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Stories from Sunday, November 2, 2003

Harvest time (11/02/03)
A worker with Schuerenberg Farms of Sikeston picks cotton along Colonel Day Parkway. Area farmers will continue to harvest the crop this week.
Bus safety is up to parents, students, drivers (11/02/03)
SIKESTON -- Twenty-four buses and their drivers hit the streets and county roads for the Sikeston R-6 School District each day, transporting 4,800 students to and from the district's schools. Nearly 762 bus stops are made daily in the City of Sikeston alone. While the bus drivers carry a huge amount of responsibility for making sure the children get to and from their destinations safely, it's also up to the children and their parents to ensure complete safety, school officials say...
Unpaid fine collections on the rise (11/02/03)
SIKESTON - The balance of unpaid municipal fines, current and past due, is $328,610.60 and growing. The total outstanding balance on backfines in Sikeston increased $60,624.78 compared with last year at this time. "It's money owed to the citizens of Sikeston and we're trying to collect it," said Linda Lowes, director of governmental services. "Our deficit this year is $400,000. Imagine if we were able to collect this money what a difference it would make in our budget."...
Community service is option to paying fine (11/02/03)
SIKESTON - Community Service is an option which may be offered by the judge to those who do not have the financial means to pay a municipal fine. "We're trying to make that an active, viable program," said Linda Lowes, director of governmental services...
Hayti beats Valle 12-0 (11/02/03)
STE. GENEVIEVE -- The Hayti Indians took themselves right out of the Class 1 District 1 championship hunt by missing a point-after-kick and a two-point conversion in their 12-0 Week 9 victory over host Valle Catholic Friday night at Dempsey Field in Ste. Genevieve...
How they fared (11/02/03)
HOW THEY FARED SEMO TOP 10 Football Poll --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Next: vs. Cape Central on Nov. 6 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Next: vs. DeSoto on Nov. 6...
Mules too much for Sikeston (11/02/03)
POPLAR BLUFF - It doesn't take a football expert to see that the Poplar Bluff Mules football team has bigger and faster players than the Sikeston Bulldogs. But despite that fact, the Bulldogs still gave the Mules all they wanted for three quarters before running out of gas in the fourth quarter on Friday night, falling 42-3 at Morrow Stadium in a Class 4, District 1 game...
NMCC whitewashes Dexter to win back district crown (11/02/03)
NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central clinched the Class 3, District 1 title on Friday night with a 50-7 win over Dexter. It's the school's eighth district championship over the last nine seasons. The Eagles had another strong outing on defense, intercepting four Dexter passes while holding the Bearcats to just 45 yards of offense...
Caruthersville blasts injury-riddled Portageville (11/02/03)
PORTAGEVILLE -- The Caruthersville Tigers have been one of the most consistently good teams this season and seem to be getting stronger as the weeks go by. They upped their season record Friday night to 8-1 overall and 2-0 in district play by dominating the injury-plagued Portageville Bulldogs 61-0...
Despite win, three-year district title streat is over for Bluejays (11/02/03)
CHARLESTON - After last week's district loss to Crystal City, the Charleston Bluejays needed to administer some frustration on somebody. Unfortunately for Grandview, they were next on schedule. The Bluejays buried the Eagles early and cruised to a 54-0 victory on Friday at Marshall Stadium...
Local counselors open Sikeston's Wellness Center (11/02/03)
SIKESTON - It wasn't a big problem, but there it lurked, a source of frustration and occasionally, even of alarm. Finally they decided to face the difficulty rather than let it continue to block their ability to move on with their lives. That is where The Wellness Center staffed by Shirley LaFont and Terri Leible stepped in to help...
A blitz to boost SACC (11/02/03)
Well fall is in the air and the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce is busy getting ready for our annual November events. But first I would like to congratulate the winners of our Ninth Annual Halloween Window Painting Contest we co-sponsored with the Sikeston Elks Lodge. ...
