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Stories from Friday, April 23, 2004

Officials are looking for alternative to grinder (04/23/04)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County commissioners agreed to try using a catch basket before spending thousands of dollars on a grinder for sewage lines exiting the county's jail. "We're at fault on some of that stuff over there," Presiding Commissioner Jim Blumenberg said during the commission's regular meeting Thursday regarding foreign matter in the city's sewage lines...
Kindergarten Roundup (04/23/04)
Ahtziri Gonzalez leads her brothers Jorge and Paul on a tour of a school bus at the Sikeston Kindergarten Roundup Thursday afternoon. The day was an opportunity for future students to tour the school, meet the teachers and enroll for the upcoming school year...
Low-profile plants to replace trees alongside Interstate 55 (04/23/04)
MINER - Interstate motorists passing through Miner will soon see crape myrtles instead of pear trees in highway right-of-ways. The Miner Board of Aldermen agreed during their special meeting Thursday to advise Missouri Department of Transportation officials they would like to see trees targeted by billboard companies for trimming to be replaced with crape myrtles along with those marked for removal...
Charleston netters blank PB; SHS golfers win (04/23/04)
POPLAR BLUFF - The Charleston tennis team improved to 7-1 on the season with a 9-0 shutout of Poplar Bluff on Thursday at Poplar Bluff High School. There were some exciting matches on the day, including No. 1 singles player Alec Peterson beating foreign exchange student Felipe Santos 9-8 (10-8 tiebreaker)...
SJHS fares well in relay meet (04/23/04)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston eighth grade boys track and field team placed first in five of the 12 events in Thursday's Sikeston Junior High Relays at Public Schools Stadium. Team standings were not kept but medals were given out to the top three places...
Herbert Stallings (04/23/04)
BERTRAND - Herbert V. Stallings, 77, died April 22, 2004, at his home. Born Dec. 28, 1926, in Concord, son of the late Oscar and Marie Weakley Stallings, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. A lifelong resident of Mississippi County, he farmed on the King Farms in Charleston and was of the Baptist belief...
Sandra Adamson (04/23/04)
ST. LOUIS - Sandra K. Adamson, 57, died April 20, 2004, at the DePaul Health Care Center. Born Jan. 1, 1947, in Flint, Mich., daughter of Elza Chaney of St. Charles and the late Rita Shull Chaney, she lived in St. Louis most of her life and was a cargo representative for American Airlines...
A.J. Summerlott (04/23/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - A.J. Summerlott died at 9:45 a.m. April 23, 2004, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Looking Back 4/23 (04/23/04)
CHARLESTON - Jack Waggoner, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.G. Waggoner of Charleston, has received an appointment to West Point, United States Military Academy. He is the nephew of Mrs. Leroy Leslie of Sikeston. SIKESTON - For several years 100 high school boys and girls, members of the senior high school concert choir have given their time and energies to entertain civic clubs, churches and other bodies with concerts. ...
As we begin another year (04/23/04)
On April 13, the City Council reorganized for the coming year. As our council representatives were sworn in, I couldn't help but reflect on the past year. It goes without saying that it was a year of challenges. Yet from each of these experiences I feel our community has emerged stronger, more united and better prepared for the future...
Your view: Thanks to volunteers (04/23/04)
April 18-24 marks the 30th annual National Volunteer Week. On behalf of the American Cancer Society, I want to thank the millions of people who give their time and tireless efforts to many good causes across the nation and here in Southeast Missouri, including our organization. Volunteers impact the community and individuals in need in ways that would not be possible without their personal commitment...
Speakout 4/23 (04/23/04)
I read in SpeakOut where a "Neighbor in need" is looking for a lift chair. I have one. I don't know if it will meet your needs or not, but leave your number in SpeakOut if you are interested and I will call you. I am home late evenings. The girl from Wisconsin should spend a year in jail. If not, there will be other unpopular girls trying to get on TV...