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Stories from Friday, November 7, 2003

Rotary auction has become family affair (11/07/03)
SIKESTON -- Over the years Jim Green has collected a wide variety of items through the Sikeston Rotary Club Auction. From Christmas decorations to tools to a certificate for family portraits, Green has purchased a lot of useful items. And one year, he even ended up with a goat...
Season ends (11/07/03)
Sikeston's Felante Larry tries to dive on a fumble while Perryville's Tyler Stevens pulls him back. Sikeston defeated Perryville 41-20, ending their season with a record of 4-5.
Shed for equipment is needed in county (11/07/03)
CHARLESTON - While Mississippi County is already struggling with a tight budget, a road department shed appears to be a necessity. Presiding Commissioner Jim Blumenberg said during the commission's regular meeting Thursday the county needs to build a shed to protect its $1 million worth of heavy equipment and road maintenance vehicles from the weather. "I just think it needs to be done," he said. "I think it needs to be done this coming year."...
New fire gear (11/07/03)
James Whitley, a Morehouse volunteer firefighter, tries on his new fire fighting gear recently at the Morehouse Fire Department. Morehouse received a grant from FEMA which allowed them to purchase 17 complete sets of gear for their firefighters.
Local guard units could be mobilized (11/07/03)
SIKESTON -- Missouri National Guard Units, including the 1140th Engineer Battalion with armories in Sikeston, Portageville, Charleston and Caruthersville, were alerted of a possible mobilization Thursday as the Department of Defense announced the next rotation of U.S. military forces to support Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom...
LCRA delivers ultimatum to homeowners (11/07/03)
SIKESTON - Owners of 72 vacant, dilapidated houses in Sikeston will soon receive a letter from the city's Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority: Bring it up to code, hand it over or face condemnation proceedings. "With figures provided to us by code enforcement, we have identified 82 vacant, condemned structures in our target area," said Mike Bohannon, LCRA board chairman. "Of these, 10 are owned by the city."...
Bulldogs finish with a bang (11/07/03)
SIKESTON - If your team has no shot at making the playoffs, the next best thing is to leave on a winning note. The Sikeston Bulldogs did just that on Thursday night as the closed out the 2003 football season with a 41-20 victory against visiting Perryville...
Eagles end regular season with ugly win over Kennett (11/07/03)
KENNETT -- New Madrid County Central scored at the beginning and at the end of Thursday's district game against Kennett. Head coach Steve Rogers would just as soon forget what happened in between. The Eagles overcame five lost fumbles and three interceptions, and converted on a huge fourth down play to squeak past the Indians 13-10...
Cape Central spoils Bluff's perfect year (11/07/03)
POPLAR BLUFF -- For at least a night, it was all Brandon Twiggs all the time. Twiggs carried the ball 45 times for 210 yards -- both career highs -- to lead Cape Central to a 49-28 win and hand Poplar Bluff its first loss Thursday in the Class 4, District 1 championship game...
Ruth Buckhannon (11/07/03)
CHAFFEE - Ruth Buckhannon, 94, died Nov. 6, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Roy Colliflower (11/07/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 11 a.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Roy G. Colliflower, 101, who died Nov. 5, 2003, were: Smith DeLine, Don Moxley, Bill Brown, Hunter Rolwing, Bill Reynolds and Tom Nunnelee.
Cora Morgan (11/07/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Cora Ann Jackson Morgan, 79, died at 12:15 p.m. Nov. 6, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 12, 1924, at Ridgely, Tenn., daughter of the late William "Pink" and Mary Moore Wilson, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life. ...
Laura Matthews (11/07/03)
DEXTER - Laura Matthews, 91, died Nov. 6, 2003, at the Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 24, 1912, in Dexter, daughter of the late George Washington and Martha Ann Cooper Miller, she was a member of Sadlers Chapel Methodist and United Methodist Church in Dexter. She was also a member of the Walnut Lane Extension Club...
John Dover (11/07/03)
MELBOURNE, Fla. - John Willis Dover, 82, formerly of Sikeston, died Oct. 28, 2003, at his home. Born Sept. 26, 1921, in Sikeston, Mo., son of the late Harry and Jessie Williams Dover, he was a retired school teacher. He graduated in 1939 from Sikeston High School and was a member of the Sikeston High School Band, student conductor, Cub Scout leader and had attained the rank of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America. ...
Births (published 11/7) (11/07/03)
SIKESTON - Thomas Adam and Leigha Wyvonne Knoeppel are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 4:10 p.m. Sept. 28, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Jaiden Renee Knoeppel weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces and was 18-inches long...
Looking Back (11/07/03)
SIKESTON - Mrs. W.B. Malone Jr. entertained children and their mothers Monday afternoon at the home of her mother-in-law, Mrs. Ruth Malone, in observance of the first birthday anniversary of her son, Billy Malone III. BENTON - Oran's Eagles proved last night that the old-fashioned game of ball control is still deadly in this day of run-and-shoot teams. The Eagles had possession of the ball most of the game and ran up a careful score of 55-46 over Kelly Hawks here last night...
Reading loses when the television is on (11/07/03)
There's a new study just published that should come as no surprise to anyone. The study shows that young kids who watch hours of television daily have more trouble in reading than students who spend far less time watching TV. Now I doubt that anyone should be shocked by these findings - they just make sense. But the real issue gets back to the problem I have long discussed - the impossibility of mandating parental responsibility. It will simply never work...
Speakout 11/7 (11/07/03)
When we say "global warming," the weather we have had this first week in November is exactly what the weather man means. We're having abnormal weather. My 30-day forecast is that by the middle of November, it will slowly turn back to winter. It will be slow process until the northern jet stream comes farther south and stays down here. ...