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Stories from Wednesday, November 5, 2003

College eyeing landfill in county (11/05/03)
BENTON - The old county landfill may make a nice spot for stargazing. Mike Cobb, an astronomy teacher at Southeast Missouri State University, has expressed an interest in building an observatory on the old county landfill north of Morley and west of Highway 61, Scott County Economic Developer Jim Schwaninger said during Tuesday's County Commission meeting...
'Tis the season (11/05/03)
Pat Comestock, an employee of Button and Bows, decorates the store Tuesday afternoon. Sikeston downtown businesses are preparing for their Christmas open house which starts Friday.
Portageville voters pass bond issue (11/05/03)
NEW MADRID - Although voter turnout was light in the eight precincts where ballots were cast in Tuesday's election, the results were overwhelming. Portageville voters by an almost 2-1 margin approved a proposal to issue in bonds and Terry Swinger easily won election to the Missouri Legislature...
Voters say no to ballot issues (11/05/03)
MINER - Miner voters opted to not raise business license fees and once again rejected a change to their tourism tax allocation. The first question on Tuesday's ballot which asked voters to approve an increase in business/merchant license fees in the city, received 45 votes in favor of the change and 65 against it...
The entire season hangs in the balance (11/05/03)
For both Cape Central and Poplar Bluff, the entire 2003 season hinges on Thursday night's game at Morrow Stadium. The Mules are 8-0 with one to go, seeking their first undefeated season since 1990. Anything short of a district championship would be a disappointment...
Murakami races to Super Pro victory at drag strip (11/05/03)
Here are race results from tracks around the area. SIKESTON DRAG STRIP SIKESTON -- Mark Murakami, of Cape Girardeau, posted his first Super Pro win of the season at the Sikeston Drag Strip. With a 6.22 dial, he ran 6.22 at 108 m.p.h. His reaction time was .513...
Bulldogs hope to finish strong (11/05/03)
SIKESTON - The 2003 football season didn't go as planned for the Sikeston Bulldogs. Sitting at 3-5 with no shot at the playoffs, the Bulldogs will try to at least salvage some dignity on Thursday night when they host the Perryville Pirates at SPS Stadium at 7:30 in the season finale...
Soccer team takes first (11/05/03)
The Sikeston Black third grade soccer team took first place in the Carbondale Invitational Tournament held Oct. 25-26. Team members are seated from left: Lucas Houchin, Tyler Neal, Josh Hampton and Cord Sheehy. Standing: Spence Vaughn, Drew Harper, Tyler Anderson, Jackson Stallings, Josh Reed, and Brandon Goodwin. Not pictured: Coaches LaTina Hampton, Rod Anderson and Teresa Houchin...
Cora Brooks (11/05/03)
ADVANCE -- Cora M. Brooks, 81, died Nov. 3, 2003, at the Advance Nursing Center. Born Nov. 25, 1921, in North Fork, Ill., daughter of the late Abner and Mary Smith Trousdale, she retired after working 26 years at the Inland Shoe Co. in Advance. On March 13, 1942, in Benton, she married Wade Brooks who preceded her in death in 1977...
Mary Davis (11/05/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Mary Davis died at 3:19 p.m. Nov. 4, 2003, near Commerce. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Janice Turner (11/05/03)
SIKESTON - Janice Lea Turner, 53, formerly of East Prairie, died at 12:48 p.m. Nov. 3, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 20, 1950, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Sye and Ollie Myers Atkinson, she had lived in Sikeston for the past nine years and was a member of the Sandywood Baptist Church near Sikeston...
Births (Published 11/5) (11/05/03)
LILBOURN - George and Sonya Beck are the parents of their third child, first son, born at 8:20 a.m. July 14, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Nathan Ryan Beck weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 18-inches long. Mrs. Beck is the daughter of Stanley and Sarah Carr...
Where have all the young voters gone? (11/05/03)
It was election day Tuesday in a handful of states and though the numbers are not yet in, I'll bet the percentage of young voters is among the lowest in history. Turnout by young voters - 18 to 24 year-olds - has fallen consistently for three decades. If that trend continues, and there's no reason to assume it will not, that could mean trouble ahead...
Speakout 11/5 (11/05/03)
Crosslines is a welfare program which is being funneled through churches. Nice sized salaries are being paid to administrators and, yes, it is certainly being funded by taxpayers. Recently, I saw a newscast in which the reporter was lamenting the fact that Americans are giving less to charitable organizations due to the economy, however, donations to the Red Cross are up. ...