIKESTON - Senior State Bank Examiner Lisa Jo Colbert of Sikeston attended a Capital Markets Conference held Sept. 22-25 at the FDIC Training Center in Arlington, Va., according to D. Eric McClure commissioner of finance...
Couple jump into basket business (10/05/03)
SIKESTON - With the dapper frog standing as greeter to customers, you know you have found some place different at The Leaping Frog. Located in the Kingsway Shops at 928 S. Kingshighway, owners R.L. and Mary Keene said that is just the atmosphere they want for their new business. The store offers home and lawn decor items but primarily they want The Leaping Frog to be known as the source for unique gift baskets...
Chamber honors local achiever (10/05/03)
The Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce has two projects going on in the month of October. Our Lifetime Achievement Award/Roast will be held Thursday, Oct. 16, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Clinton Building. Our honoree this year is Harold Jones, a veteran with the U.S. ...
William Jackson Sr. (10/05/03)
SIKESTON - William Jackson Sr., 83, died at 12:35 a.m. Oct. 4, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Home.
Leonard N. Carroll (10/05/03)
CHAFFEE - Leonard N. Carroll, 84, died at 6:15 a.m. Oct. 3, 2003, at his family home. Born June 14, 1919, to the late William and Loretta Carroll Miller, he was a retired self-employed farmer and carpenter. A veteran of the U.S. Army serving as a first lieutenant with the 1874 Engineers during World War II, he was a member of the St. ...
Births (published 10/5) (10/05/03)
CHARLESTON - David Jordan and Dawn Mechelle Collier are the parents of their second child, first son, born at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 30, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Layne David Collier weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19-inches long...
Looking Back (10/5) (10/05/03)
SIKESTON - Alex Waters left Wednesday morning for St. Louis to report for duty with the Naval Air Corps Reserve, in which he enlisted last September. DEXTER - A new city park is being planned in the downtown area, according to an announcement made this week by Mayor Tom Ross...
How do we promote social responsibility? (10/05/03)
Since last week's column about the future of the Community Christmas Campaign was printed, we've received our fair share of suggestions. Most fall into the category of adjusting the program to eliminate those chronic characters who form a line for anything free regardless of their circumstances. Other suggestions have been offered to limit the program to the needy elderly. And indeed, many readers have suggested to eliminate the program entirely...
Speakout (10/5) (10/05/03)
I'm calling from Morehouse. Someone came on my property and took my container of gas for my lawn mower. If you had come to my door and told me you needed gas for your car or lawn mower, I would have helped you out. But instead, you took the container I had the gas in, and left. When I went to get it to mow my lawn, I didn't have any gas. If you had asked, I would have helped you. Please return my container to my house on South Benton and Beech streets...