New bank officer selected (11/02/03)
SIKESTON - Brian Rivenburgh is the new assistant vice president/commercial relationship manager for Union Planters Bank's office located at 425 North Main in Sikeston. Rivenburgh has experience in commercial and mortgage lending, most recently serving as Assistant Branch Sales Manager for Beneficial Mortgage. He is a 1988 graduate of Northwest High School in House Springs, Missouri and a 1993 graduate of Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science...
On-line system brings honor (11/02/03)
JEFFERSON CITY - Rodney Britt is the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services October Employee of the Month. A computer information technologist specialist II, Britt was selected for his outstanding collaborative work in bringing a new state-of-the-art learning management system to Missouri. ...
Business briefcase 11/2 (11/02/03)
SIKESTON - Sikeston Mayor Mike Marshall recently presented Sikeston Department of Public Safety Officer Rick Colbert with a plaque and cash award recognizing him as Sikeston's DPS Employee of the Fourth Quarter. A DPS officer since January 2000, Colbert was praised for consistently volunteering to assist the patrol division on his days off, according to Marshall...
Ribbon cutting: The Leaping Frog Etc. (11/02/03)
Mary Keene, owner of The Leaping Frog Etc., cuts a ribbon during the business's ribbon cutting recently. The business is located at 928 S. Kingshighway in Sikeston. Also pictured are members of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce and owners Lois Stowe and Dick Keene. ...
Russell Ellis (11/02/03)
GLADSTONE - Russell Julius Ellis, 75, died unexpectedly Oct. 30, 2003, at his home. Born June 2, 1928, in New Madrid, son of the late John Julius and Margurite Roch Ellis, he graduated from New Madrid High School and was a staff sergeant in the U.S. ...
Fridis Pierce (11/02/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Fridis Pierce, 92, died Oct. 30, 2003, at the Beverly Healthcare Center in Bloomfield. Born Dec. 10, 1910, in Elizabeth, Ark., son of the late Dan and Della Womack Pierce, he lived in the Bloomfield area since 1940. He was a retired foreman for Swift and Company in Dexter...
Cecil Beeson (11/02/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Cecil Beeson, 83, of East Prairie, who died Oct. 30, 2003, will be: Charlie Beeson Jr., Reese Beeson, Jeffrey Kight, John D. Kight, Jonathan Kight and Daniel Sutton...
Verbal Selph (11/02/03)
MOREHOUSE - Verbal Lorine Selph, 69, died Nov. 1, 2003, at her home. Born Sept. 23, 1934, in Morehouse, daughter of the late Elmer and Lucie Bradford Leek, she was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Morehouse. Before retiring, she had been employed by the International Shoe Factory in Sikeston and was a cook at Missouri Delta Medical Center and the Miner Nursing Center...
Births (published 11/2) (11/02/03)
NORFOLK, Va. - James Ronnie and Lisa Jane Jackson are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 2:48 p.m. Sept. 22, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Jonathan Alexander Jackson weighed 8 pounds, 14 1/2 ounces and was 21 1/4-inches long...
Looking Back 11/2 (11/02/03)
SIKESTON - Chaffee took the lead over all other Scott County towns this week by attaining its goal of $3,000 in the National War Fund Drive, which has been under way for the past month. Second honors go to Benton, with $800 of its $1,200 goal met. Sikeston is $1,133.62 short of its $10,000 goal...
A new and improved Christmas Campaign (11/02/03)
During the past month, this newspaper and this community have had a healthy and ongoing dialogue over the future of the Community Christmas Campaign. This all started because this column outlined the possibility of ending the 23 year-old program. The reasoning was simple - in some ways I have come to the conclusion that this campaign is no longer as effective as it was originally designed. ...
Speakout 11/2 (11/02/03)
On Oct. 25 at about 3 p.m., I was at a stoplight, making a left turn into Wal-Mart, when I realized a funeral procession was going by. Of course, out of respect for this person, family and friends, I did not go. I waited until the procession was finished. ...