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Stories from Sunday, October 26, 2003

Pumpkin art (10/26/03)
Jessie Cowan, 7, provided the artist's touch to create a scary face for a future jack-o-lantern which will be part of the Halloween decorations greeting trick-or-treaters on Oct. 31 in New Madrid. Jessie's work was indeed scary agreed her friends, Lexie Phillips, right, and Riley Fowler, as they watched the artist at work...
Aggressive drivng and road rage, while different both threaten other drivers (10/26/03)
SIKESTON -- Motorists witness it daily -- fellow drivers cutting other drivers off, weaving in and out of lanes, speeding and sometimes even exchanging unfriendly words or gestures. Some call it road rage. Others call it aggressive driving, but law enforcement officials insist there's a difference between the two -- and it's one motorists will definitely want to remember...
Muslim month of fasting begins (10/26/03)
SIKESTON - This weekend, area Muslims have begun a month of fasting along with those all around the world during Ramadan. The ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Ramadan begins today or Monday this year, according to Mowaffaq Said of Sikeston. "It depends on the birth of the new crescent for the lunar month of Ramadan," said Said. The month lasts either 29 or 30 days, depending on the lunar cycle. "Ramadan is the most holy lunar month," he said...
Tourism is major economic force in Sikeston-Miner area thanks to CVB (10/26/03)
SIKESTON - Among our nation's leading industries and Missouri's second largest, tourism is a also major economic force in the Sikeston-Miner area. Recognizing the benefits the tourism industry provides our communities with, the Sikeston-Miner Convention and Visitors Bureau was established by the two cities through an "Agreement for Cooperative Funding and Management of Tourism Marketing" in 1997, opening its office in November of that year...
JHS pulls off stunner with late explosion (10/26/03)
ST. LOUIS -- With less than seven minutes remaining in Jackson's opening Class 5, District 1 game Friday night at Parkway Central the Indians found themselves down by 22 points. It merely set the stage for a miraculous comeback as running back Jason Meystedt and quarterback Marc Lumsden brought Jackson's offense to life, leading the Indians to a 34-28 victory over a stunned Parkway Central squad...
Dexter beats Kennett with goal line stand (10/26/03)
KENNETT - The Dexter Bearcats' football season came down to three yards and 18 seconds. Leading the Kennett Indians 7-6 in the Class 3, District 1 opener, the 'Cats forced a fourth-and-three situation on which the game hinged. After Dexter's Derek Clark made an outstanding one-on-one tackle to drop Jeff Bailey for a one-yard loss on third-and-2, the Bearcat defense swarmed quarterback David Wilson - who had 120 yards rushing on 21 carries - for no gain on an option play that worked all night for Kennett.. ...
East Prairie overwhelmed in 56-0 loss to Caruthersville (10/26/03)
CARUTHERSVILLE - When David Gilmore left Hayti to take the head coaching position at Caruthersville, most felt the rebuilding process would take at least a year and probably more. But so far things have progressed way ahead of schedule for the Tigers...
Eagles jump in driver's seat (10/26/03)
FREDERICKTOWN -- New Madrid County Central jumped into the driver's seat of Class 3, District 1 on Friday night, beating upstart Fredericktown on the road, 21-8. The Eagles won the game on the defensive side of the ball, sacking Fredericktown quarterback Kyle Tesreau seven times while holding the ground-oriented Blackcats to just 98 rushing yards...
Sikeston man is selected for new Missouri council (10/26/03)
JEFFERSON CITY - A Southeast Missouri man will serve on the newly formed council to help advance the state's growing agritourism industry. The Missouri Department of Agriculture's agritourism council will help guide the department's efforts in counseling, educating and promoting agritourism businesses, said Deanne Hackman, director of the department's Agriculture Business Development Division. ...
Local CPA offers insight on career to SHS students (10/26/03)
SIKESTON - Students at Sikeston High School had the opportunity to gain insight about accounting careers recently. Wilfred E. Bucher of Sikeston, a member of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA), shared information about the profession that opens doors to employment opportunities in virtually every business and organization. Bucher explain ed that starting salaries are outstanding for college accounting graduates...
Matthew Bond (10/26/03)
SIKESTON -- Matthew Lee Bond, 32, died at 7:43 p.m. Oct. 23, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 15, 1970, in Sacramento, Calif., son of Joy Wall Bond of St. Louis and the late Danny Bond, he graduated from New Madrid County Central High School in 1990 and had been involved with the Special Olympics, where he played basketball. He was of the Baptist belief...
Henry Swope (10/26/03)
CHARLESTON -- Henry L. Swope, 72, died Oct. 21, 2003, at his home. Born July 28, 1931, in Charleston, he was the son of the late Larkin and Lillie Mae Roster Swope. Survivors include: three sons, Bobby Coleman of Chicago, Ill., Larry Coleman of Charleston and Henry Swope Jr. of Columbia; one daughter, Ethel Swope Brown of Columbia; one sister, Rena Swope of Charleston; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Dorothy Coleman of Charleston...
Helen Moore (10/26/03)
DEXTER -- Helen M. Moore, 74, died Oct. 24, 2003, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter. Born July 10, 1929, in Bloomfield, daughter of the late John Edward and Stella Mae Elmore Beyerbach, she had lived in Dexter since 1981, but was also a former resident of Fairmont City, Ill., for many years. She was a member of the Dudley Community Church in Dudley...
David Williams (10/26/03)
SIKESTON -- David Farrell Williams, 53, died at 12 p.m. Oct. 24, 2003, at Clearview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sikeston. Born March 18, 1950, in Morley, son of Esther O. Kell Williams of Sikeston and the late Tillman E. Williams, he had been an electrician with the Sikeston Power Plant. He served in the United States Navy, obtaining a rank of CM-2 construction mechanic and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints in Sikeston...
Freda Becker (10/26/03)
SIKESTON -- Freda P. Becker, 82, died at 1:45 a.m. Oct. 25, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Visitation is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Gracie Viverette (10/26/03)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Gracie Alene Viverette, 47, died Oct. 24, 2003, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Births (Published 10/26) (10/26/03)
NEW MADRID - Peggy White and Charles Armer are the parents of their fourth child, second daughter, born at 4 p.m. July 2, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Allie Marie Armer weighed 7 pounds and was 17 1/2-inches long. Maternal grandfather is Lonnie Barton...
Looking Back 10/26 (10/26/03)
SIKESTON - Work on the new soybean oil mill, which is being built by the Sikeston Cotton Oil Mill on Highway 25 east of Kennett, was reported progressing rapidly this week. SIKESTON - Clell Gilbert, Jon Don Acres, Sikeston, was one of the 44 thirty-second degree Masons selected for the rank of Knight Commander of the Court of Honor Scottish Rite Masons i the biennial session of the Supreme Council in St. Louis...
Four words should remain in Pledge (10/26/03)
"One nation, under God." Four simple words. Yet in today's society, these four simple words are anything but simple. The Supreme Court - the highest judicial authority in this nation - has agreed to hear arguments that schools be banned from using these four words as part of the Pledge of Allegiance recited by generations of American school kids for decades...
Speakout 10/26 (10/26/03)
I am calling in response to the call about the Christmas Campaign. Apparently this person is not one who deals with the Campaign and has no idea about what goes on. I have been involved in the Campaign the past three years and I feel the people who complain need to see what happens and see the selection process. ...