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Stories from Friday, September 3, 2004

Tickets available for Bush visit (09/03/04)
SIKESTON - Tickets are available for President George Bush's visit to Poplar Bluff on Monday. Tickets can be picked up at the Scott County Republican Headquarters located at 900 S. Main St. in Sikeston. Tickets can be picked up Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. and on Sunday from noon-8 p.m...
New state law requires headlights when weather conditions are bad (09/03/04)
SIKESTON -- The message is simple: when weather conditions are bad, turn on your headlights. A new state law passed by the legislature and signed by Gov. Bob Holden went into effect Aug. 28. It mandates drivers use their headlights any time the weather conditions require usage of the windshield wipers to increase visibility among drivers...
Opening night (09/03/04)
Members of the Sikeston High School football team work on hand-off drills in preparation for tonight's game at Caruthersville. Teams around the area begin the football season tonight.
County tax rates won't be split up (09/03/04)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County will not set separate tax rates for property subclasses. "Last year the legislature approved new taxing procedures," County Clerk Junior DeLay explained during the regular County Commission meeting Thursday. "This year they came back and offered an 'opt-out' option."...
Seminar explores dangers of meth 'leftovers' to children (09/03/04)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Local residents will have an opportunity to understand the impact of meth labs on public health and the environment at a seminar in Portageville on Sept. 14. Missouri law enforcement agencies have seized 1,460 methamphetamine laboratories in the first six months of 2004, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Since 2001, Missouri has led the nation in meth lab seizures...
Charleston and Kennett set to clash (09/03/04)
CHARLESTON - All of the hard work that the Kennett Indians have went through over the last month will finally be put to the test -- and this time the game counts. The Charleston Bluejays will host the Indians Friday night at Marshall Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m...
Sikeston soccer falls to Carbondale (09/03/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston Bulldogs acquitted themselves quite well in a tough season opener against Carbondale, a third-place finisher in the 2003 Illinois state soccer playoffs. Sikeston, the lowest seed at No. 8, was edged 2-1 by Carbondale, the top seed, in the Notre Dame Tournament on Thursday...
Lady Bulldog tennis gets back on track (09/03/04)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldog tennis team improved to 2-1 with a 7-2 victory over Caruthersville on Thursday. Sikeston captured five of six singles matches and two of three doubles.' "We played so much better today," said Sikeston coach Lynne DeWitt, whose team fell to Dexter on Wednesday. "The girls were much more focused."...
Kelly softball defeats Cape in seventh inning (09/03/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A sacrifice bunt in the bottom of the seventh inning turned into the game-winning play, as Kelly won its season opener at home. After Stephanie Hency singled with one out, winning pitcher Kelly Essner tried bunting her over. Essner got the bunt down, but Central overthrew first on the play...
Hole-in-one (09/03/04)
Paulette Boardman sank a hole-in-one on Tuesday at the Sikeston Country Club. She made the shot during the Ladies Golf Association Day at the club, using a 3-wood on the par-3, hole number six.
Wanda Street (09/03/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Wanda M. Street, 91, died Sept. 1, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Feb. 7, 1913, in Morley, she was daughter of the late Thomas and Neda Brookman Cook. On Aug. 1, 1931, at Bell City, she married Earl Street who preceded her in death on Aug. 2, 2000...
Raymond Matheney (09/03/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Raymond H. Matheney, 84, died at 9:50 p.m. Sept. 1, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 8, 1920, in Deventer, son of the late David Evans and Ida Jeanette Thompson Matheney, he was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County and member of St. James General Baptist Church...
Ada Joiner (09/03/04)
DEXTER - Ada Joiner, 72, died Sept. 3, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Emma DeWitt (09/03/04)
SIKESTON - Emma J. "Emmy" DeWitt, 94, died at 7:15 p.m. Sept. 2, 2004, at her home. Born Oct. 9, 1909, at Bement, daughter of the late Joseph H. and Lydia E. Ward Tate, she was a member of North Acres General Baptist Church in Sikeston. She was baptized Aug. 27, 1922, and had been a member of the Little Vine Baptist Church near Matthews for 50 years...
Melba Thurston (09/03/04)
JACKSON - Melba Thurston, 85, formerly of Bernie, died Sept. 2, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 20, 1918, in Bernie, daughter of the late Richard and Effie Adeline Jerls McCamish, she lived in Bernie most of her life before moving to Jackson eight years ago and had attended the Bernie Methodist Church. ...
Births (Published 9/3) (09/03/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Melissa Weakley and Tim Marcum are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 4:32 p.m. July 21, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Braeden Timothy Scott Marcum weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20-inches long...
Looking Back 9/3 (09/03/04)
MORLEY - Pvt. Seibert A. Gibson, son of L.S. Gibson of Morley, was inducted at Jefferson Barracks on May 25. He is with the infantry at Camp Hood, Texas. ROLLA - Democratic committees in the state Congressional Districts met Tuesday to elect state committee members and district officers. ...
Your view: Editorial response (09/03/04)
Re: Aug. 19 editorial - social services I would like to thank you for your continued attention regarding the crisis of social services, specifically child protective services. The topics you addressed are relevant and thought-provoking. The child protective system must be held accountable to providing the best possible services to children and families. ...
Your view: Sign the form (09/03/04)
War hero John Kerry built his nomination convention theme around his Vietnam hero status. John Edwards said, "If you want to know the real John Kerry, ask the men who served with him." So John O'Neal did just that, and compiled their stories of their experiences with John Kerry in Vietnam, and the observations of John Kerry in Vietnam, and printed it in a book titled, "Unfit for Command."...
Speakout 9/3 (09/03/04)
Am I the only person in Sikeston who is tired of the welfare shakedown? The City of Sikeston recently got a sales tax increase that was supposed to take care of the fire department and police department. Yesterday, I went to Wal-Mart and members of the fire department were "shaking their boots" and wanting a donation. I have to pay the increased sales tax. This is unfair. The fire department should stay at the station and fight fires...